Meet Our Team

Courtney Steele

Courtney Steele
Registered Physiotherapist
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
courtney@cornerstonephysio.com

Courtney is the director of our North York clinic. She has been a key member of Cornerstone since 2008. As a Credentialed McKenzie Therapist (MDT) and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT), her patients receive the best care possible. Her experience and leadership in the field of physiotherapy has inspired excellent outcomes for her patients and the students that she mentors. Courtney believes that directly involving the patient in treatment planning promotes patient confidence and recovery. Three pointers and fade away jumpers are also listed as Courtney’s specialties.

Joon Nah

Joon Nah
Registered Physiotherapist
Certified Vestibular Therapist
joon@cornerstonephysio.com

Joon is an experienced and respected vestibular physiotherapist. He has worked with complex dizziness cases since 2007. He holds the industry’s most respected qualifications in this field including the Certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation through the Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta. He believes that a balance between preventative maintenance and treating the root cause of injury is critical. As one of the founders of Cornerstone, Joon provides clinical mentorship to our staff, and he teaches students of vestibular physiotherapy. Once upon a time, Joon was a professional musician, singing his way across North America and Great Britain.

Julia Delaney
Registered Physiotherapist
Vestibular Physiotherapist
julia.delaney@cornerstonephysio.com

Julia is an experienced therapist who strives to help her patients achieve their goals quickly. She believes in involving her patients in their recovery by education and providing them with knowledge about their injury and treatment plan. She uses evidence based manual therapy, exercise prescription and acupuncture/dry needling to achieve successful outcomes. She is committed to ongoing education, and is currently pursuing courses in manual therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopedic Division to achieve her fellowship designation, and is certified in Integrated Dry Needling. She has a special interest in Vestibular Rehabilitation, and has completed training to help patients with various types of dizziness disorders. In her downtime, Julia enjoys yoga, running, squash, and generally being outside, trying to plan at least a couple of camping trips a year.

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Cedric Quach
Registered Physiotherapist
cedric@cornerstonephysio.com

Cedric is passionate about orthopaedic Physiotherapy obtaining degrees in both Kinesiology and Physiotherapy from McMaster University. His passion is evident through his dedication to continuing education for manual therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopaedic Division. His hard work has resulted in his achievement of full credentialing and he is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). His belief in a well-rounded approach to treatment had also led to full qualifications as an acupuncturist. Cedric is a well rounded athlete who participates in swimming, running, strength training, dragon-boat racing and snowboarding. This makes him an excellent fit for the injured athlete or weekend warrior who is looking to get back in the game as soon as possible!

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Rosie Mahendran
Registered Physiotherapist
rosalina@cornerstonephysio.com

Rosalina obtained her Master’s of Physiotherapy from McGill University. During her Master’s program she completed a 6 week intensive pelvic health training program, and it was during that course she became passionate about pelvic health physiotherapy and pain science. Since then, she has completed and continues to pursue many post-graduate pelvic health courses as she strongly believes in continuing education. She is experienced in treating a variety of pelvic health conditions such as persistent pelvic pain, ano-rectal dysfunction, urogenital dysfunction as well as postpartum/prenatal care – this population includes high level athletes who she helps return to their activities postpartum. Rosalina utilizes a biopsychosocial approach in her assessments and treatment with an emphasis on educating/empowering her clients, manual therapy, and functional exercises prescription. Rosalina is committed to evidence based practice and truly understanding the client’s needs and concerns. In her spare time she enjoys various physical activities, including running, dancing and hot yoga. She also enjoys finding healthy alternative to baked goods and cooking.

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Ellie Hong
Registered Physiotherapist
ellie.hong@cornerstonephysio.com

Ellie is an exceptional physiotherapist who treats both orthopaedic and pelvic patients.  Her background in pelvic health rehabilitation has provided her with a unique appreciation of neuromuscular motor control, alignment, and pain science. She is passionate about continuing education.  After completing her Bachelor of Health Sciences at McMaster University, and Masters of Physical Therapy at Western University she has gone on to pursue post-graduate education in  manual therapy, acupuncture, gait analysis and a plethora of  pelvic health courses. Ellie particularly loves to treat clients with a chronic pain and long-standing injuries, as she experienced first-hand the impact chronic conditions can have after suffering a concussion. She understands how rehabilitation can be both a physical and psychological recovery process, and believes in treating the client as a whole and figuring out the root cause of the symptoms, rather than just symptom management. Ellie’s favourite part of being a physiotherapist is that it allows her to not only be creative, but also solve complex body mechanics problems, so as to directly improve the quality of life of her clients. In her spare time, Ellie likes to play guitar, dance, read, hit the gym, and do yoga.

Adam Brown

Adam Brown
Registered Physiotherapist
adam@cornerstonephysio.com

Adam is an experienced physiotherapist with the highest levels of training in orthopaedic physiotherapy. In addition to his professional physiotherapy degree, he has completed a post-graduate Masters of Clinical Science (MClSc) and is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT). He is also fully credentialed by the McKenzie Institute International (Cred. MDT). As a clinician, researcher, educator and founder of Cornerstone, Adam provides clinical and educational leadership within the organization and externally at Western University. Adam is also an Advanced Practice Clinician for the University Health Network’s Interdisciplinary Spine Assessment and Education Clinic (ISEAC) program.

Huaning (Julie) Liu
Registered Physiotherapist
huaning@cornerstonephysio.com

Julie graduated from McGill University with a Master’s Degree in physiotherapy. After her graduation, she practiced in private clinics in Montreal and in Gatineau, treating both orthopedic and pelvic health clientele. To perfect her knowledge in pelvic health she is currently completing a university level 2.5 year-long graduate program focusing on pelvic health, offered only at University of Montreal. Julie is also passionate about orthopedic physiotherapy. She has extensive training in this as well having completed a master’s project on hip and knee replacements and many post-graduate courses some of which include the McKenzie method of assessing and treating low back and necks and the management of chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. Born in China and raised in Montreal, Julie speaks 3 languages fluently: English, French, and Mandarin-Chinese. In her spare time, Julie enjoys running, swimming, cross-country and downhill skiing, and training at the gym.

Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson
Registered Massage Therapist
matthew@cornerstonephysio.com

Matthew has been a part of Cornerstone since 2008. He takes great pride in helping patients understand why they are experiencing their symptoms and in successfully translating this into effective patient care. He draws from his clinical experience and an extensive athletic background to guide his treatment of sports injuries and orthopaedic conditions as well as stress or tension reducing massage. If you notice that Matthew is especially coordinated, it’s not by accident. He was a professional ballet dancer with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Hubert Mak
Registered Massage Therapist
hubert.mak@cornerstonephysio.com

Hubert’s (Kwok Shum) interest in the human anatomy and improving quality of life lead him to become a Registered Massage Therapist graduating from Sutherland-Chan’s School of Massage Therapy. Over the years Hubert has broadened his practice with by incorporating complementary modalities such as Thai Massage, Cupping Massage, Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) and Medical Acupuncture into his treatment. Hubert customizes all of his treatments based on patients’ health conditions, needs and goals.  Over his carrier Hubert has worked with patients with neurological conditions such as spinal cord injuries, stroke, paraplegia/hemiplegia and peripheral neuropathy. He also has extensive experience with orthopaedic conditions such as back and neck pain disorders, sciatica, repetitive strain/sprains injuries, and arthritic conditions.  He believes that therapeutic touch improves patients’ mental and physical health that is essential to the overall well-being.

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Shirley Chau
Office Manager
shirley@cornerstonephysio.com

Cornerstone Physiotherapy North York - Our Team

Tiffany Carlson
Receptionist
tiffany@cornerstonephysio.com

Lexi Braund
Receptionist
lexi.braund@cornerstonephysio.com