Sports Medicine Physicians and Therapists in Burlington

The health care professionals at Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic in Burlington are all highly qualified in their fields. Our staff includes Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians who are CASM certified (Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine).


All of our friendly professionals bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Our staff includes:

Contact us to book an assessment if you have suffered a sports injury.

Sports Medicine Physicians

Chiropractor and Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) Provider

Sport Psychiatry

Certified Athletic Therapists

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Certified Pedorthist

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Office Manager

Sports Medicine Physicians

Wade Elliott

Wade Elliott, BSc, MD, CCFP, Dip Sport Med

Dr. Elliott is a practicing full-time primary care sport and exercise medicine physician in Burlington, ON. Dr. Elliott received his Diploma in Sport & Exercise Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine in 2002. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor Department Family Medicine, McMaster University. Dr. Elliott is currently chair of the CASEM Fellowship Committee, past lead physician at the Hamilton Regional Joint Assessment Program, past chair OMA Section on Sports Medicine and is currently chair of the Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Elliott regularly supervises residents and medical students.


Dr. Elliott is involved in medical coverage for a number of sports including the Toronto Rock Lacrosse team 2001-2008, Hamilton Ti-Cats from 2001-2003 and McMaster Mauraders football team 2001-2004. Dr. Elliott served as CMO for the ISU Four Continents Skating competition in Hamilton 2003 and medical team for the National and World Road Cycling Championships in Hamilton in 2003.

Paul Echlin

Dr. Paul Echlin

Dr. Paul Echlin is a primary care sports medicine specialist, currently practicing Primary Care Sports Medicine in Burlington, Ontario. He is Board Certified in Family and Sports Medicine in both Canada and the USA. He is also the Junior Hockey team physician for the past ten years in Canada and the United States.


Dr. Echlin was the past chair of the London Hockey Concussion Summit, and past co-chair of the HNCI Stakeholders Meeting in January 2009. He is currently the Chair of the Hockey Neurotrauma and Concussion Initiative Research Committee. He also acts as the current Primary Investigator of the Hockey Concussion Education Project.

Registered Physiotherapists

Heather Chinnick

Heather Chinnick

Heather graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an honours BA in Kinesiology. She furthered her education at the University of Toronto, where she graduated with a BSc in Physical Therapy. Heather is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is currently working toward her Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Heather has been working in private practice since 2001 and has successfully treated a wide variety of clients, from the competitive athlete to the weekend warrior. Her treatment philosophy is to use manual therapy techniques to restore joint and tissue mobility and then apply a guided and specific exercise program to restore full function and prevent reoccurrence.

Marcia MacVicar

Marcia MacVicar

Marcia has been practicing physiotherapy for over 15 years, with almost half of that time being at the Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic. Her interest in working with athletes and active individuals began as a junior competitive badminton player. This interest continued at the University of Waterloo where she completed her Honours Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sports Medicine, and through playing for the varsity badminton team.


After working for a year as a Kinesiologist and coaching varsity badminton at the University of Waterloo she returned to school to complete her Bachelors of Science – Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto where she graduated with Honours.


Her field experience includes working with both badminton and rugby. Marcia’s continuing education has focused on exercise based therapy, with an emphasis on the body as a whole, correction of abnormal movement patterns/mechanical dysfunctions as well as injury prevention in the athlete and active individuals. She completed the McMaster University Contemporary Acupuncture Program in 2010.

Phillip Murphy

Philip Murphy

Philip completed his Honours Bachelors of Arts in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario in 2002 and graduated with distinction.


He then completed his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2004. He is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Since graduating, his focus has been on the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.


Philip applies a comprehensive approach with emphasis on manual therapy, tailored active programs and education to provide individualized client care. His goal is to optimize clients’ recovery and help them achieve their rehabilitation goals.


Philip has also enjoyed an athletic background as a competitive swimmer for 10 years, representing Barbados at the national level on several occasions.

Certified Athletic Therapists

Jessica Price

Jessica Price

Jessica graduated from a joint Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics and Diploma in Sports Injury management from both the University of Guelph and Sheridan College in 2002. Upon graduation and successful completion of her professional certification exams she joined The Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic.


In addition to continuing education classes such as muscle energy, she began a Master's in Kinesiology in 2003 at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She received a graduate assistant position at BGSU and had the opportunity to be an Athletic Trainer with the NCAA Division I football team, including their invitation to the Motor City Bowl. In addition to other teams, Jessica has worked with the Junior National Field Lacrosse team at the World Championships in 2003, 2008 and 2012.


In 2009, Jessica graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology with a diploma in Massage Therapy and became a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. In 2010, she completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University.

Erin MacLean

Erin MacLean

Raised in Burlington, Erin completed her high school diploma at Notre Dame Secondary school. She graduated in 2000 from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology. In 2003, she graduated with honors from Sheridan College with a diploma in Sports Injury Management during which time she completed a year internship in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger Cats Football Club.


Erin has been an Athletic Therapist for many competitive sports teams including: the University of Western Ontario's Football team and women's basketball team, Guelph University's men's hockey team, and the Columbus Landsharks of the National Lacrosse League.


In 2009, she graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology with a diploma in Massage Therapy and in 2010 become a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Erin has been working at The Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic since 2004. Erin has taken educational courses in Muscle Energy and Soft Tissue Release.

Cliff Watling

Cliff Watling

Cliff Watling has been a Certified Athletic Therapist for the past 23 years. He has also been a Registered Massage Therapist for 3 years.


He brings experience working with University athletes (Mount Allison University football and hockey, ’91-95 as well as University of Toronto Football ‘96). He worked one season in the QMHJL (Moncton Alpines 1995-95) and 4 seasons for the Burlington Junior football. Cliff has been practicing in a private clinical setting in Burlington since 2001, working in multidisciplinary settings.


Cliff has enjoyed working with The Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic team the past three years, providing Massage Therapy and Athletic Therapy services to all ages of the active public, and treats athletes from all levels of sports, from the “weekend warrior” to elite levels.


Cliff specializes in myofascial release and deep tissue therapy, with an emphasis on strength, conditioning and flexibility for whole body balance.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Cliff Watling

Nancy Spence

Nancy has been a certified Athletic Therapist since 1999 graduating from the Sheridan College Sports Injury Management Program. Nancy attended the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto, Ontario. She completed her Osteopathic thesis in 2008 and now holds a Diploma in Osteopathy Manual Practice (D.O.M.P.). Nancy’s thesis focused on the impact of osteopathic treatment on balance.


Nancy regularly attends new courses and seminars. In 2016 Nancy attended a course on women’s health given by Renzo Molinari DO(UK). In 2015 she attended the Quebec provincial conferences and the OIA international conference as well as completing a fasical course with Dr. Serge Paoletti DO(France). She has attended a course on Osteopathic treatment of Concussions and another on philosophies related to Osteopathic Treatment. Nancy has completed 3 of the 5 Osteopathic Endocranial Spasm Courses. These courses address Traumatic and Emotional imprints left on a person that can be hindering their health. Other course training include sessions with Colin Dove DO(UK), and Dr. Conrad Speece DO(US). She has also completed Gray Cook’s Functional Movement Assessment Course. Nancy serves on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO) and on the Canadian Federation of Osteopathy BOD.


As an Athletic Therapist, Nancy has attended competitions ranging from the recreational level to the international stage. She was the Athletic Therapist for the McMaster Men’s Varsity Soccer team for 10 seasons and was the Head Therapist for the Burlington Barracudas a team formerly in the CWHL. Nancy is active with the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association (CATA) and is currently serving as the Financial Officer for the Canadian Board of Certification in Athletic Therapy.


Nancy founded Action Rehab Therapy in 2000. She enjoys working with people of all ages and fitness levels.

Certified Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) and Chiropractor

Randy Lilja

Randy Lilja

Dr. Randy Lilja graduated from the University of Guelph in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics, and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1989. He is a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, the Ontario Chiropractic Association and is licensed by the College of Chiropractic of Ontario.


His chiropractic techniques include the use of diversified manual adjusting as well as low-force instrument adjusting. Dr. Lilja is an instructor in Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) and holds advanced certification in all levels of A.R.T., including Biomechanics and Masters. He also holds a fellowship in Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation.


A wide range of clients, from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete, has benefitted from Dr. Lilja’s diverse background, experience, and skill set.

Registered Massage Therapists

Jessica Price

Selina Davids

Selina Davids is a Registered Massage Therapist and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and Massage Therapy Diploma. Using Swedish and non-Swedish techniques to manipulate the soft tissue of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints to alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscle over-use and numerous chronic conditions.


Massage therapy can be beneficial for people of all ages and stages in life with acute, chronic or musculoskeletal injuries.


Selina is looking into increasing her knowledge and skills in infant massage, pregnancy massage, sports therapy and rehabilitative therapy as well as furthering her career in acupuncture and osteopathy.

Jessica Price

Jessica Price

Jessica graduated from a joint Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics and Diploma in Sports Injury management from both the University of Guelph and Sheridan College in 2002. Upon graduation and successful completion of her professional certification exams she joined The Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic.


In addition to continuing education classes such as muscle energy, she began a Master's in Kinesiology in 2003 at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She received a graduate assistant position at BGSU and had the opportunity to be an Athletic Trainer with the NCAA Division I football team, including their invitation to the Motor City Bowl. In addition to other teams, Jessica has worked with the Junior National Field Lacrosse team at the World Championships in 2003, 2008 and 2012.


In 2009, Jessica graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology with a diploma in Massage Therapy and became a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. In 2010, she completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University.

Erin MacLean

Erin MacLean

Raised in Burlington, Erin completed her high school diploma at Notre Dame Secondary school. She graduated in 2000 from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology. In 2003, she graduated with honors from Sheridan College with a diploma in Sports Injury Management during which time she completed a year internship in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger Cats Football Club.


Erin has been an Athletic Therapist for many competitive sports teams including: the University of Western Ontario's Football team and women's basketball team, Guelph University's men's hockey team, and the Columbus Landsharks of the National Lacrosse League.


In 2009, she graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology with a diploma in Massage Therapy and in 2010 become a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Erin has been working at The Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic since 2004. Erin has taken educational courses in Muscle Energy and Soft Tissue Release.

Cliff Watling

Cliff Watling

Cliff Watling has been a Certified Athletic Therapist for the past 23 years. He has also been a Registered Massage Therapist for 3 years.


He brings experience working with University athletes (Mount Allison University football and hockey, ’91-95 as well as University of Toronto Football ‘96). He worked one season in the QMHJL (Moncton Alpines 1995-95) and 4 seasons for the Burlington Junior football. Cliff has been practicing in a private clinical setting in Burlington since 2001, working in multidisciplinary settings.


Cliff has enjoyed working with The Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic team the past three years, providing Massage Therapy and Athletic Therapy services to all ages of the active public, and treats athletes from all levels of sports, from the “weekend warrior” to elite levels.


Cliff specializes in myofascial release and deep tissue therapy, with an emphasis on strength, conditioning and flexibility for whole body balance.

Cliff Watling

Jennifer Zinn

Jennifer graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (1999). She continued her education at Sheridan College earning a Diploma in Sports Injury Management, Athletic Therapy (2002).


Jennifer began her career working as an Athletic Therapist at a sports injury clinic in Oakville. Here she developed a passion for Craniosacral Therapy, and has shaped her treatment approach around uniting both the physical and emotional body and facilitating healing and recovery connectively, as opposed to independently.


Throughout her years of practice Jennifer has broadened her understanding of the mind-body connection, and has furthered her manual therapy techniques by graduating from the Ontario Institute of Health and Technology with a Diploma in Massage Therapy (2014). She is currently a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Jennifer joined the Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic as an RMT in 2016. As a member of the therapy team, Jennifer hopes to offer clients a treatment pathway that will provide a relief of symptoms, empower recovery and augment complimentary therapies by use of Swedish massage therapy techniques and Craniosacral Therapy techniques.

Cory McColl

Cory McColl

Cory graduated with honours in the Massage Therapy program at Oxford College and also completed a personal training course at Mohawk College. He has extensive knowledge of injuries associated with sports activity and the musculoskeletal system.

Cory is passionate about the field of Massage Therapy and all it has to offer, whether it be for preventative treatment, recovery, or maintenance. Cory’s style offers deep tissue as well as therapeutic-oriented work by incorporating a variety of Swedish techniques in addition to Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Lymphatic Drainage.

He is thorough with assessments and is dedicated to treating root causes of injuries, problems, and concerns. Cory is committed to providing individualized treatments to ensure your needs are met because client care is his number one focus.

Over the years, Cory has been an active participant in many sporting events ranging from various team sports such as football, rugby, and track & field. Community outreaches have included marathons, soccer, and volleyball tournaments. Through participation and education he has gained a practical knowledge of the types of movements required by multiple sports and is able to understand challenges of experiencing injuries.

Certified Pedorthist

Danielle Molnar

Danielle Molnar

Danielle Molnar is a Canadian Certified Pedorthist and Pedorthic Technician with over 20 years of experience in orthopedics. She specializes in hand crafted custom made orthotics, orthopaedic footwear including footwear modifications and compression stockings. Her professionalism, excellent clinical skills, and insights into patient’s ailments are just a few of Danielle’s strong attributes.

She completed her Pedorthic Certification through the College of Pedorthics in 1996, after several years as an apprentice. After completing her specialized Certification, she worked for several years at orthotics clinics in her home city of Burlington, Ontario. In 2003, Danielle started The Foot Smith, which continues to grow to this day; however, during this time she also worked for 4 years in other orthotics clinics in Waterloo and Cambridge.  She regularly attends seminars to update her knowledge as a Pedorthist to learn new techniques and materials and gain insight. She enjoys volunteering as a proctor for the Pedorthic College for new Pedorthists entering the industry.

When she is not in the office, Danielle enjoys spending quality time with her husband Jonathan and her three children, Issaac, Samuel, and Iris. If not at the dojo, soccer pitch, or pool, Danielle can be found with her family camping, gardening, or relaxing with family and friends.

Danielle is dedicated to our mission statement which is to provide professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate care. It is this passion that drives her desire to provide a high level of care and commitment to craftsmanship that everyone deserves.

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Melissa Ieraci

Melissa Ieraci

My earliest memory of food was being in the kitchen with my father, helping him make his famous chili. We would pretend we had our own cooking show. I had no idea then the impact that nutrition would have on my life in years to come.


My career started as a Level 2 Paramedic in Peel Region. I cared for patients affected with illness and injury due to poor lifestyle choices and eating habits. After years of putting a literal and metaphorical Band-Aid on problems I was ready to help people BEFORE they needed 911. I still, however, love those lights and sirens.


A self-proclaimed “gym rat”, I took my love for weight training and transitioned to the fitness nutrition world. I became a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach. My decision to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist came shortly after entering the world of fitness. Knowing that you cannot out train a bad diet, along with my own health crisis (imbalanced hormones, adrenal insufficiency, food intolerances, I could go on...) lead me through a journey where I discovered Holistic Nutrition. 


Holistic nutrition addresses all aspects of the individual, mind and body, with a personalized plan and ongoing support.


My vision is to be your resource so that you can achieve high performance and elevate your health and wellness. I take my science and research background, along with my nutrition education on root cause and MAKE SHIFTS HAPPEN!


“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”- Hippocrates

Sports Psychiatry

Dr. Carla Edwards

Dr. Carla Edwards
Dr. Edwards is a Sport Psychiatrist whose practice focuses on the treatment of mental illness and psychological struggles in athletes of all ages. She completed her Bachelor of Science and Masters’ degrees in Chemistry at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick while also competing on their varsity volleyball team in the Atlantic University Conference. She was inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Sport Hall of Fame in 2015. She obtained her medical degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland before completing a psychiatry residency at McMaster University. She has been an Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at McMaster University since 2005. Prior to opening a Sport Psychiatry practice, she worked in crisis stabilization and child and adolescent psychiatry, and also coauthored a chapter for the Emergency Psychiatry textbook. Most recently she was named High Performance Mental Health Advisor with Swimming Canada.

Office Manager

Tom MacDonald

Tom MacDonald

Born and raised in Burlington, Tom was drafted to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL in 1990 where he played in 3 Memorial Cups winning the Championship in 1993. In 1992 he was drafted to the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL. After playing 7 years of professional hockey he retired in 2000, went to Sheridan College and graduated with a diploma in Business Marketing in 2003.


Tom enjoys managing the The Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic and in his free time loves being active with his two daughters Kaili and Emma.

Reception

Vanessa Harper

Vanessa Harper

Vanessa studied at Everest College where she graduated with honours and was the Student Ambassador for her class. In her spare time she enjoys motorcycle rides, reading and any other activities her children can find to keep her busy.

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