Dr. Jeff Smeaton is a graduate of Wilfred Laurier University
and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.
After graduating, he gained additional certifications in Graston Technique, Active Release Technique, Medical Acupuncture and is certified in other functional assessment techniques.
He is a Golf Medical Professional (Titleist Performance Institute) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Daytona Gilroy-Briand is a Certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Massage Therapist and acupuncture provider. She began her post-secondary studies at Concordia University in Montreal, graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science specializing in Athletic Therapy. Daytona then graduated from McMaster University where she completed her Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Science, focusing her research on intervention strategies to minimize recurrent hamstring injuries in athletic populations. Daytona then attended the Ontario College of Health and Technology to obtain her diploma in Massage Therapy, and has since also completed her diploma in acupuncture and dry needling.
Daytona has experience working with a variety of patient populations. Daytona has worked in USport in the RSEQ, OUA, and the CCAA. She most recently held the title of Head Athletic Therapist at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus. She continues to work as well with general populations in a private clinic setting to help encourage health and wellness to all.
Daytona’s passion for sport and wellness extends into her daily life, where she plays soccer, golf, and can be seen going for a run with her dog. Her motivation to encourage safe and rapid return to sport and day-to-day function for all of her athletes and patients as well as her passion for encouraging an active lifestyle makes her thoroughly enjoy her daily work as a Certified Athletic Therapist/Registered Massage Therapist.
We believe that every golfer has unique goals and needs. We thoroughly assess your movement quality and look for problems with mobility, stability, strength, or motor control. Problems with these areas can lead to an inefficient, or inconsistent golf swing or can lead to injury.
At RISE we offer a variety of treatment techniques to help you become pain-free and address the underlying issues that created the problem. We don’t know what treatment techniques will work best until we know what the problem is. Once we have done an assessment, we will know what tissue is injured and why that tissue is injured so we can create a treatment plan to address the pain and fix the underlying issues that are causing the pain.
To effectively treat a golf injury, we must determine what is damaged and more importantly how it got that way. We use information form your Golf Physical Assessment and golf swing analysis along with a detailed history determine what movement imbalances or compensations lead to the injury. We then develop a comprehensive rehabilitation program to correct these issues.