Neil Nijjar Physiotherapist
Neil graduated from UBC with a Bachelor’s of Human Kinetics and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. With his strong background in exercise and functional rehabilitation, Neil has a special interest in sport-related injuries and works with the New Westminster Hyacks football team along with the Richmond Devils Hockey team. In his practice, he works with a wide array of clients, ranging from athletes of all levels, to individuals just looking to optimize their health. Neil uses a mix of hands-on manual therapy techniques, along with promoting movement & corrective exercise in treating his patients. Currently, Neil holds his acupuncture certificate from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, Level 2 Manual Therapy, and Mulligan Concept certifications. Neil is trained in the Shift Concussion Management Program, in which he offers baseline testing for athletes along with post-concussion care for all individuals. When Neil is not working in the clinic he enjoys playing basketball and soccer, along with volunteering within the sports community. He also speaks Punjabi fluently.
Christelle Stoesz, Physiotherapist BA, MScPT
Christelle obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Dance from the University of Calgary in 2010 and went on to complete her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2012. She is excited to be able to integrate her knowledge and experiences as an athlete into her treatment style as a physiotherapist. After a gentle, detailed assessment, her physiotherapy programs are tailored to meet the individual goals of each patient. They will include forms of myofascial release, joint mobilization, therapeutic stretching, dry needling/IMS, modalities and education, as well as exercise-based therapy and rehabilitation. Achieving pain-free range of motion and mobility allows patients to gain the ability to restrengthen their bodies in order to prevent future injuries and is essential in returning to normal day-to-day function. Outside of her life as a physiotherapist, Christelle enjoys sharing her passion for dance with children and teens of all ages as a contemporary, ballet and jazz dance teacher. She has begun to develop her skills as a choreographer as well. Christelle also has a love of long distance running and has participated in numerous marathons and trail races over recent years. When not running, she is an avid mountain scrambler either solo or with friends and enjoys exploring the outdoors. Find me on my linkedIn page: Christelle Stoesz
Mandeep Randhawa is a physiotherapist with many years of experience treating musculoskeletal injuries related to sports, work, motor vehicle accidents and more. He is passionate about helping people return to everyday activities in their life and believes in educating people in the prevention of injuries as well. Mandeep is certified in both Soft Tissue Release techniques and Myofascial Mobilization techniques, as well as dry needling/IMS, and uses his manual therapy skills to treat both acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. He has also completed advanced courses to further his knowledge in treating areas such as the hip, knee and TMJ (jaw). Mandeep enjoys spending time with his kids and family in his free time.
Femi Ojagbule Physiotherapist
Femi obtained his Bachelor of Physiotherapy from University of Ibadan (Nigeria) in 2005 and in 2010 completed a Masters of Science in Applied Sports and Exercise Science from University of Wolverhampton in UK. After completing his MSc. Degree, Femi continued to expand his knowledge and clinical skill by taking several postgraduate courses, such as the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® Parts A/B/C; Vestibular Rehabilitation, dry needling/IMS, Mulligan Concept and Manual therapy. His area of clinical special interest include McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of Musculoskeletal disorders, Sports Physiotherapy, Return to Play and Return to Work. Femi’s treatment philosophy is in the importance of empowering patients to treat themselves. He applies this principle to every patient he sees.
Mark Wu, Kinesiologist BHK, CSCS
Mark graduated from UBC kinesiology in 2009. Afterwards, he went to UBC graduate school and performed research in human movement control. He is a registered member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). Additionally, he is also a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). This designation is widely considered the “gold standard” in athletic training. Mark believes that a holistic treatment must include gaining an understanding of one’s own body. Therefore, Mark works diligently to teach his clients how their bodies function best. During your initial session, Mark will perform a full body assessment that includes testing your joints’ range of motion, as well as testing for any muscular weaknesses and dysfunctional movements. His specialities include mobilizing joints, releasing muscles, controlling & strengthening movements, and developing exercise programs that are specifically tailored to address your injuries. Mark’s experience in working with the elderly and those with physical injuries – coupled with his research background and athletic training experience – makes him an ideal therapist. Mark also offers personal training at the clinic. Most personal trainers do not have a kinesiology degree and focus too much on isolating individual muscles. Mark focuses mainly on movement training. He understands that complex motion consists of only a few fundamental movements. His goal is to help you achieve a particular movement goal, such as picking up your grandchild, improving your gardening skills, training for sports, and so forth. Mark will ensure that your exercises are both safe and practical. Mark enjoys classical music and also teaches violin. His hobbies include playing football, dodgeball, hiking, and playing with his ragdoll cat. you can learn more about the services that mark provides at: http://www.surreykinesiology.ca
Tammy was an esthetician for nearly 8 years, the majority of her bookings were for massage because she had a natural ability to relive pain and find the problem muscle. She then decided to pursue a dedicated career in Registered Massage Therapy.
Her goal is to have her patients leave with reduced or eliminated pain, she does this by focusing on the patient’s goal. She is driven to achieve those results by choosing patient specific techniques that will help restore optimal movement. This often involves patient education such as home care, stretching, strengthening, proper use of heat and cold, and possibly adjusting some daily activities or habits to better reach your goal. Be prepared to participate in goal setting and putting in the work to see maximum results.
She says “I live for espresso!” and loves to play volleyball and basketball. She is excited to meet you and help improve your well-being. Tammy is highly praised by her patients, she is also highly requested.
Reshad Etminan, RMT, SMT (cc)
Reshad Etminan is a graduate of the 3000 hour program at the West Coast of Massage Therapy in New Westminster. Competing at a high caliber in soccer most of his life, from the B.C. provincial team to the Youth National Program in Canada to a full ride collegiate soccer scholarship in the U.S.; Reshad has gained valuable knowledge and experience both on and off the field relating to injuries and injury prevention. With Reshad’s educational background at SFU’s Kinesiology program and currently finishing off TRU’s Health Science program, he is able to incorporate his skills into the working field as an RMT. Reshad is currently in the process of completing his certificate to be a part of the Canadian Sports Massage Therapists Association. “From working with the Vancouver whitecaps and B.C. Lions, to treating patients suffering from conditions such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and parkinsons; I enjoy helping a wide array of clients reach their goals.” – Reshad Etminan, RMT, SMT (cc) Reshad is a highly motivated therapist who strives to excel in every situation and solve any problem he faces. Using every technique available to him, Reshad focuses on restoring full range of motion, encouraging proper posture, and increasing tissue mobility to ensure optimal, pain-free functionality. Reshad’s Treatment Techniques include, but not limited to:
Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)
Myofascial release techniques
Muscle energy techniques (MET)
Trigger Point Release (TrP)
Alyssa McGahey (Client Care)
Alyssa has just recently joined the Smart Motion team and is looking forward to meeting and interacting with new faces! Alyssa started in customer service immediately following graduation in 2012 where she began working at the Delta Pita Pit. She took on a leadership roll early on which transitioned to management in multiple locations giving her the opportunity to grow in numerous ways including learning about sales, operations, and most importantly how to make lasting impressions and grow relationships with her customers. Alyssa has recently taken interest in improving her over all lifestyle, so during her time away from the clinic she attempts to grocery shop for home cooked meals and hit the gym as much as possible! Alyssa is happy to enjoy conversation or assist you in any way at the front desk.