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PHYSIOTHERAPY AT LAUNCH REHAB

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a specialized healthcare discipline focused on optimizing and restoring physical function, mobility, and overall well-being. It is a health profession regulated by the The College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia under the Health Professions Act.

Our registered physiotherapists are trained healthcare professionals who collaborate closely with clients to assess their physical condition, identify limitations, and create tailored treatment plans.

At Launch Rehab, our expert team of therapists deliver will provide you with individualized care aimed at helping you reach your health, wellness, and rehabilitation goals. Whether you’re recovering from an injury or seeking to enhance your physical performance, we’re here to support your health aspirations. Contact us at 604-519-0777 to learn more about our services or book online to schedule a session near you.

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BENEFITS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY

Whether you’re recovering from an injury, seeking pain relief, or looking to enhance your physical performance, physiotherapy offers a range of benefits that contribute to your overall well-being.

Improved Mobility and Function:
Physiotherapy aims to enhance your range of motion, flexibility, and overall functional abilities to help you regain movement and perform daily activities with greater ease.

Injury Recorvery Enhanced Strength and Muscle Tone:
Our physiotherapists design exercise programs that target specific muscle groups, helping you build strength and muscle tone. This is particularly important for individuals recovering from injuries or surgeries.

Prevention of Future Injuries:
By identifying movement patterns or muscle imbalances that contribute to injuries, our physiotherapists can provide guidance to reduce the risk of recurrence.

Improved Balance and Coordination:
Physiotherapy exercises often focus on balance and coordination, making it particularly beneficial for seniors to enhancee balance & reduces the risk of falls.

Sports Performance Enhancement:
Our physiotherapists create customized programs that improve strength, flexibility, and functional movement, enhancing sports-specific skills.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSION

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WHY CHOOSE LAUNCH REHAB

EXPERIENCED TEAM OF PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

At Launch Rehab, we take pride in our highly skilled team of physiotherapists. Each team member brings a wealth of experience and specialized training to the table, ensuring you receive the best possible care tailored to your specific needs.

CONVENIENT PARKING

We understand the importance of convenience for our clients. That’s why there is convenient parking in Shops at New West and on surrounding streets at our New Westminster studio, ensuring your visit to Launch Rehab is as stress-free as possible.

OPEN ON WEEKENDS

We believe in accessibility and flexibility when it comes to your health. To accommodate our clients’ busy schedules, Launch Rehab is open on weekends, providing quality care when you need it the most.

MULTIPLE PAYMENT OPTIONS

We believe in flexibility and convenience when it comes to payments. Launch Rehab accepts the following modes of payment:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • AMEX
  • Debit Cards

WE ACCEPT ICBC & WORKSAFEBC CLIENTS

We are proud to announce that we accept ICBC and WorkSafeBC clients. If you’re a client in need of physiotherapy treatment, rest assured knowing that we can facilitate direct billing for your sessions, providing you with a hassle-free healing experience.

DIRECT BILLING FOR MOST INSURANCE CLAIMS

At Launch Rehab, we aim to provide hassle-free experiences for our clients. We offer direct billing for most health insurance claims including, but not limited to, the following providers:

  • CanadaLife
  • Sun Life
  • Manulife
  • Desjardins
  • ClaimSecure
  • IA Financial Group
  • First Canadian
  • Johnston Group
  • Johnson
  • Cowan
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Green Shield
  • Medavie

If your provider is not listed here, please contact us for further information.

4 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU

RATES

Physiotherapy Sessions

Initial Assessment (60 mins 1-on-1): $150
Subsequent Session (30 mins 1-on-1): $95
Subsequent Extended Session (60 mins 1-on-1): $180

ICBC / WORKSAFE BC

Treatment must be pre-approved by ICBC / WorkSafeBC to qualify for this service.

Initial Assessment and Subsequent Session: No charge

MSP

Eligibility for MSP coverage must be confirmed to qualify for this rate.

Initial Assessment:
60 mins 1-on-1: $127

Subsequent Session:
30 mins 1-on-1: $72
60 mins 1-on-1: $157

ACUPUNCTURE / IMS / DRY NEEDLING

With Physiotherapist: No surcharge

VESTIBULAR THERAPY

Initial Assessment:
60 mins 1-on-1: $155

Subsequent Session:
30 mins 1-on-1: $100

MSP-Eligible Initial Assessment: $127
MSP-Eligible Subsequent Session: $77

ICBC-Eligible Initial Assessment and Subsequent Session: No charge

ACUPUNCTURE / IMS / DRY NEEDLING

With Physiotherapist: No surcharge

Book your first session with us today!

Start your therapy journey with us or book in for some fine-tuning.
Let’s reach your wellness goals together!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?

Please arrive 10 minutes before your first scheduled time to register all pertinent information. Please bring the following:

  • Doctor’s referral (if you have one)
  • Personal Health Care Card Number
  • List of current medications
  • ICBC: Bring your claim number and adjuster’s name
  • WorkSafeBC: Bring your claim number

Wear comfortable clothing (shorts for lower body injuries)

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSION?

During your first session, our physiotherapist will conduct a comprehensive assessment to understand your health history, current condition, and your rehabilitation goals. This will include a physical examination and a discussion of your symptoms and lifestyle. Based on this, a personalized treatment plan will be developed.

HOW LONG DOES EACH PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSION LAST?

The initial session is 60 minutes, this allows for a thorough history and assessment, ensuring we get to the root cause of your problem. Each follow up session at Launch Rehab lasts for 30 minutes, but we also offer extended sessions of 60 minutes when necessary. The duration of each session will depend on the individual’s condition and their personalized treatment plan.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY PHYSIOTHERAPY APPOINTMENTS?

It’s best to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your physiotherapy sessions. This allows our therapists to easily access the area under treatment and for you to move freely during the session. If we’re treating a lower limb, shorts are advisable. For upper body treatments, a loose top is ideal.

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED TO SEE IMPROVEMENT?

The number of sessions required varies greatly depending on the condition being treated, its complexity, and your individual response to therapy. Typically, patients start to see improvement after 3-5 sessions. However, your physiotherapist will provide a more accurate estimate during your initial assessment.

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL?

You are not required to bring a doctor’s referral. However, coverage for your visit may be dependent on one for some extended health insurance plans.

WHICH HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDERS DO YOU DIRECTLY BILL?

We are able to direct bill most health insurance claims with the following providers:

CanadaLife, Sun Life, Manulife, Desjardins, ClaimSecure, IA Financial Group, First Canadian, Johnston Group, Johnson, Cowan, Pacific Blue Cross, Green Shield, and Medavie.
If your provider is not listed, please contact us for more information.

DO YOU ACCEPT ICBC OR WORKSAFEBC CLAIMS?

Yes, we do. Our physiotherapists, registered massage therapists, and chiropractors accept ICBC clients and directly bill. Only our physiotherapists work with WorkSafeBC clients.

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

Please give 24 hours notice for cancellation of appointments, otherwise a service charge equivalent to the missed session fee will be applied.

IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE?

At our New Westminster location, parking is available at the New Westminster SkyTrain Station and surrounding streets.

At our North Burnaby location, free parking is available in the Kensington Square Shopping Centre.

At our Richmond location, free parking is available to the rear of the building.

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED WITH PHYSIOTHERAPY?

Our experienced physiotherapists are trained to manage a wide variety of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders: Conditions such as back pain, neck pain, arthritis, sports injuries, and muscle sprains.
  • Neurological Disorders: Conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and spinal cord injuries.
  • Elderly Care: Including osteoporosis, balance disorders, and arthritis.
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation: Rehab following orthopedic surgery, such as knee or hip replacements, or after cardiac or pulmonary surgery.
  • Chronic Pain Management: Techniques to manage long-term pain such as fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome.

Meet Our Physio Specialist

NORTH BURNABY, RICHMOND

KELVIN YEUNG

BSC.KIN, MPT, CAFCI, CGIMS (HE/HIM/HIS)
Kelvin completed his Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia after obtaining his Bachelor of Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. He has years of experience in both private practice and work rehabilitation treating a variety of soft tissue, orthopaedic and neurological injuries. Through this experience, it has taught him two simple things:
1. To listen and focus on the needs of the client.
2. To ensure the client is engaged and taking an active role in their rehabilitation process.
This collaborative and holistic approach to treating injuries allows him to empower the client in their recovery and prevent future injuries.

Kelvin enjoys taking a very hands-on approach and has completed further education courses in Soft Tissue Release Therapy, Acupuncture, Chan Gunn IMS and Vestibular Therapy. He strives to continue learning and is in the process of completing his Orthopaedic and Manual therapy certifications. He also speaks fluent Cantonese and English and has conversational Mandarin.

In his spare time, Kelvin stays fit by playing volleyball, basketball, running after his kids and working out in the gym. He believes in maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle, and wants to help you achieve that goal as well!

PHYSIOTHERAPIST, DRY NEEDLING, RUNNING ASSESSMENT

ALEX CARROD

BSC, MSCPT (HE/HIM/HIS)
Alex is originally from Cambridge, U.K. He began his health and fitness career as a personal trainer and sports massage therapist in 2008. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Health, as well as a Masters in Physiotherapy. Alex relocated to Vancouver in 2017.
As a registered physiotherapist, Alex enjoys treating patients with sports injuries. He has a special interest in running injuries, ACL rehabilitation, and return to play. Alex is an avid runner, competing in ultra-marathons. He uses his knowledge and expertise in running within his physiotherapy practice. He offers his patients running assessments with the aim of keeping his runners injury-free.

Alex is very passionate about the importance of early physiotherapy intervention as well as the value of injury prevention. He uses a variety of evidence based treatment modalities, primarily hands on and exercise prescription, that is individualized to each patient.

Outside of Launch Rehab, Alex enjoys running, weight lifting, soccer, hiking, and cycling.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

TERESA CHANG

MPT, BKIN (SHE/HER/HERS)
Teresa completed her Master of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia.
Growing up as a competitive badminton player, Teresa sustained multiple injuries, but was fascinated by the resilience of the human body and developed a passion to become a physical therapist. From sprains and strains to fractures, she’s personally experienced them all! Teresa hopes that by utilizing an approach that combines manual therapy, individualized exercise prescription and education, she can empower her clients and help them get back to doing the things they love. Regardless of whether you have a musculoskeletal condition, or injury related to a motor vehicle accident or work, Teresa strives to ensure that your concerns will be heard and met. You can expect Teresa to draw on her clinical experience, academic education, and research experience to help you optimize your full potential.

Outside of the studio, you can find her serving it up on the badminton courts, out on the field playing Spikeball, lifting weights, or powering through HIIT workouts at home. She enjoys exploring the outdoors, scouting Vancouver for the best coffee and pastries, and spending time with her friends and family.

Physiotherapist

GURPREET PANESAR

BKIN, MPT (SHE/HER/HERS)
Gurpreet completed her Master of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Kinesiology degrees at the University of British Columbia. She was born and raised in New Westminster and strongly believes in empowering individuals in her community to take control of their health journey. She is fluent in English and Punjabi.

Growing up, Gurpreet participated in various sports and developed an interest in understanding how the human body moves. Gurpreet has witnessed the important role physical rehabilitation played in returning to sport, which sparked her interest in physiotherapy. Gurpreet believes in the power of movement and rehabilitation by utilizing a combination of exercise, manual therapy, education, and modalities to assist clients in reaching their goals and enhancing their quality of life.

Outside of the clinic, Gurpreet enjoys baking, going to the gym, and indulging in a fun game of badminton.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST, CERTIFIED BIKE FITTER

ERNEST CHAO

MSCPT, BSCKIN (HE/HIM/HIS)
Ernest completed his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy, with distinction, at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, UK. Prior to this, he received his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. Since graduating, he has completed the Acupuncture Canada Level 1 Certification and the CyclePoint Bicycle Fitter Certification.
Ernest has worked in work rehabilitation programs, in community settings, and private clinics. His approach to physiotherapy is to treat clients holistically and to provide safe and effective tools to maximize their health and mobility. He utilizes activity-based rehabilitation and education, and supplements his practice with manual therapy, acupuncture and modalities. Ernest continues to evolve his practice to best fit his clients’ interests and needs, whether it is a sports injury, workplace incident, acute/chronic musculoskeletal condition, or motor vehicle accident. He enjoys working with clients of all ages and abilities. He is also proficient in conversational Cantonese.

In his leisure time, Ernest enjoys road cycling, weight training at the gym, photography, and spending time with his family and friends.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

ETHAN YEUNG

BSCKIN (HE/HIM/HIS)
Ethan’s passion for human movement was ignited at 16 years old, where he earned his personal training certification through the BCRPA. Since then, he has furthered his education by obtaining his Bachelor of Kinesiology Health Science degree from the University of British Columbia and Master of Physiotherapy degree from the University of Sydney. Ethan has also obtained various other certifications including FMS level 1, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, and Canadian Fitness Education Services Personal Trainer Certification. With over 10 years of experience in the fitness and rehabilitation sector, Ethan has accrued a wealth of experience working alongside Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists to rehabilitate individuals suffering from physical injuries and the accompanying psychological sequalae. While in Australia, he has further honed these experiences and strategies to improve function and quality of life for a myriad of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and age-related conditions.
His goal is simple: to help you move, lift, and live pain-free… all while optimizing the fitness parameters of your craft. Whether your craft is running marathons, sport, bodybuilding, powerlifting, or even just walking outside with your significant other; Ethan will strive to help you improve any insidious dysfunction you may have, so that you do what you love for the rest of your life. Book in with him today and join the “movement” movement!

Ethan is also extremely passionate in his craft as a lifetime natural bodybuilding competitor. He enjoys immersing himself in the latest research pertinent to hypertrophy, physiotherapy, and biomechanics, and constantly implements these findings into improving his practice.

Physiotherapist

KEVIN LIU

MSCPT, ACCDN (HE/HIM/HIS)
Kevin graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology at University of British Columbia and completed his Master of Science in Physical Therapy at University of Toronto. Kevin has experience in helping people recover from sports injuries, post-operative surgeries, and chronic pain. He takes the time to fully understand your pain and takes a holistic approach to help attain your goals. His treatment techniques include manual therapy, exercise prescription, and dry needling. Kevin has also pursued additional education and completed his Level 2 Upper and Lower Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal Program. Outside of the clinic, Kevin is playing volleyball, basketball, or tennis. Kevin is fluent in English and conversational in Cantonese.
Physiotherapist

JASLEEN JAURA

BSC, MSCPT (SHE/HER/HERS)
Jasleen completed her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Physiology at Simon Fraser University, and then moved to the UK where she completed her Masters in Physiotherapy. Jasleen worked in the UK across multiple settings including outpatient hospitals and physiotherapy clinics before moving back to Canada. She has experience working with a wide variety of conditions, including sport injuries, general injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, and chronic conditions. In the UK, Jasleen underwent additional training for pain management, arthritis and exercise therapy.

Being active her entire life, through sports and the gym, Jasleen has experienced injuries and understands their impact on daily function. She believes exercise, education and manual therapy all have an important role in helping clients feel better. Jasleen is passionate about providing person centered care, where personal goals are considered the most important ones for treatment. She believes helping a client return to the activities they value is one of most rewarding parts of being a physiotherapist.

In her spare time, Jasleen enjoys tennis, soccer and running and is a regular at the gym doing different forms of weight-lifting and HIIT workouts. She is a big Whitecaps FC fan and enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants and helping with various social media platforms in her spare time

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

CAROLINA FERREYRA

BPT, BPHED (SHE/HERS/HER)
Carolina is originally from Argentina. She started her career in 2011 after obtaining a Bachelor in Physical Education and working as a personal trainer with clients of different backgrounds and ages. She has been immersed in sports from a young age and was a handball player. All that experience led her to pursue a Bachelor in Kinesiology and Physical Therapy.

As a registered physio Carolina enjoys treating a variety of patients, from recreational athletes and weekend warriors to seniors. She combines hands-on manual therapy with exercise prescription. She takes the time to listen to you and understand your needs to design a plan that helps you to recover and meet your goals. She also has experience working with neurological patients and worked in hospital settings during her clinical placements.

Carolina is fascinated by understanding human movement, how tissues can recover from injuries and adapt to improve their function. She considers herself a lifelong learner. Therefore, she enjoys taking courses and improving her skills. She completed further education in Functional Movement Systems and Soft Tissue Release Therapy.

Carolina speaks fluent English, Spanish and has conversational Portuguese. In her spare time, you can find Carolina spending time with friends, playing soccer, hiking, cycling or at the gym lifting weights.

Book your next session with us today!

Start your therapy journey with us or book in for some fine-tuning.
Let’s reach your wellness goals together!

BOOK NOW
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We live, work, and play on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.