Happy to announce more growth at the clinic! Former high performance athlete Dustin Bru joins our team and starts up our physiotherapy department. If you have physiotherapy on your policy and are looking for a very comprehensive proactive approach ... don’t hesitate to see Dustin Bru.

Ottawa High Performance Centre Team

Ottawa’s Premiere Sports Therapy Clinic

Meet our skilled Certified Athletic Therapists and healthcare professionals

Our athletic therapists and massage therapists are trained in the latest and best techniques to help injured athletes get back to active lifestyles.

Dr. Ian Anderson

Chiropractic & Kinesiology

With over 25 years experience in the Chiropractic and Kinesiology field, Dr. Anderson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to OHPC.

Dr. Anderson hails from Toronto and is a graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He has been pleased to call Ottawa home for the past 20 years where he lives with his wife Janice, and their 3 daughters. “Chiropractor by day, hockey dad by night” is his tag line at home! He and his family are very involved in the world of youth competitive sports especially girls’ hockey .

What distinguishes Dr. Anderson’s chiropractic approach from that of other health professionals, is his particular interest in the musculoskeletal and neurological concerns of the mature athlete.

A cornerstone of his treatment approach is his commitment to ‘find the root of the problem’. His philosophy of treatment is based on collaboration of chiropractor and patient, always ensuring patient control over the direction of treatment, thereby maximizing best results.

Dr. Anderson is well known in the Ottawa community as an educator in the post secondary education system in the field of Registered Massage Therapy and body work disciplines.

 

Caroline Assaf

Certified Athletic Therapist

Caroline is a graduate of the Athletic Therapy Program at Concordia University. If you ask her why she became an Athletic Therapist, she’ll tell you that she loves the reward of helping her patients and athletes reach their goals, whatever they may be. Her approach is based on a combination of manual therapies and exercise. She uses tools such as myofascial release, massage and muscle energy to break through layers of muscle tension, realign and reset the body following an injury. She then implements exercise and breathing techniques to solidify these changes to promote long term progress and pain free living. She looks to empower her clients by providing them with the education and tools needed to help themselves outside the clinic environment.

Caroline has worked with a wide variety of active individuals, both athletes and active people alike. Whether you’re a football or rugby player, an engineer who loves bike rides, or a mom who loves long walks with her kids, Caroline wants to get you out there doing the activities you love. As someone who danced for over a decade, she’s experienced the pain of injury and understands the desire to get back out doing what you enjoy most. She herself now weight trains, practices yoga, and just loves to get out there and move! Her goal is to get you out and back to your activities in a way that’s fun, and friendly to your body. Whether your goal is to get back to work or play, Caroline is here to help you.

Caroline est aussi fièrement bilingue. Ayant complété tous ses stages en Thérapie du Sport à Montréal, elle est très à l’aise à travailler avec une clientèle francophone. Si vous cherchez une thérapeute qui peut vous servir en français, cela lui fera plaisir de vous aider!

Dustin Bru

Physiotherapy

Dustin graduated in 2009 from the University of Regina as a 3 time Academic All Canadian Athlete with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. After graduating Dustin spent several years working in international insurance before he decided it was time to make a career change.

Dustin’s decision to pursue a career in Physical Therapy was influenced by the positive experiences he had as a patient when recovering from numerous sports and training related injuries.

Dustin is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy. His post graduate courses include: ITPT certification in concussion management through IMPACT, LearnIMS dry needling course, and SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment).

Dustin’s treatment philosophy is threefold: Treat the symptoms of the injury or dysfunction, determine the factors that lead to the injury or dysfunction, and address those factors through a combination of education, modalities, manual therapy techniques, and corrective exercise.

Dustin is passionate about treating individuals who are motivated to improve their physical well-being. Whether you are an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone who wants their body to be performing at its best, Dustin is here to help.

Tony Carbonette

Certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Kinesiologist

As owner of the OHPC, Tony is very proud to work along side the amazing team at Ottawa’s Premier Sports Therapy Clinic.

Tony’s therapy focus is on correcting mechanical alignment issues that cause sports injuries and chronic pain. Using techniques such as Muscle Energy, soft tissues release, myofascial release and other proactive strategies, Tony’s goal is to restore balance and mechanical function.  One of Tony’s strengths is to help his clients understand their condition so together he and the client can plan and execute a sound recovery.

Tony brings a vast experience to the OHPC team.  Prior to spending 11 years with Hockey Canada’s Sledge Hockey Program as the team’s Head Athletic Therapist and High Performance Coordinator, Tony spent some time working in the CFL, Canadian Professional Soccer League, NCAA div2 basketball and the Canadian College Hockey League.  Tony has along represented Canada at the international level by being part of the medical team at the 2006 Torino Paralympics, 2010 Vancouver Paralympics and 2014 Sochi Paralympics.

Along with his therapy experience, Tony has had the fortune to be a guest speaker at various international conferences speaking on a multitude of topics such as hockey injuries, core training specificity, and Paralympic Disability in sport. Tony has also authored a core training manual for athletes with disabilities.

When not working, Tony can be found playing soccer, trail running, stand up paddling, hiking with his dog. As a certified Level 1 High Performance hockey coach, he also dedicates some his spare time coaching competitive youth hockey.

Kayla Dumouchel

Registered Massage Therapist

Born and raised in the small town of South Porcupine/Timmins, Ontario. Kayla has always loved and been active in the outdoor activities surrounding the area since the age of 4 years old. Kayla started fishing and hunting as a pass time with her family and is still very passionate about the wild life adventures. Kayla Attended College in Sudbury Ontario at College Boreal in the three-year Massage Therapy program. During this time, she had the opportunity to learn relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, prenatal massage, massage for post cancer treatment, sports related treatment and many more.

Kayla has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2010. Once graduated, she obtained her Master Business License and has worked with a Chiropractor, in the Timmins District Hospital, The Americana Spa Resort in Niagara Falls, Martial Arts Academy and at remote mining camp sites.

Kayla is a very optimistic and motivated RMT who enjoys seeing the results in the clients she treats every day. She is enthusiastic that she can make a difference in the lives of her clients with the treatment and benefits of Massage Therapy.

Jamie Hatheway

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Jamie’s goal as an osteopathic manual practitioner is to educate her clients and provide exceptional care. She is an avid athlete and was chosen to be a member of the Under 18 Ontario Women’s Hockey Team competing at the U18 National Championships. Upon graduating from high school she accepted a Division 1 NCAA Hockey Scholarship in Minnesota,where she completed a Bachelor of Science. She fell in love withOsteopathy near the end of her university career as she saw an osteopath as part of her treatment plan for a hockey injury. Jamie recently graduated from The National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto and has a true passion for helping people. Some of her techniques include therapeutic exercises, joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, soft tissue therapy, visceral manipulation, trigger point therapy and cranial sacral therapy. During her free time, Jamie can be found touring Prince Edward County tasting exceptional food and wine, hiking and travelling.

Cassie Hay

Registered Massage Therapist

Cassie has an Advanced Diploma from Algonquin College in Massage Therapy. Born and raised in Ottawa, ON, she has been involved in the athletic industry for several years. Cassie’s involvement has been multifaceted; as an athlete, a coach, a personal trainer, a medic and as a therapist. Her most recent and highest achievement as an athlete was to compete for Team Canada at the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships held in South Carolina. Her knowledge and experience in several sports include soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, gymnastics, cycling, football, rugby, basketball, swimming, and baseball, to name a few. She has acted as an assistant to the athletic therapist for the Algonquin College Thunder and as a medic for the St. Mark High School Athletic Department.

Cassie’s philosophy is in discovering the underlying impairment to the presented injuries, as well as preventive measures and proper rehabilitation. She has a very strong passion for athletics and athletic rehabilitation. Her primary goal is to help the athlete become stronger than before the injury occurred, by not only using her extensive knowledge in trigger point therapy and fascial manipulations but also her ability to relate with the athletes on a personal level. Cassie hopes to continue her passion in athletics for several years to follow and wishes to further her knowledge and experience on concussion and post-concussion syndrome recovery.

Richard Hudspith

Certified Applied Somatic Educator

An educator and facilitator with over 20 years’ experience, Richard has worked internationally in educational, counseling, consulting and athletic fields. In addition to his Applied Somatic training, Richard has University degrees in Physical Education and Elementary Education as well as a Masters degree.

He uses Somatic Muscle Technique to teach clients to become self-sustaining in their own body. The techniques of Somatics reduces pain and stress in the body and clients learn how to feel and move in a more functional way.

Richard has appeared on Rogers television and published an article for Ottawa Life Magazine. He has worked with the Carleton Ravens Men’s, Ottawa Fury Women’s Soccer Teams, Health Canada and the National Research Council.

Lauren Hurdon, M.H.K.

Mental Performance / Training Consultant

Lauren Hurdon holds a Master’s degree in Human Kinetics: Intervention and Consultation in Sport, Physical Activity, and Health (Sport Psychology) and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, both from the University of Ottawa.

Lauren has a background in behavioural therapies which she uses in combination with sport psychology concepts. She believes that excellence in athletic performance stems from a confident and clear mind outside of sport and therefore takes the whole individual into account when addressing goals. Her unique combination of skills allows her to help her clients excel to their full potential. Since 2010, Lauren has been the assistant coach of the Heritage College Women’s Basketball team. Her expertise in mental skills training has helped many of her athletes excel in their sport through goal setting, re-focusing, confidence building, team building, communication, and visualization. Since 2014, Lauren has been working one on one with individuals, off the court, to help them reach their goals.

Lauren holds regular workshops on mental training. She is also fully bilingual and offers her services in English and French.

www.laurenhurdon.com

Lianne Jolliffe

Registered Massage Therapist

As a lifelong athlete, Lianne has a greater understanding of people who want to remain active and keep their bodies functioning at their best. This is part of the reason she decided to pursue a career in Massage Therapy. Her years in wrestling, martial arts, hockey and field hockey have allowed Lianne to see both sides of an active lifestyle. The athlete themselves, and the therapy and treatments required to maintain the lifestyle comfortably.

When she isn’t working, Lianne likes to spend her time hiking, skateboarding, crafting, and spending time with her family and friends!

Lianne is excited to be a part of Ottawa’s premier sports therapy clinic, and looks forward to providing clients with the highest quality of care they have been accustomed to from the OHPC team.

Angie MacDonald

Registered Massage Therapist

Angie is a proud student of the art of Swedish massage. She excels at trigger point therapy, deep fascial work and manual lymph drainage. With prior experience as a personal trainer, as well as several years spent as a massage therapist with Carleton Athletics and the Ottawa Rebel lacrosse team, Angie is an expert in treating sports related injuries. She’s also an avid athlete, having completed many triathlons, marathons and other endurance sports. Her devotion to exercise makes her an excellent and compassionate therapist, who insists on educating and providing her clients with the resources they need to achieve optimal health.

Dan Marynowski

Certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Kinesiologist

Dan is currently the Head Athletic Therapist with the Ottawa 67’s and is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist. He spent 6 years as a reserve medic in the Canadian military and has worked with numerous teams in the past such as the Jr A Mississauga Chargers, Ottawa Redblacks, Ontario Basketball and York University Football. Within his manual therapy qualifications, he is certified in soft tissue release and certain osteopathic techniques for the cervical and lumbosacral region. However, it is the individual needs of the patient that Dan caters to when it comes to the suitable mechanics, reconditioning, and appropriate exercise implementation for that athlete or patient to properly return to peak performance. During the 67’s offseason though, he does like to train hockey players at Complete Athletics and will be working with Hockey Canada in the near future.

Martine Parent

Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC), Sport Psychology Counsellor/Consultant

Her consulting philosophy is athlete-centered and focuses on the whole human experience as well as looking at the role of emotions within the sport. Her mission is to help athletes, coaches and teams to have a positive growing life and sport experiences. Her interest is based on diverse sport experiences as well a personal commitment to mental and physical well-being. Mental skills can improve athletic performance and quality of life by bringing the individuals or teams to discover what is best within themselves for their sport or life, unlocking their full potential. She has worked with a wide variety of athletes of various disciplines, ages and levels of competition. She also delivers workshops on the topics of sport psychology.

“You first must be in control of yourself before you can control your performance” – Sports Psychologist Kenneth Ravizza

Areas of Expertise: goal setting; mental imagery; relaxation; team building; dealing w/ setbacks; time management; concentration; refocus; confidence building; stress/anxiety management; life balance; communication skills; improving recovery and injury rehabilitation; emotional management that leads to performance enhancement and positive personal development.

Sarah Rennick

Registered Massage Therapist

Sarah is a graduate of the International Academy of Massage. She worked for many years as a Personal Trainer and decided to become an RMT to further her knowledge and broaden the spectrum on which she could help others improve their health. Sarah has successfully treated numerous sporting and overuse injuries, postural dysfunctions, stubborn trigger points, as high level athletes. Her practice aims are to promote healing and circulation while educating her clients on proper posture/home care to maintain a pain free lifestyle.

In her spare time, Sarah loves to stay active, write her wellness blog (www.sundressesandsquats.com) and spend time with friends and family.

 

Amy Thiffault

Mental Performance / Training Consultant

A professional member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association, Amy aims to increase self-awareness and the development of mental skills in order to reach peak performance in competitive and recreational sport, at work and in daily living. An advocate for strong Integrated Sport Teams, she has worked with an array of athletes in individual and team sports across all levels. With a client-centered approach, she will work with you and your team to develop and improve mental and emotional skills for high quality training and competitions, on and off the field. Driven to enhance performance and development, Amy strives to educate all individuals on mental health while also helping them to unlock their inner potential and achieve success in all areas of life.

Areas of expertise:
Goal setting/management; motivation; self-talk; performance planning; relaxation; visualization; focus; distraction control; team building; communication; emotion management; time management; building awareness; injury rehabilitation; dealing with change; building confidence; positive living, and much more.

Consulting Services:
Individual and group sessions as well as workshops in English or French.

Carole Woodstock

Registered Holistic Nutritionist RHN, FIS

Carole Woodstock is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist specializing in sports nutrition. Combining over twenty years of experience in the health and fitness industry with a passion for teaching, Carole believes that everyone ‘can’ and everyone ‘belongs’. An educator and international fitness presenter, Carole has worked with individuals as well as groups ranging from 30 to 300 participants. She has one guiding philosophy: People change or adopt a new behavior only when they feel successful along the way; break it down into small steps and keep it simple, and people will feel successful. With an infectious energy and endless optimism, Carole brings a supportive and fun approach to working with her clients, identifying herself as a personal ‘nutrition’ trainer.

A triathlete and outdoor enthusiast, Carole shares her passion for fitness and coaching by teaching core-conditioning classes, group cycling and boot camp programs, leading holistic nutrition workshops and seminars, and coaching beginners for triathlon and duathlon competition.

 

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