Aleks Thornton PT, BSC, MSC, CMT, CGIMS

Aleks Thornton (aleksthornton.com) has teamed up with Fallingbrook Wellness to provide physiotherapy and dry needling services and much more. As a natural born go-getter, Aleks passion has continuously driven me to expand his knowledge, experience, and relationships. This lead him to become an internationally trained manual physiotherapist and UBC trained Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (ubcgunnims.com) practitioner. Having completed a Masters of Rehabilitation Science in Glasgow, United Kingdom, he also holds a Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from University of Guelph and currently is attaining a 5 year certification in Osteopathic Manual Practice from the oldest Osteopathic College in Canada, The Canadian Osteopathic College of Canada (CCO). In addition to typical physiotherapeutic approaches, manual therapy, manipulation, cupping, dry needling (GIMS), exercise prescription and education, Aleks has knowledge in traditional physiotherapy and a unique holistic approach which may include elite team work with a network of therapists, physicians and practitioners.

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Interests:

Post-Operative & Pre-Operative Rehabilitation

Acute & Chronic Pain

Concussion & Nervous System Functioning and Retraining

Musculoskeletal and Postural System

 

Courses & Certifications:

(2007) BSc. Bachelor Science (Hons.) Human Kinetics, University of Guelph

(2011) MSc. Rehabilitation Science, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

(2012) Registered Physiotherapist with the College 

(2013) Lumbar Pelvic course with Barham Jam, FCAMPT

(2013) K-Tape Sport Taping

(2013) Introduction to Acupuncture with APTEI

(2014-15) Certification in Manual Therapy (CMT) with Jim Meadows

(2016-2017) Certification in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS)

(2016-Present) Current studies for Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Therapy (at the CCO) in Myofascial, manipulation, cranial and muscle energy osteopathic techniques of:        

Cervical I & TMJ I

Dorsal I, II & Ribs

Lumbar, Pelvis & Sacrum

Cranial Sacral base & Vault

Lower Extremity & Foot

 

Aleks has also previously worked with the following organizations:

U19 Partick Thistle 1876 Football Club of the Scottish Premiership 

National Health Services (NHS) Glasgow Back Services

Wellness guest lecturer at the University of Toronto for the Institute of Medical Science Student's Association (IMSSA)

Wellness guest lecturer at Toronto City Hall for the City of Toronto Administrative Professional (COTAPSA)

 

Sporting Background: Outdoor & Indoor soccer, track & field, cross country  
Interests: laughing, learning, networking, family & friends 
Passionate about: Helping others, continuing to learn and improve, staying active 
Favourite Quote: "Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.”