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Soft Tissue Work Anywhere in The World

Find the best soft tissue work provider, no matter where you are

I travel a lot and not giving my best performance is not option. Whether in my workouts or in my lectures and workshops, being at my best is top priority to me. This is why I’ve build a worldwide network of competent manual therapy providers. This way, I can receive proper soft tissue work, no matter where I am.

These health care experts excel at providing rapid increases in soft tissue function. If you need more strength and flexibility, these are the people you need to see.

In addition, they are all are skilled at many different soft tissue techniques. This makes them also very talented at figuring out the cause of your problems. That is the exact reason why they are quite adept at how to best address them. And of course, all of them also have great knowledge of strength training, which is a bonus.

I have classified these individuals by their home country. It will make is easier for you to find them based on your location


Francine Savard, Montreal

Francine Savard is a sports therapist and naturotherapist. She has more than 25 years’ experience as an athlete and more than a decade as a coach.

She is a certified strength coach under coach Poliquin and has competed in numerous sports. Fancine was a national champion in sport aerobics. She has a long client list of figure- and physique competitors cliens. A lot of them have competed at the national and international level, including:

  • Sylvia Tremblay, IFBB Pro Fitness
  • Michèle Lévesque, IFBB Pro Figure
  • Myriam Capes, IFBB Pro Fitness

Capes is the youngest competitor ever in the history of the discipline of fitness. She participated at the Olympia in September 2009 and placed 6th.

Francine Savard, manual therapy, soft tissue


Jean-Francois Thibault, Montreal

Jean-Francois Thibault has an incredible passion for holistic health and the optimisation of the human body. This lead him to invest a lot over the last 10 years in his education. Consequently, he has acquired many certifications in the health industry. He has also attended hundreds of conferences and seminars all around the world. All of them were taught by leading experts in the health industry.

Similarly, his approach is marked by his philosophy of treating the causes rather than the symptoms. His fields of expertise are:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Strength training
  • Manual therapy
  • Advanced nutrition

This has led him to specialize in coaching the integration of  healthy lifestyle and habits. His biggest talent is to bring people to achieve their full potential. This is the reason he is one of the most sought after experts in the industry.

His mission is to influence as many people as possible to become aware of their current lifestyle. He also focuses on the importance of developing a prevention mindset. This is why he is supplying his clients with the tools required to optimize their health. Thibault is President and Founder of Axellite Comprehensive Health, as well as President and Co-Founder of the Axellite Institute

Jean-François Thibault, soft tissue

Danny Laramee, Ottawa

Danny has worked 15 years in the fields of rehabilitation and strength, primarily using Active Release Technique. He has helped many athletes recover from pain and injury. His clients range from pro to recreational athletes, as well as regular people.Danny Laramee, soft tissue

He is a certified FULL BODY Active Release Provider and holds current certification as well as Nerve Entrapment protocols. Dan is also a certified Fascial Stretch Therapist, Certified Coach as well as a certified Rock Doc, (Rock Tape). Danny is able to provide his clients with stretching protocols and strengthening exercises to complete their rehab and becoming pain-free.

Danny works closely with many trainers as well to help restore their clients to their full range of motion. He also takes care of their soft tissue issues and injuries. This way, they can reach their health, fitness and life style goals faster and pain-free.

Danny has many treatment locations in the Ottawa area, Kanata, Nepean, East End as well as Brockville.


Annette Verpillot, Montrealannette verpillot, soft tissue

Annette Verpillot is a Posturologist who focuses in recalibrating posture and neuromechanics. She founded Posturepro in 2006 after learning about the types of results that Posturology can achieve. Today, Annette is recognized as one of the most experienced and regarded Posturologists in North America.

Annette uses a combination of therapeutic tools that allows her to target sensory receptors of the postural system. With this method, she can bring the body back to an aligned physiological state. This state is required in order to allow the body to move properly and be pain-free. Her unique postural evaluation system has gained a great reputation. It is recognized throughout the world for addressing pain and increasing sports performance.

If a body is not properly aligned prior to movement, the consequences can be:

  • Onset of pain
  • Lower strength and speed
  • Lower energy levels
  • Increased stress hormone production
  • Digestive Dysfunction
  • Headaches and tiredness
  • Hindered daily performance

Annette works with strength coaches, elite athletes, and team coaches from professional and college-level leagues. The goal is to educate them on the importance of implementing Posturology protocols into training regimens. Doing so, they are better able to contribute to injury prevention and sports proficiency with their clients. She is responsible for creating access to Posturology worldwide by training practitioners from all over the world. She offers Posturology workshops with Posturepro’s four-level training program. Check out the Posturepro International Performance Program for more information

Canada and International: 1.514.315.8489
Toll-Free North America: 1.877.315.8489


Tobias Emrich, Reutlingen

Tobias is registered Osteopath with structural, visceral and cranial approaches. He also uses fascial stretching techniques and Myoreflextherapy 

He regularly treats elite athletes from the field of soccer, handball, tennis and competition weight lifters.

Tobias Emrich, soft tissue



Damien Maher, H.Dip, NMT, Dublin

Damien specialises in helping treat and rehab recreational athletes and regular gym-goers. His goal is to have them regain optimal performance as well as to be pain-free. He is based in Sandyford, Dublin, Ireland.

As a former pro soccer player, Damien suffered his own fair share of injuries. It was at this time that he noted the void in skills of the practitioners. There was a gap between the treatment of injury, and the rehabilitation and strength training by the same person. As he sought the full recovery demanded by his sport however, this quest turned into a career.

This led Damien to travel abroad to learn from the world’s leading experts, including Charles R. Poliquin. Thus, Damien covered many fields in the management of injuries.

He began his studies with a diploma in Neuro-muscular Therapy. But he rapidly expanded his knowledge with the study of Active Release Technique and Kinetic Chain Enhancement. He then added Structural Balance, Dry Needling, Fascial Manipulation and Fascial Stretch Therapy.

Damien integrates all these treatment modalities with clinical nutrition to provide successful remedies for his clients’ injuries.

Complete rehabilitation is guaranteed thanks to his expert knowledge of program design. His expertise in the gym allows him to provide his clients with a tailored strength training program. This approach not only helps to ensure they obtain full recovery but also to avoid a return of the original injury.

Damien Maher, soft tissue


Dr. Helen Liljenberg, Stockholm

Helen Liljenberg, DC, graduated from Chiropractic College in 2007 in Stockholm. She has been practicing ever since. A big believer in soft tissue treatment, she then studied ART, which she also implements in her practice.

Subsequently, she assisted Charles R. Poliquin in classes in Sweden and UK. She just recently opened her own private gym, 1 to 1 Performance, with two other partners. The center is located in the city center of Stockholm, her hometown.

Helen liljenberg, soft tissue


Dr. Peter Lundgren, Stockholm

Lundgren is a doctor of Naprapathic medicine. This field of practice is equivalent to a chiropractor and allows manipulations and other forms of physical rehabilitation. Lundgren is very skilled in a technique called dry needling.

Dry needling is based upon the science of neurophysiology. A typical treatment often centers on working with highly irritable areas of the body known as trigger points. To treat a trigger point, Lundgren will insert needles into the skin. In addition to relieving pain, some other benefits of dry needling include:

  • Muscle activation
  • Accelerated healing through better circulation



Elaine Tilley, M.Ost

Elaine is a UK registered osteopath. She uses structural, visceral and cranial approaches to Osteopathy along with Active Release Technique and western medical acupuncture.

Elaine has also studied with Paul Chek and privately with Charles R. Poliquin. She since used these approaches to work with personal trainers and their clients. Thus, she is able to integrate all treatment modalities. First, she blends structural assessments and muscle strengthening methods. Then, she adds exercises to form fully-rounded, successful treatments and soft tissue injury treament plan.

Elaine Langdon, soft tissue

+44 7970 703 459



Dr Grove Higgins, Colorado SpringsGrove_1, soft tissue

Dr. Grove Higgins is the movement doctor! He has studied movement, performance, pain, and brain function for nearly 25 years. Initially, he learned his trade under many well known personalities of the performance world. For example, he was taught by Dr. Mike Leahy, innovator of A.R.T. (Active Release Technique) In addition, he has done four years of lab-based biomechanics research as well.

Then, after completing his doctorate, Dr. Higgins concluded that treatment focusing on technique and medical professions are limited by their perspective or toolset. His focus is on the clients’ overall performance, as he realized that pain is a result of inefficient movement. He uses a combination of movement training, soft tissue, and biomechanical alignment methods to resolve his clients’ issues.

In 2015, Dr. Higgins opened Colorado Springs Human Performance and Rehabilitation (HPR) center. This is where he practices, along with other leading experts, offering a broad range of services and experience. They can address all types of issues related to performance, including concussion. He works with a wide range of athletes and coaches. Furthermore, the center can host athletes who travel to get treatment. Dr. Higgins can also travel to treat in many places in the world.

Currently, Dr. Higgins offers seminars on functional anatomy performed on cadavers for clinicians and trainers. In addition to this, in 2016 the HPR will begin to offer a 12 month long internship program. The focus will be on clinicians and performance coaches who have an emphasis on corrective training. He has also consulted with the military on human performance issues as well as training as a partner in RIKR Performance.

Contact Dr. Higgins
grove2, soft tissue


Nick Liatsos, Boston

Nick Liatsos is a Massachusetts licensed Physical Therapist and an advanced Frequency Specific Micro-Current user. Consequently, he understands the importance of balancing the science and art of healing. With over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness field, Nick has constantly improved his knowledge of the body. This has broadened his spectrum of therapies while making sure he could provide the best care for his patients.

Nick has advanced his skills by becoming a Master Level ART® provider. He is also a strength coach, having studied under coach Poliquin’s supervision. In addition to this, he has also obtained many other certificates such as:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA,
  • Sports Performance Coach with USA Weightlifting
  • Certified Sports Nutritionist degree

He is a student of French Osteopath, Guy Voyer as well. Nick’s therapies go beyond soft tissue work, however. By using energy medicine, he is able to heal all the way down to the cellular level. He does so by using his skill and knowledge in micro-current and Low Level Laser. Right now, he is pursuing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. Nick bridges the gap between physical therapy, strength training and nutrition.

Nick Liatsos, soft tissue



David Johnson

David Johnson is a Physical Therapist who specializes in Sports, Musculo-skeletal and Orthopaedic Medicine. He started his career as a strength coach and has been under Charles R. Poliquin’s tutelage. This is where he learned many methods for successful strength coaching since 2005. He has done several private internships including working with Ian Danney of the NFL, most notably.

David then transitioned into Physical Therapy to get his client back into sport and strong. He has been able to rehabilitate with success athletes from injury or after an operation using his strength coach background. He has worked with many athletes from a variety of sports such as:

  • Premiership football in the UK
  • Basketball, MMA
  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Skiing
  • Golf
  • Ironman

David has continued to update his skills and has certifications in ART, Mulligan Manual Therapy and Spinal Manipulation. He is also a practitionner of Fascial Stretch Therapy, Posturology, F.A.T tool, and Dry Needling. He has instructed with Dr. Austin in Trigenics Myoneural Medicine as well. David currently heads Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation at GJ Sports Medical Centre in Dubai, UAE. He is also the CEO of a Health and Fitness education company.

David Johnson, soft tissue
+971 4 344 9997

So there you have it. No matter where you are, you have my personal address book to get the best soft tissue treatment with these manual therapists. Take care of yourself for the long run!

In health,

Coach Charles R. Poliquin