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Fitness & Rehabilitation

Fitness & Rehabilitation

Our Team

Joanne McKee

Joanne McKee

Director of Therapy Services

As the Director of the Therapy Services Department, Joanne has really enjoyed developing Physiotherapy and rehab programs throughout the Village to ensure all residents have the opportunity to stay active, stay fit and keep moving.  She has 21 years of experience as a Physiotherapist and enjoys continuously challenging her staff to help create new programs, bring forward new ideas and “think outside the box”.

Allison Stewart

Allison Stewart

Supervisor of Fitness and Rehab

Allison is the Supervisor of Fitness and Rehab at Finlandia Village. She studied Kinesiology at Laurentian University and has been a Registered Kinesiologist since 2015. She started working with older adults in Long Term Care in 2016 and has since enjoyed offering her fitness knowledge to our home care patients and the members of the Finlandia Fitness Center. Allison also has a diploma in Recreation Therapy from Canadore College. Her passion is working with older adults to help them move better.

Smriti Singh

Smriti Singh

Registered Physiotherapist

Smriti is Finlandia’s full time Physiotherapist, caring for our nursing home and assisted living residents as well as our joint replacement patients. Before joining Finlandia she worked at different facilities throughout Sudbury (long term care, musculoskeletal clinic). She is a Physiotherapist from Nepal, where she worked for 5 years in different hospitals and has experience working with in and outpatient clients with various musculoskeletal conditions.

Amanda Tessier

Amanda Tessier

Receptionist

Amanda’s is the friendly voice you will hear when you call the Fitness and Rehab department and she is the newest member of our team.  She has over 20 years of experience teaching dance and is the former owner of Extreme Dance Studio.  Amanda is currently completing the senior fitness certification in order to help lead exercise classes in the Fitness Centre.  We are excited to announce that she will soon be offering dance classes to our Finlandia Village residents.

Nikolas Smith

Nikolas Smith

Rehab Assistant

Nikolas is the newest member of our Fitness and Rehab team. He is currently a third-year student of the French Kinesiology program at Laurentian University. Nikolas worked as a Grounds Student for 2 years here at Finlandia, before joining the Fitness and Rehab team. With aspiration of becoming a Physiotherapist after obtaining his Baccalaureate, Nik loves helping both Finlandia residents, and community members, achieve a healthier lifestyle, through physical activity.