Our Team

“The KillensReid team of registered physiotherapists and massage therapists enjoy the active Ottawa lifestyle. Our team is dedicated to sharing this Ottawa lifestyle with their clients by improving their physical performance and functional independence, preventing and managing their pain and promoting a healthy, fit lifestyle.”

FCAMPT Certified Physiotherapists

With five FCAMPT certified physiotherapists on site our clinic offers a superior level of patient care.  FCAMPT trained physiotherapists combine clinical experience with evidence-based orthopaedic practice in their care.

LOUISE KILLENS
B.Sc.(PT), B.Sc.(Ex.Sc)

Louise is a 1987 Honours Graduate of Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto. Prior to this, she successfully completed a B.Sc. in Exercise Science with a Specialty in Sports Medicine at Concordia University.  As a young graduate she worked in private orthopaedic and sports injury clinics and founded the Killens Reid Physiotherapy Clinic with Suzanne Reid in 1992.  She has a strong manual therapy background and incorporates this into her practice.  In 2002 she completed the Vodder Lymphatic Series and became certified as a manual lymphatic therapist.  As is the case with her colleagues at the Killens Reid Physiotherapy Clinic, she continues to take courses on a yearly basis and considers herself a “life-long learner”.  She completed her dry needling, intramuscular stimulation (Gunn IMS) in 2010 and in 2015 completed the Connect Therapy Series (ljlee.ca) which is a hands-on, clinical reasoning approach for the assessment and treatment of complex orthopaedic conditions.

Louise lives in Chelsea, her playground of outdoor activities.  All of her family are very active in sports and have competed at the National and International level.  During her free time, she sits on boards, volunteers in her community and abroad as a physiotherapist.  She believes we receive more than we give when volunteering.

“My role is to facilitate and listen to the body. Being a physiotherapist has not only helped others but has enriched my life.”

SUZANNE REID
B.Sc.(PT), B.Sc.(Biol)

After completing a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Western Ontario (’82-’85), Suzanne returned to Montreal and was admitted to the Physiotherapy program at McGill University. She graduated with Honors in 1988 and, in search of new horizons, packed her bags and moved to Ottawa, Ontario. She began her career at the Civic Hospital, rotating through the various departments, and subsequently moved out into the world of private orthopaedic practice, working in a variety of clinics in Ottawa, Carp and St-Jerome, Quebec.

In 1992 Suzanne founded Killens Reid Physiotherapy Clinic with Louise Killens. Between the period of 1992-1998, Suzanne studied part-time at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto where she completed the course of study in traditional osteopathy (thesis pending). This knowledge and philosophy has deeply shaped Suzanne’s manual practice and allows her to incorporate cranial and visceral techniques, as well as the more traditional manual therapy, into her treatments. More recently, Suzanne has completed Level I and II of the Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling Program and Levels 1-5 of the Pelvic Health Solutions pelvi-perineal rehab. Women’s health has become a key area of interest in Suzanne’s practice and she looks forward to the continued growth of the Pelvic Health program at the clinic.

In 2015, Suzanne has embarked on an 8 month Certification and Clinical Mentorship in the Integrated Systems Model taught by Diane Lee, PT (www.dianelee.ca). It promises to be an incredible journey of learning and growth!!

Suzanne lives in Cantley, Quebec with her husband, two teenage sons, and her dog, Fred. When not at the clinic, Suzanne is a multi-sport athlete who enjoys long-distance-running, open-water rowing, cross country skiing, good wine, books and any and every and any chance to be in the great outdoors.

ERIC FINSTAD
B.HSc(PT), M.Sc.(Sport Sci), FCAMPT

Eric obtained Bachelor`s and Master`s degrees in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine from Laurentian and Lakehead Universities. He then completed his Physiotherapy degree at McMaster University in 2001. After years of subsequent training Eric received his Diploma in Advanced Manual & Manipulative Therapy, thus is a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). http://manippt.org

Since joining in 2006, Eric loves being part of the Killens Reid health care team. He focuses his patient care not only through his Manual and Exercise Therapy, but also by several other methods. Having become a Functional Dry Needling Practitioner™ (from Kinetacore), Eric finds that his patients get even better success in achieving their functional goals and symptom relief. His training in Running Injury Prevention and Treatment has simplified the return-to-run process. He has extensive experience in dizziness treatment and received his Certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation from Emory University in Atlanta. He is thus able to distinguish causes of dizziness and balance problems, and treats with repositioning techniques, adaptation / habituation / balance / vision exercises, plus neck / head manual therapy. Also, following additional Concussion Rehab courses, he can effectively tease out different factors contributing to post-concussion syndrome, and treat them accordingly.

Eric is licensed to practice physiotherapy in Ontario and Québec. A former Canadian Cross-Country Ski Team member, he still keeps in shape with his family by skiing, cycling, running, swimming, paddling and singing!

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AMY FAHLMAN
B.Sc. PT, M.Cl. Sc. (manip), FCAMPT

For more information on Amy, or to read her blog, please visit her website directly at amyphysio.ca

Originally from Saskatchewan, Amy Fahlman brings a wealth of experience and valuable perspective to the physiotherapy team. After convocating from the University of Saskatchewan with distinction, she worked in a private practice setting with a strong focus on manual therapy. She mentored with renowned manual therapists across the country, where she developed her keen intuition and feel. She completed a Masters of Clinical Science in manipulative therapy from the University of Western Ontario, and graduated as the top of her class. She has completed her KinetaCore Functional Dry Needling level 2 training. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT) http://manippt.org, and is an executive member of CAMPT – Canada’s member organization in the international manual therapy monitoring body, IFOMPT (International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists). Amy is also one of the founders of Entry to Practice Essentials, a web-based study tool for the physiotherapy licensing exams.

Amy has developed an interest in personal exercise prescription and running analysis. She has completed her Can Fit Pro certifications for personal training and fitness instructor specialist, and specializes in injury specific exercises and functional training. She has a particular interest in running injuries, and uses video analysis to optimize running performance and assist in injury prevention. She also works with CrossFit and functional training athletes to improve their movement foundations, and develop their strength. Her rehabilitative philosophy is focused on neuromuscular training, functional strengthening, core development, and progressive return to pre-injury activity.

Growing up in Western Canada gave Amy an appreciation for the outdoors. To complete her love for fitness, she spends her time outdoors: running, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, canoeing, and camping while spending quality time with her family, friends, and animals.
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PIERRE PERRON
FCAMPT

A graduate of the University of Ottawa Physiotherapy program, Pierre joined the Killens Reid team in 2008. From 1998 to 2008, Pierre was a Registered Massage Therapist (Ontario), treating a variety of office and sports-related injuries, and promoting injury prevention.

While being a therapist and clinic owner, he continued his professional development with courses such as Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy and Cranio-Sacral Techniques before embarking in full-time studies to become a Physiotherapist. Pierre obtained his Diploma in Advanced Manual & Manipulative Therapy in 2016, and became a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) http://manippt.org. He continues to pursue more courses in fascial, neural and temporomandibular (TMJ) dysfunctions, as well as the Integrated Systems Model.

Pierre’s athletic background ranges from cycling (road and mountain), track, cross-country and road running. He has qualified twice to represent Canada at the World Duathlon Championships, as well as the World Solo 24-hour Mountain Bike Championships. Following the completion of his Physiotherapy program, he completed an 11,000 km cycling trip across Canada.

Pierre est heureux de vous offrir ses services dans les deux langues.
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PAUL PHILLIPS
FCAMPT

Paul Phillips joined Killens-Reid in 2010, after completing the Master of Health Science in Physiotherapy program at the University of Ottawa. With Bachelor degrees in Physical and Health Education, Biology and Education from Queen’s University, Paul was a Registered Massage Therapist before pursuing studies to become a physiotherapist. Continuing his education while working, Paul completed a Master of Clinical Science in Manipulative physiotherapy at Western University in 2014 and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Other professional interests include motor control, exercise based treatment and sports physiotherapy. Paul endeavors to mix the best evidence-based treatment, informed by the professional dialogue of experiences of his Killens Reid colleagues and his mentor, Lenerdene Levesque. As a resident of Chelsea, Paul enjoys cycling, cross-country skiing, paddling as well as supporting his wife’s road and cyclocross racing.

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TAMARA POROPAT
MScPT, BScKin

TAMARA POROPAT
Tamara graduated with honors from McMaster University in 2014, with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. During her time at Mac, she discovered her passion for rehabilitation, and graduated in 2016 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University. Graduating at the top of her class, Tamara was awarded with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Award, as well as the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT) Award.

Tamara has completed several additional courses including: Orthopaedic Division Manual Therapy Level 2 Lower Quadrant, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, and Chronic Disease Prevention. In 2016, she attended the Ontario Physiotherapy Association InterACTION Conference where she co-presented an original research project reviewing wearable technology for use in cardiac rehabilitation.

Tamara believes in taking a multi-faceted approach to treatment with her clients, using a combination of exercise, manual therapy, modalities, and education.

Tamara is passionate about the outdoors, and likes to keep active. When she is not working, she can be found whitewater kayaking, cycling, downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking, running, and practicing yoga.

JAMES MICHAEL SCHUSTER
B.Sc. PT, MClSc (Manip), FCAMPT

James is a Montreal native who has worked at a variety of private orthopaedic clinics around the island of Montreal for the past 10 years. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (B.Sc. PT) from McGill University in 2007 and completed a number of additional courses in manual therapy throughout the years.

James joined the University of Western Ontario’s Master of Clinical Science (MClSc) program in 2014, with a specialization in Manipulative Therapy. Upon completion of the program, he obtained his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy, becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT).

James has a keen interest in manual therapy, pain science, and exercise instruction. He has enjoyed working with several CEGEP-level soccer and rugby teams throughout his career and greatly appreciates working with a wide variety of clients.

Having visited over 60 countries, James is also an avid traveller with a deep appreciation for hiking; he has summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Fuji in Japan, and Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

Finallement, James est bilingue et heureux de vous offrir ses services en Français.  

NATALIE MORRIS
IMS | Lymphedema | Myofascial

Natalie Morris completed a Bachelors of Physiotherapy degree from the University of Ottawa in 2007. Since graduation, Natalie has pursued coursework in manual therapy with the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Barnes Myofascial Release, Selective Functional Movement Screening and Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). Additionally she is a Lymphedema Therapist having completed a certification with the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. She believes that ongoing continued education is key is staying current and ensuring the rapid return to sport and activities of daily living.

Natalie has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including orthopedics, sport rehabilitation, oncology and long term care. She enjoys working with clients of all backgrounds and personalizes her approach according to the goals and specific needs of her clients. She believes in correcting muscular imbalance, improving postural awareness and a strong exercise regime are key in the rehabilitation process.

Outside of the clinic, Natalie likes to remain active with her daughter, husband and dog. She enjoys, running, cycling, pilates and golf.

MARY HUTTON
R.N., MLDT. PTS

Mary Hutton graduated from the St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Kingston winning the prize for Obstetrical Nursing. After serving in a variety of nursing positions in Kingston, Ottawa and Moose Factory, Mary returned to college to obtain a certificate in Fine Arts. Because being a starving artist was never her intent, Mary accepted positions both in Ottawa and in Toronto working with developmentally handicapped adults. Subsequently she spent ten years working with a psychologist completing assessments and was seconded to the Inuit Family Resource Centre to become their pre-postnatal co-ordinator. Mary has always been a hands-on healer, and believes in the healing power of touch. She became keenly interested in manual lymphatic drainage and completed the Vodder certification course in 2005.

A true believer in the benefits of exercise and fitness, Mary paddles with the Cascade Women’s dragonboat team and helps to coach the Busting Out breast cancer dragonboat team with teammate, and colleague Louise Killens.

APRIL MAGNAN
RMT

April has been registered with the College of Massage Therapists and has been practicing at Killens Reid Physiotherapy Clinic since 2002. April has furthered her education attending courses in lower extremity release, scapular stretch and release, fitness and nutrition.

April strongly believes that massage therapy is highly beneficial for most people and that it can greatly improve one’s quality of life. The treatment of the soft tissues of the human body is an integral part of any rehabilitation or maintenance program and is an excellent compliment to physiotherapy.

In her experience she has observed that massage is very effective in relieving pain and aiding in the body’s healing process. April strives to constantly improve her knowledge base and skills to help her clients realize results.

ROBIN GILES
Office Manager

Robin joined the KillensReid group as an Office Manager in May 2009 after graduating from the Office Administration Program at Algonquin College. Prior to earning her diploma, Robin spent the last 20 years working as a receptionist in the beauty industry and caring for her two children.

“Dedicated to the health and well-being of our clients.” 

Killens Reid, The Downtown Ottawa Physiotherapy Clinic.
Conveniently located just two blocks from Parliament Hill.

APPOINTMENTS

Call or Email to schedule;

Telephone:
613-594-8512
Email:
killensreId@rogers.com
Fax:
613-594-0213

LOCATION

130 Albert St., Suite 610
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G4

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday to Thursday
07:00 – 19:00
Friday
07:00 – 15:00
Saturday & Sunday
Closed

CANCELLATION POLICY:

With less than 24 hours notice half the fee will be charged. With no notice the full fee will be charged.


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