Paddy O’Rourke qualified as a Physiotherapist from Northumbria University in Newcastle in 2011. Remaining in the UK he gained 3 years experience under the guidance of a Premier League Physiotherapist primarily treating sports injuries, acute neck pain, back injuries, sciatica, whiplash and general aches and pains.
Continuing his career in Canada he added Dry Needling, Functional Movement Screening (FMS), advanced massage techniques and instructing mat Pilates to his skill set. Working in Treloar Physiotherapy in Vancouver provided a platform for Paddy to rehabilitate more extreme spinal, shoulder and lower limb injuries related to skiing and mountain biking.
Working closely to highly experienced international physiotherapists has helped Paddy stand out from the crowd and he has gained a reputation for improving injuries quickly and efficiently no matter how acute or chronic the issue is. He goes through a rigorous assessment in the initial appointment and usually begins treatment with effective hands-on treatment techniques to improve pain and function. He will then provide the most effective movement techniques to continue to improve the quality of the injured area and to ensure the pain does not return.
Paddy is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and CORU registered. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, hiking, playing soccer and tennis and blogging about sports physiotherapy.