Pro Physio Rehabilitation Center is proud to offer patient-focused physiotherapy to patients across Sudbury. Since opening nearly a decade ago, we’ve helped men, women, and children increase their mobility and improve strength.
Our team combines a wealth of education and experience to deliver truly dynamic physiotherapy to patients across the region.
Our team includes:
Trina Tessaro BHSc.(PT), B.Kin, Dip.Manip.PT, FCAMPT
Co-Owner & Registered Physiotherapist
Trina graduated from McMaster University in 1997 with an Honours degree in Kinesiology. She then continued at McMaster University, obtaining her Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy in 2001. She returned to Sudbury, her hometown, after graduating from Physiotherapy and began working in a private orthopaedic clinic for seven years prior to establishing Pro Physio Rehabilitation Center in 2008 with her friend and fellow classmate, colleague and business partner, Tania Burton.
Since graduating, Trina has completed several courses in manual therapy, acupuncture, integrated dry needling and exercise prescription. Trina has successfully obtained her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Her clinic areas of interest include sports related injuries, as well as the treatment and management of spinal and peripheral joint pain and dysfunction, repetitive strain injuries, and many other conditions that impact an individual’s function. Trina has also established a niche caseload in the physical management and treatment of individuals who have sustained brain injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents.
In her personal time, Trina enjoys running, cycling, travelling, spending time with her family and friends, and encouraging her young daughter to enjoy all of the benefits of participating in an active, healthy lifestyle.
Tania Burton BHSc.(PT), BSc (Hons), Dip.Manip.PT, FCAMPT
Co-owner & Registered Physiotherapist
Tania is a Physiotherapist and clinic co-owner with over 15 years of clinical experience. Tania was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario and grew up in a home built by her grandfather on the same property where Pro Physio Rehabilitation Center is located today.
Tania graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in physiotherapy and has completed numerous courses over the years, obtaining her diploma in Manipulative Therapy, the FCAMPT designation, a certificate in integrated dry needling, training in acupuncture and several other complementary courses.
Tania enjoys working with clients who have sustained sports injuries and repetitive strain injuries, post-operative clients and people who have suffered injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Tania also enjoys hockey, running, biking (especially up some of the extremely challenging hills in the South End) and coaching her son's soccer team.
Sean Wiley BSc.(PT), BSc, Dip.Manip.PT, FCAMPT
Sean is a graduate of Queen’s University, where he completed his degree in Health Science. After graduating from Queen’s University, Sean went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from McGill University. While attending McGill University, he worked as a team therapist for several varsity teams.
Sean moved to Sudbury in 2007 and joined the Pro Physiotherapy team in 2012. Since graduating, Sean has completed several postgraduate courses and obtained his Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. He is currently advancing his dry needling skills through the Integrated Dry Needling program. He strives to provide the best evidence-based orthopaedic treatment to his patients. Sean enjoys many outdoor activities in both the summer and winter months.
Alanna Tegel MSc (PT), BPHE (Hons)
Alanna graduated from Laurentian University with an undergraduate degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Health Promotion. She went on from her undergraduate degree to obtain her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. She joined the Pro Physio Rehab team in 2016 following her graduation from the program.
Alanna has a strong interest in sport-related injuries which has led her to pursue a career in the orthopaedic sector. Since her graduation, Alanna has completed her Level I Manual Therapy course, a sport taping certification and a Mulligan Concept Upper Extremity certification. She is currently enrolled in an Anatomical Acupuncture course and will be moving forward in her Manual Therapy courses in the year to come. Alanna strives to provide quality care to her patients with their specific goals being at the forefront of her treatments.
When spare time presents itself, Alanna enjoys fishing, snowboarding, hockey, running, travelling and getting together with friends and family.
Tierney Gunthorpe PT MCPT (manips), BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI, CGTT
Tierney graduated from Queen’s University in 2005 with Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She completed her Masters of Clinical Physiotherapy (Manipulative Therapy) in 2012 from Curtin University in Perth, Australia which led her to become a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). She spent her first 9 years working in Calgary where she had a great opportunity to work with some of Canada’s best physiotherapists and sports medicine doctors.
She has been taking several courses since graduating and continues to further her education. She is certified in traditional acupuncture by Canadian Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (CAFCI) as well as dry needling from Gokavi Transverse Technique (GTT). She is also certified in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SMFA) and Kinesiotaping. She also has taken motor control courses from Sean Gibbons as well as several running courses including “New Trends in Prevention of Running Injuries” and ”New Advances in Hip Rehabilitation.”
In Calgary, she assessed and treated complex clientele where she would make the appropriate referrals for prolotherapy, facet injections and nerve blocks. She also has worked with several sports team including National Lacrosse League (Calgary Roughnecks), National Netball as well as club level hockey and rugby.
She has a keen interest in sports injuries such as running injuries. She also enjoys working with all individuals and injuries as each case is unique. Over the years, she has developed approach of treating the whole body and not just the injury itself as everything is connected in our body. Has developed keen interest in pre and post-natal treatment after having her daughter.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, trail running, canoeing/kayaking, hiking, biking, downhill and cross-country skiing.
Suzanne Francisco PT BHSc.
Suzanne graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences Physiotherapy in 1993.
Since then she has worked primarily in neurology in an outpatient hospital setting. After taking several vestibular rehabilitation courses she was hooked on this emerging area of physiotherapy.
In 2011 Suzanne successfully completed the extensive competency based course in Atlanta developed by the Emory School of Medicine. This has given her both the skills and passion to effectively assess and treat patients suffering from dizziness/vertigo using evidence based practice.
She continues to update her skills in this area and recently completed advanced BPPV, cervicogenic dizziness, and concussion courses.
In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys heading to the cottage with her beau and their dog, listening to music, and coercing people to play board games with her.
Samantha Walter MPT, BSc Kin (Hons)
Samantha graduated from Laurentian University with an Honours degree in Kinesiology. She then continued her education at Western University and obtained a Masters in Physical Therapy. Following the completion of her program, she returned to Sudbury to join the Pro Physio Rehabilitation team.
Samantha enjoys working with clients with a variety of conditions including sports injuries, repetitive overuse injuries, post-operative rehabilitation and many other conditions that are impacting a client’s function and ability to participate in the activities they enjoy.
She prefers a dynamic treatment approach incorporating manual therapy and exercise to develop an individualized treatment plan to suit each client’s unique needs. She feels that education is an essential component to therapy as it enables the client to better manage their own wellbeing.
Samantha has completed her Level I Manual Therapy course and is looking forward to continuing to advance her skills through postgraduate courses. She is currently enrolled in the Level 1 Dry Needling Program and is looking forward to incorporating this new skill into her treatments.
In her personal time Samantha enjoys being outdoors, running, ringette and spending time with friends and family.
Our physiotherapists and administrative specialists are committed to your total health and comfort. Call today to schedule an appointment with our team.