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Meet the team

Matthew Claxton B.Sc., P.T

Registered Physiotherapist/Clinical Director

Matthew is in his second decade as a registered physiotherapist.  He has enjoyed the opportunity to help many clients return to their normal activities after incurring injuries from accidents, repetitive strain and occupation-related incidents. He is a member of both the Orthopedic and Pain Sciences divisions of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.  He has enjoyed participating in clinical research and continuing education opportunities throughout the years.  Post graduate training has included vestibular rehabilitation, chronic pain management and acupuncture.
Among others, he is experienced in:

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation
  • Work Injuries
  • Work Conditioning and Rehabilitation

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Dr. David Mai  BSc MD CCFP Dip Sport Med

Sport Medicine MD

Dr. Mai offers a comprehensive range of services emphasizing the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries of the elite, amateur and recreational athletes, children, adults and the elderly. Of course, his care extends beyond just athletes to anyone who can benefit from his services. He also provides on-going treatment of:

  • osteoarthritis
  • concussions
  • exercise induced asthma
  • acute and chronic medical conditions (i.e. diabetes, anemia..) affecting activity in active people, over-use and work-related injuries

He performs injections of most joints, (except hips, necks and backs), tendon sheaths and enthesopathies. He does not see motor-vehicle accident patients.

To contact Dr. Mai please email:

Jill Belore, RPT


Jill is a graduate from Queen’s University with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy and is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She previously completed an undergraduate honors degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa. Jill is working towards obtaining her certifications in Manual Therapy and Acupuncture. She has also completed post-graduate courses in myofascial release and therapeutic taping. Whether it be returning to the playing field or getting back to the office, Jill enjoys helping individuals reach their rehabilitation goals through comprehensive assessments and tailored treatment plans. Jill’s activities outside the workplace include soccer, cross country skiing, basketball, water skiing, and travel..

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Laurie Buck, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Laurie graduated from the three year program at Algonquin in Ottawa. She is in her fifth year of practice and has been teamed up with Active Care Physio since August 2010.  She has helped patients with a variety of conditions such as whiplash, over use / repetitive injuries, respiratory and cardiovascular conditions, fibromyalgia, sports injuries as well as stress related ailments.  Whether you enjoy a relaxing massage to ease the stress of life’s fast pace or you have a specific condition you would like to address, she will be able to design a treatment plan for your unique needs.

To contact Laurie please email:

Sherry Larabie,  Natalie Park

Office Managers

Sherry, and Natalie bring many years of working in the health care field to ActiveCARE Physiotherapy.  Their smiling faces, welcoming voices and relaxed manner will make the administrative side of your recovery that much easier.  If you need something, just ask them!

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