McGill University’s Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (CAMPT) Award
L’Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) Clinical Prize of Excellence
B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. PT, PHT, MOPPQ
Neel Chandarana graduated from McGill University with a Master’s in Physical Therapy. He graduated with distinction and was named on the Dean’s honour list. He speaks French, English, and Gujarati. Mr. Chandarana has a particular interest for sports physiotherapy, motor control, and pain management.
For Neel, physiotherapy is a way to help people improve their quality of life and perform activities that are meaningful to them in an enjoyable and pain-free manner. Whether you want to play with your child, practice your favourite sport, or better function throughout your day, Neel will be happy to help you reach your goals.
Neel has always been fascinated by the complexity of the human body, health, and physical activity. Those interests, along with his desire to work with people, led him towards a career in physiotherapy. He is interested in musculoskeletal injuries and pain science. He also enjoys learning about psychology and applies his knowledge from this field in physiotherapy in order to lead people towards better and healthier habits.
As a physiotherapist, Neel is always looking to further develop his clinical reasoning and learn more about the various pathologies in order to offer the best possible care. He closely follows the scientific literature related to physiotherapy to keep himself up to date with the current evidence. Neel also loves teaching. It is important for him to help clients understand their condition in order to promote their independence in the rehabilitation process.
Social involvement has always been a priority in parallel to his academic success. During his university studies, Neel became involved in student associations. He participated in events to promote physiotherapy among students and the public. It has always been important for him to inform people on the various ways physiotherapy can help them. Indeed, some areas of the profession are still unknown even though many people could benefit from them.
Sports have also always been a major part of Neel’s life. He played competitive soccer for many years. Having had a few injuries himself, he believes that his experiences allow him to better understand what his clients go through when they are injured and in pain. Although he does not play soccer as much as he used to, he is still very active. In addition to working out regularly, he practices various sports such as hiking and tennis in the summer, as well as hockey and downhill skiing in the winter.
Neel really enjoys travelling and discovering new things. If you know of nice places to visit or fun activities to try, make sure to let him know. He will be delighted to hear your suggestions!
Since her graduation she has always worked in the field of orthopaedic sports physical therapy. She is committed to staying abreast of new developments in her field, and strives to continuously improve her skills and maintain her knowledge up-to-date by attending professional conferences and taking part in various continuous education courses. This led her to develop her expertise in manual therapy and motor control. To date, she has completed manual therapy levels E3 and V3 and has attended a number of training sessions pertaining to, among others, lumbar stabilization and shoulder complex. Céline puts her skilful expertise to worthy use by joining the medical team that supervises adventure races organized by Endurance Aventure.
Originally from Brossard, Céline developed into a remarkable gymnast reaching the elite level. Over a period of more than 10 years, she took part in numerous international competitions. She succeeded in attaining the “Senior High Performance Level”, alongside the top athletes in the country. She finished 3rd at the balance beam event and ranked 6th overall at the 1996 Canadian Championships competition. Artistic Gymnastics allowed her to travel throughout Canada, the United States and even Russia. Following her early successes, she carried on as a competitive level trainer and choreographer of floor routines, allowing her to share and pass on her passion for the sport to a new generation.
In her spare time, Céline likes to remain active and her interests are quite diverse. Cycling, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, rock climbing and hiking are some of her favourite activities. She is also the mother to two energetic young boys who keep her extremely active!
Claude Bédard is a physical therapist and has graduated in 2001 from the faculty of medicine of the Université de Montréal. He speaks English, French and Spanish. He is an expert in orthopaedic sports physical therapy, as well as in manual therapy and in motor control. He makes it a priority to stay up-to-date by regularly attending conventions and conferences of renowned specialists around the world.
His excellent abilities as a physical therapist have been recognised among elite athletes. Claude is the physical therapist for many sports teams and takes part in different tournaments. He has treated players of the Association of Tennis Professionals(ATP) as well as football players from the Montreal Alouettes.
Claude regularly competes as an athlete in Road and Trail running events. He is an endurance athlete as evidenced by his 80Km races! He is also passionate about cycling and cross-country skiing, which he practices extensively. Climbing high mountains guides his choice of travel destinations. In search of these summits, Claude traveled the European and New Zealand Alps, the Rockies, the Andes and the Pyrenees. In the past, Claude has competed in international soccer and badminton competitions as part of Team Quebec.
Joseph obtained his bachelor of science in physical therapy in 2002. He then went on to graduate studies at McGill University. His major interest of study was the brain’s ability to change. Through his involvement in academic research, Joseph has had the privilege of presenting his work at the 2002 Canadian Congress of Physical Therapy in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He also presented his work at the 2003 World Congress of Physical Therapy (WCPT) in Barcelona, Spain. In 2004, Joseph received his master of science applied in rehabilitation sciences with a thesis centred on physical therapy outcome measurements for vertigo and dizziness conditions.
Joseph is a physical therapist working in an orthopaedic setting. His major orthopaedic clinical interests are motor control and kinetic dysfunctions and the manual therapy treatment of injuries. Following the completion of his master’s degree, he continued working with conditions pertaining to vertigo, dizziness and the vestibular system. Through his years of practice, Joseph has always made it a priority to stay up-to-date with the scientific literature related to physical therapy treatment of orthopaedic conditions. This has lead him to follow many post-graduate continuing education courses offered by l’Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec(OPPQ) and the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association(CPA), as well as courses offered by experts from countries such as England, Australia and the United States.
Outside of physical therapy, Joseph is a fan of winter. You will find him snowshoeing up the hills in the Montérégie and skiing down the slopes in the Eastern Townships. During his years as a student, he was a lifeguard and spent many summers teaching swimming and lifeguarding lessons.
Christian Boddaert has been a physical therapist since 1992. He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and speaks French and English. Since his graduation, Christian has always worked in orthopaedic physiotherapy with a particular interest for manual therapy and the motor control of movements. This allows him to treat a vast range of orthopaedic injuries of a much diversified clientele, including athletes of all levels. At first working in Ontario, he then pursued his profession in orthopaedics in Naples and Fort Myers both in Florida. Since 2002, he has moved back to the Montreal region.
In the United States, Christian completed his post-graduate education in manual therapy with courses offered by the University of St-Augustine and the McKenzie Institute. In addition, he followed a series of courses offered by Mrs Shirley Sahrmann, PhD and her team for the evaluation and the treatment of motor control dysfunctions. Additionally, he obtained from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) the accreditation of Orthopaedic Certified Specialist. Since his return, Christian has continued his training to reach the level III (E3-V3) in manual therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association(CPA).
Christian competed in volleyball at the national level as captain of the Titans of the Limoilou College and as captain of Team Quebec. As well, he is an alumnus of the l’Université Laval’s Rouge et Or volleyball team. After those years of competition, he now got acquainted with golf, running, tennis and squash.
You have frequent neck pain during rest or in prolonged static positions.
You have trouble moving your neck or checking your blind spot when driving.
You often have headaches.
Practicing your sports and activities in everyday life is difficult because of neck pain.
The physiotherapist’s intervention:
The physiotherapist will assess your neck and surrounding areas to identify the source of the pain and provide an overall picture of the problems at hand.
Once the problems have been identified, he/she will begin treatment using manual therapy techniques to restore joint mobility. Motor control exercises will also be prescribed to rehabilitate altered movements patterns.
The physiotherapist will also be able to give you exercises and postural advice tailored to you and your work environment.
The physiotherapist will also evaluate the movement patterns involved in your sports and activities to be as specific as possible and to optimize a rapid return to your physical activities.
Disorders of the temporo-mandibular joint: how can we help?
Do eating, talking, chewing, drinking or even yawning make you suffer?
Do you have joint noises, pain or muscle sensitivity?
In collaboration with your dentist, our physiotherapists can help you take care of your jaw. Cervical, cranial, dental and psychophysiological issues can be responsible for temporo-mandibular joint dysfunctions.
The pain caused can refer directly to the ears and be the reason for headaches.
The intervention of our physiotherapist:
Temporo-mandibular joint physiotherapy aims to improve the functioning of your neck, jaw and dental occlusion.
Our physiotherapist will conduct an in-depth assessment in order to diagnose your physical condition.
A treatment plan will be proposed combining manual therapy with exercises designed to improve your jaw and neck control.
A prescription of home exercises as well as postural advice will help you to regain your well-being and improve your physical condition.
Why consult a Physiotherapist expert in pelvic floor rehabilitation?
Sneezing, coughing, and physical activity cause urine loss.
You are pregnant or you have already had children.
You would like to return to your previous level of fitness.
Getting to the bathroom on time is a problem.
You feel a sense of urgency or you go to the bathroom often.
Sexual activity causes pain around the genital region or perineum.
You suffer from a feeling of heaviness due to pelvic organ prolapse.
Surgery or radiation therapy in this region (prostatectomy or hysterectomy).
The intervention of our Physiotherapist:
The goal of pelvic floor rehabilitation is to optimize the joints of the pelvis and maximize function of the pelvic floor muscles. These muscles are located at the base
of the pelvis and work to support the internal organs such as the bladder, rectum, prostate and uterus. Your physiotherapist will carry out a complete evaluation
of your condition in a private room in order to establish your diagnosis.
She will propose a treatment plan combining manual techniques while ensuring that the pelvic floor muscles are working effectively.
She will prescribe specific pelvic floor exercises to optimize motor control.
When should you consult a pediatric physiotherapist?
Your baby prefers turning the head to one side.
Your baby’s level of curiosity and interaction with the environment seems insufficient to you.
You have noticed a flattening of your baby’s head.
Your baby displays a weak tolerance to crawling or being in the prone position.
Your child has trouble with balance and coordination.
You’ve noticed a rounding of your child’s or teenager’s back.
Your child complains of pain.
Your child seems less skilled than other children of the same age.
The intervention of our physiotherapist expert in pediatrics
Our physiotherapist will conduct a complete and global evaluation of your child’s abilities. After assessing your child’s level of motor development and the integrity of the musculoskeletal system, your physiotherapist will take the time to explain the findings to you and answer all of your questions. Parent education is an important part of pediatric physiotherapy. One of your physiotherapist’s roles is to teach you how to engage in playful exercises with your child and guide you to help your child grow in a healthy way.
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