Physio Solutions Team

Natalie Popkie


Dan Popkie


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.  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.


Sophie-Anne Therrien


Sophie-Anne graduated from a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa, where she also obtained her bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics. Sophie-Anne believes in offering one-on-one physiotherapy services in order to provide the best quality of care. This is done through a combination of education, manual therapy and specific therapeutic exercises, which she believes are the key factors in regaining full potential.


Her continuing education courses include:

-          Motivational Interviewing

-          Manual therapy Level 1 - CPA Orthopaedic Division

-          MDT McKenzie Method Part A


Sophie-Anne has a particular interest in pelvic floor dysfunctions such as pelvic pain, pre-natal and post-partum issues, diastasis recti, urinary incontinence in both men and women, and much more. She has taken many courses to help her patients empower themselves and reach their highest functioning level. These courses include:


-          Holistic Treatment of the Pregnant Body

-          Holistic Treatment of the Postpartum Body

-          Paediatric Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

-          Innovative Exercise for the Sensitive Nervous System

-          Female and Male Pelvic Pain Level II/III

-          Incontinence Level 1

-          Trauma and the pelvic floor


In her spare time, Sophie-Anne loves outdoors activities such as hiking, cross-country skiing and camping. She looks forward to assisting you through your journey to recovery, in both French or English.


Carol Elliott


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.


Luc Brisson


Luc completed his masters in physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa where he has also obtained a bachelor in human kinetics. During his undergraduate studies, Luc studied at l’Université Claude Bernard I in France where he developed an affinity to high performance training. He has been coaching and training in many different disciplines before becoming physiotherapist. 


His continuing education courses include:

  • Manual therapy Level 1, 2 upper quadrant

  • Mckenzie approach part A & B

  • APTEI Temporomandibular (TMJ) Joint Management


Luc utilises a patient centered approach, which for him is the key to unlocking your full potential. He will also be able to treat you in French or English.


Ethan Evans

Physiotherapy Assistant

Ethan graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in kinesiology with honors. He has emergency first responder training and has worked as an Athletic Therapist for varsity baseball and professional basketball teams. His passion for rehabilitation has been supported by his work at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic in London, Ontario. Ethan is also a volunteer firefighter for the Lorrain Valley Fire Department. His comprehensive experience in rehabilitation and ability to work well under pressure is an asset to our patients.


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