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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Greg Cugnet, Vancouver Physiotherapist

Greg is from Burnaby originally, but moved to Kitsilano for the first time in 2010 to complete his Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. Following that, he moved to Edmonton to complete his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta, graduating in 2016.

In his time as a physiotherapist, Greg has gone on to complete a number of additional post-graduate courses, including enhanced training in cervico-thoracic, lumbo-pelvic, and lower limb regions.

Greg’s treatment approach incorporates a balance between manual therapy, exercise prescription, intramuscular stimulation (IMS) dry needling, and focused education to meet patient goals. He has a sports background, having worked with the UBC men’s ice hockey team, and is personally interested in running, biking, snowboarding, playing basketball and volleyball, as well as generally keeping active with resistance training.


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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