Needling With Cregg
Featuring Cregg Webber
Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapist, Intramuscular Stimulation Consultant, Father of Two, Husband of One
January 31, 2014
Cregg grew up as a “poor dirt farmer” north of Grande Prairie, Alberta. It was there that he learned the value of hard work. He learned how to drive a vehicle by 6, motorcycle by 7, tractor by 8 and how to fly a plane by 9.
Fast forward a few years and you’ll find that he graduated with (pardon me) “flying” honors from the University of Saskatchewan with a BSc. in Anatomy & Cell Biology and later earned a BSc. with honors in physiotherapy. He’s since augmented his skill set with numerous post graduate courses on sports, motor vehicle, neurological and workplace injuries.
He’s worked with a variety of athletes from the weekend warrior to Olympic champions and professional athletes. He has a particular interest in treating hockey players, figure skaters, runners, as well as chronic, complex patients, especially those with back and neck injuries.
His passions include spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, hiking, travelling, photography, ocean fishing, learning to play the guitar and reading anything non-fiction.
His high-school nickname was Chuckie. The then 145 pound “band aid” quickly realized a career treating athletes was more achievable than actually being an athlete.
His dream to play for his beloved Edmonton Oilers ended abruptly once he turned 40.
Cregg, along with four other university buddies, once choreographed and performed 95% of The Full Monty. They subsequently discovered they were able to make more money on student loans.
Says Cregg: “I have the greatest job in the world. I get paid to needle people all day. I find it very therapeutic.”
He has administered needles to approximately 30,000 individuals and manipulated another 5,000 in his career as a physiotherapist.
The patient receiving needles in the photo will remain (painfully) anonymous.