Julie Boilard, physiotherapist, owner

B.Sc.PT, GUNN IMS
Physiotherapist in pelvic floor reeducation and vestibular rehabilitation

Julie completed a Magna Cum Laude baccalaureate in physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa in 2003. Professional and very experienced, she succeeds in the treatment of all kinds of musculoskeletal problems using conventional physiotherapy and manual therapy.

Julie has post-graduated education in pelvic floor reeducation to treat urinary and fecal incontinence as well as pelvic pain in both men and women.

She also has post-graduated education in vestibular rehabilitation in order to treat positional vertigo, dizziness, balance problems, brain concussions and more.

What’s more, Julie succeeds in alleviating many musculoskeletal pains by using dry needling techniques.  She has obtained the certification provided by the OPPQ "Usage of needles under dermis" (UASD).  Today, we use the term PPAS "Poncture Physiothérapique avec Aiguilles Sèches".

Formerly a lifeguard, Red Cross instructor and aquaform course coach, she loves swimming, rollerblading, cross-country skiing, hiking and, naturally, spending good times with her family, husband and two kids.

Aïcha Myriam Diarra, physiotherapist

Aïcha Myriam started her university studies in 2014. After completing the first year in occupational therapy, she transferred in second year of physiotherapy at the University of Sherbrooke. Even if the decision remained hers, the year spent in occupational therapy has taught her another dimension of rehabilitation which contributed to have a more holistic approach and now helps her in identifying her patient’s situation.

In her opinion, physiotherapy is one of the best ways to participate in improving and promoting her fellow citizens health. Indeed, to help someone in getting at his highest physical capacities based on his potential of recovery is to give back a meaning to his life.

Aïcha Myriam is an active woman who likes team sports and outdoor activities, but also likes relaxing time like reading, listening to music and spending family time. She is a physiotherapist who knows how to listen to her patients. Therefore, she will be able to guide you to reach your optimal function.

Emilie Bouchard, Physiotherapist

Émilie Bouchard began her university studies with a degree in Kinesiologist at the Université de Moncton (NB) in 2016. In 2018, she obtained her degree in physiotherapy from the University of Ottawa. 

Her passion for sport led her to become involved with women's hockey teams throughout her university education. By combining sport and education, Émilie had the opportunity to participate in the 2014 Canadian University Women's Hockey Championship, as well as in 2015. Always looking for a new challenge, Émilie is also involved as a volunteer physiotherapist for various sport teams in the region.

Émilie's mission is to improve the quality of life of her clients, by offering them care according to their unique needs. As a new graduate, she favors the approach of manual therapy and conventional therapy. Her athletic experience and certifications have enabled her to acquire the necessary knowledge in terms of exercises, both for the prevention of injuries in general, and for the sporting clientele aspiring to high level competition. She has an interest in musculoskeletal injuries and vestibular problems. 

Overall, Émilie is committed to offering high quality services that will make a true difference in the life of her clients.

Julien Lachance, massage therapist

Julien has graduated in massage therapy from the "Académie de massage et d’Orthothérapie of Gatineau". He also possesses a degree in biology which makes him a very meticulous person, passionate of the anatomy and the human body. Julien is always seeking to learn in order to provide a professional service to his clients and to foster a fast and sustainable healing.

Accomplished athlete, he practices since many years competitive running with notably a 20th position in the Québec cross-country varsity Championship in 2015, a participation in the Canadian cross-country varsity Championship in 2015 and several victories in regional trail and road races. During winter, he practices snowshoe running, xc skiing and winter triathlon. In 2017 Julien obtained the 14th position in the World Snowshoe Championship in Saranac Lake. He is also the Canadian and Québec snowshoe running champion of 2016 and has participated several times to Winter Triathlon World Cups.

Every year, Julien cumulates hundreds of training hours in various sports. His overall sportive and scientific background enables him to be a competent therapist for treating active people and helping his clients in preventing sport injuries.

Whether you need a massage for relaxing, preparing for a sport event or simply for eliminating accumulated tensions, he’s your guy!

Isabelle Boucher, massage therapist

Isabelle studied massage therapy in Montreal.  She graduated from the reputed massage therapy institute Institut Kiné-Concept.  

She has studied Kinetic® Swedish Massage, Integrated Deep Tissue, mobilizations, massage for pregnant women and Thai oil massage (on massage table).

Isabelle provides massage therapy treatments according to your needs, whether they are for a therapeutic or relaxation massage.  She is a member in good standing of the Fédération québécoise des massothérapeutes agréés (FQM)

Isabelle is a trained yoga instructor and practices yoga regularly.  She believes that yoga helps with stretching and is also beneficial in building muscle strength.  She also likes to run and snowboard.  Her ultimate love is traveling.

Josée Lavigne, massage therapist

Josée is an authentic, profound person, and massage therapy is her passion.  Already 4 years have passed since she learned her first massage technique.  Always offering exceptional customer service, while demonstrating great professionalism, she is always very friendly and flexible.  Moreover, its premises and equipment are always impeccably clean.  She uses quality products, and adapts their usage according to the needs.

Josée masters the art of massage therapy to perfection and always gives a quality massage to each one.  She has a great knowledge of several massage therapy techniques, and knows how to use them in a timely and thorough manner.  She likes to bring her clients to a state of comfort, give them advice, improve their quality of life, and make them live an unforgettable experience. This is the goal she has set for herself and wants to achieve for each client, and it is also her personal pride!

Jason King, osteopath

Jason King is currently a 5th year Osteopathic student from the College d’Etudes Osteopathique (CEO) in Halifax. He is an active student member in good standing with the RITMA Osteopath Association in Quebec. To further compliment his present training, he is a Kinesiologist and Health & Fitness Practitioner. Jason joined Physio Avantage Plus in Spring 2018 and comes with 18 years of professional health related experience. 

Born and raised in St. John’s, NL, Jason has always had a passion for health and wellness. It was his own struggles with health that has led him to where he is today. As an avid athlete in a variety of sports all of his life he was drawn to movement, rehabilitation and working to improve the health of himself and those around him.  Upon graduating from Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Calgary, with Nutritional Biochemistry and Kinesiology degrees respectively, Jason moved to Ottawa in 2000 where he worked as a Cardiovascular Technologist and Kinesiologist for 10 years. He continues his quest of continuing education and exploration of holistic health practices.

When working with people Jason’s approach is holistic in nature; he believes everything has the capacity to affect everything! His work is focused on finding and treating the root cause of pain and dysfunction. He has a whole body approach to treatment, which includes gentle structural and functional hands on techniques, such as craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, osteoarticular mobilization, balancing the nervous system, lymphatics and circulation. Jason works with a wide range of patients including adults, children, pregnant women, pre/post natal, and the elderly.

When not at the clinic his other interests include fly fishing, cycling, cross country skiing and spending time with family and friends.

Tanya Sadouni, osteopath

Tanya became an Osteopathic graduate after six years of theoretical and clinical studies in Paris, France. 

She has done several internships in diverse sectors like hospitals, professional sports or perinatale care, that she particularly likes. 

Her gentle manual techniques are suitable for all types of patients from infants to seniors and aim at reducing musculoskeletal, nervous or circulation growing pains. 

Tanya is a holistic osteopath, she sees the body as a whole, a unit that functions and adapts to every event in life. That's why she is very attentive to diagnose and treat each of her patients according to their history and their lifestyle.  
Her personalized guidance, treatment plan and the relationship she creates with all her patients make her a passionate and committed osteopath. 

As a true nature lover, Tanya loves hiking, winter sports and also travelling, which gives her the opportunity to discover new cultures.

Karine Lagacé, administrative assistant

Karine began her training as an administrative assistant at the Centre de formation professionnelle Compétence Outaouais (CFPCO) in 2016 and is in the process of obtaining her diploma. Her studies have allowed her to develop her accounting and secretarial skills. She plans to deepen her aptitudes in the medical field by joining the CFPCO medical secretary program and returning to the Cégep de l'Outaouais to improve her english. 

Karine loves working, socializing and helping people every day. She is persevering, resourceful and very friendly. With more than 10 years of experience in customer service, she will welcome you with a smile.

In her spare time, she loves being active outdoors and enjoys life with her loved ones.

Simon Doyon, assistant physiotherapist

Simon is a physiotherapy student of Université de Sherbrooke since 2015 and has now completed his 3rd year. He has worked with several patients requiring various treatments: his last two internships pain allowed him to develop his skills as a future physiotherapist with orthopedic sports injuries and chronic pain.

Simon already has McKenzie A accreditation from the Robin McKenzie International Institute to treat lumbar pain effectively. He also has his postgraduate training equivalent in vestibular rehabilitation to treat, among others, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), dizziness, balance problems and visual sensitivity to movement. In addition, Simon has completed ongoing education on concussions and associated vestibular damage.

Simon demonstrates a particular interest in musculoskeletal injuries. He has a professional attitude, he is attentive to patients and is actively engaged in working with you to achieve your therapeutic goals or to relieve your pain.

In his spare time, he enjoys training in a gym and in nature. He also enjoys running and cycling on a recreational basis.