John GrayJohn Gray

Registered Kinesiologist RKin, MSc, CSCS

jgray@orthophysio.com

As a Registered Kinesiologist, John uses exercise and other body movements (known as motor control retraining) to help the recovery from a wide spectrum of impairments – from degenerative joint diseases to neurological conditions. His approach helps clients regain mobility and function, while managing pain, to return to the activities they enjoy doing the most.  John works with clients of all ages and abilities, and leads our Therapeutic Fitness program.

John holds both a Master’s degree in Biomechanics from Queen’s University and an Honours Bachelor degree  of Physical and Health Education from the University of Toronto. Before returning to his professional practice, John pursued a PhD degree in Spine Biomechanics under the supervision of Dr. Stuart McGill, where he was responsible for the operation of the Spine Biomechanics laboratory, published research on spine stability and contributed to projects studying the biomechanics of low back pain.

During his almost 20-year long career, John has sought-out internationally-renowned experts in England, the United States, Australia and Asia. He has completed Wellspring’s CancerSmart rehabilitation course for health professionals and is currently pursuing a post-graduate diploma as a Clinical Skills Specialist in Rehabilitation Therapy. John has been a frequent presenter at national and international conferences, and is published in several highly respected scientific journals in Kinesiology and Physical Therapy. He has recently co-authored a chapter in “The Functional Training Handbook” on the biomechanical considerations for injury prevention and performance improvement in Weightlifting.

John has been the Sports Conditioning Consultant to the University of Toronto Women’s Varsity Volleyball Team, FIVB[1] world-tour women’s beach volleyball athletes, and currently assists Team 2020 future Olympians in Archery in their goals toward podium performances. He has previously been both a competitor and coach in Olympic Weightlifting.

Association Memberships and Awards

John has a long record of service to his profession, having been a Board member for the Ontario Kinesiology Association, Canadian Kinesiology Alliance, and Ontario Weightlifting Association. From 2012-2014 he served on the inaugural Council of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. John holds a professional membership with the Association of Registered Kinesiologists of Ontario and is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has been recognized by his peers as an “Educational Influential” in Kinesiology through the Ontario Institute for Work and Health.

[1] Fédération Interationale de Volleyball