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.
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.
Trish graduated from SFU with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology, and from McMaster University with a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences (Physiotherapy). She completed her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative therapy, and has taken post-graduate courses in manual therapy, acupuncture, pre- and post-natal care, pelvic and perineal re-education, and running injuries. She has experience working with people of all ages and fitness abilities but has a special interest in treating running injuries and pelvic floor disorders, and working with new moms and moms-to-be.
Tracy Barber is a registered physiotherapist licensed with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She holds a post-graduate diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian association of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMT). She is also a member of the International Federation of Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT). Licensed as an Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) practitioner, she trained under Dr. Chan Gunn, Order of Canada here in Vancouver. rnrnTracy is also involved in teaching physiotherapy, serving as a clinical skills assistant for the masters™ physiotherapy program at the University of British Columbia.rnrnShe was a member of an expert task force convened by the PABC to produce the clinical practice guideline, \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”The Back Strain Model of Care\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\” (Physiotherapy Low Back Strain Model of Care) which describes treatment guidelines for acute low back pain according to evidence-based principles.rnrnTracy has also served on both the provincial and national executives of the Orthopaedic Division of Physiotherapy and co-edited the Canadian Orthopaedic Physiotherapy journal from 2000 to 2002.rnrnShe has volunteered as team physiotherapist for a local Vancouver rugby team and provided physiotherapy services at the B.C. Winter Games, Vancouver Sun Run, and the Vancouver International Marathon.Balance Physiotherapy founding partners Sharon Spinder and Tracy Barber share the philosophy that exercise and movement are essential to maintaining a healthy life. This belief, together with their shared values of respect, integrity and high standards of practice (plus a sense of humor!) paved the way for Balance Physio. As well as being practicing clinicians they are both professional educators in their field and work as clinical skills assistants at UBC in the Physiotherapy Masters of Science program.rn
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christine has been practicing physiotherapy full time for over 25 years, 23 of those as an orthopaedic manual therapist. A Queen’s University graduate, she moved to BC in 1990 and initially practiced in the hospital setting before making the move to Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic in 1994. In 1998 she successfully completed the requirements for the Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (FCAMT). She is now actively involved in teaching and mentoring upcoming candidates for this certificate. Christine believes that physiotherapy is a partnership between client and therapist and enjoys her role as facilitator and educator. Although she is adept in treating all areas, her particular interests is low back, pelvis, hip and lower limb problems. As a runner she has personal experience with overuse issues and really enjoys helping recreational runners to manage injuries and achieve their goals. She believes strongly in the benefits and the balance provided by a regular yoga practice. In 2012 she completed a Hatha Yoga Teacher training program and is certified by the Yoga Alliance. She frequently uses yoga poses in her exercise prescription and assists clients in modifying or enhancing their own asana practice. Christine also offers Yoga Workshops or Private Consultations for those new to the practice or looking to gain insight into improved alignment and stability in their technique.
In addition to her manual therapy and exercise skills Christine is excited to have added Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS Dry Needling) to her toolkit and is enjoying integrating this powerful tool into her treatment of select clients with persistent pain and myofascial pain syndromes.
Penny has a BSc in Physiotherapy from Queen’s University and earned her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT) in 1986. Penny joined the Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic 12 years ago after owning and managing her own clinic in the West End for 6 years. Penny teaches for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Penny is interested in spinal, shoulder and lower limb conditions as well as women’s health, osteoporosis and vestibular rehabilitation. Having been a competitive swimmer and gymnast in the past Penny enjoys running, cycling, kayaking, skate skiing as well as playing and coaching soccer.
Deb Treloar graduated from UBC in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Medicine. She completed her Manipulative Therapy Exam in 1983 and taught extensively within the orthopeadic course system. In partnership with her husband, Bill, she began Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic in 1982. In 1989 they welcomed Carol Kennedy as their partner in the clinic. Her area of special interest has always been the foot and ankle. She has developed a course that looks closely at this area which she has taught throughout Canada. Deb is interested in children and adolescents, as well as people with sports injuries or injuries from the activities of daily living. She is a clinical instructor at the UBC School of Physical Therapy. Deb has taken the Basic Bobath course as well as 4 Advanced Bobath courses to further develop her understanding of the neurophysiology of movement and the underpinning of our movements patterns. This understanding has changed her practice with people with complicated histories and presentation. Deb has always been active in various sports and outdoor activities. She competes in tennis and loves a number of the recreational activities that BC has to offer. She coached youth soccer for a number of years.
Carol Kennedy graduated from physiotherapy from Queen’s University in 1979. She completed her certification in Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 1983. She has been an instructor for the specialization courses in Manual Therapy since then. As a Clinical Faculty Member at UBC, she is currently the Lead Instructor and Program Co-ordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy (GCOMPT). She completed her Clincal Masters in Manipulation at UWO in 2010 and became a Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2012. She was a Chief Examiner for the National Manual Therapy Exams until 2016 and continues to be an Examiner. Her main area of interest has always been the cervical spine, and she has lectured and presented on this region extensively. One focus has been on the use of specific exercise programs to improve function in the cervical spine, and she has published a chapter in two books on this topic.
Being a competitve swimmer in a past life, being very involved in Sports Physiotherapy pre kids, as well as having worked in a sport physiotherapy clinic as a newer grad, she also has experience in treating sports injuries.
Carman is a graduate from UBC and holds a Bachelors Degree in Biology and Physiotherapy (2004). He completed the Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy (2010) and has extensive experience in treating neck, shoulder, back, knee, motor vehicle accident related pain. He utilizes and integrates manual therapy, exercise prescription, kinesiology taping, IMS needling and education into his treatments. Prior to practicing in Vancouver he also did a number of years of private practice in Calgary, Alberta, and overseas in Beijing, China. Carman is passionate about his sports, which include soccer, volleyball, tennis, golf and hockey. He is fluent in English and has a working knowledge of Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese.
Curtis graduated with a Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia in 2003 and has been working at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic since that time. He became a partner in 2015.Curtis completed the Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy to become a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMT) in 2009. He is a registered instructor with the BC Orthopaedic Division and assists in courses for physiotherapists working towards their Diploma. He also runs a preparation course out of the clinic for physiotherapists studying for the intermediate exam of this designation.Curtis became certified to practice acupuncture through Acupuncture Canada in 2005. He has experience as the Treasurer of the BC Chapter of Acupuncture Canada.Curtis is a member of the Physiotherapy association of BC (PABC) Business Affairs Council whose purpose is “to advise and support the PABC Board of Directors on issues and business matters related to physiotherapy services provided in private practice settings.” He also has experience as a Teaching Assistant in the UBC Physiotherapy Master’s Program and as a Hockey Team Trainer at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) level. Curtis specializes in treating acute and complex back pain including the low back, mid back, and neck. He also has extensive experience treating lower leg injuries involving the knee, ankle, and foot. Curtis utilizes manual therapy and acupuncture to restore joint mobility and tissue health. He also utilizes exercise therapy to restore proper movement and prevent re-injury.
Jen joins the Treloar team with ten years of experience treating sports and orthopaedic injuries. Jen completed four years of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia before graduating with a degree in Physiotherapy in 2005. She completed the Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2009. rnrnJen believes strongly in staying involved in education and has experience as a teaching assistant in the Physiotherapy Masters program at UBC.rnrnAs a recent mom, Jen has developed a keen interest in women\’s health following her own experiences returning to exercise post-partum. She is dedicated to helping women maintain optimal movement and function throughout pregnancy and post-partum. rnrnJen has experience as an exercise, spin, Pilates and run instructor and has a passion for helping people of all fitness levels stay fit.rnrnOutside the office Jen loves running, skiing, biking and yoga. Although these days most of her fitness comes from running around with her two young sons.