Erika Kosarko, RMT, B.Sc. (Kin)Erika graduated from the 3000 hours Massage Therapy program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2008 and completed her board exam with exceptional performance. She earned a B.Sc. in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University in 2005.Upon graduating from the massage therapy college, it was an easy transition to combine her background in kinesiology and massage therapy focusing on musculoskeletal injuries from an orthopaedic approach. Erika has experience working with athletes, from the recreational level to high level competitive athletes Currently, she is also a Primary instructor and Teaching assistant at WCCMT.
Kaitlyn graduated with honours from Western Kentucky University where she completed her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science all the while competing as a Division I , NCAA athlete. She spent two years working alongside the NCAA Div. I football team, as well as several other varsity sports teams during her time down south. Upon her return to Canada, she spent time working as a personal trainer and as a group fitness leader before she went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia. She has completed postgraduate level certificates specifically in orthopedics and is continuously pursuing post graduate education. Kaitlyn’s treatment philosophy incorporates manual therapy, exercise rehabilitation, education along with self management and posture correction strategies. Her interests outside of physiotherapy include olympic weightlifting, CrossFit training and coaching.
Kevin Chen B.H.Sc, M.Sc.PT, CAFCIKevin graduated from the University of Alberta obtaining his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. Kevin has extensive background working with individuals with orthopaedic and sports-related injuries from his experience as a trainer for minor league hockey, ultimate frisbee, and volleyball teams. He is certified with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and with the Brian Mulligan Mobilization with Movement Concept. He has also completed Level 2 postgraduate courses in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. Kevin believes in active rehabilitation by providing appropriate exercises to the client as well as providing hands-on rehabilitation Outside of work, Kevin enjoys weight-lifting year round, snowboarding in the winters and golfing in the summers. Areas of Special Interest: Acupuncture Orthopaedics Sports Injury Languages Spoken: English
Lynda Lawrence Grad Dip Phys Registered Physiotherapist FCAMT, CGIMSLynda is a UK trained physiotherapist with over 25 years clinical experience and extensive post-graduate education. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists and uses a combination of manual therapy, exercise and education in her treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. She has specific post-graduate training in the management of pelvic floor dysfunction (symptoms of incontinence and/or pelvic pain) for both women and men. Her interest in Women’s Health issues also includes pre- and post-natal care and the management of osteoporosis. Lynda maintains a keen interest in the physiotherapy profession and is currently involved with committees in the College of Physical Therapists of BC and local specific interest groups.She enjoys leading an active lifestyle in particular: playing field hockey, yoga, running (completed both 10km and half marathons) and exploring the BC outdoors with her family. Areas of Special Interest: Peri-natal Care, Incontinence, Vaginal/Rectal Pain Spinal Manipulation- FCAMT Manual therapy Exercise therapy Post partum Women’s health – osteoporosis, urinary continence – patient to come 20 min early to fill forms CGIMS (Intra-muscular Stimulation), Languages Spoken: English Hours of Services: Accepting New Patients: Tuesday 7am to 3pm; Thursday 8am to 3pm; Friday 7am to 2pm
Kerry is away on vacation from July 14th to August 14th. Please book with Eoin Keating in her absence. Kerry Maxwell B.Phty, MCPA, CGIMS, RCAMTKerry graduated from the University of Queensland in Australia in 1988. Her major focus since graduation has been orthopaedic and sports injury rehabilitation, but she also has extensive training in ergonomics and functional evaluation. In addition, in 2004, Kerry was certified in Gunn IMS (intramuscular stimulation). Kerry has owned Burrard Physiotherapy since 2004 and has continued to drive the high standard of care. In order to maintain continuity of treatment standards, you are most likely to run into Kerry when she is covering vacation time for one of the other therapists. Areas of Special Interest: Core Stabilization Manual Therapy Exercise Therapy Functional Capacity Evaluation Work Site Evaluation Part A – Advanced Orthopaedic Certification *RCAMT CGIMS (Intra-muscular Stimulation), 2004 Languages Spoken: English Hours of Services: Variable
Shahab Rezania B.Sc., B.Sc.PT.,M.Phty (manipulative), CGIMSShahab Rezania received his Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Physiotherapy from McGill University in 1998 and 2001, respectively. In 2004 he completed a Masters degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in Australia. Shahab also completed his certification in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) at the Institute for the Study of Pain (ISTOP) in 2008. Shahab uses his clinical skills in the analysis and management of clients with musculoskeletal problems. Integrating IMS into his physiotherapy practice allows him to diagnose and treat the chronic myofascial pain that can be present in the musculoskeletal system in the absence of any obvious sign of injury or inflammation. Shahab’s treatment techniques include soft tissue manipulation, myofascial release, manual therapy, spine and joint mobilization and manipulation, intramuscular stimulation, and exercise therapy. His personal interests include advanced diagnosis of posture and muscle imbalances which may lead to chronic pain, work and sports injuries, treating headaches, neck, shoulder, lower back, hip, knee, and ankle disorders. Shahab enjoys problem solving and endeavors to find ways to help people improve their quality of life and maximize their potential. He can be reached for any clinical questions at email@example.com. Areas of Special Interest: Orthopaedics Spinal Manipulation/*FCAMT Sports Injury Masters in Manipulation IMS Languages Spoken: Farsi, English, French Hours of Services: Accepting New Patients: Tuesday 7am to 7pm; Wednesday 7am to 7pm; Thursday 7am to 7pm; Friday 7am to 7pm
Linda (Marilyn Ruth) Warren
Linda Warren BScPT, MManipTher, CGIMS MCPA Linda has been a registered physical therapist for over 18 years. After graduating with her Bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University she completed her Master’s Degree in Perth, Western Australia specializing in Manipulative Manual Therapy. Linda has extensive work experience across many specialty areas of physical therapy including sports and orthopaedics, neurology, oncology and joint replacement rehabilitation settings. Linda is a registered Gunn IMS practitioner. She is also a clinical teaching assistant for anatomy at UBC. Linda’s treatment philosophy incorporates manual therapy, exercise and education along with pain management and posture correction strategies. Outside of work, Linda competes internationally in outrigger canoe distance racing, surfski racing and plays ice hockey. Areas of Special Interest: Joint Replacement Rehabilitation Neurology Orthopaedics Spinal Manipulation/*FCAMT Sports Injury Masters in Manipulation IMS Languages Spoken: English Hours of Services: Accepting New Patients: Monday 10am to 7pm; Wednesday 10am to 7pm; Saturday 8am to 3pm
Siti Farhana Abdul Kadir
Siti Farhana Abdul Kadir BAppSc (Phty), APAM Registered Physiotherapist MCPA Farhana graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia, with a BAppSc (Physiotherapy) in 2008, on a Health Sciences Scholarship from Singapore. Since graduation, she has worked in an acute hospital, rotating through intensive care, general medicine, geriatrics, and orthopaedics. From there, she went into outpatient spinal care and sports medicine. In the latter, she was working in a multidisciplinary sports clinic with in-house sports doctors, orthopaedic surgeons, podiatrists, dietitians, and exercise physiologists. In those formative years, she provided physiotherapy coverage for a variety of sporting events, including the 2009 Asian Youth Games, 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, 2012 Asian Netball Championships, and other sports from triathlons to soccer. Assimilating the knowledge and skills gathered from these experiences, she ventured into private practice and has since worked in various parts of Australia, including Queensland, Darwin, and rural Western Australia. Born and raised in Singapore, Farhana grew up playing netball competitively and was on the national youth teams. Her focus is on orthopaedics, with special interest in knees and ankles, having herself gone through an ACL reconstruction as well as an ankle ORIF due to sports injuries. The first-hand experience of being on the other side of the table has helped her gain further empathy, understanding, and compassion as a healthcare provider. She is excited to be in Vancouver and is looking forward to building a network of happy clients. Areas of Special Interest: Orthopaedics Sports Injury Chronic Pain Manual Therapy Movement and Gait Analysis and Re-training Acupuncture and Dry Needling Rocktape® Kinesiology and Power Taping Clinical Pilates Active Rehabilitation Languages Spoken: English and Malay Hours of Service: Accepting New Patients: Monday 1pm to 7pm; Tuesday 7am to 1pm; Wednesday 7am to 1pm; Thursday 1pm to 7pm; Friday 7am to 1pm
Thomas is a graduate of the UBC Master of Physiotherapy program. Prior to his Masters he earned a Bachelor of Kinesiology from UBC. A native of Edmonton AB, Thomas grew up playing hockey and served as captain of his Midget AAA team through high school. Since moving to Vancouver in 2008, Thomas has also completed the Vancouver BMO Full Marathon, Vancouver Scotiabank Half Marathon, UBC Olympic Distance Triathlon, and Vancouver Sun Run. He continues to play men's league hockey in North Vancouver. Thomas continues to pursue postgraduate level certifications. He has completed his Acupuncture Canada certification and is pursuing his IMS certification and Sport Physiotherapy Canada credentials. Thomas believes in a multi-modal approach to physical therapy, combining manual therapy with patient-specific exercise prescription and education. He strives to make his care patient-centered and goal-oriented. Areas of Special Interest: Acupuncture Core Stabilization Manual Therapy Exercise Therapy Sports Therapy Joint Replacement Pre-hab/Rehabilitation Languages Spoken: English, Chinese (Mandarin)
Alice attended McGill University and obtained a Bachelors of Rehabilitation Sciences in 2015 and a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2016. Over the course of three years, she worked with the cross country, track and field, and men’s rugby teams while also competing as a varsity athlete herself. Alice finished her degree studying abroad in England, where she had the opportunity to work with a division one professional women’s soccer team and their developmental program, which affirmed her desires to pursue a career in sports therapy. Alice believes in combing education, exercise prescription, and manual therapy to reach goals and encourage self management. Outside of work Alice keeps active with hobbies such as rock climbing, hiking, field hockey, and training for her first half-marathon.
Kathleen de Sequera
Katie completed her Masters of Physical Therapy at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2016 after obtaining her Bachelors of Human Kinetics at University of British Columbia. She has worked in hospital and private clinics settings, where she used a combination of corrective exercise, education, manual therapy and dry needling to optimize a patient’s outcome. Her involvement in post graduate training, including orthopaedic levels through the CPA, supports her belief of implementing evidence-based practice. Her clinical interests include post-operative rehabilitation, arthritis and MVA injuries. When not at work, Katie enjoys the west coast lifestyle – swimming, surfing, hiking and stand up paddling. Areas of Special Interest: Level 3 Orthopaedic Functional Dry Needling (IMS) Exercise Therapy Languages Spoken: English