Meet the professional and dedicated team at Zero Gravity Physiotherapy.

 Dave Cuviello



David Cuviello, MSc. PT, is a Registered Physiotherapist with over 8 years of clinical experience in the field of orthopedics. He graduated in 2006 with his Bachelors in Kinesiology from Brock University, and attained his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2008. David believes that the key to providing quality care is by continually updating skills through ongoing education. He has furthered his knowledge by completing courses in advanced manual therapy and spinal care through the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and other institutions of manual therapy. In addition, David has completed courses in Graston Therapy, Active Release Therapy, athletic taping, contemporary medical acupuncture, and recently, vestibular and vertigo rehabilitation.

His goal was to create a clinic environment that provided a comprehensive array of therapies, all in one location. Zero Gravity Physiotherapy is that clinic. David oversees all aspects of rehabilitation and custom bracing in the clinic, and ensures that each patient is seen one-on-one, each and every visit, with a focus on specific manual therapy techniques that alleviate and correct your specific injury. David is an expert manual therapy practitioner and utilizes a combination of Active Release Therapy, Graston Therapy, joint mobilizations and manipulations, medical acupuncture, athletic taping, and vertigo therapy. In addition, David is able to refer patients for orthopedic surgeon consultation with our consulting orthopedic surgeons. This is ideal for patients requiring joint injections, or possible joint surgery.

David and his family are Welland residents, and when he is away from the clinic, he enjoys exercising at the local YMCA, coaching soccer, and spending time with his wife Mila, and three sons Maximilian, Remy, and Jack.

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Joe Pagliaro

Joe began his post-secondary education at Niagara College in Welland, where he obtained his diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion, also gaining experience as a Certified Personal Trainer through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. Joe then went on to complete his H.B.A.Sc in Kinesiology from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto, before attending McMaster University in Hamilton, where he obtained his Physiotherapy degree in 2017.

Joe combines his knowledge of exercise physiology with hands on manual therapy skills and therapeutic modalities to provide a comprehensive rehabilitation package tailored to each individual. He utilizes an active rehabilitation approach, empowering individuals with the skills and guidance required for them to reach their goals. Joe believes in updating his knowledge and skills through research and continuing education. He has completed courses in soft tissue release, acupuncture, and attends annual Physiotherapy symposiums.

During his spare time, Joe can be found spending time with his family, or maintaining his active lifestyle at the gym.


Shannon Leveille

Shannon has nearly 20 years experience working as a physiotherapy aide in Welland. She has a kind but encouraging way of guiding each patient through their one-on-one exercise program in our gym. In addition, Shannon also provides treatment with modalities such as therapeutic ultrasound, cryotherapy and T.E.N.S., when indicated under the physiotherapist's guidance. When she is not at work, she loves to go fishing, work in her garden or just curl up with a good book and a hot tea.


Jenny DeGuida

Jenny has been a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) for eleven years, with experience in both spa and clinic settings. She believes in both the mental and physical therapeutic benefits of massage. Whether you need treatment for acute or chronic injuries or monthly maintenance and relaxation book your appointment today!

Teisha Sabourin

Teisha brings a wealth of knowledge to our team, and ensures all visits are planned in a timely and efficient manner. In addition, Teisha is able to navigate the ever changing world of insurance for you, and will be able to help you on your first visit in setting up your extended health care plan, WSIB, or MVA insurance claim.