Friday, October 16, 2009

Exciting 2010 News!

Here's a bit of fun news to share with you. Clinic Director Tyler Dumont will be an Olympic Torch bearer prior to the commencement of the 2010 Olympic Games. Tyler was unaware that he was nominated by the UBC Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy to carry the torch on behalf of the department. Tyler feels very proud and honoured that his colleagues at UBC chose to acknowledge his dedication to the Department of PT in this way. He is a bit worried about tripping and falling, so he's already started practising running with his arm up in the air carrying a 5 lb weight (OK, I'm joking)!

Tyler is also excited to be a part of the medical team at the Men's Hockey venue (GM Place) throughout the Olympics. Let's hope his wife Kelly, who is due February 24 with their 3rd child, can hold off on delivering the baby until after the gold medal game!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Watershed Adventure Race Sept. 19, 2009!

Come and join the fun at this year's Watershed Adventure Race being held at the Delta Watershed Sept. 19, 2009 at 8:30am. It's a fun running/biking race aimed to please adventurers of all ages. There will be mystery challenges along the way (but nothing you can't do!)

Physiomoves is proud to sponsor and support this local YMCA community event. We will be providing free post-race massage and some swag for the "swag bag"! We had lots of fun last year and look forward to this year's event. Hope to see you there!

Visit the website for more info or to register:

Friday, July 24, 2009

Welcome Jody Wiebe, Physiotherapist!

Yes, that's right! Physiomoves is growing again to meet the need for exceptional Physiotherapy in our community. Clients from around the Lower Mainland are hearing the news that Physiomoves is the best place to go for the most current, evidence-based 1:1 treatment for all orthopedic conditions and sports injuries. The Physiomoves team gives their clients more than a "quick fix"- we teach you about your injury and how to "move your body better" to last a lifetime.

Jody Wiebe will be joining our team starting the week of August 3, 2009. Jody has a Master of Physical Therapy degree from UBC, and has private practice experience in sports injuries, neck/back injuries, paediatrics and pre/post surgical rehabilitation. With her keen interest in continuing education as well as her background in athletics, coaching and fitness training, we know Jody will be a perfect fit at Physiomoves Physiotherapy Clinic.

To book an appointment with Jody or any of our therapists, please call the clinic at 604-575-7477.

Remember that we also have a Registered Sports Massage Therapist (Barry Bereziak) available from Monday to Friday for massage therapy as well!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Having Fun in the Community

Physiomoves left the building and headed out to a couple of great local events recently.

On May 30, we hung out with hundreds of sporty kids and their active parents and grandparents at the YMCA Healthy Kids Day. We tested their knowledge of the human body, with each kid winning a prize at the end. This is a great annual event at our local YMCA, and we already look forward to being a part of next year's Healthy Kids Day.

Physiomoves also had the opportunity to interact with some of the Peninsula's finest athletes at the Sandcastle City Classic 10km race down at White Rock Beach on June 7th. Sports Massage Therapist Barry Bereziak and Physiotherapists Tyler and Krystie provided free post-race massage to runners... check out the photos!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

What has Your Therapist Been up to?

The Physiomoves team has been hard at work lately- both at the clinic and in their extracurricular endeavours. Here's a brief look at how our therapists continue to strive to provide the highest quality treatment to our clients:

Kristen has also been busy acquiring new hands-on treatment skills. She recently completed the Mulligan Upper Quadrant course and the Orthopaedic Division Level 2 Lower Course. Kristen has also been studying and training under the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. She has already achieved Level 1, 2A and 3A, and will have her full acupuncture certification by January 2010.

Barry, our Registered Massage Therapist, has been working with the Vancouver Fusion Hockey team, which just won the Midget Female AAA season banner. The team is currently at the Provincial Championships with the hopes of winning. Barry has also been increasing his knowledge of core exercises to provide to his clients through the Carl Petersen "Fit to Play" Core Strengthening DVDs.

Tyler, our Clinic Director, has been busy teaching the UBC Master of Physical Therapy students much of the Orthopaedic curriculum once again this year. He has been invited to present 2 sessions on "cycling injuries" at the Pedorthic Association of Canada Annual Symposium in Kelowna April 3-5. Tyler also recently spoke to a captive audience of runners at the White Rock Running Room, providing them with important tips on "Stretching for Runners".

Friday, February 6, 2009

What is a "Sports Physiotherapist"?

While there are many physiotherapy clinics in the Lower Mainland that provide "sports physiotherapy", there are actually very few therapists that have a certified Sports Physiotherapy designation. These individuals are certified with their Sports Physiotherapy Diploma from Sports Physiotherapy Canada. Physiomoves owner Tyler Dumont happens to be the only true "Sports Physiotherapist" in the South Surrey/White Rock/Cloverdale/Langley areas. To achieve this credential, Tyler has proven a high level of knowledge regarding all aspects of sports physiotherapy (including biomechanics, functional orthopaedic assessment, advanced emergency care, athletic taping, exercise physiology, sports nutrition). He has spent thousands of hours working on-field and travelling with sports teams and individual athletes. Sports Physiotherapists are qualified to work at major International Games, such as the Olympics. Tyler is a Sport Physiotherapy Canada examiner and advisor/mentor, and has worked at events such as the Pan Am Games and Canada Games.

If you have an injury as a result of participating in sport, feel confident knowing that your Physiomoves Physiotherapist is among the very best.

For a list of clinics with true "Sports Physiotherapists" working at them, please check out Harry Toor's website: and click on "clinics". For more info about Sport Physiotherapy Canada, visit .

Along the same lines, we are fortunate to have Registered Sports Massage Therapist Barry Bereziak working full-time at Physiomoves. Barry is one of the few RMTs in the Lower Mainland holding the Sports Massage Therapy credential as well.