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Jhanvi Vyas


Resident 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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Abhiraj Radhakrishnan


Resident Physiotherapist

I am a resident physiotherapist in Ontario with more than 6 years of experience as a physiotherapist in India where I did my masters in Physiotherapy specializing in community and geriatric rehabilitation. I have developed my joint mobilization skills over the years and I am planning to pursue advanced mobilization courses in Canada in the near future. My hobbies are philately, photography and drawing. Apart from English I speak Malayalam(mother tongue),Tamil and a little Hindi.

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Lauren Armstrong


Registered Physiotherapist. BSc(PT)

Lauren has been a physiotherapist with Back on Track since 2008. She was born and raised in Nova Scotia where she attended Acadia University for a Bachelor of Science in Biology before going on to complete her bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Lauren has advanced training in several areas including manual therapy, vestibular rehab, TMJ, acupuncture and dry needling. Dry needling is a type of acupuncture used to reduce tension and trigger points in muscles. This is effective in treating a variety of conditions.

Growing up Lauren was a competitive gymnast, soccer player and runner who was often injured and experienced firsthand how physiotherapy can help athletes reach their potential. She has worked with many high-level athletes but truly loves helping anyone get back to the activities they enjoy.

While she enjoys working with sports injuries she has a special interest in treating chronic and complicated injuries with a combination of manual therapy, dry needling and specific targeted exercise. She prides herself on helping people return to the highest level of function no matter their age or activity level.

When she is not at work you might find her chasing after her two little girls on foot, bicycle or skis.

Casey Swan Back on Track Orthopedic Physiotherapist

Casey Swan


Registered 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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Jenna Mortimer (Jenna Contestabile)


Registered Physiotherapist M.Sc(PT)

After completing a bachelor’s degree in Commerce at Carleton University and working as a Marketing Associate for a few
organizations, Jenna realized she was in the wrong profession. With a passion for sports and a deep interest in how the human body functions and can recover from injury, Jenna decided to pursue a career in Physiotherapy. She worked for a year at Back on Track as a Physiotherapy Assistant while taking courses to prepare for her Master’s degree.

Since graduating from the MSc PT program at McGill University in 2012, Jenna returned to Back on Track finally as a Physiotherapist. Jenna is passionate about helping her clients come back from injuries to reach their full potential – whether that means returning to high level sports, pursuing leisure activities, or simply living pain-free in day-to-day life.

In order to best serve her clients, Jenna has taken 5 certificate courses in Acupuncture and Dry Needling as well as various Orthopaedic courses with a focus on sport injury and manual therapy. With a background in competitive soccer and having experienced a number of related injuries requiring extensive rehab, Jenna uses her experience to make her clients recovery process client-centred and as efficient as possible.

Jenna is focused on staying on top of cutting edge rehabilitation techniques in order to offer her patients the most up-to-date treatment to maximize their recovery.

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Megan Hickingbottom


Registered 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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John Campagna


Registered 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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Marc Tremblay


Registered Massage Therapist

Marc is a Registered Massage Therapist for the past 23 years and has an abundance of experience treating a variety of muscular and joint issues.  He is still going strong and is very passionate about his work.  With a Kinesiology degree and athletic background, he has a deep understanding of the body and its functions and has worked with a wide range of people suffering from bad car accidents, sports injuries, and many people experiencing chronic overuse injuries from office deskwork, to name a few.

He specializes in deep-tissue massage which uses specific types of techniques that concentrate on the deep layers of muscle and connective tissue (fascia) in the body.  Targeting the fascia of the muscle provides long lasting pain relief, improved function and strength.  He believes it is important to not only treat the symptoms, but also the root cause of the pain to correct the irritating dysfunction for longer lasting relief.

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Emilie Merilainen, B.Sc.Kin


Personal Trainer

Emilie is a Kinesiology graduate, with honours from Acadia University. Emilie received the Haley Medal Award and a Dean’s List distinction. The Haley Medal is awarded to a female graduating student who has made the most outstanding contribution to athletics and other extracurricular activities.

At Acadia, Emilie was a Student Athletic Therapist for the Varsity Men’s Hockey team, while still participating on the Women’s Varsity Rugby team. Through the Sports Injury Assessment and Management program and personal athletic adventures, Emilie became exposed to injury prevention, management, and rehabilitation. In addition, Emilie conducted her honours thesis on Sports-Related Concussions, with a focus in concussion rehabilitation and management.

In her free time, Emilie lives an active lifestyle and spends most of her time playing sports, hiking, and kayaking. Growing up, Emilie played competitive soccer and rugby, including playing rugby at a national level. Emilie is an enthusiastic individual who believes in fostering a positive and active environment to improve overall health and wellbeing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.