Their objective is to help people choosing a career by showing them what the profession is really like. This day-in-the-life video covers a bit about what makes our approach different from others. We hope you enjoy it!
Meet Our Team
Marie Shinmoto, Registered Physiotherapist
My name is Marie and I am the owner of M.A.P. Physiotherapy. I have a passion for helping people and for learning. Being a physiotherapist allows me to pursue both these passions while combining science with humanitarianism. My superpower is being able to see both the forest and the trees. When presented with one part of the picture I can quickly see how it affects all of the other parts and also the whole. I can zoom in and out as needed just like Google Earth! The most satisfying part of my work is when this all comes together and I see people being able to do something they couldn’t do before treatment, whether that be completing a half marathon or doing up the buttons on a shirt.
I spent the first ten years of my career in acute paediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, where I worked with children with cystic fibrosis, neurological injuries and disorders, and those acutely ill in intensive care and neonatal intensive care. The children I worked with taught me patience and compassion. I then moved into private practice where I have since worked with children and adults with neurological and orthopaedic issues.
I have completed continuing education courses in neurology, orthopaedics, visceral manipulation, and pain management. I love learning and in pursuit of such, my favourite question is “why?” Although it sometimes makes me sound like a three year old, that simple question has led to many a great learning experience. When not working I can be found running (sometimes after my children and other times after my ego), officiating ringette, or trying desperately to organize something in my house as I refuse to succumb to chaos.
Janet Dill, Registered Physiotherapist
My name is Janet and I most enjoy helping adults with neurological conditions, particularly stroke and acquired brain injury. I believe that every situation is unique and requires careful analysis of alignment and movement patterns in order to address mobility issues.
I graduated from McMaster University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. Since then I have worked in acute care hospitals, orthopaedic clinics, rehabilitation centres, and community-based care. My continuing education interests include the Bobath concept and myofascial release.
When not working or at some activity venue with my children, I enjoy running and playing hockey.
Tamarrah Jacobs, Registered Physiotherapist
My name is Tamarrah and I am glad to come onboard the M.A.P. Physiotherapy team! I love being a part of someone’s rehabilitation journey and seeing their progress. Having experience predominantly in orthopaedics, I am glad to be able to further that experience while learning more about neurological conditions and treatment.
In 2013 I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology and worked as a Kinesiologist before beginning my Master’s in Physiotherapy in 2014, which I completed in 2016. Throughout my education I have had the opportunity to work with, and learn from many individuals in the following disciplines of physiotherapy: orthopaedics, neurology, amputees, geriatrics and acute care post-op. Since completing my Master’s degree, I have taken courses in Adaptive Bodywork, compression stocking fitting, acupuncture, dry needling and shockwave treatments.
I am fluently bilingual and am able to offer services in either official language. I also believe in a very hands on one-on-one approach that is client centred and individualized.
I have always been very active, having participated in many team and individual sports and now pursue fitness through working out and weight training at the gym. I have a passion for sports and love working with athletes as well as individuals of all ages and with varying conditions. When I have free time I am typically enjoying time with my young family, enjoying the outdoors, or at the gym.
I am so fortunate to have found a place here at M.A.P. where the whole person is cared for. I am looking forward to what’s to come!
Victoria Goodman, Registered Physiotherapist
My name is Victoria and I graduated from McMaster University with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to this, I completed my M.Sc. in Global Health and Development at University College London and my Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa. I have completed several post-graduate training courses in neurokinetic therapy, soft tissue release techniques, acupuncture, orthopaedic manual therapy, pelvic physiotherapy, spinal cord injury management, and athletic taping. I am a member of the Orthopaedic, Neurosciences, Pain Science and Sports Physiotherapy divisions of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
My approach to physiotherapy treatment involves empowering patients through education about their condition or injury, collaborative goal-setting, and the use of manual therapy, soft tissue techniques and home exercises to promote wellness. I am a firm believer in evidence-based practice, and strive to combine the best available evidence with clinical experience and patient values to create holistic rehabilitation programs that are both effective and fun.
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking with my dog, lifting weights, cycling, and traveling abroad.
Elizabeth Whissell, Certified Yoga Teacher & Biomechanist
My name is Elizabeth and I am passionate about helping people find more comfort in their body. I believe this is achieved with movement, self-study, and introspection. As such, I teach private one-on-one yoga sessions that are sprinkled with conversation, questions, and movements that sometimes don’t resemble traditional yoga poses yet remain “classically yoga” by always including meditation (or contemplation/concentration) and some breathing techniques.
I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics (BHK), followed by a Master’s degree in Biomechanics (M.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa. I have also completed upwards of 500 hours of Yoga Teacher training, Level 1 Yoga Tune Up® training (corrective exercises and self-massage techniques), and a variety of continuing education hours such as, yin yoga, the Roll Model Method®, and children’s yoga. For more information about me and my approach please visit my web site.
When I’m not working, I can usually be found in my kitchen baking or cooking up a storm and sharing with friends, spending time with my pack (my partner and dog), and playing outside in nature.
Gail Machin was a founding partner of M.A.P. Physiotherapy. We enjoyed nearly seven wonderful years in business together before she was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour. Sadly Gail passed away in February of 2016. We hope that her legacy of kindness and compassion lives on in this business. She will be warmly remembered by all whose lives she touched.