Jacob’s physiotherapy philosophy of practice involves a functional approach to rehabilitation, which is encompassed by a patient-centered approach.
Jacob is an internationally-educated Physiotherapist whom has been working with others through movement for about 15 years. His journey started as a Certified Personal Trainer, where he found his passion for helping others through exercise. Initially, Jacob had aspirations of becoming a Strength and Conditioning Coach and working with high-performance athletes; spending many years mastering advanced lifts (ex: Powerlifts, Olympic lifts) while progressing his knowledge of strength-sciences.
After working with both youth and amateur/professional athletes Jacob felt that with the knowledge of a physiotherapist, he would be able to reach/help a broader demographic. When Jacob learned that Australia was world-renowned for its leading-edge physiotherapy research and practice, he heard a calling which he answered. Jacob had an incredible apprenticeship-phase in Australia. Learning came in various forms: working as a sports-medic for local sports clubs while studying, but also mentoring true godfathers of the physiotherapy profession, some whom work with Olympic teams from around the world. Jacob worked in hospital, aged-care and private practice settings.
Since returning to Canada, Jacob has reconnected with family, friends and developed a newfound love for martial arts which re-invigorated his passion for movement. Jacob’s philosophy of practice involves a functional approach to rehabilitation which is encompassed by a patient-centered approach. Jacob realizes health is more than just the absence of illness and utilizes the biopsychosocial model of health when considering patient problems. Jacob has high expectations of himself and challenges himself to step out of his comfort zone regularly. He does not believe in too old, too unfit or too busy as barriers for success. He believes with the right mind-state, and through working with patients as a team that any goal is achievable.