At Smyth since 2007, Bill has become a partner in the clinic. Bill uses a variety of techniques in order to address the needs of his clients. He will create a plan of treatment with you that you can trust will be unique and effective. Bill has participated in continuing education which has given his patients choice in the type of treatments and modalities they feel will work best for them including: myofascial release, muscle energy technique, and oscillation applications. Outside the clinic, Bill has also been a massage therapy educator.
Ron was registered in 2008, and has since become a partner at Smyth. Since entering into practice, he has developed a clinically-oriented style wherein there is no pre-set formula for treatment, but rather, an individualized protocol is created to meet each person's needs. A background in bodybuilding, along with continuing education in sports injury management and a variety of osteopathic techniques has given Ron excellent insight into helping people to achieve their treatment and performance goals.
A founding partner of Smyth Massage Therapy, Dave was registered in 1998. Since opening day, his goal has been to do good work and let that work speak for itself. That goal is still in place as Smyth moves forward. Dave has been fortunate to work in a variety of clinical settings as an RMT. He has worked with patients to help manage their chronic pain, in palliative settings, and with professional and amateur athletes. Along with his clinical work, Dave has had the privilege teaching many aspiring massage therapists throughout the years and has worked for the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario as an OSCE Evaluator for licensing exams, and has served as a Pre-Hearing Presiding Officer. He has represented his district on the council of the CMTO where he was elected College President. Dave is a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario.
As a registered Massage therapist I work hard to ensure that my treatments are client focused and comprehensive. This includes assessments to determine specifically what the client needs to get optimal results and to feel the best they can when they leave the clinic. I have been educated to treat many conditions varying from TMJ conditions and tension headaches to the many types of overuse and chronic pain syndromes as well as athletic injuries During my treatments I use a wide variety of techniques including, Swedish massage, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilization, stretching, remedial exercise and Trigger Point Therapy."
As part of my continuing education as an RMT I have taken a special Sports Massage Therapy Training Course. This course has given me even further qualifications to work with athletes varying from casual to professional athletes. Some specifics of my training include:
Pre- and post- event Massage Treatment
Sports Massage in Body Building
In-depth understanding of treatment of Athletic Injuries
Myofascial Release Technique
I look forward to working with you and to helping improve your quality of life.
Paul is a graduate of the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy formerly located in Sutton Ontario. He has been an RMT since 1994. Upon graduation he went to work in a physiotherapy clinic which specialized in chronic pain management and sports injuries while remaining as a teacher and clinical supervisor at the college he attended.
In 1997 he returned to Ottawa to be one of the founding members of the massage therapy program at Algonquin College, a position he occupied for three and a half years. Practicing at the University of Ottawa Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy Centre he acquired expertise and qualifications in myofascial release and trigger point therapy as well as working with various university sports teams.
A four time ironman triathlete Paul maintains a keen interest in sports medicine and injury rehabilitation as well as the various causes and treatments of chronic pain.
Registered with the CMTO in 2009, Ashley uses a variety of techniques such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release, gentle stretching, manual lymph drainage, and at home exercises to help her clients. Working in a clinical setting has allowed Ashley to specialize in injury rehabilitation, repetitive strain injuries, migraine/headache relief and the relief of chronic pain patterns.
Ryan became registered with the CMTO in 2010. Being a martial artist, and continuing his education in acupressure, myofascial release, and deep tissue therapy, Ryan has helped his clients manage their pain in many clinical settings, from palliative care to professional athletes at top performance. His main goal is to customize an effective course of treatment with each of his clients to best suit their individual needs.
Registered with the CMTO in 2014, Matt employs a variety of techniques such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release, soft tissue release, joint mobilizations, trigger point therapy, stretching, and home care exercises. Matt's overall focus is the assessment of musculoskeletal conditions and treatment based massage therapy. His goal is to develop a safe, efficient and individualized treatment plan for each and every client. Matt has clinical experience treating many conditions including repetitive strain/overuse injuries, athletic/sport injuries, chronic pain, headaches, as well as every day aches and pains or tension. Being an active person involved in sport, Matt has a background and understanding of what goes into an active lifestyle, as well as the toll it can have on the body. This allows him to relate with his clients and apply his experiences to every treatment. Whether it's for sport or day to day activity, his aim is to have you feeling your best.
Jason was registered in 2015. He believes that every client deserves individualized treatment, and that there is no one-size fits all approach. Jason uses a variety of massage and osteopathic techniques in order to get specific results. These techniques include: Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilization, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Stretching and various Swedish Techniques.
Jason has a background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and likes to keep active in the gym and on his bike.
Jason looks forward to working with you to meet your specific treatment needs.