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Nadine Nembhard

 

BScPT, MSc, RCAMT

Sports Physiotherapy Certificate

Gunn IMS Practitioner

 

Nadine received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1999. She has gone on to earn her Certificate of Sports Physiotherapy and Certificate of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, as well as her certification as a Chan Gunn IMS practitioner. Nadine has also completed a Masters of Science, researching injury prevention in athletes. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at UBC.

 

A former international-caliber track and field athlete, Nadine now travels as a physiotherapist with the Canadian Track and Field team. She has worked with athletes of all calibers from novice to Olympian, in sports ranging from synchronized swimming to football to triathlon. Her involvement with local sports teams has included the UBC Varsity Track and Field team, the Vancouver Thunderbirds Track and Field Club, and the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club. When not chasing after her two young girls, Nadine is an avid runner, hiker, snowboarder and traveler.

Stephanie McCann

 

MPT

AFCI Certified Acupuncturist

Pilates Instructor

 

Stephanie received her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of British Columbia. She has gone on to earn her acupuncture credentials, and is pursuing her Orthopedic Levels in Manual therapy. Stephanie’s Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology was completed at Simon Fraser University and Azusa Pacific University.

 

A former Canadian Olympic athlete and 3-time Bronze medalist at the Commonwealth Games and Pan-Am Games, Stephanie retired from competitive track and field in 2008 and found a new passion in promoting health and wellness through Pilates. She became a fully certified STOTT Pilates instructor in 2009 (Level II-Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels). She worked as a Pilates instructor throughout the Vancouver area for 5 years focusing on improving core strength, injury rehabilitation and injury prevention, and working closely with physiotherapists and other health practitioners.

 

In addition to her 7 years competing on the national team, Stephanie has been involved with coaching track and field for several years. She is excited to combine her academic training, athletic background, Pilates specialization and training in Functional Movement Screening (FMS) to help recreational athletes, weekend warriors, and developing amateur athletes rehabilitate from injuries and improve overall performance and health.

 

In her spare time Stephanie remains very active with running, cycling, swimming, hiking, yoga and (of course) Pilates.

Marta Kemecsey

 

BSc (Kin), BScPT

Gunn IMS Practitioner

AFCI Certified Acupuncturist

RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher)

 

Marta’s background is in active rehabilitation and has been involved in assisting people with injuries for over 17 years.

 

Marta’s always had an interest in exercise prescription starting out as a personal trainer prior to obtaining her degrees in Kinesiology (SFU ‘97) and Physiotherapy (McMaster 2001).

 

Teaching clients to learn about optimal posture, alignment and movement is Marta’s primary goal as it empowers them to improve physical function independently.

 

Marta is always involved in professional development and has post graduate training in manual therapy (Level III), peri natal exercise prescription and myofascial release.  She has her certification in acupuncture and Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation.  In 2013, she completed her training in the Integrated Systems Model developed and taught by Diane Lee and LJ Lee.  In early 2014, she took part in a course that summarized the latest research in the treatment of running related injuries.  Currently, Marta is pursuing courses in Visceral Manipulation from the Barral Institute.

Marta strongly believes in movement's power to heal.  She is a registered yoga teacher and frequently utilizes yoga postures in her rehabilitation programs.

 

Marta also has a background in dance and martial arts.  In more recent years, she keeps active by doing yoga, running, hiking and skiing.

 

You can find more information on Marta at physiomarta.com

May Ly

 

BScPT, BSc (Biol Sc)

Functional Dry Needling/IMS

 

May graduated from McGill University in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. Prior to this, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Simon Fraser University.

 

Since graduating, May has worked in private practices in urban and rural settings, helping patients in active rehab programs, private clinics and in the field of medical legal work.

 

May co-owned Keary Physiotherapy in New Westminster for 8 years, during which time she also treated patients.  She enjoys applying the knowledge and skills she has obtained from the many post graduate courses she has participated in.  These include courses for vestibular rehabilitation; Functional Dry Needling/IMS (Kinetacore); CranialSacral Therapy; the McKenzie protocol for the assessment and treatment of spinal conditions; Integrated Systems Model by Lee & Lee; temporal mandibular dysfunction (TMD), as well as many others for assessing and treating musculoskeletal conditions.

 

May’s philosophy and approach to physiotherapy is to empower her patients, through education, safe and practical exercises and manual techniques.  She believes in spending time with her patients, ensuring that they have the appropriate tools to maximize their health and mobility.

 

In her leisure time, May enjoys the great outdoors of BC, hiking, skiing, camping and kayaking with her family and friends.

 

May is registered with the College of Physical Therapists of BC and is a long time member of the Physiotherapy Association of BC as well as Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Rachel Lam

 

MPT, BHK

Functional Dry Needling/IMS

AFCI Certified Acupuncturist

 

Rachel was a nationally-ranked rhythmic gymnast for nine years, competing all over Canada and the world. During which, she accumulated enough aches and pains herself to become a regular patient in both physiotherapy and chiropractic offices. This is what then prompted her to study for her Bachelors Degree in Human Kinetics and her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy.

 

She believes in finding the cause of an injury, and using a combination of manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, dry needling and exercise in order to solve the problem. The goal is that you understand what is happening and why we are doing what we are doing in every physio session. That way every exercise that you do and self-management strategy taught will make sense and help you recover even quicker.

 

Since graduating, she has continued to pursue further learning to help her patients by completing her acupuncture and dry needling certification, as well as taking courses in visceral and neural manipulation, orthopaedics, and the Mulligan technique. She has also been heavily involved in Special Olympics Rhythmic Gymnastics, coaching both athletes and coaches for the last 8 years.

 

Having just moved back from living in Fort St. John for 3 years, she is excited to delve back into the Vancouver world of food, mountains and rain!

 

For more information on Rachel, see rachellamphysio.com

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