I’m a Functional Dry Needling/IMS Certified physiotherapist who graduated with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia (UBC). I have a special interest in orthopaedics and sports injury rehab by using a manual therapy and exercise-based approach to treatment. I also have additional training in Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling/IMS and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization(IASTM).
I believe in helping people get back to their pre-injury activities as soon as possible while minimizing their chance of re-injury. I has experience working with individual from a variety of backgrounds including paramedics, RCMP, and athletes of all levels from recreational soccer players all the way to Olympic curlers. I have also worked as a physiotherapist for North Vancouver’s Junior B hockey team.
Asides from sports injuries, I have a special interest in treating clients who have been in a motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries and repairs, and lower back and shoulder injuries. I am a believer in preventative rehabilitation. To this end I have been invited by the Windsor Soccer Academy in North Vancouver to present an on field ACL prevention program to their athletes. I have also done a speaking engagement to dental professionals on how to extend their career by keeping injury free through proper posture and positioning.
One of my other pursuits is that of facilitating continuing education for health professionals. I hosted the first KinetacoreTM Level 1 dry needling course in Vancouver and their Therapeutics and Level 2 courses. I also hosted The Manual Therapist’s Eclectic Approach to Soft Tissue Mobilization and The Eclectic Approach to Spinal Thrust Manipulation. And, I speak to the graduating class of physiotherapists at UBC annually on how to prepare for the written national exam.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife, daughter, and son, and hiking the local mountains with my German Sheppard Deja, snowshoeing at Mount Seymour, strength conditioning and running.