Motion Physiotherapy - pt Health
"I have visited Motion Physiotherapy numerous times and have experienced significant relief from some nagging neck and shoulder injuries. Every visit brings me closer to completely resolving my issues. I highly recommend them to my friends and coworkers that are experiencing musculoskeletal issues (common in my line of work)."
"pt Health has been my Physiotherapy clinic for years. I feel so supported by the staff. They're friendly and easy to talk to. They've helped my through some really tough times. My back injury left me completely incapacitated, and thanks to a lot of hard work at pt Health, I finally have my life back again. I highly recommended them."
Our Clinic Team
Matthew StrukoffSpeaks: English
Matthew completed his Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 2013 from Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England. He went on to complete a Master of Rehabilitation Science with a manual therapy focus from the University of British Columbia, where he received close mentorship from top therapists in the profession, expertise in clinical reasoning and strong manual therapy/ joint manipulation skills. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy.
Matthew places strong emphasis on accurate assessment and diagnosis to truly identify the root of a client’s pain/dysfunction and believes in an individual approach to care with his clients. He believes in a holistic approach to rehabilitation and feels that the collective musculoskeletal, neurological, and psychosomatic systems must be addressed in order to achieve long-term success.
Matthew works with clients from all walks of life but has a particular interest in sports injury recovery/ return to sport, strength and performance, post-operative rehabilitation, and repetitive strain injuries/ tendinopathies.
Matthew considers himself a life-long student and is passionate about consistently expanding his knowledge base and keeping up to date on the latest literature to help his clients achieve their goals. He has taken additional post-graduate courses in Acupuncture and Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS/ Dry Needling).
Matthew is a firm believer in living a balanced healthy lifestyle. He is an avid soccer player, gym enthusiast and enjoys regular outdoor runs or hiking. He often promotes the values of a healthy lifestyle to his clients such as stress reduction, regular exercise, a balanced diet, and getting a full night of sleep due to the positive physiological effects they have on injury recovery.
Registered Massage TherapistSpeaks: English
Anthony is a registered massage therapist at Motion Physiotherapy. His interests are sports injuries, posture realignment, musculo-skeletal imbalance, headaches, TMJ disorders, craniosacral, MVA injuries, and other treatments.
Chris completed both his Bachelor degree in Human Kinetics and his Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia. He has an interest in working with athletes of all capacities, from the weekend warriors and recreational athletes to varsity and elite athletes. Currently, Chris is involved with the Vancouver Whitecaps residency program and has vast experience with coaching, managing, and playing soccer and ice hockey at all levels.
Chris’ treatment focuses on manual techniques and rehabilitation through strengthening and exercise programs. He is committed to keeping current with modern empirical evidence and continuing education in the field of orthopaedic and sports physiotherapy. Chris has most recently completed both the Arthritis Society's Getting a Grip on Arthritis® osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis education program.
Outside of the clinic, Chris can be found playing all sorts of recreational team sports but he also has a love for cycling. He just completed the GranFondo for the second year in a row while raising money for the BC heart and lung association.
Gil YehezkelSpeaks: English
Gil completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Tel-Aviv University in 2001. Since graduating, he has completed further education courses in Vestibular therapy, helping those who experience symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, and loss of balance. Gil had also completed his acupuncture training, and proceeded to complete his Gunn IMS training, which can assist in restoring dysfunction in patients with chronic issues that do not seem to improve with conventional treatments.
Gil has a vast experience in the private orthopedic field, covering a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, including post-operative surgeries, chronic myofascial syndromes, peripheral nerve injuries, motor vehicle related injuries, and workplace injuries. Gil is a strong believer of the “Active Approach” and assigns a specific exercise regime for each client as part of their care plan.
Gil spends his spare time with his friends and family, cooking and travelling. He remains active by running, working out in the gym, and keeping up with his young one.
Eric completed both his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Saskatchewan. As an outdoors enthusiast and former athlete, he has a keen interest in working with an active population of all ages. His treatment approach emphasizes an accurate diagnosis on assessment and collaboration to empower clients to return to activities they love most. Eric utilizes a variety of treatment methods and backs a strong therapeutic exercise knowledge from years of training.
Since graduating, Eric has completed his Level 1 Diploma in Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (CPA Orthopaedic Division) and is committed in pursuing further training in orthopaedics, sports physiotherapy and persisting pain.
Outside of work, Eric enjoys making the most of all that BC has to offer. Hiking, cycling, running and rock climbing are avid hobbies during his free time. He also participates in a variety of rec sports including golf, tennis, basketball and football. When it’s time to rest, you can find Eric playing his piano/guitar or relaxing at the beach with friends and family.
"I've benefitted from being a patient at Motion Physiotherapy. Staff members have been courteous, passionate and educated. I cannot say enough good about this clinic and I'm so thankful to have found them. Highly recommend!"
"Friendly, helpful and professional staff in a calm and welcoming environment. Every practitioner truly has your health, wellness and comfort top of mind. The practitioners are all very skilled. I highly recommend this location!"