OurTeam

Get to know our qualified and caring team of health practitioners.
  • Kamal obtained his Bachelor of Physiotherapy from a university in India in 1999. He became a Registered Chartered Physiotherapist from Health Professional Council, London in 2002, and received his license from the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario in 2008. He gained tremendous experience in Neurology as well as musculoskeletal diseases by working as a Junior and Senior Physiotherapist respectively in various clinical settings throughout his professional career in National Health Services UK. His career began working at Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre where he specialized in acute as well as chronic Orthopaedic, Cardiovascular diseases management. He enjoys keeping up to date with developments in his field by reading books, journals, and blogs.

    Kamal Joshi, Registered Physiotherapist

  • Darryl runs clinics out of West End Physiotherapy - 2 times per month. Since graduating with a Master of Science from the University of Toronto in 2006, Darryl has practiced as an orthopaedic physiotherapist. In 2008, he completed his Master of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy at Western University. He has been a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists since 2009. Darryl is the clinical operations manager for West End Physiotherapy. His role is to ensure the therapists are accountable for the delivery of high quality services within a patient-centered model of care. He is also accountable for the clinical and business development for the clinic. Darryl continues to work clinically in a consultant model with orthopaedic and neurosurgeons to enhance the patient experience and triage to the right person, in the right place, at the right time. Darryl dedicates time educating and mentoring physiotherapists. Another passion of his is to facilitate the new graduate transition from student to entry-level clinician and encourage a positive initial work experience. Darryl has received awards to acknowledge his service as a physiotherapist providing excellence in learning, guidance, supervision and inspiration to physiotherapy students.

    Darryl Yardly, PT, FCAMPT B.Kin (Hons), M.Sc.(PT), M.Cl.Sc.(Manip), & Clinical Operations Manager

  • Steve Keown graduated with honours in 2010 from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He has been working at West End Physiotherapy since August of 2011. When Steve isn't working hard to help you get better he enjoys playing sports, camping and helping lead youth programs at his church.

    Steve Keown, Kinesiologist

  • Lisa is a Registered Kinesiologist and is licensed to practice with the College of Kinesiologists in Ontario. She graduated from McMaster University in 1995 with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology. She has extensive clinical experience working with various populations and is well versed in a wide range of exercise rehabilitation programs. Lisa has a good understanding in MSK injury prevention, and has experience implementing return to work programs and conducting functional abilities evaluations. She is WorkWell certified as a Functional Capacity Evaluator. Over the past 22.5 years as a Kinesiologist, Lisa has attended several professional development courses to expand her skill set and enhance learning. Special areas of interest include kinesio-taping, acquired brain injuries, gait analysis and retraining, orthotics, neuro-muscular retraining, pre/post operative rehabilitation, working with athletes and children, and concussion. She is deeply committed to delivering quality care, and achieving superior patient outcomes as a member of a multi-disciplinary case management team. In her free time, Lisa enjoys running, listening to music, maintaining an active healthy lifestyle, and spending time with family and friends.

    Lisa Gollan, Registered Kinesiologist

  • Connie is a McMaster University alumni with an honours Bachelor of Science in kinesiology. She is excited to learn and develop her skills and knowledge to best serve patients. She is an avid tennis player and enjoys running, swimming and volunteering at McMaster Children's Hospital.

    Connie Mac, Kinesiologist

  • Sarah is a Certified Athletic Therapist with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She graduated with honours from Sheridan College, Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in 2010 with a Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences (Athletic Therapy) Degree. After years of working in many multi-disciplinary clinics Sarah was eager to expand her knowledge and further develop her skills. She completed the Advanced Massage Therapy program at the Ontario College of Health and Technology in Stoney Creek in 2014, where she completed her Diploma in Massage Therapy. Sarah has completed continuing education courses in the areas of Visceral Manipulation and Craniovertebral Assessment and Treatment. Sarah enjoys utilizing skills she has learned from both professions to develop a more comprehensive treatment program for her clients. On top of her clinical duties she has also spent the past 4 years working as a Lab Instructor in the Kinesiology program at McMaster University.

    Sarah Hassett, BAHSc., CAT (C), RMT, Registered Massage Therapy

  • Kristin is a Registered Massage Therapist and a Certified Athletic Therapist. Kristin has been working as an Athletic Therapist for 7 years both with sports teams and in the clinic treating athletic injuries, as well as everyday injuries. In 2016 she decided to expand her knowledge and completed the Advanced Massage Therapy program at the Ontario College of Health and Technology and became a Massage Therapist in 2017. Now, Kristin uses a variety of General Swedish Massage techniques in her treatment such as fascial work, trigger point release as well as joint mobilizations. She combines her knowledge from both areas of study in order to find the source of the pain and plan specific treatments for each patient, including some home exercises that may help with recovery. She has also completed several continuing education courses over the last few years such as Visceral Manipulation, Craniosacral therapy and Soft Tissue Release and incorporates it all into her practice. In her spare time, Kristin likes to play ultimate frisbee and run, as well as relax with her family.

    Kristin Martin, Registered Massage Therapist

  • Dr. Wayne Jerome is a chiropractor at West End Physiotherapy. He is a graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). Prior to attending CMCC, Dr. Jerome studied at McMaster University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He has been providing patient-centered chiropractic care, which is a hands-on health care discipline in the Hamilton area since 1986. He has worked with several local sport teams including the Hamilton Hurricane Junior Football team and the Hamilton Thunder Soccer team. Dr. Jerome practices diversified chiropractic technique which involves manual therapies, including spinal and extremity manipulation as well as lifestyle and rehabilitation recommendations. Dr. Jerome’s goal is to reduce pain, improve function, and educate patients so they may achieve and maintain their best quality of life.

    Dr. Wayne Jerome, Chiropractor

  • Emily graduated from Mohawk College with a diploma in Medical Office Administration, plus two years of nursing experience. She has been with our company since July 2017. Emily has more than 8 years of customer service experience and is one of the administrators at our clinic. She can help you with many different clerical needs such as booking appointments, managing schedules, and helping with insurance, MVA or WSIB claims. In her free time she enjoys attending Hamilton Tiger Cat games, playing escape rooms, and competing with her dance group in the winter months.

    Emily Kowalczyk, Administrator