Paolo Sanzo is an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology at Lakehead University and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. He is also the Director and a Physiotherapist at Active Potential Physiotherapy Services in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He completed his undergraduate physiotherapy degree at the University of Toronto, master’s degree at Lakehead University, and doctorate at Andrews University. He is also an instructor and chief examiner with the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He is the past Member Organization delegate for Canada and a current executive committee member for IFOMPT. He has published 4 books on length tension testing of the upper and lower quadrant, has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals, and has presented extensively at various conferences both nationally and internationally
After graduating from McMaster University with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy in 2005, I returned home to Thunder Bay to begin practicing. Having worked in a variety of health care settings over the past 10 years, including private funded, public funded and long-term care, I have gained insight into a variety of patient populations and conditions. Currently, I co-own and manage Fairway Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic. My primary areas of interests include shoulder-neck disorders, vestibular (dizziness) therapy, temperomandibular dysfunctions and lumbo-pelvic-hip disorders. After completing the Intermediate Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2009, I have pursued a variety of other training in myofascial therapy, Mulligan therapy, temperomandibular disorders and vestibular assessment and management. I also hold Certifications in acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and in GunnIMS Acupuncture through the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain, and have trained in the Gokavi Transverse Technique (GTT). I completed my Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2010. Currently, I am in the process of pursuing my Doctorate in Health Sciences through St. Augustine University and OMPT Degree through McMaster University. Over the past few years I have welcomed a variety of students into my practice setting, offering placements for entry-level physiotherapists, athletic therapists and kinesiologists. I also provide rotations/placements for Medical Residents from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, as an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Sciences Division. I primarily believe in an active approach to patient care and empowering the client to achieve their optimal health. I welcome direct referrals for physiotherapy assessment and treatment through the clinic for any patient in Thunder Bay and the surrounding region.