Tony Bruni, Physiotherapist
Welcome! My name is Tony Bruni and I am a physiotherapist and the owner of Generations Sport & Spine Physiotherapy Centre in Welland. I have anticipated opening a clinic in the Niagara Region for some time and am eager to provide my services to the Welland community and surrounding area. I graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2000 with a degree in Medical Biophysics and I completed my Masters in Physical Therapy and Doctorate in Physical Therapy at D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY in 2003 and 2006 respectively.
During my time as a practicing physiotherapist, I have continued to expand my knowledge and clinical skills in various areas. I have completed my Spinal Manipulation Certification through the Spinal Manipulation Institute, became Graston Technique certified and I perform Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, a skill acquired through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. I have extensive training in a wide variety of treatment techniques which allows me to choose the best intervention for each patient.
I work with patients individually and focus on a "hands-on" approach to patient care with additional modalities including laser and ultrasound. In my opinion, physiotherapy has been an underrated service in this area and I am determined to educate the community on the benefits of physiotherapy by providing individualized treatment unparalleled by other services in the area. Here at Generations Sport and Spine, we take great pride in helping people feel better and strive to improve your ability to function to your maximum potential.
We are truly passionate about what we do and care about your quality of life. After 10 years experience in the field, I realize how frustrating pain or loss of function can be and how this affects your ability to do the simple daily tasks we take for granted. We provide the care you need and one visit to Generations Sport and Spine will have you convinced that this is the place to help you feel better, restore function and have you feeling confident that you are in the right hands.
Jackie Kellie, Physiotherapist
My name is Jackie Kellie and I am one of the Physiotherapist's at Generations Sport and Spine Physiotherapy. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Honours Kinesiology degree from the University of Waterloo in 2007 and a Masters of Science Physiotherapy degree in 2010 from McMaster University. After my formal education, I have obtained my Level 1 Manual Therapy Certificate and began training for my Spinal Manipulation Certificate through the Spinal Manipulation Institute. I strive to provide one-on-one quality care that is key to a patient reaching their recovery goals. I enjoy every aspect of being a Physiotherapist from meeting new patients and understanding the cause of their pain and discomfort, to providing the most effective individualized treatment plans. My main goal is to make the patient feel that every visit will bring them one step closer to their recovery.
Thirusan Thiruchelvam, Physiotherapist
My name is Thirusan Thiruchelvam and I am one of the Physiotherapists at Generations Sport and Spine Physiotherapy. I completed my Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2016 after receiving an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2013.
Since graduating I have obtained certification in Level I Manual Therapy through the Orthopedic Division of the CPA, Chedoke-Master Stroke Assessment and Athletic Taping. I am very keen on continuing education to further my skills in manual therapy, acupuncture, functional movement screening and pain management. I have developed a passion for helping patients achieve their optimal functional independence through a client centered approach using hands-on advanced manual therapy, education and exercise prescription. I have experience helping patients achieve their maximum recovery possible after overuse and sports injuries, surgeries, workplace injuries and motor vehicle accidents. I use a detailed assessment and a individualized treatment plan to offer patients strategies to improve daily functioning, reduce pain and prevent further injuries.
Outside of the clinic, I enjoy traveling and love hiking trails, weight training and playing sports.
Charlotte Czepek, Physiotherapist
My name is Charlotte Czepek and I am a physiotherapy resident at Generations Sport and Spine Physiotherapy. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Brock University in 2015 and went on to graduate with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Toronto in 2017. Throughout my educational career I have had many opportunities to be an active volunteer in the Niagara and GTA regions, giving me a sense of community values and an appreciation of the importance of building connections and understanding my community.
During my formal physiotherapy degree I have had opportunities to complete supplementary courses to further develop my professional career including becoming a K-Taping Therapist, sport physiotherapy taping, soft tissue release, athletic movement analysis, and most recently began pursuing the Bobath concept for neurological clients as well as the Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Levels - Level 1.
I am passionate about all areas of physiotherapy and truly believe in the power of client education and empowerment as integral components of physiotherapy treatment as well as manual therapy and therapeutic exercise to help clients reach their personal goals. I look forward to working with you to assist in your return to work, function, or play.
Stojan Mirkovic, Physiotherapist
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Mark Mammarella, Bach of Kinesiology, Certified Personal Trainer
As an owner/operator of a sports nutrition and health food store for 12 years, being a nationally qualified body builder and having been in the business over 20 years, I bring knowledge and hands-on experience to help anyone achieve his or her goals. I believe in hard work and discipline. No Gimmicks! No short cuts!
Stephanie Fisher, Kinesiologist
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Robyn Moretton, Physiotherapist Assistant
My name is Robyn and I have found that working as a Physiotherapist Assistant has been a very positive and rewarding experience. I have always loved participating in sports, learning new things and meeting new people. After a minor sports injury several years ago, I had received therapy, and this experience sparked my interest in learning more about Physiotherapy. I attended Everest College and graduated with honours from the Physiotherapist Assistant program in 2011. I have also become certified in the Graston Technique. Working as a Physiotherapist Assistant allows me to help new people everyday, learn new techniques, and put to use these skills, to help people get better.
Deborah Breadman - Physiotherapist Assistant/ Pilates Instructor
My name is Deb Breadman and I am very happy to be part of the team at the Niagara Falls Generations Sport & Spine Physiotherapy Clinic as a Physiotherapy Assistant and Pilates Instructor! For over 10 years as a trained Pilates Instructor, I taught a blended balance of strength and flexibility training to students to improve posture, reduce stress and increase body awareness. I decided to add a care component to this knowledge and graduated as a Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant from TriOS College in Hamilton. As a Physiotherapy Assistant I am compassionate about helping others with therapeutic techniques and exercise to restore flow and movement to the body. Combined with my expertise as a Pilates instructor, I am motivated to help others feel good about themselves. I look forward to being able to help you with your physiotherapy care or teaching you in our Pilates class!
Christiane Lalonde, Registered Massage Therapist
My name is Christiane Lalonde and realizing society's growing awareness and need for alternative health care, I was driven towards a holistic approach to wellness ~ Massage Therapy. I am a graduate of the Massage Therapy Program at the Ontario College of Health and Technology in Stoney Creek, Ontario and am in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. I am trained in a number of massage techniques including Swedish massage, myofacial release, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques, pre and post natal massage, Hot Stone Therapy and PNF stretching. I am experienced in treating all ranges of clients in different stages of healing and treating every day aches and pains from headaches to overall muscular tension. I am committed to continue to learn and grow in the massage profession and have already set sights on a number of courses to add to my repertoire of knowledge.
Carrie Althorpe, Registered Massage Therapist
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Shelby Bruni, Office Management
Over 6 years ago, I ventured into Office Management with Generations Sport and Spine Physiotherapy with little knowledge about organizing the daily operations of a health care centre. I have learned so much over the years with the support of great staff and good friends/colleagues. I thoroughly enjoy working with each staff member to ensure that we create a happy and healthy work environment in which we can provide the highest quality of care to our clients.
Linda Masi, Office Management
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Monica D'Amico, Reception
Hello! My name is Monica D'Amico and I work as part of the Generations Sport & Spine Physiotherapy team at the Reception desk. Before assuming the Reception position I was a patient here! I know firsthand the benefits of hands-on physiotherapy treatment in rectifying an issue that occurred, over time, from working a previous desk job. We have 2 great clinics, one in Welland and one in Niagara Falls and I have worked at both. You will now find me at the Niagara Falls clinic and I look forward to helping you get started on physiotherapy treatment that will help you feel better!
Jamie Monroe, Bookkeeping/Medical Billing
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Jennifer - Reception
Alex Nazartchyk, Kinesiologist
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Kyle Camposarcone. Certified Exercise Physiologist
Hello! My name is Kyle Camposarcone. I've been part of the Generations staff since 2015 and it's been a very memorable and enjoyable experience working here. Before I started working at Generations, I was a full-time student at Brock University where I graduated in the field of Physical Education/ Kinesiology. After completing my Bachelor's degree from Brock, I attended a post-graduate program at Niagara College in Exercise Science for Health and Performance. I then completed my certification exam and am a Registered Exercise Physiologist. I love working in a physiotherapy clinic where I can help patients improve their physical well-being.