Ernest Chao, MScPT, BScKin
Ernest completed his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy, with distinction, at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, UK. Prior to this, he received his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. Since graduating, he has completed the Acupuncture Canada Level 1 Certification and the CyclePoint Bicycle Fitter Certification.
Ernest has worked in work rehabilitation programs, in community settings, and private clinics. His approach to physiotherapy is to treat clients holistically and to provide safe and effective tools to maximize their health and mobility. He utilizes activity-based rehabilitation and education, and supplements his practice with manual therapy, acupuncture and modalities. Ernest continues to evolve his practice to best fit his clients' interests and needs, whether it is a sports injury, workplace incident, acute/chronic musculoskeletal condition, or motor vehicle accident. He enjoys working with clients of all ages and abilities. He is also proficient in conversational Cantonese.
In his leisure time, Ernest enjoys road cycling, weight training at the gym, photography, and spending time with his family and friends.
Gil Yehezkel, BPT, CAFCI
Gil graduated with a Bachelor’s of Physiotherapy in 2001 at the University of Tel-Aviv. Since 2000 he worked as a physiotherapist in the orthopedic field and has vast experience with cases of joint or soft tissue injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, postoperative cases, sport injuries, dizziness, vertigo, and loss of balance. Gil is a registered physiotherapist in good standing with the College of Physiotherapy in BC (CPTBC). As part of his toolbox, Gil also administers acupuncture treatments for neurological and muscular disorders, both acute and chronic. Gil is a strong believer of the “Active Approach” and assigns a specific exercise regime for each client as part of his/her care plan.
In his spare time, Gil enjoys spending time with his daughter and friends, and stay fit by working out in the gym.
Jeremy Yung B.Kin
Jeremy completed his Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia after obtaining his Bachelor of Kinesiology. Jeremy is bilingual and speaks both English and Cantonese.
During treatment with Jeremy, you will find your one-on-one sessions to include a hands-on approach, movement-based therapy, and individualized exercise programming. Jeremy loves teaching and empowering clients toward an active approach to rehabilitation, in order to feel better, move better, and become more resilient to injury.
Outside of the clinic, you can find Jeremy on the field playing Ultimate Frisbee, on the court playing basketball, and in the gym lifting weights. Based on Jeremy's involvement in sports, he is better able to understand the importance of identifying your goals for physiotherapy and bridging the gap between rehabilitation and performance.
Keane Leung, BSc.PT, MCPA
Keane graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 2002 at McGill University. As a therapist for the McGill Cross Country/Track & Field team, he gained extensive experience in the management and rehabilitation of acute and chronic running injuries.
Currently, he is a member of the Sport Physiotherapy and Orthopaedic Divisions of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
As an experienced hands-on therapist, Keane has received additional training in treatment of the lumbar spine, the pelvis, the shoulder, the ankle, and the hand; furthermore, he has attended specialized courses on myofascial release techniques. Keane is also certified in Acupuncture.
He has worked extensively with ICBC and WCB clients in active conditioning and return to work programs. Keane is also a clinical supervisor for the SFU Kinesiology Co-op program and enjoys mentoring students and promoting the profession of physiotherapy. Keane stays fit by running, biking, hiking, skiing and gardening.
Kelvin Yeung, BSc.Kin, MPT, MCPA
Kelvin completed his Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia after obtaining his Bachelor of Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. He has years of experience in both private practice and work rehabilitation treating a variety of soft tissue, orthopaedic and neurological injuries. Through this experience, it has taught him two simple things:
To listen and focus on the needs of the patient
To ensure the patient is engaged and taking an active role in their rehabilitation process.
This collaborative and holistic approach to treating injuries allows him to empower the client in their recovery and prevent future injuries.
Kelvin enjoys taking a very hands-on approach and has completed further education courses in Soft Tissue Release Therapy, Acupuncture and Vestibular Therapy. He strives to continue learning and is in the process of completing his Orthopaedic and Manual therapy certifications.
He also speaks fluent Cantonese and English and is improving his conversational Mandarin.
In his spare time, Kelvin stays fit by playing volleyball, basketball, squash, badminton and working out in the gym. He believes in maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle, and wants to help you achieve that goal as well!
Ruxandra Oala, BPT, BScKin
Ruxi received her Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours from the University of Newcastle, Australia, after completing her Science degree with a focus in Kinesiology and Psychology from SFU. She has always been interested in body mechanics since a young age and participated in all season sports including volleyball, tennis, basketball, rugby, skiing and snowboarding. This eventually led her down the path of rehabilitation, with a team-centred approach to attain an individual’s goals. As a clinician, she is interested in orthopaedic and paediatric physiotherapy, and enjoys working with all levels of injuries in ages across the lifespan. She treats each injury in relation to biomechanics, looking not just at injury, but at the body as a whole, using a multifaceted approach to treatment including education, active rehabilitation, manual therapy, and modalities to aid in propagating return to normal function.
Ruxi is also a strong advocate for the power of movement, having a few injuries herself including dislocations and surgery, she understands the importance of rehabilitation both before and after an injury occurs. Ruxi will work with you to attain an optimal recovery, get you back on your feet and doing the things you love, and most importantly preventing re-injury. She looks forward to working with you to implement an individualized movement program.
Growing up in Greater Vancouver, and living in Newcastle, Australia for 4 years, Ruxi enjoys spending time in the great outdoors. She is passionate about the natural world, with a compassion for animals. She loves the fresh air in BC and is often amongst it all seasons of the year. On Vancouver’s downpour days you will find her curled up with a book and a hot drink, or spending time with her friends, family, and dog.