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Cross Works Phsyiotheraphy Clinic opens in Point Edward

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 09:30 -- Karen Minty
Ryan Cross

“At Cross Works Physiotherapy, we strive to provide the highest quality of care and patient experience to our patients by first listening to their story, then taking a hands-on approach to determine the root cause of their symptoms,” explains owner, Ryan Cross.

Cross Works Physiotherapy Clinic, located in Point Edward, opened its doors October 1, 2018 and has been steadily growing ever since. Owner, Ryan Cross, who has been a Physiotherapist in Sarnia for over 8 years, credits a combination of the right time, the right location and the amazing support of his wife, family and friends to take the leap from employee to business owner. “So far, it is quite the learning experience. It has been a fun journey; exciting and busy!”

The clinic is located in the same building next to Ironworks Gym, providing a unique opportunity to collaborate with a facility that has a similar philosophy and a proven track record in its approach to rehabilitation. Friend Jordy Bettridge, who owns Ironworks Gym as well as the building, was instrumental in working with Ryan to convert the space into a beautiful modern physiotherapy clinic.  

“It really was a hard decision to leave my previous employment because I worked with and for great people. But ever since I completed my schooling, I’ve always been thinking about where my career will take me. I see this venture as an opportunity for self-development and growth.”

Ryan has never turned down an opportunity for personal growth. After obtaining a Master of Sciences in Physiotherapy from McMaster University, he began working in Sarnia. It wasn’t long before he continued his education, earning a diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT), certification in Integrated Dry Needling (CIDN), as well as many other advanced trainings in acupuncture, taping, concussion rehabilitation, and sports physiotherapy courses.

“Only a small handful of Physiotherapists hold the advanced FCAMPT diploma. This additional knowledge helps me to make better assessments, identify any red flags, and use my additional skills to provide the best care to my patients,” explains Ryan.

Ryan’s advanced clinical expertise can help to improve recovery time and prevent relapse. He provides treatment for injuries, chronic pain, TMJ, and accident recovery. He also offers dry needling, which involves inserting thin flexible needles into a muscle knot to help stimulate it to relax, loosen and function better.

Cross Works Physiotherapy Clinic is focused on providing patient-centered care. “We book longer times with our patients, especially their initial assessment. I like to spend more time with my patients and understand their whole story. This allows me to find the root cause of the problem instead of just treating the symptoms.”

Part of Ryan’s long-term plan for his clinic is to create a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team of other allied health care professionals such as a massage therapist, chiropractor, and additional physiotherapists.

Cross Works Physiotherapy Clinic is located at 611 St. Clair Street in Point Edward, in the same building as Iron Works Gym. They are open Monday to Friday from 7am - 5 pm. For more information or to book an appointment, call 519 491 7273 or visit their website at www.crossworksphysio.ca.

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