Brighton Sports & Wellness Centre

Brighton physiotherapy

Brighton Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre

The Brighton Sport and Wellness Centre was developed by a group of health professionals who felt if they pooled their professional expertise their patient outcomes and healing times would be accelerated.

This means that all our patient needs will be addressed under one roof.

Our clients benefit from a multi-disciplinary program, the latest technology and the most appropriate treatments, with the goal to restore and enhance health with an active approach provided by our practitioners in complement with education, therapeutic tools and exercise instruction that empowers clients to self-achieve better living.

Our practitioners are registered members of their regulated College of Practice.

Our Staff


David Evans, PT

  • David is both co-owner of the clinics as well as a clinician.
  • Following his undergraduate degree of kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario, Dave attended McMaster University where he obtained his degree in Physiotherapy 9 years ago.
  • Over the years he has focused his career towards orthopedic rehabilitation, sports injuries and working in long term care facilities. The highlights of his career involve working in the 2000 Olympics, co-owner of 3 physiotherapy and Foot Health Clinics, working with local athletes in a variety of sports teams.
  • Dave is a proud father of two daughters, Charlize and the newest member of his family Sadie Elle Evans born on December 16th 2009.
  • He loves playing hockey, baseball, lacrosse and beach volleyball when he can find time. He takes pride in the fact that he helps every patient he treats.


Mark Smyth, D.Ch.

  • Mark is our Chiropodist at The Brighton Sport and Wellness Centre.
  • Mark graduated from the Ontario Chiropody Program in 1997 following studies in kinesiology at McMaster University. He has worked in private practice in Trenton and currently works as Chief Chiropodist in Brighton and Port Hope.
  • Mark is an expert in biomechanics and sports medicine, orthotic therapy, diabetic foot care and soft tissue surgery. He is seen often in the community providing presentations and lectures to special interest groups.
  • Mark's extra-curicular activies include health and fitness, weight training, golf, hockey and competing in the 100 m sprint, Master's category.
  • He resides in Colborne with his wife and two beautiful children.


Kevin Oates, RMT
Massage Therapist

  • Kevin exhibited a talent for massage from an early age. Relatives used to entice him with offers of money and prizes to work on their painful necks, shoulders and feet.
  • Before embarking on a career in massage therapy, Kevin studied art and creative writing in St. Petersburg, Florida, his long time home base.
  • Upon graduating from Kikkawa College of Shiatsu and Massage Therapy in 1988, Kevin began working in a wide variety of health settings. In 1989 he founded Advanced Therapeutics. Kevin's hands on techniques continue to be sought by other therapists.
  • Kevin has won numerous awards including "Excellence in Teaching" from Kikkawa College. Advanced Therapeutics has been voted "Best Therapist" by Now Magazine.
  • In addition to clinical work, Kevin has been part of the examination committee working as board examiner for the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. He was actively teaching and instructing students for several years - to his job he brought a lot of humour and serious sweat!


Tamara Nailer

  • Tamara comes to Port Hope with 10 years of clinical experience in private practice, 6 of which were spent practicing at our Cobourg location.
  • She is a Manipulative Therapist, holding the highest degree offered in Canada for physiotherapist's in manual therapy. She has been the team physiotherapist for the Trent University soccer and rugby programs for the last 5 years and has her Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy.
  • In the past she has enjoyed working with athletes of all levels at various sporting events including the Women?s World Lacrosse Championships, Canada Summer Games, Ontario Winter Games and local secondary school rugby and wrestling competitions.
  • Tamara was also the onsite physiotherapist for the Quinte Ballet School of Canada where she gained valuable insight into the specific needs of professional dancers. She looks forward to becoming involved in the sporting community here in Port Hope.


Clinical Administrator

  • Jacinda provides all levels of service at the Brighton Clinic.
  • As our Office Manager, she is responsible for day to day clinical operations, scheduling appointments and providing a warm and welcome environment.
  • Jacinda came to us with a solid background in the management of health and wellness operations, from spas to fitness facilities.
  • She brings a professional background in administration, client relations and marketing. As a certified Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer, Jacinda also works hands-on within the clinic by offering group fitness classes.
  • She places strong emphasis on correcting and improving health concerns and injuries.


Our Services:


Physiotherapists manage and prevent many physical problems caused by illness, disease, sport and work related injury, aging, and long periods of inactivity.

Physiotherapists are skilled in the assessment and management of a broad range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems. Here are some of the ways physiotherapy can help:

  • Address physical challenges associated with back pain, arthritis, repetitive strain injury etc.
  • Attend to sports injuries and provide advice on prevention and recurrence
  • Direct care for children with paediatric conditions such as developmental delay, fractures and cardiorespiratory conditions
  • Get you back on your feet after surgery
  • Help you manage the physical complications of cancer and its treatment
  • Manage incontinence
  • Maximize your mobility if you have a neurological disorder such as stroke, spinal cord injury or Parkinson's disease
  • Oversee rehabilitation in your home after you have been ill or injured
  • Provide pre- and post-natal care and attend to other women's health conditions
  • Treat neck and back pain and other joint injuries
  • Work with you to treat and manage respiratory and cardiac conditions


Foot Care / Chiropody

 The practice of Chiropody is the assessment of the foot and the treatment and prevention of diseases or disorders of the foot by therapeutic, surgical, orthotic and palliative means.

Why see a Chiropodist for your foot problems?

Would you see your eye doctor for a toothache? Of course not, so it's important to see a foot health expert for your foot pain or problem. Chiropodists are highly educated, highly skilled foot health practitioners. Members of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario are the only provincially regulated foot health specialists. They are exclusively trained and licensed to practise foot health. It's your assurance of the most comprehensive foot medicine available by practitioners regulated to the highest standards of care.


Registered Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a comprehensive intervention involving a range of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues and joints of the body. The purpose of massage therapy is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain. It is a clinically oriented health option that achieves undeniable results in the relief of an array of discomforts stemming from stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes.

There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well being as well as your quality of life.

The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Back, leg, and neck pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain)
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures and edema
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscle tension and spasm
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress and stress related conditions
  • Tendinitis
  • Asthma and Emphysema
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis
  • Kyphosis and Scoliosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Palliative care
  • Pregnancy and labour support
  • Strains and sprains
  • Stroke
  • Whiplash

Massage Therapy is an important part of your health maintenance plan, by:

  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Improving circulation
  • Improving immune system functioning
  • Increasing lymphatic drainage
  • Reducing depression and anxiety
  • Reducing tension within muscles
  • Increasing body awareness



Contact Us

(613) 475-0606

92 Main St. ,
Brighton, ON, K0K 1H0


  • Mon: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tues: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wed: CLOSED
  • Thurs: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am - 4:00pm


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