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Sports Medicine Physicians and Therapists in Burlington

The health care professionals at Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic in Burlington are all highly qualified in their fields. Our staff includes Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians who are CASM certified (Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine).

All of our friendly professionals bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Our staff includes:

Contact us to book an assessment if you have suffered a sports injury.

Sport Psychiatry

Certified Athletic Therapists

Registered Acupuncturist

Registered Physiotherapists

Registered Massage Therapists

Chiropractor and Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) Provider

Certified Pedorthist

Sports Psychiatry

Dr. Carla Edwards
Dr. Edwards is a Sport Psychiatrist whose practice focuses on the treatment of mental illness and psychological struggles in athletes of all ages. She completed her Bachelor of Science and Masters’ degrees in Chemistry at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick while also competing on their varsity volleyball team in the Atlantic University Conference. She was inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Sport Hall of Fame in 2015. She obtained her medical degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland before completing a psychiatry residency at McMaster University. She has been an Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at McMaster University since 2005. Prior to opening a Sport Psychiatry practice, she worked in crisis stabilization and child and adolescent psychiatry, and also coauthored a chapter for the Emergency Psychiatry textbook. Most recently she was named High Performance Mental Health Advisor with Swimming Canada.

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Registered Physiotherapists

Marcia MacVicar

Marcia has been practicing physiotherapy for over 15 years, with almost half of that time being at the Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic. Her interest in working with athletes and active individuals began as a junior competitive badminton player. This interest continued at the University of Waterloo where she completed her Honours Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sports Medicine, and through playing for the varsity badminton team.

After working for a year as a Kinesiologist and coaching varsity badminton at the University of Waterloo she returned to school to complete her Bachelors of Science – Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto where she graduated with Honours.

Her field experience includes working with both badminton and rugby. Marcia’s continuing education has focused on exercise based therapy, with an emphasis on the body as a whole, correction of abnormal movement patterns/mechanical dysfunctions as well as injury prevention in the athlete and active individuals. She completed the McMaster University Contemporary Acupuncture Program in 2010.

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Philip Murphy

Philip completed his Honours Bachelors of Arts in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario in 2002 and graduated with distinction.

He then completed his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2004. He is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Since graduating, his focus has been on the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.

Philip applies a comprehensive approach with emphasis on manual therapy, tailored active programs and education to provide individualized client care. His goal is to optimize clients’ recovery and help them achieve their rehabilitation goals.

Philip has also enjoyed an athletic background as a competitive swimmer for 10 years, representing Barbados at the national level on several occasions.

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Caroline Beacham

Caroline graduated from Western University with an honours BA in Kinesiology. From there she completed her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University.

Caroline is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and has also completed certifications in acupuncture, soft tissue release, and level 1 manual therapy.

Caroline’s treatment places a strong emphasis on individualized exercise programs and complements them with manual therapy, taping, and education.

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Certified Athletic Therapists

Jessica Price

Jessica graduated from a joint Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics and Diploma in Sports Injury management from both the University of Guelph and Sheridan College in 2002. Upon graduation and successful completion of her professional certification exams she joined The Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic.

In addition to continuing education classes such as muscle energy, she began a Master's in Kinesiology in 2003 at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She received a graduate assistant position at BGSU and had the opportunity to be an Athletic Trainer with the NCAA Division I football team, including their invitation to the Motor City Bowl. In addition to other teams, Jessica has worked with the Junior National Field Lacrosse team at the World Championships in 2003, 2008 and 2012.

In 2009, Jessica graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology with a diploma in Massage Therapy and became a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. In 2010, she completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University.

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Erin MacLean

Raised in Burlington, Erin completed her high school diploma at Notre Dame Secondary school. She graduated in 2000 from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology. In 2003, she graduated with honors from Sheridan College with a diploma in Sports Injury Management during which time she completed a year internship in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger Cats Football Club.

Erin has been an Athletic Therapist for many competitive sports teams including: the University of Western Ontario's Football team and women's basketball team, Guelph University's men's hockey team, and the Columbus Landsharks of the National Lacrosse League.

In 2009, she graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology with a diploma in Massage Therapy and in 2010 become a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Erin has been working at The Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic since 2004. Erin has taken educational courses in Muscle Energy and Soft Tissue Release.

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Certified Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) and Chiropractor

Randy Lilja

Dr. Randy Lilja graduated from the University of Guelph in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics, and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1989. He is a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, the Ontario Chiropractic Association and is licensed by the College of Chiropractic of Ontario.

His chiropractic techniques include the use of diversified manual adjusting as well as low-force instrument adjusting. Dr. Lilja is an instructor in Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) and holds advanced certification in all levels of A.R.T., including Biomechanics and Masters. He also holds a fellowship in Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation.

A wide range of clients, from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete, has benefitted from Dr. Lilja’s diverse background, experience, and skill set.

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Registered Massage Therapist

Jessica Price

Jessica graduated from a joint Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics and Diploma in Sports Injury management from both the University of Guelph and Sheridan College in 2002. Upon graduation and successful completion of her professional certification exams she joined The Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic.

In addition to continuing education classes such as muscle energy, she began a Master's in Kinesiology in 2003 at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She received a graduate assistant position at BGSU and had the opportunity to be an Athletic Trainer with the NCAA Division I football team, including their invitation to the Motor City Bowl. In addition to other teams, Jessica has worked with the Junior National Field Lacrosse team at the World Championships in 2003, 2008 and 2012.

In 2009, Jessica graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology with a diploma in Massage Therapy and became a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. In 2010, she completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University.

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Erin MacLean

Raised in Burlington, Erin completed her high school diploma at Notre Dame Secondary school. She graduated in 2000 from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology. In 2003, she graduated with honors from Sheridan College with a diploma in Sports Injury Management during which time she completed a year internship in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger Cats Football Club.

Erin has been an Athletic Therapist for many competitive sports teams including: the University of Western Ontario's Football team and women's basketball team, Guelph University's men's hockey team, and the Columbus Landsharks of the National Lacrosse League.

In 2009, she graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology with a diploma in Massage Therapy and in 2010 become a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Erin has been working at The Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic since 2004. Erin has taken educational courses in Muscle Energy and Soft Tissue Release.

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Jennifer Zinn

Jennifer graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (1999). She continued her education at Sheridan College earning a Diploma in Sports Injury Management, Athletic Therapy (2002).

Jennifer began her career working as an Athletic Therapist at a sports injury clinic in Oakville. Here she developed a passion for Craniosacral Therapy, and has shaped her treatment approach around uniting both the physical and emotional body and facilitating healing and recovery connectively, as opposed to independently.

Throughout her years of practice Jennifer has broadened her understanding of the mind-body connection, and has furthered her manual therapy techniques by graduating from the Ontario Institute of Health and Technology with a Diploma in Massage Therapy (2014). She is currently a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Jennifer joined the Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic as an RMT in 2016. As a member of the therapy team, Jennifer hopes to offer clients a treatment pathway that will provide a relief of symptoms, empower recovery and augment complimentary therapies by use of Swedish massage therapy techniques and Craniosacral Therapy techniques.

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Certified Pedorthist

Lisa Irish

Lisa Irish has a passion for biomechanics, anatomy, human gait and how all that works together in health and injury of the feet and legs. She is a Canadian certified pedorthist (C. Ped (C)), a professional trained in the assessment and treatment of foot and lower limb conditions and diseases using foot orthotics, footwear, footwear modifications and related devices. After graduating from Kinesiology she trained as a pedorthist and has been practicing clinically since 1985, most recently joining The Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic in Burlington. Lisa has consulted internationally, training and educating foot care professionals, lead workshops and presented at conferences on pedorthic therapy. She is also a founding instructor and continues to teach at Western University in the Diploma in Pedorthics program through the School of Continuing Studies. She has been the president of the Pedorthic Association of Canada and an active board and committee member. She has received several awards from her professional association including the award of distinction and the highest honour awarded by the Pedorthic Association of Canada for leadership in the profession and community. She takes every opportunity to help people understand how the human body moves and how appropriately supporting the feet using footwear, orthotics and related devices can affect their overall health.

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Registered Acupuncturist – Traditional Chinese Medicine

Jacqueline Marti

Jacqueline Marti is a Traditional Chinese Medicine Registered Acupuncturist in Ontario. She graduated from the Shiatsu School of Canada.

As a Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist, Jacqueline has experience treating many musculoskeletal conditions. She helps patients to decrease swelling, spasm and inflammation, as well as controlling pain, increasing range of motion and helping to promote healing in any phase of injury. She can also assist with treating underling conditions that may predispose an individual to injury. Jacqueline has been successful in treating all kinds of joint injuries, muscle strains, tendinitis, neck pain, shoulder conditions, tennis elbow, lower back strain, plantar fasciitis and nerve pain. In addition, she improves athletic performance through acupuncture by boosting the flow of blood to certain areas of the body before and after the competition.

Jacqueline also treats internal medical conditions such as: gynecological disorders, insomnia, migraines, asthma, allergies, stress, skin disorders, arthritis, digestive problems, urinary problems and emotional issues. She treats patients with addiction such as drug addiction, alcoholism and smoking addiction, through the NADA protocol.

Jacqueline’s treatments always include a combination of regular acupuncture and auricular acupuncture in order to boost the treatment and get faster and better results. Treatments can also include a combination of different modalities such as: electro-acupuncture, cupping, guasha, tuina massage, moxibustion and Traditional Chinese Medicine nutritional counselling. Her mission is help people to get the perfect harmony between body and mind and live the sensation of wellness.

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Reception

Vanessa Harper

Vanessa studied at Everest College where she graduated with honours and was the Student Ambassador for her class. In her spare time she enjoys motorcycle rides, reading and any other activities her children can find to keep her busy.

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Tara Curtis

Bio coming soon...

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Wendy Knopf

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The professional staff at The Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic (ESMC) offers therapy and treatments for pain relief and quicker healing. We collaborate with patients, working one-on-one with you to restore your mobility and reduce pain.

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