Andrew Archibald, PT, R.KIN., PT, MSc.PT
- Registered Physiotherapist
Andrew is often described by his patients and colleagues as passionate, knowledgeable and friendly. He is passionate about sport and fitness with an expertise in track and field and thus has a particular interest in orthopaedic and sports therapy whether it be preventative, rehabilitative or continuing care. He believes in the importance of a patient-therapist team approach to identify patient goals and barriers in order to create effective physiotherapy programs. Andrew’s practice includes a combination of education, hands on manual physical therapy techniques, and most importantly functional exercise. Andrew is dedicated to continuing education and advancing his skills. He has completed courses in dry needling and neuro-proprioceptive taping and is currently pursuing his Diploma of Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Andrew obtained his Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University. Some key achievements during his tenure at Dalhousie that separate him from his peers include being invited to practice at the Institute of Neurological Science in Scotland, serving as the student president and graduating at the top of his class in integrative practice. Prior to this, he completed a Master of Science in Experimental Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Physiology from McGill University.
While at McGill University, Andrew competed as a varsity track and field athlete in long jump and sprints, achieving nationals twice and representing Nova Scotia at the 2009 Canada Games. He successfully overcame multiple injuries during this time which he attributes to his physiotherapy team. This experience has given him a valuable patient perspective which he brings to his practice. He also has excellent experience treating athletes from his time working with the Mount Saint Vincent University Mens/Womens Soccer Teams.
Today, Andrew no longer competes but continues to stay active. His hobbies include playing squash, tennis and basketball and the is always open to trying new activities. Recently, he has taken up long-distance running and golf. Andrew looks forward to working with you to achieve your goals!