Helmut Becker is the owner and founder of Redpoint Physiotherapy and brings dedication, passion and an exceptional standard of care in his practice. His accomplishments as an elite rock climbing athlete taught him the value of hard work and perseverance, and helped develop his passion for injury prevention and rehabilitation. Helmut believes every injury or dysfunction presents itself differently within each individual. He combines exercise prescription, Manual Therapy and FDN/IMS to develop healthy neuromuscular and articular systems to remove pain, increase function and improve overall performance/lifestyle.
Originally from Brazil, Helmut moved to Canada in 2002, graduating with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy (MScPT) from the University of Alberta in 2006. He also holds a Bachelors in Physical Education obtained from Gama Filho University in Rio de Janeiro, followed by a Specialization in Science of Performance Training Post Bachelor Certification by UNOPAR from Southern Brazil.
Helmut is a Certified Manual Therapist with specialty training that includes Spinal and Peripheral Joint Manipulation (CMT), Dry Needling (FDN/IMS) and Diagnostic Imaging referrals. Uniquely, Helmut also brings over 7 years experience with the Banff Sports Medicine knee clinic group; specializing in post-operative knee surgery (ACL, MPFL) research and rehabilitation.
Helmut grew up amongst the natural beauty of the rainforest and beaches of Rio de Janeiro. From early childhood he could be found exploring and photographing the nearby mountain ranges, eventually introducing him to a lifetime passion in climbing. For over 25 years, Helmut has travelled to different countries climbing recreationally as well as participating in international level competitions. He also is an enthusiast about hiking, scrambling, cross-country skiing, tennis and photography.