Kaitlin Hussein

Kaitlin Hussein

Registered Massage Therapist - RMT, RHN, BSW

Kaitlin has been with the Back on Track team since August 2016. She graduated from Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy in 2016 and is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Kaitlin is an avid long-distance runner and spent

3 years working as a running coach while living and training in Toronto.

She brings a passion for running and fitness into her practice, and enjoys helping her patients meet their health and fitness goals.

Kaitlin was trained in Swedish massage but incorporates a wide range of techniques into her treatments such as myofascial release, dynamic release, scar mobilization, rhythmic mobilization, joint mobilization, cupping, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.

During her training Kaitlin worked in specialty clinics and gained experience with sports injuries, neurological disorders, breast massage, post-surgical maintenance, and pregnancy massage.

Kaitlin also graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in

2016 and gained her designation as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN). As an RHN she works to help her clients achieve optimal health by identifying imbalances within the body and working to provide individualized treatment plans that outline both nutritional and lifestyle modifications. She is passionate about holistic wellness and has used food as medicine to help her reclaim her own health. She enjoys educating her clients on the benefits of healthy eating, and providing them with the tools to treat their bodies right and take charge of their own health.

Kaitlin has worked with clients to address hormone imbalances, food allergies, skin challenges, digestive disorders, weight loss, diabetes management, chronic fatigue, and much more.

Kaitlin is currently offering massage therapy out of the Carleton Place location and massage therapy and holistic nutrition out of the Perth location.


Alexandra Truyens

Registered Physiotherapist, BHSc, MScPT

Alex obtained an Honours Bachelor of Health Science Degree at the University of Ottawa, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2014. After her undergraduate studies, she went on to complete her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. As a student, she completed intensive clinical internships in sports medicine, private orthopaedic practice, private neurological rehab, and acute cardiorespiratory, neurological and orthopaedic care.

Alex is interested in treating musculoskeletal conditions by creating individualized evidence-based treatment plans that use a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription and education to help her clients meet their goals.

Alex is keen to continue learning and has completed/will complete various post-graduate courses including:

  • Orthopaedic Division: Manual Therapy Level I (2016), Manual Therapy Level II Upper Quadrant (upcoming, fall 2017)
  • Neurokinetic Therapy: Level I (upcoming, April 2017)
  • APTEI: Introduction to Acupuncture & Dry Needling (upcoming, June 2017)
  • Soft Tissue Release (2016)
  • Basic Sport Taping (2016)

In her spare time, Alex prefers to be outdoors, canoeing, hiking, camping and spending time with family and friends.


Bridget O’Brien

Registered Physiotherapist - B.Sc. MPT, MCPA, CAFCI (Acupuncture), Dry needling

Bridget was raised in Ottawa, Ontario she attended the University of Ottawa and obtained her four years honours degree in kinesiology, while also playing university hockey.

Upon graduation she completed the Masters of Physiotherapy program at Western University and was also a member of the university hockey team.  With a genuine love for orthopedics she pursued and completed the Sports Physiotherapy Fellowship at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic. During this fellowship she was involved with the latest research, viewed surgeries, followed athletes from acute on field injuries to the rehabilitation setting, and worked within a close medical team at the clinic.

She has been in Whistler British Columbia for the past 10 years treating a variety of injuries and working closely with National, Provincial and pro- level freestyle skiers and snowboarders including travelling to Spain with the Canadian National Snowboard Team for the 2013 World Cup in Sierra Nevada. She has continued to pursue post-graduate training in spinal mobilization and manipulation and has completed her certifications in Anatomical Acupuncture (CAFCI), Dry needling (IMS) as well as recent courses in concussion & vestibular rehabilitation.

Her personal experience with sports (snowboarding, skiing, ice hockey, soccer, cross-x biking, fastball, running, wakeboarding) has also allowed for an insightful understanding of injury and its effect on the individual both physically and mentally. She understands the importance of getting back out there and doing what you love to do!


Shea Puckett

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Shea earned her Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice at the National Academy of Osteopathy after completing an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology at Brock University in 2017. As a senior Brock student, she completed a clinical internship in the athletic therapy clinic on campus, working with several varsity athletes. During her time at the National Academy of Osteopathy, she also worked in the on-campus clinic, offering osteopathic treatments to the public, with clients ranging from fit university students, to office workers suffering from common workplace injuries, to elderly looking to improve their mobility and reduce chronic pain.
In the coming months, Shea plans to continue her training in Myofascial Release and Obstetric/Pediatric Manual Therapy, with hopes of offering specialized treatment for women with respect to fertility, during pregnancy and postnatal, as well as infants and young children.
As an osteopathic manual practitioner, or manual osteopath, her basis of practice is to help clients reach their optimal health through various gentle techniques guided to help the body return to its ideal structural alignment and physiological function. Osteopathy focuses not just on the musculoskeletal system, but all systems of the body, with the belief that all systems are interconnected and rely on each other to maintain an overall healthy state.
Shea implements a holistic approach to healing by using manual palpation and osteopathic manipulative therapies such as musculoskeletal joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, visceral manipulation, and craniosacral therapy.


Deb McGuire

Mental Health Practitioner, RSW, MSW

Deb has extensive experience working with a wide range of demographics in our rural communities in the mental health field. She currently works at the North Lanark Community Health Centre – working with people experiencing mental health challenges. Her role involves managing crisis, assessment, planning and collaborating with other professionals.

As part of her work, she facilitates many groups including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy groups through the CHC (one of them in collaboration with community partners). Additionally, she has extensive training in Mindfulness Based approaches

She has had additional professional development in Trauma Informed Treatment, Narrative Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

Deb is a Registered Social Worker with the College of Social Workers of Ontario.
She brings integrated approaches to the Counselling she offers.

She holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Victoria, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts from Trent University.

Deb employs a strengths-based, trauma informed approach to working with her clients. She practices mindfulness in her own life and uses this practice as a tool for wellness in the work she does with clients as a Counsellor and as a Facilitator.

She has facilitated many Mindfulness and mental health workshops, including Mindfulness and Yoga, and Mindfulness for Trauma Survivors.

Deb has completed certification in the following areas:

Mindfulness based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-t)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Approaches for Athletes
Mindful Schools Fundamentals
Mindful Schools Essentials
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Narrative Therapy
Trauma Counselling for Front Line Workers
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Standard First Aid/CPR
Mental Health First Aid Parts I & II
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)

She has spent much of her career working with youth and young adults, as a teacher, coach, facilitator, counsellor and as a youth outreach worker. She has grown her Counselling practice in the past several years to see folks of all ages and demographics. She is excited to work collaboratively with the team at Back on Track to meet your wellness goals.

Be in touch with Deb to make an appointment:


Faith Hutton

Registered Holistic Nutrition Practitioner, RHNP

Faith joined Back on Track early in 2020. She graduated from the B.C. based Canadian nutrition school, Nutraphoria, in 2018 and is a Registered Holistic Nutrition Practitioner
with the Canadian Association of Integrative Nutrition. In addition, she has a certification in Functional Nutrition, with invaluable advanced clinical nutrition training in
detoxification, mental health and neurology, gastrointestinal health, endocrinology, therapeutic nutrition, bloodwork, and functional lab testing. Faith was also a special diet
caterer for many years and loves sharing her delicious recipes with clients.

What is Holistic Nutrition?


Kathryn Kirkwood

Registered Massage Therapist

Kathryn is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), and is licensed by the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario.  In 2019 she graduated from the three year Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College in Ottawa. Kathryn was awarded the Massage Therapy Award of Excellence in her graduating year for demonstrating Professionalism, communication and clinical reasoning by incorporating an evidence based informed approach to treatment and patient care.

Kathryn strives to ensure each patient receives consistent care with treatments that focus on meeting their needs. She uses a variety of techniques from Swedish massage, deep tissue massage to myofascial release and trigger point therapy. Her massage therapy treatments are enhanced with education on self-care such as postural awareness, stretching, hydrotherapy and remedial exercises to ensure patients meet their health goals.

Kathryn looks forward to meeting new people and helping them in their journey to health and well-being.

Joel Cameron

Registered Massage Therapist

Joel has been a practicing RMT since 2009 after graduating from Algonquin College in Ottawa. His learning has continued through out his career to expand his knowledge base allowing him confidence in treating a multitude of conditions. Whether seeking assistance with:

  • Postural Correction
  • Repetitive Strain
  • Discomfort during Pregnancy
  • Whiplash or other traumatic injury as a result of an accident
  • Swelling Reduction
  • Headache Symptoms
  • Stress Moderation
  • Scar Mobilization

Joel will work hard to find the treatment that will help each individual client reach their goals.


Tracey Bedford

Office Manager

Tracey has been working administration in the health and wellness industry since 2000.  After graduating from the Child & Youth Worker program, Centennial College Toronto in 1992, she worked as a front line worker in Lanark County for a few years before deciding to obtain her Office Administration Diploma.  After completing placements at the Children’s Aid Society and North Lanark Community Health Centre, she was offered a part time position at the Health Centre, and through a referral from the Health Centre, also obtained a part time position with Dr Joannou and Tay River Reflection Medical Spa.  In a short time, Tracey was offered a full time position with Dr Joannou, and was part of the Tay River Reflections team for 16 years.

Tracey joined the Back on Track team in September of 2016 when the new clinic opened for business. She enjoys making everyone feel welcome and understood, as well as getting to know the patients that come into the clinic.

Tracey has a son that attends PDCI, and a daughter that attends the Stewart School, and both are involved in extra curricular activities in and around Perth.  Feel free to contact Tracey with any questions you may have.

Suzie Walden


Not too long ago, Suzie Walden (née Wagner), was herself a client at Back on Track. Enjoying the positive, encouraging, and qualified staff, once she was ‘back on track’ herself, it just made sense to join the team as a part time receptionist when the opportunity arose in the fall of 2016.

Providing exceptional customer service, always with a smile, Suzie enjoys helping in every way she can. She has over 20 years of experience in administration, assisting with accounting, bookkeeping, data entry and any other clerical work. Survivor of a car accident at a young age, she’s a prime example that physiotherapy works. She understands clients’ pain more than they could ever know.

Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, she is fully bilingual. Her family moved to Waterloo, Ontario when she was 15. Outside of school hours she worked at her father’s business, learning many skills from working with a lawyer’s secretary and several accountants. She took psychology, journalism and dance classes at Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. ‎She attained her Travel Agent Diploma and got her Private Pilot’s Licence PPL at Waterloo Wellington Flying Club.

She married and over the years lived in Ottawa, Thunder Bay, and the Barrie area. She worked in various office environments, from retail to travel agencies as a receptionist, bookkeeper, and administrator. She moved back to the Ottawa area after her husband suddenly passed away. She was re-certified as a PPL at the Ottawa Flying Club and was studying for her commercial Pilot licence and to be a bush pilot. Due to health issues, she was grounded as pilot in command, but she has no regrets!

She has 3 amazing children and is very proud of them. Her oldest son is a project manager at a mechanical engineering firm and lives happily in Calgary with his wife. Suzie’s daughter has a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and is now working her dream job at a Toronto design studio. Her youngest son recently graduated with honours from York University’s Space Engineering program, ready to tackle new adventures.

Suzie lives happily with her new partner in the country. She enjoys camping, hiking, traveling, yoga, has a passion for horses and aviation. Evenings and weekends you might find Suzie and her partner participating ‎or volunteering at various vintage car and snowmobile shows with proceeds mostly going to various charities, cancer research, and/or local hospitals. They also enjoy participating in remote controlled plane clubs and having the Fly in Breakfast at a local airport.

Her motto is enjoy the moments, have a positive attitude, and if a door closes? There’s always another door that opens. Life might not be what you planned but there’s always another road, another path, something new to learn… Don’t give up! Back on Track physiotherapy health centres give you hope you never knew was possible.