Atlas Physiotherapy Centre - pt Health
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- Health Benefit Plan
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- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
Languages SpokenEnglish, Filipino, Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Taiwanese, Chinese
- General Parking
Welcome to Atlas Physiotherapy Centre – pt Health
Helping Richmond residents feel their best since 2009.
At Atlas Physiotherapy Centre – pt Health you can expect:
- Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
- Coverage Options: Covered by most insurance plans
- Custom Treatment Plans: Customized treatment plans will help you reach your rehabilitation goals.
- 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
When you choose Atlas Physiotherapy Centre – pt Health you will find experienced physiotherapy and massage therapy staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located at 6971 Elmbridge Way, Suite 170, Atlas Physiotherapy Centre – pt Health 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.
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 – pt Health can help you feel your best. Schedule your appointment today using the form, or give us a call and put Atlas Physiotherapy Centre – pt Health the full spectrum of advanced rehabilitation services to work for you.
*Study by the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Orebro Medical Centre.
Chronic Condition Management
Health and Rehabilitation Products
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Work Conditioning / Hardening
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.
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Government Insurance
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
Private Paying Options
- Personal Cheque
Direct BillingAtlas Physiotherapy Centre directly bills insurance companies for you when possible. Call for details.
Coverage and Payment Frequently Asked QuestionsFind answers to commonly asked payment and coverage questions below. Don’t see your question? A member of our clinic team would be happy to help, call us at (778) 732-1372.
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Employer Extended Health Benefits Frequently Asked Questions
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- MSP Premium Assistance Recipients
- Income Assistance Recipients
- Convention Refugees
- Inmates of B.C. Correctional Facilities
- Enrolled with MSP through the At Home Program
- Residents of long term care facilities receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS);
- Individuals enrolled with MSP as Mental Health Clients
- First Nations peoples with valid B.C. Medical Plan coverage through the First Nations Health Authority
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) Frequently Asked Questions
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Atlas Physiotherapy Centre Team
Physiotherapist - MPT, CAFCI, FDNSpeaks: English, CantoneseDaisy 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.
Mary Joy Macaraeg
PhysiotherapistSpeaks: English, FilipinoMJ ( Mary Joy) completed her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in the Philippines. She had worked in an out-patient rehabilitation clinic for more than 7 years. In her practice, she had developed great interest and gained skills dealing with orthopaedic cases, neurologic, work and sport-related injuries. Her program is goal oriented and imparting patient education. MJ uses combination of treatment options such as soft tissue release, manual therapy and exercises. She also plans to pursue acupuncture and manual therapy courses to further enhance her knowledge and skills. When not in the clinic, you would see her hiking and camping. In addition, MJ loves to travel, photography, fond of cooking and trying different cuisines.
Physiotherapist - Registered PhysiotherapistSpeaks: English, FilipinoKaren completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy (BSc. PT) in the Philippines, and has been practicing for more than 10 years. Throughout her career, she has gained experience in various conditions including orthopaedic conditions, motor vehicular and work related injuries, neurologic impairments, and sports related injuries. Karen’s treatment approach is geared towards her clients’ goals and interests. She incorporates exercise, manual therapy and patient education to maximize clients’ recovery. Karen has a love for outdoors, wellness and fitness. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cycling, travelling, and exploring different cuisines.
Physiotherapist - BSc.PT, CAFCI, CGIMS, CGTTPSpeaks: English, Mandarin, TaiwaneseAfter 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 (COMT), acupuncture (CAFCI), IMS (Intra-muscular stimulation), GTT (Gokavi Transverse Technique), and rehabilitation. Darren is also serving as a clinical team manager for six 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-centered clinical team. In addition to his manager role, he enjoys his part-time private practice caseload at Atlas Physiotherapy Clinic. Darren has most recently completed both the Arthritis Society's Getting a Grip on Arthritis® osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis education program. On a personal note, Darren is a food photographer as well as a foodie who enjoys various dining experience/food shoot during his spare time.
Massage Therapist - RMTSpeaks: EnglishGeordie 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.
Massage TherapistSpeaks: English, MandarinEdwin 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.
Physiotherapist - MPT, CAFCI, FDNSpeaks: English, CantoneseBrendon 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. Brendon Ip has most recently completed both the Arthritis Society's Getting a Grip on Arthritis® osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis education program. In his spare time, Brendon can be found in the gym, rock climbing, hiking, designing graphics or experimenting with cooking.
Jomell De Grano
Massage Therapist - RMTSpeaks: English, FilipinoJomell is a graduate from Langara College’s 3200 hour Registered Massage Therapy program. During his time at school, he gained an appreciation for the positive effects of massage on a diversity of clients, especially pre and post natal patients. Through various community outreaches, including West Vancouver Senior Activity Center, Harbour Dance Studio, Vancouver General’s Spinal Cord Injury Center, and St. John’s Hospice, Jomell learned to adapt his treatment to best suit the individual’s needs. Jomell believes the body must be treated as a whole in order to address imbalances that may be present. Swedish massage, joint mobilizations, myofascial, and active release techniques are incorporated into every treatment to help the body effectively heal and restore to optimal function. When he’s not in the clinic, Jomell enjoys cooking, cycling, rock climbing, and going to the gym.
Physiotherapy Support PersonnelSpeaks: English, French, Mandarin, TaiwaneseEsther is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. In the future, she hopes to work as a physiotherapist with a focus on spinal cord injuries. Esther was a volunteer at Atlas Physiotherapy and currently volunteers at the Physical Activity Research Centre (PARC) for ICORD. She also works as a patient coordinator at Atlas Physiotherapy and at sister clinic Richmond Physiotherapy. Esther loves being able to help her clients find pain relief and to provide them with the knowledge needed to get actively involved in their recovery. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, playing ultimate frisbee, and biking the Seawall at Stanley Park.
Physiotherapy Support PersonnelSpeaks: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, ChineseShireen studies Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, with the goal to pursue physical therapy in the future. Her previous experience working with youths with developmental disabilities has cultivated her passion to care for the quality of health of others. She is ecstatic to be a part of PT health’s team, where she can help support patients and facilitate their recovery. Shireen loves new challenges and experiences so in her spare time, you will find her camping, jogging, biking, and exploring new hiking trails and natural swimming holes.