We’re proud of the team we have assembled here at Midtown Physiotherapy! In this series of blog posts, we wanted to give you the opportunity to learn more about the Physiotherapists that make Midtown Physiotherapy the caring, experienced clinic that it is.
This week we have a Q&A with therapist Marc Nyte. Marc received his Physiotherapy degree in the UK, moving to Toronto in 2017 after finishing his Candian certifications. He has been working at Midtown Physiotherapy for just over two years and specializes in post-surgery home visits. Continue reading below to learn more about Marc and what makes him so passionate about helping his patients.
Can you tell us a bit about your background?
After working as a theatre manager in London’s West End I switched to becoming a personal trainer. It was a difficult decision to leave a job I enjoyed so much in such an exciting and unique environment. However, I had already spent time training in my spare time with the CYMCA Fitness Academy and was getting inundated with new clients. I decided to take the plunge. This started my journey towards becoming a Physiotherapist. Along the way, I qualified as a Sports Masseur, Pilates instructor, and yoga teacher. In 2007, I enrolled at Brunel University in the UK on the Physiotherapy BSc degree course, graduating in 2011 with first-class honours. Almost immediately I started providing domiciliary (at-home) Physiotherapy in central London via PhysioComesToYou.
In 2017 I had the opportunity to relocate to Toronto. In the lead up to the move, I commuted between London and Vancouver attending the Internationally Educated Physiotherapist Exam Preparation Program and Canadian Alliance Physiotherapy Exams in readiness for practice in Canada.
Why do you enjoy working at Midtown Physio? What makes it different from other clinics?
Midtown has a knowledgeable and supportive team. This enables us to provide the best care and treatment for our patients as we have a wide knowledge base from which to draw. It has fantastic administrative back-up which makes my life so much easier since I am out on the road, visiting patients in their homes.
What made you want to become a Physiotherapist?
I have enjoyed working with the body since the late ’90s. It’s an honour to help people to reach their fitness goals. After qualifying to practise fitness training, yoga, Pilates, and massage, Physiotherapy felt like a natural progression. I wanted to gain the knowledge that would allow me to help those experiencing injury or recovering from surgery. I wanted to work with people with more complex goals. Often as a personal trainer, you are working on helping people to drop a few dress or suit sizes prior to their wedding. While it’s great being part of that, I recently I had a patient whose goal was simply to walk down the aisle. He was 94, had suffered a hip fracture and wanted to be able to do so with a cane rather than a four-wheeled walker. This is why I love my job!
What is the most rewarding part of being a Physiotherapist?
Helping people get back to what they enjoy and to the point where they are no longer a patient. Often this means they have regained their independence, perhaps returned to work or their regular pastime, be it golf, skiing, gardening, or simply managing everyday tasks such as cooking and showering. Helping patients reach their goals is immensely rewarding.
Do you have a focus or specialty; areas of the body, certain types of injuries, or particular treatment methods?
The main areas I work in are musculoskeletal and post-surgery. The bulk of my patients are recovering from hip and knee replacements, fractures, and other surgeries. I also work with those who have experienced extended hospital stays and need help getting back on their feet again.
I use evidence-based Physiotherapy protocols coupled with my years of experience in massage, fitness, yoga and Pilates to enhance my patients’ recovery.
What should a new patient expect on their first visit with you?
I meet patients in their homes and gather a detailed history of their condition as well as any other relevant past medical history. We then set goals accordingly. I advise the patient on recommended treatments and alternatives where available so that the patient may make an informed decision about their journey. From this point, I will treat and guide the patient on their road to recovery.
Midtown Physiotherapy is a Toronto Physiotherapy clinic offering client-centred and evidence-based treatment to help you get back to what you love. We offer appointments at our Yonge and St. Clair location, as well as home services for those unable to come to us.