About the Team

The Marketplace Chiropractic Team

Lisa Brennan, B.A. Hons Spanish
Office Manager and Public Relations Assistant

Listen to Lisa tell her chiropractic story

Lisa Brennan

Lisa was born in Kingston, Ontario and grew up in the 1000 Islands region, just outside of Brockville. A typical small town country girl, she loved to ride her bike to the beach in the summers and cross country ski in the woods in the winters. She was very active in school, playing many sports, her favourites were basketball and volleyball. She got the opportunity to participate in a student exchange program in grade 11 and after 3 months in Spain, realized her love of languages. That led to her enrolling in the University of Ottawa in the Honours Spanish program. After studying her third year at the Universidad de Malaga, Spain, and becoming fluent in the language, she graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating cum laude.

After working for many years as a park ranger at a campsite, Lisa grew to love the tourism industry and the fact that you could meet people from all over the world. That experience and her language skills landed her a job as a destination representative in Cancun, Mexico for Signature Vacations. After one year abroad, she decided that living life out of a suitcase was not the life for her so she settled back into Ottawa where she continued working for Signature Vacations as a business development rep.

Lisa became aware of the benefits of chiropractic care as she became a patient while pregnant with her second child. She instantly felt right at home with the team at Marketplace Family Chiropractic and embraced the warm, friendly atmosphere and positive energy that filled the room. She has learned a lot about the body’s amazing ability to heal itself and truly believes that we have the power to be physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy if we include regular chiropractic care as part of our self-care routine.

Lisa continues to learn about ways to enrich the health and happiness of herself and her family. She has a wonderful husband and is blessed with two beautiful children, Ella and Wesley. She loves just being a family and seeing life through the eyes of a child. When she has some down time, she enjoys camping, hiking, biking, rollerblading, reading and travelling.

Leslie Platias, B.A.
Chiropractic Health Assistant

Listen to Leslie tell her chiropractic story

Leslie Platias

“Health doesn’t come from a pill, potion, or lotion… Health comes from within”

Leslie was born and raised in Nepean, Ontario, and has always had a passion for health, nutrition, and how the body functions. Both her father and grandfather understood how important chiropractic care was for the entire family, and so Leslie and her two sisters began chiropractic care at a very early age and have been chiropractic ambassadors ever since!

Always leading a healthy lifestyle, Leslie has been an avid runner since the age of 10, and was involved in many sports throughout High School, such as Rugby, Field Hockey, Track and Field, and Cross Country Running.

In 2006, Leslie graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She worked in retail for 8 years and loved interacting with the customers. She spent several months working at the House of Commons and then moved on to be a Weight Loss Counselor, and there she gained a considerable amount of knowledge on nutrition.  In March 2008, she was happy to get the incredible opportunity to be a Chiropractic Health Assistant, and she has not looked back. She feels honoured and fulfilled that she finally found a work environment whose mission and goals are similar to her own beliefs.

Leslie is loving motherhood, having given birth to her first child, Damianos, at home in July 2009.  Leslie has a great love for animals and enjoys spending time with her family’s two miniature schnauzers, Kali and Pixie. She and her husband, Pete, participate each year in the fundraisers, B.A.R.K Walkathon and the Wiggle Waggle Walkathon, to raise awareness for animal welfare. In her spare time, Leslie enjoys going for walks with her husband and son, reading books on nutrition, pregnancy, immunization, and women’s health.  She loves traveling and has been all across Canada and United States with her family, and has traveled to England, Cuba, and Mexico. In the near future, she plans to go to Greece, Italy, and Germany.  She is a member of La Leche League Canada, and a strong advocator of breastfeeding, chiropractic, and women’s rights.

Marketplace Family Chiropractic Centre
Marketplace Massage Therapy Clinic
80 Marketplace Avenue, Barrhaven, Ottawa, Ontario |  613-823-1255
Helping Barrhaven, Manotick, Nepean and Ottawa stay Well For Life!

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