Jackie is a clinician-scientist and assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada. Her overarching interests is scientific inquiry that will influence a shift in the approach taken to manage chronic musculoskeletal disorders from treatment of chronic/reoccurring dysfunction, towards prevention, delaying or halting their onset.
After graduating with a BSc from UBC in 1997, Andrea completed an Honours degree in Physiotherapy in Coventry England (2000). She returned to Canada to work in private and public practice, and in 2002 completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Western’s Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Center. This allowed her to work closely with athletes, orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians in clinical practice. She then completed a thesis-based Masters degree which resulted in two academic publications, and has also completed post graduate specializations in Orthopaedics (FCAMPT), Sports Physiotherapy (Dip. Sports PT), and Intramuscular Stimulation (Chan Gunn IMS). She is an Instructor in the musculoskeletal stream at the University of British Columbia and holds a sports medicine practice at UBC’s Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre.
Grace graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy (McMaster) and a Bachelors in Kinesiology (SFU). She has completed a post-graduate Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy (November 2009) and continues to pursue ongoing education in treating the athletic and musician populations. Her approach to physiotherapy is to get people going to achieve their goals â€“ largely through education about body awareness and mechanics, manual therapy (including manipulations), and motor retraining via prescription of injury-specific exercises. She has had the privilege of working with athletes of all ranges: Olympians, professional athletes, octogenarians and adolescents. Being a musician herself, she takes a special interest in musicians’ injuries, and is a member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association. She also treats those undergoing pre/post-operative rehabilitation and pre/post-natal conditions. She takes affinity to cycling athletes as a daily commuter and weekend road cyclist. Grace is bilingual (English and Chinese) and is a typical ‘Vancouverite’ with inclinations to coffee, being outdoors and travel.
Graduated as physiotherapist 1985 Melbourne, Australia.
Received Master of Manipulative Physiotherapy, 1999, Melbourne, Australia.
IMS Therapy, GunnIMS, iSTOP 2009.
Acupuncture, AFCI, 2009rnOwner and clinician at Dunbar Physio, Vancouver, BC.rnThe clinic is an 10 physio private practice established in 1984.
Treatment techniques include manipulation, sports medicine, core stabilization, acupuncture and IMS therapy
Graduate of the full time New Zealand Manual Therapy program, Auckland School of Physiotherapy, 1987
I graduated from Queens University at Kingston Ontario in 1986 with a B.Sc. in Physical Therapy. In 2000, I achieved the CPA Diploma in Orthopaedic Manual Physiotherapy and have been a member of CAMPT and IFOMPT since. In 2009 I completed an M.Sc. in Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. My thesis examined upper trapezius motor control impairments post whiplash and is available on the Simon Fraser University Library website. In the early part of my career I worked in acute neurology at the Royal Jubilee in Victoria and with inpatients and outpatients at our provincial rehab centre GF Strong Centre for 4 years with adults with complex neurological and neuromusculoskeletal disorders including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes and people with other traumatic injuries. I have worked in a variety of private practices in the Lower Mainland since 1992, most recently at West 4th Physiotherapy Clinic since 2008. I am also a registered mentor in the Canadian Physiotherapy Orthopaedic Division Curriculum, where I have enjoyed sharing my knowledge, mentoring other physiotherapists and learning from them since 2003. I have participated in many continuing education courses including muscle imbalance, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, Thoracic Ring ApproachTM, Connect TherapyTM, acupuncture, IMS, concussion management and vestibular courses. I have a particular interest in malalignment, biomechanics, motor control, concussion management and pain.
In 2018, I completed the ConnectTherapy Series (Parts 1-3) and in 2019, I completed Connect Therapy Part 4. I am finding this approach to be a great complement to my current practice.
I believe that downtime is very important. I love spending time in the outdoors with my partner and exploring the wide array of restaurants in Vancouver. I have a particular love of mountain biking but have knowledge of most sports from personal or professional experience.I believe that my eclectic background is my greatest strength as a physiotherapist. I am happy to chat with anyone who has questions prior to their first appointment at email@example.com, or at the clinic 604-730-9478.
Steve completed his Bachelor of Human Kinetics at UBC in 1998, followed by his post-graduate physiotherapy degree at the University of Toronto in 2001. Prior to returning to Vancouver in 2007, he worked in a busy multi-disciplinary sport medicine clinic in Toronto, Ontario. In 2005, Steve successfully completed the Canadian Physiotherapy Association\’s post-graduate Advanced Diploma in Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy while becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists. Steve is also certified in Acupuncture, Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), Gokavi Transverse Technique (GTT) and is a Level 2 TWIST Sport Conditioning Coach.Steve\’s treatment philosophy includes using a combination of manual and dry-needling techniques to restore normal joint and tissue mobility and then applying specific & focused exercise techniques to restore function and minimize injury reoccurrence. Steve\’s area of interest includes treating complex shoulder problems and spinal instabilities. He has had success treating a wide variety of clients including national level athletes, gymnasts, trampolinists, musicians & weekend warrios\’. As a certified Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level 3 Medical Professional, Steve also works with golfers of all ages and abilities, assessing and treating any physical and bio-mechanical restrictions that may be contributing to faulty, injury inducing swing mechanics. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, running, golfing, basketball, ultimate, snowboarding and researching his next flight of travels
Stacy completed her Master of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2004. For the last six years she has been working in private orthopaedic practise. She has successfully completed the Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Stacy has a special interest in teaching – she spends time working as a teaching assistant in the UBC Physical Therapy Masters program, and also teaches educational workshops on osteoarthritis to the public through the Arthritis Society. She treats various musculoskeletal injuries, balance and dizziness disorders with a combined approach of manual therapy, education and specific exercise.
Christina completed her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2007. Upon graduation, she returned home to Vancouver and started work in private practice orthopedic physiotherapy. In 2013, she successfully completed the Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. In addition to her practice of Physiotherapy, Christina also brings extensive experience as a kinesiologist, exercise therapist and personal trainer. Christina enjoys treating all types of patients and believes in an individualized, multi-modal treatment philosophy combining manual therapy, patient education, specific exercise therapy and/or acupuncture to improve mobility, restore function, and prevent injury.
Rhonda Cooper: Rhonda received her master’s degree in physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia in 2006. She has gone on to complete her acupuncture certification through AFCI and her Part B Manual Therapy with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, Rhonda worked for 14 years as a professional contemporary dancer. She continues to dance and practice yoga and feels that these interests positively influence her role as a physiotherapist.
Graduated from the University of St. Augustine in 2002. Received his Manual Therapy Certificate from Dr. Stanley Paris’ program in 2003. Competed his residency in manual therapy in 2005 and fellowship in 2006.
Lynda is a UK trained physiotherapist (Bristol, 1983) with extensive clinical experience and post-graduate education in orthopaedics, Women’s Health issues and pelvic floor rehabilitation for both women and men. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy, a certified Gunn IMS (intra-muscular stimulation) Practitioner and a certified Rost therapist (for the treatment of pelvic girdle and tail bone pain).
Lynda’s treatment approach uses a combination of manual therapy, Gunn IMS, exercise therapy, pain management techniques, Real Time Ultrasound Imaging (evaluation and biofeedback for the abdominals and lumbo-pelvic area) and postural advice. She encourages participation in appropriate home exercises, in conjunction with treatment, to help you achieve your personal functional goals: enabling you to resume your regular activities at home and work, participate in sports, and manage concerns related to personal aspects of your bladder, bowel and/or sexual health.
Lynda maintains a keen interest in the physiotherapy profession; is a member of the Women’s Health physiotherapy interest group and is involved in Committee work with the College of Physical Therapists of BC. She enjoys leading an active lifestyle in particular: playing field hockey, biking, pilates, yoga, running (completed both 10km and half marathons), and exploring the BC outdoors with her family.
Sharon studied Physiotherapy at McMaster University and has worked in sports and orthopedic private practices in Toronto, Seattle and Vancouver since 1997. As well as her Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, she is certified by the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain (iSTOP) as a GunnIMS practitioner and by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. To compliment her clinical practice she assists in teaching at UBC for the Department of Physical Therapy. Sharon combines her personal experience with injury, sports, and activity to create a one-on-one treatment approach which is grounded in education, manual therapy, exercise prescription and IMS or Acupuncture. New assessments and follow up appointments are 45 min & 30 min respectively.
Boyd is a registered physiotherapist with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia and is a member of both the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (MCPA), and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMPT). He graduated from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) in 1991.Boyd has over 25 years of experience in orthopedics working in private practice settings dedicated to the treatment of motor vehicle accidents, post surgical spinal & peripheral joints, sports, and work related injuries. He completed the Fellowship Examinations of the Canadian Academy of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy in April 1997. Boyd has also served as a clinical supervisor in the Advanced Levels of post-graduate Manual Therapy Courses for the British Columbia Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Division. In 2004, he completed a certification program in Medical Acupuncture from the University of Alberta. In 2012, he successfully completed a Master of Clinical Science within the faculty of Physical Therapy at UWO. He was part of a research team that explored the prevalence of Endplate Lesions in the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine. In 2013, Boyd participated on an expert discussion panel for the Trial Lawyers of BC exploring Non-Pharmacological Treatments to Aid in Recovery. In 2017, he added UBC Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) dry needling for the treatment of neuropathic pain to his skill set. He has a passion for lifelong learning.Boyd is a Consultant for athletes on the local Masters Swim Club and an avid swimmer himself. He also works with many resident classical and contemporary dancers but is most humbled by the many injuries we all acquire whether through the aging processes and/or the postures of daily living. His evidence informed approach blends manual therapy, electrotherapeutic modalities, exercise, and dry needling to achieve lasting outcomes.
Katrina has been in private practice physiotherapy since 2003. She is especially passionate about working with runners, cyclists and yoga practitioners. She incorporates her training as a registered yoga teacher into her sessions where appropriate and has been a certified Gunn IMS Therapist (CGIMS) since 2010.