Physiotherapy contributes to improved physical function, allowing individuals to return to healthy living, including returning to work and recreational activities.

We pride ourselves in providing personal, one-on-one care to help our clients reach their functional goals and regain pain-free mobility.

Sharon Gibson

Owner, Physiotherapist

As the Owner of Newcastle Physiotherapy and Sports Rehab, Sharon has been a Physiotherapist in the Durham Region for over 20 years. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario in ’95, she developed an interest in health and physiotherapy while playing sports at a young age and varsity basketball in university.

Her career began while working alongside athletic trainers and sports medicine physicians at a large outpatient facility in the United States. Sharon has taken extensive post-graduate courses in orthopaedics including the Robin McKenzie Institute- Lumbar and Cervical, Mulligan Concept, Fit Fore Golf – Level 1+2, Myofascial release, Acupuncture and Orthopaedic Division Level 1 and 2.

Having extensive experience working with the geriatric population in Long Term Care and Home Care, Sharon understands their specific needs and enjoys working with this population. Future goals include obtaining her Pilates certification to apply to patient care. Outside of the clinic, Sharon enjoys an active lifestyle and spending quality time with her daughter.

sharon@newcastlephysiorehab.ca

Jon Sprenger

Athletic Therapist

Jon completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph in Kinesiology and continued his studies completing the Athletic Therapy Program at York University.  Jon has worked as a certified athletic therapist and strength and conditioning coach with many athletes, amateur to professional from many different sports leagues including NHL, MLS and CFL.

Jon has a passion to help individuals become more efficient and robust through his ability to identify movement dysfunctions and apply corrective exercise strategies.  Previously, he has been part of the medical staff at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario working with the National Swim Centre Toronto and other Olympic athletes in various summer sports.

In his spare time, he enjoys hockey, cycling, golf and cars.

jon@newcastlephysiorehab.ca

Krista Harris

Chiropodist

Krista completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Western Ontario in Kinesiology and went on to continue her studies completing an Advanced Graduate Diploma of Health Sciences and Chiropody. Krista developed an interest in healthcare and biomechanics (how people walk) while competing in many sports and playing varsity Rugby in university.

Krista has experience working with a diverse population and is looking to bringing your foot health into her hands. In her spare time Krista enjoys playing soccer, volleyball and traveling as much as possible.

krista@newcastlephysiorehab.ca

Tracey Werheid

Office Administrator

Tracey is passionate about working with people, she has had the opportunity of working in the Long Term Care and Retirement industry for 30 years, with over 20 years as a Manager. Working with and assisting people brings Tracey great joy and she says it is very rewarding.

Tracey is thrilled to have the opportunity to work at Newcastle Physiotherapy and Sports Rehab, meeting and assisting patients, working with a great team and providing great customer service.

Tracey lives in Newcastle, she is happily married to Mike, has two wonderful children, Zach and Zoe and a loving pet, Molly. Tracey loves to laugh, have fun and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Jessica Smith

Resident Physiotherapist

Jessica has a strong passion for being active, getting outdoors and is always seeking new adventures. Her passion for health, well-being and fitness is evident beyond her personal interests and extends to her educational undertakings. These include a Masters of Science degree in Physiotherapy (MSc Physiotherapy), an Honours Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology (HBKin) and an International Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapist Diploma. She is also currently working towards a Nutrition Therapist Diploma to build upon her knowledge and clinical skills repertoire.

With a long history of varsity athletics, Jessica competed with multiple universities and provincially within the sports of wrestling and rugby. Jessica’s experience with sports injuries during her athletic career has fueled her desire for working with clients who wish to return to sport or their active lifestyles and ultimately a career in physiotherapy.

She is excited to bring her experience and enthusiasm together and provide the best care for the clients at Newcastle Physiotherapy and Sports Rehab.