Findlay Creek

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Carrie Lugg


Physiotherapist BSc., MSc(PT)

Carrie Lugg has been working at Back on Track in Findlay Creek since it opened in 2012. Carrie has a vested interest in athletics and enjoys working with athletes both from a rehabilitation and advanced training perspective. She has a long history as a competitive athlete herself, playing both ringette and ultimate frisbee on a National and International level. She has a deep understanding for the mechanics required for skating and high impact sports. She has a long history as a competitive athlete herself, playing both ringette and ultimate frisbee on a National and International level.

Carrie graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics and a special interest in biomechanics and athletic injuries. She then went on to complete a Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Directly after graduation Carrie completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture course at McMaster University and is now certified to administer medical acupuncture.

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Serge Lanteigne


Physiotherapist

Serge was born and raised in New-Brunswick where he initially completed a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at Moncton University in 2006. He then obtained the C.S.C.S designation with the National Strength & Conditioning Association to work for the Moncton University Cardiac Wellness Program and a group fitness instructor for the local YMCA.

His interest in human anatomy and the rehabilitation field led him to complete a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Ottawa in 2010. He has since completed several post-education certificates such as McKenzie A to D , Manual Therapy level 1, APTEI , AFCI, Vestibular, Pelvic Health, Concussion, Mulligan, Upledger Institute International.

Serge is passionate about helping his patients achieve their goals. With a true one-on-one approach, Serge Looks to identify and treat the source of the problem rather than just the symptoms to prevent recurrence.

He helps client recover from a variety of sports and orthopaedic injuries with a combination of soft tissue and joint manual therapy, strengthening and mobility exercises and assistive therapeutic modalities. For the past 10 years, Serge has focused on treating and managing clients with vestibular disorders and concussions from motor vehicle, sports and work related accidents.

On his own time, Serge enjoys riding his tractor and wielding his chainsaw to manage his property outside of the city. He enjoys carpentry and building things and always has a new project on the go. His family is currently very busy with two young sons in sports, especially hockey.

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Yolanda Spence


Physiotherapist BSc(PT)

Yolanda has acquired over 24 years of experience since graduating with a BSc.PT degree at the University of the Free State, South Africa, following her BSc in Physiology and Psychology. Early in her career, she specialized in Hip & Knee replacement rehabilitation in the UK. Since moving to Canada, she has worked mainly in private practice while completing courses focused on Sport injuries, rehabilitation, Orthopaedic injuries, and both basic and advanced Acupuncture & Dry-needling courses. She became a Certified Pilates Instructor in 2019 to further her hands on treatment style.

Yolanda’s philosophy is that prevention is the primary goal, along with restoring balance in the body. She uses a range of techniques to treat and educate her patients. She works with patients of all ages and is committed to providing patients with the best possible care.

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Nisha Lakdawala


Resident Physiotherapist

Nisha earned her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2011 and her Masters in Musculoskeletal and Sports Rehabilitation in the year of 2014 from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India.
She has a broad range of work experience including treating spinal conditions, musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries, orthopedic post surgical rehabilitation and neurological rehabilitation.

She enjoys working with all age groups with different health conditions. In Canada, she has had an opportunity to work at private practice clinics as well as retirement homes.
She is dedicated towards providing the highest level of care to her patients to achieve maximal recovery from pain and towards their functional goals by using a very client centered approach involving multiple treatment techniques.

Nisha believes in continuous learning and acquiring skills to keep abreast with recent advancement for maximum patient benefit by taking up post-grad certification courses.
In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, cooking and outdoor activities.

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Jhanvi Vyas


Physiotherapist

Jhanvi is a qualified and experienced physiotherapy professional who graduated from the Saurashtra University India in the year 2016. After finishing her graduation, she started working for the non-governmental organization of India, where she got the chance to serve kids with special needs, and also adults. After working for almost two years, she came to Canada as a student and completed her diploma in Health Wellness and Fitness. Jhanvi found that having combined knowledge of wellness and physiotherapy works well to improve a patient’s daily lifestyle.

Jhanvi motivates, educates and inspires her patients to make small shifts in their lifestyle to transform their health and reclaim their lives.

She believes having a purpose to help others to live better makes a great difference in one’s life. She is glad to serve you with the best of her knowledge in near future.

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Michael Palermo


Registered Massage Therapist

Michael is passionate about helping his patients achieve their goals. With a true one-on-one approach, Michael looks to treat the source of the problem rather than just the symptoms to prevent recurrence, optimize long term results, and provide his patients real solutions and excellent results.

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Megan Breau


Registered Massage Therapist & Doula

Following intensive training with a local private college, Megan obtained Registration with the College of Massage Therapists Ontario (CMTO) in 2013, and since has begun her growing practice serving the Ottawa area. Her practice is currently based out of Back on Track Physiotherapy in Findlay Creek where she has the opportunity to work on a variety of conditions, through varying stages of life.

Her commitment to helping people become active and pain free – led her to expand her offerings to the field of birth support. This natural progression, combined with an innate capacity for making people feel comfortable and at ease, brought her to doula work as she trained with multiple training agencies.

A key principle of Megan’s practice is supplying as much information as possible to her clients in their decision-making process. Megan uses a variety of techniques including: myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint play, stretching, hydrotherapy, among others to get her clients back to feeling like their best self.

Megan lives in rural Ottawa on a working dairy farm with her partner and their spirited two year-old son.

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Christine Mercer


Chiropodist

Since graduation Christine has taken a special interest in Foot Mobilisation Technique and orthotic management.  Christine works in both community and private health settings and joined the Back on Track clinic in 2015.  Outside the office, Christine can be found on the ski slopes, rowing and travelling to exotic places.

Christine graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BSc in Honours Biology. During this time she developed an interest in biomechanics and completed her Podiatric Medicine diploma at The Michener Institute in 2009.

Lori-Ann Holyer


Clinic Care Manager
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Nadine Boileau


Occupational Therapist

Nadine is a compassionate OT who collaborates with her clients to identify meaningful treatment goals and develop individualized treatment plans that best support their recovery and overall well-being. She obtained her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from McMaster University after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo in Social Development Studies.

Nadine is experienced in working with adult and pediatric clients. She is skilled in working with individuals with memory and attention impairments, chronic pain, and mood disturbances. She utilizes a client-centered approach in combination with evidence-based practice to best support her clients in achieving their goals. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, sewing, creative writing, cooking, and baking.