The Kerrisdale Team

Steve Wong

Physiotherapist, IMS, Acupuncture, GTT, Sport Conditioning

Steve completed his Bachelor of Human Kinetics at UBC in 1998, followed by his post-graduate physiotherapy degree at the University of Toronto in 2001. Prior to returning to Vancouver in 2007, he worked in a busy multi-disciplinary sport medicine clinic in Toronto, Ontario. In 2005, Steve successfully completed the Canadian Physiotherapy Association's post-graduate Advanced Diploma in Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy while becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists. Steve is also certified in Acupuncture, Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), Gokavi Transverse Technique (GTT) and is a Level 2 TWIST Sport Conditioning Coach. 

Steve's treatment philosophy includes using a combination of manual and dry-needling techniques to restore normal joint and tissue mobility and then applying specific & focused exercise techniques to restore function and minimize injury reoccurrence.

Steve's area of interest includes treating complex shoulder problems and spinal instabilities. He has had success treating a wide variety of clients including national level athletes, rowers, gymnasts, trampolinists, musicians & 'weekend warriors'.

As a certified Titleist Performance Institute Level 3 Medical Professional (TPI - MP3), Steve also works with golfers of all ages and abilities, assessing and treating any physical and bio-mechanical restrictions that may be contributing to faulty, injury inducing swing mechanics.  He also uses to the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) as a fundamental movement pattern screening tool.

Outside of work: In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, golfing, basketball, ultimate, snowboarding and researching his next flight of travel plans. 

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Stacy Benmore

Physiotherapist, Vestibular Rehabilitation
BSc, MSc (PT), Dip.Manip.PT, FCAMPT, CAFCI

Stacy completed her Master of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2004. For the last six years she has been working in private orthopaedic practise. She has successfully completed the Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Stacy has a special interest in teaching - she spends time working as a teaching assistant in the UBC Physical Therapy Masters program, and also teaches educational workshops on osteoarthritis to the public through the Arthritis Society. She treats various musculoskeletal injuries, balance and dizziness disorders with a combined approach of manual therapy, education and specific exercise.

Outside of work: To keep active Stacy runs, hikes, plays softball and works on her golf game.

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Christina Eng

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor

Christina completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2007.  Upon graduation, she returned home to Vancouver and has since worked in private practice orthopedic physiotherapy.  She has successfully completed the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopedic Division's Advanced Examination in Manual and Manipulative Therapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists.  

In addition to her practice of physiotherapy, Christina is also a Clinical Pilates Instructor having  completed the rehabiltation stream (Mat and Reformer) in STOTT pilates.  As well, she brings extensive experience as a kinesiologist, exercise therapist and personal trainer.  She enjoys treating all types of patients and firmly believes in an individualized, multi-modal treatment philosophy combining manual therapy, dry-needling/acupuncture, pilates  and other specific exercise techniques to improve mobility, restore function and prevent injury.

As a new mom, Christina has developed a keen-interest in treating pre- and post-natal women and helping them restore balance in their new bodies.  

Christina can speak Cantonese and some Mandarin

Outside of work: In her free time, Christina enjoys spending time with her family, staying active by playing field hockey and getting outside or hitting the gym for a good sweat!

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Jonathan Tom-Yew


Jonathan graduated from The University of British Columbia with a Master's degree in Physical Therapy in 2011. He also completed his Bachelor of Science majoring in Cell Biology/Genetics and minoring in Human Kinetics in 2008. Since completing his Master of Physical Therapy, Jonathan has continued to develop professionally through continuing education and mentorship. Most recently, Jonathan completed his Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association's Orthopaedic division. Jonathan is also certified in Acupuncture through Acupuncture Canada and has incorporated dry needling into his practice since 2013. Jonathan believes in an individualized treatment program that is comprised of manual therapy, dry needling (Acupuncture), and therapeutic exercise in order to restore balance and function to the human body. 

Jonathan enjoys all aspects of physiotherapy, including sports and orthopaedic rehabilitation, geriatric rehabilitation, and the rehabilitation of those following neurological injury. Jonathan is also an ambassador for the Thera-Band Academy.

Outside of work: Jonathan keeps active through playing soccer in the Vancouver Metro Soccer League,  rock climbing, hiking, kayaking and Crossfit.

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Penny Wilson

Physiotherapist, Pelvic Floor Therapist

Penny is a graduate from UBC and has worked in the area of women’s health for 30 years.  She co-founded the Continence Clinic at BC Women’s Health Centre, and is a Clinical Instructor in the Masters of Physical Therapy program at UBC.  She teaches a postgraduate course for physiotherapists, 'Continence and Pelvic Floor Re-education in the Female Patient'.  Penny has presented at many conferences and workshops both for healthcare professionals and the public.  She’s currently involved in research on urinary incontinence in survivors of gynecological cancer.

Penny treats women of all ages from teens to pregnant and postpartum women to postmenopausal women. She offers treatment for many aspects of female pelvic floor problems: urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, constipation, obstructed defecation, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction related to the pelvic floor.

Penny states, “I am passionate about dispelling the myth that incontinence and other pelvic floor problems are just something women have to put up with.  Pelvic floor problems can affect all aspects of women’s lives: ability to exercise, travel, sexual relationships, mental health and even their ability to hold down a job. Physiotherapy for pelvic floor dysfunction is highly effective.  I’ve been a physio for a long time and this is by far the most gratifying work I’ve ever done, because it works.”

In her spare time Penny can be found up Hollyburn Mountain hiking or snow shoeing with her family and her dog Dakota.  Her favourite vacations are cycling trips with friends just about anywhere!

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Corrie Okamura

Physiotherapist, Vestibular Rehabilitation

Corrie is originally from Vancouver Island, where she first developed an interest in human movement and physiotherapy through her background as a competitive dancer and dance instructor.  She completed her Masters degree in Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia, having previously completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta.  Corrie has completed her Level 1 certification under the Canadian Physiotherapy Association's Orthopaedic division and has post-graduate training in Vestibular (dizziness) Rehabilitation and in joint mobilizations with movement.  

Corrie joined the Treloar Physiotherapy team in 2016.  She uses individualized treament plans of manual therapy, exercise, and education to help patients optimize the functioning of their bodies and achieve their goals.  Corrie enjoys working with patients of all ages and has special interest in treating dancers and patients needing vestibular rehabilitation.

Outside of work: Corrie enjoys dancing, hiking, swimming, running, weight-lifting and finding new ways to stay active.

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Karen Forsman

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor

Karen graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy from The University of British Columbia in 2013.  Prior to that she completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University.  Since graduating from UBC, Karen has worked in private practice as an orthpaedic physiotherapist.  She has completed various post-graduate courses including manual therapy Acupuncture, Sports First Responder, and most recently her Reformer, Mat, Chair, Cadillac and Barrels training with STOTT Pilates to incorporate Clinical Pilates into her practice.

Karen has found that incorporating Pilates into physiotherapy is an excellent way to build strength and stability, and helps her clients become more body aware.  This in turn leads to better posture and decreased pain in their day to day activities.

Outside of work: A firm believer of the benefits of an active lifestyle, Karen has been a ride leader for the Fondo clinics, a run leader for the Sun Run clinics, and has also been the team therapist for the Burnaby Lakers Lacrosse Team.  Karen is also an active triathlete and keeps busy swimming, biking, and running as she prepares for her next race.  She also enjoys practicing Pilates and yoga, and hiking with friends

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Cynthia Lau

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor

Cynthia completed her Master of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia.  Since graduating from UBC, Cynthia has received training in various professional development courses such as manual therapy, Acupuncture, Sports First-Responder and Rehab Reformer through the STOTT Pilates approach.

Cynthia's treatment philosophy includes a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, dry-needling (acupuncture) and taping to promote recovery and improve function.  She has a special interest in incorporating clinical pilates into one's overall treatment plan. 

When not in the clinic, Cynthia also serves as team physiotherapist for the UBC Old Boys Ravens Rugby Club where she focusses on the rehabiliation of sports injuries.

Outside of work: In her spare time, Cynthia enjoys playing field hockey, basketball, hiking and snowboarding.  She has also recently begun running the occasional half-marathon, and is always looking to achieve a new personal best.


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Candace Messina

Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor
BScKin, MPhty

Candace completed her Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2011 and currently works in private practice.  Prior to that she completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a Certificate in Health & Fitnesss studies at Simon Fraser University.  She has continued to develop professionally through continuing education courses throughout her career.

In addition to her practice of Physiotherapy, Candace is also a Clinical Pilates Instructor having completed training in the rehabilitation stream (mat and reformer) in STOTT Pilates.  She also brings extensive experience as a Kinesiologist with a strong background in exercise-based rehabilitation.  Candace enjoys working with all types of patients and focusses on individualizing the treatment to each person's specific presentation and needs.

Candace's interest in treating pre- and post-natal women started during her own pregnancy, which led her to become a certified pre- and post-natal fitness specialist.  Now as a new mom, she has developed a keen interest in the area of women's health & post-partum fitness and is excited to be able to help other women function optimally with their changing bodies.

Outside of work: In her free time, Candace enjoys spending time with her family and staying active by running, hiking, walking, swimming and home exercises (including Pilates of course!).  She has also been an avid competitive soccer player for the majority of life.

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Yvonne Sui

Registered Acupuncturist
BSc, RAc

Yvonne graduated from Pacific Rim College's 3-year Diploma of Acupuncture program in 2016, and completed the national board exams to become a licensed member of the BC regulatory board, CTCMA.  She previously completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Victoria in 2010.

Using the theory and holistic approach of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yvonne is able to treat a wide variety of conditions.  She is passionate about using acupuncture to treat issues ranging from stress, anxiety/depression, insomnia, to digestive disorders and smoking cessation.  Yvonne also has a special interest in women's health issues such as menstruation regulation, infertility, pregnancy and labour.  Her approach includes the use of traditional acupuncture, cupping, Tui-Na massage, gua sha and moxibustion.

While at Pacific Rim College, Yvonne has also taken supplementary workshops in Traditional Acupuncture in Pregnancy, Labour and Postpartum,  Channel Examination and Diagnosis as well as Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture.

Outside of work: In her spare time, Yvonne enjoys hiking, swimming road trips, dabbling with arts and crafts and photography.


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Michelle MacDonald

Office Manager

Michelle joined the Treloar Physiotherapy family in October, 2012. Originally from Vancouver Island, she moved to the Lower Mainland when she was quite young and has also spent time living in the U.K. She went to school for the Spa Certification Programme at The Vancouver School of Bodywork & Massage and graduated in December of 2005. Having worked in customer service positions since she was 16, Michelle brings over 15 years of experience to the Kerrisdale team.

When she is not at work she enjoys reading, traveling, trying new & adventurous foods, going to concerts and spending time with family & friends.

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Ina Lin


Ina, originally from Singapore, immigrated to Vancouver in 2010 and has been part of the Treloar team since June 2014.  Ina completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in 2013 and is currently working towards her Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioural Neuroscience at UBC and is considering a minor in Linguistics.  She has an interest in the field of rehabilitation and is looking into furthering her studies in occupational therapy, speech-language pathology or physiotherapy.

Outside of work: Ina keeps active by skiing, hiking and kayaking.  When not busy with work or school she also enjoys baking and travelling with friends and family.  Ina is also able to speak some Mandarin.


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Eliza Chan


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Kimberly Szeto


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