Our Back N' Motion team are all experienced professionals who will work well together to ensure you get the best treatment option available.
Deb Shaver, Clinical Director at Back‘n Motion
Deb opened Back ‘n Motion in 2004, bringing Low Intensity Laser Therapy to London, with myself and only one employee.
Today, Back ‘n Motion has grown to a team of 14 dedicated Professionals who all share the vision of a facility where the patient’s needs truly come first.
Heather Brydges, Office Manager
Heather Brydges has several years of experience working in the Health and Wellness field as a Certified Shiatsu Therapist and Reflexologist. Her knowledge and understanding of health related issues assists in determining the right therapist for you. She is usually the first person to greet you with a smile and is focused on providing the highest standard of customer service.
Becky Brown, Certified Laser Therapist
Becky is a certified Laser Therapist, and certified to deliver the Break Free Stop Smoking Solution at Back ‘n Motion, along with her duties as evening Office Manager. She is energetic, compassionate and always has a positive encouraging attitude. Becky takes pride in her client’s continued success and inspires them to reach their healthy lifestyle goals. “Today, do one thing to take care of yourself. Then, do it again tomorrow!”
Raffy Koundakjian, Registered Physiotherapist, CAFCI, MCP
Raffy has been a Registered Physiotherapist for 14 years. He is also a certified Acupuncturist is registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. Raffy has had advanced acupuncture training in Beijing China and has trained directly under Dr. Sona Tahan. He has special interest in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disorders, providing manual therapy and personal interactions on each visit.
Mathew completed his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY. He has completed training in Graston techniques, spinal mobilization, acupuncture, concussion training, and has two laser therapy certifications. Mathew has a special interest in manual therapy, and takes a hands on approach to helping patients manage their condition. Mathew has been involved with hockey both on and off the ice, and has served as the team physiotherapist for D'Youville College, in Buffalo, NY, USA. Mathew's special interests include but are not limited to concussion management, spinal pain, and all extremity conditions.
Dr. Linda Oswell, B.Sc. (Hon), D. C., F.I.C.P.A.
Dr. Linda Oswell is a 1988 graduate from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. She has pursued postgraduate education most notably in the field of Principles & Practice of Chiropractic Pediatrics with the I.C.P.A., specialized in Torque Release Technique and most recently Laser therapy.
She operates her full time practice in Aylmer & is enthusiastic about expanding her horizons and bringing her knowledge base to Back ’n Motion.
Chris Semenuk , RMT
Chris’ passion for massage therapy began while he was an international competitor in track and field; during this time he experienced first-hand the healing benefits of massage therapy. After obtaining a National Gold medal in the 400m sprint event in 1996 he was competing at Provincial Championships. After running the semi-final race his calf spasmed to the point that he was stuck with his foot pointing downward. He then received a massage treatment during the 1 hour break before the final; it made all the difference between having to decide to drop out of the 400m hurdle final and achieving a gold medal finish.
After completing some pre-med training Chris attended the D’Arcy Lane Institute of Massage Therapy in London and obtained his license in January 2001. Since this time he has been successfully treating patients in the London area from all walks of life; athletes, seniors, weekend warriors, the deskbound, assembly line workers, dancers, you name it. With these hands-on experiences, as well as teaching massage therapy since 2001, Chris has attained the knowledge for treating a wide variety of conditions. Chris has obtained the training/knowledge to incorporate into his therapy Soft Tissue Release to speed up recovery times from conditions. He also has certifications in; Laser Therapy, SpiderTech Kinesio-tape, TENS, Ultrasound, and ETPS.
In the summer of 2011 Chris began working on building the Fanshawe College Massage Therapy program and saw it become reality with it being offered in September 2012 as a full time course.
Chris has been the team RMT for the UWO Mustangs women’s and men’s track & field and cross country teams since 2001. In the fall of 2011 he became the assistant coach with the Mustangs Track teams and helped guide the Men to their first ever National Championship title. In addition to these teams he has worked with individual National, World and Olympic level athletes, dancers, hockey players and swimmers.
Lesley Norton, RMT
Lesley Norton is thrilled to be part of the Back n Motion team. She has had a lifelong passion for analyzing movement, and bringing about changes to promote health. Lesley has an active lifestyle and participates in a variety of sports. She has first-hand experience with sports related injuries enabling her to understand the heeling process. Lesley has a passion and dedication for massage therapy and is always looking for new and more effective ways of treating her clients.
Philip Calautit, RMT
Phil has been a Massage Therapist since 2003. He has worked in various settings in London and Toronto. He is enthusiastic about spreading the awareness of massage therapy and its effectiveness in helping patients achieve optimal health.
SIOBHAN ST. PIERRE, RMT
Siobhan has always had great interest in healing the mind and body which prompted her career in Massage Therapy. Siobhan studied at D’Arcy Lane in London, ON and obtained her license in 2015. Since then, she has been proactive at furthering her knowledge in the field and enjoys learning new techniques and treatments to best suit her clients. Siobhan is personable and she encourages her clients to ask questions during assessments and treatments. Her ultimate goal for her clients is to help guide them to live a healthier and balanced life.
Paige Simpson, Physiotherapy Assistant
Paige is the Lead Physiotherapy Assistant at Back ‘n Motion. Her strong knowledge of bracing, compression stockings, stretching and exercise supervision make her a valuable member of our team. She is currently the lead Athletic Trainer for the London Lightning Basketball team. Paige has a diploma in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapist Assistant from St. Clair College. Paige is a certified Laser Therapist, and certified to deliver the Break Free Stop Smoking Solution.
Hailey Slaght, Physiotherapy Assistant
Hailey is enjoying her role as a Physiotherapy Assistant with Back ‘n Motion. She is a Certified Laser Therapist and a Personal Trainer. Hailey is upbeat, energetic and always has a smile on her face. She may have a girlie side, but don’t mess with her on the ice, she has played AA hockey since she was 12 years old. Hailey has a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion from Fanshawe College, as well as a diploma in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapist Assistant from trIOS College.
Stephanie Lew, Physiotherapy Assistant
Stephanie has a very happy disposition and will always welcome you with a smile. Don’t let her pleasant disposition fool you, she also has a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo She has earned both a diploma in Health and Fitness and a diploma in Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy Assistant. Stephanie is certified in laser therapy and have a strong knowledge of bracing, compression stockings, stretching and strength exercises.
Lauren Phillion, CPed (Pedorthist)
Lauren has been working in the Pedorthic Industry since 1994 and has the following certifications;
- Canadian Pedorthic Technician Certification (1998)
- American Pedorthic Certification in 1998
- Canadian Certified Pedorthist designation in 2004
Lauren is very excited to work in a team environment and to bring her extensive knowledge and experience to Back ‘n Motion.