Linda Gaspich

Linda Gaspich was born and raised in Niagara-on-the-Lake. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Western Ontario followed by a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy from McMaster University.

She has worked at Hamilton General Hospital, Laurentian Hospital and St. Catharines General Hospital before moving to private practice.

Linda treats a varied orthopaedic and sports caseload which also includes motor vehicle accidents. She has special interest in sports medicine, osteoporosis and joint arthroplasty which has enabled her to treat many professional and amateur athletes.

She has advanced training in kinesiotaping, osteoporosis and is certified as an advanced Orthopaedic Manual Therapist (www.manippt.org). She also has advanced training in acupuncture (www.acupuncturecanada.com). She has completed the BoneFit Diploma through Osteoporosis Canada (www.bonefit.ca) and the Nordixx Pole Walking Instructor Diploma.

Linda has two teenage daughters and enjoys an active lifestyle of downhill and cross country skiing, cycling, hiking and general fitness. She likes to be involved in her community and has participated in the Terry Fox Run, Big Move Cancer Ride, On the Move: Stroll for Orthopaedics; fundraising for the March of Dimes and volunteering at the Special Olympics and Royal Henley Regatta. She is a member of the St. Catharines Business Club and the St. Catharines division of the International Association of Torch Clubs.

Shelley Marchand

Shelley Marchand was born and raised in Kitchener. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto. She worked at Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital and the St.Catharines General Hospital before opening up her private physiotherapy clinic with a focus on orthopaedic Physical Therapy.

She is a member of The Canadian Physiotherapy Association and has served as President of the Niagara District and a Board Member of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association. She is a past Board Member of the Niagara Community Care Access Centre. She participates in ongoing continuing education and is a lifetime learner who values research and outcomes.

Shelley has three children. Her hobbies include golf and humour. She believes strongly in giving back to the community.