Scott Haller, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, AC, MT
OWNER, OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL PRACTITIONER
PRESIDENT, SHIFT CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Since earning his degree in Osteopathic Manipulation at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and Holistic Health Science in 2004, Scott has earned a reputation in his field that is second to none. Early in his career, Scott joined the medical rehabilitation staff of both the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers and their affiliate team, the Hamilton Bulldogs – an experience that has paved the way for a successful and fulfilling career in sports injury management.
Scott’s most recent project includes the development of an advanced protocol for the assessment and management of concussions – The SHIFT Concussion Management Program. This comprehensive program provides Healthcare Providers throughout Canada with evidence-based concussion management strategies that can be directly applied to their patients whether it sport, work, motor vehicle, or other accident-related head injury. Shift Concussion Management takes pride in serving as a Center for education and training for Health Professionals wishing to advance their knowledge in the area of concussion management. Scott has also received advanced education in vestibular assessment and therapeutic techniques out of Atlanta, Georgia, as well as training in Pittsburgh, PA through time spent with internationally renowned Neuropsychologist Dr. Michael “Micky” Collins. Scott is currently a Credentialed ImPACT (Immediate post-concussion assessment and cognitive testing) Consultant (CIC).
As a result of his diverse training, Scott has an array of specialties spanning from generalized osteopathic treatment, craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, vestibular therapy, to concussion management.
In addition to balancing a busy clinic schedule at his Guelph location, Scott lends his time speaking to sports organizations, hospitals, schools, and medical clinics throughout the province on the topic of concussion management.
Dr. John P. Crawford, BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD(Path), DC, FRCCSS(C)
Upon graduation from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) Toronto, Canada, Dr. Crawford obtained Fellowship status from the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada). He has been an educator in the fields of Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Neurology, Geriatrics and Clinical Diagnosis, lecturing to nurses, chiropractors, naturopaths, homeopaths, massage therapists, dental, medical, physiotherapy and paramedic students. He holds the rank of Associate Professor at CMCC.
As an Independent Physical Examiner, Dr. Crawford has served on the roster of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, while performing DAC assessments. As a fully certified Functional Capacities Evaluator and certified by CMCC as an Independent Chiropractic Examiner, Dr. Crawford also holds certification through the American Board of Forensic Professionals in the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (4th Edition), as well as, the Shift Concussion Management Program. He is a long-time Board Member of the Canadian Society of Chiropractic Evaluators, Vice President and founding member of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) Foundation, a member of the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators and a Diplomate of the Canadian Academy of pain Management. In addition, Dr. Crawford serves as a member of the Quality Committee, Hospice Wellington, Guelph, Ontario.
Dr. Crawford continues performing independent physical assessments and currently engages in clinical practice and research at Shift Rehabilitation at Arbour.
When Dr. Crawford isn’t practicing he can typically be found perfecting his golf game or spending quality time with his family.
Dr. Kailin Walter, BSc(Hons), DC
Kailin completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph in 2006. After receiving treatment for numerous sports injuries suffered in competition, she was inspired to pursue her Doctorate of Chiropractic (DC) at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. She graduated with top honours, and completed additional certifications in Graston Technique® (an instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy treatment method), and Contemporary Medical Acupuncture (McMaster University). She is a member of both the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) and Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA). Kailin subscribes to an interdisciplinary model of healthcare, and integrates the latest evidence based practices into her therapeutic approach.
Kailin has been instrumental in the development and delivery of the Shift Concussion Management Program in Ontario, and serves as a clinician and instructor alongside President, Scott Haller. She has completed advanced clinical training in the implementation of all aspects of Shift’s program, with particular emphasis in the area of binocular vision disorders in post-concussion syndrome. Kailin has also completed advanced training in ImPACT (Immediate post-concussion assessment and cognitive testing), the most widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion management tool, and is currently a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC).
In addition, Kailin has undergone formal training in the burgeoning field of Vision Therapy and has spent a significant amount of time working with, and shadowing Dr. Patrick Quaid (OD, FCOVD, PhD) at his Guelph Vision Therapy Institute.
Growing up, Kailin was heavily involved in sports, particularly competitive softball and figure skating. She remains dedicated to leading a healthy and active lifestyle, and is committed to helping her patients do the same.
Dr. Katherine Lopinski, HBSc, DC
Katherine being our newest Chiropractor, is excited to offer locum coverage while Dr. Walter takes maternity leave.
Katherine completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics and minor in Business Administration at the University of Guelph in 2013. After a bout of low back pain, and seeing family members endure through spinal cord injuries and disc herniations, she was inspired to pursue her Doctorate of Chiropractic (DC) at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto. She completed additional certifications in Graston Technique® (an instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy treatment method), and will soon be certified in Functional Integrated Acupuncture (CMCC). Katherine is currently furthering her knowledge in concussion management to better serve her patients at Shift. She is a member of both the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) and Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA). Katherine utilizes the best research evidence, her clinical expertise, and individual patient values and preferences to practice evidence based care.
During Katherine’s chiropractic intern rotations, she has become more proficient in the use of diversified and drop-piece manipulative techniques, myofascial release and instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitative and strengthening techniques. In addition, she has successfully incorporated methods such as acupressure for headaches, mindfulness meditation for stress, mirror-box therapy and graded motor imagery for chronic pain, and nerve-flossing techniques for neurodynamic-related pain. Katherine is also a Registered Yoga Teacher, and has taught classes ranging from chair-yoga for seniors to high-energy flow classes. She is committed to helping her patients lead a healthy lifestyle.
When Katherine isn’t practicing, you can usually find her enjoying the great outdoors or spending quality time with friends and family.
Keira Stroyan, BA(Kin), MSc.,PT
Keira obtained her Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy at McMaster University, and previously a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Kinesiology at Brock University. As a former women's fast-ball player, she understands the importance of treating and preventing injuries from a personal level.
Keira’s drive to help others coupled with her passion for sports and athletics has built the foundation of her career as a physiotherapist. Her treatment plans incorporate a combination of hands-on techniques, education and exercise prescription to reduce pain and optimize function. She offers additional skills and knowledge in acupuncture and concussion management.
Keira believes her role is to work with you to create a treatment plan that is specific to your needs and lifestyle. Her goal is to maximize your recovery to return to your favourite sport, hobby or work and prevent the recurrence of injury.
If not in the clinic, you will likely see Keira playing baseball, curling or reading a good book.
Frances MacInnes, BSc(Kin), MSc., PT
Brooke Nairn, CSEP-CPT
OFFICE ADMINISTRATION & PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT
Brooke is a recent additional to Shift Rehabilitation and brings a unique skillset to the team. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph and incorporates her education into her patient practice. Brooke has a keen interest in exercise which lead her to complete her personal training certification with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. A large portion of her experience includes working with athletes ranging from varsity to national level.
Although a skilled receptionist, Brooke truly shines within the clinic gym space. She assists patients by providing tailored exercise treatment plans, exertion training, strengthening programs, fall prevention techniques and more. Brooke works collaboratively with our Practitioners to understand each patient's unique needs and ensure their progress.
When Brooke isn't in clinic, she's usually one to keep busy and can be found at the gym, biking or camping. She's also an active volunteer within the Guelph community and assists the YMCA with their Wellness Program.
Rachael Grafe BSc(Kin), BAHSc(AT), R. Kin, CAT(C)
CERTIFIED ATHLETIC THERAPIST
As a Certified Athletic Therapist CAT(C), Rachael provides medical coverage for sporting events, orthopedic treatments in the clinic and/or works as a Strength and Conditioning Coach to enhance athletic performance.
In a clinical setting, Rachael performs a thorough assessment of any musculoskeletal injury and/or condition, looking for the root cause of the problem. She uses contemporary rehabilitative techniques, therapeutic modalities, soft tissue mobilization, physical reconditioning, and supportive strapping procedures to reduce pain, discomfort, and/or fatigue. She takes an active approach to rehabilitation, providing sport specific exercises and education, all in an effort to safely reintegrate an individual back into their sport or an active lifestyle as quickly as possible.
She draws her clinical practice from working in a variety of sports settings and teams, working with elite and world-class athletes, as well as, continually attending conferences and workshops. Prior to joining Shift, Rachael enjoyed working with the University of Guelph varsity teams, Rugby Canada, and The National Ballet of Canada. Rachael has worked with both Olympic and Paralympic athletes, ensuring they have a safe and successful season.
Johanna Padalino, RMT
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST
Michael Robinson, RMT
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST
When individuals experience aches and pains their quality of life can also suffer. Michael’s passion is in helping turn people to that higher quality of living. He aids his clients (including adults of all ages, children and families) to their pain-free lifestyles.
He understands that no single approach is the right one for every individual and so he’s trained in a range of modalities such as Neurofunctional (contemporary) Acupuncture (McMaster University) and Craniosacral Therapy (Upledger Institute).
His clinical background includes not only treating soft tissue conditions (strains and sprains), headaches, migraines, and stress, but also assisting those undergoing oncology, addictions and mental health treatments. Michael has been in professional practice since 2005.
Katy is Shift’s newest addition! She is responsible for building and executing Shift’s marketing strategies, company communications, and overseeing clinical and administrative operations for both Shift Rehabilitation and Shift Concussion Management. Before joining Shift, Katy was the Clinic Supervisor of Guelph Medical Imaging and was responsible for marketing, communications and staff management.
She brings with her 4 years of experience dealing with administration and media marketing that have assisting her previous companies in expanding their network and patient base.
She’s excited to keep her hands in the healthcare industry while expanding her knowledge into another sector of patient care.
Francine first joined the Arbour Wellness team (Shift’s sister facility at that time) in February 2008 after working 3 years in the same role at a clinic in Brantford. She is likely the one who will answer the phone when you call our clinic, and the one who will greet you with a smile when you come in!
Francine keeps everything running smoothly behind the scenes. If you’re looking for something to talk about, mention hockey or golf – Francine is an avid sports fan, and a powerful player on the links!