Our Team at Bloor Jane Physiotherapy & Active Rehabilitation
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, Semi-retired Physiotherapist, Clinic Owner
Ruta has taken a back seat to clinical practice but continues to administer the day to day activities at Bloor Jane Physiotherapy and continues to coach her very capable team of professionals. For years, Ruta and the physiotherapists at Bloor Jane Physiotherapy helped in the recovery of many people in the Bloor West community whether from whiplash injuries after car accidents or rotator cuff injuries of the shoulder or sports injuries or the ever common low back pain. Many who recovered referred family or friends to her clinic, a win-win situation. Ruta and her team continue to offer a multi-disciplinary approach to recovery today. Not only do all the physiotherapists have years of clinical experience treating those with soft tissue injuries and musculo-skeletal conditions, but also the Physiotherapy Assistants, Massage Therapist, Reflexologist and Management staff.
Most recently, Ruta has focused on promoting bone and joint health by creating The Osteoporosis Exercise Program for those with osteoporosis or osteopenia and by joining the GLAD Canada Program for those with hip or knee osteoarthritis. Both are drug-free programs of education and involve specific exercises for a better quality of life. Both have very individual exercises that can be done with minimal equipment in the clinic gym or in the comfort of one's own home.
Amna Bajwa, Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist, Amna Bajwa joined the Bloor Jane Physiotherapy team in August 2020. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pakistan, then having taken courses towards a Masters in Public Health in Sweden and the required exams and practicals at the University of Toronto, she is now a proud member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. In her training, she gained extensive experience in treating those with many different orthopedic conditions like sports injuries and motor vehicle accidents.
Amna has taken and continues to take post-graduate courses that focus on effective assessment and treatment techniques that are based on research and sound medical evidence.
Some of the courses Amna has taken and incorporates in her treatments are acupuncture for pain control, taping with athletic tape, manual mobilizations of stiff or painful joints, management of post-concussion syndromes, and individual exercise prescription for a wide variety of conditions. She enjoys working with people of all ages and activity levels to ensure that they achieve their personal goals in every treatment session. In particular, she has successfully treated sciatic nerve pain, sacroiliac joint problems, patello-femoral knee pain, Achilles tendonitis of the ankle and post-concussion injuries. Her personal goal is to understand each person’s lifestyle and goals to better guide them to total wellness in the quickest way.
Shreelakshmi is an enthusiastic, courteous, and friendly physiotherapist in our team who provides an informed, organised, and therapeutic exercise sessions. She is extensively trained to design therapeutic programs involving both active and passive movements to improve the functional activities.
She is a graduate in Bachelor of Physiotherapy from India and has successfully obtained the licence of Resident Physiotherapist in Canada. She carries out functional assessment pattern and administers the treatment as per the condition of the patient keeping their best interest and goal in mind.
She incorporates Yoga and breathing techniques in her treatment along with education and ergonomic advises as she believes in a wholistic approach to treatment.
Micheal Varghese, Physiotherapist
Micheal has a Masters degree in the treatment of musculoskeletal and sports injuries .
Not only does Micheal have broad experience treating musculoskeletal injuries and sport injuries, but he has also treated many pre and post-operative patients, the geriatric population with posture related issues and those with motor vehicle accidents or work place injuries. He knows how to relieve the pain of an acute injury and knows how to guide his clients to full functional recovery
Micheal values the importance of addressing the root cause of an injury and educates his clients to help themselves. Treatment plans are highly individualized and consist of manual therapy, functional retraining and exercises to improve the overall health and function of each person
Sarah Casey, Registered Massage Therapist, Reflexologist
Sarah graduated from ICT Kikkawa College in 2006 and has practiced in several settings during her massage career. She has been a Registered Massage Therapist at Bloor Jane since 2006. She became a Reflexologist in 2008, thus adding a new set of skills to her practice. She continues to train to develop other healing methods and has added more disciplines to her “tool belt.” Sarah’s career paths have been diverse. She has a B.A. She has worked in a wide variety of settings from BuildingRepairs to Bartending, Museum to Media, Bakery to Cake Decorating, to name a few. She has numerous hobbies, both practical and intellectual. With Sarah’s professional diversity, she is able to personally understand how many injuries occur and how some can result in chronic conditions. She has worked extensively with motor vehicle accident rehabilitation in all of its myriad manifestations. She has direct knowledge of concussions and has been able to assist those recovering from its effects.
Working together with a great physiotherapy team, she has found that the combination of Physiotherapy And Massage Therapy speeds up the healing process considerably. Using her literal “hands-on” approach, Sarah looks forward to helping you with your rehabilitation, healing, and relaxation needs.
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 assists people with different injuries and illnesses that can affect anyone. She wants to help improve the quality of life of the patients she sees.
Elizabeth Thomas, Office Manager
Elizabeth will be behind the soft and friendly voice you hear when you call to make an appointment at Bloor Jane Physiotherapy. She is an efficient and helpful office manager. She takes all the necessary information for ongoing care at the clinic. She is familiar with online billing and knows the motor vehicle accident (MVA) claims process. She helps ensure that you do not pay out of pocket for your post-injury rehab. She can also help you understand the many insurance forms and assist in completing them.
When you contact us to schedule your appointment, Elizabeth will help you with any questions.