ORTHOPEDIC | PELVIC | ACUPUNCTURE | MASSAGE

Meet Our Team

We are a team of 6 strong ladies that all bring fun to the workplace because we are passionate about doing life and business well. Our deepest desire is to do work that matters and we feel strongly that’s exactly what we are doing here. We bring a wealth of skills and experience from a wide range of backgrounds. 
 
We hope that when you visit our little space, our words encourage you, inspire you and challenge you to grow. We hope that when you leave us, you are feeling stronger, healthier and empowered.
 
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being here! 
 

Interested in joining us? Please see our jobs page for open positions or send us an email with cover letter and resume, in confidence, to Chantale here.

Chantale Pryor - Owner - The Physio Space

CHANTALE PRYOR

Founder, The Physio Space, Registered Physiotherapist Pelvic Health

As a physiotherapist, Chantale began practicing at The Ottawa Hospital as part of the inpatient rehabilitation team in 2001. She practiced in a variety of settings including orthopedics, oncology, and cardio respiratory care.   Following several post-graduate pelvic health courses, Chantale realized how big of a reach she could have in the community with men, women and children suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction.

So many individuals suffer silently from pelvic floor issues and so it her ultimate goal to help demystify, educate and promote pelvic health wellness such that access to rehabilitation services occurs in a timely manner.

Chantale’s post-graduate pelvic health courses include the following:

  • Level 1: The Physical Therapy Approach to Male and Female Urinary Incontinence
  • Level 2/3A: Female and Male Pelvic Pain
  • Pudendal Neuralgia and Complex Pelvic Pain Solutions
  • Cesarean Birth and Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Incontinence & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Mobilization of the Visceral Fascia: The Urinary System
  • Coccydynia and painful sitting
  • Manual Therapy for the abdominal wall
  • Male Pelvic Health
  • Pelvic Genital Rehabilitation post vasectomy, circumcision, hernia repair and penile assessment    and treatment
  • Advanced CPD in Modern Post Natal Assessment, Core Restore & Functional Exercise Programming


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 and yoga classes, 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, Registered 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.

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 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 a special interest in women’s pelvic health. This area of practice allows her to work with clients to improve quality of life and to provide education on self-management strategies.

Briana has completed pelvic health professional development courses in:

  • Level 1 – The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence
  • Level 2/3A – Female and Male Pelvic Pain
  • Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain & The Pelvic Floor
  • Reframe Endometriosis in Rehabilitation

 

Briana approaches physiotherapy and pain with 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. Lamarre, Registered Acupuncturist

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.

Danie Degrâce, Registered Physiotherapist

DANIE DEGRACE

Registered Physiotherapist

Danie graduated with a bachelors in Kinesiology from Université de Moncton. She went on to complete her Physiotherapy degree from the University of Ottawa in 2006.

Over the last 15 years, Danie has focused on providing hands-on therapy combined with education, motor learning and specific exercise prescription. Danie is always eager to learn and has taken multiple continuing education courses including manual therapy, assessment and treatment of headaches, concussion and vestibular disorders, as well as an acupuncture certification. In the last several years, Danie trained in Barnes Myofascial Release, and has developed a special interest in finding how releasing restrictions in tissue, and restoring balance can help many dysfunctions, including persistant pain.

In addition to in-clinic hours, Danie is taking on the role of Physio@Home practitioner. She is currently accepting @Home clients and servicing Navan and surrounding communities.

Having grown up in New Brunswick, Danie is completely bilingual and would be happy to serve you in both official languages.

Danie is a proud member of:

College of Physiotherapist of Ontario

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Women’s Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Danielle St Amour, Registered Massage Therapist

DANIELLE ST AMOUR

Registered Massage Therapist

Danielle is a strong believer in the power of wellness education, specifically when it comes to one’s body!

Danielle first completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa in the field of communication and psychology. She knew she wanted to work directly with the public and her passion was in the health and wellness field. She wanted to help individuals achieve their health goals and so she pursued massage therapy at Algonquin College.

Danielle believes that aligning and restoring the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health is the way to lead our best life and this represents her approach to massage work. She tailors every massage and works holistically taking into account the emotional, physical well-being and goals of each client. Danielle believes in continuing her education, always trying to learn new skills and new ways of helping people improve their function day to day in the most efficient way.

Outside of work, Danielle enjoys spending time with her two beautiful dogs! She also enjoys reading, participating in aerial sports, and volunteering with Paws and Kisses 4 Second Chances.

Danielle is a proud member of:

Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario