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Meet the Movement Lifestyle Team

Physiotherapists

Carrie Viola

BScHK, MScPT, Cert Manip PT, CGIMS, Clinical Pilates trained

Registered Physiotherapist

Carrie’s first experience with physiotherapy came at a young age after suffering a series of sport-related knee injuries, requiring both surgery and rehabilitation. Her past experiences combined with her extensive academic training help clients and athletes restore function, minimize re-injury and optimize performance safely, and effectively.

Carrie graduated from McMaster University in 2006 with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph. She has post-graduate training with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, obtaining her Certificate of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, and is certified in Chan Gunn IMS (CG*IMS) through the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain (iSTOP). She has completed training through the STOTT Pilates Rehabilitation Program and enjoys incorporating Clinical Pilates exercises and principles as part of her treatments. Carrie’s approach to physiotherapy aims to analyze the client’s whole body strategy, determine the underlying reason for those strategies and restore optimal performance and function using hands-on techniques and focused exercises.

Carrie has a wide range of experience treating weekend warriors and athletes in soccer, lacrosse, triathlon, and cycling. She has also taken further training in Prenatal Pilates to help support moms-to-be in their movements and aid in recovery after birth.

Advanced Certifications:

  • Certificate of Manual and Manipulative Therapy
  • Intramuscular Stimulation (CG*IMS)
  • STOTT PILATES® Rehab Trained Instructor – Mat level 1 & 2, Reformer level 1 & 2
  • Prenatal Pilates
  • The Integrated Systems Model series with Diane Lee
CARRIE VIOLA, Registered Physiotherapist
CARRIE VIOLA, Registered Physiotherapist

Carrie Viola

BScHK, MScPT, Cert Manip PT, CGIMS, Clinical Pilates trained

Registered Physiotherapist

Carrie’s first experience with physiotherapy came at a young age after suffering a series of sport-related knee injuries, requiring both surgery and rehabilitation. Her past experiences combined with her extensive academic training help clients and athletes restore function, minimize re-injury and optimize performance safely, and effectively.

Carrie graduated from McMaster University in 2006 with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph. She has post-graduate training with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, obtaining her Certificate of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, and is certified in Chan Gunn IMS (CG*IMS) through the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain (iSTOP). She has completed training through the STOTT Pilates Rehabilitation Program and enjoys incorporating Clinical Pilates exercises and principles as part of her treatments. Carrie’s approach to physiotherapy aims to analyze the client’s whole body strategy, determine the underlying reason for those strategies and restore optimal performance and function using hands-on techniques and focused exercises.

Carrie has a wide range of experience treating weekend warriors and athletes in soccer, lacrosse, triathlon, and cycling. She has also taken further training in Prenatal Pilates to help support moms-to-be in their movements and aid in recovery after birth.

Advanced Certifications:

  • Certificate of Manual and Manipulative Therapy
  • Intramuscular Stimulation (CG*IMS)
  • STOTT PILATES® Rehab Trained Instructor – Mat level 1 & 2, Reformer level 1 & 2
  • Prenatal Pilates
  • The Integrated Systems Model series with Diane Lee
Larissa Vishniakoff, Registered Physiotherapist

Larissa Vishniakoff

BSc, MPT, Cert Manip PT, CGIMS, CAFCI, Clinical Pilates trained

Registered Physiotherapist

Larissa is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, where she completed her Master of Physical Therapy in 2009 and Bachelor of Science in 2007.

Larissa was exposed to Physiotherapy at a young age and was immediately intrigued by the profession. Through her own injuries, she has developed a deep sense of empathy, compassion, and comprehensive knowledge base that comes from being both a patient and a therapist. Larissa is passionate about the profession and also sees the immense value in being part of a collaborative health care team. Larissa continues to prioritize life-long learning and is currently exploring advanced knowledge in Osteopathic techniques, Medical Intuition, and the Autonomic Nervous System.

Larissa uses her skills to assess and treat the whole person and is very keen on making sure that the patient understands and is part of the treatment process the entire way through.

Larissa was a competitive swimmer for 11 years and continues to work with coaches and their competitive swimmers by presenting lectures and providing rehabilitation programs for competitive swim teams. She currently enjoys yoga, hiking, Kettlebell and TRX training, trail running, scuba diving, and has over 15 years of personal Pilates experience.

Advanced Certifications:

  • Medical Acupuncture Provider – AFCI
  • Intramuscular Stimulation (CG*IMS)
  • STOTT PILATES® Rehab Trained Instructor – Reformer 1 & 2, Cadillac/Barrels/Chair 1 & 2
  • Calibrate Clinical Pilates Instructor
  • K-taping therapist
  • Intermediate Certificate of Manual and Manipulative Therapy with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy
  • Shirley Sahrmann Movement Impairment Syndromes
  • Lyn Watson Advanced Shoulder Rehab Level 1 & 2
  • Anatomy Trains for Movement Therapists

Karen Boyle

Hons BScHK, MScPT

Registered Physiotherapist

Karen Boyle completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2014. Prior to this, Karen graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Ottawa, receiving her Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Human Kinetics in 2012.

Karen first became exposed to Physiotherapy following a traumatic ankle injury when she was sixteen years old. Having a keen interest in science and anatomy, she was immediately captivated by the profession and started working toward a career as a Physiotherapist.

As a past athlete herself, having played basketball at the competitive level for eight years, Karen is a strong advocate for sport and physical activity. Karen does not believe in providing solely passive therapy, and rarely uses electric modalities. She works with her patients and encourages them to be active during the manual therapy part of treatment. Karen puts emphasis on movement and functional exercises that are meaningful to her patients and finds exercises that can be done in the workplace or at home. The therapy Karen provides is a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture/dry needling, individualized education and tailored exercises to suit each of her client’s needs.

Karen has worked with a wide array of patient populations in different therapy settings throughout her education and work experience. In addition to her knowledge of common musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, Karen has also been mentored and trained in acute concussion and post-concussion rehabilitation.

Although Karen has completed her formal education, she continues to be an eager student and is a firm believer in evidence-based practice and continual learning. She works to ensure that the treatment she provides is up to date, effective and safe.

As a new Vancouverite, Karen has been spending as much time as she can on the beach, or in the mountains hiking and camping. She also loves to put on a backpack and travel the world, having visited Central and South America, and more recently, Southeast Asia and Europe.

Advanced Certifications:

  • Complete Concussion Management
  • Introductory and Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • NeuroKinetic Therapy – Level 1, Level 2, Integrated Muscle Testing and Palpation
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) – Level 1
  • Functional Integrated Needling (FIT Institute) and AA1 Foundations of Anatomical
    Acupuncture (Acupuncture Canada)
  • The Robin McKenzie Institute of Canada; Part A: Lumbar Spine
  • The Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and Manipulative
    Physiotherapy: Level 1 and Level 2 Lower
  • Soft Tissue Release Training Workshop
  • Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) – Shoulder Complex part
    I/II, The Thoracic Spine Part I/II, The Lumbo-Pelvic Complex Certification Program,
    The Lower Extremity Complex Certification Program
  • New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries
Carolane Chevrier, Registered Physiotherapist
Carolane Chevrier, Registered Physiotherapist

Karen Boyle

Hons BScHK, MScPT

Registered Physiotherapist

Karen Boyle completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2014. Prior to this, Karen graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Ottawa, receiving her Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Human Kinetics in 2012.

Karen first became exposed to Physiotherapy following a traumatic ankle injury when she was sixteen years old. Having a keen interest in science and anatomy, she was immediately captivated by the profession and started working toward a career as a Physiotherapist.

As a past athlete herself, having played basketball at the competitive level for eight years, Karen is a strong advocate for sport and physical activity. Karen does not believe in providing solely passive therapy, and rarely uses electric modalities. She works with her patients and encourages them to be active during the manual therapy part of treatment. Karen puts emphasis on movement and functional exercises that are meaningful to her patients and finds exercises that can be done in the workplace or at home. The therapy Karen provides is a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture/dry needling, individualized education and tailored exercises to suit each of her client’s needs.

Karen has worked with a wide array of patient populations in different therapy settings throughout her education and work experience. In addition to her knowledge of common musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, Karen has also been mentored and trained in acute concussion and post-concussion rehabilitation.

Although Karen has completed her formal education, she continues to be an eager student and is a firm believer in evidence-based practice and continual learning. She works to ensure that the treatment she provides is up to date, effective and safe.

As a new Vancouverite, Karen has been spending as much time as she can on the beach, or in the mountains hiking and camping. She also loves to put on a backpack and travel the world, having visited Central and South America, and more recently, Southeast Asia and Europe.

Advanced Certifications:

  • Complete Concussion Management
  • NeuroKinetic Therapy – Level 1, Level 2, Integrated Muscle Testing and Palpation
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) – Level 1
  • Functional Integrated Needling (FIT Institute) and AA1 Foundations of Anatomical
    Acupuncture (Acupuncture Canada)
  • The Robin McKenzie Institute of Canada; Part A: Lumbar Spine
  • The Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and Manipulative
    Physiotherapy: Level 1 and Level 2 Lower
  • Soft Tissue Release Training Workshop
  • Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) – Shoulder Complex part
    I/II, The Thoracic Spine Part I/II, The Lumbo-Pelvic Complex Certification Program,
    The Lower Extremity Complex Certification Program
Larissa Vishniakoff, Registered Physiotherapist

Sean Lee

BSc, MPT, Clinical Pilates trained

Registered Physiotherapist

Sean completed his Master of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia in 2018, and his Bachelor of Science and Business at the University of Waterloo in 2006. Prior to practicing physical therapy, Sean worked as an analytical chemist in the field of nuclear medicine. His analytical background has led him to embrace an evidence-based treatment approach focused on the specific needs of his clients. He uses a combination of manual therapy, movement-rehabilitation, and individualized exercise programs including Clinical Pilates.

Sean is passionate about Clinical Pilates and has learned through his own practice how its focus on body awareness, controlled movement, and motor learning are essential to injury recovery and prevention. Sean is keen to share his knowledge of Clinical Pilates with his clients so they too can experience these positive changes.

Sean has experience working with a wide variety of clients including recreational athletes recovering from sports-related injuries, clients injured in a motor vehicle accident, chronic pain sufferers, and youth soccer players at the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency Program.

When he’s not at the clinic, Sean enjoys living an active lifestyle through running, cycling, and skiing. He is passionate about developing treatment programs that get his clients moving again!

Advanced Certifications:

  • CPA National Orthopaedic Division Level 1
  • Calibrate Clinical Pilates Training
  • Pelvic Health Solutions: Level 1 – The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence

Kendall Segin

HBScKin, MPT, Clinical Pilates trained

Registered Physiotherapist

Kendall completed her Masters of Physical Therapy at UBC in 2015. Prior to this, she received her Bachelors of Science with Honours in Kinesiology at UVIC.

Kendall’s interest in Physiotherapy began when she had a dance related injury growing up. This sparked her interest in human anatomy and movement patterns. Through her own rehab, she developed an understanding of how beneficial patient education and corrective exercise can be.

As a therapist, Kendall believes in a one-on-one treatment approach, with individualized treatment programs tailored to the client. Her therapy style includes a mix of manual therapy and therapeutic exercise, including Pilates. While Kendall enjoys working with all populations, she has a special interest in dancers, gymnasts, and those with increased mobility. Kendall strives to further her practice with continuing education and collaboration with colleagues.

For a number of years, Kendall utilized her Kinesiology training to volunteer with a rugby team as an athletic trainer. Through this, she had the opportunity to develop quick on-field assessment and treatment techniques. In addition, she developed a great appreciation for the importance of injury prevention for athletes.
Kendall’s appreciation for movement began at an early age, and she was a competitive dancer for 15 years. She still enjoys doing jazz, ballet, contemporary and tap. Outside of dance, she enjoys pilates, hiking, scuba diving, travelling and cooking.

Advanced Certifications:

  • STOTT PILATES® Rehab Trained Instructor – Mat level 1 & 2, Reformer level 1 & 2
  • CPA National Orthopaedic Division Level 1
  • Advanced Physical Therapy Lower Extremity Certification
  • Advanced Physical Therapy Lumbo-Pelvic Certification
  • Advanced Physical Therapy Cervico-Thoracic Certification
  • Mulligan Lower Extremity Certification
  • Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and Orofacial Pain
  • Introductory and Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation
CARRIE VIOLA, Registered Physiotherapist
CARRIE VIOLA, Registered Physiotherapist

Kendall Segin

HBScKin, MPT, Clinical Pilates trained

Registered Physiotherapist

Kendall completed her Masters of Physical Therapy at UBC in 2015. Prior to this, she received her Bachelors of Science with Honours in Kinesiology at UVIC.

Kendall’s interest in Physiotherapy began when she had a dance related injury growing up. This sparked her interest in human anatomy and movement patterns. Through her own rehab, she developed an understanding of how beneficial patient education and corrective exercise can be.

As a therapist, Kendall believes in a one-on-one treatment approach, with individualized treatment programs tailored to the client. Her therapy style includes a mix of manual therapy and therapeutic exercise, including Pilates. While Kendall enjoys working with all populations, she has a special interest in dancers, gymnasts, and those with increased mobility. Kendall strives to further her practice with continuing education and collaboration with colleagues.

For a number of years, Kendall utilized her Kinesiology training to volunteer with a rugby team as an athletic trainer. Through this, she had the opportunity to develop quick on-field assessment and treatment techniques. In addition, she developed a great appreciation for the importance of injury prevention for athletes.
Kendall’s appreciation for movement began at an early age, and she was a competitive dancer for 15 years. She still enjoys doing jazz, ballet, contemporary and tap. Outside of dance, she enjoys pilates, hiking, scuba diving, travelling and cooking.

Advanced Certifications:

  • STOTT PILATES® Rehab Trained Instructor – Mat level 1 & 2, Reformer level 1 & 2
  • CPA National Orthopaedic Division Level 1
  • Advanced Physical Therapy Lower Extremity Certification
  • Advanced Physical Therapy Lumbo-Pelvic Certification
  • Advanced Physical Therapy Cervico-Thoracic Certification
  • Mulligan Lower Extremity Certification
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Larissa Vishniakoff, Registered Physiotherapist

Maryla Podgajny

BScPT, CAFCI

Registered Physiotherapist, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

Maryla completed her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of British Columbia in 2003. Since then as part of the professional journey, she has worked both in private orthopedic practice and in-hospital acute and outpatient care settings. With a passion for optimizing one’s wellbeing, Maryla has focused her clinical interest mainly on the pelvic floor and abdominal dysfunction since 2007, both female and male, perinatal health and pediatric clients.

Maryla has worked at the BC Women’s Hospital, Burnaby Hospital, Prostate Cancer Supportive Care at VGH and Dayan Physiotherapy and Pelvic Floor Clinic; which provided an ongoing challenge and learning opportunity in the past. Presently she continues to enjoy the team approach to the versatile population of pelvic floor clients as the physiotherapist for the BC Centre for Vulvar Health at Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver and at On The Coast Physio, Sechelt.

Maryla believes that maintaining pelvic floor health should become a part of a holistic approach to one’s well being. While pelvic floor dysfunctions are common, they are not easily talked about. This should change with a knowledgable, caring approach to allow for the fullest quality of life. Maryla understands how to work with the clients to ensure they receive the best care possible. The thoughtful, sensitive and personalized approach means that she is fully committed to the health and well-being of all patients.

A specialized pelvic health physiotherapy treatment can be provided to address bladder and bowel health, pelvic organ prolapse, pain with intercourse/sexual function and perinatal health. All gender expressions and identities are seen in a respectful and confidential professional setting.

When not working with the clients, Maryla enjoys spending time with her family and children, hiking, time spent on the Sunshine Coast, and the company of her dog.

Advanced Certifications:

  • Certificate of Anatomical Acupuncture – AFCI
  • Marcy Dayan advanced training and mentorship; male, female client, pelvic pain, prostatodynia, vulvodynia, prolapse, pessaries, gender reassignment surgery (GRS) care
  • The Physiotherapy Approach for Dyspareunia and Physiotherapy for Male Urinary Incontinence (PR2) Claudia Brown and Marie-Jose Lord. Pelvic Floor Solutions
  • Continence and Pelvic Floor Re-education in the Female Patient (PRI) Penny Willson and Pat Lebliech, UBC and BCW
  • Cecile Rost Pregnancy Related Pelvic Pain
  • Mulligan Concept and Manual Therapy (lower quadrant, lumbar spine and pelvis dysfunction)
  • Advanced Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Lower Quadrant level I and II
  • K-taping Women’s Health therapist
  • Kinesio KT1 and KT2 taping therapist
  • Supporting Individuals with Autism in Physiotherapy Settings (Canucks Autism Network)
  • Pediatric Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction   
Massage Therapists

Ian Glass

RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Ian was first introduced to Craniosacral Therapy in 2008. Intrigued by the subtle and powerful work and wanting to learn more, Ian first studied manual therapy at the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage in 2010. There he began to learn deep tissue/myofascial techniques. After that, he continued to learn energetic osteopathic treatment through the Upledger Institute and the Barral Institute; later upgrading to become a Registered Massage Therapist in 2013. Ian enjoys treating through a combination of direct techniques and some subtle manipulation to address immediate concerns and deeper underlying tensions. Ian has a background in Dance and appreciates an athlete’s need for their sport and need to perform. Outside of work, Ian enjoys meditation, travel, and photography.

Ian has a special interest in treating head injuries, post-surgical cases, and chronic conditions.

Advanced Certifications:

  • Upledger Institute: Craniosacral levels 1 & 2
  • Upledger Institute: SomatoEmotional Release levels 1 & 2
  • Barral Institute: Visceral Manipulation levels 1-6
Carolane Chevrier, Registered Physiotherapist
Carolane Chevrier, Registered Physiotherapist

Ian Glass

RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Ian was first introduced to Craniosacral Therapy in 2008. Intrigued by the subtle and powerful work and wanting to learn more, Ian first studied manual therapy at the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage in 2010. There he began to learn deep tissue/myofascial techniques. After that, he continued to learn energetic osteopathic treatment through the Upledger Institute and the Barral Institute; later upgrading to become a Registered Massage Therapist in 2013. Ian enjoys treating through a combination of direct techniques and some subtle manipulation to address immediate concerns and deeper underlying tensions. Ian has a background in Dance and appreciates an athlete’s need for their sport and need to perform. Outside of work, Ian enjoys meditation, travel, and photography.

Ian has a special interest in treating head injuries, post-surgical cases, and chronic conditions.

Advanced Certifications:

  • Upledger Institute: Craniosacral levels 1 & 2
  • Upledger Institute: SomatoEmotional Release levels 1 & 2
  • Barral Institute: Visceral Manipulation levels 1-6
Ian Glass, Registered Massage Therapist

Siam Gomes

RMT, Pilates trained

Registered Massage Therapist

Siam graduated from the Langara Registered Massage Therapy program in August 2018. Prior to becoming an RMT, she practiced Holistic Nutrition primarily doing private consultations to help clients create a healthy, sustainable and educated relationship with food.

Siam’s focus in Massage Therapy is to provide the highest quality of care, with an emphasis on patient education and for her patients to be actively involved in the recovery process on the table and with their home care. Siam will often incorporate therapeutic exercise, proprioception training and pilates within her treatments.

Techniques often utilized during Siam’s treatments include trigger point release, myofascial and active myofascial release, passive and active forms of stretching and joint mobilizations integrated with Swedish techniques.

Siam enjoys yoga, hip-hop/rap, being a foodie and taking her Frenchie Eddie on trail hikes.

Special interests: TMJ disorders, post-operative mastectomy patients, and pre/postnatal.

Advanced Certifications:

  • Balanced Body Reformer 1 and 2
  • Holistic Nutrition (CSNN)
  • Massage Therapy for The Childbearing Year: Part 1 – Pregnancy and Part 2 – Labour, Birth, Postpartum
Carolane Chevrier, Registered Physiotherapist

Jenine Skands

RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

With more than six years of practice as a Registered Massage Therapist, Jenine has developed into a dynamic therapist that tailors each treatment based on patient history and goals.

Being knowledgeable in anatomy and physiology as well as having a keen interest in strength training and movement patterns, Jenine understands the stresses put on the body by sport and daily life. 

While she believes that manual therapy is an important facet of symptom relief and return to play, she knows the real game-changer is the education that is given to each patient so they are well equipped to prevent injury and thrive.

Jenine believes that a healthy lifestyle is achieved on a daily basis by setting personal and professional goals. In her spare time, she enjoys strength training, cycling, traveling, and exploring the mountains of beautiful British Columbia.

Advanced Certifications:

  • Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 1
  • STOTT PILATES® Rehab Trained Instructor – Mat level 1
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) level 1
  • Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function

Jenine Skands

RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

With more than six years of practice as a Registered Massage Therapist, Jenine has developed into a dynamic therapist that tailors each treatment based on patient history and goals.

Being knowledgeable in anatomy and physiology as well as having a keen interest in strength training and movement patterns, Jenine understands the stresses put on the body by sport and daily life. 

While she believes that manual therapy is an important facet of symptom relief and return to play, she knows the real game-changer is the education that is given to each patient so they are well equipped to prevent injury and thrive.

Jenine believes that a healthy lifestyle is achieved on a daily basis by setting personal and professional goals. In her spare time, she enjoys strength training, cycling, traveling, and exploring the mountains of beautiful British Columbia.

Advanced Certifications:

  • Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 1
  • STOTT PILATES® Rehab Trained Instructor – Mat level 1
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) level 1
  • Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function
Carolane Chevrier, Registered Physiotherapist