Tyson graduated from UBC with a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy in 2016. Prior to this, he obtained an Undergraduate Honours degree in Biomedical Studies from the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, BC.
Throughout his studies and career, Tyson has developed an interest in the Physiotherapy management of persistent pain conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic low back pain. As a result, Tyson has sought continuing education to develop his clinical pain management skills. He has been lucky to take courses with, and learn from, some of the foremost clinicians and scientists in the pain science field such as Dr. Lorimer Moseley, Dr. Tasha Stanton and Neil Pearson.
In order to provide effective, evidence-based treatment for complex pain conditions, Tyson employs a multimodal approach based on education, movement and self-management techniques. During a session with Tyson, most patients can expect to learn more about pain–why we experience it, where it comes from and how it can be increased or reduced. Research has shown that simply developing a deeper understanding of pain can help individuals improve their function and reduce pain. Active therapy can sound intimidating for those living with pain, that is why Tyson works with his patients to ensure that the exercises he prescribes are manageable and within tolerable limits. Self-management techniques like goal setting, relaxation techniques and breathing exercises provide a toolkit to assist in managing pain independently.