Physiotherapy for Athletes
Whether you are an elite professional or recreational athlete, no one is immune to a sport-related injury.
Popular and recognized among athletes, this type of physiotherapy is for anyone practicing a sport that requires more specific care for their physical activity. The role of our physiotherapists is therefore based on the needs of the athletes, whether they are a high-level athlete or an amateur.
An injury related to the practice of a sport can result in a forced break that is not always appreciated. Our goal is to help you return to your activity or competition quickly, but safely. Sports-related injuries are numerous and varied, whether it be a sprain, a strain, a fracture, a muscle cramp, a dislocation or even a concussion. Our physios can assist you in the healing process to help you recover and return to your sport.
We also value injury prevention in physiotherapy. High-level athletes are often followed by health professionals throughout their training. By maximizing your physical capacities, your flexibility and by benefiting from an exercise program adapted to your activity, your physiotherapist takes into account your objectives and the improvement of your performance.
What happens during an appointment?
During your initial evaluation, your therapist will ask you questions about your sport and your injuries in order to understand your condition and your goals. Through testing and observation of certain movements related to your sport, our physiotherapists are able to pinpoint the source of your pain or injury and give you appropriate advice. You will then agree on an adapted treatment plan followed by an exercise program specific to your physical activity.
Quelques faits intéressants
Our physiotherapists are also present at sporting events (in schools, recreational or high-level sporting events) throughout the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. We can provide first aid to participants who are injured during a practice or a game. Are you the head of a local sports association or team and would like to know more about this service? Are you organizing a large-scale sports event? Contact us for more information!
A warm-up according to the muscles that will be used during your sport allows you to increase the temperature of the body and muscles, lubricate the joints, and increase the supply of oxygen in the body. Not to be neglected to reduce the risk of major injuries!
Your warm-up can include running, Jumping Jacks, ballistic stretching, footwork (for soccer), etc.
Did you know that we support student-athletes at the clinic through our annual Ekinox sponsorship? Inspiring the next generation of athletes means using our expertise in physical and mental health to help young athletes achieve their goals. Keep an eye on our newsletter and our social networks, the selection is usually made in October of the current year.
Aditi KapoorFounder & Physiotherapist
Maxime BesnerFounder & Physiotherapist
Aditi has completed her levels 1, 2, and 3 in manual therapy with the Association Québécoise de Physiothérapie Manuelle Orthopédique (AQPMO). She is passionate about complicated shoulder cases, and has completed motor control training with Shirley Sahrmann and Jeremy Lewis. She continues to expand her knowledge through continuing education and learning from her colleagues.
To take care of her mental and physical health, Aditi has been doing hot yoga and improving her practice for over 7 years. In December 2019, she successfully turned her personal passion into a professional skill by completing a medical yoga therapy course.
Another activity that helps Aditi recharge her batteries is hiking! In September 2020, she and her boyfriend spent two weeks in the Gaspé and managed to hike 13 times for a total of 76.8 km! She finds it a great way to take a break from her mind, but also to challenge her body to another level!
During the years she worked at the hospital, she was a member of the Canadian Waterpolo team and participated as an athlete in the Olympic Games in Athens 2004, the World Championships in Barcelona 2003, Fukuoka 2001 (bronze) and the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo 2003 (silver).
With her involvement in sports, Andrea has worked as a physiotherapist for the Canadian Junior Women's Waterpolo team, the Dollard-des-Ormeaux Waterpolo Club, the Pointe-Claire Swim Club as well as the Pointe-Claire Canoe-Kayak Club.
Andrea has her Level 3 post-graduate manual therapy course and over the past 20 years has done numerous post graduate courses in myofascial release, running courses, vestibular therapy, yoga for pain, thoracic ring approach among others. Andrea loves running (has done half and full marathons in her past) ), triathlons (half Ironman, Olympic and sprint), cross country skiing and swimming.
Ever since she was little, Angela has stayed grounded at home by baking up a storm (and enjoying the fruits of her labour!), as well as playing with her two cats. She also loves spending time with her friends trying out new restaurants, going to the beach and spending weekends at the cottage.
Angela is open-minded and always up for an adventure. Whether it’s white water rafting, canoe camping trips, water skiing or hopefully one day skydiving, she loves to try new experiences. Other activities she enjoys are soccer, volleyball, hiking, swimming, and downhill skiing.
Célia always ensure to keep her Sports First Responder training up to date to be able to work on the field but also completed her levels 1 and 2 in manual therapy with the Association québécoise de physiothérapie manuelle orthopédique (AQPMO). Since October 2019, Célia has developed a new interest in the dry needling approach (PPAS - Puncture Physiothérapique avec Aiguilles Sèches). This technique brings her new challenges at the clinic and a wonderful new tool to help her patients.
In March 2021 Célia participated in the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. She is giving 1-2 days a week to help move things along so that we can all find a ‘back to normal’ lifestyle as fast as possible. She looks forward to the time when we can start traveling again!
To enjoy life to the fullest and help to unwind in her freetime, Célia enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities such as soccer, yoga, slacklining, running, biking, kayaking, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, skating, camping and hiking! Most recently, Célia has also found a passion in her new garden. Time will tell if this will bring fruit!
Francis has completed several training courses during his years of practice. He has completed his levels 1, 2 and 3 in manual therapy with the Association québécoise de physiothérapie musculosquelettique avancée (AQPMA). Certified by the Clinique du Coureur in 2018, he has an expertise in treatment and prevention of runner’s injuries, both beginners and more experienced runners. An avid golfer, he earned his FitforeGolf Level 5 certification in June 2016. He focuses on injury treatment and prevention for golfers.
In addition to his passion for golf, Francis has been playing soccer at a competitive level since he was very young. After 3 years of playing at the AAA level for the FC Trois-Lacs club, Francis is back at the elite level this summer, this time with the St-Lazare Hawks soccer club. An avid athlete, he also enjoys tennis, road cycling, running and yoga.
When he’s not outside and moving, Francis enjoys playing the piano. After 14 years of lessons, he is now able to play a wide variety of music, which brings him health and well-being.
In order to deepen her skills in physiotherapy, she has completed a course on concussion management and has developed an expertise for vestibular conditions. She has also taken several other courses including the McKenzie Part A approach for lower back problems as well as the Level 1.0 running analysis. She plans to continue developing her expertise in the coming years with continuing education in manual therapy.
For her mental health, she enjoys traveling to discover the history and different cultures of the world that surround us. Her goal would be to visit all the continents once in her life! For her physical health, Marie-Andrée is very passionate about sports, she regularly plays soccer and hikes, but she also enjoys all outdoor sports such as camping, kayaking, paddle boarding, cycling and running!
Maxime's reputation is well established when it comes to jaws, headaches, migraines, concussions and other neck, face and head disorders. An expert in the field, he teaches health professionals about jaw disorders and works with the majority of dentists in the west of Montreal. He is compassionate, treats his clients as a whole and does not hesitate to work with other professionals to optimize his clients' results.
Involved with sports teams since his graduation, Maxime has recently been working mainly with elite soccer players, the Quebec Freestyle Ski Team (moguls) and with local schools (Cité-des-Jeunes and the sport-études program at Chêne-Bleu).
Father of 3 children and self-described as a passionate, Maxime plays several instruments. Mainly mastering the guitar and the piano, he also plays percussion, ukulele and recently started playing the cello. Playing music is the best way for him to take a break and, as he says himself, “it helps stop the 8 hamsters running around in his head”. Camping and the outdoors are other hobbies that Maxime values as a way to take care of his mental health.
For his physical health, Maxime likes to ride his bike to work. He plays soccer, tennis, golf and also enjoys water sports such as kayaking and paddle boarding.
She has completed her manual therapy levels 1 and 2 and is certified in the Mckenzie cervical and lumbar method. She has taken multiple courses in orthopedics and has also taken an interest in the Mézières method (levels 1 and 2). She has just completed a course in vestibular rehabilitation.
Sylvie is a person full of joy and energy. Physical activities such as running, golf, yoga and fitness training are part of her daily routine. In addition, travel, outings and reading nourishes her search for adventure!