Meet the Team
B.Sc.(PT), B.Sc., Cred MDT
Cheryl Davies is a Registered Physiotherapist who graduated in 1994 from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to that Cheryl obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph in 1991. Cheryl has varied experience in Orthopaedics working in the Hospital and Private clinic settings with workplace injuries, sports injuries and motor vehicle accidents. Cheryl has extensive post graduate training on the treatment of muscle, joint, ligaments and nerve injuries.
Cheryl is credentialed in the McKenzie system for assessment and treatment of neck and back injuries. A lifelong learner, Cheryl has completed various post graduate orthopaedic and manual therapy courses and examinations. Some of the Orthopedic and manual therapy courses Cheryl has taken include completion of the Orthopaedic divisions Level 1 through 5 Orthopedic manual therapy courses as well as world renowned Wendy Aspinall's Peripheral and Spinal Orthopedic Courses. She has also taken various taping, neurodynamic, acupuncture, and Mulligan courses. Cheryl is a co-owner of Brooklin Village Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic.
Cheryl has a special interest in treating TMJ or temporal mandibular joint (jaw) problems. She is also very interested in treating and educating women after having children on how to restore their core including pelvic floor (Postpartum Health for Mom's).
Cheryl's hobbies include: yoga, mountain biking, skiing, kayaking and hiking with her family. She is also interested in becoming a better golfer and has taken Fit Fore Golf courses that give her more insight into treating clients with golf injuries.
M.Cl.Sc(Manip), B.Sc.(PT), FCAMPT, Cred MDT
Rick Fryzuk is a Registered Physiotherapist who graduated in 1994 from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. After working in several different physio clinics and gaining extensive experience in Orthopaedics Rick decided to open Brooklin Village Physiotherapy in 1999 in order to provide the treatment he felt was lacking in his home community. Over the years Rick has continued to put a strong emphasis on his post graduate education finishing the former EV Series of courses and then completing the Advanced Spinal Manipulative Therapy Specialization Program with internationally recognized physiotherapist Wendy Aspinall.
Rick also completed the McKenzie International Series of courses for spinal treatment and successfully challenged the McKenzie Credentialing examination. Rick has continued to take Orthopaedic and Sports therapy based courses and received his Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2005 becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Physical Therapists (FCAMPT). Rick also has extensive experience in the treatment of sports injuries coming from his time as the Chief Physiotherapist for the Ontario Provincial Women's Field Lacrosse Team, working with the Brooklin Redmen Lacrosse team, working with international level Figure skaters and hockey players and through treating numerous high level athletes in the clinic. Rick continues to work extensively with athletes from various sports both professionals and amatuers including hockey, figure skating, lacrosse, soccer, rugby and baseball to name a few.
Rick's desire to continually learn and further his education saw him return to complete his Master's degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy, MClSc (Manip) from the Western University. Rick has always believed learning is lifelong and enjoys mentoring University Physio students and giving High School students co-op experiences.
When Rick isn't in the clinic you will most likely find him on two wheels either mountain biking or road cycling; on the water either canoeing, kayaking or on his SUP; playing hockey or relaxing at home with his family most likely watching sports or listening to vinyl.
Zach graduated from the University of Toronto Master of Science in Physical Therapy program in 2021. Prior to that he completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology degree also at the University of Toronto. During his Physical Therapy program Zach gained valuable experiences working with patients with a variety of diagnoses in both hospital and private clinic settings.
Zach grew up in Brooklin and participated in several sports such as hockey, lacrosse, and motorsports. During his time at the University of Toronto, Zach played for the Varsity Blues Men’s Lacrosse team for 5 seasons. Zach also worked as both an anatomy teaching assistant and a research assistant in two labs. Zach’s background in Kinesiology and sport have informed his treatment approach, which combines evidence-based exercise and manual therapy techniques and empowers patients to be active participants in their recovery. Zach is interested in taking post-grad courses in areas such as acupuncture, McKenzie system, and orthopedic manual therapy to further grow his treatment skills.
In his spare time Zach enjoys playing recreational hockey and lacrosse, working-out, visiting his family’s cottage, snowmobiling, and dirt-biking.
Kris completed his Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto and his Master of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University. Kris has experience with treating a variety of sports injuries and chronic conditions, returning people to their optimal level of function and improving their fitness levels. His treatment approach is based on thorough assessments, evidence-based hands-on treatments and personalized functional exercises.
Treatment sessions incorporate techniques from post-graduate level courses including Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), Barefoot Rehab Specialist, Mulligan Techniques, and Neuro-proprioceptive Taping. Kris focuses on empowering his patients through education of their condition and a long-term plan to prevent further injury or reoccurences.
Kris is a certified Sport Physiotherapy Canada First Responder and was part of the Medical Team at the 2015 Toronto PanAm Games.
Emily Murphy is a registered physiotherapist who is a graduate of Queen’s University where she received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy degree; she also holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from McMaster University. During her time at McMaster, Emily volunteered at a spinal cord injury rehabilitation centre and developed a strong passion for assisting individuals of all ages and abilities to reach their exercise goals. As a physiotherapist, Emily’s treatment approach stems from using therapeutic exercise to optimize function as she has learned through work, volunteer, and personal experiences playing sports and competitive dancing. Emily believes in an evidence-based practice approach to therapy, and is interested in advancing her treatment skills to reflect the always growing field of physiotherapy. As a result, she has taken continuing education courses in concussion rehabilitation and acupuncture and hopes to continue furthering her skill set.
During her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time with friends and family, knitting and making pizza!
Thushani is our Office Manager, she keeps the clinic running efficiently, by managing the schedules and insurance claims. She completed her undergrad, with a double major in biology and psychology, and has many years of experience in healthcare administration. She always strives to go the extra mile to enhance the quality of care offered at Brooklin Village Physiotherapy.
In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and exploring the great outdoors with her family. She has a bucket list of places to travel around the world and has had the privilege of already crossing a couple out.
Matty is our friendly Clinic Assistant, who ensures you have a pleasant visit at Brooklin Village Physiotherapy. Matty is a certified physiotherapy assistant, and she ensures the smooth flow of the clinic by assisting the therapists and clients with her wide array of skill set. She works hard to maintain a vibrant atmosphere in the clinic.
When Matty is not working at the clinic, she is working hard on her farm and tending to her horses. She enjoys playing with her puppy, cardio sessions outdoors and exercising at the gym.
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