Sebastien Weber

Physiotherapist, B.Sc.Kin, M.Sc.A.PT, McKenzie-MDT Part A.

Locations: Montreal clinic and online

Speaks: English, French

Since an early age, Sebastien has had a keen interest in pain and injury management. He completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver British Columbia. He chose advanced exercise prescription as the focus of his undergraduate studies, concentrating on tailoring strengthening and cardiovascular training regimens to those with injuries and chronic illness. Aligning with his passion, his undergraduate research project centered on optimal rehabilitation for athletes with lumbar disc injuries.

After his undergraduate, Sebastien moved to Montreal to attend McGill University, where he received his Master of Physiotherapy degree. His Master’s further cemented his passion for pain management and his research focused on faulty movement patterns of those with low back pain.

In addition to manual therapy and sports therapy, Sebastien also uses the McKenzie MDT method to deliver rapid and long-lasting results to patients. Sebastien always incorporates a biopsychosocial approach to patient care, to see a person from a more holistic lens and to help the patient becomes an active participant in their recovery. In the clinic, he strives to ensure a high quality of care when treating patients, constantly re-evaluating his treatment procedures, all while tailoring to the personal needs of each individual patient.

Sebastien has a special interest in chronic back and neck pain, and regularly attends conferences, continuing-education webinars, and post-graduate courses to stay up to date with the latest scientific literature.

On his days off, Sebastien enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking, rock climbing, and skiing.

Tristan Smith-Klooster

Physiotherapist, B.Kin, M.Sc.A.PT, McKenzie-MDT Part A.

Locations: St. Lambert clinic and online

Speaks: English, French

Tristan holds a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McGill University, as well as a Bachelor of Kinesiology and Physical Education from Vancouver Island University, in British Columbia.

Throughout his studies, he completed research projects on a diversity of topics. These include the effects of mental imagery on recovery from stroke, as well as a study comparing the fitness profiles of the various rock-climbing disciplines using a rigorous test battery. Finally, during his master’s degree, he was part of a team that used Virtual Reality to examine for any correlations between balance, and visual impairments, in participants who had suffered a traumatic brain injury.

In addition to research, Tristan also has a keen interest in treating patients who suffer from cardiovascular conditions, and has experience in the Intensive Care setting, working with post-operative cardiac surgery patients.

Tristan’s greatest passion, however, is Rock Climbing, and he strives to integrate his love for the sport into his profession. Having shadowed and studied under Rock Climbing specialized Physiotherapists from across North America, he can offer climbing-specific physiotherapy to patients from all branches of the sport.

Using the McKenzie-MDT method (Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy), manual therapy, targeted exercises, patient education, and a firm belief in the importance of evidence-based practice and patient-therapist connection, Tristan works to provide rapid, long-lasting results for all patients. He is an expert in understanding client perspectives and will be able to work with you to achieve the outcomes you need, and most importantly, the outcomes you want.

Manpreet Virdi

Physiotherapist, B.Sc.PT, M.Sc.A.PT, McKenzie-MDT Part A-B-C-D, 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 master’s project, Manpreet and her team did a scoping review on community-based rehabilitation in settings affected by armed conflict, mass displacement, and natural disasters.

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

In addition to manual therapy, targeted exercises, and patient education, she also uses the McKenzie-MDT approach (Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy) to find rapid, and long-lasting results for musculoskeletal problems. As your physiotherapist, she strives to provide effective and evidence-based solutions 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 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 multiple manual therapy courses with the AQPMA (Quebec Association of Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), post-graduate courses by Bahram Jam (Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute), Shirley Sahrmann (Movement System Impairment Syndromes system), Jeremy Lewis (shoulder classification & treatment), and other.

As he was advancing through the McKenzie-MDT courses, Dimitri became much better at problem-solving differential diagnosis problems and at offering much better solutions for spine, muscles, and joint problems. 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 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 advanced expertise in the musculoskeletal field.

With regards to sports and extracurricular activities, Dimitri enjoys ballroom dancing (Latin & Standard) at a competitive level for over 10 years, equestrian jumping and classic dressage, table tennis, 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 Award (1 per province). The most demanding accomplishment physically and mentally was being selected among the 50 most physically fit cadets in Canada and then completing (among only 38) the Military Parachutist Airborne Course with the Canadian Armed Forces.