Please welcome the newest physio on our team!
Derek Weiss, Registered Physiotherapist
I am a registered physiotherapist in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and an active member in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. I attended Laurentian University for my undergraduate degree in Physical and Health Education, graduating with honours in 2012. I then completed my Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University, where I graduated in 2015. I began my career in the Ottawa Valley Region, where I had the privilege to work as a civilian physio treating active members of the Canadian Armed Forces. This experience was invaluable to my growth as a clinician; however, being born and raised in Sudbury, I always knew my professional journey would settle back home. Since graduating, I have been constantly pursuing continuing education; completing courses in soft tissue release, manual and manipulative therapy (Level 1), TMJ therapy, and am currently working through my acupuncture levels through APTEI. I am constantly striving to improve my skills, and will continue to do this through new and evidence-based training.
As a physio, my goal is to help improve your quality of life in all aspects by reducing/eliminating pain, improving mobility and function, and helping you become a stronger version of yourself. I expect my patients to take an active approach in their treatment, and will provide the education, tools, and confidence to do so. Emphasis is placed on learning to put a higher value on exercise and healthy life choices in combination with an appropriate treatment plan for most injuries and conditions. In order to do so, I utilize various treatment techniques such as:
- Manual and Manipulative Therapy
- Soft Tissue Release Techniques
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
- Acupuncture & Motor Point Dry Needling
- Taping techniques
- Exercise Prescription
- Electrical Modalities
I strongly believe the way we perceive an injury or pain in our minds can have a big impact on how treatment impacts the recovery process, and that patient education can help to minimize this self-limiting behaviour.
“Pain is neither unendurable nor unending, as long as you remember its limits and do not exaggerate it in your imagination”. – Epicurus, Ancient Greek Philosopher