Our Team

Our Team

At Generations Physiotherapy we believe a positive, fun and relaxing work environment is the key to success. Luckily we have an amazing team, all of which contribute towards making Generations the best place to heal!

Our Team

Ola Jiskra

Clinic Owner

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Tanya Ryan

Office Manager

Tanya is our office manager and the person behind the boisterous laugh that can be heard throughout the clinic! Tanya has many years of customer service skills including front-line as an airport rep for Signature Vacations to behind the scenes at Ontario Public Health. She began her journey with Generations Physiotherapy Centre as a patient when she broke her tib/fib in 2008. She joined the team in 2012 starting off as part-time admin while at home with her youngest. She joined the team full-time in September 2015 assisting patients in booking their appointments, helping the physiotherapists and some admin. When she is not at the clinic she is a very busy mom of 3, a boxer, a unique kitty and 2 frogs!

Nicole Connolly

Registered Physiotherapist

Nicole is an experienced physiotherapist dedicated to helping others achieve their goals by providing the best possible care for her clients. She draws on a broad skill set, including manual therapy techniques, functional exercise prescription, education, anatomical acupuncture and therapeutic taping, to create individualised treatments plans for her clients. Nicole is a firm believer in ‘information is power’. She strives to educate her clients and empower them to take an active role in their rehabilitation. Likewise, Nicole is always continuing her own education through post graduate courses to enhance her understanding in the latest evidence-based practice and better her treatment success. In her spare time, you can almost always find Nicole out somewhere along the Bruce Trail with her husband Greg and their pup Finn!

Alen Birac

Registered Physiotherapist

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Aaron Clarke

On-call Registered Physiotherapist

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Pawel Glowacki

Registered Message Therapist

Pawel graduated from the Centennial College Massage Therapy program in 2009. He is an experienced massage therapist with seven years of professional practice under his belt. He has worked in a clinical setting throughout his career and treated a large variety of conditions and injuries. These include trauma and repetitive strain soft tissue injuries, postural dysfunction, chronic pain conditions, neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and MS, fibromyalgia, prenatal conditions, arthritis, and other degenerative conditions as well as many other musculoskeletal ailments. In his years of practice, Pawel has cared for a wide range of clients of all ages, in many different careers and jobs, and all levels of physical activity. He has a holistic approach to treatment focusing on all aspects of each client rather than just the symptoms they present. He believes massage therapy is extremely helpful in preventing soft tissue injury and discomfort before they affect a person’s daily life.

Stephanie Dyer

Registered Message Therapist

Stephanie has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2003 and a proud member of team Generations since 2014. She also works as an examiner for the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario. In the time that she has outside of working she enjoys hiking, tobogganing and camping with her family.

Tonya Pasqualino

Registered Message Therapist

Tonya Pasqualino is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in good standing with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario. She is a graduate from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and completed her studies in 2017. She has always had a passion for helping people and has volunteered her services with several organizations including; the High Risk Pregnancy Unit at Sunnybrook Hospital, the MS Society, Trinity village, the Acquired Brain Injury Centre and more. As a professional RMT, she is passionate about her ongoing professional development and furthering her education to benefit and cater to her diverse client’s requirements; such as providing massage therapy to clients going through pregnancy. Tonya strives to provide a therapeutic massage in a relaxing, comfortable environment so her clients can have a little bit of “me” time. When not at work, Tonya is more than likely spending time outside with her dog, or can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

Rob Colangelo

Registered Message Therapist

Robert has been practicing massage therapy for the last eleven years and previously instructed massage therapy.He specializes in deep tissue, sport massage and k-taping.Robert is a graduate of York University, ICT Kikkawa College and Humber College. He currently volunteers with the local soccer club and fire department. But he enjoys spending most of his time with his wife and daughter.

Jessica Smith

Registered Acupuncturist

Jessica has been working in the health and wellness field since 2001 enjoying many different roles. She started as a Registered Massage Therapist, became a Registered Acupuncturist and has also enjoyed being a Physiotherapy assistant. In 2001 Jessica graduated college and began her career as a Registered Massage Therapist. After experiencing pain in her first couple of years practicing massage, Jessica underwent acupuncture treatments for her growing shoulder and wrist pain. This was the one therapy that was effective and allowed her to continue treating others with massage therapy. In 2009 Jessica became certified in acupuncture and incorporated acupuncture into her practice. In 2015, her wrists said ‘No More Massaging’, at which point she made acupuncture her main focus. Jessica has a true love and desire for helping others enhance their wellbeing and live a more balanced and pain free lifestyle. Her main focus with acupuncture is pain reduction and increased healing of musculoskeletal conditions. She also treats headaches/migraines, digestive conditions and induction for labour. She has a loving and supportive husband and two daughters who keep her young at heart and active. If Jessica is not found at Generations Physiotherapy, she is skiing with her family, going for bike rides in the ravine or finding a new recipe for dinner. Jessica is excited and thankful to be working at Generations with such an amazing team! Jessica is a member in good standing of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario.

Madison Beaudry

Physiotherapst Assistant

Madison is a physiotherapy assistant who aims to provide a positive and welcoming environment in which clients can achieve their goals. Madison utilizes her background in health promotion and fitness to educate clients on their individual exercise programs. In her spare time, Madison is always on the go and enjoys doing Crossfit and playing soccer to stay healthy and active.

Laura Scholtz

Physiotherapst Assistant

Laura started at Generations Physiotherapy Centre in June 2017 as a full-time physiotherapy assistant, just after graduating from the Human Kinetics program at the University of Guelph. During her undergrad, Laura became fascinated with the complexity of the human body and was interested in pursuing a career within the health field. In her time at GPC, Laura has learned the positive impact of using both creativity and functionality when explaining anatomy and rehabilitation exercises to her patients. She hopes to expand her knowledge in this area and take her practical skills further. Laura is an aspiring physiotherapist and is beginning her path towards a Masters of Physiotherapy in September at Western University! In her free time, Laura enjoys drawing/painting anatomy related pieces, re-watching The Office, Brooklyn 99 and Friends, and going to concerts!

Nicole Clelland

Physiotherapst Assistant

Nicole is a new graduate from Conestoga College in the OTA/PTA program. With her new skills and knowledge, she aims to further developed herself within the healthcare profession. Nicole is a great believer in “Everything happens for a reason”. Her biggest goal in life is to eventually move out West with her older brother, and to travel the other side of the world. In Nicole’s spare time you can almost always find her in her backyard tanning with her puppy Tucker or online shopping.

Nichole Cliffe

Physiotherapst Assistant

Nicole is a new graduate from Conestoga College in the OTA/PTA program. With her new skills and knowledge, she aims to further developed herself within the healthcare profession. Nicole is a great believer in “Everything happens for a reason”. Her biggest goal in life is to eventually move out West with her older brother, and to travel the other side of the world. In Nicole’s spare time you can almost always find her in her backyard tanning with her puppy Tucker or online shopping.

Louise Fusco

Administrative Support

Louise is part of the office admin team and recognized mostly by her Scottish Accent. She comes from a background in customer service, sales and marketing. Louise joined the clinic part time in January of 2018 after spending 13 years at home raising her 2 children. She currently enjoys working in the community as part of the Canada Day Committee organizing the annual Parade and with local volunteers on the United Way House Tour during the Christmas season.

Nikki Shmukler

Support Staff

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