Peter holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia University. He received his certification as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist and as an Athletic Therapist in 1996 and 1997, respectively. Peter received accreditation from the CHEK institute as a Golf Biomechanics Specialist and a CHEK level 2 Practitioner. Peter has had the honor of being part of the pre- and post-season physical testing for the Montreal Canadiens and their farm team, The Hamilton Bulldogs and was Athletic Therapist and Strength Coach for the Canadian Star Boat Sailing Team for the 2012 Olympics. Peter co-authored the book, “Get with the Program”, which hit 4 Amazon Best-Sellers lists and won a Quilly Award. His articles are featured in local newspapers and in the magazine Best Health Canada. Peter also recently completed his Reconditioning Course Level 2.
Melanie earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree from Concordia University and became a certified Athletic Therapist in 1997. She worked for various sports medicine clinics as well as provincial and elite sports teams before co-founding, in 2000, the S.P.O.R.T. Specialists Inc. She is also a certified Titleist Golf Fitness Instructor Level II. As a varsity athlete herself, she understands the drive to improve overall performance as well as quick and effective recovery from injuries. Melanie has combined her manual rehabilitation skills with her strength & conditioning background to effectively treat orthopedic injuries. Melanie has also completed her Functional Stretch Therapy (FST) course to help improve her clients movement through a dynamic approach.
Sara, overcoming several chronic injuries as a competitive Canadian National Team figure skater, pursued a Bachelor of Science at Concordia University and became a Certified Athletic Therapist. She then graduated from « Collège d’Études Ostéopathique de Montreal » in 2015 and is now practicing athletic therapy and Osteopathie. Sara is working at S.P.O.R.T Specialists since 2010. She is also involved with different sporting associations. As well as being a figure skating coach for the Lac-St-Louis region, she is the Head Athletic Therapist for Dalbé-Viau High School. As a highly ranked figure skater, she understands the importance of identifying the cause of the injury and not only treating the symptoms.
Arielle joined the S.P.O.R.T. Specialists team in Jan. 2014. She graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of Western Ontario and pursued a Bachelor of Science from Concordia University. Upon completion of her internships with the Cobras de Terrebone Jr. AAA hockey team and the National Circus School, Arielle became a certified Athletic Therapist. As a retired competitive gymnast, Arielle continued her involvement in the sport through 12 years of coaching young competitive gymnasts. Her interest in the development of young athletes has drawn her to work as a therapist with multiple teams and sporting events for gymnastics (including Canadian Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2017 and 2017 Fig Artistic Gymnastics World Championships), swimming (including 2017, 2018 & 2019 Canadian Swimming Championships, 2018 & 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials, and 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series Atlanta, Georgia), soccer (Head Therapist for McGill University Martlet Soccer), and hockey (Ecole des Sources Sport-Etude program). Arielle also loves working with the performing arts and has worked with many cheerleading and dance athletes and consults with Ballet Ouest for workshops and strength and conditioning classes for the dancers. Currently, she is also the AT for the Pointe Claire Swim Club since June 2017 working with young to elite athletes in therapy, injury prevention and strength and conditioning. She aims to help clients gain the mobility, stability, and strength needed to succeed in their sport and physical activities.
Erica Cavallo graduated from Concordia University in 2005 in Exercise Science: Athletic Therapy specialization. She became a certified Athletic Therapist in June 2007. In 2009 Erica decided to pursue her studies in Osteopathy to further her skills as a health care professional. She has since completed her thesis on Fibromylgia and the treatment of the brain-gut axis and has received her official diploma in Osteopathy in June 2017.
Erica has worked with many teams such as the St-Leonard Cougars, AAA soccer and UQAM’s Women Basketball team.
Her background in athletic therapy and her passion for Osteopathy, has allowed her to apply both methods of treatment to better improve the health and wellbeing of her patients. Erica’s practice can benefit many populations from new born to geriatrics. Osteopathy can have a positive effect on a multitude of physical ailments, ranging from the musculoskeletal system to the proper functioning of the digestive system.
Marie Joelle received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, specialization in Athletic Therapy, from Concordia University. She got her national certification in 2017. Prior to playing professionally for the Canadiennes de Montreal (2018-2019), she played on the Concordia Women’s Varsity Hockey Team (The Stingers) for 5 full years. Her rich experience in professional sport at a high level as well as her interest in fitness and health got her positions as therapist with many amateur and professional teams (football, hockey, rugby)as well as working with the general population in fitness facilities.
Marie Joelle is experienced and specializes in identification, prevention and treatment of injuries regardless of their origin. She also has a strong base knowledge on optimizing sports performance and training.
Whether working with high level athletes, weekend warriors, or general population, she will guide you. Personalized service, using the best exercise techniques and strategies, she will be able to help guide you in achieving your goals for a quick return to your activities.
Xanthi graduated from Concordia University in 2000, obtaining her Bachelor in Exercise Science, specializing in Athletic Therapy; she became certified with the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association in 2001. Xanthi worked at the CBI Concordia Physio Sport NDG from 2003 to 2021. From 2009 to 2020, Xanthi was the managing partner of the clinic. She obtained her osteopathy diploma in 2009 from the “Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal” and completed her thesis on the “Effectiveness of Osteopathic Treatment on Plantar Fasciitis”.
Benjamin completed his bachelor’s degree in exercise science specializing in Athletic Therapy at Concordia University in 2015. His passion for sports and his many years of experience in the world of recreational football lead him to becoming an Athletic Therapist.
Since the beginning of his career, he utilizes his knowledge in musculoskeletal injury prevention and rehabilitation in a clinical setting as well as on field with a variety of sports such as football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton, cross country, hockey and lacrosse.
Benjamin is also knowledgeable in physical training which he puts into practice through exercise prescriptions tailored to his patients in order to help them achieve their functional objectives and perform their daily activities pain-free. His expertise in biomechanics guides him in optimizing performance training in athletes. In fact, in his past experience, he has developed performance training programs in many sports such as boxing, skiing, hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer, baseball and golf.
With his determination and dedication towards his patients, Benjamin is ready to tackle whatever challenge comes his way to get you back on your feet promptly and safely.
Marie-Reine has been a Sports Massage Therapist for over 20 years and is excited to join the SPORT Specialist multi-disciplinary clinic! A graduate of Concordia University with a B.Sc. and Specializing in Athletic Therapy along with her experience, has given her the tools to help heal your present and past injuries.
Marie-Reine received her Certification in Sports massage and also certified in Shiatsu therapy technique and kinesiothérapie at Kiné Concept. She also received her certificate in Myofascial release and manual mobilization technique to improve her healing techniques. As she has continued her passion in sports massage therapy now part time, she also pursued her full-time career in Pharmacology and she received her accreditation in continuing pharmaceutical career education. Expanding in the medical field is her passion; finding the best solutions to help heal with her extensive knowledge in sports massage and rehabilitation technique.