Jacob WasilewskiBSc (Kin), MPhtyST.
- Registered Physiotherapist
- Strength and Movement Coach
- Functional Rehabilitation
Jacob is an internationally-educated Physical Therapist. His journey started as a Certified Personal Trainer where he found his passion for helping others through exercise. Initially, Jacob had aspirations of becoming a Strength and Conditioning Coach and working with high-performance athletes; spending many years mastering advanced lifts (ex: Powerlifts, Olympic lifts) while progressing his knowledge of strength-sciences.
After working with both youth and amateur/professional athletes Jacob felt that with the knowledge of a physiotherapist, he would be able to reach a broader demographic. When Jacob learned that Australia was world-renowned for its physiotherapy research and practice, he heard a calling which he answered. Jacob had an incredible apprenticeship-phase in Australia, working in a hospital, aged-care and private practice setting.
Since returning to Canada, Jacob has reconnected with family, friends and developed a newfound love for martial arts which re-invigorated his passion for movement. Jacob’s philosophy of practice involves a functional approach to rehabilitation which is encompassed by a patient-centered approach. Jacob realizes health is more than just the absence of illness and utilizes the biopsychosocial model of health when considering patient problems. Jacob has high expectations of himself and challenges himself to step out of his comfort zone regularly. He has a strong belief in himself and all patients that come to him for help with their movement woes. Jacob does not believe in too old, too unfit or too busy as barriers for success. He believes with the right mind-state, and through working with patients as a team that any goal is achievable.