Friday, October 29, 2010

Welcome Heather!

A warm welcome to Heather Johnstone, who started working at Physiomoves this week! Heather earned her Master of Physical Therapy degree from UBC after completing a Bachelor of Human Kinetics in Exercise Science. After teaching her at UBC and mentoring her on a practicum at Physiomoves, clinic owner Tyler Dumont knew she would be a perfect fit here.

Heather competed in soccer, softball and volleyball before turning to endurance sports. She has been running and doing triathlons for over 5 years and is training for Ironman Canada 2011!

To book a Physiotherapy appointment with Heather, please call us at 604-575-7477.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Physiomoves update

Happy Autumn! We love the Fall season- the smell of the crisp, cooler air, the many colours on the trees, and the busy-ness of back to school and activities.

This month, therapists from Physiomoves have provided on-field therapy to young soccer players in our community. We also hosted a "Principles of Bike Fit and Treatment of Cycling Injuries" workshop for Physiotherapists from around the Lower Mainland last weekend at our clinic. We warmly welcome our new main receptionist, Kelsey, who started fulltime as well.

We are accepting new clients of any age and condition. If you have an injury related to an auto accident, work, sports or aging- we would be happy to help you get back to moving your body better. Please give us a call, and Kelsey will set you up with a Physiotherapist and/or Massage Therapist who have the skills and expertise to treat your injured body part.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

July Stats/ How did YOU hear about Physiomoves?

We hope you are having a great summer! Life at Physio Moves is hopping along. A quick look at the referrals sent to us in July reveals that over 30% of new clients heard about us from caring friends and family who wanted to make sure their loved ones came to Physiomoves for the best treatment possible. Month after month, referrals from family, friends, co-workers and word of mouth in the neighbourhood continue to be our #1 source of referrals. What a humbling, wonderful compliment- we are so grateful to all of you!

We also treated patients referred to us by Physicians, Surgeons, Chiropractors, other Physiotherapists, Naturopathic Doctors, Personal Trainers,and Massage Therapists from across the Semiahmoo Peninsula all the way to UBC and beyond. Cyclists came from the Island and Northern BC for custom bike fits. This past month we saw clients from the Arthritis Society and even from the NHL!

In summary, July was an exciting month at Physiomoves because of the variety of people we had the opportunity to work with. Thank you for trusting us to help you move your body better. Send us a line about how YOU heard about Physiomoves and you could win a Physio prize package!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New Lymphapress for treatment of lymphedema

Physiomoves now has a Lymphapress machine, which is used for the treatment of lymphedema. Lymphedema is swelling that occurs when lymph fluid collects in areas of the body. This can lead to heaviness, pain, tightness, and risk of infection. It commonly occurs after damage or removal of lymph nodes, especially in individuals with node removal related to breast cancer.

The Lymphapress is a pneumatic pump which uses sequential compression to reduce edema and swelling in the upper or lower extremity. The overall physiotherapy treatment approach for lymphedema combines the Lymphapress with exercise, soft tissue techniques (e.g. massage) and the wearing of compression garments. A doctor's referral is recommended prior to the start of treatment. Treatment of lymphedema is usually advised for 2-3 times per week for at least 4-6 weeks. To book a physiotherapy appointment with Jody to begin treatment of lymphedema, please call us at 604-575-7477.

Monday, March 29, 2010

10 quick questions with Jody Wiebe, Physiotherapist!

Physiomoves Therapist Profile #1:JODY

1. Where did you grow up?
In Fleetwood, Surrey... about 10 minutes up the street from Physiomoves!

2. What is your favourite food?

3. What is a little known fact about you?
I love scrapbooking!

4. Any hidden talents?
I can juggle a soccer ball 300 times without dropping it. (we think that is very impressive, Jody!)

5. Why did you become a Physiotherapist?
To help people live a more active and comfortable lifestyle.

6. What is your favourite area on the body to treat?The neck

7. If you weren’t working as a therapist, what would you be doing?
Working as a fitness trainer or coach...or travelling the world!

8. How do you enjoy your free time?
Running, skiing, wakeboarding, playing tennis, walking her dog Charlie, spending time with friends and family

9. Favourite moment of the Olympic Games?
Alex Bilodeau's gold medal (and of course the men's and women's gold medal hockey games)!

10. What is your greatest accomplishment?
Finishing my Master of Physical Therapy degree at UBC

To book in with our multi-talented, scrapbook loving, Surrey native Jody, call the clinic at 604-575-7477

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Rinkside at the Games

Here's a few photos to show our Physiomoves friends and clients what it's been like for clinic owner Tyler Dumont to volunteer his time as a member of Host Medical Team at Canada Hockey Place during the 2010 Olympics. You can't get much closer to the action than this, and Tyler reports the experience has been incredible. One more shift left on Saturday night to cover the Men's Bronze Medal game. We predict that Canada won't be there for that one- they'll be busy the next day during the Gold medal match. Go Canada Go!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Oh, what a month for Tyler Dumont!

Physiomoves Physiotherapy Clinic Director Tyler Dumont is having a February to remember!!! As you've seen from our website, he held the esteemed honour of being selected to represent the UBC Dept of Physical Therapy during the 2010 Olympic Torch Run on Feb. 10, 2010. It was an overwhelming, exhilarating experience, and Tyler was so grateful to see so many patients, students, colleagues, family and friends there to cheer him on.

On Feb. 12th Tyler was asked to come to local school Cambridge Elementary to participate in their Opening Ceremonies. He ran in with the Torch and happily answered questions from the excited students. Afterwards he attended his son's Kindergarten class to let the kids hold the torch.

Feb 13th marks Tyler's first shift on the Host Medical Team at Canada Hockey Place. For the next 2 weeks, Tyler will be rinkside as men and women from around the globe compete in Olympic hockey. When he's not at hockey, Tyler will be busy at the clinic treating clients with the rest of the fabulous Physiomoves team.

Be watching on TV starting Feb. 16th as Tyler makes his national television debut! He will be part of a commercial promoting Physiotherapy c/o the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Tyler was asked to be a part of the commercial along with other Physiotherapy colleagues- can't wait to see it!

We're also anticipating the imminent arrival of a new Dumont. Tyler and his wife are expecting their 3rd child any time now. Stay tuned for that exciting news as well!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

What are we up to in early 2010?

2010 is well underway, and Physiomoves is excited about great things happening in and around our clinic and community. We have a couple of new faces- welcome Paige (part-time reception) and Johnny Yiu, our most recent Physiotherapist to join the team. Johnny will be working full time starting in February; his complete bio and photo are posted on our website ( We say farewell to Krystie in February and wish her well in her future endeavours.

Clinic Director Tyler Dumont will be carrying the Olympic torch on Feb. 10 in North Vancouver at ~3:10pm along Grand Boulevard West between 15-17th streets. Come cheer him on or follow coverage live on the web via

Tyler is providing occasional therapy coverage for the Surrey Eagles Junior A Hockey Team until the end of their season. He is also continuing to lead mini-workshops for local running and cycling groups (e.g. the Running Room and Team in training). He has attended some great courses recently on advancements in therapy for shoulders and ankles.

Jody, Kristen and Johnny are all continuing their education by completing Orthopaedic division advanced manual therapy courses. These are intense courses, but our Physiotherapists strive to give the most current, advanced treatment possible to our clients. See their website bios for more details.

Barry, our fulltime massage therapist, recently completed the SportMedBC Athlete Functional Assessment course.

We look forward to helping you "move your body better" in 2010! Please call us (604-575-7477) if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment with one of our fabulous therapists. See you soon!