Claudine received her certification as a hyperbaric technologist in 1999 after completing a Basic Hyperbaric Medicine Course at McGill University. As a result of her efforts and the efforts of Dr. Pierre Marois MD, her children’s physician, two research studies were conducted in the Province of Quebec. In 2000, Claudine had the honor of participating as part of a research team that conducted the second and largest study of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in North America for the treatment of neurologically injured children. Due in a large part to her efforts, Hyperbaric Oxygen is considered as a viable therapeutic option complementing the care of children with neurological injuries throughout North America and around the world.
She completed an additional course of study in Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine under the direction of Dr. Eric Kindwall in 2001. A pioneer in the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen for pediatric patients, she has been involved in the creation and operation of several private hyperbaric centers in the US and Canada. In 2004, she realized a dream come true when she and her partner Thomas Fox opened Island Hyperbaric Centre, on the beautiful little island of Ile Perrot, Quebec. Claudine has authored a number of articles on the subject that have been published by different magazines and organizations. Her personal story of the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen to treat her twins affected with CP has been chronicled in the book “Oxygen and the Brain- The Journey of our Lifetime “ written by Dr. Phillip B. James of Scotland. She has had the honor of speaking at the 3rd International Symposium for Cerebral Palsy and the Brain-Injured Child in Boca Raton, Florida. In 2008, she received an award from the Richard A. Neubauer Institute for her dedication in the field of hyperbaric oxygen as a care-provider. Her drive for the advancement of this field is as unwavering as is her compassion for those whom she cares. She continues to regularly attend International Hyperbaric Medical Symposiums and to work for the acceptance of the field.