Rickey Singh, Registered Physiotherapist
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Port Coquitlam)
Masters of Physiotherapy (MSc PT) – Robert Gordon University
Bachelors of Kinesiology (BKin) – University of British Columbia
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Rickey has been working in physical rehabilitation for 7 years, until he decided to take the next step in his career and become a Physiotherapist. In 2019, he graduated from Scotland and realized that Vancouver is his home. With his background in kinesiology, Rickey tries to focus on incorporating functional exercises and strengthening to help achieve his patient’s goals. In conjunction, he likes to use manual therapy techniques to reduce pain. In his free time, Rickey loves to weight train, and is very passionate about Vancouver’s music scene.
Rickey also speaks conversational Punjabi.
How many years have you been a physiotherapist?
I’ve been a physiotherapist since December 2019, I graduated from Scotland and I’m really looking forward to combining the United Kingdom philosophy in physiotherapy and the Canadian philosophy in physiotherapy here.
Can you tell us one interesting fact about you?
I think it would be that I’ve competed in a variety of martial arts for twenty years ranging from karate to Brazilian jiu jitsu.
I chose physiotherapy probably initially at first like most, where I was in a sporting background. It was when I was a kinesiologist shadowing underneath a physiotherapist where I realized that physiotherapists have a unique position in healthcare where they get to work uninterrupted for 30 minutes or more with a patient. I find that so amazing because you get to really understand the patient, their goals and their pain on a deeper level that not many healthcare professionals can.
Do you have an area of interest or specialization in physiotherapy?
Currently, I’m not specializing in anything in particular. I was fortunate enough while working in the NHS that I got to see a wide variety of patients, from pediatrics all the way to elderly care in care homes. I find that I really like working with a wide diverse range of population rather than currently sticking with just one.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a new patient?
One piece of advice that I’d give to a patient is that your concerns, your opinions, your pain and your goals all always matter. Your input is vital in creating an optimized rehabilitation program for yourself. It’s a partnership between you and I so we’ll try to work on this together.