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PAIN SOLUTIONS FOR THE ATHLETE IN YOU

MEET THE ATHLETICO TEAM

Unity is strength. . . When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.


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Richa Rehan, PT

Registered Physiotherapist

Certified Dry Needling Practitioner

Acupuncture Practitioner

Certified Yoga Practitioner

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Practitioner

Richa started our physiotherapy company in 2010 and since has worked with numerous Varsity, National and Olympic-level athletes in the Prevention, Rehabilitation and Management of Sports Injuries with an Active population. Richa is a past National-level basketball player and clearly understands the needs of an Active and Athletic population and the impact of injuries first hand.

Richa has completed an array of post-graduate courses in the area of Acupuncture, full certification in Functional Dry Needling, Sports Rehabilitation, Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation from leading educational institutions around the world. Richa is also a Certified Yoga Practitioner and will often combine the principles of Yoga with Advanced Sports Rehabilitation Strategies and Research to bring together the Best solutions to help manage conditions affecting the Spine, Joint, Muscle, Tendons, Bones, Ligaments and Nerves quickly and effectively.


Richa incorporates her many years of Clinical Knowledge, Advanced Skills and Education in the area of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy to help identify even subtle Mechanical Imbalances and Impairments with her patients to help with a faster recovery from injuries. Richa always combines Cutting-Edge Research in her clinical practice  find the Best Treatment Tools to not only provide pain relief from your present condition but also prevent any future injuries or re-occurrences. Richa is also an Examiner for the Physiotherapy National Licensing Examination and a Member of the Sports Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Richa is also  Rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform the Authorized Activities of Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and Spinal Manipulation.


Athletico physiotherapists with their Years of Advanced Post-Graduate training in the area of Effectively Managing Spine, Joint, Muscle, Tendon, Nerve and Ligamentous Conditions are very well placed to provide you with solutions for your pain condition and get you back to the things you love to do!!

 

Rachel Coens, PT

Registered Physiotherapist

Acupuncture Practitioner

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Practitioner

Rachel is a seasoned Team Athletico Physiotherapist with many years of clinical experience and a strong background in athletics, both as an athlete and Physiotherapist. Rachel is trained at an advanced level in various forms of Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Rachel strongly believes that exercise is medicine and incorporates various therapeutic exercises into her treatment plans. Rachel has an in-depth understanding of the human body and the demands placed on an active body. Rachel routinely combines her clinical knowledge with years of athletic experience to bring together treatment plans that help her patients get better, Faster!

Rachel is a past competitive figure skater and continues to  help lead the Queen's Varsity Figure Skating Team. As an athlete, Rachel received many awards for her athletic achievements including the Marion Ross Trophy in 2007 and the Ontario University Athletics All-Star title between 2003-2007. Rachel has also been involved with teaching at Queen’s University, serving as an Academic Assistant and Clinical Instructor in the Master's of Physiotherapy program. 


Rachel is also trained in effectively assessing and treating the Pelvic Floor as part of Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. Rachel is fully rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario for performing the authorized activities involved with provision of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy.


Athletico physiotherapists with their Years of Advanced Post-Graduate training in the area of effectively managing Spine, Joint, Muscle, Tendon, Nerve and Ligamentous Conditions are very well placed to provide you with solutions for your Pain Condition and get you back to the things you love to do!

 

Adam Sunderland

Registered Physiotherapist

Acupuncture Practitioner

Adam is a Team Athletico Registered  Physiotherapist. Adam has significant clinical experience and knowledge in managing athletic and sports injuries and has been involved with various sports clubs in the past. Adam graduated with a Masters in Science in Physiotherapy Degree from McMaster University. Prior to that, Adam graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Sports Psychology from Laurentian University and another Masters Degree in Health Sciences from the University of Ottawa. Adam has co-author of many peer-reviewed journal articles in the areas of Sports Medicine/Psychology and Health Care and has presented his research at many Sports Conferences in Canada. Adam in the past has also served as a Statistical Officer at Statistics Canada.

Adam has a strong skill-set in managing Orthopedic and Sports Injuries and incorporates advanced and cutting-edge research in identifying and effectively treating mechanical imbalances in the human body. Adam's treatment philosophy follows a patient-centered approach and treatment goals are always formulated based upon each individual patients needs and functional/sports goals. Adam has a very good understanding of the pathoanatomy and biomechanics of injuries in an athletic population and how to manage these quickly and effectively. Adam also has significant experience with Ice Hockey and has served as Assistant Coach of the Capital City Condors Ice Hockey Team for four years.


Adam also incorporates acupuncture in his treatment programs and is rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform the controlled acts of Acupuncture and Dry Needling.


Team Athletico physiotherapists with their Years of Advanced Post-Graduate training in the area of Effectively Managing Spine, Joint, Muscle, Tendon, Nerve and Ligamentous Conditions are very well placed to provide you with solutions for your pain condition and get you back to the things you love to do!

 

Anne Cusson

Registered Physiotherapist
Acupuncture Practitioner

Anne is Team ATHLETICO's Fully Bilingual Resident Physiotherapist who has significant experience working in a military environment. Anne has served as a Senior Cadet as part of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets for many years before heading to University to further her education in managing Sports and Military injuries. She has significant athletic experience being involved herself in many sports at various levels including Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball and Baseball. Anne is a Bronze Star Swimmer and holds Level 2 designation in Boxing.

Anne's journey in the field of physiotherapy stemmed from a keen interest in managing conditions of the Spine, Muscles, Joints and Nerves which has led her to further her skills, training and knowledge in the area. Anne later graduated from University of Ottawa with an Honors Bachelor Degree with Specialization in Human Kinetics and later graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Master's Degree in Physiotherapy. 


Anne has substantial Clinical Experience and Knowledge in managing Orthopedic and Sports Injuries and has been involved with various Sports Clubs in the NCR region in the past. As an active member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Anne is 100% committed and well-equipped to incorporate highest-level Research Solutions in her Clinical Care and always combines this with a strong Patient-Specific approach in her Clinical Care to help her Patients achieve their treatment goals in a timely fashion. Anne is also a fully Certified K-Taping Physiotherapist at the Pro-level. Anne also incorporates acupuncture in his treatment programs and is rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform the controlled acts of Acupuncture and Dry Needling.


Team Athletico physiotherapists with their Years of Advanced Post-Graduate training in the area of Effectively Managing Spine, Joint, Muscle, Tendon, Nerve and Ligamentous Conditions are very well placed to provide you with Solutions for your Pain Condition and Get you Back to the Things you Love to do!

 

Mario Forget, PT

Registered Physiotherapist

Fellow, Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT)

Certified GUNN-IMS Dry Needling Practitioner (CGIMS)

Certified Acupuncture Practitioner (CAFCI)

TMJ (Jaw Joint) Physiotherapy Practitioner

Mario is a seasoned Athletico Registered Physiotherapist with 17 years of clinical experience as a physiotherapist. Mario’s first involvement with the profession started as a Physiotherapy Assistant back in 1991 and has since worked in the field of Physiotherapy. Mario has solid clinical background in managing patients with musculo-skeletal conditions. He has also co-authored many peer-reviewed systematic reviews published in many Canadian and International Research Journals. Mario is also a member of the Validity Evaluation Committee of the Cochrane Cervical Orthopedic Group.

Mario combines his many years of clinical experience with cutting-edge research to help formulate the best treatment strategies for his patients. A large focus of Mario’s practice relies upon not just managing the present pain problem, but most importantly identifying the underlying “drivers” for the condition to help prevent any further injuries or reoccurrences.


Mario has attained significant advanced clinical certifications over the years in areas including Spinal Manipulative Physiotherapy, IMS Needling, Concussion and Vestibular Rehabilitation, TMJ (Jaw Joint) Physiotherapy and Acupuncture to list a few. Mario’s commitment to clinical and academic excellence has motivated him to challenge himself and pursue and attain this highest level of post-graduate education including dozens of post-graduate courses including a Master in Clinical Sciences (Manipulative Therapy) degree at University of Western Ontario and joining as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Mario is also rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform the Controlled Acts of Spinal Manipulation, Acupuncture and Dry Needling.


Since graduating from Queen’s University in 1999, Mario has been actively involved in contributing to the Queen’s University Physiotherapy Master’s Degree program at various levels. Mario also acts as a Clinical Instructor for the program since the past 14 years. His ongoing dedication and commitment to the University extends to delivering special lectures on TMJ dysfunction and volunteering for years to review graduate study admission packages.


Team Athletico Physiotherapists with their Years of Advanced Post-Graduate Training in the area of Effectively Managing Spine, Joint, Muscle, Tendon, Nerve and Ligament Conditions are Very Well placed to provide you with Effective Solutions for your Pain Condition and Get you Back to the Things you Love to Do!

 

Patrick Fitzgerald C. Ped, B Sc (Kin.)

Certified Pedorthist

Patrick is Team Athletico's Certified Pedorthist. After graduating from Western University in London, ON with a Bachelors Degree with Specialization in Kinesiology, Patrick pursued his Post-Graduate training with Specilization in Pedorthics at Western University. Patrick has over the years had the opportunity of treating many elite and competitive athletes for foot and lower limb injuries and brings a lot of unique skills to help custom-fabricate the best and most appropriate orthotics for his patients, based upon each individuals needs and functional level.


Patrick is a long-distance runner himself, and has over the years had the opportunity of treating many competitive runners and providing them orthotics that best support their feet, pelvis and spine. Patrick is a Competitive Runner and in 2016 finished in the top 30 runners at Half-Marathon events in Ottawa, London and Toronto


Patrick performs a thorough Biomechanical Assessment of each patient. This includes a thorough Subjective and Objective Examination combined with a Static Weight Bearing Evaluation to determine the present joint positioning, range of motion and strength/stability assessment of all joints of the feet, lower limbs and spine. This examination is followed with a Gait Analysis of the patient to determine the Best Possible design for a custom-fabricated product.


The patients feet are then casted using Plaster of Paris and foam box impression techniques to capture a 3-D negative impression of the patients feet and lower legs. These casts are then filled with plaster to help create a positive and accurate replica of the patients feet which is then used to create the custom-fabricated orthotic. 


Patrick then manufactures the orthotics himself, from scratch using Highest Quality materials. Each Orthotic is a Truly Custom Design to suit every Patient’s Condition and Lifestyle. This robust subjective and objective assessment combined with the cutting-edge casting and fabrication process ensures that each patient receives an Orthotic that meets their needs and not only helps to manage the patients present complaints, but also prevents further injuries and deterioration in future.


Few insurance companies might require a referral from your Physician to avail funding for Custom Fabricated Orthotics. Team Athletico works very closely with your Physician during all treatment processes and we can facilitate this referral process for you, if this may be required.


Team Athletico Pedorthists are Very Well placed to provide you with Custom Solutions for your Pain Condition and get you Back to the Things you Love to do!

 

Melissa McDonald

Clinic Manager

After graduating with a public relations diploma from Algonquin College, Melissa spent 3 years with Sodexo Canada as a creative services coordinator.  There she discovered her passion for graphic design and creative strategizing. Her experience includes writing, videography, social media, web creation, graphic design, mobile app development and event planning.  Melissa is currently studying Web Design with Waterloo University. 

Melissa has a true passion for adventure.  Currently, Melissa has a goal to travel the world; meet new people, explore different regions and cultures and share new experiences. 
Melissa enjoys cooking, being outdoors, skiing, swimming, hiking and going on adventures. She is very passionate about various athletics and sports injury management and is available to help answer any questions you have about Athletico services!
 

Sandra Reardon

Clinic Receptionist

Sandra obtained a Business Administration Diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology while stationed in Edmonton with her military spouse. In a twenty year time span, she and her husband relocated six times within Canada. Each posting allowed her to explore and appreciate the different work opportunities that were available to her. Most of them as an administrative assistant in a health care setting.  To this day she is most proud of her work with National Defense since giving back to the military community has always been important to her.

In her spare time, she is studying Spanish as she plans to use it in her future travels to Mexico, Spain and South America. Sandra is also a self-proclaimed chocolate connoisseur who also enjoys motorcycling, hiking and reading.


She wishes to assist all of our existing and future clients with their administrative request in both official languages.