Zlatko Alimpic PT, DPT
Clinical director & Physiotherapist
RPT (Registered Physiotherapist)
DPT (Doctorate in Physical Therapy)
BA (H. Kin) (Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology)
I have been a Physiotherapist since 2010. Upon graduating with a doctorate degree in physiotherapy, I worked in some of the top orthopaedic facilities in the US and gained extensive clinical experience treating a diverse patient population.
At The Orhopaedic Centre in Huntsville, Alabama I had the privilege of working collaboratively with elite orthopaedic surgeons implementing and designing pre and post operation rehabilitation plans with an emphasis on spinal patient care.
As Lead Physiotherapist at the Boerne Physiotherapy Institute in Texas I managed the physiotherapy department in the delivery of care which included clinical education and evaluation of physiotherapy clinical internship students.
Pre and post surgical specialization in Spinal Disorders.
American Academy of Manipulative Therapy - trained and Certified for Manipulative Therapy of Spine and peripheral joints.
Extensive experience in functional rehabilitation of Athletes - Including National and Professional level athlete rehabilitation.
Geriatric Rehabilitation - Extensive experience in rehabilitation of the elderly patient population.
Rostered with Ontario College of Physiotherapy to perform joint manipulative therapy.
Member in good standing of Ontario College of Physiotherapists, Ontario Association of Physiotherapists, and Canadian Association of Physiotherapists.
Nicole Prieto, PT
RPT (Registered Physiotherapist)
BScPT (Hons.) (Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy)
After completing my Physiotherapy degree in 2011, I was fortunate enough to land my dream job - teaching at the university while working as a clinician and clinical preceptor for paediatric and neurological clinics.
I developed a passion for working with children during my very first clinical placement as a student PT. I enjoyed the daily interaction with the kids and their families, and felt immense fulfillment with every little milestone that we accomplished in each clinic day. During the first few years of my career, I focused on developing skills in early intervention (assessing and facilitating motor skills in infants 0-12 months old), as well as implementing neuromotor techniques to facilitate functional abilities for children with disabilities. I gained experience in dealing with diverse children’s skill sets, and pursued further training in paediatric neurodevelopmental therapy (Bobath approach) and paediatric sports injuries.
As I pushed on with my career, I became more experienced in the wider world of orthopedics and pursued training in the McKenzie method of mechanical diagnosis and treatment. Eventually, I was led to discover a keen interest in women’s health and pregnancy through my frequent interactions with new moms and moms-to-be. This kindled a fascination with the immense changes and challenges that a woman’s body goes through within the prenatal and postpartum months. Because of this, I obtained training and certification for pelvic floor physiotherapy, and I am continuing to pursue further knowledge in women’s health, nutrition and wellness.
Member in good standing of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and formerly registered with the Physiotherapy Alberta College and Association
Rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform pelvic internal examinations
McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine (Low Back Pain)
Pelvic Health Level 1: The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence
Pelvic Health Level 2: Female and Male Pelvic Pain
Pelvic Health Level 3: Clinical Skills for Treating Pain
Pelvic Health: Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain, and the Pelvic Floor
Pre- and Postnatal Fitness Specialist Certification (ongoing)
Paediatrics: Analysis and Treatment in Early Intervention (0-12 months)
Cuevas Medek Exercises (Level 1 Certification)
Updates in Bobath Paediatric Therapy (NDT)
Early and Accurate Recognition of Paediatric Sports Injuries
R.Ac (Registered Acupuncturist)
RN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
I have been working in the medical profession for over 12 years, starting my career as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Room. I then operated health clinics in remote communities to working as an RN in high level trauma centres. After my own personal experiences with a neck injury, my last ditch effort for relief came from Eastern Medicine and acupuncture. After experiencing acupuncture’s effectiveness first hand, I then spent the next three years studying every style of acupuncture I could get my hands on.
When I embarked on a career in acupuncture, one thing I took with me to is the concept that health and function are inherently multidimensional. When treating sports related injuries to chronic pain, I not only look at the pain itself but also other factors that may be contributing to the issue. My four foundations of health include: sleep, digestion, stress and nutrition. When these foundations of health are in balance, recovery from injury will improve, surgery rehab times are reduced and overall performance can be drastically enhanced.
I incorporate an evidence-based medicine while using TCM (Eastern) style acupuncture, motor points (contemporary acupuncture), dry needling while incorporating cupping and guasha to enhance treatments.
MPT (Masters in Physiotherapy Candidate)
CAT(C) (Certified Canadian Athletic Therapist)
BSc (Hons.) (Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology)
My interest in sports and athletic performance drew me towards a career in physiotherapy. During my undergraduate degree at York University, I worked as an athletic therapist for collegiate sports, such as football and basketball. I assessed and rehabilitated high level athletes, both on and off the field. In that time, I had the opportunity to intern with the Ottawa Redblacks CFL team.
I studied at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom to obtain a Masters in physiotherapy. My knowledge and skill-set has expanded from treating patients with a variety of conditions. This includes neurological patients with traumatic brain injuries and strokes, cardio-respiratory patients with heart disease, and post-operative orthopaedic patients. My experiences have encouraged me to combine manual therapy with functional rehabilitation, ensuring quality patient care.
Clinic Manager & Patient Care Coordinator
BA (Hons.) (Bachelor of Arts)
Improving our health and wellness is fundamentally connected to our efforts in seeking out relief. It is the partnerships that we establish along the way that strengthen and guide us to putting our best foot forward. My admiration for a collaborative style of healing compliments Park Lawn Physiotherapy’s unique feature of delivering one-to-one personalized care.
My passion for bettering the lives of individuals and communities have led me down an enriching path of enlightenment. From being a women’s rights advocate to fulfilling my daily organizational responsibilities at the clinic, my growing skill set and communal involvement continues to pave this path.
Operations manager & Patient Care Coordinator
RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hours)
BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Hons.)
I believe a big part of healing takes place when people feel welcome, safe and seen.
My diverse background and skill set has taken me from art studios in Montreal to Middle Schools in South Korea. My tool-bag of entrepreneurial, coaching and yoga teaching skills help make Park Lawn Physiotherapy a one-of-a-kind clinic for those seeking attentive and customized care.
Genuinely interested in people's well-being and rooted in my training as a coach, I set a nurturing and empowering tone, bringing a balanced approach to day-to-day operations.
When I am not flexing my organizational muscles at the clinic, I am coaching clients worldwide to reach their highest potential at Wild Sacred.