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Our Team

Youri Laplante –
El Haïli

Physiotherapist, B.Sc.PT, M.Sc PT, MOPPQ
Certified McKenzie-MDT

Before obtaining his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at McGill University, Youri was equipped with a robust scientific training through his completing a Bachelor’s degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at Université de Montréal. After many years spent in a research laboratory, it was clear that his dynamism, empathy and contagious smile needed to be put to better use, in a clinical setting. These are the qualities that make him an excellent physiotherapist, dedicated to his patient’s well-being. 

Youri discovered the impressive results offered by the McKenzie method during his university training. Today, after having completed the courses given by the McKenzie Institute and successfully passed the certification examination, Youri is proud to make a considerable difference in the life of people suffering from orthopedic conditions by promoting their independence and their ability to treat themselves. Like many satisfied patients, choose Youri and Expertise Physio and you will be in good hands. 

Youri spends his free time training, biking, and playing soccer and taking care of his dog. He also has a marked interest in psychology, philosophy, cooking and travelling.

Speaks English, French, and Spanish.

Dimitri Dragutan

Physiotherapist, B.Sc.PT, MOPPQ,
Certified and Diplomaed McKenzie-MDT

Physiotherapy graduate from McGill University in 2009, Dimitri participates regularly in the physiotherapy symposiums at the national and international levels. Before discovering the McKenzie Method, he completed the manual therapy courses with the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA: Level I, Level II Upper Extremities, and Level II Lower Extremities; courses with Bahram Jam (Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute), Shirley Sahrmann (Movement System Impairment Syndromes), Jeremy Lewis (shoulder specialization), and other post-graduate courses.

The implementation of this innovative expertise known as McKenzie-MDT allowed for a surprising improvement in the quality of care towards his patients. Dimitri then obtained his MDT Certification/Credentialing Exam in 2015. In 2016 he was selected among 20worldwide participants to undergo the highest training available from the McKenzie Institute International: the MDT Diploma Programme. After passing the theoretical semester in 2016, Dimitri successfully completed the clinical semester in the UK in 2017. This intensive training then culminated with the two-day International MDT Diploma Examination in San Francisco.

In regards to sports and extracurricular activities, Dimitri enjoys latin and ballroom dancing at a competitive level for over 10 years, equestrian jumping and dressage, table tennis, kitesurfing, and other sports. Dimitri also successfully completed the Royal Canadian Army Cadets program, finishing in the highest position of his Regiment with numerous distinctions, including the Strathcona Medal and the Military Parachutist Certification – one of the toughest courses in the Canadian Forces.

Speaks English, French, Romanian, and Russian.

Duc Nguyen

Physiotherapist, B.Sc.PT, MOPPQ,
Certified and Diplomaed McKenzie-MDT

 earned his physiotherapy degree at McGill University in 2009. Ever since, he has specialized in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal problems, a field he is very passionate about. Since his graduation, Duc has accumulated over 700 hours of continuing education to better serve his patients. He has taken various courses in biomechanics, pain science, and manual therapy, but became especially interested in “Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy” (MDT), in which he obtained his Certification Level in 2013.

Ever since Duc started applying the MDT principles, he has seen a marked acceleration in his patients’ recovery. This motivated him to pursue and obtain the Diploma in MDT – the most advanced qualification of this kind in the world. He is amongst the five experts to hold this title in the province of Quebec.

When he is not working in the clinic, Duc likes to stay active by training and practicing martial arts.

Speaks English, French, and Vietnamese.