Physiotherapy uses a combination of exercise, education and hands-on techniques to help resolve a variety of musculoskeletal, vestibular, neurological, pelvic floor and perineal problems.
Laetitia studied the physiotherapy in United States where she received her Ph.D. in 2013 at the University of Central Arkansas. Throughout her studies, she worked as a physio assistant in a hospital in acute, intensive, postoperative and rehabilitative care. After obtaining her doctorate, she worked as a physiotherapist in several fields both in hospital and private clinics. Her experience in these multiple fields allowed her to have a better understanding on how the pathologies evolve and how to accompany her patients through their treatment. Laetitia moved then to Quebec and after obtaining her membership of the of the Professional Order of Physiotherapy of Quebec, she worked in private clinic for three years. She continues her professional education and attended to the McKenzie method courses to obtain her certification in 2018. She worked with Dr. Santaguida, a neurosurgeon specializing in the spinal column, so she continued to develop her knowledge of lumbar and cervical problems. Loving sports in general, tennis player, Laetitia obtained an athletic scholarship for four years to represent her university. Her passion for physical activities grew and became the reason why she chose to be became a physiotherapist. Her goal is to enable to her patients to regain the pleasure of practicing their favorite activities and to promote their independence in their care with physical activities adapted to their condition.
Eduardo grew up and did his physiotherapy studies in Brazil, graduating from EBMSP in 2007. In 2010, he took a major step in his career and immigrated to Canada where he went through a curriculum equivalence program at McGill University in order to be licensed from OPPQ, which was granted in 2011. He has followed many continuing education courses since his graduation with a particular interest in subgroup classification of musculoskeletal disorders. In 2009 he was granted a certification in manual therapy from Manual Concepts from Perth, Australia and he has completed up to level 3 lower quadrant with the APMO. In 2008 he started his studies in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)/McKenzie obtaining his certification in 2012. In 2016 he will start the Diploma program in MDT, which is highest level of education in this method. His background in Brazilian jiu-jitsu was what lead Eduardo to become a physiotherapist, but was his avid interest in an evidence based practice that has kept him motivated to find solutions for the vast complexity of problems presented by his patients. With an active approach as a solution to musculoskeletal problems, the main goal of his approach is to provide independence to his patients by ways of education, exercise prescription and self-treatment.
After receiving her diploma as a Physical Rehabilitation Therapist from the CEGEP Marie-Victorin in 2011, Dana decided to continue her studies at the University of Montreal in order to improve her independence and her knowledge in the field of physiotherapy. She received her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy where she excelled, receiving the Award of Excellence in Clinical Internship from the Professional Order of Physiotherapy of Quebec. Dana chose this profession as a result of an internal need to help others. She discovered that the primary goal, beyond decreasing pain, was to help her patients recover function and regain control of their body in their daily life, sports, activities and work. In her first continuing education courses in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), she understood the power of this treatment approach to accomplish her goal. She has now finished the courses in MDT for the neck, the back and the upper and lower extremities and is working towards her certification. Thus, she is focusing on using this approach as she works with her clients suffering from various musculoskeletal problems. In her opinion, education is the heart of rehabilitation. It permits the individuals to have a better understanding of their problem and increases their control over their condition. Dana advocates the promotion of health through the use of all forms of arts and/or sports. She believes that health is not just a functional body, but a body and a mind that are open to new experiences and personal growth.
Kalem graduated from McGill University with a B.Sc. in Physiotherapy in 2004 and has been working in Montreal ever since. He started his studies in the McKenzie Method/MDT immediately after graduating and received his certification in 2012. He completed his McKenzie Institute International Diploma in 2014, which involved a two-year specialisation process including university coursework, a two-month full-time international internship and a final exam. He is one of two diploma level McKenzie physiotherapists in the province of Quebec. Kalem has also taken courses in vestibular rehabilitation, manual therapy, and from the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute. Kalem has been extremely involved in sport, which was one of the driving factors in him becoming a physiotherapist. He was a member of the National Team in Judo for over a decade. He is a 5 time National Champion and won international medals in North and South America, Europe and Asia and participated in three World Championships. Kalem’s therapeutic approach involves an emphasis on exercise, postural advice and education. He focuses on teaching self-management principles and exercises, in order to allow the patient to take control of their pain or dizziness and understand how to reduce and often eliminate it from their lives. He also includes manual treatment to help progress towards the goal of a return to activity. Although he works with all types of injuries, Kalem has a special interest in treating headaches and spinal pain, especially those that have become more chronic in nature, as well as vestibular and related problems.
Growing up as a competitive soccer player in the West-Island, Kim was first exposed to physiotherapy at a young age for various sports-related injuries. As such, she has an affinity for treating athletic injuries. Following her interest in physical activity, Kim graduated from McGill University with a B.Sc. in Kinesiology in 2012. After working in the field for a year, she returned to McGill and obtained her M.Sc. in physiotherapy in 2015. Over the course of her studies, Kim developed a passion for treating problems related to the pelvic floor, and completed several courses and certifications post-graduation to further her knowledge in this domain. Kim is proficient in treating urinary dysfunction in both men and women, but has a special interest in treating pelvic pain syndromes. When you consult with Kim, you can expect a dynamic, yet empathic approach, with an emphasis on patient education, postural advice and proper movement patterns. As a physiotherapist with an expertise in pelvic floor rehabilitation, Kim uses a combination of manual techniques, biofeedback, muscle stimulation and home exercise to ensure optimal results.
Pamela is a therapist who is passionate about healthcare. She has been working for many years as a home support and personal care worker for the elderly population. In 2013 she completed a course in massage therapy, at Kiné-concept, in order to learn more about the muscular system and how to help people relax. Pamela is active in sport and thus, in September 2013, she continued her education with Kiné-concept's course in Sport Massage Therapy. In this course she learned many more important techniques for working with athletes, such as postural mobilisation and fascial therapy. Pamela now has a total of 715 hours of training in massage therapy and has done several internships with athletes, including with circus school, ringette, diving, swimming and ultimate Frisbee. She plans on continuing to improve her skills with further courses in reflexology and lymphatic massage. On top of being a passionate massage therapist, Pamela is a very good listener and will give you advice regarding posture, relaxation techniques and stretching.