Tim began his academic journey at the University of Western Ontario where he studied Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, graduating in 2012. From there he moved to Hamilton, receiving his Master's in Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2014. Since then he has completed professional development courses through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, as well as Acupuncture through the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute. Tim was an athlete in his younger days, participating in baseball, badminton and football. He completed his first (and probably last) marathon in 2011, and has since adopted a more 'weekend warrior' lifestyle. Tim enjoys working with a wide variety of people, ranging from young athletes wishing to return to sport, to older adults working to enhance their independence. He has experience in managing joint and muscle issues of the extremities and spine, as well as chronic health conditions including but not limited to ALS, MS, Parkinson’s Disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and COPD. As a student and as an independent practitioner, Tim has worked in private orthopaedic clinics, sports medicine, in-patient rehab, and paediatric developmental neurology. Since 2008, Tim has served in the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve. He has had the opportunity to work and train in a variety of both field and clinical settings throughout Ontario and Quebec.
Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?
I place a strong emphasis on collaborative care with my clients. My goal is to help you achieve your goals in whatever way is conducive to your personality and lifestyle. I take the time to understand you and your needs in order to arrive at the optimum treatment plan.
What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?
My treatment approach is heavy on therapeutic exercise prescription, which gives you the tools for a long term recovery, not just a temporary one. In addition, I regularly perform joint mobilizations to manage pain and improve function. I often incorporate soft tissue techniques to relax tight tissues and facilitate healing. I enjoy working with all ages from infants to older adults.
What are you proud of in your practice?
I am constantly striving to get better. This includes taking professional development courses, conducting literature reviews, and consulting with colleagues in order to enhance my skills to better serve you.
Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?
While I enjoy working with all of my clients, I take a special joy in assisting those people who are goal directed. I want to help you get back to doing those things that you enjoy. That can be a sport, a hobby, or even just getting through a work day without pain. I enjoy working with people of all ages, children to older adults with anything from sports injuries to chronic issues arthritis. I also have a special interest in treating people with vestibular issues (vertigo and dizziness).
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