Our Team

Cheryl McNeight, orthopaedics, sports, injuries, IMS, dry, needling, FCAMPT, Village Physiotherapy

Cheryl McNeight


Cheryl received her B. Sc. In Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 1994. She specializes in orthopaedics and sports injuries, working with many high level athletes. Her practice has a strong emphasis on manipulation and Functional Dry Needling (also known as IMS) as needed. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMPT) and a Mentor for advanced manual therapy students. Given her personal background as an elite level gymnast, she enjoys treating athletes and youth but she also enjoys the challenge of helping people recover from more chronic or long standing injuries that have not been helped with conventional physiotherapy.

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Jenna Krug


Jenna graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Masters of Physical Therapy. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria where she was a member of the UVic varsity basketball team for 5 years. Jenna’s desire to become a physiotherapist stems from her own experience with sport and injuries as well as those of her teammates and athlete’s she has coached.

Jenna is passionate about empowering people of all ages and abilities to achieve their unique goals and optimize their quality of life. She especially enjoys the areas of pediatrics and athletic injuries. Jenna has completed her Level 1 certification in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy as well as post-graduate courses on a variety of topics including return to play strategies and pain science. She believes in the importance of thorough assessments and treatments and uses a combination of manual therapy, exercise, and education to develop individualized treatment plans.

Jenna is an outdoors enthusiast and can usually be found running around the seawall, hiking on the north shore or skiing a local mountain. She also still enjoys coaching and playing basketball.

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Sarah Arscott, Acupuncture, treatment, Village, Physiotherapy

Sarah Arscott


Sarah graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. She has a special interest in orthopedics, pediatrics and women’s health, and is a certified prenatal fitness instructor, as well as co-instructing the “Fit to Deliver” prenatal fitness certification course. Sarah has also furthered her education with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, allowing her to integrate Acupuncture into her treatments. Sarah is an avid soccer player and mom to 2 boys.

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Tia Mar, acupuncture, therapist, technician, Village, Physio

Tia Mar

MPT, BSc, RCAMPT, Acupunture, GunnIMS

Tia graduated from UBC with a Masters of Physical Therapy and has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UVIC. Her main areas of interest include chronic pain, pediatrics and sports orthopedics. She enjoys working with athletes and has experience working with lacrosse and rugby sports teams. She is a certified in sports orthopedic assessments and injury prevention (FMA/SFMA). She has a passion for learning and is currently studying level 3 manual therapy. Outside of work, she enjoys long distance running, hiking and yoga.

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Michelle Parry, Physiotherapist, Village, Physio

Michelle Parry


Michelle graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Health Education, and from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Physical Therapy. In the fall of 2013, Michelle travelled to the Middle East where she volunteered as a Physiotherapist. Along with travelling, Michelle is passionate about health, wellness, and keeping active. She enjoys treating musculoskeletal conditions in people of all ages, and athletic abilities.

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Darryl Gjernes, Physiotherapist, Rehabilitation, Village, Physio

Darryl Gjernes

BSc. (Phys Med)

Darryl received a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of British Columbia in 1976. He has worked as a licensed, registered Physiotherapist specializing in orthopedics since his graduation. He has been an examiner for the Physiotherapy Licensing Board of British Columbia, a board member and the Fee Negotiation Chairperson of the British Columbia Association of Physiotherapists in Private Practice (BCSAPPP), as well as the head of the Liason Committee between the BCAPPP and MSP and WSBC.


Darryl was an avid basketball player and general sports enthusiast. He now waddles around the tennis court, and has a high handicap in golf. But he tries so hard!

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Emily Evans-Galeski, orthotics casting, Physiotherapist,

Emily Evans-Galeski


Emily has worked in the field of physical therapy since 2003. She completed a diploma in Physical Therapy in Germany in 2006, and went on to achieve a Masters degree in Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia in 2016. She also holds a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from UBC.


Amongst her great interpersonal skills, Emily has excellent proficiency in diagnostic and assessment procedures as well as extensive experience in exercise prescription, manual therapy techniques, FDN/ IMS, orthotics casting, and the use of therapeutic modalities including shockwave. Emily brings a unique hands-on approach to physio and has comprehensive involvement in assessment and treatment of sports injuries, osteoarthritis, and postural neck and back pain. Each physio session will be tailored to meet the specific abilities, needs, and goals of each individual patient. Emily has an athletic background in competitive highland dance, and enjoys activities such as hiking, yoga, kickboxing, swimming and snowboarding.

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Michael White, Physiotherapist, Orthopedic, acupuncture, instructure, Village, Physio

Michael White

B.Sc PT, MCPA, CMA, Sports and Manual Therapy, Custom Orthotics and Bracing

Michael has been a Physiotherapist since 1976. Originally trained in London, England, gaining his chartered certificate from the Royal Society in 1976. He moved to Canada shortly afterwards and worked at the Janeway Children’s Hospital in St. John’s Newfoundland. Whilst in Newfoundland he helped establish the first Rehabilitation Centre in the city.
Soon after, he registered to complete his bachelor’s degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax, which he completed in 1981.
He completed his post graduate certificate in medical acupuncture from the University of Alberta in 2001.
He has held posts in the College of Physiotherapy which include Vice President and Chief Examiner, and has been an instructor in the post graduate orthopedic division and clinical experts lecture series with the UBC Physiotherapy program.
As a therapist on the North Shore for over 40 years, he has gained the trust and respect of the medical community with special interests in the field of spinal manipulation, Vestibular therapy, TMJ, and most orthopedic rehabilitation issues.
In his ‘civilian sports life’ he has been a national level junior squash player, a national level rugby referee, a ski patroller, and a distance runner. His pastimes have included a singing career that included opera and oratories, playing keyboard with his band, an acting career that spanned over decades, and restoring a 65 mustang. He loves to ride his motorcycle when the weather permits, and if pushed, speaks Spanish.

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Katie Kreter, Advanced, Functional, Dry Needling, Acupuncture, Village, Physio

Katie Kreter


Katie Kreter completed an Undergraduate Studies in Psychology at Simon Fraser University in 2010. She completed a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at University of Western Ontario in 2012. Katie continued her training in Advanced Functional Dry Needling® and Functional Therapeutics with KinetaCore® in the United States.
Her post-graduate training also includes Anatomical Acupuncture with Acupuncture Canada, Level I and II CranioSacral Therapy with Upledger Institute, and Level I Manual Therapy and Sports Physiotherapy. She continues her education in Osteopathic Manual Medicine with College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University.

With a keen interest in body mechanics, movement and holding patterns, Katie aims to treat her clients with a thorough holistic approach.

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Tyler Godding, RMT, masaage, therapist, VIllage, Physio

Tyler Godding


Tyler became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2006, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Psychology from UBC. Tyler has completed numerous post-graduate courses, including gross anatomy to further understand the incredible human body’s form and function, as well as the Elite Sports Massage course for his volunteer role for the Poly Clinics in the Athletes Village at the 2010 Olympic Games.


Born and raised in North Vancouver, Tyler has chosen to build his practice in the community in which he resides. His experience as a nationally qualified competitive swimmer has enabled him to empathize with the athletes that he treats.

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Renee Hewitt, Physiotherapist, Village, Physio

Renée Hewitt


Renee has been working in the rehabilitation field since 2010, and graduated from the Occupational/Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA) program in 2016. After moving from Toronto to Vancouver in 2018, Renee has continued her passion for health and fitness, and is completing her ACE Personal Training Certificate. At Village Physio, she works closely with the team to create physiotherapy guided active rehabilitation programs with our clients, working toward their health and rehabilitation goals. Outside of work, Renee enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, and travelling.

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Lisa Dawson


Lisa has been a part of Village Physio since 2019. She was born and raised in BC in a ski town. Even with the proximity to the ski hills, Lisa preferred gymnastics, and the warmth of the indoor gym. After a few years of flipping and falling, Lisa ended up in Physiotherapy as a patient. After retiring from gymnastics and getting old, the related injuries followed her around like a shadow. Physiotherapy was also a regular occurrence in her life. Lisa started her working career in hotels and customer facing roles. After years of working various roles in various cities around the globe, Lisa ended up in North Vancouver in 2014. Through a serendipitous connection, Lisa started working at Village Physio in 2019. The rest is history. Lisa enjoys spending time dancing, singing, baking and hanging out with her family. Making people smile and feel welcome is her prerogative. She looks forward to welcoming you to the clinic… with jazz hands!

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Summer El-Asmar


Summer has been a part of our admin staff since 2019. She has over 10 years of experience supporting operations, specializing in proactive conflict resolution and customer service. Over the last few years at Village Physio, Summer has taken an interest in patient care and she takes pride in ensuring you have a comfortable and safe experience from the moment you walk in to when you leave our clinic! When Summer is not working, she can be found exploring what beautiful BC has to offer. She also enjoys doing background work for various productions and spending time with her 2 cats.

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Sebastian Blaha


Sebastian has been with Village Physio since August of 2021. He typically works Saturdays and is always happy to help. Seb loves all things music, and plays piano, dances and makes his own songs. A few of his favorite artists include Ben Reilly, Thundercat and DOMI & JD BECK. Some of his other interests are law, true crime and chemistry. Seb and the team look forward to seeing and helping you at the clinic!

We accept ICBC, RCMP, MSP and private patients.

There is no referral necessary for private physiotherapy.

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