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Klara Schwab, Physiotherapist

Klara received her Master’s in Physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University.  She has competed in gymnastics in her youth until an injury shifted her focus to dance.  Klara then attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts followed by the SFU Dance and Kinesiology programs.  Klara believes in the importance of a balanced lifestyle and has a certificate in health and fitness.  Her many achievements include cycling across Canada, and she is also an avid skier and hiker. As a physiotherapist, she draws from her extensive background to support her clients in recovering from injury. Professionally she is interested in a whole system approach in helping individuals recover; she is a strong advocate for pilates personally and professionally; and is currently pursuing mentorship in osteopathic manual therapy. She uses manual therapy, exercise, and movement education to help patients regain function and return to sport and daily activity. 

Jennifer Scott, Physiotherapist

Jen completed both her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy and her Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology at the University of British Columbia. Her background includes orthopedic and sports physiotherapy, hospital inpatients and outpatients, and experience working with neurological patients including individuals recovering from a stroke or managing Parkinson’s disease. Clinical practice areas include post-surgical rehabilitation, knee and ankle issues, sports injuries, arthritis, ergonomics, neck and back pain, as well as overall conditioning and muscle balance. Jen has completed her Canadian Orthopedic Division Level 1 and continues to pursue further education in soft tissue therapy and Mulligan techniques. She also has her certification in acupuncture from the AFCI.

An enthusiastic recreational athlete, Jen is often found on the beach volleyball court or the ultimate field. Jen believes in building community and enjoys supporting local sporting events, whether it be providing taping during tournaments or screening Special Olympic athletes.  

Dimitri Naef, Physiotherapist

Dimitri attained his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy and his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. While he can regularly be found hiking in the North Shore Mountains, Dimitri also participates in a variety of team sports, including basketball and volleyball, as well as soccer in the Vancouver Metro Soccer League.

With experience in a variety of fields, including neurological and orthopedic inpatients and outpatients, as well as courses in the Mulligan Technique and Soft Tissue Release, Dimitri offers a comprehensive physiotherapy experience for all of his clients. He also uses dry needling/IMS as part of his treatment. Dimitri looks forward to meeting individuals from all walks of life and sharing his passion for physiotherapy and lifelong active living.  

  

Jami Boyd, Physiotherapist

Jami is a graduate from the Masters of Science (Applied) in Physical Therapy program at McGill University and also holds a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Athletic Therapy) from the University of Manitoba.  After spending the last five years working in Winnipeg, MB in private practice and at the Rehab Centre for Children; she has recently relocated to Vancouver, BC.

 

Jami has an extensive background working in sport.  Since 2009, she has been involved with the Hockey Canada Women’s program and was the Team Therapist with the Development Team in the 2016/17 season.  In 2015, Jami had the opportunity to be the Team Therapist for the Canadian Women’s U18 silver medal winning team at the IIHF Women’s U18 World Championships.  She has also had the opportunity to work with the Volleyball Canada Women’s National team, Soccer Canada Women’s U20 team and Rugby Canada Men’s U17 Team, as well as NHL players and various other athletes of all levels and abilities.  In addition, Jami has previous experience working with military members both in Canada and while deployed to Afghanistan. 

 

Lifelong learning is a priority for Jami and has led her to taking courses on the SFMA, FMS, McKenzie Method for Low Back, manual therapy and she is in the process of obtaining her acupuncture credentials.  Jami has been a clinical supervisor for athletic therapy certification candidates for the past five years as well as an examiner for the Canadian Athletic Therapy National Certification Exams.

 

When not at work, Jami remains very active and involved within the community and can often be found playing hockey, running along the seawall, hiking, biking or kayaking.

 

Professional Certifications: Physiotherapist – MSc(A)PT – McGill University – 2011, Certified Athletic Therapist – BESS(AT) – University of Manitoba – 2005, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) – NSCA - 2005

Ben Suen, Physiotherapist

Received his Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from UBC, and has over 14 years of clinical practice. He has completed his certification in acupuncture from the AFCI, received his Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy and completed the 5 years of academic study in the Canadian College of Osteopathy. He is currently writing his thesis on Osteopathy and Sprint Performance, which, upon completion, he will receive his Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice. Ben has worked extensively with rugby, having been the physiotherapist for the UBC Old Boys Ravens RFC, the UBC Thunderbirds, Vancouver Wave, BC U18, Canada U17, Canada U20, Canada East and Canada Senior Men's 15s and 7s teams. His areas of interest include the treatment of neck pain, back pain, chronic pain and sports injuries. Ben is a certified provider for Astym.

 


Our Administrative Staff

Jessica, Carol, Lexy and Afreen

Are available Monday to Saturday to answer your questions and book your appointments. Feel free to give them a call, email them, or drop by the clinic, we'd love to meet you!

Our number is: 604-770-1144 or send us an email and we will get back to you the next business day: info@northvancouverphysio.ca

 


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