Registered Physiotherapist, BScPT, FCAMPT, GunnIMS


Derek’s primary goal is to get you back to moving comfortably so you can rebuild and get back to the activities you love. The sea to sky is a playground for people who love to move, and when injuries or pain get in the way of being active, it’s a little crazy-making. Let’s work together and get you back moving and loving life again.

Derek has been a private practice musculoskeletal Physiotherapist since 2005. He has also been casting for and designing orthotics since 2007, is certified in GunnIMS since 2014, has completed post graduate Masters coursework in diagnostic imaging for physical therapists in 2014, and has completed his Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in 2016. Derek has pursued extensive training in various niches within musculoskeletal physiotherapy such as Scoliosis Specific x-ray assessment and exercise prescription from the Barcelona school of the Schroth method, various exercise paradigms for mobility and strengthening, pain science and biomechanics as well as concussion and vestibular assessment and rehabilitation.

Derek’s local community involvement has included researching, compiling and presenting topics for expansion of the physiotherapy scope of practice to the college of physical therapists of BC, participating in co-assessing surgical candidacy along side orthopaedic surgeons, rink-side trainer with a Junior B hockey team, and developing cross training programs for mountain biking and climbing teams.


Having personally undergone rehabilitation from a half-dozen personal orthopaedic surgeries (knee, shoulder, ankle, and hand surgeries) and many other sprains and strains, Derek has ample experience of physiotherapy from both the client’s and professional’s perspectives and looks forward to helping you through your journey of getting back out there.

For best client results and attention, Derek’s physiotherapy sessions are one-on-one.


  • GLA:D Certified Osteoarthritis Exercise Facilitator 2018
  • Greg Lehman’s Reconciling Pain and Biomechanics 2018
  • Functional Range Conditioning, Mobility Specialist 2018
  • Tendinopathy Workshop with Researcher Jill Cook 2018
  • Barcelona Schroth Scoliosis Specific Exercise 9 day C1 Certified 2017
  • Completed Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy via the Orthopaedic Division of the
  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association 2017
  • Shift Concussion Management Program 2016
  • Bernard Tonk’s Vestibular Course 2016
  • Hypopressive Technique Level 1&2
  • Certified in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation 2014
  • Graduate Level Course in Diagnostic Imaging for Physiotherapists Rehab 570 University of Alberta 2014
  • Ultrasound Imaging of Abdominal and Lumbopelvic Muscles: Clinical Implications for the
  • Assessment of Individuals with Lumbopelvic pain 2014
  • Lyn Watson’s Level 2 Shoulder Course 2014
  • Lyn Watson’s Level 1 Shoulder course 2011
  • Sports First Responder Certification Course 2009


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