The Cambie & 8th Team
Physiotherapist, Functional Dry Needling
BSR, FCAMPT, FDN
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.
Physiotherapist, Functional Dry Needling
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 recently retired as a Chief Examiner, but continues to be an 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 then was awarded the “Golden Hands Award’ in 2015 given to “an exceptional orthopaedic physio that exemplifies the commitment to our profession in manual therapy, education, mentorship & research”. Carol is the Lead Instructor and Coordinator for the new Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy (GCOMPT), also part of the Rehab Masters Program at UBC.
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 Medical Symposium as a speaker on Concussion and the Neck. 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 certified as an assessor for that process.
Outside the office: Carol was a competitive swimmer, 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 that are completing 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 also 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. 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 spinal 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 dry needling to restore joint mobility and tissue health. He utilizes exercise therapy to restore proper movement and prevent re-injury.
Outside the office: Curtis enjoys his family time with wife, Jen, and sons, Owen, Sam and Luke. He enjoys playing hockey, golfing, hiking, swimming, and cycling.
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 Therapy (FCAMPT) in 1986. Penny joined the Treloar team 18 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 has substantial experience treating neck and back spinal conditions, knee and hip problems as well as vestibular rehabilitation. Her treatment approach involves careful assessment of the involved area as well as other factors that may be contributing to the condition. Penny’s treatment approach is to use manual therapy techniques, exercise, and education working with patients to manage and improve their function.
When away from work Penny enjoys cycling, kayaking, and skate skiing as well as improving her newest sport of tennis. She has been a swimmer and gymnast and played Metro Women’s Soccer league for many years. Her other passions include her dog Baxter, book club and various endeavors with fibre arts.
Physiotherapist, Certified Yoga Instructor
BScPT, FCAMPT, FDN
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 extensively 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 explore the most beneficial approach to their own asana practice, and learn how to safely modify in order to accommodate existing injuries. In addition to her exercise and hands-on manual therapy skills Christine is excited to have recently added FDN Functional Dry Needling to her toolkit. She is enjoying integrating this powerful technique into the treatment of select clients with myofascial and persistent pain issues.
Outside the office: In her free time you’ll find her running in the neighbourhood, rollerblading the seawall, biking the Lower Mainland, reading at the beach, 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
B.Sc(Kin), MPT, FCAMPT, FDN
Yvonne joined the Treloar Physiotherapy team in 2014. She graduated from the UBC Masters of Physical Therapy program in 2011 after completing her B.Sc (Kinesiology) at SFU. Yvonne completed the Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT) in 2017. She is experienced using Functional Dry Needling (FDN) techniques to address spinal and peripheral myofascial restrictions.
Yvonne is also is a Certified STOTT Rehab Pilates Instructor with training in all apparatus (Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels). She finds that coupling her biomechanical knowledge with this type of active therapy has been very beneficial for her clients.
Yvonne loves working with clients of all ages and activity levels. She strives to find ways to help her clients move well in their own body and achieve their personal goals. Her passion for movement stems from her background in Irish Dance; she danced competitively through her youth, and toured professionally with the company Riverdance.
To stay active these days you can find her running, hiking, cycling 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!
Pelvic Floor Therapist
With over 11 years of physiotherapy experience, Jo is driven to make positive and meaningful changes to the health and quality of life of her clients. Jo obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in 2004 with a Major in Physiology and Minor in Kinesiology from McGill University. Jo went on to graduate from the Queen's University Master of Science in Physical Therapy program in 2006. She has since worked across the spectrum of public health, from acute care, rehab, and community.
In recent years Jo has completed her Level 1-3 Pelvic Health training through Pelvic Health solutions, including courses based in cognitive behavioural therapy, central sensitization and the treatment of chronic pain.
Jo treats the prenatal and postpartum population, as well as men and women living with bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction. Using a variety of manual techniques, education, practical advice, and exercise prescription, Jo is able to assist her clients in achieving their specific goals. When you come in for an appointment, you will find that Jo is open, empathetic, and compassionate, allowing you to feel comfortable talking to her about these personal problems.
Outside the office: Jo is an avid skier. She loves to rock climb, hike, and bike.
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.
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.
Man Keen Yeung
MPT, BHK, IMS
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.
Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
BA, DPT (Distinct), IMS
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.
Physiotherapist; Clinical Pilates
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
Christina, a born-and-raised Vancouverite, was for many years an Internationally-ranked, competitive Irish Dancer. She first had exposure to the field of physiotherapy due to dance injuries and it was through successive treatments that she experienced the powerful role that physiotherapists can play in someone’s life. This fueled a curiosity of human movement that turned into a passion and propelled her to complete her Bachelor of Kinesiology and then aMasters in Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. She joined the team at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic in 2016.
Christina is currently pursuing additional post-graduate training with the Canadian Division of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. She has also completed STOTT matwork (Spinal, Pelvic and Scapular Stabilization; Peripheral Joint Stabilization), and is working to complete the reformer pilates rehabilitation course. Passionate about human movement, rehabilitation, and connecting with people, Christina is committed to developing a balanced treatment strategy designed to help you overcome your challenges and meet your unique health, well-being, and performance goals!
Outside the office: An adventurer at heart, Christina loves exploring- in the summer you’ll find her surfing, hiking, or playing beach volleyball, and in the winter she’s either practicing yoga or in the mountains snow-shoeing!
BPhty, BSc (Neuroscience), IMS
Matt graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2015 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy after completing a Bachelor of Science majoring in Neuroscience in 2012.
Matt has experience in New Zealand working with patients aged 5 to 95, with problems varying from head to toe.
He has also worked with athletes in men’s and women’s Premier Grade soccer teams, and Regional Representative Futsal teams at National Championship level.
He has completed post-graduate manual therapy, and dry needling courses, which he integrates with exercise and patient education to individualise his treatment approach.
Outside the Office: Matt currently plays competitive soccer and is a weekend warrior mountain biker and skier.
Physiotherapist; Functional Dry Needling; IMT
Steve graduated from Newcastle University Australia in 2013 and has since been working all over the world as a physio with many reputable physiotherapists and athletes. He utilizes a whole body approach using LJ Lee’s Connect Therapy model to treat the underlying cause behind his client’s problems and is also skilled in Trigger Point Dry Needling and Intramuscular Therapy (IMT). Steve has also taken post graduate courses in advanced shoulder rehabilitation with Lyn Watson and is adept at treating complex problems with the foot, thorax, neck and pelvis. Steve has a strong background in human movement, using Clinical Pilates and Yoga to help his clients reach their goals.
He has a particular interest in complex cases and helping his clients understand their problem to address the root of the issue.
When not in the clinic, Steve is probably up in the mountains. He enjoys playing guitar, camping, hiking, soccer, tennis and snowboarding.
Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates, Occupational Rehab
Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Bryce graduated with a Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) from Bond University in Australia in 2015. Since his graduation, he has worked in multiple areas of practice from Orthopedics and Trauma wards to private practice and occupational rehabilitation. Additionally, Bryce has a keen interest in pain science, strength and conditioning, and has also been certified in functional dry needling.
Bryce is a strong advocate for active rehabilitation to empower and aid patients in their recovery process. Recently, Bryce has completed his clinical Pilates training in the Stott Pilates method at the Pacific Northwest Pilates Studio in Portland, OR. He has completed both level 1 Rehabilitation Reformer, and level 1 Rehabilitation Matwork. Bryce was attracted to the Pilates method for its role in empowering patients to better understand their bodies and how movement can aid in their recovery. Bryce aims to combine manual therapy, education, corrective exercises and Pilates to help patients reach their rehabilitation goals.
Outside of the office, Bryce is a musician who also enjoys strength training, cycling, skiing, and soccer.
Physiotherapist, Functional Dry Needling, Vestibular Rehab
MSc, BSc.PT, BSc, IMS
Kosta obtained his BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy from Brunel University London after completing his BSc of Human Kinetics from the University of Fraser Valley. Furthermore, he has completed a MSc in Sports Medicine Exercise & Health from the University College of London.
Before starting his career as a physiotherapist, Kosta worked as an athletic trainer for the UFV mens soccer team. After qualifying as a physiotherapist Kosta gained a lot of his experience working in the UK in some of London’s top hospitals. He then returned home to Vancouver to specialize in concussion/vestibular rehabilitation where he worked with BC alpine ski and Olympic snowboarders. After a 2-year stint in concussion rehabilitation Kosta returned to the UK to work in elite sport and persue some research in concussion. After completing his Sport Med Masters, Kosta worked as a physiotherapist for Chelsea FC Academy while closely collaborating with Team GB diving. He continues to be involved in concussion research. Recently, he presented his preliminary results at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine annual fall (2018) conference.
Kosta Joined Treloar in 2019 where he brings his advanced clinical skills in sports medicine, concussion and vestibular management. He is a strong believer in exercise-based treatments and prevention strategies.
Outside the office: Kosta enjoys golfing, coffee and getting lost with his camera.
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.
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!
Exercise Physiologist & Kinesiologist
Certified Exercise Physiologist, Cancer Recovery Program
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!
Certified Exercise Physiologist & Athletic Therapist
Cancer Recovery Program, B.AET
Ayesha has joined the Treloar team after completing a Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy on Vancouver Island at Camosun College. During her schooling she had the opportunity to work in many different environments such as with people that have spinal cord injuries, heart disease and cancer as well as with many different sport teams. It was through these experiences that she discovered her passion for helping people manage their conditions using exercise and joined the Treloar team to work with people who have a cancer diagnosis, before, during and after treatments.
As an Exercise Physiologist and Certified Athletic Therapist, Ayesha understands the importance of movement and exercise as a way of life, not just as a hobby. Ayesha has a passion for helping people get back to doing what they love, achieving their goals and using exercise as a rehabilitation tool to achieve this.
Outside the office: Ayesha loves to play soccer, hike and just hang out with her big goofy dog.
Kinesiologist, Active Rehab Program
BScKin. Applied Human Nutrition Certificate. Functional Movement Screen Certification
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.
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Certificate of Clinical Pilates
I am an Australian Clinical Exercise Physiologist and graduated in 2016. I love the outdoors from hiking, snowboarding to rock climbing as well as hanging out by the beach in summer. I have worked with clients with a range of conditions from acute to chronic musculoskeletal conditions and those with chronic diseases such as lower back pain, ACL rehabilitation, type 2 diabetes and phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation.
I have always believed in each person having the opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle with the right guidance.
Functional movement Screen (FMS Lvl 1) Certified
Registered Kinesiologist with the BCKA
Indoor Cycling Instructor
BC SportsAid Certified
As a soon to graduate Kinesiologist from the University of British Columbia, I have gathered a wide variety of experiences in the field of health, fitness, and sport. My academic background and work experience are geared towards working in and around the allied medical field. Through this, I have developed a diverse career portfolio around the health, fitness, and sport industry while incorporating a focus on safety, longevity, lifestyle, and overall health and wellbeing of clients of varying levels of ability and age.
I achieve this by combining my educational background in Speech and Language Pathology, Linguistics, Special Education, High Performance Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology, and Clinical Kinesiology with the standards and values I have learned from my various supervisors to develop myself as part of a team to either lead or follow in demanding situations.
I have learned to be flexible, effective, productive and most of all, teachable in a wide variety of recreational, competitive, clinical, prehabilitation, and rehabilitation settings.
Marketing/Social Media Assistant
BBA, Marketing Major
Ayla is a social media and digital marketing strategist who graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Business Admin Degree and a Major in Marketing. She has a passion for design, building an online community and discovering the ever-changing ins and outs of the online digital space.
Aylas positive outlook and passion for life is contagious and we are thrilled to have her part of our marketing team!
Outside the office: When she isn’t in the clinic with us, she is working alongside social media and digital marketing brand strategist, Sunny Lenarduzzi, creating online courses and video marketing educational products for their community of over 200K followers! She loves to sing, dance, play the piano and, of course, work out as much and as often as she can in #BeautfulBC.
Josh comes to us from a background in IT Management and Computer Programming. He is an experienced manager after years working at several large technology firms and then deciding that a shift to working in the health care field seemed like an exciting opportunity and change of pace.
He was born and raised in Edmonton and in his Senior year of high school, moved to Cairo, Egypt to live and study abroad. After travelling and seeing as much as possible he returned home and immediately moved out to Vancouver and never looked back. Josh has been an invaluable asset to the team since coming on board and is always looking for ways to grow and improve the business. His door is always open so stop by and say Hello!
Front Desk Manager
Kyla graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Specialization in Health Sciences, which led the groundwork for her goal of getting into the Ultrasound program at BCIT. She likes to keep active in her spare time with running, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking and biking.
Why she works at Treloar? “I love being surrounded by amazing people on a daily basis. Not only is it a fun atmosphere but it is extremely motivating to be surrounded by so many talented people working in a health care setting.”