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.
Megan Cook (CSEP-CPT, NCCP)
Megan is a graduate of the St. Lawrence College Fitness and Heath Promotions program and is a Certified Personal Trainer through CSEP. During her time at SLC, she competed as a Varsity Cross Country runner competing at both OCAA and CCAA championships. As well, she worked with the SLC Varsity Women’s Basketball Team as their athletics trainer.
Megan has worked with a variety of clientele of all ages, fitness levels and goals. She uses a variety of training methods that are based on clients’ individual needs to help them consistently improve themselves over time. She has helped clients resolve mobility issues, improve posture, balance the asymmetries brought on by different sports/activities. Her goal is that training together feels enjoyable, non-intimidating, and supports you towards a lifetime of consistent physical activity.
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.
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”
Health Administrative Assistant
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.