OPC TEAM

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DR. ISAIAH REDFERN

Dr. Redfern is a graduate of Lakehead University, where he received an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology. He went on to pursue his passion for manual medicine and received his doctorate from New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Redfern is also a member of the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation (IAFNR). He completed his clinical education in Buffalo, New York where he gained the knowledge to apply manual medicine to both the sports community and general public in a thoughtful and creative manner. He has been heavily inspired by Dr. Robert Luckey of Pittsford Performance Care, who mentored him in the integration of neurology into an effective practice model. The neurological aspect of care and its effect on recovery have always been a crucial focus of  Dr. Redfern’s in creating lasting improvement in his patients.

Between the time growing up in Cambridge, Ontario and living in Thunder Bay, Ontario and Buffalo, New York Dr. Redfern has always aspired to make a difference in the lives of those he met. He has a passionate desire for advancement in the field of health care. His primary reason for being so devoted in his field is frustrating experiences with the management of loved one's previous injuries. He has made it his mission to simply deliver the absolute highest level of care in the shortest time frame possible in order to return his patients to what they enjoy as quickly as possible.

HOLLY ZITA
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Holly graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, where she took part in various clinical internships working with varsity athletes as both a student on-field therapist and a strength and conditioning coach. She then continued her studies with a diploma in massage therapy from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy.

 

Holly has worked with various populations in therapeutic and rehabilitative settings. She enjoys helping her patients tap into their adaptive potential and achieve their functional and performance goals. Her goal has always been to “fix” her patients - she focuses on educating her clients and providing them with everyday tools to help them live injury and pain-free.

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Holly takes a unique approach to treatment and integrates movement and mobility work into her sessions (it is strongly recommended you bring shorts and a T-shirt to your sessions as for this reason). After conducting a neurofunctional assessment, she uses modalities in treatment like cupping, medical acupuncture, myofascial release and joint mobilizations to treat the root of her patient’s dysfunction.

Holly has worked with various populations in therapeutic and rehabilitative settings, including patients with various neurological conditions, post-surgical groups, post-partum and pregnant women, children, spinal cord injury patients, patients with chronic pain, individuals seeking stress management solutions, as well as patients with sports injuries - she has experience working with professional athletes of the PWHPA, NBA, NHL, CFL and Olympic athletes of team Canada.

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DOMINIQUE GILMOUR
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Dominique is a graduate of the University of Ottawa where she received an Honours Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Human Kinetics. Afterwards, she continued her studies at Centennial College for Massage Therapy. 

 

Between her studies at the University Of Ottawa and Centennial College, Dominique also studied NeuroSomatic Therapy and became certified in Fascial Stretch Therapy. She was able to start working one on one with clients, develop her manual therapy skills and gain clinical experience. 

Dominique’s passion for health and wellness started at a young age with downhill skiing and basketball. Later on, she started strength training to keep active and continue optimizing her health. Through her own journey, she discovered the importance of prioritizing recovery and self-care to keep up with her goals, injury-free.

Fast forward to today, Dominique now works with a variety of patients who are looking to optimize their overall health so that they can keep up with their daily activities and ambitious goals. Her approach to treatment is patient-centred and holistic, addressing not only symptoms but also looking at the bigger picture to find out why such symptoms are presenting themselves. 

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NURSE JASMINE CHAN
REGISTERED NURSE
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OLISTIC HEALTH NURSE

Jasmine Chan, RN, HHN is a graduate from McMaster University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. During this time, Jasmine continued to work in an acute care setting developing her clinical skills and

judgement.

 

Throughout Jasmine's education and professional career she has also had the opportunity to be a mentor to nursing students of all education years.

Jasmine’s passion and pursuit for holistic health began when she started seeking answers for her own health. During this time, she was exposed to bioenergetic medicine and the results she received through this experience opened her eyes to a new way of healing. Fascinated with her own symptom relief, this motivated Jasmine to pursue a career in bioenergetic medicine under the mentorship of Jason Persaud.

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Jasmine’s approach to healing is patient-centred care and holistic, encompassing the physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and environmental well-being. Jasmine believes in forming a partnership with patients to both identify and explore the root cause of their symptoms as well as empowering and equipping patients with the necessary tools to take control of their health.

TANYA RUST
CANADIAN CERTIFIED COUNSELLOR

COUNSELLING THERAPIST
REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST 

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Tanya Rust M.A., CCC, CT, RP completed her Master of Arts degree from Saint Paul University/ University of Ottawa in Counselling and Spirituality. She is a Canadian Certified Counsellor, Counselling Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist.

 

With these qualifications, Tanya is able to help clients across the country as well as certain international locations. She has additional training in Internal Family Systems Therapy with the IFS Counselling Association.

 

Tanya has helped clients in dealing with issues such as self-worth, trauma, life transitions, anxiety, grief and loss, chronic pain, chronic illness, depressive symptoms, anger management, spiritual issues, workplace stress, etc.

Tanya is passionate about helping people explore their inner world. When individuals gain insight and awareness into the past and present, they can progress and adjust for the future. This can help maximize a person’s perspective and potential. 

 

Tanya uses an integrative compassion-focused approach to counselling that focuses on the individual and their goals. This approach acts as a guide in create a clear way forward. Tanya creates a safe and comfortable environment that enables clients to address their fears and anxieties. 

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At Ottawa Performance Care our goal is simple: To deliver the absolute highest level of care in the shortest time frame possible so you can get back to what you enjoy as quickly as possible.

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