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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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.