David Cuviello, MSc. PT, is a Registered Physiotherapist with over 11 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.
Tim is a Registered Physiotherapy Resident having recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a MSc. PT designation in 2018. He began his post-secondary education at Dalhousie University studying Kinesiology and playing varsity soccer before transferring to local Brock University to complete and acquire a Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours) degree. Tim brings ample experience in the private orthopaedic setting due to his role as a Kinesiologist with local clinics prior to completing his Physiotherapy degree working 1-on-1 with patients to design and complete tailor-made exercise programs. He brings those skills and experiences into his new practice, combined with his new Physiotherapy hands on manual therapy skills and therapeutic modality education, working hard to ensure every patient is treated as an individual and gets the specific, comprehensive rehabilitation package they require in order to successfully return to daily function. He utilizes an active rehabilitation approach, empowering individuals with the skills and guidance required for them to reach their goals. Tim believes in updating his knowledge and skills through research and continuing education. Tim has thus far completed a course in Soft Tissue Release and attends annual Physiotherapy symposiums.
Tim is thrilled to be a part of the Zero Gravity family and is excited to build with the team for the future and help service the healthcare needs of the City of Welland and looks forward to helping future patients be well and stay well.
Tim, with his wife, Taylor, is a new resident of the City of Welland, and in his spare time he can be found spending time with his wife, family & friends, playing/coaching/watching soccer, or entertaining his dog, Henry.
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 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 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.
When Teisha is not working, you can find her either in her back yard tinkering with her garden, or by the fireplace reading a book. She also loves playing the piano, singing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Melissa is a Physiotherapist Assistant who graduated from Niagara College in 2013. With over 6 years of experience in a clinic setting, Melissa enjoys getting to know each patient while motivating them to work through a one-to-one exercise program. Along with exercises, when instructed by the physiotherapist, Melissa uses modalities such as therapeutic ultrasound, cryotherapy and T.E.N.S. to help each patient reach their rehabilitation goals. Melissa is also FMT Certified through Rock Tape Canada which gives her the ability to use a specialized taping technique to assist in patient’s healing process.
Melissa has been a resident of Welland all of her life. It is here that Melissa met her fiancé Stephen, and where they are raising their son Marshall and their daughter Maddyn. On her spare time, Melissa enjoys working out at CRUNCH, going for walks along the canal with her family, playing baseball, and when the season comes, she loves to curl at the Welland Curling Club.