Physiotherapy West Island
Are you in need of a physiotherapist? You’ve come to the right place!
What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy, also known as Physical Therapy, is a health care profession that provides treatment to individuals to help develop, restore and maintain maximum movement and function throughout life. Treatments may be necessary as the result of: injury, disease, aging or other environmental factors (improper work station, prolonged sitting, etc). In order to re-establish the prior functional capacity, a physiotherapist will use a combination of hands-on techniques, exercises and modalities.
A physiotherapist is a University graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited physiotherapy program, recognized and ascribed by L’Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Quebec (OPPQ), allowing them to practice physiotherapy in the Province.
We provide a wide variety of physiotherapy services from our Dorval and Pierrefonds locations on the West Island of Montreal.
Our Physiotherapy services include:
- Manual Therapy
- The McKenzie Approach to Back and Neck Care
- The Mulligan Concept
- Neural mobilization Techniques
- Soft Tissue Releases
- Therapeutic Taping
- Personalized Rehabilitation/ Exercise programs
- Prenatal and postnatal care
Our highly skilled physiotherapists have the knowledge and expertise to develop a treatment program to meet your specific needs. Book your appointment online today or call 514.684.9073– we’re here to help!
Physiotherapy West Island Team
KELLY CAPPADOCIA, B.Sc PhT, Cred. MDT is a McGill University graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy and has been a physiotherapist since 2002. Over the years, she has attended over 30 post-graduate courses on various orthopedic topics and has taught several physiotherapy classes. She became a Credentialed McKenzie Physiotherapist in 2004, making her a specialist in the evaluation, management and treatment of back and neck pathologies. Kelly is also a reACT Accredited Concussion Therapist, which allows her to properly diagnosis and treat both recreational and elite athletes, as well as those in the general population, who have sustained concussions. Over the years Kelly has rehabilitated many high performance athletes, most notably nationally ranked swimmers, divers, synchronized swimmers and Irish dancers. She also specializes in the treatment of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain and dysfunction. She is a partner and Clinical Director of Cappino Physiotherapy and Wellness Center. Book an appointment with Kelly.
MONICA TROZZO, B.Sc. PhT., graduated from McGill University in 2008 with a Bachelor degree and is working towards her McKenzie certification, which will allow her to specialize in the treatment of neck and back pain. She currently specializes in the treatment of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain and dysfunction and has also taken many post-graduate courses specific to the effective evaluation and management of orthopedic conditions. She is a partner at Cappino Physiotherapy and Wellness Center. Book an appointment with Monica.
MEGHAN STRAUB, B.Sc., M.Sc A. PhT. Level 3 FCAMPT, is a graduate of McGill University with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and is a member of l’ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Quebec (OPPQ) and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). Meghan has taken her background as an avid athlete and combined it with her caring-personality to help individuals achieve their maximum potential. She has completed several stages with high-distinction in the fields of orthopedics, neurology and pediatrics and has worked with the McGill Women’s Rugby team for the past three years. In addition to Cappino, Meghan also works at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She has taken courses on the treatment of orthopedic conditions, cancer rehabilitation, concussions and advanced pediatric physical therapy. Meghan is currently an AQPMO Level 1 and Level 2 LQ certified therapist. Book an appointment with Meghan.
CHERIF RAFLA, B.Sc., PhT., graduated from McGill University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. He is a member of the Ordre Professionnel de la Physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) and Egyptian physiotherapy association (EPTA). Cherif has worked with diverse clientele of all ages in the fields of orthopedics ans neurology rehabilitation. He has practical knowledge in manual therapy, treating sport injuries as well as a lumbar and postural dysfunction. He was a personal physiotherapist for Gold’s gym members in Egypt. Cherif takes his time and provides individualized care to achieve the best results. He will study the history of your particular injury to ensure his treatment facilitates the healing process while avoiding re-injury.
Book an appointment with Cherif.
Laura Schaefer B.Sc.Kin, M.Sc.Pht, graduated from the University of Alberta in 2008 with a Master’s in Physical Therapy and is a member of l’Ordre Professionnel des Physiothérapeutes du Québec (OPPQ) and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). For the last 7 years she has focused her practice in the area of Women’s Health with experience in pelvic and perineal rehabilitation for women. She has taken numerous post graduate courses to assist in treating patients with pregnancy and post-partum pelvic pain, incontinence, prolapse and anal-rectal disorders.In 2013 she certified as a Doula to expand her knowledge in pregnancy and birth and in 2014 certified in John F. Barnes Pelvic Myo-Fascial Release.
David Michael, B.Sc., M.Sc., PhT., is a graduate of McGill University with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and member of l’Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). He is also a certified Manual Therapist and Sports First Responder. With a background in in professional sports, having played soccer at the reserve team level in Argentinian and Uruguayan Fútbol leagues, David has experienced the elite athlete’s lifestyle, along with the associated mental and physical challenges that these athletes can face. All in all, whether your injury is sports related or more of a chronic concern, David is well equipped with the skill set needed to handle a wide variety of injuries. He will take a postural and functional approach to your case to induce short term relief with long lasting results