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Tom played rugby for the UBC Thunderbirds, he loves listening to a variety of music, he plays a few different instruments (ask him which ones!), and he is passionate about poverty alleviation.
Tom, originally from Dublin, has lived in Vancouver since 2010. He graduated with a Master of Physical Therapy from UBC after earning his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. Tom served as a student representative on the Board of Directors at the College of Physical Therapists of BC throughout his Master’s. He also co-hosted the Orthopaedics Series, a society of Physiotherapy students passionate about all things in the world of Orthopaedics. Tom was awarded the BC Graduate Scholarship for his commitment to research and his academic performance at UBC. He has conducted research on the vestibular system, reflexive balance control, and human reaction time.
Tom has completed his Level 1 Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy training through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association – Orthopaedic Division. He will take you through a thorough assessment, listen carefully to your story, and work with you to construct a plan that suits your needs in order to get you back to your best possible physical functioning. His approach is hands-on, detailed, and person-centred.
Tom played rugby for the UBC Thunderbirds, he loves listening to a variety of music, he plays a few different instruments (ask him which ones!), and he is passionate about poverty alleviation. His life’s goal is to walk with people in all kinds of poverty – material, relational, physical, emotional, and spiritual – towards healing. He sees Physiotherapy as a critical piece to that, and he enjoys meeting new people and getting to see them recover from setbacks. He can’t wait to meet you!
Emily enjoys a great workout in the gym, catching up on sports highlights, and discovering local cafes and restaurants.
Emily is a graduate from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Minor in Health Sciences. During her undergraduate degree she completed the co-operative education program, with placements in a local running shoe store and performance fitness gym, teaching her the importance of biomechanics related to movement and injury. She also had previously worked with various varsity sports teams, ranging from basketball, soccer, and lacrosse, in providing first aid and taping for athletes.
Emily is certified in the Functional Movement Screen Level 1 and is a certified personal trainer with the American College on Exercise. Having interacted with clients and athletes working through injuries, she is passionate about continuously learning to further her knowledge about human anatomy and movement to ensure her clients are receiving the best care.
Growing up she was involved in many different sports, including swimming, karate, and ultimate frisbee, which led her to her studies in Kinesiology and working with varsity teams. In recent years, Emily grew to enjoy and appreciate weight training thanks to her previous co-op experience in a performance fitness gym. She continues to enjoy a great workout in the gym, catching up on sports highlights, and discovering local cafes and restaurants.
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Outside of the clinic, Zoë is a dance teacher at Dance Express and thoroughly enjoys sharing her passion for dance with young children.
Leah has successfully completed her Levels 1 and 2 Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal training through the Orthopaedic Division as well as concussion management. Outside of the clinic you can find Leah hiking with her dog, lifting weights, skiing, and enjoying the Vancouver food scene.
“I really try to understand my clients, their goals, and their expectations. I want to figure out WHY the pain is happening, so I don’t just look at the area of pain; I assess the whole body to uncover contributing factors. I believe in strengthening and lifestyle change as part of a successful plan. No two treatment plans are alike! ”
Dacia is a mother to two boys and one girl, who keep her very active. She enjoys outdoor activities like swimming, running, biking, and skiing and enjoys playing the piano.
Dacia graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2004 and completed her Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2008. Her approach is patient-centered, combining manual therapy, patient education, and specific exercise prescription to assist each patient reach their goals. She possesses extensive experience in treating musculoskeletal injuries related to the neck and back, which includes injuries related to motor vehicle accidents, repetitive strain, traumatic work or athletic injuries, and symptoms related to postural dysfunction and muscle imbalances.
“People often comment on my ‘magic hands’, but my hands aren’t magic. I excelled academically—I was at the top of my faculty in University, and I am a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Paired with that, I have extensive experience treating a huge variety of musculoskeletal injuries in people of all ages.
I solve problems quickly and effectively with what appears to be magic, but it’s just years of refining my knowledge and skills. The magic happens every day. People tell me I change their lives; tears of joy and gratitude are shed at the clinic daily. Being able to help my clients to this degree is what pushes me to continually improve.”