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Physiotherapist and Director, Operations
B.Sc. P.T., CAT(c)
Etta Mariani graduated from McGill University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy. She is a member in good standing of l’Ordre professionnel des physiothérapeutes du Québec. Prior to obtaining her degree in physiotherapy, she graduated from Concordia University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science – specialization: Athletic Therapy. In 2000, she also obtained her certification as a certified athletic therapist with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. She has been a part of the Action Sport Physio team since 1995.
Etta has since demonstrated a particular professional interest in the field of orthopaedics, sports medicine and manual therapy. She has completed Muscle Energy courses on the cervical and lumbar spines and Muscle Activation Techniques of the upper and lower quadrants. Etta has completed her Level III courses - upper/lower quadrants in manual therapy with the AQPMO and has recently obtained her certificate of manipulation of articular and vertebral joints with the OPPQ in 2015. She has also completed various clinical courses on the evaluation and treatment of the thorax and on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) – Rocabado approach. Etta has also completed the ReACT concussion attestation program specializing in the post-concussion care and management of injured athletes and is a CCMI (Complete Concussion Management) certified clinician.
As an athletic therapist, Etta has covered many sporting events, providing emergency care and first aid interventions. She has worked with the Concordia University women’s hockey team and with the Montreal women’s senior AAA soccer team for many years now. Her experience on-field includes various provincial, national and international competitions.
As a member of the medical team, Etta has participated in the International Women’s Hockey Tournament in Russia and in the Copa Cittalli in Mexico. She has also covered numerous Skate Canada competitions. She also treats various athletes at Action Sport Physio St-Leonard, including skaters from the national team and students from various sports study programs in the community.
In her spare time, Etta enjoys joggin, kickboxing, Zumba and spending time with her family.