AMS Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centres are staffed by a complete multidisciplinary team of health and rehabilitation professionals including osteopathy.
Simon El Malek, DO
Simon is a graduate of the Collège Ostéopathique Atman, located in Sophia Antipolis, France. He completed a five-year osteopathy program and wrote a one-year dissertation. He is a member of Ostéopathie Québec since 2017. Since his graduation, he has followed postgraduate courses in obstetrics, pregnancy and paediatrics. He has also obtained a certification from the European School of Osteopathy (Maidstone, GB) and from the Molinari Institute of Health, directed by Renzo Molinari (Osteopath D.O, GB).
After his degree, Simon worked in his own office in Nice while participating in the first emergency network of associates osteopaths (« Urgences Mal de Dos »). He also worked as an assistant for the MB Vitality clinic (Sophia Antipolis), combining Osteopathy and wellness. He then moved to Montreal where he deepened his knowledge in the perinatal field. Simon also volunteered with the Association Solidarité Ostéo, an osteopaths network particularly active during the terrorist attack which happened in Nice in July 2016, to help the traumatized victims.
Simon focuses his attention on the patient while providing care and he sees the patient as a responsive partner during his healing process.
He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, hiking and travelling.
Yao Qiang Xu DO(MP), DCMOEB, CFSH, CFFO
With the background of Bachelor of Kinesiology, physical education and experience in physical and Health Education, Yao continued his study in McGill University in 2010 in Kinesiology, Physical education and Healthy Development and obtained his master degree with an excellent academic score. Yao pursued his studies in the field of osteopathy at the National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto and obtained his Diploma in Osteopath in 2012 and his Doctor degree of Osteopathy in 2014.
He combines the advantages of the Osteopathic, Kinesiology and Physical Education when working on his patients, together with a variety of techniques such as targeted stretch/exercise leading to help his patients recover from pain, disease and injury effectively.
Yao is a member of the Société Des Ostéopathes Du Québec (SOQ) and of the International Osteopathic Association (IOA).
Yao is also a Registered Naturopathic Therapist at the Canadian Naturopathic therapy Association in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Maureen Hannah Maher, BA(Psych), DO(Qc), DOMP
Maureen is an Internationally Accredited Female Osteopath with over fifteen years of clinical experience. Born and raised here in Montreal, she completed her undergraduate studies at McGill University majoring in Psychology and her Osteopathic training with the College d’Osteopathie du Quebec à Montreal. After completing her thesis in the field of Cranial Osteopathy, Maureen acquired the Centre Osteopathie Plus, a solo practice which grew over eight years into a multi-disciplinary clinic where many local Physicians and Specialists referred their patients. Realising a need to further her knowledge of more complex orthopedic and neurological conditions, Maureen then travelled and worked abroad. She studied extensively and was then accredited as a Primary Care Practitioner in Australia and received partial accreditation with the GOsC (UK). She was the first Female Canadian trained Osteopath to work in Singapore in South East Asia. She is trained and adept at interpreting all medical imaging including radiology and MRIs, but cannot legally diagnose or requisition such imaging in Canada. Her collaboration with the medical specialists at AMS allows her to use her vast experience as a Practitioner of the Manual Therapy of Osteopath while remaining medically based. In 2012, Maureen Founded the Center for Continuing Education of Osteopathy where she is Educational Director and teaches continuing education courses across Canada and Europe. She is the Author of several Workbooks that are in demand and used by Osteopaths in their clinics throughout the world. Her focus at AMS reflects her fondness for treating Women’s Health Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and challenging Cranial Cases such as Vertigo, Sinusitis and Migraines, as well as complex Orthopedic and Neurological conditions. Maureen is currently a member of the Society of Osteopaths of Canada.