Originally from Calgary, Kim graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology, and a Master’s in Physical Therapy. She is a member of l'Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). Kim is also a member of the Association Physio Montréal, a non-profit organization that organizes several physiotherapy conferences and courses throughout the year. During her studies, Kim gained experience working in various hospital and clinic settings, and was also a student therapist for several McGill Varsity teams: Men’s Hockey, Women’s Soccer, and Men’s Rugby. Through her work with diverse patient populations, she gained experience in the fields of orthopaedics, sports medicine, neurology, paediatrics, and cardio-respiratory rehabilitation. Kim is a certified K-Taping therapist by the International K-Taping Academy and is certified by The Running Clinic in running analysis and running injury prevention. She has her certification as a Sports First Responder, which allows her to cover sporting events. Kim has also taken specialized courses and has an interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy, paediatric physiotherapy, and therapy for movement impairment syndromes. Kim’s particular interest in musculoskeletal injuries and sports medicine led her to join the team at Action Sport Physio. She listens carefully to her patients and uses her expertise in anatomy and human movement in order to design and carry out a treatment plan with the patient’s specific goals in mind. This approach is geared towards getting you moving again and back to your daily life as quickly as possible. Previously a competitive soccer player, Kim played for one year on the McGill Women’s Varsity Soccer team, and continues to play recreationally. She also enjoys hockey, jogging, and exploring the Rocky Mountains back in her hometown. x
Liliane Holtmann is one of our senior physiotherapists. She graduated from McGill in 1987 with a Bachelor of Sciences in Physical Therapy. She is a member of the Ordre des professionnels de la physiothérapie du Québec Having worked five years at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Liliane devoted her energy mainly to the athletic community at the Physio Out-Patient Orthopaedic Department. She participates actively in the Sports Clinic directed by Dr. Costello, where many classical ballet and modern dancers are seen and treated, as well as many other sports related injuries. Liliane has additional professional training as she has completed courses in Manual Therapy E2-V2, Muscle Energy and the McKenzie Technique for back and neck problems. She is coordinator for the clinical teaching of the physiotherapy students at our clinic. Liliane joined the St-Bruno Action Sport Physio Team in 1991 and the Downtown clinic in 1993. Besides working, Liliane enjoys jogging (has completed half marathons), yoga and meditation classes, cross country skiing and painting! firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica graduated from McGill University in 2014 with a master’s degree in physiotherapy. She is a member of l’Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). While pursuing her studies, Jessica worked as a student therapist for the McGill men’s football varsity team. This experience developed her interest in sports physiotherapy, for which she then completed her sports first responder certificate. Jessica has also completed a course to be an expert in analyzing running patterns and treating the injuries associated with running. Jessica is pursuing her continuing education in manual therapy. She has completed her level 1 course and is currently in the process of completing both her level 2 courses. She has also recently completed the McKenzie Part A technique to treat back injuries. Jessica has a passion for sports and travelling. She currently practices soccer, volleyball, boxing, pilates and weight lifting.
April graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy from University of Montréal in 2013. Leading an active and healthy lifestyle has always been very important to her. She loves to practice physical activity, specifically running, and has a high interest in treating injuries related to this sport. April is always continuing to learn and bettering her knowledge by taking part in post graduate courses such as Sports First Responder, Neuroproprioceptive Taping and Prevention in Running Injuries. She is also completing Advanced Manual Therapy classes in order to obtain the Advanced Diploma in Manual Therapy. Currently, she has completed, level II Lower Quadrant and Upper Quadrant. As a Physical Therapist, April’s main goal is to involve the patient as much as possible in the process of rehab by explaining the pathology and by giving her/him the most tools to succeed and get back to their normal life.
Neuro-physiotherapist M.Sc. P.T., PhD candidate Kedar is a PhD candidate in rehabilitation science at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT), McGill University. He is trained as a physiotherapist and specializes in rehabilitation of adult and pediatric neurological health states. He is passionate about neuroscience and recovery potential following neurological insult/condition. His research is focused on establishing a link between what a patient can and cannot do, linking information obtained from outcome such as PROs; ClinROs; PerfOs and TechROs, among people with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, elderly and frail individual. He was also a teaching assistant for 2 years in neuro-rehabilitation at SPOT, McGill University. His interest to work in the field of neuro-rehabilitation and evidence-based practice stemmed from the realization that there is a need to move research into clinical practice while exploring potentials for new technologies, such as the magnesphere, for clinical application. He is a certified neurodevelopmental therapist and has extensive experience in treating neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s, among others. His research background gives him the needed expertise to move research into clinics. Kedar actively presents his research work at various regional, national and international conferences and is supported by various funding agencies. He has participated in summer school focused on stroke (CPSR), multiple sclerosis (MSSI) and aging (CIHR), providing him with the latest information in the field.
Erin has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology (BSc Hons), a Master's degree in Neuroscience (MSc), and has worked in clinical research in both Canada and the United States. She completed her Masters in Occupational Therapy (MOT) at McGill in 2012 and is a member of l'Ordre des Ergothérapeutes du Québec (OEQ) and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). Erin's approach is client centred and holistic, evaluating all spheres of her client's life. She focuses on how her clients currently function in their daily lives, and how to best help them achieve their goals, independence, and return to their usual activities. This approach allows Erin to evaluate not only physical limitations, but also other aspects affecting recovery - such as pain, anxiety, sleep, and mental health. In the clinic, Erin works with a wide variety of clients, ranging from individuals injured at work (CNESST) or in a road accident (SAAQ), to ergonomics, body mechanics education, and home/work office assessments. Erin can also be seen for individual needs assessments to determine if further treatment sessions are warranted. As well as her clinical practice, Erin is currently affiliated with McGill University, where she is a research coordinator at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. Erin grew up on Vancouver Island in British Columbia and spent most of her youth training and competing in equestrian show jumping and downhill skiing. She is also an avid swing dancer and a member of several performance dance troupes in the Montreal area.
James Zaluski Massage Therapist I am pleased to be joining the Action Sport Physio team. I have moved to Montreal from Ottawa, where I have been a member of the College of Massage Therapists for 20 years. While in Ottawa, I worked with a chiropractor for 10 years, and then have been in private practice for the last 10 years. During that time, I was the massage therapist “on call” for the visiting artists to the Ottawa National Arts Centre. I look forward to providing professional and competent care to you, your friends and loved ones. I take the time to listen to your needs and design a treatment plan to attain your goals. I have worked with most physical medical conditions, from acute onset to the chronic stages. Conditions such as headaches, low back pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder, hip and knee pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, and pregnancy benefit from massage therapy. My style of massage therapy is a direct tissue approach. Gentle light techniques are used for acute injuries, such as lymphatic drainage. Medium to firm techniques are used for relaxation and warm-up/warm-down sports massage treatments. Deep tissue techniques are used to treat chronic or poorly healed injuries and for those who prefer them as part of a “relaxation” treatment. I also utilize joint play techniques as needed to free up movement as well. Over the years, I have taken many seminars and courses to improve my skills. My clients find I’ve developed a unique massage treatment style. During a session, I often work two areas at once, with each hand performing separate tasks, such as working the shoulder with low back, calves with feet, forearm with hand, and scalp with neck. One hand often does deep tissue work to loosen and soften muscles, and the other hand does warm-up/warm-down for other muscles or deep work as well. Most of my clients prefer a mix of styles, with specific deep tissue techniques for their “problem area” that is built into an overall relaxing but firm massage.
Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist OAQ, FMQ Evelyne graduated in acupuncture at Rosemont College in 2007 and is a member of the OAQ, l’Ordre des Acupuncteurs du Québec. She is also trained in kinetic Swedish massage and sports massage at the Institut Kiné-Concept of Montreal (in 2003 and 2004). She worked as a massage therapist in a physical conditioning center and in a SPA. During the summer 2006, she was a sports massage therapist for FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation) at the Swimming World Cup in Montreal. Evelyne is so dedicated to improving her techniques that she traveled to China to master her skills in acupuncture and tuina massage at the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou. She attended several continuing education seminars on the evaluation and the treatment of musculo-skeletal pain through the Trigger Points approach. In winter 2008, Evelyne joined the team of Action Sport Physio Downtown as an acupuncturist. She also continues to offer us her value in massage therapy. Empathic, motivated, generous, the therapist is listening to her patients and concerned of their well being. When she is not at the clinic, Evelyne enjoys swimming, cycling, climbing, singing and cooking. To relax, she is doing Qi Gong.
25 years of experience as a registered massage therapist whose clientele has included Olympic, world and national athletes. In addition ,she has specialised in auto-immune conditions causing chronic musculo-skeletal pain (fibromyalgia) and referred pain caused by neuromuscular trigger points. She is a certified myofascial bodywork practitioner, CORE Institute (USA) and a qualified prenatal massage therapist. Myofascial release - CORE body work focuses on the relationship between the structure and the function of the muscle system (myo) and connective tissue (fascia). Ideal for the high performance athlete who requires optimal physical form. Sports massage – Based on Swedish massage techniques with a kinetic approach so as to relieve biomechanical restrictions and lactic acid build-up as well as promote flexibility and prevent further injury. Neuromuscular Trigger Point - A specific approach to relieve pain and referred pain, lifestyle tension and stress; ideal for lower back and neck problems, repetitive strain injuries, migraine headaches and fibromyalgia. The technique is combined with Swedish massage so as to relieve specific tender spots with an added component of relaxation. Her motto: Reduce stress by adding PRESSURE, Listen to your body – let the therapist work!
Wanda (Vanda) Pilié is a graduate of the Kiné-Concept Institute and a member of the Fédération québécoise des massothérapeutes agréés (FQM). Certified in Swedish massage therapy and sports massage, Wanda is professional, empathetic, warm and attentive to meet the needs of each client. Her tools: maneuvers and techniques of gently pressured strokes, kneading, gliding, friction, percussion and ischemic pressure, peri-articular work, stretching, fasciatherapy, countertension and myofascial, applied on muscles and / or joints to restore tired, sluggish or inhibited limbs. To keep fit, Wanda loves to practice hot yoga and is also a Zumba instructor. During her free time, she is an avid bookwork and an artist. Wanda is also a Senior Graphic Designer and Salsera for more than twenty years.
Vincent is a native of France where he studied science and physical sports activities. After obtaining his bachelor's degree in this field, he primarily focused on teaching and supervising. Passionate about travel and scuba diving, it was following an injury during an expedition that he became familiar with the world of therapy. When he arrived in Montreal, he decided to enroll in the Osteopathy Academy of Montreal to become an osteopath and to intervene at another level. After graduating, he quickly sought to improve his knowledge and enrolled at the Center for Studies and Research in Neuro-Muscular-Neuromuscular Research (CERA), where he attended and completed the training in osteodynamics ™. Over the last three years, Vincent has become very active in the training of future osteopaths in his school of origin where he supervises the students in the acquisition of clinical skills. With his constantly growing knowledge and pedagogical skills, he now also teaches musculoskeletal (mobilization and myotensive) techniques to students. Sport is one of Vincent's passions, he is an amature triathlete, he has a strong belief that osteopathy is for everyone! He strives to offer its rigor and professionalism to everyone. He respects the traditional philosophy of osteopathy by having an, musculo-skeletic approach but also, visceral, facial and cranial, because the body is a unity that must be seen in its globality.
Susan is a D.O. graduate from The Osteopathic School. She has a special interest in Cranial Sacral, Visceral , Neural and Vascular osteopathy Cranial Sacral therapy is great for patients suffering from any neurological trauma, pain, or discomfort. This therapy is very gentle and non invasive, calling into play the whole nervous system. Potential patients: epilepsy following a stroke, concussions, migraines, head fogginess, off balance, dizziness ,(vertigo), sleep issues, PTST. Other applications Anything that may have disturbed the nervous system. After an accident, surgery, or major stresser in your life. Anything that has effected the vascular and or nerves within the brain and or spinal column. Extremely relaxing and rejuvenating, Results of Crainial Sacral therapy have been uncanny and exciting. Talk to Susan about this rejuvenating thera Recently she has taken a number of courses to further her education and apply this to her practice. Courses include: Cranial Sacral course from the Upledger Institute in the United States, Manual Articular Approach: Spine and Pelvis, Visceral Vascular Manipulation, Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerve techniques, Neuro-Meningeal Manipulation and Neural Manipulation: Brain and Cranial nerves. These courses have changed her practice in that they’ve broadened her knowledge as an osteopath. Additionally, in her spare time Susan enjoys golfing, cycling, walking her dogs and spending time with her family. email@example.com
Originally from Liverpool in England, Marc has been in practice for over twenty years having graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London in 1995 with an honours degree in osteopathy. He is currently studying for a research Master’s degree in Clinical Science. Marc is now enjoying his second stint at the clinic having been with us in the past and has previously practiced in the UK as well as in both Calgary and Vancouver. In the latter case, he was a founding director of the society Osteopathy BC. Treatments with Marc involve traditional osteopathic manipulation in combination with the latest explanations of pain science, which, perhaps surprisingly, tell us that pain and damage are not actually related to each other. This opens numerous possibilities for pain management and a return to activities that were previously thought not possible. Outside of the clinic Marc is a former UK top 50 100m track sprinter and is now a tennis player having played senior age group competitions in the UK clay court championships at Bournemouth and the grass court championships at Wimbledon, as well as representing his county.
Sophie Limoges graduated from the University of Quebec in 2003 with a doctorate in Chiropractic. She uses Applied Kinesiology as a diagnostic tool for her chiro treatments. AK is a neuromusculoskeletal testing technique, which allows a more unified view of the body’s functioning by screening the body’s base muscle function, joint work, neurological function, visceral reflexes, biochemical and even the emotional side of the body. Sophie began training for triathlons at the age of 16 and later on added weight training, working with a very knowledgeable trainer. She competed in triathlons for 5 years and then took on adventure racing. Among her clients are many triathletes, cyclists, runners and youths from athletic teams in Montreal. She sponsors two international level triathletes: Kathy Tremblay and David-James Taché.
Gabriel graduated with a DEC in Physical Rehabilitation Therapy (TRP) in 2015 as part of Dawson College's first graduating class in the technical program, and aims to eventually pursue a degree in Physiotherapy. Specifically interested in areas of fitness and nutrition, Gabriel is also a certified personal trainer, often integrating areas of strength and conditioning into his practice. Other areas of interest include pain science and chronic pain. Gabriel believes that a lot of health problems we see today are due to a lack of movement and a sedentary lifestyle. He applies an active, highly individualized, and holistic approach to his clients' treatments. His practice highlights the importance of psychosocial factors and how they play a crucial role in the management and outcomes of his patient’s treatment. Gabriel continues to stay up-to-date with the latest research in his field and treats using an evidenced-based approach. Continuing education courses include: McKenzie Method, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Functional Movement Screen (FMS). In true Montréal style, Gabriel loves hockey (the Montréal Canadiens no less) and participating in team sports like soccer and basketball. His spare time is often filled with lifting weights, travel, hiking, reading, and music.