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 in 2003 and has since worked 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).
Today Jennifer operates manages the multiple onsite industrial clinics as well as treating patients at her private clinic.
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 has completed additional 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 since 2005 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. She was a part of the Medical team for the Para PanAm games in 2015. 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.
Shannon Gronan CAT(C), CPTN – PT
Shannon graduated from Sheridan College with a Bachelors Degree in Applied Health Sciences in Athletic Therapy; as well she is a graduate with a High Honours Certificate from the Fundamentals of Fitness and Leadership program. Shannon is also a certified Personal Trainer through CPTN. Shannon has an abundance of experience with field coverage and sports injuries for snowboarding / skiing, dirt biking, and sports like soccer, hockey, lacrosse, rugby and football just to name a few. She also worked with the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in 2015 and currently works at The Pearson Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute as an examiner for the Firefighting testing. Shannon has been working with The SMART Clinic since February 2016 and loves it! In Shannon’s spare time she enjoys going for hikes, camping, sailing, and snowboarding. Shannon is passionate about being an Athletic Therapist because she loves to return people back to their sports, activities and everyday life!
Tom Knox CAT(C)
With a bachelors degree in Kinesiology, Tom then went on to complete the Athletic Therapy program at York University. His experience stems from working with amateur and professional athletes pursuing their craft, as well as weekend warriors, workers with physically demanding jobs and post operative and joint replacement rehabilitation. As a Certified Athletic Therapist and Strength and Conditioning coach he has made it his mantra to continue learning, with additional courses in Soft Tissue Release, Muscle Energy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, and Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries among others. His manual techniques and global treatment approach allows him to rehabilitate clients as a whole and offer rehabilitation techniques to reduce additional injuries.
Matthew Sposito CAT(C)
Matthew was certified in 2012 after graduating from the University of New Brunswick and University of Manitoba Kinesiology programs consecutively. Matthew has worked with a variety of individuals from young athletes, university athletes, semi-professional athletes and seniors in long term care. Matt enjoys being outdoors with his family, camping, hiking and rock climbing and has grown up playing soccer. Matthew has a passion for helping others and loves being an Athletic Therapist where he can help others return to work and play and educate on how to take care of themselves.