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Registered Physiotherapists

Shawn Bandali

Shawn Bandali graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto in 1992. Over the past 20 years he has completed numerous post graduate courses in the field of Orthopedics allowing him to provide his patient’s with highly effective treatment to help them recover from a wide variety of injuries, including neck and back injuries, sports injuries, tendonitis, muscle strains and ligament sprains, repetitive strain injuries as well as arthritic conditions. He also has a special interest in Foot Biomechanics and Orthotic Therapy.

His knowledge in analyzing the walking (gait) patterns of his patients allows him to identify alignment issues that may be contributing to their pain. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Shawn’s voluntary position as the Medical Director of Rehab Services for The Toronto Marathon. The Toronto Marathon raises millions of dollars every year for the Princess Margaret Hospital in the fight against cancer.

Shawn for the past 8 years has also been a volunteer event organizer raising funds for a non-profit charitable organization called Health Outreach. This charity is dedicated to providing health services including public health, to impoverished people in remote areas of developing countries with the goal of enhancing lives.

Chris Henderson

Chris is a registered physiotherapist and is a member of the Orthopaedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). He graduated from The University of Sydney in Australia where he received his Masters degree in Physiotherapy. Prior to his physiotherapy education, Chris received his Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours) Degree from Brock University.

Experienced in working with a wide spectrum of clients with varying musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and neurological injuries and conditions, Chris is involved in ongoing education and professional development. In 2016, Chris completed the Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Diploma Program from the CPA and is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMPT).

Sabrina Ait-Ouali

Sabrina is a Registered Physiotherapist who received a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. Prior to this, she graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelors of Science in Human Kinetics. She speaks English and French fluently.

Throughout her career, Sabrina has developed a keen interest in a variety of rehabilitative therapies. She has obtained certification in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy Level 1, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy Part A, Acupuncture, and Soft Tissue Release. Additionally, she is a certified Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. She looks forward to developing her expertise in Advanced Manual and Manipulative therapy, Acupuncture and Dry Needling, and Pelvic Health therapies.

Sabrina is passionate about treating acute and chronic orthopedic conditions through individualized and holistic care. She believes in incorporating manual therapy, acupuncture, targeted exercises, and patient-centered education to guide individuals towards their goals and states of optimal well-being.

In her free time, Sabrina enjoys an active lifestyle, which includes biking and rock climbing. She also has a love for traveling.

Kyla Alsbury

Kyla Alsbury is a Registered Physical Therapist who graduated from Queen's University in 2014 with a Master's degree in Physical Therapy. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts & Science from McGill University.

Kyla has devoted time to developing her manual therapy skills, specifically by passing the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Level 1 exam, and completing the Level 2 Upper and Lower courses. She studied acupuncture through Acupuncture Canada in taking AA1: Foundations of Anatomical Acupuncture and AA2: Clinical Applications in Anatomical Acupuncture. She has also completed a Soft Tissue Release certification and a K-Taping Sport Course. Kyla is a certified yoga instructor, having completed her 200 hour training with the Anjeli Yoga Teaching Academy.

In her downtime, you can find Kyla training for her next triathlon or marathon. She loves working with both athletes, and anyone motivated to feel and move better!

Andrew Babawy

Andrew is a registered physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from the University of Ottawa.

His treatment philosophy emphasizes education, manual therapy, and exercise to help clients reach their goals and return to their normal activities without pain or restrictions. 

Andrew is passionate about physiotherapy and is a huge believer in lifelong learning. He has completed courses in Soft Tissue Release, Taping, and is currently undertaking the Level 3 Manual Therapy course through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Andrew is looking forward to completing advanced courses in Manual and Manipulative therapy, running injury prevention and treatment, and acupuncture. He’s also eager to develop his skills in knowledge translation and has volunteered his time as a clinical skills lab assistant for physiotherapy students at the University of Toronto.

Outside of the clinic, Andrew enjoys travelling, strength training, yoga, and exploring the city.

Paul Kosemetzky

Paul is a registered physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy.  Prior to this, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Toronto and pursued a Kinesiology degree at York University. 

His approach to practice combines manual therapy with active exercises to help address issues with pain or movement, and to empower client independence through education. 

Paul is committed to lifelong learning and continues to pursue studies in orthopaedic manual therapy and acupuncture/dry needling.  He is currently completing his Level III manual therapy as he works towards achieving his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the CPA.

Outside of work, Paul enjoys running, cycling, softball and curling, among other active pursuits.

Kieri Lavoie

Kieri graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia.

Kieri values an individualized, evidence-based treatment approach which emphasizes hands-on techniques, education and exercise prescription in order to help patients maximize their function and reach their goals. As an athlete involved in national and varsity level soccer and other recreational sports, she has also gained a passion for preventative rehabilitation which helps people maintain a healthier lifestyle and remain pain-free while engaged in activities they love.

She is committed to post-graduate education and has completed the Orthopaedic Level 1 Certification in Manual Therapy. She is also certified in Soft Tissue Release, and is currently completing the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University. She is interested in completing her manual therapy training, neurokinetic therapy certification and pursuing pet rehabilitation. 

Megan McInroy

Megan is a Registered Physiotherapist and has been practicing in the field of orthopedic physical therapy for over 6 years. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree with honours in Kinesiology from the University of New Brunswick. In 2008, Megan completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto.  She is consistently expanding her skills and knowledge base through continuing education. She has completed her Level 1 Manual Therapy course along with several workshops on various manual therapy techniques.  Megan has also completed her Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University.

Megan’s treatment approach is centered on identifying the origin of injury or impairment and developing a customized treatment plan consisting of manual therapy, exercise and education, to help her patients achieve maximal recovery. She is passionate about physiotherapy and dedicated to her patients and their well-being. Outside of work, Megan enjoys spinning, travelling and being outdoors.

Rose Wilson

Rose completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto after graduating with a Bachelors of Applied Science in Kinesiology at the University of Guelph-Humber.

Through her clinical experience, Rose has had the opportunity to treat a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Rose utilizes a treatment approach that combines manual therapy, exercise and education to help clients recover from injury and meet their goals.

Rose is passionate about continued education and has completed courses in Soft Tissue Release, Basic Taping and has obtained Level I Certification in Manual Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Rose is looking forward to completing advanced courses in Manual and Manipulative therapy, Acupuncture, Active Release Techniques and Mulligan Concept.

Shawn Bandali

Shawn Bandali graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto in 1992. Over the past 20 years he has completed numerous post graduate courses in the field of Orthopedics allowing him to provide his patient’s with highly effective treatment to help them recover from a wide variety of injuries, including neck and back injuries, sports injuries, tendonitis, muscle strains and ligament sprains, repetitive strain injuries as well as arthritic conditions. He also...

Chris Henderson

Chris is a registered physiotherapist and is a member of the Orthopaedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). He graduated from The University of Sydney in Australia where he received his Masters degree in Physiotherapy. Prior to his physiotherapy education, Chris received his Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours) Degree from Brock University. Experienced in working with a wide spectrum of clients with varying musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and neurological injuries and condition...

Sabrina Ait-Ouali

Sabrina is a Registered Physiotherapist who received a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. Prior to this, she graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelors of Science in Human Kinetics. She speaks English and French fluently. Throughout her career, Sabrina has developed a keen interest in a variety of rehabilitative therapies. She has obtained certification in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy Level 1, Selective Functional Movement Assessment...

Kyla Alsbury

Kyla Alsbury is a Registered Physical Therapist who graduated from Queen's University in 2014 with a Master's degree in Physical Therapy. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts & Science from McGill University. Kyla has devoted time to developing her manual therapy skills, specifically by passing the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Level 1 exam, and completing the Level 2 Upper and Lower courses. She studied acupuncture through Acupuncture Canada in taking A...

Andrew Babawy

Andrew is a registered physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from the University of Ottawa. His treatment philosophy emphasizes education, manual therapy, and exercise to help clients reach their goals and return to their normal activities without pain or restrictions.  Andrew is passionate about physiotherapy and is a huge believer in lifelong learning. He has ...

Paul Kosemetzky

Paul is a registered physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy.  Prior to this, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Toronto and pursued a Kinesiology degree at York University.  His approach to practice combines manual therapy with active exercises to help address issues with pain or movement, and to empower client independence through education.  Paul is committed to lifelong learning and continue...

Kieri Lavoie

Kieri graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. Kieri values an individualized, evidence-based treatment approach which emphasizes hands-on techniques, education and exercise prescription in order to help patients maximize their function and reach their goals. As an athlete involved in national and varsity level soccer and other recreational sports...

Megan McInroy

Megan is a Registered Physiotherapist and has been practicing in the field of orthopedic physical therapy for over 6 years. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree with honours in Kinesiology from the University of New Brunswick. In 2008, Megan completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto.  She is consistently expanding her skills and knowledge base through continuing education. She has completed her Level 1 Manual Therapy course along with several works...

Rose Wilson

Rose completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto after graduating with a Bachelors of Applied Science in Kinesiology at the University of Guelph-Humber. Through her clinical experience, Rose has had the opportunity to treat a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Rose utilizes a treatment approach that combines manual therapy, exercise and education to help clients recover from injury and meet their goals. Rose is passionate about continu...

Vestibular Rehab Therapist

Alex Singh

Registered Physiotherapist & Vestibular Rehab Therapist

Alex graduated from the University of Toronto in 2010 with a Master’s Degree of Science in Physical Therapy. He has been working as a full time physiotherapist since. He continues to add to his knowledge and experience by taking many different courses through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute and Acupuncture Canada. He has completed his Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy and is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). He has also done training in vestibular rehabilitation and successfully completed, Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency Based Course, at Emory University.  

At PhysioFirst he is solely focused on diagnosing and treating patients with dizziness and vertigo. He diagnoses and treats all related conditions including BPPV, vestibular neuritis, labyrinthitis, Meniere's disease and stroke related vertigo and dizziness. He also uses highly specialized equipment to inform the assessment and make a more accurate diagnosis.

Alex Singh

Registered Physiotherapist & Vestibular Rehab Therapist Alex graduated from the University of Toronto in 2010 with a Master’s Degree of Science in Physical Therapy. He has been working as a full time physiotherapist since. He continues to add to his knowledge and experience by taking many different courses through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute and Acupuncture Canada. He has completed his Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therap...

Registered Massage Therapists

Karli Swatridge

Karli is a Registered Massage Therapist and graduate of Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic. She is also currently studying manual osteopathy at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. Before pursuing a career as a manual therapist, Karli completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University as well as a Master of Science from the University of Waterloo. She has worked with a variety of athletes ranging from weekend warriors, to elite youth, to NHL players; as well as, chronic stroke survivors, cancer survivors and chronic pain populations.

As a former varsity soccer athlete who has experienced a variety of injuries, Karli recognizes the importance of massage therapy and osteopathic techniques for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and the maintenance of overall health. Countless misdiagnoses of one injury in particular sparked Karli’s interest in manual therapy and ultimately led her to pursue the study of osteopathic manual practice. Manual osteopathy is a holistic approach to therapy that involves finding and treating the root cause of the problem in order to help the body help heal itself. Karli believes that the use of osteopathic techniques, when applied in the right situation, can positively influence one’s anatomy and physiology to help each individual achieve his/her goals.

Outside of work you can find Karli spending quality time with family and friends, traveling on adventurous trips and being active each day. She loves to run long distances, lift weights, and play soccer and basketball (or any sport she can get her hands on)! She is committed to living a healthy active lifestyle and also sharing it with others!

Karli Swatridge

Karli is a Registered Massage Therapist and graduate of Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic. She is also currently studying manual osteopathy at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. Before pursuing a career as a manual therapist, Karli completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University as well as a Master of Science from the University of Waterloo. She has worked with a variety of athletes ranging from weekend warriors, to elite youth, to NHL players; as well as, chron...

Physiotherapist Assistant

Carolina Acosta

Carolina Acosta graduated from the Physiotherapy Assistant (PTA) program at CDI College in Toronto. Carolina has over 10 years of experience working with a variety of patient populations in the rehabilitation setting.

Carolina is a valuable employee who implements care and treatments in a dedicated and honest manner, helping patients get the most of out of the rehabilitation process. Some of her treatments include patient-specific therapeutic exercises, Neuromuscular Electrical stimulation, Therapeutic Ultrasound and other modalities.


Carolina has taken several continuing education courses, including Bobath/NDT method, the Functional Movement System (FMS) and exercise for the older adult. She has certificates in Pilates mat work and CPR training. Carolina continues to add to her knowledge base by attending seminars and courses related to rehabilitation exercises.

In Carolina’s spare time, she likes to maintain an active life style participating in tennis, yoga classes and biking.

Carolina Acosta

Carolina Acosta graduated from the Physiotherapy Assistant (PTA) program at CDI College in Toronto. Carolina has over 10 years of experience working with a variety of patient populations in the rehabilitation setting. Carolina is a valuable employee who implements care and treatments in a dedicated and honest manner, helping patients get the most of out of the rehabilitation process. Some of her treatments include patient-specific therapeutic exercises, Neuromuscular Electrical stimulation, The...

Administrative Team

Pat Thomas

Your initial contact with Physio First will be with one of our friendly administrative team members which consists of Laurie, Pat and Trish. Together they have many years of customer service experience and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding appointment bookings, determining extended health insurance coverage, payments and direct billing.

Trish Layao

Your initial contact with Physio First will be with one of our friendly administrative team members which consists of Laurie, Pat and Trish. Together they have many years of customer service experience and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding appointment bookings, determining extended health insurance coverage, payments and direct billing.

Marsha Seymour

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Pat Thomas

Your initial contact with Physio First will be with one of our friendly administrative team members which consists of Laurie, Pat and Trish. Together they have many years of customer service experience and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding appointment bookings, determining extended health insurance coverage, payments and direct billing.

Trish Layao

Your initial contact with Physio First will be with one of our friendly administrative team members which consists of Laurie, Pat and Trish. Together they have many years of customer service experience and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding appointment bookings, determining extended health insurance coverage, payments and direct billing.

Marsha Seymour

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