Our Physiotherapists in Vancouver
Leigh completed his Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. Originally from Australia, Leigh has a unique understanding of the injury and repair processes of the body having completed his PhD in science in Australia and further post-doctoral training in Vancouver prior to his physiotherapy training. He is currently involved in a research project with VGH’s Centre of Hip Health & Mobility and strives to stay up to date with the latest clinical research to provide the best care to his clients.
Leigh believes in continuing education and holds certifications in physiotherapy post-graduate courses including McKenzie Lumbar Spine Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Mulligan Mobilizations with Movement, Functional Dry Needling, and Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy. He combines this knowledge with a treatment approach of manual therapy, dry-needling (IMS) and functional exercise to help his clients reach both their short term and long term goals.
Outside of work Leigh can be found snowboarding in the winter, hiking, scuba diving and heading to the beach in the summer, and travelling when he can. He also keeps fit by heading to the gym, weightlifting and biking around Vancouver.
Jenny completed her Master of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia. As a motivated learner, Jenny has completed post-graduation courses including functional dry needling/IMS, and other various soft tissue and mobilization courses. She also has completed her Level 1 certification under the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopedic division with plans to complete further levels of the Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy diploma.
Jenny has clinical research experience at GF Strong Rehabilitation hospital where she gained an interest in becoming a physiotherapist after working on several projects with an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team to improve patient care through evidence-based research. Jenny’s treatment philosophy consists of individualizing treatments utilizing manual therapy techniques, exercise prescription and education. Her approach focuses on actively involving the patient in their treatment plan to ensure individual goals are addressed and accomplished. She values listening to patient’s stories and providing education on their condition to optimize their recovery.
Outside of the clinic, Jenny enjoys traveling, volleyball, basketball, hiking, and snowboarding.
Sam completed his studies in physiotherpay at the University of British Columbia. He worked for 3 years as a kiniesiologist providing personal training services prior to completing his educational training in physiotherapy. He really enjoys working with people and his favorite part of that experience is teaching. Sam genuinely enjoys teaching his clients what they need to know in order to improve and recover. He enjoys teaching clients about their injury or problem and teaching them the exercises that will help them improve. Sam uses manual therapy, acupuncture and exercise to help his clients address their needs both in the present and in the future to help prevent injury reoccurrence. He enjoys most sports and lives a very active lifestyle.
Alison achieved both her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia. She has experience working with a wide variety of clients including pre-and post-natal women, neurological disorders, sports injuries and motor vehicle accidents. Prior to pursuing her physical therapy degree, Alison worked extensively on falls prevention research and how physical activity can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Her approach to treatment involves working one on one with clients educating them about the root cause of their injury so as to prevent re-occurrences in the future.
Alison is certified in Gunn IMS, acupuncture, vestibular rehabilitation, and has completed post-graduate training in manual therapy, taping and soft tissue techniques. She is currently working on pursing her certification in Gunn IMS.
Outside of the clinic, Alison can be found cycling and running around this beautiful city, swimming outdoors and hiking.
Wilson received his Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney after completing his Bachelors in Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia. Wilson believes in providing clients with the knowledge and tools to empower themselves to become independent. He has a particular interest in strength and conditioning. Wilson treats with a combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription with his patients to help regain function and return to their daily activities. He focuses on working with each patient one-to-one to help progress in their individual goals. Wilson is currently working on his acupuncture certification, is certified from the Orthopaedic Manual Therapy program in Perth, and is a certified Functional Range Release Lower Limb Practitioner.
In his spare time Wilson likes to practice what he preaches at the gym. Aside from that he likes to play ice hockey and going for walks with his dog.
Dimitri attained his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy and his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. While he can regularly be found hiking in the North Shore Mountains, Dimitri also participates in a variety of team sports, including basketball and volleyball, as well as soccer in the Vancouver Metro Soccer League.
Dimitri enjoys treating neurological and orthopedic conditions and specializes in post concussion management. He uses many techniques to assist his clients including the Mulligan Technique in manual therapy, Soft Tissue Release, and IMS- Intramuscular Stimulation. Dimitri offers a comprehensive physiotherapy experience for all of his clients and looks forward to meeting individuals from all walks of life and sharing his passion for physiotherapy and lifelong active living.
Herbert received his Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Western Ontario and Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry from Simon Fraser University. He is a member of the Physiotherapy Association of BC and its Orthopedic Division. He has been a clinical instructor in the UBC Department of Physical Therapy for several years. He has been involved with competitive Dragonboating for many years. Herbert speaks cantonese and is an active member in his community.
Herbert is a certified Gunn IMS (Intramusclular Stimulation) practitioner and also uses his acupuncture in his treatment approach. His uses manual therapy and joint mobilizations, IMS needling, functional exercise prescription and patient education to assist his patients in their recovery and return to activity.
Outside of work, he enjoys playing volleyball, roller hockey and spending time with his family and friends.
Mandeep holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology and Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia. He lives and grew up in South Vancouver and as a result, knows the community well. Mandeep speaks Punjabi and away from the clinic, he is a big sports fan who enjoys watching, playing and talking all sports.
Mandeep‘s passion is helping clients reach their goals through personalized treatment plans. He has taken courses in manual therapy, soft tissue release, K –Taping, and functional strength and conditioning. He is certified to practice both IMS (Chann Gunn IMS) and acupuncture( Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute).
Mandeep has a special interest in sports injuries and serves as the Team Physiotherapist for the New Westminster Salmonbellies Senior Lacrosse Team. He was part of the medical team for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and volunteers with John Oliver Secondary School Athletics.
Jason is a graduate of Queen's University with a Degree in Physical Therapy and a Biology degree from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. I have an interest in community service and serve as a team physiotherapist for the New Westminster Salmonbellies Sr. Men's Lacrosse team. My main areas of interest are spine & pelvic alignment, post surgical rehabilitation, sports injuries, vestibular rehabilitation, and post-concussion treatment. My areas of practice include acupuncture, joint mobilization, fascial release, osteopathic manual therapy, cranial therapy, and visceral mobilization. I am very active with my professional association as a past President of the Physiotherapy Association of BC and a current board director of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. I spend most of my free time with my family, playing guitar, coaching baseball and softball (it's like herding cats!) and sneeking in a little bit of exercise when I can. I look forward to meeting any and all new clients of any age.
May is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin. She holds a graduate diploma in manipulative therapy and has completed her clinical masters in physiotherapy in 2010. May has also co-authored a textbook "Clinical Assessment and Treatment Techniques for the Lower Extremity". She is an instructor and examiner in manipulative therapy for the orthopaedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and a clinical assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. In 2007 she received the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia's award for clinical excellence in education. Her clinical interests include sports and dance injuries, musculoskeletal imbalance, and pre and post natal care.
Anne is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and holds Level 3 certification in Manipulative Therapy. She has had experience as a team physiotherapist for the Capilano College Varsity Blues women's soccer and basketball teams. Her special clinical interests include treatment of muscle imbalance in the shoulder, spine, pelvis, and treatment of foot and ankle injuries. Anne enjoys working with children with orthopaedic injuries. Anne is certified to practice acupuncture or dry needling from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute.
Klara received her Master's in Physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University.
She has competed in gymnastics in her youth until an injury shifted her focus to dance. Klara then attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts followed by the SFU Dance and Kinesiology programs. She believes in the importance of a balanced lifestyle and has a certificate in health and fitness. Her many achievements include cycling across Canada, and she is also an avid skier and hiker. As a physiotherapist, she draws from her extensive background to support her clients in recovering from injury. Professionally she is interested in a whole system approach in helping individuals recover; she is a strong advocate for pilates personally and professionally; and is currently pursuing mentorship in osteopathic manual therapy. She uses manual therapy, exercise, and movement education to help patients regain function and return to sport and daily activity.
Wensley completed degrees in both Physical Therapy and Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia. He has post-graduate training in manual therapy and is a certified Gunn IMS practitioner. His treatment philosophy is to identify and correct underlying muscle imbalances and postural dysfunctions and then to develop proper movement patterns through specific exercise prescription. His treatment approach integrates IMS, manual therapy, exercise prescription and client education. His special clinical interests are in treating sports injuries and repetitive strain disorders. Outside of work, his hobbies include cycling, golf, and fantasy football.
Steve spent 12 months from 2016 to 2017 as the lead physiotherapist for the Chinese Olympic Team. He supported the team through training and performance at the RIO Olympics in 2016 and brings back a wealth of knowledge. Educationally, he has a Masters in Rehabilitation Science from McGill University and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan. As former Head Physiotherapist at Simon Fraser University for all varsity athletes coupled with his 31 years of experience has allowed him the opportunity to become the medical coordinator for the Women’s Canada Cup Fastpitch tournament and team therapist for the New Westminster Salmonbellies Sr. Men’s Lacrosse team. Steve’s areas of interests include functional capacity evaluation, injuries related to track and field, football and lacrosse. His areas of practice include osteopathic manual therapy and acupuncture.
*Steve does not treat patients who require direct billing to ICBC or Worksafe BC.
Luca completed the 3000 hour RMT training and over 550 hour clinical training programs at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. As part of his clinical training at VCMT, Luca obtained experience in a diverse range of hospitals and care facilities in the lower mainland.
The focus of Luca's training and studies has been to develop skills in the assessment and treatment of soft tissue and repetitive stress injuries with myofascial techniques. Myofascial techniques treat the muscles and connective tissue of the body to rehabilitate these areas by promoting their mobility, flexibility, and health. These techniques help the client in their physical activity and performance.
Luca performs treatment using deep tissue techniques, myofascial trigger point release, fascial manipulation, joint mobilizations, Swedish massage, active stretching and remedial exercises. He is a member and graduate of the Fascial Manipulation Association (Associazione Manipolazione Fasciale), based in Italy, having completed his Level 1 Fascial Manipulation studies.
Luca believes wellness activities such as yoga, pilates, tai chi, cycling, aquafit, and swimming can be beneficial for improving the body's strength, balance, mobility, and stability. He has practiced these forms of activity and also enjoys running, cycling, free weights, and circuit training, believing that staying active provides for a higher quality of life and better recovery from injury.
* Luca is not currently accepting new patients.
Augusta Lokhorst has practiced as a Registered Massage therapist for over 30 years. Integrating muscle energy technique to adjust joint function with soft tissue work, has produced good results over the years and has kept her working in the field she loves. In addition, she holds a Master’s degree in Social Work has experience in various areas of hospital social worker, including ICU and Maternity. Her interest in the effects of traumatic experience led to training in somatic therapies including Somatic Transformation and Bodynamics and to work as psychosocial worker with people seeking refugee status in Cairo, Egypt. Augusta’s diverse knowledge and experience informs her practise as a registered massage therapist.
Adriana specializes in sport conditiong, post stroke rehab, post-MVA conditioning, joint replacement rehab, and general exercise therapy to improve one's performance and/or fitness. She has over 20 years of experience in the industry and is a true professional.
Active Conditioning Program
Our active conditioning program is designed to help our clients get back to regular activity, work and a healthy lifestyle. We have developed our program to assist our ICBC and private insurance clients in the progression of their rehab journey. This includes the initial recovery from the injury to an eventual return to activity and work. The program helps bring all members of you medical team (physician, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, and manager, etc.) together to better meet your needs during your recovery. We encourage all 3rd party insurers to contact us anytime to find out how we can help enhance the recovery of all individuals in a timely fashion.
Functional and Physical Capacity Evaluation
Bruce is a certified Vernova (formally Arcon) Clinician and Clinical Instructor and Matheson certified Work Capacity Evaluator (CWCE). He is a registered Kinesiologist with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiology. He is a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1990 from the school of Physical Education with a double minor in Exercise Science and Psychology.
Bruce has completed over 5000 occupational health screens during 17 years of health consulting. He has provided independent functional evaluation, job demand / safety risk and ergonomic analysis services in the greater Vancouver region since 1995, having completed over 2300 functional assessments, either stand alone reports or, in conjunction with various health professionals and medical specialists.
Bruce's clinical background includes injury assessment and sport first aid, health consulting, fitness testing, one to one training, injury activation and specialized physical rehabilitation and sport conditioning. He has evaluated and trained national and international level athletes. He administers approximately 100 post hire pre-placement screens and return to work functional assessments yearly with other occupational services including executive medicals, and paramedical test services in conjunction with various medical specialists.
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