Céline is a 1985 graduate of McGill University with a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy. In 1994, she completed a certificate in Health Administration at the University of Montreal. She practiced as an Occupational Therapy department coordinator of the rehabilitation department in the hospital where she worked.
in 1995, she expanded her business and teaching skills by becoming a medical representative for an international corporation and taught and organized splinting workshops. Celine returned to clinical practice and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1997, the year she moved to British Columbia.
She opened her first private clinic, Coastal Hand Clinic, 9 years ago, in October 2007.
Céline is current program chair for the 2017 Canadian Hand Therapy (CSHT) Annual meeting to be held next April in Vancouver.
She is a past president of the West Coast Hand Therapy Association. She also participates in the annual conference of BC Hand surgeons. She attends the annual Canadian Hand Therapy conference(CSHT), American Hand therapy conference (ASHT) and participates in continuing education and mentors therapists. She offers clinical education in fieldwork placements for the UBC Occupational Therapy program students.
Celine is a mother, an avid skier, cyclist, swimmer and hiker. She enjoys travelling with family and friends. She enjoys learning to play the guitar ,surfing, sailing and paddle boarding. She has painted landscapes over the years, having less time to do so in recent years. Continuing to be restless, she has joined a dragon boat team this year and enjoys to ride her motorcycle.
December 2012, she proudly became the first Certified Hand Therapist to offer services in the Sea to sky corridor, based in Squamish under the name “Alpine Hand Clinic”. She currently divides her time between the two clinics and has lived in Squamish for the past 3 years.