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.


Office Manager

Debbie has been a resident of Kemptville for 25 years and has been working in customer service for over 30 years. She enjoys assisting people with their health care needs.

Micheline Dionne

Registered Physiotherapist/Founder, BSc, RPT

Micheline Dionne is a registered physiotherapist and founder of Synergy Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic. She attended the University of Ottawa and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. Over the years, she has taken several advance training courses in the areas of manual therapy, shoulder treatment, back treatment, diagnosis and treatment of muscle imbalances, clinical application of elastic resistance, exercise balls and balance trainers, and acupuncture.

Micheline’s professional career and experiences have taught her that education is a key element in the healing process, and she therefore strives to spend a lot of one-on-one time with her patients. It is necessary that patients understand their injury so that they may play an active role in their recovery and achieve their treatment goals faster.

Micheline is committed to providing the highest quality of professional care. She believes in promoting health and wellness by emphasizing an active lifestyle.

Sophie Hopkins

Sophie Hopkins

Occupational Therapist

Sophie received her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) in 2017 from the University of Toronto and has been practicing as an occupational therapist since September 2017. Prior to this, she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Ottawa in 2015. Sophie has lived in Ottawa for the majority of her life. Some of Sophie’s favorite activities include reading (she is a part of a book club), traveling (she has been to 5 continents) and baking. Sophie is looking forward to providing OT services for the Back On Track team to increase clients’ participation in their daily occupations in the realm of self care, productivity and leisure. She is particularly interested in post-concussion symptom management/recovery and animal assisted therapy, and hopes to further specialize in these emerging fields.

Amanda Scheonherr

Registered Massage Therapist

Alex Van Vaerenberg


Alex Van Vaerenberg, RMT is a compassionate and knowledgeable therapist who specializes in sports injuries, deep tissue massage, myofascial work, trigger point therapy and joint mobilizations. Graduating from Algonquin College, Alex believes in a holistic approach centered around client education coupled with massage treatment and remedial exercise to effectively correct postural imbalances that cause pain in the body, whether from injury or lifestyle. Alex helps his clients achieve their wellness and lifestyle goals by using a client centered approach, working with the client to change everyday postural habits and promote a healthier lifestyle to ensure long term relief of the clients’ complaints.

Alex has been involved with athletics his whole life playing multiple sports at a competitive level since a child. In high school he was champion of Eastern Ontario in badminton and placed 3rd in Ontario for pole vault. He continued on to play football in NCAFA winning Offensive MVP in 2007 and then playing in the CJFL for the Ottawa Sooners winning a championship in 2009. After suffering a complete tear of his ACL and meniscus, Alex quit football to pursue massage therapy so he could help others overcome the mental, physical and spiritual struggle of rehabilitation.


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.