Dr. John Durdan

Dr. Durdan graduated from McMaster University in 2003 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and subsequently attended the University of Windsor where he obtained a Bachelor of Education. Dr. Durdan graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2011 where he obtained a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and graduated with Clinic Honours. During his studies at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, he completed several additional certifications including Active Release Therapy and Trigenics.

Raised in Niagara Falls, Dr. Durdan has competed and coached badminton at provincial and national levels. As an avid believer in ongoing education and personal interest in athletics, he is presently completing his certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Emily Watson

Emily is a graduate of the McMaster University Master of Science (MSc) physiotherapy program. She also holds a thesis, research-based MSc in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto; her contributions were in the field of pediatric leukemia at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Emily began her academic journey by completing an Honours Bachelor of Science Co-op at the University of Waterloo. Emily is continually pursuing her professional development in the areas of orthopeadic manual therapy, therapeutic taping and the Mulligan concept which involves movement with mobilization. Emily looks forward to beginning her acupuncture certification with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute.

In addition to clinical practice, Emily would like to maintain her links to academia by contributing to a physiotherapy program and to research in the field. Emily also plans on becoming a more active member with her professional associations and College. In her spare time, Emily enjoys being active outdoors, group exercises, reading and being with friends and family.

Valerie Eder, CAT(C), ATC

Valerie is a Certified Athletic Therapist with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and the Ontario Athletic Therapist Association, as well as a Certified Athletic Trainer with the National Athletic Trainers Association. She earned a Specialized Honours Bachlors degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University, as well as her Diploma in Massage Therapy from the Ontario College of Health and Technology.

She has had the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings ranging from private clinics, to the Womens College Hospital Sport C.A.R.E Clinic and the National Ballet of Canada. 
Outside of the clinic, Valerie is the Head Therapist for the Burlington Cougars Jr A Hockey Club, and works with many minor sports organizations providing medical coverage such as the Halton Cowboys Football Association, Ontario Womens Hockey Association and Rugby Ontario. She has also worked with both the York University Varsity Football Team and Mens Soccer Team, which won national championships in 2010. 

Valerie is also certified in Soft Tissue Release Therapy, is a Certified First Responder and a STOTT trained pilates instructor.

Kelly Swan, Registered Physiotherapist, MScPT, BScKin (Hons)

Kelly is a Physiotherapist registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She joined the Absolute Physiotherapy team in May 2012.

Kelly attended McMaster University and completed her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2010 and her Bachelors of Science Kinesiology in 2008. She has enhanced her education with courses in manual therapy and acupuncture.

When she is not working, Kelly enjoys staying active through rock climbing, playing volleyball and dodgeball.

Elena Guileva, RMT

As a young girl, Elena was known to informally practice massage on family and friends, receiving much encouragement from positive feedback and outcomes.  After a few years of a career in Social Work, Elena finally accepted her calling in Massage Therapy and became a proud graduate of the Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic in Toronto. 

Elena's passion is helping people, and so her approach to massage therapy is to help you heal by addressing the problems that have resulted in pain or discomfort. To do this, Elena takes the time to listen to your experiences, including a full assessment. While at Sutherland-Chan, Elena gained experience treating a wide range of conditions, including motor vehicle accidents, chronic conditions, and sports injuries. Elena also enhanced her education at the Thoracic Surgery Unit at the Toronto General Hospital and spinal cord rehab at the Lyndhurst Rehabilitation Institute. Furthermore, Elena has enriched her background by practicing equine massage, and gaining practical knowledge of pre-natal massage.

Along with her fellow colleagues at Absolute Physio, Elena looks forward to ensuring that you receive the highest possible quality of care.

Gregory Walsh

Greg is a massage therapy graduate, obtaining his diploma from the Ontario College of Health and Technology in Stoney Creek, and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

Whether you seek out relaxation or relief from sore muscles due to acute or chronic injuries, during your sessions, Greg will apply various modalities he has learned in the field. This could include General Swedish Massage techniques such as fascial work, origin and insertion technique, trigger point therapy, as well as Non-Swedish Massage techniques such as soft tissue release, joint play, lymphatic drainage, stretching and strengthening exercises.

An experienced Personal Fitness Trainer, Greg has taken courses in Reiki, meditation and other body-work modalities. He enjoys expanding his knowledge, attending new courses, upgrading his skills, and adding new tools and techniques into his sessions, all to better adapt his methods of treatments to the clients individual needs.