Tanya Barrett: Physiotherapist
Tanya Barrett is a registered Physiotherapist and in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. Tanya graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto after pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at York University.
Tanya has over 16 years of varied clinical experiences including complex Orthopaedics, Neurorehabilitation, and Pediatric rehabilitation. Her first few years were focused on Orthopaedics, and soon after began to focus on Neurorehabilitation, which ultimately became her passion. In 2008-2009 she was a Clinical Instructor at the University of Western Ontario School of Physical Therapy. For the past 16 years Tanya has enjoyed assessing and treating children and adults with varying conditions and disabilities including, acute neurological disorders, cerebral palsy, traumatic orthopaedic injuries, genetic disorders, and other orthopedic/soft tissue injuries.
Most recently in 2012, Tanya was hired as the clinical program leader for the Neurodevelopmental Paediatric Physiotherapy Department in the start up phase of Boomerang Health Powered by SickKids. She was a paramount influence in the creation of the physiotherapy department.
Tanya has recently decided to leave Boomerang Health to pursue her goals of owning and managing her own Paediatric Physiotherapy Clinic.
Tanya’s passion for her career is evident during all of her treatment sessions and finds treating children and adolescents to be incredibly rewarding. She likes to incorporate a fun, playful atmosphere into her rehabilitation sessions.
When not working, Tanya is a very busy mother of 3 children and her family dogs, Kerala and Diego! She enjoys staying fit by practicing yoga and Pilates, regular visits to the gym, and running after her 3 little ones. Tanya is very excited for this new chapter in her career!
Sonia Lena: Physiotherapist
Sonia Lena is a registered Physiotherapist and is in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. Sonia graduated with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from Kings College London, UK after pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at York University.
Sonia decided to pursue a career in Physiotherapy after being a patient for many years following knee surgery. She began her work experience as a volunteer and later as a Physiotherapy Assistant in the same Orthopaedic clinic that she once was a patient. During this time she was also coaching youth soccer as part of a local club’s technical staff. This is where Sonia developed her passion for working with the pediatric population.
Sonia completed her two years Masters in London, England and therefore had a variety of international clinical experience. As part of her experience she was able to practice with the Neuromuscular Pediatric population at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Once returning to Canada, Sonia continued her practice as an Orthopaedic Physiotherapist and additionally went on to pursue a career in Pediatric Physiotherapy with Just4Kids Physio in February 2018.
Sonia is a passionate Physiotherapist and she enjoys all aspects of her career. This is reflected in her therapy sessions where she creates a warm and inviting environment for her patients as she can deliver an effective treatment. Sonia’s approach to Physiotherapy is primarily centred on current evidence-based treatments, which include manual techniques, education and especially active play!
In her spare time, Sonia enjoys keeping active by jogging in her neighbourhood (sun, rain, and snow!) and working out at her local gym. Her interests revolve around sports, soccer in particular, and family and friends. As her own therapy, she spends time painting pictures of the places she has travelled and she hopes to expand her collection!
Leslie Hopkins: Occupational Therapist
Leslie Hopkins has had years of experience working with children and their families to help enable and develop their skills in self-care, productivity and leisure. Leslie received her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from The University of Western Ontario after completing her undergraduate degree in Disabilities Studies. Leslie first began her career as an Occupational Therapy Assistant/Physiotherapy Assistant working with children in a pre-school setting, it was there that she realized her passion to work with children and set out on her journey to develop and hone her assessment and treatment skills as an Occupational Therapist.
Leslie is passionate about creating a safe place for children and their families to find the support they
need to help enable and empower them to participate to their fullest potential in what they find meaningful.
Leslie has formal training as a Yoga and Pilates Instructor, and is part of the faculty for teacher training programs in Toronto. Leslie has blended her passion in working with children with her passion for Yoga and is certified to teach Yoga to children of all abilities. Leslie also has a keen interest in child and infant mental health and has developed programs for teachers, therapists and families to support mental health. She has created and taught unique Yoga programs to help children gain important skills in areas of body awareness, self-regulation and play.
When not working with kiddos Leslie is spending time helping rescue dogs as a foster dog mom and enjoying walks outside with her four legged pals. Leslie is excited to be part of the Just 4 Kids Physio team!
Andria Bulfon: Speech Language Pathologist
Andria Bulfon has worked as a Registered Speech Language Pathologist for over 12 years. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Andria holds a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Therapists of Ontario (CASLPO). Andria provides skilled assessment and intervention services to pre-school and school-aged children with a variety of social communication, speech and language concerns.
She began her career at the Hanen Centre in Toronto's Beaches Neighbourhood working for Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services (now Early Abilities) and continued to work for the agency until September 2018 at which time her family re-located to Vaughan. Andria continues to provide Parent Education Workshops and serves as a Consultant for Early Abilities.
Andria has a keen interest in the Assessment and Treatment of Articulation and Motor Speech Disorders. She is highly trained in early language development, motor speech and articulation difficulties/disorders. Some of the courses she has completed include: Introduction to PROMPT, PROMPT Bridging, Hanen training for "It Takes Two to Talk", "Target Word", and "More than Words", as well as Picture Exchange Communication-level 1.
When not working, Andria is a mom of two kids and enjoys spending time outdoors, skating, swimming, and spending time with friends and family!