The Broadway Team

Deb Treloar

Physiotherapist
BSR, FCAMPT

Deb Treloar graduated from UBC in 1979 with a Bachelors Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences. She and her husband Bill started Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic in 1982 in a small office on Broadway in Vancouver. She completed the Advanced Diploma of Orthopaedic and Manipulative Therapy in 1984 and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists. Deb taught extensively in the Canadian Manual Therapy Course system for a number of years. She developed a foot and ankle course for physiotherapists that she has continued to teach throughout Canada. In 2011, Deb received the Physiotherapy Association of BC Award for Clinical Excellence for her contribution as a clinician and furthering the clinical understanding of the foot and ankle.  Deb is a guest lecturer in the Masters of Physical Therapy program at UBC.

Deb has continued to work clinically with clients with all types of problems although her practice has evolved to a large percentage of people with foot and ankle issues.  She enjoys treating people of all ages and many years of coaching soccer has given her a lot of experience with adolescents. During the past four years Deb has continued her education by taking a series of Bobath courses (an assessment and treatment approach for people with neurological conditions).   She is enjoying applying the neurophysiology and Bobath concept to her orthopaedic patients, as it is a paradigm that involves the interrelationship of all the parts of the body.

Deb is a competitive tennis player and is active in soccer, skiing, cross country and downhill, swimming, kayaking and hiking. She loves to spend time with Bill, her adult daughters and the family dog, Sally and can often be seen at the family cabin on Thormanby Island.

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Bill Treloar

Physiotherapist
BSR

Bill graduated in 1979 at the University of British Columbia and has over 30 years of experience treating orthopaedic injuries. He was a physiotherapist for the Men’s Canadian Rugby team for over 20 years. Bill obtained his Sports Medicine Certificate in 1996. Apart from Physiotherapy Bill has been playing squash since 1981 and is still avidly involved competitively. He is also a recreational runner, skier, wake boarder, cabin handyman and the dad of three girls.

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Carol Kennedy

Physiotherapist
BScPT, MClSc(manip), FCAMPT

Carol graduated from Queen’s University in 1979, completed her Advanced Diploma of Orthopaedic and Manipulative Therapy in 1984 and then her Clinical Masters of Science in Manipulative Therapy from UWO in 2010. She has been at Treloar since 1984 and became a partner in 1989. She has taught extensively in the Canadian Manual Therapy Course System, as well as internationally and is a Chief Examiner for the National Exams. In 2005 Carol received an Award of Excellence for Clinical Contribution from the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia for her work and teaching in the area of the cervical spine.

Carol treats neck pain patients almost exclusively, utilizing the evidence based practice of manual therapy and specific exercise. She has written chapters on neck exercise in 2 textbooks. Carol was honoured to be involved in the Olympics as a speaker at the Medical Symposium and as a Clinical Specialist for the Athlete Physiotherapy Clinic. In 2012, Carol was one of the first physiotherapists to successfully complete the Specialization Program through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in the field of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and also certified as an assessor for that process.

Carol was a competitive swimmer, and also enjoys all water sports, skiing, cycling, hiking, and spending quality time with her family.

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Kathy Thompson

Physiotherapist
BScPT, FCAMPT, CG*IMS

Born and raised in Vancouver, Kathy graduated from the University of British Columbia, School of Rehabilitation Medicine in 1974. In 1985 she received her diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. Kathy is currently a T.A. at U.B.C. in the Masters of Physiotherapy program and was an assistant teacher of post-graduate manual therapy courses for ten years. She continues to attend post-graduate courses in orthopaedics, sports medicine and anatomy taught by national and international lecturers. She joined the team at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic in 1991 and enjoys treating a wide range of patients focusing on an integration of manual therapy with exercise and education. Kathy also does IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation), a dry needling technique for patients with chronic pain and long standing musculoskeletal problems. She stays fit by biking, hiking, skiing and gardening.

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Wendy Woodger

Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist
BCsPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI

Wendy has been practicing physiotherapy since graduating from Queen's University in 1978, and joined the staff at Treloar in 1992. She has extensive post-graduate training in manual and exercise oriented treatment. In 1990 she earned her diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. Wendy has been qualified to practice Acupuncture as applied to Physiotherapy since 2001, and uses it combined with the dry-needling technique of IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation). She enjoys integrating these skills in her treatments.

Outside the Office: Wendy has been known to kayak in all types of weather throughout the year and is active in both sea kayak touring and surf kayaking. She also loves the deep powder slopes of BC. A serious amateur musician, she plays flute and alto saxophone.

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Carman Wong

Physiotherapist
BCScBiol, BCScPT, FCAMPT, CG*IMS

Carman is a graduate from UBC and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Physiotherapy (2004). He completed the Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy (2010) and has extensive experience in treating neck, shoulder, back, knee and motor vehicle accident related pain.  He has worked in private orthopedic practice in Calgary, Alberta and Beijing, China, before returning to work in beautiful Vancouver.

He utilizes and integrates manual/ manipulative therapy, exercise prescription, kinesiology taping, and education into his treatments. He has his CGIMS needling certification for treating chronic neuropathic pain.

Outside the office: Carman is passionate about his sports, which include soccer, volleyball, tennis, golf and hockey.  He loves photography, scuba diving and traveling.  He is fluent in English and has a working knowledge of Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese.

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Penny Galpin

Physiotherapist
BScPT, FCAMPT

Penny has a BSc in Physiotherapy from Queen’s University and earned her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT) in 1986. Penny joined the Treloar team 12 years ago after owning and managing her own clinic in the West End for 6 years. Penny is involved in teaching for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Penny is interested in spinal, shoulder and lower limb conditions as well as women’s health, osteoporosis and vestibular rehabilitation. Her approach to treatment is to carefully assess a client, identifying factors that are contributing and use manual therapy techniques, education and exercise to treat the condition.

Outside the office: Having been a competitive swimmer and gymnast in the past Penny enjoys running, cycling, kayaking, yoga and skate skiing. She plays in the Metro Womens’ Soccer league where she also uses her skills to keep her teammates fit. Penny enjoys seeing her clients get “back in the game” be it work or play.

Penny’s other interests include gardening, cooking , book club and various creative endeavours, as well as keeping track of 2 busy daughters.

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Christine Balkwill

Physiotherapist, Certified Yoga Instructor
BScPT, FCAMPT

Christine has been with Treloar since 1994. A Queen’s University graduate, she moved to BC in 1990 and initially practiced in the hospital setting before making the move to private practice. In 1998 she successfully completed the requirements for the Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (FCAMT). She is now actively involved in teaching and mentoring upcoming candidates for this certificate.

Christine believes that physiotherapy is a partnership between client and therapist and enjoys her role as facilitator and educator. She has a particular interest in pelvis, hip and lower limb problems and, as a dedicated runner she enjoys tackling the biomechanical problems that can interfere with successful training. Her passion for yoga has led her to certify as a yoga instructor and she uses this expertise to help interested clients get the greatest benefit from their own asana practice..

Outside the office: In her free time you’ll find her climbing Grouse, rollerblading the seawall, zigzagging across the golf course, or maybe, off on her latest travel adventure.

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Cass Bennett

Kinesiologist, Personal Trainer
B.PE, Ex. Sc.

Cass Bennett graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Physical Education in Exercise Science, and he is a provincially certified personal trainer. Cass’s background spans over 15 years of personal training and fitness consultation. He was also a principal owner of Fitness Focus Health Clubs for 10 years. Cass brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to his profession. His general training and background in rehab and many sports make him one of the most popular personal trainers in the city. His ability to motivate all ages, with various levels of fitness, to reach their fitness goals is unparalleled.

Cass has been with Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic for 10 years, and is the owner of Bennett Personal Training. He is also an ergonomic consultant for Prevention Works.

Outside the office: In his spare time, Cass is busy snowboarding and playing soccer, baseball, golf, tennis and any other sport that involves keeping score. He is married and living in Kits with future plans to keep clients happy and be a better golfer!

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Curtis Wong

Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist
BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI

Curtis graduated with a Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia in 2003 and has been working at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic ever since. He has successfully completed the Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy to become a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMT). Curtis is certified to practice Acupuncture and is the Treasurer of the BC Chapter of the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI). He is involved in the UBC Physiotherapy Master’s Program as a Teaching Assistant. He also has past experience as a Hockey Team Trainer at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) level and has a keen interest in treating acute low back pain and knee injuries.

Outside the office: Curtis enjoys staying active by playing hockey, running, and cycling.

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Jan Paul Snip

Physiotherapist, Vestibular Rehabilitation
BScPT

JP was born and raised in the Netherlands and graduated from the Hogescool Midden Nederland in 1995. Prior to working as a physiotherapist he taught Physical Education to high school students in the Netherlands. He immigrated to Canada in 1996 and joined the team at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic.

Outside the Office: Before sustaining numerous injuries JP had a passion for extreme sports, martial arts and water sports. He currently applies that passion to extreme diaper changing as well as building lemonade stands and other parenting activities. JP and his wife recently had their third child, which JP refers to as his last child. JP's favourite things about working at Treloar Physio are his fellow colleagues and helping his clients feel better!

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Iveta Janickova

Physiotherapist
BScPT

Iveta graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1997 with a degree in Physical Therapy. She joined the team at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic in 2004. For the past twelve years, Iveta has enjoyed treating patients within the Occupational/Active Rehabilitation Programs. She has a particular interest in ergonomics and functional capacity evaluations and has had the opportunity to perform thousands of assessments in a wide range of settings and working on appropriate interventions.

In addition, she gained extensive experience developing injury management programs while working with a variety of employers in industrial sector. She also enjoys working part time in Royal Columbian Hospital treating mainly post-surgical and respiratory patients.

Outside the Office: In her spare time, Iveta loves to hike and trail run with her dog as well as travel.

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Robin Eisler

Physiotherapist
BScPT, FCAMPT

Robin graduated with honours from Queen's University at Kingston in 1994 and has been working at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic ever since. She completed her Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2000, and she continually adds to her experience through a variety of courses. She has a particular interest in shoulder rehabilitation, and she loves working with patients of all ages.

Outside the Office: Robin works part-time, balancing her love of physiotherapy with her utter joy of raising three children, an inquisitive young boy and precocious, identical twin girls.

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April Campbell

Physiotherapist
MPT, BKin, FCAMPT, CAFCI, CG*IMS

April graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2006 with a Masters in Physical Therapy after completing a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology & Physical Education. She has completed numerous post-graduate courses and holds an Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. She is also certified to perform medical acupuncture as well as Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CG*IMS). April teaches in the UBC School of Physiotherapy as a CSA in the gross anatomy and surface anatomy courses.

Outside the Office: She lives in North Vancouver and has embraced all that the North Shore has to offer. She enjoys downhill and cross-country mountain biking, snowshoeing, hiking, and running.

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Janet Lowcock

Physiotherapist
BScPT, MClSc(manip), FCAMPT

Jan is a 1979 physiotherapy graduate of Queen’s University and has completed a Master of Clinical Sciences degree in Manipulative Therapy.    She has practised for a number of years in Vancouver and North Delta and has joined Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic after a short sojourn in the United States.  She has taught manual therapy to both UBC students and graduate physiotherapists and acts as an instructor and examiner for our national physiotherapy professional association.   Her clinical experience is extensive in all areas of the body, particularly the spine. 

Outside the Office: Outside of the professional realm she is a committed road cyclist, runner, skier and ocean kayaker.   More recently, she has embraced the neck strengthening activity of birding.

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Jennifer Laroy

Physiotherapist, Pilates Rehabilitation*currently on leave*
BKin, MScPT

Jen completed her Master in Science of Physiotherapy at University of Alberta in winter 2008.  She has worked with a range of clients in public health (both in Edmonton and Vancouver) from those with spinal cord injury, trauma, or joint replacements, to the elderly, to those in the ICU and post organ transplants.

For the last couple of years, Jen has worked in private practice setting and has taken courses through Stott Pilates (Spinal, Pelvic and Scapular Stabilization; Peripheral Joint Stabilization) gaining her certification in Rehabilitation Mat & Reformer Pilates.  Jen enjoys integrating physiotherapy and clinical Pilates to help her clients maximize their optimal movement patterns and achieve their goals.

Jen has also taken a Continence and Pelvic Floor Re-education course, and provides internal exams for female patients.  She has a keen interest in helping women regain control of their pelvic floor muscles and enjoys helping women in all stages of life.

Outside the Office: In her spare time, Jen enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking up mountains and snowboarding down them, running, biking and keeping her body balanced with her own practice of Pilates.

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Erin Macri

Physiotherapist
BSc(Kin), MPT, MSc

Erin started her career as a kinesiologist in 1997 before completing her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2006.  Since then she has worked in private practice in both Canada and New Zealand.  Erin obtained a Master of Science in Experimental Medicine at UBC in 2013 and is now pursuing a PhD.  Her research is looking at modifiable risk factors in early knee osteoarthritis.

With Erin's background in exercise science, she is passionate about treating musculoskeletal injuries and conditions with astrong focus on education and therapeutic movements to restore alignment and muscle balance. 

Outside the Office: Erin enjoys seeking her own balance through yoga practice, rock climbing, music and play.

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Anniken Chadwick

Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor, Pelvic Floor Therapist

Anniken graduated from the University of Nottingham, UK with a 1st Class Honors degree in Physiotherapy in 2007, and soon immigrated to Vancouver where she found both the active lifestyle she desires and the progressive, holistic approach to healthcare she believes in. 

Anniken quickly established her passion for women's health, particularly pelvic floor therapy through a natural affinity and skill for this client base. She has taken several post graduate courses in pelvic floor rehabilitation and pregnancy related issues. She has also studied further in Orthopaedics, and completed her Acupuncture certification with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. She became a Pilates instructor through PhysicalMind in 2010 and incorporates Pilates as a method of integrating Physiotherapy into exercise. This teaches clients body awareness and empowers them to make integrated change independently. 

Anniken believes in a mind and body, and functional approach to rehabilitation. She knows two clients are never the same and assesses each client based on their specific concerns and goals. Pelvic floor issues can be incredibly delicate and vulnerable for clients but Anniken provides a safe, open and positive environment for healing. She is a firm believer in East meets West medicine and uses her in depth knowledge and skill with the physical body, along with her personal awareness of the importance of the 'self in health' to provide a holistic treatment approach.

Anniken has a passion for sailing, and does her best to spend a couple of her winter months sailing in warmer seas. As all Vancouverites, she enjoys hiking and yoga, and regularly unwinds through dancing away to many of Vancouver's fantastic local musicians.

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Mariel Spence

Kinesiologist
BKin, FMS 1

Mariel graduated from the University of British Columbia from the faculty of Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology.  Upon finishing school she began work as a personal trainer/fitness coach and soon discovered her love for working in rehabilitative settings.  A job at Treloar seemed like the perfect fit for her and she joined the team in the summer of 2013.  She is also certified with the Functional Movement Screen and will be continuing her education in either Physiotherapy or Nursing in the next few years.

Outside the Office: In her spare time Mariel enjoys running, yoga, hiking and hitting the gym.

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Gavin Tonkin

ARP Program Kinesiologist
Kinesiologist, BCAK/CKA Certified Exercise Physiologist, CSEP

In 2010 Gavin graduate from the Australia Catholic University having completed his bachelors of exercise science and his graduate diploma in applied exercise science. Having also completed his clinical placements in 2010 he became an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) with Exercise and Sport Science Australia. Gavin worked as an AEP for 2 years in Australia before arriving in Vancouver where he became a certified exercise physiologist with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology and a registered Kinesiologist with the British Columbia Associate of Kinesiologists.

Gavin has worked in rehabilitation in the hospital setting as well as with elite sport teams. He has a wide range of experience and loves to work with anyone to help improve their functional ability.

In his spare time Gavin enjoys discovering what BC has to offer by cycling or hiking anywhere. He has also played basketball since he was 6 years old and still enjoys a couple of games a week at local community centres. 

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Molly O'Brien

Office Manager

Originally from Newfoundland, Molly moved to Vancouver in 2007 and joined the Treloar Physiotherapy family within a week of arriving in the city.  Having spent most of her career working specifically in customer service roles within the healthcare and fitness industry, she truly has a passion for improving the experience of every client who visits the clinic.

Outside the Office: When not at TPC, Molly enjoys exploring the city on her bicycle, swimming in the ocean, and most recently has discovered her love of the game of tennis.  In her downtime, she enjoys a quiet moment on top of a mountain or at the seaside as well as sharing a meal among friends.

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Jessica Burke

Client Care Representative

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Kacie Burnett

Client Care Representative

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Sean Liu

Client Care Representative

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Barbara Otoo

Client Care Representative

Barbara has been working part-time with Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic since May 2009.  After taking 8 months off from her position to travel to France and teach english, she returned in the spring of 2012 and re-joined the team!  She is working towards completing her degree in Communications from SFU.

Outside the Office: When not at work or school Barbara enjoys tinkering with all things vintage, such as old polaroid cameras and typewriters, and acting as a crazy tour guide to her foreign friends.

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