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.

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.


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.


Riley Burns

Physiotherapy Resident

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.

Allyson Moore

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.

Loretta Gaynor

Office Manager

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Natalie Bloom


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.


Sandy Rief


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.



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.


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.