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, 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
Insured or not, we will work to help make your therapy accessible and affordable. Whether you require services or products as part of your treatment, we will assist you with direct billing or paperwork completion. At Atlas Physiotherapy Centre, we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types. We currently accept:
- Extended Benefits
- Work Injury
- No Obligation
- Government Funding
- Motor Vehicle Accident (ICBC)
Payment Methods Accepted
- VISA / Mastercard
Important Coverage Information:
Employer Extended Health Plans / Benefits
We direct bill your extended health plan.
Many extended health benefits plans include physiotherapy coverage. Our team is happy to help you navigate your insurance plan coverage. While not necessary, we suggest contacting your plan provider to find out:
- If a doctor’s referral is required in order for treatment to be covered.
- How claims are handled, do they offer direct billing or will you have to complete and submit paperwork.
Not sure what your coverage is? Our team is happy to help. At your initial assessment, we can contact your insurance company to find the details of your coverage.
Motor Vehicle Accident Coverage / ICBC
We direct bill the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) for you.
You are entitled to accident benefits coverage if you have been injured in an motor vehicle accident, regardless of whether you are at fault or not. You do not need a doctor’s referral if the accident happened recently and/or you have not had any previous treatment. Our clinic team will contact your adjustor to find out what coverage you will have. To be eligible for ICBC coverage you must meet certain requirements, for detailed information, please visit http://www.icbcclaiminfo.com/node/47.
No prior approval is needed if you are covered by ICBC and your treatment is under the established limit of 20 visits. However, you will need to report your claim to ICBC, for more information on claiming visit the ICBC website. Be sure to provide our clinic team you’re your ICBC claim number and your adjustor’s name and phone number to begin treatment.
We direct bill the WorkSafeBC (WSBC) for you.
Atlas Physiotherapy Centre is a WorkSafeBC approved physiotherapy provider in the WorkSafeBC Physiotherapy Network (WCB). Our team will guide you through the entire WorkSafe BC (WSBC) claim process. We take care of everything for you, including billing, reporting, care extension approvals, product coverage requests, and communicating with your employer. WSBC coverage is available for both therapy and supplies (like ointments, exercise bands, and heat and ice packs). Products like braces, canes, or other mobility devices may require special approval from WSBC; our team can help request coverage for those items.” While a doctor’s referral is not required to start treatment, you will require a doctor’s medical report to start your WSBC claim.
Blue Cross Billing
We will bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of:
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- Department of National Defense (DND)
- Canadian Forces
- Veterans Affairs
For any treatments partially covered, you will be asked to pay the difference at each visit.
Schedule your no-obligation appointment today to get well and stay well.
Atlas Physiotherapy Centre Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Daisy Pun - Physiotherapist
Daisy holds a Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Alberta.. She is certified in acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. She has worked with a wide variety of patients in a multitude of settings including those with musculoskeletal, neurological, sport, and workplace injuries.
Daisy’s treatment approach is guided by evidence based research, clinical experience, and patient preferences. She has a strong passion for active rehabilitation and uses a variety of treatment techniques to assist clients in reaching their functional goals.
She empowers clients to become active participants in their recovery by providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully self-manage their injuries and prevent future impairments.
Daisy lives an active lifestyle to balance her love for food. She enjoys hiking, running, and bouldering in the summer as well as snowboarding and snowshoeing in the winter.
Brendon Ip - Physiotherapist
Brendon graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and has experience working with ice hockey teams at the Midget AA level. Brendon enjoys treating a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions and has experience in many settings including: private practice, acute care and outpatient orthopaedics.
Brendon’s strengths are his passion for movement and his analytic mindset for breaking down imbalances and movement patterns. Working through his own injury, Brendon learned that his best outcome resulted from taking charge of his own rehabilitation and hopes to equip his patients with the same outlook, returning his patients to function with a combination of manual therapy, modalities, acupuncture and movement with therapeutic exercise. Brendon is certified to provide acupuncture (CAFCI) and is a Graston Technique™ Provider.
In his spare time, Brendon can be found in the gym, rock climbing, hiking, designing graphics or experimenting with cooking.
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.
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.
Geordie Yang - Massage Therapist
Geordie graduated the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. He is currently practicing as Registered Massage Therapist between Atlas physio and Richmond physio clinics. He believes in building treatment plans based on a science and research based approach. What he loves most about being an RMT is when he has return patients tell him they’ve had less pain and ailments in their day to day life.
Outside of the clinic Geordie lives a very active lifestyle. You can find him on the mountains, in the summer, biking, and on the ice in the winter coaching hockey.
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.
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 district manager for 6 clinics in BC, to oversee as well as facilitate the collaboration of physiotherapist with a diversity of other health care practitioners as a client-centred clinical team. On a personal note, Darren is a photographer as well as a foodie who enjoys various dinning experience during his spare time. In addition to his district manager role, he enjoys his part time private practice caseload at Richmond Physiotherapy Clinic.