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The Partners

Ritch Coughlin

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Partner

Hons. BHK

Ritch graduated from the Human Kinetics program at the University of Windsor in 1986. After 5 years in the field of ergonomics and rehabilitation, he co-founded Proactive Ergonomic Concepts Inc. As a consultant, he has had the opportunity to provide disability management services to over 80 companies in Southwestern Ontario. Pinnacle Rehabilitation was founded in 1990 to better serve clients and provide Physiotherapy services to our local community.

Grant Gagnon

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Partner

Registered Physiotherapist

Grant graduated from the school of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario in 1996. Since then, he has worked in the field of orthopaedics, taking several post graduate courses to improve his skills and knowledge in providing exemplary patient care. Grant is a Credentialed McKenzie Therapist providing care in the field of mechanical diagnosis and treatment of spinal and peripheral joint problems. His compassion along with his experience and skills has proven to be an effective combination in provided excellent therapy.

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Mario Ruggirello

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Partner

Registered Kinesiologist

Mario graduated from the University of Windsor in 2002 with an Honours Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree in Movement Science. Since then, he has served as a Professional Clinical Kinesiologist in Essex County. Mario’s schooling includes Chronic Pain Management, Thoracic Stabilization, Lumbar Strengthening, Pre and Post Surgical Hip and Knee Strengthening, and Treatment of the Reconstructed ACL. Mario recently completed both Fundamental and Advanced Kinesio Taping courses.

Our Staff

Cristina Morasset, RPT


Registered Physiotherapist

cristina-morassetCristina has been working as a Registered Physiotherapist in the area of outpatient orthopaedics since graduating from the University of Western Ontario in 1999. She is a member of the CPA, OPA, orthopaedic division. Additionally, Cristina has taken multiple post graduate courses in Manual Therapy, McKenzie Mechanical Assessment and Treatment, Acupuncture, Fundamentals of Kinesio Taping, and Advanced Kinesio Taping courses. Her strong interest in sports rehabilitation led her to attend the Fowler-Kennnedy Sports Symposiums to remain current in the field. Cristina is interested in assisting in the education of future physiotherapists as a supervisor for physiotherapy students.

Devon Younan, RPT

Registered Physiotherapist

devon-younanDevon received her Bachelor of Science degree from Hillsdale College in Michigan while on an athletic scholarship for volleyball. She earned her Master of Physiotherapy in 2010 from the University of Western Ontario. Since that time Devon has continued her studies in Acupuncture, Manual Therapy, McKenzie therapy of the cervical and lumbar spine, Kinesiotaping, Mulligan Manual Therapy, and with the Fowler-Kennedy clinic on “the unstable shoulder”. Devon has also become certified in pelvic therapy as it relates to urinary incontinence and/or pelvic pain in females.

Jill Nicodemo, RPT

Registered Physiotherapist

Jill NicodemoJill graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree from the University of Windsor in 2010, and a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2012. Jill is a Certified integrated Manual Therapist completing a series of 10 Manual intensive course through the Great Lakes Seminars in the United States. These included courses in the extremities, sacroiliac joint, cervical-thoracic and a four day synthesis course and exam. She has also completed her acupuncture certification through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. She has completed Level 1 and 2 lower extremity courses through the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA, Mulligan Manual Therapy and a Functional Exercise and Strengthening Course. She has plans to further her education by continuing her training in functional exercise and TMJ rehabilitation. She has experience working with orthopaedic, geriatric, and peadiatric clientele.

Megan Byrne, RPT

Registered Physiotherapist

Megan ByrneMegan graduated from the University of Windsor in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Biology and Psychology with great distinction. She completed her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2013, and received the Pediatric Physiotherapy Award for her class. Since graduating, Megan has advanced her knowledge and clinical skills with post-graduate education. Megan has completed her Level 3’s in Manual Therapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Orthopedic Division, and will be continuing with the Intermediate Practical Exam in April 2017. Megan is certified in McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT) A and B, the Mulligan Concept, Soft Tissue Release, Acupuncture (AA1 from AFCI), the Shoulder Complex from APTEI, and is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Megan is committed to being a life-long learner in order to stay current in the field, and strives to deliver compassionate, individualized, and evidenced-based care for her patients.

Laura Foot

Physiotherapy Assistant & Office Manager

laura-footLaura graduated from the PTA program at Canadian College of Health, Science and Technology in July of 2013, where she was the recipient of the President’s Award for top academic performance. After completing her placement hours at Pinnacle’s LaSalle location, she was hired on as part of the team. She has completed Fundamentals of Kinesio Taping and Advanced Kinesio Taping courses, and applies these techniques in the clinic. She enjoys working alongside our talented therapists and she is passionate about delivering exceptional care to our patients.

Janice Sulpher

Administrator, Lakeshore

janice-sulpherJanice has been with our team since 2006.  In that time, she has become a friendly familiar face, always willing to go the extra mile for patients.

Cansu Cevirme

Administrator, Walker Road

Cansu CevirmeCansu joined the Pinnacle team in 2016. She makes everyone feel welcome and adds to your physiotherapy experience.

RMTs

Tracy Muscat


Registered Massage Therapist, Registered Reflexologist, LaSalle

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Amy Seeger

Registered Massage Therapist, LaSalle

Daniel Liu


Registered Massage Therapist, Registered Reflexologist, LaSalle

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Matthew Fedchun

Registered Massage Therapist, Windsor

Joanne Rothery

Registered Massage Therapist, Windsor

Sasha Fedchun

Registered Massage Therapist, Windsor

Our warm, friendly staff are knowledgeable and ready to work with you to get you back to health and comfort.

Windsor: 519.252.1630

Lasalle: 519.250.1106

Lakeshore: 226.363.0663