Staff

Michael White :: Owner


Michael has been a physiotherapist since 1976. He has a Bachelors degree from Dalhousie University and a practical Masters in Medical Acupuncture from the University of Alberta. He practices in the area of Orthopedics, Sports, and Pain management. Michael has been a guest lecturer for the clinical experts program at the Physiotherapy Faculty at the University of British Columbia since 1998.

Michael has also opened two other clinics on the North Shore:  Kinetic Rehabilitation Centre (www.kineticrehab.ca)in 2009 and Canopy Integrated Health (www.canopyhealth.ca) in 2011.
Michael has a background in rugby, squash and golf. In his spare time, Michael writes music, and plays with his band, Five Easy Pieces, in various local venues.


Darryl Gjernes :: Associate


Darryl received a BSc 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 Liaison Committee between the BCAPPP and MSP and WCB.
Personally, Darryl is an avid basketball player and general sports enthusiast.



Sarah Arscott :: Associate


Sarah graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Kinetics and a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy.  Sarah has a special interest in orthopedics, pedeatrics and women's health.  She is a certified prenatal fitness instructor and has experience teaching prenatal fitness classes 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 young Quinn. 

                                                                                                                     

Cheryl McNeight :: Associate

Cheryl has a keen interest in treating athletes and working with youth, as she competed in gymnastics at the Junior National and University level. Cheryl lives in the Village with her husband and four kids. She is grateful to be able to work and live in such a great community. Cheryl's practice has strong emphasis on manipulative therapy and she values the use of Functional Dry Needling. Cheryl enjoys the challenge of diagnosing and treating the complexities of pain and injury and helping people navigate their injuries to optimal recovery. After studying Exercise Science at UBC for four years, Cheryl moved on to the University of Alberta obtaining her B.Sc. in Physical Therapy in 1994. Since then, she specializes in the areas of orthopaedics and sports injuries.



Michelle Parry :: Associate


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 was lucky enough to grow up on the North Shore and was a competitive gymnast at Flicka Gymnastics Club for eight years. Michelle is very excited about pursuing her career in Physical Therapy and is looking forward to continuing her education in Acupuncture, Manipulative Therapy, and Women's Health. 

Katie Kreter:: Associate

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 I Manual Therapy and Sports Physiotherapy. She continues her education in Osteopathic Manual Medicine with College of Ostepathic 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.



Emily Evans-Galeski :: Associate


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 Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia in 2016. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from UBC. Currently, she is working on completing a Clinical Doctorate in Musculoskeletal Management from EIM.

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 neurological disorders. She has a personal athletic background in competitive dance and enjoys activities such as hiking, yoga, swimming, and snowboarding.





Sheri Kazemkhani :: Associate

Sheri started her career in Physiotherapy in 1995, graduating from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran. She received her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from TMU in 1999, which led her in to academic career where she taught to undergraduate Physio students. She then continued her education as a Physiotherapy PhD candidate, but her life path was destined differently and she had to leave for Canada before completing her PhD degree.
Sheri gained clinical experience by working at a variety of university based and private clinics, treating acute and chronic conditions. She has a special interest in orthopaedic and sports injuries and post-surgical conditions, and a passion about peripheral joint stiffness/mobility. To obtain best treatment results, she focuses mainly on the power of manual techniques and therapeutic exercises, while taking advantage of therapeutic modalities.



Joan Lalor :: Associate

Joan Lalor graduated from the University of Alberta in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy.  Since then she has taken numerous post-grad courses and practiced Physiotherapy in Alberta, Florida, the Okanagan and the Lower Mainland. 

Most of Joan's experience lies in outpatient clinics, working with a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions including headaches, TMJ, as well as concussion care.  Her treatment techniques focus around Muscle Energy, Myofascial Release, K-taping, Sahrman postural retraining and the basics of Pilates exercise.  She also integrates Cranial techniques into her overall treatment plan when beneficial and will soon be offering Acupuncture.






Tyler Godding :: Associate


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 the Elite Sports Massage’s Prep course for Major Games for his role volunteering for the poly clinic in 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.



Aneta Zawadzka :: Associate

Aneta Zawadzka, Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with CMTBC.
Aneta has practiced massage therapy for over 10 years.
She graduated with a Master's degree from the University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland, obtained her Massage Therapy Certificate from The National
Personal Training Institute in Orlando, Fl., USA, and also a Diploma in Massage Therapy from The Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy in Toronto, ON.
Her motto is:
Massage - a natural way to have a healthy and balanced life.