Our Team

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

Tyler Godding

B.A PSY, RMT

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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Aneta Zawadzka, RMT, Village Physiotherapy

Aneta Zawadzka

RMT

Aneta has practiced massage therapy since 2006. She graduated with a Master’s degree from the University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland, obtained a Massage Therapy Certificate from The National Personal Training Institute in Orlando, Fl. and Diploma in Massage Therapy from The Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy in Toronto, ON. She continuously expands her knowledge through post-graduate courses and seminars. Aneta is very passionate about fitness, recreation and travelling. Before becoming RMT, she used to work as a dance teacher, prenatal fitness trainer and sailing instructor.

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Sarah Arscott, Acupuncture, treatment, Village, Physiotherapy

Sarah Arscott

BHK, MPT, CAFCI, FDN

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 is returning to Village Physio! 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, paediatrics and sports orthopaedics. She enjoys working with athletes and has experience working with lacrosse and rugby sports teams. She is a certified in sports orthopaedic 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

BA, MSc PT, CAFCI, FCAMPT

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

BKIN MPT

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.

 

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 the 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 acute and chronic back pain. She has a personal athletic background in competitive dance and currently enjoys kickboxing, hiking, yoga, swimming and snowboarding in her free time.

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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 graduated in 1976 in London, England completed an undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University, and his postgraduates certificate in medical acupuncture in 2001.

 

He has held a number of professional positions in BC, including Vice President of the College of Physiotherapists and the chief examiner for the college. He has been an educator for the Orthopedic division and clinical instructor at UBC. He has been a legend in his own mind, singing with the Bach Choir, acting, playing squash and golf with no talent whatsoever. He currently enjoys wine but not whiners, riding his motorcycle and classic mustang (where he still feels young)! He is happily married, and happily an empty nester.

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

Cheryl McNeight

B.Sc. PT, FCAMPT, FDN

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

Katie Kreter

B.A, MPT, CAFCI

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. Ms. Kreter 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 3 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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Renee Hewitt, Physiotherapist, Village, Physio

Renée Hewitt

OTA/PTA

 

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 programing with our clients, working toward their health and rehabilitation goals. Outside of work, Renee enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, and travelling.

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Zahra Ghasempour Farsani

BCAK

Zahra is a registered Kinesiologist by BCAK, and is a strong healthcare services professional with a Master’s in Physical Therapy from Iran University of Medical Sciences. Zahra has over 15 years of experience, in clinical practice, teaching and research in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy in Iran. She is interested in the fields of health, movement, performance, and function, and has a special passion for kinesiology and athletic training. Regarding her professional experience as a physiotherapist, Zahra evaluates physical activity-related matters and recommends solutions in health, exercise, sport, rehabilitation.

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Jenna Krug

B. Sc KIN MPT

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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Alex Hui

R. AC and TCM

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Alex started out as a Martial Arts athlete. With a serious injury in the knee during his teens, he went to see numerous doctors but it did not help until he went to an acupuncturist. And it worked!

He was fascinated by the Art of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Thus leading him to complete his studies in Acupuncture, Tuina Massage, Cupping, and Herbal Medicine.

Alex is also a Tai Chi and Qi Gong (Energy Works) instructor. By combining Acupuncture and Qi Gong, he brings in the essence of acupuncture treatment – the healing of one’s energy. He views the body from a holistic approach and helps patients regain balance in their body-mind-environment in order to achieve optimal health. One core principle of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is to help people ‘prevent the disease before its onset’ by analyzing and forecasting potential diseases that could happen in the future.

Alex speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

To Alex, Chinese Medicine is not just a job. It is a way to help people, it is a way of life, it is Tao.

Scope of Treatment:

Pain relief (Sports Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents, etc.)

Internal Medicine (IBS and other digestive issues, Migraines, Cardiovascular issues, etc.)

Stress relief / Depression

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We accept ICBC, WSBC, RCMP, MSP and private patients.

There is no referral necessary for private physiotherapy, and serious injuries can often be avoided or minimized if patients receive treatment before their problems become aggravated.

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