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Jordan White

Jordan White

Jordan completed both his Masters of Physical Therapy and his Bachelors of Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. As a competitive varsity athlete, he developed his skills in sports injury prevention and exercise prescription and learned the benefits of having a commitment to fitness and health promotion. 

Jordan’s treatment approach includes evidence based manual therapy, myofascial release and personalized exercise prescription to help his patients achieve their goals. His focus is on alleviating current symptoms, addressing the root cause of such symptoms and engaging the patient in education.  He has a particular interest in treating sports-related injuries and has experience treating back and neck pain as well as injuries related to work, repetitive strain and motor vehicle accidents.

Jordan enjoys playing hockey, squash, and beach volleyball. He is also fluent in French.

Certifications:

  • Masters Degree in Physical Therapy
  • Sport Physiotherapy Canada – First Responder
  • Mulligans Lower Quadrant Certification
  • Level one completion of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy

Jordan is accepting any and all new clients.  Call today! 

Alison Chan

Alison is currently on maternity leave.

Alison Chan

Alison achieved both her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Physical Therapy from UBC.  She is currently working towards her acupuncture certification and attaining her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative therapy. She has experience working with a wide variety of clients including pre-and post-natal women, neurological disorders, sports injuries and motor vehicle accidents.

Prior to pursuing her physical therapy degree, Alison worked extensively on falls prevention research and how physical activity can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Her approach to treatment involves working one on one with clients educating them about the root cause of their injury so as to prevent reoccurrences in the future.

Outside of the clinic, Alison can be found cycling and running around this beautiful city, swimming outdoors and hiking.

Brad Holm

Brad Holm

Brad completed his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia after finishing his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria. Brad is passionate about helping people return to the activities that they love as well as their daily activities through the use of manual therapy, myofascial release, personalized exercise prescription, K-Tape, client education and various modalities. Brad also utilizes dry needling techniques acupuncture and IMS in the treatment of various conditions. Brad was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon where he fell in love with various aspects of the outdoors including fishing, hiking and skiing as well as a wide range of sports. His experience and interests include postural alignment/correction, post-operative rehabilitation, sports injuries and orthopedics, pelvic dysfunction, neurological rehabilitation, chronic pain and the treatment and management of arthritis.

Brad is dedicated to furthering his education as he has completed certification in K-tape, The Mulligan Concept and the level 3 component of the Diploma of Advanced Orthopedic and Manual Manipulative Therapy. Brad also utilizes acupuncture and IMS dry needling. He looks forward to meeting and treating all new clients.

Jackson Lam

Jackson graduated from the University of British Columbia, where he earned both his Master’s in Physical therapy and Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. Since completing his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy, he has continued to develop professionally through post-graduate courses and mentorship. In addition to receiving his medical acupuncture certification from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada, he has been working towards certification to practice Gunn IMS. As well, Jackson has completed 3 years of training at the Canadian College of Osteopathy, where he is working towards his Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice. Jackson also has experience with various sports teams in the community, most recently acting as team physiotherapist to the Thunder Club Volleyball under-18 team.

Jackson’s treatment approach is patient specific and focused around the patient’s goals. He utilizes manual therapy, medical acupuncture, exercise prescription, and client education to help patients return to sports or daily activities. While Jackson enjoys all aspects of physiotherapy, he has a special interest in treating TMJ dysfunction, headaches, neck pain, back pain, and sports injuries.

Outside of work Jackson enjoys an active lifestyle; his main hobbies include volleyball, ice hockey, and weight training. He believes in the importance of exercise and its impact it has on one’s physical and mental well-being.  

Jennifer Scott

Jen completed both her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy and her Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology at the University of British Columbia. Her background includes orthopedic and sports physiotherapy, hospital inpatients and outpatients, and experience working with neurological patients including individuals recovering from a stroke or managing Parkinson’s disease. Clinical practice areas include post-surgical rehabilitation, knee and ankle issues, sports injuries, arthritis, ergonomics, neck and back pain, as well as overall conditioning and muscle balance. Jen has completed her Canadian Orthopedic Division Level 1 and continues to pursue further education in soft tissue therapy and Mulligan techniques.

An enthusiastic recreational athlete, Jen is often found on the beach volleyball court or the ultimate field. Jen believes in building community and enjoys supporting local sports events, whether it be providing taping during tournaments or screening Special Olympic athletes. 

Robyn Elliott

Robyn studied at the University of British Columbia, receiving her degree in Master’s of Physical Therapy. Previous to this Robyn was heavily involved in the Aquatics for 8 years, coaching swimming instructors, teaching water aerobics and leading water rehabilitation classes. At University she also competed with the Rowing Team and trained with the Triathlon Club for 4 years. Living such an active lifestyle has inspired her to coach those through their own journey of recovery. Her style of therapy includes soft tissue release, acupuncture, joint mobilizations and active rehabilitation to restore proper movement patterns and optimize function. Robyn is currently pursuing further courses in Orthopedic Manual Therapy and plans to train in Osteopathic Medicine. She is also currently a Clinical Director with Special Olympics BC, in charge of fitness screening for athletes.

Jason Coolen

Jason Coolen

Jason received his degree in Physical Therapy from Queens University, graduated with a Biology degree from St. Francis Xavier University, is certified to practice dry needling/acupuncture from the CAFCI, and has complete his training with the Canadian College of Osteopathy. He has always been active in the community as a team physiotherapist with the New Westminster Salmonbellies and is a past President of the Physiotherapy Association of BC.  His areas of practice include acupuncture, joint mobilization, and osteopathic manual therapy. His interests include TMJ, sports injuries, vertigo, neck, back, and pelvic dysfunction, and return to work planning.  Jason a director of Vancouver Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic.

Ben Suen

Ben Suen

Ben received his Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in 2002 from UBC. Since then he has completed his certification in acupuncture from the AFCI, received his Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy and completed the 5 years of academic study in the Canadian College of Osteopathy. He is currently writing his thesis on Osteopathy and Sprint Performance, which, upon completion, he will receive his Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice. He has worked extensively with rugby, having been the physiotherapist for the UBC Old Boys Ravens RFC, the UBC Thunderbirds, Vancouver Wave, BC U18, Canada U17, Canada U20, Canada East and Canada Senior Men's teams. His areas of interest include the treatment of neck pain, back pain, chronic pain and sports injuries.

Steve Mah

Steve Mah

Steve spent 12 months from 2016 to 2017 as the lead physiotherapist for the Chinese Olympic Team.  He supported the team through training and performance at the RIO Olympics in 2016 and brings back a wealth of knowledge. Educationally, he has a Masters in Rehabilitation Science from McGill University and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan. As former Head Physiotherapist at Simon Fraser University for all varsity athletes coupled with his 31 years of experience has allowed him the opportunity to become the medical coordinator for the Women’s Canada Cup Fastpitch tournament and team therapist for the New Westminster Salmonbellies Sr. Men’s Lacrosse team. Steve’s areas of interests include return to work planning, functional capacity evaluation, injuries related to track and field, football and lacrosse. His areas of practice include osteopathic manual therapy and acupuncture.  Steve is the managing director of Vancouver Physiotherapy.

 

Massage Therapy

Luca Pellanda RMT

Luca completed the 3000 hour RMT training and over 550 hour clinical training programs at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy.  As part of his clinical training at VCMT, Luca obtained experience in a diverse range of hospitals and care facilities in the lower mainland.

The focus of Luca’s training and studies has been to develop skills in the assessment and treatment of soft tissue and repetitive stress injuries with myofascial techniques. Myofascial techniques treat the muscles and connective tissue of the body to rehabilitate these areas by promoting their mobility, flexibility, and health.  These techniques help the client in their physical activity and performance. 

Luca performs myofascial trigger point release, fascial manipulation, joint mobilizations, Swedish massage, active stretching and remedial exercises.  He is a member and graduate of the Fascial Manipulation Association (Associazione Manipolazione Fasciale), based in Italy, having completed his Level 1 Fascial Manipulation studies.

Luca believes wellness activities such as yoga, pilates, tai chi, cycling, aquafit, and swimming can be beneficial for improving the body’s strength, balance, mobility, and stability. He has practiced these forms of activity and also enjoys running, cycling, free weights, and circuit training, believing that staying active provides for a higher quality of life and better recovery from injury.

 

Exercise Therapy

Adriana Sosin

Adriana specializes in sport conditiong, post stroke rehab, post-MVA conditioning, joint replacement rehab, and general exercise therapy to improve one's performance and/or fitness.  She has over 20 years of experience in the industry and is a true professional.

Active Conditioning Programme

Our active conditioning program is designed to help our clients get back to regular activity, work and a healthy lifestyle. We have developed our program to assist our ICBC and private insurance clients in the progression of their rehab journey. This includes the initial recovery from the injury to an eventual return to activity and work. The program helps bring all members of you medical team (physician, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, and manager, etc.) together to better meet your needs during your recovery. We encourage all 3rd party insurers to contact us anytime to find out how we can help enhance the recovery of all individuals in a timely fashion.

 

Yoga Therapy

Rima Chowdhury

500 RYT and RPYT

Rima is an active member of Yoga Alliance as a 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with a 300hr concentration in Yoga Therapy, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), Yoga Nidra (Meditation) teacher, Synergy Partner Yoga teacher and Certified Pilates Mat Instructor.

Like so many, Rima started taking yoga as a form of exercise. After a severe car accident and at the recommendation of her physiotherapist, yoga became a way to heal her body, mind and spirit. She continues down the path of conscious wellness, by compassionately helping others embrace their own potential to heal and strive for optimum health. Learning and applying ancient techniques and practices of yoga is a priority for her both personally and professionally.

Yoga therapy is a form of integrative medicine that compliments traditional/conventional medicine. Yoga therapy looks at the whole person, body, mind and spirit, while focussing on healing as much as curing. Patients become active participants in their treatments, learning and choosing from a variety of health care options. A 5 Point Treatment Plan including breath work, postures, nutrition, meditation, and rest & repair, is created to provide optimal healing for each client

 

Podiatry

Dr. Joseph Stern

Dr. Joseph Stern

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, University of British Columbia, 1982
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine,1986
  • Surgical Residency, Mission Oaks Hospital, Los Gatos, California, 1987

Experience:

  • Private Practice for 5 years in Vancouver, Panorama and Coquitlam
  • Conducted research on over the counter Orthotics, custom and computerized Orthotics, foot sport injuries and skating.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of SportMed BC
  • Podiatrist for Skate Canada, British Columbia Section
  • Board Member of the Canadian Council of Podiatric Medical Education
  • Faculty member of the Podiatry Department at Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Center
  • Faculty instructor of postgraduate surgical residency training at Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Center/University of British Columbia

Area of Expertise:

  • Podiatric Sports Medicine and Orthotics
  • Foot problems related to sports injuries and specializing in Orthotics

Interests/Hobbies:

  • Working out, snow and water skiing, golf, tennis
  • Co-coordinator of Podiatric educational seminars

Board member of local community center advising on sport programs.

 

Administrative Support

Nadine, Monique, and Brittany, are always willing to help our clientele.

They are very helpful and knowledgable and can help set up an appointment with one of our physiotherapists. Please call them at 604-739-5626 for more information.

 

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