Let us introduce ourselves

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 Dalin

- Physiotherapist

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. Recently, she completed her Gunn IMS (intramuscular stimulation) at UBC, to help with chronic pain.

Lori's interests are teaching fitness classes, being with her dog Walnut, baking, Shuswap, Hawaii and meditation.

Karma Chopel Bhutia

- Physiotherapist

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.

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Joint Replacement/ Post Operative Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Manipulation
  • Sports Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal screening for injury prevention/performance for athletes and physically active individuals.
  • Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation)
  • Chronic pain( neck/ back/ hips/ knee/ ankle / shoulder headaches)

Languages Spoken: Hindi, Nepali, English

Uma Acharekar

- Physiotherapist

Uma Acharekar is a highly-skilled Registered Physiotherapist with 15 years of experience in Hospital and Community Healthcare.

Uma completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy in 2006 and later successfully completed her Master’s Degree in Neurorehabilitation with a State University Merit Rank. She has a keen interest in evidence-based research and has a Publication in a Physiotherapy journal by her name.

Several years of experiences over her long career have merged to create her special interest in treating conditions such as Soft tissue sprains and injuries, trauma, Neck and Back pains, Frozen shoulders, Tendinitis, work-related injuries, joint pains, Arthritis, post joint replacement cases, hand injuries and Neurological conditions such as Concussion, Stroke and Vertigo.

Uma’s passion for Pain Management and Rehabilitation has fuelled her pursuit of continuing education. She has completed many Certifications such as Dry Needling/IMS, Concussion Management, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Mat Pilates, Theraband Academy Training and KinesioTaping.

Uma believes in in-depth assessment and goal setting to impart optimum care to her clients. Her focus is to provide holistic care through the use of pain management techniques, Manual therapy, customized exercise prescriptions and elaborate home exercise program to ensure long term health and prevent recurrences.

Uma strongly believes in the ability to stay physically active which is so critical in the prevention and management of many illnesses and is herself a fitness enthusiast. In her free time, she loves going for hikes, biking, kayaking and enjoys playing Badminton and Tennis.

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