Physiotherapist MScPT, B.Kin, CAFCI, IMS
Derek graduated from the University of Alberta in 2009 with his Masters degree in Physiotherapy. His prior education in Kinesiology provided valuable time and experience to understand how important functional and rehabilitation exercise is and has been a key foundation of his success with clients. To further his skills Derek is certified in Acupuncture, dryneedling/IMS, concussion rehab and advanced training in manual therapy.
His interests in sports rehabilitation can be be seen in the multitude of involvement with junior sports leagues throughout Vernon. Derek provides onsite physiotherapy for the Vernon Tigers Jr. B Lacrosse team and Vernon Vipers Jr. A Hockey Club organizations. In addition, he has presented exercise training seminars for the Vernon Rowing Club U19 BC rowing camps.
Growing up in Rossland BC with mountains at his doorstep Derek has a lifetime enjoyment of downhill skiing and mountain biking. He can also be found rowing out on Swan Lake.
As a primary healthcare provider a physiotherapist can assess, diagnose and treat your injury through a combination of skill that may include manual therapy, manipulation, exercise prescription, Dryneedling, and Acupuncture. In addition, if appropriate modalities such as ultrasound can be used. Education plays an important role in physiotherapy. The goal of physiotherapy is to return you to your optimum function and strength, while providing you with the knowledge to continue independently for management and injury prevention. Derek has been providing physiotherapy to the Vernon and surrounding areas for over 10 years, with a combined experience as a Kinesiologist for over 15 years. Using a strong focus on manual therapy combined with exercise to meet a variety of rehabilitation needs ranging from sports injuries to post operative injuries. A diverse skill set that also includes IMS/Dryneedling, Acupuncture, Kinesiology & concussion rehabilitation.