Founder of Westcoast SCI
Gabe has experience working with patients in orthopaedics and sports, occupational rehabilitation and paediatrics. He has worked with babies less than a month old to elite athletes (a stint with the Edmonton Eskimos) and the elderly. His desire is to continue to learn and grow as a therapist bringing a style that embraces a multifaceted treatment approach.
Gabe enjoys skiing and snowboarding, volleyball, basketball, and weight lifting. He is proud to support the community where he lives and works, and is always finding time to spend with family.
Can you tell us one interesting fact about you?
My hobbies include spending time with my family and watching my kids impress me on a daily basis. I also enjoy playing volleyball and snowboarding!
How many years have you been a physiotherapist?
I’ve been practicing physiotherapy for 9 years, and I started Westcoast SCI in 2010.
What’s the story behind Westcoast SCI?
Westcoast SCI started because I felt we needed to improve the way physiotherapy was practiced. I realized earlier on in my career that the one-on-one model was the best way to achieve that.
I chose physiotherapy because I’m a people person. I wanted a profession where I could help people take care of themselves. I also like the fact that it involves studying the human, since humans are such an amazing feat of nature.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a new patient?
Physiotherapy isn’t just for treating injuries. We’re trained to help people regain an active lifestyle. We don’t treat individual body parts, rather, we look at the body as a whole. That way, we can help people reach their full potential.