Dr. Nikita Vizniak, (Dr. Nik) R.M.T.
Dr. Vizniak is an globally recognized best-selling author, professional speaker and clinician. He is an honors graduate of the University of Western States, professor and Chair of Physical Medicine, director of Professional Health Systems and certified yoga instructor. His passion is derived from his love of practical teaching and sharing evidence-based knowledge. Dr. Vizniak’s textbooks, youtube videos and CE courses have been translated into many languages and are used by 100,000s of students, instructors, therapists and doctors around the world. His work centers around evidence based, best practices of integrated multidisciplinary patient centered management and results based outcomes. Patient bookings can be made here.
A regular student favorite, Dr. Vizniak teaches topics including anatomy, soft tissue mobilization, orthopedics, diagnostic imaging, joint mobilization, IASTM, exercise therapeutics and numerous advanced myofascial therapies. He has also has trained in minor surgery, obstetrics, phlebotomy, acupuncture, botanical medicine and clinical nutrition. His professional experience outside of private practice includes; sports medicine, working as a subject matter expert on exam and continuing education committees for numerous colleges, universities and professional licensing bodies. Dr. Vizniak provides an entertaining lecture full of enthusiasm and positive student learning opportunities, as well as a safe place to ask questions and make mistakes (Dr. Vizniak’s Top Tips for instructors can be found here).
He has also taught standardized exam preparation for MCAT (pre-med), PCAT (pre-pharmacy), DAT (pre-dental), OAT (pre-optometry) and various nutrition & botanical medicine educational series. His professional experience outside of private practice, also include working & volunteering in hospital ERs and cancer wards and as a standardized patient simulator, trainer, national board exam clinical scenario developer & proctor for the NPLEX, CCEB, Medical Council of Canada & UBC standardized patient program. Dr. Vizniak has also served as a subject matter expert on medical legal litigation and continuing education committees for numerous colleges, universities and professional licensing bodies.
When not engaged in practice, research or clinical academics, he enjoys wood working, organic farming, Brazilian jujitsu, circuit training, archery, target shooting, soccer, floor hockey, biking, hiking, golf, watching documentaries and spending time enjoying the outdoors with his friends & family.