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Our Team

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Daniel Redmond

Bsc Physiotherapy

I received a Bsc in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin in 2016 and have worked with a wide array of patients. In my teenage years I participated both In boxing and Soccer at a high level which has given me an understanding of the physical and mental strain of injury in sport. Because of that, I have developed a keen interest in helping athletes of all levels return to play post injury. My main Physio goal is to help patients get back to doing their every day to day activities pain free. My Approach to Physiotherapy has always been patient centred and to tailor an individualized program to get them pain free and restore confidence to do tasks without fear of re-injury. My physiotherapy techniques are a combination of Manual therapy, exercise therapy, strength training and education and advice. A great phrase in Physiotherapy that i like is 'there is nothing wrong with getting strong' My physiotherapy goals are simple, decrease pain , increase function , increase strength, and prevent future re-injury. What I like to do with my off time is primarily based around sports. I play with a local soccer team here in the Vancouver metro soccer league. If I am not playing or watching sports I like to go on walks along the beach and stop to read a book.

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Fiona Drewbrook

MPT

Fiona completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology and Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. Fiona’s treatment philosophy is centred around strong communication, empathy, and taking a client-centered approach, adapting treatment to meet each client’s specific needs. She uses a combination of manual therapy, individualized exercise, and education to empower clients and help them better understand their body. Fiona has a background in ballet, and when not in the clinic, you can find her mountain biking, skiing, and camping in the Sea to Sky corridor. She looks forward to applying her passion for movement in helping others get back to doing what they love most.

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Will Yan

MPT, BHkin, IMS, Acupuncture

Will obtained his Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney after obtaining a Bachelors of Human Kinetics from UBC. For over 10 years, he has gained experience in treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Will has a particular clinical interest in treating neck pain and headaches. Will believes in educating patients about what is happening to their body as well as why it is happening. He uses a combination of education, manual therapy, exercise to help patients achieve the best results. He is also trained to use dry needles for acupuncture and Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). Will believes there is no one approach that works for everyone and that treatment should be specific to each person. In his spare time you will find him playing hockey, working out or goofing off with his kids. Will speaks Cantonese and basic Mandarin.

Registered Massage Therapy
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Adam Hui

Adam’s passion for wellness began as a multisport youth competing provincially in basketball, baseball, and volleyball. Adam obtained his Bachelor’s with honors from UBC after completing his studies in Kinesiology and Commerce. Post-graduation, Adam provided quality of life focused kinesiology and personal training for older adults. One of the highlights of Adam’s time at UBC was interning for the NBA to host multiple Canada Series. A dream come true. After years of work experience in health and fitness, Adam then completed the RMT program at Langara College. Adam is excited to integrate Swedish massage, trigger point release, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, and individualized homecare with his background in kinesiology to provide patient-centered massage therapy aimed at achieving a mindful, long-term sense of well-being for all. *MSP registered. *Conversational Cantonese.

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Cheryl Morgan

Cheryl has had the absolute joy of practicing massage therapy for the last 10 years. She completed her schooling in Toronto, Ontario and has been practicing since 2014. She is thrilled at the prospect of helping others meet their health goals through massage, and takes a holistic approach to wellness. Her clinical interest is calming the nervous system thru swedish massage, deep tissue, myofasical release and stretching. Cheryl is present and listens to her clients specific needs, and supports them in any way she can. She is experienced in myofasical release, swedish, and deep tissue massage. In her spare time Cheryl enjoys hiking in the woods , painting and meditation. She is grateful for the opportunity to build a community on Fraser Street , and looks forward to the journey ahead.

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Viktoriya Mazyavina

Viktoriya graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy with Honours. She gained an in-depth understanding and strong knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. This allowed her to better understand patients’ needs, find the best solution to their concerns and help with their general body wellness. She is passionate about educating patients through her home care and sharing fun facts about the human body. She has treated a variety of conditions including headaches, frozen shoulder, severe muscle atrophy, knee injuries, pregnancy, overall muscle tightness/soreness and more. She has experience working with vulnerable families at Ronald McDonald House, seniors at Westerleigh Parc retirement home, individuals with intellectual disabilities at The Summit and more. Her favourite techniques to use during treatments are myofascial release, joint mobilization and PNF stretching. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, especially with her niece and nephew. She loves to travel, get out of her comfort zone and try new things. As a former gymnast, Viktoriya would like to learn more about yoga and incorporate it with massage therapy in the near future.

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Rebecca Costa

Rebecca graduated from the West Coast College of Massage therapy with Academic Excellence. She is passionate about helping people find relief from pain, injury, and stress, and believes massage therapy can be a vital part of maintaining one’s optimal health. In her off hours, Rebecca is usually spending time with her dog. She also enjoys yoga, dance, books, and video games.

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Ken Karasawa

Ken graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy where he was recognized on the Dean’s List and the Clinical Distinction List for outstanding academic and clinical practice. He has experience treating clients with various conditions such as sports injuries, spinal cord injuries, chronic pain, injuries to the central and peripheral nervous systems, and whiplash. Growing up, Ken participated in many sports and trained competitively in baseball throughout middle school and high school. As a young athlete, he experienced various sports injuries and discovered massage therapy as one of the most effective modalities in relieving his muscle stress, tension, and pain. With this in mind, he became an RMT to help others optimize their health so they can engage in the activities they love. To achieve this, Ken utilizes multiple techniques in his treatment including General Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Release, Trigger Point Release, Myofascial Release, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Muscle Energy Technique, Passive and Active Stretching, and Active Strengthening. He performs thorough assessments of his clients in order to customize treatment plans that meet clients' goals and needs. Presently, Ken stays active by biking, hiking, running, and going to the gym. He also plays volleyball and baseball recreationally, and enjoys reading in his spare time. Given his active lifestyle, Ken has a special interest in sports injuries and hopes to continue to grow his skills in this area.

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Heather Caldwell

Heather graduated in 2018 from Vicars School in Calgary and began practicing in BC in 2022. Taking a therapeutic approach to massage, she works with clients to understand their needs and develop effective treatment plans, addressing the body systematically to get to the core of issues, and integrate mind and body. Heather works with clients at all life stages and all levels of health and fitness, whether preparing for competition, or getting back into it after a time away. Experience with neck and jaw issues, whiplash, muscle tears and spasm, all stages of pregnancy, hip and knee function, and a multitude of back issues, from scoliosis to kyphosis to postural strain. When not at the clinic, Heather spends time with her mutt, exploring nature.

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Diane Tu

RMT, BHK

Diane is a UBC HKIN and WCCMT alumni. She has been a Registered Massage Therapist for 10 years. Diane has treated a wide range of injuries and ailments from Whiplash to Ankle sprains. She has particular interest in the shoulder and TMJ issues.

Whether you’re an office worker or athlete, Diane believes massage therapy is essential to one’s overall wellbeing. Her main goal is to relieve pain and educate patients on long term solutions so they can get back to living the life they love.

Kinesiology
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Matthew Butt

BCAK, MPT

Matt completed his BSc in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and obtained his Master’s of Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Matt is currently a practising member of the BC Association of Kinesiologists and is working towards obtaining his full physiotherapy registration. Matt has experience providing rehabilitation for a wide variety of clients and conditions such as seniors, post-surgical, athletes, neurological conditions, and musculoskeletal conditions. He understands that each patient is different and will take the time to understand the needs of each patient and customize each rehabilitation program accordingly. He is also a strong believer in patient education and will ensure that each patient leaves with a better understanding of their injury/condition and how to manage their pain and rehab independently. In his spare time, Matt plays basketball and badminton regularly and also enjoys going mountain biking and snowboarding. Matt also loves traveling and has lived in Australia and the UK.

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Anastasiia Abramov

BCAK

Anastasiia graduated from University of British Columbia in 2019 where she received her Bachelor’s of Kinesiology. During her studies at UBC, in order to have a better understanding of her profession, she volunteered at ICORD Centre as a treadmill assistant for patients with spinal cord injuries and at St. Vincent’s Hospital Langara as an elderly balance class assistant. After her graduation from UBC, she got certifications in ‘Integrative Movement System Foundations’, ‘NeuroKinetic Therapy Level 1’ and ‘Concussion Works Management’. Currently, she is particularly interested in the nervous system and how it communicates to the body. Her main goal is to help her clients to return to activities they love to do with confidence and without fear. She believes that body is very adaptable and resilient to any movements and loads with the right approach. Anastasiia was born in Ukraine, and moved to China when she was 10. Therefore, she can happily assist you in Russian and Chinese. In her free time, she loves dancing, skiing, exploring nature and of course eating lots of delicious Asian food.

Chiropractic
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Dr. Morgyn Olmstead

DC

Dr. Morgyn Olmstead received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. Prior to that, she studied Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan where she also ran track as an 800m runner. Morgyn believes in taking a very human centric and collaborative approach to care taking into account each patient's personal preferences, goals, expectations and lived experiences. Morgyn aims to leave her patients feeling heard and understood, educated about their body and feeling confident to continue moving and living pain free between sessions. Morgyn has a strong interest in treating runners, desk workers and those in chronic pain. She primarily utilizes deep soft tissue and muscle release techniques, specific and targeted exercises as well as spinal manipulative therapy. Morgyn is certified in Functional Gait Assessment Level 1 which allows her to confidently assess gait and foot mechanics. Outside of work Morgyn’s life is a fun mix of all things creative, fashion and adventure. You can often find her crocheting something new, reading in the park, going to a workout class or planning her next mountain adventure.

Acupuncture
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Lin (Linda) Chen

Registered Acupuncturist

Lin (Linda) Chen, master degree of Acupuncture from Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has been engaged in clinical work of traditional Chinese medicine for more than ten years. She is experienced in treating insomnia, depression, dizziness, Bell’s Palsy, asthma, rhinitis, dysmenorrhea and chronic digestive issues. In addition to the application of traditional acupuncture, she is also skilled in modern technique- fu’s subcutaneous acupuncture needling, an effective and safe treatment of the cervical pain and movement restrictions, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, tendinitis, lower back pain, sport injuries. It can effectively relieve the myofascial tension to improve the movement of qi and blood, and promote the recovery of human body's own function.

Manual Osteopathic practitioner
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Nouh Turki

Manual Osteopathic practitioner

Nouh graduated from University of Monastir in Tunisia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. In 2011,. Nouh then moved to Canada to continue his education in Manual Osteopathic practitioner Therapy at the Institute of Osteopathy in Montreal, Quebec, graduating in 2015. He is currently a member of OsteopathyBC Association In the past 4 years, Nouh has been working as a manual osteopathy practitioner widely focusing on the assessment and treatment of disorders of the body’s structure. Whether it is related to the pelvis, peripheral joints, visceral organs, nervous systems, venous system or spines, Nouh genuinely believes as a therapist, the body’s efforts to restore itself naturally and gently to optimal health is by osteopathic manipulation and one-on-one level of care. During his spare time Nouh enjoys travelling, spending time with family and friends. He speaks English, French and Arabic.

Student Massage Program
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Sabrina Chong

RMT Student

Sabrina is currently a Student Massage Therapist Intern at VCMT! **What were you doing before pursuing RMT?** I graduated from UBC with a Bachelor Degree in Marketing and was pursuing a career in advertising for several years. Given the sedentary nature of office jobs, I turned to long-distance running and strength training as a means to stay active and get my steps in! **Why do you want to be an RMT?** Massage therapy has profoundly improved my life by enhancing my gym and running performance, posture, sleep quality, and reducing stress levels after hectic days. I am driven to bringing these transformative effects to others. **What is your favourite thing about Base Physio Wellness?** The neighbourhood, the spacious rooms and the gym! **Do you speak fluently any languages other than English?** I speak fluent Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

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