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Our Team

Helping the community move forward for over 30 years.

At Martindale Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic our team is committed to providing the highest quality of physiotherapy using up-to-date techniques and the most advanced technology. As licensed physiotherapists since 1985, the community, as well as many athletic organizations (including the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, San Jose Sharks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Syracuse Crunch, Buffalo Bandits, National Ballet, Elite Level Gymnasts, Rowing, Tennis, Soccer and Jr A/B Hockey) have trusted us for more than thirty years. 

Find out more about our team and how we can help you!

Tom Iftody

Tom Iftody,
Registered Physiotherapist/Owner
B.A., B.Sc.P.T., MCPA

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.

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.

Jordan Duffy

Jordan Duffy,
Registered Physiotherapist
RPT, HBK, DPT

Statement of Philosophy

Physical therapy requires the responsibility to ensure that treatments are strongly founded in research and that patient concerns are thoroughly addressed. I practice with an evidence-based approach to ensure that I afford my patients quality care. As a physical therapist, I strive to contribute a quality of care that further promotes the true effectiveness of physical therapy treatment interventions. I accept the challenge to grow and improve as a member of the profession.

I have been practicing Physiotherapy since 2005. I am a graduate from the State University of New York at Buffalo with Doctor of Physical Therapy. I also have an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from Lakehead University in Canada, with a minor in Biomechanics. I am a licensed Physical Therapist in both Ontario and in the state of New York and I hold Status Appointment Lecturer at the University of Toronto. I have been certified by the American Board of Forensic Professionals for Catastrophic Impairment Rating and by ARCON for Functional Abilities Evaluations.

I have experience in Canadian Physiotherapy Association Manual Therapy, Mulligan, and McKenzie evaluation techniques with Gary Gray therapeutic exercise. I have completed extensive research in vestibular diagnosis and rehabilitation. My publications can be reviewed from the journals identified in the description and links below. I am also a strong advocate of evidence-based practice and continuing education. I specialize in the assessment and multidiciplinary treatment of post-operative orthopaedics, as well as traumatic orthopaedic and neurological injury for all age groups. I am also responsible for consultations including Independent Medical Evaluations, Functional Ability Evaluations, Jobsite Analysis, and Integrated Vocational Rehabilitation.

Evidence in Practice: For a patient with type 1 diabetes and a heel ulcer, could the addition of electrical stimulation to standard wound treatment improve wound healing over standard wound treatment alone? Stephanie B Grim, Jordan M Duffy, Peter N Theodosopoulos, MSc, Dale R Fish, PT, PhD, Patricia J Ohtake, PT, PhD; Physical Therapy, Volume 83, Issue 3, 1 March 2003, Pages 290–296, https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/83.3.290.

 

Learning Effects of Repetitive Administrations of the Sensory Organization Test in Healthy Young Adults; Diane M. Wrisley, PhD, PT, NCS, Marilee J. Stephens, PhD, Shaun Mosley, PT, DPT, Adam Wojnowski, AuD, Jordan Duffy, PT, DPT, Robert Burkard, PhD; Archives of Physical Medicine, Volume 83, Issue 8, August 1, 2007, Pages 1049-1054, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2007.05.003.

Vonya Stathourakis

Vonya Stathourakis,
Kinesiologist
B.Kin

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 and more.

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.

Nancy Engstrom

Nancy Engstrom,
Registered Massage Therapist
RMT

Nancy graduated from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy and Teaching Clinic in 2000 starting a new career path in striving to promote a healthier YOU through the benefits of Massage Therapy. Upon graduation Nancy began her private practice. From 2003-2005 Nancy provided massage therapy services as a pilot project for Hotel Dieu Hospital’s physiotherapy clinic. Working with acute and chronic injuries alongside physiotherapists, chiropractors and other health care practitioners Nancy’s treatment experience includes pregnancy related concerns, athletic injuries, post surgical, preventative health maintenance as well as on-site treatments for seniors, palliative, and individuals with physical challenges. Nancy strives to provide the best treatment plan possible for each and every client to encourage optimal well being no matter what age! Nancy is a member in good standing with The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), as well as a member of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO).

Tori Turner

Tori Turner,
Registered Massage Therapist
RMT

Beginning her journey at the University of Ottawa, Tori completed an Honours Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Human Kinetics. After a few years working within the Ottawa community, Tori completed an Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy at Algonquin College, graduating with top honours. Recently registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, Tori is excited to share her passion for soft-tissue rehabilitation and injury prevention with the Niagara Region. As a member of the Registered Massage Therapists of Ontario Association, Tori has already begun expanding her knowledge in the world of Massage Therapy, completing courses in Chronic Pain, Headaches & Migraines, and Low Back Pain. Most recently, Tori is looking forward to completing her Certification in Equine Massage Therapy and Canine Massage Therapy. She hopes to begin working towards a Master of Adult Education in 2022, so one day she can share her knowledge and experience with future massage therapists as a professor.

Sharon Holder

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.

ASSOCIATED SERVICES (Please call directly)

Audrey Wall

Audrey Wall,
Foot Care Nurse
RN, BScN(Hon)

Call 905-938-3668 or book online at clinicalfootservices.ca

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. 

Dr. R. McCloy III

Dr. R. McCloy III,
Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Stacey Thomas

Stacey Thomas,
Office Administrator

Stacey has over 10 years in the medical administration field. She has worked for Dr. Robert McCloy III since May of 2019. When not working Stacey enjoys spending time with family and running.




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If you are interested in joining our team please send your resume to martindalephysio@bellnet.ca

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