Waterview Physiotherapy and Health Centre

Waterview Physiotherapy and Health Centre

560 North Service Road, Grimsby, ON, L3M 0G3

Clinic Hours

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

Waterview Physiotherapy and Health Centre Team

Amberly Horton

Amberly Horton

Physiotherapist

Amberly attended McMaster University for her undergraduate degree in Health Studies, and completed her Masters of Physical Therapy at Queen’s University in 2015.

Charlotte Czepek

Charlotte Czepek

Physiotherapist

Charlotte graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Brock University in 2015 followed by a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2017.

Jordan Stepien

Jordan Stepien

Physiotherapist

Jordan graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. While growing up in St. Catharines, he competed in a variety of sports at a high-level including track and field, basketball, and soccer. It was through sports that he developed a fascination for the human body with respect to injury and performance.

Praja Vaikuntharajan

Praja Vaikuntharajan

Resident Physiotherapist

Praja earned her Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) from Western University before completing her Master of Science in Global Health, specializing in Healthcare Management from McMaster University. Her love for patient care then led her to pursue a Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto.

Vikas Vaja

Vikas Vaja

Physiotherapist

Vikas is a Registered Physiotherapist with a wealth of experience in the field of physical therapy. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy in 2009 and furthered his education by obtaining a Diploma Degree in Fitness & Health Promotion.

Holly Edward

Holly Edward

Physiotherapist

Holly completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) with a specialization in kinesiology from Queen’s University and her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University. She has experience working with young children and enjoys working with patients of all ages.

Jessica Infante

Jessica Infante

Physiotherapist

Bio Coming Soon!

Dr. Rhianna Nicholson

Dr. Rhianna Nicholson

Chiropractor

Dr. Rhianna Nicholson received her degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. Throughout her career, her passion for holistic health grew, and she developed an appreciation of having a team-based approach with regards to health and wellness.

Dr. Cree Blakely

Dr. Cree Blakely

Chiropractor

Born in St. Catharines, Dr. Blakely embarked on his academic journey at Brock University, where he graduated with honours in Kinesiology. Driven by a profound interest in the intricate connections between the nervous system and the human body, he pursued and successfully completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at D'Youville University in Buffalo, NY.

Amanda Holmes

Amanda Holmes

Registered Massage Therapist

Amanda graduated from Centennial College and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Throughout her career she has continued to educate herself in a wide variety of courses.

Nicole Novokowsky

Nicole Novokowsky

Registered Massage Therapist

Nicole attended the University of Waterloo to complete a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She then went on to graduate from the Ontario College of Health and Technology’s accelerated Massage Therapy program.

Tyler Pierce

Tyler Pierce

Registered Massage Therapist

Tyler graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion, Ontario Tech University with a Degree in Kinesiology, and Ontario College of Health and Technology with a Massage Therapy Diploma. Tyler is a current Sport Candidate Member of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association and has worked as part of different events medical teams.

Ashle Bielec

Ashle Bielec

Registered Massage Therapist

Ashley is an RMT who navigates treatment from a whole body approach, acknowledging that musculoskeletal dysfunction can hinder quality of life and daily wellbeing Integrating relaxation and rehabilitation.

Dr. Aleksa Cenic MD

Dr. Aleksa Cenic MD

Neurosurgeon

Born in Toronto, and has lived most of his life in the Hamilton Region. He is currently at the Hamilton General Hospital as a Neurosurgeon/Spine Surgeon Clinical practice focuses on Spinal Disorders / Injuries / Disease in adults Surgical Procedures: Cervical, thoracic and lumbar-sacral decompression, instrumentation and fusions.

Darryl Yardley

Darryl Yardley

Consulting Physiotherapist

Darryl graduated from the University of Toronto in with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. He later completed a Master’s in Clinical Science at Western University and became a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists. He is a consultant for orthopaedic and neurosurgeons and has a special interest in hip and spine.

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Amberly Horton PT

Amberly attended McMaster University for her undergraduate degree in Health Studies, and completed her Masters of Physical Therapy at Queen’s University in 2015. As a former competitive dancer and athlete, Amberly developed a passion for human movement and physical fitness. She continually strives to provide evidence-based treatments that target individual patient needs and goals. Amberly believes continual education is an essential component of physical therapy practice. She has developed a special interest in orthopaedic and pelvic health physiotherapy, and is enthusiastic about learning new skills in these areas. Amberly is an active participant in the Physiotherapy profession. She currently resides on the executive of the Private Practice Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and frequently mentors Physiotherapy students and new graduates. Amberly grew up in a small town and remains a country girl at heart. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, fishing and relaxing on the beach or by a bonfire.

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Charlotte Czepek

Charlotte graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Brock University in 2015 followed by a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2017. Charlotte grew up in a small town and values the sense of community that brings. Her interest in physiotherapy started young when becoming a patient herself and appreciating the impactful difference it made. Throughout her educational and physiotherapy career she has pursued her special interests in neurological rehab, aquatic physiotherapy, and senior care. Charlotte incorporates patient-specific therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, mobility, and education to help her patients reach their functional and meaningful goals. Outside of the clinic, Charlotte enjoys being an aunt, spending time with family, the outdoors, and staying active with her dog.

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Emilie Paletta PT

Emilie attended the University of Waterloo to complete a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and completed her Master of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2016. Throughout her life, Emilie was drawn to sports and was fascinated by the human body which led her down the path of pursuing a career in physical therapy. Emilie's treatment style is focused on achieving patient goals through active rehabilitation in a way that compliments the lifestyle of each individual patient. In this ever changing world, Emilie is always seeking current information in the field to provide her patients with up-to-date treatments and education. She completed the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program in 2017, and continues to take relevant courses in an effort to develop comprehensive treatment plans for her patients. When Emilie is not in the clinic, you can find her on the soccer field or training for a marathon.

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Praja Vaikuntharajan

Praja earned her Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) from Western University before completing her Master of Science in Global Health, specializing in Healthcare Management from McMaster University. Her love for patient care then led her to pursue a Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Praja holds a keen interest in orthopaedic and pelvic health physiotherapy. Her treatment approach revolves around collaborating with patients to set meaningful goals and devising personalized treatment plans to help them achieve these objectives. She thrives on problem-solving and utilizes evidence-based research, hands-on therapy, exercise, and education to empower patients in reaching their goals. When Praja is not in the clinic, she is either learning a new recipe or taking dance lessons.

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Jordan Stepien

Jordan graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. While growing up in St. Catharines, he competed in a variety of sports at a high-level including track and field, basketball, and soccer. It was through sports that he developed a fascination for the human body with respect to injury and performance. Jordan’s goal is to empower people in leading an active lifestyle and feeling at their best. He aims to do so by working together to create an individualized treatment plan involving a combination of education, exercise and manual therapy tailored to meet your goals. Outside the clinic, you’ll find Jordan getting outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and competing in ultimate frisbee.

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Vikas Vaja

Vikas is a Registered Physiotherapist with a wealth of experience in the field of physical therapy. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy in 2009 and furthered his education by obtaining a Diploma Degree in Fitness & Health Promotion. Throughout his career, Vikas has worked across a spectrum of healthcare settings, including acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and physiotherapy colleges as a tutor. His practice encompasses a wide range of specialties, including MSK (Musculoskeletal), Cardiorespiratory, Neurological, Neuro Pediatrics, as well as Pre-op & Post-op rehabilitation. Vikas has also contributed his expertise to long-term and retirement homes, ensuring comprehensive care across diverse patient demographics. Vikas is particularly passionate about manual therapy techniques and muscle retraining to address joint biomechanics and correct movement dysfunction. He has developed extensive experience in post-operative protocols and rehabilitation programs, aiding patients in their recovery journeys. Outside of his professional commitments, Vikas finds joy in exploring his culinary skills by cooking various dishes and unwinding to the melodies of music during his free time.

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Holly Edward

Holly completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) with a specialization in kinesiology from Queen’s University and her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University. She has experience working with young children and enjoys working with patients of all ages. Holly utilizes a combination of evidence-based research, education, hands-on therapy, and exercise prescription within her treatments. She strives to develop meaningful and unique treatment plans based on goals created together with her patients to address each patient’s concerns. Holly also has a passion for working with patients with oncological diagnoses and is currently engaging in research to advance the field of oncology physiotherapy. She enjoys being active, reading, visiting with family and friends, and volunteering with the Oncology Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in her spare time.

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Jessica Infante

Bio Coming Soon!

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Dr. Rhianna Nicholson

Dr. Rhianna Nicholson received her degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. Throughout her career, her passion for holistic health grew, and she developed an appreciation of having a team-based approach with regards to health and wellness. Dr. Rhianna believes that education is the most important tool she can share with her patients. She takes time to thoroughly investigate and explain her diagnosis and how a treatment plan is going to address your health concerns. Dr. Rhianna uses a variety of hands-on techniques, especially spinal manipulative and extremity manipulative therapies, to help you move and feel your best. This technique focuses on allowing the nervous system to work optimally, assisting with the mobility and function of your spine and adjacent joints. She also uses soft tissue therapies, such as MRT, evidence based modalities, and will always discuss home based care including stretches and exercises. Dr. Rhianna loves caring for patients of all ages, including children. She is passionate about all aspects of spinal health and believes that a healthy spine creates a solid foundation for your body to develop, grow, and explore. Her goal is to help all patients enjoy their very best life.⁣

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Dr. Cree Blakely

Born in St. Catharines, Dr. Blakely embarked on his academic journey at Brock University, where he graduated with honours in Kinesiology. Driven by a profound interest in the intricate connections between the nervous system and the human body, he pursued and successfully completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at D'Youville University in Buffalo, NY. An accomplished athlete with a background in competitive lacrosse, hockey, and baseball, Dr. Blakely brings a unique perspective to his chiropractic practice. Understanding that each patient’s case differs, Dr. Blakely personalizes treatment plans to align with individual goals. Committed to promoting optimal health, his holistic approach goes beyond symptom alleviation to address underlying causes, empowering patients to achieve enduring well-being. Certified in diversified and Thompson techniques, Dr. Blakely utilizes a wide variety of evidence-based methods, ensuring comprehensive care for joint health while also addressing the specific soft tissue needs of each patient.

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Amanda Holmes

Amanda graduated from Centennial College and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Throughout her career she has continued to educate herself in a wide variety of courses. Amanda has a focus in her practice in prenatal and postpartum massage as well as infant/children massage. She is also a doula and teaches infant massage to parents and caregivers. In her free time you’ll find Amanda spending time with her husband and 2 children. She is also in school working towards her dream of becoming a nurse.

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Nicole Novokowsky

Nicole attended the University of Waterloo to complete a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She then went on to graduate from the Ontario College of Health and Technology’s accelerated Massage Therapy program. She is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Nicole has always been drawn to the needs of others and her compassionate energy led her into the field of health care. As a former competitive figure skater, her passion for many sports has fueled and supported her active lifestyle and provided the background she needed for the importance of self care. Nicole works closely with every patient to customize treatments to reduce and prevent any pain or physical dysfunction to improve your own optimal quality of life, whatever that may look like. Outside of the clinic you can find her attempting a new recipe, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

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Tyler Pierce

Tyler graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion, Ontario Tech University with a Degree in Kinesiology, and Ontario College of Health and Technology with a Massage Therapy Diploma. Tyler grew up being active and competed in many sports such as basketball, football, rock climbing, and obstacle course racing. Tyler is a current Sport Candidate Member of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association and has worked as part of different events medical teams such as the Muskoka 70.3 Ironman, Ontario Summer Games and Canada Summer Games. Tyler is a growth-minded therapist who works closely with each client and takes a holistic and function-focused approach to his treatments.

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Ashley Bielec

Ashley is an RMT who navigates treatment from a whole body approach, acknowledging that musculoskeletal dysfunction can hinder quality of life and daily wellbeing Integrating relaxation and rehabilitation. Ashley is passionate about helping clients gain function and improve wellness, in an effort to get them back to the activities they love. Constant in her pursuit of education, she continues to seek knowledge in order to treat her clients in the most efficient manner.

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Dr. Aleksa Cenic Neurosurgeon

Born in Toronto, and has lived most of his life in the Hamilton Region. Dr. Cenic completed a BSc in Medical Physics at McMaster University, a MSc in Medical BioPhysics at University of Western Ontario, and his Medical School (MD) at McMaster University in 2002. He did his Neurosurgery Residency Training at McMaster University in 2009 and completed his Spine Surgery Fellowship at the University of Calgary in 2009. He also did a Peripheral Nerve Fellowship at the University of Calgary in 2010. He is currently at the Hamilton General Hospital as a Neurosurgeon/Spine Surgeon Clinical practice focuses on Spinal Disorders / Injuries / Disease in adults Surgical Procedures: Cervical, thoracic and lumbar-sacral decompression, instrumentation and fusions.

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Darryl Yardley

Darryl graduated from the University of Toronto in with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. He later completed a Master’s in Clinical Science at Western University and became a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists. He is currently the Director of Quality, Risk, Patient Experience and Therapy Services at the Brant Community Health System. He is a consultant for orthopaedic and neurosurgeons and has a special interest in hip and spine. He has co-authored multiple publications, a text book and has presented at over 50 conferences and courses throughout Canada and Internationally. Darryl is the professor of the Business and Entrepreneurship in Physical Therapy course at Western University. He also lectures at McMaster University, University of Toronto and Queen’s University​ on business and practice management topics. ​He is the founder of Mentorship Bootcamp, a program ​offering business training and career ​coaching to clinicians. You can learn more about Darryl at YardleyPT.ca