John is a graduate of UBC where he obtained his physiotherapy degree in 1989. With over 25 years of private practice experience, John provides the vision and leadership that has allowed Kamloops Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Center to become the largest private physiotherapy clinic in Kamloops. Through his commitment to ongoing training John achieves his goal of providing optimal patient care. Since completing the Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 1996, John has gone on to take specialized training in the treatment of acute and chronic spinal pain, spinal instability, and impaired neural mobility. Other skills and interest areas include treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction and balance and dizziness disorders including vestibular rehabilitation. In 2005 John trained in the use of Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging to visualize deep core muscle activity. In 2006 John completed the training to perform dry needling of myofascial trigger points also known as Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). To further expand the skills and services he has to offer his patients, John completed certification in Neuro-Anatomical Acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute in 2009/2010. John balances his work at the clinic with his family life with Karen and their twin daughters Kate and Tess and his passion for cycling, canoeing, and playing music.
John is on a temporary sabbatical from treating patients in 2019 as he focusses on some clionic management and education projects. John can recommend assessment and treatment with one of the four other FCAMPT members working within Kamloops Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre.