Our staff at Life Therapies blend the science of medicine with the art of natural healing, tailoring each treatment to your specific needs. We hold decades of combined experience across numerous natural and traditional healing practices and are dedicated to making pain-free living a reality in your life.

Elliot Vlad
Elliot VladD.O.M.P., B.A. (Kin), RMT
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner: Our founder, Elliot Vlad, a former world athlete in gymnastics, established the Life Therapies clinic following years of physical therapy after suffering a near fatal car accident while training in Ireland, which left him paralyzed. His perseverance and determination to overcome great physical and emotional challenges, including teaching himself to walk again, inspired him to help others make pain-free living a reality.
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Tamara Bond-Vlad
Tamara Bond-VladRPT, CMT, RYT
Registered Physiotherapist: Tamara Bond-Vlad knew from a young age that she wanted to be a physiotherapist. She loves her chosen career, especially working with people to improve their physical condition and helping them live pain-free. As our registered physiotherapist, she treats one client at a time in private sessions in order to maximize the quality of the treatment. This allows for a more comprehensive treatment, which, in turn, makes for a speedier recovery.
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Trevor NootenboomOsteopathic Thesis Writer, RMT
Osteopathic Thesis Writer, Registered Massage Therapist: Trevor, an Osteopathic Thesis Writer, joined Life Therapies in 2013. Trevor is passionate about using Osteopathic techniques alongside his Massage Therapy treatment to help individuals regain function and become pain-free.  With over 16 years of clinical experience, Trevor has treated a wide variety of health-related problems.
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Sarah RichardsonRMT
Registered Massage Therapist: Sarah has extensive experience in trigger point therapy, deep tissue and scar tissue massage. She encourages her clients to be active participants in their healing process. As well, Sarah is certified in Hot Stone Therapy, which provides for a deep, relaxing massage to soothe tight and aching muscles.
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Hilary ShutleworthRMT
Registered Massage Therapist: Hilary Shutleworth is a Registered Massage Therapist who uses a variety of techniques such as deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, reflexology, Indian head massage, lymphatic massage, and sports massage. She enjoys treating people of all ages, from infants to elderly individuals.
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Andrew Chapman RMT Ottawa

Andrew ChapmanRMT
Registered Massage Therapist: Andrew has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2000. Since then, he has been helping families in the Ottawa area relax, relieve stress and pain, and live a healthier life. Andrew uses tradition therapeutic deep tissue massage and relaxation massage based on the Swedish Massage principles.
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Larissa GoughTherapist
Acupressure Practitioner: Larissa Gough is an acupressure practitioner. She received her training in Massage Therapy in Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia) in 1985. Over the years she has acquired a wealth of healing modalities knowledge in Acupressure, Reflexology, Breath Therapy, Energetic Balancing, Joint Mobilization, and Ayurveda.
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Elsa Ramstein, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Elsa RamsteinOsteopathic Manual Practitioner
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner: Elsa Ramstein is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. Her goal in treatment is to address the main cause of dysfunction thereby encouraging the body’s natural healing process. Elsa’s approach considers the patient as a whole, and by using gentle structural and functional hands-on techniques, she is able to bring balance to the structure of the body.
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Khoi VuRegistered Acupunturist
Khoi Vu is a Registered Acupuncturist with over 30 years of clinical experience and he is passionate about helping others to reduce pain and to improve their health. He is very involved in shedding light on the healing benefits of acupuncture, acupressure, meditation, and Viet Chi.
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Jagisha SekhriPhysiotherapist
Jagisha has a wide range of skills and experience as both a neurological and orthopaedic Physiotherapist. She enjoys helping individuals on their journey to recovery while working in a private setting to ensure quality care.
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Christina DionneOffice Manager
Christina has worked in a variety of settings and is a natural nurturer. At Life Therapies, she is here to help with scheduling of appointments and to answer any questions. Christina is always cheerful and she believes in a good daily dose of laughter and humour for others to enjoy!
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Diane van BergenAdministrative Assistant
Diane has extensive experience in assisting clients and patients in a wide variety of health and professional settings. She believes that the blending of a holistic environment with caring health-care services makes Life Therapies an ideal place for healing.
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Cindy KeelingAdministrative Assistant
Cindy grew up with holistic life style and knows how to balance a busy schedule and a healthy way of life. Cindy will always welcome you with a smile and she goes the extra mile to ensure that your experience at Life Therapies is a positive one.
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Leeann ForbesAdministrative Assistant
Leeann Forbes is a new addition to Life Therapies with vast experience in costumer service. She is highly organized and detail oriented which helps maximize client satisfaction.
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Life Therapies: Helping You Master the Art of Pain-Free Living

At our multidisciplinary clinic, we offer a combination of natural and traditional therapeutic services that treat the body as a whole. Because we understand how the body's systems are interconnected, our approach will help you to manage pain and balance your life.
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