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David Apap - Physiotherapist

Qualifications in physiotherapy and osteopathy

  • Master's in Physiotherapy from McGill University's (2015)

  • B.Sc. in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry from the University of Nevada, Reno (2011)

  • French Baccalaureate, Scientific Section (2007)

  • Manual therapy: Level 1 and 2 

  • McKenzie A: The Lumbar Spine

  • Training with Barham Jam: Certified level 1 and 2, upper limb

  • Experience in research and teaching of anatomy

  • Sports first responder

  • Student in osteopathy (2nd year at the CEO of Montreal)

David in a nutshell…

With a master's degree in physiotherapy from McGill University in 2015, David first studied in the United States where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Reno, Nevada.

David has been involved in alpine skiing from an early age in France, reached the elite level and competed internationally as well as on university tours in the United States and Quebec. Athlete at first, he then coached the McGill University Alpine Ski Team from 2015 to 2018. He is now back from a winter of skiing in Japan where he devoted his time teaching alpine skiing.

A high-level Alpine skier on the professional circuits of Europe for many years, he was exposed earlier to sports medicine as a patient, and now has this interest today as a therapist. His clinical internships in both hospitals and private clinics have also given him the opportunity to work with a wide variety of populations.

David practices and also teaches yoga having an International certification recognized and accredited by the International Yoga Federation (IYF) and the French Yoga Federation (FFY). He has been practicing yoga for 5 years and has been teaching, when time allows him, for the past 3 years.

In the coming years, David plans to develop his manual therapy skills and knowledge and continue his studies in osteopathy.

His best assets are; professionalism, punctuality, being a good listener and enthusiasm.

“My mission is to accompany others through their healing processes with a personalized and pedagogical approach, so that they can regain their autonomy or achieve their sporting goals. I promulgate a curative but also preventive approach. Clinical reasoning and investigation stimulate me to continue to learn and evolve as a therapist.”

Merit Awards and Scholarships

David has received numerous merit awards and scholarships as a student athlete at the University of Nevada and McGill University.  He was named the Most Valuable Player for 2 consecutive seasons on the alpine ski team at McGill.

Coverage of sporting events

David used his physiotherapist skills with the McGill University's alpine ski team at RSEQ competitions.  He has covered numerous events as sports first responder.

He also completed advanced wilderness & remote first aid courses as well as an avalanche safety training level 2.

Sports practiced / Leisure

In addition to alpine skiing and winter sports, David practices cycling, fitness and has recently begun to perfect his swimming.