WINDSOR EXPRESS

Training and Medical Team


 

Michael Koonar - Team Physiotherapist

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Michael Koonar is a Registered Physiotherapist and owner of Koonar Physiotherapy, a multi-disciplinary Rehabilitation Centre here in Windsor. Mr. Koonar is honoured to be the team Physiotherapist for the Windsor Express as it brings together his passion for Basketball as well as his expertise in Sports Injury Rehabilitation and Prevention. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Masters in Physical Therapy and has since further enhanced his skills with additional training in manual therapy, acupuncture and advanced technologies, such as WAVE Exercise Therapy and Magnetic Field Therapy. This comprehensive background allows Mr. Koonar and his team at Koonar Physiotherapy to provide the best evidenced based practices to their clients, whether Windsor Express Players or the weekend warriors.

Koonar Physiotherapy is entering their 6th season as Windsor Express official team Physiotherapists.

Visit www.koonarpt.com for more information and to book an appointment!


Dr. Todd Small - Team Chiropractor


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To meet Dr. Todd is to wonder “where does he get so much energy?” Dr. Todd is currently training for his second Ironman race to be held in August 2012 in Mont. Tremblant, Quebec. It is this dedication to the sport of triathlons that gives him the focus and determination to succeed in other aspects of his life including the practice of chiropractic and at home with his family.

Throughout his early life in Saskatchewan, Dr. Todd was focused on hockey which is what most of the kids from the prairies play! After graduating from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto in 1999, Todd settled in Windsor with his wife Sarah and started a family which has now grown to include three kids and two dogs.

Dr. Todd finds that having specific daily goals helps him to prioritize his day and to be present at whatever he is doing. Educating patients about chiropractic and healthy living inspires him to live his life with enthusiasm and vigor.

Dr. Todd is entering his 7th season as Windsor Express official team Chiropractor.

www.communitychiropractic.ca


Dr. J.C. Fedoruk - Team Physician


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Dr. Fedoruk is a graduate of McMaster Medical School and has practiced as an emergency physician and ringside physician for over 37 years. He has a designated practice in Sports Medicine. He is licenced and board certified in Ontario and Michigan. He is an investigating and inquest coroner. He is also a lawyer and notary public.

BA, LL.B, M.D., MCFP (EM), FACEP, FCLM, DABAM, DABUCM


Emily Brennan - Head Athletic Therapist


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Emily Brennan is a Certified Athletic Therapist practicing at Koonar Physiotherapy and Sorella Women’s Wellness.

Emily is excited and honored to enter her first year working with the Windsor Express for the 2022 season. She has a great passion for sports, injury rehabilitation, Strength and Conditioning and performance.

Emily graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and continued on to complete her Athletic Therapy degree and certification. In addition, she is proud to carry a First Responder certification.

Emily is dedicated to learning new skills and as such has completed training in compression therapy and fitting as well as instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and cupping. Emily is passionate about concussion rehabilitation and research. She is committed to her continuing education and is currently pursuing her Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification. She was selected for an internship with the Hamilton Tiger Cats in 2020 and has experience working with high level athletes of many different sports, as well as clinical experience with individuals of all different activity and sport levels. This extensive background allows for Emily to provide exceptional care and versatility that puts you and your goals at the forefront of treatment plans.

You can expect from Emily an energetic and friendly personality and a passion for empowering clients to meet their potential, whether you are a Windsor Express player, avid runner, travel hockey player or just starting your exercise journey!


Spencer Jean, DO, DO(MP), MBA, CBIS – Team Manual Osteopath


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Spencer underwent his undergraduate studies on dual athletic (hockey) and academic scholarships at Florida Gulf Coast University and Adrian College. Forced into early athletic retirement due to injuries, Spencer was inspired to stay involved in sports. This prompted his decision to enter the field of osteopathy by studying in the Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice program at the National Academy of Osteopathy and in the Doctor of Osteopathy program at the National University of Medical Sciences. He completed his internship internally with the institutions and with Boston University’s Sport Legacy Institute specializing in Non-Surgical Orthopedics.

Upon graduation, he found himself back in his home town of Windsor, Ontario to establish his osteopathic practice. Spencer furthered his academic endeavors with a Master’s of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration. He is now a manual osteopath for Olympic and professional athletes, as well as an Ambassador of Windsor Regional Hospital.

Spencer is a current member of the National Manual Osteopathic Society, Society of Osteopaths of Canada, Ontario Osteopathic & Alternative Medicine Association, American Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists, and The Association of MBAs in Canada (AMBAC).

Learn more at www.osteopathicmanualmedicine.com


Nicole Wagner, RMT., SMTcc. - Sports Massage Therapist


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Nicole Wagner has been with the Windsor Express as one of the team's valued trainers since the Express’ third season.

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, she graduated as a Registered Massage Therapist at Canadian College of Health Sciences and Technology in Windsor, Ontario and obtained her board certification in 2016.

Nicole has focused her massage career on sports and rehabilitation. She works with the Express throughout the entire season to maintain the overall health of each player to prevent, treat and manage injuries. She also manages her own practice as well as she works out of Manual Therapy Clinic at 1236 Tecumseh Rd E. Windsor Ontario.

Nicole can be contacted directly at nwagnerrmt@gmail.com


Bishop Paul Riley - Team Mentor


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Bishop Paul Riley is the Pastor of New Life Fellowship Church in Windsor. Bishop Riley has many years of experience mentoring people from both our Youth Community as well as our Sports Community. He began mentoring basketball athletes in 2008 with the U of Windsor Lancers.

Bishop Riley coached with the Valiant Basketball Association and ran his own Basketball Camps such as, Agape Basketball, City of Refuge Basketball, Youth Embracing Todays Youth. Bishop Riley organized many Church basketball tournaments. Bishop Riley serves as Chaplain for St.Clair Schlegel Villages.

He is excited to return to the Windsor Express for his 7th year to spiritually guide and mentor with everyday life decisions.



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