Over the past decade, working one-on-one with patients as a healthcare provider has taught me one important lesson: Knowing what to do is only half the battle.
The best treatment plan isn't going to work unless we can find a practical way to fit it into your busy schedule. With the right ingredients of practicality, patience, and persistence, we can work collaboratively to find what will work best for you. I love the challenge of figuring out the optimal treatment plan for my patients so that they can improve their health and well-being, and achieve whatever goals they might set out for themselves.
I'm a registered Physiotherapist who holds a Master's degree in Physiotherapy and a Clinical Master's degree in Manipulative Therapy, and I'm also internationally accredited in both Orthopaedics (i.e. muscle, bone, and joint injuries) as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT) and Sports Physiotherapy as a Registered International Sports Physical Therapist (RISPT). Using my head, heart and hands, I have the skills, technical abilities and clinical reasoning to identify your problems and help set you on the road to recovery.
I also believe that my role as a healthcare provider goes beyond the basics of physical health, and I love to share ideas and resources with those who are interested in using their physiotherapy experience to improve their overall health and well-being. Whether we're discussing sleep hygiene, diet, stress management, mental health, the critical role of our social relationships, brain health, or a host of other aspects that influence our overall health, I'm eager to be of service in whatever domains that might pique your interest and facilitate a quicker recovery for your injury. I'm also very keen on sharing ideas with the general public that empower them to enhance their well-being, and as such, I've authored two different books. The first is called A Cure for Concussions: Conquering the Culture of Fear & Empowering People to Full Recovery, which attempts to dispel the myths and misperceptions about concussions and shows people how to improve their brain health. The other is called I'm With Crazy: Making Friends With the Voices in Our Heads & Redefining the Culture of Mental Health, which shares the idea that mental illness is our default state and that mental health is something we need to consistently cultivate using four key components.
If you're interested in finding a practical solution to your current aches and pains, and if you're interested in learning about how to take steps to enhance other areas of your health and well-being, I'd be more than happy to work collaboratively with you on your road to recovery.
||MCLSc, MPT, BSc, FCAMPT, Sport Dip