Dominic Wade, Registered Physiotherapist
Clinical Director (Vancouver)
Vertigo & Vestibular Physiotherapy
Individualized Running Program – Running Analysis, Gait Analysis
ICBC & WorkSafeBC
Monday, Wednesday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Vancouver)
Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Vancouver)
Friday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Vancouver)
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
Originally from the UK working as a Specialist MSK physiotherapist, Dominic’s 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.
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|Athletic therapy||Manual handling||Pre-surgical rehabilitation|
|Back injury therapy||Manual therapy||Proprioceptive neurofacilitation therapy|
|Back pain therapy||Muscle injuries therapy||Rehabilitation exercise|
|Carpal tunnel treatment||Osteoarthritis therapy||Running evaluation|
|Chronic pain therapy||Pain management||Shoulder care|
|Concussion management||Parkinson therapy||Sport injury physiotherapy treatment|
|Epley maneuver||Parkinson’s rehabilitation and LSVT program||Sport physiotherapy consultation|
|Falls prevention program||Peripheral nerve injury therapy||Tendinitis treatment|
|Functional rehabilitation||Personalized exercise program||Therapy excluding manipulation|
|Gait analysis and training||Pilates||Therapy for heart-related issues|
|General reconditioning||Post COVID-19 rehabilitation and recovery||Upper quadrant therapy|
|Global postural rehabilitation||Post-operative care||Vertigo therapy|
|Jaw problems therapy||Post-surgical rehabilitation||Vestibular rehabilitation|
|Joint injuries therapy||Postural reeducation||Virtual physiotherapy consultation|
|Loss of balance therapy|
What do you like to do in your free time?
My free time is spent with a mixture of being relatively active. So a mix of sports between rugby, skiing, swimming, diving, and studying is the other bit, physiotherapy kind of takes up my entire life.
What kind of physiotherapy do you do?
So I consider myself probably quite a generalist in terms of physiotherapy, I’m pretty comfortable with most conditions to work with. If I had to really pick, I’d probably say hip, lower back and lower limb injuries are my particular favourite to work with.
Why did you choose physiotherapy?
I think everyone’s got their own physiotherapy origin story in terms of an injury. In itself, I was around physiotherapists a lot. I thought it was a really great profession. It seemed very glamorous in terms of the sporting field, but as I learned more, it opened me up to the idea of the other aspects of physiotherapy and being able to help and assist people get back to their main goals, being able to achieve things that they didn’t think were possible sort of previously because of injuries or things they’ve been told, it’s quite a rewarding thing to do.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a new patient?
So the one piece of advice that I’d probably give to a new patient and the vast majority of times, is to try remain active as much as possible. It can really suck when you get an injury or when you’re working with pain or, life sort of throws that curveball. And you have to reduce your activity to some extent, but even keeping a small amount is hugely beneficial in the long run in terms of the, use it or lose it situations that usually occur with injuries trying to remain active as much as possible is a really nice place to start.
What do you like about Westcoast SCI?
The culture is probably the best thing here. The challenge from the other staff members we challenge in terms of ideas, the development aspects, the continuing to build on each other’s knowledge is a huge part of why I like Westcoast SCI and the culture we’ve sort of nurtured here. To be able to do that in a friendly way, without seeming like you’re attacking the other person’s knowledge base is a really good thing that I would say most physiotherapy clinics struggle with.