Monthly Archives: July 2012

Carolane Chevrier


Carolane Chevrier

Registered Physiotherapist
Email: carolane@moveo.ca

 

Carolane is a Registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC). She graduated from the University of Sherbrooke (Quebec) with a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy, after obtaining her Bachelor in Health Sciences.

Since the beginning of her studies, Carolane has shown a strong interest for pelvic floor rehabilitation and women’s health, as well as for sport injuries and orthopaedic rehab. She has also been working with junior & semi-pro hockey and football teams for three years.

Carolane is passionate about sports in general; she played hockey for 11 years and is an adept hiker, weightlifter, yogi, biker and runner.

Her approach is centered on the patients and their goals: she will use her expertise to provide patients the best necessary tools to improve their health and to guide them through their journey to better wellness.

 

Chris Kennedy


Chris Kennedy

BSc(Kin), MPT, CSCS

Registered Physiotherapist

Email: chris@moveo.ca

 

Chris completed his Masters of Physical Therapy at UBC after a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick. He has several years of experience working as personal trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. This passion for helping his clients achieve greater health and reach their goals was the driving force that led Chris to pursue a career in physiotherapy. His knowledge and experience allow him to provide progressive and complete rehabilitation to his clients.

 

His practice is guided by current research, clinical experiences, and patient preference and integrates manual therapy, exercise prescription, and education. Chris believes that people experiencing pain and injury should not just be rehabilitated back to their baseline but that their journey should continue to progress to greater health and performance.

 

Since moving to BC from Nova Scotia 10 years ago, Chris has embraced everything the Coast Mountains have to offer including skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and trail running. He has completed several ultramarathons and believes that a strong, healthy body allows for optimal engagement in sport and life.

 

 

Matthew Lacasse

Matthew Lacasse

Registered Physiotherapist

Email: matthew@moveo.ca

 

Matt was born and raised in North Vancouver, BC. He completed his Bachelors of Science in Anatomy and Cellular Biology at McGill University in Montreal where he also served as the student therapist for the men’s varsity rugby and soccer teams. Needing a new adventure Matt then moved to Scotland to pursue his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at Robert Gordon University.

 

He is inspired by the resiliency of the human body and motivates his clients to take on a positive and active role in their biopsychosocial health regardless of age, condition, or previous level of activity. Matt uses an evidence-based approach combined with manual therapy, personalized exercise prescription and IMS/dry needling to provide his clients with the tools necessary to self-manage and get back to living their best lives.

 

Matt has taken continuing education courses in the treatment and management of the lumbar spine and shoulder complex and is certified in IMS/dry needling.

 

He also has recent work experience as a physiotherapist at Lions Gate Hospital working extensively with patients undergoing hip, knee and shoulder replacements.

 

When not in the clinic Matt can be found playing in the Vancouver Metro Soccer League, training to qualify for the Boston Marathon and exploring all that the West Coast has to offer!

 

Meghan Rossett


Meghan Rossett

Registered Physiotherapist
Email: meghan@moveo.ca

 

 

Meghan is a Registered Physiotherapist with a Masters of Physical Therapy degree from UBC. She has continued her education with training in orthopaedic manual therapy (completed Level 1, Level 2 of Orthopaedic Division), Certification in Medical Acupuncture (Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute) and has taken courses in the Thoracic Ring Approach (Sports Thorax). She also has training in concussion management and recovery from persistent symptoms.

 
Meghan aims to determine the root cause of dysfunction by assessing whole body movement patterns and postures. Her treatments may include manual therapy, exercise prescription, trigger point release, acupuncture, and education on injury prevention. Meghan enjoys working with people of all levels of ability and activity goals, and has a particular interest in repetitive overuse injuries from running, biking and shoulder rehabilitation. She has further experience with joint surgery rehabilitation (i.e., total hip, knee and shoulder replacements), ligament reconstructions and neurological rehabilitation (i.e., stroke, Parkinsons).
 
Meghan is passionate about living an active lifestyle and you will often find her trail running or mountain biking the local trails. You will also find her exploring the north shore with her two young children, her two other little passions in life.

 

Amélie Mainguy Deslandes

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Amélie Mainguy Deslandes

BA, MPT
Registered Physiotherapist

Email: amelie@moveo.ca

 

Amélie is a registered physiotherapist in BC. She graduated from Laval University with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. Until now she has been located in Quebec City but has recently relocated to Vancouver.

 

She started her career as a physiotherapist at a sport medicine clinic in Quebec and was working with different clientele from pediatric to elderly people. She also worked with different sports teams in the field of hockey, football, basketball, soccer, baseball, running and cycling. She has previous experience in shoulder rehabilitation  (including a course with Lyn Watson), K-taping, lower limb injuries and Functional Dry Needling (a form of Intramuscular Stimulation). Amélie has her Level I in Manual Therapy and is pursuing further levels. Her approach with patients is focusing on manual therapy, postural corrections and exercise prescriptions. Amélie thinks that the key for a successful rehabilitation for any injuries is education. Patients who understand their body will heal properly and be able to reach their goals.

 

Outside of the clinic Amélie, is a competitive runner who currently enjoys half-marathons, swimming, biking, surfing, yoga, weight training, and hiking. One of her passion is nutrition and finding ways to live and enjoy an healthy life.

 

 

Jason Shane

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Jason Shane

BA, MPT
Registered Physiotherapist
Neurokinetic Therapy® Certified
Email: jason@moveo.ca

 

Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia. He has a special interest in orthopaedics and sports injury rehab, using a manual therapy and exercise-based approach to treatment.  He has additional training in Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling (FDN), a form of Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM).

 

Jason believes in helping people get back to their pre-injury activities as soon as possible while minimizing their chance of re-injury.  He has experience working with individual from a variety of backgrounds including paramedics, RCMP, and athletes of all levels. This past year he worked with many volleyball players from the North Shore helping to resolve shoulder and lower back injuries.

 

Aside from sports injuries, he has a special interest in treating clients who have been in a motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries and repairs, and lower back and shoulder injuries. In his free time enjoys hiking the local mountains with his German Shepherd, Deja, snowshoeing at Mount Seymour, strength conditioning and running.

 

 

Dr. Kim Graham


Dr. Kim Graham

Dr. TCM

Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine 

Registered Acupuncturist

Email: kim@moveo.ca

 

Kim graduated from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver (ICTCM) in 2002 at the top of her class, completing 4 of her total 8 years of study in both Eastern and Western medicine.

 

Upon her graduation from ICTCM in 2002, and successful completion of the Provincial Acupuncture licensing exam, she furthered her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine to include the treatment of Addiction and Mental Illness, which were of special interest to her. Since then, she has continued to work with a wide variety of clientele from addicted and mentally ill populations to endurance athletes throughout the lower mainland.

 

Further to her successfully completing the Provincial licensing exams for Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (R.Ac) and Herbology (R.TCM.P), she also achieved the highest level of certification in BC by completing the Provincial Doctorate Licensing Exam for Traditional Chinese Medicine entitling her to the designation of Dr.TCM. She has participated as an expert committee member to improve Dr.TCM competencies for TCM & Acupuncture in BC with the CTCMA. In March 2014, she was appointed as a professional member to the Healthcare Practitioners Special Committee for Audit by BC’s Ministry of Health and sits on the Program Advisory Committee for Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s new TCM program.

 

This extensive training in both Eastern & Western medicine has given Kim an exceptional understanding of the human body, and a unique holistic perspective of how it works. “Balance in all things”, she believes, is the key to leading a healthy, happy life.

 

Kim has taken her passion for healthy living beyond her practice of TCM and acupuncture to help motivate and inspire others. In 2007 she became certified as a BCRPA Group Fitness Leader, and later as a Yoga Fitness Leader through Red Door Yoga.  She currently teaches bootcamp style group fitness classes in West Vancouver with her own fitness company, and has helped many first-timers cross the finish line of their first race.

 

Since moving to the North Shore in 2002, Kim has taken advantage of all the athletic opportunities that it offers. It is not unusual for her to ski, bike, swim and run all in the same day. Her greatest passion, however, is for open water/ocean swimming. She can be found most days in the chill of the Pacific off of West Vancouver, well into the winter months.

 

As part of the Movéo team, Kim looks forward to meeting and working with you to help you achieve or recover your optimum health & balance.

 

 

Shanie Rechner

Shanie Rechner
R.TCMP, R.Ac
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Registered Acupuncturist

Email: shanie@moveo.ca

 
An alumni of the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Vancouver, Shanie graduated from the 5 year Doctor program. During her 4th year,  she travelled to Taiwan and learnt in both the private medical sector and at the Taipei Tzu Chi General Hospital. Her biggest take away from her internship abroad was the excitement gained to become part of a generation of practitioners who can play a role in fostering the important collaboration between Western and Eastern medicine.
Additional studies of hers include 2 years at Grant MacEwan University; There she completed the Holistic Health Practitioner program with a focus in Nutrition, Western Herbology and Acupressure.
 
Growing up, Shanie could always be found out on a court, a field or the ice. This played a part in her discovery of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) when she was met with a performance affecting injury. While acupuncture was introduced as a tool for helping the physical body with pain management and recovery time, it wasn’t until she learnt TCM encompasses a holistic approach that she knew it would become the discipline she would utilize for helping others.
 
With a strong focus on clear communication and an eagerness to educate, Shanie hopes to enhance your quality of life by providing you a better understanding of your body and overall health.
 
All and any patients are welcome to Shanie’s practise, and she notes special interest in concerns regarding mental health, pain management, digestive health, along with diet & nutrition.
 
If you are uncertain if TCM can help your specific situation, Shanie encourages you to contact her through info@moveo.ca