BSc PT, Sport Physiotherapy Diploma, Consultant for Athletics Canada
Blaise Dubois graduated from the Université Laval physiotherapy program in 1998, where he was awarded the prize for excellence in the musculoskeletal field. He immediately specialized and received from the Canadian Association a diploma in sports physiotherapy and a resident title from the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy. In 2010, Blaise Dubois begins a master's degree in experimental medicine and the publication of a Cochrane review on "Physical interventions for preventing stress fractures and stress reactions of bone of the lower limbs in young adults" (in progress).
M.Sc. PT, Sport Physiotherapy Certificate, Ph.D. candidate
Jean-François Esculier graduated from the University of Ottawa physiotherapy program. Passionate about sports and orthopaedics physiotherapy, he quickly improves his skills in those fields by taking several specialized courses and by working on the field with competitive sport teams and in many events. Being a great sports adept since his early years, Jean-François’ experience guides him through his interventions, which combine efficiently the active therapy approach by exercises prescription and manual therapy. Furthermore, his frequent scientific literature reviews give him the opportunity to gather new findings and incorporate them to enhance his practice, always maximizing his interventions’ efficacy. Presenting a real interest in running injuries, he decides to get involved in clinical research and works in the prevention and treatment of injuries in several popular running events in the greater Quebec city region. This combination gives him the abilities to help recreational runners as well as elite athletes.
BSc PT, Kinesiologist
David Laperrière graduated from the Université Laval Kinesiology program in 2002. Having a keen interest in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, he began a second program in physiotherapy at Université Laval, where he graduated in 2006. During his studies, he worked as a kinesiologist while evolving as a runner in the Rouge et Or athletics club. It was during this period that he began to get involved with several sports teams and gather extremely vigorous tools which now enable him to have a practice-oriented approach in order to prescribe specialized exercises. David emphasizes a holistic view of the individual and is a fervent advocate of active therapy. With two specialized degrees, involvement in clinical research, and academic experience as an athlete, he is considered an expert in coaching, physical activity and sports injuries.
Laurence Éthier a gradué du programme de physiothérapie de la faculté de médecine de l’Université Laval. Passionnée depuis longtemps par l’activité physique et la santé, la physiothérapie sportive s’avérait un choix de carrière évident pour cette jeune femme active. Au fil de ses études elle développe un vif intérêt pour les atteintes musculo-squelettiques ainsi que les blessures reliées au sport, ce qui l’amène à suivre différents cours et formations portants sur le sujet. Elle s’implique aussi rapidement comme intervenant soigneur dans différents événements sportifs et assure le suivi de l’équipe masculine de soccer du Rouge et Or pendant ses études. Toutes ces expériences lui permettront de recueillir de solides outils cliniques et de perfectionner ses connaissances dans le domaine de la physiothérapie orthopédique afin d'orienter sa pratique vers une prescription d'exercices personnalisés et une réadaptation active. Par son expérience et ses aptitudes déjà impressionnantes, Laurence est une recrue à surveiller dans le monde de la physiothérapie sportive.
B.Sc. Pht, ostéopathe
Bruno Bégin is a graduate of University of Ottawa in physiotherapy since 1991. He practiced in Ottawa from 1991 to 2001 with a clientele with acute and chronic orthopedic problems. He worked in a hospital until 1999, then moved towards practicing in private. Between 1996 and 1999, he was a demonstrator in anatomy lesson with students programs of Physical and Occupational Therapy at the University of Ottawa. In 1999, he began a course in osteopathy that he completed in 2005. While working as a physiotherapist and osteopath, Bruno has been teaching at Centre Ostéopathique du Quebec since 2006. His interest for endurance sports led him to reconnect with cross-country skiing with his return in the Quebec City area in 2001. Running was naturally integrated in complement to cross-country skiing for training and is now part of his lifestyle. Bruno has been involved as a coach with a cross-country skiing club on the south shore of Quebec City, he regularly participates in various regional 10K races and cross country races.
Sylvie Martin graduated from the physiotherapy program at Université Laval in 2006. Born in New Brunswick, she carried on her studies until 2003, where she graduated in the preparatory program of Health Sciences (DSS), University of Moncton, Edmundston campus. During her studies, she obtained the distinction of being named Athlete of the Year and won the trophy "Men sana in corpore sano", a "healthy mind in a healthy body", given to the athlete who stood out in both her academic and sport performance. In 2003, Sylvie realizes a dream in her sporting career by participating in the Canada Games in Bathurst, as an athlete in badminton for the delegation of New Brunswick. She later moved to Quebec to complete her education in physiotherapy and practices in private there since 2006. From a sportive family, she has a passion for racquet sports and running which she has been practicing for over ten years. She therefore decided to combine passion and work by partnering with Cliniques PCN.