Irfan Ishani

Irfan received his Bachelor of Science Specializing in Psychology from the University of Alberta and his Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia. As a firm believer in lifelong education, Irfan continues to stay up to date on best practice and research in his field and has received several certifications.

Irfan's expertise has led him to work with a diverse population including the elderly, youth, athletes, and orthopaedic patients. With sports being a huge passion, his most memorable experiences have involved training teams and being the physiotherapist for the South Australia's Fitzroy Lions Aussie Rules Footy team, The Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League Championships as well as the Canadian Ismaili Games. He has also worked with some of the top level junior tennis players in the province and country and also has experience with treating Muay Thai fighters.

Having worked in a variety of settings, his breadth of knowledge in the field allows him to work with all types of patients and in all areas of the body, including the jaw, and he has taken it upon himself to have the ability to use needles in his practice. Irfan is a proponent of building team relationships with his patients. He values the importance of listening to the patient and focuses on manual therapy and exercise. His philosophy is not only to correct the problem at hand but to also to prevent future injury.

In his free time Irfan enjoys an active lifestyle playing hockey, soccer, going to the gym and continuously developing his knowledge! A good cup of Italian coffee and pastries are a guilty pleasure :)

Physiotherapists get you moving and keep you moving. Physiotherapists are highly-educated experts in physical function, movement and mobility. They have advanced knowledge of how the human body moves and what stops it moving. Physiotherapists use specialized hands-on treatment to restore, maintain and maximize optimal function and quality of life. Physiotherapists:

  • Assess, diagnose and treat physical symptoms and limited movement caused by injury, aging, disability, or health condition.
  • Help patients understand what’s causing their condition.
  • Work with patients to restore, maintain and maximize movement, flexibility and physical independence.
  • Develop customized treatment plans that help patients take back control.
  • Teach patients how to restore, maintain and/or maximize movement, reduce pain, and manage any chronic symptoms.
  • Teach patients how to stay well, avoid future injury and achieve the best quality of life they can.

​​Physiotherapists excel in the treatment of many conditions including (but not limited to) back pain/injury, whiplash, pregnancy-related muscle/joint issues, urinary incontinence and vertigo to name a few. They also help patients manage symptoms of chronic conditions like arthritis and chronic pain.

Physiotherapists help patients who may have otherwise tried temporary (e.g., prescription drugs) or more invasive methods (e.g., surgery) to manage their condition. They use individualized therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and other treatment techniques.

Physiotherapists requires that the patient is involved and engaged in the recovery process, as success is often dependent on the patient’s commitment to the process.