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Rick Heyden

Rick Heyden, Registered Physiotherapist

Registered Physiotherapist

MSc. PT, Hon. BSc. Kin, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Acupuncture and Dry Needling

Background

Rick grew up in Mississauga, Ontario and graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy.  Prior to this, he completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.  After finishing Kinesiology, he pursued his dream of becoming a physiotherapist.

Growing up and exploring at his family cottage in Ontario bred a love for the outdoors.  This is what drew him to the West Coast after graduation. Rick enjoys exploring all the West Coast has to offer.

Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Sports Experience

During his time at McMaster University and before becoming a physiotherapist, Rick was heavily involved with the McMaster Strength and Conditioning and Sport Medicine programs.   This is where he volunteered as both a first responder and Strength and Conditioning Coach with the varsity Men’s Soccer and Baseball teams. Rick followed this passion to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  This CSCS certification led to experience working with a Hockey Canada development camp and Bobsled Canada qualification fitness testing.

Rick has experience working with a variety of athletes, from middle school children to varsity and elite athletes. Rick enjoys working with all athletes to help get them back in action and doing what they love.

Physiotherapy Treatment

As a physiotherapist, Rick integrates the world of rehabilitation, including Manual Therapy, Acupuncture, Dry Needling and Rehabilitative Exercise,  with the world of Strength and Conditioning.  In this way, he can ensure that returning from an injury means surpassing your baseline and reaching new heights. He believes in treatment that is individualized to each client and their unique circumstances.

Rick focuses on giving individuals the power to take control and assume an active role in their recovery. This can mean learning how to resolve pain, retrain movement and regain strength, endurance and flexibility, in order to function more effectively in whatever goals you wish to pursue.