About Francis
 

I have been working as a physiotherapist since 2004, and am a member of the Ordre Professionnel de la Physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). My therapeutic approach consists of an integration of manual therapy, the McKenzie approach, patient education, and exercise prescription.

Treating people for pain and for physical difficulties is my passion! You can surely count on me to do my best to help you return to your daily activities and to the things that you love to do!

 

Education

B. Sc. Physical Therapy, McGill University (2004)

Hon. B. Sc. Human Biology and Psychology, University of Toronto (2000)

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Manual Therapy – Levels 1 and 2 Upper and Lower Quadrants (Canadian Physiotherapy Association)

McKenzie Method – Parts A, B, C, and D

McKenzie Method - Advanced Extremities (upper and lower limbs)

 

Continued Training Courses and Conferences

Facial Pain under all its facets (OPPQ), Montreal 2018

Functional Tests to Assess Pointe Readiness (Harkness Center for Dance Injuries) 

Health Considerations for the Adolescent Dancer (Harkness Center for Dance Injuries)

Introduction to Dance Medicine and Survey of Injuries in Dance (Harkness Center for Dance Injuries)

Treatment approaches for the spine (Association québécoise de physiothérapie manuelle orthopédique – AQPMO), Montreal 2016

Vestibular Retraining (OPPQ), Montreal 2016

Demystifying and Treating Calcific Tendinopathy and Bursopathy (OPPQ)

Physiothérapie 360° Conference (OPPQ), Montreal 2014

Treatment Approaches for the Shoulder (AQPMO), Montreal 2013

Biomechanics of Running (The Running Clinic), Montreal 2012

Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopedics Symposium, Montreal 2008

The Shoulder Complex : Evaluation and Treatment of Rotator Cuff Syndromes and Frozen Shoulder

The Lumbar Spine : Mobilizations

The Cervical Spine : Neural Tissue Mechanosensitivity

Advanced Exercise Prescription for the Low Back

Myofascial Release

Cervical Spine Assessment and Mobilization Techniques

 

Languages

English, French, Spanish, Filipino, Catalan

 

Recreational Interests

Learning languages, reading about history, travel, hiking, cooking