Our Team of Therapists
Yvonne is a graduate of the Master of Physiotherapy program at the University of Sydney and she has recently moved back from Australia. Growing up in Vancouver, Yvonne attended Simon Fraser University and received a degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Active Health and Rehabilitation. Prior to relocating to Sydney, Yvonne had extensive experience working as a Kinesiologist in both occupational and rehabilitation settings.
Ever since suffering injuries from playing sports as a teenager, Yvonne has developed a passion in treating the knee and shoulder. She also possesses a strong interest in sports related and post-surgical cases. As a physiotherapist, Yvonne utilizes a variety of manual techniques (ex. soft tissue release and joint mobilizations), modalities (ex. ultrasound), biomechanical analysis, education, and exercise prescription to assist clients in getting back to their pre-injury activities, whatever it may be. She is always ready to go the extra mile for her clients and her holistic approach to treatment will help identify and correct factors, leading to the reduced risk of re-injury.
In her spare time, Yvonne enjoys playing volleyball and tennis, traveling, and trying different cuisines. She is looking to re-cement her roots in Vancouver and plans to participate and work alongside athletes of various sporting levels.
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Zili earned his Masters of Physical Therapy in 2012 from McGill University, where he also served as a part of the rehabilitation team for the varsity soccer team, Redmen Soccer. Since settling in Vancouver, he has continued to hone his expertise in treating musculoskeletal and sports related injuries, with continuing education classes in manual therapy, the Mulligan Concept, and certifications in acupuncture and vestibular rehabilitation.
As a therapist, Zili combines Eastern approaches – acupuncture; cupping; gua sha – with traditional manual therapy and Mulligan techniques. He has a special interest in treating neck/whiplash injuries, migraines, concussions and dizziness.
Outside the clinic Zili is an avid hiker and scuba diver, keen on exploring both BC’s wilderness and ocean.
ZiLi is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and French. What?!? ah-mazing!
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Kim McArthur Yae
Kim has been working in the downtown core since 2009 after re-locating to B.C. from Ontario, and look forward to many more years working in the area. Kim got her book-smarts from University of Toronto and received a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2007, and Honours degrees in Kinesiology from McMaster University in 2005.
As a physiotherapist, her goal is to identify source of dysfunction with a thorough assessment and provide the best possible combination of treatment techniques to get you back playing as quickly & as physically prepared for the challenges of your chosen activity as possible.
Kim’s days are filled with treating weekend warriors, athletes, and regular Joe/Jane-blows; those pesky office repetitive strains, mistaking capabilities of our (aging) body without proper training, as well as those bumps, bruises, strains and sprains.
Rehabbing people back to hitting the slopes, back to the golf course, chasing down that huck, playing with your kids, or simply to be able to work… Whatever your goals, she believes an individualized treatment plan to your body’s specific needs will be the most successful. Her passion is helping people get back to the activities, both recreational and functional, that bring smiles inside and out.
Kim also enjoys working with various levels of sport. Working with the 2012 Olympic Canadian women’s soccer team in training camp, addressing the aches and pains of hours of training, providing preventative and rehabilitative treatment of the athletes. Kim was apart of the performing arts medical team for “A Chorus Line” at The Cannon Theatre and was a therapist for BC Rugby teams (U23 women’s, U18 men’s). Kim enjoys participating at local sporting events like Seek the Peak, beach soccer and giving educational sessions to local running groups.
Additional qualifications: Acupuncture and/or Dry Needling*, Certified Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation practitioner (CGMIS), Custom Orthotics, Intermediate certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Clinical Pilates, Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
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Katia is a Registered and Board-Certified Acupuncturist in Vancouver. She graduated from Pacific Coast University – College of Holistic Medicine with a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. As a practitioner, she is known for her kind-hearted nature, holistic approach to diagnosis and particularly for her truly individualized care.
Her practice combines advanced techniques in Acupuncture, Cupping, Tui Na Massage Therapy, Dietary Guidance, and Patient Counseling to address unique health concerns comprehensively.
Inspired by her grandmother, Katia is deeply passionate about using natural medicine to help her patients in their path to well-being. She has found that musculoskeletal injuries, digestive disorders, migraine headaches, respiratory conditions, stress, anxiety, pain and many other body and mind imbalances respond exceptionally well to natural techniques practiced in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In her spare time, Katia enjoys staying active, solving riddles and hosting social gatherings of all sorts.
TCM Acupuncture Initial Consultation – As each person is unique, so is their treatment. Through observation and by asking detailed questions about your health concerns Katia looks for patterns that may highlight imbalances, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine are indications of body systems not working optimally. Katia’s individualized treatments focus on the root of the imbalance which naturally correct the symptoms, and more importantly – the issues that cause those symptoms to appear. The initial appointment combines the consultation and treatment components, which can include Acupuncture, Cupping, Massage and other techniques that are most effective for you.
TCM Acupuncture Follow-up – As a follow-up to your Initial Consultation, Katia adheres to an effective plan for optimizing your health. She looks for changes in patterns through careful observation and by soliciting feedback about your progress. With a focus on the root of the imbalance, she will continue to refine treatments as you improve with the age-old techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
TCM Cupping Therapy – As seen with Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps, Cupping is a form of intensely focused acupressure. It is used to recover after an illness and as prevention for stress, tension and even insomnia and headaches. Through TCM inquiry, observation and diagnosis, Katia provides relief for many disorders, from muscular to respiratory, by applying various cupping methods with mild suction to promote tissue and organ health.
TCM Tui Na Massage Therapy – Using TCM principles of examining the vertebrae, joints and muscles, Katia applies advanced classical techniques to relieve pain and to repair your natural range of motion, trigger points, and circulation. Her restorative methods treat many clinical disorders effectively, and especially so for traumatic injuries.