Notable Alumni: Iris Weaverman

Iris, a registered physiotherapist, was the owner/manager of the Dorothy Madgett Relaxation Clinic and the Iris Weverman Physiotherapy Clinic in Toronto. Her areas of special interest were Fibromyalgia and Chronic Care. She also served as a Physiotherapy Consultant, Educator, and Medical Advisor, in various areas, such as Chidbirth Educator, Fibromyalgia, and the Dystonia Medical Board Foundation. She was a clinical instructor for physiotherapy students and physiotherapy assistants and has mentored foreign graduates preparing to take the Canadian examinations. She has lectured in Canada, the U.S., and internationally. Recently, Iris was invited to speak in Edinburgh Scotland on Exercises for Chronic Care, and in May 2015, she attended a conference in London England and gave lectures on Laughter, Fibromyalgia, Fatigue and Myofascial Release.

She was a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto Physiotherapy department and for support groups for fibromyalgia. In 1990, Iris served as the Canadian physiotherapist for all the athletes at the Maccabia Youth Games, held in Detroit Michigan, Iris was the first physiotherapist to assist Dr. Hamilton Hall in establishing the Back Care Institute. She founded the Student Health Organization of the University of Toronto (SHOUT), a student health organization with a focus on community health and educational projects. From 1984 to 1991 she was on the Medical Advisory Board of Great Expectations magazines. She has volunteered for Out in the Cold and at a quilting group for cancer patients. Presently, Iris volunteers at the Toronto Western Hospital in the Fracture Clinic and at the Baycrest Wagman Centre in the Art Studio. Last but not least, Iris is an outstanding role model and deserves to be recognized as a Notable Physiotherapy Alumni from the University of Toronto.