Footprints Therapy

Lisa Whiler

Registered Physiotherapist (Maternity Leave)

Lisa completed her undergraduate degree at Queen’s University where she graduated with Honours andreceived a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. She then went on to continue her education at theUniversity of Toronto, where she completed a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. Lisa was honouredto receive the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Award for the highest aggregate mark in academicand clinical courses throughout her entire Master’s program. Lisa has also received the OntarioFederation for Cerebral Palsy’s Therapy Scholarship.

Lisa has always been passionate about working with kids. Lisa received the majority of her paediatrictraining at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in the Neuromotor Department working withkids with a variety of conditions such as cerebral palsy and chromosomal abnormalities. Lisa has alsoworked in the community with 1to1 Rehab providing home visits to children and she has worked inprivate orthopaedic clinics. Lisa has a focused interest in Sports Rehab for kids of all ages and infantswith delayed motor skills. Lisa has volunteered with organizations such as Best Buddies, the SpecialOlympics, and the Parapan American Games.

Lisa is constantly seeking to learn new skills to improve her patient outcomes. She has completed theIntroductory Paediatric Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) course and Ceuvas Medek Technique(CME I and II), which focus on individualized therapeutic handling techniques for rehabilitation of kidswith neurological conditions. She has also completed her level 1 and level 2 lower Diploma of ManualTherapy through the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Lisa is also certifiedin the Mulligan Concept, which is series of mobilization techniques used to increase range of motion andenhance joint lubrication. Lisa is also certified in Rhythmical Movement Training, which is a series ofmovements to help integrate retained primitive reflexes to help overcome balance, sensory, emotionaland behavioural challenges. Lisa has also taken courses on Kinesio Taping, Soft Tissue Release, Non-Internal Pelvic Health, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Managing Children with Cerebral Palsy,Orthopaedic Physiotherapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy, and Sensory Processing and EmotionalIssues in Early Childhood.

Lisa is a Registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.