Whether you're a recreational or a professional athlete, our staff are committed to providing you with the best care they can.
Our motto at The Centre is:
Have to Be A Pro to Be Treated Like A Pro
Athletic Therapist CAT(c)
Jason completed his diploma in Sports Injury Management in 1996 from Sheridan College. He had the privilege of working as a team therapist for the Toronto Argonauts during the 1995-2000 seasons, earning 2 Grey Cup rings along the way. After the 2000 season, with colleagues from the Argos, the CSRM came to life. Jason has managed and treated patients at the clinic since its inception. In 2009, Jason moved into an ownership position at The Centre and is leading the clinic into the future with patient care being at the forefront.
For the past 14 years, Jason has worked with many different athletes and performers from all levels and many disciplines. His patients include runners, dancers, field sport athletes, ice sport athletes, MVA patients, and the Weekend Warriors. Jason uses activity and sport-specific exercises to return patients to work or sport, and an array of manual techniques to promote healing.
In addition to his practice at the CSRM, Jason is also one of the medical coordinators for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Since 2001, Jason and the CSRM - in co-operation with the Toronto Ski Patrol - has managed and provided staffing for all on-course medical supervision. In addition, Jason supervises and manages staff in the medical tent during the Waterfront Marathon, and other Canada Running Series events.
Jason also has a relationship with Sheridan College and York University, assisting their students with their placements, and offering guidance in the field of athletic therapy as their placement supervisor at the CSRM.
Dr. John Ho
MD, CCFP, Dip Sport Med
Dr. John Ho completed his Fellowship in Sport Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton in 2003, where he was a team physician with the McMaster Varsity Athletic Program including sports such as Rugby and Wrestling. He was also involved with the medical team of the CFL Hamilton Tiger Cats, and the National Lacrosse League's Toronto Rock during his time in Hamilton. Dr. Ho holds the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine Diploma in Sport Medicine, and is board certified by The Canadian College of Family Physicians. He completed his Family Medicine residency at McMaster University, and is a medical school graduate of the University of Western Ontario. He maintains an academic interest by being involved with teaching resident physicians from the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine.
Dr. Ho has extensive experience with varsity and elite athletes. He is currently the Team Physician for Rugby Ontario, and a team physician with the OHL Mississauga St. Michael's Majors, Rugby Canada, and the Canadian Snowboard Federation. He has traveled internationally with several Canadian teams to cover events such as the U20 World Rugby Championships, and the World Snowboard Cup Finals. Dr. Ho has also covered several high level sporting events — including the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, World Lacrosse Championships, World Road Cycling Championships, the World Water Polo Championships and the past three Canada Games. He will be volunteering his time again with the upcoming Summer Canada Games in PEI.
Tammy Rampone is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She previously completed a degree in biochemistry and biology at the University of Victoria and the University of Windsor. After passing provincial and national licensing exams, Tammy began practicing as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Her treatments focus on therapeutic dietary, supplemental and lifestyle interventions along with physical therapies such as acupuncture and massage.
As a Naturopathic Doctor, Tammy works with each patient in a collaborative effort to stimulate the body's ability to heal and to identify the root cause of illness. Further work is in prevention through maintaining a healthy lifestyle and trained awareness of the body's messages so that optimal balance may be achieved.
Tammy has a special interest in treating infertility, HIV, gastrointestinal disorders and mental health issues. Tammy's continuing education emphasizes keeping up to date on the latest allopathic and complementary treatments for HIV and reproductive endocrinology. Her research focus includes HIV infection, gastrointestinal disorders and mental health issues.
MSc.pt, CSCS, D. Ac.
Tuan graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology and went on to complete his Masters in Physiotherapy. Tuan has had extensive experience in working with patients in the hospital, home health and nursing home settings dealing with orthopaedic, cardiac and neurological impairments.
Over the last 4 years Tuan has focused his attention towards orthopaedic injuries and has worked with many patients ranging in age from adolescents to patients in their 80’s and 90’s. He has a strong foundation in dealing with musculoskeletal injuries, especially with acute and chronic low back and neck pain, repetitive strain injuries and rotator cuff injuries. Although Tuan has treated many patients with various athletic backgrounds, from marathon runners to Ironman/Ironwoman athletes, to sport-specific-athletes (e.g. hockey, soccer, Tennis, etc.), Tuan has also treated patients who may be less active but do sustain work-related injuries or injuries from daily activities or motor vehicle accidents.
Tuan is also accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a certified strength and conditioning specialist with extensive experience in fitness and conditioning training. He holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and enjoys integrating boxing and kick boxing into his strength training programs. Additionally, Tuan has completed the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program and finds success in utilizing acupuncture as an adjunct to his physiotherapy skills.
Tuan’s philosophy in rehabilitation is simple: concise assessment allows for precise detection of the root to the problem. Treating the cause and not the symptom equates to a more speedy recovery. Incorporating strength training to weak muscles and ensuring adequate flexibility to tight muscles will reduce the chances of future injuries or re-injuries. Balance and harmony in life is the key to healthy living. With Tuan’s diverse background he will be able to create a tailor-made rehabilitation and fitness training program specifically for you, regardless of your fitness level and medical background. Let Tuan help you achieve balance and harmony with your body.
Certified Athletic Therapist
Alison graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Certificate in Athletic Therapy. She then went on to complete a Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. She has experience treating orthopaedic, sport and workplace injuries using a combination of manual therapy, exercise, myofascial release, and taping. Alison has a special interest in manual therapy and is pursuing a certificate in advanced manual and manipulative physiotherapy as well as certification in acupuncture.
Alison enjoys running and has completed three half-marathons and hopes to one day complete a full marathon.
Barbara Steele is the Office Manager at The Centre For Sport & Recreation Medicine.
The mother of two daughters has been with The Centre for six and a half years.