Cindy McComb, Physiotherapy Assistant

Cindy has a vast experience within health care facilities. Her experiences range from working for the Brant County Health System at both the Willet and BGH for over thirty years. She enjoys an active lifestyle, traveling with her husband and gardening. With three kids and four grandchildren, Cindy’s life is full of smiles that she brings to work each day.

Melissa Kerr, RMT, BASC

Melissa graduated from the University and Guelph-Humber with her degree in Kinesiology and a diploma in Fitness & Health Promotion. After graduation, Melissa attended Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage in Fredericton, New Brunswick. At ACTM she took extra courses focusing on perinatal care where she learned and practiced Perinatal Massage, High-Risk Pregnancy Massage as well as Children and Infant Massage. In addition, she took extra courses in Sports Massage where she learned and practiced extensive myofascial release techniques.

Melissa has experience in treating individuals with pathological conditions such as Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Cardiovascular problems, as well as Neurological accidents. She likes to incorporate a wide range of techniques and skills that she has learned into each of her treatments to ensure that the treatment is individualized for each client.


Jason Gamble, PTA, Pilates Instructor

Jason Gamble is an enthusiastic and motivational Pilates instructor who is equipped to work with all people, health and body type. Passionate about health and fitness, Jason has sought out all the necessary training, and then some, to be a highly educated certified Stott Pilates Instructor. Today, Jason really enjoys bringing his knowledge and passion to his clients, encouraging them to push boundaries and meet their full potential.

There is a wide range of possible training routes which will be tailored for your specific needs; whether you are an athlete in training, rehabilitating from an injury, or needing a way to stay motivated to live a healthy life style. We can target the areas you want and create a full body workout that is fun, and doesn’t feel like a chore! Instead, you look forward to the endless benefits which will make you feel more energized, healthy and active.

Ashley Steckle-Klunder

Ashley graduated the University of Windsor with Honours for a Bachelor of Human Kinetics, and Western University with a Masters in Physical Therapy. Ashley lives a very active life playing baseball and ran track in university. These activities have led to multiple injuries which fuels Ashley’s understanding for recovery. “Don’t wait to wake up better, get treated so you can get back to work and the game of life”. Ashley’s game of life includes a full schedule, a husband, two kids and laughter.

Ashley is concentrating her experience and education into the field of women’s health, this includes pelvic pain and dysfunction.  She is constantly working towards gaining new knowledge and helping clients live healthy and full lives. Ashley is a new addition to the providers in Essential Physiotherapy and has already brought a million great attributes to our team and clients.

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Dr. John Malatesta, Chiropractor. BSc.,DC,FCCOPR(C)

John graduated from The National College of Chiropractic in Chicago (now known as The National University of Health Sciences) in January 2000. In 2006 he completed his fellowship in Chiropractic Rehabilitation at The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. The following year he attained status as an Independent Chiropractic Examiner. He has also had training in gait analysis and fabrication of custom made orthotics. John has been practicing in Ontario since the summer of 2000. During this time, he has been a clinic director, clinic owner and treating clinician!

John’s approach to treatment includes evidence based manual therapies utilizing manipulation, mobilization and soft tissue treatments, as well as rehabilitative exercises with a focus on return to function. John's belief is that the patient is an equal partner in their recovery and return to normal function and puts a strong emphasis on education as part of his treatment plan.



Joe Foris, BScKin and MScPT

Joe graduated from the University of Toronto in 2003 with a Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy. He has continued his education with courses related to manual therapy and orthopedics, vestibular rehabilitation and extensive NDT training for stroke and neuro rehab.

Joe has worked along the full spectrum of care, ranging from infants to the elderly in both hospital and outpatient environments. He enjoys helping people strive to achieve their goals of therapy and restore their daily functions and roles in society. In his spare time Joe enjoys jogging, biking, snow-boarding, cross country skiing, rowing, fishing and most of all, spending time with his family and friends.

Paul Jager, BScPT, BSc, Bio, RCAMPT

Paul is a dedicated Physiotherapist who has extensive training in manual and manipulative therapy. He believes in exercise-based therapy and evidence-based hands on therapy. Graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy and Biology, Paul has continued not only his own education and training but educating others. Paul is a Clinical Professional Associate affiliated with McMaster University since 2005. Not only is Paul an instructor and tutor in the Physiotherapy Program, he is also involved in current research and studies for whiplash injuries and treatment.


Paul strives to educate his clients on their injuries, treatments and exercises so that treatments can continue to heal after each appointment. He has a strong interest in sports physiotherapy including running, walking and golfing biomechanics. Paul is also trained in gait analysis and orthotic assessment and fabrication. His special interests include but are not limited to: vertigo, dizziness, rehabilitation of TMJ disorders and headaches.

Sherri-lyn Moore, Bkin, BHSc(PT)

Sherri Moore is a veteran to the world of Physiotherapy and Woman's Health. She opened the clinic almost 10 years ago and dedicated herself to offering a variety of care to women in all stages of life.  Sherri graduated from McMaster University School of Physiotherapy in 1997. She continues her education by developing advanced skills in manual therapy, women's health, pelvic floor rehabilitation, bone health, and obstetrics.

She lives a wonderful and crazy life raising three boys, being both a baseball and hockey mom, and being married to Rob McCall, Physiotherapist and entrepreneur. She loves being a mom, but her passion is making a difference in people's lives and that's what drives her to be the physiotherapist she is.