New Faces at Sheddon

Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic is constantly growing to meet the needs of our patients and we would like to welcome two of our newest members to the SPSC team!!

Tanya Gustaw MSc.PT, BSc.Kin (Hons), Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

Tanya is a graduate of the Masters of Science Physical Therapy program from the University of Toronto. Prior to completing her Masters, Tanya obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University. She has an interest in working with a variety of client populations including orthopaedic and sports injuries, and has experience working with post-surgical clients, athletes, and children.

Tanya is dedicated to life-long learning and continuing her education. She has earned her Level 1 in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), and is currently pursuing further levels in manual and manipulative therapy. In addition, Tanya has completed McMaster University’s Contemporary Medical Acupuncture training, and courses in soft tissue release.

Tanya has personal experience with the benefits of rehabilitation and preventative care, and as such is dedicated to using her experiences to help clients return from injury, achieve their goals, and provide them with the tools needed to prevent potential injuries.

Emily Desmarais Registered Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Aquatic Rehabilitation Specialist

Growing up as a dancer, Emily attended her fair share of rehabilitation appointments. At an early age, she was amazed by the bodies function and capabilities of healing. This led her to start her education in Athletic Therapy but eventually she chose the path to become an RMT from the Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy. Emily has experience treating high school football teams, motor vehicle accidents, pre natal women and the average individual. She has been trained to use a varity of techniques such as Swedish massage, deep tissue, sports massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Fascial release and Reiki. Emily is also a qualified Aquatic Rehabilitation Specialist. She is able to do aquatic therapy at a clients home pool, city pool, or gym pool.  An assessment would need to be done by one of the Physiotherapists at Sheddon and Emily would carry out the exercise program as guided by the physiotherapist.

Emily’s treatments are developed to you specifically. Postural assessments and orthopaedic testing help her to determine the underlying cause of an injury or dysfunction and preventing reoccurrence. There is nothing worse than living with pain, limitations or stress. Let Emily help you reach your goals and possibilities. 

If you are interested in finding out more about either of our new therapists, please contact the clinic for more information, 905-849-4576.