Heather completed her undergraduate degree in BSc. Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa in 2000, and continued to complete her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at Queen’s University in 2003. She has completed numerous post graduate courses, including Functional Movement Analysis, McKenzie method, Acupuncture, manual therapy techniques, taping techniques and therapeutic exercise prescription. Heather demonstrates an enthusiastic hands-on approach to facilitate an active approach to rehabilitation, recovery and injury prevention. Heather enjoys working with all ages and ranges of orthopaedic conditions, takes pleasure in educating and interacting with the community. Having won numerous National and International titles in Highland Dance, Heather has a keen interest in dance related movement analysis, injury prevention and management. Heather, her husband and two daughters remain active in the Martial Arts and Highland Dance communities.
Sarah graduated with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University after completing her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa.
Sarah’s uses a variety of “hands-on” and manual therapy approaches, supplemented with exercise prescription, functional dry needling/acupuncture and education. Her main goals are to restore function and prevent injury to improve overall quality of life. Sarah has also developed a special interest in the management of concussions and the importance of baseline testing.
Outside of Physiotherapy, Sarah has been a member of the Canadian Forces as a Naval Reservist since 2010 where she has competed in regional and national competitions for soccer and softball. In addition to this she enjoys hiking, rollerblading, hockey and strength and conditioning.
As part of her commitment to continuing education, Sarah has completed the following courses/ certifications:
- Complete Concussion Management
- Diploma of Advanced Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy Level 1
- Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling Level 1
- Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute
- Elbow, Wrist & Hand (Part 1)
- Cervical Spine Articular Dysfunctions
- Shoulder Complex (Part 1 & 2)
- Somatic Sense Modern Manual Therapy
- Kinetic Link Training: Level 1 Functional Strength & Conditioning
- Management of Cervical Thoracic Disorders
Rebecca is a dedicated registered massage therapist who utilizes a variety of techniques to maximize the health and wellbeing of her clients. After spending her early adulthood as a chef based in Europe, she decided to relocate to Ottawa in 2012 to pursue a career in health. Rebecca graduated with honours from the massage therapy program and has continued to study additional therapies. She offers acupuncture, craniosacral techniques, deep tissue, lymphatic drainage and myofascial release as options for treatment. Her approach looks at the individual as a whole to optimize health and reduce stress.
Registered Massage Therapist (Everest College, Ottawa)
Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist (Klose Training, Massachusetts, USA)
Contemporary Acupuncture Certification (IATCM, Ottawa)
Visceral Osteopathy Series 1-4 (Centre for Continuing Education of Osteopathy, Toronto)
Craniosacral Techniques and Applications Levels 1 and 2 (School of Structural Therapy, Ottawa)
Nicole Gill has been an Orthopedic Private Practice Physiotherapist for 14 years with an Honours
Physiotherapy graduate degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She also has a Human
Kinetics (Kinesiology) degree specializing in Movement Science from the University of Windsor, Ontario.
Nicole was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario and worked in the local area for one year prior to moving
out west to Victoria, BC. Nicole has taken many courses to increase her knowledge, including Advanced
Manual Therapy Level courses and Canadian Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute qualifications
in Acupuncture and Dry Needling which she uses as part of the many tools to treat patients. Nicole has
taken extra courses in the areas of the ankle, hip, TMJ (jaw), and neck. She worked in Victoria for 12
years perfecting her manual therapy, acupuncture and dry needling skills. Nicole Gill is now an active
member of the Ontario College of Physiotherapists since her move to the Nepean area.
Nicole has experience with many athletics teams as she travelled with Royal Military College Varsity
during her time at Queen’s University and, as a result, has a great deal of sports injury experience. She
enjoys empowering and educating patients on their injuries to aid in their understanding of them and to
help promote overall healing.
Nicole has played soccer at various competitive levels and loves to snowboard and run. She played
university level soccer during her years at the University of Windsor. Nicole travelled to Sydney, Australia
in 2009; Torino, Italy in 2013; and Auckland, New Zealand in 2017 to compete in the World Masters
Games with a Victoria, BC soccer team. She is a mother of two little ones at home as well.
Cecilia believes in Gabrielle Roth’s words “If you just set people in motion they’ll heal themselves.” Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states. Cecilia is passionate about helping people to improve their quality of life by comprehensive treatment leading to speedy recovery.
Cecilia graduated with Bachelors of Physiotherapy (2009), from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (India), thereafter worked in a hospital and private set-up for nearly 2.5 years. She went to United Kingdom to pursue her further studies. She obtained Master of Science with honours (Merit) in Physiotherapy from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2013. When she was studying for her Masters she was happy to acquire the volunteering opportunity to assist with functional assessment for soccer players of Manchester United Football Academy, U.K. She moved to Canada to practice Physiotherapy here. After obtaining her registration as a Physiotherapist in Canada, she has worked in different set-up like retirement homes, home environments and private physiotherapy practices.
Cecilia enjoys working with all age groups and different health conditions. She believes in providing one-on-one client/patient care. In her practice, Cecilia uses a hands-on approach that combines manual therapy (Mulligan, Maitland and Kaltenborn mobilisation approaches, Muscles energy techniques), soft tissue release (Certified Functional Myofascial Practitioner and Certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation), Functional Assessment, Muscle testing and Corrective care and Exercise programing. She is highly trained to use Acupuncture, Dry needling, Taping and various modalities and techniques when needed to achieve optimal result. Cecilia believes in advancing her knowledge and techniques to better help her clients/patients by enrolling herself in different courses.
When not working, Cecilia spends time keeping herself active by working out, reading and spending time with friends. She enjoys Kayaking and is looking forward to learn winter sports (Skiing and Snowboarding).
“Movement is Therapy”
Mariane practices in good standing with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario and a
member of the RMTAO. Combining her passion for sports and massage, Mariane is able to
explore new opportunities using her skill level from a variety of different backgrounds to
ensure that the client is able to get back to their previous levels of activity. She is currently
involved in various sports and activities, which involve Crossfit, Sprint Canoe/Kayak, as well as
being a team member of the National Ringette League. As an athlete, Mariane is extremely passionate about
helping people avoid and overcome injury. Mariane’s philosophy of care states that everyone is met and treated
with respect, compassion and honesty, without judgment, ensuring each individuals best interest and wellbeing
are first priority.
Nathalie deMaurivez has been a practicing Chiropodist since 2009. She completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of Ottawa followed by a three year post graduate program in Podiatric Medicine at the Michener Institute in Toronto. She continues to further her studies of the human body with various courses such as Active Release Therapy, Foot Mobilization and Osteopathy. This multidisciplinary approach allows Nathalie to better refer her clients for more specialized treatment as required. She is a registered Chiropodist in Ontario and is a member of the Ontario Society of Chiropodists.
Jane graduated from Dalhousie University with a BA in Psychology and Sociology as well as a MSc
(O.T) from McGill University. She grew up in then Quebec and moved to Ottawa upon completion
of her Master’s program. Jane is the first OT to become part of the many Interdisplinary team
members that make up Back and Track. She believes OT is an integral part of an interdisciplinary health care
team. Jane is excited to add to the roster of services that Back on Track offers.
Jane aims to help clients achieve maximal independence in participating in their meaningful daily occupations. Jane
works with her clients to develop strategies to overcome and deal with physical, cognitive and/or mental health
issues. Jane enjoys working with her clients to develop creative ways of accomplishing everyday tasks.
Audrey graduated from McGill University with a Masters of Science Applied to Occupational Therapy. Prior to this, she obtained a BSc in psychology from Concordia University (Montreal, Qc). She has clinical experience in addictions rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation following orthopedic or neurological injury, return to work rehabilitation following musculoskeletal injuries, and office ergonomics. She particularly enjoys assisting clients to develop the personal skills and social resources they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle, cope with daily stressors and participate in the activities that are meaningful to them.
Audrey can provide services in English or French. She is solution-focused and will work with you in a partnership to reduce environmental barriers and build the physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills needed to maximize independence at home, at work/school, or in your leisure pursuits.