Meet Our Instructors
Kash Mahdi PT, MScPT, CSCS
Kash graduated from Queen’s University with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2015. As a second year Master’s student at Queen’s University, Kash was an assistant lab instructor, and co-ordinated and taught an OSCE prep workshop for first year students. Kash has continued to be involved with the program as a clinical instructor for Queen’s University Physiotherapy Students.
Kash brings a breadth of experience having worked in multiple countries in a variety of unique settings which included a clinical internship at the Canadian Armed Forces base in Kingston, ON, a clinical internship at a children’s hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Travel Physical Therapy assignments in various settings in the United States, as well as working in private clinics in the Greater Toronto Area. Kash has worked in many different settings including acute care, inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, skilled nursing, and private practice. In these various settings he has worked with neuro, cardioresp, musculoskeletal, pediatric, and geriatric populations. He is able to draw on this experience to help students CRUSH the PCE!
Dominic Ko PT, MScPT
Dominic graduated from Queen’s University with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2015. Dominic currently works in private practice at Procare Rehabilitation where he treats athletes, geriatric and post-surgical patients. He also works at Humber River Hospital in acute care, outpatient rehab, nephrology, neurology, respirology, hand therapy, bariatrics, restoration care and short-term rehabilitation.
He also has experience working internationally at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Rehabilitation Clinic. Before entering the Queen’s Physical Therapy Program, Dominic was teaching for over 2 years as a Human Cadaver Prosector and teaching assistant at the University of Toronto, Department of Anatomy (ANA126). As a clinician, Dominic has continued to pursue his passion for teaching as a Clinical Instructor for Physiotherapy Students from Queen’s University and University of Toronto.
Quincy Wong PT, MScPT, LSSGB
Quincy graduated from Queen’s University with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2015 where he was awarded the R. W. Leonard Prize for academic excellence. Quincy is a practicing Physiotherapist and Clinic Manager at CBI Health Group in Scarborough where he ensures clinical excellence is provided by his multidisciplinary team. Quincy has also spent time as the Clinical Service Manager at CBI Health Centre in Markham where he mentored Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Kinesiologist on clinical reasoning, assessment and treatment strategies, and ensure effective patient care.
Quincy further pursues his passion for teaching as a Clinical Instructor and a Center Coordinator of Clinical Education in the Department of Physical Therapy for Queen’s University and University of Toronto. He is also a Lab Instructor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine teaching Medical students the assessment and treatment of low back disorders.
William Karelsen PT, MScPT
Will is a practising physiotherapist and Clinic partner with JD Physiotherapy Central in Kingston, ON. He holds an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science from Western University and a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Queen’s University.
He also practices as a part time course coordinator, clinical instructor and term adjunct lecturer within the Physical Therapy Program at Queen’s University.
Will has been term adjunct and head instructor for: PT-841 Professional Practice, PT-853 Foundational Clinical Skills.
Will has also been an academic assistant for: PT-851 Muscle and Joint Function, PT-854 Diagnosing Dysfunction PT-859 Spinal Disorders
Will is extremely passionate about teaching physiotherapy and is a strong advocate for health and mobility within the Kingston area.
Snaige Zahn PT, MScPT
Snaige, affectionately known as Snaigs, is a physiotherapist in Kingston, ON. She graduated in 2015 from the Master of Physical Therapy Program at Queen’s University. She currently works at Progress Physio in orthopaedics and pelvic health.
She also works at Queen’s University as an Academic Assistant for various classes including: PT841 Professional Practice, PT850 Functional Anatomy, PT852 Electro-physical agents, PT855 Cardiorespiratory Function I, PT859 Spinal Disorders, PT861 Paediatrics, PT864 Complex Health Conditions.
Prior to getting her MScPT, Snaige lived in Whistler, BC. There she worked as an outdoor adventure guide and ran a dog sledding company. She also trained the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Patrollers and other outdoor adventure guiding outfitters in intensive outdoor emergency first aid. There she found she passion for teaching and helping others.
Snaige is well known for her teaching skills, enthusiasm for learning, approachability, and up-beat attitude.
Anna Wong PT, MScPT
Anna graduated from University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2016. Upon graduating, she received the Olive Wallace Pester Fellowship in Physical Therapy, which funded her studies in mind-body medicine and applied positive psychology. Anna is passionate about treating her patients not just physically, but also acknowledging their emotional and spiritual well-being. She currently works as a physiotherapist at the Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Clinic at Princess Margaret Hospital.
Anna regularly hosts workshops at hospitals and University of Toronto on topics including, resilience against burnout, holistic well-being, and fostering a growth mindset. Her mission is to empower others to lead a happy and healthy life through sharing evidence-based strategies.
Anna has a special interest in understanding and optimizing student success and wellness. She has hosted workshops for University of Toronto Physical Therapy and PTDI on preparing for high stakes exams including the PCE.
You can see more of her work at www.annawong.ca
Binudith Warna PT, MScPT
Binudith (Bin) graduated from the University of Manitoba Master of Physical Therapy program in 2017. His passion for physiotherapy began with road cycling and the drive to learn about human anatomy and biomechanics.
He travelled to Toronto to attend the PTDI PCE Boot Camp and wanted to share his success with prospective physiotherapists in Manitoba.
Upon graduation, Binudith worked in private practice orthopedics settings. He has taken advanced training in vestibular and temporomandibular joint disorder rehabilitation. His clinical placement at the UofM Neuro Rehab Clinic provided first-hand experience in treating patients with a variety of neurological conditions. Binudith looks forward to sharing his knowledge and skills to help the next generation of physiotherapists crush the PCE.
Curtis Humeniuk PT, MScPT
Curtis joins the team as a Physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Manitoba. During his time in grad school, Curtis served as the President of his class, and co-chair on the Exercise is Medicine Committee.
He currently works at a private mixed orthopedic clinic in Winnipeg, where he has the luxury of seeing 1 client per hour. Upon graduating, Curtis has continued to explore the depths of Physiotherapy knowledge. He has recently taken a keen interest in providing education, and mentorship for future Physiotherapy students.
Curtis has been compared to a long list of celebrity look a likes including: Sage Northcutt, Schmidt from New Girl, Adam Levine, and Novak Djokovic… We’ll let you decide.
Geoffrey Dyck PT, MScPT, CSCS
Geoffrey graduated from Queen’s University with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2015. Upon graduating, Geoff covered a 1 year locum contract with the Canadian military before moving to Toronto where he worked downtown with a focus on MSK and Vestibular Rehabilitation. Currently Geoff works out of Victoria, BC where he struggles to balance his love of physiotherapy with his unhealthy addiction to mountain biking.
Geoff draws from his background as a personal trainer and competitive athlete and a diverse background of clinical experience to inform his practice and mentorship of developing physiotherapists. He has worked in various settings: including hospital, long term care, military base, private msk clinics and vestibular clinics. This exposure gives him an awesome background to help students prepare for multiple disciplines and CRUSH the PCE!