New Beginnings Here at Walk it Off Spinal Cord Recovery Centre!

left to right: Matt, Alyssa, Rebecca (click to enlarge)

left to right: Matt, Alyssa, Rebecca (click to enlarge)

There are new beginnings happening here at Walk it Off Spinal Cord Recovery Centre! Three of our trainers are starting new chapters in their lives:

SCI Recovery Trainer/Physiotherapist, Shannon Davidson is hanging out a shingle as she starts her own physiotherapy practice based from her home in Bradford. SCI Recovery Trainer, Talal Chaudhry has been hand picked by Rugby Canada and given the opportunity to attend a Rugby referee development program in British Columbia. We all wish him luck as he gears towards refereeing at a national level. Lastly, SCI Recovery Trainer, Ashley Richardson will be completing a Masters degree in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University this coming year. We are not saying good-bye to Ashley. She will be reducing her hours here at Walk It Off as much of her time will be spent on her scholastics. Help us wish these tremendous individuals farewell and best of luck in their future endeavors.

Please welcome 3 NEW Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Trainers to the Walk It Off Team (pictured above):

Alyssa Wolter is a Registered Physiotherapist earning her Masters degree from the University of Western Ontario. Alyssa had an extraordinary experience working with SCIs in Cape Town, South Africa. This opportunity gave her a different therapeutic outlook and approach. We look forward to her innovation.

Rebecca Wheeler recently graduated from The University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor degree in Human Kinetics and a minor in Psychology. Rebecca was born and raised here in Newmarket and has been an asset to the community, taking part in volunteer programs. Her therapeutic skills include working with Post-Stroke and ABI programs.

Matt Andrews obtained his Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Matt’s interest in neuromuscular rehabilitation and disability management lead him to work with the community of Halifax as the Adaptive Recreational Coordinator where he worked with amputees, and individuals with Acquired Brain Injuries and neurodegenerative disorders.

These 3 remarkable individuals have been training over the last 2 months in preparation for a seamless transition. They each bring with them a set of unique experiences and we are excited to have them as Walk It Off grows.  Please click here to read their individual bios.

We’d love you to come in and see the Centre and meet our new staff! You can also call if you have questions! You can reach us by email or telephone, or leave a comment right here on the site. Interested in our newsletter? You will find the signup link in the sidebar to the right or click here.

Until next time,


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