Staff

Ryan L. Thomas

Physiotherapist and Owner of Western Ontario Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation Centre

Ryan L. Thomas completed his undergraduate Honours Degree at the University of Windsor before attending the Physiotherapy program at Western University. He graduated in 1998. Since then he has completed numerous post graduate manipulation, manual therapy, clinical reasoning, vestibular rehab and exercise prescription courses.

Since 2009 Ryan has worked as a musculoskeletal lab facilitator and anatomy lab assistant at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry-Windsor Campus teaching future physicians the art of MSK assessment.

Ryan is very passionate about his profession. Ryan is a member of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association-Windsor District council. Part of his role is course coordinator and often our facility hosts continuing education courses taught by national and international teachers.

Ryan treats orthopaedic and sports related injuries from the paediatric to geriatric population. He has a keen interest in youth sports injuries especially those in soccer, gymnastics, hockey, running, cycling, swimming and dance.

He is Shift Concussion trained, allowing him to complete preseason ImPACT Concussion Testing. He is also trained in the treatment of concussion injuries.

When Ryan is not busy treating and managing the office he spends his time relaxing with his wife and daughter. You may also find him on the weekends playing soccer or running.    


Nancy Drouillard

Physiotherapist

Nancy Drouillard graduated from the University of Windsor in 1993 with a degree in Biology. Her passion for health care led to a Degree in Physiotherapy (1996) from the University of Western Ontario in London. She spent several years working at Windsor Regional Hospital in various outpatient programs including Neurology, Respiratory Rehabilitation and Orthopedics. In addition to her vast experience in the hospital setting, Nancy has over ten years of experience in private practice.

Nancy has taken numerous post-graduate courses in orthopedics, manual and manipulative therapy, acupuncture and programs related to Senior’s Health. She has been certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (the McKenzie Method) since 2009, to provide exceptional care for all spinal injuries. She has earned the BoneFit Certification through Osteoporosis Canada to safely assess and treat individuals with Osteoporosis and spinal fractures. Nancy is also an instructor for the GLA:D Canada Program which provides education and evidence based exercise to individuals with Osteoarthritis. She is also dedicated to improving balance for older adults to ensure their safety and independence in the community. Nancy uses an individualized treatment plan for all of her patients including custom exercises, manual therapy and acupuncture as indicated. Nancy enjoys providing her patients with the knowledge and tools they need to manage their conditions and prevent recurrence.

Nancy has been an Executive Member of the Windsor District for the Ontario Physiotherapy Association for many years as President and Secretary. She is dedicated to promoting access to physiotherapy for all Ontarians and ensuring patients receive high quality, evidence-based treatment.

In her spare time, Nancy enjoys cycling, yoga, gardening and cooking as well as travelling with her husband and two sons. She can also be found cheering on her son at triathlons across the country.


Nick Gerasimoff

Occupational Therapist

Nick has a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy (2010), a Bachelor’s Degree in both Health Science (2009) and Human Kinetics (2008). He is a fully registered/insured Occupational Therapist working in good-standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) since 2013. Nick is also registered with NBCOT and licensed to practice in Michigan.                    

Since the beginning of his career in 2011, Nick has primarily worked in hand therapy. He was trained as an entry level therapist under the physicians of Michigan Surgery Specialists. He worked at Michigan Hand & Sports Rehabilitation Center for three years, prior to transitioning to working in the Windsor area. While working in Michigan, Nick had the opportunity to view surgical procedures/diagnostic imaging, nerve testing and to work on complex multidisciplinary cases. Nick also served as the academic fieldwork coordination and was actively involved in taking students and teaching. Lastly, Nick has also attended numerous courses at the Roth McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre and obtained training in advanced joint manipulations and the use of physical agent modalities.

At the Western Ontario Sports Injuries & Rehabilitation Centre Nick's main role consists of the evaluation and management of hand injuries. This includes both acute and chronic conditions and custom splinting (static and dynamic). His special areas of interest include tendon and peripheral nerve injuries. For all bodily injuries, Nick also has advanced training in completing Functional Abilities Evaluations (FAE's) and industrial rehabilitation work hardening/conditioning. These services are offered at this centre. Ultimately, Nick's fundamental position as Occupational Therapist is to assist in returning those to increased level of functional performance in a client centered and evidence based approach to treatment.


Michael Bochus

Physiotherapist

Michael (Mike) Bochus completed his Bachelor of Human Kinetics (BHK), Honours Movement Science degree at the University of Windsor in 2014.  He then attended McMaster University to complete his Master of Science in Physiotherapy (MSc(PT)) degree and graduated in 2017.  His postgraduate education includes Soft Tissue Release Training, Level 1 Advanced Orthopeaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy,  and Acupuncture and Dry Needling. Mike plans to continue taking additional physiotherapy courses focusing on manual therapy to maximize his knowledge in the field.  

Mike has experience treating a variety of orthopaedic and neurological conditions in patients of all ages in clinical, rehabilitation and hospital settings. Mike strongly believes that the best patient outcomes stem from a mixture of manual therapy, exercise and patient education.  When not in the clinic, Mike likes to spend his time playing sports including soccer, volleyball and hockey.  You can also find him spending time with his girlfriend, or hanging out with his family and friends!


Robert P. Cusinato

Physiotherapist at the Western Ontario Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation Centre.

Robert graduated from the University of Windsor in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science (Biology).  He subsequently graduated from the University of Western in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science (Physical Therapy).  Since then, he has completed many physiotherapy courses with emphasis on manual therapy , joint specific courses , concussion, neural mobilization, exercise based courses and seminars related to post-operative rehabilitation.

In addition to with over 19 years of work experience, he is also involved with physiotherapy in the community.  He has been a member of his Parish Health Counsel for ten years.  He also has been a longstanding member of the Windsor District Ontario Physiotherapy Association.

Robert works with individuals of all ages who are impacted by various orthopaedic, neurological and cardiorespiratory conditions.  He is keen on post-operative rehabilitation, especially as it relates to the hip, knee and shoulder. 

Robert also has been teaching medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Windsor Campus for the past eight years.  Emphasis is on the evaluation of the musculoskeletal system.

In his spare time, Robert enjoys music, movies, playing soccer with his longstanding teammate Ryan , bike riding and most importantly spending time with his family including his two children, Olivia and Andrew!

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