Our Therapists

Jennifer Johnson, BPhEd (H), DipSIM (H), CAT(C)                                                                                      
Head Athletic Therapist (Private & Industrial Locations)
Owner & Operator

Jennifer, a Certified Athletic Therapist, has both her Honors Degree in Physical Education and Honors Diploma in Sports Injury Management.  Jennifer founded the S.M.A.R.T Clinic 12 years ago working with various professional and amateur athletes, sports teams and manufacturing companies in and around the GTA.  She is a member of both the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) and Ontario Athletic Therapist Association (OATA).

In addition to her leadership role atthe S.M.A.R.T Clinic Jennifer helps aspiring athletic therapists achieve their certification as a Supervisory Athletic Therapist (SAT) for CATA exams. Each year the clinic also participates in the Sheridan Student Placement program, providing students a practical learning experience. Over the years Jennifer has provided mentorship through  multiple guest speaker engagements at Sheridan College discussing clinic work and her company’s business plan.

Jennifer has also proud of her work with various hockey, football and Ringette teams as an onsite therapist.

“As an athlete and active person myself, I know how important it is to get you back to doing what you love, whether that is individual or team sport or to your daily activities. With my extensive sport and therapist background, I can not only get you back quicker but stronger and more confident.”

 

Jacqueline Bourne-Rahn CAT(C)

Jacqueline is a native of the Greater Toronto Area and graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. In 2003 she completed the Sports Injury Management program at Sheridan College and is now a Certified Athletic Therapist in Canada. Jacqueline is currently continuing her education through online education at Pacific Coastal University Workplace Health Sciences. She has been employed with The S.M.A.R.T Clinic as an Athletic Therapist since 2004 but has worked in various community clinics performing exercise prescription, manual treatments and functional assessments. She has worked in a hospital setting on the joint replacement rehabilitation floor. Happy mother of 2 young boys, she is passionate about the positive effects of therapy on the body and mind.

 

Kara Charron CAT(C)

Kara graduated from the University of Ottawa with a BSc. in Kinesiology.  She then went on to receive a Diploma in Sports Injury Management from Sheridan College.  Kara successfully completed her National Certification exams thereby officially becoming a Certified Athletic Therapist.  Kara has worked with the weekend warrior, the Industrial Athlete, and more regimented athletes of all skills levels.  Kara has been with The S.M.A.R.T Clinic for 10 years and is currently the senior therapist at one of our Industrial onsite clinics.

 

Cheryl Pinnell CAT(C)

Cheryl has been a Certified Athletic Therapist since 2006.  She obtained her BA in Kinesiology and certificate in Athletic Therapy from York University.  Cheryl has had the opportunity to work with a variety of sports teams ranging from volleyball, football, hockey and lacrosse.  This summer, she will be part of the Medical team for the Para PanAm games.  Through the use of manual therapy techniques including Soft Tissue Release, Muscle Energy Techniques and stretching and strengthening exercises, Cheryl has rehabilitated clients allowing them to return to their pre-injury status.   Cheryl is currently working at one of our Industrial onsite clinics.

 

Carly Goldberg CAT(C)

Carly graduated from York university with a certificate in Athletic Therapy and a specialized B.A. in Kinesiology and Health Science with Honours. She has worked with a variety of athletic teams and has had the opportunity to work with world ranked athletes. Carly uses her soft tissue release skills along with her knowledge of stretching and strengthening to help patients get back to their daily living pain free.  In the summer of 2015 Carly will be volunteering with the Pan Am and Para Pan Games.   Carly currently works at one of our Industrial onsite clinics.

 

Rebecca Bond CAT(C)

Rebecca Bond is a Certified Athletic Therapist currently working at one of The S.M.A.R.T Clinic’s Industrial onsite clinics.  She graduated from York University in June of 2014 with a Specialized Honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences as well as an Athletic Therapy Certificate.   Rebecca has been studying at the Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy since September and will be challenging her board exams at the end of the summer to become a registered massage therapist.  Rebecca has experience working with a variety of sports teams as well as competing as an elite athlete herself throughout her university career.

Sarah Newman CAT(C)

Sarah became a Certified Athletic Therapist in 2007.  Sarah has been working Provincially, Nationally, and Internationally with the Canadian and Ontario Soccer Associations since 2007.  Sarah has worked as an Athletic Therapist for three World Cups with the U17 Women’s National team, as well, as worked with the U20 and Olympic team.  Sarah also has multiple years of experience working in multidisciplinary clinics with Motor Vehicle Accident and WSIB patients.  The S.M.A.R.T Clinic was happy to welcome Sarah as part of the team in 2015.