West Hunt Club(Antares)

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David Brien


Director of Physiotherapy / Clinical Associate, BScPT, BSc(Bio), MCPA

David Brien is the Director of Physiotherapy and Senior Therapist at Back on Track as well as the Senior VP of Novo Healthnet’s Eastern Division.  David has been a physiotherapist with Back on Track since 1999. He has been responsible for patient care, marketing strategies, the Golf Kinetics program, and writing a regular Golf Healthy article for Flagstick magazine. As Director of Physiotherapy for Back on Track David supervises and educates all team therapists, physiotherapy aids, and kinesiologists. He also oversees the day to day operation of the 11 clinics and assumes responsibility for maintaining the highest level of patient care.

David grew up in Saint John, NB and graduated with a B.Sc (Honors Biology) from UNB in Fredericton. He went on to receive his B.Sc.PT (Honours) from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. David has a special interest in orthopaedic manual therapy and has achieved his post-graduate diploma in manual therapy from the orthopaedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. David also has an interest in Golf and has completed the Golf Kinetics program, which enables him to perform biomechanical swing analysis. The purpose of the program is to design individualized exercise programs for golfer’s to optimize performance and prevent golf related injuries. David is  interested in running analysis and prevention/treatment of running related injuries. He has served as staff physiotherapist for the Canadian National Heptathalon/Decathalon teams.

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Dr. Kaitlyn Jacklin DC.


Chiropractor

Dr. Kaitlyn Jacklin completed her undergraduate degree at McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She then proceeded to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto where she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. During her clinical internship she provided care to chronic pain patients downtown Toronto. She is a member in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, as well as a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Dr. Jacklin is certified in functional integrated acupuncture and is a Webster Technique provider.

Dr. Jacklin is passionate about helping others feel their best and supporting them in optimizing their health. She provides patient-centred, evidence-based care by applying patient values to current research. Her treatments include manual soft tissue therapies, spinal and extremity adjustments, joint mobilizations, rehabilitation exercises and patient education. Dr. Jacklin believes communication is an integral part of the Doctor-Patient relationship, so she encourages questions and strives to educate her patients through all aspects of her treatment plans. She is especially interested in working with women through pregnancy and postpartum, as well as infants and children. She has taken additional training in low back and pelvic adjusting through pregnancy, and postpartum rehabilitation.

When not in practice, Dr. Jacklin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and trying new restaurants or recipes. She looks forward to treating patients of all ages and abilities in the Ottawa area.

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David Bowman


Physiotherapist, MSc PT, MSc Rehabilitation Research, BSc(H)

David obtained his physiotherapy degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He completed clinical placements in a wide variety of practice settings, with a focus on orthopaedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation in outpatient clinics. During this time, he also completed a research-based MSc examining ways to accelerate motor learning and skill acquisition. Prior to beginning his studies, David worked as a strength coach for the St. Mary Secondary School rowing crew and volunteered his time as an exercise assistant in various rehabilitation programs.

David’s treatment approach is centered around patient empowerment and education, aiming to understand the unique impacts that an injury has on an individual’s function and quality of life. He ensures patients are involved as decision makers in their recovery pathway, and uses his skills in therapeutic exercise and manual therapy to deliver an evidence-based, dynamic treatment plan focused on an individual’s goals and needs. David strives to promote the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle for his patients to enhance function and reduce the risk of future injury.

In addition to his formal physiotherapy training, David is interested in pursuing continuing education in advanced orthopedic techniques and dry needling, with the goal of integrating these approaches into his practice. As an avid rock climber, hiker, and ultramarathon runner, David is also interested in the treatment of outdoor athletes and incorporating his extensive experience in these sports into a versatile rehabilitation program.

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Vatsal Shah


Physiotherapist

Vatsal is a youthful, energetic registered physiotherapist who holds a 2019 Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree. He has been using techniques like acupuncture, Kinesiology Taping, and Active Tissue Release, and he loves to develop soft tissue skills. He is a fervent supporter of conducting thorough assessments in order to optimize client-centered care. He believes that the focal point of the therapy approach should always be the patient’s particular goals. Vatsal is dedicated to providing the best care possible, and in order to help patients maximize their recovery and avoid injuries, they mix patient education, manual therapy, and carefully designed exercise routines.

In his Leisure time, he Loves Cooking, Playing Cricket and Volleyball, and Loves to spend time with Family and Friends.

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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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Yannick Jean-Jacques


Certified Personal Trainer

Yannick holds a degree from Algonquin College’s Health and Fitness Program, where he honed his understanding of body mechanics, precise exercise techniques, effective program design, and the core principles of nutrition. This comprehensive education empowers him to optimize movement efficiency and facilitate swift recovery.

Originating from the vibrant Caribbean island of Dominica, Yannick’s early life was intertwined with the rhythm of music, particularly his fervor for playing the piano. Upon relocating to Canada, a newfound passion for basketball ignited within him. To enhance his game, Yannick delved into intensive weight training, ultimately earning a spot on his college basketball team. In this journey, he discovered the joy of helping others, sharing his experiences, and aiding them in realizing their fitness aspirations.

With a fervent dedication to coaching and a rich background in training and exercise, Yannick excels in crafting tailored workout plans. Whether catering to diverse interests, varied experience levels, or unique skill sets, he possesses the expertise to guide individuals towards their fitness goals.

Yannick firmly believes that everyone can reach their dreams, provided they have the right team rallying behind them.

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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.

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Matt Hernberger, B.Ph.Ed, PTS


Certified Personal Trainer

Matt completed his Bachelor of Physical Education degree at Brock University in St.Catharines Ontario and has been an active member of the fitness industry in the Ottawa area even since. With the completion of annual continuing education credits through both The American Council of Exercise and Can Fit Pro, Matt has added many layers to his fitness knowledge base. Over the years, Matt has completed workshops including boxing, balance training as well as speed and agility training. He has had the opportunity to work with young aspiring athletes heading towards pro careers, weekend warriors looking to attain specific milestones as well as those in the senior community dealing with specific physical limitations.

In his off time, Matt is an avid golfer, hockey player, outdoor enthusiast and a passionate fan of both the Senators and Ottawa Redblacks. Through his participation in various sporting activities and knowledge of the ever-changing fitness industry, Matt has been able to create fun and effective fitness programs for those of all abilities.

CPR and AED certified.

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 www.theralase.com/TLC-2000/ to learn more about this cutting edge treatment for tissue healing and contact the Antares and Hunt Club locations to book an appointment.

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