Our Team

Tanner Gervais PT

Tanner joined the Agility team in 2015. He completed his Master of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto in 2011 and Bachelor of Kinesiology at McMaster University in 2007. Tanner has also pursued post-graduate studies in manual therapy and acupuncture/dry needling, completing Level 3 of the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University and Kinetacore Level 1 Dry Needling. He has also completed Level 1 of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Y-Balance Test certification as well as obtained advanced training in proper running form assessment and injury rehabilitation through the Running Clinic. 

 

Tanner has a keen interest in all types of sport and orthopaedic injuries and has experience working with a variety of individual and team sport athletes. He has helped facilitate a multifaceted rehabilitation process for patients following fractures, sprains/strains, reconstructive surgeries and degenerative conditions. Tanner also specializes in the assessment of running injuries and proper technique for his patients to improve performance and facilitate a successful return to activity following injury. He is also a regular guest speaker at the Running Room for running related injuries and proper running form.

 

Tanner’s treatment philosophy incorporates a functional movement-based approach. He uses objective assessment metrics, manual therapy, acupuncture/dry needling, exercises and education to alleviate dysfunction and optimize the performance and well-being in his patients. Recreationally Tanner is also an avid endurance athlete, notably competing in multiple Boston marathons as well as the 2016 Ironman Mont-Tremblant. Tanner has experience in running races and triathlons of all distances and his vision is to become the premiere multisport rehabilitation specialist for the west Ottawa area.