MScPT, BSc, CAFCIBack to All
don’t let his quiet demeanor fool you, this guy has game
- Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Alberta (with distinction) – 2010
- Bachelors of Science (Biology Major), King’s University – 2007
- Lifemark Vestibular Rehabilitation – 2014
- Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopedic Division CPA Level 1 – 2012
- Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopedic Division CPA Level 2 – 2012
- Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute Certification (CAFCI) – 2011
- McKenzie Part A – 2011
- Devoted community activist, volunteer and donor
Graham knew from Junior High that he wanted to work in health care and do something that combined his passions for helping others, movement, activity and sport. So it was not by accident that having played elite levels of volleyball in University in a team environment, he discovered a match in the physiotherapy profession. He set his mind to it, literally, as he attained major academic awards along the way while balancing the demands of sport and education. Graham has a flare unlike any other. It’s not bright and loud like Grant, it is understated, witty and eloquent. This “cool nerd” (we love nerds at Leading Edge and so should our patients) is as comfortable in a text book as he is on the golf course, volleyball court or playing with his kids. At Leading Edge, we love the nerds who have fun, play sports and most important, genuinely care for people and can relate to them at the same time. Graham has this in spades and he was an immediate fit with all of us at Leading Edge. He is an obvious addition to the team.
- Favorite book – an ardent hockey fan, Graham covets his Wayne Gretzky autobiography
- Favorite sport – true to his personality, he would never want to single out one sport as it would not be fair to the other sports. Graham enjoys volleyball, hockey, golf and skiing and he enjoys them all equally of course.
- Favorite movie – since he is rarely able to watch any movies these days (with the time he spends among his other loves watching his kids, cartoons and sports), he digs deep in the vault for TOP GUN. Who can blame him as except for the feather hair cut he bares a faint resemblance to GOOSE.
- Favorite Hobby – when life becomes your hobby they begin to blend. He enjoys golf, caring too much for the Oilers, hanging out with his family, house and yard DIY’s
- Clinical Pet Peeve – Rachel’s hitting and yelling (only kind of kidding here)
- Something you may not know about him – he grew up in a small, dutch hamlet called Neerlandia (yes it really exists: seriously here is the google map)
- Staff say – “we LOOOOOOOOOOVE Graham” – it kind of annoys the rest of us. I mean what are we chopped liver?
- Superhuman Talent –he is able to identify what is for dinner within 5 seconds of walking into the house!
Graham graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2009 earning The Dean’s Medal in Rehabilitation Medicine. This is serious stuff and demonstrates not only his intelligence but his hard work and dedication to being the best in his class. Prior to this, he won the Governor General’s Academic Silver Medal for the highest GPA in his graduating class at King’s University. Showing he is not just a big brain with dashing good looks, while at The King’s University, he was a member of the Men’s Volleyball Team (2003-2006) that won an Alberta College Athletic Conference Bronze medal and reached as high as a #3 national ranking. He has completed certification in Acupuncture through AFCI, a variety of manual therapy techniques including Charles Kelly Muscle Mobilization, McKenzie Part A, Mulligan Mobilization, cancer rehabilitation and Level 1 and 2 courses offered through the Orthopaedic Division. The scary part is that his journey is just beginning. Graham combines a wealth of skills and techniques with a brilliant mind for finding the effective combination just for you. If you are in pain or recovering from an injury you can check out Graham’s edge yourself.Request Appointment
At Leading Edge individualized treatment plans involving many techniques are developed with you, the client, and are then implemented, including hands-on treatment options, self-management strategies, and appropriate home exercises. We treat all parts of the body at all stages of the injury and healing process and it’s all called physiotherapy to us. Leading Edge Physiotherapy in Edmonton and St. Albert works, just let us show you how well.Learn More
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points, which have been empirically proven effective in the treatment of specific disorders. The Chinese have mapped these points over a period of 2000 years and we know where they are. Like knowing the streets and buildings of a city will help you to your destination, knowing these points and utilizing them effectively can assist with many painful conditions to get you where you want to be.Learn More
Fracture & Surgery Recovery
Patients are often surprised to find out that following the immobilization period after a surgery or broken bone that their body part is nowhere near “normal.” For several reasons removing the cast, sling or stitches is not an instant fix, there are many steps in between that need to be followed to ensure an optimal and complete recovery.Learn More
Whiplash Response Regimen
Return to activity is key to your recovery and we have several tools that will assist with this. In addition to physical therapy interventions, we combine on-site acupuncture, IMS, Graston Technique, mobilization, patient/condition specific exercise and our own in-house whiplash protocols to guide you in your recovery. Just as you want and expect an exceptional repair of your vehicle by experienced auto body experts with the latest technology, you should expect the same and more for the people you trust with your body.Learn More
Our professional staff have been active and involved with a broad spectrum of sports over their lives. We have staff that are passionate about golf, hockey, soccer, football, snowboarding, dancing, yoga, water skiing, tennis, squash, hiking, running, rugby, wakeboarding and many other sports. We have the skills and techniques to give you an edge on your recovery and together with the understanding of your sport, we can tailor them specifically to you.Learn More
At Leading Edge Physiotherapy, our physiotherapists have extensive training in medically indicated exercise. In fact, many of our therapists have Bachelor Degrees in Kinesiology (the science of human movement) prior to receiving their Masters training in physical therapy. Exercise has been medically proven to benefit in a multitude of areas and we know that in conjunction with our experience, skills and technology, it can keep you from coming back with the same problem. (This is a good thing.)Learn More
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