Functional Capacity Evaluations
Mathew Pulickal is a registered physiotherapist and has a widespread background in the treatment and rehabilitation of numerous injuries, chronic pain issues, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), as well as injuries that are caused from work, sport and a variety of other activities and/or pathologies. There are only a handful of certified intramuscular stimulation (www.istop.org) medical professionals in Ontario. Besides providing IMS services, Mathew is one of the few Donjoy (www.donjoy.ca) custom knee brace fitters in Ottawa and is also trained to fit custom orthotics. He provides all these service at our Orleans physiotherapy, Barrhaven physiotherapy and Westboro physiotherapy locations.
Mathew obtained an undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics as well as an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa in 1997. He went on to receive his undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy and a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Alberta in 2001. In 2004, Mathew obtained his Masters degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta. In addition to these degrees, he is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist (www.csep.ca) and is certified in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) therapy. He is in the process of completing his final Manual Therapy certifications in order to obtain his Advanced Manual Therapy diploma as well. Presently he works at the Orleans physiotherapy, Barrhaven physiotherapy, and Westboro physiotherapy locations.
Mathew has a very extensive background in the fields of sports, rehabilitation and chronic pain. He was a national level track and field sprinter and presently is a running consultant for a few national level runners. Mathew has been doing running evaluations for clients for many years and is our only running evaluator for the company. Running evaluations are performed at the Barrhaven physiotherapy, Orleans physiotherapy, and Westboro physiotherapy locations. Over the past eleven years, Mathew has been certified as an Exercise Physiologist under the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP). He provides assessments, evaluations, prescribes conditioning exercises, and offers exercise supervision and monitoring, for the purpose of improving health, function, work and sport performance.
Mathew has been a physical therapist for the following events and teams: World Track and Field Games, World University Games, Pan American Games, NHL, CFL, CJFL, World Cup Triathlon, World University Wrestling Games, World Karate Championships, FIFA Soccer World Cup U21 and U19, University Varsity and CIS National Championships (Basketball, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Football, Rugby, Soccer, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling), and Dukes Football.
Mathew believes that providing one- on- one care at an affordable price with the utmost quality has allowed him to create a rehabilitation program unique to Ottawa.
Nick graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy in 2009, where he was awarded the Sheila Muir Webb award, a prize given to the graduating student with the best performance in clinical practice during the last year of studies. Prior to this, he had obtained his Undergraduate Honours Degree in Health Sciences from the University of Ottawa in 2007. Nick joined the Barrhaven Physiotherapy Clinic in 2009 and has quickly established himself in the Barrhaven area.
Highly interested in the fields of sports and orthopedic physiotherapy, Nick has also worked as a therapist in the QJFL (Quebec Junior Football League). He continues to take post graduate courses, specializing in Manual Therapy from the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy. He is also a running specialist, having completed the "New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries” course, and offers running evaluations. Other clinical interests include chronic pain, and how improving the biomechanics of the body can help decrease the symptoms associated with such conditions.
Nick believes his strong background in competitive sports enables him to better understand the biomechanics involved in injuries, and to therefore create efficient interventions for his clients involving exercise prescription and manual therapy.
Living an active lifestyle, his true passion is long distance running. He is fluently bilingual and works at our Barrhaven location.
Catherine graduated from the University of Ottawa with a B. Sc. in Physiotherapy in 2004 and has joined our team at the Orleans physiotherapy location. Since then, she continued her education and received her acupuncture certificate (CAFCI) as well as her Sport Physiotherapy Certificate. She also took numerous post-graduate courses such as craniosacral therapy, movement impairments and retraining as well as manual therapy, just to name a few.
Catherine has worked with several sports and teams of various levels.She gained experience with football, soccer, track and field, hockey, lacrosse, field hockey, figure skating, speed skating, volley-ball, trampoline, basket-ball and tennis. She covered many local, national and international competitions. After working with the Ottawa Sooners for 5 years (junior football), Catherine went back to her childhood sport: gymnastics. She now works part-time with a gymnastic club, the Quebec Federation of Gymnastics as well as Gymnastics Canada. This brings her around the world, working with our Olympic athletes.
In her free times, Catherine refills her energy going to the gym and running. She is fluently bilingual, has a contagious smile and is passionate for her profession. She is devoted to the improvement of her patients’ health and pursues one objective: giving the best quality service.
Registered Massage Therapist
Jason is a Registered Massage Therapist and a graduate of Algonquin College. He is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Ontario Massage Therapy Association. Jason has worked with veterans at the Perley Rideau Health Centre, pre and post-natal mothers at the Civic hospital and with elite athletes at Algonquin College and Carleton University.
Jason has developed a variety of massage skills, including Joint Mobilisations to increase range of motion and decrease joint pain and Lymphatic drainage to decrease swelling and increase circulation. Using general Swedish massage techniques, Jason can help restore muscle imbalance, release holding patterns, and decrease stress in areas such as head, neck and shoulders. Jason has been providing massage therapy in the Westboro physiotherapy and Barrhaven physiotherapy locations since 2009.
Jason's lifelong interest in sports has carried over into his Massage Therapy practice and he is presently studying for a certificate in Sport Massage. He believes the use of Massage Therapy in one's life, whether for stress or for sport, can greatly improve a person's health and well-being. Jason presently works at both our Barrhaven physiotherapy and Westboro physiotherapy locations.
Rahim is a bilingual Registered Physiotherapist who obtained a science degree in Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University in 2002 while also getting a personal trainer certification and certified as an Exercise Physiologist. Rahim then worked as a Kinesiologist for 4 years in multiple physiotherapy clinics. Rahim went on to do a Master in Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in Australia. His training was manual therapy and exercise based.
Rahim's sports and rehabilitation background includes playing University football at St. Francis Xavier University. Football Coach of North Gloucester Giants, Cumberland Panthers, Orleans Bengals, Gloucester Dukes, National Capital Amature Football All-Star Team. In Australia, Rahim was the team physiotherapist with East Brisbane Tigers Rugby Club (www.eastigers.com), Western Taipans Australian Rules Football Club, South United and Belbowrie Soccer Clubs. Locally, Rahim has been involved with La Cite Collegiale Basketball, and multiple NCAFA football clubs. Upon returning to Ottawa Rahim worked in Medicine, Oncology, Thoracis and the Orthopaedic departments at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus as well as at the Riverside Campus Rehabilitation Department. Currently, Rahim works in the Rehabilitation Department at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus.
Rahim's approach to rehabilitation therapy involves an emphasis on manual therapy, rehabilitation exercise as well as acupuncture and dry needling.
Peter obtained an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science with a specialization in clinical exercise physiology in 2005 from McGill University. He went on to receive his Masters degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Ottawa in 2010 after completing a wide-range of clinical rotations from intensive care to cardiology and sports medicine.
Presently he works at the Orleans physiotherapy and Westboro physiotherapy locations. In addition, Peter is working towards obtaining his certification in Manual Therapy. He also took numerous post-graduate courses such as McKenzie Part A and Butler's neural mobilization, just to name a few. With his background in competitive soccer and swimming, he does aqua therapy at various pools in town.
Meghan has completed her BASc Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University in 2006, in addition to the 40 weeks of placement in various settings such as hospitals, community and long term care.
She has worked in different settings (public health, family health team and long term care homes) which have given her experience treating people of all ages with different conditions. However, she specializes in cardiac, hypertension, weight loss and general healthy eating.
Megan would be available to offer nutrition consults to patients. Types of services that can be offered: nutrition consultations/follow ups on most health conditions: cardiac, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), food allergies, general healthy eating, sports nutrition and of course weight management.
If a client wishes to have a consult for the following conditions (cardiac, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia) it would be strongly recommended to have the latest blood work/blood pressure values for the initial consultation. As well, a physician's referral would be highly recommended.
Meghan enjoys being active, she has completed 2 sprint triathlons and one ½ marathon. She has been part of the same floor hockey team for the past three years. She believes that healthy eating involves whole foods, made from scratch.
She will be working at the Ottawa Physiotherapy and Sport Clinic- Westboro physiotherapy location.
Michael Osborn graduated as a physiotherapist from the University of South Australia in 2006. After working for a year in Australia in private practice, he moved to Canada where he has continued to gain clinical experience in a private clinic during the past five years. He prefers using a manual approach to treatment, augmenting this with a personalised home exercise program. He understands the need to use evidence based practice, and uses up to date research to guide his treatment.
He has a passion for treating and preventing running injuries, and has taken courses to further his knowledge in this field. He has also taken further education in acupuncture, Mulligan techniques, and the treatment of golf injuries. He has a level 1 and 2 manual therapy accreditation with Fit Fore Golf.
When not at the clinic, Michael enjoys running, golfing, playing soccer, cross-country skiing, camping and travelling.
Kamil is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. He previously completed an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at York University as well as the Exercise Physiologist designation through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists. Kamil's background is grounded in personal training and high performance fitness testing having worked in the Human Performance Laboratory for over five years testing professional athletes and firefighters. Manual therapy and acupuncture are streams that Kamil has a strong interest in and will continue to pursue. He has been involved in the martial arts for over thirteen years mainly, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling and Kickboxing. Coaching and competing at the provincial levels in submission wrestling and Shoto Kan Karate are endeavors that Kamil is passionate about.
Andrew has been working with us since 2009 and working as a full time Registered Physiotherapist since 2011. He is fluently bilingual and a graduate of the Masters of Physiotherapy degree from the University of Ottawa. He previously graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2009 with an Honours degree in Human Kinetics.
Interests for Andrew included a variety of sports and orthopedics. Running is another interest of his and he has taken the "New trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries course" and is a specialist in the area. He has also pursued post-graduate courses in Vestibular Rehabilitation, working with patients that have BPPV, vestibular neuritis, labyrinthitis and a variety of vestibular hypofunctions.
Andrew is pursuing courses specialized in manual therapy from the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy. He continues to work as a medical trainer for the Myers Jr. Riders in the QJFL (Quebec Junior Football league).
Leading a busy lifestyle, Andrew works at our Westboro location, providing a variety of other services such as, acupuncture, dry needling, custom knee braces and many more. His dedication to the profession and post-graduate learning have helped establish himself in the Westboro community.