Our Team of Therapists
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.
Acupuncture Canada Certification Level 1
Mariana was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Being passionate about sports since childhood, she became a semi-professional Track and field athlete. She fell in love with Physiotherapy at age of 15, when she injured her hip during a national competition. She graduated from the Bandeirante University of Sao Paulo in 2012 and acquired a Post-graduation in Human Physiology.
Since her graduation, Mariana started to work with clinical Pilates techniques and focused her approaches to help mid-age and elderly patients to achieve their rehab goals with simple and effective exercises. As a physiotherapist, she likes to teach her patients how to regain control of their own body after an injury, within their capacities and limitations. she believes that the human body is like an engine and exercise is the oil that makes it run smoothly.
In her free time, she enjoys spending her time outdoors hiking and discovering new cafes throughout Vancouver. Her Lebanese and Italian family background plays a role when she is cooking and receiving friends at home for a bottle of good wine!
Michael grew up in Richmond, BC, and loved playing football, hockey, and baseball. He eventually got into endurance sports and completed the Ironman 140.6 in Texas and Quebec. This love of movement led to him getting the Doctor of Physiotherapy degree from the University of Melbourne in 2018.
Michael takes a whole body approach to treatment using exercise prescription, biomechanical analysis, manual therapy, and pain relieving techniques to let people do the activities they love. Whether it’s dealing with that nagging pain, training for an event, or just getting back to normal, Michael is excited to get you going again.
Nowadays, you can find Michael in the bike lanes on Ontario Street or running across the Burrard Street bridge on his way to Spanish Banks with his loyal Shiba Inu/Spitz, Margot.
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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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.
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.