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Ian Shephard

Ian Shephard BSc BPT


Originally from Dartmouth, NS, Ian graduated from the University Of South Australia in 2004 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science.  He has recently moved back to the Maritimes after spending the past 10 years working in a private practice in Vancouver, BC.  He also assisted with the teaching of the manual therapy component of the physiotherapy program at the University of British Columbia.

His philosophy is to incorporate manual therapy, exercise and education in the treatment of his clients. He enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions including sports injuries, neck pain, lumbar/pelvic pain, elbows and shoulders. Ian has also been certified to practice acupuncture by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute.

Post-graduate courses that Ian has completed include:

  • Minimal Lever Osteo-Articular Manipulation
  • K-taping Pro Course
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage
  • Shirley Sahrmann Level 1: Movement Impairment Syndromes
  • Level 1 Shoulder Course with Lyn Watson
  • Mulligan Concept lower level
  • 2nd International Lumbo-Pelvic Symposium Current Concepts in Evaluation and Treatment, 2008
  • The Mulligan approach to the lumbar spine, SIJ and hip joint, Brian Mulligan
  • Pelvic dynamics and the subluxation of the sacral axis at S3, Richard DonTigny
  • Lumbar spine stabilization management of acute and chronic low back pain
  • Shoulder Injuries Exercise Rehabilitation, Ronald Mattison
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Trevor Fraser
  • Management of Common Hand Pathologies,Jane Hicks and Clare Palmer
  • Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute Levels 1, 2A, and 3A
  • Exercise Rehabilitation of the Shoulder
  • Basic and Advanced Taping Techniques
  • Introduction to McKenzie principles
  • Pilates Introduction
  • Real Time Ultrasound
  • Sports trainer session – ran by the Port Adelaide Power professional Australian Rules Football club

Outside of the clinic Ian loves playing hockey, hiking, camping and spending time with his wife and two young daughters.