Patrick O'Flaherty Physiotherapist Vancouver

Patrick O’Flaherty, Registered Physiotherapist

Concussion Specialist
Vestibular Rehabilitation
IMS Dry Needling / Acupuncture
Individualized Running Program – Running Analysis, Gait Analysis
ICBC & WorkSafeBC

Monday & Wednesday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm (Vancouver)
Tuesday & Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (Vancouver)

Education
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy – (University of Bradford)
MSc Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) – (University of British Columbia)

BC College of Physiotherapy Number
08849

Certifications/Specialties
Concussion, Vertigo, Dizziness, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Athletic injuries, Shoulder Pain, Medical Acupuncture, Mulligan Concept Mobilizations with Movement and Chronic Pain Management, 

Patrick follows a holistic approach to therapy and has gained experience working with patients in orthopaedics, professional sport, and persistent pain management. He has extensive training and specialization in concussion treatment, dizziness, vertigo and vestibular rehabilitation. He is also interested in working on improving the scientific understanding of neuroplasticity. Patrick continues to share and educate his expertise within our staff and to clients.

In his spare time Patrick is actively involved in many sports including Gaelic Football, Rugby, Soccer, Track and Field and Weightlifting.

Languages
Patrick also speaks Irish and French.

Email: patrick@westcoastsci.com

Click here to see Services that Jack offers
Back injury therapy Jaw problems therapy Proprioceptive neurofacilitation therapy
Back pain therapy Joint injuries therapy Rehabilitation exercise
Biomechanical evaluation Kinesio taping Running evaluation
Bobath/NDT (Neuro-developmental treatment) Loss of balance therapy Shoulder care
Carpal tunnel treatment Manual handling Somatosensory rehabilitation
Chronic pain therapy Manual therapy Sport injury physiotherapy treatment
Concussion management Massage therapy Sport physiotherapy consultation
Dry needling therapy
Muscle injuries therapy Temporomandibular joint rehabilitation
Epley maneuver Myofascial system mobilisation Tendinitis treatment
Ergonomic assessment Neurological rehabilitation Transitional care
Functional capacity evaluation Pain management Traumatic brain injury rehabilitation
Gait analysis and training Peripheral nerve injury therapy Upper quadrant therapy
General reconditioning Personalized exercise program Vertigo therapy
Global postural rehabilitation Physical evaluation Vestibular rehabilitation
Head trauma therapy Postural reeducation Virtual physiotherapy consultation

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time. I like to play rugby. I like to run. I like to play my guitar. And I’m an advocate of reading as well.

What kind of physiotherapy do you do? Do you have an area of specialization or interest?

Persistent I’ve been qualified for 10 years now. So, I’ve got a history in musculoskeletal and orthopedics. I do a lot of manual therapy. I also do IMS. My clinical interest over the last four or five years has been concussion. So I deal with a lot of people, post motor vehicle accidents or post sports related concussion. And that’s an area that I’m passionate about in terms of trying to help with rehabilitation and management.

Why physiotherapy?

I chose physiotherapy because I like helping people, working with people. There’s great job satisfaction. When you work with people and you help them. I’m also very active and I liked the element of a non nine to five desk based job and moving around and promoting health as something that is paramount for life really.  

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a new patient?

I suppose the big things are getting the basics right. So I would be an advocate of having good quality sleep and having proper diet or nutrition. And obviously exercising as well. But having exercise that you enjoy doing and that motivates you and that can produce longer lasting effects.

What do you like about Westcoast SCI?

The culture of the clinic is really nice. The individuals who work here, I can relate to. The continued professional development we have here with continued learning in service training, and just bouncing off each other in the staff room as well. The facilities we have are second to none. We have a fantastic gym, administration support as well. It’s just a fantastic clinic to work at. .