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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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Tiana De Meneghi


Registered Physiotherapist, MSc.PT, BAH (Health Studies)

Tiana is a registered physiotherapist who graduated with a Master’s in Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University and previously completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Studies from Queen’s University.

Since graduation, Tiana has taken additional courses in Soft Tissue Release and will continue her education with Dry Needling, Acupuncture and orthopedic rehabilitation courses in the near future.

Tiana is a passionate physiotherapist who enjoys working with a variety of injuries and conditions resulting from everyday life, with a particular interest in geriatric conditions. Her treatment approach is goal oriented. She believes that goal oriented rehabilitation is optimized when the person is actively involved in their care.

Education is an integral part of Tiana’s treatment sessions, as it is imperative to be fully informed in order to successfully achieve goals, speed the rehabilitation process and prevent future injury for symptom-free activities of daily living.

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Wanrapa Suraso


Registered Massage Therapist

Wanrapa is a Registered Massage Therapist who grew up in Bangkok,Thailand and graduated with a B.Sc of Physiotherapy from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand since 2006.

Wanrapa has a special interest in Massage Therapy and has achieved her post-graduate diploma in Massage Therapy from International Academy Health education and become a RMT in Ontario in August of 2016.

Wanrapa has been working in a rehabilitation hospital before moving to Ottawa since 2010. She continued working as a Physiotherapist Assistant in multiple clinic in Ottawa area.

Wanrapa is able to use her skill level from a variety of different background as Physiotherapist in Thailand, Physiotherapist assistant in Ottawa and Thai yoga massage training to ensure that the client is able to get back to their previous levels of activity.

Wanrapa’s massage treatments​ use a combination of traditional Swedish massage, myofascial release, trigger point release and neuromuscular techniques.

In her free time Wanrapa enjoys painting, cooking, traveling and practicing zumba.

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.

Loretta Gaynor


Office Manager
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Sadaf Tabari


Receptionist
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Neill Davidson


Athletic Therapist

Neill graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a specialization in Athletic Therapy. Having opted to complete an optional 4th year in his degree, Neill looks forward to utilizing the many specialized skills he’s acquired as a result. Some of which include, chronic pain management, manual therapy, sports nutrition, pharmacology and psychology. His holistic approach incorporates, but is not limited to, myofascial and soft tissue release, muscle energy, joint mobilizations with movement and activity specific exercise prescription. Neill is also member of the Ontario (OATA) and Canadian Athletic Therapists’ Association (CATA). After having taken a few courses, such as clinical concussion management and functional movement screening, Neill looks forward in continuing to expand his knowledge as a well-rounded athletic therapist through other continuing education courses.

Since moving to Ottawa in 2015, Neill has been developing his private practice while working with the Carleton Ravens Men’s Hockey team, both at home and on the road. He is especially excited to begin a new opportunity with the Ottawa Champions baseball team this summer, for the duration of their 2017 season.

Other notable appointments include

– Hamilton Bulldogs, St. John’s Ice Caps Hockey (AHL)

– Quebec Junior AAA hockey

– Montreal Canadiens Organization (NHL)

– Baseball Canada

– Wrestling Canada

Neill has also volunteered as part of the host medical team for the London 2012 Olympics and 2015 Pan Am Games.

A former competitive swimmer, Neill enjoys pursuing and promoting an active, healthy lifestyle.

Having grown up in Montreal, he is looking forward to new opportunities in Ottawa, connecting with his patients, engaging with his peers and developing his practice.

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Sandy Rief


RMT

Sandy was born and raised in the Ottawa valley but has called Westboro home for almost twenty years. She could have not wished for a better place to raise her two daughter’s and they all proudly, “love purple and live gold.”

Sandy has worked in the village of Westboro since she began practicing as a registered massage therapist in 2006. Although she is well known for her deep tissue massage she also provides relaxation massage. Sandy has taken many courses over the years to increase her skill set. She has been trained in event day sports massage, treatment of TMJ, chronic pain, nerve mobilization, foot specific problems to name a few.

Sandy also spends part of her time working for Algonquin College teaching her future colleagues.
Sandy Rief “Not all those who wander are lost.”

Jennifer Foley


Registered Physiotherapist

Jennifer received her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2011 from McGill University in Montreal. Since graduating, she has had experience working with a variety of populations, including in-patient rehabilitation in neurology, orthopaedics and oncology, acute care, and private practice. She also spent a year as the sole physiotherapist in a remote community in northern Ontario.

Jennifer has always been interested in exercise and activity which is reflected in her approach to treatment. She believes that exercise is integral in managing pain, restoring health, and optimizing quality of life. She has taken a variety of courses focused on orthopaedics and pain management, and has recently begun her certification in McMaster’s Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program.

 

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Debora Sloan


Registered Dietitian
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Living with Type 1 Diabetes, I understand first-hand the challenges of living with a nutritionrelated
condition. I channel my commitment to health, my love of food, and my passion for
competitive fitness into my own daily life as well as my professional practice.

I treat men, women, and children of all ages as well as teams and families. I am committed to
evidence-based practice, and use a non-dieting, food first approach, that focuses on balance
and long term success.

My ventures into high intensity fitness pursuits including boxing and Crossfit training, heighten
my interest in how food fuels the body for optimal health and performance. As a nutrition expert,
Crossfit coach, personal trainer, and mom, I can help devise the best diet and exercise
strategies to help you meet your health, and fitness goals.

I practice what I preach and aim to motivate my clients to make small, realistic changes that will
lead them to success.

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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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Leah Albert


BHSc.HK, Registered Kinesiologist

Leah Albert is a Registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science, Honours in Human Kinetics (2009). She has taken several courses to expand her knowledge of rehabilitation, specializing in exercise prescription for musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain management, falls prevention and individualized work hardening exercise programs. Leah has a certification in EPIC lift capacity testing (2010) for Functional Abilities Evaluations. Leah is also an advocate of Exercise is Medicine. She is First Aid, CPR and
AED certified -level C, HCP. She has participated in many sporting events, most of which include long distance running. She considers cycling and walking the best form of transportation.

Leah’s favourite quote pertaining to rehabilitation is:

““We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” ”

~ Carlos Castaneda