Alex graduated with a BSc (Honours) in Physiotherapy from Manchester University in the UK in 2005. Since graduating Alex worked for the NHS in the UK completing junior rotations in musculoskeletal outpatients, orthopaedic surgery (trauma and elective), intensive care, neurology and community physiotherapy.
After moving to Canada, Alex has worked in private practice and has gone on to transfer her UK medical acupuncture certificate to be approved in Canada as well as earning her certification as a Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation practitioner.
Alex currently treats all orthopaedic and sports related injuries through a combined approach of manual therapy, dry needling and exercise therapy to maximize strength, function and recovery. In her spare time when she is not running around after her young family Alex enjoys mountain biking, skiing, boxing and hiking.
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.
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 from the Barral Institute, orthopaedics, and the Mulligan technique. She has also been heavily involved in Special Olympics Rhythmic Gymnastics, teaching both athletes and coaches for the last 12 years.
Since moving back to Vancouver from Fort St. John, she is happy to return to good food, mountains and rain!
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 also co-owned Keary Physiotherapy in New Westminster for 8 years.
May’s philosophy and approach to physiotherapy is to empower her patients, through education, safe and practical exercises and manual therapy. She believes in spending one on one time with her patients, ensuring that they have the understanding and appropriate tools to optimize their recovery and quality of life.
Although May has experience assessing and treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, she is currently focusing her practice on working with patients recovering from breast cancer treatments and/or lymphedema of the upper quadrant (face, neck, shoulder/arm/hand). She addresses side effects that occur as a result: loss of range of motion and strength, axillary web syndrome (cording), neuropathy, fatigue and lymphedema.
Treatment applies the principles of Complete Decongestive Therapy, which include manual lymphatic drainage, compression wrapping, garment recommendations, exercise prescription, and education on self management and risk reduction strategies. She also uses soft tissue techniques to address any joint and soft tissue restrictions.
She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist for the Upper Extremity (CLT-UE) through the Klose Training program. She continues to regularly participate in courses on the management of breast cancer treatment related side effects and lymphedema.
Lindsay graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2007. She worked as a Kinesiologist and then went on to continue her education at the University of British Columbia, graduating in 2011 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. She believes in life long learning and has taken courses related to the treatment of persistent pain, manual therapy, functional dry needling and treatment of female and male urinary incontinence.
Lindsay has developed a special interest for treating clients dealing with complex conditions and persistent pain. Her treatment philosophy is based on empowering people through a client centred, bio/psycho/social approach with tailored programs to meet each client’s individual needs.
Lindsay grew up in the Lower Mainland and spent her time engaged in a wide variety of sports. Through these experiences she developed a strong interest in health and fitness and eventually the rehabilitation process. She believes strongly in using movement to facilitate health /wellness and is dedicated to aiding people in pursing their passions and achieving their goals.
In her spare time, you will find her hanging out with her family and friends, exploring the outdoors and staying active herself, running and strength training.
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 Physiotherapy, as well as her certification as a Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (Gunn IMS) practitioner. She is also trained in Connect Therapy and the Thoracic Ring Approach. Nadine has completed a Masters of Science, researching injury prevention in athletes. She is a Clinical Faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy at UBC.
A former international-caliber track and field athlete, Nadine has a special interest in working with runners of all ages, and with young athletes. She has worked with a wide range of sports and athletes, and has been team physio for the Canadian Track and Field team (Athletics Canada), the UBC Track and Field team, the Vancouver Thunderbirds Track and Field Club, and the Vancouver Whitecaps. When not chasing after her two young girls, Nadine loves to run, hike and travel.