Advance Practice provider Rapid Access clinic for low back pain (William Osler)
Medical Acupuncture provider
Chirayu (Chi) Desai, a registered physiotherapist is an internationally educated physiotherapist and one of the Clinical Directors. Having worked in two different countries, he has been able to bring the best of both eastern and western medicine. His uniqueness lies in focusing on holistic health to manage a condition.
Chi has a special interest in sports injuries, arthritis and low back care. He has taken numerous certification courses over the years that include acupuncture, arthritis instructor, inflammatory arthritis, motivational interviewing, manual therapy, pain science, neural mobilization. He believes in continuing education to provide the highest quality care to his patients. For long term outcomes he focuses on therapeutic exercise and education to empower patients to manage their problems independently. He was a part of Para Pan-Am games, 2015 games and team physio for GlobalT20 cricket tournament. He runs a specialized program called GLAD:D Canada that helps people with hip and knee osteoarthritis manage pain and improve function.