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Mike Gaynor


Clinic Owner/Director, BSc.PT, FCAMPT

Mike Gaynor is the owner of Back on Track and COO of Novo Healthnet Ltd. He graduated from Queen’s University in 1989 with his BSc in Physiotherapy. Mike’s clinical experience includes private practice as well as a sports medicine clinic.  In 1994 Mike opened the founding Back On Track Physiotherapy Centre on Hunt Club.  Over the past 2 decades Mike has expanded his passion for outstanding patient care by opening 7 different locations of Back on Track  to serve Ottawa and surrounding areas.

Mike has taken numerous post graduate courses in a variety of areas including manual therapy, orthopaedics, sports medicine, rehabilitation exercise, and acupuncture and is committed to the continuing education process. He became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy Manipulative Therapy (CAMT) in 1999, receiving his Diploma of Advanced Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy.  He has been an assistant instructor in post-graduate studies for physiotherapists with the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA since 1996. Areas of interest include manual therapy, sports injuries (hockey, golf, track and field), and rehabilitation exercise.

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Allison Penney


Registered Physiotherapist BSc (PT)

Allison is a graduate of the Queen’s University Physiotherapy program. She also attended Acadia University in Nova Scotia and Memorial University in Newfoundland where she received her Science Degree and played on the varsity volleyball team.

She joined the Back on Track team in November of 2009 to provide physiotherapy at our Hunt Club and Manotick Clinic locations.

Over the years Allison has gained valuable experience working with sports related injuries in a private practice setting. Her focus is in orthopaedics and rehabilitation. During her physiotherapy career she has worked with numerous athletes, including football, hockey, basketball and volleyball players, track athletes.

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Carrie Lugg


Registered Physiotherapist BSc., MSc(PT)

Carrie Lugg graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics and a special interest in biomechanics and athletic injuries. She then went on to complete a Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Directly after graduation Carrie completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture course at McMaster University and is now certified to administer medical acupuncture.

Carrie has a vested interest in athletics, and takes a special interest in working with athletes both from a rehabilitation and advanced training perspective. She is in the process of becoming a certified sport and conditioning specialist, in order to better suit athletes needs.

Outside of physiotherapy Carrie loves staying active and playing sports. She has been involved with playing and coaching ringette for over 20 years, and currently plays in the National Ringette League. She also plays competitive Ultimate Frisbee in the summer and competed at the 2006 World Junior Ultimate Championships with Team Canada.

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Serge Lanteigne


Registered Physiotherapist

Serge initially completed a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology at Moncton University in New-Brunswick in 2006  where he worked as a fitness trainer and in cardiovascular rehabilitation.  His interest in human anatomy and physiology  and the rehabilitation field led him to complete a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Ottawa in 2010.

Serge has worked in private practice since graduating, treating various musculoskeletal conditions, work and functional rehabilitation programs, vestibular assessment and rehabilitation.  His  current interest is  gaining further experience in post-concussion rehabilitation combining his experience in vestibular therapy and having completed some initial post-education courses in post-concussion rehabilitation.  He has also completed level 1-2 of CranioSacral Therapy,  which is a very gentle therapy alternative for those not responding to conservative therapy.

He has pursued several continued education courses and certificates such as mechanical diagnosis, acupuncture, cancer rehabilitation, C.S.C.S (strength and conditioning), vestibular health, pelvic health and post-concussion rehabilitation.

On his own time, Serge enjoys participating in outdoor activities with his family and 2 Jack Russell dogs that keep him busy.

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DO WHAT YOU CAN TODAY AND LET THAT BE THE BEGINNING OF YOUR JOURNEY

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Keegan Niedzielski


Occupational Therapist

Raised in Sydney NS, Keegan graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2012 with a BSc Kinesiology. He then graduated from the MSc Occupational Therapy program at Dalhousie University in 2014.

Upon graduation Keegan worked in the Lethbridge area of Southern Alberta for 3 years working in a number of settings including community home care, in-hospital acute care, long term care and in collaboration with the Workers’ Compensation Board.

Keegan’s professional interests include enabling clients’ engagement

>> in daily activities through appropriate mobility, seating, and in home devices and interventions. Keegan provides a client centered approach to help achieve clients’ goals and remain independent in completing their activities of daily living.

In addition, much of his OT experience has been in the area of assessment and prescription of wheelchairs and ambulation aids for adults. This has included both manual and power wheelchairs and also wheelchair cushions/other seating equipment.

Keegan is excited to grow the OT services offered at Back on Track and to promote the importance of OT in clients’ lives.

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Yolanda Spence


Registered Physiotherapist BSc(PT)

I have been asked numerous times why I choose to be Physiotherapist. The answer has always been the same – I love being a Physiotherapist and can not imagine doing anything else!

I graduated with a BSc.PT degree in 1997 at the University of the Free State, South Africa, after completing a Bachelor of Science degree with Physiology and Psychology as majors. In 1998, I was employed in the United Kingdom at a hospital specializing in hip and knee replacements. After moving to Canada 14 years ago and completing the PNE, I mainly worked in private practice and have done numerous courses all focused on sport injuries and rehabilitation and orthopedic injuries. I also completed “the Art and Science of Acupuncture” course, followed by an Advanced acupuncture and dry-needling course. This has given me a renewed perspective and emphasized the point that a patient should be treated as a whole. Using all of my experiences and knowledge gained over the years, I am able to treat a large variety of conditions.

Moving to Ottawa and being part of the Back on Track team, has has made it possible for me to live a balanced life between work and family and to enjoy all the activities the city has to offer.

Megan McEvoy


Registered Massage Therapist
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Meghan is a graduate of Everest College Massage Therapy program and is a registered massage therapist. She employs several techniques including Swedish massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy to treat sports injuries and the stresses and strains of everyday life. She has completed courses in Sports Massage and Yoga Stretching. She likes to keep active and is a dodge ball champion.

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Megan Breau


Registered Massage Therapist & Doula

Following intensive training with a local private college, Megan obtained Registration with the College of Massage Therapists Ontario (CMTO) in 2013, and since has begun her growing practice serving the Ottawa area. Her practice is currently based out of Back on Track Physiotherapy in Findlay Creek where she has the opportunity to work on a variety of conditions, through varying stages of life.

Her commitment to helping people become active and pain free – led her to expand her offerings to the field of birth support. This natural progression, combined with an innate capacity for making people feel comfortable and at ease, brought her to doula work as she trained with multiple training agencies.

A key principle of Megan’s practice is supplying as much information as possible to her clients in their decision-making process. Megan uses a variety of techniques including: myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint play, stretching, hydrotherapy, among others to get her clients back to feeling like their best self.

Megan lives in rural Ottawa on a working dairy farm with her partner and their spirited two year-old son.

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Registered Massage Therapist
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Christine Mercer


Chiropodist

Christine graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BSc in Honours Biology. During this time she developed an interest in biomechanics and completed her Podiatric Medicine diploma at The Michener Institute in 2009.

Since graduation Christine has taken a special interest in Foot Mobilisation Technique and orthotic management.

Christine works in both community and private health settings and joined the Back on Track clinic in 2015.

Outside the office, Christine can be found on the ski slopes, rowing and travelling to exotic places.

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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.