About Us

The Ottawa Orthopaedic Centre is designed to provide our clients with a multi-disciplinary approach to their care. Our team of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Sports Medicine Physicians, Physiotherapists, Kinesiologists and Massage Therapists are all dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality of care to help them recover from their injuries and reach their goals.


Paul Colebrook

Paul Colebrook is a Registered Physiotherapist with over 23 years of experience.  He is the Clinic Director of the newly created Ottawa Orthopaedic Centre. He has worked and travelled as a team physiotherapist for Canoe Kayak Canada (2006-present), Diving Canada (2013 – 2018) and Team Homan Canadian Women’s Curling (2013-present). During this time he has covered numerous World Championships, Pan Am Championships, World Cups and training camps.

He has been trained at the highest postgraduate level in manual therapy, manipulations (Advanced Diploma / Part B), spinal stability, functional and sport specific rehabilitation, intramuscular stimulation (GunnIMS), and medical acupuncture (CAFCI).

Paul has a special interest in sport rehabilitation and treating complex injuries. He can design and provide sport specific functional assessments that are aimed at optimizing sport performance and preventing injury.  

Lisa Colebrook

Lisa Colebrook graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1997.  With a strong interest in manual therapy, Lisa continued her post-graduate studies and received her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2005.  She is certified in acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (CAFCI), and received her certification in GunnIMS in 2003.

Lisa has a strong interest and focus on manual therapy, specific injury-related exercise prescription and patient education.  Lisa is committed to helping her patients achieve their optimal goals.

When she is not at the clinic, Lisa enjoys spending time with her active family, skiing, golfing and wakesurfing.

Vatsal Shah

Vatsal Shah

Vatsal Shah is a resident Physiotherapist that graduated in 2019. He is passionate about the field of physiotherapy and cares greatly about providing a high quality of care. Prior to becoming a resident Physiotherapist, Vatsal also completed his Occupational and Physiotherapy Assistant Program at Algonquin College.

In his leisure time, he enjoys playing cricket, table tennis and volleyball. He also loves to spend time with his friends and family.

Vivian Germain

Vivian attended the University of Ottawa where she obtained her Honours Bachelor in Health Science in 2017 and went on to complete her Masters of Health Science in Physiotherapy in 2019. Vivian has developed her clinical experience in a variety of settings including private orthopaedics, acute hospital care as well as post operative care. 

She is a certified Graston Technique Provider® (M2 Advanced Training), is certified in Functional Dry Needling® (EIM Level 1), and has acquired her McKenzie Part A. Vivian has also completed her Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy Level 1 and plans to pursue her education in Manual Therapy. 

Vivian is passionate about helping her patients reach their goals by empowering them with the tools they need to succeed and guiding them through their progress. Raised in Orléans, Vivian looks forward to providing bilingual care in French and English for her community. In her free time, she likes to stay active, cook, and plan her next travel destination.

Danijel Sredic - Ottawa Physiotherapist

Danijel Sredic

Danijel completed his Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Prior to this, he received his Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. Danijel prides himself on using the most up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge to guide his clinical reasoning and treatment techniques. Being a firm believer in continuing education and always looking to better his practice, he has taken additional courses in soft tissue release, lumbar spine mobilization/manipulation, K-Taping®, Level 2 Manual Therapy, McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture with neurofunctional electrostimulation.

Danijel has extensive experience with a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions including shoulder impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tears, ankle sprains, ACL reconstruction, meniscal tears, patellofemoral syndrome, and back pain, to name a few. Danijel has experience with the paediatric, adult and geriatric populations, and prides himself in treating clients of all ages.

Passionate about his profession, Danijel is excited to provide the best possible care to his clients. His practice consists of combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, acupuncture, dry needling and education catered to each client’s needs.

Outside of the clinic, Danijel enjoys staying physically active himself with strength training, running, soccer and tennis, and believes in the importance of work-life balance.

Lauren Armstrong - Ottawa Physiotherapist

Lauren Armstrong

Lauren has been a physiotherapist since 2007. She was born and raised in Nova Scotia where she attended Acadia University for a Bachelor of Science in Biology before going on to complete her bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Lauren has advanced training in several areas including manual therapy, vestibular rehab, TMJ, acupuncture and dry needling. 

Growing up Lauren was a competitive gymnast, soccer player and runner who was often injured and experienced firsthand how physiotherapy can help athletes reach their potential. She has worked with many high-level athletes but truly loves helping anyone get back to the activities they enjoy.

While she enjoys working with sports injuries she has a special interest in treating chronic and complicated injuries with a combination of manual therapy, dry needling and specific targeted exercise. She prides herself on helping people return to the highest level of function no matter their age or activity level.

When she is not at work you might find her chasing after her two little girls on foot, bicycle or skis.

Jenna Mortimer - Ottawa Physiotherapist

Jenna Mortimer

Jenna completed her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from McGill University in 2012. Jenna has a deep interest in how the human body functions and can recover from injury and is passionate about helping her clients come back from injuries to reach their full potential – whether that means returning to high-level sports, pursuing leisure activities, or simply living pain-free in day-to-day life.

Jenna has continued her education with many Orthopaedic courses with a focus on sports injury, manual therapy, and chronic pain and has taken 5 certificate courses in Acupuncture and Dry Needling. With a background in competitive soccer and having experienced related injuries requiring extensive rehab, Jenna uses her experience to make her clients’ recovery process client-centered and as efficient as possible.

Jenna is focused on staying on top of cutting-edge rehabilitation techniques in order to offer her patients the most up-to-date treatment to maximize their recovery.

Ben Taboli - Ottawa Physiotherapist

Ben Tobali

Ben graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2010. Prior to that he also attended the University of Ottawa where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics. Over his career he has gained significant experience assessing and treating patients of all ages in the areas of orthopaedics, sports medicine, workplace injuries, and complex care.

Ben has been on the medical team for numerous national and international events, including world championships and Pan American Games. He is also an advocate for the profession, and is currently the Past-President of the Eastern Ontario District of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association.

Ben endeavours to stay current with evidence-informed practices, and has engaged in extensive post-graduate training and certification in a number of areas including manual therapy, dry needling, acupuncture, concussion management, and running injury management, to name a few. He believes in the importance of a patient-centred approach to care, emphasizing hands-on intervention, individualized exercise prescription, and ongoing education to best help his patients reach their full potential.

Leah Scott - Ottawa Physiotherapist

Leah Scott

Leah is currently a Resident Physiotherapist. She completed her Master of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa. Prior to this, she received her Bachelor of Health Science with a Concentration in Chronic Illness and Disability with a minor in Neuroscience and Mental Health from Carleton University.

Leah is a firm believer in conducting thorough assessments in order to optimize client-centred care. She believes that treatment plans must always revolve around the patient’s individual goals. Passionate about providing the highest level of care, Leah uses a combination of manual therapy, patient education, and carefully designed exercise programs meant to maximize recovery and injury prevention to get people back to their everyday tasks and activities.

With a background playing varsity level hockey and various other sports throughout her life, she is passionate about helping athletes achieve their goals. She understands the importance of physical activity, keeping the body mobile and healthy for all so that you can achieve whatever your daily life demands of you.

Outside of the clinic, Leah enjoys playing ice hockey, soccer, and other sports. She also enjoys strength training, being outdoors, and travelling.

Massage therapists

Erin Hobson - Ottawa Massage Therapist

Erin Hobson

Erin began working as a massage therapist in Peterborough, Ontario at Trent Health in Motion at Trent University. In 2014, Erin took time away from massage and worked as a project manager for several NGO’s around the world.

This fantastic experience allowed her to work and travel throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. Then, in 2018 she returned to Canada and moved to Ottawa.

Throughout her career as an RMT, she has had the opportunity to work with many different types of patients from national-level athletes, chronic pain sufferers, cancer patients, and expectant mothers. In her opinion, Working with and helping patients is the most significant part of being an RMT.

Sibel Lennon

Sibel has always been fascinated with how the body works.  Being a competitive swimmer for 15 years and having experienced herself the benefits of massage, her interest in being an RMT started at a young age.

Sibel graduated from International Academy of Massage in 2010 and has experience treating professional athletes and patients with chronic and acute issues.  She is proficient in hearing her patients concerns and tailoring every need with a wide range of techniques. She has a special interest in fascial release to help patients regain postural imbalances and mobility.  

Victoria Tuttle

Victoria has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2012. She spent 10 years on the National Sprint Kayak team and saw first hand the benefit of manual therapy.  She pursued this interest after her athletic career ended. 

Victoria’s clinical interests include sports related injuries, chronic pain, and stress relief.  She uses a wide range of techniques such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release, stretching, and Swedish techniques. 

As Victoria believes a massage should be both efficient and effective, she is committed to helping her clients increase their mobility and return to their desired activity level.


Derek Gilmer - Ottawa Pedorthist

Derek Gilmer

Derek Gilmer is a Canadian Certified Pedorthist with 19 years of experience and the owner of Healthy Steps Pedorthic Clinic.  He is delighted to join the team at Ottawa Orthopaedic Centre.  As a Pedorthist he is exclusively trained in the assessment, design, manufacture, fit, and modification of custom-made orthotics, footwear and other lower limb devices. 

His passion is to help his clients live an active and healthy lifestyle on their feet.  Derek has experience working with individuals from all ages and activity levels helping them to improve mobility by alleviating and managing pain, discomfort, and disabilities with their feet and lower limbs.  Having personally designed and hand crafted well over 8 000 pairs of orthotics he takes pride in providing the best quality and most comfortable orthotics possible.

Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Dr. Darryl Young
  • Dr. Sanjeev Sharma
  • Dr. Matthew Di Silvestro
  • Dr. Chris Brown
  • Dr. Peter Bienkowski
  • Dr. Andrew Stewart

Dr. Darryl Young

Dr. Young received his MD degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He completed Orthopedic Residency at the University of Ottawa, followed by subspecialty training in Shoulder and Upper Limb Surgery at the Hand and Upper Limb Centre at the University of Western Ontario and in Auckland, New Zealand. His current primary clinical interests are shoulder arthroscopy and shoulder joint replacement surgery. 

He is currently the Chief of Surgery at Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) with his surgical practice split between KDH and Queensway Carleton Hospital. 

He is passionate about medical humanitarian work and has led multiple surgical volunteer teams to Haiti with the organization Team Broken Earth. 

Hobbies include kitesurfing, mountain biking and snowboarding. 

Call 613-225-1188 to book with Dr. Darryl Young

Dr. Sanjeev Sharma

  • McGill University Bachelors of Science Honours in Biochemistry 1996
  • Schulich School Business MBA in 1998
  • McGill University MDCM 2002, Awards for top student in both Orthopaedics and General Surgery
  • McGill University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, 2007
  • Fellowship at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction

Primary Practice Focus: Primary and Complex total hip and knee arthroplasty
Volunteer Surgeon with Operation Walk Canada (Hip and knee Replacements in Guatemala)

Interests: Avid golfer, skier and hockey player

Call 613-728-9872 to book with Dr. Sanjeev Sharma

Sport Medicine Physicians

  • Dr. Sonam Maghera
  • Dr. Keith Morgan
  • Dr. Adam Gruszczynski
  • Dr. Margaret White

Dr. Sonam Maghera

BMSc. MD, CCFP (SEM), Dip. Sport Med

Dr. Maghera was born and raised in the GTA. She went to Western University to complete her undergraduate studies in both business and science (2013). She subsequently moved to Ottawa for medical school. She went on to complete her Family Medicine Residency (2020) and Sports and Exercise Medicine Fellowship (2021) at the University of Ottawa. She has been working at the Ottawa Orthopaedic Centre since they first opened their doors in early 2022. 

Dr. Maghera is also actively involved in teaching medical students at the University of Ottawa and family medicine residents in the Department of Family Medicine. She has worked as part of the medical teams for The Ottawa Track and Field Club, Iron Man, and Skate Canada. She hopes to travel to the Olympics as part of the medical team in the future.

Dr. Maghera is a primary care Sport Medicine Specialist focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal complaints. Dr. Maghera has also been trained in offering Sport Medicine procedures for patient care. These include Ultrasound guided injections (osteoarthrtitis, tendinopathies, bursitis) and the latest in Orthobiologics including PRP (Harvest SmartPrep3) and Hyaluronic Acid / Viscosupplementation (Monovisc, SportVis).

Dr. Maghera an avid rock climber, hiker, and dog lover. She has played organized sports since childhood (soccer, hockey, lacrosse) and advocates for movement-based medicine.

Services Offered

Call 613-714-9449 or fax a referral to 613-714-9456 to book with Dr. Sonam Maghera for consultation.

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