James De Santo, PT, BSc.KIN, BSc.PT, CAFCI
- Certified Athletic Therapist
- Certified in Medical Acupuncture
James is a true coach at heart whether coaching you through your rehabilitation or on the ice with young hockey players. He completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science and a Certificate in Athletic Therapy at York University in 1999. James continued his professional training completing a Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto, graduating in 2002 and becoming registered as a Physiotherapist. He also became certified as an Athletic Therapist, CATA(C), in Canada. James continued to advance his knowledge and skills completing a certificate in anatomical acupuncture from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI) and post-graduate courses in advanced manual and manipulative physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
James has the ability to narrow in on the root cause of his client’s injury and create a client-focused treatment plan based on the latest physiotherapy research. He is compassionate and caring which quickly becomes very evident when interacting with clients.
James has extensive experience treating muscle and joint related injuries in people of all ages. He has also treated many athletes of all levels, from the beginner to the professional, spanning the National Hockey League (NHL), Canadian Football League (CFL) and Major Lacrosse League (MLL). He has served as a Host Medical Staff Volunteer for the Ontario Summer Games, Ontario Winter Games, World Transplant Games, Ontario Paralympic Games, World Paralympic Track and Field Championships, and the Canadian Junior National Figure Skating Championships.
James spends his time outside of his physiotherapy practice as a passionate Head Coach for both of his children’s competitive hockey teams. His team was awarded the Mayor of Mississauga’s Most Sportsmanlike Team 3 years in a row. When not living at the rink or the clinic – James enjoys spending time with his wife, two kids and dog!