Here is the profile of Sylvain Desforges, osteopath


The osteopathic care offered by Sylvain Desforges, Doctor of Osteopathy, is both very high tech and based on advanced studies after completing a Bachelor's degree and two doctorates. Moreover, you will be hard pressed to find a clinic offering such a diversity of services under one roof.


Childhood of Sylvain Desforges osteopath


Dès l’âge de 5 ans, Sylvain Desforges osteopath savait dĂ©jĂ  qu’il voulait travailler dans le domaine de la santĂ©.


  • I was born in Montreal on November 27, 1964.
  • But, in 1965, at the age of 6 months, I was very ill and was losing weight. No doctor knew what to do to keep me alive. It was then that I was saved thanks to the adjustments of Dr. Jean-Paul Bergeron, chiropractor.


Studies and diplomas of Sylvain Desforges osteopath


Your osteopath has never stopped studying in order to offer you the best treatments. Indeed, his philosophy is the following: “if this treatment is good for my own mother, then it will be acceptable for my patients”.


  • I completed my CEGEP, in health sciences, at Édouard-Montpetit from 1982 to 1984.
  • Subsequently, I did a certificate in English as a second language at Concordia University in 1984.
  • Afterwards, I graduated in 1990 from “Palmer University” in the state of Iowa, in the United States, after more than 5000 hours of training and 5 years of university. In addition, I obtained an undergraduate doctorate as well as a Bachelor of Science with a major in human biology and a double minor in philosophy and English.
  • D. Palmer University (USA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology Palmer University (USA)
  • Diploma in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): such as nutrition, homeopathy and food supplements
  • Certificate in laser therapy.
  • Accredited training in neurovertebral decompression by the Southern California University of Health Sciences (USA)
  • Certificate in Osteopathy College of Osteopathy of Quebec in Montreal (COQM)
  • Diploma in Naturopathy Collège de Naturopathie du QuĂ©bec Ă  MontrĂ©al (CNQM)
  • D. National University of Medical Sciences (Spain)
  • Since then, I have completed thousands of hours of training in osteopathy, naturopathy, neuro-spinal decompression, laser therapy, complementary medicine, functional medicine, nutrition, homeopathy and various structural, cranial and visceral manual medicine techniques.


Achievements of Sylvain Desforges osteopath


Sylvain Desforges is a hard worker who is always motivated by a job well done and by the desire to provide his patients with the most advanced treatments available.


  • First, during my stay at “Palmer University”, I was president of the “Club du QuĂ©bec” and a member of the university hockey and soccer team.
  • I have been in practice since 1991.
  • In addition, I did a television series on the VidĂ©otron community television network, in 1992, concerning natural health care.
  • From 2005 to 2014 I practiced at the “Clinique TAG” located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
  • Dès 2007, j’ai introduit la laser therapy in our clinic in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
  • In 2007, I implanted neurovertebral decompression in our clinic in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
  • Par ailleurs, j’ai Ă©tĂ© nommĂ© comme expert par l’Office des professions du QuĂ©bec pour siĂ©ger sur un comitĂ© qui a Ă©tĂ© mis sur pied dans le but de règlementer la pratique de l’ostĂ©opathie au QuĂ©bec, en 2008. 
  • In 2010, we opened our first neuro spinal decompression franchise in Laval.
  • In addition, I undertook training in functional medicine in 2010.
  • Also, in 2011, we opened two other neuro spinal decompression franchises in Montreal and Westmount.
  • We established two other neuro-spinal decompression franchises in Quebec City and Gatineau in 2012.
  • Also in 2012, we started our new clinic in Laval.
  • In addition, we established another neuro spinal decompression franchise in Sherbrooke in 2013.
  • In 2014, another clinic in Lachenaie (Terrebonne) this time was started.
  • In addition, another neurovertebral decompression franchise opened in Jonquiere in 2015.
  • Finally, in 2016, we opened another neurovertebral decompression franchise in Alma.


Competences of Sylvain Desforges osteopath


In addition, Sylvain Desforges osteopath uses a large number of techniques in his practice. Here is a non-exhaustive list:


  • First, the Functional Techniques
  • General Osteopathic Treatment (GOT)
  • Monitoring of structural techniques (High velocity thrust technique)
  • Then the neurological treatment (Reflex)
  • In addition, therapies for athletes
  • Not to mention the ergonomics
  • Finally, Posturology


Member of several associations


  • ACMA (Canadian Alliance of Alternative Medicine)
  • COC (College of Canadian Osteopaths)
  • ACODM (Canadian Association of Master Osteopaths)


Languages of Sylvain Desforges osteopath


  • French (mother tongue)
  • English (mastery)


Interests of Sylvain Desforges osteopath


  • Sports: field hockey, soccer, skiing, cycling
  • Music: classic rock
  • Cinema, reading, nature, motorcycle


Therefore, your osteopath, Sylvain Desforges, has never stopped doing continuing education in order to offer you the most effective treatments possible based on current evidence.


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