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Partners / Management

The caring partners of Concordia Physio Sport are committed to getting you better, faster daily through excellence in treatment, teamwork and customer service. Believing in community involvement, training and a dedicated team effort, the staff at all of our locations work to help you achieve all of your health objectives. 



Ron Rappel

Managing Director, CBI Concordia Physio Sport, Vice-President, Quebec, CBI Health Group

Ron worked at Concordia University at the Head Athletic Therapist for 18 years overseeing the athletic department's sports medicine needs and also taught the Emergency Care of Athletic Injuries course for thirteen years.

When Ron is not managing the business development and operations for CBI Health Group in Quebec he can be found playing hockey in the winter or golfing in the summer.

He volunteers his time developing scholarships at Concordia University, is Chair of St. Mary's Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament which raises over $350,000 per year and was also co-chair of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament, which has fundraised over $800,000 over 12 years.

Steve Villeneuve

Physiotherapist & Manager CBI Concordia Physio Sport (Brossard)

Steve has completed his Level III quadrants in Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, and other post-graduate courses in muscle energy, myofascial, TMJ and Stuart McGill.

He was a consultant for the McGill Redmen Football Team (2004-2006) where he perfected his skills to become a certified Sport Physiotherapist and is also an accredited therapist for the Centre National Multi-Sport de Montréal for high performance athletes.

As a student Steve worked with the men's hockey team at McGill. Prior to university, Steve was an elite athlete who played AA hockey, Midget AAA and Major Junior baseball. In 1995, Steve was awarded the UCC Foundation Scholarship to attend Upper Canada College in Toronto where he played both baseball and hockey.

Karen Meyer

Physiotherapist, Manager CBI Concordia Physio Sport (Pointe-Claire)

Karen joined CBI Concordia Physio Sport after graduation from McGill in 2004. She spent a year in BC with CBI Health Group before she returned to CBI Concordia Physio Sport and helped manage and develop multidisciplinary services in Pointe Claire before becoming Partner in 2009.

Karen continues to advance her skills as a therapist by taking extensive continuing education courses including McKenzie courses, manual therapy, treatment of chronic pain and advanced taping.

She worked two seasons with McGill hockey while pursuing her studies and then worked with Lac St Louis Midget Espoir hockey after graduation. When she is not busy treating and managing the clinic, Karen enjoys snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking and running.

David Donnini

Physiotherapist, Manager CBI Concordia Physio Sport (Dollard-des-Ormeaux)

David graduated from Concordia University’s Exercise Science program with a specialization in Athletic Therapy and continued to graduate from McGill’s Physiotherapy program in 2004. He has been the partner at the Dollard-des-Ormeaux location since 2009 and is certified in the McKenzie approach to diagnosing and treating spinal problems and is actively pursuing further training in physiotherapy techniques. David has worked with many sports teams, including the McGill Redmen Hockey team.

Xanthi Gazetis

Osteopath / Certified Athletic Therapist & Manager CBI Concordia Physio Sport (NDG)

Xanthi graduated from Concordia University in 2000 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science, specializing in Athletic Therapy and obtained her certification in Athletic Therapy in 2001. She has been a therapist at the NDG location since 2003 and in 2009 Xanthi completed her thesis and acquired her Osteopathic degree.

Vi Tai Thai

Physiotherapist & Manager CBI Concordia Physio Sport (Côte des Neiges)

Vi Tai graduated with a degree in Physiotherapy and a B.Sc. in Microbiology from University of Sherbrooke. He joined the CBI Concordia Physio Sport team in Brossard in 1996 before moving to the Cote des Neiges clinic in 2000. Since 2012 Vi Tai also works at our most recent montreal clinic Van Horne. He has completed numerous courses including McKenzie courses, myofascial release, manual therapy, mobilization of the nervous system and hip instability, and most recently Vi Tai has obtained a license to practice dry needles in 2013.

Gianni Mariani

Manager, Osteopath / Certified Athletic Therapist - CBI Concordia Physio Sport (Laval)

Gianni Mariani, partner and therapist at the Laval location of CBI Concordia Physio Sport, started his career with the organization in 1996. He, along with his partners, opened the Laval Clinic in 1999. Following his graduation with distinction and Honours from Concordia University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science with a specialization in Athletic Therapy, Gianni gained his certification as an Athletic Therapist in 1995. Upon graduation, Gianni wasted no time in continuing his studies as he started his five years of Osteopathic training at the Collège D’Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal. Gianni completed his thesis in 2003 on Craniosacral Therapy and acquired his D.O. status. Taken from his extensive continuing education credentials, his skills include Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy, Craniosacral Therapy, Soft Tissue Release (STR) and Klein-Vogelbach Swiss Ball Techniques, Mobilization of the nevous system and Mulligan mobilization techniques. Over his career in Athletic Therapy, Gianni has worked with various sports teams and organizations that include Head Therapist for Vanier College and consultant therapist for Athletics Canada. He has also participated in Major games as a member of the Canadian Medical Team at the World University Games in Sicily (1997), Torino (2007), the Pan American Games in Winnipeg (1999), Santo Domingo (2003) and the World Track and Field Championships in Helsinki (2005), Berlin (2009). Gianni also was the former president of the Quebec Corporation of Athletic Therapists as well as a founding member and former director of the Quebec Sports Medicine Council. In 2004 Gianni was a member of Canadian Core Medical Staff at the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.