Our Team

Karen LeValliant

Registered Physiotherapist & Owner

Karen is a certified member of Acupuncture Canada (formerly Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute – AFCI), and expands her educational and clinical skills, which includes Graston Technique, Functional Dry Needling, and manual therapy. She brings her knowledge, experience, and exercise science skills to her staff mentoring and public education seminars.

She is always striving to improve her manual therapy and clinical skills through continuing education courses, to better help her clients, team members, and Ottawa area residents.

Currently Karen’s time is occupied by her management and mentorship responsibilities across her 4 Ottawa clinics.  She enjoys sharing her knowledge with the public and athletic communities through group presentations and lectures.  Karen is a 2018 Forty Under 40 recipient of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce & Ottawa Business Journal’s prestigious business award, recognizing accomplished and rising business leaders under the age of 40 in the National Capital Region.

Amy Mahoney

Registered Physiotherapist

Amy graduated from Queen’s University in 2003. She has taken several post-graduate training courses in orthopaedic physiotherapy including core stability, acupuncture, pilates, fitness training, & manual therapy. Amy enjoys helping her patients achieve their goals, ranging from returning to day-to-day function to high level sports. Amy is qualified to treat and address any issues requiring vestibular rehabilitation.

Cathy Cooney

Registered Physiotherapist

Since graduating in 1997 from University of Toronto, Cathy has had extensive experience treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems. She has taken numerous post-graduate courses, including manual therapy, acupuncture, core stabilization exercises to name a few. Cathy is the team leader of our Women’s Health Program, including Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. She is one of a handful of therapists in the Ottawa region qualified to treat pelvic floor dysfunction. She has taken post-graduate level training courses to treat urinary incontinence in women, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain.

Melanie Mainville

Registered Physiotherapist

Melanie graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2001. She has accumulated extensive experience in treating all joints of the body, obtaining certification with the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) in 2010. In addition to treating along the standard physiotherapy model, Melanie uses cranio-sacral therapy to enhance whole-body wellness. She is also certified in anatomical acupuncture. She has a special interest in treating neck/jaw pain and assisting dentists and orthodontists with their treatments.

Robyn Quilty

Registered Physiotherapist

Robyn graduated from the University of Toronto in 2006 with a Masters of Physical Therapy. She has completed post graduate advanced training in Manual Therapy and Acupuncture; has completed her Pilates Instructor Certification; and most recently completed Kinetacore’s Functional Dry Needling Level 1 certification. In addition to her passion for working with Orthopaedic patients of all ages, Robyn is now running the Clinical Pilates Program at Manotick Physioworks offering one on one Pilates training guided by the rehabilitative principles of Physiotherapy. Robyn is a passionate advocate for an active lifestyle at all ages and stages of living.

Jenna Steele

Registered Physiotherapist

Jenna graduated in 2011 from Queen’s University with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. She has taken a variety of post-graduate courses including Acupuncture, Mulligan Concept, McKenzie Method, Mastering the Shoulder Complex, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and taping. She has also completed post-graduate training in Levels 1, 2 and Level 3 lower quadrant in Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. Her treatment approach is focussed around manual therapy and functional exercise. She enjoys working with all ages and a variety of orthopaedic injuries. Jenna is passionate about fitness and strives to assist her clients to return to an active lifestyle and achieve their goals. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, yoga and playing beach volleyball. She also loves cooking and playing/writing music.

Jenna is currently on maternity leave, due back fall 2020.  Congratulations Jenna!

Caitlin Merritt

Registered Physiotherapist

Caitlin graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2011 with a Masters of Health Sciences, Physiotherapy. She has taken a number of post-graduate courses, including: Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy Levels 1, 2, and 3 lower quadrants, Acupuncture, Concussion and Post-Concussion Management, Soft Tissue Release, Neuro-Proprioceptive Taping, McKenzie Method (lumbar), Preserving the Active Hip Rehabilitation, and Introductory Vestibular Rehabilitation. Her therapeutic approach focuses on education, exercise progression, and manual therapy. She strives to collaborate with her clients to help them achieve better function and quality of life. Caitlin enjoys being active, and loves to travel in her downtime.

Meghan Stapledon

Registered Physiotherapist

Meghan Stapledon, a University of Toronto Masters of Physical Therapy & University fo Ottawa Honours Baccalaureate of Science (Human Kinetics) graduate, focuses her practice on the assessment and treatment of orthopaedic and pelvic health conditions of all ages.

Meghan has focused her continuing education path on improving her pelvic floor physiotherapy tool kit!  She welcomes pelvic floor conditions of all kinds (incontinence, pelvic pain, organ prolapse, etc.) affecting men, women, and children of all ages.  Meghan believes in a collaborative and active recovery process for her clients, with individualized home exercise programs to ensure a successful recovery.

Sarah Nestor

Registered Physiotherapist

Sarah Nestor is a registered physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (CPO), focusing her practice on the assessment and treatment of pelvic health conditions, as well as orthopaedic and sports-related injuries. Her interest in rehabilitation stems from her sports background as a provincial-level gymnast and competitive freestyle skier, which provided her with a foundation for the importance of physical activity in both injury prevention and rehabilitation. Since graduating from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, she has worked with a variety of athletic populations from rugby teams to elite-level runners, incorporating evidence-based practice while setting goals with clients to ensure meaningful results. Sarah has also developed a special interest in women’s health, and continues to pursue post-graduate education in pelvic floor rehabilitation.

A passion for yoga led Sarah to complete her 200 hour yoga teacher training, which she incorporates into her management of both pelvic health and orthopaedic conditions. She believes strongly in the benefits of yoga for pain management, wellbeing, and as a skillset for staying physically active through the many stages of life.

Daniel Brazeau

Registered Massage Therapist

Daniel has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2011 and uses his passion for fitness and his coaching background to inform the treatments of his clients. He is a passionate and energetic therapist seeking to treat the root of peoples injuries, as well as maximizing his clients  range of motion and mobility to be able to perform at their highest abilities pain free. Daniel has worked with many high performance athletes including current and retired NHL and CFL players as well as professional bodybuilders and triathletes.

Daniel is certified in Graston Technique (GT®) which incorporates the use of stainless steel instruments to break down scar tissue; help increase range of motion; and it can help speed up healing. Daniel is also trained in MyoFascial therapy and Acupressure therapy.

Derek Gilmer

C Ped (C), B.A.

Derek is a certified pedorthist exclusively trained in the assessment, design, manufacture, fit and modification of custom made orthoses (also called orthotics) and footwear in order to alleviate and manage pain, discomfort and disabilities in the legs and feet.

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