Name: Renée Léger – B.Sc. Kin; MPt
Hometown: Shediac, New Brunswick
High School: Louis-J.-Robichaud
Joined Sportmed: 2017
- Masters in Physiotherapy at Ottawa Université (graduated 2011)
- Bachelor degree in Kinesiology at Université de Moncton (graduated 2007)
Additional Courses and Certificates
- McKenzie PART C: The Lumbar Spine & Extremities (Lower Limb)
- Orthopaedics Level 2
- SFMA Level 1
- R2P Advanced Management of Concussion Symptoms
- R2P Management of Post Concussion Syndrome
- Red Cross First Responder Course
- Concussion Managment Workshop
- Dizziness and Balance Rehabilitation
- Advanced Physical Therapy Cervical-Thoracic Complex Certification Program
- Mulligan Concept Upper Quadrant
- Advanced Physical Therapy Lumbar-Pelvic Complex Certification
- AFCI – Acupuncture AA1
- Red Cross First Responder SPC
- Soft Tissue Release
- McKenzie PART A: Lumbar spine (M.D.T.)
- K-taping Pro (K-Taping International Academy)
A Conversation With Renée
Why did you decide to become a physiotherapist?
“I was a client in physiotherapy a few times while growing up and my interest in the field grew with every visit.”
What do you like best about your job?
“Helping people regain their function and return to their activities. I love teaching clients about the valuable role they play in their own healing process.”
Do you have a specialty or an area that you are interested in exploring?
“I’ve been training in vestibular rehabilitation and post-concussion syndrome management. The more I learn, the more I want to know about it.”
Will you share a bit of your work experience with us?
“My first job as a physiotherapist (2012) was with a private orthopedic clinic and I had the opportunity to work at a number of different types of sporting events in the community. I’ve stayed involved in high school football as a physiotherapist/first responder because I believe that we must teach kids how to prevent major injuries and how to properly care for and recover from injuries that inevitably occur.”
What do you like best about Sportmed’s affiliation with Université de Moncton?
“During my undergrad program at UdeM I was a student medical trainer and I love that Sportmed has such an important role in helping the teams be in the best form possible to represent the university.”