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Experience

RECOVERY IS MORE THAN REHAB, HERE'S WHY:
I work with people of all ages and abilities who share one thing in common - they can't get past some invisible line or barrier to improve their health, physical activity, or sports performance.

Unfortunately, the fitness world isn't helping these people. Despite the number of "post-rehab" and "sports specific" certifications that are available, many people realize that they don't address their actual needs.

​This sends many people into a cycle of lack of progress, pain, and reinjury that seems to be impossible to beat.

​For over 25 years, I've been helping my clients find the progress they've been working so hard for. Whether it is improving health with exercise for chronic illness, getting back onto the golf course after spine surgery, or setting a personal record in the marathon, I feel as excited as my clients when they achieve their personal milestones.

Professional Bio
MY APPROACH TO HELPING CLIENTS
There is a huge gap between physical/medical therapy outcomes and actually being able to return to life the way it was before your health problem happened. Trends like "core strengthening" and "functional training" have become terms even your grandma knows, but they have almost no research evidence to support them. In the real world, many people (from patients to athletes alike) realized this the hard way.

​I've always been driven to understand this relationship better. I went from focusing on the biomechanics of sports and performance as an undergrad to doing a Master's degree with the Clinical Mechanics Group at Queen's University to study anatomical forces that cause hip and knee arthritis. Later, I joined internationally recognized spine biomechanics expert Stuart McGill, Ph.D., to research spine loading and injury mechanisms during weight training exercises.

​I apply the skills and knowledge gained from these experiences to help my clients progress in their function, movement, and performance. No hype required.

Education

Queens University
MSc (Biomechanics), Kinesiology
1993-1995
University of Waterloo
PhD program, Kinesiology
2002-2006

Certifications

Registered Kinesiologist (RKin)
College of Kinesiologists of Ontario
2002-2006
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
National Strength and Conditioning Association
2002-2006

Continuing Education

The Movement Solution Advanced Movement Assessment and Treatment for MSK Syndromes
Kinetic Control (UK)
Sept 2010
Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes, Levels 1-3
Shirley Sahrmann, PhD. Washington Univerisity at St. Louis Physical Therapy Department.
January, 2003
Mulligan Method of Joint Mobilizations, Upper Extremity
Jack Miller, PhD.
July, 2016
Spine Therapy Network Conference, biannually.
Spine Therapy Network

Profile updated on: August 8, 2022

Professions

  • Athletic Therapist

Clinics

Area of Focus

  • Neurological
  • Orthopaedic

Referral Sources

Regulatory Bodies / Professional Associations

Languages

  • English

Client / Patient Age Range

  • Adults (18-64)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Youth (2-18)

Services

  • Assessment (Gait)
  • Electronic Modalities US and Muscle Stim
  • Myofascial release
  • Rehabilitative and Functional Re-training Exercise Prescription

Type of Injuries

  • Arthritis
  • Back (Lower)
  • Back (Mid)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dizziness and Balance
  • Elbow
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Neck
  • Physical Pain
  • Shoulder
  • Sprain/Strain
  • Wrist