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Physiotherapists2019-03-07T11:38:15+00:00
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LAUREN GILES PT, PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Lauren holds a Master’s of Physical Therapy from UBC and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and Sociology (Quantitative Research emphasis) from the University of Victoria. She returned to Victoria in November 2015 and joined the Fix Healthcare team at this time.

Lauren’s background in mental health research allowed her to develop a keen appreciation for using research to guide clinical practice, which she has transferred as a skill into her own practice as a Physiotherapist.

Lauren has experience working with a variety of patients in both hospital and private clinic settings, but finds her passion in assessment and treatment of orthopedics. She takes the approach of listening to her patients’ needs and goals, and creates a treatment plan with an emphasis on education and therapeutic exercises in order to enable the patient to participate in their own active rehabilitation, while using clinic time for hands-on treatment involving manual and manipulative therapy.

When not at the clinic Lauren spends her time experimenting with new cooking projects or playing outside. She has played softball for most of her life, and also enjoys surfing, snowshoeing, and hiking.

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CARL CACHIA PT, PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Carl Cachia has over 15 years of experience treating musculoskeletal and sports injuries. After he finished his Bachelors degree in 2004, he completed a Research Masters in Rehab Science at Queens, followed by a Clinical Masters in Manipulative therapy at Western. His love for sports Injury and performance continued when he completed a Sports Physio fellowship in 2010. He has trained using dry needling (IMS) and Acupuncture to help in recovery. He emphasizes a hands on approach in his treatment to enable the patient/athlete to return back to their function quickly.

Carl’s passion lies in the rehabilitation of sports injuries. He enjoys working with back and neck injuries, together with peripheral areas. He has an interest in running injuries having worked with runners over 2 years in London, England. He enjoys working with crossfit athletes to help them return to their sport as soon as possible.

Outside work, Carl loves to travel and explore new countries. Growing up in Malta (extra points if you heard about the country!), he enjoys playing and watching soccer in his free time.

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SEAN RAYMOND PT, PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Sean believes a combination of manual therapy and corrective exercise programs is key to getting her clients back to the activities they love in no time. As a former competitive Highland Dancer who dealt with periodic injuries, she understands first-hand how frustrating pain can be when you’re chasing your passion whatever it may be.

Sean completed her Master’s of Physiotherapy at McMaster University and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba.

She works with a variety of patients, including people who have experienced sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents and chronic pain.

Sean is also certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) as well as the Functional Movement Screen (FMS). These approaches help identify the cause of pain by screening the whole body.

This passionate physiotherapist believes strongly in continued education and is always looking for her next course to build on her years of experience. When she’s not at work, Sean can likely be found outside, or experimenting in the kitchen.

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MARCO CRESCENZI PT, PHYSIOTHERAPIST

After completing a Specialized Honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University, Marco graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2013.

Marco’s main interest lies in concussion rehabilitation.  Marco can empathize with individuals struggling with this condition, having had multiple concussions while growing up playing sports. This has led him to complete several courses specifically focused on the latest research and treatment strategies for mild traumatic brain injuries. In addition to his concussion training, Marco has also completed his advanced level vestibular training to treat conditions such as vertigo and dizziness. He is also a Certified Acupuncture Practitioner recognized by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, and is certified in Functional Dry Needling by Kinetacore.  Marco takes part in athletic therapy training and dedicates his time to treat and train semi-professional sport teams, such as the Westshore Rebels junior football team.

Marco has been a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Orthopaedic and Sports Divisions since 2011. His physiotherapy practice focuses on the body as a whole. He demonstrates this by utilizing manual therapy and exercise prescription to correct and resolve muscle imbalances that lead to musculoskeletal injury and impairments, which alternatively can also lead to enhancements in performance. He also uses acupuncture and dry needling, taping and other modalities to help patients achieve their goals.

Marco’s goal with each patient is to educate them on their condition and their causes.  By doing so he can empower his patients to take an active role in their rehabilitation process. He is a firm believer that an active treatment plan is the key to a successful recovery. Furthermore, he is actively pursuing a wide range of post-graduate education courses to further his knowledge and clinical skills in manual therapy, exercise prescription, postural correction/re-alignment, and the treatment of various musculoskeletal impairments.

To keep active himself, Marco currently participates in strength training, road cycling, snowboarding, hiking, and the occasional round of golf. Marco is no stranger to competitive sports; hockey and lacrosse were his primary sports growing up. He played for the AAA Toronto Redwings, and the Mimico Mountaineers. Additional hobbies that capture Marco’s interest include photography and writing music.

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