Lisa Després PT

Owner and Co-Founder

Lisa graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Specialized Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 1992. Since graduating, she has advanced her treatment abilities by completing specialty courses related to Functional Dry Needling, Manual Therapy, Active Release, Neural Release, and Taping. She has attended courses and conferences on Running Analysis, Running Injury treatment approaches and new trends in running biomechanics, running footwear and gear. Lisa also has a great interest in post cancer physiotherapy care. She works with clients post mastectomy and lumpectomy addressing the scar tissue, decreased shoulder mobility helping prevent lymphedema and guiding them back to physical activity. 

Lisa has a passion for studying and analyzing movement and uses this to help her clients regain their function at work, in everyday life activities and in their favourite sports. Lisa feels strongly that prevention is the best physiotherapy. She applies her experience and biomechanical knowledge in her running analysis sessions, running clinics and core classes helping her clients avoid unnecessary injuries.

Lisa loves being outdoors. She is an avid runner who loves being in the trails year-round running or snowshoeing. Her greatest personal running accomplishment is qualifying and competing in the Boston Marathon with her 8-month old daughter waiting at the finish line.

Brenda Walsh


Brenda has been living and working  in North Bay since 1991. She graduated from McGill University with her Physiotherapy degree in 1978. Brenda has completed several post-graduate courses with particular focus on Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Brenda is certified in Bike Fit as well as a Certified Nordic Pole Walking Instructor. I

For the past 7 years, Brenda has been training and helping runners achieve their goals by leading Active Running’s 5km through to marathon distance running clinics. Her passion for running is infectious and she is always there to push you through your last kilometer!

An avid runner, Brenda took up the sport of Triathlon at the age of 50. She has competed in the world triathlon championship in Florida, in 2009 and in Australia in 2018. She continues to support local races by either volunteering, pacing runners or being a competitive participant. 

Come in and see Brenda for your next bike fit or for the motivation to reach your next fitness goal. 

Julie Rossignol PT


Julie is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, but has strong roots here in North Bay since this is where her mother grew up and where her parents met. North Bay is also home to some of Julie’s aunts, uncles and her grandmother. Julie first graduated from Dalhousie University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. After working as a Physiotherapy Support Personnel in a private clinic for a year, Julie began her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa, which she completed in 2017.

Julie really enjoys being active and particularly enjoys playing sports such as hockey and soccer. During her undergraduate studies, Julie volunteered as a student trainer for the varsity women’s hockey team at the neighbouring Saint Mary’s University in Halifax for 3 years, where she provided on the field care for athletes. Julie also enjoys volunteering with other sports teams, with experience coaching both hockey and soccer as well as volunteering with Easter Seals Nova Scotia and their Learn to Sledge program. More recently, Julie’s involvement within our community includes North Bay Icebreakers sledge hockey team both as a team member and as part of their bench staff, as well as the Tour de Trout 2017. She will also be participating at a provincial level in the Ontario Winter Games as a member of the bench staff for the Team North sledge hockey team.

Julie is fully trained in Functional Dry Needling. Call us today at 705-497-0004 to book your appointment with Julie. 


Charles Duval

Registered Massage Therapist

After graduating from Kiné-Concept Institute in Ottawa with a degree in Massage Therapy, Charles has worked in any cities including Kitchener, Ottawa, and Aurora. Charles has also spent the last 10 years practicing RACE Therapy which is a soft-touch therapy focused on stabilities around the neck, spine and pelvic area. Recently, he's worked on combining his knowledge to offer a convenient full-clothed alternative to massage. In addition to traditional massage, clients can now also enjoy a therapy for certain issues like headaches, muscle tensions,, and sciatic pain to name a few, without massage oils and changing clothes perfect for people who want to be able to get back on with their day hassle free. 

Charles is an avid cyclist. As soon as the snow melts, he's outside on his bike cycling any day that he can. 

Call us today at 705-497-0004 to book your appointment with Charles.



Danielle May

Registered Massage Therapist

Danielle May has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2006 after graduating from Sir Sanford Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario. She is passionate about the body's ability to heal itself and has committed her practice to working with clients to improve their overall health and well-being. She is also a certified yoga teacher, having completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training course in 2016. Danielle's style combines a mixture of deep tissue, connective tissue techniques, and trigger point therapy to release pain and muscle tension while helping to restore the body's natural range of motion and feeling of wellness. She integrate her yoga training and applies a preventative approach by providing her clients with exercises to help with strengthening and preventing future injury. 

Call us today at 705-497-0004 to book your appointment with Danielle.



Janet Davidson

Full Time Sales Associate, Personal Trainer and Physiotherapy Assistant

Janet was born in Sault Ste. Marie. Janet graduated from Lake State University in 1992 with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation. She has called North bay home since 2001. Janet is also a Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Indoor Cycle Instructor and a Certified Personal Trainer. She has worked with many people to help them regain health and mobility and to achieve personal athletic goals.

As an athlete Janet has been an avid runner and cyclist for many years. At 45, she learned to swim and became a triathlete. She is proud to be a four-time Ironman Finisher! Proof that with hard work and dedication anything is possible. Janet’s passion is to keep clients in motion, whether it be by prescribing an exercise routine, by fitting you with the right shoe or by helping you find the right gear and nutrition. Come in to see Janet today or call to book your personal training session with her.

Devanee Dewey

Part-Time Sales Associate and Physiotherapy Assistant

Devanee is graduate of the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education at Nipissing University and is currently working on her Masters in Kinesiology. Former Captain of the Laker's Women's Basketball Team, she is now enjoying running and other recreational sports.

Born and raised in North Bay, Devanee has plenty of experience with regard to physical activity in the area and with a strong academic background, she is eager to assist you with all your physical activity needs. As an aspiring physiotherapist herself, Devanee is dedicated to learning, and sharing her knowledge while helping in our physiotherapy clinic. As well as provide you with the best customer service in the store. 


Melina Levasseur

Part-Time Sales Associate and Physiotherapy Assistant

Melina is currently attending Nipissing University in the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education. Melina has a sweet, but driven personality that allows her to excel as both an athlete, and a team member. Her background is primarily in gymnastics, but she has plenty of experience in many other sports.  

Melina is fluently bilingual and can help all clientele. As both an exceptional student and an accomplished athlete, Melina would be thrilled to help you find the right things to accomplish your athletic achievements.  


Kyra O'Hagan

Part-Time Sales Associate and Physiotherapy Assistant

Kyra is a bright young woman currently attending high school and gaining valuable experience in the health field as she prepares for Health sciences in University. Kyra is a well-rounded and avid athlete participating in a multitude of sports including hockey, basketball, CrossFit and, of course, running. With all of Kyra's knowledge, she is happy to help you find just the right gear for whatever sport or leisure activity you are interested in.