A Rehabilitation Journey that Evolved Into a Passion For Helping Others
My passion for movement and manual therapy manifested from my personal struggle with injuries, poor posture, and chronic pain. My love for extreme sports had significantly impacted my quality of life by 18. Since then, I’ve spent the last 10 years studying various forms of movement and manual therapy to rehabilitate my body and help others do the same. My practice integrates elements of corrective exercise, functional conditioning, yoga, massage, and manual therapy to rehabilitate the body and master movement as nature intended.
I look forward to meeting you and sharing my passion for movement, wellness, and successful living with you!
Registered Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Corrective Exercise & Movement Coach
In His Personal Time
Austin loves music and he loves to dance. Austin expresses his love for movement and music through the circus arts: Aerial Acrobatics and Fire Flow Arts (Fire Dancing). When he is not hanging upside down or tearing up a dance floor, he enjoys travelling, studying psychology, and cooking up a storm.
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Austin prides himself in being a “generalist”, not a “specialist” in the health care industry. His practices integrates various elements of clinical assessment, movement, manual therapy, and lifestyle coaching. This integration of various knowledge systems allows him to take a holistic approach to rehabilitation and human performance.
Austin offers continuing education workshops for yoga teachers, RMT’s, and movement professionals. His corrective exercise, injury prevention, and posture workshops have been integrated into several Yoga Teacher Training Programs. Austin has also taught in England, Turkey, and Costa Rica.
Austin enjoyed his work as a research assistant for John Griffin (Author of Client Centered Exercise Prescription) for his Functional Mobility Screening in Adults 50-70 Years of Age project. Austin has spent a lot of time since then working with seniors to improve their quality of life through movement and manual therapy.
Austin’s participation in Toronto’s performance arts community has allowed him to treat and train many professional performance artists including National Ballet dancers, professional acrobats, and circus performers. He is excited to continue tailoring his services and workshops to this community.
School of Massage Therapy: (http://sutherland-chan.com/)
– College Diploma of Massage Therapy – August 2017
– Member of good standing with The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
– Member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario
George Brown College: (http://www.georgebrown.ca/)
Advanced College Diploma of Fitness & Lifestyle Management – June 2010
– Graduated on Dean’s list with academic achievement awards in: Kinesiology, Muscle
Physiology, Exercise Physiology, & Client Centered Exercise Prescription
– Research Assistant for John Griffin (GBC Professor & Author of Client Centered Exercise
Prescription) for his Functional Mobility Screening in Adults 50-70 Years of Age project.
The Yoga Sanctuary Education: (http://www.theyogasanctuary.net)
Arm & Hand Balancing with Karen Cove (10 Hours) – December 2013
Pre & Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training with Cynthia Funk (15 Hours) – November 2013
Experiential Anatomy with Sue Ravazzolo (20 Hours) – September 2013
250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training – May 2013
CHEK Institute Education: (http://www.chekinstitute.com)
CHEK Practitioner: Level 1 – In Progress
Advanced Program Design – 2013
Equal But Not The Same: Considerations For Training Females – 2013
Scientific Shoulder Training – 2011-2012
CHEK Exercise Coach – March 2012
Scientific Back Training – 2011-2012
Scientific Core Training – 2011-2012
Program Design – 2011-2012
CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach – October 2011
NeuroKinetic Therapy: Level 3 – Oct 2014 (Level 1), Feb 2015 (Level 2), Dec 2017 (Level 3) (http://neurokinetictherapy.com/)
Functional Integrated Therapy: Fascial Abrasion Technique – April 2011
Functional Integrated Therapy: Performance Taping – Oct 2010
Eldon Z. Wingay: NeuroFlex Balancing – 2011-2012 (http://neuroflexbalancing.com/)
Movement Therapy & Fitness:
Can-Fit Pro: Personal Training Specialist – Aug 2007 (http://www.canfitpro.com/)
Kettlebell Training Specialist: Level 1&2 – Nov 2008 (http://kettlebelltrainingacademy.com/)
Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology: Certified Personal Trainer – March 2010
Paul Gagne: Test It, Fix It – Applied Posturology – May 2012 (http://posturalsportsperformance.com/)
Scientific Flexibility Training: PNF Stretching – May 2012
Thomas Myers: Anatomy Trains In Training – May 2013
Exercise Is Medicine Canada Certified – March 2016 (http://exerciseismedicine.org/canada/)
Institut Somatraining: ELDOA Level 1&2 – March 2018 (http://www.institutsomatraining.com/)
Current CPR & Standard First Aid – Renewed annually since Oct 2006