MScPT, BSc Exercise Science, IDN, Massage Therapy
Jeff was born and raised in Clarington and grew up involved with many local sports teams. He was introduced to manual therapy at an early age by his father who started Hands in Motion back in 1995.
Jeff started his health career in 2005 while working as a CanFit Pro certified personal trainer at Goodlife Fitness clubs in Peterborough ON. During that time he attended Fleming College where he would receive an Advanced Diploma as a Registered Massage Therapist in 2007. Jeff started working at Hands in Motion in 2007 as an RMT. After a short year of work he took his studies to Bond University in Australia to pursue a degree in Exercise Science. While attending school he also worked as a massage therapist and personal trainer. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Science and upon returning to Canada was accepted into the Physiotherapy program at McMaster University. In 2013 Jeff graduated with his Master’s degree in Physiotherapy.
Jeff has continued his post- grad education by obtaining his Advanced diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapy, through the Orthopedic Division of the CPA. He is fully accredited with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Jeff has also continued his pursuit of education by completing courses in concussion management, Mulligan manual therapy concept, spinal manipulation and Integrated Dry Needling (IDN).
Outside of the clinic Jeff remains dedicated to health and fitness. He can always be found in the gym lifting weights, out on the golf course pretending he can golf, and on the ice still trying to live the dream playing men’s league hockey.
The Slemon family has strong roots in the Clarington medical community, and this is where Tara first became interested in health and working with people to reach their health goals. Her love of sports and science lead her to Wilfred Laurier University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, with a minor in Chemistry. Through her undergraduate program and through many volunteer hours, she familiarized herself with different fields of practice, though felt most drawn to Naturopathic Medicine and the broad scope of possibilities the field promised. Tara then spent the next 4 years in the Naturopathic Medicine program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she graduated in 2013 after completing in classroom courses, multiple board exams, and a year of internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic.
Tara has been practicing and accepting patients since January 2014, and is still continuing to grow and learn within the ever-expanding field of Naturopathic Medicine. Her favourite modality is acupuncture, though works within the wide spectrum of practice tools to individualize treatment plans for her patients. The most common patient complaints she works with are pain, injury, digestive upset and hormone dysregulation, though also has a lot of experience working with mental health, weight loss, energy, sleep disturbances and fertility.
Tara offers free 15-minute consults for patients wanting to know more about the field, and what Naturopathic Medicine can do for them!
MScPT, BHSc. Kin, FMSC
Heather was born and raised in New Zealand and moved to Canada during High School. She graduated from The University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2014 with a BHSc (Hons) in Kinesiology. During her time at UOIT, Heather was a member of the varsity tennis team. She then went on to complete a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at Queen’s graduating in November of 2017.
Heather chose Physiotherapy as a profession as she has always had a interest in the use of movement and functional retraining to eliminate pain and improve performance.
She is also a Functional Movement Screen- Level 1 & Functional Dry Needling- Level 1 certified practitioner and enjoys working with clients from a variety of populations- including athletes and members of the pediatric and geriatric populations.
Heather strongly believes movement and exercise is a integral part in overall heath and wellness and can often be found in the Gym, Pilates, or Spin studio.
Heather is available for appointments Monday-Friday.
Kathy was born and raised in Hungary and immigrated to Canada in 2004. Originally educated and trained in Hungary in 1993, Kathy worked as a Cardio-Respiratory Physiotherapist for 10+ years. She spent a brief time in Colorado and completed an Internship program at the Colorado Rockies YMCA. In 2011 Kathy completed the Physiotherapy Competency Examination qualifying her to practice her profession in Canada.
During the last 11 years Kathy has worked in Ajax primarily with Orthopaedic patients. She adopts a whole person approach to healing, listening to the individual needs of her clients, and is passionate about involving the patient as a participant in their own healing.
Kathy has specialized education in Manual Therapy, Acupuncture/ Electro Acupuncture/ MPS Pain therapy (Dolphin NeuroStim) and specialized exercise programming for Chronic Pain and Nerve Root problems.
Outside of the clinic Kathy enjoys music, theatre, yoga, meditation, walking dogs, and travelling with friends
Registered Massage Therapist
Melissa received an advanced diploma in Massage Therapy from Lambton College and graduated with honors in 2016. She is registered with the college of massage therapists of Ontario. During her time at the Lambton College, Melissa participated in a variety of outreaches and gained a wide range of experiences.
Melissa is dedicated to providing the most effective treatments by proposing a treatment plan and teaching the clients about the benefits of stretches and strengthening. She uses Swedish techniques as a basis for each treatment whether it is deep tissue, relaxation, pain management or rehabilitation.
She centers treatment plans around the client’s needs and focuses on tailoring a unique session for each individual to provide the most effective treatment for each client.
Melissa is available for appointments on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.
Registered Massage Therapist
In 2016 Sheriece moved back home after attending the University of British Columbia to continue her pursuit of health and fitness. She became certified as a CanFit Pro personal trainer in 2014. Her time spent working as a trainer developed a passion for health and fitness which guided her into the RMT program at Trillium College.
Sheriece has always been involved in multiple competitive sports such as gymnastics, volleyball, and most recently bodybuilding. Her lifestyle of health and fitness has helped develop the importance and necessity of functional pain-free movement and strength required for everyday life as well as athletics.
She endeavours to combine her knowledge, experience and passion for proper functional training by incorporating preventative/rehabilitative work with all her clients. Sheriece continues to pursue new courses and treatments to continue her education in order to best help her clients.
Sheriece is available for appointments Tuesday-Friday.
MARY ANNE SLEMON