At Newcastle Village Physiotherapy, Ana Whelan and her team pride themselves on providing a one-on-one physiotherapist to client experience that allows them to work closely with clients to achieve their individual treatment goals.
Owner and Registered Physiotherapist
Ana Whelan received her Bachelor of Physical and Health Education from Queen’s University in 1994 and her Bachelor of Education from Ottawa University in 1995. After teaching for the Toronto District School Board for 3 years, she decided to pursue her passion for Physiotherapy. In 2000, she graduated from McMaster University’s Physiotherapy program.
Over the past 19 years, Ana has completed her advanced manual physiotherapy orthopaedic courses Level I-III and employs a hands-on, manual therapy approach with her patients. She has taken many continuing education courses over the years including acupuncture, manual lymph drainage, prevention of running injuries, osteoporosis treatment and prevention, and most recently courses in pelvic health physiotherapy.
Ana is a member of the Women’s Health Division, Orthopaedic Division, Pain Science Division and Private Practice Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She is a certified practitioner of Rost Therapy for treating pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain and has a passion for helping the pre-natal and post-natal client.
Ana has completed two Boston Marathons, the Goofy Challenge at Disney World and a Half Ironman in Muskoka. She is currently active in curling, hiking, skiing and mountain biking. When she isn’t participating in sports herself, Ana can be found spending family time with her husband and three sons.
Christina Roy has been a part of the Newcastle Village Physiotherapy team since 2010. Christina completed an Honours BA in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2008. She went on to attend Queen’s University and received a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2010. Since graduating, Christina has completed continuing education courses in Acupuncture, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Rehabilitation for Post-Concussion Syndrome, and the prevention of running injuries. She is a member of the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and has completed the CPA’s Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Levels I-III.
When she is not at the clinic, Christina is probably out for a run, taking a yoga class or playing field hockey.
Client Care Specialist
Marina has been with us since 2007 and plays an integral part to the smooth operation of Newcastle Village Physiotherapy. In addition to administrative tasks, Marina has on the job training to provide physiotherapy support services. Besides working at the clinic, she has been a school bus driver with over 30 years of safe driving. Marina and her husband moved to Newcastle in the spring of 1994 and they enjoy being involved in the local community.
In her spare time, she loves to spend time in her garden or her kitchen.
Client Care Specialist
Karen has worked in Medical Administration since 2002. Karen and her husband, along with their dog, like to enjoy many weekends camping each year at different Provincial Parks experiencing Ontario’s nature. She also enjoys reading and spending time with her two children.
“The natural healing force in each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.” – Hippocrates