After graduating from McGill University in 2013 with a master’s in physical therapy, Olivier continued to improve and broaden his practice skills by taking several continuing education courses. As a recent graduate, he quickly became aware of the dilemma some newly graduated therapists have when it comes to choosing their continuing education. This led him to create a blog summarizing his thought processes and giving his personal opinion on each continuing education opportunity he has completed. His goal was to help other therapists better their own skills and treatment approaches through an evidence-based approach to physiotherapy.
His most popular blogpost, explaining in simple terms why some pain can be persistent and what can be done to manage it has been translated into French and Danish by several therapists around the world and reached about 15 000 people across the globe. Read the pain post here.
Today, Olivier is working part time at a clinic in Montreal and part time private practice while pursuing a master’s in research in health sciences with direct access to a PhD program in research at the University of Sherbrooke. His research at the Universiy of Sherbrooke focuses on neck pain (acute and chronic) and he continues to be involved in research on the efficacy of the McKenzie approach to treat low back pain at McGill University.
To read more about Olivier and his experiences, visit his blog, myphysiothinks, here.