YOUR SPORT MEDICINE AND PHYSIOTHERAPY TEAM

SPORT MEDICINE TEAM

Dr. Rob Gauvreau

MD, CASEM Dip. Sport Med.

Dr. Gauvreau has been practicing Sport Medicine for over 35 years, in the Ottawa area. He has served as the Head Team physician for the Ottawa 67’s for the past 15 years and has also been a team physician for the CFL Ottawa Red Blacks, Ottawa Lynx, various minor hockey & soccer teams and University Varsity Teams in the Ottawa region. He currently serves as alternate team physician for the NHL Ottawa Senators.

Dr. Gauvreau has hospital privileges at the Ottawa Hospital and Kemptville Hospital, in the Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, in the Dept. of Family Medicine, and continues to teach Sport Medicine to Family Practice residents.

His Focused Practice in Sport & Exercise Medicine specializes in the care of muscle and skeletal injuries and conditions, that affect the active person. Dr. Gauvreau also focuses on leading edge regenerative medicine solutions. i.e. platelet rich plasma, viscosupplementation with hyaluronic acid, US guided injection procedures etc., for the treatment of muscle, skeletal & joint conditions.

Dr. David White

BSc, MSc, MD, CCFP, Fellowship in Sport Medicine

Born and raised in Ottawa, Dr White attended the University of Ottawa and received a BSc in Human Kinetics and an MSc in Neurosciences. He then attended the University of Toronto to complete his undergraduate medical education before returning home to complete his residency in Family Medicine in 2014.  This was followed by a fellowship in Sports and Exercise Medicine at the University of Ottawa, which he completed in 2015.

Dr White has already worked on the medical teams for major international competitions including the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2015 Pan American Games. Locally he has worked with the Varsity programs at Ottawa and Carleton University and is currently a team physician for the Ottawa 67’s, Fury and RedBlacks. He is an active teacher with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Dr White has played several competitive sports including hockey and baseball. He has completed over 15 triathlons and currently enjoys skiing, golfing and running.

MASSAGE THERAPY TEAM

Jessica Eamer

BSc, RMT

Jessica completed an honours BSc in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa and then went on to complete the Intensive Massage Therapy Program at Algonquin College.  Her experience as a kinesiologist and personal trainer has helped develop Jessica into the therapist she is today. She educates her clients on the benefits of Massage Therapy and how to optimize a treatment session with self-care and movement.   As a runner and triathlete, Jessica has a very personal understanding of the requirements and demands of sport.  She utilizes many manual techniques including trigger point therapy, soft tissue release, myofascial work and deep tissue massage. She loves sharing her knowledge and experience as a therapist, trainer and athlete while helping others through the rehab process.

Olivia Urquhart

BSc, RMT

Born and raised in Ottawa, Olivia attended the University of Ottawa graduating with an Honours Bachelor with a specialization in Human Kinetics. She then went on to graduate from the Intensive Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College. Olivia has worked for a number of years as a personal trainer, mobility coach, and traveling sports therapist for Algonquin College Athletics. With an extensive background in fundamental movement and injury prevention mobility work, she combines both aspects of massage tissue work with mobility remedial exercise to ensure her patients are seeing the best results. With a passion for all things health and wellness, Olivia loves to educate her patients and share with them the practices of living a healthy and happy lifestyle.

PHYSIOTHERAPY TEAM

Mike Gauvreau

BSc, MPT

Mike grew up in the Ottawa area, and completed an honours BSc in Biology at the University of Ottawa in 2010.  He then went on to graduate with a Masters of Physical Therapy at Western University in 2013. He has an extensive background in competitive hockey and soccer, and currently has a passion for strength training and human movement. His style of treatment incorporates best practices from physical therapy and a variety of other movement and strength disciplines. In addition to his manual therapy skills, his treatment emphasizes movement re-education, functional strengthening, and attaining better overall health and fitness.

Yulia Biggar

BSc, MSc, MPT

Yulia completed her undergraduate BSc in health sciences and MSc in Biology at Carleton University before going on to complete her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario. During her time at Carleton she worked as a personal trainer where she discovered her passion for movement and physical activity as a way to improve sports performance and improve the lives of the people she worked with. Yulia is an avid runner and her treatment approach is based on her passion for coaching better movement for injury prevention.

Tommy Fong

BHK, MPT, CSCS

Born and raised in Ottawa, Tommy completed his Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics (BHK) at the University of Ottawa in 2013, followed by his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) at Western University in 2015. In 2016, he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association in addition to a Graston Technique Provider. As a former varsity volleyball player, his extensive background in sport from an athletic perspective provides an advantage when it comes to treating and training athletes. His treatment philosophy is based on using hands on therapy to optimize movement, performance and function.

Paul Fortin

BPHE, MSc. PT

Having obtained a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education degree from Queen’s University, Paul decided to travel overseas to complete his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. While overseas, he gained additional experiences working with local soccer and rugby academies and discovered CrossFit.

His passion for rehabilitation, fitness and human performance began through the multiple sports he played growing up in Ottawa. Paul’s main sport of hockey gave him the opportunity to compete at the Junior A level and he has also given back and coached at the minor hockey level. Sports have developed Paul’s special interest in treating athletes and anyone looking to get the most out of their bodies while living pain free. He strives to help people enhance their movement quality, functional strength and mobility in order for them to achieve their goals and needs.

Jenna Holdham

BSc, MSc. PT, CSCS

Jenna completed her Kinesiology degree at McGill University where she played varsity soccer and field hockey. During this time she developed an interest in sports performance and movement therapy, motivating her to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach.

She then went on to pursue a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. While overseas she was introduced to the world of Crossfit and now works as a Crossfit coach at a gym in Ottawa.

Movement based therapy is an important part of Jenna’s rehabilitation strategy. She hopes to work with young aspiring athletes and individuals looking to reduce their levels of pain and maintain or regain function in everyday life.

Alexis Dugas

BSc, MHSc in Physiotherapy

Alexis attended the University of Ottawa to receive an Honours BSc in Human Kinetics and a Masters of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy. During that time, she completed an internship with Optimize Physiotherapy and became very passionate about movement based rehabilitation.

Alexis played competitive badminton in high school and team sports through university. She is interested in strength training and overall human movement. Her treatment approach is to educate better movement patterns to achieve clients’ rehabilitation goals and to prevent future injuries.

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