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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

Can you tell us one interesting fact about you?

I can speak three languages, Irish, French and English. I play gaelic football for my country and I also represent my country and athletics in the one hundred, two hundred and four hundred meters dash. 

Do you have an area of specialization or interest?

Persistent pain management and chronic pain management specifically, lower back pain. I am also interested in shoulder pain too. Currently I am completing my masters at UBC with a focus on concussion and mild traumatic brain injury. I also hope to improve the scientific understanding of neuroplasticity. 

Why physiotherapy?

I choose physiotherapy because of the practical aspect of being a physio.  As a physiotherapist, you build a lot of rapport with patients as you spend a lot of time with them. You treat not only their physical issues but their psychosocial issues as well. You learn more as you progress your career and you always continue to pursue professional development, which I find very interesting because I always like to learn.  

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

I would advise them to exercise regularly, have an active lifestyle, sleep well, eat well, and look after themselves; doing things they like to do and exercising in ways they like to.