Paul Sulżycki, RMT, MSc, BSc has been practicing massage therapy since 2008. In 2015 he finished his master's work in sport psychology across universities in Germany and Greece, writing his thesis on the effects of imagery in trigger point therapy. During this time, he interned consulting with the Polish national rowing team and lectured on massage therapy and applied sport psychology at two Polish universities. Prior to this, he completed his BSc in physiology at Waterloo, his massage therapy diploma in Toronto, and served as a clinical supervisor at a massage college in Vancouver. He now divides his time between Europe and Canada, returning to work in Vancouver every few months.
Outside of work, Paul has a rich history in sport, particularly in judo. He has fought both at the provincial and national levels, receiving his black belt in 2003, instructing at his university club from 2007-2011, and becoming a nationally-certified coach in 2010. In 2011, he returned to teaching judo to children at his hometown club in Hamilton, and in 2012 he served as an instructor for the NWT Judo Association in Yellowknife, where he taught the advanced junior class and ran a rehabilitation program for injured judoka. Over the years, Paul found himself drawing on his coaching and teaching experience more and more at the clinic, helping patients with his words as much as with his hands. He is now convinced this is the way forward in physical therapy.
Paul travels when he can and loves reading, strategy games, technical projects, playing with/on the Internet, and understanding culture. He is passionate about independent publishing, identity ownership and open source projects, especially regarding communication platforms like federated social networking alternatives. He speaks English and Polish fluently, French conversationally, and is slowly learning German. He is not usually in any one place very long, but is generally very happy to make friends anywhere he goes : ).
Paul specializes in treating muscular problems with psychological symptoms. These include frozen shoulder, trigger points, chronic headaches, and anything where a pain-apprehension-anxiety-pain cycle has formed. He has much experience resolving muscle tension and nerve impingements, as well as working with common athletic injuries like strains, sprains, and inflammation. Recently, he has had very positive results treating post-stroke atrophy, sciatica, chronic peripheral inflammation, and has developed a very successful pool therapy program for people suffering from impaired movement or flexibility.