About Us


Our mission is to modernize the way in which concussions are managed, and provide evidence-based rehabilitation tools to athletes that have sustained concussion-related injuries.  We offer simple standardized products to help clients achieve optimal recovery and effectively return to school, work, sports and their every day lives.

 

Siobhan Karam, Founder & CEO

Siobhan Karam is a physiotherapist at the Cleveland Clinic Midtown in Toronto. Siobhan graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Master of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy/Maîtrise en Sciences de la Santé en physiothérapie. Prior to pursuing her degree in Physiotherapy, Siobhan attended the University of Windsor where she completed a Bachelor of Movement Science in Human Kinetics. She holds a Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy and is currently working towards completing her credentials in Manipulative Therapy. Siobhan largely focuses her physiotherapy practice in sports-related concussion management and rehabilitation.  Her practice involves a thorough screen of the neurological, oculomotor, vestibular, cervical, and autonomic systems of each patient. As a physiotherapist, Siobhan uses rehabilitation techniques such as manual therapy, strengthening exercises, sensorimotor integration, exertional therapy, acupuncture, and other pain modalities in order to promote the optimal recovery of each patient. She also partakes in clinical concussion research and works closely with international organizations like One Voice, advocating global concussion awareness and advancement. She is on the Sport Physiotherapy Canada Concussion Committee and serves as Membership Development Coordinator for Sport Physiotherapy Ontario. Siobhan has an extensive background as a national and international level figure skater with 15 consecutive years of competitive experience in the discipline of ice dance. She continues to stay involved in the sport of figure skating as a nationally certified NCCP Ice Dance coach and Skate Canada Integrated Sports Team physiotherapist. She participates on the medical team at a multitude of Skate Canada and International Skating Union events throughout the competitive season. Siobhan is fluent in both English and French languages.

Diane Jesalva, Executive Assistant

Diane Jesalva is a post-secondary student at the University of Toronto currently working towards her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree. Diane is also a patient care representative at the Cleveland Clinic Midtown in Toronto, and volunteers as a Physiotherapy Assistant throughout the school year. She has 8 years of experience under her belt working in a variety of positions at the Sports Medicine Specialists in Toronto. Prior to her career at SMS, she worked as a receptionist assistant at the Toronto Western Hospital. Diane is presently a mentor for “First in the Family”, a mentorship program for first generation students at U of T. She aspires to become a physiotherapist in Canada and to advance her knowledge in the revolutionary field of concussion pathology. She is trilingual in English, French and Tagalog.

John Cerpnjak, Marketing Director

John Cerpnjak is a Digital Marketing Consultant with specific skills in copywriting and design. John received his honours bachelor's degree in Multimedia and Communication Studies from McMaster University in 2011. He also received a post-graduate certificate from Humber College for Advertising Copywriting in 2013. Currently, John works with small to medium size business owners consulting on all matters of lead generation and customer acquisition.

Mary Elizabeth Kinch, Product Designer

Mary Elizabeth Kinch joined the Concussion Lab team as Product Developer in 2018. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Political Science from The University of Toronto and a degree in Fashion Design from Sheridan College.  With a strong background in research and design, Mary Elizabeth has written two books, and lectured and taught design in both Canada and the United States. She is a creative problem solver, and firmly believes in lifelong learning and finding that little bit of inspiration or information to spark new and innovative approaches to projects. Mary Elizabeth brings this philosophy to her work at Concussion Lab in the development of products that help patients to optimize their concussion recovery.