Registered Massage Therapist
Derek is a massage therapist with over 20 years of experience in manual therapies. Graduating in 1989 with a degree in physiotherapy and massage in Poland, Derek has practiced internationally in a multitude of professional settings. From instructing at a Massage Therapy college in Calgary to owning a massage and athletic therapy clinic at Canada Olympic Park, Derek's career has seen him work with the Canadian bobsleigh and luge teams, patients involved in motor vehicle accidents, and those with general, everyday injuries and pain.
Derek's experience with pain management is evident in the way he approaches every treatment. With a focused goal to eliminate his patients' discomfort, he has developed a style of massage therapy that will specifically target the source of your pain, and make the needed changes to allow you to feel your best.
As a former competitive road cyclist, Derek is acutely aware of the demands of athletic training. He has experienced the challenges of being a high level athlete while juggling a full time career, family and other life commitments. He knows firsthand that sometimes sports therapy is what is most needed, and sometimes it is just a fantastic, relaxing massage, allowing you to destress from the demands of daily life. Whatever your specific needs are, Derek will customize your treatment to help you reach your health goals.
Please be advised that direct billing to Greenshield is not yet available for appointments with Derek. Appointments with Derek are covered by all insurance companies, including Greenshield, but Greenshield is still working to update their direct billing portal.