Barbara Stefanska, RPT, MA

Barbara is a Registered Physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Warsaw, Poland in 1977 with a Master’s in Physical Education. Her unique approach to treating patients is a detailed assessment, followed by individualized treatment including modalities and education with hands-on techniques.

Barbara is committed to continuing her education and furthering her expertise. She has completed 40 courses including:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Muscle Energy Techniques, E1V1, E2V2
  • McKenzie BackTherapy Part A, B, and C
  • Functional Myofascial Release Cervical Thoracic and Lumbar, level I and II
  • The Mulligan Concept Mobilization with Movement Upper and Lower Quadrant
  • Lymph Drainage Therapy
  • Kinezio Taping Therapy
  • Diagnostic and Treatment Courses
  • Sahrmann Diagnose and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndroms Level I and Level II
  • Lyn Watson Shoulder Course Level I and Level II
  • Scapulo-Humeral Disfunction Assessment and Treatment
  • The Sacro-Iliac Joint Effective Evaluation and Treatment
  • Rehabilitation of Hand
  • Rehabilitation in Spinal Injuries
  • Physical Therapy Approach to Female Urinary Incontinence
  • Multiple Courses in Pain Control
  • Therapeutic Techniques and Modalities in Tissue Healing
  • Modality Update: Laser, IFC, TENS
  • Athletic Taping
  • Business Management Course
  • E2V2 Level of Manual Therapy
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes Sahrmann Level 1 Level 2
  • Muscle Energy
  • Mobilization with Movement Mulligan Techniques Level 1 Level 2
  • Myofascial Release and Acupuncture

Chris Downar-Zapolski, Registered Massage Therapist, RMT

Chris is a Registered Massage Therapist working in Ottawa since 2006. He is a graduate from the International Academy of Massage in Ottawa, where he currently teaches as a faculty member.

With extensive training in manual lymphatic drainage and myofascial release techniques, Chris specializes in treating:

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neck and Shoulder Tension
  • Whiplash/Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Limited Joint Mobility
  • Athletic Injury

Brian Ferrone, Certified Personal Trainer

Brian is a Certified Personal Trainer (through YMCA) with over 20 years experience as a trainer with clients of all ages and different fitness levels to help them achieve their personal goals. Brian focuses on increasing strength flexibility and overall fitness by offering one-on-one training, exercise programs and aqua classes.

Andrzej Stefanski, Operations and Administration

Andrzej manages Activa’s operations and adminstration. He is the friendly voice who helps you book your appointments when you call Activa and he ensures that each patient receives the best possible care while receiving treatment.