Dave Kervin, RMT, SMT(cc), ART provider

I am a graduate of the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy, class of 1999. I’ve been practicing in Peterborough for over 20 years, specializing in sports and working with a wide variety of athletes within the community.

The past 15 years I’ve spent with Trent University, as an RMT with Trent Health in Motion, along with working as the assistant coach for the Varsity Cross Country Running Team. I was a former instructor at Sir Sandford Fleming College with their Massage Therapy Program, along with supervising the Sports Outreach Program there. I’ve completed my Active Release Techniques training for the lower extremity and I’m currently a certification candidate with the Canadian Sport Massage Therapist Association.

I have experience ranging from work at the Canada Winter Games, to working with the COC (Canadian Olympic Committee) at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. I’ve also worked with CSIO (Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario) in Florida with the National Swim Program, along with Olympic medalists, professional athletes and amateur athletes from across the country.

Outside of work as an RMT, I am currently a serving member of our Canadian Armed Forces, Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment here in Peterborough. I enjoy running, cycling, hiking, camping, hockey and ruck marching (marching/running with a weighted pack on) in my spare time. I’m very excited to be a part of the team here at Optimal Health Physiotherapy.

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.

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!

Mia Kulla, Administrative Assistant

My name is Mia Kulla and I am the new administrative assistant here at Optimal Health Physiotherapy.

I was born and raised in Peterborough. One of my favourite classes in high school was kinesiology; I look forward to expanding my knowledge here. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, skiing and spending time with my family.