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We are a group of specialized health professionals working collaboratively to ensure our clients receive personal and comprehensive health care.
OWNER, FOUNDATION HEALTH CENTRE
WOW PROGRAM DIRECTOR, PHYSIOTHERAPIST, KELLY WICKS PHYSIOTHERAPY P.C.
Kelly O’Donnell has been practicing physiotherapy in New Brunswick since 2004. Kelly began her post-secondary education in her hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Memorial University. From there, she moved to Fredericton and completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick. Her love of human anatomy and human movement led her to pursue a career in the field of Physiotherapy. As a result, Kelly attended Dalhousie University in Halifax from 2001-2004, completing a degree in Physiotherapy, following which she moved back to Fredericton to begin her professional career.
In 2015 Kelly played an integral role in assembling a team of highly skilled and like-minded clinicians for the new Foundation Health Centre in Fredericton.
Over the years, Kelly has participated in several post graduate courses and specialty training that have given Kelly diversity in her approach to physiotherapy assessment and treatment. Although her main treatment area is orthopedics, she also holds special designations as a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator and a Cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluator, giving her the ability to determine an individual’s current level of physical function and or cognitive function as it relates to their ability to perform specific job tasks. As a result, Kelly excels at working with injured workers of New Brunswick and contributing to their rehabilitation.
Kelly’s work experience has provided her with the opportunity to work with people of varying ages and populations. Kelly has done extensive work with veterans, and she finds it very rewarding to participate in their rehabilitation process. She has worked hard to assemble a team of health professionals who work together to provide a well-rounded multidisciplinary approach in the health and wellness of our community Veterans.
Kelly Wicks Physiotherapy PC. is located at Foundation Health Centre PC. Her practice provides physiotherapy service, including aquatic therapy, for individuals suffering from acute and chronic injuries and conditions, Work Conditioning Programs for injured workers and Working on Wellness Programs designed specifically for Veterans.
PHYSIOTHERAPIST, OLI SURGENOR PHYSIOTHERAPY P.C.
Originally from Northern Ireland, Oli graduated from the school of physiotherapy at University of Brighton (UK) in 2002 and gained several years of experience working as a physiotherapist in the English National Health Service, treating a wide range of conditions and ages. As he became more experienced and did further post graduate studies in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, he took on a specialized role of treating complex spinal conditions—such as chronic low back pain, sciatica, neck pain and pre and post surgical patients–working with a spine surgeon and his team. Concurrently Oli was also working part time in a sports rehab clinic treating many sporting injuries from rugby, football (or soccer!) cricket, runners, field hockey and golf.
Oli moved to Canada and Fredericton in 2009 with his wife and now has 2 beautiful children, and outside of work tries to spend as much time as he can enjoying them as they grow. He is also a keen cyclist and jogger and loves rugby (though mostly from his sofa these days).
Since arriving in Fredericton in 2009, Oli has practiced exclusively within the private rehabilitation sector. Oli is highly skilled and experienced in manual therapy techniques and specializes in the assessment and treatment of spinal disorders such as back pain, neck pain, and sciatica. Oli treats many muscle, joint & nerve problems and is experienced in treating sports injuries working with varying levels of athletes who somehow cause a wide variety of injuries to themselves. These injuries include, but are not exclusive to, hip, knee, ankle, and shoulder injuries. Oli is also certified in acupuncture/dry needling.
Oli enjoys continuing his education and endeavours to practice evidence-based rehab techniques with his clients to achieve optimal results, enjoys a challenge and the satisfaction of clients achieving their goals. He also enjoys the satisfaction of great coffee and good wine!
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Scott Andrechek is a physiotherapist with a special interest in treating concussions, chronic pain, and running injuries. He believes in an active treatment approach, which focuses on progressive exercises to reduce pain, improve movement, and help you return to meaningful activities.
Scott’s educational background includes a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of New Brunswick and a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University. He is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy from the McKenzie Institute of Canada and has completed additional education on concussion management, chronic pain, and running injuries.
KINESIOLOGIST / REGISTERED DIETITIAN
Raised in Durham Bridge, NB, Ryan is a dietitian who started work with Foundation Health Centre in 2020. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology Sciences from the University of New Brunswick, he moved to Halifax, where in 2019, he obtained his degree in Applied Human Nutrition from Mount Saint Vincent University.
Ryan is a lover of food from seed to fork. While studying nutrition, he ran the MSVU community garden for two and a half years, growing organic fruit and vegetables for the students and staff while teaching them how to do so for themselves. In this position, Ryan was able to teach people of all ages about nutrition and food by bringing them to the root of where it is produced.
After graduating, Ryan began to work as a Registered Dietitian and Kinesiologist at The Canada Games Centre in Halifax. During this time, Ryan provided client centred nutrition counselling to users of the centre to help them make healthy behaviour changes regarding nutrition and physical activity. In this position, Ryan was also able to develop and teach classes on various nutrition topics to different groups in the community, from children, to youth sports teams, or adults. He continues to grow his practice and currently has the intent of adding a certificate in diabetes education to his toolbox.
Ryan is very happy to be practicing in his home province and looks forward to helping you better understand any nutrition related issues you might have.
Cat Keoghan is originally from Kingston, Ontario where she received a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion in 2011 from St. Lawrence College. She went on to obtain her bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto. Cat has been a part of the Foundation Health Centre team since July 2021, and enjoys finding creative solutions with her clients to help improve physical activities, hobbies, and overall wellbeing. Cat has completed the Pain Truth Certification from APTEI which helps to understand chronic pain and how to implement treatments to help improve overall quality of life.
Outside of work, Cat loves playing basketball and has done so since public school; currently she is involved with a women’s league in Fredericton. Cat also helps her daughter’s Fredericton Fusion basketball team as a volunteer coach throughout their season. Beyond basketball, Cat as well as her husband and daughter are avid readers and are always on the lookout for a good book recommendation.
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST
Natasha immigrated to Canada from Ukraine in 2009. Before arriving in Canada, she previously received a Bachelor of Economy in 1999 from Ukraine University of Daly where she proceeded to work within different banking systems as a VIP manager. Later, she found herself completing a Massage Therapy course in Luhansk where she was self-employed for four years as she built a rich experience in the wellness industry. Once Natasha moved to Canada in 2009, she worked as a landscape designer in Vancouver, Victoria, and St. Andrews. After her transition to St. Andrews, she settled in with her three children in Fredericton in 2016.
Before applying to the training program where she received her RMT, massage therapy was always a hobby where she enjoyed helping her friends who experienced aching muscles, stiff necks, and sore backs. With the determination to proceed with this passion as a career, Natasha took training at the sports clinic of Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage in 2021 where she graduated as a Registered Massage Therapist. She currently is an active member with the Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists and the College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick.
Natasha is committed to providing the very best wellness care to each of her clients. She is committed to continuing her lifelong learning in order to expand her skills and better help the people she provides care for. She offers a variety of massage techniques including; reflexology, deep tissue massage, sport massage, hot stone massage, and massage relief for tension and stress.
Mindy graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2015. From there, she went on to complete her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy at Dalhousie University. Since 2017, she has been working in the private sector in Fredericton where she has been specializing in mental health treatment, and has experience with ergonomic office assessments, home assessments and facilitating return to work. In September 2020, Mindy joined the team at Foundation Health Centre. Her goal is to equip clients with the tools they need to effectively manage their symptoms and to help them engage in activities that are important to them. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, and eating good food.
Sarah Thomas grew up in Bathurst, NB, where she spent much of her youth in competitive sport. With a passion for movement, Sarah went on to complete a Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick in 2012 and continued on to complete a Bachelor in Education in 2013, focusing on Physical Education, health and wellbeing. During her time in university, Sarah was a defenseman for the UNB Women’s Hockey team and competed frequently in Fitness modeling and Figure competitions.
Sarah’s passion for health, wellness and fitness carried forward into her professional career as a high school Physical Education teacher in Whitecourt, Alberta before moving to Ontario where she spent her time working with elite athletes as a strength and conditioning coach at PEAC school for elite athletes. In 2016, Sarah returned to Fredericton as a personal trainer focusing on functional movement and weight loss. She later went on to the non-profit sector, working in mental health with Youth at Risk in Black and First Nation Communities within Fredericton.
In 2019, Sarah started Higher Vibrations Studio, a small business tying her passion for music and wellbeing together by a focus of increasing health and wellbeing within the music industry. When Sarah is not working towards her ambitions, she loves spending time with her two children and pets.
Amy graduated from Queen’s University with a Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2020. Prior to this, she graduated from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature & Psychology. Since graduating from Queen’s, Amy has worked in the private rehabilitation sector in Nova Scotia, where she worked with a broad range of individuals.
Amy has experience working in both mental and physical health, and has experience in home, jobsite, and ergonomic assessments. Amy has worked extensively in return to work and long-term disability, and has spent some time working in long-term care as well, where she prescribed wheelchairs, mobility aids, and specialized equipment. Amy has additional training in concussion management and functional capacity evaluations, and is eager to continue her education to further develop her competencies as an occupational therapist.
Amy is looking forward to being back in her home province, and helping individuals meet their needs and goals through client-centered and evidence-based care. Outside of work, Amy enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her pets, and reading.