Ian is originally from Prince Edward Island. He graduated from Dalhousie University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. After completing his degree, Ian was a clinical instructor in Dalhousie’s undergraduate physiotherapy program. He successfully completed his Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2004 and became certified in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) in 2008. In 2003, Ian left his clinical practice in Halifax to work as a physiotherapist for the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil. For four years, Ian travelled around the globe with the touring show, Alegria, treating injuries of the 60 elite acrobats and helping them achieve their amazing skills.
During his time with Cirque du Soleil, he was exposed to Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT). Developed and widely used in the United States, MAT is a “hands-on” treatment system that seeks to identify and address muscle imbalances. Ian became the first physiotherapist in western Canada to become a certified MAT Specialist (2010). In addition to his many other skills, he has found MAT to profoundly improve his success in treating injuries. Ian is authorized by the Physiotherapy Alberta College to refer patients for diagnostic imaging tests if required.
Ian enjoys spending time with his young family and staying active. Ian now calls Calgary home and has been practicing in the downtown core since 2007.