What Is A Physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.” (Canadian Physiotherapy Association)
Whether you’ve suffered an injury, experiencing pain, or simply want to improve the way you move, our physiotherapist is here to support you on your journey to wellness.
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Vancouver Physiotherapist

Jordan Stapleford

Jordan completed both her Master’s of Physical Therapy and her Bachelor’s of Kinesiology at Western University in London, Ontario. During her time at Western she competed as a Varsity Track & Field athlete where she developed her skills in sport exercise and injury prevention, later returning as a Physiotherapist to work with the athletes. Before becoming a Physiotherapist, Jordan practiced in Ontario as a Registered Kinesiologist specializing in the development and implementation of exercise and treatment programs for workplace and motor vehicle related injuries.

After practicing as a Physiotherapist in Ontario, the mountains were calling, and Jordan has been a treating Physiotherapist in BC for over a year. With interests in lifestyle management and function-focused treatment, Jordan is eager to get her clients back to the activities they love.

Jordan’s treatment approach is centered around tailored exercise programs in conjunction with other techniques including; manual therapy, soft tissue release, load management and biomechanical analysis. She has specific experience treating foot/ankle injuries, sport related injuries related to climbing, skateboarding, snowboarding and skiing, as well as chronic injuries related to work and motor-vehicle accidents.

Outside of the clinic Jordan is an avid runner and snowboarder, want-to-be-yogi & can usually be found at the local farmer’s market with a fresh coffee in hand. Jordan is excited to accept and partner with all new clients!

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Vancouver Physiotherapist

Shannon Chou
Shannon is a registered physiotherapist from Vancouver, BC. After graduating from McGill University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, she went on to complete her Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree at the University of Toronto in 2019.
As a physiotherapist, Shannon is passionate about helping others return to the activities that are most meaningful to them. Shannon is a strong believer in the client-centred approach to care. Her treatments begin with setting functional goals with her clients, and empowering them to reach those goals by providing manual therapy, individualized exercise programs, and education on movement and exercise sciences.
During her training, Shannon has worked with musculoskeletal injuries, stroke, spinal cord injuries, and post-surgical individuals. She currently works in acute care as part of the Critical Care team in a Vancouver hospital. Shannon has a special interest in pelvic health and has completed her Level 1 Pelvic Health certification for treating anyone experiencing urinary incontinence.
In her spare time, Shannon enjoys yoga, kickboxing, spinning, and discovering new brunch spots in the city. Shannon is very excited to be bringing physiotherapy to Broadway at Yew!

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Vancouver Physiotherapist

Andrew Hosking

Andrew has 35 years of experience as a clinical physiotherapist. He completed his Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) at the LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia, in 1987. He has post-graduate qualifications in manual and manipulative therapy. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT), as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.

Andrew’s clinical experience includes several years in a multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic in Melbourne, Australia, and in a series of private physiotherapy clinics in the BC Lower Mainland, which he has owned and managed. Andrew’s current clinical focus is on providing physical rehabilitation for complex musculoskeletal conditions, using a goal-oriented approach with a high degree of specificity to individual patients’ occupational, home, and recreational objectives. Outside of work time, Andrew can be seen on early morning runs, on his road bike or with a tennis or squash racket in hand.

Andrew is an Expert Physiotherapy Consultant for Broadway AT Yew and is not actively treating patients.

What To Expect During A Physiotherapy Session

Your initial physiotherapy session is aimed at uncovering the root of your symptoms. Your physiotherapist will start with a detailed history taking and help set functional goals that are meaningful to you. Your physiotherapist will then conduct a physical examinations of your joints, muscles, posture, and movement patterns to learn more about how you move.
Once a problem is identified, your physiotherapist will educate you on your condition, and, with your goal in mind, collaborate with you to devise a treatment plan informed by the latest evidence and research available.

A Typical Physiotherapy Treatment Plan May Include:

  • joint mobilization and manipulation
  • soft tissue and myofascial release techniques
  • personalized exercise program to improve mobility, strength, and function
  • posture and biomechanics correction
  • work and occupational re-training and return to work planning

Who will benefit From Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy can address a variety of conditions including (but not limited to) the following:
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