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At Physiocare Physiotherapy & Rehab Cеntrе, оur trеаtmеnt ѕtуlе іѕ hіghlу реrѕоnаblе, rеlаxеd, аnd еnсоurаgіng. Our team of physiotherapists, kinesiologists and physiotherapy assistants work seamlessly together to provide the most effective treatments in a welcoming environment. Wе provide саrеful аѕѕеѕѕmеntѕ using аn evidence-based аррrоасh, аnd ѕреnd more time wіth еасh сlіеnt during trеаtmеnt sessions. Our physiotherapists are continually adding to their knowledge by attending seminars, and completing certification for a variety of additional techniques such as Graston, acupuncture, dry needling, Kinesiology taping, M2T blade and Traditional Chinese Cupping.

At Physiocare, wе are a team оf energetic and dеdісаtеd health care professionals whо have еxtеnѕіvе еxреrіеnсе treating a diverse cross-section of patients, frоm pediatric to senior patients and еlіtе аthlеtеѕ tо nоn-аthlеtеѕ аlіkе. Our skills іn trеаtіng еvеrуthіng frоm асutе іnjurіеѕ to сhrоnіс conditions mаkеѕ our clinic the first choice.

Our fосuѕ іѕ оur раtіеntѕ аnd improving thе ԛuаlіtу оf lіfе іn еасh individual сіrсumѕtаnсе. Wе wоrk tоgеthеr with families, саrеrѕ аnd professionals frоm thе hеаlth ѕесtоr, аnd beyond tо help оur patients іn іmрrоvіng thе quality of thеіr lіfе:

  • Improving Phуѕісаl аnd Pѕусhоlоgісаl Function.
  • Imрrоvіng Self-Management Tесhnіԛuеѕ Thrоugh Eduсаtіоn
  • Minimising Pаіn

At Phуѕіосаrе Physiotherapy in Nepean and Ottawa, оur multi-faceted approach to physiotherapy makes us a cut above the rest.  We continually strive to bring the latest and best methods of treatment to our patients and with our extended evening hours and Saturday service we make it easier for you to fit us into your busy schedule.  With so many physiotherapy services offered under one roof it makes it easier to address your needs and offer you a variety of treatment options. At Physiocare we care about your health and want to work with you to help you reach your optimal wellness.



Our Team

Gunjan Vermani

Director and Registered Physiotherapist

She has been practicing physiotherapy from 2006 and completed her 2 years specialization in Neurological Sciences (University Topper) in 2008. She has been taking many hands-on workshops and courses to continuously enhance her clinical knowledge and skills.

Gunjan is certified in the treatment of urinary incontinence, central pain management, Concussion rehab, Manual therapy level 1, and performs acupuncture and dry needling.

She is also an ADP Authorizer for walkers and wheelchairs apart from assessing and prescribing for orthotics, compression socks and custom bracing.



Vijay Sharma

Manager and Registered Physiotherapist

With his over 10 years of practice in physiotherapy, he has experience in sports injuries, orthopaedic injuries and disorders, arthritis and related conditions like Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders etc, and various neurological conditions like Parkinson's Ds., Traumatic Brain and spinal cord injuries etc.

He completed his ACPAC -Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Arthritis Care certification from University of Toronto in 2015 while practicing and managing a few clinics in Ottawa and he was first one to do that from any clinic in Canada.
He is a firm believer in continually updating his skills and is certified in TMJ/jaw pain treatment,arthritic care, Manual therapy, Concussion rehab, Vestibular rehab, Graston technique, Acupuncture, Dry needling, Chinese traditional Cupping, M2T Blade and Kinesiology Taping.

He is ADP authorized for walkers and wheel chairs and can prescribe custom orthotics, compression socks and custom braces



Mehul Patel

Registered Physiotherapist

He earned the degree of Bachelors of Physiotherapy in 2008 with honours. Mehul completed his clinical apprenticeship and was mentored by experienced orthopaedic surgeons & neurologists.

Mehul identifies root causes of pain and biomechanical dysfunction while providing proper education to his patients on factors behind injury, physical faults and gives ergonomics advices. He employs a variety of specific manual techniques along with therapeutic exercises to address patients’ needs.

Mehul has undertaken certification courses in Concussion rehabilitation, TMJ and jaw pain management, Kinesio taping, M2T blade, mulligan mobilization techniques to name a few and also performs acupuncture and dry needling.



Amit Kumar

Registered Physiotherapist

Graduated from Institute of Applied Medicine and Research from India in 2010 with his Bachelor in Physiotherapy. Since then practiced in a busy Neuro-Pediatric set up along with Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists & Special Educators. Along side ran two clinics in Delhi dealing with Orthopedic patients. Awarded as the therapist of the year in 2015 at Genesis Global School, Noida, India.

Moved to Ottawa in 2016. Since then working with the senior groups in different retirement homes in the Ottawa area. Believes in lifelong learning process and considers his patients as the mentors who teach him something new everyday. Strong skills in Soft tissue release, joint manipulation, neuro rehabilitation, post surgical orthopedic cases.



Bharat Sekhri

Registered Physiotherapist, Certified Manual Therapist

Bharat’s goal as a Physiotherapist is to minimize pain, improve function, and enhance his patient’s quality of life. He believes that there is no universal treatment approach that is right for every individual. Thus, he utilizes a variety of specialized techniques to address each individual’s unique challenge or problem, whether it’s pain, weakness, stiffness, scar tissue, or a musculoskeletal condition. Bharat has completed advanced post-graduate training in manual therapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, acupuncture, dry-needling, muscle energy technique, and core strengthening.

Bharat completed his Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy in 2011 from I.A.M.R, Ghaziabad, which is one of the top medical institutions in India. He became certified as a Manual Therapist from the Manual Therapy Foundation of India in 2012. Since moving to Canada, Bharat has furthered his Manual Therapy studies in spinal manipulation and became a Certified Manual Therapist through the Swodeam Institute in Ottawa in 2016.

Bharat’s career began as an I.C.U Physiotherapist in a super-specialty hospital in New Delhi, India. His experience in the I.C.U unit allowed him to become empathetic to the specific needs and concerns faced by individuals and families. 

 Bharat’s keen interest in Orthopedics inspired him to make a switch to the orthopedic division, where he successfully treated a wide variety of orthopedic conditions ranging from acute to chronic injuries as well as sports injuries. Additionally, he treats post-surgical shoulder repairs, ACL, PCL, Patellar ligament reconstruction, and hip and knee replacements. He has a special interest in treating shoulders (rotator cuff tears), backs, and knees.

Bharat has been living in Canada since 2015 where he has been practicing at some fast-paced clinics in the Ottawa area.

In his leisure time, Bharat enjoys playing cricket, billiards and learning the French language.

He is looking forward to helping you achieve your optimal physical health. To see Bharat, please contact Physiocare Physiotherapy and Rehab Clinic to schedule your appointment.


Deepesh Sengar

Registered Physiotherapist

Deepesh, a Registered Physiotherapist, began his career in year 2010 after completing Bachelors of Physiotherapy (degree) in India. After working for 3 years in India, he moved to Canada and initiated his career at one of the reputed physiotherapy clinic in Ottawa.

Deepesh likes to use manual techniques like Soft Tissue release, Mobilization, Muscle energy Technique, Acupuncture & Dry Needling, Taping (Dynamic Taping), Neurokinetic Therapy. He has keen interest to further his knowledge and likes to take upcoming courses to constantly upgrade himself.

Throughout his career, Deepesh has gained experience in treating clients with:

  • General Physiotherapeutic conditions – Sprain, Strain, tendonitis, musculoskeletal pains, Pre & post-surgical cases - e.g. ACL Reconstruction, TKA, rotator cuff Repair and more
  • Sports injuries including brace prescription
  • MVA Injuries
  • Geriatric Patients (arthritis, osteoporosis, balance impairments)

Deepesh has treated many of his clients to function symptom free by in depth assessment and personalizing his treatments as per individual. He believes in working on the root cause of the Pain rather than just treating the symptom. He is a firm believer in providing proper education of the clients which helps them be pain free and achieve optimum results.



Svetlana Lopez Vargas

Registered Massage Therapist

Since graduating from CDI College as a registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in 2006, Svetlana has had the opportunity to work in multidisciplinary clinics alongside physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths, providing treatments to clients with wide variety of conditions, including chronic strain, postural imbalances, sports injuries, post surgeries, pregnancy massage. She has also experienced firsthand the benefits massage can bring to those suffering from systemic conditions such as MS and Parkinson’s.
Svetlana’s goal has been to continue learning as much as possible to give her clients the most up-to-date and effective treatments. Among her postgraduate courses are:
• Hot Stone Therapy
• Electrotherapy and Therapeutic Ultrasound
• Deep Connective Tissue Massage
• Muscle Energy and Isometric Techniques
In order to achieve her client’s goals on their road of recovery Svetlana uses different techniques of Swedish Massage.
Svetlana is a member in good standing of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Ukrainian and Russian.



German Portela

Registered Massage Therapist

German is originally from Havana, Cuba. He was graduated in 2006 from the 2200-hour massage therapy program at CDI College. He is a member in good standing of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Over the course of his 10 years in practice, German has specialized in treating patients with headaches, neck, shoulder and lower back conditions, sport injuries, pregnancy and paediatrics massage. He strongly believes that regular massage treatments are not only an excellent way to relieve stress, but also play an important role in achieving and maintaining an excellent health, happiness, and a well-balanced life.
During his treatments German uses unique variety of Swedish and Seitai deep and relaxation massage techniques, keeping focus on his client’s comfort and their individual needs. He also includes muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, visceral and lymphatic therapy. These techniques are very gentle, making them ideal for clients who are uncomfortable with deep pressure.
German is proficient in English, Spanish, Russian and Bulgarian languages.



Balmeet Toor

Certified Canadian and National Counsellor

Balmeet graduated with her B. A. in Psychology in 2010 from Carleton University and went on to finish her MSc. in Counseling Psychology in 2016. She has over 4 years of clinical experience with ages ranging from 19-90 years old.

Balmeet has conducted research in the field of sports psychology, has presented at conferences and won awards. She is trained to provide mental health services that target high performance areas and sports. Specific areas of service include, but are not limited to pain management, maintaining motivation, anxiety management, coping with competitive pressure, body image issues, confidence issues, enhancing performance, and recovering from injury. The goal is to provide the client with mental strategies to help them overcome physical and mental obstacles to achieve their full potential.

Stephan Kolotylo

Chiropodist

Stephan Kolotylo completed his undergraduate studies at York University with an Honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. His passion for biomechanics and health care inspired him to pursue further education at the Michener Institute for Podiatric Medicine (Chiropody). Stephan completed the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences Chiropody program in 2013 and graduated with distinction. Shortly after graduating Stephan gained experience working in numerous and diverse clinical settings, such as private clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, government funded community health centers and with professional sports teams, such as the Toronto FC soccer team. Stephan is very passionate about helping people and having a positive impact on his patients motivates him in his career every single day.
 

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