Welcome to Back In Action Physiotherapy & Massage!

We do not require patients or practitioners to wear a face mask but if you would prefer to wear a mask and/or have your practitioner wear a mask please let us know when you check in an we will be happy to accommodate your request.

Cancellation Policy - We do require 24 hours notice for cancellation of all/any appointments. If this requirement is not met, you will be subject to a cancellation fee

We look forward to seeing you!

Please be advised there will be a small price increase on all treatments Jan 15, 2024

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are movement specialists who are university educated and registered with the College of Physiotherapists (of BC). Physiotherapist’s at Back in Action aim to improve and restore optimal functioning through the use of a variety of treatment modalities including hands on manual techniques, needling /acupuncture, electrotherapy and exercise. Physiotherapists use advanced science... Read More

Physiotherapists are movement specialists who are university educated and registered with the College of Physiotherapists (of BC).

Physiotherapist’s at Back in Action aim to improve and restore optimal functioning through the use of a variety of treatment modalities including hands on manual techniques, needling /acupuncture, electrotherapy and exercise. Physiotherapists use advanced science and research with the goal of alleviating pain, restoring motion and promoting healing.
At Back In Action we embrace the goal to get you back in action by enabling our patients to heal using a holistic approach which appreciates the complexities of your body and its physical function. Modern trends in Physiotherapy provide for specialization in various areas.

Visit our website to see the more specialized areas that our Physical Therapists in Whistler have training and post graduate qualifications in.
https://backinactionphysiotherapy.com

You Physiotherapy appointment may be eligible to claim on extended benefits, check with your provider prior to making your appointment. We offer direct billing for up to 16 providers.


Women's Health

Women’s health physiotherapy refers to disorders that are specific to women during various phases of life ranging from adulthood, pregnancy, post-partum, menopause and old age. This also includes rehabilitation pre and post-surgery and post-cancer diagnosis/treatment.


Concussion Assessments

Concussions are the result of acceleration-deceleration forces applied to the brain, and are a common occurrence in contact sports or sports involving speed. Concussion may result from direct impact or sudden rotational or shear forces transmitted to the brain, causing axon (nerve) dysfunction. A number of neurological functions may have been affected and symptoms can vary considerably, therefo... Read More

Concussions are the result of acceleration-deceleration forces applied to the brain, and are a common occurrence in contact sports or sports involving speed. Concussion may result from direct impact or sudden rotational or shear forces transmitted to the brain, causing axon (nerve) dysfunction. A number of neurological functions may have been affected and symptoms can vary considerably, therefore a thorough evaluation should be conducted by a medical professional.

Treatment often involves vestibular rehabilitation exercises (balance and postural stability, eye and head control) as these sensitive sensory systems, which are managed by the brain, are often affected. Treatment will also likely involve the neck.

If you are booking this type of treatment for the first time, please refer to our online resources
https://backinactionphysiotherapy.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/BIA-concussion-Book-compressed.pdf

An initial treatment is 1 hour, for your subsequent appointments please check with your physiotherapist as to whether you require 30 minutes or 1 hour for follow up sessions.


Registered Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft tissue (i.e. muscles and nerves) to alleviate pain, muscle tension, spasm or trigger points while also aiming to improve mobility and promote relaxation. Massage also has a positive effect on the body’s natural healing processes and compliments physiotherapy and injury rehabilitation. Massage Therapy can be used to treat both acute and chron... Read More

Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft tissue (i.e. muscles and nerves) to alleviate pain, muscle tension, spasm or trigger points while also aiming to improve mobility and promote relaxation. Massage also has a positive effect on the body’s natural healing processes and compliments physiotherapy and injury rehabilitation.

Massage Therapy can be used to treat both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs can work with a variety of patient populations in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability . Massage therapy can be beneficial to a wide variety of conditions and is a great addition to your everyday healthcare.

You RMT appointment may be eligible to claim on extended benefits, check with your provider prior to making your appointment. We offer direct billing for up to 16 providers.


Custom Casted Orthotics

Orthotics are custom made devices that fit in your shoes. Our custom foot orthotics are custom casted and sent to Paris Orthotics to be moulded. Our therapists conduct a thorough assessment to design a truly custom device. You Orthotics may be eligible to claim on extended benefits, check with your provider prior to making your appointment that they will approve orthotics made by a PHYSIOTHE... Read More

Orthotics are custom made devices that fit in your shoes. Our custom foot orthotics are custom casted and sent to Paris Orthotics to be moulded. Our therapists conduct a thorough assessment to design a truly custom device.

You Orthotics may be eligible to claim on extended benefits, check with your provider prior to making your appointment that they will approve orthotics made by a PHYSIOTHERAPIST. You will be required to pay upfront costs and submit your claim with your insurance company as direct billing is not available for this appointment type (RCMP are an exception and are eligible).


Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a safe and effective patient centred manual therapy which works in combination with the individuals own homeostatic mechanisms to help restore optimal health. It works with the understanding that the way the body is able to function is inseparable from the way it is structured. All aspects of the body must work together to maintain health and the osteopathic approach is able to... Read More

Osteopathy is a safe and effective patient centred manual therapy which works in combination with the individuals own homeostatic mechanisms to help restore optimal health. It works with the understanding that the way the body is able to function is inseparable from the way it is structured.

All aspects of the body must work together to maintain health and the osteopathic approach is able to address the person as a whole to improve not only structure and therefore function but overall health and well-being.
Osteopathic Practitioners support the body’s ability to restore and maintain health by using skilled palpation and manual techniques to influence muscles, joints, nerves, connective tissue, circulation and internal organs.

Osteopathic Practitioners treat people of all ages, from newborns to seniors. If you are experiencing pain or dysfunction, or want to take preventative measures to improve your health, Osteopathy can help.

You Osteopathy appointment may be eligible to claim on extended benefits, check with your provider prior to making your appointment. You will be required to pay upfront costs for your appointment as we are unable to direct bill for this appointment type (RCMP are eligible for direct billing).


Certified Hand Therapist

A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physiotherapist who has a minimum of three years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy. In addition, the Certified Hand Therapist has successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. Because of changes in the professi... Read More

A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physiotherapist who has a minimum of three years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy. In addition, the Certified Hand Therapist has successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. Because of changes in the profession, every CHT is required to demonstrate continued professional development and competency by recertifying every five years.


Worksafe Claims

When people have a work-related injury or disease, we help them get the health care and rehabilitation services they need. This may include consultation with a Physiotherapist or Certified Hand Therapist. ONLY SELECT THIS APPOINTMENT TYPE IF: - you have made a Worksafebc claim with your employer - you have contacted Worksafebc and notified them of your claim (ph: 1.888.967.5377) - you ha... Read More

When people have a work-related injury or disease, we help them get the health care and rehabilitation services they need. This may include consultation with a Physiotherapist or Certified Hand Therapist.

ONLY SELECT THIS APPOINTMENT TYPE IF:
- you have made a Worksafebc claim with your employer
- you have contacted Worksafebc and notified them of your claim (ph: 1.888.967.5377)
- you have a claim number
- you are within 60 days of your date of injury


Telehealth - Physiotherapy

n need of physiotherapy services and unable to come into the clinic? Back In Action Sports Physiotherapy now provides services online through Tele-Rehabilitation, also known as Telehealth. Physiotherapists provide a wide range of services, many of which are perfectly suited for online appointments. From the first assessment, your history tells us where to look and what is most likely the cause... Read More

n need of physiotherapy services and unable to come into the clinic? Back In Action Sports Physiotherapy now provides services online through Tele-Rehabilitation, also known as Telehealth.
Physiotherapists provide a wide range of services, many of which are perfectly suited for online appointments. From the first assessment, your history tells us where to look and what is most likely the cause of your problem. By watching you move, we can see what joints aren’t working their best and what muscles could be doing a better job. We can give you exercises to teach those muscles and joints what to do and how to do it. On top of it all, the education we provide allows you to have a better understanding of how your body works.
We are able to provide physiotherapy services for orthopaedic, pelvic floor and concussion and vestibular rehabilitation.
How does it work?
For Telehealth appointments we use Physitrack, a physiotherapy-specific online platform used for delivering physiotherapy services throughout the world. Physitrack uses encrypted communication to ensure your appointment is safe and secure.
When you book your appointment, you will be emailed a confirmation of your appointment time and an intake form. Please ensure your intake form is filled out well before your appointment time so your physiotherapist can be well prepared for the appointment.
At the time of your appointment, your physiotherapist will email you a link to join your appointment online. Click that link, follow the prompts and away we go!

What do I need on my end for this?

Your smart phone, tablet or computer with a webcam. As long as you have a camera, a microphone and access to the internet, we can provide Telehealth services. The link will direct you to Physitrack’s app - Physiapp.
How do I pay for Telehealth services?

All Telehealth appointments require a credit card be on file before your appointment starts. This can be done through your online profile. Your credit card will not be charged until the time of your appointment.

Can I use my extended health insurance?

Some extended health insurance covers Telehealth while others do not. While we do direct billing for in person appointments, we do not do direct billing for Telehealth appointments.

What about ICBC and WSBC appointments?

As of March 15, 2020, both ICBC and WSBC do not have a policy surrounding Telehealth. However, ICBC has indicated they may approve Telehealth on a case by case basis.

MScPT, BSc, BHK, Functional Dry Needling, CAFCI (acupuncture), Womens Health/Pelvic Floor and Breastfeeding Therapy

Dana was raised in Squamish and grew up shredding the mountains of Whistler-Blackcomb. Throughout high school and university Dana worked for the mountain as a ski instructor, a custom boot fitter, and volunteered with the Adaptive Ski Program.

Dana earned her Bachelors of Science as well as a Bachelors of Human Kinetic from the University of British Columbia. She took a few years off between degrees to ski bum and compete on the World, North American, and Canadian Freeski Tours before completing her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. Since graduating Dana has been continuing her education by gaining her manual therapy levels, becoming certified in acupuncture and functional dry needling, and training as a women’s health and pelvic floor physical therapist.

In the clinic Dana’s interests include sports therapy, post-surgical rehabilitation, and education for injury prevention. As a women’s health and pelvic floor physical therapist, Dana treats a variety of conditions relating to pelvic pain and dysfunction, incontinence, and pre and post natal rehabilitation. As an active mom of two Dana wants to help women remain active and functional throughout their pregnancies and prepare their bodies to return to activity after baby has arrived. During any treatment Dana’s approach is to incorporate manual therapy with sport and functional exercise while providing education to help her clients understand their condition, their role in recovery and why each form of treatment has been chosen.

MScPT, BSc, BHK, Functional Dry Needling, CAFCI (acupuncture), Womens Health/Pelvic Floor and Bre... Read More

Rick is a highly experienced and credentialed RMT. He has been a practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist for over 20 years in Whistler. Rick graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Vancouver. Rick’s practice modalities are neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, muscle energy technique and joint play, just to name a few. Rick’s sport addictions are skiing, hockey, mountain biking, golf, kite-boarding, hiking, backpacking and camping. His other hobbies include playing the guitar, woodworking and graphic design.

Rick is a highly experienced and credentialed RMT. He has been a practicing as a Registered Mass... Read More

Manipulative/Musculoskeletal & Physiotherapist

M ClinPhys, BSc. PT

Jian graduated as a physiotherapist from Curtin University in Perth in 2012 working in both country and city health services in Australia. He completed his Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy masters degree in 2018. Jian currently teaches as part of the undergraduate physiotherapy program at Curtin University.

He has previously worked in snow sports injury management in both Canada and Japan and is an avid snowboarder himself. In the summer he enjoys biking, hiking and being outdoors

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Michael has more than seven years of experience as a physiotherapist working with a diverse range of people and conditions, including work-related injuries, chronic pain, sporting injuries, and post-operative rehabilitation. He has alway been heavily involved in sports physiotherapy, working with both amatuer and elite athletes in basketball, netball, soccer and rugby.

Michael’s love of the outdoors drew him to Whistler in 2017 and he has never looked back. He has fully embraced the mountain lifestyle, spending his free time skiing, hiking, rock climbing and more. Through his own participation in these activities he has developed a strong understanding of injury prevention and sport specific training required to fully take advantage of these demanding sports.

Coming from a competitive sporting background, he understands the impact that injuries can have both physically and mentally. Michael uses his experience in manual therapy and exercise prescription, alongside an emphasis on education to empower patients to take an active role in their recovery. With this in mind, he will work with you to tailor treatments to your individual goals and help you get back to the activities you love.

Michael has more than seven years of experience as a physiotherapist working with a diverse range... Read More

Sports & Manip Physiotherapistm IMS Practitioner BSc PT, Grad Dip PT Manips, Titled Post Grad Sports Physiotherapist. CGIMS, FCAMT

Bianca has been practicing Physiotherapy in Whistler since 1992 after graduating from University in Melbourne. During this time she completed Post Graduate studies in Manipulative Physiotherapy and Sports Physiotherapy gaining recognized titles specializing in both fields. Bianca also underwent executive MBA studies at the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Bianca has been voted Whistler’s #1 favorite Physio numerous times in the annual ‘best of Whistler’ survey and is dedicated to Whistler sea to sky community health. Her philosophy includes engaging her patients actively in their treatment and giving them the information and ability to help themselves.

Bianca sits on the board of directors of the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program and is passionate about aiding those with disabilities to gain experience in Physical activity.

Career Highlights include:

Australian Institute of Sport/Olympic Winter Institute of Australia consultant/team Physio since 1999 to winter sports and Olympic distance elite triathlon.

Canadian Sport Centre Pacific and “Own the Podium” consultant Physio/health care provider since 2007.

Invited speaker at International Sports Science IOC Medical congress 2004 Greece Olympic Games.

Physiotherapist to teams at Sydney 2000, Salt Lake 2002, Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.

Her extensive experience with elite and recreational athletes gives Bianca the ability to ensure quality care and use of the latest available research and techniques.

When not working, Bianca is a keen participant in sports and outdoor pursuits.

Sports & Manip Physiotherapistm IMS Practitioner BSc PT, Grad Dip PT Manips, Titled Post Grad... Read More

Sports, Manipulative/Musculoskeletal & Hand Physiotherapist

M. PT Sports, M. PT Manips, M. PT Studies, BSc Kin, SPC, C.GIMS, FCAMP, CSCS, IMS Practitioner, Certified Hand Therapist, Concussion and Vestibular Therapist (CCMI)

Mike Conway first completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria in Canada, before heading off to Australia to study physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. In 2005 he completed a Masters degree in Physiotherapy studies, in 2007 he completed a Masters degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy and then in 2009 he completed a Masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy. His education has given him recognized specialization in the latest evidenced based practice, skilled assessment and diagnosis of complex pain syndromes, sport and spinal related injuries and effective ‘hands-on’ management techniques.

In 2013, mike also successfully became a certified hand therapist giving him recognized specialization in the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle.

Mike enjoys treating a varied case load of patients with musculoskeletal injuries, including sport and orthopedic conditions, in private practice and while on the road with sporting teams. Mike has worked and traveled with various sporting teams in Canada and Australia and continues to travel and work with the Canadian Ski Cross Team.

Mike has competed nationally in tennis and has played competitive volleyball, basketball, soccer and ultimate Frisbee and regularly mountain bikes, surfs and snowboards and ski’s. Mike also completed his first Subaru Ironman Canada race in 2012 in under 11 hours. Areas of interest include injury prevention, concussion and mild traumatic brain injury, vestibular rehabilitation, sports and spinal injuries, hand therapy, exercise rehabilitation and strength and conditioning.

Team Physio for:

Canada Ski Cross Team: 2010-present Canada Para SB Cross Team: 2012-2014 Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics 2018 Sochi Winter Para Olympics 2014 Surfing Australia’s Junior World Team: (Gold Medal) 2013 Whistler Winter Olympics 2010 Poly Clinic Athletes Village BC Under 14 Nationals: (Gold medal) 2010 Australia A’s Cricket team: 2009 Australian Ultimate Mixed Frisbee Team World Championships: 2008 Brisbane Easts Semi Pro Mens Premier Soccer Team: 2006-7 Souths Semi Pro Mens Premier Rugby Union Teams: 2006-7

Sports, Manipulative/Musculoskeletal & Hand Physiotherapist M. PT Sports, M. PT Manips, M. P... Read More

BSc PT, Certified Concussion Management Clinician, Certified MDT, Certified Gunn IMS

Julie graduated in Physiotherapy from Université de Montréal in 2004.

During her first years of practice, she completed her level 3 in Manual Therapy as well as diverse Kinetic Control courses in order to provide efficient stabilizing exercises to help patients regain function.

She has been practicing in private clinic for the past 19 years, working with patients practicing a wide range of sports such as hockey, soccer, ultimate frisbee, running, ice skating, baseball and dancing. For the past 5 years, she has been treating and managing concussions and related symptoms as a Certified Clinician.

In 2019, she obtained her Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy with the Robin McKenzie Institute of Canada, which provides an effective assessment and treatment techniques that are a great complement to Manual Therapy, empowering patients to treat their own symptoms. To had another tool in the toolbox, Julie has done her Gunn IMS diploma in 2023.

Julie has interest in running injury and has been assessing and treating runners through the past years, trying to help beginners to love that sport. She also enjoys working with post-surgical patients such as ACL or rotator cuff reconstructions.

She first came to Whistler on a family ski trip in 2008 and fell in love with the mountains and the lifestyle. Years passed, and in 2021, she finally decided to fulfill her dream of living in BC with her family of 4 children.

Julie is an outdoor sport lover. She loves hiking and, in the winter, you will find her on the slopes skiing as often as possible alone or with her family.

VERSION FRANÇAISE

Graduée de l’Université de Montréal en 2004. Par la suite, j’ai complété ma formations en Thérapie Manuelle (Niveau 3), fais de multiples formations en Kinetic Control afin de mieux guidé mes patients dans leurs exercices de stabilisation.

Au cours des 19 dernières années de pratique en clinique privée, il m’a été donné de travailler avec des athlètes de tous les horizons sportifs. Depuis 5 ans, j’ai fait ma certification de gestion des commotions cérébrales avec CCMi. En 2019, j’ai obtenu ma certification de MDT avec l’institut Robin McKenzie. Une méthode d’évaluation et de traitement très complémentaire à mes formations antérieures. Et pour ajouter une option thérapeutique fort intéressante, Julie a fait son cours de Gunn IMS en 2023.

J’ai toujours eu un intérêt notable pour les blessures liées à la course et j’adore les défis reliés à la réadaptation post-opératoire, particulièrement pour les reconstruction de LCA et de coiffe des rotateurs.

Je suis venue pour la première fois à Whistler en 2008 et ce fut un coup de coeur pour l’endroit, les montagnes et le style de vie. En 2021, l’occasion de faire le saut de déménager dans l’Ouest est devenu possible et nous y vivons depuis.

Au plaisir de vous voir dans les sentiers de randonnée, en vélo de montagne et bien sûr, sur la montagne de ski, en solo ou en famille!

BSc PT, Certified Concussion Management Clinician, Certified MDT, Certified Gunn IMS Julie gradu... Read More

From the East coast to the West coast…

Magalie has been in the industry since 2016. Growing up practicing multiple sports, massage therapy peaked her curiosity. She started her journey after graduating from Vancouver School of Bodywork & Massage. A few years in the practice, she went back to school and obtained a second diploma through MH Vicars School of Massage therapy. She worked in the spa industry & in clinic setting providing variety of massage therapy. In addition to working with all types of people, she also have experience with professional athletes.

She is passionate for the human body. She loves helping others manage and overcome their pain, to prevent & recover from injury, to decrease stress associate with lifestyle, and to collaborate with them to set and achieve their goals.

Being active & competitively racing dirtbike, she understand the importance to have a pain free & healthy lifestyle. She enjoys a therapeutic approach using slow & steady techniques to treat the superficial & deep layer of the musculoskeletal system. We can say, she is driven about everything related to sports & active lifestyle!

During a session you can expect an assessment to tailor personal need of each client.

From the East coast to the West coast… Magalie has been in the industry since 2016. Growing up p... Read More

As an Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) Tracy’s strength is viewing the body as a whole and getting to the root cause of client’s health concerns. After 20 years of specializing in nutrition, particularly sports nutrition, Tracy has added Massage Therapy to her lists of assets. Tracy’s has taken a keen interest in Myo-Fascial Release, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation and working with the nervous system to get clients more lasting results. Her experience as a personal trainer and high-performance athlete adds to her holistic knowledge of the human body. Tracy won a Canadian University Championship in 1996, competing for the University of Windsor while completing her degree in Human Kinetics. Tracy is a long term local that has been enjoying the active mountain lifestyle, of running, biking, skiing here in Whistler since 1998.

As an Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) Tracy’s strength is viewing the body as a whole and gett... Read More

Kelsey Serwa Rey is not just an Olympic Gold and Silver medalist in Ski Cross. She recently completed her Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of British Columbia, graduating at the top of her class. Kelsey is passionate about helping her clients realize their greatest potential by ways of manual and exercise therapy. She empowers clients by encouraging them to take an active approach to their own recovery journey. Although retired from competition, Kelsey still enjoys the feeling of flying down the snow-covered slopes every winter. In the summer, you’ll find her riding her mountain bike or running through forests alongside her dog, Baloo.

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Sara has relocated to BC from the Maritimes. She has a passion for working with athletes and active people of all ages and stages of fitness. She has advanced certification in running injury management and prevention, as well experience with many other sports, Sara will keep you active year round.

Sara has a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics with a Major in Kinesiology and Minor in Biomechanics from St. Francis Xavier University and a Masters in Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University. She has her Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is a Diploma candidate.

Sara has relocated to BC from the Maritimes. She has a passion for working with athletes and acti... Read More

Nicole is a titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Certified Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and IMS practitioner.

Nicole has been practicing physiotherapy since 2001 after graduating from the University of Melbourne. In this time she has undergone further postgraduate studies including a Masters in Manual (Manipulative) Physiotherapy from the University of Western Australia in 2006, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Men’s and Women’s Pelvic Health from the University of Melbourne in 2010.

In the first half of her career, Nicole resided in Whistler, Canada. During this time, Nicole developed a special interest in hip, pelvis and spinal injuries, and clinical Pilates.

Nicole returned to Melbourne in 2010, extending her areas of interest into Men’s and Women’s Pelvic Health. This has led Nicole to work in the specialised areas of antenatal physiotherapy, and pelvic, bladder, bowel, gynaecological and sexual dysfunction.

Nicole’s extensive experience gives her the ability to ensure quality care and use of the latest available research and techniques in both Musculoskeletal and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy.

As well as clinical work, Nicole has worked in research at the Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia.

Nicole is kept busy by her young family and is a keen participant in yoga, sports and outdoor pursuits.

B Physiotherapy (Hons)(UMelb); M Physiotherapy (Manips)(UWA); PGrad Cert Cont & PF Rehab (UMelb); Gunn IMS Practitioner.

Nicole is a titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Certified Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and I... Read More

Emilie is excited to use her experience as an avid downhill skier and outdoor enthusiast to strengthen her physiotherapy practice and help her patients get back to doing what they love most. Whether it is returning to the slopes, the golf course or simply climbing the stairs, Emilie likes to collaborate with her patients to set task-oriented and functional rehabilitation goals. Emilie has experience with a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries as well as complex post surgical rehabilitation. While working in a rural community, she developed and implemented a post-operative hip and knee replacement rehabilitation program to help guide patients from surgery to normal function.

Originally from Vancouver, Emilie completed her BSc in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria, then her MSc in Physiotherapy at Queen’s University.

Outside of work you can find Emilie on Peak Chair, at the climbing wall, or hiking one of our beautiful local mountains.

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Having spent most of her life involved in sports, her journey into self-care drew her to massage as a method for sharing her knowledge while realizing her desire for helping others with their own issues. Ainslie’s passion lies in treating sports related injuries and post surgical rehabilitation. Ainslie’s therapeutic approach to treatment involves a mix of modalities to help her clients recover from their injuries.

Understanding the importance of a well formulated treatment plan, Ainslie incorporates in-person treatments with a well developed home-care routine. She believes that empowering clients to have an active role in their self care gives longer lasting results and moves them successfully through their recovery journey.

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Sports & Manual/Manip Physiotherapist IMS Practitioner BSc Physiotherapy, Master of Health Admin, Sport Physiotherapy Diploma, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapy, Certified GunnIMS, Certified Concussion Management Practitioner

Therese Leigh is an accomplished physiotherapist with over 25 years of clinical practice. She is involved locally with Canadian Sport Institute Pacific in developing and providing better care for our athletes at all levels of competition. Therese was the Lead of Physical Therapies and Injury Management for Canada Snowboard for the last 8 years. Prior to this she was the Lead Physiotherapist/Rehab Co-ordinator with the Canadian Ski Cross National Team, and a traveling therapist with Alpine Ski racing.

Therese has traveled to multiple Winter Olympic Games as a team therapist for Snowboard and Alpine Ski Canada. Therese continues to work with Alpine Canada, primarily working on returning injured athletes to snow. This year, Therese and BACK IN ACTION will continue to work with the National Snowboard and Ski X athletes as well as local development athletes.

Immediately upon graduation from UBC in 1994, Therese began working with a variety of sports teams, including road and mountain cycling, soccer and volleyball as well as completing post graduate diplomas in Manipulative Therapy and Sports Therapy. In 2004 Therese completed her Master’s of Health Administration which included a research project; Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Whiplash Associated Disorders. She has been a guest lecturer at UBC and various national conferences speaking on the value of exercise, manual therapy and education for successful treatment of whiplash. Recently, Therese completed extensive training in vestibular/concussion diagnosis and rehabilitation and has incorporated this into her practice.

Therese has been mountain biking and skiing since childhood and has learned through her own injuries, as well as ongoing education, what works to ensure full recovery and return to activity. Her treatment philosophy is straight forward:

“Combine manual, hands on treatment with education and active exercise and you will get results. The goal is to have the client not only feel better that day but to stay pain free and strong for the long term.”

Sports & Manual/Manip Physiotherapist IMS Practitioner BSc Physiotherapy, Master of Health Ad... Read More

As someone who thrives on an active lifestyle, Nathan deeply understands the importance of moving pain-free and performing at your best. With a background in various sports including soccer, surfing, snowboarding, golf and gym, Nathan recognises the demands these activities place on the body. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or an enthusiastic beginner, his goal is to ensure you can enjoy your passions to the fullest.

At the heart of his practice is a commitment to personalized care. Nathan believes in taking the time to truly understand your unique needs and challenges. Through thorough assessments and tailored treatment plans, he aims to address not only the symptoms but also the underlying causes of discomfort, helping you find lasting relief and improved functionality.

Nathan uses a range of manual therapy techniques including soft tissue massage, trigger point release, muscle energy techniques, joint mobilisation and cranio-sacral therapy. Nathan also believes in providing appropriate exercise prescription and education to ensure the best results.

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Luke became a true believer in the healing power of massage after suffering from a whiplash injury. After receiving his first ever RMT treatment he was back on his surfboard two days later. He went on to complete his own RMT education at the M.H. Vickers School of Massage Therapy and now works with clients in Whistler.

Luke understands many different types of injuries through personal experience. This allows him to bring a customized treatment plan resulting in the best outcome for his client’s needs. In addition to working with all types of people, Luke also has experience with professional athletes.

Prior to becoming an RMT, Luke spent his early days forest fire fighting across BC and continues to commit his time to the Whistler POC fire rescue and Blackcomb Volunteer Ski Patrol, where he is regularly trained in first aid and other emergency life-saving skills.

Luke returned to Whistler in 2006 with his wife and two kids, after having spent much of his early 20’s living and riding these mountains every day. In his spare time he enjoys walking his dog Chili, spending time with his family and skiing, surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding when time allows.

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