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 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 has worked in private clinic for since 2015. 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 spine, so she continued to develop her knowledge of lumbar and cervical problems. Loving sports in general, as a 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 with physical activities adapted to their condition.
Having participated in various sports since high school, Monica has always had an interest in the human body and how it works. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Physiology, Monica continued her studies in physical therapy, graduating from McGill University with a Masters in Science Applied in Physical Therapy in 2012. Problem-solving and analytical thinking as well as the promotion of physical activity are some of the factors that led her to pursue a career in physiotherapy. Since graduation, Monica has specialized in the field of orthopedics in the pediatric and adult population. Working at the Shriners Hospital for Children has allowed her to work with children and adolescents with all types of musculoskeletal conditions, including torticollis, developmental gross motor delay, Legg-Calves-Perthes, toe walking, and flat feet. It has allowed her to develop the skills necessary to develop a treatment plan with the individual as well as with their family. Having taken Manual Therapy courses up to Level II and McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) courses, she is particularly interested in the therapeutic approach of the latter, which is based on education and exercises to provide the individual with the tools necessary to self-manage their pain. She is interested in reaching the highest level of education in this method. Monica believes that as a physiotherapist, it is her role to guide people in their path to recovery, finding active solutions to empower her patients to be in better control of their condition.
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 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 received her certification in this approach in 2017. Since February 2020, she was admitted to the Mckenzie Institute International Diploma Program to reach the highest level of study for this treatment approach. Thus, she is focusing on using this system 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.
From a young age, Philippe has been passionate about being physically active. He started out as most young quebecors do, with an interest in hockey, playing on the North Shore for 18 years. Over the past 10 years, he has developed a deep interest in weight training. His passion for health and fitness lead him to apply to physiotherapy, to be able to inspire that same values in others. He graduated from McGill with an M.Sc(A) in physiotherapy in 2015, and since then has developed a keen interest in the McKenzie method. He completed his McKenzie certification in 2018, and plans to become a diplomat in the future. When you book an appointment with Philippe, you can expect a large emphasis on education to help you understand your problem more clearly, and an active approach to foster independence in his patients. Philippe wants to help you get yourself better, not create a reliance on him. He is more than willing to provide you with his expert advice on how to train safely, and effectively!
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.
Growing up playing a variety of racket sports and pursuing gym-training in his teenage years, Muneeb has been involved in athletics from a young age. It was his interest in training that pushed him towards a career in physiotherapy. Muneeb attended McGill University for both his B. Sc. in Rehabilitation Sciences in 2014 and a subsequent M. Sc. in Physiotherapy in 2016. Since graduating, Muneeb has continued to expand his knowledge and qualifications by completing a variety of courses and certifications including both the Mulligan Concept and McKenzie Method. His interest in the McKenzie Method prompted him to attain his McKenzie certification in the Summer of 2019. That same year, Muneeb accepted a position at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Montreal, which has allowed him to work with both children and adolescents with a variety of orthopedic conditions. At the Shriners, Muneeb specializes in rehabilitating sports-related injuries and surgeries, spinal conditions and pain conditions. Muneeb's goal as a physiotherapist is to use a holistic approach to empower his patient's and to help them attain their goals. With a significant emphasis on patient education, home exercise and positive lifestyle changes, he works with his patients to provide individualized, patient-centered care.
Isabelle was introduced to the world of physiotherapy through the sport of judo, where she was on the national team for a decade. Her interest in the profession lead her to complete a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy at McGill University in 2004. She also completed a Masters of Science in Rehabilitation at McGill University in 2008. Since graduating in 2004, she has completed numerous continuing education courses in the fields of orthopedic and sport physiotherapy, such as manual therapy (levels 3), Mulligan techniques, sports first responder, taping, FMS, running course and many more. She completed her Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2014 in order to further specialise herself in this field. Finally, she obtained her certification in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) in 2016. She began her MDT training as soon as she graduated. However, her interest in this method solidified while she was working as the head therapist for the national judo team. Athletes are always looking for solutions to be able to return to play as quickly as possible and Isabelle was able to achieve good results with elite athletes using this method. In addition to her work as the head therapist for the national judo team over many years, she has worked for numerous years in private practice with an orthopedic and sport clientele. She has treated athletes from all ages, all levels and from a variety of different sports in addition to an adult orthopedic clientele. She has also covered multiple sport events as a physiotherapist including multiple World Championships and major Games with the national judo team, including the 2012 London Olympic Games. Finally, Isabelle is a faculty member of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University. She has been teaching physical therapy students in the orthopedic and sport curriculum since 2008. She has also participated in research projects in these fields of physiotherapy. Her therapeutic approach focuses on exercises, quality of movement and education in order to provide tools to her patients so that they can take control of their problems. She incorporates manual techniques and tapings when appropriate. She also has an interest in injury prevention and can provide tools to help minimise the risk of injury.
Olga Sofia Ramos Da Silva Vieira
Olga is a Portuguese physiotherapist that obtained her Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from a renowned Portuguese school (ESTSP) in 2011. During this time she had 4 internships in major hospitals and rehab units. After graduating, Olga decided to challenge herself and embarked on a journey to work as a Massage Therapist on a cruise ship for a major international provider of Health, Wellness and Fitness services at sea. Here, she not only developed her manual therapy and soft tissue release techniques through continuous training, but also developed her interpersonal skills by working with an international clientele. Two and half years later, she returned to Portugal where she worked in a Physiotherapy clinic as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, treating conditions ranging from acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions to neurological and respiratory dysfunctions in children, adults and elderly. In her time in Portugal, she undertook continuing education courses to help her better care for her patients such as, International Kinesio Taping (KT1 & 2), Clinical Pilates Matwork M1 (APPI), Respiratory Physiotherapy guided by Pulmonary Auscultation with Guy Postiaux and several Soft Tissue Release Techniques courses. Her thirst for learning brought her to McGill University in Montreal, where she obtained her Physiotherapy Equivalency Certificate and she is a member of the OPPQ - Ordre Professionnel de la Physiothérapie du Québec. She has been working in Montreal since and is currently pursuing her studies in the McKenzie Method/MDT. Having suffered several injuries herself, she understands the importance of being an active participant in your own recovery. She is a practical physiotherapist with a passion for helping people. Olga will be by your side and guide you through the process of recovering from your injury and work with you to achieve your goals.
Sharl graduated from Cairo University, Egypt in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in physiotherapy. Following his studies, Sharl gained experience in several fields, both in the public and private sectors. He worked in a rehabilitation military center for almost four years, where he discovered his passion helping people who have suffered from brain and spinal cord injuries. In addition to his his interest in neurology, Sharl has worked in pediatrics, orthopedics, and sports rehabilitation. In 2014 Sharl made the decision to move to Quebec. After obtaining his license from the Ordre Professionel de la Physiothérapie du Québec in 2015, he has had the opportunity to expand his experience working in the private sector. He has continued to expand his knowledge and qualifications by completing a variety of courses and certifications including the Mulligan concept, Manual therapy, Mckenzie method and Vestibular rehabilitation. Sharl's mission as a physiotherapist is to use an educative and active approach to encourage his patients to achieve their functional goals. If you consult with Sharl, you can expect that he will use a combination of manual techniques and active exercises.
Eric graduated from McGill University in 2018 with a Master and Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy after committing 4 and a half years to the program. During his studies, Eric has had the opportunity to work with and receive experience treating athletes for the McGill Cross-Country running and Track & Field teams. This time proved invaluable to shaping Eric’s approach with athletes and to further his understanding of sports rehab more closely from the athlete’s point of view. Having graduated with already a strong base of knowledge in manual therapy from his studies, Eric quickly began pursuing other avenues of evaluation and treatment that would emphasize a more active, patient-centered approach. The McKenzie method would quickly prove to be such. Having undergone mentorships with highly skilled clinicians in the method and advancing rapidly through the available courses, Eric seeks to implement its efficient, systematic way of approaching various musculoskeletal problems into his practice. Eric’s approach to physiotherapy involves rational problem solving for your issue along with mindful consideration of the person in front of him. Eric strongly believes that everyone has another step they can take in self-improvement and that by working together you can uncover that potential.
Stéphanie received her license to practice as a masso-kinésithérapeute (massage therapist/physiotherapist) in Brussels in 2003. She did her end-of-degree project on the use of massage therapy with patients in the palliative care unit. She worked in France until 2009 in a variety of fields (oncology, orthopedics, geriatrics, neurology, rheumatology, sports injuries) in diverse settings (private clinics, rehabilitation hospitals, home care). The use of Swedish Massage, manual lymphatic drainage (the Leduc method), abdominal massage, scar massage, mobilisations and stretching are all encompassed in Stéphanie’s therapeutic approach. With her arrival in Quebec, at the end of 2009, she was recognised as a massage therapist and used her experience with Swedish massage, mobilisations and stretching to give relaxation massages both in-chair and traditional lying down during events and for different companies. In 2012, once she had completed her diploma of equivalence in Physiotherapy at the University of Montreal, Stéphanie worked in rehabilitation and geriatrics at the rehabilitation hospital Villa-Médica and the Montreal Geriatric Institute. In these locations, she truly appreciated the multidisciplinary team approach which allowed a treatment approach that encompassed the patient as a whole. Stéphanie loves a challenge and while working as a massage therapist, she co-founded the non-profit “Ludociels for all” and has been working, since 2013, in independent video game production. She helps create video games for people with specific needs and has worked on a variety of projects that have included a project to help with respiratory rehabilitation for children with cystic fibrosis at Sainte-Justine Hospital and with visual, auditory and cognitive stimulation for severely handicapped children with the specialised school Victor-Doré. She concentrated her efforts in this field over the last few years. By 2019 Stéphanie had realised that she missed direct patient contact, and she thus has joined the team at Active Solution Physiotherapy. Stéphanie’s therapeutic approach puts an emphasis on prevention, comfort and relieving pain, but with the active involvement of the patient in their treatment, their healing and in their health as a whole.
An engineer by trade, a storyteller at heart; film brought her to birth, which led to massage. Today, Ms. Carvalho is a licensed insured Massage Therapist and certified birth assistant. Her massage practice spans therapeutic and relaxation treatments for Post-Surgical bodywork rehab, Perinatal care, Lymphedema, Corporate wellness, Sport conditioning (Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer), and Personal in-studio and mobile Massage. Charmaine is client-focused to the core; as such, she'll use several clinical touch therapies to address various conditions. Her styles include Scar Tissue Manipulation, CranioSacral Therapy (CST), Reflexology, Fascia Release. Specializations include Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) & Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) for the treatment of severe & mild oedemas. What really speaks to Ms Carvalho is marrying the wisdoms of traditional therapies using modern approaches. Therefore, her constant seek for continuing education and keeping up with current massage & bodywork trends. A session with charmaine can include Swedish, Hawaiian LomiLomi, Indian Head, Balinese Pijit deep tissue acupressure, Thai foot reflexology, and or Bamboo-Fusion (TM) with Asian & French influences. In 2010, she started training as a Birth Assistant and in the last 10 years has specialized in perinatal care with techniques to diminish labor pain, maintain consistent contractions, optimize baby positioning for shorter labors. Her passion for gentle birthing practices was a driving force behind her 5 years with the board of directors for Quebec Association of Doulas (AQAN) and volunteering for local NGO Montreal Birth Companions (MBC). Charmaine's rich educated tolerances come from living and traveling through Kuwait, Israel, India, Thailand, Peru, Korea, Bali & alongside various indigenous tribes across North America. 'Communication and the Art of Listening are key'. She promises clients a safe & secure environment using an evidenced-based knowledge approach, while treating the body & mind as one whole unit of system, structure and energy. Clients will enjoy well-articulated treatment plans that address the goals of each session, Charmaine is a licensed insured member of the ANPQ and RMQ.
During her career as a professional dancer, Sophie experienced the benefits of Pilates and osteopathy. She obtained her Pilates teacher training certification in 1996, opened her own Pilates studio and worked for 3 years with Cirque du Soleil artists for both rehabilitation and prevention. Her growing interest and passion for understanding health and the body prompted her to start her training in osteopathy at the Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques in Montréal in 2006, where she obtained her certification in 2018. Sophie has been practicing osteopathy since 2011 in clinics with a diverse clientele including: preventive interventions, interventions for quick needs, long-term maintenance, pre- and post-surgery, preparations for childbirth, children, newborns, athletes, the elderly, etc. Her passion and sensitivity for people, movement, health and body-mind balance, allow her deepen her practice while enriching her knowledge and integrating new treatment tools.
Xavier is an osteopath, having graduated from The Institute of Osteopathy of Lyon (France) in 2013. Throughout his studies, he continuously pushed himself to strengthen his understanding of the diverse anatomical, physiological and technical teachings offered at his school. His goal is to restore mobility to all the structures of the human body. Xavier has lived in Montreal since 2015. He has worked in several environments including physio clinics, spas, and sports centers. These varied experiences helped him develop the skills to care for all types of clients. Xavier is also interested in newborn care and he has taken additional courses to meet the needs of these young babies. Passionate and attentive, Xavier aims to surpass your expectations. At Active Solution Physiotherapy we aim to treat the patient as a whole and help you return to the activities that make your life wonderful!