About Michael Wight
I am a graduate from the Dalhousie University School of Physiotherapy, receiving a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy degree in 2012. Since graduation, I have moved home to Newfoundland to pursue a career in outpatient physiotherapy, in the private practice sector. I have received postgraduate training in healthcare management, acupuncture, orthopedic manual therapy, and pain management. In addition to my physiotherapy degree, I also received a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Saint Francis Xavier University in 2010.
I have many years of experience working with the general public in both rehabilitation and a health maintenance capacity. I was fortunate to have worked as an Athletic Therapist while attending St. Francis Xavier University. Here I had the opportunity to work along side elite athletes during their varsity season, whether it was to help keep them playing their sport during an acute injury, or help them maintain their current level of high functioning to perform at their best.
During my time at St. F.X., I also worked as a personal trainer, where I had the opportunity to work with clients, both young and old, towards achieving their own personal health goals. This experience coupled with my physiotherapy degree and passion for sports allows me to assess and successfully treat a diverse group of clients ranging from young children to our elderly population.
I am a very active individual and a strong believer in living a healthy lifestyle. This is demonstrated through my passion for the outdoors and my participation in many sports. These include; ice and ball hockey, golf, hiking, downhill skiing, cycling and running. I have a special interest in hockey, as I have spent much of my life playing, coaching and providing athletic therapy for individuals of the sport.
My treatment philosophy includes providing patients with a comprehensive treatment plan, which includes a thorough assessment, patient education, manual therapy and exercise prescription. Drop by our clinic to experience the warm and friendly environment, which I believe is essential in ensuring patients receive the best possible care.