I am a Certified Chiropractic Sports Doctor. What that means is that I am qualified based on training to diagnose and treat any form of sports injury, and any sports related injury. I am fully qualified to work on the sidelines of games, and have been trained as a first responder in case of emergency. I spend most of my time in private practice at Active Sports Therapy in Calgary, Alberta.
In addition to my sports certifications, I have completed all of the Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) courses, am full-body certified in the technique, and have a Master’s level competency in it. I have practiced A.R.T. for over 18 years, taking my first course in 2000. I am also fully certified in Functional Dry Needling, a form of “acupuncture” (I’m going to annoy all my fellow acupuncturists as it is NOT really a form of acupuncture, but it uses the same needles). The concept of Dry Needling came out of acupuncture, and so they share similarities. I have taken a number of certifications in Biomechanics, and have a significant competency in that field. I have taken all of the Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization courses offered in North America, and have been invited to the Prague School in the Czech Republic to finish my training there. (Unfortunately I have 2 small children, so that isn’t in the cards right now).
For those of you familiar with MovNat, I am a certified Level 1 trainer, for those who are not familiar, you should really check them out here.
I continue to upgrade my skills, and update my knowledge base. I am currently finishing my second year of a 2 year fellowship in Functional Medicine, and will implement that into my practise once completed, allowing me to offer comprehensive and individualized testing for patient to allow them to understand how their body is functioning from an individual biochemical standpoint. Stay tuned for more…