MEET THE TEAM

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Peter Petropanagos

BSc, MScPT, FCAMPT

Peter graduated in 2013 from the University of Toronto Clinical Masters in Physical Therapy Program. The deep study of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics was a great complement to the kinesthetic education he had received playing high level soccer. more

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Denisha Thompson

B.M.R., PT

Denisha obtained a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in 2007 from the University of Manitoba. Her first position was assisting in a return-to-work rehabilitation program in a private clinic. more

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Ivana Chuvalo

RMT

Ivana joined Thrive Physio as a registered massage therapist in 2019.

She values a holistic approach and is very passionate about helping people on their healing journey. She is well versed in Swedish Massage, Deep tissue, myofascial cupping, and pre and post natal massage. 

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Shams

Clinic Administrator

Shams joined Thrive Physio in late 2020 as a clinic administrator. She has several years of experience in  customer service with a focus in the medical and health industry.

When not booking patients and direct billing; Shams can be found working on engaging social media posts, reading non-fiction books, baking lemon cake, and collecting anything with the colour yellow. 

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Katie Allward

Physiotherapy Graduate

Katie obtained a Master of Science in Physiotherapy in 2021 from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. 

 

Katie has a professional history of Physiotherapy Assistance and Recreational Therapy for the elderly. Katie pursued her degree in Scotland, further challenging herself and taking advantage of the opportunity to train internationally. more

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Jorge Schauman

RMT

After more than a decade in the Hospitality industry, while searching for a healthier lifestyle, Jorge fell into a fitness industry job when joining his local Family Fitness Centre. He developed a passion for the function of the body, and achieved certifications as Personal Training Specialist, Fitness Instructor Specialist, and Weight Loss Coach before receiving a Massage Therapy Diploma From Everest College, followed by registration with the CMTO in 2012.

 

Jorge has since treated patients in a variety of settings where he helps patients alleviate pain, reduce physical restrictions and promote normal function.

 

“I believe movement helps bring about better body awareness which helps continue the positive impact of massage beyond the clinic setting.”