Our Team

cm hs

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.

Book with Cheryl ➔
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.

Book with Katie ➔
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.

Book with Sarah ➔
tia hs

Tia Mar

BSc, MPT, RCAMPT, Acupuncture, 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.

Book with Tia ➔
michelle hs2

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.

Book with Michelle ➔
emily hs

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.

Book with Emily ➔
jenna krug

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.

Book with Jenna ➔

Josh Bellingham

B.Kin, MPT

Josh holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology and a Master’s of Physical Therapy from the University of Manitoba, in his hometown of Winnipeg. He specializes in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, from acute injuries to chronic pain, concussions, and sports injuries including return-to-sport and sport performance.

Rooted in education, exercise, and manual therapy, Josh’s treatment values are centered around empowering individuals to become active participants in their own rehabilitation. He believes in equipping his clients with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to take control of their recovery journey. With his continuous support, clients feel empowered and strengthened.


Josh has a particular interest in pain science and takes pleasure in helping his patients address, mitigate, and ultimately alleviate their chronic pain. He also enjoys working with athletes and volunteered his time as a sideline therapist for competitive soccer teams in Winnipeg. He plans to further expand his knowledge by pursuing additional certifications in concussion management.


Outside of his professional life, Josh finds fulfillment playing soccer, piano, and spending quality tome with his wife and daughter.

Book with Josh ➔
Tyler Godding, RMT, masaage, therapist, VIllage, Physio

Tyler Godding

BA Psych, 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.

Book with Tyler ➔

Kelly Lim


Kelly graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT) on the Academic Honour Roll and has written her RMT Registration Exams this Fall 2023.


Kelly became a strong advocate for massage therapy after experiencing first-hand the benefits and improvements it can bring particularly in the realm of sports injuries and accidents.


Prior to embarking on her RMT path, Kelly had a diverse career background. She spent a decade as an international flight attendant, and most recently worked as a 911 Police Emergency Communications Operator. This experience has exposed her to a wide range of people and situations and has instilled in her, a deep desire to help others. With a desire to make a more hands-on and personal impact on people’s lives, Kelly pursued her career as a massage therapist.


Kelly is eager to expand her knowledge and expertise by obtaining additional education and training in specialized areas such as pre/post-natal care, TMJ dysfunction, and spinal cord injuries. Her commitment to lifelong learning ensures that she stays at the forefront of the field, providing the best possible care to her clients.

Outside of her professional life, Kelly enjoys eating K-BBQ, gardening, reading, yoga, or enjoying a coffee, usually with her shadow, Nike, nearby.

Book with Kelly ➔
rh hs

Renée Hewitt


Renee has been working in the rehabilitation field since 2010 and graduated from the Occupational/Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA) program at Durham College, Ontario. After moving from Toronto to Vancouver in 2018, Renee has continued her passion for health and fitness. At Village Physio, Renee works closely with patients to create individualized rehabilitation programs at the clinic. The programs can range from simple postural exercises, core strengthening, stretching programs to more specific or advanced sports injury rehabilitation and post surgical rehabilitation. In addition to Renee’s experience in private practice, Renee has also gained extensive experience working as a Rehab Assistant at Vancouver General Hospital, thus giving her exposure to many surgical conditions requiring special care.


Furthermore, Renee is our outstanding Office Manager at Village Physio! She works hard behind the scenes t support both our admin staff and practitioners and keep the clinic running smoothly. Please reach out to Renee is you have any suggestions or concerns or just want to say hello.


Outside of work, Renee enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, travelling, and recently cycled through Europe.

Book with Renee ➔
Image (3) punch

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!

Image (4) punch

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.

We accept ICBC, RCMP, MSP and private patients.

There is no referral necessary for private physiotherapy.

View Availability By Month ➔