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.


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.

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.

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.


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!

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.