All about Active Care Physiotherapy London & Ingersoll
At Active Care physiotherapy, our aim is to provide effective, accessible physiotherapy and massage therapy services for the London and Ingersoll area. We are passionate about helping you be as fit, mobile and pain-free as possible through manual treatments, therapeutic modalities and custom-made home exercise programs.
- Our Mission is to provide our patients with the care that optimizes their ability to remain active and well.
- Our Vision is to help each patient to reach their maximal level of physical functioning.
- Our Values are to motivate and empower our patients while showing empathy and compassion.
Appointments and Consultations at Active Care Physiotherapy
Appointments can be arranged by phone, fax, online or email. Our clinic does not have a waiting list, so we can schedule your initial assessment quickly, usually within 24 - 48 hours.
Referrals and Physicians
A physician's referral is not necessary to book an appointment with us, and most patients come to us direct. Nevertheless, your physician's role in your treatment remains essential. We believe in a multidisciplinary approach and will therefore ensure that our patients contact their family physician as soon as possible.
The Active Care Physiotherapy Team
With the Active Care Physio team, you are quite literally in good hands! Our clinic is owned and staff by three highly experienced physiotherapists registered with The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, Chris Cole, Laura Cole and Vanessa Lurvey. They are supported by an expert team including our massage therapist, physiotherapy assistant and our wonderfully efficient office administrators!
Chris Cole B.P.E.(Co-op), B.Sc.(P.T.), M.C.P.A
Physiotherapist & Partner
Chris graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education before he attended The University of Western Ontario to complete his degree in Physiotherapy. After working in a couple of out-patient orthopedic clinics Chris and his wife Laura decided to open Active Care Physiotherapy in November of 2003.
Chris has a passion to help people. His treatment approach integrates manual therapy, exercise prescription, and education. He has completed manual therapy training through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopedic Division. He enjoys learning new techniques to help people get better faster. Chris takes a special interest in treating active people and vestibular rehabilitation.
Chris is a proud member of The Ingersoll Chamber of Commerce. When he is not working he loves spending time with his family, coaching, exercising, and playing hockey.
Laura Cole, B.Sc.(Kin.)(Hons), B.Sc.(P.T.), M.C.P.A
Physiotherapist & Partner
Laura holds two degrees from the University of Western Ontario. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology before completing her degree in Physiotherapy in 2002. Laura truly enjoys her profession. Laura has completed several post-graduate courses in manual therapy, office ergonomics and exercise prescription. When Laura is not working she loves spending time with her three boys, running, exercising, and playing golf.
Vanessa Lurvey, B.Sc.(Hons), M.P.T. Physiotherapist
Vanessa completed her undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of Guelph. In 2010, she graduated from the University of Guelph with her Bachelor of Science degree (BSc Honors). From 2012 to 2014, Vanessa attended Western University to complete her graduate studies in Physical Therapy. She recently graduated from Western University with her Masters in Physical Therapy (MPT). Vanessa loves helping people feel better, and enjoys helping people optimize their mobility and physical activity. As a new graduate, she is very excited to begin her career in Physiotherapy.
Tammy Riach Office Administrator
Tammy has been Office Administrator at Active Care Physiotherapy since 2005. She says this is her “dream job”. She loves working with and meeting new people. Tammy looks forward to each day seeing smiling faces of people who are “on the mend”. She believes that people need to be happy mentally as well as physically to heal as a whole.
Working at Active Care Physiotherapy has introduced Tammy to the joy of being physically active. This was something she hasn’t necessarily “enjoyed” in the past. Chris and Laura are great coaches and encourage her every step of the way!
Tammy enjoys spending time with her grown family and takes pleasure in making quilts for others to wrap up in. Her and her husband love to cook a gourmet meal and entertain friends and family every chance they get.
Leigh St.George- Physiotherapist
Initially born and raised in Ottawa Leigh made her way to Southwestern Ontario for post-secondary studies. In 2012 she received her Honours Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Brock University and her Masters of Physiotherapy degree in 2015 from Western University. Leigh has a passion for developing client-centered treatments through education, manual therapy, and exercise prescription. Her ultimate goal is to return patients to pre-injury functional status, but also provide patients with the knowledge and tools to prevent future injuries Leigh’s post-graduate education includes courses in manual therapy, acupuncture, soft tissue release, and concussion therapy.