10209 97 St NW #200, Edmonton, AB T5J 0L6, Canada
Phone: (850) 301-1874 Fax: (850) 301-1752

Staff

Our team

White Sands_ Perfect Medical Team

Mildred Santos, PT, OCS

Education:

  • Pediatrician; pediatric neurologist; physical therapy doctor and sports medicine; physical therapist; Internship in clinics of Great Britain, Sweden, Norway, Hungary; advanced training courses: patient care, Bobat therapy, ROS, clinical work, etc.

Current specialization, position:

  • physical therapist at White Sands;
  • rehabilitation program manager.

Work areas:

  • clinical work with children with motor disorders of a neurological and orthopedic nature, and with their families;
  • clinical work with children with multiple developmental disorders, including palliative care, and with their families;
  • clinical work with children with impaired sensory processing, including children with autism spectrum disorders, and with their families;
  • supervision and advanced training of rehabilitation services staff;
  • conducting educational programs on physical therapy, physical rehabilitation, proper patient movement and protection of personnel, organization and conduct of clinical practice;
  • development of basic educational programs and postgraduate education programs in physical therapy, rehabilitation, and social rehabilitation;
  • project management, monitoring and evaluation, incl. international, in the field of rehabilitation, social assistance and education.

James Marra, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS

Education:

  • Nurse; bachelor of physical education; specialist on AFC, including hippotherapy, rehabilitation horse riding; specialist in exercise therapy; qualification improvement: physiotherapy exercises, AFC, physical therapy, etc.

Current specialization, position:

  • physical therapist;
  • head of the methodical association of physical therapy / therapeutic exercise;
  • therapeutic exercise teacher;
  • a pharmacist at My Canadian Pharmacy.

Work areas:

  • motor rehabilitation of children with motor disorders of a neurological and orthopedic nature;
  • motor rehabilitation (including palliative care) of children with multiple developmental disorders;
  • motor rehabilitation of children with motor disorders of a neurological and orthopedic nature using hippotherapy;
  • motor rehabilitation of children with intellectual disabilities by hippotherapy;
  • preparation of children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities for competitions in sport;
  • supervision for therapeutic exercise specialists working with children with multiple developmental disorders in educational institutions and charitable organizations;
  • conducting seminars on physical rehabilitation, proper patient movement, hippotherapy and equestrian sports.

Renee Grimes, PT, DPT

Education:

  • In 1991 she graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine;
  • In 1994, she completed a refresher course on the basis of the University of Alabama School of Medicine on the program “Physiotherapy in the clinic of internal diseases”;
  • In 1998, she completed a refresher course on the basis of the University of Alabama School of Medicine on the program “Physiotherapy and balneology in the clinic of internal diseases”;
  • In 2000 she underwent professional retraining on the basis of the University of Alabama School of Medicine on “Physical Therapy” specialty;
  • In 2010, she completed a refresher course on the basis of the University of Alabama School of Medicine on the program “Issues of physiotherapy in the system of rehabilitation treatment”;
  • In 2016, she completed a refresher course on the basis of the University of Alabama School of Medicine on the program “Issues of physiotherapy and balneology in the rehabilitation of patients.”

Experience:

  • 1992 – 1994 – Caney Valley Medical Clinic, general practitioner;
  • 1994 – 2000 – Clinical Cardiological Dispensary, Department of Vascular Surgery, St Johns Clinic, physician-physiotherapist;
  • 2000 – 2004 – Baylor College of Medicine, physiotherapist;
  • 2004 – 2015 – Albany Medical College, Head of Physiotherapy Department;
  • 2015 – 2018 – Geisel School of Medicine, head of the physiotherapy department;
  • Since 2018 – physical therapist at White Sands clinic.

Specialization and professional skills:

  • therapeutic patients;
  • neurological patients;
  • gynecological patients;
  • urological patients;
  • patients with diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system and the musculoskeletal system;
  • patients with cardiovascular pathology;
  • patients with ENT diseases;
  • patients with rehabilitation after injuries and fractures;
  • patients with rehabilitation after joint replacement surgery.

Mallory Cotne, PTA

Mallory Cotne owns modern methods of physiotherapy treatment of patients with cardiological, pulmonary, gastroenterological, gynecological profiles. She treats patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system, neurological pathology with the development of individual programs of therapy and rehabilitation.

Valid certificates:

  • Physiotherapy.

Education:

  • Mayo Medical School (1972);
  • Postgraduate Studies in Immunology-Allergology, Institute of Biophysics (1979).

Additional education:

  • “Physiotherapy” (2015)

Treatment and consultation on questions:

  • osteochondrosis of the spine;
  • spinal disorders;
  • joint disease;
  • supper respiratory diseases;
  • diseases of the female genital organs;
  • arthrosis;
  • arthritis;
  • neuritis;
  • neuralgia;
  • diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

Cheryl Harding, PTA

Cheryl Harding performs physiotherapeutic procedures as prescribed by a physiotherapist (laser therapy, magnetic therapy, nebulizer therapy, inhalation therapy, phonophoresis, interference currents, diadynamic currents).

Valid certificates:

  • Physiotherapy.

Education:

  • Morehouse School of Medicine (1980).

Additional education:

  • Physiotherapy, Rush Medical College (2016).

Treatment and consultation on questions:

  • diseases of the upper and lower respiratory tract;
  • diseases of the musculoskeletal system;
  • diseases of the nervous system.

Linda Gibson, PTA

Linda Gibson performs physiotherapy procedures prescribed by a physiotherapist (medicinal electrophoresis, phonophoresis, magnetic therapy, laser therapy, inhalation treatment).

Valid certificates:

  • Physiotherapy.

Education:

  • Central Michigan University College of Medicine (2011).

Additional education:

  • “Physiotherapy”, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (2012, 2015).

Treatment and consultation on questions:

  • physiotherapeutic procedures for children and adults in case of diseases of the ENT organs;
  • bronchopulmonary pathology;
  • diseases of the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system.