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Why Stouffville Joint Venture Physiotherapy?

Trusted and Experienced!

Your path to recovery begins at Stouffville Joint Venture Physiotherapy

We will work with you to achieve your goals. Whether it’s living life pain-free, returning to sport, or being able to lift your grandkids, we will help you return to the activities that are most important to you.

Proudly Serving Stouffville Since 1996 

Meet Your Incredible Team

Phil Genesis


Growing up in the Markham-Stouffville area, Phil went on to graduate from the University of Toronto with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2012. His clinical internship was completed with a distinction for exemplary performance in outpatient orthopaedic physiotherapy. His proven skills in manual therapy and exercise prescription allow him to design and deliver effective treatment plans. Phil’s strong academic and clinical background, along with his continuing education courses within the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (Level 3), medical acupuncture, concussion rehab, and athletic taping, lead to positive outcomes in helping his patients reach a full functional recovery.

Sue Gerard


Since graduating from the University of Toronto, Sue has provided treatment in a wide variety of settings including hospitals and outpatient clinics. She has vast experience in the treatment of orthopaedic conditions and has a special interest in total joint replacement rehabilitation. Under the new management of Stouffville Joint Venture Physiotherapy, Sue continues to provide the same compassionate service as always. Notably, Sue has added to her portfolio of services by now offering the GLA:D program. GLA:D provides treatment for patients with osteoarthritis as well as preparing people who are to undergo joint replacement surgery. In her spare time, Sue enjoys meeting people, gardening and spending time with her family.

Mara Iacoe


New to the Markham-Stouffville area, Mara graduated from the University of Toronto in 2016 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Since graduating, she has worked in outpatient orthopaedic settings and has a passion for working in this environment. Mara utilizes thorough assessment and treatment methods with consideration of patient goals and creating a strong sense of rapport with patients. Her continued education in the field has included training in the GLA:D Canada Program and she strongly believes in life-long learning to continue to build upon her orthopaedic skill set.

Colleen Hunt


Colleen graduated from Physiotherapy at the University of Western Ontario in 1991 and has extensive clinical experience including charitable work in Africa doing community-based rehabilitation. Colleen’s focus is a holistic approach to neurological rehabilitation of adults and children with complex neurological and traumatic injuries and conditions. She is trained in a variety of specialized courses including Neurodevelopmental Treatment / Bobath, Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization. Colleen’s outside interests include travel, camping, hiking and biking with her family.

Jill Insley

Physiotherapy Assistant

Jill graduated with honours from the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA) program at Durham College. She has clinical experience working with the pediatric and neurological pulation, as well as a variety of orthopaedic clients.  Being part of a diverse interdisciplinary team has helped shape Jill into a better clinician, as she loves to learn from other’s experience and gain insight as to how she can best help patients during their rehab. She is very excited to continue her path as a PTA, and she is looking forward to continuing to contribute to and advocate for the OTA/PTA profession in the future.

Deme Barlas

Massage Therapist

Deme is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) specializing in pain management, mobilization,
deep tissue release, and sports massage. Every treatment is tailored to you and your needs. No two clients are the same, thus your massage therapy experience will be specific and unique. Treatments may or may not include oil depending on what we are treating and how acute or chronic your pain or dysfunction is. Techniques and modalities may include: trigger point release, Active Release Therapy (ART), cupping, deep tissue massage, athletic and lymphatic taping, thai massage techniques, sports stretching, sports Massage, hydrotherapy, exercise prescription, and movement and recovery coaching.

Mackenzie Cote


Returning to the Stouffville area, Mackenzie graduated with a diploma from Georgian College in physiotherapy and occupational therapy assisting.  Mackenzie has extensive experience treating many different neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.  She received her certificate in pre-health science with honours back in 2015, which allowed her to further her knowledge in exercise therapy and coaching gymnastics.  In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors with her dog, skiing, trampoline, or sitting down with a good book.

Adele Birchard

Office Administrator

Adele began her career working as a Legal Assistant in law firms in Toronto, later moving to Stouffville. Her active lifestyle and interest in physical injuries has led her to pursue working in the healthcare setting. After 7 years assisting motor vehicle and WSIB patients she continues to further assist patients in their recovery. In her free time, Adele enjoys time outdoors, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

We Have A Solution For all Your Aches, Pains & Rehab Needs


The highly trained and experienced team will tailor care to fit your specific needs. The physiotherapists focus on treating issues related to chronic pain, as well as injuries from sport, motor vehicles, and the workplace. The physio team strives to deliver the highest quality care to attain the best possible outcomes. The goal is to help you regain the strength, function, and movement so you can enjoy a better quality of life.

Physio will help you in your path to recovery and well-being!


Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs), are subject to the training and competency requirements of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Stouffville Joint Venture’s RMTs do what they love most: helping you work through pain, injury, stress or any other condition. The goal is to help you relax, decrease tension, and feel better. Our massage therapists always go above and beyond to give you a tailor-made treatment to best suit your needs.

You deserve the gift of relaxation!

Fitness & Health

Stouffville Joint Venture Physiotherapy has a fully equipped fitness facility in a newly designed space. From cardio equipment, to free weights and cable machines, this facility has it all! The fitness gym has no members so it allows a personal and comfortable environment for physiotherapy clients only. We want you to feel welcome and not intimidated.

A healthier, more active life, starts here!

We Offer Even More To Serve You


Prescribing exercise and activities to improve your functional abilities before surgery. The goal is to decrease your hospital length of stay, speed up your recovery and return to “normal” activities, and reduce surgical complications.

Post-Surgery Care

Recovering from surgery? Everyone can benefit from physio and a rehab program. Our therapists work collaboratively with your surgeon to decrease your pain, improve your mobility, restore your function and quality of life.

Neurological Rehab

Therapeutic interventions that aims at treating patients who suffer from disorders that are neurological in nature.  Neuro physiotherapy is not just one technique but rather a multitude of intervention techniques aimed at rehabilitating patients with very specific disorders and traumas.


Acupuncture is an evidence based therapeutic treatment that uses sterile, thin needles to attract blood flow to an injury site. Acupuncture decreases inflammation, promotes healing and improves nerve health.


Customized medical devices that are designed to align your foot and ankle in the optimal position. Orthotics work much like glasses do on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body, decrease pain and improve tolerance to activities.

Custom Bracing

A brace specifically designed to suit your unique needs – a better fit, more comfort. Adding external support to your injury can decrease your pain during daily tasks and recreational activities. With a good assessment a brace can be highly effective.

Concussion Rehab

Concussions and their longterm effects are one of the biggest challenges individuals face. Recovering from a concussion can be a difficult and frustrating time. Everyone is impacted differently and as such, requires an individualized care plan.

Dizziness (Vertigo)

Our therapists have completed extra training and understand dizziness. Treatment depends on your assessment findings, but often involves hands-on techniques, head manoeuvres, an exercise program, or a combo of those strategies.

Jaw Pain

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is commonly known as jaw pain. Trained therapists can help your pain and clicking by teaching you relaxation, stretching and strengthening exercises for the face, head, neck and postural muscles.

Unsure If Our Services Are Right For You?

Talk to a Physiotherapist

We offer a complimentary consultation where you can discuss your issue with a physiotherapist.

Where You Can Find Us

If you’re interested in seeing our team at Stouffville Joint Venture, please reach out. We are happily accepting new patients and look forward to guiding you on your path to recovery.


34 Civic Ave. Unit 3B, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

L4A 1H2

(905) 642-7004

Monday 9:00AM – 7:00PM
Tuesday 8:00AM- 7:00PM
Wednesday 9:00AM – 7:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM – 7:00PM
Friday 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturday CLOSED