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Kelly Spears

Kelly Spears

Orthopaedic, Lymphedema & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Kelly has over 22 years of clinical experience in private practice Physiotherapy. She originally graduated with Honours from Brock University in 1998 with her Physical Education Degree. This degree focused on the integration of those with physical disabilities in an active lifestyle and Physical Education. She then attended McMaster University and graduated with Distinction in the year 2000 with her Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy.

After seven years of practice and numerous continuing education courses including the McKenzie method and certification in Acupuncture, she attended the University of Western Ontario for the Master in Clinical Science Physiotherapy Degree. She then passed the Orthopaedic Advanced exams which gave her advanced standing in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT).

Kelly furthered her education over the years and became certified to treat Lymphedema in the Combined Decongestive Therapy technique (CDT). She is a registered Authorizer for the Government Assistive Devices Program (ADP) for the use of Lymphedema garments.

She is also trained in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy for the treatment of pelvic pain syndromes and urinary stress or mixed incontinence. She is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform the controlled acts of Acupuncture, Internal pelvic exams and spinal manipulation.

Her treatment philosophy involves the use of manual therapy techniques to attain proper joint mechanics, while using soft tissue techniques in combination with exercise and posture correction to attain muscular balance, which also serves as a source of preventative maintenance.

Kelly has two children with her husband who enjoy camping, hiking and various sporting activities. She is an active executive member to the Orillia Ladies Co-operative Soccer League and has been a member of the Canadian and Ontario Physiotherapy Associations since 1998.

Wendi Kohler


After graduating with an Honours Bachelor degree in Kinesiology and working as a Kinesiologist in Toronto, Wendi went on to pursue Physiotherapy as a career.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Saint Louis University in 2006 with a Master’s of Physical Therapy degree and continued on to complete her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2008.  She practiced in both inpatient and private outpatient settings in Missouri and North Dakota before returning to Canada.  

Wendi began her Canadian career at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie working in a variety of settings over her 12 years with RVH including outpatient, post-surgical, rehabilitation, cardiac and critical cardiac care.  She has mentored many physiotherapy and physiotherapy assistant students and has been an assessor for the Physiotherapy Competency Exam.

Wendi focuses primarily on orthopaedic patients, is BoneFit Certified and a facilitator for the GLAD (Good Life with Arthritis) program.  Wendi enjoys supporting patients in achieving optimal health which requires addressing both the body and mind.  She takes a holistic approach to her own life and practices yoga and breathwork regularly as part of her healthy lifestyle.

Wendi has two athletic daughters and lives on a homestead in Orillia. When she is not working you will find her volunteering her time developing young athletes with the Orillia Suns Volleyball Club where she coaches a competitive girls volleyball team and supports the athlete development programs.  You’ll also find her coaching at Camp Olympia in the summers.  She enjoys spending time in nature, gardening, riding and caring for her horses and facilitating wellness workshops on a variety of topics.  

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