At Physiolab, we believe in the limitless potential of the human body. Our mission is to help you move better, feel healthier, perform better, so that you can focus on what matters to you. We are here to help you reach goals never thought possible and to ultimately create your best self.

Our Process

Step 1


Upon your first visit we will provide a detailed assessment to make an accurate diagnosis of your injury and to determine its root cause. We will listen to your story, discuss your expectations, and together we will determine a plan to achieve your goals.

Step 2


We provide each client a comprehensive treatment plan consisting of a customized combination of hands on treatment, exercise prescription, and education. We will lay down the blueprint for you to reach your goals.

Step 3


Return to play. Return to work. Return to living your life. Level up =)

Leena Yamaguchi

Leena uses a collaborative, patient centered approach to help improve health and well-being through movement.

Leena is passionate about working with individuals to create exercise-focused programs that can help them recover from injury, better their movements, and foster long-term resiliency. She believes education and empathy are integral to empowering clients to feel more confident in their bodies and help them achieve their goals.

Leena received her Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. During her time at UBC, she gained experience in injury prevention and rehabilitation as an Athletic Trainer with UBC Athletics, where she won five national titles with the Women's Volleyball, Field Hockey, and Golf varsity teams. Leena continues her education as a third-year student working towards her Diploma of Osteopathy Manual Practice at the Canadian School of Osteopathy.

In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball and ultimate frisbee, trying new recipes, and deep diving into niche topics.

Courtney Chan

Courtney is a physiotherapist with a Master’s degree from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor’s from the University of British Columbia.

A Vancouver native, Courtney started her journey in rehabilitation as a kinesiologist, guiding her clients to move better. She has practiced in both acute medical and private outpatient settings, treating a variety of conditions including musculoskeletal injuries, post-stroke, traumatic brain injuries, and post-surgical care.

Courtney uses a unique combination of clinical Pilates and manual therapy to treat a range of conditions. She is also a graduate of the ConnectTherapy™ 3-Part Series and Thoracic Ring Approach™, and incorporates this process to look at each person as a whole to assess for the root cause of the problem. Courtney believes in a biopsychosocial model, which means empowering her clients to understand all the factors that can impact their road to recovery.

In her free time, you’ll usually find Courtney outdoors in the sun, whether it’s hiking or walking the seawall. When it’s cold out, she loves to try new dance classes and volunteer as an adaptive ski instructor.

Dianne Jamellarin

Dianne is a graduate from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2018.

Growing up, she always knew she wanted to be in a field where she could care for people and help to improve their quality of life. She quickly found that through Massage therapy.

During her career as a Massage therapist, she has treated different ailments such as:

  • neck pain and tension headaches
  • postural issues (from desk work)
  • tendonitis (elbow, calf, rotator cuff)
  • lower back pain
  • nerve compressions (carpal tunnel syndrome, piriformis syndrome)
  • and many more
  • Dianne uses a combination of massage techniques targeted towards patient needs. She strives to help patients achieve their goals, whether it’s to relieve pain, or get treatment as a form of injury prevention.

    During her free time, Dianne likes to ski, go trail walking, and spend time with her family.

    Please note that Dianne does not see patients with an active ICBC claim.

    Christopher Tong

    Chris completed his Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) and Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) at the University of British Columbia.

    Chris has a strong background treating clients with musculoskeletal injuries such as mechanical low back pain, rotator cuff pathology, and patellofemoral pain. While he has a passion to broaden his knowledge across all conditions, he is particularly interested in the complexities of persistent low back pain. Chris has completed his Level 1 Orthopedic Certification from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and was a certified personal trainer prior to becoming a physio.

    After performing a detailed interview and physical assessment, Chris will collaborate with you to create functional goals that are meaningful to you. He will ensure that you clearly understand what might be going on, approximate healing timelines, and the treatment plan. His treatment approach consists of client-specific exercise prescription to address dysfunction, promote recovery, and prevent future injury. He also uses manual therapy and soft tissue techniques to help his clients move and feel better.

    Growing up playing sports, Chris has experienced his fair share of injuries which has helped him develop an understanding of physical rehabilitation both as a practitioner and a patient. In his free time, Chris plays tennis, badminton, and ultimate frisbee. Chris is a loyal Vancouver Canucks fan, despite their difficulties these past 10 years. He also closely follows the NBA and English Premier League.

    Chris is able to converse in English and Cantonese.

    Ernest Lo

    Ernest completed his Master of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia.

    He has also completed his Orthopaedic Division Level 1 Certification from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and has a passion to continue developing his knowledge and skillset.

    Ernest is a strong believer in using an evidence-based, client-specific approach in his practice. He uses a combination of manual therapy, client education, and exercise therapy in order to help clients get back to their daily activities. Ernest has experience working with a variety of clients, notably those with neck pain, rotator cuff pathology, and back pain; he has also worked with many clients during their rehabilitation after surgery.

    A session with Ernest will include a comprehensive interview and physical assessment. Ernest will work together with you to determine meaningful goals, and formulate an appropriate treatment plan to help you achieve them. Ernest believes that every person has a great capacity, and hopes to help each of his clients achieve their maximum potential.

    Outside of the clinic, Ernest enjoys leading an active lifestyle, participating in a variety of sports such as volleyball, ultimate frisbee, snowboarding, and weightlifting. Ernest also enjoys keeping up with the latest shows on Netflix, and will continue to cheer for the Vancouver Canucks on their quest to bring home their first Stanley Cup.

    Ernest is fluent in both English and Cantonese.

    Andrea Rascaroli

    Andrea first encountered Osteopathy during his professional soccer career.

    It instilled in him a profound appreciation for the preventative approach inherent in Osteopathic principles and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration among healthcare.

    Since graduated, Andrea has worked in different clinics between Italy and Canada. Additionally, he provided support to a soccer team in Milan.

    Andrea was also involved in teaching roles within the osteopathic academy where he graduated.

    In his practice, Andrea treats a diversity range of conditions using a wide variety of techniques. He adopts a blended approach that integrates structural, visceral, and cranial methodologies to engage with the musculoskeletal, visceral, and nervous system and promote your wellbeing. He primary focus lies in alleviating your symptoms while addressing the root causes of your discomfort.

    Andrea emphasizes the importance of tailoring treatment planes and techniques to meet your specific needs. He collaborates with you to determine the most suitable treatment for your individual circumstances.

    Andrea treats several conditions such as

  • Neck/back pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Cranio-cervical symptoms
  • Headaches (Migraine)
  • TMJ
  • Sports injury, with particular interest in Soccer players.
  • Andrea is passionate about sports, and you can often find him playing soccer, running around the city, hitting the gym for a workout, and occasionally going for a swim. He also loves skiing and hiking. His goal for the year, in terms of hiking, is to beat his Grouse Grind record of 45 minutes. What’s your record?

    Joyce Lo

    Joyce grew up participating in an active lifestyle with a passion for health and wellness.

    She believes in a collaborative approach to care and works closely with her clients to build trust, confidence, and understanding of their own bodies. Joyce is passionate about educating and empowering her clients to take ownership of their health and to help them achieve their goals.

    Joyce is a practicing kinesiologist with a membership with BCAK. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University with a concentration in Active Health and Rehabilitation. During her time at SFU, she also completed the Occupational Ergonomics certificate. Joyce continued her education in Functional Movement Training (FMT) and WAD (Whiplash Associated Disorders).

    In her free time, she enjoys staying active and exploring the outdoors. Whether she is at the gym, hiking, boxing, or gardening, Joyce is always looking for ways to stay healthy and active.

    Marcus Too

    The desire to help people feel their best is the main driving force for Marcus to seek out a career as an RMT.

    Marcus has a passion for helping individuals through their rehabilitation process. Whether coming in for corrective or maintenance work, he will be sure to listen, assess and address the primary concern for the patient's needs. Especially when dealing with an injury or dysfunction, he stands by a thorough assessment in order to get to the root of the problem.

    With prior background knowledge as a Kinesiologist, and an interest in health and fitness, Marcus will provide therapeutic exercises for the purpose of prolonging effectiveness of the treatment. He strongly believes the recipe for an effective treatment is to combine the techniques of massage therapy to release the hypertonic musculature and proper exercises to help strengthen the weak musculature.

    Throughout his 550 hours of clinical practice at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT), Marcus has developed an affinity for treating knee related injuries. With a few injuries of his own from weightlifting and sports, he understands how frustrating it can be sometimes when rehabilitating a weight bearing joint.

    Away from the clinic, you can find Marcus spending time in the gym, playing badminton, or enjoying the great outdoors of BC. Marcus is also fluent in English, Cantonese and can speak Mandarin at a conversational level.

    Mecca Clipsham

    Mecca is a registered physiotherapist who graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master of Physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Science.

    She has also completed her Level One Orthopedic Manual Therapy certification and her Pelvic Floor levels 1-3 through Pelvic Health Solutions.

    Mecca takes an individualized, client-centred approach to each treatment session and works with clients to set meaningful goals. She believes in helping clients to understand their bodies while empowering them to become active participants in their treatment in order to achieve their goals and reach their potential. Mecca enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities, and has experience working with people with various orthopedic injuries, complex medical conditions, chronic diseases, and post surgically. She uses an evidence-informed combination of targeted exercise, education, and hands-on techniques in her treatment sessions. As a lifelong learner, Mecca continues to expand her knowledge and keep up on the latest evidence to inform best practices.

    Outside of the clinic Mecca enjoys staying active by running, swimming, and exploring new trails with her puppy.

    Dr. Brandon Luu - BSc, DC

    Brandon completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia and his Bachelor of Biological Science and Doctor of Chiropractic at University of Western States.

    Prior to studying chiropractic, Brandon studied kinesiology where he found his first passion in healthcare. Brandon gained valuable experience at Fortius Sport and Health where he was a strength coach for 3 years working with professional athletes, youth athletes, post-operational patients, and your everyday person looking to be healthy.

    Brandon believes in a patient-centered approach and encourages his patients to be at the forefront of their recovery. Brandon utilizes a wide variety of manual therapies, active care, and education that are tailored to best suit each individual patient. Brandon’s goal is to help you return to the things that you love to do and will work with you to promote positive movement experiences, accomplish your goals, and build towards a healthier tomorrow.

    Outside the clinic, Brandon spends his active hours hiking, playing sports, and golfing while his lazy hours are committed to trying new pour-over recipes or watching golf videos. Brandon is currently pursuing his PGA of Canada certification to one day be a golf instructor.

    Jackson Lam

    Jackson graduated from the University of British Columbia, where he earned both his Master’s in Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science.

    Since graduating, he has continued to develop professionally through post-graduate courses and mentorship. Most notably, Jackson has completed an additional 3 years of training at the Canadian College of Osteopathy, where he is working towards his Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice. In addition, Jackson is certified to practice medical acupuncture and Gunn IMS.

    Prior to Physiolab, Jackson had worked in various private clinics in Vancouver, Burnaby, South Surrey, and Port Moody. Jackson’s treatment approach is patient specific and focused around the patient’s goals. He utilizes manual therapy, dry needling, exercise prescription, and client education to help patients return to sports or daily activities. While Jackson enjoys all aspects of physiotherapy, he has a special interest in treating TMJ dysfunction, headaches, neck pain, back pain, and sports injuries. Jackson also has experience with various sports teams in the community, most recently acting as team physiotherapist to the Thunder Club Volleyball under-18 team.

    Outside of work Jackson enjoys an active lifestyle; his main hobbies include volleyball, ice hockey, and weight training. He believes in the importance of exercise and the positive impact it has on one’s physical and mental well-being.

    Jackson is fluent in English, Cantonese, and has a working knowledge in Mandarin.

    Kurt Baker

    Kurt is a graduate of the Massage Therapy program at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT).

    He spent the last 9 years as a personal trainer and CrossFit Coach. His profound interest in the human body and movement began at a young age when he discovered how to change his body with weight training for football, hockey and lacrosse. He has competed at a high level in all these sports as well as competing at the CrossFit Games in 2014 and CrossFit regionals from 2013-2018.

    During that time, he worked with a wide range of clientele ranging from elite national level athletes of multiple sports, to weight loss, to those with the goal of aspiring to get fit. He takes the same inclusive approach to working as a Massage Therapist and enjoys treating patients from all walks of life. Whether that be trying to recover from injuries sustained in a Motor Vehicle accident, Tight Shoulders from working at a desk or Chronic Knee pain in a competitive athlete.

    Kurt's goal is to share his passion for wellness with his patients by not only treating, but by educating them on how their body works, how it should move, how to prevent further injuries and ultimately, how to improve performance.

    When Kurt is not at the clinic, you can find him training at the local CrossFit gym, playing football or snowboarding one of the local mountains.

    Charlotte Telfer-Wan

    Charlotte has a passion for health, movement, and enjoys an active lifestyle. Her interests in physical and emotional wellness through movement led her to become a BCAK registered Kinesiologist.

    Charlotte studied Contemporary dance and Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University. After graduating she continued her education in Kinesiology, Rehabilitation and Disability Management, Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST & SRT), and Functional Movement Screening (FMS). She also works as a dance teacher and a Stretch Therapist.

    Charlotte's goal is to create more enjoyable and educated lives for her clients through various applications of movement. She believes that building trust, comfort, and understanding of our bodies can reduce physical and psychological stress in exercise and performance as well as in everyday life.

    When Charlotte isn’t at work you can find her cycling the city, at the barre or lifting one at the gym, hiking a beautiful mountain trail, or enjoying a cup of coffee.

    Lisa Nakagawa

    Lisa earned her Masters of Physical Therapy and a BSc. in Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia.

    Whether it's sport, work, or play - Lisa’s passion is to help you return to what brings you joy. Common areas Lisa treats: thoracic and lumbar spine, ribs, pelvis, hips, knees, feet, and shoulders. She is also a trained Pelvic Floor Therapist and is happy to offer care to all genders (please see Our Services page for a complete list of conditions treated).

    Lisa’s treatment methodology considers the whole body using ConnectTherapy™ and the Thoracic Ring Approach™. She will ask for a thorough injury history and assess how you move to find the root cause of your symptoms, then utilize a personalized combination of manual therapy, IMS, and specific exercise prescription to ensure long term benefits of treatment.

    Outside of the clinic, Lisa is an avid runner, skier, surfer, backcountry camper, and yogi. She loves the west coast and enjoys exploring BC’s beautiful outdoors.

    Lisa looks forward to meeting you and becoming a part of your healthcare team.

    Kenneth Lo

    Kenneth is a graduate in Masters of Physical Therapy at University of British Columbia, and previously earned a Bachelor of Science at University of Toronto with honors.

    Prior to Physiolab, Ken gained valuable experience working in Port Coquitlam and South Surrey. Kenneth is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT) which is an internationally recognized qualification for further manual therapy education. He is also certified to practice dry needling from Chan Gunn Intramsucluar Stimulation (CGIMS), Acupuncture (CAFCI), and has completed several courses in the McKenzie method of mechanical diagnosis for lower back and neck.

    Kenneth has a passion for treating a variety of conditions and injuries including sports injuries, motor vehicle injuries, and work related injuries. He believes that many overuse injuries stem from biomechanical faults, and that once the dysfunction is treated through physiotherapy (manual therapy, exercise, IMS), it can relieve symptoms and pain. Also, treating the dysfunction can prevent one from further injuries and lead to a healthier lifestyle.

    Kenneth has volunteered in numerous sporting events including the 2012 BC summer games, 2013 BC Special Olympics, 2014 Burnaby Tennis Open, and also for the Earl Marriott School football.

    Outside the clinic, Kenneth is usually at the gym weightlifting, playing soccer, tennis, or golf. He is playing in a few basketball leagues and the summer softball league. Depending on the season, Kenneth likes to be outdoors hiking, camping, or snowboarding in the mountains of beautiful BC!

    Kenneth is fluent in English, Cantonese, and has a working knowledge of Mandarin.

    Elliott Usher

    Elliott Usher is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, where he earned a bachelors of kinesiology and a masters in physiotherapy.

    After graduating, Elliott gained experience with the Whitecaps residency program, UBC Athletics as well as being the lead medical for the national women's field hockey team. Elliott's practice is a strong focus hands on treatment through the use of manual therapy, dry needling and exercise prescription. He uses his experience in high level athletics to bring the same standard of care to everyday athletes or workers.

    Outside of work Elliott enjoys all disciplines of cycling and you may spot him on a hot lap of Stanley park or cautiously taking on the North Shore's finest mountain bike trails.

    Tina Luu

    Tina's compassionate and caring nature led her to become an RMT. She is passionate about her work and treats a wide variety of health conditions.

    She has a special interest in treating sports related injuries, pre and post-natal, and headaches. Tina graduated from Vancouver College of Massage therapy and has completed continuing education in Myofascial Release Techniques and Infant Massage.

    She is a strong supporter of promoting patient-centered care, and encourages her clients to be at the forefront of their recovery.

    Tina provides a safe and effective treatment by integrating researched based techniques to promote health and function. Modalities incorporated during a treatment may include: deep tissue, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, active and passive techniques . She also provides self-care recommendations such as stretching, strengthening and movement therapy.

    Tina finds balance through spending time with friends, family, sports, caring for the environment, travelling and helping others.

    Allison Yu

    Allison completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology and Master of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia.

    Throughout her education, Allison has had experience working with a wide range of people including competitive and recreational athletes, injured workers, geriatrics, and post-stroke patients. Most notably, Allison worked with the UBC Women’s Volleyball team from 2013-2016 as a student athletic trainer and continues to play recreationally.

    Allison uses education, therapeutic exercise, and manual therapy to create an individualized program to assist in achieving your therapy goals. Allison is continuing her education in the Canadian Orthopaedic Division Levels and is working towards completing her training in Clinical Pilates.

    Outside of the clinic, Allison’s hobbies include recreational volleyball (indoor and grass volleyball, 2s, 4s, and 6s), going to the gym, and spending time with her friends and family. Allison is looking forward to meeting you and helping you get back to what you love doing.

    Alicia Connors

    Alicia was born and raised in Victoria BC where she fell in love with health and fitness at a young age which led her to pursue a career as an RMT.

    She graduated from the 3000-hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in December of 2010. She has a competitive background in CrossFit where she competed at the regional level and qualified multi times to compete at the CrossFit Games in 2010, 2011, and 2015.

    Prior to the Physio Lab, Alicia practiced at a multi-disciplinary clinic in Victoria BC where she gained experience treating a variety of conditions including: overuse injuries, postural dysfunctions, sports injuries, nerve impingement, pre/post hip replacement, anxiety, and pregnancy massage. Alicia's passion for helping others is evident in her thorough assessments, treatment, and homecare recommendations.

    Alicia incorporates a variety of techniques based on her assessments and patient's goals. She specializes in deep tissue massage, functional range release, myofascial release, trigger point release, active and passive stretching. Alicia combines these techniques with a relaxation component to her treatments for an effective and therapeutic experience.

    Outside of work you can find Alicia at the gym, exploring Vancouver's outdoor beauty, travelling, and enjoying a good coffee shop!

    Isabelle Pasin

    Isabelle graduated from the UBC Masters of Physical Therapy program.

    She worked at a private clinic on Vancouver Island after graduation before coming back home to Vancouver. Splitting her time between private practice and public health in post-operative orthopedic surgery allows her to work with a wide variety of patient populations at all stages of the rehab process.

    As a true Vancouverite, Isabelle loves all things outdoors and her weekends are usually spent in the mountains hiking, camping, or skiing! Some of her other favourite activities include road cycling and running. Her interest in physiotherapy developed through personal experience with injury rehab and prevention with these sports. Movement has always been an important part of her life and she hopes to inspire her patients to also move in ways that bring them happiness. She has special experience in musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis research, ACL rehab, pediatrics, and post-operative rehab. She has a manual therapy and exercise-based approach to rehab to help patients feel their best with long term results. She believes in collaboration and open communication with patients to find the treatment strategy that works best for them to reach their goals!

    Jacky Shen

    Jacky is a Registered Physiotherapist at Physiolab – Main Street.

    Born and raised in BC, he obtained his Bachelor of Kinesiology degree at the University of British Columbia. During his studies, Jacky served as one of the head coaches of the UBC Weightlifting & Powerlifting club – providing training and education to students looking to engage in recreational fitness and improve their physical activity levels. After gaining valuable experience working as a Kinesiologist, he decided to move across the pond to complete his Master of Science in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, graduating with distinction. Additionally, Jacky is able to provide physiotherapy services in both English and Cantonese.

    Jacky employs a holistic style of treatment, combining manual techniques, movement re-education and individualized exercise prescription to reduce pain and correct dysfunction. He is certified in Soft Tissue Release (STR) and is pursuing additional education in orthopedic manual therapy and manipulative physiotherapy.

    Outside the clinic, you can find Jacky exploring the outdoors, traveling to new destinations and staying active in the gym. He is also an avid football and hockey fan, cheering for the New York Jets and local Vancouver Canucks.

    Katie Wnuk

    Katie joined the PhysioLab team from the Fortius Sports Medicine Clinic, where she gained experience working with individuals from the weekend warrior, to high performance athletes.

    Enjoying an active lifestyle herself, knowledge of various activity demands and movement patterns allows Katie to help clients return to participation in their activities. Her treatment approach involves a blend of manual therapy, individualized exercise prescription, and dry needling. Katie enjoys working with individuals of all activity levels and values developing a client-therapist partnership in order to achieve her client's treatment goals. Her treatment approach focuses not only on alleviating pain, but correcting muscle imbalance and joint dysfunction in order to prevent future injury.

    **Katie is currently not taking ICBC*, WorkSafe, or MSP Billings.** ICBC clients may book with Katie but are advised that they will need to pay privately and submit physiotherapy claims to ICBC independently.

    DaYe Jeong

    DaYe is Registered Acupuncturist through CTCMA and about to complete 5 year Doctor in Traditional Chinese Medicine program at ICTCMV.

    Her other education background includes: Oversea Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) internship focusing on Internal medicine, Pain management, and Women’s health at Tzu Chi Hospital in Taiwan. Holistic Nutrition diploma at Institute of Holistic Nutrition. Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and International Relations at the University of British Columbia (UBC)

    Her treatment approach includes Acupuncture, Cupping, Point palpation, Electro, and more. Every individual is unique as well as their treatment. She’s here to help you to reach your optimum health not only through acupuncture, but by discussing dietary and lifestyle suggestions-yin and yang balance. Your own journey in life starts within

    If you are wondering how to pronounce her name, it’s DaYe rhymes with Kanye West or Christine Daaé (Da-Yeah) if you are a fan of Phantom of the Opera :)