Welcome to Ottawa's newest multidisciplinary sports injuries and rehab clinic. With over 20 years of experience in the field of sports medicine, founder Tony Carbonette brings Ottawa a new and exciting vision.

CapitalATR Team

Ottawa’s Premiere Sports Therapy Clinic

Meet our skilled Certified Athletic Therapists and healthcare professionals

Our therapists are trained in the latest and best techniques to help injured athletes get back to active lifestyles.

Caroline Assaf

Certified Athletic Therapist

Caroline is a graduate of the Athletic Therapy Program at Concordia University. If you ask her why she became an Athletic Therapist, she’ll tell you that she loves the reward of helping her patients and athletes reach their goals, whatever they may be. Her approach is based on a combination of manual therapies and exercise. She uses tools such as myofascial release, massage and muscle energy to break through layers of muscle tension, realign and reset the body following an injury. She then implements exercise and breathing techniques to solidify these changes to promote long term progress and pain free living. She looks to empower her clients by providing them with the education and tools needed to help themselves outside the clinic environment.

Caroline has worked with a wide variety of active individuals, both athletes and active people alike. Whether you’re a football or rugby player, an engineer who loves bike rides, or a mom who loves long walks with her kids, Caroline wants to get you out there doing the activities you love. As someone who danced for over a decade, she’s experienced the pain of injury and understands the desire to get back out doing what you enjoy most. She herself now weight trains, practices yoga, and just loves to get out there and move! Her goal is to get you out and back to your activities in a way that’s fun, and friendly to your body. Whether your goal is to get back to work or play, Caroline is here to help you.

Caroline est aussi fièrement bilingue. Ayant complété tous ses stages en Thérapie du Sport à Montréal, elle est très à l’aise à travailler avec une clientèle francophone. Si vous cherchez une thérapeute qui peut vous servir en français, cela lui fera plaisir de vous aider!

Keaton Basso

Kinesiologist and Fascial Stretching Therapist

Keaton is from Sudbury, Ontario and has been working in the fitness and rehab field for over 7 years. Keaton grew up playing competitive hockey as a goaltender making his way up to the AAA level and also played varsity football in high school winning the city championship in 2009. In 2016 he graduated from Laurentian University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics, and later studied to become a Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist (level 2).

In his practice, Keaton utilizes Fascial Stretch Therapy™ (FST) which is a proven and complete full body, table-based manual therapy and movement training system. Fascial Stretch Therapy is a great tool that can be integrated with other training and therapeutic modalities. It is great for pain management, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, movement re-education, and wellness.

Keaton believes that educating clients is the key to helping them maintain health and wellness long-term. In addition to providing them the tools and treatment needed to move and perform efficiently, he will encourage them to commit to taking action daily to retain movement, ensure progression and build healthy sustainable habits to be pain and injury-free.

Keaton’s treatment protocol firstly involves assessing mobility, followed by treatment directed at areas with opportunity, and then finally strengthening and re-patterning movement and range of motion to restore efficient, functional mobility that clients will retain. As a registered Kinesiologist, Keaton’s mission is to provide clients with clear and direct advice and ensure that the client gets the right treatment and education aimed at whatever their goal or complaint may be.

Dustin Bru

Physiotherapy

Dustin graduated in 2009 from the University of Regina as a 3 time Academic All Canadian Athlete with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. After graduating Dustin spent several years working in international insurance before he decided it was time to make a career change.

Dustin’s decision to pursue a career in Physical Therapy was influenced by the positive experiences he had as a patient when recovering from numerous sports and training related injuries.

Dustin is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy. His post graduate courses include: ITPT certification in concussion management through IMPACT, LearnIMS dry needling course, and SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment).

Dustin’s treatment philosophy is threefold: Treat the symptoms of the injury or dysfunction, determine the factors that lead to the injury or dysfunction, and address those factors through a combination of education, modalities, manual therapy techniques, and corrective exercise.

Dustin is passionate about treating individuals who are motivated to improve their physical well-being. Whether you are an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone who wants their body to be performing at its best, Dustin is here to help.

Tony Carbonette

Certified Athletic Therapist

As owner of the CapitalATR, Tony is very proud to work along side the amazing team at Ottawa’s Premier Sports Therapy Clinic.

Tony’s therapy focus is on correcting mechanical alignment issues that cause sports injuries and chronic pain. Using techniques such as Muscle Energy, soft tissues release, myofascial release and other proactive strategies, Tony’s goal is to restore balance and mechanical function.  One of Tony’s strengths is to help his clients understand their condition so together he and the client can plan and execute a sound recovery.

Tony brings a vast experience to the CapitalATR team.  Prior to spending 11 years with Hockey Canada’s Sledge Hockey Program as the team’s Head Athletic Therapist and High Performance Coordinator, Tony spent some time working in the CFL, Canadian Professional Soccer League, NCAA div2 basketball and the Canadian College Hockey League.  Tony has along represented Canada at the international level by being part of the medical team at the 2006 Torino Paralympics, 2010 Vancouver Paralympics and 2014 Sochi Paralympics.

Along with his therapy experience, Tony has had the fortune to be a guest speaker at various international conferences speaking on a multitude of topics such as hockey injuries, core training specificity, and Paralympic Disability in sport. Tony has also authored a core training manual for athletes with disabilities.

When not working, Tony can be found playing soccer, trail running, stand up paddling, hiking with his dog. As a certified Level 1 High Performance hockey coach, he also dedicates some his spare time coaching competitive youth hockey.

Jamie Hatheway

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Jamie’s goal as an osteopathic manual practitioner is to educate her clients and provide exceptional care. She is an avid athlete and was chosen to be a member of the Under 18 Ontario Women’s Hockey Team competing at the U18 National Championships. Upon graduating from high school she accepted a Division 1 NCAA Hockey Scholarship in Minnesota,where she completed a Bachelor of Science. She fell in love withOsteopathy near the end of her university career as she saw an osteopath as part of her treatment plan for a hockey injury. Jamie recently graduated from The National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto and has a true passion for helping people. Some of her techniques include therapeutic exercises, joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, soft tissue therapy, visceral manipulation, trigger point therapy and cranial sacral therapy. During her free time, Jamie can be found touring Prince Edward County tasting exceptional food and wine, hiking and travelling.

Cassie Hay

Registered Massage Therapist

Cassie has an Advanced Diploma from Algonquin College in Massage Therapy. Born and raised in Ottawa, ON, she has been involved in the athletic industry for several years. Cassie’s involvement has been multifaceted; as an athlete, a coach, a personal trainer, a medic and as a therapist. Her most recent and highest achievement as an athlete was to compete for Team Canada at the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships held in South Carolina. Her knowledge and experience in several sports include soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, gymnastics, cycling, football, rugby, basketball, swimming, and baseball, to name a few. She has acted as an assistant to the athletic therapist for the Algonquin College Thunder and as a medic for the St. Mark High School Athletic Department.

Cassie’s philosophy is in discovering the underlying impairment to the presented injuries, as well as preventive measures and proper rehabilitation. She has a very strong passion for athletics and athletic rehabilitation. Her primary goal is to help the athlete become stronger than before the injury occurred, by not only using her extensive knowledge in trigger point therapy and fascial manipulations but also her ability to relate with the athletes on a personal level. Cassie hopes to continue her passion in athletics for several years to follow and wishes to further her knowledge and experience on concussion and post-concussion syndrome recovery.

Tamarrah Jacobs

Registered Physiotherapist

Tamarrah graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Redeemer University College in 2013. She then completed her Master’s in Physiotherapy in 2016 at the University of Ottawa. Tamarrah has worked in private orthopaedics and strongly believes in treating using both manual techniques as well as exercise therapy and education to help clients attain functional rehabilitation and meet their treatment goals. Tamarrah is a certified Compression Stocking Fitter and is certified in Level 1 Adaptive BodyWorks. She wishes to develop her skills further by taking courses in Acupuncture, Dry Needling and manual therapy. Tamarrah had the opportunity to be a university varsity athlete in both track and volleyball as well as participate in basketball, soccer and touch football. She has worked as a trainer with many sports teams including: volleyball, soccer, basketball and rugby. In her spare time she enjoys frequenting the gym, lifting weights, and spending time with her young family. Tamarrah is fluently bilingual and is pleased to offer services in either language and enjoys treating patients of all ages and athletic abilities.

Jelle Kooijman

Mental Performance Consultant

Jelle’s goal as a mental performance consultant is to help his clients better understand themselves and how they can train their minds. Growing up in the Netherlands, he became interested in the psychology of sport and exercise through his own observations as an advanced youth soccer player and later as a competitive volleyball athlete and coach. After completing his undergraduate degree in Human Movement Science at the VU University Amsterdam, he moved to Greece to pursue the European Master in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Thessaly. He has experience working with a Canadian varsity women’s soccer team as well as a foundation in scientific research. When he is not occupied with sport-related activities, Jelle enjoys playing his saxophone, cooking and board games. Having recently moved to Canada, he is enthusiastic and driven to start working with all types of clients, ranging from high-level athletes to beginning exercisers.

Jelle is trained to provide a wide variety of services such as mental skills training, stress and coping techniques, exercise motivation and relaxation, as well as injury rehabilitation, coaching and team counselling. Jelle’s philosophy revolves around accepting people the way they are, but always working hard in order to keep growing. In his practice, he focuses on fully understanding the client in order to make sure he can offer a tailored program that fits his or her needs in the best way.

Katherine Krivanek

Holistic Nutritionist

Katherine is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and graduate of the Natural Nutrition program from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition here in Ottawa. Previously, she graduated from Fitness and Health Promotion program from Algonquin College and is also a certified personal trainer from the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology.

With her knowledge of physical fitness and nutritional wellness she now strives to provide her clients with whole body wellness through optimal nutrition.

Katherines areas of focus are, but not limited to: lifestyle nutrition using a non-diet approach to weight and health concerns, sports nutrition, hormonal balancing and digestive issues. Katherine looks for nutritional imbalances in the diet as well as contributing factors from lifestyle, stress levels, emotional and environmental influences. Each coaching plan she creates is tailored to suit client-specific needs and goals. Katherine welcomes clients of all ages.

In her spare time Katherine loves being outdoors, working out, spin and yoga classes, cooking and travelling as often as she can.

  • Registered Holistic Nutritionist – 2018
  • Graduate of the Natural Nutrition Program – Canadian School of Natural Nutrition – 2018
  • CSEP – Certified Personal Trainer – 2015
  • Graduate of the Fitness and Health Promotion program – Algonquin College – 2015
  • First Aid and CPR Certified
Amey McGurk

Registered Massage Therapist

Amey has a love for all things barbell. Whether it be Crossfit, Powerlifting, or Olympic weightlifting Amey is your go-to girl. If she hasn’t already experienced it herself she’s learned from those around her and implemented the best techniques to get you back from injury, prepare you on event day or treat your overworked muscles on the regular! She has experience working with national level Olympic weightlifters on recovery and preparation as well as in-competition treatment.

Amey provides client-centered care that establishes a thorough and individualized treatment plan. She uses a variety of Swedish Massage techniques to reduce tension and restrictions in soft-tissue. She also incorporates several advanced techniques into her treatment regimens. These include Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilizations, Contract Relax Stretching, and Hydrotherapy applications. She keeps up to date with the most recent health research and works with other healthcare practitioners to deliver the best new therapeutictechniques.

Amey believes the benefits of massage are maximized when coupled with the appropriate self-care exercises. She empowers clients to be active participants in the therapeutic process with realistic and effective stretching and strengthening routines.

Amey graduated from the International Academy of Massage in 2016 and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).

Shayne Morin

Personal Trainer

Shayne has worked as a personal trainer and fitness instructor in the Ottawa area since 2015. He has been working in the fitness industry for the better part of the last decade as the head track and field coach for Holy Trinity Catholic High School, as well as a competitive community coach with the Ottawa Lions. He created Six One Three Fitness in 2015 to fill a need he noticed in Ottawa for functional training that encompasses greater awareness around injury prevention and rehabilitation. This allows him to train clients of various athletic backgrounds and promote greater mobility, flexibility and strength, which in turn reduces the risk of injury. As a personal trainer he has worked with numerous clients of varying fitness levels over the years. More importantly, he has worked with clients who suffer from chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, various physical ailments and nagging sports related injuries. Shayne hosts regular weekly boot camp classes, kettlebell training, 1 on 1 and group personal training and elite athletic development.

Shayne’s education background:

  • Can-Fit Pro Personal Training Specialist
  • Can-Fit Pro Healthy Weight Loss Coach
  • Agatsu Kettlebell Level 1 Instructor
  • First Aid and CPR (Level C) and AED
  • Holy Trinity High School Track and Field Coach 2011-2017
  • Ottawa Lions Track and Field Coach 2017-Present

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1701 Woodward Ave., Suite LL-20, Ottawa, ON