Hazeldean Gardens – Stittsville, ON
6130 Hazeldean Rd
Lower Level of Hazeldean Gardens
Stittsville, ON, K2S 1B9
Mon- 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Wed- 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fri- 1:00pm - 6:00pm
At Physiocare Physiotherapy in Stittsville we offer thе fоllоwіng ѕеrvісеѕ:
- Deep Oscillation
- Neuro Rehab
- Orthopedic & Sports Injuries
- Chinese Cupping
- Women's Health
- TMJ Pain
- Custom Knee Braces
- TCM Acupuncture
- Dry Needling
- Aqua Therapy
Our Team - Stittsville
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 12 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
Nela Mernik BSc. HK
Nela graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science Honors in Human Kinetics. While at the University, she worked as a therapist with the women's hockey team. Since graduating Nela has taught exercise classes for the city of Ottawa and worked at various long-term care facilities promoting exercise and healthy living. Nela is always eager to learn and has obtained certifications in older adult’s exercise, vestibular rehabilitation and kinetic taping, and is always looking for new opportunities to learn, grow, and apply her knowledge and skills.
Erica Gifford Chiropractor
Dr. Erica Gifford grew up in the city of Ottawa. She attended the University of Ottawa, where she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology. While attending the University of Ottawa, Dr. Gifford started her professional journey working with patients as a medical assistant for medical doctors. She went on to obtain her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, graduating with Magna Cum Laude from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto. During her time at CMCC, she also worked as a Certified Personal Trainer. She is certified in Acupuncture, Advanced Functional Techniques, Smart Tools and Active Release Technique.
Dr. Gifford provides patients with the most current evidence-based care. She tailors each treatment plan to your specific needs, goals and comfort. Dr. Gifford works with you to help you understand the cause of your pain. She uses a combination of Chiropractic Adjustments and mobilizations with Active Release Technique, Acupuncture, education and rehabilitation exercises to decrease your pain, get you moving better and prevent re-injury. She has a special interest in complex chronic pain patients.
Recreationally, Dr. Gifford enjoys rock climbing, skijoring (cross-country skiing fueled by her dog Bella), snow boarding, hiking, camping and canoeing. She also coaches competitive water polo in Ottawa. She is thrilled to join the RCRC team, starting on March 18th, and looks forward to helping you feel better soon!
Jose Mendoza-Saud Registered Massage Therapist
Jose graduated in 2018 with an Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy from Algonquin College. Often described as friendly, outgoing, and compassionate by those around him, these traits help Jose to better relate to others and to better understand his patients. Jose's interest with injuries and helping those in pain stems from his many years of playing both competitive and recreational sports, such as soccer, and volleyball, as he wanted to help those injured while playing sports. After completing a placement at Carleton University where he worked closely with their athletes on treating various injuries, he worked at the Ottawa Rehab Inpatient Services, and Jack Purcell Community Centre and Pool. Jose not only gained an appreciation for various work environments through these opportunities but also for patients and their various circumstances and injuries. Not only did these opportunities help Jose to better understand the role of a massage therapist, but it also increased his appreciation and compassion for those in need. Whether an injury is small, sports-related, or one that is more serious and complex as a result of ongoing health conditions, Jose is interested in treating all injuries while improving his skills. Jose is excited to start working as a Registered Massage Therapist and is eager to start applying his knowledge in the field in order to effectively help those in need.
Zoe Kung TCM Acupuncturist
We are proud to introduce to you, the latest addition to our team. Hsiang Lan KUNG (Zoe) is a Medical Acupuncturist who has received qualified TCM & Acupuncture courses and clinical practice training at the TCM School in BC and currently hold the license of R.Ac. and R.TCM.P. in Ontario with CTCMPAO & in BC with CTCMA. Not only does she have many years of experiences training and learning from R.TCM. P. YANG Sheng-Ming in Vancouver who is a disciple of famous Beijing TCM & Acupuncture professors (YU Ying-Ao & WU Xi-Jing) in China’s Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences; but she also has independent clinical experience for several years afterwards. Her patients are multi-culture; thus she can speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese to communicate with them.
Michael Ramos PTA
Michael Ramos studied Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. He moved to Canada to migrate with his family and has, since then, worked in various industries. With a little luck, and a new baby boy, he finally came back to his field and has been working as a budding physiotherapist's assistant at Physiocare.
Outside of having fun at work, he loves to keep himself updated on the latest news, trends and technology. He likes to work with his hands, follow directions to a T and educate himself on everything under the sun.