SUZANNE JOHNSTON PT
VICTORIA WINDLE PT
B.Sc., Ph.D., M.Sc.P.T.
I have been a physiotherapist since 2009. Prior to my physiotherapy training, I obtained a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Memorial University, and during that time I was a lecturer and laboratory instructor in the Faculty of Medicine and the School of Pharmacy. I have also been a clinical instructor for over 30 students, ranging from high school to Masters of Physical Rehabilitation. I continue to be interested in neuroscience, and in addition to treating orthopaedic conditions, I work with individuals who have suffered a stroke, or are diagnosed with neurological conditions such as Parkinson's and MS. I have additional post-graduate training in several orthopaedic areas as well as neurorehabilitation, vestibular dysfunction, post concussion syndrome, myofascial pain, complex regional pain syndrome, and chronic pain. I also use acupuncture, as well as functional dry needling to augment therapy.
My first physiotherapy experience was having treatment done after an injury I suffered playing hockey. I knew from then on that being a physiotherapist was the career I wanted to pursue because of the positive impact it can have on relieving a person’s pain and helping them to regain their optimal function. After completing a Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Kinesiology at Queen’s University, I completed my Master’s of Physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa in August 2021. While completing my physiotherapy education at the University of Ottawa, I was able to participate in a research study that was exploring the accessibility of pelvic health physiotherapy for women in Ontario which sparked my interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy. Since beginning my physiotherapy career, I have completed Level 1 and Level 2 certifications for the assessment and treatment of a variety of male and female pelvic floor dysfunctions. In addition to treating those suffering with pelvic floor dysfunction I also treat orthopaedic conditions.
PTA, Registered Kinesiologist
I graduated in 2020 from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelors of Arts-Honours Specialization in Kinesiology. I was fortunate to be the student Athletic Therapist for the Women's Basketball team during my senior year, and have completed my First Responder certificate. After completing my degree, I successfully completed the provincial examination, and I am now a Registered Kinesiologist. In the next year my goal is to learn from, and become an integral part of the Morrisburg Physiotherapy team, with the hopes of continuing my education next fall within the profession.
Health Sciences Diploma
My journey in healthcare began when I graduated from Everest College in 2008 with a Medical Assistant/Technician Diploma. I then studied Health Sciences at Algonquin College and graduated in 2011. I have been working in health care since 2008, so while I may be new to this work place, I'm not new to helping others, specifically with regards to their health. I enjoy working in both one-on-one and group environments, and love to encourage others to improve their health. I look forward to assisting patients with their treatment with the goal of improving well-being and quality of life.