West Hunt Club(Antares)

David Brien

David Brien


Director of Physiotherapy / Clinical Associate, BScPT, BSc(Bio), MCPA

David Brien is the Director of Physiotherapy and Senior Therapist at Back on Track as well as the Senior VP of Novo Healthnet’s Eastern Division.  David has been a physiotherapist with Back on Track since 1999. He has been responsible for patient care, marketing strategies, the Golf Kinetics program, and writing a regular Golf Healthy article for Flagstick magazine. As Director of Physiotherapy for Back on Track David supervises and educates all team therapists, physiotherapy aids, and kinesiologists. He also oversees the day to day operation of the 7 clinics and assumes responsibility for maintaining the highest level of patient care.

David grew up in Saint John, NB and graduated with a B.Sc (Honors Biology) from UNB in Fredericton. He went on to receive his B.Sc.PT (Honours) from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. David has a special interest in orthopaedic manual therapy and has achieved his post-graduate diploma in manual therapy from the orthopaedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. David also has an interest in Golf and has completed the Golf Kinetics program, which enables him to perform biomechanical swing analysis. The purpose of the program is to design individualized exercise programs for golfer’s to optimize performance and prevent golf related injuries. David is  interested in running analysis and prevention/treatment of running related injuries. He has served as staff physiotherapist for the Canadian National Heptathalon/Decathalon teams.

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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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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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Matt Hebbard, BHSc Kin, CSEP-CEP, PTS


Kinesiologist & Certified Personal Trainer

Born and raised in Newfoundland, Matthew completed his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) through The Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP). Matthew enjoys working with a broad range of clientele and brings his high energy and enthusiasm to every session.

He has a lifelong passion for sport and has worked closely with his university soccer and wrestling teams as both a strength and conditioning coach and athletic therapist. Matthew has a very strong passion for helping people develop and maintain, or even return to a healthy and active lifestyle.

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Wendy Belisle


PTA ,PTS Certified Personal Trainer & Rehab Specialist

Having been involved in health and fitness for the past 20 years, fitness has literally become a complimentary part of my very existence. I am proud to have helped countless clients and program recipients realize their fitness goals and aspirations through my concise and structured approach to training and coaching. Having been training as long as I have, I can definitely attest to the famous proverb “when you love what you do for a living, it’s not work!”

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Ben Howes, R.Kin, BHSc Kin, PTS


Registered Kinesiologist & Certified Personal Trainer

Ben graduated from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) with a Bachelor of Health Science with Honours specialization in Kinesiology. During his time at UOIT he focused on human anatomy & physiology, sports injury management, exercise rehabilitation and human development and motor control.

Ben gained quality experience with participating in an internship as an athletic therapist with a varsity sports team. Ben used tapping/wrapping, modalities, manual manipulation and rehabilitative exercise prescription to help keep the athletes healthy. Ben is a registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiology. Ben is an advocate of hockey and cheers for the Toronto Maple Leafs, but is still a great guy….

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Matt Hernberger, B.Ph.Ed, PTS


Certified Personal Trainer

Matt completed his Bachelor of Physical Education degree at Brock University in St.Catharines Ontario and has been an active member of the fitness industry in the Ottawa area even since. With the completion of annual continuing education credits through both The American Council of Exercise and Can Fit Pro, Matt has added many layers to his fitness knowledge base. Over the years, Matt has completed workshops including boxing, balance training as well as speed and agility training. He has had the opportunity to work with young aspiring athletes heading towards pro careers, weekend warriors looking to attain specific milestones as well as those in the senior community dealing with specific physical limitations.

In his off time, Matt is an avid golfer, hockey player, outdoor enthusiast and a passionate fan of both the Senators and Ottawa Redblacks. Through his participation in various sporting activities and knowledge of the ever-changing fitness industry, Matt has been able to create fun and effective fitness programs for those of all abilities.

CPR and AED certified.

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Jason Barbosa


Registered Massage Therapist

Registered with the CMTO in 2015, I believe that every client deserves individualized treatment and that there is no one-size fits all approach. I am currently a student in my 2nd year of 4 at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy; learning Classical Osteopathy. I use a variety of massage and osteopathic techniques in order to get specific results, I have been very lucky to have great mentors along the way that have helped mold me into a results based therapist. I have a background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and like to keep active in the gym. I look forward working with you to meet your specific treatment needs.

Highlights:

Ottawa Senator’s Development Camp

– Treated the rookie team and current team pre and post games.

Granite Ridge

– Palliative care setting, treated patients with chronic conditions like Parkinson’s, Cancer.

Osteopathic student at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy (CAO) in Hamilton.