Jesse Awenus, Registered Physiotherapist, Titleist Golf Fitness Professional

Jesse started off his path to becoming a physiotherapist by first completing an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science at York University where he graduated with distinction. After taking a year off to work in British Columbia, he went to Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario where he graduated with his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. While at Queen's, Jesse was a strong leader within his class. He organized multiple continuing education courses and was the interprofessional director for the rehabilitation science faculty.

Since finishing at Queen's Jesse has jumped head first into continuing education. He believes that no one knows it all and that he can learn from many different disciplines to become an exceptional therapist. Jesse completed his intermediate manual therapy certification exam and is working towards his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. Aside from the manual therapy courses he has taken, Jesse has a keen interest in functional training and sports performance enhancement. He is a Titelist Golf Fitness Professional where he can evaluate movement to determine where energy leaks maybe occurring and prescribe specific exercises designed to boot power and efficiency in the golf swing. Jesse has also taken courses in soft tissue release therapies, the McKenzie method for the assessment/treatment for back pain, and Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute among others.

Jesse has experience working with a variety of patients. He has treated professional level golfers, NCAA basketball players, and weekend warriors. His philosophy is that everyone should be treated like a pro, regardless of activity level or sport participation. He has helped those suffering from chronic back and neck pain to those with more acute injuries like ankle sprains. He has treated post-operative patients and those just looking start up an exercise program to aid in their own health.

Outside of work, Jesse stays active by playing basketball and golf. In 2005 Jesse represented Canada at the Pan-American Maccabi Games in Chile winning a silver medal in basketball. He has coached youth basketball and currently plays in men's leagues across the city. He weight trains 3-4 days a week and is a big believer in strength training to aid in injury prevention and total body fitness. Jesse is an open minded therapist who truly incorporates research into his practice to create optimal outcomes for his clients.

To learn more about Jesse you can read his physiotherapy blog at www.jessephysio.wordpress.com