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Chantale Pryor - The Physio Space Clinic Owner

CHANTALE PRYOR

Registered Physiotherapist-Pelvic Health

Clinic Founder

Chantale graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion in 1997 from Laurentian University followed by a bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy in 2001 from the University of Ottawa. She is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario as well as a member of the Women’s Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Chantale has been a practicing physiotherapist at The Ottawa Hospital for the past 15 years. She has a range of experience with multiple inpatient population including post operative orthopedics, oncology, and cardio respiratory care.   Her interest in women’s health issues is what prompted the transition into this fascinating world of pelvic health physiotherapy.

Chantale’s post graduate courses in pelvic health include male/female incontinence, pelvic pain, pregnancy and post partum care as well as pediatric bowel and bladder dysfunction. Services are provided in both French and English.

Her goals of care are to provide a safe and compassionate environment where patients feel empowered to take action and be fully involved in their journey towards health. She believes that everyone should be able to recover from pelvic health dysfunction and return to optimal function and activity.

Outside of the clinic, Chantale enjoys staying active through spinning classes and gym workouts, travelling, entertaining friends and spending time with her husband and 3 boys.

Chantale is a proud member of:

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Women's Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Kristin Groniger - The Physio Space Physiotherapist

KRISTIN GRONIGER

Registered Physiotherapist

Kristin is a registered physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Toronto Masters of Physical Therapy program in 2013, following completion of her Bachelors degree in Honours Kinesiology from McGill University. From a young age, she has been involved in competitive sports, which sparked her interest in physical therapy as a career.

Since graduating, Kristin has worked in private practice clinic settings with a focus on orthopaedic conditions in individuals of all ages. She has completed various professional development courses including; Levels 1, 2 and 3 Upper and Lower Quadrant Manual Therapy Courses, Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine with the Robin McKenzie Institute of Canada, Acupuncture and Vestibular Rehabilitation. She has a passion for injury management and prevention through the combination of manual therapy techniques and exercise rehabilitation to assist with timely return to work, sport and extra-curricular activities.

In her spare time she enjoys playing broomball, travelling, spending time outdoors with her dog and helping out on her husband's family dairy farm.

She is a proud member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Animal Rehabilitation Division of Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Kristin is a proud member of:

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Animal Rehabilitation Division of Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Briana Wilcock - Registered Physiotherapist-Pelvic Health and Orthopedics

BRIANA WILCOCK

Registered Physiotherapist-Pelvic Health and Orthopedics

Briana is a registered physiotherapist who graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy in 2004, after completing a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in biology at the University of Ottawa. She is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and is a member of the Women’s Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Briana has been a practicing physiotherapist in a variety of settings including private practice, home care and inpatient rehabilitation in a hospital.  She has a range of experience with orthopedic and neurological conditions as well as geriatric rehabilitation. Briana has a special interest in women’s and pelvic health.

Briana has completed professional development courses including: Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine (Part C) with the Robin McKenzie Institute of Canada and Mulligan Concept for the upper and lower quadrants. She is a BonefitTM trained professional through Osteoporosis Canada and able to prescribe appropriate exercises to clients with osteoporosis in order to reduce the risk of fractures or following fragility fractures. Briana has also completed pelvic health courses in female and male urinary incontinence.

Briana approaches physiotherapy and pain by incorporating mechanical diagnosis and therapy, manual therapy, individualized exercise prescription and education. She is committed to providing client-centered care, an active approach to treatment and empowering her clients through education to promote self-management and achievement of functional goals.

Outside of her clinic hours, Briana enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and two young daughters, cooking and travelling.

Briana is a proud member of:

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Women's Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Sylvie M. L. Lamarre Registered Acupuncturist, Registered Massage Therapist

SYLVIE M. LAMARRE

Registered Acupuncturist

Sylvie received certification in Contemporary Acupuncture for Regulated Health Professionals in October 2016 from the International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ottawa.

In October 2019, she graduated with a Diploma of Acupuncture Practitioner, with Honors, and successfully completed her Provincial Licensing exams with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Association of Ontario (CTCMPAO).

Sylvie graduated from ICT Kikkawa College in Toronto in July 1999 from the Massage Therapy Program. She has been a Registered Massage Therapist and started her practice at the Metcalfe Massage Therapy Clinic (MMTC) in November 1999. Her treatment practices include “desk jockeys”, repetitive strain issues, sports injuries, stress relief and postural compensation.

Sylvie’s philosophy is that she is the vessel to help guide a person back to health. With over 20 years of clinical practice, including the last four combining massage and Acupuncture, she has found that the relationship between patients and therapist is to always be present, compassionate and to offer a safe and supportive environment.

She is ready to dedicate more time to her Acupuncture practice, as she begins her transition away from massage. Although both modalities work well together, she is excited about bringing the eastern medicine philosophy to The Physio Space clinic and believes that treating the whole person is an important aspect of reaching optimal health.

Her interests away from the clinic include spending time with her fur kids, playing golf and x-country skiing. Her biggest joy in life is learning a little everyday whether from a textbook or from the people around her. Her mantra in acupuncture is “less is more”.

Sylvie is a proud member of:

College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Association of Ontario

College of Massage Therapist of Ontario

Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario

Please visit her website for information on the applications and conditions that can benefit from acupuncture treatment: www.aclassictouchacupuncture.ca. You are welcome to email Sylvie directly.

Emilie Thibeault-Rivard - - The Physio Space Physiotherapist

EMILIE THIBEAULT-RIVARD

Registered Physiotherapist

Emilie’s love of medicine started when she joined the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve as a medic at the ripe age of 16. She gained valuable experience working with injured soldiers in multitude of settings, and this eventually pushed her into university studies in health sciences. Emilie always thought her focus would be medicine, however she found her true passion in rehabilitation - she loved the challenge of assisting and motivating people to achieve their own goals. Since graduating from the University of Ottawa Masters program in physiotherapy in 2013, Emilie has been working across Ontario in a variety of settings, honing her skills. She has worked in a multitude of environments including, correctional services, retirement homes, elementary schools, and home care with an elderly focus.

Beyond clinical physiotherapy, Emilie’s love for the outdoors and strengths in wilderness medicine lead her to spend five summers working with the Eastern Canada Spartan Race Medical Team. She was the medical operations chief and on-site physiotherapy lead. She worked extensively with sports injuries and musculoskeletal trauma in all manors of athletes and environments, from the weekend warrior lost at the top of the mountain to the elite runner at the finish line.

Emilie also believes in giving back through teaching. She holds instructor qualifications in a variety of pre-hospital medical courses, and taught broadly during her days as a medic. Emilie has also presented at conferences and workshops, discussing various sport-injury and wilderness medical topics.

Emilie’s clinical interest lies in myofascial and trigger point release and the interconnection between soft tissue and chronic pain conditions (such as fibromyalgia). She is certified in the Connect Therapy approach as well as acupuncture and dry needling. She continues to pursue additional training in these areas.