West Hunt Club(Antares)

David Brien

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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Andrew Maxner, MSc PT, B.Sc Kin


Physiotherapist

Andrew obtained his Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, United Kingdom. In addition to graduating with Academic Distinction, he also received the prestigious award for Top Master’s Dissertation. An Ottawa native, Andrew graduated with a B.Sc in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University. Prior to physiotherapy school, he worked at Back on Track for several years as a Registered Kinesiologist, where he designed therapeutic exercises programs to treat patients with a variety of musculoskeletal injuries.

Andrew incorporates his knowledge of rehabilitation and strength training principles with manual therapy techniques to restore function and minimize pain. By incorporating the latest evidence-based practice, Andrew’s goal is to provide patients with the best treatment possible and to facilitate movement-rich, pain-free lifestyles.

Andrew has also completed his Functional Dry Needling Level 1 course, a versatile and highly effective treatment used to reduce tension and trigger points in muscles. He looks forward to enrolling in more courses in the future to continue to develop his physiotherapy skill set.

Having grown up playing rugby, Andrew has a strong passion for fitness. Since discovering it in 2014, Andrew has gone on to compete in CrossFit at a high level all across Ontario and the United Kingdom.

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David Bowman


Physiotherapy resident, 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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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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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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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.

Jacob Tanner

Jacob Tanner, BSc.KIN


Personal Trainer

Jacob holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics in which he obtained from the University of Ottawa. Here he learned the importance of body mechanics, proper exercise technique, refined program design and the fundamentals of nutrition in order to maximize movement efficiency and recovery.

Growing up in Ottawa, Jacob played various sports throughout high school including; Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, and Football. His love for sport developed into a passion to learn the technicality and science behind the body movement and physical activity. While attending the University of Ottawa, he turned his passion for sport exercise into a love for strength training and powerlifting. This led to aspirations to pass on his personal experience and knowledge to assist individuals in reaching their fitness goals. In addition to the knowledge acquired during his degree, Jacob applies recovery, mobility, and strength techniques grasped from his personal experiences to his training sessions, allowing his clients to reach their full potential.

Jacob’s diverse sport and exercise background enables him to develop workout plans for individuals with various interests, experience, and skill levels.

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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