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
Deb opened Back n Motion in 2004, bringing Low-Intensity Laser Therapy to London, with only one employee. Deb created the Break Free smoking cessation program focusing on addressing both physical and emotional addiction.
Today, Back ‘n Motion has grown to a team of dedicated professionals who all share the vision of a facility where the patient’s needs truly come first.
NANCY – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Nancy has worked in the retail customer service industry for close to 30 years and was looking to expand and learn new skills that would incorporate her already outstanding customer service skillset. Nancy uses a positive attitude to encourage others to work hard and succeed. Nancy does a great job at making everyone feel welcome and cared for. When not at work she enjoys hiking and spending time with her family.
VANESSA JAMES – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Vanessa is currently a student at the University of Western Ontario where she is obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After working in customer service for three years she recognizes that providing outstanding customer service is the single most valuable asset to a clinic. Vanessa enjoys coming into Back N Motion every single day to provide that high standard of service to clients. When Vanessa is not working out or studying you will find her at the front desk with a great big smile on her face.
JUDITH ROMERO – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Judith joined our team in 2018, as a co-op student as part of her SHSM, (Specialist High School Major) program at STA. During her co-op, she was able to learn from and shadow the physiotherapist, as well as learn about working at the front desk and how to run the day-to-day operations. She has come to value each customer and makes it her goal to ensure the best customer service possible. Judith is currently enrolled at Fanshawe College, in the Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Education program, in hopes to continue helping those around her community in any way she can. She is always willing to help, so let her know if you need anything.
JENNA EWART – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Jenna joined our team after completing her high school co-op program, here at Back ‘n Motion. She currently attends Saunders Secondary School and hopes to attend the University of Guelph to study Animal Biology. With previous customer service experience, Jenna is sure to greet everyone with a big smile on her face. When not at work, you can find her either exercising or spending time with her family.
KIM MURRAY – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Kim joined our team in April of 2021. Most of Kim’s professional career was spent in Customer Service roles as she is passionate about each client’s experience and is always welcoming and eager to help. She loves getting to know each client and works hard to provide outstanding service all the time. Outside of work Kim enjoys spending time with her family and loves her two dogs Moxie and Malibu.
RAFFY KOUNDAKJIAN – REGISTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST, REGISTERED ACUPUNCTURIST, PT, R.AC, CAFCI, MCPA
Raffy graduated from the UWO physiotherapy program in 2000. He is also a registered Acupuncturist with the College of Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). Raffy has had advanced acupuncture training in Beijing China and has trained directly under Dr. Sona Tahan. He has a special interest in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disorders, concussion diagnosis, and treatment, providing manual therapy and personal interactions on each visit.
LEON WALSH – REGISTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST, BSc Kin, MSc.PT
Leon began his physiotherapy career in Scotland, United Kingdom after graduating MSc. Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2017. He has experience in treating pre and post-op surgeries, sporting, repetitive use, and work injuries. His interest lies in restoring optimal functioning to allow pain-free movement. During his time in Scotland, he used 3D Motion analysis to assess gait mechanics and provided physiotherapy for the Wales National Hockey Team.
ARPAN SHAH – RESIDENT PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Arpan Shah is a bright and talented physiotherapist who has gathered lots of profound experience over the years of his practice. He has a keen interest in treating pre-and post-operative patients. He also specializes in rehabilitation after sport-related injuries. During his practice, Arpan has developed command over various languages and has gained the ability to understand the psychological trauma associated with physical ailments. This not only makes him specialized in geriatric care and working with disabled patients but also a great physiotherapist. Arpan has such a patient-centric attitude and is super compassionate towards all his clients. He has great communication skills, loves meeting new
people, and is super motivated and dedicated to his work.
DR. LINDA OSWELL – CHIROPRACTOR 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.
DR. LISE ROK – CHIROPRACTOR, MASc, DC, RMT
Dr. Lise Rok is an evidence-based Chiropractor that will diagnose and treat injuries of the joints, bones, muscles, soft tissue, and nerve system in the whole body. Yes, that also includes the spine. Dr. Lise has even helped bioengineer an intervertebral disc implant for the treatment of low back pain. It was part of her Master’s research at the University of Toronto. Cool, right?
When you come in to see Dr. Lise expect a hands-on approach to healthcare that is drug-free, highly effective, and safe. She will:
- Give you a diagnosis to help you learn about your injury and prevent recurrences.
- Spend your entire session providing hands-on care.
- Use a variety of treatment techniques and therapeutic exercises to get you better.
- Offer virtual sessions when you are unable to come into the clinic.
Dr. Lise can help you manage sports injuries, chronic pain, posture-related stiffness, concussions, dizziness, headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, low back pain, knee pain, and foot pain. See? She treats the whole body. Book your appointment with Dr. Lise and let’s get started.
Dr. Lise’s ever-growing list of Post-Graduate Training:
Active Release Therapy (ART)
Functional Dry Needling
Medical Acupuncture Provider
3D Orthotic Casting
Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
Functional Movement Systems (FMS)
Diane Lee Integrated Model Systems (IMS)
Fascial Distortion Model (FDM)
Wilderness First Responder Certification
CANFIT- Pro Personal Training Specialist
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.
LAUREN PHILLION – PEDORTHIST, CPED(c) 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.
RYAN SNOW – PEDORTHIST Hon, B.A. Kin, C.Ped
Ryan graduated from UWO with a B.A. honours in Kinesiology in 2010. He went on to complete the Diploma in Pedorthics program at UWO in 2013. Ryan’s education has allowed him to specialize in custom foot orthotics, as well as footwear education and modification. Ryan has been a practicing Canadian Certified Pedorthist for over five years and is confident in his ability to treat his patients. He enjoys helping his clients to regain control of an active lifestyle through the use of custom foot orthotics and proper footwear education.