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Physiotherapy Team

MONICA KOSIUK, CEO and Co-Founder of L’Esprit 

Monica Kosiuk is a talented, caring and humble human being.

The L’Esprit journey began when Monica Koziuk, physiotherapist opened the first clinic in 1986. As the head physiotherapist, she set the tone for a relaxed, patient-focused healthcare clinic. Monica’s McGill University education of a Bachelor of Rehabilitative Science in Physiotherapy, and a Master of Arts in Biomechanics laid the foundation for fulfilling her lifetime passion. She began pursuing her dream of creating a multi-disciplinary Healthcare Clinic focused on patient-centered care. Over 30 years, the clinic expanded to include like-minded people- Family Doctors, Orthopedic and Plastic Surgeons, Neurologists, Occupational Therapists, Personal and Group Trainers, Acupuncturists, Dieticians, and Registered Massage Therapists – all with the same vision to provide exceptional multidisciplinary healthcare to the people of Montreal and committed to improve our healthcare system.

Annually, Monica is involved in conducting government funded evidence-based research to improve physiotherapy and occupational therapy treatments for the clinic’s patients. She has researched The Use of Physiotherapy for Cancer Rehabilitation and Improving Balance and Preventing Fall for Seniors .  Weekly, Monica meets with her team of professionals to create a synergy and team approach to patient-centered care. Daily, Monica treats each of her patients with kindness, understanding, and caring while addressing their physical injuries/disabilities and improving their feeling of well-being.

Monica embodies our slogan, “ Excelling in the science of healing and the art of caring”.

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Kathy Jarka

Kathy Jarka is one or our talented physiotherapy leaders at L’Esprit Physiotherapy and Healthcare Clinic.

She has a knack for coaching people back to their optimal strength and wellness with physiotherapy. Kathy’s natural interest in postural alignment and function has helped solidify her 32 years as a physiotherapist- 22 years of service at L’Esprit. Her guidance and support can help individuals return to their “normal” or achieve optimal function in daily activities or competitive sports.

Kathy’s Consulting Times:

MONDAYS 8:00AM-1:30PM 


Casi Shay

Since graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973, Casi has treated orthopedic, neurology and oncology patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. During her 26 years with L’Esprit she has developed an expertise in cancer rehabilitation, including orthopedic issues, and has a specialization in lymphedema treatment. Contributing to lymphedema research in conjunction with the McGill lymphedema program, and as education co-ordinator for the Quebec Lymphedema Association and member of the education committee Canadian Lymphedema Framework, Casi has continued to develop her ability to provide to her patients the most appropriate treatment and resources necessary to maximize their recovery.

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Nick Sulica 

Nick is a compassionate therapist who received his B.Sc. in Physiotherapy from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario in 2000. He was trained and worked in Toronto and Montreal with post-graduate courses including Mulligan, McKenzie, soft-tissue release techniques, and his area of specialization included building better bones, a stronger core and treating benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Nick spent two years perfecting his expertise in spinal rehabilitation at the Canadian Back Institute Clinic. He joined the L’Esprit Physiotherapy team in 2005 and he enjoys the sense of accomplishment from helping others feel better, move better and have a fuller life. He loves problem solving, interacting with a diverse clientele and promoting health and wellness education.


Veronica Egusquiza

Veronica studied for her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in her native Peru and then in Canada. She specializes in muscular reprogramming and decongestive therapy. She enjoys working with her patients, and she is dedicated to each individual’s full recovery to good health.  She loves her position at L’Esprit because of the family-friendly atmosphere and the patient-centered approach.



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