Léon DesRoches – Physiotherapist and Clinic Owner
Léon is originally from Moncton, New Brunswick. He holds two Bachelor’s degrees; one in Kinesiology from l`Université de Moncton (NB) and the other in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University (NS). Currently, he is completing his Doctorate in the Science of Physiotherapy from Andrews University in Michigan (US) with a focus on treating spinal injuries, concussions and headaches. His interest is in exercise physiology, biomechanics, concussions as well as working with all his clients on creating wellness programs to help people live a long, healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
Leon is very passionate and dedicated to helping organize activities that focus on promoting health and wellness throughout the community. His mission is to work with other health professionals in order to increase physical activity within the school system as well as the workplace to bring all populations, young and old, towards a healthier lifestyle. His favourite way to stay healthy is to spend time enjoying outdoor, the gym and spending time volunteering as a high school basketball coach with Mathieu Martin.
Dominic Gauvin – Physiotherapist
Originally from Saint-Leonard, NB, Dominic joined the Sparx Team in 2010 after having been an established physiotherapist in Alberta for nearly ten years. He studied Pre-Med at l’Université de Moncton before obtaining his bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy from Dalhousie University. Dominic certainly likes to keep himself busy, spending his free time as a personal trainer, hockey referee and making time for hobbies like cycling and snowshoeing. He says the best part of his day is not only helping his clients but being able to do so while socializing with different people every day.
Myriam Cormier-Arseneault – Physiotherapist
Myriam, originally from Rogersville, NB studied in Quebec City where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from l’Université de Laval in 2004. She started her career in Gatineau where she worked for 9 years and joined the Sparx Team in 2014. Myriam has a particular interest in manual therapy, and always takes the time to understand what her clients are going through. She loves to be able to help people with their well-being. In her spare time, Myriam is very involved with ringette, and softball and loves spending time with her family and her adorable dog, Kiko.
Julie Belliveau – Physiotherapist
Julie is from Dieppe and has been a part of the Sparx Team since 2013, initially as a receptionist and physio aid, and as a physiotherapist since 2018. She completed her bachelor’s in kinesiology at L’Université de Moncton and obtained her master’s in physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in 2018. She grew up playing soccer and ringette and saw many physiotherapists during her time as an athlete which is what made her interested in pursuing a career in the field. Julie’s areas of interest are musculoskeletal injuries, concussion management, and vestibular dysfunction/vertigo. She enjoys addressing the root cause of people’s symptoms and guiding them toward recovery so they can get back to their regular daily activities. Outside of work, Julie likes to stay active and makes sure to take time to be with her family, friends, and her dog, Rick!
Jeremy Steeves – Physiotherapist
Jeremy grew up in Dieppe and has always had a passion for sports. In fact, sharing his passion for physical activity is what motivated him to become a Physiotherapist. Jeremy holds a bachelor of kinesiology from l’Université de Moncton and a master’s degree in physiotherapy from Dalhousie University. He started working alongside the Sparx team in 2016 as part of the young trainer’s program that was offered at Sparx. He officially joined us as a physiotherapist in 2022. He also spends his time volunteering with local high schools teams and he is currently the lead therapist for the Mathieu-Martin high school hockey team.
Maxence Carré – Osteopath
Originally from Avignon, France, Maxence joined the Sparx Team in 2020. Maxence has several years of experience in treating, various conditions such as back and neck pain, sciatic nerve, carpal tunnel, digestive trouble, sleep disorder, and chronic pain management and also has a particular interest in patience experiencing jaw (TMJ) pain. He has widespread knowledge of sports-related injuries, specifically injuries related to running. In addition to his interests, while treating in France, he also developed additional clinical skills in treating ailments with newborns and up to the age of three years old.
Jean-Luc Martin – Massage Therapist
Jean-Luc is from Dieppe, NB, and studied massage therapy at the Collège Atlantique de Massage Thérapeutique. He says he was always aware that he wanted his career to involve helping others, and this line of work allows him to do exactly that by providing therapeutic treatments that reduce pain and increase his clients’ quality of life. In his free time, Jean-Luc enjoys the outdoors and makes time for physical activity as often as possible.
Melanie Bolduc – Massage Therapist
Melanie grew up in Bathurst, NB. She has been a massage therapist since 2018 and joined the Sparx Team in 2022. She took an interest in massage therapy when she found out it was one of the best ways to soothe her son while he was feeling overwhelmed. Her motivation is to help her clients feel better physically and mentally. Outside of work, she enjoys walking, painting, going to the beach and gardening.
Ashley Richard – Kinesiologist
Ashley is from Ste-Anne de Kent, she moved to the Moncton area in 2018 to begin her bachelor’s in kinesiology at l’Université de Moncton. Her passion for movement and her motivation to help those around her are what made her pick this field of work. As a student, Ashley was the athletic trainer for UdeM’s Female Soccer team from 2020-2022. She joined the Sparx team after graduating in 2022 and oversees the Sparx Active Rehab Program.
Cloé Allard – Office Manager
Born in Campbellton, NB, Cloé has been in the Moncton area since 2014. She joined the Sparx Team in 2020 as a receptionist and became office manager in the summer of 2021. Outside of work, she is an avid reader and enjoys arts and crafts.
Sophie Duguay – Receptionist
Jasmine Gallant – Receptionist
Born and raised in Dieppe, Jasmine joined our team in the summer of 2022. Outside of work, she plays defence on her ringette team and enjoys being active. Her favourite part about being a receptionist is socializing with clients and seeing their mood improve after a visit.