AFCI Certified Acupuncturist
Stephanie received her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of British Columbia. She has gone on to earn her acupuncture credentials, and is pursuing her Orthopedic Levels in Manual therapy. Stephanie’s Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology was completed at Simon Fraser University and Azusa Pacific University.
A former Canadian Olympic athlete and 3-time Bronze medalist at the Commonwealth Games and Pan-Am Games, Stephanie retired from competitive track and field in 2008 and found a new passion in promoting health and wellness through Pilates. She became a fully certified STOTT Pilates instructor in 2009 (Level II-Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels). She worked as a Pilates instructor throughout the Vancouver area for 5 years focusing on improving core strength, injury rehabilitation and injury prevention, and working closely with physiotherapists and other health practitioners.
In addition to her 7 years competing on the national team, Stephanie has been involved with coaching track and field for several years. She is excited to combine her academic training, athletic background, Pilates specialization and training in Functional Movement Screening (FMS) to help recreational athletes, weekend warriors, and developing amateur athletes rehabilitate from injuries and improve overall performance and health.
In her spare time Stephanie remains very active with running, cycling, swimming, hiking, yoga and (of course) Pilates.
MPT, HBSc(Kin), CAFCI, FCAMPT
Erika graduated with a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of British Columbia in 2007. Previously she graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario in 2005. Since graduation, she has gone on to complete extensive post-graduate training which has led to a Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) as well as certification in medical acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI). Erika has also trained with both Diane Lee and LJ Lee in the Integrated Systems Model (ISM) approach and continues to develop her skill set with regular ongoing education.
Erika currently treats all orthopaedic and sports related injuries. As a former elite dancer, Erika has a special interest in treating dancers and other performing artists. She has a keen interest in not only treating injuries, but also in injury prevention and maximizing performance potential. Erika has completed specialized training in the field of dance medicine in Australia, Canada and the United States, and has studied with leaders in the field such as Craig Phillips and Lisa Howell. Erika is an active member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and a board member of Healthy Dancer Canada (HDC). She is currently the on-site physiotherapist at the Pro Arte Centre in North Vancouver. She has been invited to present on the topic of dance medicine at conferences locally, nationally and internationally.
In her spare time Erika stays active with running, swimming, hiking and pilates and enjoys taking in dance performances throughout the city.
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