Derek Weiss, PT
MScPT, B.P.H.E. (Hons)
Owner of AMP Physiotherapy Sudbury
Born and raised in Sudbury, Derek Weiss is a Registered Physiotherapist who has graduated from Queen’s University with a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy. Prior to this, Derek obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education from Laurentian University.
Derek is driven to help clients get more active, improve their movement, and help them to optimize their performance in whatever task they wish to complete, from activities of daily living to high-performance athletics. This, along with decreasing pain and regaining normal function following injury or surgery, will help improve the overall quality of life of his patients. Derek takes a goal-oriented approach and sets up meaningful and achievable goals with his patients to allow the treatment plan to be tailored to each individual person.
He has experience with assessing and treating musculoskeletal injuries within the general population, athletes, people involved in motor-vehicle accidents, and members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Derek takes a multi-modal approach to treatment that includes manual therapy, advanced soft-tissue release, acupuncture, dry needling, exercise, and education. He has a special interest in treating postural imbalances of both the shoulder and hip region; which affect many individuals due to the increased amounts of time spent sitting in our daily lives. Derek also continues to advance his practice by attending continuing education courses on a regular basis.
Derek is a member in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, the Ontario Physiotherapy Association and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is anchored in movement sciences and aims to enhance or restore function of multiple body systems. The profession is committed to health, lifestyle and quality of life. This holistic approach incorporates a broad range of physical and physiological therapeutic interventions and aids.
Physiotherapy is a primary care, autonomous, client-focused health profession dedicated to improving quality of life by:
Promoting optimal mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness
Preventing disease, injury, and disability
Managing acute and chronic conditions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions
Improving and maintaining optimal functional independence and physical performance
Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability with therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions
Educating and planning maintenance and support programs to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury or functional decline.