Amber Baird

Registered Physiotherapist
MScPT, BA Kin

Amber graduated from  the University of Brighton with a Masters in Physiotherapy. Prior to this, she graduated from the University of Western with a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Kinesiology.

As a former national level competitive swimmer, Amber is especially interested in injuries experienced by elite athletes, and has worked with a wide range of athletes from different sporting domains. Amber is particularly interested injuries affecting young, developing athletes, and caring for female athletes, and has conducted research in both areas to better inform her practice.

Amber’s goal is to provide evidenced based physiotherapy tailored to each individuals’ goals. She aims to empower clients through education, reassurance and exercise to meet their rehabilitation goals, improve performance and prevent future injuries.

In her downtime, Amber enjoys staying active through swimming, cycling, and time in the gym. She also loves to cook and travel.

Sarita Kumari

Physiotherapy Resident
BScPT, M.H.K

Sarita graduated from Laurentian University with a Masters in Human Kinetics. Prior to this, she completed her Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy from GGSIP University in New Delhi, India.

Sarita firmly believes that keeping proper biomechanics in all activities of life maintains balance in bodily functions and also prevents injury. She follows evidence based treatment and prefers to use hands-on manual & exercise approaches to enhance functional ability to perform daily activities.

Her goal is to assist patients to get back to activities they love and avoid re-injury. She believes our body is a kinetic chain, where dysfunction in one part disrupts the whole kinematics of the body. She continues to take educational courses as she believes ongoing skill development and learning results in better outcomes for her patients.

In past, Sarita has been an active volleyball player and believes in being healthy, which has become an integral part of her life. She enjoys running, travelling, cooking and interiorscaping.

Harold Marefatpour

Registered Physiotherapist
MScPT, Cert. MDT

Harold Marefatpour is a Registered Physiotherapist licensed to practice in the province of Ontario. He completed a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Tehran. Since graduating, Harold has practiced in hospital, community, private and long term care settings for over 25 years and has a passion for treating orthopedic conditions, sport injuries, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. He is a trained in the McKenzie Method® and is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy®. Harold has additional training in manual therapy (through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Manual Therapy Program), exercise prescription, acupuncture, taping and Mulligan techniques. Harold’s goal is to provide the best possible treatment approach for patients using his knowledge and experience to promote long-term wellness, improve mobility and prevent injuries.

Ron O'Hare

Registered Physiotherapist, Founder & Owner
BScPT, BPHE, Dip. Sport Physiotherapy

LifeSpring’s Founder and Owner, Ron O’Hare, has been practicing as a physiotherapist since 1997, after having obtained a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (BPHE) and a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (BScPT) from Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario.

Ron’s exposure to physiotherapy began as an elite athlete at varsity and provincial team levels.  Ron represented Ontario in the 1989 Canada games as a member of the bronze medal medal-winning volleyball team.  Ron’s volleyball career continued for a further five years during which he achieved OUA All-Star status and was named captain of the Queen’s Varsity team.  It was at Queen’s where Ron first began to fully understand and value the numerous benefits that physiotherapy offers all athletes – especially those who compete and perform at the highest levels.

Ron was in Rio with Athletics Canada providing on-site physiotherapy and leadership as part of the Integrated Support Team at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. 

Ron keeps fit through running, cycling and a variety of fun with his active family and dog. He has re-discovered fishing as a way to stay chill in the heat and relax!

Kelsey (Ming) Ren

Registered Massage Therapist, Registered Acupuncturist & Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Kelsey began her 5 year undergraduate program of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in 1987. She graduated from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine with a Bachelor’s Degree of Medicine in 1992.

As a Doctor of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), she worked in Wuxi Hospital of TCM in Jiangsu, China. Kelsey is a member in good standing with The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario, and is a member in good standing with The Canadian Society of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.

Kelsey has also been a Registered Massage Therapist since February 2012. She is in good standing with The College of Massage Therapist of Ontario and with the Registered Massage Therapist’s Association of Ontario.

She has 27 years of experience in providing acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and has always had a very good relationship with her team members and clients. She looks forward to caring for her clients at LifeSpring!

 

Stephanie Lobraico

Office Manager

Stephanie holds a Medical Office Administrator degree. She works on many of the clinic’s special projects, like partnering with the York Region Food Bank.  Our clinic “Supergirl,” Stephanie is in the clinic full time, and we don’t know what we would do without her!

Stephanie loves to travel and explore the world. You can usually find her spending time with her boyfriend, family & friends; reading or watching her favorite team, the Pats.

Kim McRoberts

Office Administrator, Shoe Ordering Wizard

Kim started working as our office manager when LifeSpring opened up at the St. Andrew’s Plaza location in 2007. Her warm and friendly personality, along with her management skills and dedication to staff & patients, keeps our clinic running smoothly. She often says that the only thing that she doesn’t do here is physiotherapy! Kim has passed the Office Manager baton onto Stephanie, and kept what she loves even more, ordering shoes!

Kim has been a resident of Aurora since 1980. She enjoys watching all kinds of sports (especially Wheelchair Rugby), going to yoga and spending time with her family, friends & her dog Norman.

Karla Lees

Office Administrator, Billing & Online Manager

Karla brings a mix of administrative, billing and social media skills to the LifeSpring team. She is often busy at work behind the scenes, whether assisting our motor vehicle accident clients and physios with their paperwork, networking with the community, or billing extended health & car insurance companies.

Karla keeps active through regular walking, time with family & friends, occasional catnaps with her felines Henry & Jane, singing and writing.

Karla is usually fueled with an iced latte, and unknowingly hums along to whatever is on the radio. She is unapologetically loud as she supports our local Jr A hockey team & our Canadian athletes, whether live, on tv or social media!