Physiotherapy

We start by looking at the global picture of how your body is ordered, how your body moves, and how one issue can lead to problems elsewhere. This helps us to systematically identify the root cause of any pain, dysfunction, or areas holding you back from your movement potential. From this point, we will use a combination of manual therapy, education, and progressive exercises to create lasting... Read More

We start by looking at the global picture of how your body is ordered, how your body moves, and how one issue can lead to problems elsewhere. This helps us to systematically identify the root cause of any pain, dysfunction, or areas holding you back from your movement potential. From this point, we will use a combination of manual therapy, education, and progressive exercises to create lasting change.

We can't wait to work with you!

Physiotherapy is covered by most extended health plans. We can now directly bill some insurance companies (including Blue Cross, Sun Life, and Manulife etc.). Call us for more details.


Massage Therapy

We start by looking at the global picture of how your body is ordered, how your body moves, and how one issue can lead to problems elsewhere. This helps us to systematically identify the root cause of any pain, dysfunction, or areas holding you back from your movement potential. From this point, we will use a combination of manual therapy, education, and progressive exercises to create lasting ... Read More

We start by looking at the global picture of how your body is ordered, how your body moves, and how one issue can lead to problems elsewhere. This helps us to systematically identify the root cause of any pain, dysfunction, or areas holding you back from your movement potential. From this point, we will use a combination of manual therapy, education, and progressive exercises to create lasting change.

Please note: This is not your typical massage therapy session as our massage therapists will be using manual therapy for the purpose of movement. This may mean getting you up throughout the session to focus on movement. If you’re looking for a massage therapist that will get you results, this is the place. Please wear shorts and sports bra/tank top (as applicable). We can't wait to work with you!

Registered Massage Therapy is covered by most extended health plans. We can now directly bill some insurance companies (including Blue Cross, Sun Life, and Manulife etc.). Call us for more details.


Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Lindsay has a strong belief in movement as medicine. Her foundation and knowledge of movement stems from her unique background as both a dancer and athlete. This eventually shaped her educational focus, pursuing physiotherapy and utilizing movement to help her patients return to doing what they love.

Lindsay earned her physiotherapy degree at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. She has also completed numerous professional development courses, including her most recent Masters in Advanced Healthcare Practice, which certified her as an FCAMPT therapist. Lindsay has also completed training in acupuncture and integrated dry needling.

Her passion for education is reflected through her comprehensive assessment and treatment sessions, as she believes in a thorough understanding of the treatment plan and how to move.

In her free time she is lifting heavy weights, walking her dog, hiking, skiing, and golfing. She dabbles in yoga, and is always looking for that next adventure.

Interests

Running

Yoga

Dancers

Skiing

Lifting

Certifications

FCAMPT - Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy

Certified Integrated Dry Needling

Lindsay has a strong belief in movement as medicine. Her foundation and knowledge of movement ste... Read More

Before becoming a physiotherapist, Taylor competed at a national and international level as a member of the Canadian National Rowing Team. His professional experience as a rower, and unique first-hand experience with injuries has given him a deep understanding of the relationship between movement and the body.

Taylor is passionate about sharing his knowledge, experience, and expertise with his clients. He believes every treatment plan is unique, and ensures his clients are equipped with the best tools possible to manage themselves at home, on a kayak, or hitting the pavement for a daily run.

When not at the clinic, Taylor is training to be on The Great British Bake Off, checking out new coffee spots, or exploring the trails with his black Labrador.

Special Interests

  • Running
  • Rowing
  • Cycling
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Desk life and ergonomics

Certifications

  • University of Brighton, M.Sc Physiotherapy, 2021
  • Simon Fraser University, B.Sc, 2012

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Kristen completed her Master of Physiotherapy at McMaster University after completing her Bachelors of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. Kristen is now happy to be back in her hometown of North Vancouver working in her community.

Kristen has a passion for sports as she was on a competitive soccer team for over 10 years and participated in cross country running, swimming and track and field. Throughout these years she has seen the life changing impact that physiotherapy has had on her and her teammates. She now hopes to do the same by enabling her clients to reach their unique and diverse goals. Kristen inspires others to reach their full potential by putting 100% of her effort into each treatment and by providing clients with the tools to take control of their recovery. Kristen makes each session individualised through manual therapy and person-centered exercises as she believes that every person is unique.

Apart from working at the clinic, you can find Kristen going for runs around the neighbourhood, scoping out the next best hike or learning how to cook new recipes without burning her food.

Special Interests

  • Athletic Injuries
  • Desk Workers
  • Post-Operative Rehab

Pronouns

  • She/Her

Languages

  • English

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Shanna is a physiotherapist in North Vancouver who believes movement is our best medicine for health, longevity, and preventing injury. Her treatment philosophy lies in guiding clients on their unique recovery pathway to return to the activities they love. Shanna is passionate about empowering you through education about anatomy and the rehabilitation process for every injury.

Her clinical interests include skiers, runners, weekend warriors, and adolescent clients. In addition to her sports injury caseload, Shanna is certified in pelvic floor rehabilitation.

Shanna is an avid skier, hiker, fair-weather runner, and occasional road cyclist. Outside the clinic, you’ll catch her planning the next backcountry camping trip, skiing Whistler, and forever trying to perfect her caramel corn recipe. It’s all about balance, right?

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Andrew Sabarre is a physiotherapist with over 15 years of experience. His training under world-renowned core rehabilitation expert Alex McKechnie has made him North Shore’s own expert! Andrew is also Myodetox’s Director of Clinical Education and leads the ongoing education of all of our therapists.

Andrew has an extensive track record consulting for professional, national, club and amateur athletes, but can help you no matter what your goals or cause of pain and discomfort. In treatment with Andrew, you will experience his honed techniques that deliver lasting results, sometimes using manipulation, IMS, and movement re-training.

When Andrew isn’t at the clinic, you’ll find him with his wife and children right in the heart of the North Shore community.

Andrew Sabarre is a physiotherapist with over 15 years of experience. His training under world-re... Read More

So-Jung Kim received her Diploma in Registered Massage Therapy from Langara College following her Masters in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and Bachelors of Physical Education from Kyung-Hee University.

A lifelong athlete, So-Jung has participated in a number of sports including taekwondo, soccer and ultimate frisbee throughout her life. Overcoming several of her own serious injuries was what sparked her passion for helping people with  injury prevention and rehabilitation. Working with a diverse client base from desk jockeys to mountain bikers, she focuses on a combination of manual therapy, corrective exercises and client education to help them reach and maintain their ideal condition and lifestyle.

On her days off you can find So-Jung enjoying mountain biking and cross-country skiing in the North Shore mountains with her spouse. She also loves practicing traditional Korean calligraphy and being creative in the kitchen.

Pronouns

  • She/Her

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Nathan Santos is a Physiotherapist who completed his degree at the University of British Columbia and treats in Vancouver.

He had his entry into the field after being treated for many injuries of his own. He has special experience working with people living with inflammatory arthritis and associated rheumatic disease, but he has experience treating professional athletes and many patients in-between! When you work with Nathan, you know you’re on a team, and he is there is educate and support you through your treatment every step of the way.

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Karen Tugwell is a licensed Physiotherapist in Vancouver, B.C. with over 24 years of experience as a Physiotherapist and over 10 years of practicing in hand therapy all over of the world.

She has pursued extensive continuing education both in the area of hand therapy and orthopaedic techniques including manual therapy and acupuncture. Particular interest in treating acute hand injuries.

She is always engaging in further education and teaching in Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy, Karen matches her commitment for healing as ongoing Clinical Instructor and Adjunct professor at UBC in the MPT program.

When not treating at the clinic, you can find Karen cross-country skiing, or hiking the beautiful mountains cross BC.

Karen Tugwell is a licensed Physiotherapist in Vancouver, B.C. with over 24 years of experience a... Read More

Christine is a Physiotherapist who completed her Master of Physical Therapy at Queen’s University in Ontario.

She looks forward to meeting, engaging, and connecting with clients to assist them through their rehabilitation process. She uses exercise and manual therapy skills to promote function and improve performance in sports and everyday life. Christine is a member of Capilano Golf Club and can help improve your golf swing and longevity for the game

Christine is an avid mountain biker. She also has a passion for skiing, golf, and soccer but when not playing sports or on the slopes, she loves watching hockey.

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Sarah is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Sarah grew up playing touch football, and swimming in the ocean. Her exposure to competitive sports and injury management ultimately led her to pursuing a career to help those in need and wanting to maximize their mobility.

As a massage therapist, Sarah takes an approach that is both hands-on and collaborative, ensuring her clients feel empowered in their rehabilitation and movement optimization. In each session, education is prioritized to ensure clients are equipped to manage their pain and mobility.

Since moving to North Vancouver, Sarah has developed a healthy obsession with rocking climbing, hiking, and learning new dishes in the kitchen!

Sarah has an interest in working with pre/post natal patients, athletes and general aches and pain.

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Shauna graduated from The University of British Columbia in 2003 and has been passionately practicing physiotherapy ever since. Shauna has completed extensive training in dry needling (IMS) and Acupuncture, additional tools she can use to provide pain relief, movement restoration and muscle reactivation.

Shauna takes a client centered approach and places enormous value upon the relationships she cultivates with her clients. She strives to support each individual client in reaching their health and recovery goals.

Shauna uses a combination of needling and manual therapy techniques to help clients feel and move better. By mixing in both exercise prescription and movement education she is always able to create a unique recipe for every client to optimize their health and well-being… all while having fun!

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Nathan is not accepting new clients at this time. If you are a previous client of Nathan’s, please contact our clinic directly for booking options.


Nathan Vanderkuip has over 20 years of experience as a Physiotherapist in Vancouver, B.C.

Nathan has treated Olympic professional and amateur athletes, but can help you no matter the reason you’re in the clinic. He prioritizes the importance of working directly in collaboration with you and will always take time to help you learn. He’s an expert at bike fittings, which fits perfectly with his love of cycling.

Nathan is a founding member of Team Finn and sits on the Board of Directors. He can be found around town rock climbing, hiking with his kids and teaching them to ride in bike parks!

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Patricia is not accepting new clients at this time.

Patricia Antonio is a Registered Massage Therapist in Vancouver and has a background as a Registered Nurse in Portugal.

Patricia has a passion for fitness and has directly experienced the benefits that injury prevention through massage therapy can offer you. While Patricia’s techniques, including deep tissue, can help many conditions, she has a particular interest in sports-related and repetitive strain injuries. She is ready to help restore your body to its optimal performance!

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Gretchen is a licensed Physiotherapist practicing in Vancouver, B.C.

Gretchen has nearly 20 years experience as a manual therapist and is constantly learning to sharpen her skills. She has a particular interest in sports rehabilitation and has worked with national team athletes (she, herself was one!), crossfit and recreational athletes of all kinds. She employs a whole-body approach when working with you.

Outside of the clinic, you will find Gretchen spending time on the North Shore, hiking, snowboarding and running around after her 2 young boys!

Gretchen is a licensed Physiotherapist practicing in Vancouver, B.C. Gretchen has nearly 20 ye... Read More

Sam’s passion for athletics, movement, and wellness inspired her to become a Registered Massage Therapist. Building on her previous education in kinesiology, Sam became an RMT through the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy.

Sam is a competitive mountain runner and has a particular interest in working with athletes of all skill levels who are passionate about their sports and living an active lifestyle. As a life-long athlete, who has played many sports at a high level, Sam understands the risk for injury and the importance of preventative treatment to improve performance and promote function. Through individualized treatment plans and education, Sam’s goal is to work with you to promote an active approach to treatment and empower you to improve your overall health and wellness.

When Sam is not in the clinic, you can find her running in the mountains or spending time outside with her partner, daughter and their dog, Bella

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Christina’s ultimate goal as a Registered Massage Therapist is to make an impact on people’s lives. By motivating and working with her clients, she strives to improve their health and well-being, while always furthering her understanding of health and physical movement. With her love of continuous learning, she is always integrating new knowledge and techniques into her practice.

As a fixture for the Vancouver community, her passion for helping others shows through her enthusiasm as she organizes our local events to further educate people on the importance of taking care of their body.

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