-graduated from the University of Alberta in 1995
-moved to Vancouver Island and began private practice in 1995
-opened South Cowichan Physiotherapy and Sports Rehabilitation in 1998
-attained Advanced Diploma of Manipulative Therapy (Part B’s) in 2001
-certified as GunnIMS practitioner in 2015
Micheal Wawrykow Dip.PT, BPT, FDN, FCAMPT Micheal Wawrykow graduated from the University of Manitoba (School of Medical Rehabilitation) in 1977 with a Diploma in Physiotherapy and received the Vesalius Award (Highest Standing in Anatomy). From there, he went to the University of Alberta where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy in 1978. In 1987 he received a Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists. He then went on to receive Certification in Functional Dry Needling / Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS ). In 1988, Micheal established a new clinic in Nanaimo, B.C. In 1997, he opened a second clinic at the Brickyard Medical clinic. Micheal has had the privilege of practicing in Nanaimo and being a clinic owner for 26 years. Approaching his 60th birthday, Micheal sold his clinic and now works as a sub-contracting Physiotherapist to Brickyard Physiotherapy. Over the years, Micheal has advanced his skills in orthopaedic physiotherapy and contributed to the development of the physiotherapy profession in Canada. His areas of special interest are: 1.Manual Therapy (Spinal/Joint manipulation); 2.Jaw (TMJ) Disorders; 3.Vertigo/Dizziness Rehabilitation; 4.IMS (Dry Needling); 5.Supervised Rehabilitation Exercise Programs; 6.Mentoring younger Physiotherapists.
Wendy is the owner of Start Line Health & Wellness Group in Duncan BC, which was started in 2008 and moved into it’s current location in April 2009. It is an orthopedic based clinic, with 4 physiotherapists, 3 massage therapists and1 athletic therapist. For more inforamtion visit http://www.startlinephysiotherapy.com
Scott completed a fellowship at the University of Western Ontario, having previously Doctorate, Masters and Bachelors degrees in Physiotherapy. He enjoys applying the most up to date evidence based treatments to help get objectively based results. His goal is to find solutions in fewer visits using manual therapy, education and therapeutic exercise. He is proud to serve our local community and is committed to providing one-on-one care with integrity, innovation and energy. Scott continually seeks out the most innovative and evidence based therapies. In addition, he is a certified IMS and functional dry needling practitioner.
Scott completed his professional Physiotherapy degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia after doing a degree in Kinesiology. He was an Academic and Athletic All-Canadian during this time. In 2000, he was awarded a yearlong Scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport, working with world-class scientists and athletes. He has continued to develop his knowledge over the years by taking a multitude of advanced orthopedic and sports related courses. He has worked with numerous elite sports disciplines including triathlon, rowing, soccer and athletics. He has been honoured to provide his professional skills internationally as Team Physiotherapist for the Canadian National Team.
Scott has been an avid athlete from a young age and understands the impact and benefits that activity can have on the body. He has participated in soccer, golf, hockey and baseball at a provincial level, but has excelled in endurance sports, notably distance running. A Canadian National Team member spanning 2001-2010, Scott was the 2006 Canadian National Champion at the 10k distance. He has been the BC road racing champion (2009 and 2010) and top Canadian in the TC10k. His personal best over the 10k distance is 29:33.
I have been working as a physiotherapist in private practice since 2001. I currently own and operate UpLevel Physiotherapy located in Victoria, BC at the Saanich Commonwealth Place Recreation Center.
Lori’s passion is to help athletes and people wanting to be more physically active, improve their physical function and performance, post injury or dysfunction. Using a movement based approach to assessment and treatment, she aims to find the cause of injury and dysfunction, in order to successfully return to full function. She uses a variety of tools such as manual therapy, soft-tissue techniques, taping, acupuncture, education and especially movement and exercise to help patients achieve their personal goals; whether that’s to compete internationally or to be able to go up a flight of stairs.rnrnLori graduated from Queen’s University with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2009 after obtaining her Bachelor’s of Physical and Health Education at the University of Toronto. At U of T, she competed on the Varsity Blues Track and Field team in pentathlon/heptathlon. Lori furthered her education by completing the Master of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy program in advanced orthopaedics from University of Western Ontario. Lori has completed her FCAMPT certificate in manual therapy, is an NSCA certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has taken many courses including acupuncture, soft tissue release and running injury mechanics.rnrnLori has over 7 yearsâ€™ experience working in Orthopaedic physiotherapy with a variety of clientele including rehabilitation of Olympic and professional athletes. Recently, she was fortunate enough to help out at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto and is pursuing her certificate in Sport Physiotherapy.
Paul graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1998. He has gone on to specialize in orthopaedics completing a Certificate of Intermediate Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2000, a Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2001 and a Certificate of Gunn IMS, Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS) in 2008. Paul McIntyre opened Broadmead Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Clinic in 2002. Their philosophy is “A Body in Motion Stays in Motion”. To keep your body in motion he focuses on quality patient care with an emphasis on manual and manipulative therapy, Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) in conjunction with exercise and education. Paul has special interests in spinal and shoulder dysfunction as well as sports injuries. Paul has worked with a variety of athletes ranging from those dreaming of one day being an Olympian to Olympians. Paul has taught the fourth year medical students at University of Victoria as well as physiotherapists pursuing their specialization in manual therapy.
Graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1994. Currently working in orthopaedic private practice in the Westshore community. Actively involved in continuing education, staff/community inservices, and mentoring.
I graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2001. As a child and teen I was a competitive ski racer, and also a competitive kayak/canoer. This helps my understanding of the athletes mind and needs. I really stress work life balance in my career and that of my peers. My interests include snowboarding, surfing, mountain biking, running and teaching my two boys the “ropes”. Actually, any time in the outdoors is great. I have physiotherapy on-field experience with soccer, football and rugby. I completed my residency exams in Manual and Manipulative therapy in 2004, and my advanced exams in 2007 to become a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists. I became certified in Intramuscular Stimulation in 2006.
Special Physio interests
Fellow Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists
Dizziness -vestibular /vertigo
Post concussion management
Guidance and design of strength and conditioning routines
I’m very measurement oriented and believe that measurement allows us to fine tune dosage of any of our exercise interventions. I love the independence it can create for our clients.
EMIGRATED TO CANADA IN 1981.COMPLETED PART A 1987 AND PART B 1990.HAVE OWNED AND WORKED FULL TIME IN CLINIC LAST 30 YEARS
Hayley Stroebel graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy at the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 1994. She has worked in Private Practice in Canada since 1997. She completed her Diploma in manual and manipulative therapy in 2009.
A formerly competitive varsity & national level track and cross-country runner, and soccer and basket-ball player, Michael has a special interest in working with mechanical dysfunction of the lower extremity kinetic chain through manual therapy and exercise prescription. Michael completed his medical acupuncture training in 2007, and incorporates this modality into his treatments when indicated.
Leigh graduated from the University of Toronto & has practiced in orthopaedic & sports injury clinics in Toronto, South Africa & British Columbia. She completed the Advanced Diploma of Manual & Manipulative Therapy in 1997 & is an instructor with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division.