Therapy

Physiotherapy

Restore Function and Flexibility

Physiotherapy is the science of movement. Physiotherapists have a range of therapeutic skills and tools which they use towards the goal of optimizing movement, rehabilitating chronic or acute injury, and increasing overall health and wellness. After assessing and diagnosing your injury and screening for possible medical concerns, your physiotherapist will provide in-session treatment to decrease pain and discomfort and increase function. Working collaboratively with you, they will provide education and support and develop a rehabilitation plan customized to your needs and goals. 

Location

Downtown

Carl Cachia

Physiotherapist

Carl Cachia

Physiotherapist

Carl Cachia has over 15 years’ experience treating musculoskeletal and sports injuries. After he finished his Bachelor’s degree in 2004, he completed a Research Masters in Rehab Science at Queen’s University, a Clinical Masters in Manipulative therapy at the University of Western Ontario, and a Sports Physio fellowship. Trained in using dry needling (IMS) and acupuncture to facilitate recovery, he employs a hands-on approach in his treatment.

Carl’s passion lies in the rehabilitation of sports injuries. He enjoys working with back and neck injuries, together with peripheral areas, and has extensive experience working with runners and crossfit athletes.

Marco Crescenzi

Physiotherapist

Marco Crescenzi

Physiotherapist

After completing a Specialized Honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University, Marco graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2013. Marco’s physiotherapy practice focuses on the body as a whole, paring manual therapy techniques such as trigger point release and functional dry needling with exercise prescription to correct and resolve muscle imbalances that lead to musculoskeletal injury and impairments. Marco’s training also focuses on concussion rehabilitation. In addition to completing several courses specifically focused on the latest research and treatment strategies for mild traumatic brain injuries, Marco has also completed his advanced level vestibular training to treat conditions such as vertigo and dizziness. He is also a Certified Acupuncture Practitioner and is certified in Functional Dry Needling by Kinetacore.

Lauren Giles

Physiotherapist

Lauren Giles

Physiotherapist

Lauren holds a Master of Physical Therapy from UBC and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology (Quantitative Research emphasis) from the University of Victoria. With her background in mental health research, Lauren has 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 the assessment and treatment of orthopedics. After listening attentively to her patients’ needs and goals, she creates a treatment plan with an emphasis on education and therapeutic exercises while using clinic time for hands-on treatment involving manual and manipulative therapy.

Hannah Kesler

Physiotherapist

Hannah Kesler

Physiotherapist

Hannah earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver after completing a Bachelor in Health and Physical Education at Mount Royal University. Hannah incorporates manual therapy, individualized exercise, and patient education in her practice and currently holds a Level 1 Orthopaedic Manual Therapy certification.

Hannah has a love for all things active, including yoga, hiking, rock climbing, and basketball. This inspires her to work collaboratively with her patients to assist them in returning to the things they love as well as providing preventative care. Working with all ages and activity levels, Hannah believes in a comprehensive approach to treatment, including stress management, sleep, and regular activity.

Mali Przy

Physiotherapist

Mali Przy

Physiotherapist

Mali obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and her Master of Physiotherapy from UBC.

Mali believes in a holistic whole-body approach that empowers individuals through a combination of exercise, education, and treatment. Her goal is to help guide you through the rehabilitation process so you can feel and move better in your body. Mali holds a Level 1 Orthopaedic Manual Therapy certification, and has completed additional training in pelvic floor dysfunction. In addition to treating the usual MSK and ortho injuries, Mali can assess and treat urinary and bowel incontinence, pelvic pain syndromes and more. Please see Fix Healthcare’s website for more info on pelvic health physiotherapy.

 

 

Sean Raymond

Physiotherapist

Sean Raymond

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 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.

Location

Selkirk Waterfront

Marco Crescenzi

Physiotherapist

Marco Crescenzi

Physiotherapist

After completing a Specialized Honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University, Marco graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2013. Marco’s physiotherapy practice focuses on the body as a whole, paring manual therapy techniques such as trigger point release and functional dry needling with exercise prescription to correct and resolve muscle imbalances that lead to musculoskeletal injury and impairments. Marco’s training also focuses on concussion rehabilitation. In addition to completing several courses specifically focused on the latest research and treatment strategies for mild traumatic brain injuries, Marco has also completed his advanced level vestibular training to treat conditions such as vertigo and dizziness. He is also a Certified Acupuncture Practitioner and is certified in Functional Dry Needling by Kinetacore.

Lauren Giles

Physiotherapist

Lauren Giles

Physiotherapist

Lauren holds a Master of Physical Therapy from UBC and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology (Quantitative Research emphasis) from the University of Victoria. With her background in mental health research, Lauren has 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 the assessment and treatment of orthopedics. After listening attentively to her patients’ needs and goals, she creates a treatment plan with an emphasis on education and therapeutic exercises while using clinic time for hands-on treatment involving manual and manipulative therapy.

Hannah Kesler

Physiotherapist

Hannah Kesler

Physiotherapist

Hannah earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver after completing a Bachelor in Health and Physical Education at Mount Royal University. Hannah incorporates manual therapy, individualized exercise, and patient education in her practice and currently holds a Level 1 Orthopaedic Manual Therapy certification.

Hannah has a love for all things active, including yoga, hiking, rock climbing, and basketball. This inspires her to work collaboratively with her patients to assist them in returning to the things they love as well as providing preventative care. Working with all ages and activity levels, Hannah believes in a comprehensive approach to treatment, including stress management, sleep, and regular activity.

Jaymie McGowan

Physiotherapist

Jaymie McGowan

Physiotherapist

Jaymie holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan (1999) and a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University (2005). She is currently working toward her certification in manual therapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and has extensive post-graduate education in John Barnes Myofascial Release. Jaymie’s clinical interests are lumbo-pelvic dysfunction, lower limb and foot pain, sports injury rehabilitation, and complex multi-system issues. She incorporates manual therapy, therapeutic and functional exercises, myofascial release, and education into her therapy sessions. 

Jaymie is passionate about empowering her clients to understand and connect with their own bodies and be able to independently navigate their journey towards optimal health and performance. Jaymie is a certified Pilates instructor (both mat and apparatus) and taught at the Pilates Center of Montreal prior to studying physiotherapy.

Bryn Thompson

Physiotherapist

Bryn Thompson

Physiotherapist

Bryn’s passion for working with the human body has taken him on a journey: he’s been an Olympic athlete and world champion rower, a horse physiotherapist, an elite-level manual therapist, and a trauma psychotherapeutically informed bodyworker, among other roles. 

Immediately after graduating from UBC, Bryn began treating people one on one as he completed his advanced diploma in manipulative therapy and practiced and taught therapeutic yoga. For more than 17 years, he has combined myofascial release, manipulative therapy, movement retraining, therapeutic exercise, Trauma/tension Release Exercises (TRE), and functional dry needling to get to the heart of what a person brings into the room and facilitate the healing process.

Learn more here: https://brynthompsonphysio.com/welcome

Mali Przy

Physiotherapist

Mali Przy

Physiotherapist

Mali obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and her Master of Physiotherapy from UBC.

Mali believes in a holistic whole-body approach that empowers individuals through a combination of exercise, education, and treatment. Her goal is to help guide you through the rehabilitation process so you can feel and move better in your body. Mali holds a Level 1 Orthopaedic Manual Therapy certification, and has completed additional training in pelvic floor dysfunction. In addition to treating the usual MSK and ortho injuries, Mali can assess and treat urinary and bowel incontinence, pelvic pain syndromes and more. Please see Fix Healthcare’s website for more info on pelvic health physiotherapy.

 

 

What You Need to Know

  • Do I need a referral from a doctor?

    No, you do not need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist.

  • What can physiotherapy help with?
    • Strength and conditioning
    • Stability and core training
    • Movement retraining
    • Posture and alignment issues
    • Post car accident recovery (ICBC)
    • Post-surgical recovery
    • Sports injuries
    • Overuse issues
    • Concussion rehabilitation
    • Vertigo and dizziness
    • Muscle imbalances
    • Persistent pain
  • What kinds of treatment can I receive in my physiotherapy session?
    • Manual therapy – hands-on manipulation
    • Electrical nerve stimulation
    • Myofascial release and soft tissue release (MFR)
    • IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation – Needling)
    • Cold-laser, electrical therapy, and ultrasound
    • Functional testing – movement assessment
    • Taping and bracing
    • Personalized stretching and exercises
    • Referral to other disciplines and services to help with your recovery
  • Do you do direct billing?

    Yes! We directly bill most major insurance providers. Ask us if we can bill directly for you!

  • Is physiotherapy covered by ICBC?

    Yes! Physiotherapy is often a great place to start when you’re facing recovery from car accident related injuries, especially if you’re feeling overwhelmed or are unsure where to start. Your physiotherapist will assess your injuries, ask how your regular activities have been impacted, and create a treatment plan that works for you. For more information about car accident recovery and care at Fix, click here.

  • Do you accept WorkSafeBC claims?

    We apologize for the inconvenience, but we do not handle WCB claims.

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