Andrea Chen

Physiotherapist Andrea Chen

Physiotherapist

B.H.K., MScPT, CAFCI, FDN/IMS

Andrea completed her Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia, followed by her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University.  In addition to physiotherapy, Andrea is also certified to perform acupuncture and is certified in IMS.  Additionally, Andrea has completed Level 3 of the prestigious Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy program.

Andrea’s interest in physiotherapy began while spending considerable time rehabilitating her own sports injuries when growing up.  After personally experiencing the benefits of physiotherapy, Andrea became motivated to help others experience these same benefits.

Andrea has a variety of interests and clinical experience including sports, orthopaedics, workplace injuries, injuries caused from motor vehicle accidents, arthritis, osteoporosis, pre/post surgical rehabilitation, and helping those suffering from back and neck pain.  Andrea has a particular interest in running injuries – having taken numerous post-graduate courses in the treatment of these injuries.  Andrea is constantly taking additional training in other areas too – to date, Andrea has taken courses in therapeutic taping, cervical spine articular dysfunctions, and the Mulligan concept.

Andrea’s sport involvement includes working with the Richmond Roadrunner’s lacrosse team, the 2012 BC Summer games, the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championships at Softball City, Earl Marriott Football, and Americas Masters Games.  Andrea has also given presentations to local running groups on injury prevention and performance.

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Linda, Retired RN

Krystie, I really appreciate all the care that you’ve given me and I’m truly grateful to have you as my physiotherapist. Thank you for everything that you do. read more

COVID 19 NOTICE

Update: July 1, 2021

As the Province of BC enters Step 3 of the restart plan, things will mostly remain status quo at PhysioLife.  Changes are as follows:

  1. based on guidelines published by the College of Massage Therapists of BC, masks inside massage treatment rooms are no longer mandatory.  Masks do not need to be worn if and only if both patient and therapist mutually agree.  If you would like your therapist to wear a mask, they will.  If your therapist would like their patients to wear a mask, we kindly ask for your cooperation.  Masks must still be worn in all common areas of the clinic, so please keep bringing your masks!
  2. Our waiting room will be open on a limited basis (yay!)

All other COVID-19/communicable disease guidelines remain in place, and can be viewed on our website.  Our profession is governed by the College of Physical Therapists of BC and the College of Massage therapists of BC.  The rules and regulations passed down from these Colleges supersede any WorkSafeBC requirements which are imposed on the general population.  Therefore, we can only relax restrictions once our Colleges approve.  Our setting is a healthcare setting which is a high risk environment, even if masks are worn.  As the summer progresses, we hope to receive new guidance from our Colleges which will allow us to ease some of our other protocols.  However, we will only do so if we believe it will not interfere with the health and safety of our therapists, staff, and patients.

Thank you for your continued support.  We hope everyone stays healthy.

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