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Briana Wilcock


Registered Physiotherapist

Briana is a registered physiotherapist who graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy in 2004, after completing a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in biology at the University of Ottawa. She is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and is a member of the Women’s Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Briana has been a practicing physiotherapist in a variety of settings including private practice, home care and inpatient rehabilitation in a hospital. She has a range of experience with orthopedic and neurological conditions as well as geriatric rehabilitation. Briana has a special interest in women’s and pelvic health.

Briana has completed professional development courses including: Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine (Part C) with the Robin McKenzie Institute of Canada and Mulligan Concept for the upper and lower quadrants. She is a BonefitTM trained professional through Osteoporosis Canada and able to prescribe appropriate exercises to clients with osteoporosis in order to reduce the risk of fractures or following fragility fractures. Briana has also completed pelvic health courses in female and male urinary incontinence.

Briana approaches physiotherapy and pain by incorporating mechanical diagnosis and therapy, manual therapy, individualized exercise prescription and education. She is committed to providing client-centered care, an active approach to treatment and empowering her clients through education to promote self-management and achievement of functional goals.

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Andrew Gaterell


Registered Physiotherapist – MSC PT, BSC HON HK

Andrew graduated with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University Canada after completing his Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. He returns to Ottawa after working as a Physiotherapist in Australia.

Andrew’s uses a variety of “hands-on” and evidence-based manual therapy approaches, supplemented by a strong background in neuromuscular and exercise-based rehabilitation. In addition to his focus on holistic, movement-based rehabilitation, Andrew has also developed a special interest in the shoulder complex, knee pathologies and any issue regarding the nervous and myofascial system including concussion management.

As a physiotherapist, Andrew has a special interest in working with active individuals ranging from recreational to professional-level athletes. Andrew has worked with athletes and sports teams participating in a wide range of sports and had success not only with injury recovery and prevention, but in helping to improve any movement-related dysfunctions, which may be leading to pain or poor performance.  He was regularly called upon to provide group training and information sessions to athletes and coaching staff on a range of topics.

Outside of Physiotherapy, Andrew spends his time training and competing in individual and team sports. He is an avid competitive soccer player having competed in Canada, England and Australia. In addition to soccer, he spends his time: mountain biking, rock climbing, surfing, hockey, running as well as strength and conditioning training.

As part of his commitment to continuing education, Andrew has completed the following courses/ certifications (Australia /Canada):

  • Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy Level 1 and 2 Lower Extremity
  • Mulligan Concept Lower Quadrant
  • Musculoskeletal Segmental and Dry needling for Physiotherapists (APA)
  • Complete Concussion Rehabilitation and Management
  • Advanced Knee Diagnosis & Rehabilitation (APA)
  • Soft Tissue Release (STR)
  • Functional Movement System FMS level 1 certification
  • Trained in Gait Analysis, Orthotic Casting and Gait Scan Technology
  • McConnell Institute– Treating the younger knee
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Janette Jean


Registered Physiotherapist

Janette holds a Master’s of Physiotherapy from the University of Western Ontario (2010) and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Magna Cum Laude), specializing in Fitness from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA (2008).

At Liberty University she won the Kinesiology Student of the Year Award for academic excellence and leadership. At Western she received the Leslie Bisbee Award and the St. Joseph’s Clinical Award for respect, excellence and compassion. During her education at Western, she had the opportunity to conduct a physiotherapy placement through Curtin University in Perth, Australia.

Since graduation in 2010 Janette has completed her Level III Upper and Lower Quadrant Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy courses, along with Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling Level 1 and an introductory course with the Acupuncture of Canada Institute. In January 2016 she successfully completed The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy National Exam and is a licensed Physical Therapist in Connecticut, USA.

Janette has developed a keen interest in concussion rehabilitation and is Shift Concussion Management Certified Provider and is also certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation. She provides advanced concussion management for both athletes and individuals who sustained a concussion through motor vehicle accidents. She uses neurocognitive assessment of concussion along with vestibular and oculomotor screening to implement concussion rehabilitation strategies. Janette has worked with various athletes and individual’s of all ages in Ottawa and also in the USA.

Janette’s volunteer experience includes physiotherapy coverage for the 2010 BMO Skate Canada Championships, and sideline/medical assistance for local football and competitive soccer teams.
Growing up in cottage country, Janette has an appreciation for the outdoors. She loves spending her time with her husband running, hiking, and kayaking.