Meet our dedicated team members. We work hard to look after your physical therapy needs and help you reach your fitness goals. If you have any questions about how we can help you, please  contact us.

Richard MacLean, Registered Physiotherapist

Dedicated Team Members - Richard MacLean

Richard is an experienced registered physiotherapist who has been working with active and athletic people for 12 years. Richard graduated from the physiotherapy program at McMaster University in 2000. He combines his thorough, insightful nature with his broad treatment skills to achieve excellent results for people recovering from injury and for those trying to improve in their sport.

In addition to his clinical experience, Richard draws upon his own athletic and sports injury experiences to help people achieve their goals. From humble beginnings, Richard has achieved success in running, cycling and swimming events from a local level all the way up to the world stage. Richard’s pinnacle achievements were competing at the Hawaii Ironman after qualifying at Ironman Canada where he placed 66th out of over 2000 athletes. Richard’s ability to suffer during training and racing helped him achieve his goals, a trait that he has mastered from being a lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan.

Richard studied biology in his honours science degree from the University of Waterloo and then went on to obtain his masters in science in environmental toxicology, also at Waterloo. Richard conducted research and worked in consulting for 3 years before being attracted to physiotherapy. His love of sports and how the body moves and functions drew him to physiotherapy. He loves being a physiotherapist and has never looked back.

Richard strongly believes physical activity for both adults and children is vitally important for physical and mental health. As a father of 3, he and his wife promote their children to be active and try to lead by example. Richard enjoys helping children recover from injury and get back to their sports and recreation.

Richard’s skills include Laser Therapy, Active Release Techniques (ART), Acupuncture, Manual Therapy (including joint manipulations), and he is a FIST certified triathlon bike fitter.

Julie Fayez Physiotherapy Resident

Julie is a Physiotherapy Resident who graduated with her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2021. Prior to this, Julie obtained her Bachelor of Science (Honours Biology) from McMaster University in 2019.

Julie has always been an active individual. From having taken ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance classes since she was 5 years old, to playing recreational volleyball and softball, she has experienced her fair share of sports injuries. This has inspired her to work with and empower clients of all ages and abilities to reach their full potential.

Throughout her clinical placements, Julie gained a lot of experience working with musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiorespiratory populations in both private practice and hospital settings. Julie also has extensive experience working with children of all ages within athletic, educational, and physiotherapy settings, and has a special interest in working with paediatric and dancer populations. Julie always readily listens to her clients’ concerns and input, to help them get back to doing the meaningful things they enjoy.

In her free time, Julie likes to spend time with family and friends while finding new, fun ways to stay active, like exploring different cities or hiking trails. She also loves to paint, draw, read, dance, play the guitar, and watch (Disney) movies.

Julie’s treatment approach includes manual therapy, movement analysis, personalized exercise prescription, laser therapy, education, and lots of positive energy! She is dedicated to getting clients back on track to achieve their functional and physical goals, and will be your #1 cheerleader along the way.

Zach Johnston Physiotherapy Resident

Zach is a Physiotherapy Resident who graduated with a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2021. Zach previously obtained his Bachelor of Science in Honours Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 2019.

Zach loves to stay active in many different ways; his favourite activities are powerlifting and weight training, playing sports with friends such as hockey, soccer, golf, volleyball, and spikeball, going on hikes, and trying any new activities to keep things fresh and exciting! He also enjoys reading autobiographies and fiction novels, watching movies/TV series, and learning new hobbies such as playing the guitar and sharing health/lifestyle advice on social media.

His diverse background of sports and activities has given him a deeper understanding and appreciation for sports injuries and how to effectively rehabilitate them. He is driven to help individuals of all ages get back to their full functional abilities, whether they are related to sports, work, or day-to-day life. Throughout his undergraduate and graduate programs, Zach was exposed to several different practice settings including private musculoskeletal, pediatric care, neurorehabilitation, and sports therapy. He spent one season with the Kitchener Rangers OHL team as an athletic therapy assistant where he gained an extensive experience working with sports injuries and athletic rehab.

Zach’s preferred treatment approaches focus around a patient-centered treatment plan that can include manual therapy, education and lifestyle guidance, targeted exercise prescription, using various treatment modalities such as ultrasound, laser therapy, and TENS/neuromuscular electronic stimulation, and providing the motivation you need to reach your goals! He is also SFMA Level 1 Certified, which allows sessions to be even more centralized on discovering what treatment methods would best benefit the client.

Our Intern Program

Within the clinic we apprentice kinesiology students from the University of Waterloo. Our students are thoroughly trained and closely monitored by the physiotherapists. Having students provides our patients with several benefits. Firstly, the students monitor exercise programs and ensure they are done safely and effectively. Secondly, our students conduct literature searches to consistently update our understanding of the best available evidence surrounding rehabilitation strategies. Furthermore, students tend to pose insightful questions that can help our patients learn as well. This program is beneficial to our students in that it allows them to accumulate experience in the field of physiotherapy. We hope to pass the knowledge and passion for rehabilitation onto students as they progress to a future career in physiotherapy or any occupation related to their interests.