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 Physiotherapist helping a patient to walk


Physiotherapist helping a patient to walk (SDI Productions, Istock)

 Physiotherapist helping a patient to walk


Physiotherapist helping a patient to walk (SDI Productions, Istock)

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About me

I was born/raised in : Sainte-Catherine, Québec

I now live in : Montréal, Québec

I did my training or studies at : Natural Sciences Diploma from Cégep André LaurendeauMaster's degree in Physical Therapy from Sherbrooke University.

What I do at work

I meet with patients to evaluate their health conditions related to their muscles, joints and nerves. I use the information I collect to provide necessary treatments. I make notes to keep a record of the evaluation and my planned treatment. This is kept in the patient’s medical file. I also write letters to doctors and insurers when necessary. I collaborate with other health professionals. This includes occupational therapists, massage therapists, and osteopaths. I use an evidence-based scientific analysis approach to decide on the right treatments. This approach includes information gathering, analysis and decision making. 

My career path is

I had this career in mind since I was in grade 6. I had benefited from physio treatment myself in the past. So I did the Natural Sciences Program in CEGEP. After this, I completed a 4-year Master's degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Sherbrooke. During this time, I had 7 internships each lasting several weeks each. During each internship, I got to practice what I had learned in class. 

I am motivated by

I work with people in 30-minute blocks and every one of these is different. We meet many people with whom we develop a therapeutic relationship. It is very interesting to be in this kind of helping relationship. It is a great feeling to help people find strategies that will improve their daily lives. It is physical and demanding work. However, you also have use your brain and do a lot of problem solving. 

How I affect peoples’ lives

I am in a front-line health profession (without medical referral). I help people reduce their pain and develop their physical abilities. This allows them to resume their professional and personal activities (e.g., sports, work, home activities and other leisure activities). 

Outside of work I

I play soccer and field hockey. I love reading, listening to humor sketches and videos. I also listen to health-related podcasts! 

My advice to others

In this profession, you have to work hard and always keep up to date with changes. However, you have to allow yourself time to do and think about other things besides work. 

Health worker. Expert in the assessment and treatment of mobility and function

When I was a student, I enjoyed:
  • Drama
  • Physical Education/Health
  • Science
  • Math
When I was a student, I would have described myself as someone who:
  • Brought People Together
  • Liked helping people
  • Organized activities for my friends
  • Played on a sports team
  • Enjoyed working with my hands
  • Was motivated by success
  • Liked being given specific instructions
  • Felt great satisfaction in getting good grades
  • Always knew what I wanted to do

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