Physiotherapists help to restore, maintain and maximize your strength, function, movement and overall wellbeing.

Physiotherapy promotes independence.

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Welcome to Black Creek Physiotherapy


Black Creek Physiotherapy is a Physiotherapist owned clinic located in Stratford, Ontario.  Our experienced team of healthcare professionals are committed to providing residents of Stratford and the surrounding rural area with an exceptional health care service that will assist them in reducing pain and achieving their highest level of functioning.


You can expect a thorough assessment and quality, one-on-one treatment for your injury or condition.  We will provide you with the education and personalized treatment program you need to improve your condition with the aim to prevent future occurrences of your injury.  At Black Creek Physiotherapy we want you to FEEL YOUR BEST!


Extended health care benefits cover most of our services.  Check with your plan provider to determine you coverage.  WSIB and Automobile Insurance may also provide coverage.


Physiotherapy Treatment Approaches

– Spinal and Peripheral Joint Mobilization

– Nerve Mobilization

– Soft Tissue Release

– Sports and Work Conditioning

– Acupuncture and Cupping

– Post-Concussion Rehabilitation

– Core Strengthening

– Spinal Stabilization Exercises

– Balance Retraining

– Gait/ Walking Education and Retraining

– Individualized Therapeutic Exercise Prescription

– Supportive Taping Techniques

– Electrotherapeutic Modalities including Interferential Current (IFC),
  TENS, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound

– Biofeedback



Massage Therapy

Pedorthic Services

Concussion Rehabilitation

Sports Injuries

Meet Our Team

Melissa Groot, BHScPT Registered Physiotherapist

Melissa has practiced as a Registered Physiotherapist since 1998 when she graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Physiotherapy. She had previously completed a degree in Physical Education at the University of Western Ontario in 1996. Melissa has attended a number of Post-Graduate courses in Orthopaedics and Manual Therapy, Post-Concussion Rehab, Sports Injuries, Acupuncture, Soft Tissue Release, Pilates Rehabilitation Methods and Exercise Prescription. She completed the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (Orthopaedic Division) Intermediate Certification in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2003 and is also certified in Pilates and Acupuncture. Melissa has been a member of the Canadian and Ontario Physiotherapy Associations since 1998. Prior to opening Black Creek Physiotherapy in 2011, Melissa had worked at The Woodstock Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Clinic for over ten years. She has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, work related injuries, pre and post-surgical conditions, and various other orthopaedic and neurological conditions.


Rheanne Carleton, MScPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Rheanne has practiced as a Registered Physiotherapist since 2017 when she graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Physiotherapy. She has also completed a degree in Kinesiology from Brock University.

Rheanne has taken a number of post-graduate courses in manual therapy, pelvic health, yoga and pelvic pain, concussion management, mobilization of the myofascial system and acupuncture.

Her areas of interest include orthopaedics, pelvic health, paediatrics and concussion management. Rheanne is originally from northern Ontario where she has participated in a variety of sports growing up and currently enjoys ballet, hockey, running, canoeing, kayaking and camping.

Ava Shrestha, Physiotherapist Assistant

Ava has been working as a Physiotherapist Assistant at Black Creek Physiotherapy since 2022.
She graduated previously with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in India in 2017.
Ava has also completed post graduate diplomas in Health Systems Management and Early Childhood Education.
She has extensive experience working with clients in rehabilitation settings and assisting with treatment and exercise programs.

Ava would be happy to assist you with meeting your healthcare goals at Black Creek Physiotherapy!

Jennifer Gulas, C.Ped(C) Canadian Certified Pedorthist

Jennifer completed a Diploma in Pedorthics and graduated with Distinction through the University of Western Ontario. In 2007 she completed her National Certification and received her designation of C.Ped (C), Canadian Certified Pedorthist. Jennifer also holds a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University. Jennifer serves on the Board of Directors as well as the Ethics and Continuing Education Committees for the College of Pedorthics of Canada. Jennifer’s clinical approach is to provide and assist with the body’s “foundation” for optimal joint and muscle function while supporting soft tissue function. Each pair of custom foot orthotics is specifically designed by Jennifer, and fabricated locally. Other services provided by Jennifer in addition to custom foot orthotics include knee and ankle bracing, compression therapy and footwear modfication. Jennifer has been an important and knowledgeable member of our clinic’s team since 2018.

Sharon Brophy, Basic, Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care Nurse

Sharon graduated in 1981 from the Registered Nursing Assistant Program at the Wingham and District Hospital. She has completed several continuing education courses and specialized training courses over the years to enhance her nursing education.

 In addition to providing footcare nursing care in the community, Sharon currently works as a full time Registered Practical Nurse within the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance.

 Sharon completed the Basic, Advanced and Diabetic Footcare nursing education certificate courses at the Footcare Academy in Pickering, Ontario.  She has also completed both the Level One and Level Two courses with the Art and Science of Burring, a division of Feet First Footcare Inc.

 Call the clinic to book a foot care appointment with Sharon or book online at

Contact Us







240 Graff Ave

Stratford, Ontario

N5A 6Y2

FAX: 519-271-7040


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