Beechwood Physical Medicine

Beechwood Physical Medicine Opening Spring/Summer 2022.

Beechwood Physical Medicine is a multidisciplinary health center offering treatment for musculoskeletal conditions by an integrated team of Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, and Medical Doctors.

It is time for another Veteran's Coffee Meet & Greet at Beechwood Physical Medicine! If you are a Veteran or involved in...
03/13/2024

It is time for another Veteran's Coffee Meet & Greet at Beechwood Physical Medicine! If you are a Veteran or involved in Veteran's care, join us March 20th at 9am.

This is a great opportunity to make friends and network with Veterans and care providers within the community.

To RSVP, send an email to [email protected] and let us know you will be attending. We look forward to seeing you there!

We are excited to host Jeff Shepherd and his Active Breathwork group session Saturday February 3rd at 12pm. 15 spots are...
01/08/2024

We are excited to host Jeff Shepherd and his Active Breathwork group session Saturday February 3rd at 12pm. 15 spots are available and no previous breathwork experience is necessary.
Register at https://shepherdpsychotherapy.com/breathwork

A new group for CAF members & Veterans will be coming to BPM January 19th: Mind-Body Sleep Rhythms. This group is co-fac...
01/05/2024

A new group for CAF members & Veterans will be coming to BPM January 19th: Mind-Body Sleep Rhythms. This group is co-facilitated by Dr. Julie Beaulac and Mary Marcolin and will cover the top effective techniques for sleep and will use percussion instruments to demonstrate the mind-body connection.

Pre-registration and VAC authorization is required. Contact us at [email protected] or 613-745-2766 for more information or to register.

Wishing you Happy Holidays and all the best in the New Year from the Beechwood Physical Medicine team.If you are hoping ...
12/22/2023

Wishing you Happy Holidays and all the best in the New Year from the Beechwood Physical Medicine team.

If you are hoping to reach us or book a last-minute appointment, we will be closed from December 23-27th and December 30th-January 1st. We look forward to seeing you in 2024!

If you are a Veteran or involved in Veteran's care, join us for our quarterly Veteran's coffee meet and greet November 2...
11/14/2023

If you are a Veteran or involved in Veteran's care, join us for our quarterly Veteran's coffee meet and greet November 22nd at 9am at Beechwood Physical Medicine.

This is an opportunity to meet fellow Veterans and the Beechwood Medicine team. You will also have the chance to network, catch up with old friends, and make new ones.

To RSVP, send an email to [email protected] and let us know you will be attending. We hope to see you there!

Announcing newly scheduled sessions for our group offering "Improving your Sleep". Join Dr. Julie Beaulac Wednesday Nove...
10/12/2023

Announcing newly scheduled sessions for our group offering "Improving your Sleep". Join Dr. Julie Beaulac Wednesday November 8th, 22nd, December 6th, and 20th from 18:30h-20h for tools to improve your sleep. Contact us for more information!

If you are a Veteran or involved in Veteran's care, we would be delighted if you could join us for our Veteran's coffee ...
08/31/2023

If you are a Veteran or involved in Veteran's care, we would be delighted if you could join us for our Veteran's coffee meet and greet on September 6th at 10am at Beechwood Physical Medicine.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet fellow veterans and the Beechwood Physical Medicine team. You will have the chance to network, catch up with old friends, and make new ones.

To RSVP, please send us an email to [email protected] and let us know you will be attending. We hope to see you there!

Hey there, wonderful patients and friends! We've got some fantastic news to share with you all. We are pleased to announ...
08/10/2023

Hey there, wonderful patients and friends! We've got some fantastic news to share with you all.

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering direct billing! If you're covered by one of the many insurance companies we've partnered with, you can enjoy the convenience of having your eligible healthcare services billed directly.

We understand that navigating insurance can sometimes be a bit tricky, and we're here to simplify things for you. Curious if your insurance provider is on our list? Reach out to us today and find out - 613-745-2766 or [email protected].

Stay tuned for more exciting updates!

Calling all talented Physiotherapists, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists, and Chiropractors! Join our dynamic interdisciplin...
07/28/2023

Calling all talented Physiotherapists, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists, and Chiropractors! Join our dynamic interdisciplinary clinic today!

Are you a passionate healthcare professional looking to join an integrated team? Our clinic is seeking skilled and enthusiastic Physiotherapists, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists, and Chiropractors to join our amazing group of practitioners.

Why Choose Us?
- Collaborative Environment: Work alongside a diverse team of experts, fostering an atmosphere of learning and growth.
- Thriving Community: Be part of a supportive community dedicated to enhancing patients' lives through comprehensive care.
- Career Advancement: Unlock opportunities for professional development and career advancement within our expanding network.

What We're Looking For:
Physiotherapists
- Registered and licensed to practice Physiotherapy in Ontario.
- Proven experience in assessing and treating patients with various musculoskeletal conditions.
- Passionate about optimizing patient mobility and overall well-being.

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists
- Registered and licensed to practice Physiotherapy in Ontario.
- Training and certification to provide Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
- Proven experience in assessing and treating patients with various pelvic floor conditions.

Chiropractors:
- Registered and licensed to practice Chiropractor in Ontario.
- Proficient in spinal adjustments and other chiropractic techniques.
- Compassionate about improving patients' spinal health and nervous system functionality.

Join us in creating a lasting impact on our community's health and well-being. If you are interested, send us your CV and a brief introduction to [email protected].

Feel free to tag and share this post with anyone who might be interested in this fantastic opportunity! Let's make a positive difference together!

We are excited to announce a new group offering coming to Beechwood Physical Medicine for Veterans and CAF members: Impr...
07/16/2023

We are excited to announce a new group offering coming to Beechwood Physical Medicine for Veterans and CAF members: Improving Your Sleep.

Facilitated by clinical, health, and rehabilitation psychologist Dr. Julie Beaulac, this group will give participants the tools to improve their sleep. Participants will benefit from the support of peers in the group while learning the top effective techniques for sleep, having the opportunity to review progress between sessions, and getting recommendations tailored to their specific concerns and goals.

Groups will take place bi-weekly on Thursdays from 18:30h-20h for a total of 4 sessions. Exact dates to be determined. To be added to the waitlist and notified of upcoming sessions and available space, contact us at [email protected], or 613-745-2766. Pre-registration and VAC authorization are required.

We are delighted to offer a new monthly Veteran’s Psychotherapy Group: Rhythm of Connection. This is a rhythm-based ther...
07/15/2023

We are delighted to offer a new monthly Veteran’s Psychotherapy Group: Rhythm of Connection.

This is a rhythm-based therapy group using percussion instruments such as Djembe drums with the goal of empowering veterans who experience physical or emotional pain.

Facilitated by Registered Psychotherapist Mary Marcolin, participants will benefit from emotional regulation, connection and trust-building with other veterans, support with physical rehabilitation through movement, and finding meaning and purpose in their shared experiences.

Groups will take place one Friday of each month from 14h00-16h00pm. Exact dates to be determined. To be added to the waitlist and notified of upcoming sessions and available space, contact us at [email protected], or 613-745-2766. Pre-registration and VAC authorization are required.

Exciting Announcement!Join us in welcoming the newest addition to our incredible interdisciplinary team! We are thrilled...
07/06/2023

Exciting Announcement!

Join us in welcoming the newest addition to our incredible interdisciplinary team! We are thrilled to introduce you to our highly skilled psychotherapist, Justin Bergamini.

Justin brings a wealth of experience, compassion, and a fresh perspective to our clinic. His approach to therapy is integrative, applying different therapeutic techniques to suit the needs of the client. He strives to create an open, interesting and safe environment for therapy with the aim of helping his clients lead more rich, meaningful lives. Justin is trained and experienced working with childhood trauma, emotional dysregulation, anger management and anxiety.

At our interdisciplinary clinic, we believe in the power of collaborative care. By combining our diverse range of specialists, we provide comprehensive treatment plans tailored to your unique needs. With Justin onboard, our team is stronger than ever!

To schedule an appointment or learn more, call us at 613-745-2766 or visit our website www.bpmottawa.ca.

New Mindfulness Meditation classes coming to Beechwood Physical Medicine! Every Wednesday at 6:30pm, Eric Desjardins is ...
05/29/2023

New Mindfulness Meditation classes coming to Beechwood Physical Medicine! Every Wednesday at 6:30pm, Eric Desjardins is offering a guided mindfulness and meditation class. This class uses the principles of yoga nidra to bring participants to a state of deep relaxation. Visit our website (www.bpmottawa.ca) to register, or contact us for more information.

Join us for our new weekly yoga classes every Saturday at 12:30pm. Suitable for all-levels, this restorative class focus...
05/16/2023

Join us for our new weekly yoga classes every Saturday at 12:30pm. Suitable for all-levels, this restorative class focuses on synchronizing breath and stillness. Visit our website (www.bpmottawa.ca) to register or contact us for more information.

Join Dr. Julie Beaulac and learn how Listening to your Body’s Intelligence can help you Break the Cycle of Overwhelm.Are...
05/01/2023

Join Dr. Julie Beaulac and learn how Listening to your Body’s Intelligence can help you Break the Cycle of Overwhelm.

Are you spending your energy wisely, or are you teetering on the brink of exhaustion?

Sign up here: mindbodyway.eventbrite.com

Learn The Mind-Body Way; how listening to your body can help you break the cycle of overwhelm and become more aligned, connected, and resilient in your life.

You will be introduced to a step-by-step approach founded on six pillars of embodiment that will show you how to tap into the intuitive wisdom of your body…to make you a better, happier leader —no matter the unique challenges of your everyday.

Dr. Julie Beaulac is a bilingual psychologist, speaker, and author in Ottawa, Canada with a PhD in clinical psychology. She is an expert on wellness, embodiment, and leadership and has a recently published book on embodied leadership. She has her own practice providing psychotherapy and consultation to individuals, groups and organizations. A regular presenter at conferences across the globe and a published author in peer-reviewed journals, Julie is passionate about helping others optimize well-being, performance, and satisfaction. She is also a certified yoga teacher and teaches mindfulness. Learn more about Julie at drjuliebeaulac.com.

Join Dr. Markus Besemann, CD BSc MD FRCP(C) on his talk on understanding the biological, psychological, social and spiri...
03/30/2023

Join Dr. Markus Besemann, CD BSc MD FRCP(C) on his talk on understanding the biological, psychological, social and spiritual factors of pain.

Sign up here: https://letstalkaboutpain.eventbrite.com

Join Dr. Geoff Outerbridge as he gives his talk on Navigating Low Back Pain.Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/myev...
03/13/2023

Join Dr. Geoff Outerbridge as he gives his talk on Navigating Low Back Pain.

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/myevent?eid=566569975047

As a health care consumer, managing low back pain can be challenging, confusing and frustrating. This presentation will cover information that will help you navigate this controversial condition.

The topics include:

What is low back pain?
How common is it?
A brief look at low back anatomy.
Messaging - What Dr. Google has to say.
Busting myths - What can and can’t happen in your low back.
Mechanical Causes of low back pain.
What else is going on - The “biopsychosocial model” of low back pain.
What can you do to help - Self-help strategies.

Join Eric Desjardins this Saturday for a group Gentle Hatha Yoga class! The class has 8 spots and it $20.00/person. Begi...
10/25/2022

Join Eric Desjardins this Saturday for a group Gentle Hatha Yoga class! The class has 8 spots and it $20.00/person.

Beginners Welcome!

MEET THE TEAM: Eric Desjardins Resident, Yogi & Thai Massage TherapistEric's wellness journey began at a young age, when...
10/25/2022

MEET THE TEAM: Eric Desjardins Resident, Yogi & Thai Massage Therapist

Eric's wellness journey began at a young age, when at his first Karate classes he learned about the benefits of meditation and physical exercise. This later led him to explore the practice of Yoga and in 2005 he completed his first Yoga Teacher Training at Rama Lotus Yoga Centre in Ottawa, ON. In 2009, he graduated with distinction from La Cite Collegiale as a Physical and Occupational Therapy Assistant and began to explore how Yoga and Mindfulness might be used in Rehabilitation.

He travelled to India and has been classically trained in Rishikesh, the world capital of Yoga, under the tutelage of his present-day Guru. He went on to complete further levels of training, including two 500-hour Yoga Master Programs and received the title of Yoga Acharya, Master of Yoga, M.Y. from the International Sivanada Yoga Vedanta Centre. He has taught and travelled extensively abroad from India to Thailand, the Maldives, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Vancouver and Hong Kong, leading numerous yoga teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats.

During his travels he experienced the healing benefits of Thai massage. In 2011 he returned to Bangkok, Thailand to study at Wat Po, the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. He is certified in Thai Traditional Massage for Health from the Chetawan Thai Traditional Massage School.

Eric is passionate about sharing his expertise in the practice of Yoga and Wellness. He presents Yoga in a way that is accessible as he emphasizes safety and body alignment in all his classes with his grounding and vibrant energy. He is Practical and results oriented and believes that Yoga, Massage, Meditation are a benefit for everyone on their own healing journey

MEET THE TEAM: Julie Goldring, Registered PsychotherapistJulie comes to the profession of Psychotherapy after a rewardin...
10/05/2022

MEET THE TEAM: Julie Goldring, Registered Psychotherapist

Julie comes to the profession of Psychotherapy after a rewarding career as a Naturopathic Doctor, where she gained a deep understanding of how chronic health issues can often be based in emotions and thought processes that keep us stuck. Julie's knowledge, her passion for people and for understanding their emotional world has naturally led to a therapy practice that focuses on the whole person - Body, Mind and Spirit. Her treatment approach is designed to provide a
safe, accepting and supportive place for clients to explore their challenges, cultivate self-awareness and begin to heal with gentleness and direction.

Julie works from a Humanistic, Holistic and Integrative lens and includes a Trauma-informed approach, an understanding of Attachment Styles and of Mindfulness living to work towards wholeness. Julie is hoping to integrate therapy dogs into her trauma work in the future and has done extensive research with Canine Assisted Therapy in the treatment of people who have experienced many different types of trauma.

Julie is a registered member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Her special interests include:
-Grief and loss
-Life Changes and transitions
-Trauma
-Personality Disorders
-Wellness and Lifestyle changes
-PTSD
-Anxiety
-Spirituality

In her spare time, Julie enjoys her dogs and other rescue animals and loves to soak in the peace of the natural world through hiking and swimming.

MEET THE TEAM: Rob Anderson, Registered PsychotherapistRobert has over 17 years of experience in Mental Health and Addic...
10/03/2022

MEET THE TEAM: Rob Anderson, Registered Psychotherapist

Robert has over 17 years of experience in Mental Health and Addiction. His work has focused on complex trauma, PTSD, addiction, and general mental health issues. He currently is in private practice and also trains and supervises qualifying psychotherapists. He has developed a technique that enables people to process trauma, conducted lectures on his theoretical orientation, taught university courses, and researches the clinical use of psychedelics in his spare time.

His therapeutic approach is humanistic and considers the biopsychosocial spiritual model designed to get to the root issue. He has been influenced by various psychological approaches including, Jungian Theory, Object Relations, and Attachment Theory. He also incorporates somatic techniques and a mindfulness approach into his work. He is interested in working with people to help foster change that is both realistic and attainable. His approach is flexible and creative giving the individual what is required to help foster the change that is needed.

On the research side, his Ph.D. thesis investigated the North American shaman's experience of the Altered State of Consciousness. He used Carl Jung’s theory of the Collective Unconscious to inform his findings. He is also very interested in the use of psychedelics for therapeutic outcomes and is studying psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and plans on working and researching in this area exclusively.

Mary Marcolin, BA, BEd, MACP. Mary Marcolin is a member of the Beechwood Physical Medicine team, specializing in trauma ...
09/30/2022

Mary Marcolin, BA, BEd, MACP. Mary Marcolin is a member of the Beechwood Physical Medicine team, specializing in trauma related to childhood or work injuries. Mary is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Mary believes in the intrinsic capacity, with appropriate guidance, to reclaim one's life in the face of overwhelming challenges which may include anxiety, depression, grief, and chronic pain.

MEET OUR TEAM: Dr. Rebecca Glennie, ChiropractorDr. Rebecca Glennie studied Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology at the U...
09/27/2022

MEET OUR TEAM: Dr. Rebecca Glennie, Chiropractor

Dr. Rebecca Glennie studied Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Toronto and worked in the field of Cardiac Rehabilitation prior to attending Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She graduated with Clinical Honours as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2001. In 2003, Rebecca became an Active Release Techniques® (ART) Instructor and in 2009 a Certified SpiderTech Instructor. In 2013 she graduated from McMaster University’s Medical Acupuncture program.

Rebecca is a motivated and experienced Chiropractor who enjoys working with a wide range of patients including athletes, elderly, pre and post natal care and occupational related injuries. Her variety of treatment approaches in the management of chronic overuse injuries has made her especially popular amongst swimmers, marathon runners, skiers, cyclists, paddlers and triathletes.

Rebecca, an internationally experienced competitive swimmer and triathlete, strives to bring a love of fitness and the outdoors to her patients. Her passion lies in aiding patients of all ages and abilities to return to active and independent living through treatment, rehabilitation and exercise, nutrition and lifestyle modification. Using her skills as a practitioner and her compassionate and caring demeanour, Rebecca strives to maximize the overall health of every patient.

In her spare time, you will find Rebecca open water swimming, skiing, mountain biking and chasing her two teenage daughters around.

MEET OUR TEAM: Dr. Larry Ha, ChiropractorDr. Larry Ha focuses on the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal conditi...
09/26/2022

MEET OUR TEAM: Dr. Larry Ha, Chiropractor

Dr. Larry Ha focuses on the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal conditions through evidence-based methods, including manual therapy, movement, and patient education.

He is passionate about providing the very best personalized care to his patients while working with them to achieve their health goals. He believes in empowering his patients with the tools and confidence necessary to self-manage and maintain good health.

He works to provide high quality, patient-centered care to people of all ages and backgrounds to bring about the best outcomes. He understands the importance of taking the time to find out what’s right for each individual and recognizes that one approach doesn’t work for everyone.

Larry is all about helping people overcome their health challenges so they can be productive in their daily lives and get back to enjoying the activities that they love most.

Larry completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa and his chiropractic studies at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. He is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, as well as a member of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the Ontario Chiropractic Association, and the Canadian Chiropractic Association

MEET OUR TEAM: Dr. Stefan Eberspaecher, Chiropractor and Clinic Research Coordinator. Dr. Stefan Eberspaecher joins Beec...
09/14/2022

MEET OUR TEAM: Dr. Stefan Eberspaecher, Chiropractor and Clinic Research Coordinator.

Dr. Stefan Eberspaecher joins Beechwood Physical Medicine with extensive prior experience in chiropractic and related fields. Stefan contributes to the development of low back pain guidelines with the World Health Organization as an invited member of their Peer Review Group and contributes to research and development of the Global Spine Care Initiative and World Spine Care.

​Stefan has worked with a broad range of patients from geriatric to athletic. He enjoys seeing complex patients with whom he can integrate his knowledge of nutrition and exercise to help provide optimal outcomes. He especially enjoys helping patients regain function previously lost from years of arthritis.

Stefan has a BSc in Psychology and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He studied at the University of Guelph, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and later acupuncture at McMaster Medical School. He also holds a Diplomate in Pain Management from the Canadian Academy of Pain Management.

MEET OUR TEAM: Dr. Markus Besemann, Physiatrist and Clinic Co-Owner.Dr. Markus Besemann is a graduate of the University ...
09/12/2022

MEET OUR TEAM: Dr. Markus Besemann, Physiatrist and Clinic Co-Owner.

Dr. Markus Besemann is a graduate of the University of Ottawa (MD ‘88). Specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry ‘96) he was Chief of Rehabilitation at the Hull regional hospital and rehabilitation center from 1996-2008. Since then he has devoted his career to the rehabilitation of injured CAF members. His main clinical interests lie in mind-body medicine, the influence of psychological trauma and moral injury on healing as well as ancient and novel approaches to mitigate human suffering.

Dr. Markus will neither practice nor see patients at BPM until June 2023. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

MEET OUR TEAM: Dr. Geoff Outerbridge, Chiropractor and Clinic Co-Owner.Dr. Geoff Outerbridge received a B.Sc. in Human K...
09/10/2022

MEET OUR TEAM: Dr. Geoff Outerbridge, Chiropractor and Clinic Co-Owner.

Dr. Geoff Outerbridge received a B.Sc. in Human Kinetics and a M.Sc. in Neuroscience from the University of Guelph.

Geoff has many years of experience treating athletic and occupational injuries. He has competed in many sports and brings his athletic experience together with his knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and multiple soft tissue release techniques to get patients back to an active life quickly.

Along with a full time practice at Beechwood Physical Medicine, Geoff contributes to the development of low back pain guidelines with the World Health Organization, continues to contribute to research and development of the Global Spine Care Initiative, the World Spine Care project in Nepal, and is one of the directors of the University of Ottawa Musicians Wellness Centre.

Our clinic is now open, we look forward to seeing you!We are an integrated team of Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Psyc...
09/08/2022

Our clinic is now open, we look forward to seeing you!

We are an integrated team of Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Neuro-Optometrists and Medical Doctors, whose vision is to advance the quality of musculoskeletal care through practice and research.

Visit our website or contact us to book an appointment:

www.bpmottawa.ca
[email protected]
613-745-2766
9 St. Charles Street, Ottawa ON

Our Chiropractors are highly trained with decades of combined experience. They provide an individualized approach to care and are skilled in managing and preventing conditions and injuries of all types. They also have advanced certifications in manual techniques, dry needling, shockwave therapy, acu...

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9 St. Charles Street
Ottawa, ON
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