Gilbert Legault – Exercise Enthusiast & Bilingual Physiotherapist
Gilbert grew up loving sports and exercise. That is why he chose to study Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. After graduating, Gilbert completed Teacher’s College again at the University of Ottawa and went on to teach for 5 years at the high school level in various schools in Eastern Ontario. Over time, Gilbert wanted to work with people on more of a one-on-one level so he decided to take on a new challenge and went back to his love of exercise and became a personal trainer.
It is during his time as a personal trainer and working in gyms that he saw so much potential for injuries, aches and pain due to a lack of knowledge or poor lifting techniques. This combined with having to deal with an injury that forced him to consult a physiotherapist, Gilbert knew that physiotherapy was the next avenue for him.
Gilbert completed his Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy in 2010 and has been working in the physiotherapy industry since. He enjoys offering his clients a combination of manual therapy, home exercise centered on their condition or injury, or using acupuncture and dry needling to ensure positive results. Some of his continuing education courses include:
- Acupuncture Canada – AA1 – Foundations of Anatomical Acupuncture
- Acupuncture Canada – AA2 – Clinical Applications in Anatomical Acupuncture
- Orthopedic Division Manual Therapy – Level 1
- Orthopedic Division Manual Therapy – Level 2 – Upper Quadrant
- Orthopedic Division Manual Therapy – Level 2 – Lower Quadrant
- Kinetacore – Functional Dry Needling Level 1
- CHEK Institute – Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1
- CHEK Institute – Program Design
- CHEK Institute – Advanced Program Design
When not working, Gilbert enjoys playing with his two lovely children and feeling like a kid again. He is also planning an organic and sustainable garden with his wife and kids. “We all love picking our own berries and other fruits during season. It teaches kids where the food comes from and that it takes a certain amount of time and effort to get them from trees/bush to the table.”