Dr. Erik Swartz received his PhD in Applied Biomechanics at the University of Toledo. Dr. Swartz’ primary research interest focuses on the prevention and care of head and neck injuries in football. Dr. Swartz has received grants from the NATA Foundation, NOCSAE, NFL Charities, and was recently a named a winner of the NineSigma Head Health Challenge II.
He has been published in journals such as The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine, Spine, and The American Journal of Sports Medicine. He serves on the NFL Head Neck and Spine Committee’s Subcommittee on Safety Equipment and on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Athletic Training and Athletic Training and Sports Health Care Journal. Dr. Swartz served as chair of the NATA Position Statement on the Acute Management of the Cervical Spine Injured Athlete. In 2011, he was honored with a Fellows designation in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and in 2015 received the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, also from the NATA.
Dr. Martin Descarreaux DC, PhD is a professor at the UQTR teaching clinical biomechanics. In collaboration with the Department of Kinesiology, he is currently studying the effect of muscular fatigue and pain on the control of head and neck movement. Also, he is pursuing his research on LBP and is currently conducting a study on low back muscle fatigue and neuromuscular control of lumbar stability.
Dr. Martin Descarreaux graduated from the UQTR chiropractic program in 1998. He was a member of the first group of chiropractic students in Trois-Rivières. After graduating, he entered private practice in Quebec City. He completed a Masters degree (MSc) in kinesiology at the UQTR in 2000 and his PhD in kinesiology at the “Université Laval” in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine in 2004. Dr. Descarreaux is a regular published academic author and keeps working vividly in the field.
Ora Loeub is a certified athletic therapist and osteopath, worked for Cirque du Soleil for four years and at the National Circus School for nine years. She is the coordinator and head therapist for rhythmic gymnastics in Quebec and has organized and managed the therapy program for two world cup events in Montreal.
She graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a specialization in athletic therapy and studied at the Collège d’études ostéopathiques where she defended her thesis, “The effects of a general osteopathic treatment on pregnant women suffering from lumbosacral and/or pelvic girdle pain” and won the Sutherland Award for clinical research.
Rich Thaw motivates, educates and guides his clients through each of the four foundational pillars of CoreXcellence (Performance, Nutrition, Regeneration and Mindset) in a relentless pursuit to provide them with the necessary tools to achieve higher levels of success.
Rich’s extensive coaching background has supplied him with over 10 years of experience. He is featured Bi-weekly on Breakfast Television as their ‘Fitness and Health Expert’ and has been published on numerous occasions on websites directed towards the education of coaches, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts alike. Applying techniques from the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI), Functional Movement Screen (FMS), extensive coursework on Myofascial Techniques, as well as his in-depth work in athletic development for teams & individual athletes, Rich utilizes a training system that fosters performance to guide his clients to defy average.
Clinician, teacher, lecturer, author, conditioning coach and athlete, Jean-François Harvey really looks at health and motion through different glasses. After graduating from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi with a Kinesiology degree and completing a myriad of extracurricular courses, he pursued his studies in osteopathy at the Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal. Postural issues have always been a main interest for him. Since then, he has been teaching at Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal and the Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques de Québec. His main topics are biomechanics, the foot, exercise prescriptions for osteopaths and treatment of runners.
At the same time, he develops and teaches at Spinal Mouvement a myriad of courses for health care professionals and athletes. He mixes therapy and training to develop his own training method, Spinal. He wrote and published two books, ‘L’entraînement spinal’ (2011) and ‘Courir mieux’ (2013), both best-sellers and acclaimed by many health care professionals. He is the founder and president of Spinal Mouvement and a member of Ostéopathie Québec.
FREE GENERAL PUBLIC LECTURE, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Bring with you coaches, parents and young athletes.
Reducing Head Impacts in American Football using a helmetless tackling technique by Dr Erik Swartz
La préparation au mouvement chez les athlètes by Nicolas Michaud, CAT (C) for Montreal’s Alouettes
9:00am to 10:15amQuel rôle le thérapeute du sport peut-il jouer dans la prise en charge d’athlètes aux prises avec des douleurs lombaires?
10:30am to 11:45amL’entraînement Spinal
11:45am to 1:15pmLunch (included)
1:15pm to 2:30pmA Love Triangle: the Diaphragm, the Psoas and the Spine
2:45pm to 4:00pmChanging tides in the acute management of catastrophic head and neck injured athletes
Serie of three 1-hour workshop, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
The lectures and workshops will be held at Concordia University (Loyola Campus). Concordia University is ideally located at the corner of West Broadway and Sherbrooke Street West in N.D.G. The location is easily accessible, either by car, or via a short bus ride (#105) from the Vendome metro station. Free parking is available on the streets around campus.
Concordia University – Loyola Campus
7141 Sherbrooke St. West
Athletic Therapy Award of Excellence
This annual award is given to a graduating student from the Bachelor of Science: Specialization in Athletic Therapy program from Concordia University. The recipient demonstrates excellence in athletic therapy skill and competence and a continued commitment to becoming a fully certified Athletic Therapist.
Gary Cummings Athletic Therapy Award of Distinction
Named after Gary Cummings, a renowned pioneer in the field of Athletic Therapy in Quebec and CTSQ Hall of Fame Inductee, this award is meant to encourage and support a promising undergraduate student in Athletic Therapy at Concordia University, in becoming a Certified Athletic Therapist.
Dave Campbell Athletic Therapy Award of Distinction
Named after Dave Campbell, a CTSQ and CATA Hall of Fame inductee, this award is meant to encourage and support a promising undergraduate student in Athletic Therapy at Concordia University, in becoming a Certified Athletic Therapist.
David H. Jones Memorial Award
Named after the late David H. Jones, honorable member of our community and great mentor this award is meant to encourage and support a student that shows the same enthusiasm and passion towards athletic therapy as its eponym.
This year, the very chic Hôtel Windsor will be hosting our banquet in their Crystal lounge. A great buffet, wine and beer will be served in a very glamorous environment. This is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with your schoolmates and colleagues. CTSQ awards and Concordia Scholarships will also be awarded during the evening.
Cocktail: 6:30 pm
Dinner: 7:30 pm
Table (10) available to buy
If you have any questions or want more information about our event, send us an firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact usLa Corporation des thérapeutes du sport du Québec (CTSQ)
7141 Sherbrooke st. W
Montreal, QC H4B 1R6
514-848-2424 ext. 3311
Visit our website: www.ctsq.qc.ca