The Physiotherapy Team
Junichi Swope | MPT, B.Kin
Sports Injuries l Active Rehab l Manual Therapy
Junichi graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Masters of Physical Therapy, after receiving a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the same university. While completing his studies, he worked as a student Athletic Trainer for varsity athletes, treating sport-specific musculoskeletal injuries. Junichi also has prior experience as a Kinesiologist in private practice, assessing and treating clients with ICBC and WCB related injury claims. His treatment style focuses on manual therapy, exercise, and client education with the aim of empowering the client with the appropriate knowledge to take control of their pain and rehabilitation. Outside the clinic, you can find Junichi riding his bike around Vancouver, working on his golf swing, or learning a new piece on the piano.
Acupuncture l Dry Needling l Clinical Pilates
Meredith graduated with her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2007, after completing her Bachelor degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa in 2005.
From a young age, Meredith knew she wanted to be a physiotherapist and work with people. As a kid, she spent a lot of time playing sports and running around outside. After she sustained a fracture to her leg that required physiotherapy - that was it - she knew she had found her passion.
A commitment to lifelong learning and her love of physiotherapy has led Meredith to pursue further courses to enhance her skills. Meredith enjoys using manual therapy techniques in her treatments and has completed the Intermediate Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Exam. She also has a keen interest in incorporating acupuncture in her treatments and received her certification from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI). Meredith also enjoys incorporating The Integrated Systems Model (Diane Lee - 2017/18) - which uses a framework for whole body assessment and integrated treatment. Most recently she fell in love with Pilates and pursued further training with the Calibrate Clinical Pilates Education program, which she now uses as part of her rehabilitation paradigm.
With over 10 years of experience and education, Meredith incorporates all of the skills she has developed to treat the whole person. She believes in finding the right combination of techniques for each individual to help restore their optimal movement and achieve their goals.
Outside of the clinic you can find Meredith near the ocean, walking trails, golfing, travelling and cheering on the Raptors.
Acupuncture l IMS/Dry Needling l Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Natalie graduated from McMaster University in 2004 and has worked in many areas including private practice, community care and hospital-based rehabilitation. She has taken post-graduate courses in IMS, acupuncture, orthopaedics and women’s health and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT).
In addition to being a clinician, Natalie is also an educator - instructing in the Master of Physical Therapy program at UBC as well as the Internationally Educated Physiotherapist Exam Preparation Program.
Natalie’s sessions typically focus on biomechanical analysis, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and may include IMS (dry needling) or acupuncture.
Outside of work Natalie can be found playing outside, cycling, kayak touring and cooking with friends and family.
Acupuncture l IMS/Dry Needling l Manual & Manipulative Therapy l Pelvic Health
Calvin has completed his Masters degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) from the University of Western Ontario, and holds a Bachelors in Kinesiology from McMaster University. Calvin enjoys using the Integrated Systems Model (Lee & Lee), an approach that empowers clients by optimizing performance of movement. As part of this client specific approach, Calvin often uses his extensive post-graduate training in spinal and joint manual therapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT). Calvin also has training in active release techniques, craniosacral therapy (CS 1 + CS 2), Intra-muscular Stimulation (IMS, dry needling), and anatomical acupuncture. Calvin often uses these manual techniques in combination with corrective therapeutic exercises to allow clients to find optimal movement strategies to restore movement, enhance function and optimize performance.
Calvin is the co-owner of Woodland Physiotherapy. During his career he has helped clients recovering from motor vehicle accidents, recreational and competitive sports injuries, pelvic health, pelvic pain and pelvic floor rehabilitation, and repetitive overuse injuries.
Outside of the clinic Calvin enjoys trail running, rock climbing, skiing and travelling.
Acupuncture l IMS/Dry Needling l Manual & Manipulative Therapy l Pelvic Health
Amanda is the co-owner of Woodland Physiotherapy. She has been fascinated by the way people move for most of her life, starting from when she was a young athlete in modern pentathlon. After years of competing nationally and internationally in fencing and shooting, she decided to turn her interest in the human body into a career. She completed her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto in 2010 and is an instructor at Vancouver Community College.
She has completed extensive post-graduate training in needling techniques and manual thearpy. She has completed her Upper and Lower Quadrant Manual Therapy level 3 in pursuit of the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Course as well as being both UBC Chan Gunn IMS certified and Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute certified. She is also trained in the Integrated Systems Model (Lee & Lee), Neural and Visceral Manipulation from the Barral Institute, and is a certified pelvic floor therapist.
She has a keen interest in helping people manage their injuries and symptoms, returning them to their regular activities while minimizing risk of re-injury. Amanda enjoys treating people of all abilities and has experience treating a wide range of conditions such as repetitive overuse, arthritis, whiplash and sports injuries. In her free time she enjoys running, rock climbing, skiing, cycling and playing the banjo.
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Anatomical Acupuncture l Pelvic Health
Larissa completed her Bachelors in Physical Therapy at the University of Sao Paulo Brazil in 2007. In 2011, she completed her Masters in Science in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Alberta. Larissa has completed numerous other post-graduate courses including Anatomical Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada, Mulligan Manual Therapy (2012), and pelvic floor courses (2019/20).
Larissa is fluent in Portuguese and English
Clinical Pilates l Active Rehab l Strength and Conditioning
The daughter of two energetic Physical Health Educators, Stephanie learned from a young age the importance of healthy movement in creating a vibrant life and has since woven this belief into both her work and personal life.
Stephanie graduated from l’universite d’Ottawa in 2000 with a Bachelors in Physiotherapy, following a degree in Biology and Education from Queen’s University. She has worked in acute care, occupational rehabilitation and injury prevention. Stephanie is an instructor at Vancouver Community College where she teaches in the Occupational and Physiotherapy Assistant Program. She has completed the Discover Physio Series with Diane Lee and LJ Lee, which focuses on a whole-body integrated model.
Stephanie recently completed her clinical pilates instructor training with Calibrate Pilates and is passionate about actively helping her clients find even greater joy from the things they love – sport, caring for family or just moving with greater ease and grace each day.
Outside of work, you will find Stephanie hanging out with her three kids, playing tennis, near the water or plotting out her next home renovation or vacation.
Tina’s passion for rehabilitation sparked early in her athletic career, where she experienced first-hand the impact of injury, along with the value of having a caring and knowledgeable physiotherapist by your side. Her academic journey began at the University of British Columbia, where Tina graduated with her Bachelor’s in Kinesiology and Masters of Physical Therapy. Throughout her clinical experience she has worked with clients recovering from sports-related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, neurological injury, post-surgical recovery, and individuals living with persistent pain.
Tina utilizes collaborative and personalized treatment plans that encompass manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and education to support her clients in achieving their goals. She strives to empower her clients by giving them the knowledge and tools to be active participants in their rehabilitation journey both inside and outside of the clinic.
Tina has completed her Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Level 1 Diploma through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and continues to engage with coursework to be up to date on how to best support her clients.
When she is not in the clinic, you can find Tina up on the mountains skiing or hiking, or down on the mainland running, rollerblading or playing volleyball. If she’s not outdoors, you can find her reading, drawing, or trying out a new vegetarian recipe!
Registered Interim Physiotherapist
Manual Therapy l Active Rehab l Strength and Conditioning