At Vineland Physiotherapy it is our mission to provide a service that treats patients as individuals and assists them in reaching their own personal goals.
Our philosophy of care centres on promotion of active, pain-free movement. Our slogan, “Move your body, live your life” sums up our objective for each patient.
We serve a broad range of ages in our patients. As the clinic is located near a retirement community, we treat many seniors. We also treat a lot of young and middle-aged athletes because of our reputation for success in sports medicine.
Whatever the age, our goal is to help all patients get back to living life to their maximum potential and capability.
Our ground floor clinic in Heritage Square is wheelchair accessible and there is plenty of free parking.
We offer flexible appointment times to meet the majority of schedules.
Gail Harris, Physiotherapist, Clinic Director
A desire to help people and a love for the science of movement prompted Gail Harris to become a physiotherapist.
Gail has brought over 20 years of experience and knowledge in her field to the practice of Vineland Physiotherapy.
Gail graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Kinesiology and then went on to obtain her Bachelor of Health, Science and Physical Therapy from McMaster University.
She completed post-graduate coursework in Manipulative Physiotherapy under the orthopedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) to enhance her manual therapy skills.
She became a Certified Administrator of Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) in order to assist clients and third party payers to determine physical and functional capabilities relating to their activities of daily living and their work performance.
As well, Gail has been an Independent Medical Examiner and an examiner with the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators. Additionally, she was a clinical reviewer of marketed physiotherapy website content and articles with www.Patientsites.com.
Gail was the owner and director of Westmount Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in Hamilton, Ont. from 2004 to 2014.
Gail attends courses and studies methods to keep up to date with current advancements in her field, allowing for continued improvements to her business and physiotherapy care.
Laura Durrant, Physiotherapy Assistant
Laura has been a Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant for over 15 years. She began her career with Brant County Health Care which encompassed working with chronic, long tern care, palliative, acute, surgical, rehabilitation and acute brain injury patients. From 2017 to 2020 Laura was self-employed teaching yoga, working as a personal assistant and took some time to travel. In her down time find her on the water paddling or alongside walking, biking or roller blading.
Sam Gazzola, Physiotherapy Assistant
Sam is a former student-athlete of Niagara College where he graduated from the Physiotherapist Assistant program.
Sam’s goal is to provide the best possible care to each patient and to get them back to doing what they love.
During Sam’s spare time, he enjoys travelling with his girlfriend and spending time with their Dachshund, Rosie. Sam enjoys family time, exercising and golfing.
Laura Lucchesi, Clinic Administrator
Laura is the Clinic Adminstrator at Vineland Physiotherapy. She is one of the first people you will meet upon arriving at the clinic and will assist you with completing and processing paperwork.
Laura and her family moved from Mississauga to Vineland after retiring from the dental profession. Laura's has over 35 years experience in professional healthcare services -initially as a dental hygienist and then as an office dental hygiene coordinator. She is excited about working in a different environment, meeting clients and learning new skills.
In her spare time Laura enjoys, spending time with friends, tasting local wine and walking the family dog.
She looks forward to meeting you!
Julie Raso, Clinic Manager
Julie has several years of experience in the healthcare industry and is enthusiastic about the health and wellness of others.
As the Clinic Manager, Julie will assist the community in their efforts to wellness by bringing awareness of the clinic’s services through internal and external resources.
Julie has a passion for living life to the fullest and finds that a balanced life is most important. Julie enjoys the outdoors, reading, yoga and spending time with loved ones.