Darwin is a Registered Physiotherapist who graduated with a Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy from MGR Medical University in India. After working extensively with people with complex orthopaedic, neurological and neuro-paediatric conditions, he pursued a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from Cardiff University, UK with his specialization in neuro rehabilitation.
Subsequently, he immigrated to Canada and completed his registration as a Physiotherapist. Darwin has worked extensively with patients related to WCB, MVA, post fracture, post-surgical and sports related injuries in private practice settings across Central Alberta and Northern Saskatchewan. He has also worked in a variety of health care settings from acute care, long-term care, home care and outpatient care within AHS. He is currently working as a full time Physiotherapist in Community Health in Red Deer and is thrilled to join the Stride team part-time in the evenings.
He loves to learn and develop a wide range of skills and certifications to add to his physiotherapy practice. He has attained certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Concussion Management, TMJ dysfunction and Biomedical Dry Needling Level 1 and Level 2 courses. He is on the Physiotherapy Alberta needling roster (for Dry Needling or IMS). He has also completed orthopaedic manual therapy level 1 and currently pursuing level 2 upper quadrant from the University of Saskatchewan.
He creates a highly effective therapeutic experience by combining advanced manual therapy, dry needling, therapeutic modalities, and exercise therapy. He is also very passionate about empowering his patients and ensures that they learn self-management tips and techniques in addition to his top-notch hands-on treatment. He finds this recipe produces symptom relief and functional restoration as quickly as possible.
Darwin also appreciates the need for work-life balance and can be found indulging in outdoor activities like hiking, running and biking, gardening, reading, and spending time with friends and family.