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West Clinic Team

Physio in Ottawa, west-end, Kanata, Nepean, Carp, Barrhaven, Stittsville, Manotick, Bayshore, Queensway Carleton, Merivale

Susan Smith, PT

Clinic Director

Susan is an experienced neuro-physiotherapist with over 20 years of training and experience in neurological physiotherapy. Read more >

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Sue Ritonja, PT

Sue is an experienced neuro-physiotherapist, with over 25 years of training and experience. Read more >

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Carol Banens, PT

Carol has over 25 years experience as a physiotherapist with a strong background in orthopedics and manual therapy. Read more >

Craniosacral therapy, pediatric physiotherapy, physiotherapy for children, cranio sacral therpay, massage therapy, orthopaedic physiotherapy, injury physio, sports, general physio

Marcia Bamber, PT

Marcia is an experienced orthopaedic and manual therapist who is a highly skilled CranioSacral therapist and teaching assistant for the Upledger Institute.  Read more >

Craniosacral therapy, pain, chronic pain, stroke, at-hom therapy, in-home therapy, myofascial release therapy, brain injury, orthopedic

Janet Dill, PT

Janet Dill is an experienced physiotherapist with a special interest in treating neurological conditions, in particular Parkinson's Disease, post-stroke rehabilitation and the geriatric population. Read more >

back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, ankle pain, foot pain, hand pain, wrist pain, head pain, headaches, pelvic pain, muscles pain, nerve pain

Jaimee Fleming, PT

Jaimee is a UK-trained therapist with a passion for neurological physiotherapy. Read more >


Nicole Kohlert, PT

Nicole is an Advanced Bobath Therapist who is specifically trained in treating clients with neurological conditions such as strokes, traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson's, and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Read more >


Ali Muir, PT

Alison is an experienced neuro physiotherapist with over 25 years working in neurological physiotherapy. Read more >

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Julie Paquette, PT

Julie is an experienced orthopaedic and manual physiotherapist who incorporates her CranioSacral therapy and Myofascial Release training into her treatment approach. Read more >

pediatric physiotherapy, pediatric occupational therapy, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, learning disabilities

Katherine Pauhl, PT

Katherine takes a functional hand-on approach to all of her treatment sessions and has a special interest in treating neurological diseases and conditions in both children and adults. Read more >

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Erica Poirier, PT

Erica is an experienced physiotherapist with over 15 years experience treating clients with a variety of orthopedic issues. Read more >

Diane Sylvester, PT

Diane has a special interest in paediatrics and neurology clients as well as those with multi-system needs. Read more > 

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Victoria Szwajcer, PT

Victoria has had over 16 years experience as a Bobath and NDT based neuro-physiotherapist. Read more > 


Rita Tunney, PT

Rita Tunney has 25 years experience as a physiotherapist with a strong background in orthopedic and manual therapy. Read more >

Catherine Pakenham, PT

Catherine has developed a passion for the management of Concussion and the treatment of Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) as well as vestibular rehabilitation. Read more >

Our Staff

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Nicole Ritonja, Business Manager

Nicole joined our team full-time after completing her B.A. (Hons) in Laws. Her role is to help develop, promote, and manage the business and keep it aligned with our business goals and philosophy. In her free time Nicole volunteers as an Ambassador with the uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute and and is a Board Member on the uOttawa Brain and Mind Institute Community Stroke Advisory Board. Nicole is currently completing her Master's of Arts in Counselling Psychology which will allow her to practice as a Registered Psychotherapist.

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Lynn McHugh, Office Manager

Lynn is the friendly smile that welcomes you as you come through the door! She is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the clinic to make sure everything is running smoothly. Lynn is also trained as a Personal Support Worker.