Louis-Matthieu Dorval

Proud “Franco-Ontarien”, Louis-Matthieu grew up in the East end of Ottawa. For his family, helping others and caring for each other was always a priority.  He witnessed this constantly, spending entire summers at the cottage with his grandfather who battled Parkinson’s disease for over 30 years before passing away at Perley in 2014. In high school, Louis-Matthieu looked for a field where his interest for sports and physical activity would match his academic strengths. Physiotherapy quickly became a natural fit and he was able to earn his bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa in 2008.

From there, Louis-Matthieu spent 10 years working in private clinics in Orleans and in Gatineau. He also used that time to continue his education, taking courses in various complementary subjects such as advanced manual therapy, MacKenzie concept approach for spinal problems, various taping techniques, The Running Clinic Expert Course and many more.

Louis-Matthieu has been fortunate to collaborate with numerous athletes and sports teams, boasting a rich portfolio that encompasses prestigious events like Skate Canada International and the World Junior Hockey Championships. Notably, in 2009, he accompanied the Canadian men’s volleyball team to Belgrade, Serbia, for the Universiads. His expertise spans a diverse range of sports disciplines, including ringette, football, rugby, and hockey, showcasing his versatile skill set in the athletic realm.

Transitioning into a new chapter in 2020, Louis-Matthieu joined Perley Health. Eager to tackle challenges head-on, he is prepared to leverage his accumulated knowledge to address a broad spectrum of injuries and musculoskeletal disorders, extending his care not only to veterans but to all age groups including older adults living with frailty.