Athletic Therapy, Strength & Conditioning

Athletic Therapy, Strength & Conditioning

EXPERTISE

Vincent has been involved in a sports milieu since he took his first steps; either by participating in a wide variety of sport but mostly playing hockey at a highly competitive level for over 15 years. Vincent knows what it takes to be a successful athlete as he was faced with the reality of being a high level athlete since adolescence. Therefore pursuing a career where sports are the central component, whether by training or by rehabilitation, was an easy decision to make.

BACKGROUND

Vincent graduated his Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science with a Specialization in Athletic Therapy at Concordia University in August 2008 from there he continued his involvement with athletes. As a student, he had the opportunity to work with a wide range of athletes either by developing strength and conditioning programs and supervising their training or as a student athletic therapist. All of these opportunities helped him gain valuable experience and allow him to develop his talent and sharpen his skills in the way he wanted to work with athletes and by helping them improve and optimize their performances; As a strength and conditioning specialist, as an Athletic Therapist or by a combination of the two.

In the summer of 2008, Vincent spent his clinical internship portion of his Bachelor Degree interning at High Performance Sport. As a clinical internship student at HPC, he discovered a team of dedicated and dynamic professionals with whom he shared a similar vision and motivation and who allowed him to verify his desire to pursue a career in this specific field. He is certified with the Canadian Athletic Therapist’s Association since November 2009.

Now an integral part of the High Performance team, Vincent was the Athletic Therapist and Strength and Conditioning coach for the Acadie-Bathurst Titans in the QMJHL from 2008-2010. His responsibilities among others included the rehabilitation, emergency care and strength training of all the hockey players throughout the hockey season. In the spring of 2010, Vincent was hired as the Assistant Athletic Therapist for the Montréal Alouettes of the CFL were he worked for 2 seasons. With the Montréal Alouettes, Vincent gained a lot of experience by working with professional athletes in a professional sports setting and had the chance to win the Grey Cup with the Alouettes in 2010. During the NFL 2010/2011 season, Vincent had the opportunity to intern for 2 games with the Green Bay Packers.

Since January 2012, Vincent is the Athletic Therapist of the Montréal Impact FC of the Major League Soccer. As an Athletic Therapist with the Montréal Impact, he is responsible of the player’s rehabilitations as well as their return to play specific rehabilitation. This position allows him to combine his Athletic Therapy and Strength and Conditioning skills as an integral part of the player’s rehabilitation programs.

METHODOLOGY

When working with athletes, Vincent brings his determination, enthusiasm and his desire to make athletes and people perform beyond their expectations. His manual therapy approach is characterized by a combination of soft tissues release, manual mobilizations, stretching and strengthening. He strives consistently to learn, improve and broaden his horizons. “Never be satisfied” is a quote that would describe him. Let Vincent help you achieve goals you never thought possible.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSING


Certified Athletic Therapist