Our Team

Brianne Policelli Registered Physiotherapist

Brianne Policelli
MScPT, Hons BSc., CAFCI


Clinical Director, Registered Physiotherapist, Vestibular Physiotherapist, Acupuncture Provider, complete concussion management certified and Custom Bracing

Brianne graduated from McMaster where she received her Master’s in Physiotherapy. Prior to this, she graduated with high distinction from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree. Brianne has taken post graduate education in manual therapy, disorders of the spine, soft tissue mobilizations and acupuncture through the Canadian Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI). 

Brianne has successfully completed the Emory University Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency Based Course. This six-day, intense evidence-based course is held in Atlanta, Georgia and co-sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association. Brianne has been treating vestibular patients since 2012 and has had the opportunity to advance her skills in the treatment of patients with vertigo, dizziness and imbalance issues.

Gabi Kovacs

Co-Owner & Clinic Manager

Gabi started working at Total Health Physio in April 2013 while she was finishing up her Bachelor’s of Commerce degree at McMaster University. Brianne and her were the only two employees for a while, and spent long days waiting for new patients to walk through the doors. They quickly became best friends and decided that they wanted to work together for the foreseeable future!

Having similar goals and ambitions, Gabi and Brianne want to create an all around great atmosphere at the clinic for our patients. We hope that you can feel the friendly and positive vibes that we try to emit, all the while aiming to provide each and every one of our patients with the best possible treatment unique to their injury.

Leah Gater Physiotherapist, Vestibular Physiotherapist, and Acupuncture provider

Leah Gater

Registered Physiotherapist, Vestibular Physiotherapist and Acupuncture Provider

Leah Gater graduated with a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University. Prior to this she graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science Honours in Kinesiology degree. Leah is a full-time physiotherapist here at Total Health Physio. She enjoys assessing and treating all musculoskeletal injuries, and has extended education for low back and shoulder pain. She is certified to provide acupuncture, including dry needling/intra-muscular stimulation (IMS), as a treatment modality for acute and chronic pain. Over the past couple years, Leah has become particularly interested in treating vestibular conditions including vertigo and concussions. She has received certifications in advanced vestibular management and concussion management and is currently pursuing more education in this field.

Samantha Loeprich Physiotherapist

Samantha Loeprich 
MScPT, Hons.BSc.Kin

Registered Physiotherapist

 

Samantha is graduated with a Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy from Queen’s University. Prior to this she graduated from McMaster University with an Honours degree in Kinesiology at McMaster University. During her time at McMaster, Samantha worked as a student sports therapist with the varsity Men’s Soccer and Women’s Lacrosse teams as well as the Men’s Hamilton FC professional soccer team.

Samantha is a full-time physiotherapist here at Total Health Physio and has taken additional educational courses in soft tissue release, manual therapy, concussion management, acupuncture and orthopedic bracing. Samantha enjoys the problem-solving aspect of physiotherapy to determine the cause of the condition in order to prevent future re-injury and to educate her clients to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

Outside of the world of physiotherapy, Samantha enjoys living a very active lifestyle including participating in various recreational sport leagues, going to the gym, spin classes and long walks/runs along the Lakeshore.

Mat Mori
MScPT


Registered Physiotherapist

Mat graduated from the Masters of Physiotherapy program at McMaster after completing an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University. He has completed the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program. He has extensive knowledge of the neurophysiological basis of acupuncture, as well as electroacupuncture, motor point and dry needling techniques.

 

​Mat is also a certified Specialist in Muscle Activation Techniques. Through this technique, he is able to effectively identify and treat muscle imbalances that may be causing dysfunction in the body. He is currently working on his Master Specialist designation.

​Mat has completed advanced courses in Soft Tissue Release as well as the Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy level 1. He has over 15 years of experience in exercise training. He is an expert in helping people improve their movement capabilities by increasing mobility, strength and motor control. Mat has experience treating individuals with a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries and dysfunctions. His holistic approach aims to address the root cause of clients’ issues in order to help decrease pain, minimize injury recurrence and improve performance.

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Maraili Nordberg

Physiotherapy Resident

 

Maraili completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at McMaster University, where she worked as a clinical intern, assisting in the orthopaedic rehabilitation of both varsity athletes and general community members. While at McMaster, Maraili also worked with individuals with spinal cord injury in a specialized gym environment to help them regain strength and function in their daily lives.

Following her time at McMaster, Maraili moved on to complete her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from Western University. During this time, she gained further experience in the treatment of cardiorespiratory, neurological and orthopedic conditions. She also took part in the development of community programs for those with pelvic health conditions and spinal cord injuries to increase their ability to access specialized rehabilitation.

Maraili looks forward to continuing her education and broadening her skill set to include acupuncture and pelvic health physiotherapy. Her treatment approach involves working in partnership with her patients to empower their resilience and ultimately achieve the results that they desire from their rehab.

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Janelle Beatty

Registered Massage Therapist

Janelle graduated with honours with an Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy from Mohawk College in 2016. Throughout her education she had unique clinical exposure to specialized populations such as prenatal, postnatal, neurology, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, varsity athletes and elite performers. This experience has translated in to her professional practice, allowing her to utilize a vast wealth of knowledge to effectively treat and assess specialized populations and conditions. Before becoming a Registered Massage Therapist, Janelle was a competitive dancer, and performer. She still teaches, and choreographs within the community, and respects the hard work and dedication athletes put into their craft. Janelle is excited to join the amazing team of health care providers within Total Health Physio.

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Analisa Downard
RMT


Registered Massage Therapist
 
Analisa got her massage diploma in 2018 and started at Total Health in the summer of 2021. 
 

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Debbie Morrow

Administration

Debbie has been working at Total Health Physio since June 2015. She started off as a patient in 2014, and we loved having her around so much that we asked her if she wanted to stay and work with us :). She has a smile that is contagious and just makes your day brighter!

Kelly Donoahue Administration

Kelly Donoahue

Administration

 

Kelly joined the Total Health team in February 2019. She has worked various administrative roles for over a decade, but entered into medical administration in 2016. Kelly has been working full time at the clinic since she started with us, until January 2021 when she decided to go back to school, and cut back to part time hours. She has been running our social media accounts for a while now, and really enjoys interacting with our followers. She loves being part of the Total Health Team!