We are proud to provide you with direct access to a dedicated, caring and highly trained team of multidisciplinary healthcare professionals. Here are the qualities that everyone on the Absolute PhysioCare staff have in common:
Shaila is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, where she completed a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2006 and a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) in 2001. She also pursued a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at Simon Fraser University.
Shaila has completed numerous post-graduate courses and is certified through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute to perform medical acupuncture. In addition, she is a certified K-Taping therapist. She also pursued courses in gait analysis and custom orthotic therapy in 2012.
Shaila has extensive experience working with individuals of all ages in assessing and treating orthopaedic conditions and sports injuries.
Shaila was drawn to the physiotherapy profession through her own personal experiences with injuries sustained from motor vehicle accidents. Physiotherapy and Active Rehabilitation were the catalysts by which she achieved optimal health and well-being and this has sparked a desire in her to positivity help others facing physical challenges. Shaila has been able to connect with her patients and build a strong rapport as she has experienced pain first hand enabling her to empathize with her clients.
As a true Vancouverite, her interests include hot yoga, swimming, water sports, hiking, dancing, meditation, and physical fitness (step class, spinning, weight training).
Christina graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in Australia in 2010. In 2008, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University.
Christina has completed a series of courses by Neil Tuttle and Keri Evans in Manual Therapy Techniques for the Spine, PhysioYoga through feet, throat and pelvic floor along with completing two dry needling courses. She has presented on Real Time Diagnostic Ultrasound and Multifidus, and on Pregnancy and Exercise. In Australia Christina worked alongside a girl’s rhythmic and artist gymnastic team ranging from levels 1-10, and gained an extensive knowledge in regards to gymnastics and adolescent sports injuries.
Christina enjoys working with clients who suffer from sports related injuries, neck and back pain and prenatal or postnatal pains.
Christina has always wanted to be a physiotherapist. She was very active growing up and developed Severe’s disease (heel pain) as a teenager. Struggling with this pain and constantly being at the physiotherapist for sporting injuries she developed a keen interest in the body and sporting injuries.
She actively participates in a number of sports including tennis, swimming, running, skiing and snowboarding and yoga. She has completed a number of half marathons and hopes to beat her previous time of 1 hour and 46 minutes in next years BMO 2018.
Nicole Yeats completed all her academia at UBC, in 2008 with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy and in 2006 with a Bachelors Degree in Human Kinetics. Nicole started her professional development working in the hospital setting where she worked in a variety of areas such as orthopaedics and neurological before transitioning to private practice. This experience helped in developing Nicole’s outlook of the body in a holistic manner, with all body systems connecting. She believes when looking at injury this approach is most effective to ensure optimal recovery.
Nicole enjoys treating people of all ages with a variety of injuries. She has developed a special interest in Women’s Health and working with women pre/post natal and throughout the aging process. Having gone though pregnancy twice herself, Nicole has a keen understanding as to how the body’s changing shape can result in immediate and long term imbalances leading to potential injury. She is an advanced certified pelvic floor therapist who is able to treat conditions such as incontinence, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse and rectus diastasis. Nicole is also certified in Rost Therapy, which treats pregnancy related pelvic girdle issues including sacroiliac, pubic symphysis and coccyx pain and instability.
Nicole is certified to practice acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. She has a strong belief in further education which allows her to continually grow as a therapist and provide the best care for her clients. Prior to her academic pursuits, she was a professional contemporary jazz dancer which allowed her to travel extensively around the world performing and exploring. Nicole has a passion for figuring out how the body moves and works, which led to a natural progression from dancer to clinician.
Outside of work Nicole enjoys running, hiking, biking, rollerblading and snowboarding. She takes pleasure in watching a good dance performance and being exposed to new cultures thorough travel. Nicole loves nothing better than enjoying these things with her husband and two young boys.
Heather graduated with her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2014 from the University of Saskatchewan. In 2012, she graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Heather’s Kinesiology degree was co-operative so she was able to experience various career opportunities while in school. These experiences helped her to gain insight into various other health professions. This allowed her to realize her true passion in physiotherapy and understand how to use other health professions to best treat and meet the needs of clients.
Heather has aspired to be a physical therapist since she was young. She learned through her own sport-related injuries as a cross-country skier and cyclist the importance of quality care and holistic treatments. Heather has a passion for treating pelvic floor dysfunction. Heather examines the problem and helps clients improve pelvic function and quality of life. Heather is currently pursuing her manual therapy levels and has completed McKenzie Part A: The Lumbar Spine and Pelvic Health Solutions Level 1: The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Incontinence.
Outside of physiotherapy, Heather enjoys being active outside with her family participating in various activities such as running, hiking, cycling, cross country skiing and camping. Heather also enjoys learning new things, trying new recipes and meeting new people.
Thomas graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy,and from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He has completed advanced training in joint mobilizations with movement, soft tissue release, and has a Level I certification under the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopedic Division.
Thomas has always been dedicated to living an active lifestyle and helping others reach their health and fitness goals. He was first introduced to physical therapy through his own injuries sustained as a competitive judo athlete. Once he saw the benefits of physical therapy in his own life he was determined to become a physical therapist and help others in their recovery from injuries. Thomas uses his background in elite athletics and strength and conditioning to provide high quality care for all patients.
Thomas uses a combination of manual therapy, exercise, and education to help patients recover from an injury and achieve their goals. He enjoys treating a wide variety of patients and injuries, with a special interest in treating athletes, hip, and low back injuries. He also enjoys providing medical coverage for sporting events including martial arts and soccer.
Outside of the clinic Thomas can be found doing judo, playing tennis, trail running, rock climbing, or playing the violin.
Naam graduated with a Doctor in Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne, where she gained valuable experience working in large public hospitals and community rehabilitation centres.
Naam is a lifelong learner and strongly believes in the importance of continuing education. She has taken post-graduate courses to help provide current and effective treatment techniques for her clients. She has completed her training in the Hip Complex (part 1), is Certified in Acupuncture & IMS, and has taken courses on the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). Naam believes in integrating manual therapy, modalities and therapeutic exercise for effective rehabilitation.
She has a special interest in the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), and hopes to specialize in that area in the future. Outside of work, Naam enjoys living an active lifestyle and loves to relax with a cup of coffee!
Vincent received a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. He then went on to receive his Masters of Physical Therapy, also from the University of British Columbia. Vincent has taken further courses such as Orthopedic Manual Therapy Level 1 and McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Level Part A.
Vincent has experience working with a wide array of patients, including athletes, pre and post-surgical patients, youth, and the geriatric population. His treatments utilize various manual therapy techniques, sport specific exercise plans, electrophysical modalities, and detailed injury and rehab education.
Vincent’s passions outside of the clinic include skiing, baseball, hockey, golf, and staying active in the gym. Growing up in Kelowna, he has always enjoyed being involved in activities that each season has to offer, and therefore, has always wanted to be a Physiotherapist so that he can keep others healthy to continue the activities they love to do!
Gizelle graduated with a diploma in Massage Therapy from West Coast College of Massage Therapy.
She was introduced to the healing properties of massage therapy after seriously injuring her knee while playing rugby. When she moved to Vancouver she decided to pursue her dream of helping others as she had once been helped.
She believes that pain effects the whole body rather then specific parts and views the body as an entire unit. She uses a variety of techniques including sweedish, stretching, joint mobilization and myofascial release. She encourages patients’ involvement in their treatment and healing.
Gizelle enjoys working with a diverse group of patients. She has treated several conditions including whiplash, herniated discs, overuse and sports injuries. She aims to treat the root of the problem so that her patients can get back to their lives.
She enjoys riding her bike, hiking with friends and reading.
Ryan received his Registered Massage Therapy Diploma from West Coast College of Massage Therapy. He also completed an 11 month Spa practitioner program. Ryan believes relaxation is key to a successful treatment and utilizes both therapeutic and relaxation techniques such as Swedish massage, contractile myofascial release, joint mobilizations, passive and active stretches.
Ryan is currently working on obtaining Manual Lymphatic Drainage certification to help treat swelling, cuts, bruising, fractures, whiplash, rotator cuff injuries, cold hands and feet, cellulite, acne, torticollis, trigeminal neuralgia fibromyalgia and to accelerate wound healing
Ryan has experience working with athletes, runners, office and construction workers, ICBC clients that have soft tissue injuries as well as pregnant mothers. He has treated clients onsite in a number of athletic events such as the New Westminster Hyacks Football practices, Western Canada Soccer Showcase, Surrey International World Music Marathon, UBC Varsity Outreach, etc. Ryan has also volunteered his services at multiple outreaches via WCCMT such as the BC Women’s Hospital Maternity Outreach (difficult pregnancies), Multiple Sclerosis and Fibromyalgia clinics and Friends for Life (HIV clinic).
Ryan became a registered massage therapist to help his mother with her ongoing battle with fibromyalgia. Seeing that massage was the only thing that alleviated her pain when he was a child, he dedicates his time and resources to provide not only her, but to all of his patients, a lifestyle free of constant aches and pain. Because of his passion for his profession and holistic treatment style, Ryan has a high rate of success treating whiplash, headaches, migraines, lower back pain, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff tears, and TMJ disorders.
Ryan’s hobbies include working out, cooking, spending time with friends, and video games.
Dr. Teasdale studied Kinesiology and Health science at Simon Fraser University before attending the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario where he obtained his doctorate of Chiropractic in June 2013. Prior to his Chiropractic career he was a CPGA Golf Professional at Angus Glen Golf Club & Bayview Golf and Country Club.
Caolan has extensive experience working with individuals of all ages and treating numerous sports related conditions. He was drawn to Chiropractic after a shoulder and neck injury limited his golf career but has since made a full recovery thanks to Chiropractic and numerous other modalities.
Caolan is a certified A.R.T, Graston & Titleist performance institute practitioner. He holds the belief that clear communication, patient education and empowering people is monumental towards achieving ones healthiest life. He looks forward to serving his community as an advisor and teammate in an effort to enhance the quality of life to those he serves.
Outside of Chiropractic , Dr. Teasdale serves as Assistant/ Head Golf Professional at Westwood Plateau Golf and Country club in Coquitlam and enjoys time spent with his wife and two year old daughter.