Brendan has been a physiotherapist since graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science (Physical Therapy) in 1998. Since then he has practiced in public hospitals, long term care centres, home environments, university athletic clinics, and private physiotherapy practices. His extensive experience includes a six year journey overseas working as a physiotherapist in England, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia, culminating in the completion of a Masters of Manipulative Physiotherapy at the University of Otago in New Zealand (recognizing him as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy on his return to Canada). Throughout his career he has attended many other professional development courses, with a special interest in anatomical (western) approaches to acupuncture and is a UBC certified Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS) practitioner.
In addition to his clinic-based work he has a longstanding interest in working with a variety of sports as a field-level therapist, including men’s & women’s club rugby, box lacrosse, soccer, and Canada’s National Diving Team at international events. He currently maintains his skills as a Sport Physiotherapy Canada Certificate therapist working with OPDL junior soccer and local club rugby.
His physiotherapy passions include deciphering complex/multi-region clinical presentations, integrating exercise conditioning science into active rehabilitation, using bio-psychosocial approaches in balance with the physical approaches to patient care. He divides his time between seeing private patients, and working as an Advanced Practice Clinician for Low Back Pain for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care ISAEC program.