Dr. Davyd Hooper – Bio
Davyd Hooper, MD, FRCPC, Dip. CSCN, Dip. ABEM
A homegrown Manitoban, Dr. Hooper completed medical school at the University of Manitoba in 2002, followed by specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Manitoba in 2007. He completed his fellowship in Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic medicine at McMaster University in 2008. He is dually certified in EMG (nerve testing) by the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He obtained honors in scoring in the top 5% of American examinees.
His clinical expertise and passion are in the diagnosis and management of nerve and muscle diseases. He is also interested in the application of ultrasound in guiding injections for musculoskeletal injections and pain management.
He is an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba and is the Director of the undergraduate MSK clinical skills program for the University.
His research interests include the use of ultrasound for the diagnosis of nerve and muscle diseases, as well as carpal tunnel syndrome management.
What is a Physiatrist?
Physiatrists are physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation, a medical specialty that deals with the evaluation and treatment of patients whose functional abilities have been impaired. The disabilities and impairments may result from injuries or diseases such as stroke, neuromuscular disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, cardiopulmonary diseases, arthritis, peripheral vascular disease, cerebral palsy and others. The physiatrist can help to improve a person’s functional capabilities by medical treatment and organizing and integrating a program of rehabilitation therapy such as physical, occupational, speech therapies, psychological, social nursing, prosthetic, orthotic, engineering and vocational services.
– This definition comes from the Association of Academic Physiatrists.
Dr. Hooper is a specialist and can only be seen by referral from another physician.
Referrals can be directed to the Riverview Health Center by Fax to 204-478-6409. The referral form for the clinic is available here.
Clinic phone number is 204-478-6399.
We are located at 1 Morley Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The clinic is run out of the Robert Steen Day Hospital building at the corner of Oakwood Avenue and Darling Street. Parking is available on Ashland Avenue. Be aware of parking signs on residential streets.