Our Team //
Jess Keller, CAT(C) | Clinic Owner & Certified Athletic Therapist
Jess is a Certified Athletic Therapist through the Canadian Athletic Therapist's Association as well as a Sports First Responder through the Canadian Red Cross. She specializes in the rehabilitation of athletes and the active community. Jess completed her Undergraduate Degree in Human Kinetics "with Honours" from the University of Ottawa in 2003 and went on to graduate from the Sports Injury Management Program at Sheridan College, in Toronto, as a "Sheridan Scholar" in 2005. Over the years, Jess has completed the following certifications in Soft-Tissue Release & Active Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy I & II, Muscle Energy Techniques for Lumbar & Cervical Spine, Visceral Manipulation, Kinesiotaping I & II, Custom Knee Brace Fitting & Shockwave Therapy application.
Having been a competitive athlete all her life; participating in Competitive Hockey, Lacrosse, Taekwondo and Track in her youth, and currently still involved with Alpine Skiing, Competitive Dragonboat, and Triathlon; Jess has a clear understanding of what is involved in getting an athlete back on track. In fact, Jess completed her first Half Ironman in June 2013 to prove that a power athlete can train to become an endurance athlete through focus, hard work and dedication, even if the body-type makes for a challenging venture. Jess is also fluent in Swiss-German, German, and French, even some Spanish, which has come in handy when covering International Sporting Events and in private practice. She currently studies Italian.
As part of her field experience, she has had excellent opportunities to work as therapist for:
University of Ottawa Men's Hockey - Gloucester Rangers Jr. A. Hockey - Kanata Stallions Jr. A. Hockey Ottawa Senators Jr. A. Hockey - Ottawa South Canadians Jr. B. Hockey - Winchester Hawks Jr. B. Hockey Ottawa Raiders Hockey (NWHL) - Jacques Martin Hockey School - St. Regis Indians Major Series Box Lacrosse - Akwesasne Indians Jr. A. Box Lacrosse - Ottawa Titans Jr. A. Box Lacrosse - Gloucester Griffens Junior Box Lacrosse - Ottawa Indians & Irish Rugby Clubs - Ottawa Renegades Football (CFL) (training camp)
As well as Volunteer Host Medical Staff for:
Canadian Figure Skating Championships, 2006
Ontario Summer Games, 2006
IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, 2009
OFSAA Field Lacrosse, 2011
OFSAA Cross-Country Running, 2011
OFSAA Indoor Volleyball, 2013
IIHF Women's Ice Hockey Championships, 2013
Canadian Gymnastics Championships, 2014
Alberta Ballet at the National Arts Centre for The Nutcracker Suite, 2014
Alex Keller, N.D. | Naturopathic Doctor
Alex uses a functional approach to medicine, meaning he will work with you to determine the underlying cause of your health concerns. As a naturopathic doctor, his role is to help you reconnect with your foundations of health. His goal is not simply to make you feel better today, but to educate and empower you with the knowledge and tools you need to feel better tomorrow.
Alex's practice focus lies in rheumatism and musculoskeletal pain syndromes, gastroenterology, endocrinology and mental health, all of which have a tendency to overlap.
Alex also spent six months working with naturopathic doctor and herbalist Chris Pickrell, from whom he learned the ways of community acupuncture at the Roncesvalles Community Acupuncture Clinic in Toronto. He now brings this type of acupuncture to Keller Athletic Therapy.
For more information, visit www.vistree.com
Bree Bouvier, RMT | Registered Massage Therapist
Bree is a Registered Massage Therapist with a background in rehabilitation and dance. She was always full of beans as a child, so her mother put all that energy to good use and enrolled her in Ballet classes. She loved dance so much that she was competing in Ballet, Jazz and Tap at the age of 8, and was traveled to Winnipeg, Manitoba by herself at age 11 to attend the 3-week Royal Winnipeg Ballet Summer Program. In high school, she was training for several hours almost every day of the week, which took its toll on her body. She suffered from lower back pain for about 2 months throughout the competive season, and went to see a Chiropractor. After his assessments and a set of x-rays, he determined that she had fractured her lowest vertebrae (L5). He also noticed she was taking an interest in her rehabilitation and began teaching her a few things.
Bree began teaching dance at age 17 with a talent for breaking things down and explaining how to execute each dance move. She got a job as a Physiotherapist Assistant and worked at that clinic for 6 years, which gave her a huge amount work and rehabilitation experience. When she graduated high school, she had no idea what she wanted to do, so she worked 5 part-time jobs to gain experience in multiple avenues over 2 years. At this point, she knew if she didn't go back to school then, she never would. So, she followed her instincts and enrolled in the Massage Therapy Program for that Fall. Bree has also received CranioSacral treatment for post-concussion symptoms in the past, and noticed a big difference post-treatment. She was determined to learn how to do this so she could share these multi-symptom relieving effects with others. Because of her many injuries, her passion for healing was ignited and her future career was born!
In her spare time (ha ha, spare time, what's that?), she enjoys attending and teaching Barre classes, playing with her 6 year-old Jack Russell named Max, and going up to the cottage for some much needed family time.
Megan Stewart, CATA (CC) | Athletic Therapist Certification Candidate
Megan has graduated from Athletic Therapy at Sheridan in 2013. She took a 2 year trip to Edinburgh, Scotland where she worked with Stewarts Melville RFC before returning back to Ottawa. She has experience various sports teams from colleges like Seneca, Sheridan, Algonquin and Ottawa University. In addition she has worked with club teams Toronto Scottish RFC, Ottawa Beavers and Banshees RFC, Barrhaven Scottish RFC and Ottawa Fusion volleyball. Although she has a strong sports background, she also works part time in retirement homes teaching mobility classes to the elderly. She has a passion for the outdoors, camping, and volleyball is her favorite sport. "Nothing is better then getting a person back to the activity they enjoy through exercise, stretching and giving the patient the knowledge to control their injury" she says.
Gord Pranschke, D.Ch | Chiropodist (Foot Specialist)
Gord has been practicing podiatric medicine for over 18 years, working in the Ottawa area at private medical clinics, sports medicine centres and podiatry clinics. His in-depth biomechanical examination involves a weight bearing, static, and non-weight bearing exam, as well as gait analysis as required.
Key issues, such as relative limb length, core balanace, sagittal plane flexibility and passive range of motion of the muscles and joints of the lower extremity from the hips to the feet are examined. This thorough exam gives him an overview of how a patient's body functions in the real world and allows him to formulate a management plan for improvement of the presenting symptoms.
As part of his assessment, he will make recommendations for proper shoe-gear, prescribe and provide custom orthotics as required, home therapy, and refer to other health practitioners that will be able to assist in a speedy recovery.
Terri Morgan | Yoga Therapist & Yoga Instructor
Terri Morgan, founder of YOGA for Your Knots inc. is a Yoga Therapist and Yoga instructor. She received her yoga therapy training with California’s Yapana Master Yoga Intensive which focuses on applying yoga therapy principles to prevent and heal injuries. Terri offers a wide variety of group yoga styles such as: Hatha, Somayog, Therapeutic, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for 55 plus, Yoga for Parkinson’s, Yoga for the Caregiver, Full Figured Yoga, Teen, Kids and Chair Yoga, and as a Yapana® yoga therapist, customized private Yoga therapy. Personalized classes are modified and adapted to meet the individual needs of students at all levels of experience and skill.
Her involvement with Meals on Wheels Ottawa over the last 22 years as a Director and volunteer inspired her to begin working more closely with Older Adults. Her training includes:
- Pain Care Yoga Certification (ongoing)
- Neil Pearson Somayog (Somatic yoga)
- Yapana Therapeutic Yoga training
- Therapeutic Yoga training-functionalsynergy.com
- Yoga Ball therapy training (yogatuneup.com)
- Radiant Child Yoga Practitioner RCYP 1
- Teen Yoga certification (yogaminded.com)
- Certified Chair Yoga instructor LVCY
- Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor
- Individual Conditioning Consultant
- Older Adult Fitness Specialization
- BComm., McGill University
Terri can be reached at: (613) 797-7347 or at email@example.com
Tami Morgan, BHK| Clinic Manager & Student Athletic Therapist
Human Kinetics Graduate, University of Ottawa
Tami is a 2015 graduate of the Human Kinetics program at the University of Ottawa. In the future, she hopes to complete a Bachelors in Athletic Therapy or a Masters in Physiotherapy with a concentration on Sports Injury and Rehabilitation. She has completed courses in athletic taping and injury prevention and has acquired her Sports First Responder in the spring of 2014. In the past, Tami worked with several Ottawa Junior Rugby teams, as well as the University of Ottawa Men’s Varsity Basketball Team for their 2014-2015 season. She will be working with the Ottawa Men’s Irish Rugby Team for their summer 2015 season.
Before delving into Kinesiology, Tami completed 2 intense years of Fashion Design at Ryerson University in Toronto; however, Tami has always been an athlete from the start. At a young age she became involved in swimming, gymnastics, skating, and soccer. At the age of 7, she enrolled in TaeKwonDo and went on to achieve her black belt at age 16. In high school, Tami immersed herself in rugby and field hockey where she developed a love for the two sports. But, the sports and activities that have always been a staple for Tami are running, snowboarding, yoga and weight lifting, each of which she has been doing for roughly 10 years. Looking forward, Tami plans to maintain a diversely active lifestyle while working as a therapist alongside like-minded people.
Chris Nelson | Student Athletic Therapist
1st Year Athletic Therapy Student at Sheridan Institute of Advanced Technology
Chris Nelson joined Keller Athletic Therapy in 2013 as a co-op student, while attending Algonquin College in the Fitness & Health Promotions Program. He has worked with us for over a year now and become an valuable part of our team. Chris has worked for several summers, and continues to work, at the Jacques Martin Hockey School as camp counsellor. He is a hockey goaltender and would love to work with fellow hockey players as a therapist in the future. He was accepted to the Athletic Therapy Program at Sheridan Institute of Advanced Technology for Fall 2014. We are very proud of him as he has been a tremendous asset at our clinic and an excellent student and we wish him well in his pursuit of Athletic Therapy.
Ashley Baldwin | Student Athletic Therapist
Brookfield HighSchool Co-op Program
Currently in grade 11 High School Student, Brookfield High School.
Ashley is currently a high school student interested in pursuing Athletic Therapy as a career. She has always been involved in a variety of sports since the age of 5. Joining the Gloucester Ringette association at 5 till the age of 7, then Ottawa Ringette where she plays currently. She also enjoys playing competitive Golf at Hylands Golf Course and Softball with the Orleans Rebels. Sports have always been a big part of her life and would love to continue to work in a sports environment with athletes of all sports. She has recently completed her basic training and athletic taping course through Jess. Living in Ottawa and Orleans all her life she loves the city and the people and would one day want to practice here. She is planning on attending Sheridan College once she graduates High School for her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Therapy in 2016.