Rich Huggins graduated from University of Alberta with his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 2009. Prior to that Rich completed his Bachelor of Human Kinetics from University of British Columbia in 2004.
Rich was born and raised in Nanaimo so he is well versed in living the island life. He is a keen recreational athlete and enjoys his time outdoors, with his main interests in surfing, skiing/snowboarding, adventure racing, running, mountain biking, ice hockey and soccer.
Post graduate courses help Rich stay professionally current so he can provide the most effective combination of physiotherapy services for each individual patient. His goal is to assist patients back to active daily living in a pain-free state, no matter what age or ability. Post graduate certificates include:
- Complete Concussion Management Healthcare Practitioner
- Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
- GLA:D Canada Certificate
- Sports Physiotherapy Certificate
- Manual Therapy Level 3 Upper and Lower
- Kinesiotape Levels 1 and 2
- Vestibular Rehabilitation
- First Aid Sports Responder
- Mulligan Mobilizations
- Prevention of Running Injuries
- Lyn Watson Shoulder Level I
Since graduating as a Physiotherapist, he has worked in private practice settings on Vancouver Island and in Australia. Rich provides outstanding rehabilitation to orthopedic and sports medicine patients of all ages.
Rich Huggins is very active in the sports community and has worked with the Cowichan Valley Capitals Junior A Hockey Club, Nanaimo Senior Pirates Baseball Club, UBC Thunderbirds Men’s Ice Hockey Club, Cowichan Wrestling Club, Cowichan Piggies Rugby Club and the Canadian Alpine Ski Team. While he was a student he volunteered with Dr. Magee’s Student Physiotherapy Clinic at U of A that treated many professional hockey players. Rich was also part of the medical teams for the BC Summer Games in 2010 and 2014 and BC Summer Disability Games in 2004.