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.
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!
Dr. Kedar K. V. Mate BSc., PT., M.Sc. PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow
Kedar has PhD degree in rehabilitation science from the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT), McGill University. He is currently a Research Fellow at the Mayo Clinic, Arizona, USA and a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at the McGill University Health Centre Research Institute. He is trained as a physiotherapist and specializes in rehabilitation of adult and pediatric neurological conditions. He is passionate about neuroscience and recovery potential following neurological insult. His research is focused on establishing links 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 Disease, and older adults.
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. This lead to establishing a McGill supported start-up PhysioBiometrics Inc. (https://physiobiometrics.com) of which he is a Vice-President of Research and Development. The mission of the enterprise is to provide usable practical solutions to harness the power of the brain to move better, faster, longer, stronger in hands of the people who need them.
He is a certified neurodevelopmental therapist and has extensive experience in treating people with stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's, among others. His research background gives him the needed expertise to move research into clinics. Kedar is active in the research world and community organization. In 2019 he kickstarted the Parkinson’s Canada Superwalk at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, in Montreal. He is involved in student supervision and regularly presents his research work at various regional, national and international scientific meetings.
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.
Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist
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.
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.
epilepsy following a stroke,
concussions, migraines, head fogginess,
off balance, dizziness ,(vertigo),
sleep issues, PTST.
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.
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.