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 hails from Montreal, Canada, where he earned his Master of Physical Therapy from McGill University. He has worked in a large variety of work settings, having treated adults, children and the older population, and has worked in clinics in Montreal, Beijing and Shanghai. Through his experiences, he has developed a deep understanding of analyzing and optimizing movement, and helping his patients achieve their best function.
As a therapist, ZiLi uses manual therapy techniques with a focus on myofascial release – treating the entire body as a structure enveloped by fascia, where tightness in one area could have adverse effect on a distal structure. He supplements his manual therapy with education on proper movement techniques, injury prevention, detailed exercise prescriptions as well as various modalities (ultrasound, IFC, etc.). He believes in providing the highest quality of care to his clients and regularly updates his knowledge through specialty courses.
Outside the clinic, ZiLi enjoys exploring BC’s wilderness, skiing and social dancing. He believes in doing what he advocates, and is proud to be a member of Vancouver’s active community.
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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