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Our Team

Meet our skilled professionals

Sarah El Queisi, MSc(A)PT, pht, FCAMPT

Orthopedic and Vestibular Rehabilitation

Physiothérapie Avantex founder


Sarah is a licensed, CAMPT-certified physiotherapist specializing in the management of vestibular and orthopedic injuries. She completed her Bachelor of Science (Anatomy & Cell Biology) at McGill University in 2006, and went on to complete her Master of Science (Applied) Physical Therapy in 2010. She completed her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy and achieved the rank of Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists in Fall 2017.

Sarah’s fields of interest are post-concussion syndrome, vestibular rehabilitation, neck and back pain, and cervicogenic headache. Sarah has also worked in the development and implementation of a successful interdisciplinary concussion rehabilitation program, and has implemented this model at Physiothérapie Avantex. Sarah strives to offer the most effective, evidence-based care for all of her clients. She regularly participates in conferences and continuing education activities in order to stay at the forefront of the field.

Sarah is also an accomplished long-distance runner and triathlete. She loves working with athletes of all levels, from weekend-warriors to professionals.

Mihaela Tobos-Barbuta, M.Pht.


Mihaela is a physiotherapist who graduated from Université Laval. She completed her bachelor in 2017 and her master in 2018. She also has a doctorate in medicine that she obtained in her country of origin, Romania. For 5 years, she practiced medicine with patients of all ages.

Passionate about science, health, well-being and the physiology of the human body, she is particularly interested in the prevention and treatment of vestibular, orthopedic and musculoskeletal issues. Her professional experience guides her therapeutic approach in a way to maximise the potential for recovery of each individual.

Throughout her studies, Mihaela has developed a strong interest for the pediatric clientele and has completed several postgraduate training on motor development.

Attaching great importance to the quality of care, she continues her training with advanced orthopedic manual therapy courses with the AQPMO, as well as courses in vestibular rehabilitation and concussion management.

Mihaela loves nature, biking and hiking on mountain trails. She is empathic and a good listener. She truly wishes that each patient meets their goals and will support you with great care throughout your rehabilitation.

Ashima Malhotra, BPT


Ashima completed her Bachelor’s of Physiotherapy at the prestigious Christian Medical College Ludhiana in Punjab, India and will soon be celebrating 5 years in the field. She arrived in Montreal 3 years ago and completed her physiotherapy equivalency training at McGill University, all while studying the french language with the aim of eventually mastering it.

Ashima has completed several post-graduate training courses in orthopedic and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, and has a special interest in treating neck and back pain. She has a particular expertise in rehabilitating cases of Bell’s palsy and facial paralysis as well as experience and a keen interest in vestibular physiotherapy. Ashima has been working diligently on expanding her scope of practice by completing further education in concussion management and vestibular rehabilitation.

No matter what the time of year, Ashima loves to travel and explore new food ventures (veggie only!!). When she’s not working or in French class, she enjoys doing calligraphy and reading. Ashima is a kind and experienced physiotherapist, with expertise in several different domains of practice, who believes in helping each person achieve their full potential.

Maintenant avec deux emplacements: Centre-Ville ET Ville Mont-Royal!