Our Team

Jennifer Abdulezer, P.Dt

Jennifer Abdulezer, P.Dt

Dietitian Dorval and Ile Perrot

Jennifer Abdulezer P.Dt is a Professional Dietitian and Nutritionist and a member of the Ordre Professionnel des Diététistes du Québec (OPDQ). A graduate from McGill University, she recently returned to study at the University of Montreal, updating her knowledge with current nutrition guidelines in order to always ensure the best care for her clients. Jennifer maintains a strong philosophy that food and health are interrelated, as our food and lifestyle choices are key to sustaining and achieving overall health and wellness. Jennifer works directly with individuals of all ages with a variety of issues, from simple healthy living, to sports nutrition to managing chronic illness. Since no two individuals are alike, she works with each client individually, tailoring programs for their specific needs. When she’s not counselling clients one on one, Jennifer leads seminars and workshops geared towards all age groups on a variety of nutrition related topics. “I strongly believe in empowering individuals of any age, by teaching them the importance of proper nutrition as it relates to their physical and mental health.”

Marc Gagnon, D.O.

Marc Gagnon, D.O.

Osteopath Dorval & Ile Perrot

Marc Gagnon completed a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Montreal University in 1980. He has worked many years as a provincial instructor for the Quebec Tennis Association before learning and teaching Tai-Chi for over a decade.

After 2 years of preparatory courses in the field of Health Sciences, Marc next completed a six (6) years professional training at the Montreal College of Osteopathy from which he graduated in 2001. He is also the author of many articles on the subject of osteopathy. Recently, he has occupied the function of secretary in the Association des ostéopathes du Québec. Moreover, in the last years, he has helped promote Osteopathy through various means including participating in the Symposium des médecins francophones. Finally, he is a certified therapist of Niromathé (France) and Bowen technique. Marc is working with various patients, starting from newborns to elderly with quick and sound results.

Martin Sauvé, B.Sc. PhT

Martin Sauvé, B.Sc. PhT

Physiotherapist Ile Perrot

Martin Sauvé is a 1991 graduate from the University of Laval with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. He quickly began his training in manual therapy to complete his E3-V3, and has regularly continued to take courses and training to expand his expertise. In 2014, he completed a course in dry needling physiotherapy, which is a technique to effectively treat chronic muscular tension and pain. Martin is passionate about treating jogging and running related injuries and is eager to work with his clients to get them back to their pre injury state quickly and effectively!

Emilie Proulx, Trp

Emilie Proulx, Trp

Physical Rehabilitation Therapist and Massage Therapist, Ile Perrot
Matthew Alfano, D.O.

Matthew Alfano, D.O.

Osteopath Ile Perrot

Matthew Alfano is a graduate of Enosi school of osteopathy. He is also taking neural science functional neurology courses from Florida to specialize in concussion management and neuromuscular conditions. He has an interest in chronic pain and stiffness management, as well as the treatment of stress and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Matthew has worked with children, pregnant women, older clients, as well as clients with chronic pain, sports injuries and clients with digestive disturbances.

Josée Turgeon, B.Sc. PhT

Josée Turgeon, B.Sc. PhT

Physiotherapist Ile Perrot

Josée Turgeon is a 1991 graduate of Laval University with a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy. She has also completed her Manual Therapy levels E3 and V3. She later gained a specialization in pediatric motor development and infant plagiocephaly (“flat head”) syndrome.  In 2012, she completed her 2nd cycle in Pelvic floor physiotherapy. An avid runner herself, she also gained a specialization in running injuries.  She is passionate about helping people, and that is what drove her to choose a career in physiotherapy.

Melissa Zaino, BA

Melissa Zaino, BA

Director of Marketing

Melissa Zaino, BA, Director of Marketing, has an undergraduate degree in Communications and Cultural Studies from Concordia University and entered the Marketing industry in 2005. She has experience working as a marketing specialist, an account supervisor and now currently holds the position of Client Marketing Manager for LoyaltyOne. She has worked with many large organizations to create and implement several successful marketing strategies. As Director of Marketing, she will be responsible for developing the clinic into a strong brand built on trust, transparency and reliability. She looks forward to illustrating these principles at Cappino.

The greatest wealth is health. Virgil

Marco Zaino, MBA, FCSI.

Marco Zaino, MBA, FCSI.

Managing Director

Marco Zaino, MBA, FCSI. Managing Director. With a passion for entrepreneurialism, Marco was one of the co-founders of PhysioSport Cappadocia. Since its opening in 2008, PSC successfully developed a clientele for outpatient physiotherapy, home visit physiotherapy and corporate physiotherapy. Marco currently works in the finance industry and serves as a Vice President at Dundee Goodman Private where he manages the assets of many wealthy individuals and corporations. He has an MBA from Queen’s University, is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute and has completed Level II of the CFA curriculum. Marco has also been nominated to sit on several committees for different institutions. He is excited to develop Cappino into one of the most respected physiotherapy and wellness clinics in Montreal.

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. World Health Organization

Samantha Halfyard, B.SC., CAT©

Samantha Halfyard, B.SC., CAT©

Concussion Management Dorval

Samantha Halfyard: B.SC., CAT(C), is a 2016 graduate of Concordia University with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science, specializing in athletic therapy. She is an athletic therapist and concussion specialist. Throughout her studies at Concordia, she was awarded the CATA Annual Scholarship and Concordia’s AT Award of Excellence. She is certified as a Shift Concussion Management Provider and is also a member of the CTSQ’s Concussion Committee. Before joining the Cappino team, Samantha spent two years as Head Clinician at Neurocircuit Concussion Management, where she was a driving force for the program. Samantha’s experience includes the treatment of acute concussions as well as treatment for those dealing with Post-Concussion Syndrome. She has worked with patients of all ages and activity levels. Samantha’s area of interest and passion is concussion management, which is apparent in her continuous interest in learning and sharing her knowledge with those around her. Book an appointment

Corrie Sirota, M.S.W., P.S.W.

Corrie Sirota, M.S.W., P.S.W.

Social Worker Dorval

CORRIE SIROTA, M.S.W., P.S.W., holds a Master of Social Work, a graduate certificate in loss and bereavement, and is a member of the Order of Social Work and Psychotherapy. She is the author of Someone Died…Now What? A Personal and Professional Perspective on Coping with Grief and Loss. Corrie is the co-host on Life Unrehearsed every weekend on CJAD 800 radio. She strives to accompany individuals through their challenges in a supportive and non-judgmental way. Corrie’s areas of interest include bereavement, postpartum, post-surgery and the elderly. Book an appointment

Dr. Laurie Betito, Ph.D.

Dr. Laurie Betito, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist Dorval

DR. LAURIE BETITO, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in sex therapy and has been a practicing psychotherapist for nearly 30 years. Her aim is to provide a safe space for individuals and couples to openly discuss sexuality and strengthen communication skills. She is the host of the weeknight show Passion on CJAD 800 Radio, where she discusses issues related to sexuality with her listeners. Dr. Laurie is also President of the Sexual Health Network of Quebec and Director of the Pornhub Sexual Wellness Center, an online sexual health information platform. She is the author of The Sex Bible for People Over 50. Book an appointment

Anna Malone, RMT

Anna Malone, RMT

Massage Therapist

ANNA MALONE, RMT, brings over 10 years of experience to her massage therapy practice at Cappino. She is a Registered Massage Therapist and an associate member of ANQ & ACDM and specializes in therapy techniques such as myofascial release, kinetic Swedish massage, and deep tissue massage. She stumbled into massage thanks to a twist of fate and considers it one of the best decisions she’s ever made. She is certified in cranial massage, Japanese facial massage, phytotherapy (herbology), lymphatic drainage, deep tissue massage, chair massage and pre-natal massage. Anna’s areas of interest include chronic conditions, multiple sclerosis (MS), muscular dystrophy, cancer rehabilitation, fibromyalgia and sciatic pain. Book an appointment

Sylvain L. Trudel

Sylvain L. Trudel

Acupuncturist Dorval & Ile-Perrot

SYLVAIN L. TRUDEL is a 1987 graduate of the Collège de Médecine Chinoise et Culturelle and an acupuncturist. Sylvain specializes in the treatment and evaluation of a variety of conditions, including back, neck, and articular pain, hormonal imbalances related to menopause, PMS, insomnia, and more. Sylvain has also specialized in craniosacral therapy since 2004. Sylvain uses soft laser to treat children and those with a fear of needles, making his services uniquely accessible. Book an appointment

Dana Al-Kahwaji, B. Sc., P.Dt

Dana Al-Kahwaji, B. Sc., P.Dt

Registered Dietitian Dorval

DANA AL-KAHWAJI, B.Sc., P.Dt., is a graduate of McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in dietetics and human nutrition and a Registered Dietitian. She is a member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ). Dana focuses on a natural approach to healthy eating and considers every aspect of the individual’s lifestyle in an effort to treat the whole person. She works closely with clients to find a way of eating that is both simple and sustainable. In addition to her practice in clinical nutrition, Dana shares her passion with the community through numerous public speaking engagements, and conducts seminars for groups and corporations. Her career aspiration is to continue building these community and client relationships, teaching food skills, and encouraging people to enjoy the pleasure of healthy eating. Book an appointment.

Thomas Gautier, D.O.

Thomas Gautier, D.O.

Osteopath Dorval

THOMAS GAUTIER, D.O., is a graduate of the centre Européen d’Enseignement supérieur de l’Ostéopathie in Paris and a Doctor of Osteopathy. Thomas’s international experience includes 6 months spent in India perfecting Ayurvedic massage techniques and training in the Gesret Method, a technique used to treat asthma. His work with sports teams includes 2 years as official osteopath for a rugby and basketball team. Thomas’s varied experience lends itself to an approach that is gentle and unique. His technique is structured, functional, and tissue-focused, and the result is a treatment style that is holistic and complete. Book an appointment

Olesya Gapakov, D.O.

Olesya Gapakov, D.O.

Osteopath Dorval

Olesya a obtenu son diplôme en ostéopathie du Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques en 2013. Elle travaille toutefois en tant que diplômé en ostéopathie depuis 2009, traitant, entre autre, adultes, femmes enceintes, personnes âgées et bébés. Olesya a aussi obtenu un B.Sc. en ergothérapie de l’Université McGill en 2004, et a 10 ans d’expérience dans le domaine de la réadaptation.

Olesya se concentre sur le rétablissement de l’équilibre de l’organisme afin d’optimiser fonctionnement et performance. Sa méthode inclut technique, éducation et palpation spécialisées. Olesya s’assure que ses clients ont une bonne compréhension de leur situation, en expliquant la pronostique ainsi que la théorie sur laquelle se fonde le traitement. Elle travaille avec tous les clients, maladies et blessures, conditions aiguës et chroniques. Ses intérêts personnels sont les douleurs dorsales, la réhabilitation post-opératoire, et la grossesse

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Monica Trozzo, B.Sc. PhT

Monica Trozzo, B.Sc. PhT

Physiotherapist Dorval

MONICA TROZZO, B.Sc. PhT., is a 2008 graduate of McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy. Monica is also Cappino’s Co-Founder. She specializes in the treatment of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain and dysfunction and is working toward her McKenzie certification, which will allow her to specialize in the treatment of neck and back pain, as well. Her many post-graduate courses have focused on the effective evaluation and management of orthopedic conditions. Book an appointment

Meghan Straub, B.Sc., M.Sc. PhT., LVL3 Upper&Lower Quadrants

Meghan Straub, B.Sc., M.Sc. PhT., LVL3 Upper&Lower Quadrants

Physiotherapist Dorval

MEGHAN STRAUB, B.Sc., M.Sc A. PhT., is a 2013 graduate of McGill University with a Master of Applied Science in physical therapy. Meghan was first exposed to the domain of pediatric physical therapy when her young nephew was diagnosed with cancer. In addition to working at Cappino, Meghan treats patients at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She completed her levels 1, 2 and 3 Upper and Lower Quadrants with the Association québécoise de physiothérapie manuelle orthopédique (AQPMO). Meghan is also the proud recipient of several awards, notably from The Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and her mission with Physiothérapie Sans Frontières in Ecuador won a sponsorship from the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). Meghan’s areas of interest include pediatrics and sports rehabilitation.Book an appointment

Kelly Cappadocia, B.Sc PhT, Cred. MDT

Kelly Cappadocia, B.Sc PhT, Cred. MDT

Physiotherapist and Clinical Dir Dorval

KELLY CAPPADOCIA, B.Sc PhT, Cred. MDT, is a 2002 graduate of McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy. She is Cappino’s Co-Founder, Clinical Director, and Head Concussion Therapist. An avid skier from the tender age of 14 months, Kelly combined her twin passions for sports and medicine into a career in physiotherapy. In 2004, she became a credentialed McKenzie Therapist, focusing on the treatment of neck and back pain. Kelly has also completed Manual Therapy Levels 1, E2 and V2, McKenzie Parts A, B, C, D, E and Accreditation Examination, Mulligan’s Concept: Lower Quadrant and Upper Quadrant, Lyn Watson: Shoulder Course Levels 1 + 2, Shirley Sahrmann: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Impairment Syndromes, Level 1, and Sports Taping and K-Taping courses. Kelly’s areas of interest include orthopedic conditions and concussion management.Book an appointment