Physiotherapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation Centre

Our goal is to create an environment that facilitates an active recovery and empowers all patients suffering from concussions and orthopaedic injuries by dynamically supporting them throughout the process. Our deep understanding of how a concussion or injury can affect someone’s everyday quality of life allows us to offer you the quality, collaborative care you deserve. Whether it’s for symptom management, return to sport/work, or simply regaining your quality of life, our team will assist you along the way.

Bastien Physiotherapy

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Our Team

MARC BASTIEN

Owner, Physiotherapist

Marc Bastien moved to Ottawa from a small, francophone community near Sudbury, Ontario. He has gained valuable experience working with high-level athletes as well as many patients from neurological, cardiac, and orthopaedic rehab settings. Marc has a keen interest in concussion management. He is continually learning new ways to help you and takes pride in offering you simple and applicable strategies to help you achieve your goals.

“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” – Buddha

France Lacoursière

Physiotherapist

With over 15 years of experience, France brings a vast amount of knowledge with acute and chronic orthopaedic injuries. Her professional interests include manual therapy, functional dry needling and acupuncture, and vestibular rehabilitation. She is a strong believer that an active lifestyle enhances quality of life and practices using a hands on approach as her treatment of choice with the goal of resuming physical activity. During her spare time, France is a workout enthusiast, an avid runner and enjoys curling.

“Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible.” – Unknown

Natasha Hurtubise

Physiotherapist

A graduate of the University of Montreal with a Bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy and a Master’s degree in physiotherapy, Natasha is very passionate about manual therapy and new approaches in physiotherapy. Natasha has valuable experience in neurology, orthopaedics, severe burns as well as with sports related injuries having worked many hours with several university and elite sports teams. Natasha is attentive to your needs and has your well-being at heart. A fan of many sports, Natasha has a passion for ringette and has played at international levels. In her spare time, Natasha enjoys spending time in nature with her animals and cooking.

Joey Gour

Kinesiologist

Joey is a bilingual registered kinesiologist with a passion for helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. He has gained experience working with a variety of clients, from high level athletes to the everyday gym goer looking to be in better health and works to get his clients more functional, whether to rehab an injury, be healthier or help athletes improve their performance. Joey believes that movement is medicine and strongly advocates that a proper plan built around movement will help get you back to doing your regular activities.

“Good, better, best.. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better, and your better is best.” – Unknown

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Bastien Physiotherapy Process

Step 1: Calm the Storm

We understand that discomforting symptoms can have a significant impact on your every day life. Our main objective in this phase is offering you simple strategies you can do every day (at home or in our clinic) to take control of your symptoms. This allows you to progress to the next step and progress towards your end goal.

Step 2: Progress with Certainty

Once you regain control of your symptoms, our professionals are able to focus on the true cause of your impairments to properly establish a treatment plan that addresses it. An accurate diagnosis is the foundation to an effective treatment plan that targets all the necessary points and will allow you to eventually progress to the next phase of your recovery.

Step 3: Preserve Your Health

Physiotherapy shouldn’t stop once your symptoms go away. The important part is to ensure that these symptoms don’t come back. By offering you individualized plans, we empower you to keep the improvements you’ve made in your time with us. As a result, you can keep playing with your kids, keep playing hockey, and keep doing what you do.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Global Postural Reeducation (RPG)?

RPG is a treatment approach specific to physiotherapists that aims to evaluate and manually treat the human body as one system. The goal is to track back from the symptoms to the cause by following the muscular chains; correcting it little by little using specific treatment postures, and eliminating problematic compensations.

How do treatments work?

Depending on the reason for the visits, treatments are either 30 minutes, 40 minutes, or 60 minutes long. The first visit is 60 minutes and seeks to evaluate the symptoms as well as establish different contributing factors. Following that visit we can establish a proper treatment plan based on your needs.

What can Bastien Physiotherapy help me with?

  • Scoliosis & other postural syndromes
  • Acute and chronic low back and neck pain.
  • Headaches and Jaw Pain.
  • Pain from conditions like arthritis.
  • Injuries from motor vehicle accidents.
  • Sports related injuries & return to sport
  • Multiple sclerosis or post-stroke rehab
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rehabilitation after a Surgery
  • Vertigo and other dizziness disorders
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Concussion Management
  • & much more!

What services does Bastien Physiotherapy offer?

  • Manual therapy
  • Exercise-based rehabilitation
  • Global Postural Reeducation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Concussion Management
  • Running & Gait Assessments
  • Acupuncture & Dry Needling
  • Cupping & IASTM
  • Work Hardening Programs
  • Return to Sport Protocols
  • & much more!
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