Ice House, Carleton University

Sport Medicine & Physiotherapy: 

Sport Med: (613) 520-3510

Medical Team of:

Marie-Elise Samson Buchan


Marie-Elise graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Ottawa in 2009. She is fully bilingual and has been working in the sport medical field with athletes at the local and international level for years.

She has been involved as a physiotherapist at many major events such as:

  • Master Indigenous Games 2023 (Head Physiotherapist)
  • Women’s U18 Tackle Football National Championships 2023
  • 2023 Pacific Fours Rugby Series
  • 2023 Para-Badminton International Championships
  • 2023 National Goalball Championships
  • Men’s World Curling Championships 2023 (Head Physiotherapist)
  • CP Women’s Open 2022 – LPGA Tour
  • National Figure Skating Championships in 2022, 2017 and 2014
  • 2017 and 2018 National Track and Field Championships
  • 2015 Pan American Games
  • 2015 FIFA World’s Women Cup
  • 2013 Canada Summer Games
  • 2011 and 2013 Ottawa Marathons
  • 2013 World Ice Hockey Women’s Championships
  • 2013 and 2014 Canadian National Gymnastics Championships
  • 2012 World Taekwondo Championships
  • 2012 Seven’s International Rugby Championships
  • 2011 Western Canada Summer Games
  • 2011 Canada Army Run

She has also worked with local sports teams such as the Nepean Knights Junior B Box Lacrosse Team, Regional 5 Provincial Soccer Team, Senators Rugby Team and Sooners Football Team.

She has also been the head physiotherapist for the Ontario Freestyle Ski Team National Capital division for the last 3 years.

Since graduating in 2009, she has completed her Certification with the Acupuncture Foundation Institute of Canada (CAFCI) as well as completing her course in Trigger Point Dry Needling. She also has her certification in K-Taping from the K-Taping Academy. Marie-Elise is also in the process of completing her Manual Therapy levels in order to become an FCAMPT. She has also been trained in Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy.

Marie-Elise has also completed her Certificate and Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy with Sport Physiotherapy Canada which allows her to use the designation “Sport Physiotherapist”.

She has also taken many other post-graduate courses such as: Back rehabilitation course by Stuart McGill, Mackenzie course, advanced sports taping course, running injury prevention and rehabilitation courses with Blaise Dubois, soft tissue release course, hip rehabilitation course and non-internal pelvic rehab course.

She has also attended many conferences such as the 2015 CPA Annual Conference, the 2011 National Capital Knee Symposium, the 2011 Capital Sports Therapy Symposium as well as attending monthly medical rounds at the Carleton Sport Medicine Clinic.

Marie-Elise is a member at large of the Eastern Ontario Physiotherapy Association, a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association as well as being a member of the International Federation of Sport Physical Therapy. She has also been a Mentor for Sport Physiotherapy Canada Certificate/Diploma candidates.

Marie-Elise attended the pre-professional ballet program at The School of Dance and has a great interest in yoga, tennis, road cycling, skiing, hiking as well as canoe-camping.