Anson Orthopaedic & Sports Physiotherapy Clinic is run by a team of highly qualified professionals. We all work hard to serve you and meet your needs. We would like to introduce you to our team:
Lori graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from SFU and then went on to UBC to complete her Bachelor of Science in physical therapy in 1993. She enjoys being a dual trained Physiotherapist and Kinesiologist, along with a registered BCRPA fitness leader. After working in the hospital for a few years, she ran a work conditioning program for ICBC clients for a few more and then settled down in private practice, joining Anson in 1999. Lori bought the clinic in 2002 and has seen the clinic evolve and grow over the past years. She has taken her level three orthopaedic courses, many post graduate physiotherapy courses and continues to take courses every year. She was certified in Bioflex's Low Intensity Laser Therapy in 2010 and loves this healing modality for many injuries. It helps tissue healing at a cellular level. Of course, manual treatment, individual exercise prescription. education and taping are also mainstays of treatment. She took her Dry Needling certification in 2017 and is continuing to expand her tools to help with myofascial pain. She also works as a teaching assistant on Dry Needling Canada courses.
Lori's interests are teaching fitness classes, being with her dog Walnut and meditation. Walnut is often hanging out at the clinic visiting everyone. Lori teaches fitness classes at Fitness New West: step, hi-low and power yoga. She has been teaching 35 years now and still loves it!
Mhairi graduated from Queen's University in 2006 with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy, and in 2007 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. She has taken various post-graduate training in manual therapy, orthopaedics, and sports physiotherapy, and currently holds her Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy and a Certificate in Anatomical Acupuncture. Mhairi has extensive experience working with athletes of all levels, as well as general orthopaedic injuries.
Outside of work, Mhairi enjoys spending time with her family, playing basketball, camping, and mountain biking.
Over her career, Mhairi has worked with:
Laurie graduated in 1985 with a BSc (PT) from the University of Western Ontario and has since taken countless orthopaedic courses throughout the years including her Part A's in 1990. She worked in Abbotsford, Newton and Richmond, before moving to the island in 1989 after getting married.
On the island, she raised her two boys, working in Naniamo and Qualicum. She enjoyed coaching master's runners after work and coached cross country, sprints, and hurdles with the local running club, track clubs and schools. In 2016, she left for a sailing adventure to Mexico and the South Pacific, ending in New Zealand in 2019.
She treated people on the boat occasionally during the adventure, mainly for back problems but occasionally for ankle, knee and hip issues as well.
She has coached at a national level with both master distance athletes and youth sprinter and hurdlers and she still runs regularly as well as cycles, hikes and sprints. She enjoys treating athletes at any level.
Karma graduated with a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy (2000-2005), from Bangalore, India and a Postgraduate Masters degree in Manual Therapy (Manipulative) & Sports Physiotherapy (2009) from University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. He is a certified Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) practitioner through University of British Columbia. He also holds Level II Sports Trainer Certificate from Sports Medicine Australia and is a Member of Sports Medicine Australia. His thesis / research during his Master’s program involved a study on “Efficacy of Sports Specific Balance (Proprioception) training on incidence of Ankle Sprains in Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball Players: A Systematic Review.”Since 2005 Karma has worked as a Physiotherapist in India, Australia and Canada. Work experience includes Hospital Settings, Private Practice, Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Motor Vehicle Accident injuries, Workplace and Sports injuries. Karma has also worked as a team Physiotherapist for South Australian National Football league (Aussie Rules Football) in Adelaide.
Karma uses his sound clinical reasoning to educate, assess and manage patients with musculoskeletal (muscles / bones / joints / nerves) problems. Integrating IMS into his physiotherapy practice allows him to diagnose and treat the chronic myofascial (muscle/ fascia interface) pain that can be present in the musculoskeletal system in the absence of any obvious signs of injury or inflammation.
Karma’s treatment techniques include soft tissue manipulation, myofascial release, manual therapy, spine and joint mobilization and manipulation, intramuscular stimulation and exercise therapy. His areas of practice include advanced diagnosis of posture, movement patterns and muscle imbalances which may lead to chronic pain, work and sports injuries as well as treating headaches, neck, shoulder, lower back, hip, knee and ankle disorders.
Karma enjoys solving problems and finding ways to help people improve their quality of life and maximize their potential.
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Languages Spoken: Hindi, Nepali, English
On average, an initial visit to a physiotherapist in BC costs $90-$120. In this initial visit, the physiotherapist asks about your health history, assesses your current problem, makes a physical examination, provides a physical diagnosis, outlines a treatment process and provides the first treatment. After this, visits cost, on average, $90-$110. Fees vary with the duration of treatment and other factors.
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