Preferred Rehab Physiotherapy – Orthopaedic Centre

Preferred Rehab Physiotherapy – Orthopaedic Centre

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310 Limeridge Road West.  Suite 3, Hamilton, ON L9C 2V2

Clinic Hours

Monday
8:00AM – 8:00PM
Tuesday
8:00AM – 7:00PM
Wednesday
8:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursday
8:00AM – 7:00PM
Friday
8:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturday
8:00AM- 1:00PM
Sunday
CLOSED

Services Offered

Preferred Rehab Physiotherapy – Orthopaedic Centre Team

Ryan Longley

Ryan Longley

Physiotherapist

Ryan graduated from Queen’s University with his Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2014. Ryan was born and raised in London, Ontario but now calls Hamilton home! Ryan was inspired to become a physiotherapist after rehabbing his knee following an ACL surgery.

Anthony Bellardini

Anthony Bellardini

Physiotherapist

Anthony graduated from Queen’s University with his Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2022. Prior to his physiotherapy studies, Anthony completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology with an option in Leadership from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2020.

Nicole Bentley

Nicole Bentley

Physiotherapist

Nicole’s passion for physiotherapy stems from a love for science and a passion for health. Nicole completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with minors in Biology and Chemistry in 2020 and her Master of Science in Physiotherapy in 2022.

Katie Dawson

Katie Dawson

Physiotherapist

Katie graduated from the University of Toronto with her Masters in Physical Therapy in 2012. Prior to this, she studied Kinesiology at Sir Wilfred Laurier University. As a competitive athlete, Katie developed a passion for rehabilitating injuries after receiving physiotherapy treatment for a knee injury.

Shams Bashar

Shams Bashar

Resident Physiotherapist

Shams Bashar is a dedicated and highly skilled Physiotherapy Resident with a passion for promoting health and well-being through patient-centered care.With a solid educational foundation and a wealth of practical experience, Shams brings a unique blend of knowledge and expertise to the field of physiotherapy.

Dr. Marc Bijman

Dr. Marc Bijman

Chiropractor

Dr. Marc's mission is to find out what is causing your pain or discomfort, relieve the pain and get you back doing what you love to do! He believes that each patient deserves individualized, quality care to help them achieve their goals.

Dr. Alan Starcevic

Dr. Alan Starcevic

Chiropractor

Bio Coming Soon

Erin MacLean

Erin MacLean

Registered Massage Therapist

Erin graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and has a diploama from Sheridan College in Sports Injury Management during which time she completed a year internship in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger Cats Football Club. In 2010 become a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

Linda Baird

Linda Baird

Registered Massage Therapist

Linda graduated in Massage Therapy, Kikkawa College in 1996 with award for excellence and professionalism. Her Post-graduate studies include Lymphatic Drainage, Aromatherapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone & Kinesiology therapeutic taping. She has a Certificate in Evidence- Based Acupuncture from McMaster University.

Maria Kandilas

Maria Kandilas

Registered Massage Therapist

Maria graduated in 2023 from the Ontario College of Health and Technology with a diploma in Massage Therapy and is currently registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She graduated in 2022, from York University with an honours degree in Kinesiology and a certificate in Athletic Therapy.

Dr. Dale Williams

Dr. Dale Williams

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Dr. Dale Williams completed his undergrad BScH at Acadia University in 1998 and his MD/BSc (Med) at Dalhousie Medical School in 2002. Dr. Williams came to Upper Canada for his orthopaedic residency training at McMaster University, obtaining his FRCSC in 2007.

Dr. Matthew Denkers

Dr. Matthew Denkers

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Denkers is a member of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at McMaster University. He completed an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and a professional degree in Physical Therapy at McMaster University while playing varsity football. He then proceeded to complete his medical school and orthopaedic surgical training at McMaster University as well.

Brittany Hicks

Brittany Hicks

Physician Assistant

Brittany Hicks is a Canadian Certified Physician Assistant working in Orthopaedic Surgery. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Physician Assistant (BScPA) professional degree. She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Standard first Aid. Prior to this, she worked as a Kinesiologist after completing a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology.

Repa FondevillaRepa Fondevilla
10:54 04 Jan 24
very knowledgeable and professional, nice atmosphere & friendly staff
Mickey TurnerMickey Turner
18:58 03 Jan 24
Very knowledgeable staff with all the right equipment to improve on.
Janet GlancyJanet Glancy
18:32 23 Dec 23
This rehab clinic has great practitioners available to support patients through every aspect of treatment and recovery. Clinic is state of the art. Everyone is kind pleasant and caring. Could not have been a better experience. Highly recommend.
Dan AzamDan Azam
03:54 15 Dec 23
Had to visit preferred rehab due to a shoulder sprain injury, Nicole was through with the explanation and provide a road map to recovery. The cold compression along with various mobility exercises aid in recovery with full range of motion. It is worth to note that the facility is clean and has a good vibe to it.
Chris PurdyChris Purdy
20:03 04 Dec 23
Dr Marc and the whole staff I encountered were great.This was my first experience at this location and it was perfect.All of my appointments were on time to start, which was so refreshing.I crawled in, almost literally, as my back was locked and swollen and spasming. After the first visit I walked out feeling so much better.It was a good feeling to be heard, for my direct needs to be dealt with without and pressure to go outside of my comfort zone.I would 100 percent recommend dr Marc, whether it be a quick fix or long term maintenance.Thank you
Robby DRobby D
19:39 30 Nov 23
Attended Preferred Rehab approximately 8 weeks after X-ray revealed a wedge compression fracture in my T8. I met with Ryan, and we came up with a plan to increase flexibility and strengthen the muscles on both sides of my spine. Occasionally Harkomal would also assist with my physio. The premises are bright, the staff are personable and professional. I highly recommend.
Maureen MacdonaldMaureen Macdonald
11:48 18 Oct 23
We loved everything about Preferred Rehab! From the knowledgeable staff to the cleanliness of the place, A-plus. Ryan was especially great. Had the perfect treatment plan to get our son back on his feet again after hip replacements. Would highly recommend!
Sandra CabreraSandra Cabrera
18:06 14 Oct 23
Profesionals with a great knowledge, and great customer service.
Lesley-Anne BrownLesley-Anne Brown
23:03 12 Oct 23
Ryan is very knowledgeable and takes the time to share the relevant information in an understandable way. I would recommend him.
Lily JordanoLily Jordano
23:38 10 Oct 23
A great facility for physiotherapy; massage; chiropractor!
Elizabeth ParojcicElizabeth Parojcic
11:57 06 Oct 23
After shoulder surgery I was in need of physio and massage. I am grateful to have discovered Preferred Rehab on Limeridge Rd. My physiotherapist Katie and massage therapist Linda are outstanding. They are knowledgeable and caring. I am in very good hands and well on my way to complete recovery. I highly recommend Preferred Rehab.
Jairo AcostaJairo Acosta
18:03 05 Oct 23
Excellent professional
Nevenka SlavinecNevenka Slavinec
14:53 04 Oct 23
Very professional and knowledgeable staff and super friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend.
Eman MarieEman Marie
19:39 29 Sep 23
It was a great and through session. Very professional and helpful.
Jose A. MedeirosJose A. Medeiros
20:29 22 Sep 23
Kim FallettaKim Falletta
19:47 22 Sep 23
I highly recommend Preferred Rehab Physio. I have been a patient for 2 years now first for my post surgical rehab. They've also been helpful with a couple of other issues including my current issue. I've seen 2 physical therapists here Ryan being my current one. I've always received exemplary care particularly today as expected when Ryan went above and beyond with advice and treatment plan. All of the staff are always a pleasure to work with. Thanks guys!!!
Susie BirbaieSusie Birbaie
11:16 16 Sep 23
Highly recommend! My decision to go to Preferred Rehab post surgery made a tremendous difference in my recovery both physically and mentally. The physiotherapy and chiropractic care I received reduced my pain and increased my mobility. But it was the information and encouragement they provided that helped me to get over the mental roadblocks that come with recovery. If you do the homework, you will see results.Thank you Dr Marc, Ryan and Shella for helping me get back to all of the activities I enjoyed before the surgery! And thank you to everyone on the administrative team who were helpful, kind and always remembered my name.
Beth TurcotteBeth Turcotte
20:58 01 Sep 23
I’ve been working for just over 45 years and through out those years I’ve had different injuries from working and from playing sports of course needless to say, I’ve been to quite a few different physiotherapy places I once saw a chiropractor, and it was a horrible experience. I felt worse after my treatment that I did before my treatment. I’ve been dealing with sciatic nerve pain for the last four years. I’ve been dozens of physiotherapy places I had dozens of needles in my back for pain relief, which never worked ,then I met Dr Bently! He did some tests and an MRI and discovered my sciatic nerve was tethered and hooked around one of my back bones so he referred me to a spine specialist and to preferred rehab physiotherapy orthopaedic centre. I’m excited to say my nerve pain is gone. I have to give a shout out to Anthony and Maria for my Physio and to Mark the chiropractor! These people gave me my life back. I cannot tell you how happy I am and I can’t express how wonderful they are! The girls at the front desk are phenomenal. There’s nice they’re sweet and make you feel very comfortable.
Keith WeimanKeith Weiman
16:35 11 Aug 23
I would highly recommend Preferred Rehab Physiotherapy - my experience so far has been short but great - the entire staff is very friendly and inviting; my physio therapist is Ryan Longley who is very knowledgeable, understanding and helpful with my journey to recover.Ryan and his staff are also very caring, attentive and extremely patient with me as I recover. Thank you so much for the help in getting better - it is much appreciated.
israa fashirisraa fashir
02:22 05 Dec 22
I got the best experience here. The staff was amazing very friendly. I would highly recommend Preferred Rehab! Ryan was my Physiotherapist and he was fantastic – very professional and acknowledged. Jenna and Kristin at reception were also great, always upbeat and greeted me by name each time I walked in! I also appreciated the clinic’s flexibility around by schedule, the email reminders and email receipts were also appreciated. I should also mention that the facility itself was fantastic – new, bright, and clean.
Taylor NelsonTaylor Nelson
00:04 01 Oct 22
The staff at Preferred Rehab are just incredible. After 12 years of an injury, I have dreaded physio and have typically not received quality care. Since my surgery this past June, I have been treated by Ryan and he has made my experience nothing short of amazing. My recovery has been going so well these past few months, let alone I feel extremely motivated and enthusiastic about doing my physio sessions! Harkomal has also assisted me at my appointments, and she also been so kind, been a great help to Ryan, and has helped me feel comfortable throughout my rehab. They also go above and beyond to push me as a recovering athlete and even squeeze me in for appointments despite their busy schedules. Even the staff who are not treating me are always smiling and kind from the moment I am greeted at the door to the moment I leave. I highly recommend Preferred Rehab for those injured or seeking any basic medial support - they truly are the best team for anyone.
Jordan GerritsJordan Gerrits
19:40 29 Jun 22
I would highly recommend Preferred Rehab! Ryan was my Physiotherapist and he was fantastic – very professional and knowledgeable! His initial assessment was very thorough and we developed a 6 week plan to treat my pain. I visited twice a week and the staff are excellent at what they do! Harkomal and Ryan were always very enthusiastic and it was evident that they were really invested in helping me get better. Jenna and Kristin at reception were also great, always upbeat and greeted me by name each time I walked in! I also appreciated the clinic’s flexibility around by schedule, the email reminders and email receipts were also appreciated. I should also mention that the facility itself was fantastic – new, bright, and clean with state of the art equipment! I will be returning to Preferred Rehab for any future needs and won’t hesitate to refer friends and family to this great team!
Vanessa VerinVanessa Verin
18:41 17 May 22
Ryan and his physiotherapy team are so helpful in my recovery. When I injured my knee they provided excellent treatment so that I can go back to my work on time. In addition, the front desk staff were able to help me with my insurance. I’ve been getting my chiropractic treatment with Dr. Marc as well. Booking an appointment online is east and user friendly. I highly recommend preferred rehab. Thank you for taking care of me!!
RJRC FunguyRJRC Funguy
22:08 22 Sep 21
Great place to go and get your rehabilitation done. Friendly, knowledgeable staff who show genuine concern for your well-being. I’ve been to three appointments (so far) and the results are unbelievable. Oh and I believe they submit your claims for you through your medical insurance providers. Jamie Corkal is my therapist and he’s great at what he does!
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Ryan Longley

Ryan graduated from Queen’s University with his Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2014. Ryan was born and raised in London, Ontario but now calls Hamilton home! Ryan was inspired to become a physiotherapist after rehabbing his knee following an ACL surgery. Now he sees many post-surgical patients (ACL, total knee/ hip replacement, rotator cuff repair) as well as sports, repetitive strain, WSIB and MVA injuries. He has pursued additional courses and training in manual therapy, lumbar and thoracic spine manipulations, therapeutic taping and contemporary medical acupuncture. Ryan also works with McMaster University as a PT admission assessor and regularly mentors PT students. Ryan is motivated to help you set and achieve your goals. Working with you as a partner in your own care is vital to your success throughout treatment.

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Anthony Bellardini

Anthony graduated from Queen’s University with his Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2022. Prior to his physiotherapy studies, Anthony completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology with an option in Leadership from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2020. Born and raised in Hamilton, Anthony grew up playing a variety of competitive sports such as football, soccer and rugby. In fact, his physiotherapy journey began as a patient following ACL surgery. Through his rehabilitation, Anthony became fascinated by the profession. He thought it would be great to help people from all backgrounds and activity levels get back to doing the things they love. Anthony’s goal is to help others understand their injuries, while empowering individuals to lead an active lifestyle so they can participate in the activities they enjoy without having fear. He strives to create an individualized treatment plan involving exercise, education, and manual therapy to help his patients meet their goals and return to feeling their best. Outside of work, you can find Anthony exercising, playing spikeball with friends, exploring new restaurants, spending time with family, and cheering on our Tigercats.

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Nicole Bentley

Nicole’s passion for physiotherapy stems from a love for science and a passion for health. Nicole completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with minors in Biology and Chemistry in 2020 and her Master of Science in Physiotherapy in 2022. She is excited to now be sharing her passion with Hamiltonians every day. Nicole can be found outdoors when not in the clinic, whether exploring new trails or trying out a new sport. Most recently she has been learning to golf through the summer and snowboard through the winter. Nicole takes this desire to always learn and applies it to her practice by staying updated on recent research and taking additional courses to advance her skillset. Ultimately, Nicole strives to work in collaboration with her patients to help them achieve their goals.

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Katie Dawson

Katie graduated from the University of Toronto with her Masters in Physical Therapy in 2012. Prior to this, she studied Kinesiology at Sir Wilfred Laurier University. Born and raised in Hamilton, Katie has spent her career working with clients in the Greater Hamilton Area. As a competitive athlete, Katie developed a passion for rehabilitating injuries after receiving physiotherapy treatment for a knee injury. Katie has a passion for working with clients to return to sport/every day activities. Katie has pursued additional courses in medical acupuncture, manual therapy, taping and continues to update her clinical knowledge through postgraduate courses. In her spare time you can catch up with Katie in the gym, on the ice or on a baseball diamond, as she enjoys playing sports with family and friends.

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Shams Bashar

Shams Bashar is a dedicated and highly skilled Physiotherapy Resident with a passion for promoting health and well-being through patient-centered care.With a solid educational foundation and a wealth of practical experience, Shams brings a unique blend of knowledge and expertise to the field of physiotherapy. Shams completed an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at McMaster University, where a profound fascination for human movement and rehabilitation was ignited. Eager to delve deeper into the realm of physiotherapy, Shams pursued a Master's degree in Physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University in Scotland, where extensive clinical training and exposure to diverse patient populations honed professional acumen and nurtured a compassionate approach to healing. Shams is always dedicated to expanding her professional horizons and to also contribute to the healthcare landscape.

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Dr. Marc Bijman

Dr. Marc's mission is to find out what is causing your pain or discomfort, relieve the pain and get you back doing what you love to do! He believes that each patient deserves individualized, quality care to help them achieve their goals. He does this with a combination of clinical knowledge and evidence-based research to deliver quality hands-on care, education and active rehab. Dr. Marc has a particular interest in low back pain, neck pain, hip pain, TMJ and headaches. Marc believes in pain management and optimizing human potential through nutrition, sleep, exercise and positive relationships. Marc completed his Doctor of Chiropractic at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College after obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph in 2014. During his clinical year in chiropractic school, he was one of 12 students selected to do an outreach in the Dominican Republic, treating over 80 different conditions in 10 days. When not in the clinic, Marc enjoys exercising, learning new things and being with others. He has completed 4 Half-Ironman triathlons and intends to complete two more in 2021. While attending the University of Guelph, he played centre defence for the Guelph Gryphon's varsity soccer team and was a two-time Academic All-Canadian.

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Dr. Alan Starcevic

Bio Coming Soon.

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Erin MacLean

Erin graduated in 2000 from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology. In 2003, she graduated with honors from Sheridan College with a diploma in Sports Injury Management during which time she completed a year internship in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger Cats Football Club. Erin has been an Athletic Therapist for many competitive sports teams including: the University of Western Ontario's Football team and women's basketball team, Guelph University's men's hockey team, and the Columbus Landsharks of the National Lacrosse League. In 2009, she graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology with a diploma in Massage Therapy and in 2010 become a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Erin has taken educational courses in Muscle Energy, Soft Tissue Release, Neurokinetic Therapy and Cupping. Erin spends most of her spare time at the rink with her two daughters who play competitive hockey. She loves being on the bench with their teams as the trainer.

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Linda Baird

Linda graduated in Massage Therapy, Kikkawa College in 1996 with an award for excellence and professionalism. Post-graduate studies including Lymphatic Drainage, Aromatherapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone & Kinesiology therapeutic taping. She has a Certificate in Evidence- Based Acupuncture from McMaster University. When Linda is not at the clinic doing treatments she loves spending time with her 3 amazing children & family. The whole family are very active, health & fitness-oriented and enjoy many activities together, such as snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, camping canoe trips, fitness training, going to concerts & taking trips to the Caribbean. She enjoys treating a variety of pathologies and working with people of all ages & looks forward to helping you with your health care.

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Maria Kandilas

Maria graduated in 2023 from the Ontario College of Health and Technology with a diploma in Massage Therapy and is currently registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She graduated in 2022, from York University with an honours degree in Kinesiology and a certificate in Athletic Therapy. Maria has been working with patients at the Orthopaedic Centre for over a year as a Certified Athletic Therapist and has successfully treated many of the area’s high school athletes and members of the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Maria works closely with every patient to customize a focused plan to reduce and prevent pain using a wide variety of soft tissue techniques. Maria also draws from her Athletic Therapy background to incorporate stretches and exercises to improve outcomes and enhance the care that she provides to her patients. When she is not at the clinic, Maria spends her time hiking and trying out new restaurants with her friends.

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Dr. Dale Williams

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Dr. Dale Williams completed his undergrad BScH at Acadia University in 1998 and his MD/BSc (Med) at Dalhousie Medical School in 2002. Dr. Williams came to Upper Canada for his orthopaedic residency training at McMaster University, obtaining his FRCSC in 2007. He completed fellowships in Trauma and Arthroplasty through the Hamilton Arthroplasty Group and at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia with Prof Max Esser. Dr. Williams returned to Hamilton in 2009 taking a staff position at Hamilton Health Sciences specialising in Trauma and Lower Limb Arthroplasty working at the Hamilton General and Juravinski Hospitals. Since returning, Dr. Williams has been an active participant in resident and medical student education, serving as site CTU Director and then Fellowship Program Director for MacOrtho. He also serves as a tutor to students in Medication Foundations at the DeGroote School of Medicine. Dr. Williams is involved in multiple trauma and arthroplasty studies looking at patient important outcomes after orthopaedic interventions. He serves on numerous hospital committees including the Blood Conservation committee and the Medical Staff Credentialing committee to attempt to maintain physician influence in hospital affairs and decisions. Dr. Williams’ professional goals are to continue to expand the complex revision arthroplasty care offered at the Juravinski and to establish a centre of excellence at the Hamilton General for the management of post traumatic deformities and osteomyelitis. Dr. Williams is a patron of the arts with a dedication to supporting oil on canvas work. His passion for travel is currently on hold due to the recent birth of his second daughter. This has changed his personal interests to playing in sandboxes, going to the park and having tea parties.

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Dr. Matthew Denkers

Dr. Denkers is a member of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at McMaster University. He completed an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and a professional degree in Physical Therapy at McMaster University while playing varsity football. He then proceeded to complete his medical school and orthopaedic surgical training at McMaster University as well. He completed his initial fellowship training in Arthroscopy at the University of Calgary with a second fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery also at the University of Calgary. His clinical and research interests include: Arthroscopic Shoulder and Knee Joint Preservation Surgery, Orthopaedic Adult Trauma Surgery and Surgical Education.

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Brittany Hicks

Brittany Hicks is a Canadian Certified Physician Assistant working in Orthopaedic Surgery. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Physician Assistant (BScPA) professional degree. She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Standard first Aid. Prior to this, she worked as a Kinesiologist after completing a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology, with a specialization in sports biomechanics at Western University and a Bachelor of Science Kinesiology and Life Science degree at McMaster University while playing for the Senior Women’s National Softball Team. Her highlight includes winning a silver medal in softball at the 2011 Pan American Games. She continues to mentor new athletes as an assistant coach for the McMaster Varsity Softball team. She enjoys playing sports, loves to travel and hike, and is always ready for a new adventure.