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Physiotherapy


Physiotherapy- Senior Associate


Chiropractic


Massage Therapy


Massage Therapy- Senior Associate

Dr. Kirk Andrew graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honors Bachelor of Health Sciences and graduated with honors from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). Furthermore, he is also a Medical Acupuncture Certified (through McMaster University), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association).

Dr. Andrew is passionate about continually upgrading his clinical skills in order to provide the most comprehensive and effective care possible for his patients. Since graduating, he has taken numerous courses related to soft-tissue therapy, injury prevention and rehabilitation, exercise science and athletic performance, concussion, headaches, to name just a few.

Dr. Andrew has become known as a leader in his field as an innovator and a world-renowned clinician. His unique skill-set has afforded him the ability to provide treatments for difficult cases that are otherwise unresponsive to other types of care. Patients travel from great distances, even as far as South America, Central America and from all over North America (including California, British Columbia, Minnesota, etc.) to seek his treatment. Dr. Andrew has developed successful and novel treatment protocols for a variety of ailments, including Concussions, Bunions and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes.

Dr. Andrew lives a healthy and active lifestyle, and believes in the importance of a holistic and preventive approach to health. His approach is rooted in the biopsychosocial (BPS) model, and consists of addressing biomechanical imbalances in the body, optimizing physical and mental status and also focuses on nutrition. Through this, he is able to guide people towards achieving the best possible version of themselves.

Courses, post-graduate qualifications & procedures:

Neuro-Functional (Medical) Acupuncture Certified (McMaster University) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization A (DNS) (Prague School of Rehabilitation) Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Certified Functional Range Release (FR) Certified Kinstretch Certified Active Release Techniques (ART) Certified (Full-Body) Trigenics Myo-Neural Medicine (RTP) Certified Cranial Adjusting Turner-Style (CATS) Certified Personal Trainer Specialist (PTS) Extra-Corporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

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Tristan is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from Algonquin College. Before massage therapy, he completed the Occupational Therapy Assistant/Physiotherapy Assistant program at Algonquin.

Tristan consistently strives to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all in his treatment area. He is passionate about assessing and working with patients experiencing any musculoskeletal injury. Tristan is dedicated to finding the root cause of injuries and not just treating the symptoms. Being on the men’s volleyball team for 5 years at Algonquin, Tristan has seen and experienced many athletic injuries. He enjoys helping athletes return to sport and treating persistent injuries throughout their season. He not only has worked with athletes, but also has experience working with a variety of patients including seniors and patients with chronic pain.

Tristan uses techniques in his practice such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial techniques, stretching, PNF and joint mobilizations. Expect to receive stretching/exercise prescription working with Tristan, as he strongly believes in combining exercise therapy and manual therapy to achieve the best outcomes. He is also big on educating the client why they could be experiencing pain and why he chooses certain massage techniques and exercises.

In Tristan’s free time he likes to stay active by playing volleyball, basketball, and weightlifting. He also loves watching the NBA, spending time with family and friends, and training his cats tricks.

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Olivia Garay graduated with her Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Ottawa in 2016. She has bachelor’s degrees in Psychology from the University of Toronto and in Kinesiology from York University.

Olivia values a holistic approach in developing your treatment plan, taking into account the physical, mental, and emotional contributors to your health. She believes passionately that patient education is the key to long-term success, and will work with you to implement home exercises and self-care strategies which fit with your lifestyle in order to complement the treatments you receive in clinic.

Olivia is actively involved in her local chapter of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and regularly attends both provincial and national conferences in order to promote and advocate for the profession of physiotherapy. She has received her concussion certification through Complete Concussion Management, and has completed the ProSport Go-To Therapist Mentorship program with Dave O’Sullivan.

Outside of the clinic, you might spot Olivia at a local trail race or triathlon, taking in a yoga class, hitting the Gatineau hills or cross country skiing! Recently she cross country skied with her partner across the entire length of Gatineau Park (42km) in a day!

Courses & post-graduate qualifications: Contemporary Medical Acupuncture - McMaster University. Advanced Functional Needling - Advanced Therapeutic Programs Concussion Management - SHIFT Lumbar Spine - McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis Therapy Shoulder Physiotherapy - Lyn Watson Prevention of Running Injuries - Blaise Dubois

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Ali Haddad is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), who graduated from the International Academy of Applied Health in Ottawa. Ali has a passion for helping and teaching others. He has played various sports, such as soccer, rugby and football. Growing up, Ali had a few injuries of his own, for which he received Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. He knew from a young age that he wanted to help others recover from injuries, break through physical limitations and achieve higher performance levels.

Ali is a dedicated massage therapist who thrives in helping each patient reduce their pain levels and improve range of motion in order to live more comfortably. He conducts assessments to help determine which structure or muscle is involved during injury or pain. Ali will then provide a hands on treatment which may include techniques such as: Trigger Point Release, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Myofascial Release (MFR) and other advanced Massage Therapy techniques. To conclude a treatment, Ali perscribes remedial exercises, that can be done at home or at the gym, which will help with each specific injury or pain.

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Laura holds an advanced diploma from the Centennial College Massage Therapy Program as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Science.

Laura is a passionate massage therapist, healthcare advocate, educator and mentor. She combines extensive education, knowledge of sports massage, Swedish massage, and other complementary techniques, such as advanced joint mobilizations, proprioceptive neuromuscular techniques and fascial release to help encourage and restore proper biomechanics and overall patient function and well-being. A proponent of the benefits of massage therapy, Laura works closely with various healthcare practitioners and treatment providers to develop holistic treatment plans for patients.

Laura also works as the Director of RMT services at Athlete’s Care helping to support our RMT’s with mentorship, leadership and helping Athlete’s Care to continue to provide an exceptional patient experience through our RMT services.

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Bansari earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from Gujarat University in India and extended her career to Canada through a Fitness & Health Promotion course and licensing examinations.

Throughout her journey, she has successfully treated a diverse range of age groups, aiding them in achieving their wellness goals. With experience spanning acute care settings to private practice establishments, she has expertise in managing musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Employing a holistic approach, Bansari integrates advanced techniques such as manual therapy, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, cupping, kinesiotaping, and personalized exercise programs to optimize your recovery and mitigate further injury. She advocates for collaborative, client-centered care, prioritizing individual needs. Bansari finds immense joy in witnessing individuals triumph over dysfunction through her guidance.

Outside of her profession, she finds solace in hiking, exploring new adventures, taking walks along the beach, and enjoying coffee drives.

Bansari invites you to embark on a transformative journey towards a healthier, happier YOU!

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Aastha is a Registered Physiotherapist who graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Physiotherapy. Having worked in a variety of settings: hospital-based physiotherapy, outpatient orthopedic department, surgery, medicine, and oncology, she brings a multifaceted perspective to treatment. She also has a history of working with people with complex musculoskeletal conditions, athletes, and people post fracture and post-surgery. Aastha believes in a patient-centered, biopsychosocial approach and collaborates with her patients to provide specific and individualized care. Treatments consist of education, manual therapy, soft tissue work, exercise prescription, acupuncture, and lifestyle modification. Being a big believer in lifelong learning, Aastha consistently thrives to evolve her practice by merging the most current, evidence-based literature with a holistic approach. She is passionate about her work and takes pride in connecting with her patients as they embark on their healing journeys.

Outside of the clinic, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, cooking, and practicing yoga.

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Harshil Shah is a physiotherapy resident with an established background in the medical field from India, where he pursued a Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy. His aim is to achieve goals based on the patient’s health and applies a treatment approach that is patient centered and goal oriented.

Harshil completed his diploma in fitness and health promotion in Canada and possess a deep understanding of the human body’s intricate mechanics. Harshil’s holistic approach not only focuses on symptom relief but also on addressing the root cause of your concerns. He works closely with patients to create a collaborative treatment plan, incorporating evidence-based techniques and exercises to optimize your recovery and prevent further injury. Harshil recently received his certification in Dry Needling.

Whether you are recovering from an injury, managing a chronic condition, or aiming to enhance your physical performance; Harshil is here to guide you in every step of your rehab journey.

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Jalpa attended Gujarat University in India and graduated with distinction in 2018. Jalpa has developed her clinical experience in a variety of settings, including private orthopaedic and sports rehab clinics, acute hospital care, and postoperative care.

She’s skilled in treating chronic and acute pain and disability with manual therapy, exercise and rehab protocols, myofascial and active release techniques, and alternative therapies like kinesiotaping, acupuncture, dry needling, and cupping methods.

Being a former athlete, she has a special interest in sports rehabilitation and prehab for injury prevention, in addition to treating people who suffer from other common work-related injuries. She believes in the importance of a patient-centred approach to care, emphasizing hands-on intervention, individualized exercise prescription, and ongoing education to best help her patients reach their full potential.

Outside of the clinic, Jalpa enjoys doing yoga, being outdoors, and travelling.

Language spoken: English, Hindi, Gujarati

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