Our Social Commitment
To contribute to the community’s well-being—that’s our social commitment
Physio Extra is committed to staying actively involved in the community by maintaining its donations and sponsorships program year after year. The program is intended to provide financial support and services to local community groups and athletes. The Physio Extra group is proud to be an active contributor to the community’s well-being by supporting local and regional initiatives pertaining to:
- physical and mental health
- the promotion of healthy lifestyle habits
- support for sports teams
Support for amateur athletes
We are proud to offer various forms of support to athletes and sports teams to help them pursue their goals.
We believe that regular physical activity, in particular by children, but also by the general public, is essential to achieving better work-life balance and adopting healthy lifestyle habits in the long term.
Through our sponsorship program, we offer financial support to several high-level athletes, such as Olympic fencer Sandra Sassine,who competed in her second Olympic Games in London in 2012. Our own Team X supports athletes in the pursuit of their goals and dreams by giving them advice or treating their injuries so they can quickly get back to training or competing.
We are very proud of our partnership with a number of different sports teams and clubs, which involves providing athletes with professional therapy services, including immediate on field treatment and subsequent in-clinic follow-ups.
Get active… for life!
Support for advancing the profession
Through their commitment to clinical research and education, Physio Extra and its network of professionals remain actively involved in advancing, promoting, and disseminating the latest knowledge in the field of physical therapy.
For several years Physio Extra has been advancing rehabilitation practices in collaboration with various research institutions, such as the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et sécurité du travail (IRSST, www.irsst.qc.ca), and the CAPRIT Centre [Centre for preventive action and rehabilitation of work disabilities] affiliated with Université de Sherbrooke, (http://www.usherbrooke.ca/caprit/caprit/). Our professionals work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers to define or validate innovative practices, or to identify best clinical practices.
Commitment to education
Many of our physiotherapists have been teaching medical students at Université de Montréal since 2010. They are invited to share their knowledge and expertise, more specifically the most appropriate and reliable techniques for assessing the musculoskeletal system (shoulders, knees, back), with these future physicians of Quebec.
Our team of professionals regularly leads musculoskeletal workshops or information sessions on a variety of different topics for public and private sector healthcare providers. These workshops are held at family medicine groups (FMGs), CLSCs, and other medical clinics, and are designed for general practitioners, gynecologists, and nurses, to allow them to learn or refresh their knowledge of several different physical tests, or to improve their skills in treating and managing certain patients.
Physio Extra is proud to support its physiotherapists, many of whom have chosen to continue their clinical practices while pursuing graduate studies. In fact, several of our physiotherapists are working towards a Master’s degree in physiotherapy or a Ph.D. in research.