Amber Kosubovich, B.Sc., B.HSc. (P.T.) Owner
Amber obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1992 from McMaster University followed by a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) degree in 1996, summa cum laude. During the past 20 years, Amber has worked in two hospitals; Stratford General and Henderson General (ICU) in Hamilton. She has also provided physiotherapy care to patients in the community, as well as working at private clinics. With her keen interest in women's health issues, Amber had the opportunity to consult at the new Maternity Centre in Hamilton, teaching women how to prepare for childbirth. Amber is also an authorizer with the Assistive Devices Program of Ontario. Through this government funded program, Amber can assess clients who require walkers. A strong believer in lifelong learning, Amber also completed certification in Medical Acupuncture in order to provide this service in her practice.
Miriam Berry, B.Sc. (P.T.)
Miriam Berry graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a B.Sc. (P.T.) in 1985. She has worked in the private practice setting for the past 30 years. Miriam has completed many post-graduate courses in orthopaedics and rheumatology. She has a special interest in the application of Pilates exercise to rehabilitation.
Khizar Hayyat, B.Sc. PT, D.PT
Khizar is an internationally educated Physiotherapist who graduated in 2007 and completed his post-graduation in Physiotherapy. He has vast experience working in different hospitals and clinics. As a Physiotherapist he gained extensive experience in different clinical areas including Orthopedic, Vestibular, Neurological, Cardiac and Pediatric rehab. The patients at Waterdown Physiotherapy will benefit from all his past experience. By using different approaches, techniques and modalities, he helps patients to overcome injury/short-term health problems or manage long-term rehab.
He is dedicated to his profession and a challenging Physiotherapist. He has been registered with College of Physiotherapists of Ontario since 2015. He didn’t stop his studies and continued with different courses including, Acupuncture, Dry needling, and currently he is following Manual Therapy Level programs under the Ortho division of Canada.
Khizar has a pleasant personality with good communication skills. He believes in professional learning and loves to study and discuss new aspects in Physiotherapy.
He loves being a member of the “Waterdown Physiotherapy Team”.
Maureen Bellavia, B.Sc., BHSc. (P.T.)
Maureen is a graduate of the University of Waterloo (B.Sc. Honours Kin, 1991), and from McMaster University (B.H.Sc., Physiotherapy, Summa Cum Laude, 1994). She worked for over 17 years at Hamilton Health Sciences, treating a variety of orthopaedic conditions such as total knee and hip replacements, and complex trauma (multiple fractures and soft tissue injuries). She has since worked in private clinics treating a variety of orthopaedic conditions. After a comprehensive assessment (including the Extore Assessment), she uses a variety of modalities such as electrical acupuncture, soft tissue release, mobilzations, K-taping, exercise and education to restore movement and strength, and assist the client to safely return to function - work, sport and leisure. Maureen treats the patient holistically to achieve their goals.
Susan Maciulis, RMT
After a twenty-year career in Child and Youth Work and Behavioural Support Services, Susan decided it was time for a career change. She still had the drive to help people, so after careful consideration she decided Massage Therapy was the perfect way she could continue to help people on a daily basis.After two years at Ontario College of Health and Technology, she graduated in April 2014 with a diploma in massage therapy. Within three months, Susan passed the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario (CMTO) provincial exams and officially became a Registered Massage Therapist in August of 2014. Massage therapy to Susan means fully focusing on the individual as a whole. Listening to the client’s needs and assessing where the muscular tension is originating. Susan strives to make her treatment room a place where clients can relax and rejuvenate. Whether it is an acute or chronic injury or stresses of everyday life, Susan believes massage therapy is a valuable tool in healing and maintaining optimum health. Susan has extensive experience with individuals who have many physical and developmental disabilities and Acquired Brain Injury. Susan has recently begun to combine both careers and has been treating individuals with Autism within their own environment.