Nicholas Halkidis found Athletic Therapy while playing hockey. Believe it or not, the Clinic Directors at Apple Creek, John and Stef, were his athletic therapists with his Markham Waxer team. After suffering a separated shoulder he was introduced to the rehabilitation process at Apple Creek Sports Medicine Centre.
Now on the other side of the clinic bed, Nicholas has received his Bachelor of Arts Degree with Specialized Honours in Kinesiology from York University. During his undergraduate degree, Nicholas concurrently studied and received his certificate in Athletic Therapy (AT). He then became a Certified Athletic Therapist, whilst being awarded senior student athletic therapist of the year. Nicholas recently went on to complete a Diploma in Massage Therapy and is now a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). Furthermore, he has also completed the Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University. To find out more about what an Athletic Therapist (AT) is read his blog at http://applecreeksportsmedicine.com/what-is-an-athletic-therapist/.
Nicholas has experience working in a chronic pain clinic treating patients with Fibromyalgia. However, his background in hockey has helped him develop the work ethic to continue to learn. As a result, he has devoted his studies to ensure that all patients of his return to their activities and daily routines; pain free and with the ability and knowledge to perform at their highest level. In Nicholas’ free time he enjoys riding his stationary bike, playing recreational hockey and being in the company of friends and family. BUT beware: Nicholas is rarely seen without a smile on his face. He truly looks forward to working with each and every one of you. Nicholas’s mantra is a quote by Carl Jung – “My ambition is to make an impression”.