Fairview Physiotherapy - pt Health
Our Clinic Team
John Malatesta graduated from the National University of Health Sciences in January 2000. In 2006, he completed his fellowship in Chiropractic Rehabilitation at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. The following year he attained status as an Independent Chiropractic Examiner. He has also had training in gait analysis and fabrication of custom made orthotics, and is a Level 1 Shift Concussion Management Provider.
His approach to treatment includes evidence based manual therapies utilizing manipulation, mobilization and soft tissue treatments, as well as rehabilitative exercises with a focus on return to function. John’s belief is that the patient is an equal partner in their recovery and return to normal function and puts a strong emphasis on education as part of his treatment plan.
Kandice Tota Vandepoele
Dr. Kandice Tota Vandepoele graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2010 as well as completing an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology from McMaster University in 2006. She practices a variety of techniques including spinal manipulative therapy, mobilizations, myofascial release therapy, Activator, and laser therapy.
Kandice is trained in gait analysis and custom made orthotics, and prescribes rehabilitative exercises. She includes the treatment of patients of all ages in her family practice, including everyone from expectant mothers and newborns, to the geriatric population, and everyone in between.
She prioritizes staying up to date on current research and furthering her continuing education.
Brad is a Registered Physiotherapist and Clinic Director at Fairview Physiotherapy. He completed his education at McMaster University receiving his Honours Bachelor of Science Kinesiology and a Master of Science in Physiotherapy degree from Robert Gordon University. He has worked in a variety of settings, encompassing sports medicine, rheumatology, and orthopedic surgery.
Brad is particularly interested in manual therapy and exercise prescription. He has furthered his knowledge by pursuing additional courses in manual therapy, through the National Orthopedic Division of Canada, and fulfilled a certificate specialized in the temporo-mandibular joint.
When asked what drew him to physiotherapy Brad had this to say: “I had always spent a lot of time at physiotherapy clinics. As a national level downhill mountain bike racer, it comes with its fair share of injuries. I always had a great time working with the physiotherapists and it gave me something to aspire to.”
Outside of work, Brad indulges in such activities as golfing, mountain-biking, crossfit and hiking.
Lauren MinkiewiczSpeaks: English
Lauren is a qualified Occupational Therapist licensed to practice in Ontario. She is registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) and is a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT). Lauren graduated from the University of Toronto with her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree after receiving her Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from McMaster University.
Lauren empowers her clients to set and reach goals that are meaningful to them. She collaborates with her clients and uses evidence-based approaches to address the unique physical, cognitive, and emotional factors involved in their return to daily activities.
Lauren has valuable experience providing occupational therapy services in a variety of in-person and virtual clinical settings. She has special interest in brain injuries and functional impairments of the hand and upper limb.
In her spare time, Lauren enjoys being outdoors with her friends and family.