Leanna Taggio, BSc(Kin), MSc(PT)

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I graduated from the University of Toronto’s Physiotherapy program in 2016 after completing my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at York University. I am a member of the Canadian and Ontario Physiotherapy Associations and have completed my Level 1 Manual Therapy Certification.

I have a strong passion for health and fitness. I grew up participating in a variety of sports and competed at the international level in track and field and at the provincial level in gymnastics. I also have my Black Belt in Taekwondo. In addition, I assisted with research on accelerating muscle recovery in the published book, Serious Strength Training, 3rd Edition.

With my love for exercise and orthopaedics, I understand the impact injuries can have on athletes and the importance of early rehabilitation and return to sport. I enjoy working to assist clients of all ages in achieving their goals and maximizing their physical function. I have experience working with conditions such as, low back and neck pain, sciatica and spinal disc injuries, muscle tears and tendonitis, ligament sprains, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, tennis and golfers elbow, as well as post-surgical rehabilitation for ligament reconstruction (ACL) and hip/knee
replacements.

My perspective of physiotherapy is that it is not simply just a service provided for individuals recovering from injury/surgery, but it is also preventative in nature. Just like cars need quarterly maintenance in order to optimize their performance, so do we! Let me assist you in gaining/maintaining your strength, endurance, and flexibility as well as maximizing your daily function. Why not invest in your health and do something that your future self will thank you for?

PROFESSIONAL BIO

University of Toronto – Master of Science in Physical Therapy
York University – Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Member of the Canadian and Ontario Physiotherapy Association
Level 1 Manual Therapy Certification