Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy - pt Health
- 205-2460 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4B9
Canada (604) 449-5737
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- Hours of Operation
- Monday : 7:00AM-8:00PM
- Tuesday : 7:00AM-7:00PM
- Wednesday : 7:00AM-8:00PM
- Thursday : 7:00AM-7:00PM
- Friday : 7:00AM-7:00PM
- Saturday : 9:00AM-4PM
- Sunday : Closed
- Languages Spoken
- English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Chinese, French, Filipino, Hindi, Gujrati
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Welcome to Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy
Helping Vancouver residents feel their best for over 5 years
At Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy 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 Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on -2460 Commercial Drive, Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy 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.*
Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy 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 Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy 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 Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy, 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.
Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy 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 Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy 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
- Chiropractor Care
- Hand Therapy
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 Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy, 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
- Direct Deposit
- 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.
Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy 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.
Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Glenn Charbonneau - Physiotherapist
Originally from Kelowna BC, Glenn completed his Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree at UBC Okanagan. He then completed his Master’s of Physical Therapy degree at UBC Vancouver.
Glenn enjoys resolving concerns by listening to each individual and improving their functional movements by integrating education, manual therapy and exercise prescription.
Outside the clinic, Glenn continues his active, Okanagan lifestyle by either playing recreational hockey, soccer or basketball, running through local parks or hiking the beautiful mountains along the coast
Nathaniel Hers - Physiotherapist
Nathan is a graduate of the University of British Columbia: first with a Bachelor of Kinesiology, then with a Masters of Physical Therapy to better understand how the body moves and works. As someone who is passionate about getting to know people’s stories and evidence-based practice, Nathan enjoys coming alongside and helping people improve their movement, health and ability to do the things they enjoy. Nathan’s treatment is focused around manual therapy, Mulligan techniques and exercise. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys hiking around beautiful BC with his wife and reading the latest research article in physiotherapy.
Dr. Nathaniel Janzen - Chiropractor
DC, MS, BKin
Dr. Nathaniel Janzen is a graduate of the University of Western States where he completed the dual-degree Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Science in Sports Medicine. Before becoming a chiropractor, Nathaniel attended the University of British Columbia to study kinesiology with a focus in health sciences and gain clinical and research experience in the co-op and research programs.
Dr. Janzen operates as an educator of movement, ranging from everyday activities to elite sport, while providing evidence-informed modern chiropractic manual therapies to help patients alleviate pain and live their lives as they were meant to.
Dr. Janzen’s athletic background stems from competitive swimming, then transitioned to triathlon while studying at UBC. Nathaniel continues to enjoy the swim, bike, run lifestyle, and has more recently found great interest and health benefits in rock climbing.
Crystal Vera - Massage Therapist
A graduate of West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Crystal utilizes active listening, practiced palpation and special testing. By modelling treatments to best suit individual needs, Crystal’s perceptive approach to Massage Therapy works within patient comfort levels and she uses techniques which are research based and can be effective in both gentle and specific applications. Crystal maintains an open line for communication, encouraging patient participation and feedback. She has experience using: Swedish Massage, Fascial Techniques, Joint Mobilization, Trigger Point Therapy, Hydrotherapy and Neuromuscular Techniques. Patient education is provided along with pain management techniques, stretching and breathing exercises, are examples of home care provided following treatment.
Crystal enjoys bike touring, camping and outdoor adventuring; Nature never ceases to amaze her.
Dayna Fiorini - Physiotherapist
Dayna spent much of her childhood as a competitive gymnast; when she wasn’t at the gym training, she could likely be found at the clinic working with a physiotherapist to rehabilitate her various sport-related injuries. Dayna’s interest in Physical Therapy began at a young age and has continued ever since. She is a graduate of UBC where she has completed a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and a Master’s of Physical Therapy. Dayna has an interest in the treatment and prevention of overuse and running injuries, but enjoys working with individuals from all walks of life to help them return to a healthy and active lifestyle.
A treatment session with Dayna generally consists of a combination of patient education, manual therapy and individually-tailored exercise programs.
Ryan Leiderman - Clinical Counsellor
Ryan holds a master’s degree in mental health counselling from City University of Seattle and is licensed by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (#7995). He has experience helping clients dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, and relationship struggles. His approach to therapy is psychodynamic and solution-focused. Further, Ryan draws upon evidence-based treatment modalities such as mindfulness, motivational interviewing, somatic experiencing, and narrative therapy. Foremostly, he strives for therapy to be collaborative; whereas each client is met with respect and non-judgemental curiosity.
Gaby Law - Certified Hand Therapist - PT
Gaby graduated from the University of Polytechnic in Hong Kong in 1989 and has been practising for over 20 years. She is a physiotherapist but has also been a Certified Hand Therapist since 2002. She is the hand therapist at Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy clinic treating work injuries, post-surgical cases, and any other general strain/sprain injuries of the wrist and hand. Gaby is also fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.
Tristan Wilson - Massage Therapist
Tristan Wilson has been practising massage in Vancouver since 2012. He has trained in the US and Canada. His focus has been in restoring the body to optimal function whether from chronic postural issues or acute injury. He has trained in Swedish massage, myofascial therapy, neuromuscular techniques, trigger point therapy, and hydrotherapy.
Tristan is also an avid swing and blues dancer and teaches classes in his spare time.
Sean Overin - Physiotherapist
DPT, MPT, BHK, IMS, CAFCI
From an early age, Sean always enjoyed being physically active and learning about human science, which inspired him to study and obtain a Bachelors of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia. On a journey for more knowledge, Sean completed a Masters of Physical Therapy from UBC and recently completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy with the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professionals. Additionally, Sean has a Certificate in Anatomical Acupuncture and a provider of Trigger Point Dry Needling and Intramuscular Therapy.
In clinic, Sean facilitates an educational and client-centered experience using a diverse set of manual therapy and exercise interventions. Sean has special interests in pain science, neck and low back disorders, headaches, and upper extremity conditions.
Kristen MacDonald - Massage Therapist
Kristen is a graduate of West Coast College of Massage Therapy who is passionate about the effectiveness of massage therapy as an alternative form of health care and truly loves her work. Kristen utilizes a variety of modalities during treatment, including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, Swedish massage, joint mobilizations, active/passive stretching and deep tissue therapy. She has experience treating patients with chronic pain, overuse conditions, whiplash, fibromyalgia, headaches, as well as orthopedic and sport related injuries.
Kristen is a member of the Massage Therapists’ Association of BC and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.
Kevin Wu - Massage Therapist
Kevin attended the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage in 2010 and received his Spa Practitioner diploma.
Wanting to further his knowledge, he enrolled in the 3000 hour Registered Massage Therapy program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy, and graduated in 2013. His professional highlights include world class events such as the 2013 Ride To Conquer Cancer, 2013 Gran Fondo Whistler, 2014 Sears National Kids Cancer Ride, and the 2015 BC Bike Race.
In his practice, he is eager to help and incorporates a variety of techniques such as Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilization, Muscle Energy Technique and Swedish Massage to create effective treatments for his clients.
Dr. Leif Sigurdson - Chiropractor
Dr. Leif Sigurdson is a graduate of the University of Manitoba: Bachelor of Science, 1998; and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College: Doctor of Chiropractic, 2004; recipient of the College of Chiropractic Sciences External Clinic Award. Dr. Sigurdson has a general and sports injury practice at Broadway Station Wellness. He has been the team chiropractor and head of training staff with Simon Fraser University hockey team since 2007. Dr. Sigurdson is also very active in the running community and is on the medical team at the Vancouver Marathon and Sun Run. Dr. Sigurdson has an interest in research. His article on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis disease was published in the September 2011 edition of the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association.