Daniel Zackodnik , Physiotherapy Resident
Daniel is a Physiotherapy Resident whose enthusiasm to help others maximize their physical and mental wellbeing grew during his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University. During this time, Daniel served as the lead student therapist for the university’s Cross Country and Track & Field team, as well as a strength & conditioning intern for a number of the university’s varsity programs. Daniel also acted as a head coach for two of Special Olympics BC’s physical literacy programs, where he taught fundamental movement skills to children with cognitive and physical disabilities that encouraged ongoing participation in sports and physical activity.
After experiencing the positive impact movement and health can have on people’s lives, Daniel completed his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto. During his masters, Daniel conducted primary research on Post-concussion syndrome, and continued his outreach within the sports medicine field by providing on-site coverage for provincially and nationally competing rhythmic gymnastics athletes.
Drawing from his 7 years of education, Daniel believes that movement and adjunctive manual therapy serve as the cornerstone of optimized recovery and future injury prevention. As such, many of his treatments focus on corrective movement, therapeutic exercise, and functional strengthening. This is supplemented by soft tissue techniques and joint mobilizations to reduce feelings of discomfort and pain, restore function, and improve movement. Targeted education is used to personalize your recovery program to prevent re-injury and promote lasting wellness.
Daniel’s love of health and fitness extends beyond the clinic. He is a recreational power lifter, novice dragon boat athlete, and fair-weather running enthusiast. In his spare time, you might find Daniel getting himself lost in the woods or exploring any one of the outdoor trails in and around Barrie.