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!
Michael Lam B.H.K., MPT
After graduating with a Bachelors of Human Kinetics, Michael continued on to complete his Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. Michael has had previous training in a variety of settings, including hospital and private practice. He has volunteer experience with the Richmond Road Runners Lacrosse team, as well as the BC Summer Games. Michael has completed further education in Soft Tissue Release Therapy and Mobilization with Movement certifications.
Michael's personal background in soccer, tennis, hockey, and ultimate frisbee allow him to better understand the stresses and injuries participants are exposed to. He believes there is no magic pill to recovery, but rather, the key to a successful rehabilitation is through functional retraining and empowering the patient to become involved in every step of their recovery.
Michael’s interests include cooking, calisthenics training, tennis, soccer, and exploring the great outdoors of BC. He is a firm believer that your health is your wealth, and encourages you to invest in it as much as he does!
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!
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.
Maria Rentoria, RMT
Maria Rentoria graduated from Vancouver Career College in 2016. Prior to becoming a massage therapist she worked in the corporate sector working with quality systems and data analysis. Her previous experience enabled her to develop skills on creative problem solving and critical thinking. The skills she gained perfectly complements her chosen profession as a massage therapist.
A firm believer in the importance of promoting patient-centered care, Maria encourages and empowers her patients to be at the forefront of their recovery. She achieves this by formulating individualized treatment plans and homecare programs by taking into account assessment findings and her patient’s goals.
She employs a variety of therapeutic techniques such as joint mobilizations, muscle energy technique (MET), and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching during therapy session. While in school she practiced in the community at BC Women’s Hospital working with high-risk pregnancy, Positive Living working with patients living with AIDS and several assisted-living facilities. These opportunities have provided her with the valuable experience of treating a variety of patients from children to the elderly.