Physiotherapy

Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Exercise... Our therapists taylor the intervention based on your goals!


Registered Massage Therapy

Soft Tissue work performed by a Registered Massage Therapist.


IMS - Dry Needling

These therapists use a dry needle - similar to an acupuncture treatment


Kinesiology / Athletic Therapy / Active Rehab

Exercise Based Intervention designed to improve function. It's like Personal Training from a healthcare provider's lens.

Range of Motion, Strength, Conditioning, Return-to-Work, Return-to-Play

Masumi believes movement is the key to living a healthy, fulfilling life.

Masumi graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He has worked as a physiotherapist for the Vancouver Canucks, Pacific Football Club, Vancouver Warriors, and Quest University Athletics, treating a wide range of amateur, professional and Olympic-level athletes. As a former NCAA Division I athlete and Canadian Under-20 National Soccer team player, he has experience training and competing at the highest levels. Masumi has taken courses towards a Diploma in Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy and is a certified IMS practitioner. He has also held a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) designation. His specific interests include ACL rehabilitation, running-related injuries, and sport-specific rehabilitation.

When he’s not in the clinic you can find him running in the neighbourhood or on the North Shore trails with his two dogs, taking in the latest show at the York theatre, or trying to catch a wave in Tofino. Masumi resides in the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood and is excited about serving his community!

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Brian completed his Masters of Physical Therapy degree at University of Sydney. He worked in Sydney where he gained valuable experiences from working with a variety of patients; this includes, but not limited to post-operative, neurological, and musculoskeletal conditions.

During his time in Sydney while working as a physiotherapist, Brian was also doing sports coverage for basketball and rugby games and tournaments. Brian also participated in running events assisting runners with soft-tissue massage to best prepare them for their race.

His treatment approach includes a thorough assessment and education to help you better understand your body. Brian encourages a proactive patient engagement to help you recover and reach your full potential. With an avid interest in all types of musculoskeletal and sport injuries, Brian is eager to help those looking for preventative education and personalized care through exercise prescription and manual therapy.

Brian’s mission is to ensure you feel more confident at achieving your goals while enjoying the recovery process throughout your time together.

Outside of work, he also enjoys staying active – whether that be at the gym, playing basketball, or hiking. As much as he enjoys staying active, relaxing with a cup of coffee is always nice.

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Special Interests: Knee Injuries, Orthopaedics, Running Injuries, ​Lower Limb Injuries, Shoulder Rehabilitation.

After graduating with a degree in Kinesiology at UBC, Colin went to pursue his Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney.

Since graduating, Colin has been working in a musculoskeletal private practice in Australia where he predominately worked with the sporting population. Having worked at a running specialist clinic, he has developed a special interest in treating runners, tendons and lower limb injuries, with emphasis on ACL rehab.

As an experienced physiotherapist, Colin has received additional training through several post-graduate courses including the Mulligan Manual Therapy courses (both lower & upper limb), ACL rehab courses, running injury courses and attended several orthopaedic conferences.

In addition to this, Colin enjoys promoting the profession of physiotherapy by mentoring students and new graduate physiotherapists. He can also be found translating research for physiotherapists worldwide. In his spare time, he stays active by running, playing volleyball and going on hikes. He’s also a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur.

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Erin was born and raised in the Okanagan, specifically Kelowna BC. She is no rookie to an active lifestyle and grew up enjoying all things outdoors that Kelowna had to offer including skiing, swimming at the lake, soccer, biking, kickboxing and running. Therefore, it is not a surprise that she wound up in the health industry. Erin graduated in 2019 from UBCO with her Bachelor of Human Kinetics and a major in Clinical Exercise Physiology. She was the Student Trainer for the cross country team in her last year and had the opportunity to put some of her knowledge to the test.

Erin believes that movement and exercise is the key to a healthy lifestyle. She is here to assist you with any exercise needs from rehabilitation to high performance.

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Gwyn graduated with her Master’s of Physical Therapy degree from UBC. Previously, she obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology, and worked as a Kinesiologist. From volunteering in adaptive sport and physical activity, she also has experience working with people with spinal cord injuries, MS, and Parkinson’s. Gwyn also works at St. Paul’s Hospital in outpatient orthopaedics and acute care.

From sessions with Gwyn, you can expect a focused assessment of your functional movement and biomechanics. Treatment techniques include manual therapy, trigger point release, movement re-education, and (fun) tailored rehab exercises.

Gwyn graduated with her Master’s of Physical Therapy degree from UBC. Previously, she obtained he... Read More

Stephen Blaxland is a UBC Masters of Physical Therapy Graduate, avid skier, music enthusiast, and resident pain science expert at The Physio Shop. Stephen is guided by principles of self efficacy (“teach a man to fish/heal”) and honesty. He has worked in various occupational health and private settings within the lower mainland. Special interests include chronic pain, concussion and vestibular treatment. Please contact Stephen via The Physio Shop to set up a time.

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Davin MacKenzie received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of British Columbia in 2014, and his Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree in 2011. His active lifestyle has given him a great deal of experience in the field of rehabilitative medicine. While at UBC, he competed as a varsity athlete for the Cross Country and Track & Field teams where he found ongoing physiotherapy an invaluable component to performing at a high level. Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, he worked as an athletic trainer for a number of UBC varsity athletic teams, and as a kinesiologist directing personal rehabilitation programs for clients suffering from work and/or MVA-related injuries using the Functional Movement Screen model. He has taken a number of manual therapy courses towards achieving his Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy, in addition to courses in myofascial manipulation and taping, preventing and treating running injuries, and cranial and nerve manipulation techniques. Davin is also a certified IMS (dry needling) practitioner. He believes in treating the body as a whole by identifying the areas of dysfunction, which have caused systemic compensations and ultimately, physical injury. Davin currently enjoys recreational running, climbing, surfing and snowboarding and has a passion for helping people to re-engage in their lives with improved performance and comfort.

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Ken is a Masters of Physiotherapy graduate at Leeds Beckett University in the UK and Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at SFU. Through his international experience, he has had the opportunity to work with various population groups such as patients with neurological conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, and chronic pain. Combining his love for all things active and active rehabilitation, Ken hopes to be able to use his knowledge to help people return to activities/sports they enjoy from injury. His treatment approach includes a mixture of pain science, biomechanical technique, manual therapy and education to give patients the tools they need to overcome their injury.

In addition, Ken has had previous experience working as a personal trainer and team trainer with the SFU varsity football team. His interests include learning new activities and sports (currently cycling), many topics of health and wellness, travel, and music.

On weekends you can find him sketching at your local coffee shop or having a pint at one of Vancouver’s finest craft beer breweries (depending on the time of day), or enjoying some of BC’s great outdoors with his puppy, Luna.

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Most kids from Thunder Bay, Ontario grow up playing hockey, throwing snowballs, and camping in any conditions; Trevor is no different. He’s spent numerous hours on the ice and in the outdoors hiking, snowboarding, skiing, snowmobiling, fishing and hunting. With this type of active lifestyle from such a young age it is inevitable to find yourself in rehab settings. Trevor found interest in this process and went on to graduate with Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from Lakehead U, has spent time in the doctorate of Chiropractic program at Northwestern HSU and obtained UBC’s Master of Physical Therapy degree. Trevor now consults with high level amateur and pro athletes ranging from Golfers, Olympic Lifters, Soccer Players, Sprinters, Baseball and Volleyball players to improve their movement efficiency. Strength and conditioning, performance and return to sport continue to be a major component of his practice, along with return to work and function for the general population. Trevor’s vision as the founder of The Physio Shop is to provide patients with the highest level of care and the best possible customer service experience. He and his colleagues pride themselves on their approachability and practicality of the services they provide. Trevor has prior experience as clinician and manager of a hand therapy clinic in New Westminster and has challenged the Hand Therapy Certification Exam. He is also an IMS/ Dry Needling certified practitioner.

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