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.
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!
Mitchell Laidler, BPT
Mitch graduated with a bachelor’s of Physiotherapy from the University of Newcastle in Australia. From a young age, he was heavily involved in sport with a particular passion for rugby union. However, after some unfortunate sporting injuries and shoulder reconstruction surgery, he found out first hand the importance of proper injury management and rehabilitation. This experience sparked his interest in physiotherapy and sports injury management.
Since graduating, he has had extensive experience in private practice and working with sporting teams. He has completed additional training in advanced soft tissue and massage techniques, splinting and casting for orthopedic management and certification in dry needling.
Mitch is a holistic, hands on clinician and believes in a whole-body approach to treatment, using soft tissue management techniques such as massage, dry needling, joint mobilization and functional strengthening to help regain normal muscle balance and function.
In his spare time, Mitch enjoys getting outdoors, hiking and camping in the summer and snowboarding and snowshoeing during the winter.
Partiba Jassal, MPT, BA
Partiba graduated with her Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Manitoba. She has always had a keen interest in human anatomy and physiology from a young age, and was a lab instructor at the University of Manitoba for the Human Anatomy and Physiology courses. This led her to develop an interest in human movement and the profession of physiotherapy. As a physiotherapist she is committed to providing the best care for her patients using a variety of treatment techniques such as manual therapy, soft tissue release, and exercise prescription- all to ensure a successful recovery and return to daily life, play, and sport.
She is passionate about healthy living through exercise and a balanced diet. Some of her hobbies include running, basketball, dodgeball, and she has recently taken up kick boxing. She is pursuing further education with her orthopaedic levels and has an interest in sports and orthopaedic-related injuries. She likes to volunteer her time at local sporting events such as marathons and also volunteers her time to find ways to promote the physical therapy profession. She supports keeping active and having fun while doing it!
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.
Gregory Neil Yip, RMT
Neil graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) in 2014. His passion for health, interest in anatomy, and his own active lifestyle led him to become an RMT. While attending WCCMT he assisted in treating patients with a variety of conditions in a clinical setting and attended multiple outreach programs and sporting events, including Ride to Conquer Cancer, Seawheeze Marathon, Concrete Hero, CIBC Run for the Cure, UBC Varsity, South Grandville Senior Center, and more.
Manual therapy is a great alternative to dealing with pain and stress, and finding the root cause of a problem is essential. Neil focuses on targeting specific muscles and soft tissues to help release tension, pain, stress, and to promote circulation and relaxation. He uses a combination of Deep Tissue and Myofascial Techniques to treat headaches, musculoskeletal pain and tension, soft tissue injuries, and peripheral neuropathy. Neil also has an interest in Sport-Style treatments that include passive stretching and performing active and passive movements during treatment.
Outside of work, Neil enjoys playing tennis, basketball, hockey, and spending time with family and friends.