Erdem has been practising physiotherapy since graduating from McGill University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Subsequently, he completed advanced post-graduate training and doctoral studies in orthopaedic physiotherapy. Erdem holds a Doctor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Andrews University (Berrien Springs, Michigan) and the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy.
Erdem’s clinical focus is on the treatment of pain and movement problems arising from injury, muscle imbalance, and disorders of joint, soft tissue and nerve mobility. Additionally, he has experience and research interests in the use of dry needling for the treatment of muscle pain and dysfunction. Erdem is an instructor of the Integrated Dry Needling course and is also certified in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) and the Gokavi Transverse Technique (GTT). He also incorporates medical acupuncture into his treatment approach when appropriate. Erdem is well versed in treating individuals with a wide array of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. He especially enjoys helping active individuals, ranging from recreational to elite athletes, return to their sport or improve their performance following injury. A significant portion of Erdem’s practice also involves the physiotherapy management of jaw and facial pain related to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
With a passion for teaching, alongside instructing the Integrated Dry Needling course, Erdem is a senior instructor in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s post-graduate orthopaedic education system, and serves as a clinical mentor for physiotherapists enrolled in this same program and related examination process.