Ester introduced the MEDEK Therapy in North America and Israel after she met Ramon Cuevas, the originator of Medek in Caracas, Venezuela. She trained and worked with Cuevas for many years and established with his endorsement the Canadian MEDEK CentreTM in 1994. The goal was to introduce and share their knowledge with therapists and parents of children with special needs. Together they developed the MEDEK course curriculum for Occupational and Physical Therapists and taught in the United States and Canada.
Ester teaches Clinical Skills to students and professionals and has been on the Board of several Professional associations including serving as the Eastern Canadian Chairperson for the American Neuro developmental Treatment Association Ester is a certified NDT Therapist and a MEDEK instructor certified by Cuevas and a Credentialed Clinical Instructor certified by the American Physical Therapy Association At the Zareinu Educational and Treatment Centre, Ester is the Head of the Physiotherapy Department and the Clinical Co-ordinator for physical therapy students. Ester has presented numerous lectures and workshops and continues to travel several times a year to the USA, Europe and Israel to provide therapy to infants and young children with movement disorders.
Ilanit is a married mother of three amazing children. She has been the Canadian Medek Centre office administrator for the past 17 years. She has had the opportunity to meet many patients in the clinic and has watched the progress and achievements from the first moment they walk through the clinic door. She enjoys working with Ester and has learned a lot throughout the years.
T.S. Frankel is a graduate of the University of Toronto and CME level 2 certified. She is affiliated with U of T Clinical Education and with the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators. T.S. has worked at the Canadian MEDEK Centre since 2009 and has been a physical therapist at Zareinu Educational Centre from 2005. She consults in elementary schools for Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre, runs the physiotherapy program at Camp Aim and is an authorizer with the Ontario Ministry of Health’s Assistive Devices Program.