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Michele has worked with vestibular patients for the past nine years. She has treated a wide array of patients with conditions from labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis to acoustic neuromas and concussion management. Michele holds a certificate in vestibular rehabilitation from Emory University.
Marj’s interest in whiplash and concussion motivated her to learn more about vestibular physiotherapy. Prior to 2016, she participated in three vestibular rehabilitation courses. She greatly improved her knowledge, skills and confidence in helping people with vestibular disorders optimize their recovery by taking a six-day course in 2016; as a result, Marj holds a certificate in vestibular rehabilitation from Emory University.
Since obtaining her physiotherapy degree at the University of Alberta in 2004, Catherine has worked in private practice and work conditioning programs in Calgary and Kamloops. In 2012 she completed an intensive one-week Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency course in Atlanta, Georgia, gaining specialized rehabilitation skills appropriate for all patients with vertigo, dizziness and imbalance problems. Catherine added to these skills by completing further advanced training for vestibular rehabilitation at a one-week course in Durham, North Carolina.
Kelsey Cook is a registered physiotherapist and holds a certificate in vestibular rehabilitation from Emory University.She enjoys working with people with dizziness and balance issues. Additionally, she has taken courses on post-concussion syndrome including learning about how contributions from the neck and vision an cause dizziness. She has a passion for working in vestibular rehabilitation because improving vestibular issues can really impact how someone can function day to day.
Jamie’s special clinic interest is in providing optimal rehabilitation outcomes for patients who have injuries to their vestibular systems and/or concussions. He instructs courses for rehabilitation professionals on interdisciplinary concussion management and vestibular rehabilitation. He strives to stay up-to-date on the evidence to support his practice, achieving the best outcomes possible.
Roly completed a course in vestibular rehabilitation at Emory University (2016) and is interested in complex cases of pain, dizziness and concussion. He is also a clinical associate professor at UBC.
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120 – 108 11th Street East, North Vancouver
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209 – 12080 Nordel Way, Surrey
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Abeed graduated from both SFU and UBC in 2004 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy degree respectively. Since graduation, His passion Since graduation, Abeed has honed his skills in the assessment and treatment of patients with dizziness and balance disorders, concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injuries.
His passion for treating patients with dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders motivated him to seek further education in vestibular rehabilitation. To this effort, Abeed achieved his Competency Certification (Advanced) in Vestibular Rehabilitation from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA (2007) and Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC (2009).
Dr. Sandy Johal is a board certified developmental optometrist. Her primary care practice has a special emphasis on pediatric, binocular and developmental optometry. Dr. Johal graduated on the Dean’s List from UBC in cell biology and genetics. She went on to pursue a Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr. Johal is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD).
Sarah obtained her physiotherapy training at Auckland University of Technology in 2004. She has developed particular expertise in conditions of the head, neck and face, including balance disorders. In 2010 Sarah became a Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist via the Physiotherapist Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapeutics (US). She noticed that many jaw and neck patients suffered from dizziness, and thus completed Advanced Vestibular Therapy training in 2014. In 2016 Sarah completed training for the treatment of Facial Palsy/Bell’s Palsy and in 2017 she completed training in Post-concussion Rehabilitation.
Allison has a passion for treating individuals with neurological conditions. She has worked with this patient population across the continuum of care in both the private and public sectors. During this time she has honed her skills in vestibular rehabilitation and concussion management through several post-graduate courses. Allison holds a certificate in vestibular rehabilitation from Emory University.