About Us

Holistic Wellness Physio

At Holistic Wellness Physiotherapy, our mission is to support Ottawa South in becoming an increasingly healthy, active, and vibrant community.

Because we care deeply about people, we work tirelessly to meet their needs and concerns with our industry leading clinical care and customer service. Our ability to understand the full impact and root cause of injuries will ensure the comprehensive and lasting effects of our personalized rehabilitation programs.

 

Our hand picked team of practitioners have not only been selected for their passion and skillset but for their ability to create genuine connections along the way. 

Heather Wing PT. 

With over a decade of experience as a Manual Therapist and Concussion Specialist, Heather grounds her focus and practice in client care and personal connections.

Learn more about Heather's services here.

Catherine Pakenham, PT

Having a background in competitive sport and a Master's in Neuroscience as well as a Master's in Physiotherapy, has given Cathy a unique combination of knowledge, experience and training that enables her to serve local clients with world class care. She is passionate about manual therapy and concussion management and can't wait to meet you.  

Learn more about Cathy's Services

here.

Dr. Ryley Hayter, DC

Born and raised in Barrhaven, Dr. Hayter is thrilled to bring his chiropractic services to the community that he calls home. Dr. Hayter is passionate about helping people restore function and find optimal health so that they can get the most out of active lifestyles. In addition to his expertise in joint manipulation, Dr. Hayter is proud to offer neurofunctional accupunture services that can be a major game changer in helping restore proper movement patterns.  

Learn more about Ryley's services here.

Dr. Kim Dawdy, ND

Throughout her many years of Naturopathic experience, Dr. Dawdy's practice focuses on connecting with patients of all ages to support their active role in achieving better health. 

Learn more about Dr. Dawdy's services here.

Richelle Weeks, PT

Richelle spent the first 10 years of her practice working in orthopaedics in Labrador, N.L. She relocated to Ottawa in 2018 and now specializes in the treatment of runners. An avid runner herself, Richelle’s professional focus is currently the incorporation of strength and conditioning to optimize performance, reduce injury and enhance rehabilitation.

Richelle also has a background in competitive soccer, rowing, swimming and in her free time enjoys canoeing, camping and cross country skiing with her family. While her passion is the rehabilitation of athletes, Richelle enjoys working with all clients who are eager to take an active role in their rehab.

Richelle moved to Barrhaven in 2019 and is excited to join the HW team and to start giving back to her local community.

To learn more and to book an appointment with Richelle click here.

Meghan Blanchard PT.

Specialized in Women's Health and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, Meghan has spent the last 10+ years of her career devoted to ensuring industry leading patient care experiences. 

Learn more about Meghan's services here.

Scott Richards, PT

With over a decade of experience as a Manual Therapist and Concussion Specialist, Scott grounds his focus and practice in client care and personal connection.

Learn more about Scott's services here.

Sara Quiring, PT

Sara is a certified Lymphedema and cancer rehab specialist (LANA). She is also an official authorizer for Lymphedema Management Devices with the the Ontario Assistive Devices Program (ADP). As such, she is able to fit and sell medical grade compression devices in accordance with standards impose by personal health plans. On top of her additional accreditation in Lymphedema Therapy, Sara is certified in acupuncture and dry needling. If you are a cancer survivor or and still battling, Sara can help you maintain, rehabilitate and enhance movement and mobility. 

Learn more about Sara's Services here

Rachel Marcotte, PT
Ryan Morrison, FCAMPT

Ryan's passion is to bring his pro sports experience, training and resources to the local amateur athlete. Ryan has dedicated himself to obtaining and mastering additional qualifications around high performance sports injury rehabilitation.

 

Learn more about Ryan's Services here 

Carissa Boucher, RMT

Before starting her career as a Registered Massage Therapist, Carissa completed a degree in humankinetics at the University of Ottawa. She then completed her studies to become an RMT at Algonquin College. Since then she has been serving in Ottawa's West End as part of multidisciplinary teams. Most importantly, she has a huge heart for this community and pours it into each and every treatment. 

Learn more about Carissa's Services here

Cara Racicot, PT 

Cara's background in personal fitness training as well as high performance sport and dance gives her tremendous insight and experience in working through the rigours of high intensity training and performance. As a physio, she is passionate about delivering excellence and promoting and enabling excellence in her clients.

 

To learn more about Cara and her services or to book and appointment with Cara, click here.  

Melissa Beals, RMT

Since beginning her practice in 2011, Melissa has been continually refining and expanding her skills under the mentorship of seasoned Physiotherapists and athletic coaches.  As a Mom and lifelong athlete, she has focused her training on being well versed in treating the athletic population and providing specialized pre/post natal care.  Melissa believes that if you are moving for and with a purpose, you are an athlete.  Her passion is to get people moving pain-free, whether that involves wrangling kids or training for national competitions.  

Learn more about Melissa's services here

Richelle Weeks, PT

Richelle spent the first 10 years of her practice working in orthopaedics in Labrador, N.L. She relocated to Ottawa in 2018 and now specializes in the treatment of runners. An avid runner herself, Richelle’s professional focus is currently the incorporation of strength and conditioning to optimize performance, reduce injury and enhance rehabilitation.

Richelle also has a background in competitive soccer, rowing, swimming and in her free time enjoys canoeing, camping and cross country skiing with her family. While her passion is the rehabilitation of athletes, Richelle enjoys working with all clients who are eager to take an active role in their rehab.

Richelle moved to Barrhaven in 2019 and is excited to join the HW team and to start giving back to her local community.

To learn more and to book an appointment with Richelle click here.

Meet our Team of Elite Healthcare Practitioners

Heather Wing PT. 

With over a decade of experience as a Manual Therapist and Concussion Specialist, Heather grounds her focus and practice in client care and personal connections.

Learn more about Heather's services here.

Catherine Pakenham, PT

Having a background in competitive sport and a Master's in Neuroscience as well as a Master's in Physiotherapy, has given Cathy a unique combination of knowledge, experience and training that enables her to serve local clients with world class care. She is passionate about manual therapy and concussion management and can't wait to meet you.  

Learn more about Cathy's Services

here.

Meghan Blanchard PT.

Specialized in Women's Health and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, Meghan has spent the last 10+ years of her career devoted to ensuring industry leading patient care experiences. 

Learn more about Meghan's services here.

Scott Richards, PT

With over a decade of experience as a Manual Therapist and Concussion Specialist, Scott grounds his focus and practice in client care and personal connection.

Learn more about Scott's services here.

Ryan Morrison, FCAMPT

Ryan's passion is to bring his pro sports experience, training and resources to the local amateur athlete. Ryan has dedicated himself to obtaining and mastering additional qualifications around high performance sports injury rehabilitation.

 

Learn more about Ryan's Services here 

Carissa Boucher, RMT

Before starting her career as a Registered Massage Therapist, Carissa completed a degree in humankinetics at the University of Ottawa. She then completed her studies to become an RMT at Algonquin College. Since then she has been serving in Ottawa's West End as part of multidisciplinary teams. Most importantly, she has a huge heart for this community and pours it into each and every treatment. 

Learn more about Carissa's Services here

Dr. Ryley Hayter, DC

Born and raised in Barrhaven, Dr. Hayter is thrilled to bring his chiropractic services to the community that he calls home. Dr. Hayter is passionate about helping people restore function and find optimal health so that they can get the most out of active lifestyles. In addition to his expertise in joint manipulation, Dr. Hayter is proud to offer neurofunctional acupuncture services that can be a major game changer in helping restore proper movement patterns.  

Learn more about Ryley's services here.

Tiffany Wong, PT

Tiffany Wong graduated from the University of Toronto where she obtained her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University. She started her professional career in Toronto and has recently made Ottawa her home.

Tiffany is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest research and is always looking for ways to better care for her patients - as such, she continues to regularly take continuing education courses. Tiffany is also a certified concussion specialist with Complete Concussion Management (CCMI).

To learn more about Tiffany's services click here

Richelle Weeks, PT

Richelle spent the first 10 years of her practice working in orthopaedics in Labrador, N.L. She relocated to Ottawa in 2018 and now specializes in the treatment of runners. An avid runner herself, Richelle’s professional focus is currently the incorporation of strength and conditioning to optimize performance, reduce injury and enhance rehabilitation.

Richelle also has a background in competitive soccer, rowing, swimming and in her free time enjoys canoeing, camping and cross country skiing with her family. While her passion is the rehabilitation of athletes, Richelle enjoys working with all clients who are eager to take an active role in their rehab.

Richelle moved to Barrhaven in 2019 and is excited to join the HW team and to start giving back to her local community.

To learn more and to book an appointment with Richelle click here.

Sara Quiring, PT

Sara is a certified Lymphedema and cancer rehab specialist (LANA). She is also an official authorizer for Lymphedema Management Devices with the the Ontario Assistive Devices Program (ADP). As such, she is able to fit and sell medical grade compression devices in accordance with standards impose by personal health plans. On top of her additional accreditation in Lymphedema Therapy, Sara is certified in acupuncture and dry needling. If you are a cancer survivor or and still battling, Sara can help you maintain, rehabilitate and enhance movement and mobility. 

Learn more about Sara's Services here

Rachel Marcotte, PT

Rachel Marcotte graduated from the University of Toronto where she obtained a Masters in Physical Therapy. Previously, she completed her Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa.

Since graduating, Rachel has pursued continued education in soft tissue release, acupuncture, functional dry needling, pelvic floor physiotherapy, visceral therapy and movement assessment screening. Rachel approaches pain through a functional scope looking at the body as a whole and incorporating manual therapy, soft tissue work, individualized exercise prescription and patient education in her treatments. She believes in empowering her clients by giving them the proper tools to help them restore mobility and function.

To learn more about Rachel's services, click here 

Lisa Glass, Exercise Physiology

Having spent the past decade studying and living in Langley, Calgary and Sydney Australia, Lisa now calls Ottawa home. Lisa is excited to bring her extensive background in Exercise Physiology and Exercise Science to the HW Team and the Barrhaven Community.

 

Lisa specializes in objective testing and  monitoring so that she can help optimize exercise programming and target the areas of greatest need. Adding these efficiencies to exercise programming leads to significant improved results and sustainability. 

 

To learn more about Lisa's services follow the link here  

Cara Racicot, PT 

Cara's background in personal fitness training as well as high performance sport and dance gives her tremendous insight and experience in working through the rigours of high intensity training and performance. As a physio, she is passionate about delivering excellence and promoting and enabling excellence in her clients.

 

To learn more about Cara and her services or to book and appointment with Cara, click here.  

Melissa Beals, RMT

Since beginning her practice in 2011, Melissa has been continually refining and expanding her skills under the mentorship of seasoned Physiotherapists and athletic coaches.  As a Mom and lifelong athlete, she has focused her training on being well versed in treating the athletic population and providing specialized pre/post natal care.  Melissa believes that if you are moving for and with a purpose, you are an athlete.  Her passion is to get people moving pain-free, whether that involves wrangling kids or training for national competitions.  

Learn more about Melissa's services here

Brent Linker, Strength and Conditioning

Brent is a pretty cool guy ... bio to be added soon. 

The "Care First" Mantra

Care First is a mindset that shapes everything we do at Holistic Wellness Physiotherapy.

At many levels, Care First represents who we are and what we believe in. When we say "Care First," we mean that we will adopt a posture of genuine and uncompromising caring for our clients before we start treating symptoms. At the same time, Care First means that client care is the first priority in our operational hierarchy. Each aspect of our organization is driven by what is best for our clients. We work around you. Last but not least, the Care First mantra is a constant reminder to hold ourselves accountable and make sure that the first thing we do is care about one another. From our C.E.O, to our Massage Therapists, and the families of our clients, we care about our role in supporting the well being of our entire community.