B Sc Physiotherapy
M Sc Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology
MCPA, FCAMT, CAFCI, IMS
Marj Belot joined West 4th Physiotherapy in April of 2008 and enjoys serving the community of Kitsilano and beyond.
Marj graduated in 1986, from Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Science degree in physiotherapy. She strives to provide the best quality of care she is able, and to continuously learn, in order to better assist her clients in achieving their physical and rehabilitation goals.
In 1999, Marj earned a graduate diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is currently a member of the International Federation of Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT), as well as a registered instructor with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division.
She received acupuncture training and certification with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) as well as intramuscular stimulation (IMS) training through Dr. Gokavi of AFCI. Marj has taken numerous additional postgraduate courses in the areas of therapeutic exercise, movement disorders, muscle imbalance, and assessment and treatment of disorders of the nervous system, including vestibular injuries.
Marj worked primarily in neurology from 1986- 1992. She left GF Strong Center in 1992 and has continued to assist clients with neurological disorders while building expertise in rehabilitation of orthopaedics and sports injuries, including post motor vehicle accident rehabilitation and chronic pain. She found the team model at GF Strong, which included frequent communication, collaboration and goal setting with the client and their health care team was inspiring, and has continued to influence the way she practices today.
She is an avid mountain biker and runner, and has experience with a wide variety of other sports from a personal as well as physiotherapeutic perspective. She enjoys spending time with her family enjoying nature, cycling and trying out restaurants in Vancouver.
In December of 2009 she completed a part-time Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University to enrich her knowledge and experience in clinical research, with a focus on assessment of chronic whiplash injuries.
Marj believes her greatest strength as a physiotherapist lays in the diversity of her training and experience. She believes that every client and every life experience provides a rich source of learning which can be used to aid future clients on their healing path. She strongly believes, that as physiotherapists we must empower our clients to the best of our abilities and assist them in gaining the skills, knowledge and confidence to take charge of their recovery.
If you have questions or concerns that need to be addressed prior to your first appointment, feel free to email Marj at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone West 4th Physiotherapy Clinic at 604-730-9478 and ask for Marj.