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The History of Pilates – Jean Lewis, Physiotherapist

Pilates: The Man “I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.” – Joseph Hubertus Pilates, in 1965, age 86. Joseph Humbertus Pilates was born in Germany in 1880. As a child,…

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What does a Kinesiologist do? – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

Kinesiologists hold a university degree in Kinesiology or Human Kinetics, and in B.C., are part of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists. The undergraduate program of study focuses on human movement and includes anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, motor behaviour, athletic training, and sport psychology. Kins work in a variety of…

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Lina Englund, Physiotherapist

Lina graduated with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy in Sweden. Her goal with clients is to create optimal movement patterns and strength to rehabilitate, increase performance and stay pain free. Lina strongly believes in client education in order to create an efficient, long-term solution for her clients. Since graduating,…

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Jean Lewis, Physiotherapist

Jean graduated as a Physiotherapist from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, focusing her final year thesis proposal on core stability in female sprinters. She has completed postgraduate studies in Clinical Pilates rehabilitation, Acupuncture, the prevention of running injuries and shoulder rehabilitation. As a keen runner, hiker and lover…

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Chronic Pain / Whiplash

It shoots, it aches, it grabs, it flares, it ruins your sleep… And it can get better. We know how pain can disrupt your life in so many different ways. Pain can originate in many different tissues and can be related to even more triggers in your life. Tools we…

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Jean Lewis, Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor

Jean graduated as a Physiotherapist from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, focusing her final year thesis proposal on core stability in female sprinters. She has completed postgraduate studies in Clinical Pilates rehabilitation, Acupuncture, the prevention of running injuries and shoulder rehabilitation. As a keen runner, hiker and lover…

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Chelsea Sheppard, Physiotherapist

Chelsea graduated from the University of British Columbia with her Masters of Physical Therapy degree after completing her Bachelors of Human Kinetics degree. She is currently pursuing her certification in Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Chelsea’s experience with women’s health issues include: Pelvic Floor Retraining and Activation Incontinence Post-Surgical…

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Ryan Murphy, Kinesiologist

As a Certified Kinesiologist, Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer, Ryan Murphy brings a comprehensive understanding of how to build a healthier, more aligned body. His experience in Kinesiology focuses on the biomechanics of human movement, orthopedics and rehabilitation. Ryan also draws from his experience as a personal trainer and Pilates…

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Acute Injury

Studies show Physical Therapy initiated at an early stage results in optimal outcomes for pain control and return to function. One issue is people think they aren’t ready yet, but we offer a useful range of tools for every stage of recovery – acute, subacute, and remodelling: GameReady Cryotherapy Massage…

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Physical Therapy

Our Physiotherapists are highly trained to diagnose and provide advanced treatment to help your pain and dysfunction. Our team is the leading choice of Gastown’s weekend warriors, office workers, and professional and amateur athletes.  What is Physiotherapy? The human body is a complex system made up of hundreds of bones…

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Spinal Care Health Program

Our approach to spinal pain and dysfunction involves a multi-faceted treatment plan based on the knowledge and experience of our highly trained therapeutic team. After a thorough assessment involving:  Medical history Lifestyle profile Biomechanical examination of neuromusculoskeletal system Several treatment options will be offered to address your physical limitations, functional…

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Naturopathic Medicine

What is Naturopathic Medicine? Naturopathic Medicine (sometimes called “Naturopathy”) is a distinct system of primary health care that emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process through the use of natural therapies. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) focus on identifying the underlying causes of disease, using natural therapies supported by scientific research drawn from…

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