Remi Bergeron received his bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Montreal in 2001 and is a member of l'Ordre des Professionnels de la Physiotherapie du Québec. He has been a part of the Action Sport Physio Downtown Team since 2001 a. Among many sporting events, Remi has treated and covered artists from Cirque du Soleil at their main training facility here in Montreal. Remi’s interest for Sports Medicine led him to become Head Physiotherapist for the Montreal Men’s Elite Gymnastic Team, IMCO in 2001. This allowed Remi to work with upcoming international leveled gymnasts as well as Olympic hopefuls. Remi demonstrated interest for teaching and supervising Physiotherapy students during their final stage. He is pursuing his specialization in Manual Therapy, aiming to attain his level E3V3 and plans to continue developing his expertise in Sport Physiotherapy. More recently, he has been pursuing expertise in Kinetic Control. Other qualifications include National Life Guarding Certification (pool and beach), official level 2 International Downhill Ski Federation Certification as well as a Level 2 National Coaching Certification Program and the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation. Passionate for sports, Remi has competed at the national level in Alpine Ski and Triathlon Events. He trains for many endurance and outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, cross country skiing and white water kayaking. Since 2000 he has participated in a large number of races and most recently has been classified at an International Level in events throughout the United States, Brazil and Mexico. email@example.com
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
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.
Alicia graduated from the McGill University Physiotherapy program in 2018. Previously, she graduated from Western University with a Master’s in Kinesiology and a Bachelor’s of Health Science, majoring in health promotion. She is a member of l'Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). During her time at McGill, Alicia worked as a student therapist for the McGill men’s varsity soccer and rugby teams. She also worked with the Montreal Alouettes as a student therapist during their 2018 summer training camp. She is certified in level 1 manual therapy and took elective sports therapy courses at McGill. During her research Master’s, she studied the effects of magnetic fields on standing balance (see selected publications). With 2 Master’s degrees and several publications under her belt, Alicia keeps up-to-date with the latest research and applies this to her treatment methods. An active listener, Alicia prioritizes your goals and emphasizes a patient-centred approach to treatment. This includes providing you with a thorough understanding of the treatment and course of action so we can work together to get you back to what you enjoy doing most. Alicia’s main hobby includes playing soccer, whether it is through recreational leagues or even through friendly pickup matches in the park. She also enjoys hiking, cycling, and distance running, especially in community running groups.
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Kevin completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Occupational Therapy at McGill University and is a member of l’Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec (OEQ). Throughout his studies, Kevin gained clinical experience treating a wide variety of client populations in different settings. He has had the opportunity to perform home safety evaluations, to complete workplace and ergonomic assessments, to treat patients in orthopedic and neurological intensive care units, as well as work with children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, arthrogryposis and osteogenesis imperfecta. Recognizing that every client is different and has unique needs, Kevin aims to use a holistic and client-centered approach to work together with clients to set goals and promote function and independence in all aspects of life. Whether it be through working on the development of functional skills or targeting external barriers impeding function, Kevin takes a person as a whole and their environment into consideration when working with his clients. Outside of work, Kevin values keeping busy, recognizing the need for meaningful occupation. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, and spending the occasional weekend hiking through the forests of Quebec.
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.
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
I cannot promise to fix everything for everyone, but I can usually decrease your pain and improve your movement using manipulative treatments, functional exercise, pain education and problem solving techniques. If I don't think that I can help you, I will tell you. I have 25 years of musculoskeletal osteopathic practice, backed up by full-time university osteopathic education from the UK, and post-graduate education in critical thinking, clinical sciences, pain research, spinal biomechanics and movement theory. I find ways, sometimes creatively, to help people decrease their pain and improve their movement so that they can return to what is important in their lives. If I use hands-on treatment, I use old-school meat and bones osteopathic techniques in the original styles of Dr Still and Dr Stoddard* and not the later visceral or cranial rhythm techniques developed by others. I frequently look for ways to incorporate functional movement, motor control exercise and pain education which is underpinned by current research evidence. I also look at symptom modifications by 'cheating' the way that you move to being pain-free. Movement skills are based on the research of people such as Professor Stuart McGill and Dr Jeremy Lewis and the pain science education work is predominantly that of Professor Lorimer Moseley and Dr David Butler. If you prefer to lie down in peace and quiet and not involve yourself with education or advice, you may not find my approach meets your expectations. Regarding expectations, you will usually be asked to remove some items of (appropriate) clothing for assessments and treatment. Please give this some thought as assessing and treating through clothing makes the task more challenging and less successful. You are stronger and more capable then you realise. Lets see what we can do. BSc(Hons) Osteopathy PGDip Advanced Professional Practice (Clinical Sciences) Mcgill level 1, 2 & 3 FMS & SFMA Gray institute CAFS TPA Canada Tennis Instructor MovNat Instructor
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.
Charlotte is a personal trainer and physical therapy student currently working as an assistant at the clinic. NSCA-CPT certified, our classes are for those who wish to get back in shape, retrain after an injury or simply to exercise as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Sessions are tailored to each individual using current research and best practices in the field. Charlotte is available Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for private, semi-private and small group classes. Home visits are also available.