Ryan Barichello, Manager of Clinical Services, shares his practice philosophies, thoughts on why CBI Health is a supportive and innovative environment to grow a career, and how he changed the day-to-day life of a client.


What is your role and why did you join?

I joined CBI Health as a Manager of Clinical Services, for the opportunity to be a voice on the team, stay hands-on, keep up with research, and mentor staff. CBI Health has given me the platform to spark conversations with peers and influence growth in junior team members while keeping up to date with my own skills.


How would you describe the work you do as a Physiotherapist at CBI Health?

What makes the work I do at CBI Health unique is the holistic and inclusive approach I take to treating complex pain, promoting recovery, and rehabilitation for the everyday person. People like the weekend-warrior dad who tried - and failed - to keep up with his kids’ snowboarding and needs to get back to work or the firefighters who come in post-injury. I form a partnership with my clients, where I help them understand what is or isn’t happening with their body, and they make the commitment to do the work to heal.



Can you tell me about a time when you made a significant impact on a client’s life?

I recently worked with a client who had been experiencing limited movement, diminishing strength, and chronic pain for several years. We reviewed her MRI together and set realistic expectations for progress. Just over three months later, she can now pick up her grandchildren. The work I did with her - or rather that she did, under my guidance - improved the parts of her life that meant the most to her.


What sort of training and educational opportunities have been offered to you at CBI Health?

Integrating education into our daily practice as well as our own professional development is a guiding principle here. We have access to self-paced online courses from the science of pain to lifting techniques; we foster small group chats around manual techniques such as hand therapy and dry needling; we connect with subject matter experts internally and externally.


How does the extensive network of CBI Health help you grow?

As part of this vast group of clinics, we can access a diverse landscape of experience, philosophies, and practice. The sheer number of therapists we have allows us to link like-minded professionals, challenge the status quo, offer feedback on cases, and provide career support. Ultimately, we are all here because we share a mission to empower, educate, and enrich our clients’ lives.


What motivates and drives your work?

Physiotherapists heal not just with our hands but with our hearts and heads. We are driven by the desire to tangibly help our clients. At CBI Health, I have the opportunity to take the treatment I offer to the next level through education and empowerment to enrich the lives of my clients.



If working collaboratively, for the betterment of the people who live and work in your community, inspires you - this is a place you will thrive. If you want to expand your hands-on skills; and, be an influential voice in an industry that helps and heals, join us. We’re hiring Physiotherapists in clinics across Canada. Click here to learn more.