1508 Upper James Street, Hamilton ON, L9B 1K3

Phone: 1.905.383.3096

Upper James Physio

Welcome to Upper James Physio Hamilton

Our Team

Silvana Yee, Registered Physiotherapist

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 Silvana completed her undergraduate degree in physical education at Wilfrid Laurier University and received her physical therapy degree from Queen’s University in 2001 where she was a varsity lacrosse athlete. She continued post graduate studies with McMaster’s contemporary medical acupuncture program and with the orthopedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy association. Her clinical focus is on treatment of various peripheral and spinal injuries that are related to orthopedics and sports. She also has additional training in concussion and vestibular rehab. In addition in 2011, she began taking courses to become certified in treating women, men and children with pelvic health conditions that involve bowel and bladder issues. She also enjoys training, coaching, and playing lacrosse and is involved with the Team Ontario women's field lacrosse program. Furthermore, she is also involved with the McMaster Physiotherapy program as a preceptor for their students. 

Steven Schilthuis, Registered Physiotherapist

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 Steven completed his bachelor of Kinesiology at Redeemer University in 2013 and pursued his Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario, in which he completed in 2016. He has completed courses in both manual therapy , soft tissue release and in 2016 completed the McMaster contemporary medical acupuncture program to help further his skill-set. He focuses on neuro-musculoskeletal injuries in a wide variety of populations including post-surgical, geriatrics, neurological disorders and sports related injuries. Aside of work he enjoys being active, playing basically any sport, traveling and spending time with his friends and family. 

Jay Vyas, Physiotherapist Assistant

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 Jay is a Physiotherapist Assistant, Certified Personal Trainer, and Athletic Trainer. He completed his degree in Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India in 2009. His passion about health and fitness made him to come to Canada where he did his diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion from Fanshawe College, London, ON in 2012. During his days at Fanshawe College, Jay got the opportunity to work as a Varsity Athletic Trainer for various sports teams like soccer, basketball. His duties included providing immediate treatment of sports injuries, performing protective taping and maintaining medical records. Jay has wide variety of experience working as Physiotherapist Assistant in various Long Term Care homes, OHIP clinics, and Sports Medicine clinics. Jay takes great pride in assisting Physiotherapists develop, implement and execute exercise prescription for variety of population starting from athletes to elderly. Jay is also a Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT) and motivates his clients to set and achieve their fitness goals. Outside of his work, Jay loves to spend his free time with his family and friends. He also loves to watch and play sports like soccer and cricket. 

Tamara Siwak, Administrator

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Tamara attended the University of Toronto where she played on both the Varsity curling and fastpitch teams. She joined the company in 2018, bringing 10 years of administrative and customer service experience with her. She continues to play competitive sports, touring with a local ultimate frisbee club team. As someone who enjoys an active lifestyle she is dedicated to the health, wellness, and happiness of our patients.

Lisa Flood, Senior Administrator

Lisa has been working as an administrator in the medical health and wellness field since 1999 and has been with Upper James Physio since 2005. 

Liam Board, Athletic Therapist

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 Liam graduated from Neumann University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and a minor in Strength and Conditioning. During his time at Neumann University Liam was a member of the varsity NCAA D3 hockey team, where he was captain in his senior year.

Liam practiced his skills throughout his undergraduate degree working with sports teams at the collegiate and high school levels. Liam has been working with various DSD clinics since June 2018 and looks to further enhance his skills through continuing education courses. Liam enjoys being active and spending time with family and friends away from work. 

 Our dedicated team of highly educated professionals are here to provide you with comprehensive rehabilitation services. Call us today. 

Upper James Physio

Upper James Physio, 1508 Upper James Street, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1K3, Canada

Phone: 1.905.383.3096 Fax: 1.905.383.4817 Email: info@upperjamesphysio.com

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