We strive to have top of the line therapists, physiotherapists and surgeons on staff to ensure you get the best treatment possible. Your quality of care is of the utmost importance to us.
DR. Peter schuringa, MD FRCSC (C)
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Reconstructive Surgery of the Hand & Wrist
Dr. Schuringa has been practicing Orthopaedic Surgery in KW for 20 years and has maintained a subspecialty focus on conditions affecting the hand and wrist throughout his career. He trained in Orthopaedic Surgery at Queen's University and completed an additional year of fellowship training in surgery of the hand and wrist, also at Queen's University. Dr. Schuringa is an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and continues to advance the development of new surgical technologies in the interest of improving patient care and outcomes in both surgical and nonsurgical management of conditions affecting the hand and wrist.
Dr. ALEX CORNEMAN
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr. Corneman studied Biochemistry in Quebec at Bishop's University to obtain his Bachelor of Science Honours degree. He then spent some time in South Africa and New Zealand before studying Medicine at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. His residency training in Plastic &
Reconstructive Surgery at McMaster University was completed in 2019. He is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Plastic Surgery and began practicing in Waterloo following training. He has an interest in adult craniofacial trauma and reconstruction while enjoying the wide range of acute and elective conditions managed by plastic surgeons.
NANCY FORGET, MSc BSSOT OT (Reg)
Registered Occupational Therapist
Nancy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy (1999) from McGill University, a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences (2007) from the University of Montreal and started graduate studies (PhD level) in Public Health (Epidemiology) at the University of Montreal. Nancy has developed a special interest in hand therapy from a clinical, educational and research perspective. Before moving to Ontario and joining the Handworx team in 2018, she was an Assistant Professor at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University, teaching for more than 10 years, and previously accumulated many years of hand therapy experience as a clinician in the Sherbrooke and Montreal areas (Quebec).
The focus of her research agenda is on Dupuytren’s contracture and Patient-Reported Outcome measures. She is the author of 6 scientific articles and has done numerous presentations at national and international conferences. She offered to continue professional education workshops in splinting and ergonomics. Nancy’s main role at Handworx is to provide specialized hand therapy assessment and treatment for people with acquired work-related conditions, also being part of the WSIB Specialty Programs.
JULIE HOWSON-Chang, BSC (PT)
Julie is a physiotherapist with a special interest in hand, wrist, and elbow conditions; helping you to optimize your recovery from an injury or surgery, or other insidious upper extremity concerns. She joined the Handworx clinic in October 2016, having previously worked for 17 years in the Hand Therapy program at Stratford General Hospital. She got her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Queen's University in 1992, and has attended professional development training for Hand Therapy in Chicago, Philadelphia, Vancouver, and locally in Ontario. Julie maintained certification as a Certified Hand Therapist from 1998-2008.
Handworx regretfully announces that Adrienne is moving in a new direction and will no longer be working with us at the clinic. She will be greatly missed by both the staff and her many, many clients. Adrienne's career in hand therapy extends over many years. She was the first-hand therapist to join Handworx and is largely responsible for its growth and success in the initial years after the clinic was established in 2012. We wish Adrienne and her family well in their new adventures.
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