Marie-Céline Alexander is a bilingual (French and English) neuro-physiotherapist who combines neuro-developmental treatment (NDT), proprioceptive neuro-facilitation therapy (PNF) and functional therapy approaches in her treatment approach. She strongly believes in giving the client a lead role in their rehabilitation process and providing education and guidance is at the forefront of all her clinical treatment. She greatly emphasizes focusing and tailoring treatment around her client’s goals, interests, and their response to treatment.
Marie-Céline’s special interests include vestibular and oculomotor rehabilitation, sub-acute and chronic concussions, chronic pain, and treatment of other neurological conditions (especially spinal cord injuries, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, CIDP, strokes and traumatic brain injuries). She is also trained in CranioSacral Therapy ans uses these technqies to complement a functional and goal-directed approach to treatment
Marie-Céline has significant experience working with children (6 and up) with learning disabilities who may have diagnosed or undiagnosed physical factors contributing to these learning issues. These factors may include motor-sensory issues with the vestibular, proprioceptive or vision systems as well as motor or coordination centers. Motor-sensory issues can affect attention, behaviour and learning. Marie-Céline’s approach with children is specific to their interests as well as needs and goals. She also communicates with the schools as appropriate at the request of the client (child and parents/caregivers).
Marie-Céline 's Courses:
Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Concussive Syndrome and Neuroplasticity: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery
Marie-Celine is the epitome of kindness, knowledge and passion. She is always ready to take on new things, to lead others, and to offer her help. She has a way about her in that when she teaches, she engages the crowd, and inspires individuals to ask questions, and to learn. In the all the times I have met with her, and learned from her, I have always felt comfortable upon arriving, and I always left having learned something new. She is able to spark an interest in others when she shares her own knowledge and passions. She truly is inspirational. Amy Derochie – OT.
I had the opportunity to participate in multiple training sessions with Marie-Celine and am lucky to have been able to. She is very knowledgeable, passionate about her work and was able to answer all of our questions. I highly recommend her as a professional educator! Kayla Smith - OT.