Patrick is a Performance Specialist/Osteopathic Practitioner who brings a unique perspective merging the disciplines of fitness and motor development, athletic performance and osteopathic manual therapy. His approach is to provide osteopathic manual therapy to address biomechanical barriers (e.g., articular, soft tissue, visceral, and cranial etc) that may prevent the body from moving or functioning optimally and can lead to tissue breakdown or dysfunction. Patrick combines performance systems and osteopathy to help clients prevent and/or manage injuries, while establishing sustainable high performance practices. His approach relies on the promotion of optimal movement, recovery, mindset, and nutrition.
Patrick spent two years in the Montreal Canadiens’ organization where his primary role was Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Hamilton Bulldogs, and he also provided osteopathic care for players. He continues to provide consultant services for the Canadiens Hockey Club. Previously, Patrick spent six years as strength and conditioning coach for McGill hockey, while concurrently building and integrating his osteopathic approach since 2009. In addition to building valuable experience with numerous NHL/AHL athletes, he has experience working with several Olympians and internationally competitive figure skaters.
Patrick’s Education and training include: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist- NSCA (CSCS, 2007), Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (UNB, 2007), Master’s degree in Biomechanics (McGill, 2009), completed course and examination requirements in osteopathy—5 years—currently in clinical experience portion of training (CEO, D.O, expected 2016 & member of Ostéopathie Quebec). Additionally, he has completed the Certified Performance Specialist program through EXOS, the P2 mentorship program, and is a certified Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) member through Functional movement systems (FMS).