Meet our Practitioners, Instructors, and Advisory Board Members.
Owner, Shift Concussion Management Clinical Practice (Guelph, ON)
Since earning his degree in clinical Osteopathy at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and Holistic Health Science in 2004, Scott has earned a reputation in his field that is second to none. Early in his career, Scott joined the medical rehabilitation staff of both the NHL's Edmonton Oilers and their affiliate team, the Hamilton Bulldogs - an experience that has paved the way for a successful and fulfilling career in sports injury management.
Scott has always been extremely passionate about delivering the highest quality of care to his patients – particularly those suffering from concussion and post concussion syndrome. It is that same passion that inspired him to develop The Shift Concussion Management Program – an education and training platform providing Healthcare Practitioners throughout Canada with evidence-informed concussion assessment and rehabilitation strategies for patients suffering from mild traumatic brain injury.
Scott has received diverse training and mentoring over the course of his career. He is certified in vestibular assessment and therapeutic techniques out of Emory University’s prestigious program in Atlanta, GA, and has spent time shadowing in Pittsburgh, PA under internationally renowned Neuropsychologist Dr. Michael “Micky” Collins. Scott is currently a Credentialed ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) Consultant (CIC) and has significant experience with manual treatment techniques such as osteopathic manipulation, craniosacral therapy, and acupuncture.
Scott owns and operates a well-known multi-disciplinary concussion rehabilitation clinic in Guelph, Ontario (Shift Concussion’s head office) which specializes in post-concussion care for sport and non-sport related injuries.
In addition to balancing a busy clinic schedule, Scott lends his time speaking to sports organizations, hospitals, schools, and medical clinics throughout the province on the topic of concussion management.
Clinician, Shift Concussion Management Clinical Practice (Guelph, ON)
Kailin completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph in 2006. After receiving treatment for numerous sports injuries suffered in competition, she was inspired to pursue her Doctorate of Chiropractic (DC) at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. She graduated with top honours, and met Scott shortly thereafter, joining his team at what was then known as Shift Performance Training and Athletic Rehabilitation. Together, Scott and Kailin became keenly interested in concussion management, specifically physical rehabilitation approaches for persistent post-concussion sufferers. They attended many conferences, spoke with experts in the field in those early days and spent time at the world-renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Sports Concussion clinic to learn more.
Since that time, Kailin has been instrumental in the development and delivery of the Shift Concussion Management Program in Ontario, and serves as a clinician and instructor alongside Scott. She has undergone significant training over the years in concussion rehabilitation concepts with particular emphasis in the area of vestibulo-ocular disorders in post-concussion syndrome. She has lectured at numerous concussion seminars with Shift Concussion throughout Canada and strives to continually stay abreast of the research in the field. Her patient-centered and evidence-based approach to clinical practice is highly regarded at Shift Concussion Management amongst patients and staff.
Kailin is responsible for the development and implementation of Shift’s education platform and plays a key role in the training and mentoring of Shift’s clinical team in Guelph, Ontario.
Owner, Creekside Physiotherapy (Kimberley, BC)
Ryan co-owns Creekside Physiotherapy, a multidisciplinary clinic in Kimberley BC that provides concussion and vestibular rehabilitation care for the East Kootenay region. As a rural practitioner he has a unique perspective in working with limited resources and referral options in his region.
Ryan’s graduate research explored the relationship between attention and anxiety and their effects on motor control and balance in a dual-task context. He has treated vestibular disorders and balance issues for the past 17 years and completed his Certificate in Vestibular Rehabilitation at Emory University in Atlanta in 2016.
Ryan started teaching with the Shift Concussion Management Group in 2015. His interest in persistent pain, whiplash disorders, psychology, and functional neuro-optometry helps him see the many dimensions associated with treating persistent concussion patterns.
Shift Concussion Management Clinical Practice (Guelph, ON)
Tori completed her academic journey at Brock University completing her Master's in Professional Kinesiology in 2017. Prior to, she graduated from the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University with a Honours Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology (2016) and a degree in Fitness and Health Promotion at Niagara College (2014). Tori took an interest in concussion while doing research in her Masters, she was moved by the unique presentation of each individuals injury.
As a Niagara Native, Tori continues to contribute to concussion research with the Niagara Region and Brock University as a Research Investigator. Her interests are concussion management but most specifically the autonomic nervous system, mental health and how this dysregualtion can play such a role in the rehabilitation of concussions. She carries her passion for research and helping others into the clinic using evidence based practice. Tori continues to grow professionally through continuing education courses through the American Psychiatric Association, Google Analytics, Government of Ontario and attending workshops and staying up to date on new clinical applications in the literature.
Ever since she experienced a severe concussion in her first year of her undergraduate degree, Kirsten has taken a great interest in the brain and how it can change and adapt to external factors. This interest inspired her to complete her Arts and Sciences Degree in Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Guelph in 2020, followed by an Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Brain Disorders Management at Mohawk College in 2021. Some highlights of her education include knowledge translation and transmission, and completing research in the Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the University of Guelph.
Between her personal experience, education, and work opportunities, Kirsten can empathize with the amount of effort it takes to navigate a brain injury and the many comorbidities that follow. She has worked as a Vision Therapist, helping concussion patients improve vision-related and other concussion symptoms, as well as children who experience vision-related learning challenges. The most rewarding part of working alongside patients is seeing them succeed and become more confident in daily life.
Kirsten is your first point of contact if you're a healthcare practitioner interested in learning more about our courses, workshops or our provider membership, or if you're a concussion sufferer looking for a clinical provider with concussion rehabilitation training - she's here to help!
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