Ottawa Osteopathy & Sports Therapy

Our staff combines the evidence-based success of the sports medicine model with the growing demand for holistic care. We cater to anyone with an interest in improving their function, decreasing pain or removing physical activity limitations. You don't need to have a sports injury to consult our clinic.

Physiotherapists
 
Kinesiologist
Registered Massage Therapists
Administrative Staff

 


Richard Gregory Richard Gregory, B.Sc. CAT(C), D.O.M.P.

Certified Athletic Therapist, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Richard uses a global treatment approach combining the specific knowledge of muscle testing and exercise prescription from athletic therapy with the manual therapy skills of osteopathy.  

He has a Bachelor of Science from Concordia University with a specialization in Athletic Therapy (1999) and a professional diploma in osteopathy with the Collège d'Études Ostéopathiques (CEO) in Montreal (2004). The CEO, affiliated with the Canadian Colleges of Osteopathy in Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver, currently has the most demanding course requirements of all osteopathy schools in Canada.

Richard is also a certified Athletic Therapist with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association, a Sports First Responder and has had certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also a Running Specialist (The Running Clinic) and Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certified.

Richard believes strongly in patient education and injury prevention. As such, home exercise programs play an important role during his treatments to support the changes occurring from manual therapy. He has been lecturing since 1994 on various sports medicine related topics at local organizations, fitness centers, Canadian Universities and surgical rehabilitation hospitals.

He has previously worked with Cirque du Soleil artists at their international headquarters in Montreal. He has also worked as a high-performance consultant with Athletics Canada as lead medical for sprints and relays. Participation as part of the Canadian medical teams for international sporting events include: 2016 Americas Rugby Championship (Canada, Argentina, Chile),  2012 Panamerican Combined Events Cup (Ottawa, Ontario), 2010 Commonwealth Games (Delhi, India), 2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships (Edinburgh, Scotland), 2008 NACAC Cross Country Championships (Orlando, Florida), 2006 NACAC U23 Championships (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), 2006 NACAC Cross Country Championships (Claremont, Florida), 2005 Pan American Games - Juniors (Windsor, Ontario), 2003 Pan American Games - Juniors (Bridgetown, Barbados) and the 8th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2001 (Edmonton, Alberta).

Please note: Richard is not a medical doctor.

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Shauna IronsideShauna Ironside, BSc. CAT(C), D.O.M.P.
 
Certified Athletic Therapist, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Shauna graduated with distinction from Concordia University's department of Exercise Science with a specialization in Athletic Therapy. She is a Certified Athletic Therapist with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) and First Responder with the Canadian Red Cross. She is a Running Specialist (The Running Clinic) and is also Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certified.

Shauna completed her studies at the Canadian College of Osteopathy and is a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners. She completed a clinical study investigating functional lung capacity in addition to her training in osteopathy which includes manual therapy for the spine, pelvis, extremities and TMJ.

Shauna combines both athletic therapy (manual therapy, joint mobilization, exercise prescription) and osteopathic manual therapy into all of her rehabilitation plans. She also believes that patient education and exercise prescription are of utmost importance for fast recovery and preventing the recurrence of injury. Shauna prides herself on a global approach to treating the body for effective return to sport, work and for the maintenance of optimal health.

Shauna has previously worked at the Ottawa High Performance Centre (OHPC). She is a medical team therapist with the Canadian Trampoline, Tumbling and Double-Mini Trampoline team. She has worked with a variety of sports teams including the Ottawa Fury W-League Soccer Team, Ottawa Irish Rugby Club and Concordia University Football Team. She has also provided athletic therapy at various regional and national sporting events including the World Junior Hockey Championships, National Rugby Championships, Ontario Gymnastics Qualifiers, Ontario Trampoline Qualifiers, Ontario Summer Games and Provincial Judo Qualifier.

Shauna is a runner, triathlete, avid outdoor enthusiast and long-time Ottawa resident.

Please note: Shauna is not a medical doctor.

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To learn more about Shauna's upcoming Prenatal Health & Wellness clinic, click here.

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Christian AlbrechtChristian Albrecht, B.Sc. (PT),  D.O.M.P.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Christian completed his physiotherapy degree in 1986 from L'École de Masso-Kinésithérapie de Strasbourg, France, and a sport physiotherapy diploma in 1994 from L'Institut National de Sport et de L'Éducation Physique. He completed his osteopathy studies in 2005 from the Montpellier Osteopathic College & Toulousain Osteopathic Institute in France. He is a member in good standing of the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

Christian previously worked for many years in private practice in a multi-disciplinary clinic in Repentigny, Quebec. Prior to this, he worked as a physiotherapist in France treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and completed a thesis study in chronic lumbar pain.  He has worked with professional soccer players in France's League 1 (F.C. Metz), amateur soccer players (US Forbach), and elite-level athletes in gymnastics, cycling, rowing and tennis.

In addition to providing traditional osteopathic treatments, Christian uses exercise prescription to support the return to full active living. He regularly assesses and treats babies, toddlers and children, as well as individuals with concussion-related symptoms, pregnancy-related issues, and those with chronic pain.

Christian speaks French, German and English.

Please note: Christian is not a medical doctor.

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Neil PriceNeil Price, M.Ost, B.Sc. Hons., D.O.M.P.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Neil completed his master's degree in osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO). He has an Honours Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Gloucestershire and a Diploma in Fitness Training and Sports Therapy. He is a member in good standing of the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

The BSO is one of the oldest schools of osteopathy, world-renown for its exceptional teaching and finesse in manual therapy. As a BSO graduate, Neil combines a structural approach in treatment with patient education to effectively address patients' concerns.

Neil's professional training in traditional osteopathy and exercise sciences allows him to use hands-on techniques as well as provide tailored home exercise programs. He is comfortable addressing both acute and chronic conditions resulting from sport, work, or everyday activities.

Prior to moving to Canada, Neil was a founding partner of Body Foundation Osteopaths, a private clinical practice in London, England. He uses sports massage techniques and personal training to empower those he works with to overcome their existing barriers and achieve their personal physical goals.

Neil is an accomplished athlete who has successfully completed several ultra-marathons and long distance cold water swimming championships.

Please note: Neil is not a medical doctor.

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PaulineCostaPauline Costa, B.Sc., D.O.M.P.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Pauline graduated from the Collège d'Études Ostéopathiques (CEO) in Montreal with a professional diploma in osteopathy. She also graduated from Concordia University's department of Exercise Science with a Bachelor of Science and completed course work from Kiné-Concept in Kinetic Swedish Massage.

Pauline has worked in public medical, private sports injury and osteopathic clinics. She has a special interest in chronic pain and completed a research review on the topic of treating patients suffering from chronic pain.

Having graduated from the CEO, Pauline is very comfortable treating a wide variety of dysfunctions. This includes muscle and joint pain, headaches, abdominal/pelvic pain and cramping, digestive disorders, respiratory issues and chronic pain.

She embraces the multi-disciplinary approach and regularly works with other healthcare practitioners to provide the best possible treatment outcome for her patients. Her focused manual therapy treatments are always combined with exercises to maintain and improve function between sessions. She believes strongly in providing effective health care with compassion and empathy.

Pauline is a salsa dancer and understands the body’s need for movement and physical activity. She speaks fluent French, English and Portuguese.

Please note: Pauline is not a medical doctor.

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Sara Roy Sara Roy, B.Sc., PT

Physiotherapist

Sara obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy at McGill University in 2004. After graduating, she worked at a private sports medicine clinic in Montreal for over 6 years. She is a member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

She has worked with patients of all ages suffering from various orthopedic, neurological and cardiorespiratory problems and has regularly treated artists from Cirque du Soleil and the Conservatoire de Danse de Montréal. During her time in university, she also worked with the McGill Martlets Hockey team (2002-2004).

She believes in a holistic approach to treating patients, using a combination of manual therapy and rehabilitative exercises to retrain the body for peak performance. Patient education is key in the prevention of injuries and allows one to take charge of their recovery.

Sara also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from McGill University (2001), is a Sports First Responder and is fluent in both English and French.

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Mike Mah Mike Mah, RMT, ART Provider

Registered Massage Therapist, Certified ART Provider

Please note: As of August 18, 2017, Mike will be leaving the clinic to move to Taiwan. More information here. 

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Dominique LabreDominique Labre, RMT, SMT(cc)

Registered Massage Therapist, Sport Massage Therapy Certification Candidate

Dominique Labre is a Registered Massage Therapist and a graduate of Everest College. He combines his knowledge of human anatomy and injuries with his experience as an active individual to treat those with chronic painful conditions, acute injuries and discerning high performance athletes alike. His post graduate education in muscle energy and myofascial release techniques make his treatments more effective for correcting repetitive strain, poor posture and muscle tension from prolonged seated postures. 

Dominique is trained in a range of techniques such as Swedish, effleurage, deep tissue and sports massage among others. His treatments often combine several different types of techniques to achieve the best result. Dominique is currently in the process of completing his sport massage therapy certification with the Canadian Sport Massage Therapy Association. He has previously been a massage provider to athletes at the Ottawa Race Weekend, Lap the Gats cycling race, Ottawa Carleton Ultimate Association, Toronto Bicycling Network, and the Ottawa Senators rookie camp, and continues to work with Crossfit NCR, Ottawa Lions, and FullCycle Bike Shop athletes.

Whether your goal is to relieve pain, improve mobility or support athletic performance, a home exercise program will support the changes which occur after treatments. Dominique will show you how to perform these exercises effectively and answer your questions on the use of ice, heat, and when to stretch or rest. Most importantly, he will show you what you need to know to avoid a recurrence of your problem.

Dominique is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario (RMTAO) and is fully bilingual in English and French.

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David WitilukDavid Witiluk, M.Sc., R.Kin

Registered Kinesiologist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist

David has an Honours Bachelor and a Master's of Science Degree in Kinesiology from Lakehead University.  He has experience creating a wide variety of training programs which develop fundamental movement skills for athletes and improved health and fitness in the general population.

He has been actively involved in research in biomechanics and physiology of the human body and has completed the following studies:

The effect of warm-ups and elevated oxygen consumption on running performance in trained collegiate distance runners.

The relation between active flexibility and running economy in competitive male and female university distance runners.

Pilot study: Stability ball exercises for seated postures.

David is passionate about running both on and off the track. He has competed at the University level in middle distance track and cross country races. He has also coached the Lakehead Athletics Club Track Fundamentals program developing speed, skill, strength, and suppleness.

David cares about helping people regain and maintain an active lifestyle, maintain general health or improve performance in sport.

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Emily RoikEmily Roik 

Clinic Manager

Emily attended Everest College, graduating from the Medical Office Administration program.  She has worked with the public for many years, including previous positions in the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Ottawa.

Emily has been with us since the opening of the new clinic in 2008, and has been a helpful and dynamic addition to our team. Emily helps facilitate our services for Blue Cross federal program members, carded athletes, individuals working with MVA insurance, and anyone using workplace extended health benefits.

She will be happy to answer any questions and will gladly take your calls and emails to set up appointments.

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PictureComingSoon17 Chelsea Izzard

Office Administrator 

Chelsea attended Ottawa University for Biomedical Science. She has previously worked in administration and customer service, and enjoys interacting with the public and assisting in any way she can. Outside of the clinic, Chelsea strives to maintain an active lifestyle, and enjoys going to the gym and walking her pup, Calli.

Chelsea joined the clinic in the winter of 2017, and we are happy to have her as part of our team.

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