Meet our team of expert health care professionals
Alan Nolet BHSc.PT; B.Kin; CAFCI; C/NDT
Owner & Registered Physiotherapist
Prior to opening Physiotherapy On Wheels in 2003, Alan was a three-time Canadian Olympic gymnast, (1988, 1992, and 1996) a double gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games (1990 and 1994) and Canadian National Gymnastics Champion (1993). After obtaining both his Kinesiology (1996) and Health Sciences degree in Physiotherapy (1998) from McMaster University, Alan completed advanced manual therapy courses (E1,V1,E2,V2 upper and lower) and is also certified in acupuncture (CAFCI) and neurodevelopmental treatment (C/NDT). In 2008 Alan opened our satellite clinic, The Sports Clinic at the University of Toronto, Mississauga (UTM) which includes sports medicine specialists and orthopedic surgeons on staff. In his spare time Alan enjoys golfing, traveling, and watching both his daughters compete in dance.
Ai-Kwang joined Physiotherapy On Wheels in 2014. As a Clinical Coordinator, Ai-Kwang is responsible for all administrative tasks related to Motor Vehicle Accident, Veteran Affairs and WSIB clients as well as overseeing the day to day administrative operations of the clinic. Ai-Kwang brings her administrative experience from working in the private and not for profit healthcare organizations to the clinic. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the theatre, travelling, hiking, Pilates and spending time with family and friends.
Henry Truong MSc.PT, BSc.Kin (Hons), CMAG
Henry received his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. During his studies he had clinical internships at various hospitals including Toronto General Hospital, Sunnybrook Hospital and Toronto Rehab. He completed his master thesis on the self-management of various chronic conditions in the home care setting, published in Physiotherapy Canada. Prior to studying physiotherapy, Henry attended York University and obtained a bachelor degree in Kinesiology and Health Science with specialized honours. Henry has taken post graduate courses such as Soft Tissue Release and Contemporary Medical Acupuncture at McMaster University. He has also completed the Level 3 Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy courses wishes to pursue and develop his manual therapy skills in the future.
On his free time he enjoys playing basketball, racquet sports, and traveling. Over the years, Henry has developed a keen interest in treating orthopaedic injuries (sustained from sports, falls, repetitive strain, etc.), neurological conditions and geriatrics. CLINICAL PASSION: Helping clients to better understand their dysfunction and educating them on how to improve their mobility, strength, balance and overall health.
Claudia Ehamparam MSc.PT, Hons.BSc.Kin, CAFCI, C/NDT
Claudia obtained her Masters degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University after completing an Honours Bachelors of Science degree in the Co-op Kinesiology program from the University of Waterloo. She has been in orthopaedic private practice since 2010 and is recognized as a specialist with The Running Clinic, has training in acupuncture, therapeutic taping, and neurodevelopmental treatment. Additionally, Claudia is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) with McMaster University involved in admissions, examining, and teaching. Claudia is pursuing her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association having already completed Level 3 Manual Therapy. Claudia is also an avid Toronto Raptors fan, enjoys travelling, working out, and playing Ultimate Frisbee.
Luke Uczciwek BHKin, R.Kin, CPT (CESP)
Luke achieved his Honours Bachelor in Kinesiology from Lakehead University in 2010. He is a Registered Kinesiologist (OKA). In addition, Luke is an active member of the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) and the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists (CSEP).
Prior to joining the team at Physiotherapy On Wheels he gained valuable experience working at the YMCA as a health educator and fitness instructor. He has a passion for continuing education and life-long learning, as such, has taken a wide variety of courses, for example, Urban Polling, Exercise Prescription to Treat and Prevent Running Injuries, and Soft Tissue Release (Level 1). He also has experience in Aqua Therapy.
Luke sees patients in the clinic and in long-term residence and community fitness centres/pools. In the clinic, his role is to supervise activities done in the fully equipped studio gym. Therapeutic exercise is a critical part in the rehabilitation process, as such, Luke in consultation with the physiotherapist will instruct, monitor, and progress your activities in the gym. He likes to stay active by being a recreational runner, fitness training, and enjoys beach volleyball.
Joanna Chim MSc(PT), MClSc(PT), Hons Kin, FCAMPT, CAFCI
Joanna Chim obtained both an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and a postgraduate degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University. In 2013, Joanna attended the University of Western Ontario M.Cl.Sc program and received her Advanced Certificate of Manual and Manipulative therapy (FCAMPT). She has also completed and is certified in Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute.
Joanna has always been a very active individual. Growing up, she was a competitive gymnast, and currently her summers are very busy with her women’s and co-ed SPN slo-pitch teams and various ultimate Frisbee teams.
Mark Ruggiero MPT, B.Kin (Hons), Dip.Manip.PT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
Mark obtained his Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from McMaster University prior to receiving his Masters of Physical Therapy from D’Youville College.
Since 2009, he has worked exclusively in an outpatient orthopaedic setting treating a wide variety of athletes (competitive and recreational), seniors and adolescents. Prior to 2009, he worked as a Physiotherapist in Naples, Florida where he gained valuable experience treating post-operative orthopaedic conditions, a wide variety of spinal conditions, as well as being a part of a neurological rehabilitation program for stroke and brain injury patients.
Mark believes in continuing education and an evidence informed approach to treatment. In 2015 he received his Diploma of Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Orthopedic Division and has earned his Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMPT). In addition, he has completed his certification in Medical Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canadian Institute (CAFCI).
Mark uses a combination of advance manual therapy techniques, medical acupuncture and specific exercise to help his clients reach their goals and return to pain free activity. As a former competitive hockey player and avid golfer, Mark understands the importance of regular activity and movement.
Registered Massage Therapist
Matthew graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Toronto, where he completed a 2-year program in Massage Therapy. Matthew is a Registered Massage Therapist licensed with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario and an active member of Ontario Massage Therapist Association. Matthew is trained in several massage therapy techniques and believes in educating his clients about body awareness and injury prevention. Matthew specializes in sport related injuries, chronic pain management, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, muscle tension, migraine, headaches and prenatal & postpartum health.
Carrie Anselm BHons. Kinesiology, R. Kin
Carrie achieved her Honours Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2015. She is a Registered Kinesiologist through the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (COKO), and is a member of the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA). By having worked alongside several physiotherapists and athletic therapists, Carrie has gained a true appreciation for the importance of exercise prescription in the rehabilitative process. Her role at Physiotherapy On Wheels is to instruct, monitor, and progress patients’ activities in the gym throughout their rehabilitation. Carrie grew up as a competitive dancer, and attended an Arts High School as a dance major. She knows first-hand the importance of rehab after an injury, as well as the significance of preventative care. Carrie likes to stay active by taking recreational dance classes, as well as yoga and weight training.
Chris Chow B.Sc.(Hons), DPT
Chris obtained his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo prior to receiving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY.
His work background following graduation included a variety of physical therapy settings throughout the Northeastern USA, most recently at the Veteran Affairs (VA) in Springfield, MA. Upon returning back to Canada, he has practised solely in the outpatient orthopaedic setting. His treatment style focuses mostly on the use of manual techniques and exercises individualized to the patient, but also utilizes electro-acupuncture, taping and other modalities based on the patient’s needs. He is a firm believer in continued learning and thus far has completed multiple courses in acupuncture and dry needling through the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI), various online orthopedic courses as well as Kinesio Taping. In the current year, Chris plans on completing a course in SFMA and advancing his manual skills in the future.
Outside of work, he is immersed in the sport of baseball, he enjoys watching it, playing it, as well as coaching it to youth. He also enjoys spending time with his pug, playing dodgeball, and doing home renovations.
Christine Filion B.Sc. (P.T.), B.HSc.
Christine graduated from The University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (2005). Prior to studying physiotherapy, she attended the University of Western Ontario where she completed her Bachelor of Health Science (2001).
Christine has been in private practice for over 10 years and has continued her professional development by obtaining her Intermediate Level in Manual therapy (Part A) offered by the Orthopedic Division of The Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She also uses her acupuncture training (McMaster University Medical Acupuncture Program) to provide individualized needling treatments. Christine is taking on-going courses in Temporomendibular dysfunction, vestibular rehab (vertigo) and concussion management. She has experience treating young children with orthopedic injuries as well as developmental delays. Christine’s practice approach focuses on an individualized approach by utilizing manual therapy, acupuncture, exercises and taping to help patients regain optimal function. Christine is a French-speaking therapist who enjoys running and yoga.
Christine Toma MSc. PT
I’m a graduate of the PT program at the University of Toronto (2008) with an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. I worked for several years in the USA in clinical orthopedics. I also worked for 4 years as a teaching associate at the University of Washington in the Physical Therapy program where I assisted in teaching several courses and in performing lab demonstrations. I am now been practicing in Ontario as a homecare therapist with a passion for delivering quality care to my patients.
Ashlyn Young, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Specialized in Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release Techniques, and in Prenatal Massage including High-Risk.
Ashlyn graduated from The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy with a Diploma in Registered Massage Therapy. She is a member of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO), Canada. Ashlyn also has a diploma in Medical Office Administration. Ashlyn began her career in 2012, working solely in therapeutic clinics, specializing in deep tissue and myofasial release techniques and in prenatal massage including high-risk pregnancies. She creates treatment plans, based from client concerns on everything from general relaxation to rehabilitation from injuries and surgery, neurologic conditions, stress and pain management with general swedish massage techniques, advanced trigger points, and joint mobilizations.
Ashlyn spent a season treating the Brampton Beasts hockey team at their home practices. Your quality of life is Ashlyn’s primary concern! Her products are sensitive skin safe, pH-balanced, unscented, paraben-free, non-drying alcohol, non-nut oils, massage creams, lotions and gels. She can help you alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday stress, injury, and pain, which would involve gentle hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of your body, therapeutic focus to your muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints, combined with manipulation of your muscles and other soft tissues of the body with varying degrees of pressure and movement to soothe aching muscles. Ashlyn’s reputation as an RMT far exceeds her clients’ expectations. Your privacy is respected and you will feel comfortable in discussing your areas of concern with a Professional. Ashlyn is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle and the reduction of stress/pain mobility.
Do you want to join our team?
At Physiotherapy On Wheels we are always interested in the potential of expanding our team roster.
New graduates are welcome.
If you are interested in joining our team of physiotherapists, fax or email your resume.