Derek was born and raised in Galway, Ireland. He started his academic career by qualifying with a Higher Certificate in Physiology and Health Science from Carlow Institute of Technology. He went on to graduate as a Physiotherapist in Newcastle, UK, and has furthered his education by qualifying as a physiotherapist therapist in Canada. He is the founding partner of Physiotherapy@Woodbridge and thereby ensures the company meets the standards of Rules of Professional Conduct outlined by the Ontario College of Physiotherapists.
Since becoming a physiotherapist, Derek has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience working in clinics in Ireland, the UK, and Canada. Derek is McKenzie-trained and also has participated in a number of post graduate courses including Deep Dry Needling, Vestibular Rehabilitation, TMJ Dysfunction, Mulligan Technique, and Kinesio Taping.