Centre for Brain Health Ottawa – Our Team

Dr. Josephe O.M Lawrence at Broadview Health Centre

Dr. Joseph O.M. Lawrence

Throughout his career Dr. Lawrence has continued to seek a better way to help those whom he has had the honour of treating. Consequently, he has incorporated leading edge technology such as laser therapy, advanced traction protocols, active therapeutic movement, which can help speed rehabilitation of targeted muscle groups.

As for continuing post graduate education Dr. Lawrence focused his efforts on the emerging field of clinical neuroscience.

In 2011, he became certified as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board after attending the Carrick Institute for Post Graduate Studies. In 2013 the American College of Functional Neurology granted him status as a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology, further rounding out his education in Clinical Neuroscience.

Clinical neuroscience is the newest, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technique drawing from the fields of neurophysiology, psychology, neurology and nutrition. This leading-edge field brings new hope to the sick of all ages that have failed to find relief in the present system.

In 2015 Dr. Lawrence was granted status as a Fellow of the American Board of Brain Injury Rehabilitation after completing over 400 hours in mild traumatic brain injury and vestibular therapy at the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies; as well as Grand Rounds for concussion diagnosis and management at the Carrick Brain Centre in Atlanta, GA.

First Hand Experience With A Brain Injury

When I committed to serving those with mild Traumatic brain injuries I realized that I needed to pursue the most in-depth training available in this area says Dr. Lawrence

I now want people to know that I too have suffered from significant post concussion symptoms. I sustained a severe head trauma from a near fatal motor vehicle accident where the car I was in as a front seat passenger was T-boned on that side resulting in my head crashing through the side window, leaving me unconscious for an undetermined amount of time. I’ve experienced firsthand the hopelessness of the situation I found myself in after the accident, and I knew I was not the same person I was prior to that fateful evening.

To say there were limited treatment options during that period in my life would be an understatement. Now when I sit in front of patients whom recount their story regarding their injury I can clearly identify with them. I too was told nothing could be done, except your new self, go home and rest or it was “all in my head“. As for somethings in life, things happen for a reason and perhaps my own injury was a catalyst for me to help others in a similar situation.

Although it will always be a work in progress…

Dr. Lawrence performing a brain scan
Dr. Eric Guillemette at Broadview Health Centre

Dr. Eric Guillemette

Dr. Eric Guillemette is a fully bilingual healthcare provider in the Ottawa area.

Dr. Guillemette is known for his work in brain injuries rehabilitation. Brain injuries, vestibular problems, concussions, headaches, and sport related injuries are among Dr. Guillemette most commonly treated problems. Dr. Guillemette has years of experience and post-doctoral education in treating neurologically based diseases.

Since 2014 Dr. Guillemette has been certified by the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. In order to acquire his certification he was required to complete a minimum of 300 hours of neurological studies as well as pass a practical and theoretical examination. In order to maintain his accreditation, Dr. Guillemette must perform an additional 30 hours of continuing education in neurological studies and must review a minimum of 24 published articles in neurological studies yearly.

Due to his commitment to better serving his patients, Dr. Guillemette is eligible for the Fellowship of the American Board of Functional Neurology, and he is in the process of Completing his Fellowship of the American Board of Brain Injury and Rehabilitation and his Fellowship of the American Board of Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Dr. Guillemette utilizes various treatments such as vision therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, pons therapy, vagus nerve stimulation, laser therapy, fascial scraping, chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapies, neurological rehabilitation, and nutritional consultation.

Dr. Guillemette is also proud to be one of the very few specialists in the Ottawa area who’s providing the same rehabilitative therapies that were used to get Sidney Crosby back on the ice. Dr. Guillemette is a highly driven, motivated and passionate healthcare worker who is committed to helping his patients make a full recovery.

Dr. Guillemette offers a variety of specialized treatment protocols designed to help you find the care you need.

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Dr. Dominic André, DC

Dr André is a bilingual chiropractor whom is passionately devoted to his patient’s health. Furthermore, he is one to create authentic relationships with his patients and practices what he preaches about a healthy lifestyle.

In 2020, he graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Université du Québec à Trois Rivières. As a result of his specialized training, he can offer his patients an evidence based treatment plan to help them regain optimal health. Some of the methods he uses include:

  • Spinal Manipulation
  • Decompression Therapy
  • ATM2 Device (Active Therapeutic Movement)
  • Laser Therapy
  • Revolution Back Belt
  • Muscle Work
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Rehabilitation Exercise Prescription

Dr André realizes that the responsibility to care for his patients requires a life long commitment to learning. Consequently, he has already completed more than 100 hours of clinical neuroscience post-graduate studies with the Carrick Institute. He is on his way to get his Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB) which requires a minimum of 300 hours of neurology studies before having the chance to pass the theoretical and practical examinations.

Dr André is available for appointments at the following times:

Monday 10:30am to 6:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am to 10:30am and 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Friday 12:30pm to 6:30pm

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Dr. Dominic André est un chiropraticien bilingue dévoué à la santé de ses patients. C’est un homme dynamique, passionné et authentique. Son côté humain le mène à créer des liens chaleureux avec ses patients. Il adopte les conseils qu’il donne à ses patients en vivant une vie active et équilibrée.

En 2020, il a obtenu son Doctorat de premier cycle en Chiropratique à l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Sa formation lui permet de créer un plan de traitement basé sur les données probantes scientifiques afin d’accompagner ses patients vers un retour à leur fonction optimale. Il utilise plusieurs types de thérapies, notamment :

  • Manipulations vertébrales et articulaires
  • Table et protocoles de décompression vertébrale
  • Appareil ATM2 (Active Therapeutic Movement)
  • Thérapie au laser
  • Revolution Back Belt
  • Thérapie musculaire
  • Kinésiotaping
  • Prescription d’exercices de réadaptation

Cela ne s’arrête pas là, il se fait un devoir de parfaire ses connaissances et de trouver les meilleurs traitements pour aider ses patients. En effet, il a déjà complété plus de 100 heures de formation en neuroscience clinique avec l’Institut Carrick. Il est en cheminement vers l’obtention de sa certification en neuroscience clinique DACNB (Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board). Celle-ci demande la réussite d’un examen théorique et pratique suite à la complétion minimale de 300 heures de formation en neurologie.

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Dr. Dominic Andre

Dr. Joseph Lawrence adopts Crosby concussion treatment in Ottawa

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