The Martindale Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic Team in St. Catharines
Our team is committed to providing the highest quality of physiotherapy using up-to-date techniques and the most advanced technology.
Our licensed professional team members are:
Tom Iftody - B.A., B.Sc. P.T., MCPA Owner / Physiotherapist
Tom is a native to the region, being born and raised in St. Catharines. After graduating high school he attended the University of Western Ontario, completing his B.A. in Physical Education in 1982. Tom then pursued his B.Sc. in Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1985. After a short time at Greater Niagara General Hospital, Tom opened Martindale Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic in 1989. He has been operating the clinic ever since, providing quality physiotherapy and ancillary services. Tom has always had a special interest in sports injuries and has treated many professional and amateur athletes over the years. Having practiced for close to 30 years, there is not much Tom has not seen, but he welcomes challenges. View a full C.V.
Ellie Gillespie - MSc. PT, BSc. H. Kin Physiotherapist
Ellie is local to the Niagara region. She earned her Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University. Prior to, she attended Brock University where she received her undergraduate degree in science while specializing in Kinesiology. Ellie is passionate about working with her patients to provide care that is evidence based and tailored to their goals. She values functional fitness, manual therapy, and patient education. In her spare time, Ellie enjoys CrossFit and spending time outdoors.
Vonya Stathourakis - B.Kin Kinesiologist
Vonya was born and raised in Ottawa. Growing up, she always had a special interest in all athletics, specifically accelerating in soccer and volleyball, both interscholastically and at the elite club level. These special interests led Vonya to pursue a degree in Kinesiology from Brock University in 2002. Vonya has been a Kinesiologist with Martindale Physiotherapy since 2002. During her time in St. Catharines, she used her educational knowledge and experience to coach the St. Catharines Jets Girls soccer team and Niagara Rapids Girls volleyball team for a number of years. Vonya has also attained a variety of certifications, including Low Intensity Laser Therapy certification, Post Rehab Exercise, Level III NCCP Soccer, Level II NCCP Volleyball, and sports taping. Her special interests include sports, outdoors, family and travel.
Sasha Kovacevic - RMT, B.A. Kinesiology, Dip. Fitness and Health
As a health care professional, my aim is to provide the best quality care by using a patient-centred approach to rehabilitation. This includes listening to, educating, and involving patients in the treatment process which ensures that patient values guide all clinical decisions. Movement, being a fundamental component to health, is at the forefront of my treatment style. It is for this reason that in my quest to provide quality care, I utilize a functional and dynamic approach to treatment.
Audrey Wall - RN, BScN (Hons)
Audrey Wall has been an RN for more than 25 years, and has practiced in a number of capacities including hospital-based surgical nursing, Long Term Care, teaching in the Nursing program at Brock University, and most recently, working within a Family Health Team as a Certified Respiratory Educator/TEACH Certified Smoking Cessation Specialist and Foot Care Nurse. Foot care nursing has become a passion for Audrey, so much so that she recently left the Family Health Team to open Pódia, her own foot care clinic, the first one of its kind in Niagara. Audrey believes in the value of a national association for foot care, and has worked with the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses (CAFCN) over the past 3 years in a number of capacities, as well as participating in the group tasked with developing the National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada. In 2017, Audrey’s article Your Feet Tell A Story was published in SKIN, a quarterly publication of the Canadian Skin Patient Alliance. Audrey has a passion for excellence in nursing, and is committed to bringing safe, high-quality foot care to Niagara's residents. Audrey is an RN in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario, and a member of the Canadian Nurses Association.
Please call 905-938-3668 for an appointment.
Elora Gartley - BA,MSW,RSW Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Elora Gartley is a Registered Social Worker and Trauma Certified Integration Clinician. Elora completed a Bachelor of Honours in Psychology at Brock University prior to completing her Masters of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University. Elora then went on to complete certifications in trauma as well as cognitive-behavioural therapy. Elora specializes in trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Elora works with children, youth, adults, and couples. The approach used in her therapy sessions is eclectic, meaning she pulls from a variety of approaches to best suit your needs. Elora’s clinical practice is bolstered by her empathy and compassion stemming from lived experience with mental health and trauma. She recognizes and validates your struggles because she has been there too. Elora offers free 15 minute phone or in person consultations for new clients seeking support.
Please call 905-980-0632 for an appointment.
Sharon Holder - Office Administrator
Sharon has been with Martindale Physiotherapy since 2006. Sharon has worked in office environments throughout her career. She enjoys her daily interactions with patients; she loves people. She is a very detail-oriented person who enjoys her position at Martindale Physiotherapy thoroughly. Her special interests include cruise travel, church, family and outdoor activities.
If you are interested in joining our team please send your resume to email@example.com