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TOPS The Orthopaedic Physio. Specialists
89 Humber College Blvd, Suite 314
Toronto, Ontario
Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  
Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  
Wed 8:00 am - 4:00 pm  
Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  
Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm  


Tyler was driven towards a career as a physiotherapist by his lifelong passion for sport, exercise and performance. Tyler spent 8 years of his life training for and playing rugby in high school and competitively for a Club team in Toronto. During this time, he won 3 city championships, competed at OFSAA twice and won an Ontario Rugby Union Under-21 Championship. Tyler has now hung up his rugby cleats, but you can still find him working hard in the gym and training in some martial arts. Tyler began his post-secondary education at Concordia University in Montreal, where he received a Bachelor of Science specializing in Clinical Exercise Physiology. While in Montreal, he gained experience as a Kinesiologist in multiple domains. He developed physical activity programming for children with disabilities at Montreal’s Mackay Centre School, and for a summer camp at the Montreal Association for the Blind. He also gained experience designing and supervising exercise programs for seniors while working at a cardiac rehabilitation program and at a community centre for seniors. Following his time in Montreal, Tyler moved back to Toronto where he received his Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. It was here where he gained thorough training in orthopaedic and sport physiotherapy while treating both hospital inpatients, and outpatients at community-based physiotherapy clinics. After completing his Masters, Tyler worked at a clinic doing a mix of physiotherapy and strength and conditioning for both average Joes and elite athletes. Tyler then found his home at TOPS in March of 2011. Tyler’s style of therapy is a mix of both manual therapy techniques such as joint mobilization and myofascial release, and active therapy where he uses a specific and individualized progression of exercises to restore function, prevent re-injury and/or optimize performance. He has experience in numerous areas such as overuse injuries (e.g.: tennis elbow or rotator cuff tendinopathy), disc herniation, post-operative care (e.g.: joint-replacement or ligament repairs), sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction, back pain, weight loss, return to sport and performance training, ligament sprains and muscle strains. Tyler is constantly updating his skills through various courses and conferences, and is currently working towards a diploma through the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Tyler believes that there is no textbook presentation of an injury or condition and therefore, no textbook or standardized treatment protocol. As such, he feels that to effectively manage his patients’ needs, treatments must be individualized, with special attention given to his client’s personal goals, abilities and time constraints. Tyler’s career as a physiotherapist has been the most rewarding experience of his life and he takes great pride in helping his clients to get out of pain and back to their lives.