Who We Are

 

Lauren Simonds – Canadian Certified Pedorthist

Lauren is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education.   Following graduation she completed the post-graduate diploma program in Pedorthics through the University of Western Ontario.  She is now a certified member of the Pedorthic Association of Canada and the College of Pedorthics of Canada and has worked in Pedorthic clinics across Ontario including Hamilton, Pickering, Markham and Richmond Hill.  Currently, Lauren is the Chair of the Communications Committee for the Pedorthic Association of Canada which creates the quarterly academic journal distributed to over 600 healthcare practitioners across the country.

In 2014, Lauren was excited to have the opportunity to return to her hometown of Barrie to continue her Pedorthic career with Walking Mobility Clinics.  Since then she has been committed to providing the best and most comprehensive care and service for her patients.   With the recent addition of the Thomas Wood Pedorthic Clinic to the Walking Mobility family, Lauren will be stepping into the role of Senior Pedorthist and Pedorthic Manager of the Orillia clinic. She is excited for the opportunity to carry-on the high standard of attention and care that has been set by Murray Wood and his staff over the last 30+ years of operation.

 

Marcie Doughty – Footwear Modification Technician

Marcie Flindall received her Certification in 2008. She began working with Murray in 2004 as the office manager and quickly developed an interest in Pedorthics. With a Kinesiology degree already in hand, she was accepted into the Pedorthics Program at The University of Western Ontario. In 2008, Marcie completed her written and practical examinations and received her Canadian Certified Pedorthic Technician and Canadian Certified Pedorthist designations. Today, she focuses her attention on the footwear modification end of Pedorthics, modifying footwear with external lifts, Flares/Buttresses, Balloon patches, Birkenstock resoling and much more.

 

Angela Lewis – Registered Massage Therapist

Angela was raised in Orillia, ON and is therefore familiar and concerned with the health of her community.  She graduated from Georgian College in the Nursing program in 1988.  After 12 years of working in many medical facilities and departments, as well as 2 countries, as a Registered Nurse,  Angela returned to Orillia to raise her family.

She graduated top of her class from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy  in 1997, earning the Academic Excellence Award.  Angela has also been the recipient of several certificates of achievement for her work in the community, as well as being chosen “Orillia’s Favourite Massage Therapist” in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 via the Orillia Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards.  She is currently celebrating over 31 years in healthcare, many of those alongside World Class Healthcare Professionals.

You are well cared for in her hands.

 

Carlee Wood – Footcare Specialist

Carlee is a certified nail technician from the Barrie School of Esthetics and has been trained directly by a foot care nurse specializing in problem feet and nails. She is proud to volunteer her foot care services to the Light House Shelter for those who are in need. Her history in the “foot world” dates back to her grandfather, who originally owned Thomas Wood Shoes here in Orillia many years ago. As her father Murray moved into the world of Pedorthics from strictly footwear, Carlee began to appreciate the biomechanics of feet and importance of proper footwear and is now following in the family name of foot care by adding her nail services to those offered here at Thomas Wood Pedorthic Clinic. Carlee offers nail trimming, foot soaks, callus removal and manicure/pedicure services which compliments beautifully our overall focus which is happy and healthy feet. Carlee is a valuable addition to our team!