Alain Scheldeman - Owner, Physiotherapist, Naturopath and Certified Athletic Therapist

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Alain Scheldeman

Owner, Physiotherapist, Naturopath and Certified Athletic Therapist

B.Sc. P.T., CAT(c), NAT

Alain graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. He is a licensed physiotherapist and certified athletic therapist. He is a member of the Ordre des professionnels de la physiothérapie du Québec and the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. He is also licensed as a Physical Therapist in the state of Florida.

Alain has always shown an interest in sports medicine. He has taken part in several athletic events including numerous world cups and championships, here and in Europe. With a particular interest in figure skating, he was the head therapist and coordinating therapist for the Canadian figure skating team for more than 5 years and he also provided medical care at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

From 1984 to 1987, Alain was the head therapist for the Montreal Alouettes/Concordes football team. With the return of professional football in Montreal in 1996, Alain once again held this position with the Alouettes until 2000. In 2002, he became the medical coordinator for the Montreal Impact soccer team for a few years.

Occasionally, Alain takes additional professional training, including in manual therapy, muscle energy, myofascial release, the McKenzie approach, etc.

Alain is one of the three founders of the Action Sport Physio network and he is the president and chief executive officer of the franchisor, Action Sport Medicine International Inc. He actively works on developing the network of Action Sport Physio clinics and is constantly on the lookout for creative ideas to improve the well-being and satisfaction of patients.

Outside of his professional activities, Alain is a sports enthusiast who loves playing golf, hockey and skiing. If he is not at the clinic or at franchisor's office, you can be sure to find him outdoors practicing his favorite sports.

Testimonials

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In 2011, I finished in 5th place at the Duathlon World Championship in Spain. As a competition enthusiast, I had previously competed in more than 25 running, decathlon and triathlon competitions during that year. In the course of that very busy season, I suffered from a very painful heel spur. Right after the world championship was over, I had to stop running for 6 months. I tried every possible health treatment under the sun and, finally, I turned to Shockwave therapy with Alain Scheldeman. I had already gone to Action Sport Physio and benefitted from the services of a physiotherapist, who had given me excellent practical advice to heal a plantar fasciitis and I did not hesitate to go to that clinic again. I met with Alain, the jovial owner of the clinic, and he gave me 3 Shockwave treatments. I was told it’s a painful treatment. To be honest, it turned out less bad than I thought. It only lasted 5 minutes and the pain diminished with every session. Then, on Alain’s recommendations, I gradually started running again 6 weeks later. I was pleasantly surprised by Alain’s exceptional follow-up. Even after therapy was over, he kept asking me how I was doing. Alain was really taking my healing to heart and I found it reassuring to have such a support. This year (2012), I have gone back to competing. I perform at the same rhythm as last year, minus the pain. I get great pleasure from training for my new goal: the Half Ironman World Championship (on September 9, 2012). And to avoid injuring myself again, I now see Christophe Szumski, an osteopath for amateur and elite athletes at Action Sport Physio. He helps me correct my posture so that I perform at my very best. Also, he guides me nutrition-wise so that I tap into my full potential during the many competitions. His help has become indispensable. In other words, I feel lucky to be able to count on a team as professional and dedicated as this one. I have not hesitated to refer many of my friends to Action Sport Physio (West Island). I trust them completely!

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