Atlas Physiotherapy Centre - pt Health
- #170- 6971 Elmbridge Way
Richmond, British Columbia V7C 0A5
Canada (778) 732-1372
- General Parking
- Hours of Operation
- Monday : 7:30 AM-7:00 PM
- Tuesday : 7:30 AM-7:00 PM
- Wednesday : 7:30 AM-7:00 PM
- Thursday : 7:30 AM-7:00 PM
- Friday : 7:30 AM-7:00 PM
- Saturday : 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Sunday : Closed
- Languages Spoken
- English, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Cantonese, Filipino
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Welcome to Atlas Physiotherapy Centre
Helping Richmond residents feel their best for over 5 years
At Atlas Physiotherapy Centre you can expect:
- Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
- Coverage Options: Covered by WCB & most insurance plans with minimal out-of-pocket fees
- Efficient Recovery: We get you back to enjoying a pain-free life as quickly as possible
- Short & Long Term Relief: We focus on the root cause of your pain, not just symptoms
- Flexible Scheduling: Convenient scheduling around work and home obligations
- Prevention Strategies: We show you how to keep pain from coming back – on your own
- Experienced Clinicians: Licensed clinicians who genuinely care about reaching your goals
- No Wait List: Access to therapy in under 48 hours – normally same day
We also offer a convenient no-obligation appointment option so you can learn more about how we can help with no commitment.
When you choose Atlas Physiotherapy Centre you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on #170- 6971 Elmbridge Way, Atlas Physiotherapy Centre recognizes the differences in shapes, sizes, strengths and degrees of injury amongst all of our patients and designs sensible rehabilitation programs that help our patients reach their personal rehabilitation goals. Whether it is pain relief or recovery from an injury, we will provide therapy options that can help you play an active role in achieving your goals. We are a multidisciplinary clinic that specializes in and more. By working together as a team, all clinicians are in constant communication with each other in order to ensure that each patient receives the most effective treatment possible.
We successfully treat many conditions and injuries through a variety of effective therapy options. Click on the “condition” tab above to learn more about therapy options.
Early Intervention Can Help Prevent Lifelong Chronic Pain
Early intervention is critical to a speedy recovery. Research has proven that people who seek therapy early after an injury have shorter recovery periods and are 8 times less likely to develop chronic pain.*
Atlas Physiotherapy Centre can help you feel your best. Schedule your no-obligation appointment today using the form to the right, or give us a call and put Atlas Physiotherapy Centre full spectrum of advanced rehabilitation services to work for you.
*Study by the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Orebro Medical Centre.
Conditions We Treat
At Atlas Physiotherapy Centre, our team has extensive experience and training in treating a variety of different conditions.
Personalized Treatment Plan: The First Step to Your Recovery
Our first goal is to reduce the symptoms you’re feeling right now as quickly as possible. We assess and develop a personalized treatment program through means including, but not limited to, advanced exercise prescriptions, manual therapy, and various modalities.
Evaluating Your Condition
To come up with your treatment program, a therapist will gather key information about your condition. Your answers along with the results of an expert examination will guide us in creating a specific type of treatment program to effectively address your specific condition and eventually, to facilitate your healing.
Adjustments to the program are implemented based on your actual progress, or response, to the treatment until your goals are achieved. We pay close attention to your progress. You will receive verbal instruction and hands-on guidance to improve your condition.
Understanding Your Condition and Implementing Prevention Strategies
A clear understanding of your condition will not only alleviate your concerns, but can also help you understand your condition, to look for and change factors that may be causing your symptoms, and to help you learn how to avoid future problems.
Our therapists may provide tips, specific stretches, and exercises to do at work, or during activities. We recommend changes to help you do your job with less strain and less chance of injury.
As you recover, you will gradually advance in a series of strengthening exercises for the muscles surrounding the affected area which helps patients begin moving easier and lessens the chances of future pain and problems.
How Long It Takes:
Quick Treatments to Let You Work on Your Other Responsibilities
Our goal is to relieve pain and correct your injury as quickly as possible, without compromising the quality of treatments you will be receiving. We adjust our therapy programs to meet your goals.
We get you in for treatment quickly, usually within a few days, and work hard to get you back to enjoying life as quickly as possible. In fact, in some cases just a few 30-minute therapy sessions is all it takes.
Including Your Doctor:
Your Doctor Is Always Our Partner
It takes a team approach to high quality health care. That is why we never take your doctor out of the equation.
Atlas Physiotherapy Centre provides clear and consistent reporting to your doctor. Reporting may include areas such as results achieved, detailed assessment of problem, treatment by physiotherapist, and future treatment options.
We Help You Get Well & Stay Well.
But the treatment doesn’t stop in our office. We may provide you with exercises to do at home on a regular basis to help control your symptoms and protect reoccurrence of injury in the years ahead. Although we will continue to be a resource, you will be in charge of practicing the strategies and exercises you’ve learned as part of an ongoing home program and maintain a good quality of life.
Ready to feel your best again? Schedule Your No-Obligation Appointment Today.
You’re In Good Hands At Atlas Physiotherapy Centre
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
Atlas Physiotherapy Centre uses many therapy options to ensure an optimal approach to your care. You will experience a variety of gentle therapy solutions that can help reduce pain, strengthen, add flexibility, improve joint range, and more. Some of our services include:
- Massage Therapy
- Pediatric TX (3 yrs +)
- Product Board
- Sport Injury Rehabilitation
- Arthritis Management
- Chronic Condition Management
- Work Conditioning / Hardening
Accessible and Affordable Therapy
We take care of the paperwork so you don’t have to
Atlas Physiotherapy Centre services are covered by most health care plans; most pay 80-100% of the fees. If you have a dental plan, chances are you also have coverage for most of the services and products we offer at Atlas Physiotherapy Centre. We currently accept:
- Extended Benefits
- Work Injury
- No Obligation
- Government Funding
- Motor Vehicle Accident
Payment Methods Accepted
- VISA / Mastercard
Important Coverage Information:
Motor Vehicle Accident Coverage
We direct bill your auto insurance plan.
If you have extended health care benefits that cover therapy, auto insurance companies in British Columbia require that your claim be placed through your extended health plan first. Any remaining balances for services are then covered by your auto accident insurance plan. On your first visit, you may be asked to provide information about your extend health plan.
If you do not have an extended health care benefits which covers therapy, your treatments may be billed directly through your auto accident insurance company.
Workers Compensation Board (WCB) – Billed Directly
We bill directly to WCB for you.
WCB provides physiotherapy coverage for workers injured on the job. We bill WCB directly for treatments provided, complete necessary forms, progress reports, treatment extensions and communicate with adjudicators, your workplace and other healthcare professionals involved in your treatment. Our team can help you navigate through any WCB paperwork that you may be unsure about.
Blue Cross Billing
Atlas Physiotherapy Centre will bill Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of
- Canadian Forces
- Veterans Affairs
For any treatments partially covered, you may be asked to co-pay the difference at each visit.
For more details about treatment fees, contact our helpful administrative team with any questions you may have about your payment options.
Schedule your no-obligation appointment today to get well and stay well.
Atlas Physiotherapy Centre Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Edwin Shi - Massage Therapist
Edwin Shi is a registered massage therapist in British Columbia. He graduated from Beijing Sport University in 1995. Edwin Shi had worked in the health care and sports injury treatment for ten years. After he immigrated to Canada, he studied at the New Westminster WCCMT from 2008-2010 and graduated in April 2010, through CMTBC and he got his RMT certificate. Edwin has been practicing massage for 15 years. He has learned and applied the system of Chinese and Western medicine under the massage. Edwin is able to skilfully use a variety of Chinese and Western therapy techniques, including the Chinese meridian points based technique, as well as Western-based muscle reflex, trigger points, fascia relaxation technique deep tissue massage and so on.
Darren Chuang - Physiotherapist
BSc.PT, CAFCI, CGIMs, CGT
After graduating from physiotherapy school at the University of Western Ontario in 2003, Darren has enjoyed rehabilitation program & private practice in Vancouver. He is trained and certified in manual therapy, rehabilitation, acupuncture (CAFCI), IMS (Intra-muscular stimulation), and GTT (Gokavi Transverse Technique). Darren is also serving as a clinical team manager for 3 clinics in BC, to mentor/oversee as well as facilitate the collaboration of physiotherapist with a diversity of other health care practitioners as a client-centred clinical team. In addition to his manager role, he enjoys his part time private practice caseload between Burnaby/Atlas Physiotherapy Clinic.
On a personal note, Darren is a photographer as well as a foodie who enjoys various dinning experience during his spare time.
Andrew Tam - Physiotherapist
Andrew graduated with a Master in Physiotherapy on the Dean’s Honors List from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. During his studies, Andrew earned a full clinical scholarship to work at the University of Alberta’s private physiotherapy clinic, where he treated clients with chronic conditions as well as athletes with sports injuries. Before returning to Vancouver, Andrew gained valuable experience in Hong Kong’s public hospital and community rehabilitation settings. In addition to being a registered Physiotherapist in Canada and Hong Kong, he is a certified Level 1 Fascial Stretch Therapist. Andrew believes in integrating manual therapy, modalities and therapeutic exercise for effective rehabilitation. Andrew is a member of the Vovinam Martial Arts and Lion Dance Team and regularly trains and performs. He also enjoys playing tennis, basketball, and has 15 years of classical violin and piano training.
Alice Chuang - Patient Coordinator
Alice is a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her bubbly personality and interest in health care blended well with PT Health culture. She was excited about her opportunity to join the PT team and was hoping on board to provide the best of the best patient care service she could to patients at the clinic. She currently works at both the Atlas Physiotherapy and Richmond Physiotherapy. Due to her avid interest in foreign languages she has been able to provide assistants to patients from a cultural variety of backgrounds.
Alice has high hopes to become a legal administrative assistant one day, therefore she is planning on going back to school to study some more. Her love for working in the office setting may be dull to some, but to her its rather fun. Besides working and schooling, Alice enjoys spending her time at the fitness gym on a daily basis. She needs her daily dose of exercise and jogging when ever she has time.
Stephanie Ingvalson - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Stephanie is finishing up her Bachelor of Health Science degree at SFU, along with Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology courses. She loves how applicable her role in PT health has been, applying academia to practice. Her patient oriented care is evident, resulting from customer service employment as a young teenager. She loves to help and watch people recover both emotionally and physically. In her spare time, Stephanie loves to be active and play music. A new hobby she is interested in is doing acroyoga with her husband Sam.
Brendon Ip - Physiotherapist
Brendon graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. During his graduate program in Edmonton, Brendon worked with both the Southside Athletic Club and the Canadian Athletic Club as an athletic trainer with their Midget AA ice hockey teams. Brendon enjoys treating a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions and has experience in many settings including: private practice, acute care and outpatient orthopaedics. Brendon employs a therapeutic approach that includes a combination of manual therapy, modalities and movement with therapeutic exercise.
Areas of interests include: sports medicine, functional rehabilitation and movement. In his spare time, Brendon enjoys rock climbing, brazilian jiu-jitsu, hiking and experimental cooking.
Daisy Pun - Physiotherapist
Originally from Vancouver, Daisy completed her Masters of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Alberta after completing her Bachelors of Kinesiology degree at UBC. Having a strong passion for active rehabilitation, she uses a variety of treatment techniques to assist clients in reaching their functional goals. She enables clients to become active participants in their own recovery by providing them with the knowledge and skills for successful self management.
Daisy lives an active lifestyle to balance her love for food. She enjoys hiking, running, and bouldering in the summer, and snowboarding and snowshoeing in the winter.
Chanel Gonzales - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Chanel graduated from Trinity Western University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics. She has had experience as a volunteer in figure skating for Special Olympics B.C, and as a volunteer at Richmond Physiotherapy clinic last Summer. Chanel plans to go back to school and complete a Diploma in Disability Management in the hope’s of further expanding her career. She says that the best part about being a Kinesiologist is having the opportunity to help others as best as she can. On her spare times she loves to bake and enjoys socializing with family & friends.
Kazuma Go - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Kazuma is majoring in Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, and pursuing his career in physical therapy. He is also a former volunteer at the Richmond and Atlas pt Health clinics, aiding and shadowing various physiotherapists over the years. With great curiosity, Kazuma enjoys learning in all environments and helping with the recovery of patients with the best of his knowledge. His wide background in physical activity such as in soccer, tennis, table-tennis, badminton, kendo and hip-hop dancing have sparked his interest in the science of human kinetics. He is pleased to be part of PT Health’s clinical team.
In his spare time, you will find him lifting weights at the gym or pouring coffee art at international barista competitions around the world.