BSc H.K, MPhty Studies, MClSc Advanced Health Care Practice, FCAMPT
Rahim recently obtained a Master of Clinical Science in Advanced Health Care Practice from the University of Western Ontario. His research included Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Acute Knee Injury exercise and care protocols (http://www.fowlerkennedy.com/health-care-professionals/treatment-protocols) as well as cervicogenic headache (headache caused by neck dysfunction). He also is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (https://manippt.org). Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, Rahim obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University in 2002 while also getting a certification as a personal trainer and Exercise Physiologist. Rahim then worked as a Kinesiologist for 4 years in multiple physiotherapy clinics. Rahim went on to do a Master in Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in Australia.
Rahim is a bilingual Registered Physiotherapist certified in Bike Fitting, manual therapy, acupuncture Gunn Intra Muscular Stimulation (IMS/dry needling), with specialized training in TMJ and Vestibular Rehabilitation for concussions, dizziness, balance and vertigo.
Rahim’s sports and rehabilitation background includes playing hockey, soccer, skiing, cycling, running, yoga, pilates and weight training. Rahim played football at St. Francis Xavier University, coached track and field at Gloucester High School, coached football in the National Capital Amateur Football Association including 3 All-Star teams and in the Ontario Varsity Football League.
In Australia, Rahim was the team physiotherapist with East Brisbane Tigers Rugby Club (www.eastigers.com), Western Taipans Australian Rules Football Club, South United and Belbowrie Soccer Clubs. Locally, Rahim has been involved with La Cite Collegiale Basketball, and multiple NCAFA and OVFL football clubs. Upon returning to Ottawa Rahim worked in Medicine, Oncology, Thoracics, Rehabilitation and the Orthopaedic departments at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus as well as at the Riverside Campus Rehabilitation Department. Rahim is a practical component examiner for qualifying physiotherapists in Canada.
Rahim’s approach to rehabilitation is evidence based practice that involves an emphasis on a biopsychosocial perspective. This includes improving function through manual therapy, motor control and functional exercise as well as IMS/Dry Needling.