Certificate of Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation, 2022
Lauren Wootton is the founder of The Vertigo Therapist. She obtained her Masters in Physical Therapy from McMaster University in 2012. Lauren opened her virtual clinic doors during the Covid pandemic to ensure that people across Ontario were able to access care to vestibular physiotherapy despite closed clinics, and a lack of vestibular trained therapists in more rural areas. She continues to treat virtually and in-person at her Burlington office.
Following her masters degree, Lauren has completed additional training in the areas of manual therapy, acupuncture/dry needling, and vestibular rehabilitation. Her vestibular rehabilitation certificates include 'Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation' and a Certificate of Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation through Texas State University.
Unlike physiotherapists who treat a multitude of conditions, Lauren focuses solely on vestibular conditions, allowing her to focus her learning, treatment strategies and skills in one area.
Lauren has found that the most effective way to help someone with vertigo is to tailor treatment not only to the specific condition but to the individual person in order to meet their goals (big and small) at a pace that is right for them.
Zoe Brown, BPHE, MScPT
Zoe is a second-generation Physiotherapist. Her Mum's love of the profession inspired Zoe to follow in her footsteps.
Zoe completed her Bachelor of Physical Health and Education at the University of Toronto in 2010 and her Masters of Physiotherapy at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen ,Scotland in 2013. Having spent the earlier part of her career in orthopaedic private practice, Zoe has taken a special interest in the management of Vestibular Disorders and has spent the last few years building her skills and knowledge in the field.
Zoe gains great satisfaction in helping those suffering from vertigo and dizziness to gain confidence and regain their health and daily function.
Zoe is also an avid soccer player and very active in the work of Dog Rescue.
Serving BC and Alberta Residents Virtually with Vestibular Therapy
Priti Jadiya, Founder of The Dizziness and Balance Clinic
Priti Jadiya graduated in 2009 from the Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy in India with a Bachelors of Physiotherapy. She continued her education, specializing in neurosciences, with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2012 from the Apex Rehabilitation Institute in Mumbai.
After working for three years in Mumbai, Priti relocated to Canada in 2015 with a quest for new experiences. While working in private practice, Priti developed a passion for vestibular and balance rehabilitation. She completed her basic and advance certifications in vestibular rehabilitation under Bernard Tonks and has completed extra course work in concussion rehabilitation.
Priti finds that helping patients with dizziness, vertigo and balance problems is very fulfilling as even small improvements can lead to a dramatic enhancement in function.
When not working at the clinic, Priti enjoys spending time with her husband and family, hiking, cycling, doing yoga, and crafting.