Tina Ziebart is a physiotherapy resident and certified exercise physiologist. She graduated her undergraduate and master's from the University of Waterloo in Kinesiology and received her physiotherapy degree from Western University. She is currently working on her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at Western University.
Tina has built her career around teaching exercise to people with osteoporosis, both through research and clinically. In research, Tina has published several studies on exercise and posture in people with osteoporosis. She has looked at the barriers and facilitators to exercise, understanding the influence of forward head posture on daily activities, and applying clinical frameworks to treating people with osteoporosis. She is working on gaining a better understanding of patient's expectations related to exercise, and through a randomized controlled trial on the effects of exercise, nutrition and falls prevention for fracture prevention.
Kerri Deir is a Registered Kinesiologist. Kerri graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Kinesiology Honours degree in 2002. She soon moved to Orillia and built much of her experience at a busy interdisciplinary rehabilitation clinic. With a strong background in physical rehabilitation and injury prevention, Kerri made an easy transition to her current position as Health Educator for the Couchiching Family Health Team. Kerri works with Osteoporosis patients on a regular basis in both group settings and one on one. From specific exercises to pole walking groups Kerri can help you get your program underway. Kerri is ecstatic to be able to help deliver the BONEFIT program so that we can all work together for the health and well-being of our patients.