Meet Our Team
Melissa Groot, BHScPT, BPhEd(Hons) – Registered Physiotherapist
Karen Murphy, BScPT, BSc – Registered Physiotherapist
Karen completed her Bachelors in Physiotherapy at University of Toronto over 25 years ago. Prior to that she held a Bachelors in Science, Deans List, majoring in Biology and Neuroscience.
Karen has worked in the area of orthopaedics the majority of her career treating a wide variety of ages and injuries, including chronic conditions, sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents and workplace injuries. Karen has taken extensive post graduate training in manual therapy and has expanded her care to include vestibular rehabilitation, concussion care and, most recently, Connect Therapy which is an approach that evaluates alignment throughout the body and corrections to it that can have the biggest impact on the painful area.
Karen is thrilled to join the Black Creek Physiotherapy team to provide thoughtful care.
Kari-Ann Hancharyk, RMT – Registered Massage Therapist
Kari-Ann is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Cambridge. She has attained Certification with The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Kari-Ann had previously completed a diploma as a Medical and General Lab Assistant in 2002. She had extensive experience in patient care as a mobile laboratory technician prior to becoming certified as an RMT.
Kari-Ann provides massage therapy for a variety of conditions including: arthritis, tendonitis, back pain, sciatica, headaches, repetitive strain injuries, sports injuries and many other conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunctions.
Jennifer Gulas-Krulicki, C. Ped (C) – Certified Pedorthist
Jennifer completed a Diploma in Pedorthics and graduated with Distinction through Western University. In 2007 she completed her National Certification and received her designation of C. Ped (C), Canadian Certified Pedorthist. Jennifer also holds a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Jennifer serves on the Board of Directors as well as the Ethics and Continuing Education Committees for the College of Pedorthics of Canada.
Jennifer’s clinical approach is to provide and assist with the body’s “foundation” for optimal joint and muscle function while supporting soft tissue function. Each pair of custom foot orthotics is specifically designed by Jennifer, and fabricated locally.
Other services provided by Jennifer in addition to custom foot orthotics include knee and ankle bracing, compression therapy and footwear modification.
Melissa Cronyn, PTA – Physiotherapist Assistant, Personal Trainer
Melissa graduated as a Physiotherapist Assistant in 2016. She previously graduated with a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion from Conestoga College. She is an OFC (Ontario Fitness Council) Gold member and in addition to working as part of our rehabilitation team at Black Creek Physiotherapy she also provides Personal Training in one-on-one sessions.
Melissa works with all fitness levels and has an ability to demonstrate different variations of exercises as required in the case of a pre-existing area of injury, she provides cueing for proper posture and technique with exercise and gives ongoing motivation throughout the session. Melissa would be happy to help you achieve your health and fitness goals!
Madison Bell, PTA – Physiotherapist Assistant
Madison graduated from Georgian College in April 2018 from the Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist Assistant Program.
She assists clients in our clinic with the application of modalities as well as exercise demonstration and instruction as prescribed by our Physiotherapists. She enjoys assisting clients who are recovering from injuries to meet their functional goals!
Arielle Braby – Administrative Assistant
Arielle provides reception and administrative support and is a valuable asset to our clinic. She has a strong background in customer service and would be happy to assist you with booking an appointment with one of our therapists and answer any questions you may have about the rehabilitation process at our clinic. She is happy to be part of the team at Black Creek Physiotherapy!