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Our Team

Manpreet Virdi

Physiotherapist, B.Sc.PT, M.Sc.PT, McKenzie-MDT Part A, Cert. OAC (Outcomes Accountable Care)

Locations: Montreal clinic and online

Speaks: English, French, Punjabi, Hindi 

Manpreet completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at McGill University. During her studies, she did research on postural sway and chest wall kinematics during inspiratory loading in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and for her masters’ project, Manpreet and her team did a scoping review on community-based rehabilitation in settings affected by armed conflict, mass displacement, and natural disasters.

Manpreet is passionate about research and has received multiple awards for her projects at McGill University.

As a clinician, her main goals are to deliver quality care to her patients, to improve access to rehabilitation services in underserved communities, and to contribute to the advancement of the musculoskeletal care field.

She uses the McKenzie-MDT approach (Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy) to find rapid, reliable, and clear solutions for musculoskeletal injuries or pain. As your physiotherapist, she strives to provide effective and evidence-based care tailored to your needs to help you reach your personal goals and obtain the best possible results.

Outside the clinic, Manpreet enjoys doing Bhangra (a folk dance from Punjab – a province of India), reading books, playing badminton, practicing yoga and meditation.

Dimitri Dragutan

Physiotherapist, B.Sc.PT, Dip. McKenzie-MDT, Cert. OAC (Outcomes Accountable Care)

Locations: Montreal, St-Lambert, online, and mobile visits

Speaks: English, French, Romanian, Russian

Physiotherapy graduate from McGill University in 2009, Dimitri participates regularly in the physiotherapy symposiums at the national and international levels. This allows him to stay up to date with the latest research and evidence-based practice guidelines.

Before discovering the McKenzie Method, he completed the manual therapy courses with the AQPMA (Quebec Association of Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) Level I, Level II Upper Extremities, and Level II Lower Extremities; courses with the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (Bahram Jam), Movement System Impairment Syndromes system (Shirley Sahrmann), Jeremy Lewis (shoulder classification & treatment), and other post-graduate courses.

As he was advancing through the McKenzie-MDT courses, Dimitri became much better at problem-solving differential diagnosis problems and at offering much clearer solutions for spine and joint pain. This led to a rapid improvement in his results as well as in the recovery speed of many of his patients. Dimitri then pursued this path further and obtained his MDT Certification/Credentialing Exam in 2015. Then in 2016 he was selected among only 20 experienced clinicians worldwide to undergo the highest training available from the McKenzie Institute International: the MDT Diploma Program. After passing the theoretical semester, Dimitri successfully completed the practical internship in the UK in 2017. This intensive training culminated with a two-day International Diploma Examination in San Francisco. He is now among 19 clinicians in Canada to possess this international title and expertise.

With regards to sports and extracurricular activities, Dimitri enjoys Ballroom Dancing (Latin & Standard) at a competitive level for over 10 years, Equestrian Jumping and Dressage, Table Tennis, Kitesurfing, and others. 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 (1 per regiment) and the Major-General W. A. Howard Medal (1 per province). The most demanding accomplishment physically and mentally was passing the selection process among the top 50 cadets in Canada and then completing (among only 38) the Military Parachutist Airborne Course of the Canadian Armed Forces.