Physio Solutions Team

Natalie Popkie

Physiotherapist

Dan Popkie

Physiotherapist 

Natalie Popkie is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Ottawa in 2004.  Her experience in physiotherapy clinics began in 2000 when she worked in administration and support for Orleans Centre for Physiotherapy in Ottawa.  She then acted as Senior Physiotherapist for Action Plus Physiotherapy in Rockland, Ontario.  She also worked at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) giving her balanced knowledge of both the public and private sectors.  The diversity of her experience in management and clinical treatment led her to open Physio Solutions in September of 2011 and the second location in partnership with the Kirkland and District Hospital in October of 2012.  Her continuing education courses include:

Myofascial Release 1, 2, and Fascial Pelvis

McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy A, B, and C

Certified Level 1; Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute

Certified Level 1 Manual Therapy

 

Natalie is also a pelvic physiotherapist and can treat pelvic pain and incontinence in both men and women.  Courses include:

Pelvic Health Solutions Level 1,2, and 3

Pregnancy and the Pelvic Floor

 

Natalie has a particular interest in treating chronic and persistent pain syndromes.  She has taken many courses addressing complex pain and the science of pain to help patients achieve their very best.

 

Carol Elliott

Receptionist/Assistant

Dan Popkie graduated from Canadore College before completing his Bachelor's of Science in Nursing at the University of Ottawa in 2005. In 2017, he completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York. He is a registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and in New York State.

His management experience includes team leadership at the Ottawa Hospital Emergency Department. He was also a nursing professor at Heritage College in Hull, Qc and has been part of multiple research teams conducting studies in emergency medicine for the Ottawa Health Research Institute. He was also part of a research team at the department of Human Kinetics at U of O looking at intra-muscular thermo-regulation.

Dan performs pediatric neuro-muscular assessments and treatments pertaining to gross and fine motor delays in infancy to early childhood. Dan is trained and rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform  Acupuncture and Dry Needling as well as Spinal and Joint Manipulation. 

Dan has a particular interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation. He is a level 3 trainer with Hockey Canada and has been part of the NHL Scouting Combine since 2016 in the Anthropometric Evaluation of Draft Candidates in Buffalo, NY.


 

Madison Brunke

Physiotherapy Assistant

Carole is an energetic and enthusiastic member of the team. She works closely with Jennifer and greets evening clients with professionalism and kindness.

 

Madison is a Western University graduate from a BSc in Kinesiology. She has completed soft tissue release training and worked as a student therapist for varsity levels athletic teams. She was a volunteer at the R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation Exercise in Pregnancy Lab. Madison also worked in a multidisciplinary rehabilitation setting at the Fowler-Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic at Western University. She brings experience working with athletes and likewise older adults teaching exercises and fall prevention. Madison's knowledge and experience combined with her ability to adapt and motivate based on varied needs is an asset to our patients.