Vancouver Physiotherapy Clinic at Main & 32nd | 604-568-2744

Our Staff

Aart van Gorkum (owner)

MCPA,FCAMT

Aart Van Gorkum Physiotherapist | Main Street Physiotherapy Clinic Vancouver B.C.Aart has been a Physiotherapist for over 26 years. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy, and has a keen interest in sports and orthopaedics. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia and teaches in the Masters of Physical Therapy (MPT) program at UBC. Furthermore, Aart is the Vice-President of the Physiotherapy Association of B.C.

After being an associate at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic in Vancouver for 9 years, Aart went out on his own and opened Main Street Physiotherapy Clinic in December, 2009.

Aart has extensive experience working with athletes of all ages, elite and non-elite. He enjoys working with local sports teams, and was involved with the Vancouver Giants Major Junior Hockey Team during their first two years in Vancouver. Currently Aart is involved with the Canadian National Mens Field Hockey Team, as one of the team's Physiotherapists. He has worked internationally and speaks Dutch, German and Spanish.

When he is not coaching one of his son's baseball team, Aart can be found pursuing one of his hobbies: golf, baseball, hockey or fishing. He is happily married and has two sons.

Marcella Paoletti

BscPT, BPhEd, MCPA

Marcella Paoletti Physiotherapist | Main Street Physiotherapy Clinic Vancouver B.C.Marcella graduated Physiotherapy in 1994 from the University of Toronto. She has an undergraduate degree in Physical Education from Ottawa University. Marcella has a special interest in women’s health. She also work at the Women’s Health Centre and BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver , where she is part of the Osteoporosis and Continence Clinics. Marcella is also involved with the South Community Birthing Program in Vancouver. She has done extensive post graduate training in the field of women’s health and really enjoys the aspect public education and health promotion. She has a keen interest in working with pre- and post natal moms.

To keep up with her husband and two boys she enjoys running, skiing and Pilates.

Mike Wall

MPT, BHK

Mike Wall Physiotherapist | Main Street Physiotherapy Clinic Vancouver B.C.Mike has been working as a physiotherapist since graduating with a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from UBC in 2007, and has worked at Main Street Physiotherapy Clinic since 2010. Mike's treatment style focuses on creating a positive physical change through manual therapy, soft tissue release and/or dry needling to help reset, realign and rebalance the body. In order to ensure long-lasting results, corrective exercises and injury-specific education are always a part of Mike's treatments.

 

Mike is certified in Functional Dry Needling (FDN) (please see kinetacore.com for more information) which is a form Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), and he will complete his Advance Level in the summer of 2014. Mike is also trained in Active Release Techniques, and is currently working towards his certificate in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Mike has experience working with sports teams, including the UBC Men's Hockey team, and volunteering for Team Canada at the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel, and he enjoys working with athletes of all ages and abilities.

 

TPI Certified Physiotherapist VancouverMike has Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certification and has a special interest in working with golfers to maximize their specific physical abilities to improve their golf swings.

 

Outside of work, Mike enjoys family time with his wife, two daughters and dog, playing hockey and golf, cooking and following local sports teams.

Kate Kennedy

BSc(P.T.), Physical Therapist
FCAMPT, MCPA

Kate Kennedy Physiotherapist | Main Street Physiotherapy Clinic Vancouver B.C.Kate completed her in BSc in Physiotherapy in 1990 from Queen's University. She has been working in private practice and orthopaedics for over 20 years, most recently at Treloar Physiotherapy. Kate became a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Manual Therapists upon completion of her Advanced Certification in Manual and Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT) in 1996. She has a special interest in manual therapy, knee rehabilitation as well as women’s health with a focus on post-postpartum care and bone health.

Kate is clinical faculty at UBC in the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine where she teaches the second year Masters of Physical Therapy students clinical skills in manual therapy and musculoskeletal assessment and treatment.

She is a senior instructor within the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopaedic Division, where she provides continuing education to practicing physiotherapists in manual therapy, exercise prescription and clinical reasoning.

Kate's approach to treatment focuses on movement control facilitated by manual therapy, exercise and patient education.

Her professional highlights include speaking at the annual Sport Physiotherapy National Symposium on “Thoracic Spine – Mechanics and Mobility As It Relates To The Shoulder”, receiving the Physiotherapy Association of BC’s prestigious Award of Excellence (Teaching), as well as teaching and mentoring many physiotherapists studying advanced manual therapy and exercise prescription.

Kate has lived in the Main Street area for 12 years and is excited to work in such a dynamic community. She is an avid cycle commuter, but now finds most of her hobbies involve her busy little family – playtime, hiking, snowshoeing, camping and travel.

Chantelle Poon

MScPT, BSc(Kin)
CAFCI, MCPA

Chantelle Poon Physiotherapist | Main Street Physiotherapy Clinic Vancouver B.C.Chantelle completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2006. Prior to that, she completed her Kinesiology degree at Simon Fraser University in 2003 as well as certificates in Health and Fitness and in Applied Human Nutrition. She is certified with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and recently completed her certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. She has worked in a sports/private practice setting since graduating with a special interest in athletic performance and injury prevention.

Carrer highlights include working as a physiotherapist with the National men’s gymnastics team, the New Westminster Salmonbellies Senior lacrosse team and in the television industry on the show "Hellcats". She has also volunteered for Olympic winter games, the World Police and Fire Games, and the Canada Cup Softball tournament.

Chantelle is also an ex-National level gymnast and also competed for Simon Fraser University’s cheerleading team. She currently coaches the Simon Fraser University cheerleading team and has instructed cheerleading internationally. Her other interests and activities include volleyball, snowboarding, cycling, running, rollerblading and weight training.

David Weightman

BA, BHsc., MA
MCPA, Registered Physiotherapist

 

David Weightman Physiotherapist | Main Street Physiotherapy Clinic Vancouver B.C.David Weightman - Has been a practicing physiotherapist for over 18 years, 13 of those in private practice. Beyond his degree in Physiotherapy, he holds a masters degree in Health Leadership. David balances his interest in manual therapy, sports medicine, senior's health, and falls prevention, with instructing at UBC. He also acts as Vancouver Coastal Health's Active Living Coordinator with their Healthy Living Team.

 

David currently practices on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:30pm.

Peter Francis

PT, CSCS, Dipl.(Sports Sci.), B.Kin., M.PT

 

Peter Francis Physiotherapist | Main Street Physiotherapy Clinic Vancouver B.C.

Peter completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Fraser Valley. After finishing his undergraduate studies, he moved to Vancouver where he continued his education and completed a Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. Peter’s physiotherapy practice is based out of both Vancouver and North Vancouver, where he provides patient care as well as sports injury prevention and coach education seminars for many local sports organizations. You can read about Peter's involvement in baseball at the Baseball BC Arm Safety Blog.


In addition to his experiences in rehabilitation, Peter has a significant background in competitive sport. He coached and aided in the development of several youth and minor sport programs. Peter also played hockey in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League, as well as played college baseball in the United States while completing a diploma in Sport Science.


Peter offers physiotherapy services for individuals of all ages and activity levels. Due to his strong background in sport, he developed a special interest in working with overhead and throwing athletes. He provides consultation services for both the North Shore Twins and the Coquitlam Reds Premier Baseball organizations. Through involvement with the above clubs, he also provides direct patient care for selected players on the Canadian Junior National Baseball team.


In addition to delivering rehabilitation and prevention programs, Peter understands the importance of providing patient education in order to improve sport performance and decrease the risk of injury throughout the competitive season. Therefore, he developed a number of sport specific, strength and conditioning programs for youth athletes to improve strength-training technique.


Peter provides evidence-based physiotherapy interventions with a strong focus on exercise and manual therapy. He is constantly taking additional courses to further develop his education in order to provide optimal patient care.


Peter enjoys working with a range of individuals, including those wishing to improve their ability to perform daily activities, to those wishing to return to competitive sport.

Dr. James Grimmett

B.A (Health) D.C - Website: http://drgrimmett.ca/

James Grimmett Physiotherapist | Main Street Physiotherapy Clinic Vancouver B.C.James is a graduate of Queen's University: B.A (Honors) Health, 1986; and The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College: Doctor of Chiropractic, 1991; summa cum laude; clinic honors; and receipient of the Dr. King Award for diagnosis.

His experience includes nineteen years of active practice, working in clinics in Canada and New Zealand. This has afforded him the opportunity to treat thousands of patients – including professional and olympic athletes – while gaining a wealth of clinical experience. James is a certified provider and instructor of Active Release Techniques® (ART). In addition, he is a certified injury prevention consultant for BACKSAFE®, which provides health and safety training for such companies as Air Canada, Boeing, Daimler Chrysler, and Xerox, as well as NASA.

Passionate about the practice of chiropractic, James is dedicated to diagnosing and treating the specific causes and symptoms of each patient's condition. He was voted #1 chiropractor in Vancouver (Vancouver Courier Reader's Choice Award 2008.)

James is an avid badminton player taking the bronze medal in the men's over 40 singles at the 2005 World Master Games in Edmonton.

Jonathan Poon,

PT, Registered Kinesiologist and certified Pilates Rehabilitation Instructor

Jonathan Poon | Main Street Physiotherapy Clinic Vancouver B.C.Jonathan completed his Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in 2010 and had been working as a physiotherapist in Brisbane, Australia, until recently moving back to Vancouver. Prior to that he worked as a Registered Kinesiologist, following the completion of his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Certificate in Health and Fitness and Certificate of Applied Human Nutrition from Simon Fraser University in 2006.

Jonathan has extensive training in Clinical Pilates and is a certified Pilates Rehab Instructor through Polestar Pilates. He is also certified in Musculoskeletal Acupuncture and Dry-needling through Combined Health. Jonathan has worked with patients of all ages and abilities, which has included some professional athletes and dancers.

Sport and physical activity have played a large role throughout his life. Over the past 5 years Jonathan has been drawn to the mind-body benefits of yoga, which he practices almost daily. The combination of his work and personal practice experience has influenced the way he approaches his physiotherapy treatment.

Jonathan has a holistic movement-focused approach to physiotherapy. Whether for pain, rehabilitation or performance, he uses a combination of manual therapy, exercise and other physiotherapy modalities to achieve optimal movement quality. Jonathan has a strong belief in an individualized approach to patient management and therefore emphasizes patient education and empowerment throughout his treatment.

 

Our Front Desk Staff

Vancouver Physiotherapy Clinic Front Staff
Melissa, Sheila, Anne (Clinic Manager), Anita and Kylie

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