Name: Gabriel Doucet (Masters of Science Physiotherérapie)
Position: Physiotherapist (Sportmed)
Hometown: Saint-Louis-de-Kent, New Brunswick
Joined Sportmed: 2018
- Université de Moncton
- Université de Montréal
Language – French, English
Post Degree Certifications
- McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® Part A
You studied at Universitié de Moncton and Universitié Montréal…I graduated high school at Mgr. Marcel-François Richard in 2010 and started at Université de Moncton that following spring. In 2014, I was admitted to the bacc/maîtrise continuum in physiotherapy at Université de Montréal where I finished my schooling.
Why physiotherapy? Being a lifelong athlete, I wanted a career that would keep me active and allowed me to get involved in the sporting community. From a very young age I knew I had a calling to the healthcare field so logically with those two desires, I was drawn to physiotherapy.
What do you like best about physiotherapy? I rather like the fact that we are able to improve our clients the quality of life. When someone comes to Sportmed in pain, over time, we are able to incorporate changes in their habits to get rid of that pain and above all, prevent it from coming back.
Why did you choose to work at Sportmed? The clientele mainly. Seeing as how the clinic is affiliated with Université de Moncton I knew that I would have an opportunity to treat university athletes.
How do you spend your spare time? I’m a hockey player above anything else. Having received my first pair of skate when I was 2 and started playing at 4. On top of that, I have played soccer, tennis, badminton, pool, volleyball. I was also a long distance runner in cross-country as well in track and field.
In the recent past, I coached volleyball at École Blanche Bourgeois in Cocagne, New Brunswick.
Being an athlete myself, I always had coaches who gave me the opportunity to grow as an athlete and as a person. I felt that I wanted to give someone that chance as well and giving a bit of my time felt right. I can say that I enjoyed that experience greatly and once I get settled in at this new job, I look forward to returning to coaching be it hockey, soccer, volleyball or any other sport.
If you could travel anywhere in the world…I have so many destinations in mind and for so many different reasons. I consider myself a bit of foodie and for that reason, Italy, France, Portugal and Japan are up there on my list. Being the son of a fisherman, the sea runs through my veins. For that reason, Australia is also at the top of my list where I could enjoy the sun and surf as well. Most Caribbean destinations are also on my list; cliché, I know.