Our team of highly trained physiotherapists, massage therapists and office administrators are dedicated to personalized treatment of our patients to help you return to top physical health.
Ruta Janson, Physiotherapist and Clinic Owner
Ruta, like other physiotherapists with many years of experience in orthopedic private practice, has developed a confident and comfortable manner while assessing musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. She has expertise in treating with a wide range of therapeutic modalities, medical exercises and manual therapy skills. Ruta is able to find the triggers that cause pain and explain clearly their connection to muscle or joint pathology. She incorporates myofascial releases, muscle energy, craniosacral therapy, deep-tissue massage and passive movements to release tensions and reduce pain.
Lately she has focused on the female spine, pelvis and sacroiliac areas and has created many helpful exercise routines for her patients. A few years ago, she created a Roll for Control exercise program for female stress incontinence. Now she is launching The Osteoporosis Exercise Plan, educating on lifestyle changes and exercises for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women.
Besides performing physiotherapy assessments and creating treatment plans, Ruta is able to do workplace functional-capacity evaluations, comprehensive post motor vehicle-accident assessments, incontinence assessments, and osteoporosis risk assessments. She has begun an osteoporosis exercise class at Bloor Jane Physiotherapy on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Jason Melnikel, Physiotherapist
Jason has a passion for helping people improve their function with physiotherapy. This passion was sparked by his own experience with a personal trainer. Jason absorbed his trainer's knowledge of the human anatomy, the movement of the body and its development. The trainer recognized his interest and suggested that Jason become a personal trainer and he did.
It was in his studies to become a personal trainer that he decided to pursue his Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. It was in those studies of the kinetics of the human body that Jason decided to further pursue his passion in the field of physiotherapy and he graduated with a Master's of Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta.
Jason's Master's thesis was on the treatment of Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD) from motor vehicle accidents. Jason also specializes in sports injuries and post-operative recovery, having experienced much success in these areas. He is continuing to advance his skills through levels for manual therapy in post graduate training. His approach is not only to focus treating the specific injury but also to address the whole body chain for future injury prevention.
Tara Cameron, Registered Physiotherapist
Tara attended the University of Western Ontario where she obtained an Honors Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Kinesiology. She took her passion for science and fitness education and obtained her teaching degree from the University of Toronto. Tara wanted to continue her health education and earned a Master's of Science in Physical Therapy. She has also taken postgraduate courses in manual therapy and acupuncture and is a functional-movement expert. Tara is pursuing her Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Diploma from Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Tara is an avid golfer and volleyball player and enjoys practicing yoga.
The goal of physiotherapy is to get you back to doing what you love as soon as possible. Tara's passion for learning keeps her on the cutting edge of treatment advancements. She believes in combining manual therapy, exercise and other modalities that speed tissue healing. Her enthusiasm for teaching will provide you with an excellent understanding of your injury and give you security in your recovery.
Graham Flitt, Physiotherapist
Sarah Casey, Registered Massage Therapist
Sarah is a registered massage therapist and has been with Bloor Jane Physiotherapy since December 2007. She assists in the rehabilitation of motor vehicle-accident, workplace and sports injuries, and helping to relax the tissues. Working together with a great physiotherapy team, she has found that the combination helps to speed recovery. She looks forward to helping you with your rehabilitation needs. Sarah's excellent massages were instrumental in Bloor Jane Physiotherapy winning the first-place Readers' Choice award in the local community Bloor West Villager newspaper.
Carmen Iacob, Physiotherapist Assistant
Carmen graduated from Everest College in 2011 as a physiotherapy assistant and has been a valued employee and member at Bloor Jane Physiotherapy and Active Rehabilitation since.
Under the supervision of the physiotherapists at clinic, she is in close contact with patients to implement their treatment programs such as therapeutic ultrasound, laser-light therapy, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, and medical exercise therapy programs.
Carmen cares for the patients' comfort and she ensures that the patients perform their specific exercise program in a safe and effective manner.
Marie Pineda Sierra, Physiotherapist Assistant
Maria graduated with Honours as a physiotherapy assistant from the Emmanuel Academy of Health and Business in 2014.
As a member of the Bloor Jane Physiotherapy team, she performs treatments as prescribed and directed by the physiotherapists implementing physical agents and therapeutic exercises.
Maria considers this profession very fulfilling and rewarding since she gets to assist people with different injuries and illnesses that can affect anyone. She wants to help improve the quality of life of the patients she sees.
Harneet, Office Administrator
Harneet's voice is the soft spoken voice you will hear when you call to make an appointment at Bloor Jane Physiotherapy. Harneet is the helpful and very efficient Office Manager that will take all the necessary information for ongoing care at the clinic. She is familiar with online billing and knows the Workplace Injury (WSIB) and Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) claims processes and can help our clients with their insurance forms. She maintains client files and records and can help with any customer service issues.
When you contact us to schedule your appointment, Harneet will help you with any questions you have.