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

TANYA

SWITALSKY

Tanya graduated from the University of Toronto in 2010 with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy. Before that, she went to Wilfried Laurier University and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Tanya was drawn to a career in physiotherapy by her passion for science and her love of working with people. The human body is a system and nothing works in isolation. Sometimes the root of the problem is far away from the area of complaint, and Tanya uses functional testing to identify the cause of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms. She has completed her NeuroKinetic Therapy Level 3 certification and is pursuing further training in movement patterning and motor control training. She is also certified in Pilates for rehabilitation and proprioceptive taping. 

 

Tanya is passionate about travel and the outdoors. She is an avid camper and hiker, and she is always looking for new adventures. She went on a year-long solo backpacking trip which took her to places like Iceland, Tanzania, and Cambodia, and she can proudly say she has been to all seven continents. Tanya has been fortunate to be able to combine her love for travel with her physiotherapy career. Over the past six years she has worked in the United Kingdom, Peru, and Argentina. She speaks English, advanced Spanish, and some French.

 

Physiotherapy isn’t just for when you’re in pain or after injury. If you want to improve your golf swing or be able to sit on the floor to play with your kids, Tanya would be delighted to work with you to help you achieve your movement goals!

  • BSc(Kin), MScPT, NKT3, Registered Physiotherapist

SOROUSH

PEYVANDI

Soroush obtained his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. With a special focus in Musculoskeletal care and rehabilitation of orthopaedic injuries, Soroush has gone to great lengths to further his education and practice in order to help his clients achieve the best outcomes. A knee injury he sustained while playing soccer gave him a new perspective on injury and rehabilitation post-surgery, as well as the importance of return to sport and activity. 

 

Completing courses in Soft Tissue Release and persistent lumbo-pelvic pain management techniques, he has been able to combine manual therapy, modalities, and exercise to help improve the lives of his clients and return them to their previous activities and favourite hobbies. He is a big believer in the active approach and movement as a way of rehabilitation.

 

Outside the clinic, Soroush spends his time following the Leafs, Raptors, Toronto FC, and Bayern Munich FC as well as working on his educational platform, PT Business Corner, to help improve business education in the field of physiotherapy.

  • B.A. Hons (Kin), MSc.PT, 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

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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