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.
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 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.
Certified Athletic Therapist
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Certified Athletic Therapist
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.
Lindsay lives her life by reaching out to others to share her unshakeable passion for healthy eating, fitness and yoga. Her desire to help other has grown out of her own life experiences.
Lindsay grew up playing every sport under the sun; hockey, soccer, badminton, basketball, volleyball, downhill and cross country skiing – you name it, she played it! Her love for sports and exercise exposed to Lindsay to yoga at a young age. She quickly learned that mobility and flexibility are key components in every training program and that it would help others live a healthier, more mobile and functional life.
Lindsay has completed over 700 hours of yoga teacher training, travelled to Nicaragua to pursue additional training and has previously owned her own yoga studio. She has chosen to shift her focus to working with private yoga clients in a smaller, more intimate setting that allows her to focus on their individual needs and questions. Lindsay provides them with the tools and knowledge to build their own yoga practice that they can take with them anywhere while continuing to build towards their goals. Lindsay is a passionate and dedicated teacher who creates personalized yoga plans and practices that help her private clients meet their goals and move pain free.
Lindsay’s love and obsession with understanding how the human body functions as a whole doesn’t stop short there. She is also a recent graduate of the Institute for Holistic Nutrition and is currently studying Osteopathy at the Canadian School of Osteopathy with plans of graduating in April of 2021.
Mental Performance / Training 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.
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.
Individual and group sessions as well as workshops in English or French.
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.