Tony Bruni, B.Sc., DPT, Cert SMT, RPT, Registered Physiotherapist (Owner)
Tony graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2000 with a degree in Medical Biophysics and completed his Masters in Physical Therapy and Doctorate in Physical Therapy at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY in 2003 and 2006 respectively.
During his time as a practicing physiotherapist, he has continued to expand his knowledge and clinical skills in various areas, having completed his Spinal Manipulation Certification through the Spinal Manipulation Institute. Tony has extensive training in a wide variety of treatment techniques which allows him to choose the best intervention for each patient.
Tony works with patients individually and focuses on a “hands-on” approach to patient care, which he believes is the reason for his success in helping patients, especially those who have had failed therapies of all sorts in the past. When Tony started practicing, he found physiotherapy to be under-serviced in this area. He was 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.
At Generations Sport & Spine Physiotherapy, Tony and his staff are truly passionate about what they do and truly care about your quality of life. After, almost 20 years of experience in the field, Tony realizes 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. Generations Sport & Spine Physiotherapy will provide the care you need and one visit to one of our clinics 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. Tony works with patients at the Welland and Niagara Falls locations.
Jackie Kellie, B.Sc (HonKin), M.Sc (PT), Registered Physiotherapist
Jackie 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 her formal education, Jackie obtained her Level 1 Manual Therapy Certificate and began training for her Spinal Manipulation Certificate through the Spinal Manipulation Institute. Jackie strives to provide one-on-one quality care that is key to a patient reaching their recovery goals and enjoys 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. Jackie’s main goal is to make the patient feel that every visit will bring them one step closer to their recovery. Jackie works with patients at our Welland location.
Stojan Mirkovic, DPT, HBA, Cert. SMT, Registered Physiotherapist
Stojan obtained his Doctorate in Physiotherapy at D’Youville College, Buffalo, in 2016 after having completed his Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University in 2012. His interest in physiotherapy sparked in 2009 after a knee injury, which led to surgery and subsequent course of rehabilitation.
Stojan is dedicated to his work, which entails an emphasis on manual therapy in addition to therapeutic exercise. He believes that as evidence-based medicine evolves, it is important not to lose the art of skilled hands-on therapy. He is a big proponent of functional strength, pain management, patient education and getting you back to doing the things you want to do.
Stojan obtained his certification in Spinal Manipulation through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapists and integrates these techniques into his daily practice. He has experience in treating all musculoskeletal conditions with a particular interest in spinal dysfunctions, sports injuries and chronic headaches. His goal is to help you achieve your goals through a detailed assessment and plan of care tailored to your needs.
Charlotte Czepek, B.Sc (Kin), M.Sc (PT), Registered Physiotherapist
Charlotte 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 her educational career she has had many opportunities to be an active volunteer in the Niagara and GTA regions, giving her a sense of community values and an appreciation of the importance of building connections and understanding her community.
During her formal physiotherapy degree, Charlotte had opportunities to complete supplementary courses to further develop her professional career including becoming a K-Taping Therapist, sport physiotherapy taping, soft tissue release, athletic movement analysis, and Manipulative Physiotherapy Levels – Level 1. Charlotte’s further continued education includes completing the Basic Bobath course qualifying her to be a Bobath Trained Therapist. She has also taken on the role of becoming our aquatic physiotherapist upon completing Aquatic Physical Therapy (PT) Foundations, Aquatic PT in Neurology, and Paediatric Aquatic PT. She also remains current in the aquatic therapy world by attending the annual Canadian Aquatic Therapy Conference. Charlotte enjoys using the principles of the water to make a difference in her patients’ lives, including the aging population, athletic injuries, surgeries, neurological conditions, paediatric orthopaedic and neurological conditions and chronic pain to list a few.
Charlotte is passionate about all areas of physiotherapy and truly believes 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. Charlotte is looking forward to working with you to assist in your return to work, function, or play. Charlotte works with patients at our Welland clinic.
Tayler Cimek, B.Sc(Kin), M.Sc(PT), Physiotherapy Resident
Tayler graduated from Brock University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and obtained her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2020. Tayler has also become a recently published author in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine in 2020 as well.
Tayler feels very fortunate to have gained some incredible experience in the Niagara Region through volunteering and various placements in settings such as oncology, neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation. Following the opportunity to take an advanced orthopedics course through McMaster, Tayler developed a passion for musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Tayler strives to create treatment plans based on each unique client through the development of shared goals and is very excited to have joined the Generations team and looks forward to continuing to advance her career through courses such as spinal manipulation. Tayler works with patients at the Welland and Niagara Falls locations.
- Rathbone T, Truong C, Haldenby H, Riazi S, Kendall M, Cimek T et al. Sex and gender considerations in low back pain clinical practice guidelines: a scoping review. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine 2020; doi: 10.1136/bmjsem-2020-000972
Alex Nazartchyk, B.Kin(Hons), C.Ped(C), Pedorthist
Alex is a Canadian Certified Pedorthist at Generations Sport and Spine Physiotherapy in Welland and Niagara Falls. Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree with honours from Brock University in 2016. After graduating, he was able to join the Generations team for 3 years, where he decided to enhance his education by going back to university. Alex graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a diploma in Pedorthics in 2019. During the completion of his diploma, Alex had many practical experiences where he worked closely with other Canadian Certified Pedorthists, allowing him to obtain knowledge in different areas of his profession. As a Pedorthist, Alex strives to provide high quality patient care where the goal is to alleviate pain and improve quality of life.
Jared Burke, B.Kin(Hons), Kinesiologist
Jared is a Registered Kinesiologist at Generations Sport and Spine Physiotherapy. Jared graduated from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in 2018. Wanting to further his education, Jared pursued a postgraduate Diploma Program at Lakehead while completing a placement program at Generations Sport and Spine Physiotherapy. As a Registered Kinesiologist, Jared plans to further his knowledge and clinical expertise in the realm of concussion treatment and testing, injury prevention and management, as well as athletic sports and conditioning programming.
Kyle Camposarcone, Certified Exercise Physiologist
Kyle has been part of the Generations staff since 2015 and reminds everyone that it is a memorable and enjoyable experience working here! Before he started working at Generations, Kyle was a full-time student at Brock University where he graduated in the field of Physical Education/ Kinesiology. After completing his Bachelor’s degree from Brock, Kyle attended a post-graduate program at Niagara College in Exercise Science for Health and Performance and then completed his certification exam and is now a Registered Exercise Physiologist. Kyle loves working in the physiotherapy clinic where he can help patients improve their physical well-being.
Sarah Krowchuk, Physiotherapist Assistant
Sarah is a Physiotherapy Assistant at Generations Sport and Spine Physiotherapy. At an early age, Sarah knew she wanted to help people but was unsure how, until one day a hockey injury landed her in the Generations waiting room. From her first appointment on, Sarah knew this was the field she wanted to work in. Sarah graduated from Niagara College in 2018 as an Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy Assistant and has had the pleasure of working with Tony and the Generations team since 2018.
Karli Carey, Registered Massage Therapist
Karli started with the Generations team in 2019 when she graduated Massage Therapy. Karli has experience in both relaxation and treatment based massage, is also certified in myofascial release and is working her way towards being certified in Graston technique and fascial stretch therapy as well. Karli strives to make her clients the center of the treatment, with client care being her main focus, gearing every treatment towards client’s specific needs. Karli works with patients at our Welland and Niagara Falls locations.
Mark Mammarella, B. Kin., 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, Mark brings knowledge and hands-on experience to help anyone achieve his or her goals. Mark believes in hard work and discipline. No Gimmicks! No short cuts!
Karley Gatta, Certified Personal Trainer
Karley is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, indoor cycling instructor, and has her 200hr CYT Yoga Teacher certification. Karley has been working in the fitness industry for 10 years and is passionate about prescribing exercises and movements for all levels of fitness and all body types! If you have physical limitations or are nervous or about jumping into the group setting, Karley can see you one on one to teach you the fundamentals of functional fitness and help you learn how to move your body and modify exercises as you need to!
Laurissa Durham, Certified Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor
Before joining the Generations team Laurissa was a patient for four years. While she was on maternity leave Laurissa decided to switch career paths and took the plunge to do something she thoroughly enjoys. While on maternity leave Laurissa completed her personal training and shallow & deep h2o instructor certification! Having always been a fitness enthusiast this was always a goal of hers! Laurissa is very excited to join the Generations team to help you reach your goals, and offer support in any way!
Marlies Lagace, Yoga Instructor
Marlies is a native of St. Catharines, yoga instructor and energy healer. She is a holistic health coach and a passionate proponent of love and community, working for lululemon facilitating and supporting all kinds of yoga-based events in Niagara. She has completed her 200hr YTT in the Tulita Yoga Method, which unveiled her spirited passion for teaching. She believes that yoga is a deep-seated practice of cultivating inner and outer awareness and is best practiced mindfully on the mat as well as off the mat. She understands that every individual lands on their mat for different reasons and holds space for all needs, welcoming all yogis alike. Expect a balanced, heart-based class that fuses hatha and vinyasa styles of yoga along with a sweet kick of Pilates woven into lightheartedness. Often referred to as an individual that flows through life, anticipate leaving her class feeling balanced, uplifted, and connected.
Shelby Bruni, Office Management
In 2011, Shelby ventured into Office Management with Generations Sport and Spine Physiotherapy, with little knowledge about organizing the daily operations of a health care centre. Shelby has learned so much over the years with the support of great staff and good friends/colleagues. She thoroughly enjoys working with each member of the team 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
Linda previously worked at a brokerage firm that allowed her to grow her skills from customer service to accounting. When Linda joined Generations in 2016, she brought her knowledge and developed her skills even more. Linda enjoys the connections that she has made with our clients at reception and with her fellow co-workers. Linda has now transitioned to fully to the accounting and billing side for the clinics and enjoys her job tremendously and is committed to ensuring everyone that enters our clinic as patients have the best experience and recovery process.
Jennifer Santostefano – Office Management
Before Jennifer became a member of the Generations team in 2015, she was a longtime patient. Jennifer is currently the Officer Manager of our new state-of-the-art facility in Welland. Her job is to manage everything from staff and patient care to HR and administrative tasks, as well as supervising the daily operation of the new fitness and aquatics centre. Jennifer has been an integral part of the opening of our new clinic and has enjoyed the experience immensely. She is truly passionate about making customers and clients feel comfortable and assured that they are receiving the best possible care. We are grateful to have Jennifer as part of our family and look forward to many more years.
Monica D’Amico, Office Assistant/Medical Billing
Monica joined our staff as receptionist in 2013, and has a varied background in customer service and administration. Monica has firsthand knowledge of our clinics from a patient prospective and is happy to tell you the benefits of hands-on physiotherapy treatment in helping to rectifying issues and injuries! Monica has recently transitioned to more behind the scenes work to help keep our great staff at these two busy clinics on track. Good physiotherapy has become part of her life to help keep her active and able to keep up with the grandchildren!
Jamie Monroe, Bookkeeping/Medical Billing
With over 10 years of experience in finance, Jamie was happy to join the Generations Sport and Spine team over 5 years ago to do Medical Billing. Jamie thoroughly enjoys the family dynamic that has been created within the business.
Jamie looks forward to continuing to be a part of a team that works so well together to help others.
Annette Santostefano, Reception/Medical Billing
Annette comes to us with a background that includes over 15 years of experience in Customer Service and Administration in several fields and can be found at the front desk in Welland answering calls, helping patients book appointments, or assisting with Medical Billing. We were happy to add Annette to our Generations team in October 2019, and look forward to her working as part of our incredible team for many more years
Krissy Wincott, Reception
Krissy joined the Generations team in 2019, transitioning from a long career in child care, to working the Reception desk in our Niagara Falls clinic. Providing a good patient experience is her number one priority as she get you booked for your appointments. Krissy is the first step to an amazing level of care offered to our patients that will set you up and keep you on the road to recovery and she looks forward to being part of that journey with you.