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Luke Fernandes
Chief Financial Officer & Physiotherapist

AMBITIOUS | GENUINE | COMPOSED

 

Luke was introduced to physiotherapy at a young age after suffering a shoulder subluxation during soccer. His physiotherapist was able to treat his injury and quickly enable him to rejoin his sport, but what surprised Luke was his physiotherapist’s own condition: he was legally blind. It amazed Luke that, with only the use of his hands, his physiotherapist was able to effectively treat him. This experience would be the beginning of his long relationship with sports and healing.

 

Luke attributes his vast personal experience with sport and injury to his time playing competitive soccer at the youth level of Leicester City Football Academy, racquet sports including badminton and squash, and combat sports including boxing. Sports have always provided an outlet for Luke to challenge his body, and he has a history of injuries to show for it. This allows Luke to understand how his patients feel after sustaining a sports injury.

 

Luke has over 15 years of experience in physiotherapy. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Manchester Metropolitan University in England in 2007 and began working on a neuro-rehabilitation ward in Leicestershire assisting stroke patients on their road to recovery. He moved to Calgary in 2008 and worked primarily in privately owned orthopaedic settings. Luke’s post education training includes acupuncture certification (CAFCI), functional dry needling, CPA Level 2 Manual Therapist and he is listed on the Spinal Manipulation roster. He has taken numerous courses on sports and postural taping. Golf is his ultimate love, and he is taken numerous courses in Golf Medical Rehab from the Titleist Performance Institute, the world’s premier player development centre which supports professional golfers on the PGA and LGPA tour.

Luke has over 10 years in leading and managing multidisciplinary teams including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, osteopathic manual therapists, physicians, nurses, psychologists, and kinesiologists. He strongly believes the best care is given when a team of professionals work together on behalf of a patient’s needs and goals. He understands that the sum of all parts is greater than the individual.

 

Education, personal experience, and an analytical mind help Luke to identify his patients’ symptoms and conditions. He is dedicated to helping patients achieve their goals, from recovery to improving their sports performance.

 

Luke is a devoted dad to two girls who share his love of music and interest in golf. They spend many evenings together playing their favorite Disney songs on piano, dancing and singing, and even roping dad into the role of a villain or prince. He doesn’t mind – he loves nurturing their imagination. When he isn’t busy playing with his kids, Luke combines his love for travel and live music by going to concerts near and far.

Luke Fernandes