Deano Milonas (NCCP, PTS, CFES)
Deano has been practicing locally as a strength and conditioning coach since 2005. He is responsible for creating and implementing strength training programs based on a thorough biomechanical assessment in combination with individual needs and goals. Current clientele include corporate executives, weekend warriors and high performance and professional athletes from the National Hockey League, Canadian Football League and Collegiate institutes.
Serving as a Performance Consultant, Deano has acquired tremendous experience working with teams and fostering relationships with various local and national organizations. Deano has created specific programming to meet the physiological goals of Queen’s Men’s Varsity Soccer Team, CFB Trenton Air Base, Aim Trimark Investment/Tri-fit and Cataraqui Clippers Soccer Clubs. Deano has also led numerous mentorship programs, striving to share his passion and expertise for performance training and performance therapy.
Deano achieved continuing education credentials with organizations such as the Functional Movement Systems, Sports Performance Institute and currently enrolled to become a Human Performance Training Specialist. His passion for exercise physiology and sport conditioning has continued to fuel his ongoing professional development, ensuring his methodology and practice are consistently informed by the most up to date research.
Cheryl LaForce BScPT
Cheryl is a member of the College of Physiotherapy and graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston. She is also a CANFIT PRO Certified Personal Trainer. She has worked at Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital, and Providence Care SMOL both on the wards and outpatient physiotherapy clinics. Her experience spans more than 25 years and have been broad from postoperative care, orthopedic surgeries, muscle imbalances, developmental progressions, joint replacements, osteoarthritis, neurological conditions, respiratory care, optimizing activities of daily living and more.
She will analyse flexibility, strength, and posture, including patterns of movement. All joints or muscles being affected that cause pain and or an imbalance will be treated. A variety of techniques will be used to treat symptoms, including manual mobilization, assisted and independent stretching, strengthening and some aerobics. Goals are patient focused and may include improved range of motion, reduction of pain, prevention of injury improved functional movement, improved sport performance and a faster return to activities that interest the patient.
In her time away from MPC, she continues to participate in running races and obstacle races such as Spartan and X-man in which she competes at the elite level. She has also competed and qualified in the World Obstacle Course Racing Championships. She has completed the Boston Marathon, and the long course Kingston Triathlon. She is a member of the Kingston Road Runner’s Association (KRRA). In obstacle course racing she is a member of a local group called “Kingston Crew”
Zachary Hum MScPT BAKin
Zachary graduated from the physiotherapy program at Queen’s University in Kingston. His treatment philosophy includes pre/post operative rehabilitation, neurological conditions, headaches, dizziness, and sports injuries.
Using an assessment system rooted in biomechanics, movement patterns and neurology, he will identify the root causes to your problems. Zachary uses a variety of techniques to maximize patient goals including joint mobilizations, strengthening/stretching exercises, NKT (Neurokinetic Therapy) and P-DTR (Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex). NKT and P-DTR are simple, light, yet effective techniques that correct neurological imbalances resulting in long lasting improvements in mobility, strength, balance and reduced pain.
In his spare time, Zachary enjoys a lot of different sports – calisthenics, basketball, rock climbing, and table tennis. When he’s not out playing sports, he also enjoys reading books and playing guitar.
Nicola is a member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario. She received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph and a Master of Science from Kansas State University.
She has been practicing as a registered dietitian for over 25 years in both clinical and community settings in Kingston and the Ottawa area. She has also authored several consumer nutrition resources and education programs for provincial and national health organizations.
Nicola’s passion for finding innovative ways to teach and motivate adults to eat in a healthier way led her to complete a Master’s Degree in Adult and Continuing Education. Through this opportunity, she gained expertise in facilitation techniques, motivational interviewing and behavior change theory as tools in nutrition education.
With experience at the Ottawa Hospital’s Weight Management Clinic Nicola offers evidence-based approaches to help individuals achieve health and wellness regardless of weight. Nicola works with clients to set goals that are individualized, realistic and focused on indicators of health. Principles of intuitive eating and mindful eating are incorporated into counseling session.
She also has a keen interest in sport and performance nutrition. As a private practice dietitian, she has worked with both recreational and elite athletes. Nicola brings her personal interest in physical fitness to her counselling sessions. Nicola regularly enjoys hiking, cycling and water sports.
Stephanie Arruda (RMT)
Registered Massage Therapist
Stephanie has been practicing massage therapy since graduating from The International Academy of Natural Health and Massage in Ottawa in 2013. Stephanie continues to expand her learning by taking courses such as advanced sports massage, anatomy of trauma using a variety of osteopathic techniques, acupressure and laser. Stephanie has volunteered with triathletes at Ironman Muskoka, Rugby Canada, and various hockey tournaments.
Outside of work Stephanie enjoys boxing, yoga, cooking, travelling and reading.
Karly is a graduate of Loyalist College with an Honours degree in Child and Youth Worker. After studying at Loyalist, Karly was an Au Pair in Portugal for 6 months. Originally from Belleville, Karly is bringing her previous knowledge from her past physiotherapy clinic to MPC. She enjoys travelling and being active, she has gained a new appreciation for strength and conditioning since joining the MPC team in 2017.