At Handworks Physiotherapy & Hand Clinic building client relationships is of outmost importance. We love getting to know you, your interests and ensuring each treatment is focused on understanding what you want to achieve.
Physiotherapist and Certified Hand Therapist / Owner
Eric has been a registered Physiotherapist for over 22 years in Victoria. Eric became intrigued with physiotherapy while attending treatments for a knee injury he obtained playing sports. This first-hand experience revealed how the profession of physiotherapy empowered people to participate in their recovery and return to the activities they enjoy. Eric’s curiosity of the workings of the human body began as a child with his parents working in the medical field. As Eric has always enjoyed helping people, a career in Physiotherapy was a natural fit.
Eric completed his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria in 1992. He worked for the next three years as a kinesiologist which sparked his ambition to become a physiotherapist. He attended the University of British Columbia and achieved his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1998. Following graduation, Eric practiced in general physiotherapy and worked with several sports teams. During this time, he started working part-time in hand therapy. Over the next few years, Eric became passionate about specializing in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation and became a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 2004.
Eric enhances his skills through continuing education. He attends annual events of the BC Hand Society and the University of Washington Hand Centre. While constant learning is essential, Eric believes the most important component of his clinical practice is the relationships he builds with his clients. By learning about each person, he can provide individual hands-on treatment, splints, exercises, and the education needed after an injury or surgery to assist clients in accomplishing their recovery goal. He also enjoys sharing his knowledge in hand therapy and has mentored several university students during their clinical placements.
Physiotherapists and Certified Hand Therapists
Physiotherapists are licensed with the College of Physical Therapy of British Columbia and members of the Physiotherapy Associations of Canada and British Columbia.
Our Certified Hand Therapists (CHTs) have completed specialized training in the rehabilitation of the upper extremity. The Certified Hand Therapist title is an internationally recognized designation that indicates the therapist has obtained the educational and experience requirements as well as passed the challenging Hand Therapy certification exam. CHTs are regulated by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission and are members of the Canadian Society of Hand Therapy.