Simply The Best

“Bev and staff are outstanding in every way. Wouldn't go to anyone or anywhere else in Ottawa for Physio- Bev can treat and relieve the discomfort and pain whether it's my neck, back or elsewhere. She's simply the best!”
-Joan R. H.

Our Professional Staff

Our experienced and professional team of physiotherapists and massage therapists are here to help you get better! Read more about our team below.

Beverly Harding, Physiotherapist

BHSc PT, McMaster University 1989

Bev has over 25 years of clinical experience in the treatment of orthopedic and sports-related injuries, with post-graduate training in manual therapy and acupuncture. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Carleton University in 1984 while also playing varsity basketball. After graduating, she played one year of semi-professional basketball in England. She returned to Canada to study physiotherapy at McMaster University.

 

Active living has always been a priority in Bev’s life; and, after recovering from an ACL injury sustained while playing basketball, she has enjoyed: running, cycling, triathlons, tennis and alpine skiing. She also has experience in coaching youth basketball and soccer in Ottawa. As such, Bev possesses considerable insight into the needs of athletes, both competitive and recreational, as well as the general active population.

 

To reach patient goals, Bev uses an exercise-based treatment philosophy with an emphasis on education.

Sheila MacMillan, Physiotherapist

BSc PT, Queen’s University

Sheila MacMillan is a registered physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She completed her Bachelor of Science (Physical Therapy) at Queen’s University in 1984 after graduating with a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and a Bachelor of Arts in 1981.

 

Since graduating, Sheila’s clinical focus has been the assessment and treatment of orthopedic and sports-related injuries. She has worked in both public and private practice and has attended numerous continuing education courses and conferences in the areas of sports, orthopedics, exercise therapy, as well as other areas of physiotherapy. She has also attended world physiotherapy and low back pain conferences.

 

Combining more than 33 years of clinical practice, professional development, continuing education, and experience in exercise science, Sheila strives to work with her clients and provide the best possible care. When practising, she also likes to draw on her experiences as an athlete, coach, musician, volunteer, and international traveller. Sheila is passionate about staying active, lifelong learning, and balance in life.

Shelley Beauchemin, Massage Therapist

A Registered Massage Therapist since 2003, Shelley’s professional directive has always been to achieve optimal therapeutic results through the assessment, treatment, and maintenance of the musculoskeletal system. Whether the problem is chronic pain, injury rehabilitation, or everyday aches and pains, Shelley aspires to aid every individual patient in the achievement of their therapeutic goals.

 

Shelley has been employed at several physiotherapy centres in the Ottawa region, thus acquiring the professional experience required to treat a very diverse clientele. From the professional athlete to the stay at home parent, an individual treatment plan will always is created to meet your specific needs.

 

Outside of the clinic, Shelley has been a college instructor and she is a long-time member of the Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario. She also is an Expert Witness Reporter for the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

Gayle Dillabaugh, Massage Therapist

Gayle has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2000. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa in 1997, she completed the Honours Massage Therapy program at Canadian Therapeutic College. She is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario.

 

Specializing in Swedish massage techniques, Gayle is also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor and trained in a variety of other modalities including acupressure, trigger point therapy, myocardial release, lymphatic drainage, and remedial exercise.

 

Gayle draws on many years of experience as a competitive athlete and enjoys using that knowledge and enthusiasm to help clients achieve a healthy, active lifestyle. She is currently working on her golf game and enjoys curling as a participant and volunteer instructor.

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RA Centre Physiotherapy Clinic
2451 Riverside Drive (East Wing of the RA Centre)
Ottawa, ON, K1H 7X7

Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

SERVICE AREA

  • Ottawa and surrounding areas

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