The Studio at Treloar Team

Yvonne Lynch

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!

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Jennifer LaRoy

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates, Pelvic Floor Therapist
BKin, MScPT

Jen completed her Master in Science of Physiotherapy at University of Alberta in 2008.  She started her career in public practice and as her interest grew in both women's health and Pilates as a form of rehabilitation, she made the move to private practice in 2010.  She 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 ad 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!

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Katie Evans

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
MPT

Katie Evans graduated from Queen’s University with her Masters in Science in Physical Therapy in 2010.  She joined the team at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic in 2013. With her background in manual therapy, Katie finds that Pilates is a specific and proficient way of integrating core stability into her Physiotherapy appointments. 

She believes best results come from a patient-therapist relationship, which has to function as a team effort in improving health and quality of life. Katie understands and discusses a client’s goals as it is always crucial in creating a plan to assist someone return to activity, improve activity, or just become pain free.  "Pilates allows me to treat the whole body in one session, and I love it!"

Outside the office:  In her spare time Katie is active in the beach volleyball community, actively training and playing. When she’s not on the court, Katie is snowboarding, hiking, practicing yoga, and Pilates.

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Victoria (Tori) Feige

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor

BA, MPT, FDN

Victoria ‘Tori’ Feige, BA, MPT graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2012 with a Masters in Physiotherapy.  She grew up in Vancouver hiking, snowboarding and playing a variety of sports. While a university student, Tori sustained a serious injury snowboarding and became immersed in the world of physiotherapy and neuro-rehabilitation. Because of this experience, she was inspired to set out on a path which would lead her to become the first physiotherapist in North America to also be a wheelchair user. Tori understands the impact an injury can have on all facets of your life, and she is motivated to decrease pain and restore movement.

Tori currently splits her time between The Studio, Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic and Neuro-Ability Rehabilitation Services. She is also a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy at UBC. In the clinic, she provides treatments specific to her clients and treats out of her chair: using a rolling stool for manual therapy or standing up beside the hi-lo table. She has taken and continues to take extensive post-graduate training in orthopedic manual therapy, the Bobath Concept and STOTT Pilates.

Outside the office: Tori enjoys being active, getting time outside and playing guitar. She is a certified ski instructor and has volunteered with Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports for several years. She competes for Canada as an adaptive surfer.

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Jane Osborne

Pilates Instructor

Jane began her studies in Pilates at the Vancouver Pilates Centre (formerly Dianne Miller’s) in 2005. She was first drawn to Pilates as a compliment to her training in contemporary dance, finding it to be instrumental in the maintenance of a strong, intelligent and connected body, and for dealing with her own injury rehabilitation.

Jane is now a fully certified Method Pilates instructor for the mat and all equipment, including pre- and post-natal Pilates, through the PhysicalMind Institute. She also holds a BFA in Dance from Simon Fraser University and has trained in Europe and New York.

As an independent dance artist, Jane has worked for many of BC’s top choreographers, having performed at numerous local and national venues, and internationally at the Hong Kong Dance Festival. She is also busy as co-director of a dance collective (www.contigencyplan.ca), and has been teaching dance for close to a decade.

Jane especially enjoys helping her clients to develop greater kinesthetic awareness, ease of movement and a more functional body that is ready for anything life might throw their way!

Outside the office: In her 'spare time', Jane pursues her passion for photography, travel and hiking.

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Allison Kalls

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.

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Diane Rizzardo

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
BKin, MPT, FDN

Diane is a former UBC Varsity and Pro-am Women’s Whitecaps soccer player who graduated from physiotherapy at UBC and is now working in Sport and Orthopedic and Clinical Pilates Physiotherapy.  She completed her Clinical Pilates RMR1 course through Pacific Northwest Pilates in the STOTT Pilates approach.  Diane has been a multi-sport athlete all her life, competing in field hockey, swimming, track and field, basketball, diving and figure skating. She understands an athlete’s drive to compete and her goal is to get every client back functioning at their highest level as soon as possible. Being sidelined by a significant soccer injury led her to discover Clinical Pilates Physiotherapy and she contributes it’s holistic approach to her successful return to sport.

Diane’s background in sport allows her to use sport specific exercises grounded in Pilates and manual therapy techniques to treat the whole body.  Her focus is to rehabilitate current injuries as well as to prevent further injuries from occurring, improving overall sport/fitness performance, and helping her clients attain their personal health goals.  Clinical Pilates Physiotherapy is not only an ideal rehabilitation tool for anyone post abdominal injury or surgery (ex: hernia or C-section) but also for treating knee, ankle or shoulder injuries as well as back pain. Diane also offers Functional Dry Needling to her clients in Clinical Pilates. 

Whether you’re a competitive athlete, a recreational enthusiast, a soon-to-be or postpartum mom, or just someone looking for a way to repair and prevent injuries, Diane looks forward to working with you to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.  

Outside of the office:  Soccer, running (half marathons, middle distance sprints and trail running), hiking, tennis or any type of competitive challenge with friends.

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Melina Mirzaei

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
MPT, BKin, FDN

Melina completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia in 2012. Prior to becoming a Physiotherapist, she worked as Kinesiologist in a private practice clinic, where she was introduced to Pilates. She completed her training through Balanced Body shortly thereafter. With the goal of furthering her knowledge of the human body and movement, Melina returned to UBC to complete her Master's of Physical Therapy in 2015.

Since graduating, she has split her time between public and private practice. She also spent the last 2 seasons working with the Vancouver Rowing Club Men's Rugby team. Melina has completed training in Functional Dry Needling, which she finds complements the active treatment that clients receive through Pilates. Melina's variety of experiences allows her to work with most any type of client, from elderly clients looking to maintain their strength and balance, to high-level athletes looking to return to competition. Melina's priority is always to help her clients return to their highest level of functioning, whatever their goals may be.

Melina believes that Pilates primarily helps clients to improve their body awareness, strength and flexibility, all while using principles they can apply to activities in their daily life. She uses a combination of Pilates principles, traditional exercises, manual therapy and dry needling to provide a holistic treatment to her clients.

Outside the studio: You will find Melina hiking on the weekends, at the barre studio, or researching her next travel destination.

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Jen Wong

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
BscPT, FCAMPT

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.

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Christina Perry

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
BscPT

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!

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Bryce Dundon

Physiotherapist, Occupational Rehab, Clinical Pilates
DPT, B.A.

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.

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