Meet Damian Wyard MSc PT
Rehabilitation Pilates Instructor
He is the founder of Pilates4Physio in Downtown Toronto, combining the use of Pilates and manual therapy for rehabilitation. The history of the Pilates4Physio model goes back 7 years ago when he introduced the practice to a Pilates studio in Toronto. Very quickly clients could see the benefits of the combined approach and found they could address the underlying cause of their condition or injury.
Damian’s background is in sports massage which included spending three years touring with Riverdance as the company massage therapist. This experience gave him the hands-on skills for many sports related injuries in the athletic and general population. His background in Pilates dates back 20 years working in London UK as a Pilates instructor specializing in rehabilitation. Damian works with a variety of patients with acute or chronic spinal and peripheral joint injuries, including over-use conditions. Damian’s experience includes working at Toronto East General Hospital, treating fractures and joint surgeries in the outpatient clinic. He has also worked in sports clinics and was clinical director of a busy multi-disciplinary physiotherapy practice.
Damian’s postgraduate physiotherapy training includes advanced manual therapy qualifications with the Canadian Orthopaedic Division and also in the UK and Europe. He is also certified with Stott Pilates as a rehabilitation instructor. He combines hands-on treatments with rehabilitation Pilates to treat the cause of a patients’ condition or injury. He provides an individual approach depending on the presentation of the injury/condition and the
MSc Physiotherapy 2003; McMaster University Hamilton Ontario
Stott Pilates Rehabilitation: full certification-all equipment, 2013
Yoga Instructor Certification: Yoga Therapy Toronto, 2020
Diploma of Intermediate Manual and Manipulative Therapy; Canadian Orthopaedic Division 2010
Sports Massage Diploma UK; London School of Sports Massage 1996
Clinic Director/Physiotherapist; LifeMark Health, Bathurst Street, Toronto
Physiotherapist and Rehabilitation Pilates: Core Studio. Queen Street East, Toronto
Sports Massage Therapist and Pilates instructor: Riverdance-The Show, North American Tour.
Physiotherapist: Toronto East General Hospital; Out Patient Orthopaedics.
Damian writes regular blogs for SunLife Insurance, on a range of physiotherapy and health topics.
Damian leads health seminars about injury prevention for private companies.
When Damian is not working, he likes to run 5-10K
He likes to hike in the countryside and sometimes trail running.
He also practices different types of yoga and meditation practices.
Damian attends regular courses to keep up-to-date on the latest physiotherapy science and skills.