Acupuncture is a service done by a Registered Acupuncturist. This service offers all types of acupuncture treatments, needling, cupping, soft tissue.
Richard is a Vietnamese born Chinese Canadian. He immigrated to Canada when he was about fourteen. His parents are both medical doctors in China. After earning his Chemical Science Diploma at Simon Fraser University and the British Columbia Institute of Technology, he worked in management. He has also volunteered at Burnaby Hospital. With his work experience, his background in chemistry and the influence from his parents, he finally decided to further his education and advance his career as a Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner. After graduating and obtaining both Acupuncture and Herbology Diplomas from the Traditional Chinese Medicine College of Vancouver in 2007, he went to China to have more hands-on experience with patients. He studied at PengShang Hospital in GaungXi. With the advice from his parents, and the blended cultural upbringing, he has gained more knowledge about this ancient art. TCM can help our awareness of balance and change, in order to achieve and sustain harmony, vitality and longevity. Richard is passionate about inspiring and cementing fellow patients back to their pathways to healthiness for a more effective and productive lifestyle. Richard incorporates these Techniques within his treatments: Acupuncture: a technique utilizing fine stainless steel needles inserted at specific points in the body to correct various ailments. Cupping: a technique utilizing round suction cups over a large muscle area (such as the back) to enhance blood circulation to the designated area. Acupressure: a technique utilizing the hand, elbow, or other various devices to apply physical pressure to TCM acupuncture points. Massage: light massage is incorporated in treatment to help loosen tight muscles, and help relax the body.
Dietitian can assist with weight management: weight loss or gain, eating disorders, food allergies, cardiovascular diseases, pregnancy, IBS, Crohn's disease, constipation, diarrhea, diabetes 1 & 2.
Physiotherapists treat orthopaedics, Functional Dry Needling (IMS), pregnancy related pelvis, ICBC, concussions, sport injuries and geriatric health issues. All our physiotherapists treat patients privately one on one in a private room.
Registered Physiotherapist Jenny received a Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of British Columbia and additionally holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria. She is currently pursuing her orthopaedic levels and is keen to start her post-graduate education in Women’s Health. Growing up on Vancouver Island, sports and recreation have always been a integral part of her lifestyle. She has played softball, soccer and volleyball since she was old enough to catch, kick or hit a ball. Jenny has previously trained Men’s Elite Rugby, and enjoys working with athletes of all ages and levels. Her physiotherapy philosophy is one that incorporates manual therapy techniques, patient education, and individualized exercise prescription to enable appropriate healing and prevent future injuries. With an array of experience from post-motor vehicle accident injuries to sports injuries, to geriatric health, she welcomes all patients looking to optimize their function and fitness, decrease their pain, and improve their overall health.
Andrew graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia and loves being a physiotherapist. His treatment style empowers people to take charge of their health. Treating primarily through education, manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription, Andrew is also trained in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). He sees people with a wide variety of conditions and injuries and has a special interest in shoulders and arthritis having personal experience with both shoulder dislocations and inflammatory arthritis management. In his spare time Andrew enjoys golfing, traveling and playing games in the company of friends and family.
Collin completed his Master of Physical Therapy degree at the University of British Columbia, and previously, a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria. Collin found his passion for rehabilitation while working as a kinesiologist in Victoria, and immediately knew physiotherapy was the career for him. Collin is dedicated to continuing his education in order to help clients return to their daily activities, sport, and a pain-free lifestyle. He has completed certification in Soft Tissue Release and Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy: Level 1, and looks forward to furthering his education throughout his career. Collin enjoys helping clients reach their goals through the use of manual therapy, soft tissue release, taping, education, functional and personalized exercise prescription, as well as safe and effective return to sport programs. Collin enjoys staying active by playing many sports, including; downhill skiing, football, cricket, squash, hockey, soccer,, volleyball, softball, and cycling. In addition to treating sports injuries, Collin's experience and interests also include treating postural dysfunction, post-operative rehabilitation, post motor vehicle accident rehabilitation, orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation, neck pain, back pain, and chronic pain. Collin looks forward to meeting and treating new clients of all ages and backgrounds.
Asifa graduated with a Bachelor degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario (1998) after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Simon Fraser University (1995). Asifa is committed to pursuing the highest levels of post-graduate education; She has taken advanced training in Orthopedic and Manual Manipulative Therapy, and has completed her Certificate of Anatomical Acupuncture (CAFCI) from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (2014). She has also taken advanced courses in the Rehabilitation Stream of STOTT Pilates (STOTT Pilates RMR1&2 Lumbar & Shoulder Stabilization on Mat & Reformer). Asifa is trained in foot and gait analysis and is a Certified Provider of Custom Orthotics. She has been a member of The Canadian Physiotherapy Association for 19 years and has also worked with the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators and an examiner for the National Physiotherapy Licensing Exam. Over the past 19 years, Asifa has developed a broad base of assessment and treatment skills. She takes a hands-on approach, and prides herself on her ability to listen to each of her client's goals and implement them in an individualized treatment program. Her treatment plans consist of a combination of joint mobilizations, soft tissue techniques, medical acupuncture, exercise prescription, taping, and various modalities (laser, ultrasound, electrical stimulation) as needed. She encourages her clients to take ownership of their recovery, empowering them with an understanding of their injury and promoting an active involvement in their return to activity and function. Outside of work, Asifa practices what she preaches. She stays active by hiking the north shore trails, walking the sea wall, and practicing yoga and pilates. These days, however, most of her activity comes from keeping up with her three young children.
Kate completed her Master of Physical Therapy degree at the University of British Columbia. She has since obtained additional training and certifications in intramuscular stimulation (IMS), women's health, and pelvic floor. Kate has also obtained her Orthopaedic level 1 certification from the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapy (CAMPT), completed a personal training certification course, and the Mulligan Concept Lower Quadrant course focused on mobilization with movement. As a clinician, Kate is focused on setting functional, client-centered goals and uses a combination of manual therapy, biofeedback, intramuscular stimulation (needling), and exercise-based therapy in her treatment. She has experience working in women's health, specifically with pre and post natal clients and athletes for incontinence, coccydinia and prolapse. Kate is also experienced in treating musculoskeletal injuries, neurological conditions, and chronic pain. Outside of work Kate loves to stay active with a balance of running, yoga, and weight training. She loves incorporating yoga and mindfulness techniques into her treatment sessions. Having rehabilitated from multiple running injuries and a back injury over the past decade, she has personal experience rehabilitating from orthopaedic injuries and finds this extremely valuable in understanding clients, function, and pain.
Manual therapy has been my foundation. I knew immediately that using my hands to help patients feel and move better was my mission. My patients often call me a detective. I have learned first hand that often the location of the pain is sometimes (maybe often) not the source of the pain. As a result, I obsessively look for the ROOT or DRIVER of the pain in my patients rather than just treating the area that hurts. I subscribe to the idea that Movement is Medicine Today, my practice involves manual therapy and IMS to help patients start to know less pain. Then, I follow it up with what I call a software upgrade in the motor system to return to movement with ease and variety. This might include: - helping re-establish effective breathing patterns -ensuring the deep core system is back on-line -using biofeedback tools to engage the nervous system in learning movement -guiding you on how to build back your functional abilities after being injured or away from activity by creating a progressive plan for re-loading the tissues. A sampling of course/continuing education I've done: Manual Therapy: Intermediate Manual Therapy Exam (Part A) in 2002 Level 4 Manual Therapy through Orthopaedics Division in 2004 Movement/Integration: Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science with Greg Lehman Several courses with Diane Lee and LJ Lee on Integrated Movement Systems SFMA - Selective Functional Movement Assessment (Level 1) New Trends in Prevention and Management of Running Injuries 2013 Running Repairs Course with Tom Goom Specialized techniques: Bradcliff Breathing Method (Level 2) Breathing Pattern Dysfunctions/Capnometry with Laurie MacLaughlin Courses through Graduate School of Breathing Sciences Ultrasound Imaging (Upper and Lower Extremity) RUSI (Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging for Deep Core Muscles with Jackie Whittaker) Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (Certified in 2003) Soft tissue techniques: Visceral Manipulation Level 1 (Barral) Fascial Mobilization with Laurie MacLaughlin
Leo completed his Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia after obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the Faculty of Exercise Science from the University of Victoria. As a kinesiologist Leo learned an appreciation for the role appropriate exercise prescription can have for assisting people pursue whatever their goal may be. His treatment approach now includes personalized exercise prescription in combination with manual therapy techniques and patient education. He has recently completed his Level 1 Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy
Adrian completed his Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia, and his Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology at the University of Victoria. He has recently completed his Level 1 Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and plans to continue his education in this area. Adrian has experience working in a wide range of areas in physiotherapy including athletic injuries, chronic pain conditions, neurological conditions, and geriatric health. He uses the most up to date evidence based approach that includes a combination of manual therapy, patient education, and individualized exercise prescription. Outside of the clinic Adrian enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding, weightlifting, and anything outdoors. He also has an appreciation for cooking and nutrition. Adrian welcomes and looks forward to working with new clients from all backgrounds with various conditions.
Chiropractors are health experts trained in the neuro-muscular-skeletal system. Chiropractors diagnose and treat disorders of the spine and other body joints by adjusting the spinal column or through other corrective manipulation. Chiropractors provide conservative management of disorders including, but not limited to, back, neck and head pain. Chiropractors also advise patients on corrective exercises, lifestyle and nutrition.
Dr. Daniel Birch is a fully licensed Doctor of Chiropractic and is highly passionate about improving the health of his community. Dr. Birch obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. Following work as a Kinesiologist he attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario, and graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic with both magna cum laude and clinic honors. Dr. Birch strongly believes that collaborative multi-disciplinary care is vital to a patient focused plan of management. He has a diverse clinical approach combining chiropractic care, exercise therapy, as well as, Active Release Techniques® and instrumented assisted techniques. Chiropractic has inspired Dr. Birch to work with people of all ages to reach their optimal health, function and performance. Dr. Birch honed his skills at clinics in Toronto and Dominican Republic, and has now returned to North Vancouver to practice. He has had the opportunity to work with cyclists, runners and other athletes while attending numerous outreach programs. Dr. Birch has a variety of interests including treatment of sport, work, and overuse injuries. His experience has included headaches, back pain, neck pain, TMJ disorders and many other musculoskeletal conditions. When he is not in the clinic, you will find him taking part in one of many extracurricular activities including hockey, snowboarding, hiking, yoga, running, cycling, or training for his next triathlon.
Originally from Alberta, Canada, Dr Gannon pursued his chiropractic studies after his own success as a patient, graduating from Macquarie University in 2005, being selected, Student's Student of the Year. In addition to his more than 6 years in Western Australia, Ryan has practiced in Sydney, Australia as well as Glasgow, Scotland. Always striving to find new ways to help patients recover from their injuries, Dr Gannon utilizes multiple treatment therapies and assessment modalities including: Active Release Technique™ Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy/Manipulation Kinesiology Taping (Rock Tape™/Kinesiotape™) Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Furthermore, he places great emphasis on the neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation of both acute and chronic issues, addressing the underlying functional insufficiencies prevalent in many cases. These skill sets have allowed for great success working in general practice as well as in his area of special interest which focuses on athletes. He considers himself very fortunate to have been associated with several great sports clubs and numerous individual athletes, allowing him to manage the cases of athletes ranging from national champions (Tae Kwon Do; Bodybuilding) and Olympians (Basketball), to up-and-coming development squad participants (Swimming; Cricket; Australian Rules Football) as well as the die-hard weekend warriors. In his spare time, Dr Gannon enjoys a variety of outdoor activities and assists sporting organizations with injury prevention and management
Dr. Aidan Genik is passionate about reinforcing manual therapy techniques with lifestyle modifications and rehab, in order to create lasting effects and improved quality of life for his patients. Dr. Genik attended the University of Hartford in Connecticut, where he had a decorated Division 1 NCAA Lacrosse Career as well as graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in the Pre-physical therapy program. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies he returned to Toronto to attend the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating with a Doctorate of Chiropractic. Dr. Genik's approach to pain and injury management includes an evidence informed, patient centered approach. Dr. Genik utilizes a diversity of manual techniques that include chiropractic care, exercise prescription as well as Functional Range Release, Functional Range Conditioning, and instrument assisted techniques. As a Former High Level Athlete, Dr. Genik understands the nature and course of athletic injuries and enjoys working with athletes to return them to peak performance in a timely manner. Dr. Genik also treats a variety of everyday injuries such as work related, repetitive strain, postural and motor vehicle injuries to name a few. Overall his passion resides in returning his patients to the activities they enjoy and improving quality of life.