Dag was born in Bergen, Norway. He studied Physiotherapy in Aberdeen, Scotland, graduated in 1990 and became a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Dag has acquired extensive experience in sports injuries, orthopaedic rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation as well as manual therapy of the spine and extremities using various manual techniques.
Dag has a special interest in the use of Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), which is a gentler form of manual therapy to perform adjustments. He is trained in the Australian Dynamic Stability & Muscle Balance Exercise approach and the uses electrotherapeutic modalities in rehabilitation.
He also has extensive experience with sports related injuries and rehabilitation following strains, sprains, contusions, tears and/or fractures. As a physiotherapist Dag is skilled in advice and education for a variety of muscular and joint problems. He has specific exercises to help reduce pain, improve strength and endurance, returning you to full function and sporting ability.
Dag has 17 years of experience in manual therapy and has over the years developed his own unique style of manual therapy adjustments. The system of manual therapy has been inspired by the best Physiotherapy and Osteopathic practitioners from all over the world. He believes in a gentle yet powerful application of force (vectors) to re-align the joints of the spine & any of the peripheral joints as well. He also uses massage to allow for gentle or deep soft tissue release as required. Massage helps improve circulation and reduce post-exercise soreness. It also increases flexibility, releases tight muscles and therefore enhances overall sports performance.
As a Physiotherapist, Dag’s experience complements our existing chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, naturopathic and high performance sports testing services, and in such a way that we feel it’s darn close to being the perfect mix of health care professionals available in one clinic!
Please call 250-390-2003 to book an appointment, or feel free to simply drop by and see Dag’s new location. We look forward to both hearing from you and seeing you.
PT, MScPT, HKin, CGIMS
Physiotherapist - Certified Gunn IMS Practitioner
Cameal graduated from the University of Toronto in 2009, where she received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy after completing an Honours Kinesiology Degree from McMaster University. She recently completed the Case Management certificate program from McMaster University that focused on coordinating client-centered care within health and social services.
Cameal has completed various post-graduate courses including sports taping, acupuncture, soft tissue release and clinical differential diagnosis courses.
She has also completed all levels of the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and acted as an evaluator for their Case Manager program. She is pursuing her qualifications as a fully credentialed McKenzie therapist. Cameal has experience treating a diverse cross-section of patients, from elite athletes to non-athletes alike. She has treated patients of all ages in the hospital, clinic and community settings. Her interests in learning about other cultures lead her to work with First Nations communities for seven years.
Cameal enjoys helping her clients reach their goals and restore function as soon as possible through a combination of mechanical and manual therapy, acupuncture and acustimulation, personalized exercise programs, education and injury prevention. She enjoys solving challenging problems and making sure her clients are actively involved in their treatment program. She enjoys approaching treatment from a holistic perspective.
She has a passion for clinical and client education and has been a faculty member under the Clinical Sciences Division – Health Sciences Section within the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) from 2012 to 2016. She recently published a research article in Physiotherapy Canada that looked at functional milestones following hip replacements in rural areas.
Outside the clinic, you’ll likely find Cameal hiking, canoeing, camping, travelling, reading, playing music or enjoying a great cup of coffee. She is looking forward to embracing life on the island and finding ways to serve the community. Call 250-390-2003 to book an appointment or feel free to simply drop by the clinic. Cameal looks forward to seeing you!