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.


Dr. J’aime Goguen


Dr. Goguen is a chiropractor that focuses her practice on chronic pain management and exercise rehabilitation. She received her Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Kinesiology from Queen’s University before attending the 4-year Doctor of Chiropractic program at CMCC. During her intern year, she treated in a collaborative health care project at St. Michael’s Hospital where she co-managed chronic pain patients with medical doctors and psychologists. She then travelled to the Dominican Republic with World Spine Care where she treated and educated individuals that had little to no access to health care services. She also completed Contemporary Medical Acupuncture at McMaster University, and has been certified to teach the Boot Camp Program for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis implemented at Mount Siani Hospital.

Alongside her academic achievements, Dr. Goguen incorporates knowledge from her athletic background to help educate patients about their injuries and build movement confidence through exercise and rehabilitation. She has been a member at the Ottawa Gymnastics Centre since she was 4 years old, and continues to train recreationally in the Kazam Adult Program. She has also performed in Latin dance with the Dance ConneXion School of Toronto, and has trained in powerlifting for years.

Her approach to therapy begins with a thorough patient history and physical examination in order to communicate a clear diagnosis and take the time to educate patients on their injuries. She then may use techniques such as mobilizations and manipulations, soft tissue therapy, and exercise rehabilitation to reduce pain and restore function. She hopes to help patients communicate with their other health care providers and athletic coaches to cultivate a team-based approach to their recovery.


Andrew Maxner, MSc PT, B.Sc Kin


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.


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.


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.


Matthew Brien, BSc.KIN

Personal Trainer

Matt completed his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. On top of graduating with academic distinction, Matt spent a great deal of time as a Student Athletic Trainer for Saint Mary’s University (SMU) and their high-level varsity athletes. At SMU, Matt trained with both the Men’s Hockey Team and the Men’s Football Team becoming well versed in injury evaluation and exercise prescription. Since graduating from University Matt has worked at two other Back on Track locations gaining experience and knowledge from a wide variety of practitioners. Between his time at University with SMU and Back on Track, Matt has interacted with a range of individuals from the ages of 18–80+ making him well equipped to work with all ages.

Matt grew up playing high level Hockey, competing in mountain bike racing, and has always enjoyed recreational skiing. More recently Matt has found passion playing volleyball, both indoor and beach, and taken up snowboarding as new challenges.

Having experience with a wide variety of sports, age groups, fitness levels, and a Degree in Kinesiology, Matt is looking forward to tailoring programs to individuals wants/needs in order to keep exercise fun while also highly effective for their daily life.

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.