Gerard Juan, PT
Gerard is a movement optimist who believes our bodies are resilient and can adapt to many movement patterns. His approach to treatment heavily revolves around education to help clients understand their injury and self-manage in their daily lives. With the addition of manual therapy and an individualized home exercise program, Gerard aims to get you back to doing the things you love as soon as possible. While not at the clinic, Gerard enjoys going for runs, binging television, and attending live concerts.
Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?
Many people don’t realize that pain can be influenced by many lifestyle factors and my goal is to think outside the box and address the issue from different angles. So rather than solely focusing on the site of injury, my aim is to get to know you as a person so that we can agree upon a treatment plan that is tailored to YOUR goals and come up with strategies to help you cope independently outside the clinic.
What are the top 3 treatments that you specialize in?
- Individualized exercise programs
- Manual therapy
What are you proud of in your practice?
I take pride in not only helping people recover from their injuries, but by also helping them make positive changes to their lifestyle so that the chance of reinjury is reduced. I love hearing clients tell me that little tweaks they’ve made during their training or at work for example, have made a huge difference and made them more confident to resume the activities they enjoy.
Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?
I enjoy treating a wide variety of neuromuscular and sports injuries involving all joints of the body such as ligament sprains, muscle strains, tendinopathies, and post-operative rehab (e.g. total knee replacement). In addition, I also treat general neck and low back pain and enjoy getting creative with clients to find ways to help them manage their symptoms. If I had to choose, my favourite cases are running-related injuries because there are so many ways to modify a program that allow for someone to continue training while still seeing their therapist. Sometimes the best rehab plan is the very sport or activity in which you want to return to, and it’s so uplifting when people realize this!