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The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic
1075 Bay Street, Suite #603
Toronto, Ontario
Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  
Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  
Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  
Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  
Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  


Gareth has been a member of the Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic team since 1997. His initial training was at the Salford School of Physiotherapy in the UK where he graduated with merit. He has worked in several teaching hospitals in the UK National Health Service and Canada where he developed a keen interest and gained extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic orthopaedic conditions. Gareth’s post-graduate studies in manual therapy have been extensive. Shortly after graduating he successfully completed the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (UK) Advanced Spinal and Peripheral Joint Manipulation programs. To continue his professional growth he traveled to Australia to complete an advanced, in-depth program of manual therapy training at Curtin University, Perth, West Australia. This course further developed his passion for clinical work building on the teachings of Geoffrey Maitland, Robert Elvey and Brian Edwards. He was awarded the Brian Edwards Prize for the highest clinical competence for his performance in clinical practice with patients and received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy. His manual therapy qualifications are internationally recognized by the International Federation of Manual Therapists (IFOMPT). Gareth’s treatment approach focuses on the resolution of pain and movement imbalances to help optimize outcomes after injury, arthritis or surgery. A sound knowledge of the basic sciences of anatomy, biomechanics and pathology form the foundation of his clinical practice and are applied in conjunction with an enthusiasm for clinical care using manual therapy, exercise and client education. Read more... Gareth is committed to excellence in clinical care. His specific clinical interests are the spine, sports physiotherapy, joint replacement therapy, and neuro-dynamic mobilization based on David Butler’s work. As part of his role at The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic he provides physiotherapy care in an industrial setting, working with employees in the treatment and prevention of repetitive strain problems. Gareth holds Adjunct Lecturer status at the University of Toronto. He is committed to education of MSc PT students from the University and is a clinical supervisor as well as being a regular lecturer for the department of physiotherapy. He has been a teaching assistant in the Departments of Anatomy and Physical Therapy for the BSc and MSc PT programs and post-graduate courses. He is the Assistant Chief Examiner for the clinical component of the Physiotherapy National Examination (PNE) Toronto site. He has served on the Toronto committee responsible for developing questions for the exam and has been involved in the production of videos for the PNE. Gareth is currently pursuing a Masters degree through the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto focusing on health professions teacher education (MScCH HPTE). His areas of interest are the development