Dave received his Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education/Kinesiology and Psychology (Honours) at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada (1995). He also holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada (1997).
He has additional training in Mulligan Concepts, Taping, Acupuncture, MacKenzie protocols, Active Release Technique, and Muscle Balancing (Sarhman and Cumerford) and has completed a Residency and Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapy.
He is a member of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapy and the Canadian Physical Therapy Association.
Dave co-managed a successful private orthopaedic and sports injury physiotherapy clinic (CBI Physiotherapy) and bracing store (Bluewater Orthopaedic and Sports Supply) in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada from 1997 to 2008.
Internationally, he held the position of Director of Physiotherapy at Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute in Kuwait from May 2008 to April 2011. Whilst there, he worked three months in tandem with and was mentored by guest therapist Cliff Fowler of Abbotsford, BC, Canada. He also assisted teaching Mulligan Concept courses with Jack Miller, chief Canadian instructor and Gaetano Millazo, chief Australian instructor. He also had opportunity to design and teach a one day practical course on elbow injuries that impact the upper extremity and neck both in Kuwait and Lebanon.
Upon his return to Canada, Dave was privileged to work alongside Erl Pettman at McCallum Physiotherapy in Abbotsford, B.C. from May through July 2011.
In September 2011, Dave opened Dave Archer Physiotherapy (a division of Archer Physiotherapy Professional Corp.) in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. In January 2012 he also began the development of a multi-disciplinary medical centre called Archway Health and Sports Services, also located in Sarnia, ON.
In the field of sports medicine, Dave has provided prevention, injury management and emergency action plans for events ranging from track and field to rugby. He has also participated in a variety of sports at a provincial level through high-school and played Senior A hockey through university. He continues to enjoy recreational hockey, volleyball and soccer.
Dave is passionate about helping people and his primary focus is providing patient care for chronic pain and sports injury management. He continues to be enthusiastically involved in mentoring and educating therapists in the areas of practical orthopaedic injury management and manual therapy both in North America and Internationally.