Shawna attended Queen’s University from 2002-2008, completing a Bachelor’s of Physical Education and a Bachelor’s of Life Science. She continued on to do a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy and has worked as a clinical physiotherapist ever since.
Shawna was born and raised in rural Ottawa and continues to reside in West Carleton with her husband and 2 children. She grew up playing multiple competitive sports and continues her passion for athletics through soccer and CrossFit. She passed on her love for sports to her children who are also multi-disciplinary competitive athletes.
Shawna has continued her professional development through courses in physiotherapy, sports rehab, strength, and conditioning.
Hillary Foster graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor of Health Science. She then went on to obtain her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Since then, Hillary has completed training in Soft Tissue Release, Manual Therapy, Acupuncture, Dry Needling and Functional Movement. Her practice involves a mix of manual therapy, exercise prescription, soft tissue release, and acupuncture/dry needling.
She has also taken post-graduate courses specific to rehabilitating and preventing injury in CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting athletes. Along with acute injuries, Hillary also has a keen interest in chronic pain management. She is passionate about helping others take control of their physical health and get back to participating in the activities they love.
John grew up in rural Ottawa and graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2016 with a BSc in Kinesiology, Minor in Human Nutrition. He is actively registered with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario and the Ontario Kinesiology Association. While obtaining his degree he explored a variety of health, fitness and rehabilitation settings through co-op work terms and volunteer opportunities.
In the meantime, he has completed the University of Ottawa’s Heart Wise Exercise program for working with individuals with chronic health conditions. He grew up playing a variety of sports giving him a first-hand appreciation of the training and rehabilitation processes. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, camping, reading a good book, and playing soccer.
Riley is a registered physiotherapist who received his Master’s of Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in 2017. Prior to this, he attained a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, where he focused on human development as well as sports injury assessment and management.
As a therapist, Riley is an evidence-based practitioner who enjoys being challenged and working with all types of injuries. He uses exercise prescription and manual therapy as the cornerstone of his treatment. He also uses acupuncture and dry needling as an adjunct to treatment. Furthermore, he believes that goal setting and patient education are integral in attaining successful results.
Cherie graduated from the International Academy of Massage in Ottawa, with honours and the award for Excellence in Clinical Technique in 2013. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a certificate in Gerontology.
Cherie started her massage therapy career working in cancer rehab and has been with Pure Movement Physio since 2016, enjoying being able to help the wide variety of clients that are drawn to this clinic.
Registered Massage Therapist
Nick graduated from Algonquin College in 2016 with an Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy. He has since continued his education, becoming certified in ART (Active Release Therapy), and has taken courses in MET (Muscle Energy Technique), Craniosacral Therapy, and range of motion/strength testing. Using his knowledge, he can assess and provide the appropriate care you need, treating many issues.
You’ll find Nick playing golf and softball and riding his motorcycle in his spare time.
Registered Massage Therapist
Adam Bourne received his Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from Lakehead University in 2015. He then decided to further his interest in healing the human body by taking the Advanced Massage Therapy Diploma program at Algonquin College.
In his off time, Adam enjoys getting outside and being active all year round. He is a member of the Canadian Ski Patrol and spends the winter months on the ski hill. In the summer, he spends time mountain biking in Gatineau Park, fishing, and playing outdoor sports.
Adam takes great pride in helping people achieve their treatment goals, whatever they may be. He takes a focused approach to treatment, looking at areas of high tension and postural imbalances and how the body is affected. Adam spent several years as the Team Massage Therapist for the Ottawa 67’s of the OHL and continues to work with many of the Ottawa Geegees teams and athletes.