840 Queenston Road, Unit 15 Hamilton, Ontario, L8G 4A8


Performance Physio and Medical Assessment Centre

Welcome to Performance Physio and Medical Assessment Centre

Our Team

Kate VanPaemel, Registered Kinesiologist


Kate graduated in 2011 from Facility of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology. Kate has been an active member of the Ontario Kinesiology Association since graduating and became registered with the College of Kinesiologist in 2013. In 2008, Kate completed her fitness instructor specialist certification through Can-Fit-Pro which she continues to maintain. Kate holds a valid certification in First Aid and CPR-HCP and also continues to take courses to expand her knowledge in a variety of different areas. In her spare time, Kate enjoys spending time with her family and friends (including her pets), reading and exercising.  

Yohanna Tesfazion, Occupational Therapist & Physiotherapist Assistant


 Yohanna started her academic journey at Mohawk College graduating with a diploma in Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist Assistant in 2011. She continued her studies at York University and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology. Yohanna is an active member of the College of Kinesiologist of Ontario. In 2013, Yohanna obtained a Personal Training certificate through Can-Fit-Pro. On her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing beach volleyball, and exercising. 

Brad Balsor, Registered Physiotherapist


 Brad graduated from the program of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario in 1988. He is a specialist in manual therapy gaining his FCAMPT status in 2001 from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and Orthopedic Division. He has been an active member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and Orthopedic Division since 1988. He has worked as an orthopedic physical therapist in the private and public sector for more than 20 years. He has consulted for lawyers, the insurance industry and medical specialists since 1996. He has published numerous articles and has presented at various conferences throughout North America. He is a Professional Associate at McMaster University School of Rehabilitation and takes pride in being an active educator. He presently is completing his Master’s Degree at the University of Western Ontario. Clinically, Brad strongly believes in educating his clients in self management and in using his manual therapy skills to restore his clients to full function. In his free time Brad enjoys time with his family, vacationing, exercising and reading.  

Mandi, Administrator


Mandi has been working in the administrative field since 2007. During this time has been taking part time courses through Mohawk College in Medical Administration. She has always wanted to work within the Healthcare sector and is very excited to begin this journey with Performance Physiotherapy Stoney Creek. She is very passionate about helping others in any way she can. When she’s not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends. 

Christine Pajek, Registered Massage Therapy


 Chris has been a registered Massage Therapist since 2009. She has taken additional courses in muscle energy, cupping, myofascial release and manual lymphatic drainage. Chris is passionate about being part of a healthcare team working together to help heal people. She did her massage training at the Ontario College of Health and since then has massaged a variey of patients. She has experience treating palliative patients, athletes, expectant mothers, youth, people looking for relaxation, and individuals post surgery. She hopes to one day become certified in acupuncture and possibly teach courses in Massage Therapy. Chris enjoys spending time with her family and watching movies.  

Victoria Salt, Administrator


Tori has been with DSD since May 2016, she is a graduate of both York University and George Brown College with a degree in English Literature and a post- graduate certificate in Autism and Behaviour Science. Tori has a background of working with individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities, a field which she is extremely passionate about. When not at the clinic, you can find Tori in the yoga studio, or spending time with her friends and family all over southern Ontario. She is an outgoing and passionate individual, dedicated to being a part of a team who is patient orientated! 


 Our dedicated team of highly educated professionals are here to provide you with comprehensive rehabilitation services. Call us today.

Performance Physio and Medical Assessment Centre

840 Queenston Road, Unit 15 Hamilton, Ontario, L8G 4A8

Phone: 1.905.662.8850 Email: info@ppmac.ca