Carleton Place


Derek Gorman

Registered Physiotherapist

Derek completed his Honors Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. He continued his studies at the University of Manitoba where he completed his Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Derek is also committed to pursuing continuing education courses such as active tissue release, sports/K-taping, acupuncture and vestibular rehab. He plans on taking courses in dry needling and Mulligan Technique in the coming year.

Derek has completed continued education in:

McKenzie Institute Part A Lumbar Spine

Vestibular Rehabilitation (APTEI)

Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Acupuncture & Dry Needling (Meridian Health Education)

Advanced Lumbo-Pelvic (APTEI)

Derek has special interest in manual therapy and exercise for his treatment regime with emphasis on education to empower his patients to be able to stay healthy and prevent re-injury.

In his spare time, Derek is busy at home with his kids and is a huge Sens fan. He looks forward to helping you reach your goals and provide you with the tools to accomplish them.


Jessica Buffam


Jess studied at Queen’s University where she obtained a BSc specializing in Biology and Psychology. She completed her MSc in Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. Upon graduating, Jess accepted a position at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England, where she worked as a pediatric physiotherapist for 2 years. In England Jess focused on specialist pediatric training in areas such as knee and lower limb rehabilitation, aquatic physiotherapy, chest management, post-op intensive rehabilitation, and general rehabilitation. Jess is currently pursuing additional training to develop skills necessary in supporting patients with autistic spectrum disorder and scoliosis.

In addition to her pediatric training Jess enjoys working with patients from all walks of life. She has completed additional training to enhance treatment sessions with all patients. This training includes a Level 1 Pilates Mat Work Instructor designation with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, OTAGO fall prevention training, and aquatic physiotherapy training. She uses her skills and training to work with clients to develop a program that fits their lifestyle and helps them manage their condition or injury.

Jess enjoys using a combination of manual therapy, exercises, and education to help her patients achieve their goals. Whether the goal is to be able to complete every-day errands without being in pain, or train for a marathon, Jess will work hard to help her patients achieve their goals.

In her spare time, Jess enjoys keeping active by playing tennis, spin, running, and reading. Jess is also an avid traveler, with lots of fun stories from all the places she has visited.


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Steve Zanet

Registered Physiotherapist, BSc. Kin., MSc.PT

Steve graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Masters of Physical Therapy, and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa.

Steve has special interest in Orthopaedics with a strong focus on manual therapy and exercise prescription. He enjoys working with a wide variety of injuries with special interest in shoulder and hip dysfunction, along with running based injuries and rehabilitation.

He has completed a number of post graduate courses with primary focus on advanced training in Manual Therapy, and is working towards becoming a fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy.

Post graduate training includes:

  • Orthopaedic Division Manual Therapy level 1
  • Orthopaedic Division Manual Therapy level 2 Upper and Lower Quadrant
  • Orthopaedic Division Manual Therapy Level 3 Upper and Lower Quadrant
  • Mulligan Technique Lower Extremity
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Shoulder Dysfunction with Barham Jam
  • Will be completing Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling Level 1 in February 2017

Kavneet Kaur BPT, MPT,DOMP


Kavneet specializes in treatment of chronic pain from musculoskeletal conditions,visceral therapy and cranial osteopathy,Concentrating her abilities in manual therapy mobilisation and muscle energy techniques.Having graduated in 2009 with bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and masters degree in physical therapy in 2012 during her time in India.Her journey has seen her in variety of healthcare settings including multidisciplinary clinics to geriatric care.She also worked in hospital for 4 years in India before she settled here in Canada.Kavneet manages to blend her background in  physiotherapy with her abilities as Manual Osteopath creating a unique and individualized experience through her considerable knowledge of the field and honoured skill set.

Having worked both in India and Canada,she has professional experience that she has developed from treating all ages of people and stages of life.  She uses a holistic approach for complex health issues and a local approach for isolated acute patient concerns,when needed.She regularly uses specific home exercises to support the changes which occur from manual therapy during in clinic visits.Kavneet is comfortable treating babies,children,adults,athletes,seniors,prenatal and postnatal support.

Kavneet is passionate about aid work and travels annually to volunteer osteopathic care and education which spurred her to take additional course works in alternative medicine.Apart from this kavneet loves going to meditation camps and crafts classes.

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Dr. Ashleah Linden


I have had the pleasure of working with Back On Track since 2013, I have since experienced working with a group of highly skilled professionals in health rehabilitation.

I earned my Bachelor of Health Science degree from Western University and earned early acceptance to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and graduated in 2008. I initially began my career in private practice in British Colombia and eventually moved back home.

Since beginning my professional role with Back On Track I have pursued further study in Concussion Management and Vestibular Rehabilitation. I continue to pursue continuing education to further my clinical abilities.

Recently, as well as providing private service, I have been working with the Interprofessional Spinal Assessment and Education Clinics as an Advanced Practice Clinician for the Kemptville area. Through this training at the Ottawa Hospital and the ISAEC team, I have further advanced diagnosis and management strategies.

You should expect that an initial visit with a chiropractor should include a full history of symptoms and orthopaedic examination as well as a clear and concise diagnosis. A plan of management will then be determined and agreed upon, with an emphasis on evidenced based care.


Valerie Martel

Registered Physiotherapist

Valerie Martel is a fully bilingual physiotherapist who is working fulltime at the Carleton Place location. She has graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics and a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy.

Since completing her degree, Valerie has been expanding her knowledge by taking various post graduate courses such as McKenzie, Mulligan, thorax, pelvis, shoulder dysfunction and soft tissue release. She has obtained her EPIC lifting capacity certification given her the skills and the knowledge to develop specific work hardening programs and safe return to work recommendations. She has also completed her Orthopaedic Division:
Level 1 & 2 Manual Therapy Certification, her Acupuncture and Dry Needling Course with A.P.T.E.I. and her Complete Concussion Management certification.

She enjoys working with a wide variety of injuries but has a profound interest for sports and repetitive strain injuries. Since joining Back on Track, Valerie has also been getting involved with her community reaching out to young swimmers and hockey players. She also offers home visit support for patients that are unable to attend the clinic.


Victoria Tuttle

Victoria Tuttle

Registered Massage Therapist

Victoria Graduated April 2012 from Algonquin college- Massage Therapy intensive program before starting with Back On Track. Prior to that she completed a B.A in psychology/linguistics from Carleton University.

She is very proud to have worked with members of Canadian diving team, Canadian canoe kayak team, and various Ironman athletes. Victoria is a former National team athlete (11 years) and competed at 5 world championships. Being a high level athlete taught her the massage therapy needs that this specialized population has.

Victoria treats all traditional massage therapy clients and also has a special interest in scar work, lymphatic drainage, TMJ treatment, pre/post athletic competition.


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.

Hasna Nassir

Senior Administrator
Theralase Laser Therapy

Back On Track Physiotherapy is excited to announce the addition of Theralase Laser Therapy at its Antares and Hunt Club 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 to learn more about this cutting edge treatment for tissue healing and contact the Antares and Hunt Club locations to book an appointment.