Becca Watson, Physiotherapist
Hi, my name is Becca Watson, I graduated from Western University with an Honours Specialization in Kinesiology in 2014. I then took my studies abroad to Oxford Brookes University in England where I completed a Masters in Physiotherapy.
I enjoy being a part of the Peterborough community. I have volunteered as part of the medical staff for the Peterborough Senior Lakers (2013-2016) and the Junior Varsity Wolverines Football (2013-2015). I am currently a coach for the U13 Kawartha girl’s lacrosse team and medical staff for the Trent Rowing Club.
My treatment approach focuses on providing you with the tools to prevent and treat injuries through education, exercise/stretches and hands on techniques. I have taken courses in Acupuncture and Dry Needling from APTEI, Concussion management, and Shockwave therapy.
When I am not working I enjoy running, skiing, hiking, and travelling.
I look forward to help you optimize your health.
Brad Pataky, Osteopath
Hi, my name is Brad Pataky and I am an Osteopath and Registered Massage Therapist. I graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 1999. After practicing in Toronto in a multidisciplinary clinic focusing on rehabilitation, I decided to further my education in osteopathy. I graduated from the Osteopathic College of Ontario in 2006.
Osteopathic treatment tries to identify primary strain patterns to reduce systematic dysfunction. A thorough subjective assessment, case history and barriers to recovery are the primary tools I use in assessing clients concerns and aiding recovery. Primary strains are considered as the functional-adaptive mechanisms that determine the body's ability and or inability to restore function. The bodies systems that affect these concerns are variable and include musculoskeletal, neurological and visceral systems. I use both my training from massage therapy and osteopathy to help with a wide variety of conditions from colic in infants, sport injury, chronic pain to elderly mobility issues.
I have lived and practiced in Peterborough since 2004. When I am not at work, I enjoy golfing, mountain biking, yoga and snowboarding.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you along your journey to improved health.
Rosemarie Harrison, Physiotherapist
Hi, my name is Rose Harrison. I grew up in Peterborough and have been privileged to practice in my hometown since completing my physiotherapy degree in 2010.
I graduated from Brock University with a Kinesiology degree and then pursued a Masters of Science research degree in exercise physiology. I earned a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto. I have completed my certification in Acupuncture and Dry Needling from APTEI, Bonefit from Osteoporosis Canada and I am currently working through the orthopaedic manual therapy levels.
My treatment approach places a strong emphasis on exercise prescription in combination with manual therapy, acupuncture and shockwave.
Outside of my practice I enjoy spending time outdoors with my daughter, cycling, running and playing volleyball.
I look forward to working with you in optimizing your health!
Kathy Eggenberger, Physiotherapist and Clinic Owner
My name is Kathy Eggenberger and I have had the good fortune of practicing physiotherapy since graduating from the University of British Columbia in 1999. I began my career working at several sports medicine clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and London. I have been practicing in Peterborough since 2003. I opened Optimal Health Physiotherapy in 2015.
My current treatment approach is comprehensive and involves a thorough assessment, goal setting, 'hands on’ treatment and a targeted exercise program. In addition to traditional physiotherapy modalities, I use manual therapy to restore normal joint mobility; acupuncture to control pain; dry needling to decrease muscle tension and shockwave to stimulate healing in chronic soft tissue injuries. I strongly believe in educating my clients about their conditions and providing them with the tools to manage the condition independently.
I am a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists, have my BoneFit training from Osteoporosis Canada and have a certification in Acupuncture and Dry Needling from APTEI.
When I am not working as a physiotherapist, I spend some time coaching the local youth triathlon team, the Peterborough Pirates and instructing in the local youth mountain bike program, Sprockids.
I have competed with the Canadian National Rowing Team and the Canadian National Age Group Triathlon Team.
In my spare time I can be found playing outside with my husband and two children; skiing, swimming, cycling and running.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you along your journey to optimal health!
Hi, my name is Kaitlyn Baker and I grew up in Ottawa. I have spent the last four years in Peterborough where I recently graduated from Trent University with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science. This coming fall I will be continuing my studies taking a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University.
As part of my undergraduate degree, I completed a health science placement here at Optimal Health Physiotherapy under Kathy’s supervision and have joined the staff for the summer as an administrative assistant.
In my free time I enjoy playing soccer, running, skiing, and spending time with friends and family. As a lifelong athlete and alumna of the Trent Women’s soccer team, I’ve always been passionate about living a healthy, active lifestyle and I look forward to helping others to overcome their injuries and attain their optimal health!”
Hi my name is Alex and I am a trained bike fit technician. I have been doing bike fits since 2015. My interest in bike fitting comes from my passion for living an active outdoor lifestyle and the relationship between the bike and the rider.
I have participated in Specialized Body Geometry and Trek Precision Bike fit training programs. I grew up with a love for the outdoors and have always gravitated to bicycle riding. I have been riding bikes since I was a kid but cycling became a more important part of my life later on when I decided to ride competitively.
In recent years I have moved away from competition to focus more on recreational riding and cycle guiding. I am passionate about sharing my love and experience of the sport with others. When I’m not at work I can be found in the woods on our local trails or exploring the many water bodies fly fishing.