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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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Tri Tran, BSc. HK, MPT


Registered Physiotherapist

Tri completed his undergraduate degree in BSc. Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa and continued on to complete his Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario. During his time in the BSc. HK program he developed a passion for strength training and other fitness domains and continues strive to learn more. His approach to treatment incorporates best practices from physical therapy and a variety of other strength and conditioning disciplines that he gained through experience. In addition to his manual therapy skills gained at Western MPT program, his treatment emphasises movement re-education, functional strength and return/maintenance of well-being. In his free time Tri enjoys playing volleyball, bouldering, snowboarding and especially weight lifting.

Currently Tri is certified in Soft Tissue Release (STR) and Manual Therapy Level 1 but is planning on progressing towards completing his FCAMPT credential. He continues to strive to further his education and is currently registered for Dry Needling – through Kinetacore Aug/17, and will be adding more certifications in the near future.

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Suvidha Rao


Physiotherapy Resident

Suvidha graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2017, where she worked as a Physiotherapy Intern at a Government hospital in India, where she treated patients with both in-patient and out-patient orthopedic conditions.

She came to Canada in 2018 and did a diploma program in OTA/PTA at Humber college. Her treatment approach is based on patient education, use of therapeutic exercises, soft tissue release and manual therapy to regain function, and mobility. She aims for her patients to recover from their injuries and reach their maximum functional goals.

Suvidha aims to continue learning and take courses to help her patients achieve their goals, she has currently registered for courses such as Mulligan’s Mobilization technique, and Pelvic Health level 1 course, and plans to take up programs in Dry needling, Pelvic health level 2, Kinesiotaping, and soft tissue release courses in future.

In her spare time, Suvidha enjoys doing oil portraits, realistic pencil sketches, and travelling to new places.

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Sarah Black


Registered Physiotherapist

Sarah Black is an enthusiastic and driven physiotherapist who is passionate about human movement and anatomy. She graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2011, from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. There she was awarded the school’s clinical excellence prize. This award is given to the recipient who achieves exceptional overall performance reviews from mentoring therapists. Prior to her time spent at McGill, Sarah completed a Bachelors in Science in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa.

She has continued to pursue post-graduate education to advance her hands on skills and client outcomes. Some of which include Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Functional Dry Needling and Active Release Techniques commonly known as A.R.T. She is one of the few practicing physiotherapists in Ottawa who is ‘Full Body’ certified in A.R.T. The treatment is a patent soft tissue mobilization technique, which involves the therapist hands and the client’s active movement. The goal of treatment is to identify adherences or trigger points in structures related to the injury (muscle, tendon, ligament, nerve or fascial tissue) and release them to decrease pain or restore joint movement and function.

This technique has allowed Sarah to successfully treat those of all ages with acute or chronic conditions. She also has a keen interest in biomechanics of sports and has provided treatment to athletes participating in baseball, soccer, football and dancers from professional ballet companies.

Outside the clinic, Sarah was raised on a dairy farm and grew up figure skating competitively. She enjoys staying active at the gym, walking the dog and watching football.

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Dr. Michael McGahey


Chiropractor

Dr. Michael McGahey graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He further continued his education attending the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto where he completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic.

Dr. McGahey was born and raised in Kemptville, Ontario where he was involved in the community, mainly through athletics – playing for the Athens Aeros and Kemptville 73’s and as part of the Kemptville district soccer club. Chiropractic care helped Dr. McGahey through a number of injuries over the years.

Dr. McGahey’s philosophy is to provide evidence-based care through a combination of soft tissue therapy, joint mobilizations and manipulations, acupuncture, rehabilitation and exercise prescription, and patient education. His goal is to optimize the health and wellness of each of his patients.

When he isn’t in the office, you can find Mike on the ice or enjoying the great outdoors.  He is an avid biker and a lifelong hockey player. Having a background in different sporting fields, Dr. McGahey shows a keen interest in the treatment of athletes of all ages. He joined the Kemptville 73’s for the 2019-2020 season as their team chiropractor.

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Pramod Bhaskar


Physiotherapy Resident

Pramod graduated with a Bachelor of physiotherapy degree in 2017, from Rajiv Gandhi university of health sciences in India where he worked as a Physiotherapy Intern at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences for 6 months. He worked with patients of all ages, and he has experience treating patients with orthopedic conditions, and post-operative surgical orthopedic cases. Later, Pramod worked at the Toyota Kirloskar Company plant in India, where he was a Physiotherapist at the medical centre for the company employees where he was dealing with clients focusing on ergonomics and work-related injuries.

Pramod came to Canada as a student in 2018, completed his diploma in OTA/PTA program at Conestoga College graduated in 2020. He later on, worked in a long term care setting.

Pramod focuses on a patient-centred treatment approach, he treats patients with exercise therapy, manual therapy, and patient education. Pramod believes in continuing education and learning new skills to help his clients, He will be taking courses such as Mulligan mobilization, dry needling, soft tissue release, and Kinesiotaping in future to help his clients achieve their therapeutic goals.

Pramod loves travelling, reading books, and going for a hike in his spare time.

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Andrea Ceelen


Registered Physiotherapist

Andrea is an area local who grew up in Mountain, Ontario. She completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Kinetics and then went on to pursue a Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia. Her treatment approach is based on therapeutic exercise, education, and manual therapy.

Andrea also aims to further her learning through continuing education courses.  She currently has certifications in functional dry needling, soft tissue release, concussion management, and vestibular rehabilitation.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing hockey, skiing, and hiking with her dog. Andrea is eager to work with new clients from a variety of backgrounds and injuries to help them achieve their goals.

Erika Green


Registered Massage Therapist

Erika graduated with honors from Algonquin College’s Advanced Diploma Program in Massage Therapy. Gaining extensive knowledge of human anatomy, and completing hours of hands on training with the college, Erika is prepared to work with clients through all stages of life.

Providing a treatment plan specific to each individual client’s needs, Erika will assess and treat based on the clinical impression, and provide you with the necessary home care to speed up the healing process. Through the use of Swedish and Non-Swedish techniques, PNF stretching, Trigger Point Therapy and hydrotherapy, her goal is to ensure your body is in the best physical shape to help you live an active and pain-free lifestyle.

While in her placements, Erika became experienced in prenatal massage where she treated mothers in all stages of pregnancy and worked with children with developmental challenges including cerebral palsy. She also completed placements with both Carleton and Ottawa Universities varsity sports teams, ensuring they are ready to perform at their best. Erika has experience in treating all orthopedic conditions.

Erika has completed Level 1 Cupping and Gua Sha certifications.

Erika is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and is also a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO).

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Shannon Pelisek, B.Sc.KIN


Personal Trainer

Shannon Pelisek graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. At Acadia she worked with many sports teams including the men’s and women’s varsity soccer teams, to which she was a strength and conditioning coach. She also worked with the Active Aging program working closely with the aging population to introduce and facilitate exercise.

Shannon was born in Ottawa, ON and has been involved in athletics for most her life. She began playing ringette 18 years ago and continues to play for the Nepean Ravens in the National Ringette League. Shannon is passionate about human movement, athletics and anatomy and believes that exercise can be medicine. In her free time, she enjoys watching hockey, doing crossfit and taking her puppy on walks.

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Chiropodist
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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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Emily Lefebvre


Registered Kinesiologist

Emily is the latest addition to the team at Back on Track Physiotherapy. She was born and raised in Ottawa and is currently pursuing post-secondary education at the University of Ottawa to receive a bachelors degree in Human Kinetics. Upon completion, she hopes to continue post graduate studies in physical therapy.

Emily has been involved in athletics her whole life. Playing competitive soccer and volleyball for 9 years. She enjoys spending time with family, friends and especially her cat and dog.

Emily comes with a background in customer services working at a veterinarian clinic for 5 years. She brings her warm, enthusiastic smile to this friendly and fun Back on Track team.