Westboro

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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.

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Riley Burns


Registered Physiotherapist

Riley received his Masters of Physical therapy in 2017 from Queen’s University in Kingston. Prior to this, he attained a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in 2015 from Acadia University in Wolfville Nova, Scotia. Here he focused in human development as well as sports and injury assessment and management. “Acadia really gave me the bump to strive to become a Physical Therapist.” At Acadia Riley worked with the Varsity Men’s Hockey Team as a student athletic therapist, dealing with a multitude of injuries, conditions, treatment’s and training routines.

Riley has a strong interest in continuing education, and plans to take multiple courses including acupuncture, dry needling, and orthopedic and manual therapy courses.

Growing up as an athlete in the Ottawa area playing baseball, football and hockey, Riley has been exposed to sports, exercise and all the injuries that come with them. With a keen interest in growth and development, Riley has experience working in paediatric and developmental therapy.

As a therapist Riley enjoys being challenged and working with all types of injuries. He uses exercise prescription and manual therapy as the cornerstone to his treatment. Furthermore, he believes that goal setting and patient education are integral in attaining successful results.

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Allyson Moore


Registered Physiotherapist - MSc. PT, BSc. (Biomedical Sciences)

Allyson received her Masters of Physiotherapy (2015) from McMaster University prior to completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Ottawa (2013). Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Allyson came to Ottawa for university and to improve upon her bilingualism in French.

In her spare time, Allyson trains for half marathons and paddles competitively with the Ottawa Galley Girls dragon boat team. Being an athlete herself, she has a passion for helping individuals to maintain an active lifestyle post-injury and incorporate a key aspect of injury prevention. Allyson is interesting in specializing as a Sport Physiotherapist in order to work more closely with sport teams in the Ottawa area.

Allyson has completed her Orthopedic Division: Level 2 Manual Therapy Certification Upper and Lower quadrant (2016) with the plan to continue to pursue Level 3 certifications within the next 2 years. Allyson has completed her level AA1 Acupuncture course with Acupuncture Canada (2015) and is also trained in dry needling. Allyson incorporates manual therapy, acupuncture/dry needling and specific exercises in order to empower individuals to be able to achieve all of their goals.

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Office Manager
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Sadaf Tabari


Receptionist
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Benjamin Matheson – BKin Hons, DC


Registered Chiropractor

Whenever I am asked why I wanted to become a chiropractor, my answer is always the same. I want to be the person that people in my community count on when they are in pain. Through my six plus years of practice (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College class of 2011), I have come to dub myself a “results-based chiropractor”. I use this term because there are many ways to approach chiropractic care. A focus on best outcomes for those who rely upon me, has led me to seek out different types of strategies and provided me with a very person-centred approach to care.

While I often say that my strongest clinical tool is my ability to listen, treatment strategies that I often use include: hands on treatment in the form of joint mobilization and manipulation and soft tissue manipulation, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (Graston Technique), exercise, and advise. I have recently become a certified practitioner in Complete Concussion Management. A well rounded and cooperative approach to care that involves several dimensions is key to optimal outcomes.

I am often asked about my recommendations chiropractic care when there is no pain or complaint. While chiropractic treatments can provide a sense of improved movement or less tension, not every person needs ongoing care. Some folks with busy work schedules, active lifestyles, history of injury and pain, or a combination of any of the above find that a regular treatment can help to keep them active and comfortable meeting the demands of life. I am happy to provide care in these cases.

I prefer the schedule of care to be informed by the person who receives the care and when there is an opportunity to decrease the need for care, we will always seize that opportunity.

I have had the pleasure of working in environments with medical doctors, massage therapists, kinesiologists, and other chiropractors. I find that all professions have something to offer in many cases and I do my best to incorporate the expertise of others to optimize results in any case.

Courses Taken

  • Graston Technique Level 1
  • FAKTR PM Level 1
  • Extremity Adjusting Seminar – Hip, Knee, Foot and Shoulder • Sport Coach Certification: Track and Field, Special Olympics •  Pro Health Systems IASTM introduction •  CPR-C AED •  Complete Concussion Management Practitioner Course

I am very excited to be working in the Westboro neighbourhood of Ottawa and look forward being a person on whom you can rely for any problems that might be causing you pain, stiffness, or decreased movement.

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Natalie Bloom


Kinesiologist

Natalie is a graduate from the University of Ottawa where she completed her Honours Bachelor of Science with specialization in Human Kinetics. There she focused on strengthening her knowledge in the areas of prevention and care of athletic injuries, exercise and disease prevention, motor control, fitness testing and exercise prescription, and nutrition.

Natalie grew up in Kingston and moved to Ottawa in order to pursue her education and complete her Bachelors degree. As a student, she was given the opportunity to complete her internship with the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services where she worked closely with a researcher who’s goal was to develop a baseline measurement of health for the Canadian Armed Forces.

As a new member of the Back on Track team, Natalie is excited to work with clients whether it be in preventing and managing injury, improving physical performance, or preparing for or recovering from a surgery. Natalie is a firm believer that patient education is key to living a healthy active lifestyle.

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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.

Theralase Laser Therapy

Back On Track Physiotherapy is excited to announce the addition of Theralase Laser Therapy at its Westboro and Carleton Place locations. Our commitment to having the latest and best technology for our patients is further validated with the addition of the Theralase technology. Check out the link www.theralase.com/TLC-2000/ to learn more about this cutting edge treatment for tissue healing and contact the Westboro and Carleton Place locations to book an appointment.

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