The Broadway/Cambie Team
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.
Outside the office: Deb plays tennis, soccer and stays healthy skiing, swimming, hiking and kayaking. She loves to spend time with her family and at the family cabin on Thormanby.
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.
Outside the office: 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.
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 Physio since 1984 and became a partner in 1989. She has taught extensively in the Canadian Manual Therapy Course System, as well as internationally and also teaches specialized courses on the cervical spine. She is a Chief Examiner for the National Manual Therapy 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 and in 2010 The Ruth Byman Award for continuing studies in professional development.
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 2010 Winter Olympics as a speaker (The Neck and Concussion) 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.
Outside the office: Carol was a competitive swimmer, and also enjoys all water sports, skiing, cycling, hiking, and spending quality time with her family.
BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI, CG*IMS
Curtis graduated with a Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia in 2003 and has been working at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic since that time. He became a partner in 2015.
Curtis completed the Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy to become a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMT) in 2009. He is a registered instructor with the BC Orthopaedic Division and assists in courses for physiotherapists working towards their Diploma. He also runs a preparation course out of the clinic for physiotherapists studying for the intermediate exam of this designation.
Curtis became certified to practice acupuncture through Acupuncture Canada in 2005. He has experience as the Treasurer of the BC Chapter of Acupuncture Canada. He became certified to practice Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) in 2015.
Curtis is a member of the Physiotherapy association of BC (PABC) Business Affairs Council whose purpose is "to advise and support the PABC Board of Directors on issues and business matters related to physiotherapy services provided in private practice settings." He also has experience as a Teaching Assistant in the UBC Physiotherapy Master’s Program and as a Hockey Team Trainer at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) level.
Curtis specializes in treating acute and complex back pain including the low back, mid back, and neck. He also has extensive experience treating lower leg injuries involving the knee, ankle, and foot. Curtis utilizes manual therapy and acupuncture to restore joint mobility and tissue health. He also utilizes exercise therapy to restore proper movement and prevent re-injury.
Outside the office: Curtis enjoys his family time with wife, Jen, and two sons, Owen and Sam. For exercise, he enjoys playing hockey, golfing, hiking, swimming, cycling, and running.
BCScBiol, BCScPT, FCAMPT, CG*IMS
Carman is a University of British Columbia graduate and holds a degree in Biology and Physiotherapy (2004). He completed his post-graduate Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy (2010) and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT). He is experienced in his Dr. Chan Gunn IMS needling certification for treating chronic myofascial and neuropathic pain in the spine and extremities. He actively mentors in preparatory courses for physiotherapists achieving their orthopedic manual therapy certification levels. Currently he is a clinical skills teaching assistant in the Masters of Physiotherapy Program at UBC.
Carman has keen interests and is experienced in treating shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries, knee injuries and surgeries, neck and back spinal pain, chronic spinal nerve related pain, multiple trauma and chronic pain as a result of motor vehicle accidents. He integrates spinal and peripheral joint manual and manipulative therapy, IMS needling, taping, and specific functional exercise prescription in a multimodal treatment model approach for success in healing and return to sport and function.
Carman is originally from Saskatchewan. Previously, he worked in a sports physiotherapy clinic and treated an active population in Calgary (2004). He practiced alongside doctors to assess and treat expatriates, travelers and the local population at the International SOS Medical Clinic in Beijing (2008).
Outside the office: Carman is passionate about his activities, which include soccer, volleyball, hockey, golf, running and road cycling. His interests are photography, scuba diving in warmer waters and studying the written Chinese language. He has a working knowledge in Cantonese and Mandarin. Recent travel favorites include observing the wildlife in the Galapagos Islands and the Serengeti in Tanzania, and the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat in Rwanda.
Physiotherapist, Vestibular Rehabilitation
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 16 years ago after owning and managing her own clinic in the West End of Vancouver. Penny is a teacher for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Penny is interested in neck and back conditions, hip and knee problems, as well as vestibular rehabilitation, women’s health and osteoporosis. Her treatment approach involves working with patients to identify factors that are contributing to their condition and treat this by using manual therapy techniques, exercise and education.
Outside the office: Penny enjoys tennis, cycling, kayaking and skate skiing. She has played in the Metro Womens' Soccer league where she helped keep her teammates fit for the game.
Penny’s other interests include cooking, gardening, book club activities and and various endeavours with fibre arts.
Physiotherapist, Certified Yoga Instructor
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.
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.
Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
Bsc (Kin), MPT
Yvonne has been working as a physiotherapist since graduating from the UBC Masters of Physical Therapy program in 2011. She joined the team at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic in 2014. Prior to her UBC studies, Yvonne graduated with a B.Sc in Kinesiology from SFU, with a certificate in Active Health and Rehabilitation.
Yvonne’s professional attitude involves a whole body integrative approach. Her treatment focuses on optimizing movement patterns to treat injuries and maximize function. Yvonne has taken matwork and reformer courses in the rehabilitation stream of STOTT pilates (STOTT Pilates RMR1&2 Lumbar & Shoulder Stabilization on Mat & Reformer) and is pursuing the Orthopedic and Manual Therapy certification levels.
Yvonne's passion for movement stems from her background in Irish dance; she Irish danced competitively through her youth, and toured professionally with the company Riverdance.
Outside the office: To stay active these days you can find her running, hiking, climbing and snowboarding. She thrives in the outdoors and would love to help you get out there too!
Jan Paul Snip
Physiotherapist, Vestibular Rehabilitation
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 parenting of his four beautiful and spirited children. To stay fit, he enjoys road cycling and has participated in the Grand Fondo ride from Vancouver to Whistler!
JP's favourite things about working at Treloar Physio are his fellow colleagues and helping his clients feel better!
Physiotherapist, Pelvic Floor Therapist, Clinical Pilates
Jen completed her Master in Science of Physiotherapy at University of Alberta in 2008. She started her career in public practice and as her interests grew in both women's health and Pilates as a form of rehabilitation, she made the move into private practice in 2010. Jen joined the team at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic in 2013.
In 2012, Jen gained her certification in Rehabilitation Mat & Reformer Pilates through STOTT Pilates (Spinal, Pelvic and Scapular Stabilization; Peripheral Joint Stabilization). She finds integrating the principles of Pilates into Physiotherapy treatment an excellent way to help her clients become more body aware and therefore move with greater ease and less pain.
Jen has also taken several pelvic floor rehabilitation courses and a pregnancy related pain course (Rost therapy) to assist women during all stages of pregnancy and post partum. She has a keen interest in helping women regain control of their core and pelvic floor whether through Pilates training, internal assessment of the pelvic floor, or a combination of both. She values creating a safe environment for women to talk about their concerns in these areas.
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 reading. If there was time to be in the forest every day breathing in the fresh air, that's where you would find her!
Carly graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Masters of Physiotherapy following her Bachelors degree in Human Kinetics. She joined the team at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic in 2014. Carly brings experience previously working as a kinesiologist with a variety of patients from elite athletes to those in chronic pain. Carly grew up heavily immersed in sport participating in volleyball, basketball, softball and dance. Carly uses a customized approach to treat each patient with manual therapy, myofascial release techniques and corrective exercise programs.
Carly is passionate about expanding her knowledge base by taking post-graduate courses in manual therapy and corrective exercise techniques. She is currently working towards her Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy.
Outside the office: When she is not working, Carly spends her time playing volleyball, softball, dodgeball, practicing yoga and hiking.
Physiotherapist, Vestibular Rehabilitation
MPT, BHK, IMS
Fraser obtained his Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia after completing his Bachelors of Human Kinetics. He joined the team at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic in 2014. During his education, Fraser played with the UBC Tennis Team for two years and was a trainer for Ladner Islanders Lacrosse Team.
Fraser has an interest in all types of orthopaedic injuries and has begun post graduate training with the Canadian Division of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. His approach to physiotherapy incorporates manual therapy, IMS, patient education and exercise in order to maximize functional movement and prevent re-injury. Fraser is also a published author in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
Outside the office: Fraser plays all racquet sports with tennis being his favourite. He also enjoys traveling, camping and playing guitar. Fraser is functionally bilingual in English and French.
*Jen will be on maternity leave as of May 20, 2016
Jen joins the Treloar team with ten years of experience treating sports and orthopaedic injuries. Jen completed four years of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia before graduating with a degree in Physiotherapy in 2005. She completed the Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2009.
Jen believes strongly in staying involved in education and has experience as a teaching assistant in the Physiotherapy Masters program at UBC.
As a recent mom, Jen has developed a keen interest in women's health following her own experiences returning to exercise post-partum. She is dedicated to helping women maintain optimal movement and function throughout pregnancy and post-partum.
Jen has experience as an exercise, spin, Pilates and run instructor and has a passion for helping people of all fitness levels stay fit.
Outside the office Jen loves running, skiing, biking and yoga. Although these days most of her fitness comes from running around with her two young sons.
Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
BA, DPT (Distinct)
Allison completed her Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Melbourne in Australia (2014). While completing her degree Allison participated in an intensive Pilates placement and discovered the benefits of exercise for rehabilitation. Allison went on to complete her Mat Pilates training with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute and returned to Vancouver to complete her Intensive Reformer training with STOTT. Allison has also pursued courses in IMS needling and spinal manipulation. Prior to moving to Australia, Allison completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at UBC (2009).
Allison is a strong advocate of active rehabilitation for recovery and prevention of injuries. She uses Pilates to help her clients improve their body awareness, strength, flexibility, muscular imbalances and general wellbeing. Allison believes positive outcomes for her clients result from a strong client-therapist relationship. She works closely with her clients to educate them and to develop specific goals and individualized treatment plans.
Allison enjoys working with clients of all ages with a variety of orthopaedic conditions and has a special interest in rehabilitating shoulder injuries.
Outside the clinic: In her free-time Allison heads for the great outdoors. She loves anything in the mountains including rock climbing, snowboarding and hiking. When she is stuck in the city Allison enjoys playing social softball and kayaking in Deep Cove.
Elizabeth de Jong Westman
Physiotherapist, Pelvic Floor Therapist
Elizabeth graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario after having received her Bachelors of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. After finishing her physio degree Elizabeth moved to Toronto and undertook substantial post-graduate training in both pelvic health and orthopaedics.
Elizabeth has a passion and a knack for working with high-level athletes and enjoys the challenge and motivation her clients bring with them. From high school to international level competitors, Elizabeth has significant experience working with dancers, soccer, rugby and volleyball players, as well as long distance runners and gymnasts. In her treatment sessions you can expect to receive precise manual therapy, individualized corrective exercises, taping techniques and plenty of education on how you can help yourself in the future.
On the pelvic health side of things, Elizabeth has developed significant expertise in pelvic concerns for both men and women and uses a myriad of techniques in her practice. Of particular note, Elizabeth strives to find the root cause of an issue and not simply rely on temporary solutions. Pelvic related issues tend to be under-discussed in the outside world, and it is Elizabeth’s goal to help dissolve the taboos that exist in society. When you visit, expect an open and accepting environment where the focus is on improving your quality of life and providing you with the best care possible.
Outside the office: Elizabeth can be found on mountain tops around the west coast or spotted on the gulf islands, usually with her dog and husband in tow. Elizabeth maintains a regular yoga practice and engages in many other activities such as running and olympic lifting. Her other hobbies include cooking, pickling things and interior design.
Man Keen Yeung
Man Keen Yeung graduated from Thompson River’s University in 2008 with an honours degree in Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology. He then went on to complete his Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta and graduated in 2011.
Man Keen has a diverse background of work experience, which ranges from treating complex patients in a long-term disability program to professional athletes with the Edmonton Rush Lacrosse team. Man Keen believes that a comprehensive and multifaceted approach involving specific exercise prescription, appropriate manual treatment, and education is necessary for individuals to achieve their goals.
Man Keen has taken additional post-graduate manual therapy and integrated dry needling courses and is qualified to do spinal manipulations as well as intramuscular needling techniques.
Outside the Office: Staying physically active has always been a primary focus for Man Keen and he has been involved with competitive soccer, rugby, swimming, and martial arts from a young age. He has experience with power lifting as well as various other forms of competitive weight lifting. In his past time Man Keen enjoys music, collecting records, resistance training as well as various outdoor activities.
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 20 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 20 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 with one son and living in Kits with future plans to keep clients happy and be a better golfer!
Physiotherapist, Occupational Rehabilitation Program (WSBC)
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.
Adam Dewar graduated from the University of Calgary in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. His Kines interests in school were largely centered in biomechanics and human physiology. He has been in and out with Treloar over the last few summers working as a student-kin while the regular kinesiologists took time off and is very excited to finally be in a full-time position. As a life-long athlete who suffered through injuries of his own, Adam believes in an active approach to rehabilitation and loves helping people get back to their everyday lives.
Outside the office: When not at the clinic you can find Adam in the mountains. Skiing, hiking, climbing, adventuring and just being outside are his reasons for being. You may also find him frustrating himself to death on the golf course.
Exercise Physiologist & Kinesiologist
Sarah graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2006 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement Studies and has worked with patients with chronic diseases and cancer since then. In addition to her degree, she has certifications as a Cancer Exercise Specialist and also in Post-operative Breast Cancer Exercise Rehabilitation. Sarah works with patients with a cancer diagnosis before, during & after treatment and surgeries, using evidence-based exercise prescriptions to reduce and manage treatment side effects (e.g. cancer related fatigue, lymphedema, reduced physical capacity). She is passionate about helping people with all types of cancer build strength and confidence in their body, improve quality of life and to achieve their physical goals.
Outside the office: Sarah enjoys cycling, triathlon, hiking, camping, surfing, travel, photography, and cheering on the Whitecaps!
M. Kin., B. Kin.
Michael graduated from the University of British Columbia with his Bachelors (2012) and Masters in Kinesiology (2014). Michael has taken additional certifications in Advanced Exercise Prescription, the Fundamental Movement Screen-2 and his Exercise Specialist Certification. Since graduating, Michael has worked in both clinical and research settings, he previously has worked as a kinesiologist providing exercises to the elderly in a chronic care facitlity and has provided active rehabilitation services at other physiotherapy clinics. Michael is very excited to be joining the team at Trealoar Physiotherapy!
Michael believes strongly that exercise is the most effective form of preventative treatment. He sees the need to connect coaching, strength and conditioning training with the research that is available on rehabilitation and injury prevention. He is specifically interested in the prevention of ski knee injuries and identifying risk factors that lead to injury.
Outside of the office: During the winters, Michael can be found on the mountains skiing or coaching with a local freestyle skiing club. In the summer, he enjoys to explore the outdoors running, hiking and surfing.
Kinesiologist, Active Rehab Program
Ella completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Extended Minor in Dance at Simon Fraser University. In addition to her degree, she has certificates in Applied Human Nurtrition, Active Health and Rehabilitation and is certified with the Functional Movement Screen. After graduating she started her own company KinDance which focuses on educating dancers in basic nutrition, cross training,injury prevention and injury rehabilitation. She began working at Treloar in 2013 in the WorkSafeBC Occupational Rehabilitiation Program and was excited to get an opportunity to join Treloar's Active Rehabilitation Program in 2014. She enjoys working with and getting to know her clients as they get stronger.
Outside the Office: Ella enjoys hiking, camping and all things outdoors. When she finds time she likes to drop in on a ballet or tap class.
Kinesiologist, Active Rehab Program
In 2014 Matt received his diploma in sports science from Douglas College and continued on to complete his Bachelor of Kinesiology at UBC. Matt aspires to further his education by achieving a masters in physical therapy. Prior to becoming employed at Treloar he worked as a student athletic trainer with various sports teams. Additionally, he is certified in the Functional Movement Screen and has a special interest in sports injury rehabilitation.
Matt's personal interests include: baseball, fishing, cycling and playing with his dogs
Originally from Chelsea, Quebec, Matt graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. As an athlete, his experience with injuries and the subsequent physiotherapy treatment has shaped his views and approach to clinic management. Matt believes in the importance of a supportive environment in the journey towards healing. With that in mind, he is continually working alongside his administrative team to create a warm, friendly atmosphere to greet you from the moment you step foot through the door.
Outside the office: Matt enjoys hiking, camping and all things outdoors. His other hobbies include reading, cooking, and experimenting with a new flavor of kombucha.
Front Desk Manager
Customer Care Representative
Helen is a hardworking student at Simon Fraser University where she is currently working towards her a Bachelors in Health Science as well as both a Minor in Kinesiology and a Health and Fitness Certificate.
In her spare time, Helen volunteers with AIDS Vancouver where she coordinates the Red Ribbon Campaign, an awareness campaign which aims to bring attention to HIV/AIDS within Metro Vancouver. In the past, Helen has spent time working with residents of the long term care facility at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock. At the beginning of 2016, Helen was also lucky enough to travel to Bali, Indonesia where she taught Health Education to elementary school students. Helen hopes to some day pursue a career in humanitarian aid work. Helen joined the Treloar Team in 2016. Working alongside physiotherapists and kinesiologists at Treloar Physiotherapy is giving Helen invaluable experience in the health field. Helen’s ultimate goal is to make everyones experience at Treloar Physiotherapy a positive one.