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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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Tri Tran, BSc. HK, MPT


Registered Physiotherapist

Tri completed his undergraduate degree in BSc. Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa and continued on to complete his Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario. During his time in the BSc. HK program he developed a passion for strength training and other fitness domains and continues strive to learn more. His approach to treatment incorporates best practices from physical therapy and a variety of other strength and conditioning disciplines that he gained through experience. In addition to his manual therapy skills gained at Western MPT program, his treatment emphasises movement re-education, functional strength and return/maintenance of well-being. In his free time Tri enjoys playing volleyball, bouldering, snowboarding and especially weight lifting.

Currently Tri is certified in Soft Tissue Release (STR) and Manual Therapy Level 1 but is planning on progressing towards completing his FCAMPT credential. He continues to strive to further his education and is currently registered for Dry Needling – through Kinetacore Aug/17, and will be adding more certifications in the near future.

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Guy Levin


Resident Physiotherapist

Guy is a graduate of the Bachelor of Physical Therapy (BPT) program at the Ariel University, Israel.

Guy has over 6 years of experience treating patients after acute injuries, sports injuries, surgeries, motor vehicle accidents, chronic conditions such as lower back pain, knee osteoarthritis, rotator cuff syndrome and neurological conditions.

Guy has acquired advanced education knowledge in the Mckenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) A+B, orthopedic rehabilitation, the Eclectic Approach to Modern Manual Therapy, Jeremy Lewis: the Shoulder, clinical decision making in Physiotherapy and physical activity prescription for patients with different conditions.

Guy also gained experience in physical activity consultation to patients with Diabetes Mellitus as well as conducted Diabetes Mellitus, Osteoporosis, elderly population and general health promotion group sessions.

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Sarah Black


Registered Physiotherapist
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Sarah Black is an enthusiastic and driven physiotherapist who is passionate about human movement and anatomy. She graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2011, from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. There she was awarded the school’s clinical excellence prize. This award is given to the recipient who achieves exceptional overall performance reviews from mentoring therapists. Prior to her time spent at McGill, Sarah completed a Bachelors in Science in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa.

She has continued to pursue post-graduate education to advance her hands on skills and client outcomes. Some of which include Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Functional Dry Needling and Active Release Techniques commonly known as A.R.T. She is one of the few practicing physiotherapists in Ottawa who is ‘Full Body’ certified in A.R.T. The treatment is a patent soft tissue mobilization technique, which involves the therapist hands and the client’s active movement. The goal of treatment is to identify adherences or trigger points in structures related to the injury (muscle, tendon, ligament, nerve or fascial tissue) and release them to decrease pain or restore joint movement and function.

This technique has allowed Sarah to successfully treat those of all ages with acute or chronic conditions. She also has a keen interest in biomechanics of sports and has provided treatment to athletes participating in baseball, soccer, football and dancers from professional ballet companies.

Outside the clinic, Sarah was raised on a dairy farm and grew up figure skating competitively. She enjoys staying active at the gym, walking the dog and watching football.

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Lynn Maheral


Office Manager
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Andrea Fitzgerald


Registered Physiotherapist

Andrea studied her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University before returning home to work in a busy sports medicine environment at the University of Ottawa Physiotherapy Clinic for 3 years. This experience along with her love for sport and physical activity encouraged Andrea to pursue her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, UK. Here she completed an independent thesis related to patient recovery following total knee replacement.

Andrea is passionate about helping her patients reach their goals. Her treatment approach emphasizes movement re-education, strengthening, mobility and manual therapy techniques. She has taken post-graduate courses in Acupuncture, Kinetacore trigger Point Dry Needling, Mulligan Mobilisation, McKenzie Method, Manual Therapy, Kinesio taping and is a Graston Technique Provider. Additionally, She has made use of her Sports First Responder course to work with a number of Sports Teams in the past.

Andrea is an Ottawa native who grew up playing competitive ringette from a young age. In her free time she enjoys cycling, resistance training and being outdoors.

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Dr. Ashleah Linden


Chiropractor

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.

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Dale Fuhringer


Registered Massage Therapist

Dale completed his Massage Therapy Diploma in 2006 at Sir Sandford Fleming College. He has continued to pursue his passion for physical fitness by attaining his FIS certification and is a certified TRX instructor. Incorporating practical strength based exercise with Massage Therapy, Dale has been able to pair both concepts to create positive outcomes for his clients.
He has spent several years working in Massage Therapy clinics but has had extensive experience in client based On-site massage treatment. Post operative treatment and critical care have been a main stay for his treatment focus over the years. Customizing treatments to assist clients in all environments from long term hospital recovery to office chair massage he enjoys working in all types of settings.
Dale is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and will continue to challenge himself by advancing his skills as a RMT with the goal of improved health and wellness.

Erika Green


Registered Massage Therapist

Erika graduated with honors from Algonquin College’s Advanced Diploma Program in Massage Therapy. Gaining extensive knowledge of human anatomy, and completing hours of hands on training with the college, Erika is prepared to work with clients through all stages of life.

Providing a treatment plan specific to each individual client’s needs, Erika will assess and treat based on the clinical impression, and provide you with the necessary home care to speed up the healing process. Through the use of Swedish and Non-Swedish techniques, PNF stretching, Trigger Point Therapy and hydrotherapy, her goal is to ensure your body is in the best physical shape to help you live an active and pain-free lifestyle.

While in her placements, Erika became experienced in prenatal massage where she treated mothers in all stages of pregnancy and worked with children with developmental challenges including cerebral palsy. She also completed placements with both Carleton and Ottawa Universities varsity sports teams, ensuring they are ready to perform at their best. Erika has experience in treating all orthopedic conditions.

Erika has completed Level 1 Cupping and Gua Sha certifications.

Erika is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and is also a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO).

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Maika Timm


Certified OTA/PTA

Maïka is a graduate of La Cité in the Assistant physiotherapy and Assistant Occupational Therapy program. She is now a certified OTA/PTA. She is in the process of obtaining her Personal Training Specialist certification with Canfitpro with the goal of providing her patients exceptional service.

Maïka has lived in Ottawa her entire life and is fluently bilingual. She has been surrounded by sports her whole life which led to her interest in how the human body functions. Maïka was a competitive dancer and is now a member of the Ottawa REDBLACKS Cheer and Dance Team. She also enjoys being outside and staying active.

Maïka is trained to prepare and implement exercise programs for clients that are currently attending physiotherapy/chiropractic treatments in order to supplement the improvements that are achieved and reduce the chance for setbacks. Maïka also works with clients that are pre and post-surgery (Knee replacement, hip replacement, spinal surgery, rotator cuff repair etc..) to ensure the best possible outcomes. Maïka also has clients that are not recovering from specific injury, but rather have fitness and conditioning goals that she can assist in achieving within the designated training area of the clinic.

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Chiropodist
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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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Kimberlee Culbert


Registered Massage Therapist

Kimberlee began her Massage Therapy journey over 20 years ago after a motor vehicle accident. Her active pursuit in self-care helped her to recognize the need for a gentle, yet effective approach to rehabilitative care in the hands of an RMT. Leaving the corporate business world behind, she pursued education in the Massage Therapy field, attended Kawartha Center for Health Education, Sir Sandford Fleming College, and Sault College of Applied Arts & Technology, graduating with Honors. She has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2003.

In the pursuit of a focused rehabilitative Massage Therapy practice, Kimberlee has had the privilege of building multiple clinics that worked in multidisciplinary settings that specialize in specific injuries, mental health support, and chronic disease management.

Starting out in general practice, she quickly found herself gravitating to working in multiple fields, such as prenatal & infant therapy, amputations & joint replacements, shoulder / hand & upper limb extensive rehabilitation, sports injuries & professional athletic improvement, Breast cancer / mastectomy, sexual abuse / PTSD (positive touch program), and motor vehicle accident third party assessments.

Avidly pursuing every opportunity to work with the Health Team members of her community, Kimberlee believes that along with the active participation of each individual in our care program, we can establish a positive outcome-based program for our clients.

When you come to see Kimberlee, she walks you through your health history and assessment for Massage Therapy. As a team, you will discuss your goals and work together to create a program of care that is individual and mindful of your personal comfort and limitations. She engages in a respectful and charismatic manner that will always place your safety first and with complete informed consent. You can expect a high level of knowledge and Professionalism and are always encouraged to ask questions and give feedback.

Kimberlee Culbert is a member in good standing of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO). She currently is pursuing additional Yoga Teacher Training Programs for a greater benefit to her clientele making Yoga an accessible and therapeutic individualized program for anyone.

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Emily Lefebvre


Receptionist

Emily is the latest addition to the reception team at Back on Track Physiotherapy. She was born and raised in Ottawa and is currently pursuing post-secondary education at the University of Ottawa to receive a bachelors degree in Human Kinetics. Upon completion, she hopes to continue post graduate studies in physical therapy.

Emily has been involved in athletics her whole life. Playing competitive soccer and volleyball for 9 years. She enjoys spending time with family, friends and especially her cat and dog.

Emily comes with a background in customer services working at a veterinarian clinic for 5 years. She brings her warm, enthusiastic smile to this friendly and fun Back on Track team.