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Back on Track Physio - Hunt Club
380 Hunt Club Road, Suite 107
Ottawa, Ontario
Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm  
Wed 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm  
Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  


Brendan has been a practicing physiotherapist since graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science (Physical Therapy) in 1998. After initially working in the public hospital system and then with varsity athletes at the University of Waterloo, he left Canada to explore physiotherapy approaches overseas. That six year journey led to him to working as a physiotherapist in England, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia, along the way completing a wide variety of post-graduate courses, culminating in the completion of a Masters of Manipulative Physiotherapy at the University of Otago in New Zealand. This training subsequently recognized him as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy. On returning to Canada he continued to develop his clinical and field experiences in sports physiotherapy working with a variety of sports including men’s & women’s club rugby, box lacrosse, soccer, and Canada’s National Diving Team at international events. Recognizing the need for athletes and patients to achieve maximal benefit from their prescribed rehabilitative and preventative exercise programs motivated him to train to become a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and complete his exams to become a Sport Physiotherapy Canada Certificate level therapist. His physiotherapy passions include deciphering complex/multi-region clinical presentations, integrating exercise conditioning science into active rehabilitation, using bio-psychosocial approaches in balance with the physical approaches to patient care, and particular interest in the use of IMS acupuncture (a specialized approach to treating chronic soft tissue dysfunction often causing referred pain) to normalize soft tissue restrictions and achieve lasting therapeutic effects.