Our therapists are movement specialists who truly care.

Alexis Officer

Alexis Officer

Owner + Physiotherapist

Growing up as a competitive rhythmic gymnast, Alexis discovered the joy of movement at an early age. She’d spend hours in the gym immersed in the flow of putting her body in motion. She also experienced the reality of injuries and learned how failing to take care of your body can drastically reduce your quality of life.

This curiosity about the science of movement led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph and a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University.

In 2018, Alexis decided to start her own practice, Art + Science Physio and Pilates, in Smiths Falls.

The clinic provides an accessible, calming, and safe space where you can connect with your therapists and, most importantly, feel heard and supported.

With a focus on chronic and persistent pain, Alexis has published several research papers about the physical functioning of those with chronic health conditions. With more than 14 years of clinical experience - including training in Stott Pilates Matwork, Reformer and Cadillac - Alexis supports clients of all fitness levels to improve the quality of their movement and develop a deeper connection between their mind and body.

Alexis calls Smiths Falls home and is proud to be a part of the local business community. She lives with her husband and three children, and when she’s not at her clinic, you can find her barefoot soaking up the beauty of the majestic Ottawa Valley.

"Art + Science Physio and Pilates is focused on building trusted, long-term relationships with our clients. We want to help you improve your mobility for the long term. Rather than just ‘fixing an injury,’ our team empowers you with the tools you need to improve your movement from head to toe."
Alexis Officer
Leia Antunes

Leia Antunes

Registered Massage Therapist

Helping people feel better was a calling for Leia. For more than 17 years, she’s done just that by providing safe and effective massage therapy treatments for her clients. She thrives on meeting new people, building relationships and learning something new every day.

Leia received her Registered Massage Therapy Diploma from ICT Kikkawa College in 2004 and a Pilates Instructor Mat Work Certification from Body Harmonics in 2005. She has worked in hotels, spas and chiropractic clinics, and owned and operated her own massage practice for several years.

Today, she enjoys working with a team of like-minded, passionate practitioners at Art + Science.

When she’s not in the clinic, you can find her directing the Redeemer Dance Academy (she received her Certificate of Completion of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division Program in 2001), while teaching dance and Pilates classes. She also enjoys cooking, eating, walking and talking (sometimes all at once).

Leia currently lives in Smiths Falls with her husband, three children, two cats and their new pup Maple.

Danielle Doucet

Danielle Doucet

Pilates Instructor

Danielle loves to move. In fact, she’s so energetic, she finds it hard to sit still, which is probably what makes her such an effective clinical Pilates instructor. With over a decade of experience in the field, Danielle is a fully-certified STOTT Pilates Instructor, a specialist in Pilates-based education for Neurological Conditions and a certified OOV Instructor.

She’s committed to uncovering her client’s unique issues, imbalances, habits and limitations. After addressing their specific challenges, she helps clients find ways to improve their movement patterns and gain a better awareness of their body.

Danielle believes strongly in treating everyone with kindness and compassion. After working with clients who live with chronic and acute pain - and experiencing chronic pain herself - she knows the worst injuries in life are often invisible.

She has a son and a daughter and currently lives in Crystal beach with her dog, Stella, a beautiful Belgian Tervuren. When she’s not teaching Pilates, you can find her downhill or cross country skiing, paddleboarding, kayaking or whipping up a delicious meal in the kitchen (with wine in hand).

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