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Justin Pickerell grew up in the City of Nelson, B.C. Here he gained an interest in sports including skiing, hiking and especially hockey. His interest in the body and mind lead him to an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology & Psychology. Justin furthered his education by attending UBC in Vancouver where he completed a Masters degree in Physiotherapy.
He has a passion to work with athletes, to be in the mountains, and to travel the world. These interests lead to him to a position with Alpine Canada as the head physiotherapist for the technical team where he worked for two years. The job involved traveling the Alpine World Cup circuit and working with Olympic athletes around the globe. Prior to moving to Nelson, Justin worked in the private sector assisting all demographics with acute as, well as, chronic ailments. Recently, he worked with Hockey Canada in such tournaments as the Deutschland Cup, with trackside treatment for the Olympic bobsled team as well as, with professional and national level athletes including national wrestlers, luge athletes and sledge hockey players to help them to return to full function post injury.
Over the last 5 years, Justin has taken numerous postgraduate courses in acupuncture, functional dry needling (FDN) and manual therapy and utilizes these techniques on a daily basis. His rehabilitation plans have a strong base in exercise science and client education, with all client populations.
He is very excited to have the opportunity to move back to Nelson with his wife, Natalie, and eleven-month-old son, River. With skiing, biking, hiking, and beaches so accessible, the decision to move back was a simple one.