Manon Dufresne, pht, présidente de l'OPPQ

A Word from the President

Welcome to the website of OPPQ (Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec).

Physiotherapy has a lot to contribute to Quebec’s healthcare system, thanks to the dedication and professionalism of those who practice it.

Our role as a professional order is to guide our members and ensure they provide you with top quality care and services. Our main mission is to protect the public. You can call on the Order if you feel a physiotherapist or physiotherapy technologist you consulted behaved inappropriately or if you feel you were not provided with quality service.

OPPQ is also responsible helping these professions advance. Our objective is to promote our members’ abilities and think about how to optimize health care in Quebec.

As president, I promise to do all I can to achieve our Order’s mission of ensuring residents of Quebec receive safe, high quality care. I am also confident that our members’ ongoing efforts to stay on top of ever-evolving professional knowledge and practices will address the needs and concerns of their patients.

 Enjoy exploring our website!

Manon Dufresne, PT, OPPQ President

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors (BoD) consists of 16 members: 12 elected members and 4 members appointed by Office des professions du Québec. In addition to the chair, 7 are physiotherapists and 4 are physiotherapy technologists. The chair and board members are elected or appointed for renewable three-year terms. OPPQ members elect the chair by popular vote.

The BoD oversees the overall administration of OPPQ and ensures compliance with the Professional Code and Regulations that govern OPPQ and its members. In particular, it oversees entry into and practice of the profession.

The Executive Committee handles OPPQ’s day-to-day business and exercises the powers conferred upon it by the BoD.


  • Manon Dufresne, pht, M. Sc.(A)., M. Sc. | Présidente du comité exécutif de l’OPPQ

Administrateurs physiothérapeutes élus

  • Chantal Besner | Administratrice physiothérapeute Montréal (juin 2025) | Vice-présidente du comité exécutif de l’OPPQ
  • Simon Desrosiers | Administrateur physiothérapeute Laval, Lanaudière, Laurentides (juin 2025)
  • Sylvie Marchand | Administratrice physiothérapeute Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Outaouais, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Côte-Nord et Nord-du-Québec (juin 2024) | Administratrice du comité exécutif de l’OPPQ
  • Axel Sessler | Administrateur physiothérapeute Capitale-Nationale et Mauricie (juin 2026)
  • Yannick Tousignant-Laflamme | Administrateur physiothérapeute Bas-Saint-Laurent, Estrie, Gaspésie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Chaudière-Appalaches et Centre-du-Québec (juin 2024)
  • Pier-Thomas Tremblay | Administrateur physiothérapeute Montérégie (juin 2026)
  • Tatiana Vukobrat | Administratrice physiothérapeute Montréal (juin 2025)

Administrateurs technologues en physiothérapie élus

  • Geneviève Beaudoin | Administratrice T. phys. Estrie, Montérégie et Centre-du-Québec (juin 2026) | Administratrice du comité exécutif de l’OPPQ
  • Mélanie Benoit | Administratrice T. phys. Montréal et Laval (juin 2024)
  • Richard Brault | Administrateur T. phys. Bas-Saint-Laurent, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Capitale-Nationale, Gaspésie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine (juin 2024) | Vice-président du comité exécutif de l’OPPQ
  • Camille Gaudreau-Pollender | Administratrice T. phys. Mauricie, Outaouais, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Côte-Nord, Nord-du-Québec, Lanaudière et Laurentides (juin 2025)

Administrateurs nommés


OPPQ coordinates a number of committees that member physiotherapists and PRTs sit on. These committees, which handle various OPPQ activities, are a way for members to get involved and actively help OPPQ and its professions advance.

Admission Committee

The Admission Committee assesses applications to join OPPQ. It also handles requests from applicants trained outside Quebec and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee regarding degrees and training OPPQ should recognize as equivalent.

Review Committee (Admission)

If applicants are not satisfied with a decision concerning their request to have a degree or training recognized as equivalent, they can request a review. The Review Committee’s job is to review the Executive Committee’s decisions.

Training Committee

The Advisory Committee examines issues related to the quality of the initial training physiotherapists and PRTs receive, in keeping with professional practice.

Governance Committee

Governance includes all rules and processes related to managing and leading OPPQ. The Governance Committee drafts the rules and procedures that enable the Board of Directors (BoD) to carry out its duties. It also organizes and coordinates the identification, recruitment, appointment, and representation of directors, apart from the chair.

Finance and Audit Committee

The Finance and Audit Committee reviews the policies and processes tied to OPPQ’s financial management and expenditures to ensure they are effective. Following the financial audit, the committee reviews the financial statements and ensures that the recommendations made are implemented. The committee also reviews OPPQ’s budget and ensures it is in line with OPPQ’s mission and objectives so it can make recommendations to the BoD.

Human Resources Committee

The Human Resources Committee assists the Board of Directors with certain tasks, such as hiring, evaluation, remuneration, and succession planning for members of OPPQ’s management team and other employees.

OPPQ Clinical Research Fund Steering Committee

This committee advises OPPQ’s governing bodies on decisions regarding OPPQ’s clinical research fund, such as what the fund’s major scientific and budgetary strategies should be.

OPPQ Clinical Research Grants and Awards Evaluation Committee

This committee establishes and maintains a transparent and thorough evaluation procedure for scholarship and grant applications, reviews applications, and makes appropriate recommendations to OPPQ’s governing bodies regarding the annual awarding of grants and scholarships from the Physiotherapy Clinical Research Fund.

Advisory Committee on Spinal and Joint Manipulation

This committee processes spinal and joint manipulation waiver requests.

Review Committee on Spinal and Joint Manipulation

This committee manages requests to review spinal and joint manipulation certifications.

Our Team


Manon Dufresne, PT, M.Sc.(A)., M.Sc.
OPPQ President — ext. 227

Karine Ethier
Assistant to the President — ext. 232

Office of the Secretary and General Manager

Marie-France Salvas
OPPQ Secretary and General Manager
Information Access Officer — ext. 246

Caroline Forant
Assistant to the Secretary and General Manager — ext. 226

Sophie Dumont
Project Manager and Assistant to the General Secretary — ext. 254

Legal Services and Admissions Department

Daphné Thériault de Carufel
Director of the Legal Services, Admissions and Assistant Secretary — ext. 250

Audrey Benoit
Legal Services Advisor — ext. 239

Julie Dubuc
Legal Services Assistant — ext. 258

Isabelle Dufort, PT
Admission Advisor — ext 245

Katharina Ciobanete, PT
Entry-to-practice consultant — ext 427

Carol Ann Bélanger
Admission Assistant — ext. 243


Communications Department

Sandra Chabannel
Director of Communications — ext. 223

Jean-Benoit Bédard
Communications Advisor  — ext. 504

Marie-Claude Clermont
Communications Advisor 

Julie Desrosiers
Communications and Customer Service Assistant — ext. 221

Office of the Syndic

Judith Brillant, Phys. T., B.Sc., LL. M.
Information Access Officer — ext. 249

Diane Breton, PT
Assistant Syndic — ext. 222

Catherine Liu-Castanet, PT 
Assistant Syndic — ext. 228

Régis Paillé, Phys. T.
Assistant Syndic — ext. 263

Lise Tremblay
Assistant to the Office of the Syndic — ext. 251


Department of Professional Development

Patrick Doiron-Cadrin, PT  
Director of Professional Development — ext. 266

Stéphanie Grégoire, PT
Project Manager and Illegal practice research Officer — ext. 244

Catherine Provost, Phys. T. (maternity leave)
Project Manager and Illegal practice research Officer — ext. 230

Pierre-Yves Lauzon, Phys. T.
Project Manager — ext. 230

Sylvie Bérard
Assistant, Department of Professional Development — ext. 238

Priscilla Bindi
Assistant, Department of Professional Development — ext. 235


Justine Couturier-Des Rochers, Phys. T. 
Director of Inspection
Professional Inspection Committee Secretary — ext. 265

Catherine Beloin, Phys. T. 
Inspector — ext. 233

Véronique Boucher, PT 
Inspector — ext. 242

Vincent Chênevert, PT 
Inspector — ext. 234

Sylvie Coulombe, PT 
Inspector — ext. 229

Marie-Josée Gagnon, PT 
Inspector — ext. 421

Isabelle Lapierre, PT 
Inspector — ext. 264

Melina Scalcione, Phys. T. 
Inspector — ext. 236

Jihad Essaidi
Assistant, Department of inspection — ext. 247

Mélanie Dalpé
Assistant, Department of inspection — poste 225

Administrative Services Department

Dominique Serre, BAA 
Director of Administrative Services — ext. 224

Jérôme Calvez 
Assistant, Administrative Services — ext. 231