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!

Melissa Boufounos

Certified Holistic Nutritionist

Melissa Boufounos is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Precision Nutrition Level 2 Coach who helps competitive athletes simplify their fuelling plans with flexible eating strategies so they can maximize their performance potential without dieting or giving up their favourite foods.

Melissa was a competitive hockey player for over 20 years. Since 2013, she has competed in over 70 obstacle course races, earning 2 age group podiums and qualifying for the OCR World Championships 4 times.

She has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Health Influencers three years in a row by OptiMYz Magazine.

Kelly Brazeau

Certified Athletic Therapist

Kelly is a Certified Athletic Therapist and is working toward the goal of a second designation in Massage Therapy.

Kelly’s focus is not only treating the current conditions people face, but to educate to prevent reinjury and future complications, focusing on biomechanical efficiency and alignment, along with other manual skills; soft tissue techniques, mobilization, exercise prescription and other hands-on approaches. Kelly believes that everyone at any age is an athlete, whether that means you compete at the Olympics or you are trying to maintain your garden. You need your body to work efficiently to achieve your goals.

Kelly brings experience from many athletic levels from woman’s soccer and volleyball in the Ontario College Athletic Association, Junior A hockey, and entry level beginners in rugby and football. She has experience with assessment and treatment of all ages ranging from 10 to 90 years of age. To add to her Athletic Therapy knowledge, she possesses a First Responder Emergency Care Certificate.

Kelly grew up playing competitive soccer and participating in other sports recreationally. When not in the office, Kelly can be found enjoying adult league sports or experiencing the outdoors on a hike, at the cottage for a beautiful kayak or enjoying a relaxing day on the dock.

Josh Brock

Personal Trainer

Josh is a personal trainer that specializes in exercise therapy, functional movement, and its translation to both sport and daily life. What started as a personal journey to lose weight became a powerlifting journey that netted him national records in the Canadian Powerlifting Federation and a career coaching athletes in strength and conditioning. In the last few years he has transitioned more into the clinical side of movement health helping people improve everything from breathwork, balance, coordination, as well as working with people that have scoliosis, parkinson, joint replacement, and concussions.

His philosophy about movement health and hygiene is firmly rooted in human physiology and morphology, and trying to help people attain the proper balance between their structure and function. Using a combination of manual release and unique correctives, he focuses on the essentials of posture, breathing, and walking he helps solidify a solid foundation to improve athletic, recreational, or daily physical endeavours.

When the goal is to begin jogging without pain or prepare for a championship game Josh has the knowledge and skill set to develop and fortify their talents and attributes.

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.

Lauren Hebert

Registered Manual Osteopath | Reflexologist | Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist | Reiki Master

Lauren is a registered Manual Osteopath from the National Acadamy of Osteopathy, in Toronto. She also graduated from York University with a Kinesiology degree in 2006. She is also a registered Reflexologist, certified Fascial Stretch Therapist, and Reiki Master.

Lauren has a strong background in the fitness and health industry, having started in physical fitness when she was just 12 years old. Her love for fitness and health grew over the years and she studied Kinesiology in University, then branched off to personal training shortly after. It was there she found her passion in the rehabilitation side of health. She proudly brought injured personal training clients back to health and mobility.

Lauren enjoys a natural and holistic approach to healing the body and has pursued various treatments in order to better compliment the human body. You can book an osteopathic, fascial stretch or reflexology treatment with her. Reiki is available with treatments as requested. As well as treating the whole body, Lauren specializes in TMJ disorder (Jaw pain and dysfunction) as well as Foot Problems.

In her spare time, Lauren loves to attend fitness classes, martial arts, weight training, singing and dance. You can find her outside more often than not, especially in the summertime.

Desiree Koggel

Certified Athletic Therapist

Desiree is a Certified Athletic Therapist and First Responder who graduated with a High Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences (Athletic Therapy) from Sheridan College. Desiree believes in a holistic and evidence-based approach to therapy using various manual techniques combined with patient education and individualized exercise prescription. From experience she knows that it’s a therapist-patient team approach to long lasting recovery and is committed to achieving every individual’s personal goals. Her primary goal is to find the root of the problem to return her clientele to beyond their pre-injury state.

Desiree has experience working with provincial and semi-professional football teams, AAA and Jr. A hockey, Major Series and provincial Lacrosse, provincial and collegiate rugby, professional curling, among other sports and events. Her previous two years were spent increasing her experience with weekend warriors, pre and post-op’s, and work-related injuries to better round-out her ability to help anyone in their recovery process.

Desiree has played many sports herself including hockey, soccer, tennis, eventing, volleyball, flag football, and was also an athlete on the 2017 MIFA All Stars Women’s Tackle Football team. Not only does she have experience as an athlete, but as a coach as well. She coached Offensive and Defensive line for Sheridan’s flag football team for 2 years and has assistant coaching experience in soccer and hockey.

In her free-time, Desiree likes to go on hikes, play recreational league soccer and hockey, and go horseback riding. She would also like to further her knowledge in neurophysiology and injury prevention with a Masters Degree.

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
Scott Laframboise , BScHK, CSEP-CPT

Personal Trainer

Scott is a Certified Personal Trainer and a graduate of the Human Kinetics Program at the University of Ottawa. Scott’s interests lie in functional training, mobility, free bodily movement with no restriction, building a solid foundation, and becoming an unbreakable human being.

Scott began his journey in the fitness industry through sports and recreational weight lifting in high school. Scott’s training began simply to improve athletic performance, where his love for functional and purposeful training began to blossom into what it is today. He began as a high performance soccer player, but eventually began to expand his horizons, participating in Track & Field, Cross Country, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, and basically any sport that he could get his hands on.

His formal knowledge from undergraduate studies, paired with his experience in athletic and functional training, has provided him with the means to make an effective, specialized, individualized, and most importantly, fun and maintainable approach to fitness that will allow you to achieve your goals through falling in love with the process.

Scott has experience in many areas of the fitness world. He has experience as a physiotherapist assistant, front desk supervisor of fitness centres, group fitness instructor, personal trainer, mobility consultant, and more!

Scott’s goal is for you to be leaving with a smile on your face, curiosity running through your mind, your body feeling worked, and excited for the next session. If you aren’t having fun and enjoying what you do, then Scott will find a way to make it enjoyable! Scott is here for you to be happy, be functional, and take the next step in being a fully mobile, limitless human being who can do whatever they want with their body.

Michael Malvar

Registered Physical Therapist

Michael “Mike” Malvar is a registered Physical Therapist both here in Canada and in his native country, the Philippines. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 1998 at Unciano Colleges in Antipolo City, Philippines and worked in a hospital for more than two years and afterwards, served as a Personal Support Worker classroom and clinical instructor for almost three years before migrating to Canada in year 2006.

He is a certified therapist in administering Trigger Point Dry Needling, Acupuncture/Cupping and releasing myofascial adhesions using the M2T blade. He treats a variety of Musculo-skeletal and sports related conditions such as lower back pain (eg: sciatica and spondylolysis), neck and upper back pain, rotator cuff tendonitis, arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Tennis/Golfer’s elbow, post-op hip and knee replacement, ACL reconstruction and ankle sprain, just to name a few. Furthermore, Mike can also treat neurological cases such as Bell’s Palsy, Parkinson’s Disease and Stroke.

Mike truly considers Physical Therapy not only a career, but more significantly, a vocation. He always adheres to the fact that conducting a thorough assessment, finding the root cause of the problem and implementing the “active Physiotherapy approach” (utilizing manual therapy) is much more effective than passive and most of all, educating patients about their condition, informing them the do’s and don’ts to prevent further injury and complications is the main key in achieving a pain free life.

Alex Marion M.OMSc, BASc, RMT, CFSS-L3 (Medical)

Osteopathic Manual Therapist, Fascial Stretch Specialist

Alex has been involved in the health and fitness industry for nearly two decades. Originally a movement coach, fitness professional and martial arts instructor, Alex has since transitioned into a multidisciplinary clinical practice blending his background in kinesiology, fascial stretch therapy, clinical massage therapy and osteopathic manual therapy to help people from all walks of life regain and enhance their physical performance, health and wellbeing. Additionally, Alex is one of a handful of instructors in the world who teaches Fascial Stretch Therapy™️ as a member of Stretch To Win’s canadian teaching team. Alex’s philosophy is that the human body is a dynamic unit of interrelated structure and function that it has the capacity to regulate and heal itself when afforded the opportunity. His core belief is that the medium of teaching is his opportunity to empower other health and fitness professionals to improve the quality of life of each and every human being they touch.

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
Shaun Podolski

Personal Trainer

For the past ten plus years Shaun has been an integral part of Ottawa’s fitness community. Shaun has a passion for outdoor sports including mountain biking. He was introduced to the world of fitness while rehabilitating a shoulder injury which captured his interest in the world of human kinetics.

Shaun has worked with a full spectrum of clients, ranging from high performance athletes to fitness enthusiasts, with the singular focus to help them advance toward their individual goals.

Shaun earned his McGill Method Level 1 for a pain free back and Functional Range Control (FRC) certification to effectively train end range control with his clients. Together, with an engaging personality, Shaun will be sure to deliver a training session that is challenging, functional, and highly educational.

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