Team


Meet the CORE Team

Core Sports and Manual Physiotherapy is one of Ottawa's most reputable manual therapy and sports rehabilitation clinic. All our Physiotherapists hold the highest academic qualifications in manual therapy available, a level achieved by only a small group of Physiotherapists in Canada.


Samantha Stergaros

Samantha Stergaros

Registered Physiotherapist, FCAMPT

With 20 years of clinical experience in private practice and within hospital settings, Samantha uses her expertise in manual therapy and dry needling to treat a variety of injuries.

Meet Samantha

Rahim Khoja

Rahim Khoja

Registered Physiotherapist, FCAMPT

Rahim is a bilingual Registered Physiotherapist certified in Bike Fitting, manual therapy, acupuncture Gunn Intra Muscular Stimulation (IMS/dry needling), with specialized training in TMJ and Vestibular Rehabilitation for concussions, dizziness, balance and vertigo. Rahim’s approach to rehabilitation therapy involves an emphasis on manual therapy, motor control rehabilitation exercise as well as IMS and Dry Needling.

Meet Rahim

Caitlin Preston

Caitlin Preston

Registered Physiotherapist, FCAMPT

Caitlin has taken numerous continuing education courses in manual therapy, TMJ assessment and treatment, acupuncture, dry needling, and soft tissue release. She is certified in Functional Dry Needling (Kinetacore Level 1 and 2). She has also received a Masters of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2016 certifying her as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT).

Meet Caitlin

Sue Netherton

Sue Netherton

Registered Physiotherapist, FCAMPT, AFCI

Susan Netherton, a McGill University graduate, has been practicing in the Ottawa Region for over twenty five years. Her clinical experience encompasses a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

Meet Sue


Jacquie van Ierssel

Jacquie van Ierssel

Registered Physiotherapist, FCAMPT

As the founder of R2P Concussion Management, Jacquie educates clinicians on the evidence-based management of concussions. Jacquie has over 20 years of experience working with athletes from a recreational level through to and including Olympic athletes. Meet Jacquie
Iris Loots

Iris Loots

Registered Physiotherapist, BSc. Kin, MSc. PT

Following a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria, Iris graduated with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from Queen’s University in 2014. She has been practicing as a physiotherapist in a variety of settings including sports, orthopaedic and neurological. Iris is certified in Functional Dry Needling (Kinetacore) Level 1. Meet Iris
Tanya Moore

Tanya Moore

Registered Massage Therapist

While attending York University and working towards her Kinesiology degree, Tanya began working as a Certified Personal Trainer. Tanya recognized that many of the clients had a variety of postural dysfunctions and overuse syndromes that needed to be overcome in order to achieve their goals. Meet Tanya


Office Staff


Heather Mahon

Heather Mahon

Office Administrator

Heather's friendly nature and professional approach allow her to provide a high standard of patient-centered administrative support. Meet Heather