Our Team of Therapists


Yvonne Law

Registered Physiotherapist (currently on maternity leave)

Yvonne is a graduate of the Master of Physiotherapy program at the University of Sydney. 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 Vancouver 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 identity and correct factors, leading to a reduced risk of re-injury.

In her spare time, Yvonne enjoys playing sports (golf, volleyball and tennis), traveling, and trying different cuisines.

Certification:
Acupuncture Canada Certification Level 1
Gunn IMS

Contact: yvonne@vansportsphysio.com

Yvonne Law Physiotherapist

Alen Birac

Registered Physiotherapist

Alen is a registered physiotherapist with experience in orthopaedic and concussion injuries. Alen holds a Bachelor of Honours Specialization in Medical Sciences from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters in Physiotherapy from McMaster University. Since completing his degree, he has been working in private practice orthopedic clinics, treating orthopedic, concussion and sports injuries with all age groups.

Over the years, Alen has pursued additional training to further his expertise, including courses such as Orthopedic Division Level 2, Concussion Management, and TMJ Disorders. He has also served as clinic director in a private practice clinic in Ontario and as an instructor of Human Physiology at Sheridan College, Ontario.

During his formative years, Alen was a competitive swimmer. This passion carried over to his time at Western University, where he contributed as a member of the varsity water polo team.

In his leisure time, Alen enjoys playing tennis, snowboarding, exploring the outdoors, travelling to new places, and spending quality time with his family and friends. Furthermore, he aspires to try surfing someday.

He is fluent in Serbian and Croatian!

Certifications:

  • TMJ disorders
  • Shift Concussion (Level 1 & 2)
  • Orthopedic Division (Level 2 – Upper & Lower)
  • Orthopedic Division Level 2

Contact: alen@vansportsphysio.com

Yvonne Law Physiotherapist

Kim McArthur Yae

Registered Physiotherapist

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

Contact : kim@vansportsphysio.com
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Kim MacArthur Yae Physiotherapist

Wesley Jun-Yin Wong

Registered Kinesiologist

Growing up in the Okanagan, Wes competed in a variety of sports including basketball, hockey, soccer, and badminton to name a few. In 2010, he moved to Vancouver to attend University of British Columbia to complete his bachelor’s in Kinesiology and has enjoyed life in the city ever since.

As a Kinesiolgist, Wes directs one-on-one active rehabilitation sessions to focus on prevention and rehabilitation of injuries. His goal is to provide direction, instruction, and support to his clients and their fitness journeys so they can participate in their desired activities.

Outside of the clinic, Wes enjoys spending his time strength training in the gym, working on his golf game, and watching movies.

Contact: wes@vansportsphysio.com

Fabio Bocchetti

Osteopathic Practioner

Philosophy

Regarding lesions, Andrew T. Still, the founder of Osteopathy, once said: “Find it, fix it, and leave it alone.” Fabio believes that the human body has the power to heal itself, and that the role of the osteopathic practitioner is just to adjust whatever is preventing this natural healing process. Once it is fixed, we must give the body the time it needs. He uses this concept to guide his therapeutic interventions.

Educational Background
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Fabio da Graca Bocchetti earned his diploma in Physiotherapy from the University Estacio de Sa in 2004. Following this, he achieved a two-and-a-half-year postgraduate degree in Acupuncture from the Brazilian College of Acupuncture, and a six-year postgraduate degree in Osteopathy from Escuela de Osteopatia de Madrid (Madrid School of Osteopathy).
Areas of Practice
Over the past 13 years, Fabio has treated many patients and clients with musculoskeletal disorders and other conditions that are not restricted to this system, such as insomnia, migraines, gastroesophageal reflux, vertigo, etc. Fabio has the most past experience with amateur and professional athletes as well as the elderly population, and postural imbalances, however, he would love to gain expertise with new clientele and patients.
Personal History

As a Brazilian, Fabio has a great passion for soccer. He is a big fan and supporter of the Fluminense Football Club, from his hometown of Rio de Janeiro. Fabio loves to practice outdoor sports, such as hiking and jogging. He also practices Brazilian jiu-jitsu and tennis (which he is working really hard to get better at!). Furthermore, because of his rich Italian background, He loves sitting down with a plate of pasta and a glass of good wine. Since moving to Canada in March of 2016, what Fabio misses the most from Brazil and Italy is the coffee. The soothing familiarity of this tasty beverage takes Fabio back home. While in Canada, Fabio became extremely involved with jogging. He loves running through False Creek and exploring the different areas of Downtown Vancouver. He plans on maintaining this hobby as it brings him a sense of freedom and a connection to the beautiful nature in our city.

Contact: fabio@vansportsphysio.com

Fabio Bocchetti Osteopath

Collin McArthur

Registered Massage Therapist

I graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy after completing 570 hours in the student clinic, 325 of which were spent hands on treating clients. I believe that with today’s stresses, relaxation must be incorporated into treatment for the body to heal. A combination of relaxation and therapeutic treatment is essential for a successful outcome with clients.

I worked as an exterior siding contractor for many years before becoming a clinic manager in a multidisciplinary clinic. This is where I began to notice how beneficial massage therapy can be to a client’s health. After long discussions with my wife, I decided to change career paths to become a RMT even with a new baby on the way.

My passion for helping others began early in my life, and I continue to seek knowledge and development as an RMT. I believe that no two bodies are the same, so we cannot treat them in the same way. Customizing treatments for each client by not only listening but also hearing their needs.

I like to spend my free time chasing my two daughters, golfing, running, playing baseball, curling, fishing, and generally enjoying the outdoors.

“Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.”  – Denis Waitley

Contact: collin@vansportsphysio.com

Fabio Bocchetti Osteopath

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