My physiotherapy practice is centered around helping people to; feel their best, enjoy the things they love to do and get back to the things they need to do.rnI first set out on this path by obtaining an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology at McMaster University in 2005 and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2008. A commitment to continuing education and a compelling drive to further understand the complexities of the body inspired me to pursue a Masters in Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy from the University of Western Ontario. In addition to advanced skills in manual therapy I have also pursued training in acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute earning my CAFCI. rnMy passion for understanding movement of the body and awareness of the mind-body connection lead to a natural interest in and love of Yoga. I completed my Ashtanga Teacher training in 2009 through the Sattva School of Yoga and have since developed a unique approach of integrating yoga postures, breathing and meditation principles within physiotherapy treatment. I enjoy working with both new and experienced Yoga practitioners to help prevent injury and take their practice to the next level. rnOutside of work, I have a love for the outdoors and trying new activities. I am an avid mountain bike enthusiast and enjoy running and yoga. Along with these more vigorous activities I equally enjoy a walk by the lake, or a hike in the woods, and chasing after my nieces and nephews. Whatever the goal, I strive to help people participate in happy active lifestyles.
John is a graduate of UBC where he obtained his physiotherapy degree in 1989. With over 25 years of private practice experience, John provides the vision and leadership that has allowed Kamloops Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Center to become the largest private physiotherapy clinic in Kamloops. Through his commitment to ongoing training John achieves his goal of providing optimal patient care. Since completing the Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 1996, John has gone on to take specialized training in the treatment of acute and chronic spinal pain, spinal instability, and impaired neural mobility. Other skills and interest areas include treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction and balance and dizziness disorders including vestibular rehabilitation. In 2005 John trained in the use of Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging to visualize deep core muscle activity. In 2006 John completed the training to perform dry needling of myofascial trigger points also known as Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). To further expand the skills and services he has to offer his patients, John completed certification in Neuro-Anatomical Acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute in 2009/2010. He completed the Connect Therapy Series with LJ Lee in 2017. John balances his work at the clinic with his family life with Karen and their twin daughters Kate and Tess and his passion for cycling, canoeing, and playing his bass.
Steve Brown graduated from George Brown College with a Fitness & Lifestyle management diploma before studying Kinesiology at York University from 2000-2004. He then studied Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto from 2004-2006 and received his Masters Of Physical Therapy degree. Steve has gone on to receive additional training in Mulligan Therapy (mobilization with movement), McKenzie Therapy, Acupunture, Integrated Dry Needling, Myofascial Therapy, and has received specialized training in Vestibular Rehabilitation. Steve has also undergone training with the Titliest Performance Institute to promote improved mobility and stability related to the golf swing and improvement of golf performance. In 2015, Steve successfully became an FCAMPT therapist.
Eli’s experience in health care and sports medicine began at McMaster University where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and worked with the Varsity Squash and Men’s Varsity Basketball teams as a team therapist. He completed his physiotherapy training at the University of Toronto. As a recent graduate he worked with Family Physiotherapy in Ottawa in an outpatient, orthopaedic environment and long term care settings. In 2012, he completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, specializing in manipulative therapy. Eli specializes in manual therapy, functional assessment and exercise prescription. He has a keen interest in manual therapy, basketball, running and resistance training.
I am a high achieving, caring individual with a diverse skill set and a variety of interests. In the year 2000, I entered the physiotherapy program at the University of Alberta directly from high school. As a dedicated student committed to excellence, I graduated from the program at the top of my class in 2004. Upon graduation, I immediately followed my interest in treating musculoskeletal injuries and started working in private practice. Over the past 14 years, I have become known by patients and colleagues for my high level manual therapy skillset and effective treatment approaches. In 2008, I completed the Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, which enables me to utilize highly specialized treatment techniques for a variety of injuries.
In addition to the time I spend treating patients, I am a busy mother of two young boys. I find balance through artistic self expression, through writing, painting and photography. Living in Vancouver, my boys and I enjoy easy access to hiking trails, the beach, and Whistler.
Whether it is through physiotherapy or other activities, the most important thing to me is being of service to people and contributing to my community. This has fundamentally shaped my approach to treating patients and drives me to continue a journey of life-long-learning in all that I do.
A trained manual therapist with extensive clinical experience, April holds an Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division and is a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT). She is also certified in Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CG*IMS) through the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain (iSTOP), holds a Certificate of the Acupuncture Foundation Canada Institute (CAFCI) to perform Medical Acupuncture and is a graduate from the Discover Physio Series with Diane and L.J. Lee, with a focus on the Integrated Systems Model (ISM) and Thoracic Ring Approach. April is also trained in osteopathic techniques, as she has completed Barral’s level’s 1-4 in both Visceral Manipulation & Neural Manipulation.
Iveta graduated from York University in 1992 with an Honors degree in Kinesiology. A year later she earned a Masters degree in Biomechanics from the University of Windsor. She then attended McMaster University and graduated with Distinction in 2000 with a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Physiotherapy. Since then Iveta has completed numerous courses in manual therapy, earning an Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Iveta has also completed number of courses in acupuncture, pelvic floor physiotherapy, TMJ dysfunctions and lymphatic drainage, becoming certified in complex decongestive therapy. Since 2011, Iveta’s focus has been on vestibular rehabilitation. In 2014, Iveta attended Emory University in Atlanta, obtaining a certificate in vestibular rehabilitation, and in 2015 she completed an Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation course at the University of Pittsburgh.
Iveta is currently working in a private clinic in Snow Valley, just outside of Barrie, and in Orillia. Her practice is very diverse and consists of assessment and treatment of patients with concussions, vertigo, dizziness and disequilibrium, lymphedema patients, patients with TMJ dysfunctions, women and men with pelvic floor difficulties (pain, incontinence), pelvic and sacroiliac joint issues, post-partum patients, and patients with various musculo-skeletal dysfunctions.
When not working, Iveta enjoys outdoor activities with her family especially skiing and biking.