Valerie Hawke

Valerie Hawke BSc, DPT

Valerie Hawke

Valerie Hawke has over 16 years of experience as a physiotherapist. She achieved her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University and earned her Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph. Valerie has practiced in Canada and internationally in the United States and Australia. She brings a wealth of knowledge in orthopaedic rehabilitation, dry needling, kinesiotaping, pilates (matwork), pelvic health, and vestibular training.

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Services Offered by Valerie Hawke

Dr. Joseph Kottoor performing shockwave therapy on patient with tennis elbow

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy uses cutting edge acoustic wave technology which carries high energy to painful spots and tissues.

Dr. Kate Hood performing medical acupuncture on patient

Dry Needling & Medical Acupuncture

Medical acupuncture is an effective treatment approach aimed at reducing pain, improving function and increasing muscle activation. During this treatment, a thin, single use needle is carefully guided into the skin and specific tissues. The needle stimulates the release of the body’s own painkillers, such as endorphins.

Jonathan Tay helping patient with hip mobility exercises

Exercise Prescription

Integral to our approach of addressing the root cause of your issues and getting you back to your activity of choice, we will prescribe exercises that help you re-build strength, alleviate issues, and resolve the root causes of your physical challenges.

Radu Radulescu helping physiotherapy patient with hip mobility

Physiotherapy

With physiotherapy, we will use our expertise in the areas of biomechanics, movement assessment, exercise prescription, soft tissue techniques, and joint mobilization to effectively assess and treat a variety of conditions.

Stephen Sin holding a foam roller for injury rehabilitation

Injury Rehabilitation

We will use our our hands-on, integrated and evidence-based approach to diagnose and treat your issue, and then work with you to prevent any future issues going forward.

Other Services

Dr. Joseph Kottoor performing shockwave therapy on patient with tennis elbow

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy uses cutting edge acoustic wave technology which carries high energy to painful spots and tissues.

Dr. Kate Hood with chiropractic patient

Chiropractic

Our chiropractic treatments and manual therapies include adjustments, joint manipulation, active release techniques (ART), acupuncture, shockwave therapy, and more.

Dr. Darren Edelist preparing for injection therapy

Injection Therapy

Managed by our Sports Medicine Doctor, Injections are used to help with any pain you are experiencing, specifically relieving pain and inflammation into areas such as ankles, elbows, hips, knees, shoulders, spine or wrists.

Dr. Joseph Kottoor helping patient with active release therapy

Active Release Therapy

ART provides a way to diagnose and treat the underlying causes of cumulative trauma disorders that result in symptoms of numbness, tingling, burning and aching. ART is a type of manual hands-on therapy that corrects muscular and soft tissue problems caused by adhesion formation as a result of injury, overuse or cumulative trauma.

Dr. Kate Hood performing medical acupuncture on patient

Dry Needling & Medical Acupuncture

Medical acupuncture is an effective treatment approach aimed at reducing pain, improving function and increasing muscle activation. During this treatment, a thin, single use needle is carefully guided into the skin and specific tissues. The needle stimulates the release of the body’s own painkillers, such as endorphins.

RMT performing massage therapy on patient

Massage Therapy

Our in-clinic Registered Massage Therapist will use their hands-on approach to work on your issues. In addition, they’ll remain coordinated with the LSM team and any other therapists who might be working with you to provide the most impactful and integrated care for you.

Leaside Sports Medicine Team

Dr. Joseph Kottoor

Dr. Joseph Kottoor

Owner and Clinic Director

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Dr. Darren Edelist

Dr. Darren Edelist

Sports Medicine Physician, Director of Medical Services

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Dr. Kate Hood

Dr. Kate Hood

Chiropractor

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Jonathan Tay

Jonathan Tay

Physiotherapist

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Matthew Chin Yee

Matthew Chin-Yee

Physiotherapist

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Rachel Poole

Rachel Poole

Physiotherapist

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Stephen Sin

Stephen Sin

Physiotherapist

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Radu Radulescu

Radu Radulescu

Physiotherapist

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Valerie Hawke

Valerie Hawke

Physiotherapist

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Lisa Hawley

Lisa Hawley

Registered Massage Therapist

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Julie Murphy

Julie Murphy

Lead Receptionist

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Caitlin Little

Caitlin Little

Receptionist & Marketing Coordinator

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