Dr. Sheryl Wark, CCFP (SEM), Dip. Sport Med, HBK, BSc
Dr. Sheri Wark is a certified Sport Medicine Physician who is from Thunder Bay. She completed her Kinesiology and Psychology at Lakehead University and worked as a personal trainer/Kinesiologist while continuing her education in Diagnostics. After completing her BSc in Radiation Sciences and Nuclear Medicine Diploma through the University of Toronto/Michener Institute program, she worked as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist in Winnipeg and Thunder Bay. She then entered medical school at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and went on to complete her Family Medicine Residency with NOSM as well. She then completed her Fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine through the University of Manitoba/Pan Am Clinic program.
During her fellowship, she worked at the Minor Injury Clinic at the Pan Am Clinic managing acute/subacute injuries such as sprains/strains and fractures. She also trained at the Pan Am Concussion Program dealing with concussion, return to learn, and return to play management. In regards to team sports, she spent time with the Winnipeg Jets and was the Chief Doping Control Officer for the FIFA Women’s World Cup (Manitoba site). She also covered the Rifle’s Football games and volunteered at the PGA McKenzie Tour. She has continued to volunteer her time after returning home, with international events such as the Can-Am Police-Fire Games 2016.
Her current qualifications are her CCFP(SEM) -College of Family Physicians of Canada with a Certificate of Added Competence in Sport and Exercise Medicine & a Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine through CASEM (Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine).
Chad Clower, S-LP, M.Sc.,
Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO, Reg. OSLA
Chad is a Co-Founder of CCNW. He is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist (S-LP) with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and a member of the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA). He has a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Minnesota State University-Mankato. Chad has been providing services for over a decade most recently in the public sector at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ontario as part of the Acquired Brain Injury Program interdisciplinary team from 2009-2016. He has extensive knowledge providing neurorehabilitation including the assessment and treatment of speech, language and cognitive communication deficits for people living with neurological deficits including acquired brain injury, stroke, neurodegenerative disease and concussion. Chad prides himself on providing a unique and individualized, 1-on-1 and face-to-face comprehensive assessment and treatment experience.
In 2017, Chad launched into community based services and is owner of Neuro Rehab North, Speech & Language Services and Speech & Language Services Thunder Bay. He has teamed up with Michelle Cohen & Associates Speech-Language Pathology providing community based speech and language services for people living with communication deficits as a result acquired brain injury from Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA) in Thunder Bay and area. Chad is the Clinical Learning Liaison (CLL) and a Faculty Member: Lecturer with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). He is committed to supporting the next generation of professionals having been involved in numerous NOSM learning placements as role of Preceptor/Clinical Educator, Undergraduate Medical Student CBLs Facilitator, as well as engaging in multiple CASLPO mentorship agreements as role of Mentor. Lastly, Chad has been selected to present at the prestigious 2017 Ontario Brain Injury Association conference in Niagara, ON.
Prior to his professional career as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Chad obtained a full ride Division I NCAA hockey scholarship to Minnesota State University-Mankato (Mavericks). He also coached hockey at the Minnesota Boy's Junior Varsity and Varsity High School level and is currently an IPE 1 Coach in the NorWest Association. Having suffered 3 confirmed concussions in his playing career and having been a coach of multiple players suffering from concussion, Chad sincerely understands the dynamics of concussion from all aspects of care having been a elite student-athlete suffering from a concussion, a coach that was responsible for managing concussion and now a professional with extensive knowledge and experience managing concussion, acquired brain injury and neurorehabilitation.
Jason Taddeo, PT, DHSc(c), MScPT, MScRS (OMPT), CAFCI, CGIMS, Dip. Manip. Ther., FCAMPT
Jason is a Co-Founder of CCNW. He is a life-long resident of Northwestern Ontario and has called Thunder Bay his home for nearly 20 years. He graduated from Lakehead University with his Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology (minor Gerontology) in 2003 and went on to complete his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2005. Since, he has worked in a variety of private and public physiotherapy settings and has managed rehabilitation services for various retirement and long-term care homes in the past.
Outside of the clinic he teaches as an Assistant Professor with the Northern Ontario School of Medicineand mentors medical and physiotherapy students and residents regularly. He has served as Past-President for the Northwestern Division of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association and currently is an invited committee member for the Rehabilitation & Chronic Disease Management Community Engagement Council for St. Joseph's Care Group. His area of research currently focuses on classification systems for spinal pain, and recently presented on this in Glasgow, UK. Jason loves the outdoors and enjoying what Thunder Bay has to naturally offer with his two children. He is an avid crossfit athlete, enjoys golf, cycling and hiking in his spare time, and enjoys a healthy approach to health care and rehabilitation, which he brings to his patients’ experience. Direct referrals to Jason can be made through the clinic.