Newell Physiotherapy has been providing personalized care to clients since 2005. Having multiple therapists (both PT and RMT) trained in myofascial release with a variety of experience levels it's possible to find the right match between you and your therapist. Our location, on the fifth floor of a medical building, provides easy access for clients with disabilities. Treatments are provided in private rooms, many with south facing windows and natural light.
We pride ourselves in helping clients who haven't been able to find relief with past attempts at treatment. Our ability to understand our clients and connect with them helps to elicit deep and profound changes.
Intensives can be provided for clients traveling from out of town with advanced notice.
Dan graduated from the University of Toronto's Four-year Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy (B.Sc.P.T.) program in 1998 and has been an actively practicing physiotherapist ever since. Upon coming to Ottawa in 1998, Dan practiced in multiple clinic locations until establishing his own practice, Newell Physiotherapy, in December 2005. In 2007, Dan discovered the benefits of myofascial release treatments and has since completed extensive training in John F. Barnes Myofascial Release and has been an Expert MFR Practitioner since 2011.
With Two decades of experience, Dan has always taken pride in his continuing education. Although he completed his university education 20 years ago, Dan firmly believes that a physical therapist's professional development must be ongoing. Each year he completes multiple instructional courses to keep up with developments in healthcare and treatment research. Dan has completed wide-ranging professional training including chronic pain, acupuncture, manual therapy; joint manipulation; vestibular (vertigo) rehabilitation; concussion (mTBI) rehabilitation,and exercise courses for treatment of the back and core, neck, shoulder, and lower extremities.
Dan is actively involved in recreational sports, including downhill skiing and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ), in which he has achieved a blue belt. He is also a certified instructor of Hatha Yoga and AcroYoga and enjoys teaching regularly. Dan prides himself combining knowledge and experience from these different aspects of life, with physiotherapeutic knowledge of anatomy, physiology and functional body mechanics in his therapeutic practice.
Sophie completed undergraduate and graduate work in biology, having completed her Masters degree in 1998. In 2005, Sophie completed her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at McGill University.
Throughout her career, Sophie has worked in private clinical practice and continues perfecting her manual therapy skills and adding to her clinical knowledge through post-graduate courses. Her training includes courses in Myofascial Release, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, and Manual Therapy. She has also studied the movement approaches of McKenzie and Sharman. She has been trained to treat tempero-mandibular joint dysfunctions and inner ear/balance problems such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Sophie is trained in and uses acupuncture to alleviate musculoskeletal pain, spasms, and tone; and has completed training in pelvic floor rehabilitation.