• Our Team

  • Ian Dunsmuir, R.Ac., BSc. (Kin), C.SMA

    Ian Dunsmuir is a certified Sports Medicine Acupuncturist and Kinesiologist who helps people live an active and pain free life by restoring muscle balance and joint function.

    Ian is currently an Acupuncturist for the BC Lions. He has surround himself around sporting events and culture including VANOC (Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee) Manager for Acupuncture Services for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and has been Canadian Instructor for Sports Medicine Acupuncture seminars. Ian has also been awarded Tri-City News ‘A List’ Favourite Acupuncturist for 2019 and 2020

    Ian is always up for a challenge and feels that his own experience with pain, injury, and rehab has given him a unique set of tools to be able to treat health issues just like yours. Ian really enjoy treating stubborn, chronic pain conditions where he may be the “last resort” as other therapies haven’t achieved the desired results.

    Ian loves to mountain bike and completed the Spawkus 50 km race in 2019, he also enjoys walking and hiking with friends and family.

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, SFU, Burnaby, BC
    • Diploma of Traditional Chines Medicine, Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Victoria, BC
    • Certification in Sports Medicine Acupuncture, San Diego, CA
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  • Dr. Drew Gibson

    Dr. Drew Gibson graduated from Trinity Western University with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics in Kinesiology with distinction in 2014. Throughout his education, he quickly developed a passion for learning and understanding the complexity of the human body. His desire to learn more and provide effective non-invasive care brought him to Portland, Oregon where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, graduating Cum Laude (with honors) in 2019 from the University of Western States.

    Dr. Gibson is thoroughly trained in the assessment, diagnosis, and conservative management of musculoskeletal conditions. He has a passion for working with recreational/weekend-warrior athletes and office workers. Dr. Gibson incorporates the use of chiropractic manipulation, various soft tissue techniques, and rehabilitative exercises in conjunction with patient education to help patients achieve the best possible outcome. Dr. Gibson prides himself on being a personable, approachable, and a knowledgeable health care provider and strives to help all individuals maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

    Dr. Gibson has been involved in a variety of high competitive sports throughout his life including competitive swimming, track and field, cross-country running, and ice hockey. He believes in both the physical and psychological importance of maintaining an active lifestyle and regularly participates in running and cycling. These days he spends most of his free time partaking in outdoor activities with his wife Annie and dog Maggie.

    EDUCATION

    • Doctor of Chiropractic, University of Western States
    • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, University of Western States
    • Bachelor of Human Kinetics, Kinesiology, Trinity Western University
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  • Dr. Elliot Mayhew

    Dr. Elliot Mayhew received an Honors Specialization in Kinesiology from Western University before pursuing his Doctor of Chiropractic at Northeast College of Health Sciences. Dr. Mayhew has a clinical interest in Sports Medicine and is a resident of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences.

    Dr. Mayhew has extensive experience working with athletes from a variety of sports.  He has a special interest hockey and is currently a member of the Vancouver Giants and Coquitlam Express’ medical staff.  In addition to his roles in junior hockey, Dr. Mayhew has provided care at numerous events with SportMed BC, most notably at the BC Lacrosse Provincial Championships.

    Dedicated to a practice of reducing pain and enhancing athletic performance, Dr. Mayhew takes a functional, movement-based approach to assessing and treating his patients. He has advanced training in Soft Tissue Release, Active Release, Functional Movement Systems, and Whole Food Nutrition, and actively maintains his certification as a First Responder.

    Outside of practice, Dr. Mayhew represents his profession by serving on the Board of Directors for the College of Chiropractors of BC.  Putting patients’ interests first, he actively works to improve the delivery of quality chiropractic care in his community.

    In his spare time, Dr. Mayhew loves to explore and get outdoors with his family. From adventuring on day hikes throughout the British Columbia backcountry to training for triathlons with the Abbotsford Triathlon Club, he embraces the sports medicine philosophy of living an active lifestyle.

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  • Dr. JD Kalkat

    Dr. JD Kalkat is a chiropractor born and raised in Delta, British Columbia. Dr. Kalkat went to Simon Fraser University on an entrance scholarship, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. He then went to the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon, where he obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Kalkat is board certified in both Canada and the United States.

    At the University of Western States, Dr. Kalkat practiced under former BC lions center, and current chiropractor, Dr. Doug Davies, whom Dr. Kalkat credits to helping him better understand sports related injuries. Dr. Kalkat enjoys dealing with all aspects of care, whether it is rehab related, or maintenance care. In particular, Dr. Kalkat likes to deal with chronic low back and neck cases, as well as sports related injuries. Dr. Kalkat’s treatment consists of using a combination of adjusting, soft tissue therapy, as well as rehab exercises and taping, in accordance with a patient’s needs. Dr. Kalkat’s goal is to help both chronic and acute patients get to pain free, optimal level of activity.

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  • Dr. Kyle Stunden D.C., B.S., F.C.C.O.S.(C)

    Dr. Kyle Stunden graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley, gaining a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology before pursuing his Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Kyle is interested in orthopaedics and conservative management as a fellow of the College of Chiropractic Orthopaedic Specialists (Canada).

    Outside of practice, Kyle is part of the Canadian board of directors with World Spine Care. As an organization, they provide sustainable clinics and a model of care for spinal conditions for those in need in low- to middle-income countries. He was a co-founder and co-chair of the BC Chiropractic Association new grad working group, which helps address the needs of chiropractors in their first five years of practice.

    He has experience working as a paramedic with British Columbia Emergency Health Services and community experience providing support for track and field athletes, rink side for hockey, and the paramedic memorial ride on the road.

    In his spare time, you will find him exploring the outdoors, hiking with his family or on the road, cycling with colleagues and friends or woodworking independently. He embraces motion as medicine through an active lifestyle.

    EDUCATION

    • Doctor of Chiropractic, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
    • Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, University of the Fraser Valley
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  • Anita Wilson, RMT

    Founder/Partner

    Anita has been practicing in Port Coquitlam since 1997, served on the Board of Directors for her professional Association (RMTBC) for over 12 years, and now serves on the Board of Directors for SportMed BC. With extensive training in numerous manual therapy techniques, she tailors her treatment for individual need. Anita is known for being extremely thorough in her assessment, utilizing research and patient education, and for helping patients with chronic conditions who may have had limited success with other treatment.

    Anita has vast experience in sports therapy and has worked with athletes from the amateur to pro level. She was a therapist for the Host Medical Team during the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games, is the Chair of the Sport Advanced Practice Group, and is trained in athletic taping and kinesiotaping, and various approaches to functional rehabilitation.

    Prenatal care, postpartum recovery and infant massage hold a special interest for Anita. She is the mother of two young boys and has a passion for helping women and babies through all stages of pregnancy and development. She has taken numerous professional development courses regarding various complications of pregnancy including C-section recovery and diastasis recti.

    Anita is the recipient of many business awards including the 2019 Extraordinary Leader Women Influencer Award, and has dedicated herself toward leadership and mentorship, especially within her profession.  A devoted Canucks fan and long-time resident of Port Coquitlam, it was Anita’s interest in an active lifestyle and natural health choices that led to her career in massage therapy. She has a background in personal training and nutrition and has been active in numerous sports including competitive level softball, weight training, fitness, snow sports, yoga and kickboxing.

    *** Anita is currently on leave from a regular practice schedule but is available for clinic management enquiries, community involvement opportunities, sports taping, and professional consultations by request.

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  • Arvin Cheng, PT

    Partner

    (Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows)

    Arvin received his Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in 2010 and has since been working in private practice in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and rehabilitation. Arvin believes in an evidence based approach to treatment. He utilizes any combination of electro-physical modalities, manual therapy, postural and muscle imbalance training, and active rehabilitation (flexibility and strengthening exercises) to help patients relieve their pain, feel better, and recover towards full physical function. In addition, Arvin provides education and advice on ergonomics and posture, as well as concussion management. His clinical interests include acupuncture, IMS and vestibular therapy, having completed his studies with Acupuncture Canada, IMS training from Spokane, WA, and numerous vestibular courses both locally and internationally.

    Arvin is a local Port Coquitlam resident and active within the community. He enjoys playing badminton or going to the gym on his spare time.

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  • Erin Jornitz

    Operations Director

    Erin Jornitz joined Coast Therapy over 3 years ago to help coordinate operations amongst our growing company and our various locations.  She brings a background in retail operations and HR management and her current position involves all aspects of HR, payroll, scheduling and day to day operations of all our locations. 

    Erin is the proud mother of 2 great kids and a rescue dog.  In her spare time, she enjoys DIY projects around the house and being outside in the garden or inside caring for her collection of house plants.  Erin is currently expanding her professional knowledge and is attending SFU for  continuing education courses.

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  • Erin Reid, RMT

    Clinical Director

    Erin Reid is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and has 15+ years’ of experience helping athletes optimize their performance, injury prevention and recovery. Her passion for sport massage therapy has taken her around the world, from the Paralympic games in Beijing 2008, to the 2014 Commonwealth games in England. She also played a part in the Medical Services offering during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

    Erin has worked with a range of athletes and sports, from amateur to Olympic, Paralympic and professional levels. Some of her career highlights include being a Torch barrier for the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Games, traveling to Brazil in 2009 for IPC Swimming World Championships, providing therapy for the performers of Vancouver Cirque du Soleil shows and was also the lead Massage Therapist for the MLS Vancouver Whitecaps (2014 to 2019).

    In Addition, Erin has a special interest in Pre and postnatal Care (Including Infant Massage). Erin is Mother of two girls and is happy to help through all stages of development. Erin has taken a variety of courses to support this work, including visceral massage and sports related injury and recovery.

    Erin has held previous Director roles, recently coming to us from Fortius Sport & Health, she will be overseeing the clinical aspect here at Coast Therapy. Erin has also served on the CSMTA Board, volunteered for many events and organized/hosted symposiums and host Medical Tents for sporting events. Erin is passionate about serving the community and brings that excitement to each of her treatment sessions.

    *Limited appointments available

    EDUCATION

    • Massage Therapy Diploma, West Coast College of Massage Therapy (3000 hour program)
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  • Ester Gootman

    Accounts Director

    Ester is seasoned administrative professional with wide experience in start-up and corporate environments. She is capable of handling everything that comes her way, obviously except of treating patients.

    Ester has her master’s degree with distinction in Arts, specialization in Music, both performance and education. She has added a different path to her career long ago and has been happily hiking it since. At Coast she is working behind the scenes handling billing, training, and other fascinating assignments.

    Ester loves spending time with her family, including her very special dog Mozart, who is also a great singer. She enjoys travelling the world with friends and experiencing different cultures, hiking, playing piano, reading and listening to audio books.

    (photo coming soon)

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  • Igor Kharif BPT, CAFCI, CGIMS

    Partner

    Igor graduated as a physiotherapist in 2007 with distinction. He has since worked in a variety of private practices specializing in treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and rehabilitation of elite and recreational athletes, and now is permanently moved to and proud co-owner of Coast Therapy. In addition to extensive postgraduate training in manual therapy, Igor has special interest in Kinesio Taping and vestibular rehabilitation. He also completed certification in Acupuncture through Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, and in IMS (Intra Muscular Stimulation) through University of British Columbia.

    In May 2018, Igor finished his post-graduate Clinical Doctorate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy(US). Igor’s current clinical interests include TMJ disorders (jaw and facial pain) and Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound.

    In his spare time Igor enjoys traveling, hiking, working out and just about any kind of water related activity.

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  • Sally Roberts

    Accounts & Billing Manager

    Sally oversees and manages our administrative team in the billing and accounts for all patient visits, coordinating with insurers and other extended benefit providers. Sally’s previous experience in retail loss prevention gives her the organizational skills to manage our growing company and its associated healthcare partners.

    In her spare time, Sally enjoys spending time outdoors with her family camping, hiking, and is always ready for an adventure at her family cabin.

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  • Caitlyn Lamont, Dip SpSc, BPEC-Kin

    Growing up Caitlyn played basketball, volleyball, and softball which is where her passion for physical activity began, leading her to a career in Kinesiology. In Caitlyn’s previous position she worked with seniors where she was able to help them incorporate movement into their day to day lives through exercise classes and active games. Caitlyn also has experience working with youth since she had been a volleyball coach for 9 years.

    Caitlyn recently graduated from Douglas College with a Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching (BPEC) with a Concentration in Kinesiology. She is looking to gain as much experience as she can while helping clients integrate movement into their day to day lives to improve function and ease of daily activities.

    In Caitlyn’s spare time you will find her exploring the beautiful BC mountains, walking throughout her neighborhood, spending time at Shuswap Lake, and coaching volleyball!

    EDUCATION

    • Sport Science Diploma, Douglas College New West
    • BPEC-Kin, Bachelor of Physical Education & Coaching, Concentration in Kinesiology Douglas College New West
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  • Charlie Harrison, Dip SpSc, BKin

    Registered Kinesiologist

    Charlie has both clinical and community active rehab experience, allowing him to better adapt your rehab programs to best fit your needs be it at the gym or at home. Additionally, Charlie has done extensive work in the field working with various hockey and lacrosse teams at all levels from minor community teams to the Junior A levels. As such Charlie is adept in pre-competition activation, post stretching and care, wrapping/taping, and other injury prevention techniques.

    Charlie graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2017. Since graduating with the kinesiology degree specializing in exercise science. Charlie has pursued additional education/training in the field of athletic therapy, soft tissue release, and aqua therapy. Charlie gears his programs to best fit the needs of the patient working collaboratively with them to achieve their personal goals.

    When Charlie is not in the clinic or at the rink you can find him paddling a waterway, hiking a mountain, camping in the woods, or sliding down a mountain side.

    EDUCATION

    • Sport Science Diploma, Douglas College
    • Bachelor of Kinesiology- Exercise Science, University of the Fraser Valley
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  • Jeff Roberts

    Registered Kinesiologist

    Jeff has been a personal trainer since 2007 and holds a degree in Kinesiology. His goal in practice is to help his clients bring back optimal movement. He aims to educate and provide individualized tools for those to enjoy daily living and associated activities.

    He is a firm believer in personal wellness, healing through movement and hopes to empower his clients to reach their goals by providing a variety of training options. He incorporates athletic movement skill development, healthy lifestyle consultation and rehabilitative techniques into his sessions.

    Jeff has competed in Ironman, enjoys playing squash, rock-climbing, and various water sports.

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  • Rhiannon Schrader

    Registered Kinesiologist

    Rhiannon obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from the University of Alberta in 2017. Her competitive athletic experience is rooted in soccer but she she has a passion for anything active. After rehabilitating a wakeboarding injury of her own, Rhiannon understands the effect injuries can have on daily life and how small improvements can make a world of a difference. Rhiannon will work with you to achieve those accomplishments by improving your strength, posture, endurance and mobility and in turn, help you return to what you are used to.

    On her days off, you might see Rhiannon on the trails around Vancouver or scuba diving.

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  • Sam Brimacombe MSc PT, BSc

    Sam grew up in Burnaby playing hockey, baseball and running track. As an accident-prone teen, he became very familiar with physiotherapy, which inspired a life-long fascination with exercise rehab.

    Sam graduated from SFU with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Physiology, gaining experience in rehabilitation of sports injuries. He further developed his experience as a therapist by providing gymnastics-based and aqua therapy for children with neurodevelopmental disorders, in which he found a passion for pediatric physiotherapy.

    Sam completed his Master of Science in Physiotherapy in the United Kingdom and is currently going through the process of certifying as a Physiotherapist in Canada. Sam is excited about teaching exercise to recover from an injury and wants to help you restore your natural, pain-free, and efficient movement.

    You’ll probably run into Sam desperately clutching a cup of coffee or reading. In his free time, you might find him running trails in the forest, bouldering at the gym or skiing in the mountains. Sam enjoys escaping into the woods for extended hiking and camping trips – but good luck finding him out there!

    EDUCATION

    • Sc. Physiotherapy, Leeds Beckett University
    • Sc. Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University
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  • Sarah Duncan

    Sarah graduated with her Bachelors of Kinesiology with a major in Athletic Therapy from the University of Manitoba in 2018 where she worked with the Bisons men’s volleyball team. She has a wide background of sporting knowledge. Growing up she participated in fastpitch, ringette, biathlon and rugby.

    She is passionate about learning how the human body moves and wants to use her knowledge to help people reduce daily aches and pains to help them become pain-free.

    In her spare time, you can find Sarah at the gym, running, hiking or on the rugby pitch.

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  • Teresa Cargnelli, B.Kin

    Registered Kinesiologist

    Teresa has worked as a personal trainer since 2014, and as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist since 2019. Her interest in exercise and injury rehab began in school when she volunteered as a student athletic therapist helping college athletes recover, rehab, and prevent injuries.

    Teresa believes that everyone’s injury and pain are unique; therefore, everyone deserves exercises and programming that is specific to their needs, abilities, and goals. To enhance function, Teresa works to improve muscle strength, range of motion, and proper movement patterns to enhance the quality of life, prevent further injuries, and develop physical resilience. Teresa makes it a top priority not only to help people reduce pain and improve function but to help change the attitude towards exercise, and its overall effect on their health and longevity.

    In her free time, you can find Teresa in the gym, curled up with a good book or spending time laughing with friends and family.

    EDUCATION

    • Douglas College Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching – Kinesiology Specialization
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  • Dr. Raeann Galuska, N.D., B.Sc.

    Dr. Raeann’s desire is for each of her patients to understand their own body and the strength it possesses. Empowering them to take control of their health allows each patient to focus on their specific goals, maximize their capabilities, and realize their potential in sport, work, or everyday life. Dr. Galuska completed her undergraduate in Kinesiology from SFU, she uses this in combination with many years of competitive sports to maximize performance and recovery for the weekend warrior, up to professional athlete. Patients enjoy her light-hearted, laid-back approach to medicine, keeping in mind that it’s important to laugh! Dr. Galuska aims to help empower her patients to optimize their health and performance. Working together as a team, by educating them on their options and on the root cause of each individual illness, she can choose unique treatments to help her patients on their path to success.

    Dr. Raeann has a special interest in Sports Medicine, Pain Management, Digestion, Fatigue, Autoimmune Disease and Weight Management. When not at the clinic you will find Dr. Galuska hiking the local mountains with her family, camping, fishing, playing soccer, or watching rugby.​

    EDUCATION

    • Diploma of Naturopathic Medicine, Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
    • Sc. (Kinesiology) Simon Fraser University

     

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  • Anu (Annie) Pandita, BPT, D.kin

    Annie comes from a small town in a north part of India. Annie completed her bachelor’s in Physiotherapy from India. She decided to explore all the opportunities and started doing an observership from Dr. Balabhai Nanavati hospital in Mumbai and grew into an internship at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi. Annie spent more than two years in Cardiology and oncology department.

    Annie came to Canada and became a certified Kinesiologist and registered with BCAK, which she finds an asset to her clinical knowledge that she has already establish.

    Annie thinks exceptional communicating is key and can make a huge difference within any appointment and will establish this focus with her patients. Annie likes to do lots of hands-on care with her patients as she believes manual skills for physiotherapists are fundamental to see positive results in her patients. Annie is focused on staying up to date with research to sustain an evidence-based practice so she can continue doing what is best for her patients.

    Annie enjoys staying active may it be doing house chores, walking, playing badminton or tennis. She loves playing with her cat too. However, she is a food lover, and you may find her cooking her way around the kitchen.

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelors of Physiotherapy (BPT), University of Jammu (India)
    • Diploma in Kinesiology (kin), College of the Rockies
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  • Arvin Cheng, PT

    Partner

    (Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows)

    Arvin received his Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in 2010 and has since been working in private practice in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and rehabilitation. Arvin believes in an evidence based approach to treatment. He utilizes any combination of electro-physical modalities, manual therapy, postural and muscle imbalance training, and active rehabilitation (flexibility and strengthening exercises) to help patients relieve their pain, feel better, and recover towards full physical function. In addition, Arvin provides education and advice on ergonomics and posture, as well as concussion management. His clinical interests include acupuncture, IMS and vestibular therapy, having completed his studies with Acupuncture Canada, IMS training from Spokane, WA, and numerous vestibular courses both locally and internationally.

    Arvin is a local Port Coquitlam resident and active within the community. He enjoys playing badminton or going to the gym on his spare time.

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  • Ayesha Joseph, PT

    Ayesha has always been fascinated with the way the human body moves, which motivated her to study physiotherapy. She graduated from the University of Delhi with the Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy, with honours in 2010. She went on to study Fitness and Health Promotion and graduated from Humber College in Toronto, in 2014.

    She has a keen interest in various pain management strategies, having battled with Fibromyalgia for over a decade herself. She has worked closely with pediatric, geriatric and post-surgery patients. She believes that a Physical Therapist’s strongest tools are their two hands and knowledge of anatomy, both of which she uses for the treatment substantially.

    She advocates the use of evidence based practice and tries to keep herself updated. She believes in treating patients by educating them about their body and ailment.
    Her effervescence and wit makes her a people person and her zeal and vigour motivate her to face anything undaunted. She loves travelling and exploring new places, but Toronto is her first love. She loves to read and write poetry in her spare time, for which she has received national awards in the past.

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  • Bridgette Weir, MPT

    Bridgette will be returning from Maternity leave in June 2022

    Bridgette is fascinated by the adaptability and resilience of the human body and is passionate about helping people become and stay active in whichever ways are most meaningful to them. When it comes to treatment, Bridgette believes that no one treatment approach works for every client, and feels that a customized and flexible approach to care is key. She often combines a variety of modalities into treatment plans including hands on techniques, electrophysical modalities, personalized exercise prescription and thorough patient education to help clients reach their therapeutic goals.

    Bridgette graduated from the University of British Columbia with her Masters of Physical Therapy, following the completion of her undergraduate degree in physical education and coaching. Since then, Bridgette has developed a special interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy and has pursued additional post-graduate training in this area including courses in: urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, pregnancy & pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, diastasis rectus abdominis, preparation and recovery following caesarean delivery among others.

    Bridgette is passionate about continuing education, and is constantly looking to further her training whether through formal means, reading  and self-education or through collaboration with colleagues. In her down time, Bridgette is likely to be found at the gym, out for a run, hike or walk with her dog ‘Darwin’, or spending time with her family. Bridgette is looking forward to returning from maternity leave in June 2022 after welcoming her son ‘Declan’ this past October.

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching (Kinesiology specialization)/BPEC – Douglas College
    • Master of Physical Therapy/MPT – University of British Columbia
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  • Bruce Voyce, PT

    Bruce is a McGill Physiotherapy graduate with over 20 years of experience in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. He is a friendly and versatile therapist who helps people of all ages work towards active health and wellness. He has completed his Part A post-graduate Manual Therapy examinations and has a special interest in muscle imbalances and comprehensive rehabilitation.

    Bruce has travelled to 30 countries and loves exploring diverse cultures and cuisines. Locally, Bruce enjoys outdoor sports and activities with his friends and family. He is also an accomplished sculptor, who enjoys creating large scale public art projects. His work can be seen in parks, hospitals, schools, and municipalities around B.C. and Washington State.

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  • Farideh D. Manshadi, PT

    Farideh is an Physiotherapist with over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, teaching and research within the health care, wellness, and rehabilitation industries. Having worked with a wide variety of patients, she found that many of them were struggling with issues like a lack of urinary control, but they were not able to talk about their problems due to feelings of shame or embarrassment. Therefore, she has focused on Pelvic floor Health since 2007.

    Farideh believes wholeheartedly in skillful hands, based on knowledge and experience, to relieve the pain of patients, manage their dysfunction, and improve their quality of life. Farideh enjoys the outdoors and meeting new people. She loves traveling and writing an autobiography is high on her bucket list!

    EDUCATION

    • D. Physiotherapy, Iran University of Medical Sciences (2010)
    • MSc Physiotherapy, Tarbiat Modares University (1993)
    • BSc Physiotherapy, Iran University of Medical Sciences (1989)
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  • Giancarlo Brancati, MPT

    Giancarlo graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2015 with a Master of Physical Therapy after completing his Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2009. He has completed certifications in manual therapy, vestibular and concussion rehabilitation, TMJ/TMD, acupuncture and IMS. Since graduating he has worked in settings such as orthopedics, neurological rehabilitation, and critical care.

    Giancarlo believes that movement is key to our overall well-being. That is why he is passionate about helping clients return to their activities whether it be sports, work, or your daily routine. He is a firm believer in continuing education to deliver evidence-based treatment and physiotherapy.

    When not working, Giancarlo enjoys playing soccer, aussie rules football, biking, hiking, travelling with his family or simply relaxing with a good book.

    EDUCATION

    • Master of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia
    • Bachelor of Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia
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  • Jennifer Chew, PT, MPT, MS, BcSc

    Jennifer Chew is a Registered Physical Therapist (physiotherapist) who enjoys working with clients in all walks of life. She uses her expertise in exercise in combination with manual therapy and different treatment
    modalities to empower her clients to return to their healthy and injury-free life.

    As an athlete from an early age, Jennifer has experience in many sports including figure skating to
    dance to bodybuilding to cross-country and marathon running, she believes in the body’s resiliency in
    adaptation and recovery, hence the importance of prehabilitation instead of merely focused on
    rehabilitation.

    Some extracurricular activities that Jennifer enjoys now include working out at the gym and riding her
    motorcycle in her free time.

    EDUCATION

    • Master of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia (UBC)
    • Master of Exercise Science, CalU of Pennsylvania
    • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, McGill University
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  • Johana Tello, PT

    Johana received her Bachelor’s Degree Physiotherapy from The University Central of Venezuela in 2009, and since then has been working in various settings from this field.

    She is highly experienced with different orthopedic cases such as post- surgery treatments, total hip and knee replacements, neurological injuries, degenerative disorders, sport injuries, and musculoskeletal conditions.

    In 2012, Johana received two specialization diplomas: Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Myofascial Therapy. After this, her approach has been a combination of manual therapy, electro modalities and active rehabilitation.

    Johana has different hobbies: tennis, working out from home, hiking, acrobatics, yoga, meditation, and cooking.

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  • Laura Zenith, MScPT

    Laura received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2016 and has been working in orthopaedic rehabilitation since this time. Since graduating she has completed additional training in functional dry needling through Kinetacore as well as acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. She has also pursued further training in orthopaedic manual therapy, kinesiotaping and Neurokinetic Therapy. Laura’s treatment approach is focused on education and exercise prescription as well as using hands on manual therapy and soft tissue techniques to facilitate your recovery. As a lifelong learner, she plans to complete additional courses in manual therapy and acupuncture in the upcoming year. Laura grew up in Edmonton but recently relocated to beautiful British Columbia. Outside of the clinic she enjoys hiking, pilates, yoga and exploring the West Coast.

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  • Leo Willing, MPT

    Credentialled in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie Method or MDT), Leo has extensive experience with inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthropathies, joint replacements and other musculoskeletal conditions related to acute injuries and chronic overuse injuries.  Leo likes to work with the patient to look beyond the location of pain to the underlying cause and finding self-management tools to support the patient.

    Leo’s continuing education has included Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Dry Needling, Mobilization with Movement, Mobilization of the Myofascial System, Soft Tissue Release, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Advanced Joint Arthroplasty Rehab, and Arthritis Continuing Education for inflammatory conditions.

    When Leo has free time, he likes to play Hockey or take the kids skiing or for a hike.

    EDUCATION

    • Master of Physiotherapy, University of British Columbia
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  • Liam Hurley, PT

    Liam graduated from the University of East London in the UK in 1992 with a BSc(Hons) degree in Physiotherapy. He spent the next 11yrs working in NHS hospitals in London in a variety of settings, covering inpatient care on medical, orthopedic, pediatric and elderly wards, and extensively in a busy outpatient department which he eventually managed. Liam spent the next 10yrs working in a busy private practice in North London as one of the lead therapists.

    Since graduating Liam has completed many postgraduate courses. These include acupuncture, muscle balance techniques (similar to Pilates), myofascial release techniques, trigger point work, Society of Orthopaedic Medicine peripheral joint assessments levels I + II, Mulligan’s techniques of NAGs, SNAGs and MWMs, strapping/taping, grade V osteopathic techniques and Upledger CranioSacral therapy. He was also lucky enough to study Gunn IMS under the guidance of Dr Chan Gunn himself!
    Liam has worked with elite athletes from many diverse disciplines including boxing, kayaking, long-distance running, bodybuilding, pole vault and snowboarding. He also provided physio to a division of the British Learning Difficulties swim team.

    Liam moved to Port Moody from the UK in 2013 with his wife and two young children. The family has become fully immersed in the BC lifestyle, enjoying the great outdoors and becoming involved in local sports. Having completed multiple Tough Mudder/Spartan type events in the UK Liam has extended his range and now enjoys running ultra marathons on the trails and has completed the Penticton Challenge.

    Liam likes to employ a holistic approach to the assessment and treatment of his patients. While valuing comprehensive diagnoses he will allow treatment plans to be flexible to follow the progression of the injury and address new symptoms/issues as they present. He uses a lot of manual therapy using a variety of techniques, ranging between deep tissue massage to very light touch subtle fascial gliding work.

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  • Manmeet Kaur, BPT, Msc

    Manmeet is a licensed physiotherapist in Canada and U.S.A. She completed her Master’s in Exercise Physiology from Texas A & M University.

    She has been working within private practice from the past 4 years. Her clinical experience includes working in a variety of settings including orthopedics, pediatrics, neurology and geriatrics.

    Manmeet is passionate about education regarding injury and how the body works, she wants her clients to leave each session feeling confident about their recovery. Along with her effective orthopaedic skills and encouraging hands-on approach, her patients feel empowered to be active participants in their rehabilitation, and thoroughly enjoy working toward their goals with Manmeet.

    Her treatment utilizes a movement-based approach that incorporates corrective exercises, neuromuscular re-education, and a variety of manual therapy techniques.
    She has been certified for concussion management and plans to take dry needling this year.

    When she’s not at the clinic, you can find Manmeet hiking, running and cycling.

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  • Marcela Marinho Vilela, PT

    Marcela is an internationally educated physiotherapist originally from Brazil where she worked as a physiotherapist before moving to Canada. Since arriving in Canada, she has gained additional experience working in clinical settings for more than four years.

    She is trained in several different manual therapy, exercise, and modality-based treatment approaches. She was previously also a certified Pilates instructor.

    Marcela believes that the most important aspect of rehabilitation is clear communication between a patient and their physiotherapist. Another key is in creating appropriate treatment plans that best address the patient’s needs and preferences.

    Marcela has found her career as a physiotherapist to be extremely rewarding. She is passionate about making an impact on a person’s overall health, happiness and ability to live their life to the fullest.

    She loves the variety of people that come into the clinic and enjoys working with people of all ages. Marcela provides treatment to people with a wide range of injuries. She is thrilled to be at Coast Therapy and looks forward to helping you reach your health goals.

    In her leisure time, Marcela enjoys visiting new and beautiful places, trying new dishes of different cultures, hiking, stand up paddling, and kayaking.

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  • Michelle Schramm, PT

    Michelle is currently on Maternity Leave.

    Michelle completed her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia here in Vancouver.

    Michelle is motivated by a great curiosity about the complex ways in which the human body works and about the interplay of the many factors which contribute to our health and wellbeing. She believes that empowering individuals to understand their bodies, to use them more confidently and to be able to develop their movement possibilities and strength is the best way to help her clients become their healthiest and most resilient selves. Michelle has experience with people experiencing a range of different types of injuries, surgeries, persistent pain, and neurological conditions, and she uses evidence-based practice to help her clients achieve their rehabilitation goals.

    Michelle enjoys keeping fit through strength and aerobic training, and has a passion for the outdoors, exploring the mountains and oceans of the Pacific Northwest by hiking, scuba diving, and surfing.

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  • Mihir Parker, PT

    Mihir worked at a Cardiac Rehab Centre as a Physical therapist, educating and treating patients post surgical in India, he was also was involved in teaching health and social care as a lecturer in the UK, and has worked for more than 12 years in various aspects within healthcare field.

    Mihir had special interest in treating MSK injuries, Neuro and Geriatric cases.

    On Mihir’s personal time he likes reading books and exploring historical places

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences – India
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  • Mila Pavlovic, Dipl.PT

    Being a Registered Physiotherapist with over 25 years of clinical experience in different countries, such as Canada, China, Serbia, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, allowed me to see the world and expand my knowledge in a completely different way. I am able to understand and apply multi-culturalism in its true meaning. Working in multinational, multidisciplinary teams of professionals is something I am very comfortable with.

    While previously residing in Canada I worked mostly in private clinical practice and I have done multiple postgraduate courses in myofascial, craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, osteopathy, sports med, industrial rehabilitation, functional evaluation, case management and a variety of others and I strongly believe that education never stops if you want to give your best to the people you treat.

    Upon returning to Europe, over past the few years I have had the chance to work in the field of international elite sports, which I enjoy immensely. I have been the Head PT for the Chinese National speed skating teams, both short and long track. I am also the Head PT for the Serbian National short track speed skating and inline skating teams. I was a Member (Head PT) of the official Swedish medical team at the 2019 European Athletics U20 Championship.

    Being able to utilize my knowledge and skills as a physiotherapist, apply it to the sport-specific needs of athletes, and watch them excel and achieve great results gives me professional satisfaction and also the desire to work harder and learn more so that we can achieve even greater results.

    Some of my athletes are: Wu Dajing (2018 Olympic gold medalist and world record holder on 500m), Li Jinyu (2018 Olympic silver medal 1500m at the age of 16), Dr. Darko Sarovic (European and Balkan Track and Field champion 60 and 100m sprint and Swedish National dodge ball team member), just to name the few.

    I am bilingual (English and Serbian but I can also include Croatian, Bosnian and other former Yugoslav languages.

    With my present return to Canada it is my pleasure to offer you my knowledge, experience and multicultural understanding and to serve your medical needs to the best of my abilities.

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  • Natalie Goodfellow, PT

    Natalie is currently on Maternity Leave

    Natalie has been passionate about exercise and movement since childhood. This passion led her to study at the University of British Columbia where she obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology. After graduating, Natalie worked in both clinical and recreational settings as a kinesiologist, yoga instructor, and personal trainer. Natalie also worked at a medical clinic where she helped develop and manage wellness programs for patients, which focused on sleep hygiene, stress reduction and physical fitness.

    Natalie graduated from the Masters of Physical Therapy at UBC and continues to treat patients with a broad outlook on wellness and health. Her treatments are goal driven and developed together with her patients. Natalie has a strong belief in using exercise as medicine and employing safe and effective exercises, manual therapy techniques and self-management strategies to optimize patient function.

    Natalie enjoys seeing a wide variety of patients; however, she has a special interest in treating those with persistent pain. She continues to research and further develop her understanding of the positive influence that physiotherapy and exercise can have on a person’s functional wellbeing.

    In her leisure time Natalie enjoys spending time with friends and family. Or she can be found out and about cycling, bouldering, hiking, practicing yoga or playing with her puppy.

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  • Nicolai Hartmann, PT

    Nicolai graduated in 2019 with a Master of Physiotherapy in Scotland. Prior to his Master studies he completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree at University of the Fraser Valley and worked as Kinesiologist providing exercise focused rehabilitation.

    Nicolai is experienced with treating orthopedic and joint conditions involving post-surgery total joint replacements & fractures, sports injuries, musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, longstanding joint pain as well as neurological injuries and degenerative conditions. In addition, Nicolai has specialized experience working in Vestibular and Concussion rehab.

    Nicolai emphasizes exercise, movement & lifestyle coaching to create long lasting results for each patient. His treatment approach is based on movement assessments, active rehabilitation & lifestyle coaching with complemented manual therapy and modalities to improve treatment success.

    In his free time Nicolai is a passionate soccer player, avid road cyclist, outdoor enthusiast, and movie geek.

    EDUCATION

    • Diploma Sports science, Douglas College/Simon Fraser University
    • Bachelor of Kinesiology w/ extended minor in psychology, University of the Fraser Valley – graduated with distinction
    • MSc. Physiotherapy (pre-registration), Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland – graduated with Merit
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  • Nicole Weger, B.Kin, MPT

    Nicole obtained a Bachelor of Kinesiology and a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia. She completed her Level 1 Manual Therapy Certification from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopedic Division and Level 1 Pelvic Health (Treatment for Urinary Incontinence) Certification from Pelvic Health Solutions. Nicole is currently pursuing her Clinical Pilates training through Calibrate and plans to continue her education in pelvic health.

    As a physiotherapist, Nicole believes in taking a holistic approach to her practice. Her treatment approach uses a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription, therapeutic modalities and education tailored to meet each client’s unique needs. Nicole’s clinical interests include musculoskeletal injuries, women’s health, Clinical Pilates, and post-operative joint replacement rehabilitation.

    In her spare time, Nicole loves to explore the outdoors in beautiful B.C. whether that be hiking, biking, kayaking, or skiing. She also enjoys spin and Pilates classes, and spending time with family and friends.

    EDUCATION

    • Master of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia
    • Bachelor of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia
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  • Noah Spence MPT, BSc

    Noah is originally from North Vancouver and possesses an extensive competitive athletic history that includes football, baseball, rugby, snowboarding and Tae Kwon Do. Noah’s passion for sport is only matched by his love of travel. When Noah finished his athletic career, it was apparent he wanted to pursue a career in performance and rehabilitation. After nine years as a strength and conditioning coach, Noah completed his Masters degree in Physiotherapy.

    Noah attended his masters in Australia, where he was able to enhance his skills in therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, and patient education. While Noah is passionate about concussion and mTBI awareness, he was able to gain experience across several acute neurological settings including stoke and spinal cord injury units during his clinical placements. He also has experience in private musculoskeletal care, ICU, and community neurology. His physiotherapy philosophy focuses on empowering clients early on to safely enjoy activities they love, while facilitating meaningful change to their movement and health behaviors.

    When Noah isn’t with his family hiking or paddle boarding, he is on the slopes or in the gym. Noah attempts to embody the saying, “work hard, play harder” and gives his clients, family, and own health as much dedication and effort he can.

    EDUCATION

    • Masters of Physiotherapy University of Queensland
    • Sc. University of British Columbia
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  • Nozar Azani, PT

    Nozar has passionate about rehabilitative medicine, and he has been a clinician for almost 15 years. His journey to becoming a physiotherapist began in high school when he was involved in competitive Tennis. His own injuries led him to seek treatment from a physiotherapist where he became instantly interested in the profession. Physiotherapy is an extremely rewarding career for Nozar. He considers himself extremely fortune for his unique experience abroad and was inspired by some of the most influential physiotherapists.

    He has completed numerous courses including:

    • Advanced Spinal Manipulation Courses
    • Acupuncture Certification with “ Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute”
    • Various Orthopaedics, Sports and Neurological Courses as Continuing Education
    • Dry Needing Courses

    He is very interested in motor vehicle injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, chronic pain conditions, TMJ, peripheral nerve injury, and complex clinical cases. Nozar absolutely loves the challenges of diagnosing musculoskeletal dysfunction. In addition, he has a special interest in sport injuries and loves working with athletes anywhere on the spectrum from injury prevention to rehabilitation to sport performance.

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  • Patrizio Jacova, PT

    Patrizio graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s in Human Kinetics and a Masters in Physical Therapy. He has completed certifications in Concussion Management, Vestibular Rehab, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). In addition to this, he has completed coursework in advanced management of the shoulder, hip, tendons, and the jaw (TMJ).

    Patrizio believes that taking a thorough history and discussing goals of therapy are crucial for the best outcomes. This allows him to find a safe point of entry for his exercise prescription while providing essential advice and education for injury recovery and prevention. Additionally, he uses manual therapy, mechanical traction, athletic taping, and IMS/functional dry needling to improve function, ease pain, and de-threaten movement. Beyond the scope of treating pain and function, Patrizio strives to help all his patients achieve their activity goals through a variety of strength and conditioning approaches.

    Outside of the clinic, Patrizio is always looking for a new hike to explore, a different route on his road bike, and fresh powder for his snowboard. As a Port Moody local, he’s always making the most of the various mountain and water-based activities in the area.

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Human Kinetics (BHK), University of British Columbia
    • Master of Physiotherapy (MPT), University of British Columbia
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  • Priyanka Mistry, B.P.Th

    Priyanka is passionate about learning how the human body works and reacts to injury and how physiotherapy treatment approaches can help patients get back to their normal activities. From a young age, she was interested in the field of medicine, healthcare as well as sports and dance. She decided a career in physiotherapy was the perfect fit for her. 

    Priyanka believes in continuing education and has taken additional courses in Dry Needling, Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and Vestibular therapy which involves treating Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and dizziness. She also has continued training and interest in treating Pelvic Floor conditions and has taken courses to treat both Male and Female for conditions of urinary incontinence and pelvic pain.

    She believes in taking good history and understands patient’s injury from their perspective and after thorough assessment, she builds a treatment plan and goal to get them to achieve their full physical function. Her treatment approach involves education, posture assessment, manual therapy, exercises, soft tissue release and modalities.

    Priyanka loves to explore the city and nature. She loves to go out with her husband for bike rides, play tennis, walk, hike and sometimes be lazy at home.

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (P.Th), Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik
    • Master of Management Studies (MMS), Mumbai University
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  • Rachael Hutchinson, PT

    Rachael graduated from the University of East Anglia in England with a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy. Previously, Rachael worked as a Registered Kinesiologist, graduating from SFU with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, certifications in Health and Fitness, and Occupational Ergonomics, and worked as both a teaching assistant and research assistant. In addition to in-clinic settings, she has experience in return-to-work, community outreach, rehabilitative hydrotherapy, and fall prevention. Her special interests are TMJ disorders, youth sports, and pelvic health.

    Rachael continues to advance her knowledge base. She has taken courses in temporal mandibular joint disorders (TMJ), running mechanics, and pelvic health. Rachael has completed Level 1 and 2 Pelvic Health courses to educate and treat those that experience incontinence and pelvic pain.

    Rachael treats clients holistically in order to get them back to what’s important to them: work, sport, spending time outdoors or with the kids, all is important. She aims to empower the client through education and functional exercise, allowing them to play an active role in their rehabilitation process. This, combined with manual therapy and modalities, allows for

    In her spare time, Rachael enjoys camping off the grid (aka no cell service), live music, coaching and playing volleyball, and travelling (fun fact: she’s been to 27 countries).

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  • Roi Kenan, PT

    Roi is an experienced international Physiotherapist graduated in 2015.

    Roi has been working with wide variety of patients in multiple settings, including orthopaedics and neurologic (Joint pain and Osteoarthritis, Back pain, muscle and ligament tears, joint replacement, cerebrovascular accident, spinal cord injuries and more). He was the chief PT of a professional basketball team before moving to BC with his family in 2019.

    Roi likes working together with his patients and find the best approach for each individual according to their specific needs and function. He believes in treating the person, not the diagnosis or disease. He is passionate in being part of your rehabilitation with the most up-to-date knowledge and positive energy. He is looking forward to meeting you and being part of your process.

    Outside of work, Roi enjoys the outdoor with his wife and 2 sons, playing basketball and explore hiking trails and lakes.

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  • Zhuo Wei Feng, MPT

    Zhuo Wei has completed his Master of Science in Physical Therapy at McGill University in 2016 and has since acquired experiences in assessing and treating musculoskeletal conditions working in private and community-based settings. Zhuo Wei used to own a Physical Therapy clinic back in Montreal and now enjoying BC!

    Zhuo Wei believes in a combination of manual therapy and exercises prescription within a client-centered approach to guide his clients back to their previous level of function and introduce pain management strategies. He has taken advanced courses for the rehabilitation of shoulder and neck pain and completed his dry needling courses with Acupuncture Canada. He is also familiar with the Mulligan concept and the McKenzie approach to manual therapy. In the future, Zhuo Wei intends to pursue interests in acupuncture and concussion management.

    Outside of work, Zhuo Wei enjoys spending time in nature, hiking during the summer and snowboarding during the winter.

    EDUCATION

    • McGill University, Master of Science in Physical Therapy
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  • Alison Coolican, RMT, BSc

    Alison has been an RMT since 2005 and along with maintaining a busy practice, she has been involved in the profession in several ways.  Since 2008 she has been an educator in the massage therapy profession:  instructor in the RMT programs at Langara College and the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, assistant to Mark Finch with his myofascial release courses, assistant for craniosacral courses with the Upledger Institute, as well as a stretch therapy and yoga teacher at community centers. She is continually inspired by the growing body of science-based knowledge and wisdom in the massage therapy profession and enjoys the challenges and rewards of teaching.  Alison was also involved with the Registered Massage Therapists Association of BC as a board member for 7 years.

    Alison’s treatments are patient-focused; meaning your goals are a part of the treatment plan.  She has studied with local and international leaders in myofascial, visceral and neurofascial manual therapy and has gained skills to alleviate strains and snags within the web of connective tissue (fascia) in the body.  Furthermore, Alison provides a component of movement re-education to help change conscious or unconscious habits that perpetuate painful movement.

    Alison comes from an athletic background involving competitive running and cycling. She is grateful to live in a place where the beauty of our natural surroundings constantly reminds her of the amazing connection, we have to each other and to the earth.  To celebrate this Alison ski, climb, bike, and practice yoga.

    EDUCATION

    • Massage Therapy Diploma, West Coast College of Massage Therapy, New Westminster, BC
    • BSc, Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Saskatchewan
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  • Annabel Danchuk, RMT

    Annabel is a former Junior British international sprinting champion. She completed a Sport Massage diploma (UK) in 1995 and graduated from the 3000 hour, Registered Massage Therapy program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2010.

    She has post-graduate training in pre and post natal massage, joint mobilizations, and level 1 of The Mastectomy Guide training. She is comfortable working with children, seniors, and those with intellectual and physical limitations.

    For 5 years, Annabel had been part of the BC Bike Race Wellness team, providing massage therapy for over 600 mountain bikers over 7 days.

    Annabel is an avid singer, (karaoke and musical theatre) and has a warm, funny, and empathic nature.

    EDUCATION

    • Massage Therapy Diploma, West Coast College of Massage Therapy (3000 hour program)
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  • Chelsea Treleaven, RMT

    Chelsea started practicing massage therapy in 2019. Chelsea’s passion throughout her massage practice is to help people truly relax and restore. She recognizes that massage therapy can both relieve pain and improve emotional state, therefore believes in taking a holistic approach to her treatments. Chelsea identifies that remedial exercise is a key component in both injury rehabilitation and prevention. She utilizes movement and postural assessments to aid her in advising patients on effective homecare exercises.

     

    Chelsea’s hobbies include travelling, yoga, weightlifting, snowboarding and exploring the outdoors. 

    EDUCATION

    • Diploma of Massage Therapy, MacEwan University
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  • Cianna Wittur, RMT

    Cianna became a WCCMT graduate in 2018, her interest in science and the human body lead her into this career to help merge the two interests in a way to help people in their daily life. She believes that massage is beneficial for everyone; ranging from office workers to even high-level athletes.

    Previously, she has volunteered with the Relay for Life (running her own team to raise money for research), with children at equestrian summer camps, to participating as a medal bearer for Rick Hansen as a teenager.

    Following her enrollment in WCCMT, she learned techniques and treatments for helping patients ranging from neurological conditions like ALS and MS, to treating varsity level athletes at UBC, as well as prenatal patients at BC Women’s Hospital. With Cianna, she decides personalized treatment plans for each patient to help them reach their own personal goals as well as goals she believes the patients can achieve.

    In her spare time, she likes to take on different hobbies to try; ranging from embroidery to equestrian sports to reading and weightlifting.

    EDUCATION

    • Massage Therapy Diploma, West Coast College of Massage Therapy
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  • Erin Reid, RMT

    Clinical Director

    Erin Reid is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and has 15+ years’ of experience helping athletes optimize their performance, injury prevention and recovery. Her passion for sport massage therapy has taken her around the world, from the Paralympic games in Beijing 2008, to the 2014 Commonwealth games in England. She also played a part in the Medical Services offering during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

    Erin has worked with a range of athletes and sports, from amateur to Olympic, Paralympic and professional levels. Some of her career highlights include being a Torch barrier for the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Games, traveling to Brazil in 2009 for IPC Swimming World Championships, providing therapy for the performers of Vancouver Cirque du Soleil shows and was also the lead Massage Therapist for the MLS Vancouver Whitecaps (2014 to 2019).

    In Addition, Erin has a special interest in Pre and postnatal Care (Including Infant Massage). Erin is Mother of two girls and is happy to help through all stages of development. Erin has taken a variety of courses to support this work, including visceral massage and sports related injury and recovery.

    Erin has held previous Director roles, recently coming to us from Fortius Sport & Health, she will be overseeing the clinical aspect here at Coast Therapy. Erin has also served on the CSMTA Board, volunteered for many events and organized/hosted symposiums and host Medical Tents for sporting events. Erin is passionate about serving the community and brings that excitement to each of her treatment sessions.

    *Limited appointments available

    EDUCATION

    • Massage Therapy Diploma, West Coast College of Massage Therapy (3000 hour program)
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  • Holly Henry, RMT

    Holly has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist since 2009.  She graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy and was in one of the last classes to complete the 3000-hour curriculum.

    Holly has a special interest in perinatal and pediatric care and has taken numerous post-graduate courses to support her work with those demographics.  In addition, she has completed the Wise Woman Way of Birth doula certification program and has attended both home and hospital births.

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  • Ian Ng, RMT

    Ian has been practicing massage therapy at Coast Therapy in Port Coquitlam for 7 years. He graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2012. His methods in practice emphasize focus on the “whole person”, since our day-to-day aches and pains usually stem from a multitude of life factors. He enjoys working with prolonged postural discomforts, as well as muscle pains from sports injuries or any other accidental cause.

    Ian is interested in almost anything. But to just name a few: video games, philosophy, psychology, martial arts, any sports that requires the repetition of accuracy.

    EDUCATION

    • Diploma, West Coast College of Massage Therapy
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  • Jannelle Smithson, RMT

    Jannelle was a national level cheerleader with SFU while studying kinesiology before she found her passion in massage therapy. She graduated with honors from the full-time program at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2015. After graduating she spent a few years as an assistant coach and team massage therapist for SFU cheerleading. As life shifted Jannelle became more interested in massage therapy surrounding prenatal care and pediatrics. She has participated in several post graduate courses focusing on pre-natal and post-partum care as well as a short workshop on infant massage. While focusing her education on the aches and pains of the childbearing years, Jannelle enjoys a practice that involves all aspects of health & wellness care, including sports, prenatal and postpartum care, headache management, chronic fatigue and common musculoskeletal aches & pains.

    When not at the clinic, Jannelle is a mom of two active children, an avid hiker, soccer player and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and dog.

    EDUCATION

    • Diploma, Vancouver College of Massage Therapy
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  • Jason Scott, RMT

    Jason Scott graduated from the massage therapy program in 2005, and after a wide range of clinical experiences, he now joins the team at Coast Therapy.

    His experience and vast treatment techniques allow him to modify his approach to accommodate deep tissue needs, or by utilizing more gentle techniques when needed. His interest in sports and whiplash injury are very relevant with the most up-to-date research.

    Jason regularly enjoys a variety of outdoor sports including running, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, and snowboarding. He loves the nature & mystery of the underwater world, and currently holds the scuba rankings of Dive Master and Open Water Scuba Instructor rating (with six specialties), Rescue Diver, Emergency First Response (EFR) instructor, and holds a hyperbaric chamber operator license.

    Jason has been an official provider of Registered Massage Therapy with the BC Lions Football Club, Team Canada Tennis, and was on the Ironman Canada medical team. He has also volunteered his time as a Clinic Instructor at WCCMT leading the Rugby In-reach program, and mentoring future RMT’s in the student clinic.

    He looks forward to meeting the local community and working with them towards achieving their optimal health goals.

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  • Jeff Kraus, RMT

    Jeffrey is a Registered Massage Therapist and has 9+ years of helping general public return to activity and manage tension and stress from the workplace and otherwise. He has worked with patient populations ranging from chronic illness and pain to weekend warriors and part-time athletes looking to free themselves of soreness and rid themselves of nagging tension. Jeffery has also worked with Coquitlam Express BCHL Hockey Club, RMT Supervisor at Simon Fraser University Varsity Programs and was a Primary Instructor at West Coast College of Massage Therapy.

    Jeff uses a combination of deep tissue massage, joint mobilization, pelvic alignment, remedial exercise, postural education, and myofascial trigger point release as individually required in his treatments.

    Jeff was attracted to rehabilitation therapy as a result of a fascination with the neuromuscular system and has a deep interest in athletics, kinesiology, physiology and neurology. Helping patients to navigate through the recovery process and assisting them with self-care methods is an essential part of Jeff’s treatment approach.

    EDUCATION

    • Massage Therapy Diploma, West Coast College of Massage Therapy (3000 hour program)

     

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  • Jena Fraser, RMT

    Jena has been a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and Strength and Conditioning Coach since 2010. Integrating movement education with manual therapy, Jena enjoys creatively problem solving injuries/compensations which limit performance in sport and activity, using an osteopathic approach.

    While attending university, Jena worked for 3 years as the Athletic Trainer for the UBC Women’s Ice Hockey team, where she realized her passion for manual therapy and high level sports conditioning. Since then, Jena has worked with NCAA level collegiate sports athletes, National level Figure Skaters, National Women’s Soccer team, NHL players, and Senior PGA golfers. Jena places high value in continuing education and learning the subtleties of the human body and its mechanics. She has industriously attended courses for manual therapy, anatomy/physiology and strength conditioning. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Human Kinetics (Exercise Science stream) from the University of British Columbia in 2008 prior to becoming an RMT, and currently is attending a 5 year program studying Osteopathy at the Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual Practice in Vancouver, and is set to graduate in 2021.

    When not in the clinic, or studying for school, Jena enjoys boating, golfing, yoga, painting, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

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  • Kaitlin Fisher, RMT

    Kaitlin has been working as a Registered Massage Therapist for 8 years, all of which she has worked at Coast Therapy. Kaitlin went into this profession with a desire to help others, and she has found it to be a rewarding career. She graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 3000-hour program in 2013, where she gained experience working with a variety of conditions and injuries. During this time, Kaitlin enjoyed providing massage therapy at outreach programs such as, GF Strong, the VGH Burns & Trauma Unit, as well as several in reach programs including, Pre & Postnatal, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Fibromyalgia programs.

    In her treatments, Kaitlin uses a variety of therapeutic modalities including joint mobilizations, myofascial release, muscle energy technique and remedial exercise. Kaitlin will provide treatment based on an individual’s needs, and she is able to provide deep, moderate, or light pressure. She is comfortable working with any number of conditions including headaches, migraines, sports injuries, whiplash injuries, as well as maintenance and pre/postnatal massage.

    In Kaitlin’s spare time, she enjoys, spending time with family and friends, hiking, camping, travelling and watching movies.

    EDUCATION

    • Massage Therapy Diploma, West Coast College of Massage Therapy (3000-hour program)
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  • Kelly Macinnes, RMT

    Kelly graduated from West Coast College of Massage therapy in 2012. She worked at many outreaches through the school including Canuck place, VGH, GF Strong, George Pearson.

    In treatment, Kelly implements many techniques including Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Joint Mobilizations, Active Therapies including stretching and strengthening exercises. Kelly believes that home care modified to each individual needs is essential part of recovery process.

    Kelly is experienced with a variety of conditions including pre and postnatal treatments, sports injuries, postural concerns, headaches, migraines and Whiplash Associated Disorders.

    Kelly’s hobbies include knitting, golfing, kayaking, hiking, pretty much anything that’s outdoors as she enjoys staying active.

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  • Kevan La Guardia, RMT, B.Kin

    Kevan graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2019 and holds a Bachelor’s of Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. Through his practice and massage program, he has been able to work with a variety of individuals from university athletes to desk workers and everything in between. He has treated patients with specific conditions such as headaches, frozen shoulder, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, chronic pain and many other conditions. Coming from an athletic background in sports such as competitive gymnastics, volleyball, and ultimate frisbee, Kevan understands the importance of treatments and what massage therapy can do to provide a healthy recovery and maintain balance in the body.

    Kevan combines the use of general Swedish massage with other techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations, neuromuscular techniques, and dynamic and passive stretching. He is also certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. Kevan uses these techniques in a relaxing but orthopedic approach to help his patients achieve their goals.

    Outside of the clinic you can find Kevan playing volleyball and ultimate frisbee, snowboarding, or on the North Shore trails with his puppy, Harvey.

    EDUCATION

    • Diploma, Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (2019)
    • Bachelors of Kinesiology – Health Science Stream, UBC (2016)
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  • Kristen Burrows, RMT

    Kristen Burrows has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2003, graduating from the West Coast college of Massage Therapy. She was a Clinical practicum supervisor and Instructor at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy from 2006 to 2020. At the college, she supervised practicums treating patients with Multiple Sclerosis as well brain and spinal cord injuries. She also taught a course on Neurological Assessment for the Central Nervous System and a course on Clinical Assessment. As a result, her treatments are very clinically oriented, including a detailed history taking, physical examination and special orthopedic testing.

    In 2019, she was elected to the board of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. Her work there consists of helping to make regulations for the profession to serve the best interests of the public.

    Kristen has been with Coast Therapy since 2015, treating a variety of patients from pre-natal to babies to senior years and everything in between. She has taken mostly orthopedic and fascial post graduation courses but is also capable of doing kinesiology taping. Her practice style is variable depending on the patients needs, ranging from deep, assertive treatment to light and conservative treatment.

    EDUCATION

    • Massage Therapy Diploma, West Coast College of Massage Therapy (3000 hour program)
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  • Lindsay Cole, RMT

    Lindsay Cole is an experienced RMT practicing at Coast Therapy Maple Ridge after moving from Ontario in 2019. She has practiced in Ontario since 2011 in both of the leading Sport/Wellness and Recovery Centers in Essex County. She has knowledge of a wide range of therapeutic massage methods and techniques, including sport massage, deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, and myofascial techniques. She is dedicated to providing quality patient focused treatments for sport recovery, sport performance, injuries, as well as lifestyle and wellness maintenance.

    Lindsay’s education journey began at The University of Windsor, Ontario, with BA in Sociology with a minor in Psychology before branching into Registered Massage Therapy. As a life long competitive athlete herself, Lindsay competed in her first Ironman triathlon in 2013 and since has continue to align her passion of competing in triathlons with her passion for the massage therapy profession. She has a special interest in helping athletes reach their full potential which has become a journey to understanding the true importance of body care to avoid injury, maintain optimal health and accelerate performance. Using evidence based science she has developed a system of techniques to support recovery and balance the body.

    She believes that by pursuing her own health and wellness goals she creates a passion to assist others to do the same.

    EDUCATION

    • Diploma, College of Health Science and Technology Ontario
    • BA, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of Windsor
    • BSc, Arts Minor in Psychology, University of Windsor
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  • Matthew Johnston, RMT

    After enduring a significant vision loss, Matthew was inspired to pursue a new career in Massage Therapy. Matthew graduated with honors from Georgian College’s 3-year Massage Therapy program in 2018 with training in therapeutic and wellness massage, incorporating myofascial release, deep tissue, hydrotherapy, low-grade joint mobilizations, Swedish massage techniques, and remedial exercise.

    Matthew believes in a patient-centered approach with customized tailored treatments informed through clinical assessment, current knowledge, patient input, and his heightened sense of touch to achieve each patient’s goals.

    Matthew is dedicated to furthering his education to better inform his practice.

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  • Mike Wilson, RMT

    Mike graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) in 1999. He has a focused practice in injury rehab for athletics and a growing interest in tactical strength and fitness(TSAC) for all of his first responders as well as a continued growth in knowledge for the associated mental health issues.

    Mike has previously earned an NSCA Personal Trainers Certification in (2008) and has three (3) certifications in athletic training from Twist Conditioning: Sports Movement, Conditioning and Strength (level 2).

    Mike has 22+ years experience as a healthcare professional. Mike’s treatment approach includes Soft Tissue Release, Arthrokinetic Therapy, Neuromuscular Techniques, and Pain Management.
    He incorporates athletic conditioning techniques to speed recovery, assist in pain mitigation, and enhance athletic performance. He is familiar with both chronic and acute injuries and conditions and provides individualized assessments & solutions for a wide variety of health issues related to the workplace, athletics, and lifestyle.

    Recent courses include Vicarious Trauma – Strategies for Resilience from CTRI, Understanding the Complexities of Concussions for massage therapy, Fortius Centre’s Assessment Treatment & Rehabilitation; Orthopaedic Assessment of the Lumbar Vertebrae, Pelvis, and Hip; and Orthopaedic Assessment of the Cervical Spine & Shoulder. Mike is a huge fan of auto racing, strength training, spending quality time with his family, and practical jokes. When he isn’t busy in the clinic, Mike can be found spending time with his grandkids, in the gym or at the range. #allinallthetime

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  • Nari Carriere, RMT

    Nari graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Her clinical internship allowed her to help people meet their wellness goals, as well as treat different orthopedic injuries, postural dysfunctions, and neurological conditions.

    While she enjoys treating patients with a wide variety of health concerns and needs, she has a deep interest in women’s health and perinatal care. She is an advocate for patients to be actively involved in their own rehabilitation, and utilizes an evidence-based approach to treatment. It is her belief that both skillful clinical practice and empathetic communication are key to providing the best individualized care for her patients to return to their lives pain-free.

    Outside of work Nari enjoys practicing yoga, cooking for loved ones, reading, and exploring the outdoors.

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  • Owen Grant, RMT

    Owen graduated from WCCMT in 2016, where he gained extensive clinical training and experience in treating a variety of conditions. His practice involves a combination of both active and passive techniques tailored to each patient’s individual needs. As a lifelong athlete he has first-hand experience in what it takes to rehabilitate from both minor and major injuries. Owen’s treatment approach includes deep tissue massage, myofascial trigger point release, neuromuscular techniques, joint mobilizations, postural education and remedial exercise. He believes in providing patients with the take-home education necessary to progress through the healing process and to prevent further injury.

    Owen has been involved in a number of outreach placements including UBC Varsity Sports, Multiple Sclerosis in-reach, and SPEC in-reach where he treated a variety of neurological conditions. With a deep interest in athletics and treating conditions of the musculoskeletal system, Owen’s true passion lies in helping his patient’s get back to living pain-free lifestyles.

    In his spare time Owen enjoys weight lifting, as well as training and coaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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  • Paige Bassett, RMT

    Paige’s passion to help people prompted her to pursue a career in massage therapy right after high school. She graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy 3000 hour program in New Westminster. Through her clinic internship she was able to experience treating a wide variety of conditions: from soft tissue injury, neurological conditions, postural dysfunction, to basic wellness and preventive care. She thoroughly enjoyed the UBC outreach and being able to treat athletes, as well as high risk pregnancies at BC Women’s Hospital.

    Paige is knowledgeable in many different modalities and approaches that massage therapy has to offer, and is passionate about improving the lives of her patients through therapy and treatment plans that are individual for them.

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  • Sara Hoskin, RMT

    Sara graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 3000 hour/ 3 year program. She joined Coast Therapy to pursue her interest in providing sport-specific massage, is certified in athletic taping, as is proud to be part of their team of massage therapists for the Coquitlam Express BCHL hockey team.

    Sara also pursues a general practice which sees everything from common medical conditions and injuries, to pre/post natal care, chronic pain and stress management. She utilizes her extensive training and knowledge in manual therapy to provide an individualized treatment plan for each patient.

    She is an avid softball player and her love for sports and an active lifestyle provide her the first-hand experience to encourage and support her patients in living their healthiest life possible.

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  • Sarah Blomme, RMT

    Sarah is a graduate of West Coast College of Massage Therapy where she was trained in multiple modalities.  During her clinic time, she worked with substance abuse patients and college athletes.  She treated pregnant mothers during the clinic in reaches and at the outreach program in New Westminster Hospital, where some women had given birth only hours before.  She has helped the public with all manner of conditions.

    Sarah recently completed Manual Lymph Drainage Level 1. She is now trained to treat many conditions with this technique, including, but not limited to: sinus congestion, migraines, insomnia, hangovers, varicose veins, pregnancy swelling pre/post-natal, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Frozen Shoulder, seat belt bruises/burns, concussions, bursitis, joint inflammation, mastitis/breast congestion (breast feeding), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, PMS, endometriosis, and pre-surgically to reduce swelling, bruising, and pain post-surgery.

    In her free time, she likes to crochet, read novels, and binge-watch TV and film series, her preferences are historical fiction and science fiction. She does all this with her adorable American Cocker Spaniel at her side trying to eat her yarn.

    EDUCATION

    • Massage Therapy Diploma, West Coast College of Massage Therapy
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Coast Therapy is an award-winning provider of Massage Therapy & Physiotherapy services to Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and Coquitlam residents for over 16 years.

We offer extensive experience in manual therapy and active care for complex sport & injury rehabilitation, prenatal & post-partum care, medical conditions, chronic pain, and general wellness concerns. Our therapists are experts in helping you achieve long-lasting pain relief and functional improvement.

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