Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Sportsperson of the Year 2020 by Sports Illustrated
Spokesperson for Emovi, guard for the Kansas City Chief and medicine graduate, Sportsperson 2020 by Sports Illustrated!
Learn more about Laurent’s journey! After winning the 2020 Superbowl with the Kansas City Chief, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif joined the front in the face of Covid-19 by swapping his football player uniform for one of a beneficiary attendant in Quebec long-term care facilities. He uses his platforms to promote health.
Great source of inspiration.
Who is Laurent Duvernay-Tardif?
A devoted athlete,
an inspirational man!
2014: Drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014, Laurent became the 1st Canadian in 13 years to be drafted by the NFL from a Canadian university.
2018: He graduated from McGill Medical School while being an active NFL player.
2019: Emovi partnered up with Laurent to help him get back on the field pain free.
2020/02: He and his team won the Super Bowl.
2020/05: Covid-19 pandemic changed our lives and Laurent joined the NFL Covid Task Force.
2020/07: Joined long-term care facilities in Quebec to fight Covid-19 + enrolled himself in Harvard’s School of Public Health for online courses.
2020/12: Named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated, event sponsored by Emovi for its 2020 edition.
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif X Emovi
In 2018, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif got injured during a game. The day right after his surgery, his rehabilitation process started and so did the physiotherapy. Few months after, he was feeling like he was still missing a bit of an edge, and that’s when he heard about KneeKG. Few weeks after his Knee Kinesiography, he was back on the field pain free. He than became ambassador for Emovi, to promote the KneeKG and help athletes and non-athletes to get rid of the pain that keeps them away from their activity.
Also in « Laurent’s Next Challenge » video:
At Emovi, we are really thankful to count on the support of renowned clinician. To do the « Laurent Duvernay-Tardif’s Next Challenge » video, we had the chance to have two testimonial from expert in their field, Dr. Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, MBA, and Luis Zuniga, PT, DPT, CHT, MT.
Dr. Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, MBA
Board certified orthopaedic surgeon, was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in June 2019. Throughout his career, Dr. Suk has been a vocal leader on public health issues, including the role and importance of organized medicine, resident work hours, social determinants of health and numerous other public health concerns.
Luis Zuniga, PT, DPT, CHT, MT
Completed his education at UT Health Science Center – San Antonio in 1984 receiving the highest honors for clinical excellence. Louis completed his first certification in Manual Therapy in 1991 from what is now the University of St. Augustine and since then has lectured, taught, written and continued to expand his knowledge in this field. He has completed extensive training at the Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine program in manual therapy and manipulation. He received his certification in Hand Therapy (CHT) in 1999 and since then has practiced and taught internationally in the field of hand therapy. He is the founder and president of FYZICAL Therapy Balance & Hand Centers.