Our Team

Our Team

M.P.T. (Master of Physical Therapy), B.Sc. (Kinesiology)

Cheyenne completed her Bachelor’s in Kinesiology at UBC in the interdisciplinary stream, which allowed her to focus on her passions: athletics and rehabilitation. She was able to volunteer in both the athletic and chronic condition spheres which enhanced her appreciation for the power of rehabilitation and the human body. This fueled her drive to complete her Masters of Physical Therapy at UBC to improve her ability to help others attain their goals; whether that be managing a chronic disease or completing their first half marathon!
Having been heavily immersed in sport throughout her life, Cheyenne is no stranger to injury and the work it takes to come back from one. She has an interest in all types of sporting injuries and a special interest in the spine. Cheyenne’s approach includes education, manual therapy, correction of body biomechanics, exercise prescription and building an individualized rehab program.
Outside of work Cheyenne enjoys playing volleyball and soccer as well as hiking, running, biking, doing hot yoga and spending time with family. She also just recently completed her first half marathon.

Cheyenne will be working Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the Ocean Park Clinic beginning November 30th. 

M.P.T. (Master of Physical Therapy), B.Sc. (Kinesiology)

Joel GomezJoel received his Masters of PT Degree from UBC and his BSc in Kinesiology from UVIC. His passion for physiotherapy began after enduring two consecutive ACL injuries while playing soccer in his senior year of high school. His dreams of playing university soccer almost disappeared until he was fortunate enough to have been cared for by a physiotherapist who not only rehabilitated him back to his baseline, but even helped to make him stronger than ever. Joel went on to play Varsity soccer, both with UBC and UVIC, and contributed to winning two CIS Soccer National Championships with each university.

Given Joel’s many great experiences working with physiotherapists, he also aspired to also help people recover from injuries that inhibit them from enjoying life. He has a passion for working with people from all different walks of life, including: amateur and professional athletes, the great weekend warriors, kids, and older adults wanting to improve their function. Joel also has lots of experience working with post-operative, WorkSafe, and individuals with injuries secondary to Motor Vehicle Accidents.

He believes that the best rehabilitation strategy is a hands-on approach, supplemented by targeted therapeutic exercises, and regular education to the client about the condition.

sam hughesMScPT (Master of Science in Physical Therapy), CAFCI (Acupuncture)

Sam completed her Master's program in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2007 under some of the most recognized physical therapy professors in Canada. For the past 7 years, Sam has been the main pelvic floor physiotherapist at the bladder health clinic at Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surrey Center in Surrey. During this time, Sam has developed specialized programs for incontinent men post-prostatectomy, as well as helping develop the Bladder Clinic.

Sam is very involved in our community, having given presentations to the public, physicians, and other health practitioners concerning: urinary incontinence, postpartum education, chronic pelvic pain, and post prostatectomy urinary recovery.

Continuing to upgrade and diversify her skills, Sam has obtained the acupuncture Canada certification to help treat urinary urgency, retention, and pain. She continues to research the effects of manual acupuncture to treat urinary retention.

Known as a caring professional, Sam believes in treating people holistically by collaboratively working with other health practitioners if necessary to help clients to their optimal recovery. Sam specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and conditions such as:
• urinary incontinence
• urgency and frequency
• sexual pain
• pelvic pain
• low back pain • urinary retention
• pelvic organ prolapse
• constipation
• diastasis recti (abdomen separation)
• chronic pelvic pain syndromes

 

When Sam isn't working, she is a busy mother of two, a competitive dancer, gardener, and has recently been working towards her International sailing certification.

Fluent in Portuguese, and Spanish, Sam is also conversant in French, and Italian.

Sam is currently available at the Physiomoves South Surrey location on Thursdays.

Registered Massage Therapist

IMG 4964 451x640Dave Gifford graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2002. Since then, he's always remained active within the massage therapy profession. Over his years of practice, he has honed in his treatment focus on the cases and issues that are most prevalent in our community. Dave's areas of expertise are:
• Athletic/Sports Massage
• Pre and Post Natal Massage
• Workplace Stress, Headaches, and Ergonomic Issues
• I.C.B.C. Claimants
He has also taken time to gather experience with the geriatric community, multiple sclerosis patients, workplace ergonomic set-ups, and the University of British Columbia athletic teams.
Dave's approach has always been to have the client's best interest in mind. His years of experience providing treatment have taught him which techniques are appropriate for each client's needs, resulting in effective health care with less post treatment pain.
Techniques Dave may use during treatment include, but are not limited to:
• Active Release Therapy
• Myofascial Release
• Sports Petrissage
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy
• Joint Mobilizations
Dave was born, raised, and currently resides in the White Rock area. In his leisure time, he enjoys cycling, snowboarding and travelling.  He is available for Registered Massage Therapy appointments at the Panorama Clinic on Mondays and Thursdays.

 

M.P.T. (Master of Physical Therapy), B.Sc. (Human Kinetics), CGIMS (Gunn IMS), Functional Movement (SFMA)

IMG 0807 3Dan is a Master of Physical Therapy graduate from the University of British Columbia, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph. Dan achieved his certificate in Gunn IMS dry needling technique. He has completed his Selective Functional Movement Assessment certification (SFMA) and is pursuing Advanced Manual Therapy techniques through the Canadian Orthopedic Division.

Dan grew up in Midwestern Ontario where he played hockey, football and baseball. He has always had an interest in athletics and the process of rehabilitation from initial injury until the return-to-play phase. Dan’s treatment style focuses on the implementation of exercise and manual techniques to relieve pain, improve the day-to-day function of clients and optimize the performance of athletes. He also emphasizes educating his clients in order to maintain their pain-free function.

During his spare time, Dan can be found playing recreational hockey and softball, spending time in the gym and hiking.

Dan is available for 1:1 physiotherapy Mondays & Wednesdays at the Panorama location and Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays at the Ocean Park Clinic.  

 M.P.T. (Master of Physical Therapy), FCAMPT (Diploma Manual Therapy), Dry Needling/IMS Cert., Vestibular Rehabilitation, B.H.K (Bachelor of Human Kinetics)

Eric web 2016 452x640Eric obtained his Master of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. He has proudly obtained his Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT). He has completed additional training in dry needling/ intramuscular stimulation (IMS), manual therapy techniques, the Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Functional Movement Screen.

Eric has a special interest in the management, assessment and treatment of dizziness and vertigo including post-concussion symptoms and vestibular conditions. He has completed advanced courses in vestibular rehabilitation and concussion rehabilitation. 

Eric grew up in Richmond playing baseball, basketball, and soccer among many other sports. His passion for sports and recreation continues as a physiotherapist. He works with several sports teams as a team Physiotherapist. Eric is passionate about injury prevention and gives talks to amateur coaches educating them on effective injury prevention methods to keep athletes healthy and participating. Eric is working on obtaining his Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy through courses and hundreds of hours working with sports teams.

Eric has a wide range of clinical experience, from treating athletes and weekend warriors, to clients with injuries post-motor vehicle accident and those suffering from chronic pain. Eric uses a blend of manual therapy, individualized exercises and education to help clients get back to optimal function and doing the things they love.

Education

            -Bachelor of Human Kinetics, UBC, 2010
            -Master of Physical Therapy, UBC, 2013
            -Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT), 2017 
            -Certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation
            -Dry Needling/IMS Kinetacore Level 1 Certifed
            -Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Functional Movement Screen Certified
            -Additional courses and certifications in hip,knee and shoulder rehabilitation and concussion management and treatment

Experience

            -BC Rugby Provincial Team Physiotherapist 2015 - present
            -Team Physiotherapist, Langley Thunder Senior A Lacrosse Team 2015
            -Team Physiotherapist, Richmond Roadrunners Intermediate A Lacrosse, 2013 - present
            -Volunteer Physiotherapist, Meraloma Rugby Club, 2012-present
            -Volunteer Physiotherapist for numerous sporting events/games including HSBC Vancouver Ruugby 7s therapy team, BC Summer Games Rugby 7s,  Beach Soccer Blast,Canadian Rugby Nationals, Karate Canada Nationals
            -Student Trainer, UBC Varsity Baseball Team, 2010        

Hobbies

            -Playing baseball, basketball, soccer, squash, tennis
            -Cooking and eating new foods
            -Hiking, skiing and camping

 

 MPT (Master of Physical Therapy), BSc Hons (Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology)

IMG 4831 454x640Jeff holds a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Honours from the University of Victoria. He is currently pursuing his Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy, and Diploma of Sports Physiotherapy. Jeff has also completed additional training in Concussion Rehabilitation, Functional Movement Screening, Manual Therapy, and holds a Sport First Responder certificate.

Jeff grew up in Surrey playing, refereeing and coaching: Baseball, Box Lacrosse, Field Lacrosse, and Hockey. His strong exercise background and active lifestyle guided him into the physiotherapy profession. Jeff has been involved in elite levels of Hockey Training for the past 5 years. He has a keen interest in Concussion Rehabilitation and Nutrition, providing seminars to local sports teams on injury prevention with a focus on keeping athletes healthy on and off the field. Jeff has a strong research background and continuously looks for new advances in Physiotherapy to incorporate into his practice, since he strongly believes in treatment using evidence-based therapy.

Jeff is available for 1:1 Physiotherapy appointments at our new South Surrey (Ocean Park) location Monday – Friday afternoons.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Kinesiology, UVic (2012)
  • Master of Physical Therapy, UBC (2014)

Experience:

  • Student Representative on the Board of Directors for the College of Physical Therapy (2012-2014)

Accomplishments:

  • Canadian Institute of Health Research: Health Professional Student Research Award (May, 2011)
  • Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Feasibility of using the Nintendo Wii as a Source of Physical Activity and Functional Movements in Children Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (May, 2012)
  • Master’s Systematic Review: Comparison of Active and Passive Strategies to Improve Cardiovascular Patient’s Adherence to Exercise Treatment (Sept, 2014)

Fun:

  • Baseball, Hiking, Lacrosse, Hockey, Running, Tennis, Yoga, Wakeboarding, and Weightlifting

M.P.T. (Master of Physical Therapy), CAFCI (Acupuncture), Cert. Vestibular Rehabilitation, B.Sc. (Kinesiology)

IMG 4816 451x640Margherita graduated with a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of British Columbia after completing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. Since then she has obtained her Certificate of Acupuncture (CAFCI), certification in vestibular rehabilitation for treatment of vertigo, balance and dizziness disorders, as well as ongoing courses in manual therapy.

Margherita enjoys working with diverse clinical populations. She recognizes that each individual, whether an athlete looking to improve precision or power versus someone overcoming chronic pain or acute injury, brings the opportunity to create a meaningful change.

In her approach, Margherita performs a detailed assessment to identify the sources of pain or dysfunction. She integrates manual therapy, acupuncture, education, and exercise prescription/movement retraining to help her clients achieve their goals and to prevent re-injury.

In her spare time Margherita enjoys travelling, hiking, camping and yoga. Her newest interests include golf, skiing and learning the ukulele!

Margherita works on Tuesdays and Thursdays at our Panorama location.

MPT (Master of Physical Therapy), BSc (Bachelor of Science), IMS 

Monica web 2016 453x640Monica is a certified Physiotherapist who graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2009. She then completed her Master of Physiotherapy at the University of British Columbia. She has post-graduate training in soft tissue release and is currently pursuing her Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Monica has already completed Level 1 and is part way through level 2 of the Orthopaedic Division.  Monica completed the Kinetacore dry needling course in Atlanta, and she is now certified to perform IMS (Intra-muscular Stimulation) as part of her treatment plan with clients.

Monica has a passion for exercise and rehabilitation and works with clients of all ages and athletic backgrounds. Through her clinical experience, she developed a keen interest in post-operative rehabilitation, sports injuries and hand therapy. Monica also has experience working with populations recovering from spinal cord injuries at GF Strong Rehabilitation Center, post-mastectomy rehabilitation and a variety of neurological conditions. Her volunteer experience includes working with the Special Olympics of BC and at the Vancouver Olympics of 2010.

Monica was an avid athlete growing up participating in various sports including basketball, soccer, dodge ball and curling.  Her passion however was volleyball, playing at the elite level for the Fraser Valley Volleyball Club, the Simon Fraser University club team and coaching the Holy Cross Junior girls Volleyball team.  She has completed level 10 at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Piano, generating her interest in hand therapy. Monica is also bilingual and is fluent in Polish. 

Monica uses a combination of evidence-based treatment approaches such as education, hands-on manual therapy, and exercise prescription to promote function and mobility. She focuses on detailed assessments and individualized treatment programs to help each client achieve their personal physiotherapy goals.Outside of the clinic, you can find Monica leading an active lifestyle through snowboarding, hiking, beach volleyball and soccer.

We are so fortunate to have Monica working fulltime at Physiomoves: She is at the Ocean Park clinic on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and at the Panorama Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

MPT (Master of Physical Therapy), BKin (Bachelor of Kinesiology)

Ravi web 2016 452x640Ravi earned his Master of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Kinesiology degrees from the University of British Columbia. He continues to acquire new skills and knowledge and is currently pursuing post-graduate training through The Advanced Manual Therapy Orthopaedics, The Sport Physiotherapy Canada Diploma programs, and Acupuncture Canada. He has recently completed his certification in IMS (dry needling technique) and can offer this as part of his clients' rehabilitation treatment plan.

Prior to becoming a Physiotherapist, Ravi was involved in athletics for 15 years as both an athlete and coach, having coached ice hockey at various levels. Ravi’s interest in rehabilitation grew from his involvement in hockey and other sports. As a Physiotherapist, Ravi helps his clients work toward achieving their full potential by focussing on the best evidence-based treatments and advanced manual clinical techniques through strengthening and exercise programs.

Ravi’s clinical experiences have provided him with a wide variety of skills and understanding. He has learned how to treat various types of injuries, on clients of all ages. He has worked with youth, adults, seniors, professional athletes, and Paralympic athletes. Ravi services a wide range of injuries; from motor vehicle accidents, pre and post-surgery rehabilitation, to injuries caused in the workplace.

When Ravi is not in the clinic, he can be found playing recreational team sports, which include hockey, football, basketball, and softball. You may also find him skating on the ice at Rogers Arena as a member of the Vancouver Canucks Ice Team!

Ravi is fluent in both English and Punjabi.  He is available for 1:1 Physiotherapy appointments at the Panorama location Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoons, and Saturday mornings.

MPT (Master of Physical Therapy), CAFCI (Acupuncture), BHK (Bachelor of Human Kinetics)

Tiphanie web 2016 454x640Tiphanie graduated from the Master's of Science in Physical Therapy program at the University of Toronto in 2009. She previously completed a Bachelor's degree in Human Kinetics (Exercise Science) at the University of British Columbia in 2007. Her areas of interest and experience are in post-operative rehabilitation, sports injuries, work-related injuries, and motor vehicle accidents. Tiphanie continues to pursue post-graduate courses in manual therapy and has obtained her Level 1 and Level 2 Upper Certificate. She holds her Certificate in Anatomical Acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, and has also completed the Level 1 Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling Course. With a keen interest in providing her clients with the most up to date information on rehabilitation and exercises, Tiphanie has also completed the Sacro-Iliac Joint and Pelvic Complex Course, a "Balls, Bands, and Balance" Course, The Knee Complex Course, and an Athletic Taping Course.  Tiphanie speaks conversational Mandarin.  She is well-liked by her clients, who appreciate her thoroughness, easygoing approach and quiet but quick sense of humour.  Tiphanie works  at our Surrey (Panorama) location but is currently on maternity leave.

She has experience as a Sun Run training leader and coaching volleyball and track and field, and enjoys working and playing alongside recreational athletes.  Outside of the clinic, Tiphanie enjoys spending time with her new son, photography, playing volleyball, hiking, and watching the Vancouver Canucks with her husband. 

BScPT, Diploma Sport Physiotherapist, MSc, BPE, Certified Gunn IMS, Clinical Associate Professor, UBC

IMG 4803 453x640Tyler achieved his Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Alberta in 1993. He completed his Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from UBC in 1998. Tyler opened Physiomoves in 2007 and is proud of the reputation he and his team are establishing in the community as one of the best physio/ rehabilitation clinics in the Lower Mainland. 

Tyler is a Clinical Associate Professor with the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine at UBC.  He has been instructing UBC students in the area of Sports and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy since 1998. He is honoured to be a past recipient of the Physiotherapy Association of BC Award of Excellence in Education, as well as the Faculty of Medicine Award for Excellence in Teaching. He continues to mentor and supervise UBC Master of Physical Therapy students each year.  He is published in many journals and magazines and is often asked to speak at events pertaining to sports and injuries.

Tyler holds a Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy, Canada's highest level of sport rehabilitation specialization for his profession. As a former national champion cyclist, Tyler is also the Lower Mainland's expert on bike fits, having performed thousands of these over the past 20 years. He has worked with athletes from many sports, including extensive experience in cycling, running, swimming, rugby, hockey, field hockey, and gymnastics at the provincial, national and international level. He was a part of the Host Medical Team at Canada Hockey Place during the 2010 Olympics. Tyler has completed the Functional Movement Screening and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment courses.  Tyler has also successfully completed the Gunn IMS (intra-muscular stimulation) course and offers IMS to his clients as part of their rehabilitation program as needed.  He is also currently pursuing advanced bike fit certification.

 

In his spare time, Tyler enjoys cycling and spending time with his wife and 3 sons around their local Surrey neighbourhood (especially at the soccer fields and bike park!).  He shares his time between the 2 Physiomoves clinics in Surrey (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays) and South Surrey (on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Registered Massage Therapist, Sports Massage Therapist

barry_smBarry has enjoyed working as a Registered Massage Therapist in private practice for over 19 years, and has been a vital part of the Physiomoves team for over 7 years.  Barry worked extensively with members of the former Symmetrics Pro Cycling Team and the National Cycling Team. He has provided massage therapy for the Langley Hornets Junior A Hockey Club, Team Canada in the 1997 Race Across America, the BC Lions Football Club and the Montreal Alouettes Football Club during the 2005 Grey Cup.  Most recently, Barry can be seen volunteering at many local events in the community such as the Sandcastle road race in White Rock.  Barry enjoys a variety of activities, including cycling. He proudly wore the Physiomoves cycling jersey at the Penticton Gran Fondo as well as the 2012 Prospera Valley Gran Fondo with the rest of the Physiomoves team. 

Barry works Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at our Surrey (Panorama) location. 

BA, CCPE, RMT

Kenny web 2016 453x640A native of St. John’s Newfoundland, Kenny previously worked as a Diabetes Medical Sales Representative and in 2013 became a graduate from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 3000 hour program. Kenny’s passion is working with people and helping them with their rehabilitation. He enjoys deep tissue work and utilizing various techniques such as myofascial release and trigger point release. Using these treatment methods combined with passive/active movements, his goal as your massage therapist is to restore optimum function and movement throughout the body. Kenny also places a strong focus on continuing education especially in the fields of myofascial release, repetitive stress disorders, and anatomy. He has recently achieved certifications in the following: 

- Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique Shoulder Complex
- Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique Lower Limb
- Biodynamic Myofascial Mobilization of the Cervical Spine

Kenny has volunteered as a therapist for numerous athletic events, such as the Whistler Gran Fondo, and the North Vancouver Knee Knacker Trail Race.

Outside of massage therapy, Kenny enjoys spending time with his two young children and training for endurance sports. Kenny has participated in numerous events including the Oliver Half Ironman, Xterra triathlon, and 5 Peaks trail running series.

Kenny is available Mondays 7am-1pm, Tuesdays 1-7pm, Wednesdays 7-1pm and Thursdays 1-7pm at the Physiomoves Ocean Park Clinic.

Tanya Jones is a certified fitness professional and an experienced triathlon coach who is now available to provide bike fits at the Physiomoves Panorama location. She has a special interest in performing triathlon bike fits, and has taken Tyler Dumont's Bike Fit course and has been personally mentored by Tyler for several months.  Tanya comes from a strong athletic background and has been coaching and competing in running and multisport events for many years.  For more details about her coaching services, please visit Tanya's website at www.bee3fitness.com.  

Surrey Location

Call us: 604.575.7477

Find us: #220, 5620 152nd St. Surrey, BC
Located at Hwy 10 & 152nd St.
(2nd Floor of Rodeo Square building)

 

South Surrey Location

Call us: 604.385.4000

Find us:  1599- 128th St. South Surrey, BC
Located at 16th ave & 128th St. in Ocean Park
(next to Schill Insurance)

 

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