Sport Medicine

Life is a sport. Get out in the action.

01.

Sport Medicine Consultations

The key distinguishing factor at AXiO Health Group is that our physicians are not only highly trained and experienced family physicians, they are also sport medicine experts.

Drawing from their vast experience with the city’s professional sport and performing arts companies, AXiO physicians and allied health professionals are ideally suited to take care of your sport medicine needs.

02.

Orthopaedic Surgery Consultations

An orthopaedic surgeon is a medical specialist in the area of injuries related to the musculoskeletal system (joints, bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments). Our orthopedic surgery colleagues collaborate in determining the necessity for surgical intervention. Our orthopaedic specialists work with the AXiO team to assist you in returning to physical activity, sport and work in a timely and efficient manner. Please note that a medical reference is required for all orthopaedic surgery consultations. These consultations are covered by RAMQ.

03.

Concussion Management Services

The Concussion Evaluation and Treatment Program was created under the guidance of AXiO’s emergency physician Dr. J. Scott Delaney, head physician to the Cirque du Soleil and recipient of the Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund Award honouring outstanding contributions toward the prevention of catastrophic injuries in sport and recreational activities. Dr. Delaney and Dr. Gabrielle Ostiguy are AXiO Health Group’s current Concussion Program physicians downtown and Dr. Gaetan Drolet takes care of patients at the AXiO Sport Medicine Clinic in Vaudreuil. They work with AXiO’s team of osteopaths, athletic therapists and physiotherapists including Sarah El Queisi and Paule Dontigny, both specialising in vestibular rehabilitation.

In collaboration with Dr. Paule Hardy, neuropsychologist and consultant to the National Hockey League, AXiO offers a concussion management program designed to treat individuals with physical, social, cognitive and emotional symptoms related to concussion. Our program offers support services to patients and their families to help them better understand and cope with symptoms. 

This program is available to individuals and groups who wish to be evaluated prior to involvement in exercise or performing arts activities after head injury has occurred. AXiO Health Group’s Concussion Management Program includes the same tests that are currently used by the National Hockey League, the Canadian Football League, the Canadian Olympic teams, the Cirque du Soleil and other elite and professional sports teams and performing arts companies. 

04.

Physiotherapy

AXiO Health Group’s carefully chosen physiotherapists possess a unique level of expertise and experience allowing them to offer an array of specialized services to assist you in returning to top form. Here is a list of some of the specialised services offered by our physiotherapy staff. For more information on these and other physiotherapy services kindly consult the Services section of this website or contact the AXiO Sport Medicine Clinic closest to you.

  • Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
  •  Manual and manipulative therapy
  • Physiotherapeutic puncture with dry needling (PPDN) 
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Myofascial release
  • Core stabilisation and strengthening
  • Osteopenia and osteporosis prevention and management
  • Lymphedema originating from cancer or vascular problems assessment and management
  • Oncology rehabilitation
  • Running injuries
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Cervicogenic Headaches and Whiplash
  • Functional Movement Analysis
  • Taping
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction treatment
  • Return to play rehabilitation after concussion 
05.

Athletic Therapy

All of AXiO’s athletic therapists are Canadian Athletic Therapists Association certified. Adhering to a sports medicine model of care, our professionals work hard to return recreational and professional athletes and performing artists back to sport and work whether it be the playing field or the stage. In collaboration AXiO’s interdisciplinary team of sport medicine physicians, physiotherapists, massage therapists, osteopaths, and others, our athletic therapists aim to quickly rehabilitate your injury resulting in faster recovery and reduced chance of further injury.

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Osteopathy

Our dynamic osteopathy team brings international expertise to restore function in the body and treat pain and imbalance. They use their highly developed palpation skills to work with the position, mobility and quality of the tissues. Working collaboratively with their sport medicine and performing arts colleagues, our osteopaths offer AXiO patients comprehensive treatment solutions.

07.

Personal Training

Who better to ensure you achieve your fitness goals than a fully licensed athletic therapist or physiotherapist? What distinguishes our professionals is that they all specialize in creating individualized programs, adapted to each client’s personal needs while also possessing an in-depth medical knowledge of injury, illness, rehabilitation and the tissue healing and the bodies processes of recovery. As a client, you will learn effective exercises and proper techniques that will accommodate your lifestyle and enable you to achieve your performance and athletic best.

08.

Massage therapy

The physical benefits of massage therapy are well established. Our massage therapists are highly qualified athletic therapists who combine a wealth of therapeutic knowledge and skill to relieve stress, muscle tension and aid relaxation. Massage resulting in reduced muscle spasm results in greater joint mobility, improved athletic and artistic performance, reduces blood pressure and improves circulation of blood and the movement of lymph fluids. Aside from relieving tension related headaches, massage also strengthens the immune system! 

09.

Sports nutrition

AXiO Health Group sports nutritionists stand out for their expertise in sports nutrition. Our nutritionists support athletes and sports teams by developing strategies to maximize sports performance. Our professionals work with the medical team and athlete support staff.

The recommendations are adapted to the sport practiced, the duration and intensity of training and, above all, the individual tolerance of the athlete.

Here are some reasons to consult a sports nutritionist:

  • Nutritional plan for competitions
  • Hydration tests and protocols
  • Decreased gastrointestinal disturbances during exercise
  • Snacks before-during-after training and competitions
  • Plans and protocols for dietary supplements and ergogenic aids
  • Optimization and monitoring of body composition
  • Prevention and recovery of injuries
10.

Orthotics services

A foot orthotic is a device that can be discretely inserted into the shoe to support, align, prevent and/or accommodate foot abnormalities and improve how the foot functions.

Used in conjunction with appropriate footwear, a foot orthotic can be effective in helping to treat a number of foot and lower limb problems including heel pain, shin splints, arch pain, foot pain and knee pain. Foot orthotics can also help address foot and lower limb pain and complications related to health conditions such as diabetes and arthritis.

Clinics

AXiO Sport Medicine Clinic Montreal AXiO Sport Medicine Clinic South Shore Clinique de médecine sportive AXiO Valleyfield AXiO Sport Medicine Clinic Vaudreuil