His education began at the University of Alberta, where he received his Bachelor’s in Kinesiology, graduating on the Dean’s List. In his final year he worked as the athletic therapist for the University’s Men’s Soccer Team. As the team’s primary medical provider, Dr. Yurkish traveled across Canada consulting with medical doctors, physical therapists and coaches to manage care for the athletes.
Dr. Yurkish continued on to graduate summa cum laude from the University of Western States, finishing at the top of his class. During this time he also earned his Master’s of Science in Sports Medicine. This opportunity granted him the experience to treat professional, semi-professional and amateur athletes at different marathons, triathlons, tournaments and races. He was also invited to treat athletes at the NCAA Division 1 National Track and Field Championships at Historic Hayward Field
He really enjoys getting people into or back into living a healthy lifestyle and finding ways to help people do the things they love. If you’re trying to get back into weightlifting, running, or hiking- but feel limited by your injury, he can help get you back on track!
Evidence-based medicine is incorporated into Dr. Yurkish’s daily practice, and he is devoted to treating every patient like an elite athlete. He is certified in Active Release Technique (ART), and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS); he is also trained in Graston, McKenzie, and K-Tape methods.
During his time off, you can find him hiking, exercising or exploring Portland’s pizza scene with his fiancé, Tony.