Caring for our Athletes

Insync Physiotherapists work at the Olympic Games, Worlds & Nationals

InSync Physiotherapy - Caring for our Athletes

InSync Physiotherapist Wil Seto provides key services to Teams at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games & World Championships

Highlights for Wil: include working as a Physiotherapist for Short Track Speed Skating at Pacific Coliseum during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games and the 2010 Ultimate Frisbee World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, with the Australian men's team. Currently he is a consultant and Physiotherapist for Wrestling Canada and the Australia Men's Masters Ultimate Frisbee team.

Wil Seto traveled to Columbia, South America to provide Physiotherapy support for Team Australia Ultimate and helped them earn a silver medal at World Games.


1. Cambie Village Clinic

Wil Seto, Registered Physiotherapist

BHSc (PT), BSc (Kin), Dip Sport PT, Dip Ortho PT, FCAMT, CG IMS

Wil Seto - Portrait

Wil has earned degrees in Bachelor of Kinesiology and Bachelor of Health Sciences Physiotherapy (B.H.Sc. PT) from McMaster University. He is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (MCPA) and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMT). In addition, he completed post-graduate studies in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (Dip. Manip. PT) and Sport Physiotherapy (Dip. Sport PT), and is certified in Intramuscular Stimulation (CG IMS).

Wil has been working for over 12 years as a Physiotherapist in the Lower Mainland. He brings a great sense of joy and passion in helping people recover from their injuries and getting them back in sync with their optimal health and maximum potential for sport, work or play.

Wil also brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise through his post-graduate training and extensive experience working with people from motor vehicle accidents, work injuries to athletes in various sports at a recreational, amateur and professional level.

As a Sport Physiotherapist, Wil has worked Short Track Speed Skating at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, with U-16 Team BC Rugby, UBC Men's Ice Hockey, Western Lacrosse Association New WestMinister SalmonBellies, International Field Hockey and National College Soccer Championship. Locally, he has also helped runners, triathletes, dancers, rock climbers and wrestlers successfully achieve their goals. Currently he is a consultant and Physiotherapist for the Australia Men's Masters Ultimate Frisbee team.

With personalized visits utilizing manual therapy and exercise prescription you can expect to receive an assessment and treatment that will get at the underlying cause of your problems.

In his spare time, Wil finds adventure in many activities including rock climbing, ultimate Frisbee, hiking, dancing and personal growth.

Return to Top
Testimonials:
  • Wil Seto has been the physiotherapist for the Australian Men’s Masters (over 33 years old) team for the last two World Championships Campaigns. He has provided top-level support to the team in managing injury as well as keeping tired aching bodies in top condition for the next day’s play. He has managed our recovery program, massaged and manipulated pain out of our bodies, provided strapping for every imaginable body part and helped us to prepared for the big events. Having Wil on our sideline has contributed strongly to our two consecutive World Championship semi-finals and winning the bronze medal in Prague in 2010. Wil has personally helped me to overcome chronic back pain while playing elite ultimate and I cannot thank him enough for the effective work that he has done with me over the years. As a physiotherapist myself, I feel very comfortable recommending this remarkable professional and hope that we will be able to lure him again to come and work with the Australian team in 2012. Read more

    Piers Truter, Director, High Performance, Australian Flying Disc Assoc.
  • Getting Wil to treat my sore neck, shoulders, lower back and hips has been a life-changing experience. I have seen many other physiotherapists in the past, but it wasn’t until I went to Wil that I have regained full motion in these areas after years of improper misuse and a car accident. My performance in ballet, climbing and cross-country skiing has improved immensely and I have an increased body awareness that will help me take care of myself long-term. I am more flexible, more symmetrical and can be more active. Going to Wil is like accessing a number of sport-therapy treatments all at once: he can offer a ‘big picture’ therapy session using his wide-ranging expertise in IMS – Intramuscular stimulation, physiotherapy adjustments, and a keen knowledge of sport specific movements. Thanks to Wil I not only feel better but I have gotten to the root of deep-set issues. I recommend Wil to my family and friends who are experiencing pain or limitations in movement; not only is he a knowledgeable practitioner, he knows the demands of my activities and provides great advice to keep me enjoying them for years to come.  Read more

    Leah Chang
  • Wil was the team physiotherapist for the 2008 Australian Masters Ultimate team. We made a decision early to find the best physio we could to manage the fitness of our 24 players over the course of the week long World Championships. This is a very grueling test for athletes, with twelve 90-minute games and players covering up to 14 km per game, involving sprinting, diving and sharp changes of direction. Within 2 days Wil had compiled a detailed dossier on each player and had established a routine of pre- and post-game appointments, as well as running repairs on injured players during game time. The result was that our team, with an average age of 35, thrived in the tournament and was physically in the best shape of any team that I have been involved with over the duration of a World Championship. The top Masters Club team from Australia then decided to employ Wil for their campaign for the 2010 World Club Championships in Prague. We will continue to pursue Wil whenever we play, wherever in the world.  Read more

    John Greenfield, Co-Captain 2008 Australian Masters Ultimate team
  • I honestly cannot see myself or my body being in the condition that it now is if it wasn’t for Wil.  I had a neck and back injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident.  Prior to treatment from Wil, I had almost no mobility in my neck and was in constant discomfort and pain.  From my first appointment with Wil I instantly felt at ease and had a renewed sense of hope that he was going to make a major difference in my recovery! And he did!  Wil is very proactive and thorough with his manual muscle releases, IMS treatments, and targeted treatment plans I have been able to return to all my normal activities.  I could not recommend a more professional, passionate and down to earth physiotherapist! Read more

    Patricia J
  • Thanks to the therapy provided by Wil Seto, I have been able to see a significant improvement in my range of motion and flexibility. He has a great attitude and personality, providing thorough and appropriate care in a very professional manner. I would recommend InSync Physiotherapy to any of my friends. Read more

    Karla Ferrario
Travis Dodds, Registered Physiotherapist

MSc (PT)

Travis Dodds - Portrait

Travis graduated from the University of Alberta’s Masters of Science in Physical Therapy program in 2010. He is dedicated to ongoing education to stay at the cutting edge of Manual Therapy (hands-on treatments), Functional Movement, Prehab, Exercise and Taping. He has completed post-graduate coursework in all of these fields and is committed to keep up with current research and best practices.

Starting in 2009 while completing his Masters, Travis has consulted to youth clubs, varsity teams and professional athletes on rehab, injury prevention and functional movement. He has been consulting to UBC Volleyball since 2010, led medical event coverage for Canadian Beach Volleyball Nationals 2012 and 2013, and worked onsite with competitive rugby, football, swimming, ultimate frisbee, soccer, rhythmic gymnastics, ballet, mixed martial arts, etc.

Travis is involved in all aspects of treatment and conditioning for athletes, with a goal of increasing training tolerance, decreasing injury and improving performance. His monthly goal is to work with a different club or team in a sport that he hasn’t worked with during the past 12 months, and share the story, including tips and resources in his blog at TravisDoddsPhysio.com.

The three things that Travis loves most about his work are:

  • Seeing people achieve their life-goals – whether that’s winning a championship or walking 12 blocks to see your 80 year old sister.
  • Working with proactive people who don’t want to react to injuries, instead aiming to prevent them and function optimally.
  • The handshake at the end of a course of treatment, when all your goals have been met.
Return to Top
Highlights:

Working as the Physiotherapist for the University of British Columbia Thunderbird Women's Volleyball team and helping them win their fourth Straight National Championships in March 2011. He is also currently working with volleyball clubs and teams at the community level.

Travis Dodds was chosen as Chief Medical for the second year in a row for Beach Volleyball National Championships

Jeffery Jukes, Registered Physiotherapist

MPT, BSc, CAFCI (Acupuncture), IMS

Jeffery Jukes - Portrait

Jeff is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Physiotherapy program. Early in his physiotherapy career, he recognized that the medical model of treatment was outdated and often not able to help some patients. As a result of this, he has pursued further training in pain sciences and the treatment of complex and persistent pain cases. His goal is to help those is pain. This approach involves building a strong relationship, evaluating each individual's story and then creating a goal-oriented, individualized treatment plan that works for you.

Jeff prides himself on practicing in an evidence-based manner. What this means is he buries his head in the latest research to inform the advice and treatments that he provides to his clients. Research tells us that there are a few effective strategies for pain management and Jeff closely follows these. He strives to help his clients understand what their pain means, reduce the threat and uncertainty of pain and then pursue solutions in a one-on-one setting. With so much information on health related issues out there, Jeff seeks to really help his clients gain a deep understanding of their issues. His treatments are designed to help people move comfortably and continue to get better every day.

Return to Top
Highlights:

Jeff Jukes, Physiotherapist from Ontario, joins The InSync Physiotherapy team in July, 2013

Testimonials:
  • Jeff was great! I will definitely recommend InSync Physiotherapy to my friends and family! Read more

    Brittany C.
  • Jeff took a keen interest in helping me with a speedy recovery and he took the time to learn the history of my current injury and other past sports injuries that may have led to muscle imbalances. He had a straight forward approach and kept me informed on how different treatments would work and help me recover. As an athlete, I have had many experiences with other sports physiotherapists in the past and they haven’t provided me with the same level of understanding that Jeff did. This will surely lead to a quicker recovery and help me prevent future injuries.  Read more

    Patrick S.
Heather Camenzind (Johnstone), Registered Physiotherapist

MPT, BHK, FCAMPT, Gunn IMS, CAFCI (Acupuncture)

Heather Camenzind - Portrait

Heather attained both her Masters of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Human Kinetics in Exercise Science degrees from The University of British Columbia. She has experience working with a wide variety of clients, including sport injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and post surgical related cases.

Heather has continued with many post graduate courses and training. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMT) and is Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (Gunn IMS) certified. She also has her Certificate from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI).

Heather also has completed training in Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessments (SFMA), which looks to analyze whole body motor patterns. With these assessments, Heather is able to investigate and pinpoint dysfunctions within the body that can lead to pain and weakness. Heather is also a Certified ART (Active Release Therapy) Provider and uses ART as an effective means of muscle release.

She has a passion for sports physiotherapy and enjoys working with a wide variety of athletes. Having played collegiate level volleyball, as well as soccer, softball, basketball, Heather now occupies her time training and competing in triathlons (swimming, cycling and running) and long distance running. Her greatest training accomplishments to date are completing Ironman Canada in 2011 and the Penticton Challenge, an Ironman distance race, in 2013. Heather draws on her personal experiences when treating many different types of injures.

In her spare time Heather volunteers at local community events, such as The Sun Run and the Cross Fit National Championships.

Return to Top
Highlights:

Heather Camenzind completed her second Ironman Triathlon in 2013

Testimonials:
  • I was training for the BMO marathon when I developed a bad shin splint in one leg. Heather was recommended to me by a friend as she knows a lot about running. Heather quickly diagnosed my problem, started therapy and gave me advice on my running technique, all of which helped my leg to heal completely, allowing me to train and complete a marathon problem free.

    Erica Sprague
  • I consider Heather Camenzind a key member of my health care team. Over the past year, Heather has helped restore my physical function and comfort after three separate problems. I appreciate that Heather answers all my questions, is creative with suggestions for changing up exercises when something doesn’t work and is patient with my progress. I have recommended her without hesitation to several people, including my husband, who has chronic back issues, and will continue to do so.

    Ann Pederson
Lisa Cornish, Registered Physiotherapist

MPT, BHK

Lisa Cornish - Portrait

Lisa completed both her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy and her Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. She has experience working with a wide variety of clients, having worked in both sports and orthopedic private practice clinics.

She enjoys helping people of all levels and abilities reach their goals. Her individualized treatment approach focuses on combining advanced hands-on manual therapy with client education and an active rehabilitation exercise program. Her special interest is working with runners, being a former sprinter herself.

Lisa’s commitment to the community involves providing physiotherapy to athletic events - such as BC summer Games. She is committed to continuing education in order to remain up-to-date on the latest findings in physiotherapy practice. Currently, she is pursuing certification in acupuncture through Acupuncture Canada as well as focusing on her area of interest, concussion work.

On her days off, she can be found walking the seawall, playing ultimate frisbee and learning to play squash.

Return to Top
Iyad Salloum, Registered Physiotherapist

MPT, BSc

Iyad Salloum - Portrait

Iyad Salloum has completed both his Master of Physical Therapy degree and his Bachelor of Science focusing on physiology and kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. To constantly expand his skillset, Iyad combs through the latest research to stay informed on the best practices to complement the hands-on and exercise interventions that help his clients achieve their goals.

His treatment approach is based on integrating the nervous and musculoskeletal systems by using manual therapy techniques like soft tissue release, joint mobilization and manipulation, taping and therapeutic exercises that are individually tailored for each client.

He has been involved in sports and orthopaedics (on both sides of the treatment table) throughout his life. He also worked with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC2 during their first playoff run in the United Soccer League and provided coverage for IronMan Canada.

In his spare time, Iyad enjoys waking up at 5am on weekends to catch up on European soccer, playing soccer and exploring some of the trails at the North Shore and Sea-to-Sky Corridor.

Return to Top
Dr. Heather Finlayson, Physician, Sport Medicine Doctor

MD, FRCPC, Dip. Sport Med, Dip. CSCN (EMG)
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Heather Finlayson - Portrait Temporarily Unavailable

Heather is a medical doctor who specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and has a Diploma in Sport Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM). She obtained her BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, her medical degree from McMaster University, and completed her residency training in PM&R at UBC. She also has additional training and certification in electrodiagnostic testing for nerve and muscle diseases.

Heather is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, where she is actively involved in the education of medical students and medical residents. She is the director of the UBC PM&R residency training program and is completing a Masters Degree in Medical Education. She is also involved in research through UBC and GF Strong Rehab Centre.

Her clinical practice at InSync is focused on the assessment and treatment of people with sports injuries and other musculoskeletal problems. She loves working with athletes and has been the team doctor for the Canadian national wheelchair basketball team. She also works at GF Strong Rehab Centre where she provides care to people who require rehabilitation due to orthopedic and neurological disorders.

In her spare time she loves getting outdoors with her young family, especially hiking, cycling, playing tennis and backcountry skiing.

Return to Top
Joy Uemoto, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

BSc, RMT

Joy Uemoto - Portrait

Joy graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Following graduation, she spent a number of years working in the corporate environment before returning to her science roots to pursue a career in massage therapy. This decision was made out of a desire to be involved in the health care field while helping people maintain their health and active lifestyles. She subsequently graduated from Utopia Academy and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia and been working in the lower mainland since.

Joy's massage therapy practice includes treatment of a wide variety of conditions, including injury rehabilitation and prevention, back and neck pain, overuse injuries, postural imbalances and stress relief. She believes that it's important for clients to be actively involved in their rehabilitation while seeking out preventive and long lasting solutions to their musculoskeletal problems. With this goal in mind, you can expect to engage in important bilateral dialogue with her about possible exacerbating or reinforcing conditions at work, home and play and to receive information about postural education.

She uses a wide range of massage techniques, with a preference towards myofascial release, deep tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, sports massage, and Swedish massage techniques. Joy's passion for outdoor sports, dance, yoga and pilates has complemented her massage therapy practice as these activities have given her a better appreciation of the body in motion, injuries that can result from various activities and rehabilitation.

Joy welcomes both new and returning clients.

Return to Top
Testimonials:
  • Joy’s sports therapy massage not only relieved my back pain, but her knowledge of the muscle and bone structure helped me understand the muscle spasms and how to include stretches into my daily routine to prevent further muscle tension. She exceeded my expectations and went beyond the assumed requirements of our appointment. I have, and will continue to recommend her to my friends and family.

    Jeff Wiebe
  • As a new client of Joy I was impressed and completely satisfied with her level of expertise and service. She took the time to understand not only my specific injury but also my routine and the types of activities I engage in. I had come in with a painful and frustrating recurring wrist injury and I’m happy to say it is now much better – and more importantly, I know how to nip it in the bud if it acts up again. I have no hesitation in recommending her therapy services. I will definitely be back if another injury comes up!

    Mike
Michelle Robichaud, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

BHSc, RMT

Michelle Robichaud - Portrait

Michelle has had varied experience in her massage therapy career, working in sports, spa and general practices in Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria. After graduating from the WCCMT in 1996, she upgraded her basic diploma to enhance her practice skills and then went on to complete a Health Science Degree from Thompson Rivers University (2011). Michelle is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of BC and the Massage Therapists Association of BC.

After 15 plus years of practice Michelle remains passionate about her profession and is keen to continue learning; she loves helping people feel better. Michelle employs various techniques such as trigger point therapy, fascial release, joint play and Swedish massage to help address headaches, pregnancy related issues, sports injuries and work related concerns, such as low back pain. From recreational sports enthusiast to computer programmer at the desk, many different people can benefit from massage therapy.

Michelle stays active with her young family enjoying biking, hiking, yoga, golf and fitness classes.

Return to Top
Danielle Doucette, Office Manager

 

Danielle Doucette - Portrait

Danielle’s career experience has run the gamut between baking, event production, personal training, marketing and outdoor education. She’s known for bringing people together, creating communities and assisting both clients and companies attain their goals. As the office manager at INSYNC PHYSIO she is humorous, down-to-earth, organized and always eager to lend a helping hand!

Outside of the clinic, she spends most of her time with her family and enjoys exploring BC in their vintage trailer when she’s not playing scrabble or learning to rock climb.

Return to Top

2. Burnaby Heights Clinic

Caitlyn Dunphy, Registered Physiotherapist

BSc Kin, MSC PT

Caitlyn Dunphy - Portrait

Caitlyn earned her Masters of Physiotherapy and Bachelors of Kinesiology degrees from Dalhousie University. Recently moved from Nova Scotia to join the Insync team, she loves acquiring new skills and knowledge and is currently pursuing post-graduate courses in Advanced Manual Therapy. Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, Caitlyn was involved in athletics for 14 years as an athlete and coach. She was a sprint kayak athlete and coach for Team Nova Scotia at the Canada Games as well as Team Canada at the Pan Am Championships. She was also a ski instructor at Whistler and in eastern Canada.

Caitlyn’s clinical experiences have provided her with a wide variety of knowledge treating different types of patients and injuries. She has worked with children, adults, seniors, National team athletes, Paralympic athletes, special Olympic athletes, injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents, work place injuries, pre and post-surgery rehab, amputee rehab, and individuals with brain injuries.

Caitlyn’s interest in physiotherapy began during her athletic career and grew into a passion while she was coaching. She was always extremely invested in her athletes and wanted to understand more about movement dysfunctions and muscle imbalances to help her athletes reach their full potential. Now as a physiotherapist, Caitlyn transfers that investment in her athletes to her patients. No matter what your goal is (whether it is being able to garden without pain, chasing your grandkids or improving your athletic performance) Caitlyn will be fully committed to helping you achieve that goal.

When Caitlyn is not in the clinic you might find her skiing, kayaking, cycling, hiking or exploring her new home in BC!

Return to Top
Natalie Hernandez, Registered Physiotherapist

BSc (PT)

Natalie Hernandez - Portrait

Natalie brings over six years of training and experience in sports injuries working with collegiate varsity athletes. She was the head physiotherapist at a university in Asia and helped the Sports Development Office structure the sports rehabilitation program for university athletes.

Natalie holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Physiotherapy (BSc. PT) from De La Salle University-HSC, Philippines. She is a licensed Physiotherapist in Canada and is pursuing post-graduate training in the diploma of advanced manual and manipulative therapy.

Among Natalie’s career highlights includes the 24th South East Asian (SEA) Games in Thailand, where she was part of the medical staff for the Philippine national team covering several sporting events. She was also a Physiotherapist for the Philippine women’s national football team, which participated in the Asian Football Qualifying (AFC) tournament. Currently, Natalie is helping out the men and women’s rugby teams at the Burnaby Lake Rugby Club.

She is dedicated in taking the time with patient education and exercise prescription as part of achieving optimal recovery. She is very passionate about her practice and focuses on helping patients to recover from injuries. Her sense of reward is seeing you achieve your rehabilitation goals.

Among her interests is learning about different cultures, which drives her determination to explore the world one day. During her spare time, she loves reading books, baking, being outdoors and playing recreational sports such as badminton.

Return to Top
Pratik Vyas, Registered Physiotherapist

MSc Sport & Exercise Science, BSc (PT)

Pratik Vyas - Portrait

Pratik completed his Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy at Rajiv Gandhi University, India and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Science, and a Major in Biomechanics from Manchester Metropolitan University, in the United Kingdom. He is an active member of the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC) and Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). As a life long learner and strong believer in continuing education and evidence based practice Pratik is also completing his Diplomas in Advanced Manual & Manipulative Therapy and Sports Physiotherapy.

Having over 5 years of experience he’s helped various clients with different conditions from sports injuries, work related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, orthopedic conditions, post-operative rehabilitation, workplace advice/recommendations, neurological conditions, acute care & pediatric conditions & elderly and respiratory conditions.

Pratik also strongly believes in the preventive approach by educating his patients in understanding their injuries and problems. He provides individualized home exercise programs to reinforce the Physiotherapy treatment sessions along with preventing them from happening again in the future.

In your first visit, you can expect to receive a hands-on manual therapy based detailed assessment & treatment, an opportunity to ask questions, education – (modalities and their effects, medical conditions, multimedia patient education videos, demonstration of exercises, home exercise program with pictures and videos).

Pratik likes to spend the rest of his free time with his family exploring new places, cooking, playing table tennis and swimming.

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Gujarati, and bit of Punjabi

Return to Top
Alex Thompson, Physiotherapy

MSc (PT), BFA (Dance)

Alex Thompson - Portrait Temporarily Unavailable

Alex completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta and her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance at York University. While in Edmonton, she volunteered with the Cerebral Palsy Association’s Dance Without Limits program and with the medical team for the Canadian Gymnastics Championships.

Alex’s introduction to dance science while at York, coupled with her experience teaching dance for 12 years inspired her to pursue a career in physiotherapy. She is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and is pursuing postgraduate training in dance injuries and conditioning.

Alex uses a combination of manual therapy, customized exercise prescription, and evidence-based treatments to keep her patients moving at their best. She has a particular interest in treating lower extremity and spinal conditions.

On her days off, she can be found dancing, rock climbing, playing ultimate frisbee, or training for her first triathlon.

Return to Top

Nathanial Mundy, Registered Physiotherapist

BSc (Kin), MPT, IMS, CAFCI

Nathanial Mundy - Portrait

Nathanial obtained his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from SFU then went on to complete his Master of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia. He brings experience working as a Kinesiologist with a variety of athletes including those playing elite level soccer, baseball, and professional lacrosse.

Growing up in the lower mainland, he played a number of sports with soccer being his favourite. Intensive physiotherapy following a broken ankle while playing initially sparked his interest to become a physiotherapist. He now works diligently with each of his clients, using a combined approach of manual therapy, dry needling, and exercise to ensure the best results.

Nathanial is dedicated to expanding his knowledge base and has already taken a number of post-graduate courses in manual therapy techniques. He is currently completing his Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.

Return to Top
Iyad Salloum, Registered Physiotherapist

MPT, BSc

Iyad Salloum - Portrait

Iyad Salloum has completed both his Master of Physical Therapy degree and his Bachelor of Science focusing on physiology and kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. To constantly expand his skillset, Iyad combs through the latest research to stay informed on the best practices to complement the hands-on and exercise interventions that help his clients achieve their goals.

His treatment approach is based on integrating the nervous and musculoskeletal systems by using manual therapy techniques like soft tissue release, joint mobilization and manipulation, taping and therapeutic exercises that are individually tailored for each client.

He has been involved in sports and orthopaedics (on both sides of the treatment table) throughout his life. He also worked with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC2 during their first playoff run in the United Soccer League and provided coverage for IronMan Canada.

In his spare time, Iyad enjoys waking up at 5am on weekends to catch up on European soccer, playing soccer and exploring some of the trails at the North Shore and Sea-to-Sky Corridor.

Return to Top
Andrea Lui, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

BSc, RMT

Andrea Lui - Portrait

Andrea Lui graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Science (Kinesiology). In 2014 she graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy.

She is passionate about helping others in maintaining a healthy and pain free lifestyle. She believes that massage therapy can help with chronic pain and stress. She uses a variety of techniques that includes Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, joint mobilizations, stretching and trigger point therapy. She also incorporates stretching and strengthening for home care. She treats with an individualized approach to target the goals of each patient.

In her time away from the office she has a soft spot for taking care of animals, (especially dogs and chinchillas). She is also an avid snowboarder when the season is right and loves trying new restaurants and cuisines.

Andrea Lui is a member of the Massage Therapists’ Association of British COLUMBIA (MTABC) and is licensed by the College of Massage Therapy of British Columbia (CMTBC).

Return to Top
Cathy Currie, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

RMT

Cathy Currie - Portrait

Cathy completed the Registered Massage Therapy program at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in August 2016.  She is passionate about supporting the wellness of clients through skilled massage practices.  With each session, Cathy ensures patient education to bring about greater awareness and prevention of musculoskeletal injury.

She has training in effectively treating many conditions such various sports injuries, TMJ dysfunction, whiplash, headache, neuropathic pain, pregnancy discomfort, neck/shoulder/back tension and pain as well as general relaxation massage to relieve stress.

Originally from the Okanagan, she has lived in the lower mainland for the past 15 or so years.  Outside of work, Cathy can usually be found hanging out with her family and loveable lab Cedar.

Cathy is a member of the Massage Therapists’ Association of British COLUMBIA (MTABC) and is licensed by the College of Massage Therapy of British Columbia (CMTBC).

Return to Top
Wil Seto, Registered Physiotherapist

BHSc (PT), BSc (Kin), Dip Sport PT, Dip Ortho PT, FCAMT, CG IMS

Wil Seto - Portrait

Wil has earned degrees in Bachelor of Kinesiology and Bachelor of Health Sciences Physiotherapy (B.H.Sc. PT) from McMaster University. He is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (MCPA) and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMT). In addition, he completed post-graduate studies in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (Dip. Manip. PT) and Sport Physiotherapy (Dip. Sport PT), and is certified in Intramuscular Stimulation (CG IMS).

Wil has been working for over 12 years as a Physiotherapist in the Lower Mainland. He brings a great sense of joy and passion in helping people recover from their injuries and getting them back in sync with their optimal health and maximum potential for sport, work or play.

Wil also brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise through his post-graduate training and extensive experience working with people from motor vehicle accidents, work injuries to athletes in various sports at a recreational, amateur and professional level.

As a Sport Physiotherapist, Wil has worked Short Track Speed Skating at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, with U-16 Team BC Rugby, UBC Men's Ice Hockey, Western Lacrosse Association New WestMinister SalmonBellies, International Field Hockey and National College Soccer Championship. Locally, he has also helped runners, triathletes, dancers, rock climbers and wrestlers successfully achieve their goals. Currently he is a consultant and Physiotherapist for the Australia Men's Masters Ultimate Frisbee team.

With personalized visits utilizing manual therapy and exercise prescription you can expect to receive an assessment and treatment that will get at the underlying cause of your problems.

In his spare time, Wil finds adventure in many activities including rock climbing, ultimate Frisbee, hiking, dancing and personal growth.

Return to Top
Testimonials:
  • Wil Seto has been the physiotherapist for the Australian Men’s Masters (over 33 years old) team for the last two World Championships Campaigns. He has provided top-level support to the team in managing injury as well as keeping tired aching bodies in top condition for the next day’s play. He has managed our recovery program, massaged and manipulated pain out of our bodies, provided strapping for every imaginable body part and helped us to prepared for the big events. Having Wil on our sideline has contributed strongly to our two consecutive World Championship semi-finals and winning the bronze medal in Prague in 2010. Wil has personally helped me to overcome chronic back pain while playing elite ultimate and I cannot thank him enough for the effective work that he has done with me over the years. As a physiotherapist myself, I feel very comfortable recommending this remarkable professional and hope that we will be able to lure him again to come and work with the Australian team in 2012. Read more

    Piers Truter, Director, High Performance, Australian Flying Disc Assoc.
  • Getting Wil to treat my sore neck, shoulders, lower back and hips has been a life-changing experience. I have seen many other physiotherapists in the past, but it wasn’t until I went to Wil that I have regained full motion in these areas after years of improper misuse and a car accident. My performance in ballet, climbing and cross-country skiing has improved immensely and I have an increased body awareness that will help me take care of myself long-term. I am more flexible, more symmetrical and can be more active. Going to Wil is like accessing a number of sport-therapy treatments all at once: he can offer a ‘big picture’ therapy session using his wide-ranging expertise in IMS – Intramuscular stimulation, physiotherapy adjustments, and a keen knowledge of sport specific movements. Thanks to Wil I not only feel better but I have gotten to the root of deep-set issues. I recommend Wil to my family and friends who are experiencing pain or limitations in movement; not only is he a knowledgeable practitioner, he knows the demands of my activities and provides great advice to keep me enjoying them for years to come.  Read more

    Leah Chang
  • Wil was the team physiotherapist for the 2008 Australian Masters Ultimate team. We made a decision early to find the best physio we could to manage the fitness of our 24 players over the course of the week long World Championships. This is a very grueling test for athletes, with twelve 90-minute games and players covering up to 14 km per game, involving sprinting, diving and sharp changes of direction. Within 2 days Wil had compiled a detailed dossier on each player and had established a routine of pre- and post-game appointments, as well as running repairs on injured players during game time. The result was that our team, with an average age of 35, thrived in the tournament and was physically in the best shape of any team that I have been involved with over the duration of a World Championship. The top Masters Club team from Australia then decided to employ Wil for their campaign for the 2010 World Club Championships in Prague. We will continue to pursue Wil whenever we play, wherever in the world.  Read more

    John Greenfield, Co-Captain 2008 Australian Masters Ultimate team
  • I honestly cannot see myself or my body being in the condition that it now is if it wasn’t for Wil.  I had a neck and back injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident.  Prior to treatment from Wil, I had almost no mobility in my neck and was in constant discomfort and pain.  From my first appointment with Wil I instantly felt at ease and had a renewed sense of hope that he was going to make a major difference in my recovery! And he did!  Wil is very proactive and thorough with his manual muscle releases, IMS treatments, and targeted treatment plans I have been able to return to all my normal activities.  I could not recommend a more professional, passionate and down to earth physiotherapist! Read more

    Patricia J
  • Thanks to the therapy provided by Wil Seto, I have been able to see a significant improvement in my range of motion and flexibility. He has a great attitude and personality, providing thorough and appropriate care in a very professional manner. I would recommend InSync Physiotherapy to any of my friends. Read more

    Karla Ferrario
Danielle Doucette, Office Manager

 

Danielle Doucette - Portrait

Danielle’s career experience has run the gamut between baking, event production, personal training, marketing and outdoor education. She’s known for bringing people together, creating communities and assisting both clients and companies attain their goals. As the office manager at INSYNC PHYSIO she is humorous, down-to-earth, organized and always eager to lend a helping hand!

Outside of the clinic, she spends most of her time with her family and enjoys exploring BC in their vintage trailer when she’s not playing scrabble or learning to rock climb.

Return to Top

Our Teams' Collective Qualifications:

  • B.Kin. Bachelor of Kinesiology.
  • B.H.Sc. PT Bachelor of Health Sciences Physiotherapy.
  • MCPA Member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
  • FCAMT Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists.
  • Dip. Manip. PT Post-graduate studies in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.
  • Dip. Sport PT Post-graduate studies in Sport Physiotherapy
  • RMT Registered Massage Therapist
  • CAFCI Registered Acupuncturist (Certified by Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute)
  • M.D. Medical Doctor
  • CCFP The College of Family Physicians of Canada
Contact Us Return to Top