Our Team

Dan Sivertson

Founder and Clinic Director
(Registered Physiotherapist)
BHK (exercise science), BSc PT, M. of Manual Therapy, Cert. Gunn IMS

Dan completed an exercise science degree prior to moving to Australia to complete his Physiotherapy (2001) and Master of Manual Therapy (2004) degrees. He later received his certification in IMS (intra muscular stimulation/dry needling). He wants to assist you in getting back up to speed as soon as possible, so you can get out and enjoy the outdoors. He enjoys working with elite and recreational athletes that like to push the boundaries of what they thought was possible and with non-athletes that want to improve their quality of life by moving and feeling better…

Dan completed an exercise science degree prior to moving to Australia to complete his Physiotherapy (2001) and Master of Manual Therapy (2004) degrees. He later received his certification in IMS (intra muscular stimulation/dry needling). He wants to assist you in getting back up to speed as soon as possible, so you can get out and enjoy the outdoors. He enjoys working with elite and recreational athletes that like to push the boundaries of what they thought was possible and with non-athletes that want to improve their quality of life by moving and feeling better.

  • Bachelor of Human Kinetics (exercise science) in 1997 (University of British Columbia)
  • Bachelor of science (Physiotherapy) in 2001 ( Curtin University, Perth Australia)
  • Master of Manual Therapy in 2004 ( University of Western Australia, Perth , Australia)
  • Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) in 2007
  • Wide range of certifications and courses such as:
    • Level 1 Neuro Kinetic Therapy
    • Kinesio taping Level 1
    • Certified Running Injury Specialist
    • New Advances in Hip Rehabilitation
    • An Integrated Approach to the Pelvis, Thorax and Shoulder Girdle (Diane Lee)
    • Concussion Management
  • He has worked with Olympic and Paralympic medalists
  • Works with the National Paralympic Swim team, assists a local cancer survivors’ Dragon Boat team, and supplied physiotherapy services at the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships.
  • Has worked on various hospital wards including Intensive Care, Orthopaedics (Joint replacement and repair), and Neurosurgery.
  • Away from the clinic, Dan is a competitive long distance runner (trail and marathon), cyclist and triathlete. He enjoys skiing and hiking with his friends and family. He spends a lot of time with his two small children and enjoys watching them develop a love for sports and the outdoors.

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Guido Wisotzki

(Registered Physiotherapist)
BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI

Guido has over 25 years of physiotherapy experience. He has a specialty certification in manual therapy, is certified in IMS (intra muscular stimulation/dry needling), medical acupuncture, balance/vertigo treatment and running injury management. He treats people of all ages and abilities, in all aspects of sports injuries and pain. His special interest is rehabilitation before and after surgeries such as knee/hip replacements, ACL reconstructions and rotator cuff repairs.

Guido combines his in-depth knowledge of how the body works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to help you change the way you use your body by creating awareness of faulty movement patterns that may be overloading structures and creating pain. He can help you regain function and ignite your performance.…

Guido has over 25 years of physiotherapy experience. He has a speciality certification in manual therapy, is certified in IMS (intra muscular stimulation/dry needling), medical acupuncture, balance/vertigo treatment and running injury management. He treats people of all ages and abilities, in all aspects of sports injuries and pain. His special interest is rehabilitation before and after surgeries such as knee/hip replacements, ACL reconstructions and rotator cuff repairs.

Guido combines his in-depth knowledge of how the body works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to help you change the way you use your body by creating awareness of faulty movement patterns that may be overloading structures and creating pain. He can help you regain function and ignite your performance.

  • Graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Bachelor degree in Physical Therapy, 1997.
  • Specialty credentialing in Manual/Manipulative Therapy – Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT) – Orthopaedic Division.
  • Specialty credentialing in Acupuncture – Certification from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI).
  • Credentialing in AN-IMS (Anatomical Neuropathic Intramuscular Stimulation).
  • Mentor for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Treats people of all ages and abilities.
  • Treats all aspects of sports injuries, orthopaedic injuries and myofascial pain.
  • Experience in treating athletes from a variety of sports at the provincial, national and international level.
  • Special interest in pre and post-surgical rehabilitation.
  • Proud dad of two daughters in competitive basketball (NCAA Div.II at SFU).
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Desiree Goddard

(Registered Physiotherapist)
BKin, MPT

Desiree received her physiotherapy training in sunny Perth, Australia. She was the team physio for an “Aussie Rules” football team and has worked as a kinesiologist and personal trainer. Desiree later received her Dry Needling (IMS) certification. Her broad fitness and recreation background in running, soccer, hiking, skiing, yoga and gardening help her to understand her patients’ desire to get back to their outdoor pursuits. Desiree’s clinical interests are in manual therapy, sports injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, exercise rehabilitation, and whiplash

Desiree received her physiotherapy training in sunny Perth, Australia. She was the team physio for an “Aussie Rules” football team and has worked as a kinesiologist and personal trainer. Desiree later received her Dry Needling (IMS) certification. Her broad fitness and recreation background in running, soccer, hiking, skiing, yoga and gardening help her to understand her patients’ desire to get back to their outdoor pursuits. Desiree’s clinical interests are in manual therapy, sports injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, exercise rehabilitation, and whiplash.

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology 2008 (University of the Fraser Valley)
  • Master of Physiotherapy 2013 (Curtin University, Perth Australia)
  • Kinetacore Level 1 Functional Dry Needling: Applications for Pain Management and Sports Injuries.
  • Kinetacore Function Therapeutics: Applications for the Clinical Setting.
  • Wide Range of Certifications and Courses:
    • Manual Therapy for the Fascial System
    • Certified Running injury specialist
    • Lyn Watson Level 1 Shoulder Course
    • Lyn Watson Level 2 Shoulder Course
  • Worked as the physiotherapist for an Australian Rules Football Club for 2 years.
  • While in University she completed a literature review on whiplash.
  • Desiree played competitive soccer through most of her childhood and into her early 20’s.
  • Outside the clinic Desiree enjoys running, hiking, skiing, and has recently started gardening and practicing yoga.
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Riley McQuillan

(Registered Physiotherapist)
BKin, MScPT

Riley has a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia, where he established a keen interest in functional anatomy and human motor control. He has always appreciated leading an active lifestyle but it wasn’t until his experience as a Kinesiologist for those with chronic disease he then gained a strong appreciation for utilizing exercise as medicine to promote physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Riley went on to receive his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto…

Riley has a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia, where he established a keen interest in functional anatomy and human motor control. He has always appreciated leading an active lifestyle but it wasn’t until his experience as a Kinesiologist for those with chronic disease he then gained a strong appreciation for utilizing exercise as medicine to promote physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Riley went on to receive his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. He later became certified in Anatomical Neuropathic IMS – a form of dry needling used to address anatomical and neuropathic dysfunctions of the body. He has also received his certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation, allowing him to effectively treat a patient with vertigo and/or dizziness concerns.

Riley is passionate in helping you reach your goals, whether it be getting you back to your sport or simply empowering you to move well in order to pursue the activities you love. He delivers a personalized approach through current evidence-based care using a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and education. He is also committed to continually expanding his skill set through continuing education to ensure you receive the best outcome possible.

Away from the clinic, Riley enjoys playing in competitive ball hockey, skiing the local mountains, and overall enjoying wonderful BC with his wife and two sons.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (Health Sciences) – University of Toronto
  • Master of Science Physical Therapy – University of Toronto

Certifications:

  • Orthopaedic Division Level 1 Diploma – Manual Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Release (Level 1)
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) – Level 1
  • Anatomical Neuropathic Intramuscular Stimulation 1 (AN-IMS 1)
  • The Dizziness and Balance Rehabilitation Clinic: A Comprehensive Introduction (2019) and Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation (2022)

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Andrea Burley

(Registered Physiotherapist)
BScHKin, MScPT

Andrea completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Queen’s University and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. She has completed the Acupuncture Canada Dry Needling Program Certificate (ACCDN) and is fully certified in dry needling. She is also a certified professional in the prevention of running injuries, having specialized training by The Running Clinic.

Andrea completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Queen’s University and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. She has completed the Acupuncture Canada Dry Needling Program Certificate (ACCDN) and is fully certified in dry needling. She is also a certified professional in the prevention of running injuries, having specialized training by The Running Clinic.

She is currently a competitive mountain bike racer and trail runner, having experience in ultra-marathons as well as triathlon. She grew up in Ontario participating in a variety of competitive individual and team sports. With a broad spectrum of sport knowledge and training background she will determine the best individual approach to get you back into the game, back to racing, or back to your usual daily activity.

Andrea uses a hands-on approach utilizing manual therapy in conjunction with exercise prescription tailored to an individual’s needs. Whether it is a longstanding pain or a recent injury, Andrea will provide the help you need to regain your strength and mobility to meet or exceed your recovery or fitness goals.

Away from the clinic, Andrea enjoys spending time in the mountains hiking, running, biking and skiing.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science Honours Kinesiology 2016 – Queen’s University
  • Master of Science Physical Therapy 2018 – University of Toronto

Certifications:

  • Diploma of Advanced Orthoapaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy: Level 1
  • Acupuncture Canada Dry Needling Program Certificate (ACCDN)
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Introduction
  • Clinical Bike Fitting and the Treatment of Cycling Related Overuse Injuries

 

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Matt Redekopp

(Registered Physiotherapist)
BHK, MPT, IMS

Matt completed his Masters in Physical Therapy from UBC after receiving a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from UBC Okanagan. He has since received his certification in Dry Needling (IMS). He pursued a career in physiotherapy after broadening his experiences in Australia, where he developed his skills in strength and conditioning coaching and rehabilitation techniques…

Matt completed his Masters in Physical Therapy from UBC after receiving a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from UBC Okanagan. He has since received his certification in Dry Needling (IMS). He pursued a career in physiotherapy after broadening his experiences in Australia, where he developed his skills in strength and conditioning coaching and rehabilitation techniques. 

Matt has worked in private practice, critical care, neurological rehab, has taught spinal cord injury management in rural India, and presented at the sports medicine conference in Honduras. Matt is committed to providing the best care and support to patients, allowing them to return quickly to the lifestyle and activities that they enjoy most. Matt’s treatment approach is guided by current research and integrates hands-on manual therapy, exercise prescription, and client education to help his clients achieve their goals. 

Matt has a passion for the outdoors and loves to adventure with his family and friends while hiking, mountain biking, running, and skiing. Matt has grown up competing and coaching in high-level soccer and track & field, and has his sports first responder certification to care for athletes in these pursuits. Matt continues to enjoy working with local athletes & teams, as well as supporting community events here in the lower mainland. 

Matt believes that a strong, balanced body allows one to enjoy all aspects of sport and an active life!

Education:

  • Bachelor of Human Kinetics – UBC Okanagan
  • Masters in Physical Therapy – University of British Columbia

Certifications:

  • Functional Dry Needling – Level 1 – Kinetacore
  • CPA Orthopaedic Division Level 1 & 2 Lower
  • Lyn Watson Shoulder Course Level 1
  • Mulligans Upper & Lower Quadrant Certification
  • Sport Physiotherapy Canada – First Responder
  • Active Soft Tissue Release
  • EIM – Neurodynamics in the Lower Extremity
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Simmy Kaler

(Registered Physiotherapist)
BKin, MPT

Simmy grew up in Osoyoos BC; fun fact…. it is in the only desert in Canada! Growing up in a small town meant limited social activities, that’s why she spent most of her time playing either soccer, volleyball or basketball. Being immersed in so many sports meant witnessing her fair share of injuries and the rehab it took to get back into the game. Those experiences lead to her pursuing a career in physiotherapy.

Simmy grew up in Osoyoos BC; fun fact…. it is in the only desert in Canada! Growing up in a small town meant limited social activities, that’s why she spent most of her time playing either soccer, volleyball or basketball. Being immersed in so many sports meant witnessing her fair share of injuries and the rehab it took to get back into the game. Those experiences lead to her pursuing a career in physiotherapy.

Simmy completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Fraser Valley and her Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. Before moving to Australia to do Physiotherapy she worked as a Kinesiologist which provided a foundation in exercise prescription which allows an active approach to rehab. Before moving back to Canada Simmy spent time working in a private practice where she treated patients with sport and joint injuries. She is now able to supplement her background in exercise rehab with clinical experience in manual techniques for soft tissue release aimed at acute and chronic injuries. Simmy particularly enjoys treating knee and ankle injuries.

She believes that a combination of manual therapy and active rehab (exercises!) provides patients with optimal recovery.

In her spare time you can find Simmy on long walks, going for runs or fitting in a quick workout at the gym.

Languages: English, Punjabi

Education:

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology – University of the Fraser Valley
  • Master of Physiotherapy – University of Sydney

Certifications:

  • Foundations Health Education Anatomical Neuropathic Intramuscular Stimulation (AN-IMS 1)
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Walee Malik

(Registered Physiotherapist)
BKin, MScPT

Walee obtained his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto after completing his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. Walee has now returned back to the west coast as the cool air and picturesque landscape of BC are what makes him feel at home!

Walee obtained his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto after completing his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. Walee has now returned back to the west coast as the cool air and picturesque landscape of BC are what makes him feel at home!

Walee was initially brought to the field of physical therapy when he served as the Head Student Athletic Therapist for the UBC Women’s Hockey team for 3 seasons. He had a very successful experience working with elite athletes and getting them back to play as soon as possible. For his exceptional skill set Walee was honored to receive the Carolyn Dobie Smith award at UBC, given to the Trainer of the Year. Walee also worked with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues Women’s Hockey team during his time in Toronto, in alignment with his passion for sports physical therapy.

Throughout his physical therapy journey Walee has also worked with age groups ranging from pediatric to geriatric, as well as neurological and post-op populations. Walee strives to take an individualized approach to each patient by maximizing their strengths and incorporating personal goals. Whether you are a weekend warrior, avid gym go-er, or just enjoy yoga and long walks, Walee believes that everyone has a different vision for what they consider to be an active lifestyle, and he wants to empower his patients to participate in the things they enjoy. Walee prioritizes education, manual therapy and exercise in order to optimize recovery and prevent re-injury.

In his spare time, you will find Walee searching up a new recipe, running, going to the gym, and experimenting with new sports (maybe you can give him a suggestion)!

Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu

Education:

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology – University of British Columbia
  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy – University of Toronto


Certifications:

  • Athletic Taping
  • ACL Rehabilitation Exercise Prescription
  • Sport Physiotherapy Canada – First Responder
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Danielle Belcourt

(Registered Physiotherapist)
BKin, MPT

Danielle obtained her Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) from the University of British Columbia. Prior to that, she completed her Bachelor of Science (Major in Biology and Minor in Kinesiology) at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV).

Danielle obtained her Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) from the University of British Columbia. Prior to that, she completed her Bachelor of Science (Major in Biology and Minor in Kinesiology) at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). Before starting the MPT program, Danielle worked for just under two years as a Kinesiologist in a private neurological clinic. She is now really excited to bring her knowledge from her Masters, and her love of staying active into the private musculoskeletal/orthopaedic side of physiotherapy!

Over the years, Danielle has enjoyed her time spent in dance (including ballet, jazz, and hip hop), volleyball, basketball and more recently in attending spin classes and going to the gym! Being a part of sports while in high school and then while completing her Masters has allowed her to understand the determination, and resiliency required of athletes or of those who just love staying active in their spare time. Growing up in the Fraser Valley, Danielle has also always loved spending time outdoors, including kayaking, hiking, completing Tough Mudder events and traveling. This experience, on top of her education/certifications, will help her to bring evidence-based treatment and unique rehabilitation to each of her clients. She also strongly believes in a hands-on/manual therapy and exercise approach to physiotherapy, and she loves sharing knowledge through client education. Danielle looks forward to meeting you in the clinic, and helping you reach mutual goals!

Education:

  • Master of Physical Therapy – University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science – University of the Fraser Valley

Certifications:

  • Orthopaedic Division Level 1 Diploma – Manual Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Release – Level 1
  • LoveYourBrain Yoga Level 1
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Emily Vandeburgt

(Registered Physiotherapist)
BKin, MPT

Emily completed her Masters of Physical Therapy from UBC after receiving a Bachelors of Human Kinetics from UBC Okanagan.

Emily believes in taking a client-centred approach in physiotherapy and empowers clients to have an active role in their recovery.

Emily completed her Masters of Physical Therapy from UBC after receiving a Bachelors of Human Kinetics from UBC Okanagan.

Emily believes in taking a client-centred approach in physiotherapy and empowers clients to have an active role in their recovery. She combines manual therapy, education, and therapeutic exercise throughout her sessions to assist her clients in achieving their goals.

Emily has a desire to provide all physiotherapy services on the foundation of current research and clinical expertise, while also incorporating her clients’ perspectives and goals.

Emily firmly believes that movement makes a difference – mentally and physically!

Outside of the clinic, Emily enjoys being outdoors – whatever that looks like – going for a run, hiking, paddle boarding, skiing, or even a coffee or card game on the patio!

Education:

  • Bachelor of Human Kinetics – Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration (University of British Columbia – Okanagan)
  • Master of Physical Therapy (University of British Columbia)

Certifications:

  • Orthopaedic Division Level 1 Diploma (Canadian Physiotherapy Association)
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