About Us

Who We Are

Lyrette Physiotherapy prides itself on client advocacy, as each client has the right to quality care in all aspects of health and wellness.

In addition to private physiotherapy services, Lyrette Physiotherapy also holds a partnership with the North East Local Integration Health Network (NE LHIN) to provide home care physiotherapy services within the Northeastern Ontario District. Some of the areas to which we deliver service, but is not limited to, include Timmins, Cochrane, Iroquois Falls, and Kirkland Lake. Inquire with your health care practitioner to see if you qualify for health benefits through the NE LHIN.

Visit us at one of our two physical clinic locations, in both Cochrane, as well as Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Access our contact page for more clinic details.

Who We Are

Lyrette Physiotherapy prides itself on client advocacy, as each client has the right to quality care in all aspects of health and wellness.

In addition to private physiotherapy services, Lyrette Physiotherapy also holds a partnership with the North East Local Integration Health Network (NE LHIN) to provide home care physiotherapy services within the Northeastern Ontario District. Some of the areas to which we deliver service, but is not limited to, include Timmins, Cochrane, Iroquois Falls, and Kirkland Lake. Inquire with your health care practitioner to see if you qualify for health benefits through the NE LHIN.

Visit us at one of our two physical clinic locations, in both Cochrane, as well as Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Access our contact page for more clinic details.

Our Team

Lyse Lyrette

Owner, Registered Physiotherapist

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Robin Lyrette

Owner, Registered Physiotherapist

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Leigh-Anne Kiely

Registered Physiotherapist

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Melanie Picard

Registered Physiotherapist

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Taylor Fraser

Registered Kinesiologist

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Joanne Boutin

Registered Physiotherapist

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Lori Morgan

Clinical Coordinator/Physiotherapy Assistant

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Brad McArthur

Registered Physiotherapist

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Chelsea Deschamps

Office Coordinator 

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Melanie Bernard

Physiotherapy Assistant

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Robyn-Lee Barrick

Administrative Assistant

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Chantal Allain

Administrative Assistant

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genevieve joanis

Administrative Assistant

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Carina lyrette

Physiotherapy Support Personnel

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Tristan Lyrette

Physiotherapy Support Personnel

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Stacey Hughes

Physiotherapy Assistant

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Mari Naumovski

Physiotherapy Assistant

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Lyse Lyrette

Lyse, native to Alexandria, a small town in Eastern Ontario, attended the University of Ottawa, where she graduated in 1996 with a Bachelors of Physiotherapy. It was in Ottawa that she met her husband Robin, a fellow physiotherapist. Upon graduation, Lyse and Robin packed up and headed north to his hometown of Timmins. Lyse spent her first 15 years of employment at the Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Centre in Timmins where she gained extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of Paediatrics. Lyse progressed to then open a private practice in 2012.

Initially, her business held a contract with PhysioMed Peaks where she became the lead physiotherapist in 6 Long Term Care facilities in the surrounding area and also serviced the Home and Community Care population in the Cochrane District. During this time, she continued to expand her knowledge in the Geriatrics, Neurology, Orthopaedics, and Cardio Respiratory fields. She and her husband, Robin, consolidated in business in 2017 and have since expanded their independent practice by opening two private physiotherapy clinics. Alongside their private clinics, they continue to serve the population in Home and Community Care settings.

Lyse is a proud mother of two beautiful children. She is a passionate and dedicated physiotherapist that will stop at nothing to offer the best quality of care to her patients. She is a strong believer and advocate of the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle and listening your own body’s limitations, modifying when needed.

Robin Lyrette

As co-owner of Lyrette Physiotherapy with his wife Lyse, Rob also graduated from the French Program at the University of Ottawa in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy with High Honors. Rob is originally from Timmins and since graduation, Rob has worked in a private physiotherapy clinic, specializing in orthopedics with a strong interest in sports therapy.

Throughout his career, Rob ensured to broaden his expertise through continued education, including a certification in taping and acupuncture.  Rob also has several years of experience working with the geriatric population in the home care setting.  Rob enjoys seeing the physical improvements obtained with therapy in this population, which allows them to remain independent and stay in their home.  Since he graduated, Rob has worked effectively as part of a team, which included other physiotherapists, kinesiologists, physiotherapy assistants, massage therapists and administrative staff.  Rob has made great connections in the medical community, which has definitely helped in the treatment of his patients.

Rob thrives in Northern Ontario as he is quite the avid outdoorsman – hunting, fishing, and camping every chance he gets!

Leigh-Anne Kiely

Leigh-Anne graduated in 2003 from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics, followed by a post-graduate Masters of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Toronto in 2007. Since graduating in 2007, Leigh-Anne has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings gaining extensive knowledge and experience in orthopedic, cardiac, neurological and developmental physiotherapy in both adults and pediatrics.

Leigh-Anne has taken a variety of courses since graduating including certificates in the physiotherapy management of concussion, vestibular rehabilitation, manual therapy, taping, kinesiotaping, and pediatric sensory motor integration.

She is passionate about physical therapy and thoroughly enjoys partnering with clients to maximize independence.

Melanie Picard

Melanie has been practicing physiotherapy for 15+ years and has experience working in the areas of pediatrics, orthopedics and diabetes care. Physical fitness has always been an integral part of her life and one of her passions includes educating about the importance and health benefits of physical activity and exercise.

In addition to working part time as a physiotherapist, she teaches dance to children and also teaches various fitness classes including barre fitness classes.

Taylor Fraser

Taylor’s exposure to health and the human body throughout high school piqued her interest in functional movement and exercise-based rehabilitation. She went on to graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology and minor in Psychology.

Taylor strongly believes in taking a comprehensive approach when it comes to rehabilitative mechanisms of human movement. She enjoys working with individuals of various ages, backgrounds and injuries. Returning home to Kirkland Lake, she continued her passion for health by providing quality care as a Registered Kinesiologist with Lyrette Physiotherapy. As a devoted lifelong learner in the health & rehabilitative field, Taylor looks forward to expanding her ability to improve movement, performance and the well-being of others in her community.

In her downtime, Taylor enjoys spending time with family and friends, and relishing the lake life with her two Goldendoodle pups.

Joanne Boutin

A member of the first graduating class with a Bachelors of Physiotherapy from University of Ottawa, Joanne has been practicing as a Registered Physiotherapist since 1990. A proud mother of three boys, Joanne is originally from Timmins, ON and is bilingual, providing her the ability to offer diversified care.

Joanne’s experience mainly lies in geriatric rehabilitation, but she has a special interest in pelvic and women’s health. As a fantastic asset to our team, Joanne specializes in our Assistive Devices Program. Full-time, Joanne keeps busy as a Registered Physiotherapist at our local hospital.

Lori Morgan

In 2006, Lori graduated from the Social Service Worker program from Northern College and has since obtained her certification as a Certified Myomassology Practitioner (CMP) in 2015.

For over twelve years, Lori has had the fortunate opportunity of working in the physiotherapy and rehabilitation sector, both in a community based and long-term care setting. Her extensive experience as a physiotherapy assistant in the field of geriatrics, has provided her with a deep sense of purpose, as well as allowed her the opportunity to contribute to improving the quality of life for the individuals she has had the pleasure to work with.

You make a living by what you get…You make a life by what you give

The ability to exude compassion, dedication, and perseverance are some of the many qualities she can account for and demonstrate in this field.

Brad McArthur

Brad has been a physiotherapist now for five years. He completed an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in biomedical science at the University of Ottawa in 2012 and completed his master’s degree in physiotherapy from the University of Toronto in 2015. Brad works full time at the hospital dealing with both acute care and rehab settings. He began his casual home care work in 2017 in order to assist with the continuum of care.

Brad is also ADP licensed for walker assessments. He thoroughly enjoys working with the elderly as well as the variety of populations requiring physiotherapy in the hospital as well as the home care setting.

Brad is originally from Timmins and continues to work in the Timmins/Porcupine area. He is a saxophonist on the side and has played multiple gigs in the community both in his teenage years and recently with the Timmins All-Star Big Band. Being a northerner at heart, he also thoroughly enjoys adventuring in the bush either by hiking, pedal biking or ATVing. There’s nothing quite like the relaxing nature of the Northern Ontario lifestyle. Brad looks forward to serving you in the community!

Chelsea Deschamps

Chelsea is a professional specializing in the business administration field for several years. Having completed business administration training courses through Northern College of Applied Arts, she is currently undergoing new courses to continue furthering her skill set and knowledge in this area of expertise to continue being an asset to our company.

As for physiotherapy, she was hands on trained personally by Lyse Lyrette several years ago and has gained much interest in this area of the medical field. Initially, she worked for Lyrette Physiotherapy as a Physiotherapy Assistant, then became a key member to the Lyrette Physiotherapy team when it first opened in the Cochrane area as an Office Coordinator.

Chelsea is also a proud mother of two children. Her interests involve as much of the outdoor life as possible with the family on her spare time.

Melanie Bernard

Melanie was born and raised in the small town of Cochrane, Ontario. After graduating as a Physiotherapist Assistant in 2014, Melanie was proud to be able to return to her home town to assist all the wonderful people with their physiotherapy and rehabilitation needs.

Melanie’s passion for physical activity, health and caring for people are perfectly combined for her through this profession.

Robyn-Lee Barrick

Robyn-Lee is our fantastic and diversified administrative assistant at our Kirkland Lake Physiotherapy clinic located in the Kirkland and District Hospital. Robyn-Lee and her family has recently made Kirkland Lake their home after moving from Fort McMurray, Alberta.

While living in Alberta she spent the last ten years working in the Oil Sands. Since moving to Kirkland Lake, Robyn-Lee has made the decision to step back from working long hours and shift work and was given the opportunity to join our wonderful team, which allowed her to spend more time with her family and serve the beautiful community of Kirkland Lake.

Robyn-Lee has expressed that she has met some amazing people through our clinic and looks forward to continuing to be part of this team and serving our community.

Chantal Allain

Chantal recently returned to her hometown of Timmins and joined the team at Lyrette Physiotherapy as an Administrative Assistant. For the past 25 years she has lived in various cities across the United States.

Chantal graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Degree in Linguistics. She also graduated from Sanford Brown Institute with a certification in Surgical Technology.

Chantal has traveled the world extensively and is extremely proud of her two sons, Alexandre and Zachary. Throughout her life, Chantal has focused on volunteering in order to help out as much as possible. She is health conscious and enjoys exercising and all outdoor activities in her spare time.

Genevieve Joanis

Genevieve Joanis is a proud mother of two beautiful children and a hardworking husband. She currently works for Lyrette Physiotherapy as a physiotherapy assistant in both a community and clinic setting. She graduated from the Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant program  at La Cite Collegiale in Ottawa in 2011. She has experience in long term care facilities and within private home care settings. She chose this career as she loves to help others and the outcome as well as meeting new people.

She enjoys spending time with her family in the outdoors especially camping , four wheeling , sledding and making fires during summer and winter months.

Carina Lyrette

Carina is currently in her third year of studies at the University of Ottawa, enrolled in the Honors Bachelor of Health Sciences program. After graduation from this program, Carina wishes to complete a Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy, and eventually, work as a physiotherapist for Lyrette Physiotherapy.

Carina is the daughter of Robin and Lyse Lyrette, both physiotherapists and owners of Lyrette Physiotherapy. As a result, she has had the opportunity to observe their interventions and field of work and has had the opportunity to assist, throughout the last few years, the administrative and therapy team.

Carina enjoys helping others. She is a really caring young woman. She has been a great support to her grandmother who is struggling with Dementia.  Carina was lucky to have had the opportunity to work as a Rehab Assistant at Extendicare.  She was also the lead for the COVID-19 clinic with the Timmins Family Health Team.

Carina has multiple volunteer hours.  She is currently participating in a Research Project with a Professor from the Physiotherapy Department at the University of Ottawa.  In her spare time, Carina enjoys to exercise and do some outdoor activities. She is always on the lookout for new learning opportunities in order to continuously improve her skills.

Tristan Lyrette

Tristan is a first-year student at the University of Ottawa in the human kinetics program, specializing in biophysics.  Tristan plans to pursue his education in Physiotherapy and hopes to one day return to the north to join his parents.  Tristan has been an integral part of Lyrette Physiotherapy for quite some time supporting the administration and physiotherapy team. 

Tristan is a really caring and compassionate young man with everyone’s interest at heart.  Tristan is most passionate about sports and music and on his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends and being at the cottage.

Stacey Hughes

Stacey is a Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy assistant who graduated from Niagara College in 2015. She has experience in a variety of clinics, hospitals, and retirement home settings. She decided to relocate to the North to enjoy the lakes, hiking trails, and small-town living.

Stacey enjoys spending time with her partner, and her three dogs, camping, exploring, playing sports and boating on the lake! She is happy to give back to the community, by helping people reach their goals, and get back to the things they love.

Mari Naumovski

Mari Naumovski works in the capacity of Physiotherapist Assistant at Lyrette Physiotherapy in Kirkland Lake.  She received her PTA certificate from Humber College (Toronto) in 1999.  Prior to this, Mari graduated from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in NYC and also has a background in Pilates and Craniosacral Reflexology. 

 Aside from her work with the human body, Mari is an avid green thumb and aspiring herbalist.