Laurie McLaughlin opened M+D ProHealth in 2010 with the intention of establishing a centre of rehabilitation excellence. Laurie McLaughlin has carefully assembled a team of clinicians in pursuit of this goal. Each team member is dedicated to life-long learning and professional excellence. Our team approach takes advantage of our clinicians’ varied skills and strengths to meet your rehabilitation needs.
PT, DSc, FCAMPT, CMAG, MCPA
Laurie McLaughlin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University and received her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association with distinction. She was a chief examiner for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association before completing a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy at Andrews University in Michigan. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University and is on faculty with the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) in the United States. She is a member of the HaNSA (Head and Neck, Shoulder, Arm) Research Team at McMaster University and the Spine Expert Panel for the Ontario Ministry of Health.
Laurie has specialized in the area of orthopaedic physiotherapy for over 20 years working in multidisciplinary environments as well as in private practice. She develops and teaches continuing education courses for health professionals nationally and internationally and has written book chapters, presented at scientific conferences and published in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Brett Dunlop, spine surgeon, and Laurie began a spinal triage program in 2008 in the Hamilton and Oakville area that has served over 2000 people across Ontario through referrals from Family Practitioners, surgeons and physiotherapists. They have recently begun distance assessments using computer technology along with a local ‘avatar’ to minimize travel for patients with spine related complaints.
She is also a member of the Canadian Spine Society, a group made up of predominantly spine surgeons and has presented several times on the work she and spine surgeon Dr. Dunlop have developed on spinal triage at their annual national meetings.
Dr. Brett Dunlop
BASc, MD, FRCS(C)
Dr. Dunlop is an orthopaedic surgeon with degrees in both mechanical engineering and medicine. He has devoted a large part of his 30 year surgical career to adult back-related problems.
After his residency in Orthopaedics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Dr. Dunlop spent a fellowship year in Spine and Trauma at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. He was then a McLaughlin Fellow in Spinal Surgery and Spinal Research at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Polytechnique of Central London, in the UK.
Dr. Dunlop has a continuing research interest in spine care and soft tissue trauma and has presented his work nationally and internationally.
As a former Residency Program Director of Orthopaedics at McMaster University, Dr. Dunlop is keenly interested in on-going education of medical professionals and patients.
Dr. Dunlop is currently a staff surgeon at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton and the former Head of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at McMaster University.