Our Team

Meet our skilled professionals

Valerie Beaulieu, B.Sc., CAT(C)

Clinic Founder and Owner
Certified Athletic Therapist

Valerie obtained a Bachelor in Exercise Science from Concordia University with a Specialization in Athletic Therapy. She is a Certified Athletic Therapist with the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association, a Certified Sports First Responder and Sports CPR/AED-Health Care Provider, a Running Specialist with The Running Clinic, and has had a Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification. Valerie places a great emphasis on using a global treatment approach when assessing and identifying the cause of both sport and non-sport related physical injuries. She promotes joint mobility restoration, functional ability and quality of life.  She uses a one-on-one hands-on treatment method that consists of patient education, a combination of contemporary manual therapy techniques, such as soft tissue release, myofascial release, joint mobilization, muscle energy, muscle testing, therapeutic modalities, and specific personalized home exercise program. This proactive attitude results in a faster recovery process and reduces the risks of re-injury.

Valerie had a great opportunity to expand her athletic therapy skills rehabilitating injuries of individuals ranging from the general public to high performance athletes.

Among the numerous sporting clubs and organization events that Valerie participated as an Athletic Therapist, she had many opportunities as part of the medical team with Para-Athletics Canada during several training camps and international events such as:

  • 2010 US Paralympic National Championships (Miramar, Florida),
  • 2010 Swiss National Championships (Arbon, Switzerland),
  •  2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New-Zealand),
  • 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France), 
  • 2013 Canadian Track & Field National Championships and a number of National Para-Athletics Training camps in Florida.

Valerie believes in providing an effective clinical practice where critical information must be accurately communicated by encouraging team collaboration with other health professionals and specialists in the area.  

Lisa Gosselin-Cross, B.Sc., CAT(C), CSCS

Certified Athletic Therapist

Lisa Gosselin-Cross is a bilingual certified athletic therapist. She completed her studies at Concordia University in Montreal, QC. The big city life gave her the great opportunity to work alongside a wide range of varsity athletes from junior high to university level, international athletes at the national circus school and even professional athletes with the Alouettes CFL team.

Lisa is also a national-level figure skater, having competed as a single’s skater and part of synchronized skating teams ever since the age of 5! In addition to her own sport participation, Lisa has over 10 years of experience in the strength and conditioning industry. As such, she focuses a lot of her work on getting her clients moving as fast as possible by having them participate actively in their own rehabilitation.

In clinic, she adopts a hands-on approach using many different manual therapy techniques in the span of a single treatment. She has helped many clients (athletes or not) recover from innumerable musculoskeletal injuries ranging from sprains and strains to full dislocations and tears contributing fully in their pre and post-operative rehabilitation. If you have pain that is limiting you from achieving your full potential or an injury that is significantly impairing your daily activities, I can help get you back to the lifestyle you crave! ​

Matthew Johnson, B.Sc.Kin, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Matthew is a registered massage therapist. He completed his massage therapy training through the intensive program at Algonquin College in Ottawa. Prior to massage, he completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology program at Acadia University. While there, Matthew volunteered as a coach for the strength and conditioning program where he trained many athletes to help facilitate their sport performance. His Kinesiology background works synergistically with his massage training to guide an informed and effective approach to his treatments.

In practice, Matthew has worked with a wide range of clients varying from athletes to pregnant women. Of these clients he has seen a variety of conditions ranging from tissue maintenance to chronic and acute pain. Matthew emphasizes client engagement throughout the treatment to provide results directly in line with the clients’ goals. He uses specific massage techniques ranging from deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, soft tissue and joint mobilization to help achieve these goals.

Matthew encourages a proactive approach for his clients and takes pride in empowering them to achieve the results they want.

Vanessa Cornish, Clinic Administrator

Vanessa grew up in Orleans for most of her childhood. After graduating high school, she packed up her things and headed out West to ski and snowboard for a winter. Finding herself in BC after the ski season was over she headed back to school and graduated from Vancouver Island University in 2003.  

Vanessa spent three years in Germany which granted her tons of travel opportunities with her family. She also had the unique opportunity to work with the international community at her children’s school as the Canadian Representative and Volunteer Coordinator.  

Having worked many years in Corporate and Community Development and Office Administration she has an extensive background in customer service and relationship management. She has experience working with athletes of all levels and values the importance of a welcoming experience for all. She enjoys building relationships with clients and helping them on their journey to wellness. 

Vanessa spends most of her spare time keeping up with her kids. In the summer they spend a lot of time swimming at the family cottage on Mississippi Lake and x-country skiing in the winter.  Also, she has recently developed a new love for running.   

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