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Megan Hickingbottom


Physiotherapist

Megan has a Master’s of Physical Therapy from Queen’s University. Prior to starting her career in Physiotherapy, Megan worked as a Kinesiologist/Physiotherapy Assistant at Back on Track while taking courses to prepare for her Master’s education. Megan obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Kinesiology in 2013 from Western University where she focused on athletic injury assessment and management. There she was the athletic trainer for the varsity women’s basketball team, treating multiple injuries and promoting injury prevention.

Since graduation, Megan has been certified in Soft Tissue Release and has her Manual Level 1 from the orthopaedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She is also certified in acupuncture and dry needling and will be continuing her education with courses focusing on exercise and manual therapy.

Megan is interested in treating a wide variety of injuries and is a firm believer in evidence-based practice. Outside of the clinic, Megan enjoys being active with cycling and recreational sports and believes in the importance of a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle.

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Casey Swan


Physiotherapist. MSc(PT)

Casey Swan has been practising as a physiotherapist since 2009. She graduated from Queen’s University with a Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy. Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, Casey worked as a Kinesiologist after obtaining her Bachelor of Science (Magna Cum Laude) with Honours in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa. Since completing her degree in Physiotherapy, Casey has gone on to take various post graduate courses such as acupuncture (from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI)), treatment of chronic and complex pain, numerous courses from the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) and Functional Dry Needling.

Functional Dry Needling is an extremely effective technique used to treat acute and chronic conditions. It uses small needles to deactivate trigger points and ‘loosen’ shortened muscles responsible for causing pain and biomechanical dysfunction.

As a former competitive dancer and now physiotherapist, Casey holds a keen interest in the biomechanics of movement and all it encompasses. Casey has a strong foundation in managing acute and chronic low back and neck pain, various sports and repetitive strain injuries; in addition to a variety of other musculoskeletal impairments resulting from everyday and or recreational activity.

Casey is passionate about rehabilitating, restoring and enhancing client’s function and performance. She enjoys working with a wide variety of injuries and client skill sets to achieve maximal therapeutic results.

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John Campagna


Physiotherapist

John Campagna is a Kinesiology and Physiotherapy graduate of the University of Ottawa (1999) and the University of Western Ontario (2002) respectively. He has worked professionally as a physiotherapist and kinesiologist for over 15 years in both private clinic and long-term care settings and owned his own clinic (Parkdale Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic) for 10 years. He is trained in Mackenzie, level 1 manual therapy, and myofascial release techniques as well as athletic taping and kinesiotaping.
John has significant experience working with and responding to the particular needs of various orthopaedic conditions resulting from sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents (MVA), work injuries/repetitive strains, and several neck/back/spinal conditions. He truly believes there is no better approach to physiotherapy than manual therapy…except for active exercise of course! John is very active in the Ottawa soccer community as a player and is a keen promoter of health and wellness to all his patients and family.

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Sukhi Johal


Physiotherapist

Sukhi obtained her degree in Physical Therapy from McGill University in 2008. After working as a physiotherapist in orthopedics for 3 years, she went on to obtain a Masters of Clinical Science in Advanced Health Care Practice (Manipulative Therapy) from University of Western Ontario in 2012. In addition to manual therapy, Sukhi also has a passion for teaching and has provided mentorship and guidance to student physiotherapists, and to physiotherapists pursuing their advanced manual therapy certifications. She has taken several post-graduate manual therapy courses (Levels 1-5), as well as courses in acupuncture, dry needling, myofascial release, the shoulder complex, and running injuries. Sukhi strongly believes in providing evidence-based care, and so is always on the lookout for new trends in injury prevention and rehabilitation.

In her spare time, her 2 girls keep her active and busy. She enjoys running and participating in races, kickboxing, coaching her daughters’ soccer teams, and you will often find her with her nose in a good book.

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Maysa Alnattah


Resident Physiotherapist

Education & Training

Maysa Alnattah’s journey in physiotherapy began with a bachelor’s degree from Jordan University for Science and Technology, where she earned an “Excellent” rating. Her educational pursuits took her to Lund University in Sweden, where she obtained a master’s degree in medical science (Sports Medicine) and a post-graduate diploma in public health from Malmo University. Further, she earned a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Science from McMaster University in Canada, focusing on assessing physical function in patients with low back pain. Maysa also completed a Certificate in Bridging to Canadian Physical Therapy Practice from the University of Alberta to prepare for her physiotherapy practice in Canada.

Her training extended beyond formal education, encompassing diverse workshops and training programs. These experiences enhanced her ability to provide specialized care, especially to individuals affected by trauma situations. Workshops such as “Physiotherapy for patients with conflict-related injuries” and “War Trauma Management” equipped her to address unique needs such as motor vehicle accidents cases (MVA). Additionally, training in “Pain management” and “Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science” deepened her expertise in addressing pain-related issues holistically. Specific courses in hand rehabilitation, splinting, and lower limb amputee rehabilitation sharpened her proficiency in orthopedic rehabilitation. She also holds a “Manual Therapy Diploma” to refine her hands-on skills. Her next goal is to be specialised in Manual and Manipulative Therapy in Canada.

Work Experience

Maysa boasts a diverse work history, with roles including physiotherapist at the Royal Jordanian Military Rehabilitation Center and almost two years with Doctors Without Borders (MSF-France). Her humanitarian passion led her to two missions with the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC-Switzerland), where she worked as a Physiotherapist, Delegate, and Supervisor in conflict zones like Lebanon and South Sudan. These experiences endowed her with empathy, adaptability, and extensive clinical expertise. Maysa has also engaged in teaching and lecturing at the Saudi Electronic University in Riyadh, KSA, and served as a teaching assistant at McMaster University in Canada.

Philosophy & Approach

Maysa is a dedicated Physiotherapy-Resident with a commitment to promoting holistic health and well-being. She believes in individualized care, valuing her patients’ unique needs, concerns, and goals. Her approach combines evidence-based techniques with pain science and biomechanics, aiming to alleviate pain and empower patients in their recovery journey. Her experiences in conflict zones have instilled profound empathy and adaptability in delivering care.

Personal Interests

Outside her profession, Maysa enjoys outdoor adventures such as hiking, camping, biking, and exploring nature. She is an avid traveler, swimmer, and book enthusiast. These diverse interests reflect her belief in life balance, which she brings to her patient care. Maysa strives to make a positive impact on her patients’ lives both professionally and personally.

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Tarek Baklouti


Manual Osteopath

Tarek Baklouti is a dedicated and compassionate manual osteopath with a commitment to promoting holistic health and well-being. With a background in physiotherapy and massage therapy, he has been providing personalized care to patients for over 8 years.

Tarek earned his Diploma in osteopathic manual practice (DOMP) from the National Academy of Osteopathy. He is a trusted healthcare professional in his community.

His educational journey began with a solid foundation in physiotherapy from Tunisia, where he gained invaluable insights into the intricacies of the human body’s mechanics and function. This foundation provided him with a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology, and the principles of rehabilitation.

Building upon his physiotherapy knowledge, Tarek furthered his expertise by becoming a licensed massage therapist in Canada. This allowed him to refine his skills in hands-on therapeutic techniques, which are integral to manual osteopathy. Through massage therapy, he developed a keen sense of touch and a deep appreciation for the profound impact manual therapies can have on the body’s natural healing processes.

As a CrossFit trainer, he has cultivated a passion for functional movement and strength training. This unique perspective has given him a holistic understanding of the importance of movement in overall health and wellness. Tarek incorporates this knowledge into his manual osteopathic practice, emphasizing the significance of movement and exercise as a complement to osteopathic treatments.

Throughout his career, Tarek has specialized in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including back pain, joint disorders, and sports injuries. He takes a patient-centred approach to care, focusing on not only alleviating symptoms but also addressing the underlying causes of discomfort and dysfunction.

In addition to his clinical practice, Tarek is committed to ongoing education and staying at the forefront of osteopathy.

Tarek is known for his warm and empathetic bedside manner, his goal is to empower individuals to take an active role in their health and well-being, and he works collaboratively with his patients to develop customized treatment plans that promote healing and optimal function.

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Courtney Murdock


Registered Massage Therapist

Courtney has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist since 2018. After graduating from the Massage Therapy program at Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage in Fredericton,New Brunswick and practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist she is excited for her new adventure here in Ottawa. Courtney is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario and RMTAO.

Courtney believes each Massage Therapy treatment should be specific to the individuals needs. This may include therapeutic massage, deep tissue, Cupping therapy, Kinesiology Taping, Lymphatic Drainage or simply time to reflect and unplug from this wild ride we call life. Courtney prides herself of having a safe place of healing and she looks forward to starting this new journey together.

Courtney comes from a small military community just outside Fredericton, New Brunswick. You would most likely find her enjoying a beautiful day on a patio with her fiancé or cuddled up on the couch with her Golden Retriever, Chandler. To say Courtney is an animal person is an understatement. Courtney enjoys the outdoors, but can also binge an entire TV series and not feel the least bit guilty. Courtney is excited to explore the beauties of Ottawa and learning about your favourite things to experience.

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Sheri-Lynn Marshall


Personal Trainer

Sheri-Lynn has been working in the health and fitness industry for over 12 years. She is certified as a personal trainer and nutrition coach. She has experience training people of all ages and abilities and has also worked with sports teams, both as a trainer and in performance nutrition. Her interest in joining the Back on Track team is to expand her scope of knowledge by working with physiotherapy patients in the area of rehabilitation. She enjoys helping people progress by improving their strength, mobility, balance, and coordination in a supportive and safe environment.

Prior to this career and starting her family, Sheri-Lynn worked as a science and technology advisor in the federal public service. She graduated in 1998 with a Master’s degree in Biology from the University of Ottawa.

Sheri-Lynn is an active mom of three teenagers and takes pride in supporting them in their athletic pursuits.

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Cassandra Borghese-Jones


Registered Massage Therapist

Cassandra graduated from the International Academy of Massage in Ottawa and received the award of Academic Excellence. After successful completion of the Ontario massage board exam, Cassandra became registered under the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario as a licensed Massage Therapist.

Cassandra has previously graduated with a diploma in the Occupational and Physiotherapy Assistant condensed 2-year program from Sault College. Cassandra has also received her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences from the University of Western Ontario in a 4-year undergraduate program. Cassandra has obtained certificates in Cupping and Gua Sha level 1, AromaTouch with DoTERRA essential oils, Symphony of Cells, Chakra balancing, Reiki level 1 and Theralase cold laser therapy. Cassandra also has experience using modalities such as Ultrasound, IFC (Interferential Current), and TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machines.

Cassandra has experience working in placements such as hospital with in and outpatients, sport clinics, physiotherapy clinics, mental health centres, and elementary schools using her occupational and physiotherapy knowledge. Cassandra developed knowledge working with a wide range of people and conditions, including post-stroke, post-operation, sports injuries, arthritis, repetitive stress injuries, and other rehabilitation conditions.

Her experience as a competitive dancer for 20 years combined with her massage therapy program, has provided extensive knowledge in how the body moves and the muscles that are involved.
Cassandra plans on adding acupuncture and hot stone massage certificates to her treatment options in the upcoming years.

Cassandra has worked at Back on Track Physiotherapy as a physiotherapy assistant/ receptionist for the past 5 years and looks forward to continuing her career at Back on Track as a Registered Massage Therapist!

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Mariane Fraser


BA (Psych), Registered Massage Therapist

Mariane practices in good standing with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario and a
member of the RMTAO. Combining her passion for sports and massage, Mariane is able to
explore new opportunities using her skill level from a variety of different backgrounds to
ensure that the client is able to get back to their previous levels of activity. She is currently
involved in various sports and activities, which involve Crossfit, Sprint Canoe/Kayak, as well as
being a team member of the National Ringette League. As an athlete, Mariane is extremely passionate about
helping people  avoid and overcome injury. Mariane’s philosophy of care states that everyone is met and treated
with respect, compassion and honesty, without judgment, ensuring each individuals best interest and wellbeing
are first priority.

Nathalie deMaurivez


Chiropodist BSc(Hons) DPodM

Nathalie deMaurivez has been a practicing Chiropodist since 2009. She completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of Ottawa followed by a three year post graduate program in Podiatric Medicine at the Michener Institute in Toronto. She continues to further her studies of the human body with various courses such as Active Release Therapy, Foot Mobilization and Osteopathy. This multidisciplinary approach allows Nathalie to better refer her clients for more specialized treatment as required. She is a registered Chiropodist in Ontario and is a member of the Ontario Society of Chiropodists.

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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.