Physiotherapist and Partner
Ken graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a degree in sports science, and then completed a physiotherapy degree in 1990. He has been working in private physiotherapy since 1991, first in Nova Scotia and then back on the island since 1996. Ken opened The Physio Center in 2004.
Since graduating, Ken completed the Part A exam in orthopaedic manipulative therapy and has special training in concussion rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, dry needling, custom bracing and custom orthotics.
A native of Summerside, Ken enjoys hockey, karate and spending time with his family.
Physiotherapist and Partner
Blythe Martin graduated from Dalhousie University’s physiotherapy masters program in 2010, and joined The Physio Center team in 2013. She has been a partner at the clinic since 2015.
She has completed special training certifications following her masters degree, including aqua therapy, advanced dry needling, and pelvic floor physiotherapy for women’s health issues.
The proud mother of Libby and Will, Blythe enjoys swimming, going to the beach, hiking with her family and playing with her dog, Scottie.
Chiropractor and Partner
Dr. Chris McCarthy graduated in 2010 from the Canadian Chiropractic Memorial College on the Dean’s list with cum laude honours and clinic honours. He joined The Physio Center in 2012 and has been a partner since 2015.
Chris utilizes many therapeutic treatment approaches (including rehabilitation exercises, acupuncture, soft tissue therapy, manipulations, and others) to help patients recover and get back to doing what they like to do!
In his time away from the clinic, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Sara, their three kids (Anna, Caleb and Finn), and their dog, Keji.
Jane first developed a love for rehabilitation science when she studied at Acadia University, graduating with a bachelor of kinesiology degree with biology in 2011. She then followed up with a physiotherapy masters degree from Dalhousie University in 2014 and began working at the Annapolis Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville and at the Acadia Sports Therapy Clinic in Wolfville.
This Summerside native returned to PEI and joined the Physio Center team in 2016. Jane enjoys working with a wide variety of injuries, illnesses, and diseases, and her special interests include functional dry needling, hand rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal issues. Whether it is one injured patient or a whole sports team, Jane loves helping her clients return to full potential so they can attain their personal goals!
Outside of her clinic work, Jane enjoys travelling, rugby, hiking and anything outside.
Clinic Manager and Yoga Instructor
Melanie graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island with a bachelor of business administration degree in 1998. She has been teaching fitness classes since 1998, and yoga since 2006, and feels blessed to have found a work team that supports her in continuing to develop these skills and share them with others.
Melanie joined The Physio Center staff in 2016 and since then, she has not only been helping run the clinic smoothly, but also teaches our gentle fit, yoga and chair yoga classes.
In her spare time, Melanie enjoys spending time with her family and fur babies, adventuring outdoors, exploring new restaurants and travelling.
Register Massage Therapist
Nick was born and raised in Summerside, but spent many years living out of province while pursuing post-secondary education. He is an honours graduate of Eastern College’s massage therapy program, and holds memberships with Natural Health Practitioners of Canada and the College of Massage Therapists of PEI.
As a registered massage therapist, Nick enjoys focusing on post-operative scar tissue mobility and deep knee massage. He is also a Level 1 fascial stretch therapist and also offers cupping with treatments.
Nick enjoys swimming, running, preparing for Halloween, and spending time with his Italian greyhound, Pearl.
Jennifer completed her post-secondary education at Dalhousie University, first with a bachelor of kinesiology degree with honours in 2009 and then from their physiotherapy masters program in 2012. She started her career working in the public sector, treating stroke survivors and patients with cancer and musculoskeletal injuries.
Jennifer joined the Physio Center team in 2013 and enjoys treating all ages, injuries and conditions. She has completed extra training in myofascial fascial release, acupuncture, and the McKenzie Method.
When she’s not chasing her two children, Brooke and Wesley, with her husband, Jenn enjoys swimming, practicing yoga, and travelling.
Truda graduated from Holland College’s Medical Services Support program with a Medical Secretary diploma in 2012, and joined the Physio Center team that year.
She enjoys spending time with friends, family and her border collie, as well as getting outside and baking sweet treats.
Registered Massage Therapist
Tannis graduated from MacEwan University’s two-year massage therapy program in 2015, and has been working at the Physio Center since 2018.
She has been trained in a variety of techniques such as deep tissue, relaxation, sports and therapeutic massage, as well as trigger point therapy, fire cupping, myofascial release and pregnancy massage. Tannis is a member of the PEI Massage Therapy Association and the College of Massage Therapists of PEI.
In her spare time, Tannis enjoys staying active by playing sports, riding her bike, and spending time with her dog, Waffles. She has been involved in various sports including hockey, lacrosse, and fast-ball, and has refereed hockey at a national level.