John initially began his academic career by pursuing an undergraduate degree in
Biomechanics under the faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. His interest in
biomechanics led him to a research-based Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at the
same university, where he his now an author on a variety of peer-reviewed journal articles.
His thesis focused on bone micro-architecture in elite athletes, whereby he sought to
understand how the loading involved in different sports affects the organization of bone
structure on a micro scale, and how this may be related to muscle force production in elite
athletes. John published his findings in the journal Bone in 2013.
After successfully defending and publishing his thesis findings, John took a Lab Technician
position at a pre-clinical imaging-based laboratory at the University of British Columbia. His
involvement included operating x-ray based equipment and assisting academic researchers
with their projects.
While John enjoyed his time as a Lab Technician and further strengthened his experience in
scientific research, his desire to work with people in a clinical setting brought him back to
school where he completed a Masters degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Alberta.
This well-rounded program offered exposure to a variety of clinical settings, allowing John to
cast a wide net for gathering and consolidating clinical experience.
Since completing his Physiotherapy program in 2019, John has been a licensed
physiotherapist in Canada. He primarily works in sports medicine, but also maintains a part-
time role helping patients in assisted care facilities, ultimately providing exposure to a wide
array of patient demographics. His approach to treatment begins with patient education and
knowledge translation, as he strongly believes that knowledge promotes motivation and self-
efficacy. From there, an emphasis on activity-based treatment is central to his overall
treatment philosophy, while also incorporating various adjuncts to treatment as indicated by
This site is another avenue for John to relay clinical information in a manner that the Average
Joe can understand, helping those who may not know where to turn for information and to
promote further understanding of ailments they may be experiencing. While not a substitute
for visiting a doctor or physiotherapist in person, the goal for this site is to improve and/or
supplement peoples’ understanding of conditions often seen in physiotherapy clinics.