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Dave Archer

Clinic Director/ Registered Physiotherapist

Dave’s primary focus is providing patient care for chronic pain & sports injury management. He mentors and educates therapists


in practical orthopaedic injury management & manual therapy. Dave received his Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education/Kinesiology and Psychology (Honours) at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada (1995). He also holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada (1997).

He has additional training in Mulligan Concepts, Taping, Acupuncture, MacKenzie protocols, Active Release Technique, and Muscle Balancing (Sarhman and Cumerford) and has completed a Residency and Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapy.

He is a member of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapy and the Canadian Physical Therapy Association.

Dave co-managed a successful private orthopaedic and sports injury physiotherapy clinic (CBI Physiotherapy) and bracing store (Bluewater Orthopaedic and Sports Supply) in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada from 1997 to 2008.

Internationally, he held the position of Director of Physiotherapy at Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute in Kuwait from May 2008 to April 2011.  Whilst there, he worked three months in tandem with and was mentored by guest therapist Cliff Fowler of Abbotsford, BC, Canada.  He also assisted teaching Mulligan Concept courses with Jack Miller, chief Canadian instructor and Gaetano Millazo, chief Australian instructor.  He also had opportunity to design and teach a one day practical course on elbow injuries that impact the upper extremity and neck both in Kuwait and Lebanon.

Upon his return to Canada, Dave was privileged to work alongside Erl Pettman at McCallum Physiotherapy in Abbotsford, B.C. from May through July 2011.

In September 2011, Dave opened Dave Archer Physiotherapy (a division of Archer Physiotherapy Professional Corp.) in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. In January 2012 he also began the development of a multi-disciplinary medical centre called Archway Health and Sports Services, also located in Sarnia, ON.

In the field of sports medicine, Dave has provided prevention, injury management and emergency action plans for events ranging from track and field to rugby. He has also participated in a variety of sports at a provincial level through high-school and played Senior A hockey through university. He continues to enjoy recreational hockey, volleyball and soccer.

Dave’s primary focus is providing patient care for chronic pain and sports injury management. He is enthusiastically involved in mentoring and educating therapists in the areas of practical orthopaedic injury management and manual therapy both in North America and Internationally.

Dr. Gary Barwitzki

Sports Injury Medicine

Archway Health and Sports Services welcomes Dr. Gary Barwitzki to our team. Dr. Barwitzki will be practicing Sports Injury Medicine here at our clinic.

Jenny Lindsay

Registered Physiotherapist

Jenny has a special interest in sport injuries and rehabilitation as well as manual therapy, concussion rehab and functional movement training.


Jenny grew up in Kingston, Ontario. She completed high school at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT and received her undergraduate education from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY completing a Bachelor’s degree in science with a minor in exercise science. Before attending Western University for her master’s degree in physiotherapy, she spent a year doing health science research at RMC and Queen’s University.

She has also taken post-graduate courses in the Mulligan technique and soft tissue release. Jenny is passionate about helping people recover from injury and assisting them in returning to the sport or activities that they enjoy.

Jeff Baker

Registered Physiotherapist

Jeff is interested in the treatment of orthopaedic injuries using a combination of “Hands On” Manual Physiotherapy and patient specific exercise prescription. 


He has taken post-graduate courses in Mulligan Technique, Soft Tissue Release, and Acupuncture. He plans to further continue his education with advanced courses in Manual Therapy.

He is passionate about helping clients achieve the healthy and active liftestyle they desire.

Jeff graduated from Western University in 2013 with a Masters of Physical Therapy.  He also previously completed a Bachelor of Science Specialization in Kinesiology in 2010 at Western. Following this he worked for a year as a Kinesiologist in British Columbia, prescribing and implementing exercise programs for clients recovering from motor vehicle accidents.

Jeff grew up with a love for sports including hockey, volleyball, snowboarding and golf. He played Jr B and Jr C hockey in southern Ontario growing up and continues to pass on his love for the game through coaching minor hockey. In his off time Jeff enjoys working on his family farm near Grand Bend and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through sport and exercise.

Kari Milne

Registered Physiotherapist

Kari is interested in manual therapy and orthopaedics. She enjoys a hands on approach with clients. She has completed many post-graduate courses in manual therapy, acupuncture,


the Mackenzie Method and more. Kari grew up near Strathroy, Ontario where she attended high school. She completed her undergraduate degree at Western University, receiving an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Her Kinesiology degree included an Athletic Therapy Concept where she completed several courses in Sports Injuries and worked as a trainer with the Varsity Women’s soccer team. Kari also completed her Masters Degree in Physiotherapy at Western University, graduating in 2005, with elective courses in Women’s Health and Sports Injury Management. She has covered various sporting events providing on field injury assessment and management and worked as a trainer with the London Gryphons Semi Professional Women’s Soccer Team.

Kari has completed post-graduate courses in manual therapy, acupuncture, Mackenzie Method, myofascial release, mobilisation of the nervous system, rotator cuff assessment and treatment, and taping. Her current interests lie in continuing to further her manual therapy skills.

Kari lives with her family in Bright’s Grove.

Terri Vasey

Registered Physiotherapist

Terri has an interest in pelvic health, women’s health and manual therapy. She continues to pursue post-graduate education and has completed several post-graduate courses in manual therapy,


pelvic floor retraining, taping, the Mackenzie Method and more.
Terri grew up in Mount Brydges, Ontario and attended high school in Strathroy.
She completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario and continued on to graduate in 2005 from Western with a Masters degree in physiotherapy.
Terri continues to pursue additional courses in pelvic health and manual therapy.

Sally Martin

Registered Physiotherapist

Sally received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at University of Western Ontario in 1988.  She has received additional training in many manual therapy courses, McKenzie Method, Mulligan Concepts. 


She achieved her certification in Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University in 2009. Sally is a member of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapy and the Canadian Physical Therapy Association. Sally initially studied at St Joseph’s Health Services in London, Ontario in acute neurology and then worked at both in and out patient orthopaedic wards prior to moving to an orthopaedic and sports clinic. In Feb 2001 Sally began working at Four Counties Health Services in Newbury providing outpatient orthopaedics services.  In addition since 2002 Sally has worked as a part-time Associate Professor in Physical Therapy at Western University. 

Alaina Scott

Registered Physiotherapist

Alaina has special interest in manual therapy, sport injuries and pre and postnatal health. Alaina was born and raised in Warwick Township and has worked in the Sarnia-Lambton community over the past 8 years.


Alaina received her Master of Physical Therapy from University of Western Ontario in 2007 and her Honour Kinesiology with a General B.A. in Fine Art form Wilfred Laurier University in 2005.

Alaina has completed several post graduate courses in advanced manual therapy, Mulligan concept, McKenzie method, advanced athletic taping and more.

Alaina continues to pursue post graduate education with a specific interest in manual therapy and concussion management.

Alaina enjoys playing indoor and beach volleyball, biking with family and organizing and running a community exercise group.

Nicole Barich

Registered Physiotherapist

Nicole is interested in orthopedic injury treatment and rehabilitation using a combined approach of manual therapy and individualized exercise programs. She has post-graduate training in Soft Tissue Release and looks forward to continuing to develop her education in areas such as advanced Manual Therapy


and Concussion Care.

Nicole received her Masters in Physical Therapy at Western University, with elective courses in Sports Injury Management and Pediatrics. Previous to completing her Masters, Nicole graduated from Western with a Bachelor of Health Science degree with a Specialization in Rehabilitation Sciences.

Nicole has enjoyed an active lifestyle from a young age, having grown up in Bright’s Grove, Ontario, with a love for tennis and competitive dance. She continues to be passionate about healthy, well-rounded living, and enjoys helping clients to participate in the sports and activities that are meaningful to them.

Dr. Jim Forbes


Dr. Jim Forbes is a Chiropractor and an Exercise Science and Athletic Therapy graduate.  Dr. Jim Forbes graduated from Manchester University of Indiana


in 2006 with a Bachelors of Science and three years in treating, rehabilitating, and training athletes of various sports while working for Orthopedics Northeast in Indiana.

Dr. Forbes then obtained his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto in 2011 where he furthered his treatment experience in both athletes and the general population. In 2010-2011 Dr. Forbes obtained his Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Certification.

Upon graduation from Chiropractic College in 2011, Dr. Forbes returned to his home town of Sarnia where he treated patients at Hare Chiropractic and Natural Health Centre until 2015. Dr. Forbes loves educating others through performing community presentations, as a professor of Health Sciences at Lambton College in Sarnia, and as a creator and instructor of continuing education courses for Massage Therapists in Ontario.

Nationally, Dr. Forbes’ background for treating athletes has allowed him work with many local youth sports organizations as well as formerly working with sports organizations at a national level to develop injury prevention material and complement performance training and development programs. In his past experiences, Dr. Forbes has treated professional, recreational, and collegiate athletes from golfers, triathletes, distance runners, and hockey players to name a few. Athletes are not the only population to get injured, therefore, Dr. Forbes has much experience in treating pain in many areas of the body with a diverse set of skills.

Dr. Forbes is a Chiropractor and Chiropractors are known to be skilled in treating many types of back and neck pain. However, Dr. Forbes is very well educated and experienced in treating all areas and tissues of the body with a special emphasis on the shoulder. Dr. Forbes uses a diverse set of skills including many different types of soft tissue therapies, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, joint mobilization and manipulation, specific rehabilitation exercises, and high performance training and performance advice. Through the combination of the aforementioned manual therapy services he has helped athletes and general public of all levels with recovery and performance enhancement.

In 2015, Dr. Forbes became a certified Complete Concussion Management Practitioner as well as obtaining education in concussion symptom management from Concussion Rehab Works. This education, along with multiple years of managing patients with concussions has allowed Dr. Forbes to better understand and manage the unique needs of patients recovering from acute and post concussion symptoms.

Dr. Forbes understands the importance of including the patient in their own recovery, therefore, he encourages and instructs each patient to participate in an individualized rehabilitation program to improve performance and decrease future risk of injury as well as minimizing the potential need for more frequent and prolonged care.

Allyson Cousineau


Dr. Cousineau graduated with a B.A. from Western University, majoring in kinesiology.


She pursued her Doctorate of Chiropractic at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto and graduated in 2010. Dr. Cousineau practices diversified chiropractic predominantly, but includes elements of both activator and guasha methods as well as Thompson techniques.
She has worked with a variety of patients from newborns to the elderly.  

Shirley Schram

Registered Pilates Instructor

Shirley looks forward to using the Pilates Reformer as a tool to enhance core stability, and improve posture, strength and flexibility.


Shirley was born in Chelsea, Australia and later moved to Windsor, Ontario where she attended high school and later, the University of Windsor.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, followed by a Bachelor of Education Degree, she married and moved to Sarnia.

Two themes characterize Shirley’s life: her study of movement and her quest for continuing education.  Since dance was her first love, she opened a dance studio after moving to Sarnia, and began a teaching career that has spanned thirty years. During this time she continued her own study of dance, becoming a Certified Teacher of the Cecchetti Ballet Method and a Licentiate Member of the Cecchetti Council of America.  Presently, she is the artistic director of the Sarnia Ballet School.

Later in her career, she began her study of Pilates, and became a Certified Stott Pilates Instructor for Matt and Reformer.  Three years ago, Shirley opened the body connection, a studio specializing in Pilates, Barre Fitness and Zumba.  She has continued her education in Pilates, recently completing an Injuries and Special Populations course as well as an Anatomy and Biomechanics course.


Melissa VanderSlagt

Registered Massage Therapist

Melissa graduated from the D’arcy Lane Institution of Massage Therapy in early 1997.  


She joined the Archway team in March of 2012 with over 14 years experience. Melissa worked for 8 years at Lambton College as an instructor for the Practical Applications and Nutrition Course to Massage Therapy students. She had also supervised their Outreach program and public clinic. Melissa has advanced training in Pregnancy and Infant Massage.

Robb North

Registered Massage Therapist

Massage Therapist Robb North brings 18 years experience to Archway Health and Sports Services.
He received his training at D’arcy Lane Institute


in London, Ontario and is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Robb’s experience with athletes is vast. He has spent numerous hours volunteering for High School Track and Field Events as well as Cross Country Teams. From 1996 through 2003 he had the privilege of serving  on medical teams at Skate Canada, Canadian Figure Skating Championships and C.I.A.U. Track and Field Championships. Throughout his career, Robb has benefited from many informal hours of training with the Province’s best sports medicine practitioners.

Robb loves to see his clients return to the sport they love, or simply enjoy quality of life.

Raelyn Freer

Registered Massage Therapist

Raelyn Freer is a recent graduate from the massage therapy program at Lambton College. She is a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists


of Ontario. Raelyn is trained in a number of massage techniques including: Swedish massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, PNF tretching, pregnancy and infant massage . Raelyn is a mother of 3 who enjoys a natural holistic approach to her everyday life.

Richard Lebert

Massage Therapist

Richard Lebert has joined the Archway Health and Sports team


If you are looking for a Registered Massage Therapist who offers patients a unique approach then you are in the right place.

Richard has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2009, and has worked at The Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic at Western University. Richard has a wide patient base from elite athletes to the everyday active person, his primary professional interest is in sports injuries and concussions.

Richard provides an eclectic treatment that may include: myofascial release, sports massage, acupuncture, cupping, therapeutic movement, self-care strategies, and pain education. When not in the clinic his favorite activities are hiking, camping and kayaking.

Originally from Petrolia, he and his wife have moved to Petrolia to be closer to friends and family. If you would like to book an appointment with Richard you can see him in our Petrolia or Sarnia office.

Vanessa VanReenen

Office Management Team/Sports Injury Program Coordinator/Certified ALINE Specialist

Vanessa VanReenen has been an enthusiastic member of the Archway Team for 5 years,


focusing on excellence in customer service and development of the Complete Concussion Management Team for Lambton Kent. She is passionate about remaining educated in current and multi-faceted concussion prevention, management, and rehabilitation.

Vanessa graduated with Honors in 2012 with an Advanced Diploma in Sports and Recreation Administration from Lambton College. She has a passion for Administration Management and Sports Injury Protocols. She has received Aline accreditation and works alongside the Archway Physiotherapists to provide corrective insoles for clients.

She is looking forward to meeting you and assisting you in any of the above areas!

Sherry Clouthier

Office Management Team

Sherry Clouthier joined us in June of 2015. She has 15 years of experience working in physiotherapy clinics and 9 of those have been in a management position. She has also been a medical


transcriptionist for the past 20 years and was employed by various physicians and hospitals. Sherry is a great addition to our team.

Lynda Sit

Office Management Team

Lynda Sit is an Administrative Assistant for Archway Health and Sports Services. She joined our team in 2014 and brings with her valuable experience in customer relations …


and administrative skills. Lynda has several years of experience leading and serving teams in various organizations and has a knack for taking care of business while efficiently caring for customers.
Lynda effectively manages her many administrative duties while ensuring that our clients feel genuinely cared for and does her utmost to meet their individualized needs.
Lynda is a welcome part of our team and great complement to our existing group.

Karissa Teskey

Office Management Team

Karissa is thrilled to be a part of the Archway family. Her many years of experience in customer relations and leadership roles, in addition to her seasoned administrative skills, are an asset to the company.


Her quick smile, sense of humour and her strong sense of empathy make her a valuable addition to our administrative team. Karissa is a familiar face in our community as she has logged many volunteer hours with Theatre Sarnia as well as with Sarnia Lambton Rebound. Karissa takes pride in delivering excellent customer service and looks forward to serving you in the days ahead!

Shannan Marion

Sports Injury & Physiotherapy

Shannan graduated with a Diploma in Business and Office Administration. She joined the Archway team in June of 2017. She relocated to Grand Bend from Victoria,


British Columbia. Overall, she has 10 years experience in health care and administration. Shannan previously worked 4 years with the Department of National Defense at the Base Hospital Physiotherapy Department, followed by 6 years at the University of Victoria, Sports Injury & Physiotherapy Clinic. She greatly enjoyed being involved with the
students and members of the community. We welcome Shannan’s sense of humour and joyful demeanor.

Mary Ellen Edlington

Solutions-Focussed Coach

Mary Ellen is passionate about supporting others in experiencing rich and full lives. She is a professionally trained Solutions-Focussed Coach through Erickson International, The Art & Science of Coaching.


Mary Ellen specializes in Life Coaching and Coaching for Leadership Development. She facilitates Leadership Development as a Lead facilitator and affiliate of Eagle’s Flight, a global experiential learning company.
Mary Ellen is originally from the Creemore area, studied and worked in Toronto for 12 years before moving to Sarnia where her and her husband raise their family and host international students. To create sanity in the midst of busy competitive travel sports schedules and a house full of boys, Mary Ellen enjoys reading, writing, walks and time with friends & family.

Jared VanRuitenburg

Ergonomic Assessments

Jared has a special interest in ergonomics, focusing on the prevention of workplace-related musculoskeletal disorders. He provides workplace ergonomic assessments and works closely with clients to develop a personalized program to increase range of motion and mobility.


Growing up in Wyoming, Ontario, Jared is excited to have the opportunity to be back working in his home community. He graduated from Western University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and then graduated from Fanshawe College in 2017 with a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Ergonomic Studies. Following this, he had a two-month placement at a London hospital where he conducted Physical Demand Descriptions (PDDs) and worked with management to create and implement a new office ergonomics program and a new health and wellness program. He is awaiting certification as an Associate Ergonomist from the Canadian College for the Certification of Professional Ergonomists.

When he’s not working, Jared enjoys exercising, camping, and playing a wide variety of sports including baseball, volleyball, basketball, and tennis.