Brendan was born and raised nearby in Burnaby, B.C. where he played every sport offered to him growing up. His primary sports were soccer and lacrosse and he continues to stay involved with them today. As a young athlete, Brendan encountered his fair share of injuries himself and developed a strong relationship with his physiotherapist. However, attending physiotherapy designed for an adult can be intimidating for a child, and he wishes that something like Kids Physio would have been available for him at the time!
After completing his study in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University, Brendan studied abroad in Australia at the University of Sydney. Upon completion of his Master of Physiotherapy in 2017, Brendan stayed in Australia and worked as a paediatric physiotherapist at a private practice helping kids achieve their movement and activity-based goals with fun and engaging physiotherapy sessions. This helped Brendan interact with kids of a variety of ages and potential diagnoses (e.g. cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, global developmental delay, autism, etc.). Brendan developed a strong interest in a child’s gait and the ways to address common abnormal walking patterns like toe walking. This led him to take a number of courses focused on these topics and his confidence in the area has grown significantly. Returning to his home country means that Brendan can bring all he learned overseas to help kids here in Canada.
Outside of the clinic, Brendan enjoys playing sports, reading a good book, and spending time with his young pup, Beau.
- Paediatric Physiotherapy Level 1 and Level 2
- Paediatric Orthopaedics Workshop
- Paediatric Gait Analysis and Orthotic Management Training
- Complex Home Modifications
- Spinal Seating Modules
- Toe Walking: Part A – In-Depth Evaluation and Treatment
- Toe Walking: Part B – Red Flags, Roles of Vision/Reflexes & Utilizing the ACT
Click HERE to view Brendan’s schedule.