ABOUT EISENHAUER & SMITH PHYSIOTHERAPY

ABOUT US

We are a Physiotherapist owned and operated clinic established in 1993. We provide personalized hands on treatment with highly skilled registered physiotherapists trained in the latest evidence-based techniques. Our results speak for themselves: quicker recovery times and early return to activity.

All of our physiotherapists are all active with post-graduate education, and we have two FCAMPT therapists on staff

 

ABOUT OUR PROFESSIONALS

KATHERINE

CVORNYEK

Katherine is the owner of Eisenhauer and Smith Physiotherapy clinic. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1988. Following her graduation, she worked at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto for 1 year treating both inpatient and outpatient orthopedic and neurological patients. She then moved to San Diego and worked at Sharp-Rees Stealy for 5 years where her focus was in outpatient Orthopedics. During her time in San Diego, she completed her advanced manual therapy training (Australian approach) for both spinal and peripheral injuries. She is also trained in the McKenzie approach. She moved back to Toronto in 1995 and joined Eisenhauer and Smith Physiotherapy.  Over the past 20 years, she has continued her post-graduate education advancing her expertise in orthopedics, vestibular training, acupuncture and orthotics. She continues to use evidence-based practices to design her individual patient care.  In her spare time, she is an avid runner. She is currently involved in teaching at the University of Toronto Physical Therapy Orthopaedics Unit as a clinical reasoning small group facilitator. She is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Ontario Physiotherapy Association and is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

  • BScPT, MCPA, Registered Physiotherapist

LAURA GARDONIO

Laura graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in Kinesiology. She then went on to complete a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. At the post-graduate level she has successfully earned a Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She is registered as a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Laura has been working in private practice since 2003, with expertise in orthopedics, manual therapy and sports. She frequently uses acupuncture as part of her treatment approach, along with individual exercise prescription. Laura has also received special training in the rehabilitation of the vestibular system. She has had the opportunity to work abroad as a physiotherapist in New Zealand, where she gained invaluable international experience. Laura is a former competitive gymnast who now enjoys participating in weight training and tennis to maintain fitness and health. She is committed to providing client-focused care, where she employs manual therapy, exercise therapy and education to promote functional recovery.

  • HonsBA(Kin), BScPT, MCPA, FCAMPT, Registered Physiotherapist

EINAT

MEI-DAN

Einat graduated from Ben Gurion University in Israel with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2003. She also completed an Honours Master of Science in Physiotherapy with the University of Haifa, Israel as well as post-graduate orthopedic training in manual techniques (i.e. Mulligan), KinesioTaping, Dry Needling, and functional movement screening. Following her graduation, she practiced in both hospital and private clinic settings. Later, adding clinical instruction for Physiotherapy students and teaching assistance at University of Haifa to her practice. In 2005, Einat joined the Sports Medicine Centre at the Wingate Institute – Israel National Institute for Sports (as a physiotherapist and also as the clinical director from 2011 to 2013), treating athletes from various sports and ages. Einat has had the opportunity to work with Israel Olympic team, accompany them to their training camps and competitions – this included the Israel Olympic team to Singapore in 2010 – the first Youth Olympic games and 2012 London Summer Olympic games as chief physiotherapist.

 

Since moving to Canada with her family in 2013, Einat completed the comprehensive bridging program for international trained physiotherapists at the University of Toronto and was acknowledged with the 2018 Academic Excellence Award. For the past 2 years, Einat has been assisting with the orthopedic clinical labs in the Masters of Science in Physical Therapy program at the University of Toronto, using her knowledge and manual skills in training physiotherapists to be. She’s also involved with the bridging program as a facilitator and examiner. Einat strongly believes in active, functional, educated and collaborative rehabilitation, tailoring the treatment to the client’s needs, abilities and lifestyle. She is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, the Ontario Physiotherapy Association and is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

  • PT, BScPT, MScPT, MCPA, Registered Physiotherapist

ROMAN

IZQUIERDO

Roman's interest and passion for physiotherapy started after he suffered from chronic and acute pain issues as an athlete and student.  Roman graduated from York University with a Specialized Honors BSc. in Kinesiology with the highest distinction (Summa Cum Laude) in 2013. He went on to complete his M.Sc. in Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario from 2014 to 2016. His ambition to provide patients with the best care possible led him to extend his education with courses in acupuncture/dry needling, cupping, manual therapy (Level 1-Ortho Div), and Myofascial-Release techniques. Roman has also had the privilege of working as a CSEP Certified Personal Trainer with private clients under the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology since 2011. Although Roman has worked in a multitude of clinical settings, including hospital outpatient and inpatient pre and post-surgical, his focus, experience, and devotion revolves around sport medicine clinics.

 

During the initial physiotherapy appointment, Roman will perform a full body scan to get to the root cause of the problem.  His treatment approach is a combination of joint mobilization, myofascial and neural release, acupuncture/cupping, therapeutic and corrective exercises, as well as modalities as needed.  Roman works hard to understand you and your goals so as to develop a treatment program tailored to your needs, desires, wishes and preferences.  He finds enjoyment and fulfillment working with patients of all age groups through a broad range of injuries from acute to chronic.  Furthermore, Roman has had the privilege of working with professional, amateur, as well as recreational athletes in a multitude of sports settings, including live events.

  • BSc(Kin), MScPT, Registered Physiotherapist

LAURA

HERNANDEZ

Laura completed her Masters in Physiotherapy at Queen' s University after pursuing an Honours Bachelors of Science at the University of Toronto. 

As a physiotherapist, Laura’ s passion and enthusiasm to rehabilitate clients to their sport and play of preference comes from her own background in playing baseball, squash and participation in distance running and dancing at local studios.

 

Laura also practices as a Registered Physiotherapist at Toronto General. She welcomes clients of different age groups and conditions as she has previous experience in the rehabilitation of sports and overuse injuries, general neck and low back pain, post-surgical and neurological conditions.

Laura believes that treatment should focus on correcting dysfunctional movement patterns and addressing the root causes responsible for the symptoms. She uses the most current evidence through a combination of functional movement screening, manual therapy, individualized exercise prescription, modalities and education to ensure injury prevention and a successful return to play and activities of daily living. 

Laura is committed to getting involved with community events and staying current with new evidence. She has pursued additional training as McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program, Neuro Kinetic Therapy, First Responder (by Sports Physiotherapy Canada), vestibular rehabilitation and persistent pain management certifications. She holds a high interest on concussion management and neurofunctional acupuncture.

She is a member of the Sports Physiotherapy Division of the Ontario and Canadian Physiotherapy Association. In her free time, Laura enjoys running, dancing on local studios, playing squash, covering sports events and keeping updated with current evidence.

  • BSc(Hons), MScPT, McMaster Univ. Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Provider, Registered Physiotherapist

SUZIE

FOREMAN

Suzie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 1986. After graduating, she worked at Olympia Sports Camp, with York University’s rugby team and Ontario rugby, and at many sporting events in order to obtain her Sports Physiotherapy Certification. Suzie has been a member of the Ontario Sports Physiotherapy Executive Committee. She works in Orthopaedics and has attained her Level 3 manual therapy and has completed her McKenzie A, B and C courses. Throughout this time Suzie also gained extensive experience in gait analysis and orthotic prescription.

In 2010, Suzie completed her Gunn IMS certification and has 9 years of experience using this very effective treatment technique. Suzie is currently taking advanced courses for the treatment of TMJ disorders and doing Pilates training.

In order to be successful with patients, Suzie believes that you have to get at the cause of the problem and not just treat the symptoms. She uses a multimodal approach when treating her patients that includes Gunn IMS, manual mobilizations, soft tissue release, exercise prescription and taping.

When not at work, Suzie is active with fitness classes and Pilates, and enjoys spinning in the winter and cycling outdoors in the summer.

  • BScPT, MCPA, CGIMS, Registered Physiotherapist

THE CLINIC

1711 Avenue Road Unit #3
North York, Ontario
M5M 3Y6

Mon - Fri: 8am - 7pm 

​​Saturday: Closed​

Sunday: Closed

Email: info@esphysiotherapy.ca

Tel: 416-781-3552

Fax: 416-781-4826

CONTACT

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