About Us

At Glebe Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, we take the time to listen so we can focus on your individual care needs. Talk to us about everything from a sprained ankle to supporting your family doctor’s plan to manage your osteoporosis. To help you meet your goals, we can also work with other members of your health team, such as sports medicine specialists, surgeons, massage therapists and trainers at the gym.

The clinic opened its doors in 1994. Since then, we have focused on empowering patients to be active partners in their own care plans. The more you understand about your health and wellness needs, the more engaged you will be in your recovery.

We use our clinical experience, evidenced-based care and ongoing professional development to get you back on track as quickly as possible. An important part of evidence-based care is listening to our patients so that your values, needs and perspectives are fully integrated into your care plan.

Physiotherapist team bios

The clinic team brings a range of experience and expertise to our practice. Education is at the heart of our approach and our team tagline: “Learn more. Move More.” We believe an informed and educated patient is more likely to experience success.

We take the time to educate you about the cause of your condition, then we help you learn how to take corrective action and finally we make sure you understand how to manage your condition on your own. Some of our team members are also able to draw on volunteer work that includes regular contact with athletes competing at the local, provincial and national levels.

Our wide-ranging experience means we are familiar with a full range of treatment options, including manual therapy, electrotherapy, exercise therapy, acupuncture and dry needling. We can incorporate these treatment options into well-tested protocols — even for difficult-to-treat chronic conditions.

 

Marjolein Groenevelt, Physiotherapist

BSc PT, University of Toronto, 1988
Marjolein opened Glebe Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in 1994. Prior to that she worked at the Ottawa Hospital, CHEO and in private practices. She has worked with athletes on the field and in the clinic in a wide range of sports from local to international levels. She has a deep understanding of the needs of athletes from the worlds of figure skating, rugby, cycling, running, swimming, soccer, hockey and ringette. Working with such a diverse group of athletes over her almost 30-year career has given Marjolein valuable insight into treatment options for athletes and non-athletes alike. Volunteering at major sporting events also gives Marjolein professional development opportunities as she works alongside physicians and other team members.

Marjolein earned her post-graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy in 1999 from Sport Physiotherapy Canada (SPC) and her Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy in 2008. She was a physiotherapist at the Richmond Olympic Oval, long-track speed-skating venue, during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

She was the first Ottawa-area physiotherapist to earn a CAFCI (Certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, now known as Acupuncture Canada) designation, and has more than 20 years of experience in acupuncture and dry needling.

Clinical hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday 7:00am-10:00am, Wednesday 2:30pm-6:30pm, Thursday 7:00am-3:00pm

 

Rahim Khoja, Physiotherapist

MPhty, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 2007

Rahim’s approach to rehabilitation therapy involves an emphasis on manual therapy, motor control rehabilitation exercise as well as acupuncture and dry needling. He obtained a science degree in Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University in 2002, while also becoming certified as a personal trainer and exercise physiologist. Rahim is a practical component examiner for qualifying physiotherapists in Canada.

Rahim’s sports and rehabilitation background includes playing hockey, soccer, skiing, cycling, running, yoga, pilates and weight training. Rahim played football at St. Francis Xavier University, coached track and field at Gloucester High School, coached football in the National Capital Amateur Football Association and in the Ontario Varsity Football League.

In Australia, Rahim was the team physiotherapist with the East Brisbane Tigers Rugby Club, the Western Taipans Australian Rules Football Club, and the South United and Belbowrie Soccer Clubs. Upon returning to Ottawa Rahim worked in medicine, oncology, thoracis, rehabilitation and the orthopaedic departments at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus as well as at the Riverside Campus Rehabilitation Department.

Clinical hours: Monday 12:00pm-7:00pm, Wednesday 7:00am-2:30pm, Friday 10:00am-6:00pm

Sandra Coulthart, Physiotherapist

BSc PT, McGill University, 1976

​Most of Sandra’s almost four decades of experience has been in outpatient clinics, but she has also worked in a factory and in acute-care and rehabilitation hospitals. Sandra has assessed and treated a broad range of patients with widely varying needs arising from acute and chronic injuries (such as motor vehicle accidents, repetitive-strain injuries, and disc derangements), as well as from chronic pain (including nerve-impingement syndromes), arthritis, and surgery. She is trained and experienced in acupuncture and dry needling.

Sandra has also worked in several different regions across Canada and speaks French and English. This has allowed her to enjoy extensive contact with people from diverse backgrounds, ages and occupations.

Clinical hours: Monday and Wednesday 10:00am-5:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am‑6:00pm

 

Anne Taillon-Hobson, Physiotherapist

BSc PT, University of Toronto, 1988

Anne’s almost 30-year career began in neuropediatrics at the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre and then proceeded to inpatient care at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. From there, Anne began to practice orthopedic manual therapy in various private practices in Ottawa.

She completed her certificate in manual and manipulative therapy in 2000. Anne also began focusing on motor control courses as well as dry needling and acupuncture. With a keen interest in learning, Anne enrolled in a Master’s of Science in Human Kinetics and studied advanced concepts in motor control, finishing in 2011. Anne’s professional interests also include exploring the latest developments in concussion research and treatment.

Clinical hours: Tuesday and Friday 10:00am-5:00pm

Jacqueline Manning, Physiotherapist

RPT, University College, Dublin, 1977

Jackie began her career in Ireland in the areas of neurosurgery and pediatrics. In 1982, she immigrated to Canada and worked at Brockville General Hospital in outpatient orthopedics. At the General and Grace hospitals in Ottawa, she gained valuable experience while working in intensive care, neurology, respirology, geriatrics, rheumatology, orthopedics and post-op hand surgeries. During this time, she completed numerous orthopedic and manual therapy courses.

More recently, she worked in rehabilitation at the Ottawa Hospital, where she used her knowledge of movement analysis, balance training, re-education and exercise prescription, specifically in post-surgery rehabilitation. She is a Certified Clinical Coach of the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and has recently completed BoneFit, a designated course from Osteoporosis Canada.

Clinical hours: Monday and Wednesday 7:30am-12:30pm