Our Team

East Gwillimbury Physiotherapy’s treatment team is here to serve East Gwillimbury, Newmarket, Bradford, Aurora and our surrounding York/Simcoe region.

Melanie Konje BScPT, FCAMT, CDT, MCPA

Registered Physiotherapist/Clinic Owner

Education

Melanie is a graduate from Queen’s University’s Faculty of Medicine’s School of Rehabilitation. She attended University on scholarship and was on the Dean’s honor list throughout all of her years of study. Since graduating in 2002 as a Physiotherapist, Melanie has continued her studies to become an Orthopaedic and Manipulative Physiotherapist. She attained her residency with the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Therapists in 2006, and her fellowship in 2012. She has also completed her education and is certified as a Combined Decompressive Therapist registered with the Government of Ontario’s ADP funding program for Compressive Devices.

Specialized Physiotherapy Training

Her interest in education of high level manual therapy techniques and sports and injury rehabilitation expanded to also include vestibular rehab training and integrated lymphatic massage training to treat individuals with primary and secondary lymphedema. Melanie also runs bone health and fall prevention programs out of East Gwillimbury Physiotherapy for the benefit of those in the Newmarket, East Gwillimbury and surrounding areas. With over a decade of clinical experience in community-based, complex case and sports-based Physiotherapy practice in which she has worked with all ages and abilities (ie. Pro athletes, professional dance schools, etc), Melanie is well suited for the wide variety of client needs in the Newmarket and surrounding area.

Physiotherapy Associations and Continuing Education

Melanie is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and Ontario Physiotherapy Association, Orthopaedic division, as well as the Cancer Rehabilitation division. Melanie continues to attain ongoing postgraduate education to ensure quality of care based on up to date research and clinical practice guidelines for her patients.

Aurelie Kelly, BSc, BScPT

Registered Physiotherapist

Education

Aurelie is a twice graduate of the University of Toronto. She attended university on scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience in 1992 and returned to U of T to complete a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1997. Aurelie is trained in anatomical acupuncture and has completed numerous postgraduate courses including Mckenzie Part A, B and C, the Tempomandibular joint, Patellofemoral Syndrome, Scapulohumeral Dysfunction, the Sacroiliac Joint and Therapeutic Taping for Peripheral and Spinal Syndromes. She is also actively pursuing her manual therapy levels in order to become an Orthopaedic and Manipulative Physiotherapist.

Specialized Physiotherapy Training

With over 15 year’s experience, she has worked in both the private sector and the community treating all ages from paediatrics to geriatrics with diverse multicultural backgrounds. Her clinical experience includes orthopaedics conditions, a variety of neurological conditions including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumours and post polio syndrome as well as musician related injuries. She often incorporates Alexander Technique principles in her physiotherapy treatment of musicians. In addition to working at East Gwillimbury Physiotherapy, she is also a consultant on the Home Care Visit Team for a private physiotherapy clinic in the Greater Toronto Area.

Physiotherapy Associations and Continuing Education

Aurelie is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Ontario Physiotherapy Association. She believes in continuing postgraduate education as well as keeping informed on current physiotherapy research and medical news. She is a contributing medical writer for a medical news website where she writes reader friendly articles from primary research material. She also reviews current physiotherapy journal articles that are found on egphysiotherapy.com. With her holistic approach, she ensures quality of care and evidence based practice.

Laura Schweitzer BScOT Reg. (Ont), CHT

Registered Occupational Therapist/Certified Hand Therapist

Education:

Laura attended Queen’s University’s Faculty of Medicine’s School of Rehabilitation and graduated in 1989 as an Occupational Therapist. She attained an advanced specialization in the area of Hand Therapy in 2009 and is a member of CSHT. Laura has taught undergraduate courses at the University of Toronto and has been asked to speak at conferences to fellow surgeons and therapists. She also works at Southlake Regional Health Center in the Rehabilitation Department’s Hand Clinic.

Specialized Occupational Training

Laura’s specialization is in the area of upper extremity injury and loss of function. She is an expert in acute trauma, repetitive stress and degenerative disease. She has advanced specialization in the provision of orthotics to either support injured tissues or to dynamically stretch stiff structures. Her assessment skills and advanced training can assist clients to gain back function they have lost due to upper extremity injury or disease. Laura is also skilled in the provision of functional home assessments and assistive devices to increase independence.

Occupational Therapy Associations and Continuing Education

Laura is a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists and is registered with the College of Occupational Therapists. She is a Certified Hand Therapist and member of CSHT. Laura continues to attend postgraduate courses to advance her knowledge and keep abreast of the most recent developments in her field. Laura’s practice is client-centered and she strives to assist her clients to gain their maximum level of function after injury or disease.

Busaina Amijee BScPT

Registered Physiotherapist

Education

Busaina is a graduate from McMaster University’s School of Rehabilitation Sciences. She was on the Dean’s Honor List and was President of the Rehabilitation Science Student Association. After graduating in 2011 as a Physiotherapist, Busaina has continued her studies by taking several courses; most recently, she took a course on vestibular rehabilitation, which is an area of key interest to her.

Specialized Physiotherapy Training

In addition to working at East Gwillimbury Physiotherapy, Busaina also works at North York General Hospital. At the hospital, she primarly works with very acute care patients, specifically those in the intensive care unit or cancer care/palliative units. She has taken several courses and attended lectures on this area of physiotherapy and is rostered with the College of Physiotherapists for oxygen titration and tracheal suctioning. Busaina has taken several post-graduate courses, including: Foundations of Oncology for Physical Therapists, Vestibular Rehabilitation with Bernard Tonks, Soft Tissue Release Techniques, the Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment Competency Course, and a Therapeutic Taping course for peripheral and spinal syndromes.

Physiotherapy Associations and Continuing Education

Busaina would like to continue ongoing postgraduate education to ensure quality of care for patients; she hopes to pursue her levels in order to become an Orthopaedic and Manipulative Physiotherapist. She would also like to pursue further learning in vestibular rehabilitation.