We were made to move.
Movement is paramount to our health and quality of life. My passion for movement, health and physical therapy began with my own personal experiences with injury and movement dysfunction. Having played competitive soccer for most of my life, I experienced a number of different injuries throughout my career. While playing NCAA collegiate level soccer at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire, I tore a major ligament in my right knee in my senior year and nearly ended my playing career early. An extremely intensive rehabilitation program and a positive and determined mindset brought me back on to the field in time to play with teammates to win an NCAA National Championship. This experience helped me realize how powerful our bodies can be and the innate capacity they possess to heal. At Franklin Pierce University I was also fortunate to be honoured as the Senior Male Scholar-Athlete of the year and named to the ESPN Academic All-American team. After graduating with a degree in Biology, I returned to Canada to continue playing soccer at a semi-professional level with the Canadian Soccer League. At the same time, I began coaching elite soccer until deciding to return to school to pursue physical therapy education.
In 2013 I graduated from the University of Toronto Clinical Masters in Physical Therapy Program. The intense study of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics was a great adjunct to the kinesthetic education I received playing high level soccer. My passion for knowledge and desire to help as many people as possible inspired me to pursue further clinical training in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and Advanced Needling Techniques at McMaster University. I also went on to receive certification in Kinesio-taping, concussion therapy, soft tissue therapy and most recently the completion of a five year advanced manual physiotherapy certification qualifying me as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). There are often debates on the effectiveness of certain therapeutic modalities, and I believe that some therapies work sometimes for some people. For this reason, it is important to have wide set of clinical tools and to be flexible with treatment approaches based on the unique needs of the individual that I am working with.
Now with eight years of clinical experience in both the public and private health-care settings, and a large therapeutic toolbox to pull from, I tend to see a wide variety of clients with varying needs from head to toe. Many have had sports or work related injuries, both acute and long term repetitive strain. I see clients that have had motor vehicle accidents and concussions, post-operatively, and with different forms of chronic pain and dysfunctional movement. When movement is impaired through traumatic injury or repetitive strains over time, a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription, collaborative goal setting, and patient education are essential to a successful recovery. I know it is important to empower people to be the experts of their own bodies, and to think of health as a moving target. To keep our bodies in their most healthy state we also need to develop balance, variety, and awareness of our movement patterns. Moving often and moving well is the key to my personal philosophy on physical health and vitality.
Find what moves you.
Languages: English, Greek
Wednesday..........12pm - 7:30pm
Friday…………10am - 6pm