Our Team

Our Team

Registered Massage Therapist

IMG 4964 451x640Dave Gifford graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2002. Since then, he's always remained active within the massage therapy profession. Over his years of practice, he has honed in his treatment focus on the cases and issues that are most prevalent in our community. Dave's areas of expertise are:
• Athletic/Sports Massage
• Pre and Post Natal Massage
• Workplace Stress, Headaches, and Ergonomic Issues
• I.C.B.C. Claimants
He has also taken time to gather experience with the geriatric community, multiple sclerosis patients, workplace ergonomic set-ups, and the University of British Columbia athletic teams.
Dave's approach has always been to have the client's best interest in mind. His years of experience providing treatment have taught him which techniques are appropriate for each client's needs, resulting in effective health care with less post treatment pain.
Techniques Dave may use during treatment include, but are not limited to:
• Active Release Therapy
• Myofascial Release
• Sports Petrissage
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy
• Joint Mobilizations
Dave was born, raised, and currently resides in the White Rock area. In his leisure time, he enjoys cycling, snowboarding and travelling.  He is available for Registered Massage Therapy appointments at the Panorama Clinic on Mondays and Thursdays.

 

M.P.T. (Master of Physical Therapy), B.Sc. (Human Kinetics)

IMG 0807 3Dan is a recent Master of Physical Therapy graduate from the University of British Columbia, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph. He plans to pursue training in Functional Movement Assessment and Advanced Manual Therapy techniques through the Canadian Orthopedic Division. He also plans to become certified in IMS dry needling.

Dan grew up in Midwestern Ontario where he played hockey, football and baseball. He has always had an interest in athletics and the process of rehabilitation from initial injury until the return-to-play phase. Dan’s treatment style focuses on the implementation of exercise and manual techniques to relieve pain, improve the day –to-day function of clients and optimize the performance of athletes. He also emphasizes educating his clients in order to maintain their pain-free function.

During his spare time, Dan can be found playing recreational hockey and softball, spending time in the gym and hiking.

Dan is available for 1:1 physiotherapy Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Panorama location and Tuesdays and Fridays at the Ocean Park Clinic.  

 M.P.T. (Master of Physical Therapy), B.H.K (Bachelor of Human Kinetics), Dry Needling/IMS Cert., Vestibular Rehabilitation

Eric web 2016 452x640Eric obtained his Master of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. He is currently pursuing his Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy, and Diploma of Sports Physiotherapy. He has completed additional training in dry needling/ intramuscular stimulation, manual therapy techniques, the Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Functional Movement Screen.

Eric has a special interest in the management, assessment and treatment of dizziness and vertigo including post-concussion symptoms and vestibular conditions. He has completed advanced courses in vestibular rehabilitation and concussion rehabilitation. 

Eric grew up in Richmond playing baseball, basketball, and soccer among many other sports. His passion for sports and recreation continues as a physiotherapist. He works with several sports teams as a team Physiotherapist. Eric is passionate about injury prevention and gives talks to amateur coaches educating them on effective injury prevention methods to keep athletes healthy and participating.

Eric has a wide range of clinical experience, from treating athletes and weekend warriors, to clients with injuries post-motor vehicle accident and those suffering from chronic pain. Eric uses a blend of manual therapy, individualized exercises and education to help clients get back to optimal function and doing the things they love.

Education

            -Bachelor of Human Kinetics, UBC, 2010
            -Master of Physical Therapy, UBC, 2013
            -Canadian Orthopaedic Division Level 4 Manual Therapy Courses
            -Certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation
            -Dry Needling/IMS Kinetacore Level 1 Certifed
            -Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Functional Movement Screen Certified
            -Additional courses and certifications in hip,knee and shoulder rehabilitation and concussion management and treatment

Experience

            -BC Rugby Provincial Team Physiotherapist 2015 - present
            -Team Physiotherapist, Langley Thunder Senior A Lacrosse Team 2015
            -Team Physiotherapist, Richmond Roadrunners Intermediate A Lacrosse, 2013 - present
            -Volunteer Physiotherapist, Meraloma Rugby Club, 2012-present
            -Volunteer Physiotherapist for numerous sporting events/games including HSBC Vancouver Ruugby 7s therapy team, BC Summer Games Rugby 7s,  Beach Soccer Blast,Canadian Rugby Nationals, Karate Canada Nationals
            -Student Trainer, UBC Varsity Baseball Team, 2010        

Hobbies

            -Playing baseball, basketball, soccer, squash, tennis
            -Cooking and eating new foods
            -Hiking, skiing and camping

 

 MPT (Master of Physical Therapy), BSc Hons (Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology)

IMG 4831 454x640Jeff holds a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Honours from the University of Victoria. He is currently pursuing his Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy, and Diploma of Sports Physiotherapy. Jeff has also completed additional training in Concussion Rehabilitation, Functional Movement Screening, Manual Therapy, and holds a Sport First Responder certificate.

Jeff grew up in Surrey playing, refereeing and coaching: Baseball, Box Lacrosse, Field Lacrosse, and Hockey. His strong exercise background and active lifestyle guided him into the physiotherapy profession. Jeff has been involved in elite levels of Hockey Training for the past 5 years. He has a keen interest in Concussion Rehabilitation and Nutrition, providing seminars to local sports teams on injury prevention with a focus on keeping athletes healthy on and off the field. Jeff has a strong research background and continuously looks for new advances in Physiotherapy to incorporate into his practice, since he strongly believes in treatment using evidence-based therapy.

Jeff is available for 1:1 Physiotherapy appointments at our new South Surrey (Ocean Park) location Monday – Friday afternoons.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Kinesiology, UVic (2012)
  • Master of Physical Therapy, UBC (2014)

Experience:

  • Student Representative on the Board of Directors for the College of Physical Therapy (2012-2014)

Accomplishments:

  • Canadian Institute of Health Research: Health Professional Student Research Award (May, 2011)
  • Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Feasibility of using the Nintendo Wii as a Source of Physical Activity and Functional Movements in Children Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (May, 2012)
  • Master’s Systematic Review: Comparison of Active and Passive Strategies to Improve Cardiovascular Patient’s Adherence to Exercise Treatment (Sept, 2014)

Fun:

  • Baseball, Hiking, Lacrosse, Hockey, Running, Tennis, Yoga, Wakeboarding, and Weightlifting

M.P.T. (Master of Physical Therapy), Cert. Continence & Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, B.Sc.

kathy miller picKathy graduated from the University of Victoria in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree and went on to complete her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2006. During her physiotherapy education, Kathy developed a keen interest in women’s health, and was fortunate to work alongside the physiotherapists at BC Women’s Hospital.

After graduation, Kathy became more acutely aware of the importance of pelvic floor health, which led to her obtaining a postgraduate certificate in Continence and Pelvic Floor Re-education. After completing this training, Kathy began working at the Continence Clinic at the Jimmy Pattison Outpatient Care & Surgical Centre helping both women and men with urinary incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction.

Kathy is looking forward to bringing her clinical skills and experience to Physiomoves. She will also continue to pursue postgraduate studies, further evolving her expertise in pelvic floor health and the field of women’s health.

When not at work, Kathy and her husband enjoy an active life with their two young boys, helping them explore all the fun and outdoors that White Rock and the lower mainland have to offer.

MPT (Master of Physical Therapy), BHK (Bachelor of Human Kinetics)

IMG 4954 451x640Madison completed her Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics at UBC Okanagan with a focus in clinical exercise physiology. Throughout her undergrad she worked as a personal trainer with individuals of various levels of fitness and in a program for people with a chronic disease focusing on improving fitness, education and quality of life. Learning about the intricate functional systems of the body sparked her interest in pursuing her Masters of Physical Therapy at UBC Vancouver in order to work to enhance the body’s own amazing natural ability to overcome illness and injury.

Madison enjoys working in collaboration with clients to determine what is most important to them, setting goals, and working together to achieve those goals. She strives to empower her clients to have confidence in their bodies and enhance their well-being. She has a strong passion for working with paediatric clients with a variety of conditions from neurological, to sports-related injuries, and typical growing pains! This passion and her beliefs in the strength of a holistic and sustainable therapeutic approach was reinforced during an global health experience providing physiotherapy at an Early Intervention Centre for children in Rural India. This experience left her with an unwavering belief in the ability of a physiotherapist to positively change their clients’ lives and a powerful motivation to contribute to the profession, both locally and globally.

Madison has taken professional education courses in soft tissue release and pain sciences. She has completed her certification to perform IMS (dry needling technique) with her clients. She has begun post-graduate training in manual therapy and plans to pursue further training in functional rehabilitation and sport therapy.
Madison believes physiotherapy is a lifestyle, not just a profession! She loves staying active outdoors, playing sports (especially soccer), and hopes to become involved in our community youth sports organizations as an educator and supporter.

Madison is available at our South Surrey (Ocean Park) clinic on Mondays, alternating Thursdays and Saturday mornings.

M.P.T. (Master of Physical Therapy), CAFCI (Acupuncture), Cert. Vestibular Rehabilitation, B.Sc. (Kinesiology)

IMG 4816 451x640Margherita graduated with a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of British Columbia after completing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. Since then she has obtained her Certificate of Acupuncture (CAFCI), certification in vestibular rehabilitation for treatment of vertigo, balance and dizziness disorders, as well as ongoing courses in manual therapy.

Margherita enjoys working with diverse clinical populations. She recognizes that each individual, whether an athlete looking to improve precision or power versus someone overcoming chronic pain or acute injury, brings the opportunity to create a meaningful change.

In her approach, Margherita performs a detailed assessment to identify the sources of pain or dysfunction. She integrates manual therapy, acupuncture, education, and exercise prescription/movement retraining to help her clients achieve their goals and to prevent re-injury.

In her spare time Margherita enjoys travelling, hiking, camping and yoga. Her newest interests include golf, skiing and learning the ukulele!

Margherita works on Tuesdays and Thursdays at our Panorama location.

MPT (Master of Physical Therapy), BSc (Bachelor of Science), IMS 

Monica web 2016 453x640Monica is a certified Physiotherapist who graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2009. She then completed her Master of Physiotherapy at the University of British Columbia. She has post-graduate training in soft tissue release and is currently pursuing her Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Monica has already completed Level 1 and is part way through level 2 of the Orthopaedic Division.  Monica completed the Kinetacore dry needling course in Atlanta, and she is now certified to perform IMS (Intra-muscular Stimulation) as part of her treatment plan with clients.

Monica has a passion for exercise and rehabilitation and works with clients of all ages and athletic backgrounds. Through her clinical experience, she developed a keen interest in post-operative rehabilitation, sports injuries and hand therapy. Monica also has experience working with populations recovering from spinal cord injuries at GF Strong Rehabilitation Center, post-mastectomy rehabilitation and a variety of neurological conditions. Her volunteer experience includes working with the Special Olympics of BC and at the Vancouver Olympics of 2010.

Monica was an avid athlete growing up participating in various sports including basketball, soccer, dodge ball and curling.  Her passion however was volleyball, playing at the elite level for the Fraser Valley Volleyball Club, the Simon Fraser University club team and coaching the Holy Cross Junior girls Volleyball team.  She has completed level 10 at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Piano, generating her interest in hand therapy. Monica is also bilingual and is fluent in Polish. 

Monica uses a combination of evidence-based treatment approaches such as education, hands-on manual therapy, and exercise prescription to promote function and mobility. She focuses on detailed assessments and individualized treatment programs to help each client achieve their personal physiotherapy goals.Outside of the clinic, you can find Monica leading an active lifestyle through snowboarding, hiking, beach volleyball and soccer.

We are so fortunate to have Monica working fulltime at Physiomoves: She is at the Ocean Park clinic on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and at the Panorama Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

MPT (Master of Physical Therapy), BKin (Bachelor of Kinesiology)

Ravi web 2016 452x640Ravi earned his Master of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Kinesiology degrees from the University of British Columbia. He continues to acquire new skills and knowledge and is currently pursuing post-graduate training through The Advanced Manual Therapy Orthopaedics, The Sport Physiotherapy Canada Diploma programs, and Acupuncture Canada. He has recently completed his certification in IMS (dry needling technique) and can offer this as part of his clients' rehabilitation treatment plan.

Prior to becoming a Physiotherapist, Ravi was involved in athletics for 15 years as both an athlete and coach, having coached ice hockey at various levels. Ravi’s interest in rehabilitation grew from his involvement in hockey and other sports. As a Physiotherapist, Ravi helps his clients work toward achieving their full potential by focussing on the best evidence-based treatments and advanced manual clinical techniques through strengthening and exercise programs.

Ravi’s clinical experiences have provided him with a wide variety of skills and understanding. He has learned how to treat various types of injuries, on clients of all ages. He has worked with youth, adults, seniors, professional athletes, and Paralympic athletes. Ravi services a wide range of injuries; from motor vehicle accidents, pre and post-surgery rehabilitation, to injuries caused in the workplace.

When Ravi is not in the clinic, he can be found playing recreational team sports, which include hockey, football, basketball, and softball. You may also find him skating on the ice at Rogers Arena as a member of the Vancouver Canucks Ice Team!

Ravi is fluent in both English and Punjabi.  He is available for 1:1 Physiotherapy appointments at the Panorama location Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoons, and Saturday mornings.

MPT (Master of Physical Therapy), CAFCI (Acupuncture), BHK (Bachelor of Human Kinetics)

Tiphanie web 2016 454x640Tiphanie graduated from the Master's of Science in Physical Therapy program at the University of Toronto in 2009. She previously completed a Bachelor's degree in Human Kinetics (Exercise Science) at the University of British Columbia in 2007. Her areas of interest and experience are in post-operative rehabilitation, sports injuries, work-related injuries, and motor vehicle accidents. Tiphanie continues to pursue post-graduate courses in manual therapy and has obtained her Level 1 and Level 2 Upper Certificate. She holds her Certificate in Anatomical Acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, and has also completed the Level 1 Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling Course. With a keen interest in providing her clients with the most up to date information on rehabilitation and exercises, Tiphanie has also completed the Sacro-Iliac Joint and Pelvic Complex Course, a "Balls, Bands, and Balance" Course, The Knee Complex Course, and an Athletic Taping Course.  Tiphanie speaks conversational Mandarin.  She is well-liked by her clients, who appreciate her thoroughness, easygoing approach and quiet but quick sense of humour.  Tiphanie works fulltime Monday to Friday at our Surrey (Panorama) location.

She has experience as a Sun Run training leader and coaching volleyball and track and field, and enjoys working and playing alongside recreational athletes.  Outside of the clinic, Tiphanie enjoys photography, playing volleyball, hiking, and watching the Vancouver Canucks with her husband. 

BScPT, Diploma Sport Physiotherapist, MSc, BPE, Certified Gunn IMS, Clinical Associate Professor, UBC

IMG 4803 453x640Tyler achieved his Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Alberta in 1993. He completed his Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from UBC in 1998. Tyler opened Physiomoves in 2007 and is proud of the reputation he and his team are establishing in the community as one of the best physio/ rehabilitation clinics in the Lower Mainland. 

Tyler is a Clinical Associate Professor with the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine at UBC.  He has been instructing UBC students in the area of Sports and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy since 1998. He is honoured to be a past recipient of the Physiotherapy Association of BC Award of Excellence in Education, as well as the Faculty of Medicine Award for Excellence in Teaching. He continues to mentor and supervise UBC Master of Physical Therapy students each year.  He is published in many journals and magazines and is often asked to speak at events pertaining to sports and injuries.

Tyler holds a Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy, Canada's highest level of sport rehabilitation specialization for his profession. As a former national champion cyclist, Tyler is also the Lower Mainland's expert on bike fits, having performed thousands of these over the past 20 years. He has worked with athletes from many sports, including extensive experience in cycling, running, swimming, rugby, hockey, field hockey, and gymnastics at the provincial, national and international level. He was a part of the Host Medical Team at Canada Hockey Place during the 2010 Olympics. Tyler has completed the Functional Movement Screening and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment courses.  Tyler has also successfully completed the Gunn IMS (intra-muscular stimulation) course and offers IMS to his clients as part of their rehabilitation program as needed.  He is also currently pursuing advanced bike fit certification.

 

In his spare time, Tyler enjoys cycling and spending time with his wife and 3 sons around their local Surrey neighbourhood (especially at the soccer fields and bike park!).  He shares his time between the 2 Physiomoves clinics in Surrey (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays) and South Surrey (on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Registered Massage Therapist, Sports Massage Therapist

barry_smBarry has enjoyed working as a Registered Massage Therapist in private practice for over 19 years, and has been a vital part of the Physiomoves team for over 7 years.  Barry worked extensively with members of the former Symmetrics Pro Cycling Team and the National Cycling Team. He has provided massage therapy for the Langley Hornets Junior A Hockey Club, Team Canada in the 1997 Race Across America, the BC Lions Football Club and the Montreal Alouettes Football Club during the 2005 Grey Cup.  Most recently, Barry can be seen volunteering at many local events in the community such as the Sandcastle road race in White Rock.  Barry enjoys a variety of activities, including cycling. He proudly wore the Physiomoves cycling jersey at the Penticton Gran Fondo as well as the 2012 Prospera Valley Gran Fondo with the rest of the Physiomoves team. 

Barry works Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at our Surrey (Panorama) location. 

BA, CCPE, RMT

Kenny web 2016 453x640A native of St. John’s Newfoundland, Kenny previously worked as a Diabetes Medical Sales Representative and in 2013 became a graduate from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 3000 hour program. Kenny’s passion is working with people and helping them with their rehabilitation. He enjoys deep tissue work and utilizing various techniques such as myofascial release and trigger point release. Using these treatment methods combined with passive/active movements, his goal as your massage therapist is to restore optimum function and movement throughout the body. Kenny also places a strong focus on continuing education especially in the fields of myofascial release, repetitive stress disorders, and anatomy. He has recently achieved certifications in the following: 

- Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique Shoulder Complex
- Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique Lower Limb
- Biodynamic Myofascial Mobilization of the Cervical Spine

Kenny has volunteered as a therapist for numerous athletic events, such as the Whistler Gran Fondo, and the North Vancouver Knee Knacker Trail Race.

Outside of massage therapy, Kenny enjoys spending time with his two young children and training for endurance sports. Kenny has participated in numerous events including the Oliver Half Ironman, Xterra triathlon, and 5 Peaks trail running series.

Kenny is available Mondays 7am-1pm, Tuesdays 1-7pm, Wednesdays 7-1pm and Thursdays 1-7pm at the Physiomoves Ocean Park Clinic.

Tanya Jones is a certified fitness professional and an experienced triathlon coach who is now available to provide bike fits at the Physiomoves Panorama location. She has a special interest in performing triathlon bike fits, and has taken Tyler Dumont's Bike Fit course and has been personally mentored by Tyler for several months.  Tanya comes from a strong athletic background and has been coaching and competing in running and multisport events for many years.  For more details about her coaching services, please visit Tanya's website at www.bee3fitness.com.  

Surrey Location

Call us: 604.575.7477

Find us: #220, 5620 152nd St. Surrey, BC
Located at Hwy 10 & 152nd St.
(2nd Floor of Rodeo Square building)

 

South Surrey Location

Call us: 604.385.4000

Find us:  1599- 128th St. South Surrey, BC
Located at 16th ave & 128th St. in Ocean Park
(next to Schill Insurance)

 

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