Dr. Jeff Smeaton is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. After graduating, he gained additional certifications in Graston Technique, Active Release Technique, Medical Acupuncture and is certified in other functional assessment techniques. He is a Golf Medical Professional (Titleist Performance Institute) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
He has experience working with professional golfers, NCAA players and competitive juniors. He also has a lot of experience helping recreational golfers become injury free and feel better while they play. Jeff will help you become and stay injury free by creating an individualized treatment or training plan tailored to your specific needs that will progress with you as your needs evolve. Through treatment, exercise, and education, he will take you from becoming pain free and progress you to performing better. Jeff has been involved in many sports throughout his life. He played football at Laurier for 5 years and finished his CIS career with the 2005 Vanier Cup Championship. He now enjoys keeping active golfing and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Daytona Gilroy-Briand is a Certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Massage Therapist and acupuncture provider. She began her post-secondary studies at Concordia University in Montreal, graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science specializing in Athletic Therapy. Daytona then graduated from McMaster University where she completed her Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Science, focusing her research on intervention strategies to minimize recurrent hamstring injuries in athletic populations. Daytona then attended the Ontario College of Health and Technology to obtain her diploma in Massage Therapy, and has since also completed her diploma in acupuncture and dry needling.
Daytona has experience working with a variety of patient populations. Daytona has worked in USport in the RSEQ, OUA, and the CCAA. She most recently held the title of Head Athletic Therapist at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus. She continues to work as well with general populations in a private clinic setting to help encourage health and wellness to all.
Daytona’s passion for sport and wellness extends into her daily life, where she plays soccer, golf, and can be seen going for a run with her dog. Her motivation to encourage safe and rapid return to sport and day-to-day function for all of her athletes and patients as well as her passion for encouraging an active lifestyle makes her thoroughly enjoy her daily work as a Certified Athletic Therapist/Registered Massage Therapist.
At RISE we offer a variety of treatment techniques to help you become pain-free and address the underlying issues that created the problem. We don’t know what treatment techniques will work best until we know what the problem is. Once we have done an assessment, we will know what tissue is injured and why that tissue is injured so we can create a treatment plan to address the pain and fix the underlying issues that are causing the pain. Treatment techniques we may use are:
Commonly Helped Conditions
To get truly effective results improving your golf game like developing more distance, control, and consistency, you need to understand the golf swing. Every golfer will have unique needs that must be addressed when designing a program. Safe, efficient and powerful swing mechanics are created through a combination of factors such as:
-Pelvic Coordination and Mobility.
-Rotational and Linear Power development with the lower body.
-Core stability to allow efficent transfer of energy to the arms and club head.
Understanding the mechanics of the golf swing is critical to building a golf-specific strength and conditioning program. At RISE we believe that the most effective program development must focus on creating proper movement then developing the specific needs listed above.
Our programming will focus on your specific needs and may include: