Physiotherapist Angelo Karalekas

angelo-lighterAngelo graduated from the University of Alberta with a physiotherapy degree, and has been working in private practice for over 20 years.  Early on in his career, Angelo was involved in many sports in various capacities.  He was the therapist for the NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) Men’s basketball team as well as the Edmonton Iceman Football team.  He also coached women’s U21 competitive soccer and has served on the medical teams for Skate Canada and the World Track and Field Championships.

The one thing that being a physiotherapist has taught Angelo, is that he enjoys being a problem solver and empowering his clients.  His treatment approach focuses on trying to find the origin of a problem and not just treating its symptoms.  He is certified in a number of different areas such SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) and trigger point dry needling, and you will likely never leave the clinic without a handful of exercises.

Over the past number of years, Angelo has also developed a keen interest in vestibular rehabilitation (which involves the treatment of vertigo, dizziness and balance disorders) and the treatment of post-concussion symptoms.

When not working in clinical practice, Angelo serves as a peer assessor for the College of Physiotherapists’ Quality Management Program.

PhysioFirst is a private physiotherapist-owned manual therapy clinic in the eastern part of Ottawa, serving local, city wide and surrounding communities.