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Brigitte Cormier, KIN-RMT

Brigitte Cormier, KIN-RMT

 Kinesiologist, Registered Massage Therapist/Kinésiologue, Massothérapeute accréditée

“There is always a way to the next step”. Brigitte Cormier, B.Kin, RMT believes that there is always a way to help others in their health pursuits & wellness goals.  Whether directly through her skills and care, by helping others better understand their bodies/injuries/conditions, or by directing clients to the health care professionals they need, she is truly dedicated to her clients’ health and wellbeing. She aims to treat the root cause of symptoms and discomforts, and believes the client to be powerful in their ability to improve their health outcomes with the right awareness, practice and tools.

Brigitte is a Kinesiologist and a Registered Massage Therapist providing healthcare to people of all ages and backgrounds. In addition to applied Kinesiology and Massage Therapy for health, Brigitte also treats specific health statuses such as symptoms relating to degenerative conditions, rehabilitation, athletes, musicians, artists, work related ergonomics, unique life phases such as pregnancy, beginning of life care and end of life care.  She treats persons with various levels of ability and mobility, gender identities, as well as at various stages of physical and mental health.

Above her roles as a professional coach and trainer, Brigitte has also competed as an athlete at the regional, provincial and national levels.  She also had the opportunity to compete internationally. These experiences have proven great contributors to her deep understanding of the athletic body in its various stages of training, performance and injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Passionate for life and curious in every subject, Brigitte also travelled extensively through 30 countries and volunteered with over 20 charitable organizations.  These experiences cross over into her practice in a way of diversity and openness to various belief systems and cultural health care models.

Brigitte graduated with distinction from both l’Université de Moncton and Le College Atlantique de Massage Thérapeutique. In both institutions she merited various distinctions in academics, athletics and volunteering.

Brigitte is an insured massage therapist covered under most health insurance plans. She is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapist of New Brunswick (CMTNB) as well as with the NB Association of Massage Therapist (ANBMT).

Brigitte’s Qualifications

Education

Bachelor of Kinesiology, Université de Moncton

Diploma in Therapeutic Massage, Collège Atlantique de Massage Thérapeutique Inc.

Past employments: Health Field

Laboratory of Physiology: Kinesiologist; Cardiac Rehabilitation Program; Fitness Testing and Consulting; Personal Fitness Trainer; Professional Athletic Coach; Injury Rehabilitation Program Development; Health Educator; New Brunswick Workplace Wellness Pilot Project Coordinator; Testing & Evaluation of Health Indicators; Health Education and Consulting; NB Power Wellness Program Employee Outreach on Health; Active Living and Lifestyles Campaign; Leisure & Community Services, Delivery of Acting Living Programs in Community: Town of Dieppe (seniors, youth, teens, persons with special needs); NB Canada Games Athletic Fitness Trainer; World Championship Physical Conditioning Coach (Firefighting Combat Challenge); Kayak instructor, Spelunking (caving) tour guide in outdoor eco-tourisme.

Courses / Certificats / Mentorships: Health

Massage Therapy for People Living with Cancer (30 hrs), Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT, Oncology Massage Education Associates (Oregon, USA)

TMJ Mastery: TMJ dysfunctions/joint displacements (30 hrs), ANBMT, Fredericton NB

Osteopathy Observation Mentorship (100 hrs), Dieppe medical clinic  (MD, DO)

Physiotherapy Observation Mentorship (25 hrs), Hôpital George L. Dumont, NB

Osteopathy Cervical Manipulation (16 hrs), School of Structural Therapy, ON

Cranio-Sacral Manual Therapy, leveI I (25 hrs), The Upledger Institute Inc, NS

Kinetic Swedish Massage (15 hrs), Kine-Concept Institute of Ontario, ON

Tibetan Universal Massage (30 hrs), Tibetan Universal Massage Institute, India

Reflexology, (70hrs), Atlantic School of Reflexology, NB

Reiki, Level 1 (15 hrs), International Association of Reiki Professionals, NB

Quantum-Touch, Level 1 (12 hrs), Quantum Touch Institute, NS

Therapeutic Touch, Level 1 (16 hrs), N.-B. Healing Touch International Inc.

First Aid & CPR, Canadian Red Cross Association/Saint John Ambulance

(Consecutive Re-certifications:1992-to present)

Suicide prevention course (15 hrs), Moncton City Hospital, NB

Health & Fitness:

Certified Fitness Consultant, Canadian Society of exercise physiology (CSEP)

SCPE Certified Personal Trainer, (SCPE)

Level 1 Coaching (4 athletic disciplines), N.-B

AshtangaYoga Teaching Certificate (14 hrs), World Fit Pros, ON

Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong, Level 1 (15 hrs), CFQ Master Yap Soon Yeong, NB

Other:

International development course (40 hrs), OXFAM Canada

Training in safety and environment, RCCL, US

Ethics and personal relationships, RCCL, US

Crowd management, RCCL, US

Leadership : various conferences and certificates,

Leadership for working with children, Animerie clown (10 hrs), Animerie Québec, NB

Leadership for working with youth & teens, Gear up for Excellence (100hrs), California USA

Canadian National Youth Conference, Mentor, Gear up for Excellence (40 hrs), Edmundson NB

Speaker on Violence against children, Education conference

Awards

Academics: University scholarship opportunity St. Francis Xavier University; Royal Bank all-Canadian honour roll U de M; Leadership scholarship U de M; Honour student with Distinctions U de M & CAMT;

Athletics (player awards and sportsmanship distinctions): Canada Games Athletics; University Track & Field; Ultimate Frisbee Canada/Atlantic; Cycling NB; Volley-Ball NB; Soccer sportsmanship