Sandra Cramer B.Psy M.HK DC DO(mp) DACNB
Sandra Cramer began her interest in neuroscience while studying biopsychology. Biopsychology is the study of brain and behaviour and this is where she earned a four year Bachelor of Science. This is a science degree that looks at the specific areas of the brain involved in different behaviours and personality, along with applications of neuropsychological testing. She then continued onto a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. During this time her focus was on the effects of the vestibulo-sympathetic system, and cardiac rehab.
Her interest in bridging together physiology, biomechanics, and neuroscience she continued her education and completed another 4 years graduating from Life University as a Doctor of Chiropractic. While studying Functional Neurology and an interest in sports she became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.
My main passion is clinical neurology. I’ve undergone 20 years of extensive training in post graduate clinical neurology and is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB). Her concentration has been in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Movement Disorders and Neurodevelopmental disorders, and has studied under both Dr. Carrick and Dr. Mellilo; owners of Brain Balance and Carrick Brain Centers in the U.S.
She has 15 years of postgraduate studies in vestibular rehab and over a decade in vestibular clinical applications. She had the first Vestibular Rehab clinic in Burlington. She has a deep passion in learning and helping and continues to attend a seminar in the U.S. once a month to keep current on the most Advanced research and clinical applications.
All the applications used for treatment are evidence based, using an in-depth knowledge and study of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuroscience, biomechanics, biopsychology past and current research. All treatment applications are supported with research and are available upon request.
· Bachelor of Science Biopsychology
· Masters Sport Health Science
· Doctor of Chiropractic 2005
· Diplomate American Chiropractic Neurology Board
· Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
President Chiropractic Association of St Kitts & Nevis
· Diplomate Osteopathic Manipulation Practitioner Ontario Canada
· 2 year post grad Certification Vestibular Rehabilitation
· 2 year post grad Certification Traumatic brain injuries & Concussion Rehab
· 1 year Neurodevelopmental Rehab
· 1 year post grad Certification Movement Disorders
· Neurorehabilitation of the basal ganglia
Brittany Becker M.HK, B.HK (Honors)
Brittany began her interest in rehabilitation while studying Human Kinetics at the University of Windsor. While completing her undergrad, she volunteered her time working with those with varying physical and mental impairments. Brittany volunteered in the occupational rehabilitation department at Windsor Regional Hospital where she learned about a multitude of clinical populations such as stroke, MS, spinal cord injury and cardiac arrest. Once finishing her Bachelors of Human Kinetics, Brittany went on to complete her Masters of Human Kinetics. During this time, Brittany focused her research on the aging population and in particular, stroke rehabilitation. Her major thesis involved determining the effects of whole-body vibration on strength, balance and mobility for stroke patients. Brittany was also involved with the Adaptive Physical Exercise research group at the University of Windsor. The APE program allows for adults with autism to participate in exercise and sports.
Bridget Ribau R.Kin, H.B.Sc Kin & PE
Bridget developed her interest in neurological conditions while studying Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, focusing her courses on neuropsychology and neurophysiology. At Laurier, she was an executive on Team Up Against Concussions, giving concussion awareness and education presentations to young students and athletes while training fellow students to do the same. Bridget also conducted a research study on the effectiveness of a concussion education presentation on young athletes as her thesis project. Throughout this time, she led exercise classes for participants with Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders and assisted with Parkinson’s Disease research at the Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre.
After graduating with her Bachelor’s degree, Bridget completed the Brain Disorders Management certificate program at Mohawk College where she furthered her knowledge of a variety of conditions, from Alzheimer’s to ASD, and the effects that these disorders can have on a person’s life and on their loved ones. She has since worked as a Rehabilitation Therapist on a Neurobehavioral Acquired Brain Injury unit, supporting patients with ABIs and a variety of mental health conditions such as FND to maximize their independence upon their return to the community.
While at Laurier, Bridget competed with the Varsity Women’s Curling team with which she won the OUA provincial championships. She has since been named to the inaugural Portuguese National Mixed Curling team. In her free time, she teaches adult and youth curling at the Oakville Curling Club through the summer camps, clinics, and open houses that she runs.
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