A graduate with a master's degree in physiotherapy from the University of Ottawa in 2015, Christine is starting her career with our team. She plans on expanding her knowledge through continuous training in manipulation therapy and in rehabilitation with the McKenzie method, as well as other orthopedic training. Christine is also interested in sports physiotherapy, as she was a member of the Gee-Gees university hockey team. She also works with various sports teams in the region.
Originally from Quebec, Alexandra completed her bachelor's degree in Kinesiology at Laval University, and a master's degree in physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa in 2012. She is currently working on a second master's degree at Western University (London, Ontario), in order to received training in FCAMPT (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy). In addition to working on getting the highest level of training in manipulative therapy, Alexandra is also very involved in the Outaouais sports community. She is the field therapist for many of the region's football teams, such as the Cegep de l'Outaouais' Griffons. She has been trained to identify and manage concussions. A physical activity enthusiast, she stays in shape by running, strength training and various outdoor activities.
A graduate of the University of Ottawa, Susi has been practising her profession as a physiotherapist since 1995. She has perfected her knowledge of manual therapy and has obtained the highest distinguished title FCAMT (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy). In addition, she uses dry needling in order to relieve muscle tension and help tissues healing. Susi is a Canadian Physiotherapy Association's manual therapy training curriculum teaching assistant. She also teaches in the Physiotherapy Program at the University of Ottawa, on contract.
A graduate of the University of Montreal and practicing her profession since 2000, Marie-Claire specializes in sports physiotherapy, having obtained her diploma in 2006. She has worked more than 2,000 hours with local and international sports teams. Marie-Claire was a member of the team of therapists at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, and at the 2013 Francophone Games in Nice, in addition to travelling with a number of national teams during the last decade. She is the head physiotherapist for the Canadian Women U17 soccer team. Her approach as a clinician is to dynamically assess her clients and identify the cause of their problems. She helps clients control their condition and return to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible. Marie-Claire is an INS and CDSG accredited therapist. She is certified by the OPPQ in the use of physiotherapeutic puncture with dry needling (PPDN) and vertebral and joint manipulation. She is one of our concussion and post-operative specialists. She is also proud of her role as mentor and assistant at the University of Ottawa. Marie-Claire was chosen as one of '40 Under Forty' for her commitment to the Outaouais sports community and especially for her care of people suffering from concussion.
A graduate of the Collège François Xavier Garneau, Véronique has been a practising physical rehabilitation therapist since 2003. She specializes in the treatment of victims of work accidents, ergonomics (work station evaluation and adaptation), injury prevention and the treatment of persistent pain. Veronique is continuing her training through various courses on orthopedic injuries, motor control, lumbar stability and pain management. She also looks after equipment rental and the sale of orthoses. In addition, Véronique teaches the Back Health Program (BHP). She works in collaboration with occupational therapists, physiotherapists and kinesiologists to improve the client's condition, aiming for a return to work or activities. Véronique is interested in all orthopedic injuries, the prevention of work injuries (occupational health and safety), ergonomics and chronic pain management.
A graduate of the master's program in physiotherapy, with a bachelor's degree in physical activity form the University of Ottawa, Christine has been a practicing physiotherapist since 2012. She has followed several continuous training classes, such as the treatment of lumbar and neck pain through the McKenzie Method, the treatment of hip pain as well as race related injuries. Christine is certified in SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment); she can assess global human body movement patterns. Christine has developed a specific interest in individuals of all ages suffering from osteoporosis or low bone density. She is an endurance sport enthusiast for sports such as running, trekking, kayaking, cycling and paddle-boarding. Christine is also interested in everything related to over-use in endurance sports, motor control problems and mechanical dysfunctions.
A graduate from the University of Ottawa in 1998, Sonia has more than 15 years of clinical experience in orthopedics. She was part of the Santé Universelle team from 2003 to 2010. Having just returned to the region after having stayed in Quebec and the United States, she is rejoining our team of physiotherapists. She is interested in orthopedic injuries in general, within a varied clientele. Throughout her career, Sonia a followed various postgraduate training classes related to orthopedics and manipulative therapy.
Originally from Levis, Laurence is a new graduate from the University of Ottawa, with a master's degree in physiotherapy. She also completed a bachelor's degree in kinesiology in 2014. Her main interests are the Mulligan and McKenzie concepts, where she would like to increase her knowledge. A lover of swimming, cycling and winter sports, Laurence is enthusiastic about joining the Santé Universelle team of caregivers. She recently completed her training as a sports first respondent and in sports neuro-proprioceptive taping.