Craig is proud to have spent the last 20 years servicing individuals in the Barrie and Simcoe County region. He has a wealth of experience in orthopaedic physiotherapy services and has been the founder of multiple region physiotherapy practices. He has previously founded Mapleview Physiotherapy, Quarry Ridge Physiotherapy, Midhurst Wellness Centre and co-founded Family Physiotherapy Centre of London.
Craig has spent the previous 20 years of his full time physiotherapy practice focusing on musculoskeletal conditions. He has assessed and successfully treated thousands of area residents over the years. In addition to in office patient care, Craig has also provided professional lectures in shoulder injuries, foot and ankle conditions, swimming injuries, running injuries, back and neck care education and physiotherapy private practice lectures for the University of Toronto curriculum. He has also worked as a University of Toronto Physiotherapy Clinical Placement Supervisor.
"Sports were a large part of my childhood and teenage years. My love of fitness directed me in pursuing education at Laurentian University. I completed an Honours Degree in Physical and Health Education in 1995. My educational studies and interest in rehabilitation led me to pursue further education and a career in Physiotherapy. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto in 1999. In practice, my focus is on orthopedic conditions (spine, joint, muscle conditions) with special interest in foot/ankle conditions. I work with people of all ages and believe that each persons condition is unique. There are many variables involved and a plan of rehabilitation must be safely suited to each individual for greatest success. I take great pride in the services and the environment that our clinic offers.
When I am not in the office, my time is spent with my wife and two daughters. In keeping with my lifelong love of sport, I now focus on golf. In spare time, I can be found walking the fairways of Barrie and area golf courses."
Tony Dombroskie is a practicing Physiotherapist at Mapleview Physiotherapy. After Tony graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 1999, he practiced in the Ottawa Valley area before moving to Barrie in 2004. Prior to becoming co-owner of Mapleview Physiotherapy, Tony has practiced at an area clinic for 11 years.
Growing up Tony played competitive hockey and competed at the Canadian Junior championships in golf. He experienced a shoulder injury as a teenager and was introduced to physiotherapy at that time. With his love of sport and interest in rehabilitation, physical therapy was a perfect fit.
Through his class and clinical experiences he was pointed in the direction of orthopedics where he has been in private practice for the past 20 years.
“It is essential to determine the underlying cause of the injury/condition to treat it effectively. That is why I have taken several orthopedic post graduate courses over the years. Furthering my knowledge and experience allows me to better serve my patients. I truly enjoy working with people and there is nothing more rewarding than a patient thanking me for getting them back to what they enjoy.”
Doctor of Chiropractic
Originally from Sutton, Ontario, Dr. Ashley Barker completed her Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University graduating on the Deans List. During her time at McMaster, she worked with several varsity sports teams as a Student Field Therapist and Strength & Conditioning Coach.
Following her undergraduate degree, Dr. Barker moved to Barrie, Ontario to begin working as a Registered Kinesiologist where she gained valuable experience working with patients of all ages and ability levels. Also during this time, she worked with National level figure skaters at Mariposa International Training Centre creating and implementing sport specific strength and conditioning programs.
While working closely with other healthcare providers and patients to improve movement and performance, she became inspired to study further and become a Chiropractor. Dr. Barker completed her doctorate in chiropractic medicine at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto where she graduated in 2016 on the Deans List and with Clinical Honours. During her time in Chiropractic College she completed the McMaster University Contemporary Acupuncture program and Active Release Therapy® courses allowing her to broaden her manual therapy knowledge and skills in order to provide other treatment options for her patients.
Happy to make Midhurst her new home, Dr. Barker provides evidence-based care by incorporating a variety of techniques which she utilizes to help patients restore lost function and movement, as well as aid in injury prevention. She takes an individualized approach with each patient, treating conditions or functional issues with a combination of soft tissue therapy, joint mobilizations, joint manipulations, rehabilitation programs and education as well as other therapeutic devices. She combines these methods in the best way possible to provide care for her patients to feel better and live an active, healthy lifestyle.
Registered Massage Therapist
Following her graduation from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Kinesiology, Gillian worked in a North York Physiotherapy clinic as a Kinesiologist for 5 years. Building on her experience in the rehabilitation field, she attended the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy to complete her Massage Therapy Diploma. She successfully attained her provincial license shortly after graduating. She became a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Ontario Massage Therapists’ Association (now called the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario) and started practising at the Mapleview Family Physiotherapy Centre in the south end of Barrie in October of 2000.
While maintaining a clinical practice, Gillian taught in the Massage Therapy Program part-time at a local private College for over a decade teaching Pathophysiology, Clinical Assessments and Massage Theory and Techniques. She has taken time to continually update her skills by taking certificate courses including the Dr. Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage levels I and II, Fascial Stretching, Lumbar Assessment, Sport Massage, Taping, Aromatherapy, and Hot Stone Massage.
Over the last 3 years, while working in Midhurst, Gillian has continued to take various taping courses and most recently a cupping course, and she incorporates all of the modalities into treatments when she feels it is beneficial. Please feel free to ask Gillian for a demonstration of any of the taping, stone, or cupping modalities.
Registered Massage Therapist
Marie has been a Natural Health Practitioner since 2012. She was certified as a Reflexologist and Aromatherapist by the Canadian Institute of Natural Health and Healing originally based in Kelowna, BC. She also learned how to make all natural self-care products with the combined knowledge of her Aromatherapy certification and performing her own research.
After operating a natural health business for 1 year and doing contract work as a bilingual agent, she returned to school to become a Massage Therapist. She excelled in her assessment and treatment classes at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Cambridge, the result of which were a new found passion for body mechanics and the proper functioning of the human body.
Marie takes pride in her work and loves to help her clients improve their active function by addressing imbalances in their posture (muscular and skeletal presentation). She can help with systemic condition maintenance, injury recovery and stress reduction.
Whether with massage or essential oils, her goal is to help you improve your quality of life. Marie believes strongly in educating her clients on their condition to include them in the healing process. Expect a bit of homework (stretches, strengthening exercises, epsom salt baths, etc). This approach is based on the fact that progress is perpetuated by the client's engaged attitude toward their own recovery.
Registered Massage Therapist
Wendy graduated with honours from the massage therapy program at Georgian College. Her passion for learning has not slowed as she has immersed herself in continuing education. Areas of focus are:
Soft tissue release- a combination of myofascial release, therapeutic
massage and active assisted stretching
Pelvic health- understanding pelvic floor dysfunction as related to a weak
pelvic floor or an overactive pelvic floor
Rost Therapy- assessment and treatment of muscle imbalance of the
pelvic girdle leading to hip, sacro-iliac joint and pubic pain particularly
TMJ Mastery- intra-oral techniques to treat jaw dysfunction,restoring
symmetrical function, resolving pain and joint restrictions
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University
When not working. Wendy enjoys spending time in her garden, painting or curled up with a good mystery novel. She also enjoys yoga, walking her dog and relaxing with family and friends.
Any of Wendy’s additional skills can be incorporated into a Registered Massage Therapy treatment. Wendy tailors each treatment to meet her client’s needs and goals.
Registered Massage Therapist
Melissa is a graduate of the Trillium College Massage Therapy program in Oshawa and became registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in September of 2018. Melissa is very passionate about massage therapy. Her specialities include Swedish massage, trigger point therapy and deep tissue massage. Melissa is excited to continue her massage education to add other modalities and techniques to her range of abilities. Melissa loves meeting with new clients to assist in improving their health.