DOM WADE, Registered Physiotherapist
Monday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm (Port Coquitlam)
Tuesday: 7:00am - 12:00pm (Port Coquitlam)
Thursday: 7:00am - 12:00pm (Port Coquitlam)
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy - St George’s University of London(UK)
Musculoskeletal Pain and Injuries, Lower Back and Lower Limb Pain (Hips/ Knees/Ankles), Persistent Pain
Recently moved from the UK working as a Specialist MSK physiotherapist, his experience lies in working with a range of orthopaedic and rheumatological patients including patients that suffer with persistent pain problems. This has included the young to the old and from amateur to semi-pro athletes. Grounded in evidence-based practice he aims to expertly work with his patients to reach their goals as quick as possible. Individualized treatment may involve the use of a combination of exercise and manual techniques to move better and feel better. He enjoys a wide variety of sports and activities including swimming, rugby, skiing, climbing and scuba diving.
Can you tell us one interesting fact about you?
An interesting fact about myself is that I competed in the oldest rugby competition in the world, we came second out of six teams.
How many years have you been a physiotherapist?
I’ve been a physiotherapist for four years now, graduated in the UK and recently just moved out to Canada.
I’ve always wanted to do physiotherapy ever since I was young. Everyone has their own trigger or their own reason for becoming a physiotherapist. I injured myself very young, so that’s probably where it started. I’ve always been interested in the body. And physio has given me other opportunities. It allows me to travel, so I’ve been to loads of different places; I’ve been to Ghana and China, working as a physio there and then now moving across to Canada to continue my journey as a physio. It’s highly enjoyable and you get to help people everyday to get back to what they want to do.
Do you have an area of interest or specialization in physiotherapy?
My particular interest would be hip and back problems. But, I am quite comfortable seeing most things on that side but I’d always let you know if it was within my scope or someone else’s.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a new patient?
A piece of advice I’d give to a new patient would be to keep as active as possible. There are times when it’s going to feel pretty rubbish and you don’t want to move around, but if you can keep yourself active it can definitely help with that whole ‘use it or lose it’ side of things.