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PhysioLife Welcomes Physiotherapist Krysta Wark
November 5, 2015

PhysioLife is pleased to announce that Physiotherapist Krysta Wark has joined our team.  Krysta has an extensive academic past having completed her Bachelor of Science in Honours Biology, and her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia.  Krysta’s treatment approach incorporates manual therapy and exercise to restore function, treat and prevent injuries, and enhance physical performance.

Krysta enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities, with a special interest in young athletes, pre and post-natal moms, and running injuries.  She is dedicated to continuous professional development and has completed the Mulligan Concept lower quadrant course and is pursuing her Orthopaedic levels to advance her skills in manual therapy.  She is also an active member in the physiotherapy community and sites on the subcommittee of the Global Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

In her spare time you will find Krysta running as close to the ocean as possible, navigating the slopes of the ski hill, getting blisters on multi-day hikes or getting muddy on the mountain bike trails.

PhysioLife Physiotherapist Andrea Chen Certified in Functional Dry Needling
March 17, 2015

PhysioLife Physiotherapist, Andrea Chen, recently completed the Level 1 course of Functional Dry Needling® (FDN) through KinetaCore®.  FDN is a dry needling technique that focuses on restoring functional movement.  It involves inserting a tiny monofilament needle into a muscle in order to release shortened bands and decrease trigger point activity.  As part of your physiotherapy treatment, this can help resolve pain and muscle tension, which will then allow proper movement.  Please give us a call, drop us an email, or talk to Andrea if you would like more information –  and to see if FDN would be appropriate for you.

PhysioLife Welcomes Physiotherapist Indy Khaira
November 1, 2014

PhysioLife Physiotherapy Clinic is pleased to announced that Indy Khaira will be joining our clinic as a physiotherapist.  Indy is a long time Surrey resident, but left briefly to attend the University of Saskatchewan – where he received both his Bachelor’s degree, and Masters degree in physical therapy.  Indy is currently a Sports First Responder and has entered into the Orthopaedic Levels System to advance his skills in manual and manipulative therapy.

Indy was exposed to physiotherapy from his own injuries while playing competitive soccer and basketball.  Indy combined his passion for competitive athletics, medicine, and strength & conditioning during school by becoming the trainer for the men’s varsity soccer team.  During his time as a trainer, he was heavily involved at the university sports medicine clinic and learned advanced taping techniques.  Indy followed this by gaining invaluable experience while working with the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy, the Saskatoon Rugby Association, and the 2014 Canada Cup (Football Canada).  Indy is able to serve a variety of clientele since he is fluent in English, Hindi, and Punjabi.in English, Hindi, and Punjabi.

PhysioLife Welcomes Physiotherapist Lisa Chandra
August 15, 2014

PhysioLife is pleased to welcome physiotherapist Lisa Chandra to our clinic.   Lisa has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a certificate of Applied Human Nutrition from Simon Fraser University.  Lisa completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta.

Lisa has spent the majority of her career working in private practice – including ten years in Edmonton.  While Lisa treats a variety of injuries, she has a special interest in dance medicine and running injuries.  Over the past ten years Lisa had the opportunity to work with a significant number of young dancers.  Currently, Lisa is an active member of Healthy Dancer Canada and the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS).  In 2012, she also completed a course in the Clinical Management of the Dancer Patient at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries in New York.

In addition to her Dance training, Lisa has also completed numerous other post-graduate courses, including the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute program.  She is currently pursuing her manual therapy levels and plans to pursue a Sports Physiotherapy Diploma.

 

PhysioLife Now Offering IMS
July 24, 2014

PhysioLife Physiotherapy Clinic is pleased to add IMS (intramuscular stimulation) to the services available for its patients.  Therapist Krystie Cheong was recently certified in Gunn IMS.  IMS (or Gunn IMS) was developed in the 1970’s by Dr. Chan Gunn.  The principles of IMS are rooted in Western Medicine and utilize acupuncture needles as a way to penetrate deep muscle tissue.  IMS can benefit many patients but particularly those who experience chronic neurological symptoms/pain.  To learn more about IMS, call to book an appointment with Krystie, or visit the UBC Gunn IMS website.

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