• Karen Chow, PT, CGIMS

    Karen first developed an interest in the human body and physiotherapy as a previously nationally ranked competitive swimmer. She then went on to study Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University before going to the University of Toronto to obtain her Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree in 2003. Since then, she has worked both in the public and private sector and has completed numerous courses in manual therapy as well as becoming certified in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS). In addition, she has been involved in Paralympic Swimming as a Medical Classifier. Karen is always striving to become a better therapist and is looking forward to obtaining more skills through more post graduate courses.

    In treating patients, Karen establishes a partnership with them by developing a thorough comprehensive plan to help them achieve their goals. Treatment is very individualized (1:1) and may include manual and manipulative therapy, soft tissue techniques, modalities, IMS, and exercises.

    Karen is also a very proud mother of three beautiful young children. In her spare time, she is often chasing them at the park or chauffeuring them to their various extracurricular activities. If there is any time (or energy!) left, she may try to sneak in a run or a soccer game.


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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