Pamela is a therapist who is passionate about healthcare. She has been working for many years as a home support and personal care worker for the elderly population. In 2013 she completed a course in massage therapy, at Kiné-concept, in order to learn more about the muscular system and how to help people relax. Pamela is active in sport and thus, in September 2013, she continued her education with Kiné-concept's course in Sport Massage Therapy. In this course she learned many more important techniques for working with athletes, such as postural mobilisation and fascial therapy. Pamela now has a total of 715 hours of training in massage therapy and has done several internships with athletes, including with circus school, ringette, diving, swimming and ultimate Frisbee. She plans on continuing to improve her skills with further courses in reflexology and lymphatic massage. On top of being a passionate massage therapist, Pamela is a very good listener and will give you advice regarding posture, relaxation techniques and stretching.
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.
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!
During her carreer 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 for understanding health and the body prompted her start her training in osteopathy at CEO in 2006, where she completed the first cycle of training. To deepen her practice she took supplementary courses during the ‘Symposium International d’Ostéopathie’ such as 'New approach for the manipulation of the spine and the pelvis for hyperalgic, older or polytraumatised persons (Jean-Pierre Barral)', 'Fascia as a sensory organ (Robert Schleip)', 'The best of Bernard Darraillans on the somatoemotional', 'Energy, Osteopathy; matter, movements and interrelations (Nicholas Handoll, Caroline Penn)', 'Health of women : osteopathic keys, fertility and maternity (Nathalie Camirand, Geneviève Kermorgant)' and 'New methods of treatments for very young kids (Philippe Druelle)'. Sophie has been practicing osteopathy for three years in clinics with a diverse clientele including: preventive interventions, acute conditions, long-term maintenance, pre- and post-surgery, pregnancy follow-up, children, 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.