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Cassidy Swenson

Book Online MPT, BKin Cassidy graduated from the Master’s of Physical Therapy program at the University of British Columbia after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She also has her Level 1 Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Certification and is pursuing advanced certification. While completing her schooling, Cassidy was also a high-level dancer with semi-professional dance companies based out of Vancouver, as well as working as a dance instructor. Cassidy has experience with many different client populations including athletes, geriatrics, neurological populations, post-surgical, and chronic pain. She enjoys seeing clients of … Read the rest of this post »

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Lisa Cornish

Masters PT, B Human Kinetics Lisa is on maternity leave as of March 2022. Congratulations Lisa! Lisa completed both her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy and her Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. She has experience working with a wide variety of clients, having worked in both sports and orthopedic private practice clinics. She enjoys helping people of all levels and abilities reach their goals. Her individualized treatment approach focuses on combining hands-on manual therapy with client education and therapeutic exercise. Lisa has completed Level … Read the rest of this post »

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Peter Francis

Book Online Dip. Sports Science, BKin, MPT PT, CSCS, Dipl.(Sports Sci.), B.Kin., M.PT. Peter completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Fraser Valley. After finishing his undergraduate studies, he moved to Vancouver where he continued his education and completed a Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. Peter’s physiotherapy practice is based out of both Vancouver and North Vancouver, where he provides patient care as well as sports injury prevention and coach education seminars for many local sports organizations. You can read about Peter’s … Read the rest of this post »

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Jen Macpherson

Book Online B SC Physiotherapy 1991 Additional certification: Manipulative therapy (FCAMPT) 1998, Acupuncture (CAFCI) 2005, Gunn IMS (CGIMS) 2006, Level 1 and 2 Bikefitting 2010 Testimonials for Jennifer I trained at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physiotherapy. Upon graduation, I spent three rewarding years in neurological rehabilitation at the G.F. Strong Centre, assisting clients with stoke and spinal cord impairments. I transferred my focus to orthopaedics in 1995 and spent the next three years in post graduate studies to become … Read the rest of this post »

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Dean Smith

Book Online Sc Physiotherapy MCPA, FCAMT, CGIMS How I came to be a Physio: Most of us were drawn to our profession by one or a series of personal experiences. My first encounter with physiotherapy occurred while in high school. It was a relationship with my high school friend Fran’s little sister Betsy that drew me toward physio. Betsy was a bright, funny delightful girl who had the misfortune to be born with severe cerebral palsy. Through that contact I ended up working with a physiotherapist and an occupational … Read the rest of this post »

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Suzanne Calli

Book Online MPT, B ScH Vestibular, Neurological & Concussion Rehabilitation Manual Therapy, IMS Suzanne obtained her Masters of Physical Therapy from UBC, after completing her Bachelor of Science (Honors) from Queen’s University. While completing her undergraduate degree she specialized in Neuroscience. Her interest in neurology grew through her continued education, while her interest in rehabilitation was a result of her love of sports and growing up playing competitive volleyball. Her continued passion in working with organized sport continues in her practice as a physiotherapist, working with BC Rugby and … Read the rest of this post »

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Marj Belot

Book Online B Sc Physiotherapy, M.Sc. Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology MCPA, FCAMPT, CAFCI, IMS (Functional Dry Needling-Level 2) Certified SHIFT Concussion Management Practitioner Testimonials for Marj Aside from a brief adventure, working in downtown Vancouver, I have enjoyed working at West 4th Physiotherapy Clinic since 2008. My Philosophy All people deserve the best physiotherapy care possible. My thirst for learning, my love of problem solving, my natural curiosity and enthusiasm for sharing my knowledge and skills with my clients all help me to empower you and guide you to … Read the rest of this post »

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Suzanne Hood

Book Online BA Psych, B Sc Physiotherapy Additional certification: Gunn IMS (CGIMS) 2006, Acupuncture (CAFCI) 2005, Pre and post Natal fitness (PPFS) 2010, Spinal Manipulative therapy 2014 Testimonials for Suzanne Suzanne is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (BAPsych) and the University of Western Ontario (BScPT). She began her physiotherapy career at a sports medicine clinic in Calgary, AB where she completed her Orthopedic Manual Therapy Levels. Suzanne also completed an Advanced Manual Therapy series of courses which included the craniovertebral and TMJ regions, cervical, thoracic, and … Read the rest of this post »

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Matt Powell

Book Online Dip. Physiotherapy NZ 1982, Additional certification: Advanced Dip Physiotherapy (Manipulative Therapy) 1988 (FCAMPT), Gunn IMS (CGIMS) 2006, Bikefit level 1 2010 Testimonials for Matt I am a graduate of the Auckland School of Physiotherapy in New Zealand and have worked and studied in several countries since graduating in 1982. After 3 fascinating years working in the Middle East, I returned to New Zealand and completed my post graduate studies in manual and manipulative therapy (1988). I then spent 4 years working and cycle touring in the UK … Read the rest of this post »

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