John Smallwood BPE BScPT
John treats all regions of the body, with a focus on running and running injuries. He uses a one on one hands on approach focusing on muscle imbalance correction and restoration of proper joint mechanics. He has taken many courses involving manual therapy, muscle energy techniques, Mulligan concepts, movement impairment syndromes and Orthotic prescription.
Originally from Newfoundland, John graduated from Acadia University in ’97 with a Bachelor of Physical Education – Exercise Studies. He then went to Dalhousie University in Halifax where he completed a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) in ’00. He moved to London Ontario in ’00, and has been practicing in private practice ever since.
John had an opportunity to join Synergy Centre Dental and Healthcare in February of 2010. In May 2010, he officially opened his own independent physiotherapy practice within Synergy Centre. He has grown his practice to include another physiotherapist and a chiropractor.
Dr. Mark Fluter BSc DC
Patients are unique and so are their treatment objectives. Sensitivity to this allows Dr. Fluter to design treatment plans on a flexible basis with outcome measures ranging from pain reduction to performance enhancement, in an attempt to accommodate a wide range of patient expectations.
Dr. Mark Fluter graduated with an Honours Kinesiology degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1999. After graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2005, Dr. Fluter spent the first segment of his career working at an outpatient Medical Clinic in Cairo, Egypt. He most recently joined the team at the Synergy Centre in September of 2011.
Over the last several years Dr. Fluter has developed a blended style of treatment with a strong foundation in ongoing functional assessment and diagnosis. Treatment options include hands on manual manipulations, mobilizations, and soft tissue therapy as well as Shockwave Therapy and Orthotics when appropriate.
Dr. Fluter understands the importance of continuing education and its influence on staying current and expanding diagnosis and treatment options for his growing patient base. Completing the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University has provided another effective treatment option to use on its own or in conjunction with more traditional chiropractic care.
Dr. Fluter is an advocate of patient responsibility in achieving health care goals. Young and older patients alike will be educated in range of home rehabilitative and postural exercises to achieve optimal long term results.
Andrea Giroux BKin MScPT
Andrea is a vibrant physiotherapist with a focus on woman’s pelvic health and chronic pain management. She utilizes a combination of myofascial release, soft tissue release, exercise and education to restore physical function. She has taken a variety of courses regarding pelvic health (incontinence and pain), manual therapy, concussion rehabilitation and stroke management.
Andrea was originally born in Timmins Ontario where she played a multitude of sports. She graduated from Brock University in ‘12 with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and a minor in Philosophy. She then graduated from her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in ‘14 from McMaster University.
Following graduation, Andrea took a dynamic position in a hospital in the rural northern town of Kirkland Lake. She relocated to London in early ’16 and has enjoyed having more opportunities for professional development and sports. Her main passion is playing competitive soccer but she is also plays volleyball, flag football and does crossfit.
Patient Care Coordinator
Catherine was born and raised in London, Ontario and has a diverse educational and experiential background. She graduated with a double major in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario; King’s College. Following this accomplishment, she earned a Social Service Worker diploma while attending Fanshawe College and worked in the mental health and addiction field through the Men’s Mission. Looking for a new challenge, Catherine completed a Medical Administration program from Westervelt College and graduated with Presidential Honours. With a lifelong interest in the medical field and a desire to help others, Catherine transitioned into a role as Office Manager in a cardiologist’s office before joining the Synergy team in June 2014. She is currently enjoying the role of Patient Care Coordinator and Office Administrator in the Physiotherapy and Chiropractic clinic.