After graduating from the Université de Montréal in 1982, François began his career in Calgary, Albera, where he started his training in orthopedic manual therapy. In 1985, he came back to Quebec and completed the two first years of his osteopathic training at the Académie Still Québec. In 1994, he obtained a certificate in advanced manual therapy in 1994. Lecturer at McGill University from 1989 to 1994, lecturer at Université de Montréal from 1991 to 1994 and instructor at the AQPMO and at the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, he has been teaching manual therapy for 24 years. François is a Canadian reviewer of this program since 2001.
Active in the profession, François is involved in the AQPMO, the professional inspection committee of OPPQ and is currently a member of the policy committee on manual therapy as well as president of Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada.
He founded the clinic in 1989, serving the people of the neighborhood in which he grew up. His clinic has become a reference, offering diverse and specialized services.