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Pierre Perron Activ Physio Ottawa

Pierre Perron


A graduate of the University of Ottawa Physiotherapy program, Pierre joined the Killens Reid team in 2008. From 1998 to 2008, Pierre was a Registered Massage Therapist (Ontario), treating a variety of office and sports-related injuries, and promoting injury prevention.

While being a therapist and clinic owner, he continued his professional development with courses such as Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy and Cranio-Sacral Techniques before embarking in full-time studies to become a Physiotherapist. Pierre obtained his Diploma in Advanced Manual & Manipulative Therapy in 2016, and became a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) http://manippt.org. In 2019, he obtained his certification in the Gunn IMS dry needling system https://www.gunnims.com. He continues to seek more courses in fascial, neurodynamics, and chronic pain.

Pierre’s athletic background ranges from cycling (road and mountain), track, cross-country and road running. He has qualified twice to represent Canada at the World Duathlon Championships, as well as the World Solo 24-hour Mountain Bike Championships. Following the completion of his Physiotherapy program, he completed an 11,000 km cycling trip across Canada.

The competitive life in athletics is now behind him. His latest competitive stream is homebrewing tasty beers, where he has won some awards locally and nationally. At home, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife and three energetic and beautiful girls (including twins).

Pierre est heureux de vous offrir ses services dans les deux langues.

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Minh Nguyen - Activ Physio Ottawa

Minh Nguyen


Minh obtained his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo in 2000 and went on to complete his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2003. Minh has recently returned home to Ottawa after spending the past 5 years in British Columbia in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. Previously he worked in Ottawa for more than 10 years at a busy manual therapy and exercise based orthopedic clinic. Just out of school, he worked in Toronto at a high performance sports medicine clinic, working with varsity and professional teams.

As a therapist with Canada Basketball, Minh traveled with the Junior Men’s Team to U19 FIBA World Championships and other tournaments in several countries including Argentina, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Serbia and the United States.

In addition to his experience in sports physiotherapy, he qualified for the Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2010 and was certified as a Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) dry needling practitioner in 2011. Minh has assisted in the instruction of the postgraduate manual and manipulative education program of the CPA Orthopaedic Division and continues to mentor fellow physiotherapists.

Minh believes in using manual therapy to address joint and soft tissue restrictions, while emphasizing patient specific exercises to address muscle imbalance and motor pattern dysfunctions. His goal is to optimize the recovery process for his patients and provide them with a foundation for injury prevention.

His personal involvement in sports and recreation include running, road and mountain biking, hockey, alpine and cross-country skiing.

Sophie Drouin - Activ Physio Ottawa



Sophie graduated in 2020 from the University of Ottawa with a Master of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy. She utilizes an evidence-based approach to her practice and believes every patient should be at the center of their rehabilitation to feel empowered during their recovery.

Since graduating, Sophie has been practicing in a private clinic with a focus on orthopedics, pediatrics and sports related injuries. She has discovered an interest in women’s pelvic health leading her to take courses with Pelvic Health Solutions, a Canadian teaching company specializing in this field. She is looking forward to continue taking courses to develop her expertise in this field and would love to one day get her pilates training certification.

Outside of the clinic, she spends her time with her friends and loves to stay active by working out, playing volleyball, doing yoga and in the colder months, skating on the Rideau Canal or alpine skiing.

Sophie is bilingual and offers her services in French and English.

Marie Josée Faucon Forget - Activ Physio Ottawa


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With 25 years of clinical experience in pelvic health, MJ is a sought-after physiotherapist for the treatment of incontinence, prolapse, pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain, pelvic cancers, menopause related pelvic health concerns and pelvic pain conditions including pain disorders that affect sexual health. A graduate of the University of Ottawa’s Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy program (1995), MJ began her post-graduate studies in pelvic health in 1997.

MJ is bilingual, on of the many elements she brings to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment for all people. She is a trauma-informed practitioner and strives to create a safe space to foster strong therapeutic relationships with her clients. MJ believes in empowering her clients by helping them build a health team to assist them on their journey to living their most fulfilled lives.

A pioneer in pelvic health, MJ was the first physiotherapist to bring this much need service to Northern Ontario. She opened the first clinic to offer pelvic health services in North Bay in 1997, and has since mentored new pelvic health physiotherapists and allied health professionals to better serve Northern Ontario. She is excited to offer pelvic health services to clients in downtown Ottawa.

MJ’s passion for pelvic health goes beyond clinical practice. She is an instructor with Pelvic Health Solutions, a Canadian teaching company for pelvic health. MJ has been teaching pelvic health post-graduate courses since 2011 to health care practitioners all over the world. MJ has had the honor of speaking at conferences and has been a guest podcaster on the topic of pelvic health. She was a clinical investigator for two published research papers linking low back pain and pelvic floor disorders.

MJ prides herself on providing evidence-based practice and stays up to date on the most current research regarding urology, gynecology and pelvic health by attending yearly international conferences. She believes that providing the best care is a lifelong journey. Even with her experience in the field of pelvic health, MJ continues educating herself by participating in various pelvic health courses around the world.

She is the proud parent of 2 kids and a dog, and, in her free time, you will find her enjoying the outdoors, travelling with her husband, teaching, doing yoga, kayaking, paddleboarding, and reading. MJ is an anatomical artist and has developed a 3D pelvic floor model that she sells worldwide.

Eric Finstad - Activ Physio Ottawa

Eric Finstad


Eric has expertise in Dizziness (Vestibular) Rehab, Dry Needling, Orthopaedics (FCAMPT status), Cranial Mobilization and CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Sports Injuries and Concussion Rehab.

Eric obtained Bachelor`s and Master`s degrees in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine. He then completed his Physiotherapy degree at McMaster University in 2001. After years of subsequent training Eric received his Diploma in Advanced Manual & Manipulative Therapy, thus is a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT).

Since joining in 2006, Eric loves being part of the Killens Reid team. He focuses his patient care not only through his Manual and Exercise Therapy, but also by several other methods: Having become a Functional Dry Needling Practitioner™ (see evidenceinmotion.com), Eric finds that his patients get even better success in achieving their functional goals and symptom relief. More recently, he has added Cranial Mobilizations (see doreenkillens.education), CranioSacral Therapy (see upledger.com), and Visceral Manipulation (see barralinstitute.com) which he realizes were the missing links in treating patients’ complex symptomatology. He has extensive experience in dizziness treatment and received his Certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation from Emory University in Atlanta. He is thus able to distinguish causes of dizziness and balance problems, and treats with repositioning techniques, adaptation / habituation / balance / vision exercises, plus manual therapy to the head, neck and abdomen. Also, following additional Concussion Rehab courses, he can effectively tease out different factors contributing to post-concussion syndrome, and treat them accordingly. Finally, his training in Running Injury Prevention and Treatment has simplified the return-to-run process.

A former Canadian Cross-Country Ski Team member, Eric keeps in shape with his family by skiing, cycling, running, swimming, paddling and singing!

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Natalie Morris - Activ Physio Ottawa


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As a physiotherapist and yoga teacher, Natalie’s goal is to provide one on one physiotherapy services to clients in a supportive and compassionate setting. She believes that successful rehabilitation requires a thorough assessment, proper communication, engagement and thoughtful treatment planning. In order for optimal recovery to occur, the whole person and the whole body need to be taken into account.

Natalie spent the first half of her career working in private practice with a focus on orthopaedics, work and sport related injuries. In 2013, she began working in cancer rehabilitation and lymphedema management. There, she discovered her passion for helping men and women who are living with cancer manage side effects related to treatment. Natalie soon discovered that many of her oncology clients were struggling with pelvic floor dysfunction and pursued additional training to be able to better serve this population.

Within her practice, Natalie uses a combination of manual therapy, joint mobilization, myofascial release, Gunn IMS/trigger point dry needling and exercise and movement rehabilitation. Each treatment plan is individually designed with her client’s goals and values in mind.

Over the years, Natalie has pursued post-graduate coursework in several areas in order to hone her skills and update her knowledge base. This allows her to be more focused and helps to provide a more individualized treatment plan. Natalie has pursued extensive coursework in manual therapy with the orthopaedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, myofascial release, Gunn IMS dry needling and pelvic rehabilitation. Natalie is a certified Lymphedema Therapist through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. She is an authorizer with the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) for both compression garments and walkers.

When not practicing, Natalie enjoys spending time with her two children, husband, dog, family and friends.

She balances her busy life by remaining active. She enjoys running, cycling, pilates, yoga and strength training. But to truly unwind, she finds her real calm when outdoors and behind the lens of her camera.

Paul Phillips - Activ Physio Ottawa



Paul Phillips joined Killens-Reid in 2010, after completing the Master of Health Science in Physiotherapy program at the University of Ottawa. With Bachelor degrees in Physical and Health Education, Biology and Education from Queen’s University, Paul was a Registered Massage Therapist before pursuing studies to become a physiotherapist. Continuing his education while working, Paul completed a Master of Clinical Science in Manipulative physiotherapy at Western University in 2014 and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Other professional interests include motor control, exercise based treatment and sports physiotherapy. Paul endeavors to mix the best evidence-based treatment, informed by the professional dialogue of experiences of his Killens Reid colleagues and his mentor, Lenerdene Levesque. As a resident of Chelsea, Paul enjoys cycling, cross-country skiing, paddling as well as supporting his wife’s road and cyclocross racing.

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Emma Rose - Activ Physio Ottawa


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Emma graduated with a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP) from the National Academy of Osteopathy in 2016, and then continued her studies at the National University of Medical Sciences (NMUSS) to complete the online Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) Program. Since graduating and beginning her work as a manual osteopathic practitioner Emma has also taken multiple continuing education courses in Neurokinetic Therapy, Immaculate Dissection, and Visceral Manipulation through the Barral Institute.

Emma’s love for the body began long ago when she started dancing at a young age. She pursued a Bachelor’s Honors degree majoring in Dance through the School of Contemporary Dancers, in affiliation with the University of Winnipeg. Upon graduating in 2010, Emma danced professionally with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers and Gearshifting Performance Works. Around that time, she also discovered a love for yoga and pursued her (RYT) yoga teacher training. She has been teaching studio and private classes since 2012.

In 2014 Emma travelled to Thailand to learn Thai massage at the Old Medicine Hospital Thai Massage School Shivagakomarapaj, where she had the pleasure of learning from many skilled traditional practitioners.

Emma believes in a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to healing as it can be a difficult and complex journey for some. In her practice she strives to help people build awareness and mindfulness around their body, movement and wellness.

Emma loves to stay active and be outdoors. In her free time, she can be found cycling, practicing yoga, playing soccer, snowboarding, or relaxing with wine or tea and a great book.

Maternity leave starting in October 2023.

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Marie-Claire Henry- Activ Physio Ottawa


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Marie-Claire believes that health is found in the body when there is proper movement and alignment of all structures. She uses gentle yet effective treatment applications to calm the nervous system, unwind tension, and ensure that all parts of the body are well aligned and moving smoothly. Her goal in treatment is to free the nerves, blood vessels, and lymphatic fluid going to and from all the soft tissue, joints, and organs to allow for optimal function of the body as a whole.

Marie-Claire completed her training in classical osteopathy at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton which follows a principles based curriculum. This allows her to create individualized treatments for each patient, specific to what their body needs. Her focus is on elevating the overall health of the entire body of each individual to address the needs of their injuries and conditions. The body has an innate ability to self-heal and self regulate, which can be disrupted by imbalances in the body. By balancing the tension throughout the body, Marie-Claire can help you on your journey to better health.

Prior to completing her osteopathic training, Marie-Claire studied Kinesiology at Queen’s University and worked as a personal trainer for many years. This began her curiosity, amazement, and respect for how the intricate systems of the human body work together to maintain health. Outside the clinic, Marie-Claire enjoys spending time hiking, skiing, kayaking, and exploring small towns looking for cute cafes, forever in search of the best chai latte.



Meagan McDonald Activ Physio Ottawa



Meagan joined the Activ Physio team in January 2022. She is currently enrolled in a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology. She hopes to pursue a career in psychotherapy.






Mathis is enrolled at the University of Ottawa in the Human Kinetics program. In addition to his studies, Mathis is a tennis player on the uOttawa Tennis team. Beyond his academic and athletic pursuits, his interests are in health, sports, cuisine, and culture. Mathis' long-term aspiration is to pursue a career in the field of physiotherapy.

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