Our Team

Dr. Hillary Allen

Dr. Hillary Allen

Registered Chiropractor, Co-Owner
H.B.Kin, D.C., CAFCI, ART

Hillary is a proficient Chiropractor.  She provides patients with a thorough and highly skilled interaction.  She accomplishes this by employing a combination of adjustments, exercise therapy, active release techniques (ART), Graston, and medical acupuncture to restore patient’s function.

Hillary’s academic credentials are exemplary.  She earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the renowned Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, following her Honors Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree from McMaster University.

Hillary’s considerable clinical experience is apparent.  Throughout her 6 years at The Granite Club’s medical clinic in Toronto, Hillary relished the challenges of rehabilitating a varied caseload, including Olympic medalists and National Champions in the affiliated Elite Figure Skating Program.  

Hillary has also enjoyed the opportunity to provide Chiropractic care at several notable sporting events, including during the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Hockey Canada's RBC Cup, Invictus Games Toronto 2017, and the Provincial Curling Championhips.  Additionally, Hillary continues her role as the Chiropractor for the Cobourg Cougars Junior A hockey team.

Prior to Hillary’s role working with a spectrum of Northumberland residents at COSIC, she also had the opportunity to treat a range of musculoskeletal injuries while at the respected Canadian Back Institute in Toronto.  Additionally, she has served as a credentialing examiner for the National Chiropractic Board Exams, and continues to mentor chiropractic students and new graduates.

Outside of the clinic, Hillary looks forward to time spent with her young family.  She remains active by participating in fitness classes, yoga, and running.

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Jeffrey Crowley

Jeffrey Crowley

Registered Physiotherapist, Co-Owner
H.B.Kin, M.Sc.PT, CAFCI, FCAMPT

Jeff is an adept Physiotherapist.  He utilizes a variety of techniques to rehabilitate complex neuromusculoskeletal conditions, including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, acupuncture, and neural mobilizations.

Jeff’s clinical experience is notable.  During 6 years at a prominent Sports Medicine clinic in Toronto, Jeff had the challenging task of rehabilitating Olympic athletes and weekend warriors alike.  Jeff has also enjoyed the challenge of treating a spectrum of Northumberland residents over the last 10 years at COSIC, including during his role as the Physiotherapist for the Cobourg Cougars Junior A hockey team and Cobourg Kodiaks Major Series Lacrosse team.  

Jeff’s academic footing is equally impressive, earning a Masters of Science Degree in Physiotherapy, as well as an Honors Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree from McMaster University.  Jeff holds an Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy, the highest designation available to Physiotherapists practicing in orthopaedics.

Jeff remains committed to improving the quality of physiotherapy provision through different teaching responsibilities.  He instructs advanced manual therapy courses to Physiotherapists as an instructor with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.  Jeff has also taught physiotherapy courses at U of T, and mentors Physiotherapists pursuing advanced manual therapy credentials.

Outside of Physiotherapy interests, Jeff looks forward to spending time with his young family.  He remains active by playing basketball, hockey, and golf.

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Leslie Richards

Leslie Richards

Registered Physiotherapist
H.B.Kin, M.PT

Leslie is a talented Physiotherapist.  She utilizes a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription, and myofascial release techniques to treat a spectrum of injuries.

Leslie’s breadth of physiotherapy experience is evident.  Before joining COSIC, she developed her skillset treating patients in private orthopaedic clinics, homecare environments, and long-term care facilities.

Leslie earned her Masters of Physiotherapy from Curtin University, a revered school in Australia.  She also possesses an Honors Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario.

In addition to her Physiotherapy training, Leslie is a credentialed Yoga Therapist.  When indicated, this unique approach to rehabilitation blends yoga exercises with physiotherapy techniques to overcome injury and pain.

Leslie is passionate about continued professional development.  She has completed a variety of Mulligan Concept, Myofascial Release, and manual therapy courses.  Leslie is also pursuing her Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy.

In her spare time, Leslie enjoys spending time with her young family, and is an avid runner, competing in numerous races in Ontario.  She also enjoys the physical demands of cycling, yoga, and strength training.

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Warren Smith

Warren Smith

Registered Physiotherapist
H.B.Kin, M.Sc.PT, CAFCI, FCAMPT

Warren is a highly skilled Physiotherapist.  His extensive post-graduate training and vast clinical experience are the foundation of his effectiveness in treating musculoskeletal injuries.

After more than a decade of rehabilitating orthopaedic conditions in a Toronto based clinic and at COSIC, Warren gained invaluable knowledge working in an Australian sports medicine practice for two years.

Warren is academically accomplished, having obtained a Masters of Science Degree in Physiotherapy, as well as an Honors Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree from McMaster University.  Warren has also completed his acupuncture certification through Acupuncture Canada.

He holds an Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy, the highest designation available to Physiotherapists practicing in orthopaedics.  In addition to his clinical interests, Warren teaches Manual Therapy courses as an instructor with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Away from the clinic, Warren enjoys camping with his young family.  He remains physically active by playing hockey, ultimate frisbee, and surfing.

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Suzanne Thorne

Suzanne Thorne

Registered Physiotherapist
B.Sc., M.Sc.PT

Suzanne is an accomplished Physiotherapist.  Her inspiring and nurturing character is evident to all patients that interact with her. 

Suzanne has a wealth of orthopaedic, neurological, and pediatric rehabilitation experience, working a decade in a highly regarded physiotherapy clinic in the Durham region.  

Suzanne is responsible for developing Northumberland County’s first comprehensive Pelvic Health Program, where she adeptly provides solutions to patients challenged by incontinence, pelvic pain, and pelvic instability.

While attending Andrews University, a prestigious American school, Suzanne earned a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Anatomy and Physiology.

Suzanne’s commitment to professional development is obvious, having obtained advanced training in Anatomically Based Acupuncture, and is pursuing her Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy.

Suzanne spends her spare time gardening, hiking, doing yoga, and thankfully for COSIC’s staff, making incredible baked goods.

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Natalie Vandermeer

Natalie Vandermeer

Registered Physiotherapist
H.BSc.Kin, M.Sc.PT

Natalie is a talented Physiotherapist.  A sound understanding of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, taping, and myofascial release techniques are the foundation of Natalie’s approach to rehabilitating a range of complex musculoskeletal injuries. 

Natalie brings respected clinical experience to COSIC’s rehabilitation team through her varied involvement in orthopaedics, neurological rehabilitation, sports injuries and geriatric care.

Natalie gained valued orthopaedic and neurological insight while working at a reputable clinic in Costa Rica.  Natalie has also thrived while providing acute care to Canadian University Varsity teams and most recently at the 2017 Provincial Curling Championships.

Natalie’s academic training is equally impressive, achieving a Masters of Science Degree in Physiotherapy, as well as an Honors Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree from Queen’s University.  Natalie has also completed post-graduate training in acupuncture, advanced shoulder rehabilitation, and is pursuing her Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy.

Outside of the clinic, Natalie maintains an active lifestyle by playing soccer, cycling, and strength training.  She also always looks forward to spending time with family and friends at her cottage.

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Jeremy Walker

Jeremy Walker

Registered Physiotherapist
H.BSc.Kin, M.Sc.PT, CIDN, FCAMPT

Jeremy is a gifted Physiotherapist.  His notable acumen for orthopaedics has developed his reputation for being able to rehabilitate the most intricate injuries.

His professional experience is extensive.  Prior to Jeremy’s role at COSIC, he treated a variety of orthopaedic and sports related injuries while working at the respected Canadian Back Institute in Toronto. 

Jeremy’s educational background is impressive, possessing a Masters of Science Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto, as well as an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo.

Additionally, Jeremy has obtained his Advanced Diploma In Manual and Manipulative Therapy, which is the highest designation available to Canadian Physiotherapists in orthopaedics.  Jeremy is also Certified in Integrated Dry Needling (CIDN), which is a specialized form of acupuncture.  This training has fueled his special interest in treating complex shoulder and spinal conditions.

Outside of work, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his wife and two little girls.  He maintains an active lifestyle by playing golf, hockey, and snowboarding.

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Stephen Parker

Stephen Parker

Registered Chiropodist
D.Ch.

Stephen is a technically sound Chiropodist.  He is an evidence informed practitioner, combining established treatments with the most recent biomechanical advances, in order to manage all foot related conditions.

Stephen possesses an abundance of footcare experience.  For 8 years, he has effectively assisted COSIC patients with orthotic therapy, foot pain, nail treatments, diabetic neuropathy care, and plantar warts. 

Additionally, over a 16-year span, Stephen has practiced in highly regarded footcare centers in Toronto and Durham, earning a reputation as a highly skilled clinician.  Stephen is also the co-owner of Durham Family Footcare and Wellness Centre, where he treats a spectrum of intricate foot injuries.

Stephen’s academic preparation is commendable.  He attended the renowned Michener Institute in Toronto, earning his Diploma of Chiropody.  After graduating, Stephen was selected as a clinical instructor for the Ontario Chiropody Program.

Away from the clinic, Stephen enjoys spending time with his young family and playing golf.  He is also a devoted coach for his son’s rep hockey and lacrosse teams.

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Dr. Lisa Clarke

Dr. Lisa Clarke

Registered Chiropractor
B.A., D.C., CMAG, ART

Lisa is an exceptional Chiropractor.  She focuses on determining the source of patients’ dysfunction rather than just the symptoms, to promote a return to function while minimizing a potential reoccurrence.  Lisa utilizes a variety of treatment methods to accomplish this including manipulation, mobilization, acupuncture, and rehabilitation exercises. 

Lisa’s educational background is noteworthy.  Prior to earning her Doctor of Chiropractic from an esteemed program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, she obtained an Honors Degree in Psychology from Queen’s University.  

Lisa’s Chiropractic experience is extensive.  In addition to treating residents of Northumberland County with varied orthopaedic injuries at COSIC, she rehabilitates complex conditions at an esteemed multidisciplinary clinic in Toronto.

Lisa is committed to consistent professional development as evidenced by her success in obtaining her Certificate in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from a reputable program at McMaster University, as well as her certification in Active Release Techniques (ART).  

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys staying active by participating in yoga and spinning classes, as well as seeing her favorite bands play live.

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Dr. Karyn Proskos

Dr. Karyn Proskos

Registered Chiropractor
B.Sc., D.C., ART

Karyn is a proficient Chiropractor.  She efficiently targets the source of patients’ injuries while providing strategies to prevent reoccurrences.  Karyn implements a range of treatment methods to achieve this by combining Active Release Techniques (ART), joint manipulation, medical acupuncture, and targeted therapeutic exercises.

Karyn’s academic background is impressive.  Prior to earning her Doctor of Chiropractic from a renowned program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, she obtained an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree from McMaster University.  

Karyn brings a wealth of experience to COSIC through time spent treating complex orthopaedic conditions at other multidisciplinary clinics.  Karyn is also passionate about the development of her profession through her continued role as a clinical mentor to students at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

Karyn is committed to ongoing professional growth as shown by her attainment of respected credentials in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University, pre and post-natal care in Webster technique, as well as her certification in Active Release Techniques (ART).

Away from COSIC, Karyn enjoys spending time with her fiancée, while staying active by playing squash, running, and yoga.

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Geoffrey Honey

Geoffrey Honey

Registered Massage Therapist
B.A., B.Ed., R.M.T.

Geoffrey is a highly skilled Massage Therapist.  His unrivalled knowledge and passion for clinical massage has established Geoffrey as a leader in the profession.

In addition to a decade of vast clinical experience, Geoffrey has advanced training in trigger point release techniques.  This has empowered him with an effective approach to treating complex postural, athletic, and work related injuries.

Geoffrey is equally accomplished academically, possessing a Diploma in Massage Therapy from Fleming College, where he was recognized as the class valedictorian. In addition to his clinical education, Geoffrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto.

As an active cyclist, runner, and gardener Geoffrey practices what he preaches, realizing the importance of leading a physically active lifestyle.  Geoffrey also cherisihes time spent with his busy family.

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Kelly Kirkham

Kelly Kirkham

Registered Massage Therapist
R.M.T.

Kelly is a talented Massage Therapist.  Her compassion and sound understanding of therapeutic massage techniques allows her to be effective in treating athletic, postural, and chronic injuries.

Kelly’s scholastic achievements are significant.  She attained her Diploma in Massage Therapy from a well-respected program at Centennial College.  In addition to her massage training, Kelly is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, where she earned an Associate Degree in Painting and Drawing.

Kelly has gained remarkable clinical experience over the last decade, providing therapeutic massage in two highly regarded multidisciplinary facilities in Toronto, The Granite Club and Medcan Clinic.

Outside of work, Kelly challenges herself by hiking and running, in order to stay active.  She also enjoys spending time with her young family.  Kelly balances the stresses of work by spending time in her studio, where she enjoys painting, drawing, and puppet creation.

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Keri Haukioja

Keri Haukioja

Registered Occupational Therapist
O.T. Reg (Ont)

Keri is a remarkable Occupational Therapist.  She assists her patients’ pursuit of improved function and independence following orthopaedic and neurological events.  Keri also provides sound seating and splinting solutions for her patients.

Keri’s vast experience as an OT is clear.  In addition to her role at COSIC, Keri has worked at Five Counties Children Centre for almost a decade, where she rehabilitates children with physical, cognitive, and sensory issues.  Keri has also worked with clients following motor vehicle accidents in homecare settings.

Keri’s academic qualifications are extensive.  She earned an Honors Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from a prominent program at Queen’s University.  Additionally, Keri holds an Honors Bachelor of Life Sciences, as well as, an Honors Bachelor of Physical and Health Education from Queen’s University.

Keri is continually honing her craft through her commitment to professional development.  She has completed numerous post-graduate courses related to Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), hand therapy, and splinting.  Additionally, Keri is a certified Authorizer for the Assistive Device Program (ADP) of Ontario.

When Keri isn’t chasing her two adorable daughters around, she remains active by playing soccer, hockey, and running.  Keri also enjoys following the arts and music scene in Northumberland County.

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Erin Sturzenegger

Erin Sturzenegger

Clinic Manager
H.B.AHSc

Erin ensures that our clinic runs proficiently.  Her wealth of experience managing the daily operations of COSIC, combined with her welcoming demeanor, make Erin an enormous asset to our patients and clinicians.

Erin’s strong academic background has prepared her well for her role, holding an Honors Degree in Allied Health Sciences from UOIT, as well as a Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist Assistant Diploma from Fleming College. 

Outside of work, Erin enjoys spending time with her husband and young son, while remaining active through her participation in soccer, hockey, and fitness classes.

Should you have any questions regarding our clinic services, don’t hesitate to contact Erin.

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Tracy Harrison

Tracy Harrison

Clinic Administrator

Tracy is an integral part of COSIC’s daily administrative procedures.  Her personable and meticulous nature, ensure that our clinicians and patients are well cared for and organized.  

Tracy possesses an abundance of administrative experience.  Throughout her career, she has worked efficiently in a variety of accounting, education, and healthcare settings in administrative roles.

Outside of work, Tracy enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as walking to remain active.

Please contact Tracy to discuss any inquiries that you may have regarding our healthcare services.

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