Our Team

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Laura Lando

Registered Physiotherapist & Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Laura started playing soccer at the age of seven while growing up in Brampton, Ontario. By the age of ten, she was playing competitively and she never looked back. She was selected for Team Ontario, and advanced to participating with the National Training Centre of Ontario. A member of the Team Canada U-17 Training Camp, Laura’s soccer career led her to a full scholarship at Fordham University in NY, NY. She excelled on the soccer field, as well as in the classroom. Her passion for sport, her positive experiences in physiotherapy, and her love of health and wellness, led her to a career in physiotherapy. Laura received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Columbia University in NY, NY. After working as a staff PT, she opened and managed a successful new clinic for her employer SPEAR Physical Therapy.

Laura’s postgraduate studies include courses in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Mulligan Concept, NAIOMT, Kevin Wilk’s Treatment of the Shoulder & Knee, The McKenzie Institute, and most recently training in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion Treatment. She is a member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

Laura continues to play soccer competitively for Guelph. She caught the triathlon bug from Jared, and has completed multiple triathlons including her first Half-Ironman distance in 2014. Laura truly believes that “exercise is medicine” and can provide numerous health benefits both physical and emotional. She believes there are ways for everyone to exercise and achieve personal fitness. In her spare time, Laura enjoys cooking up healthy new recipes, reading historical fiction, exercising outdoors, and spending quality time with her little boy.

Jared Lando

Registered Physiotherapist & Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Jared grew up playing competitive baseball and soccer through high school, and then played rugby for Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his degree at Manhattan College in the Bronx, New York, graduating with a B.S. degree in Exercise Science.  After his undergraduate studies, Jared spent a few years training elite high school and university athletes at a private facility outside of NYC as well as assisting patients and athletes who were rehabilitating from injuries.

With the desire to increase his knowledge, Jared entered physiotherapy school at Stony Brook University in New York and graduated in 2010 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree as well as a new passion for endurance sports. Jared has worked in private sports orthopedic clinics in NYC and Ontario as well as run a private concierge physiotherapy company in NYC.

Jared has completed 4 Ironman triathlons, hundreds of other endurance events of all distances and continues to train towards a sub 3 hour marathon.  Endurance sports speak to Jared as an athlete and as a physiotherapist, as he believes for both your results are dictated by the work and effort you put into them.  He is personally invested in getting the most out of his body and is passionate about helping others do the same.

Jared’s post-graduate coursework includes Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Anatomy Seminars (FRC), Active Release Techniques, Mulligan Concept, NAIOMT, Treating the Multisport Athlete, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coaching, and many others.   Continued learning is not just a weekend course but something he practices on a daily basis for the purpose of giving his patients the best care possible.  Jared’s experience with sport, conditioning, and his physiotherapy background gives him the ability to appropriately guide athletes from recovery to returning to sports using high level exercises.

Other than running and biking a lot of miles, Jared defies the stereotype of an endurance athlete and is passionate about getting stronger and lifting heavy weights.  He enjoys reading, podcasts, balancing a healthy diet with Oreos, and most importantly not missing a second of time with his little boy.

Andrew Lefler

Registered Massage Therapist

Andrew grew up as a multi-sport athlete, particularly excelling at basketball. He competed at the rep level, while also getting involved with coaching youth basketball. After high school he developed a passion for ultimate frisbee, again excelling as an athlete and a coach. Playing Ultimate has led him to compete at the Canadian Ultimate Championships the past 5 years in a row.

Positive experiences with his own training and athletic rehabilitation influenced Andrew to pursue a career as a Massage Therapist and Performance Coach. He graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2015. He is also a CrossFit Level 1 Coach at CrossFit Kitchener.

Andrew has completed rigorous training in Active Release Technique, completing the Full Body certification. His other post-graduate studies include RockTape RockBlades Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, RockTape Functional Movement Taping, CrossFit Level 1 Trainers, and Power Athlete Methodology. He is a member in good standing of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

Andrew can be found living an athletic lifestyle on a daily basis. You will find him training or coaching at CrossFit Kitchener, or competing in Ultimate Frisbee. He believes that good movement quality is paramount for pain management, and success as an athlete. In his spare time Andrew enjoys training, reading books, playing games, and spending quality time with his fiancee and their dog.

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