Macdonell Family

Meet the Physiotherapist/Owner


Kristen decided at a young age that she wanted to become a physiotherapist and her passion for the profession is undeniable.  It has always been her dream to open a clinic in her hometown of Cornwall, ON and she is proud to be providing an unparalleled skill set developed over the past 14 years to this community.

The name MacDonell Family Physiotherapy represents a desire to ensure each client receives the type of care/treatment she would expect for her own family members. In addition, Kristen is pleased to offer a service that supports clients from all age ranges from pediatric to geriatric – the whole family!

After graduating with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto in 2009, Kristen gained extraordinary exposure to clinical care at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto Rehab Institute and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.   As a passionate teacher and advocate for oncology rehab, she has developed oncology modules and course materials for the University of Toronto Physiotherapy program. She was also published in Physiotherapy Canada. She is enthusiastic about knowledge translation and life-long learning and has presented at various symposiums. Of note, in 2019, she was invited to present her work with Falls Prevention at the International Safety Conference in Glasgow, UK. 

Kristen is proud to serve as a director on the Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) Board of Directors, as Chair on the CCH Quality Performance and Monitoring Committee and Vice Chair of the CCH French Language Services Committee. She is also a director on the Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. 

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Years of Experience

What Our Clients Are Saying

Kelly Landriault

I have been going for services for a few weeks now and can easily rate my experience with 5 stars. Great flexible hours too. Kristen takes the time to listen and to really understand you health concerns. I highly recommend a visit before she starts booking up!

Tim Francis

Super professional and very informative. I did not feel lost as everything was explained. I cannot recommend this place enough!

Gord Fletcher

Kristen got my golf swing back for me. Great job Kristen.

Matt Dupuis

Kristen is very helpful and informative. She is extremely knowledgeable and is very patient orientated. I would recommend her services to anyone requiring assistance.

Ginette Grenier

Kristen is very knowledgeable, accomodating, patient, pleasant and kind. I wish I had met her sooner. I highly recommend this physiotherapist.

Patricia Hunter

Kristin is a muscle, joint, injury, and arthritis damage rehab pro with top notch education and expertise - an asset to Cornwall. She assessed and addressed my osteo-arthritis issues and restored my knee function and mobility. She's also expert in cancer treatment physio - a true physio pro.

Susan Mcgillis

Kristen provides knowledgeable and professional one on one services in a homey yet fully equipped setting. (Including cancer, neuro, and paediatric rehab).

Kayleigh Fogarty

Kristen gives much more than a 5 star experience! She has helped me come a long way with recovery from Stage 3 breast cancer. From pain management to gaining strength and mobility surely helped me gain confidence as well along my journey. She is a wonderful caring person.