John graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2000, and then completed his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2002. After graduation, he spent 4 years working at the University of Calgary Sport Medicine center where he worked with many athletes ranging from young community athletes to many Olympic gold medalists from a variety of summer and winter Olympic sports. During this time he also worked at the Advanced Spinal Care Center. Both centers have a strong research focus where John was involved in research pertaining to sport injury prevention, and whiplash. John traveled internationally to many world cups and world championships with the Canadian Sprint Canoe and Kayak team. In 2007 he was selected to the Canadian Medical team for Rowing and Canoe Kayak for the Pan American Games, and in 2008 worked at the Bejing pre-Olympic training camp for the Canoe Kayak team. A few months later John moved to Victoria to direct the Sport Medicine Center at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence in Victoria, and soon after the birth of his second child, he started doing more consultant work.

John’s passion is problem solving and educating patients regarding their condition, especially with regards low back pain and hip pain. After determining the cause of the condition, he enjoys using an evidence based and active approach to rehabilitation.(see link below for more details)In the past ten years John has achieved the highest level of manual therapy, receiving fellowship status with the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Therapy and has mentored numerous advanced manual therapists and students. He is certified in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) and Acupuncture. He also currently holds a position as an associate editor for the Journal of Physical Therapy.

For more information on IMS, please visit: For more information on John’s approach to low back assessment and treatment, please visit the following site for his recent publication titled “A treatment Based”