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Catherine Fernandes

Registered Physiotherapist

Catherine FernandesCatherine is a graduate of the Masters of Physical Therapy program at the University of Toronto, 2009. She also completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at York University along with a certificate in Fitness Assessment and Exercise Counseling. Catherine has a keen interest in neurological conditions and international health which led her to complete a clinical placement in the rural community of Rongo, Kenya. Her work experience also includes inpatient physiotherapy at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre – St. John’s Rehab Site where she works in the Trauma and Burn Unit.

Catherine consistently expands her professional development by taking courses which include Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI): The Knee Complex, The Hip Complex, The SI Joint & The Pelvis Complex Part 1 and 2, AAI: Foundations of Anatomical Acupuncture, Intro to Bobath course: The Study of Human Movement, the Basic Bobath course: The Assessment and Treatment of Adult Hemiplegia, Kinesio Taping: KT1 – Fundamentals of Kinesio Taping, KT2 – Advanced Kinesio Taping, Basic Sport Physiotherapy Taping, Bands, Balls and Balance, Bioness training on the L300 - a functional electrical stimulation for foot drop and L300 Plus for thigh weakness. Catherine will be completing the Advanced Physical Therapy Lumbo-Pelvic Complex Certification program in early December 2012.  She is currently working towards the APTEI Diploma in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy and is looking forward to completing advanced Bobath courses.

Catherine has always had a strong interest in fitness and has trained as well as worked as a Karate Instructor at Northern Karate for over 12 years. Over the years she has instructed children and adults of varying abilities in both private and group sessions. She currently teaches private karate based rehab to clients with orthopaedic and neurological conditions as well as group adapted self-defense classes at Neurocore. She provides education on adapted self-defense to clients and therapists at various facilities and co-presented the topic of Adapted Self-defense for clients with neurological conditions at the Canadian Seating and Mobility Conference.

She is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association – Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and International Health divisions, as well as a member of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association.

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