BOOKING NOTES

If this is your first visit to us with an ICBC claim, please contact the office so that we may verify your coverage in advance. We do not cover Worksafe claims.

Unsure if you qualify for MSP coverage? Please contact our office and we would be happy to check for you.

Existing patients are those who have not attended the clinic for at least 6 months or wish to have a new injury assessed.

To book with Cathy Gordon, Registered Physiotherapist, please contact our office.

If you don’t see an appointment that is convenient, please contact our office and ask to be placed on the waitlist.

Office contact 604-642-6761 or plaza@allanmcgavinphysio.com

Physiotherapy Private


Physiotherapy Telerehabilitation


Physiotherapy ICBC


Physiotherapy ICBC Telerehabilitation


Physiotherapy MSP

Medical Services Plan beneficiaries with supplementary benefits status qualify for MSP coverage of physiotherapy services. To verify your coverage, please contact our office.


Physiotherapy MSP Telerehabilitation


Concussion Management


Running Assessment


Bike Fit Assessment


GLA:D Canada OA Program

The GLAD program is a 6 – 8 week education and exercise program designed to help people with stiff and/or painful hips and knees or those diagnosed with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis. The program is designed around research-based treatments and has been shown to decrease reported pain, use of pain medication and sick leave as a result of pain. The program is run by Lauren Traber, a GLAD certi... Read More

The GLAD program is a 6 – 8 week education and exercise program designed to help people with stiff and/or painful hips and knees or those diagnosed with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis. The program is designed around research-based treatments and has been shown to decrease reported pain, use of pain medication and sick leave as a result of pain. The program is run by Lauren Traber, a GLAD certified, registered physiotherapist. The program runs on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 2;30-3;30, and the next block starts October 24, 2023. Please contact the office regarding inquires.


Massage Therapy


Massage Therapy ICBC


Kinesiology

Kinesiology services consist of assessment of physical function followed by creation of a tailored exercise program to support the client's performance or recovery goals. This service includes Kinesiology and Personal Training. Kinesiology provides assessment and treatment plans for people managing physical injuries sustained in an automobile collision (ICBC), in sports or other life activities... Read More

Kinesiology services consist of assessment of physical function followed by creation of a tailored exercise program to support the client's performance or recovery goals. This service includes Kinesiology and Personal Training. Kinesiology provides assessment and treatment plans for people managing physical injuries sustained in an automobile collision (ICBC), in sports or other life activities. Personal training provides assessment and treatment plans for general fitness, sport specific performance or other athletic training.


Kinesiology ICBC

Please note that 100% of Kinesiology services are covered by ICBC


Kinesiology Telerehabilitation

Ivan is a graduate of the Massage Therapy program at Langara College. An active individual who has gone through several injuries himself, Ivan has experienced the pain and frustration of having an injury take you out of the game. Motivated to help clients obtain their health goals, Ivan provides client-centered care to help them get back into their favorite activity.

You will find Ivan around the city on his days off playing volleyball and basketball; or snowboarding down the local mountain.

Email: ivan@allanmcgavinphysio.com

Ivan is a graduate of the Massage Therapy program at Langara College. An active individual who ha... Read More

Makenna completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut where she also played NCAA Division 1 Field Hockey. She continued her studies in Canada at the University of Western Ontario where she achieved her Master’s in Physical Therapy.

Following Makenna’s personal experiences with physiotherapy services from a young age, she developed a passion for helping and motivating individuals and athletes get back to their active lifestyles. Makenna enjoys working collaboratively with a variety of clients by providing appropriate hands on treatment, exercise, and education related to their specific goals. Makenna has a special interest in concussion and vestibular management, as well as lower body injuries including hips, knees, and ankles. If you are looking to return to sport, work, or day to day activities Makenna is dedicated to get you back and provide tools to keep you doing what you love long term.

Outside the clinic Makenna enjoys living an active lifestyle and can be found weightlifting, hiking, biking, running, or participating in a variety of sports. She also enjoys being surrounded by family and friends.

makenna@allanmcgavinphysio.com

Makenna completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at Sacred Heart University i... Read More

Daana is a registered physiotherapist, with PhD in physiotherapy and postdoctoral in Sports Medicine (University of Alberta).

She has 10+ years of clinical practice in orthopaedic and sports physiotherapy and has been teaching fundamental courses of physiotherapy such as physiotherapy in orthopaedic disorders and sports injuries to Master and PhD students.

For more than 10 years, she has been a university professor back in her home country and an adjunct professor at university of Alberta.

So far, she and her research team have published numerous scientific papers related to ACL injury, Anterior knee pain, Chronic neck pain, Knee Osteoarthritis, Ankle instability, etc.

Daana is skilful and experienced in diagnosis of muscle and joint injuries and conditions, assessment of movement and posture and analysis, manual therapy, and exercise prescription. She has a special interest in treating patients with sports injuries, rehabilitation of knee and ankle injuries, joint replacement and shoulder and ankle instabilities .

She works with her clients to help them accomplish their treatment goals and believes that physiotherapy treatment should be a journey toward a better quality of life for every client. She educates her clients to empower them to manage their symptoms and engage them in goal setting and treatment.

When not in clinic, Daana spends her time reading and enjoying nature by hiking, cycling, etc. She also enjoys writing short stories inspired by real-life characters and events.

Daana is a registered physiotherapist, with PhD in physiotherapy and postdoctoral in Sports Med... Read More

Andrea completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology with distinction at the University of Western Ontario where she also played on the Varsity Women’s Soccer Team. Andrea received the Academic All-Canadian award in all 4 years while studying and playing at Western. She continued her studies at the University of Western Ontario to achieve her Master’s in Physical Therapy.

In addition to athletes, Andrea also enjoys working with patients from paediatric to older adult populations. Specific clinical areas of interest for Andrea are foot/ankle, knees, hips, as well as osteoarthritis. Andrea helps clients achieve their activity goals using functional exercises that are practical for their abilities and resources, clear guidance on activity modification and return to activity pathways, as well as manual therapy.

When Andrea is not in the clinic, she enjoys playing multiple sports including soccer and golf as well as spending time with friends and family.

andreaf@allanmcgavinphysio.com

Andrea completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology with distinction at the University of... Read More

Alinah is a registered member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapy of British Columbia.

She graduated from Massage Therapy program in 2009 in Edmonton, Alberta and re-located to BC in 2018. Alinah is a lifelong learner and has completed several studies in BC related to massage, such as deep tissue, myofascial release, and trigger point re-lease. She has treated a wide range of ailments from sports-related injuries to motor vehicle accident injuries, postural imbalances, chronic conditions and other specific injuries. She has participated at charity golf tournaments and running marathons by providing sports massage to the athletes to enhance their performance and prevent injuries.

It is Alinah’s aspiration to heal your pain and help you get back to your daily activities through her continuing knowledge and hands on experience.

Outside of Massage Therapy, Alinah loves to hike, travel, golf and spend time with family and friends. She has a passion for music and art.

Alinah is a registered member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapy of British Col... Read More

Midori completed her Master’s in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2015 and has been with Allan McGavin since 2015. She enjoys treating all areas of the body, with special interests in the lower body, neck and lumbar spine. She has keen interest in optimizing performance for triathletes, runners, cyclists, racket sport athletes, and soccer players of all ages. Midori combines her undergraduate degree knowledge in ergonomics and kinesiology (SFU) with her post-graduate education in manual therapy (FCAMPT), intramuscular dry needling, bike fitting and exercise prescription (DNS Level 1) to understand how your body moves. She evaluates movement from a very detailed to global perspective. Her goals as a physiotherapist are to provide knowledge and a treatment approach that enables you to prevent and rehabilitate from injury in your pursuit of optimal health and performance. Midori has also been providing custom bike fits since 2017. To book a bike fit please email plaza@allanmcgavinphysio.com.

In the community, Midori co-created the Allan McGavin Run Club and has worked with SportMedBC Run Clinics, BalletBC, Red Truck Racing, Badminton BC, BC Soccer, PoCo Grand Prix, American Master Games, Arc’teryx, MEC, and HUB Cycling.

Midori grew up in the Fraser Valley, and played competitive soccer and badminton. In soccer, her team placed first twice at the B.C. youth soccer provincials, and second at Nationals. In badminton, she held a top ten position in U-19 women’s singles and mixed doubles in B.C. Midori now enjoys spending time with her family, doing triathlons, hiking, and spending time outdoors doing just about anything! She has completed the Whistler Fondo, 2 Olympic triathlons, 1 half Ironman and 1 full distance Ironman. All these activities have not been injury-free and Midori has a history of coping with and rehabilitating from low back and knee pain, ankle sprains, groin and rotator cuff strains, and a labral tear of the hip to name a few.

Email: midori@allanmcgavinphysio.com

Midori completed her Master’s in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2015 and has be... Read More

Aliana is a graduate of SFU with a Bachelor’s of Science with a Major in Kinesiology and Concentration in Active Health & Rehabiliation. During her undergraduate degree she worked as a Clinic Assistant at the SFU sport medicine Clinic and as a Team Trainer for the SFU Women’s Soccer Team. Aliana has an extensive amount of experience working with a wide range of inviduals from athletes to older indviduals with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

As a Kinesiologist, Aliana will work with you to design personalized exercise programs to meet your unique needs, including strength training protocols. Aliana believes in building strong relationships with clients, fostering trust and open communication. She is dedicated to helping clients achieve their health, fitness, and strength goals.

Aliana is a graduate of SFU with a Bachelor’s of Science with a Major in Kinesiology and Concentr... Read More

Tabitha is a graduate from the accelerated program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster. She has spent the last 15+ years staying active and participating in sports such as soccer, basketball, and volleyball which helped her develop an interest in the human body. Due to her active lifestyle, she suffered from a few injuries herself over the years. She then realized how important it was to keep herself educated on her symptoms and learn from them in order to stay at an optimal state and prevent further injury. It is her goal to help her patients return to a pain-free and functional life.

On her days off, Tabitha enjoys being active as every season has a new activity to offer whether is it playing recreational basketball, soccer, or rollerblading the seawall.

Email: tabitha@allanmcgavinphysio.com

Tabitha is a graduate from the accelerated program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Ne... Read More

Thomas Scarr grew up on the Sunshine Coast where he developed a passion for exercise, sport, and physical activity. This led him to playing baseball in University and then pursuing a career in strength and conditioning as well as physical therapy.

In collaboration with his patients, Thomas uses education, exercise, dry needling and manual therapy to help them obtain their individualized goals.

Thomas’ special interests lie in everything sports physical therapy, but specifically in biomechanics, where he has performed research using force plate technology to get a better understanding of how his patients and athletes move.

When he is not working, Thomas enjoys playing sports with his friends, weight lifting and running.

thomas@allanmcgavinphysio.com

Thomas Scarr grew up on the Sunshine Coast where he developed a passion for exercise, sport, and ... Read More

Laszlo graduated with a diploma of Massage Therapy in 1998. He has more than 20 years of experience in dealing with injuries and degenerative conditions that are hard to treat. His primary focus of treatment is to minimize symptoms and maximize function and quality of life.

In his spare time, Laszlo enjoys competitive canoeing, judo, track and field and MMA.

Email: laszlo@allanmcgavinphysio.com

Laszlo graduated with a diploma of Massage Therapy in 1998. He has more than 20 years of experie... Read More

Lauren developed an interest for the mechanics of the human body during her years as a competitive swimmer. While working as a kinesiologist, post undergrad at the University of Victoria, she fell in love with helping people return to optimal function following injury, and so she decided to pursue a career in physiotherapy, completing her Masters at the University of British Columbia. Lauren utilizes hands on manual therapy, exercise prescription, and education to provide individualized rehabilitation for each client. Her special interests include the shoulder and lower extremity injuries. Outside of the clinic, Lauren can be found spending most of her time doing many outdoor activities including running, biking, swimming, hiking, tennis and surfing.

Email: lauren@allanmcgavinphysio.com

Lauren developed an interest for the mechanics of the human body during her years as a competitiv... Read More

Zack grew up in the Okanagan where he participated in various sports, including basketball, football, and rugby. He continued this passion for sports at the university level where he played for the UBC Thunderbirds Football Team while completing a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He concluded his time at UBC by completing his Master’s in Physical Therapy.

Zack’s background in football has given him a special interest in treating athletes in contact sport and those recovering from concussion and vestibular related conditions. He also has a passion for helping clients living with persistent pain, and enjoys treating those with lower back, shoulder, and other upper extremity conditions. Zack uses a holistic approach, combining exercise, education, and manual therapy to empower his clients to get back to doing the things they love.

Outside of work Zack can be found exploring the beautiful outdoors by hiking, skiing, or paddling. Zack lives an active lifestyle and enjoys participating in a variety of sports, with a particular passion for weightlifting and powerlifting.

Email: zack@allanmcgavinphysio.com

Zack grew up in the Okanagan where he participated in various sports, including basketball, footb... Read More

Dan’s academic and clinical passions include the treatment of injuries to knees (ACL and Meniscus), Hips, Shoulders and Back. Every day he utilizes his advanced training in Manual Therapy, Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS, Kineticore Dry Needling), McKenzie Manual Diagnosis and Therapy, together with his expertise in rehabilitation exercise. His treatment model emphasizes a one-on-one approach that uses evidence informed practice to create a practical and meaningful individually tailored treatment plan. His goal is to empower you to achieve your fullest potential. Dan enjoys working with all ages of the active population. He himself continues to pursue a variety of athletic endeavors. He integrates principals of Athletic Conditioning, Strength Training and CrossFit into in his regular gym routine. Dan also continues to play competitive Water Polo.

Email: dan@physiodad.com

Dan’s academic and clinical passions include the treatment of injuries to knees (ACL and Meniscus... Read More

Select a treatment from the list on the left
to view available appointment times

Pick a treatment to book