Bells Corners

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Catherine “Cathy” Pakenham


MScPT, MSc Neuroscience, BSc Biopharmaceutical Sciences

In addition to treatment of orthopaedic injuries, Catherine has developed a passion for the management of Concussion and the treatment of Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS). Prior to completing her Physiotherapy degree at McMaster University, Catherine earned a Master’s degree in Neuroscience at the University of Ottawa, investigating the factors that influence neural stem cell self-renewal and working closely with researchers studying mechanisms of brain injury at the cellular level. This education has provided her with a solid background in the neurophysiology of brain injury and what steps are necessary for recovery. Additionally, she has taken several interdisciplinary courses focusing on visual and vestibular re-training for PCS, Post-Traumatic Vision Syndrome, and Visual Midline Shift Syndrome as well as other vestibular impairments such as BPPV.

With an extensive background in research, Catherine’s treatment plans are evidence-informed, primarily consisting of manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription. She has also been trained in Acupuncture and Dry Needling techniques. Catherine prides herself on providing quality care to her patients and strongly believes that patient education is an integral component of the rehabilitation process. Having grown up in Ottawa, she completed her primary and secondary education in an Early French Immersion program, allowing her to communicate in both official languages.

Outside of the clinic, Catherine played competitive soccer for 15+ years, as well as volleyball, basketball, softball, figure skating, and running at the recreational level. She is currently trying to master tennis and enjoys relaxing with yoga.

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Teagan Sturrus


Registered Physiotherapist

Teagan graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2011 and with a Bachelor of Science with Honours Specialization in Kinesiology in 2009.
Since graduating, Teagan has completed a number of post gradual courses, expanding her knowledge in Orthopedics with a special interest in Pelvic Health. She began working in Pelvic Health in 2014.
Post graduate training includes:
– The Physical Therapy Approach to Male and Female Urinary Incontinence
– Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Pregnancy, SI Joint Dysfunction and Coccydynia
– Female and Male Pelvic Pain
– Pelvic Neurodynamics
– Treating Pain: A New Model of Care
– Gastrointestinal Disorders and the Pelvic Floor
– Improving Pelvic Floor Function Through Spinal Manual Therapy
– Acupuncture with AFCI
– Acupuncture and Dry Needling with Meridian Health
– McKenzie Part A
– Mulligan Concept Introduction
– Orthopedic Division Manual Therapy Level 1
– Lyn Watson Shoulder Course Level 1

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Rebecca Clair


Registered Massage Therapist

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)

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Nicole Petis


Registered Physiotherapist - MScPT, BScKin, CIDN

With a passion for functional anatomy and sports, Nicole completed a 4 year BSc Honours Kinesiology degree at McMaster University. During her undergrad, Nicole was a student therapist for the McMaster Women’s Basketball and Soccer teams, eventually landing a leadership role as Field Supervisor to help run the program for upcoming student therapists.  She also competed competitively for the Field Hockey and Rowing clubs.  Since that time, she has trained for triathlons both as an individual and as part of a team relay.  Sports have always been a part of Nicole’s life and it was through these experiences that she knew she wanted to become a Physiotherapist.   In 2013 she graduated from McMaster University with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy.   Nicole has recently moved from Hamilton to Ottawa and is excited to be a member of the Bells Corners Back on Track location!

Nicole’s main clinical focus is orthopaedics with a special interest in functional movement analysis and exercise therapy.  Nicole is certified in Integrated Dry Needling and Acupuncture and she has completed several levels towards her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in which she developed strong clinical reasoning skills and the ability to think outside the box… as no two people are the same!

Outside of work, Nicole enjoys swimming, cycling, tennis, listening to music and cooking!

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Mariane Fraser


BA (Psych), Registered Massage Therapist

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


Chiropodist BSc(Hons) DPodM

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.

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Jason Barbosa


Registered Massage Therapist

Registered with the CMTO in 2015, I believe that every client deserves individualized treatment and that there is no one-size fits all approach. I am currently a student in my 2nd year of 4 at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy; learning Classical Osteopathy. I use a variety of massage and osteopathic techniques in order to get specific results, I have been very lucky to have great mentors along the way that have helped mold me into a results based therapist. I have a background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and like to keep active in the gym. I look forward working with you to meet your specific treatment needs.

Highlights:

Ottawa Senator’s Development Camp

– Treated the rookie team and current team pre and post games.

Granite Ridge

– Palliative care setting, treated patients with chronic conditions like Parkinson’s, Cancer.

Osteopathic student at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy (CAO) in Hamilton.

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Jane Moyse


BA Psyc/Soc, MSc (O.T.)

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.

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Audrey Breton Bishop – MScA Occupational Therapy (Reg. Ontario), BSc Psychology


Occupational Therapist

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.

Heather Thomas


Office Manager