The past few months have been a whirlwind. I recently graduated from Western University, as many of you may have noticed from my shirts; and, in August I was brought on by Karen Nichol as the latest physiotherapist addition to Royal City Physio. I attended convocation in the closing weeks of October and flew to Edmonton to complete my final licensing exam, mid-November. Thus far, my time at Royal City Physio has been wonderful. It has been a pleasure to work with the crew and the dedicated patients who come through our doors.
As I open up more treatment days and extend my hours I’m looking forward to taking a few courses in the New Year, specifically the Orthopaedic Division’s Level 2 Upper and Lower Quadrant courses. My purpose in taking these courses is to expand my knowledge of clinical treatment and have more to offer each client who sees me in the clinic. These courses also serve as the next step before taking either a Dry Needling course or Gunn IMS, as well as being the second of five levels required for the ‘Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy’ (FCAMPT) designation.
As of writing this, I have run consecutively for 143 days, or 4 months and 20 days. This included an agonizingly boring early morning run on a treadmill the day of my exam. I’m well on my way to training for a 30 km race in March having completed a 24 km building run just the other day. I encourage all of you to get outside in this rainy winter, breathe the fresh air, get your heart rate up, and enjoy your sport or activity of choice as often as you can! I'm looking forward to seeing you all in the clinic in the New Year.
Stephen Baker graduated from Western University with a Masters of Physical Therapy. He has a passion for helping those with neck, hand or knee injuries return to their daily adventures. Book with Stephen today.