The Studio at Treloar Team

Jennifer LaRoy

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates, Pelvic Floor Therapist
BKin, MScPT

Jen completed her Master in Science of Physiotherapy at University of Alberta in 2008.  She started her career in public practice and as her interest grew in both women's health and Pilates as a form of rehabilitation, she made the move to private practice in 2010.  She joined the team at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic in 2013.

In 2012, Jen gained her certification in Rehabilitation Mat & Reformer Pilates through STOTT Pilates (Spinal, Pelvic and Scapular Stabilization; Peripheral Joint Stabilization).  She finds integrating the principles of Pilates into Physiotherapy treatment an excellent way to help her clients become more body aware and therefore move with greater ease and less pain.

Jen has also taken several pelvic floor rehabilitation courses ad a pregnancy related pain course (Rost therapy) to assist women during all stages of pregnancy and post partum.  She has a keen interest in helping women regain control of their core and pelvic floor whether through Pilates training, internal assessment of the pelvic floor, or a combination of both.  She values creating a safe environment for women to talk about their concerns in these areas.

Outside the office:  In her spare time, Jen enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking up mountains and snowboarding down them, running, biking and reading.  If there was time to be in the forest every day breathing in the fresh air, that's where you would find her!

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Yvonne Lynch

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
Bsc (Kin), MPT

Yvonne has been working as a physiotherapist since graduating from the UBC Masters of Physical Therapy program in 2011.  She joined the team at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic in 2014. Prior to her UBC studies, Yvonne graduated with a B.Sc in Kinesiology from SFU, with a certificate in Active Health and Rehabilitation.

Yvonne’s professional attitude involves a whole body integrative approach. Her treatment focuses on optimizing movement patterns to treat injuries and maximize function. Yvonne has taken matwork and reformer courses in the rehabilitation stream of STOTT pilates (STOTT Pilates RMR1&2 Lumbar & Shoulder Stabilization on Mat & Reformer) and is pursuing the Orthopedic and Manual Therapy certification levels.  

Yvonne's passion for movement stems from her background in Irish dance; she Irish danced competitively through her youth, and toured professionally with the company Riverdance.

Outside the office: To stay active these days you can find her running, hiking, climbing and snowboarding. She thrives in the outdoors and would love to help you get out there too!

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Katie Evans

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
MPT

Katie Evans graduated from Queen’s University with her Masters in Science in Physical Therapy in 2010.  She joined the team at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic in 2013. With her background in manual therapy, Katie finds that Pilates is a specific and proficient way of integrating core stability into her Physiotherapy appointments. 

She believes best results come from a patient-therapist relationship, which has to function as a team effort in improving health and quality of life. Katie understands and discusses a client’s goals as it is always crucial in creating a plan to assist someone return to activity, improve activity, or just become pain free.  "Pilates allows me to treat the whole body in one session, and I love it!"

Outside the office:  In her spare time Katie is active in the beach volleyball community, actively training and playing. When she’s not on the court, Katie is snowboarding, hiking, practicing yoga, and Pilates.

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Lara Martin

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor

BSc, MScPT, CAFCI, RYT200

Lara completed her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology at UBC and returned there to complete her Master's of Physical Therapy, graduating in 2013. She has continued to deepen her knowledge and skills and has completed her certificate in Anatomical Acupuncture. She has practiced yoga for 15 years and completed her Yoga Teacher Training in 2009. This is where she became fascinated by how movement and awareness are key to healing in the body. This inspired her to become a physical therapist so she could work with all kinds of people to improve the way they move, breathe and live.

During her studies at UBC Lara discovered the benefits of Pilates as a way to assess and treat movement disorders. She did her STOTT Pilates Rehabilitation training (Spinal, Pelvic and Scapular Stabilization; Peripheral Joint Stabilization) for the mat and Reformer shortly after graduating and has incorporated those techniques in her treatment plans for a variety of patients. Combining Yoga, Pilates and Acupuncture makes her treatments fun and unique, and results in a holistic approach to healing and well being. During her studies at UBC, she also completed Yoga for Chronic Pain courses and uses Yoga and Pilates to help people with a variety of persistent pain conditions live better lives. She is currently studying Therapeutic Yoga with Maggie Reagh.

Outside the Studio: You will find Lara heading for the mountains to ski, mountain bike or hike anytime she gets the chance. She also loves swimming and cycling around the city.

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Victoria (Tori) Feige

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor

BA, MPT, FDN

Victoria ‘Tori’ Feige, BA, MPT graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2012 with a Masters in Physiotherapy.  She grew up in Vancouver hiking, snowboarding and playing a variety of sports. While a university student, Tori sustained a serious injury snowboarding and became immersed in the world of physiotherapy and neuro-rehabilitation. Because of this experience, she was inspired to set out on a path which would lead her to become the first physiotherapist in North America to also be a wheelchair user. Tori understands the impact an injury can have on all facets of your life, and she is motivated to decrease pain and restore movement.

Tori currently splits her time between The Studio, Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic and Neuro-Ability Rehabilitation Services. She is also a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy at UBC. In the clinic, she provides treatments specific to her clients and treats out of her chair: using a rolling stool for manual therapy or standing up beside the hi-lo table. She has taken and continues to take extensive post-graduate training in orthopedic manual therapy, the Bobath Concept and STOTT Pilates.

Outside the office: Tori enjoys being active, getting time outside and playing guitar. She is a certified ski instructor and has volunteered with Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports for several years. She competes for Canada as an adaptive surfer.

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Hayley Huculak

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor

​BHK, MPT, IMS

Hayley grew up in the Vancouver area and was involved in competitive figure skating as a child and teenager. Her passion for health and fitness drove her to complete a Bachelors Degree in Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Hayley was active in the sport and fitness industry throughout her early twenties, working both as a fitness instructor and sport programmer. During this time she suffered a significant lower back injury, which affected both her personal and professional life. This injury happened only weeks after being accepted into the Physiotherapy program at UBC. She spent the next five months rehabbing her back before beginning the program and was gradually able to get back to the activities that she loved, including running. Two years after her injury, she went on to run her first half marathon.

Hayley completed her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at UBC in 2014. Since graduation, she has completed training in Rehabilitation Mat & Reformer Pilates through STOTT Pilates. She has also pursued courses in soft tissue release, athletic taping and orthopeadic manual therapy. Hayley has been a proud member of Team Treloar since 2015.

Hayley is a firm believer in active rehabilitation and enables her clients to increase their body awareness and restore efficient and pain-free movement. She uses the principles of Pilates to develop core stability, address muscular imbalances and improve posture. Hayley enjoys blending manual therapy and Pilates based exercises into her treatment sessions. She treats the body as a whole and works one-on-one with her clients to achieve their personal goals.

Outside the office: Hayley is active and adventurous. She enjoys traveling, running, hiking, dancing, cycling, strength training, and practicing yoga. She loves spending time with family and friends, and is mildly addicted to coffee and ice cream.

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Jane Osborne

Pilates Instructor

Jane began her studies in Pilates at the Vancouver Pilates Centre (formerly Dianne Miller’s) in 2005. She was first drawn to Pilates as a compliment to her training in contemporary dance, finding it to be instrumental in the maintenance of a strong, intelligent and connected body, and for dealing with her own injury rehabilitation.

Jane is now a fully certified Method Pilates instructor for the mat and all equipment, including pre- and post-natal Pilates, through the PhysicalMind Institute. She also holds a BFA in Dance from Simon Fraser University and has trained in Europe and New York.

As an independent dance artist, Jane has worked for many of BC’s top choreographers, having performed at numerous local and national venues, and internationally at the Hong Kong Dance Festival. She is also busy as co-director of a dance collective (www.contigencyplan.ca), and has been teaching dance for close to a decade.

Jane especially enjoys helping her clients to develop greater kinesthetic awareness, ease of movement and a more functional body that is ready for anything life might throw their way!

Outside the office: In her 'spare time', Jane pursues her passion for photography, travel and hiking.

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Allison Kalls

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor

BA, DPT (Distinct)

Allison completed her Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Melbourne in Australia (2014). While completing her degree Allison participated in an intensive Pilates placement and discovered the benefits of exercise for rehabilitation. Allison went on to complete her Mat Pilates training with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute and returned to Vancouver to complete her Intensive Reformer training with STOTT. Allison has also pursued courses in IMS needling and spinal manipulation. Prior to moving to Australia, Allison completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at UBC (2009).

Allison is a strong advocate of active rehabilitation for recovery and prevention of injuries. She uses Pilates to help her clients improve their body awareness, strength, flexibility, muscular imbalances and general wellbeing. Allison believes positive outcomes for her clients result from a strong client-therapist relationship. She works closely with her clients to educate them and to develop specific goals and individualized treatment plans.

Allison enjoys working with clients of all ages with a variety of orthopaedic conditions and has a special interest in rehabilitating shoulder injuries.

Outside the clinic: In her free-time Allison heads for the great outdoors. She loves anything in the mountains including rock climbing, snowboarding and hiking. When she is stuck in the city Allison enjoys playing social softball and kayaking in Deep Cove.

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Kate Young

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor

BSc, MPT

Kate graduated from the University of Toronto with her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 2009 after graduating with Honours from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science.  She expanded her skills by completing the Medical Acupuncture Certification from McMaster University in 2012 and has been working towards her Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy.  Kate obtained her Reformer Pilates training from Balanced Body in 2013 and believes strongly in the benefits of exercise as medicine.  Kate also has an interest in chronic pain, having had her undergraduate research thesis published in the Journal of Pain.

Kate has used Pilates-based rehabilitation to benefit many of her clients in order to improve strength, stability, flexibility, postural awareness and general well-being.  Her therapeutic focus is to develop an individualized treatment plan, depending on the individuals’ goals and strongly emphasizes education and exercise for long-term injury prevention.  Kate has worked primarily in private practice but has gained experience across the continuum of care by working in both the private and public systems.  She has experience and skills in treating a wide range of physical issues including acute injuries, post-operative, repetitive strains and chronic pain.

Kate currently works as a Regional Clinical Resource Therapist for Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Populations at Vancouver Coastal Health.  In this role she provides regional practice support, mentorship and education for physiotherapists across acute, rehabilitation and community care settings.  

Outside the office: In her free time, Kate loves skiing in the mountains, playing beach volleyball and tennis, and cycling throughout our beautiful city.

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Diane Rizzardo

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
BKin, MPT

Diane is a former UBC Varsity and Pro-am Women’s Whitecaps soccer player who graduated from physiotherapy at UBC and is now working in Sport and Orthopedic and Clinical Pilates Physiotherapy.  She completed her Clinical Pilates RMR1 course through Pacific Northwest Pilates in the STOTT Pilates approach.  Diane has been a multi-sport athlete all her life, competing in field hockey, swimming, track and field, basketball, diving and figure skating. She understands an athlete’s drive to compete and her goal is to get every client back functioning at their highest level as soon as possible. Being sidelined by a significant soccer injury led her to discover Clinical Pilates Physiotherapy and she contributes it’s holistic approach to her successful return to sport.

Diane’s background in sport allows her to use sport specific exercises grounded in Pilates and manual therapy techniques to treat the whole body.  Her focus is to rehabilitate current injuries as well as to prevent further injuries from occurring, improving overall sport/fitness performance, and helping her clients attain their personal health goals.  Clinical Pilates Physiotherapy is not only an ideal rehabilitation tool for anyone post abdominal injury or surgery (ex: hernia or C-section) but also for treating knee, ankle or shoulder injuries as well as back pain.

Whether you’re a competitive athlete, a recreational enthusiast, a soon-to-be or postpartum mom, or just someone looking for a way to repair and prevent injuries, Diane looks forward to working with you to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.  

Outside of the office:  Soccer, running (half marathons, middle distance sprints and trail running), hiking, tennis or any type of competitive challenge with friends.

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Melina Mirzaei

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
MPT, BKin, FDN

Melina completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia in 2012. Prior to becoming a Physiotherapist, she worked as Kinesiologist in a private practice clinic, where she was introduced to Pilates. She completed her training through Balanced Body shortly thereafter. With the goal of furthering her knowledge of the human body and movement, Melina returned to UBC to complete her Master's of Physical Therapy in 2015.

Since graduating, she has split her time between public and private practice. She also spent the last 2 seasons working with the Vancouver Rowing Club Men's Rugby team. Melina has completed training in Functional Dry Needling, which she finds complements the active treatment that clients receive through Pilates. Melina's variety of experiences allows her to work with most any type of client, from elderly clients looking to maintain their strength and balance, to high-level athletes looking to return to competition. Melina's priority is always to help her clients return to their highest level of functioning, whatever their goals may be.

Melina believes that Pilates primarily helps clients to improve their body awareness, strength and flexibility, all while using principles they can apply to activities in their daily life. She uses a combination of Pilates principles, traditional exercises, manual therapy and dry needling to provide a holistic treatment to her clients.

Outside the studio: You will find Melina hiking on the weekends, at the barre studio, or researching her next travel destination.

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Alycia Bateman

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates
BKin, MPT

Ali's began her career as a professional dancer, which led to a fascination with the human body. After a career-ending injury, Ali returned to school to complete her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and the Masters of Physical Therapy Program at the University of British Columbia. In addition, she has completed her Pilates Teacher Training with Dianne Miller at the Vancouver Pilates Center.

Ali believes that a person’s ability to move confidently, and with ease, is vital to optimal health and wellness. By combining the clinical evidence-based knowledge and application of physiotherapy, with the theory and detail of the Pilates work, Ali advocates that Clinical Pilates is a powerful rehabilitation platform that can be uniquely utilized for each Client and their respective needs. She plans to begin the Post-Professional Clinical Doctorate in Musculoskeletal Management next year to continue her education and further pursue her interest in chronic pain and musculoskeletal injury.

With an extensive background in ballet, Ali understands the demands and requirements of high level athletes, but enjoys working with clients of all physical abilities and experience. Ali is excited to empower you to take an active approach to your own rehabilitation to help you achieve whole body health.

Outside the office: you will find her hiking with her dog Avery, doing her own Pilates workout, doing her favourite spin class, occasionally mixing in a dance class here and there (for old time’s sake), and spending time relaxing with her fiancé on Galiano Island. 

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