Reg works primarily as a college level instructor teaching students acupuncture and several health courses. As a resident acupuncturist at ATP, he has joined us to serve our clients better to help us foster turning points in health.
Reg started his career in health with a strong foundation in exercise physiology and personal training, obtaining a Masters Degree in exercise physiology. Over the years Reg expanded his perspective of health and well being and pursued eastern healing arts such as yoga, and oriental medicine; this culminated in acquiring his Diploma of Acupuncture at MacEwan university in 2015.
Reg engages each client with much more than acupuncture; he incorporates his learning from 25 years experience in health and fitness. He specializes in helping his clients function better and more efficiently to decrease pain, improve performance, ultimately so people can better enjoy daily active living. Reg appreciates the way acupuncture is practiced in traditional oriental medicine, and how it is particularly suited to treating the body and mind as a whole system together (see more below in how Reg describes acupuncture’s impact on mind and body).
Outside of the clinic, Reg is a faculty instructor at Norquest College’s University Transfer program, a sessional instructor in the MacEwan Acupuncture program, a martial artist, Aikidoist, yoga teacher and personal trainer.
In Reg’s daily life outside of work he walks the dog, parents and plays with his 2 young children, and eats a healthy diet (thanks entirely to his wife!). Reg has made a personal commitment to embody the practices he shares with clients – indeed, his clients remind him to take good care of his whole person that he too can be his best in life.
Reg describes the way acupuncture impacts both body and mind
On the other hand, Reg recognizes his clients really benefit when also given traditional acupuncture points that address their stress response, often presented as insomnia, anxiety/depression, low energy, or digestion issues. He helps clients become aware and influence their stress response by suggesting breathing practices that support mindfulness and healing. Reg has come to find confidence in how the strong effects of acupuncture on both body and mind work together; indeed, these two dimensions work synergistically to foster and accelerate healing beyond addressing the physical symptoms alone.