Austin graduated with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in 2020, and has since completed special training in orthopedics, manual therapy, dry needling, concussion rehabilitation and management of the running athlete. Prior to his Physiotherapy degree, Austin completed a Honours degree in Kinesiology at Dalhousie, during which he played on Dalhousie’s rugby team, and volunteered as a student athletic therapist for several varsity sports programs at both Dalhousie and Saint Mary’s University.
Austin is a strong believer in using research to inform his practice and strives to use an evidence-based approach to the management of injuries. Austin employs the use of education, exercise, and manual therapy to help patients achieve their goals. As a triathlete and former university rugby player, Austin knows the importance of getting his patients back to full function so that they can continue to do what makes them happy. He has taken a special interest in the management of the endurance athlete and uses qualitative video analysis to optimize the biomechanics of runners, swimmers, and cyclists.
Austin aims to make injury rehabilitation as enjoyable as possible. He knows that dealing with injuries can be difficult and believes that a positive experience in rehabilitation can lead to better outcomes and improved performance. After all, if you must deal with the frustration of an injury, why not have fun rehabbing it?
Originally from Toronto, Austin has been living in Nova Scotia since 2014, and has made Nova Scotia his permanent home. Outside of the clinic, Austin enjoys camping, and stays active by training for and competing in triathlon. If you see Austin swimming biking or running around town, don’t hesitate to say hello!