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To the valued clients of Brickyard Physiotherapy As of April 1st, masks will be recommended but not required. If you would prefer to wear a mask, the practitioner will also wear a mask. We kindly ask you to cancel your appointment and stay home if you are not feeling well. Please feel confident that we are committed to providing you the safest and highest quality of care.
We wish you good health and safety,
The Brickyard Team
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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Our goal through Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is to provide a safe and supportive environment for all people in all stages of life to take control of their pelvic health.
Kinesiology / Athletic Therapy
Our Kinesiologists will create a personalized exercise rehabilitation program for your needs. The focus of the rehabilitation is on enhancing and working towards a safe return to daily activities, sports, and other hobbies.
GLA:D Osteoarthritis Program
The GLA:D Canada program is a nationwide evidence-based initiative that follows the current recommendations for the treatment of hip and knee osteoarthritis.The program is a 7 week program of exercises, education, and techniques to help you build a better lifestyle when you suffer from knee or hip pain.
At Brickyard Physiotherapy our therapists are experienced in assessing foot function and lower limb alignment, we utilize a non-weight bearing 3D laser scan, in conjunction with computer design technology, to create a truly custom orthotic. $450 includes the assessment, fabrication and fitting, payment is due at the time of the assessment.
Angela Avender RMT
Angela Birtwistle has always been interested in learning the most about the human body and how it functions. Her goal is to help others to improve body function by seeing what areas of the body need attention and to apply the proper treatment plan. Angela works hard and loves learning as much as she can each day.
Angela graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria in April, 2015 and received treatment training in therapeutic and sport massage, myofascial release therapy, joint mobilization, manual lymph drainage, and also relaxation massage.
Angela has always been a very active person, enjoying playing sports such as volleyball, golf, rugby, baseball, disc golf, yoga, and dance. Angela also trained in martial arts from the age of 6 and by the age of 18 she had earned her second degree black belt in the style of Goju Ryu Karate. This was a great influence in the person she is today. Angela looks forward to meeting and helping new clients and to expanding her areas of learning and practice.
Areas of special interest:
Sport massage Hip function Muscle energy
Angela Birtwistle has always been interested in learning the most about the human body and how it... Read More
Dr. Garrett Duff B.Sc (Hons), DC
Dr. Garrett Duff was born and raised in Northern Ontario where he spent his younger years exploring and appreciating the environment. He attributes his love for cross country skiing, biking, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and hiking to these surroundings. Dr. Duff loves teaching others about physical activity, and has his National Coaching certification in badminton as well as stand up paddleboarding.
His journey of higher education took him to Ottawa in 2016 where he completed his Bachelor of Science Degree with a health science focus from Carleton University, while simultaneously completing 2 summers working with Parks Canada. Following this, he spent his next 4 years in Toronto at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. At the college, he was given the unique opportunity to bike from Tofino, BC to St. Johns NFL to promote healthy living and bike safety at presentations to youth along the way.
Dr. Duff is passionate about his relationships with patients and works relentlessly from every angle to get them to where they want to be. Utilizing various evidence-based treatments such as joint manipulation, mobilizations, soft tissue therapy, modality usage, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), and exercise prescription he will get you to where you need to be.
When not at work, you may see Dr. Duff out on paddleboard exploring the waters, biking across the Island, hiking in the bush, or getting involved with the badminton community.
Dr. Garrett Duff was born and raised in Northern Ontario where he spent his younger years explori... Read More
Bryn Edwards B.Sc.PT, CGIMS, FCAMPT
Currently Bryn is not accepting new clients. If you are an existing client, please call the office to set your return Assessment.
Bryn Edwards is a highly qualified practitioner in the field of physiotherapy. Since graduating from Queen’s University with an honours degree in Physiotherapy, Bryn has gained further post graduate qualifications including a Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.
Bryn is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Of the 1600 members of the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia, Bryn is one of only 197 members suitably qualified to become a Fellow.
Bryn is also a recognised Intramuscular Stimulation practitioner and is registered with the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain (iSTOP). His continued study ensures that his clients are receiving the most up to date expert care. Outside of the clinic Bryn is an avid mountain biker, hiker and rock climber.
Areas of special interest:
Lumbar-pelvic-hip disorders Whiplash Chronic Pain IMS
Currently Bryn is not accepting new clients. If you are an existing client, please call the offic... Read More
Mrs. Shannon Gardiner RMT
Shane Gill B.Sc, MPT
Shane believes in the importance of living an active lifestyle and is passionate about helping individuals remain injury free. He is an athletic person and competed nationally at the Canada games for cycling. He currently enjoys spending his free time running, swimming, skiing, surfing, triathlon, crossfit and weight training.
His experience includes working with a varied clientele in private physiotherapy clinics in Nova Scotia. Shane has been an active advocate for the profession of physiotherapy through his volunteer work with the Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association. As the educational representative for the Orthopaedic division he assisted in organizing continuing education courses for physiotherapists throughout Nova Scotia.
He has completed numerous post-graduate courses in manual therapy, dry needling, spinal stabilization exercise, athletic taping, mulligan training and specialty courses for the shoulder taught by instructors from around the globe.
Shane recently moved to the province of British Columbia and is excited to be able to help its residents stay active and reach their fitness and exercise goals, whatever they may be.
Areas of special interest:
Sports injuries Shoulder disorders Lower limb injuries Whiplash
Shane believes in the importance of living an active lifestyle and is passionate about helping in... Read More
Myurie Kanniah Physiotherapist
Myurie studied Physiotherapy at the University of Kwazulu Natal, in the sunny city of Durban, South Africa. She graduated in 2009, and has been practicing for 12 years now. She completed her post-graduate course on Orthopaedic and Neuromuscular Manipulative Techniques in 2013.
She has worked in various clinical settings and has a passion for sports related injuries with special interest in headaches, neck, back, hip, knee and foot injuries.
She is also passionate about patient education and empowerment, preventative care and healthy mobility. She strongly believes that therapeutic rehabilitation exercises play a critical role in recovery. When she isn’t working, she enjoys playing music, watching sports and cooking up a storm.
Myurie studied Physiotherapy at the University of Kwazulu Natal, in the sunny city of Durban, Sou... Read More
Jordana Kirkman RMT
Jordana graduated from WCCMT in 2004 with a diploma in Registered Massage Therapy. Jordana’s focus over the years has primarily been persistent or chronic pain, complicated pain and stress (emotional) influenced pain. Having been in a MVA in 1995 that resulted in neck and head injuries, Jordana has a deep understanding and lived experience of ongoing discomfort and pain as a result of having been in a MVA. Jordana’s treatment style is heavily myofascial influenced and often integrated with other types of massage styles and techniques. Jordana has completed dozens of post graduation courses that include but not limited too: Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique (LAST), Myofascial Release (MF) and Integrative Myofasical, Craniosacral Therapy (CST), Pregnancy, Basic Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD and pain science.
Jordana was a competitive swimmer in Campbell River for 10 years and held the Grand Champion title for age 10 expert girls in BMX for two years. Jordana also raced on the Canadian team for BMX in the world cup in 1985.
Jordana continues to maintain an active lifestyle with interests in photography and all things husky. Jordana looks forward to helping people live a pain free
Jordana graduated from WCCMT in 2004 with a diploma in Registered Massage Therapy. Jordana’s focu... Read More
DOES NOT SEE ICBC CLIENTS. Nicki has been a physiotherapist for over 25 years. She obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Liverpool (UK) in 1997 and has since worked in various settings. Nicki has found that her best outcomes result from utilizing education and an active approach to rehabilitation, often augmented with manual therapy and acupuncture/ dry needling. She aims to restore joint and tissue mobility, reestablish appropriate movement patterns, improve function, and minimize the likelihood of injury recurrence. Although Nicki enjoys working with all types of conditions, hip and knee osteoarthritis, post-surgical rehabilitation, and low back pain are some of her favorite areas of practice. Outside of work, Nicki enjoys hiking, backpacking walking her two bernedoodles and spending time with her family. Note: Nicki does not treat pelvic floor, TMJ or neurological (Eg post stroke, MS, Parkinson’s etc) conditions. Does not see ICBC clients.
DOES NOT SEE ICBC CLIENTS. Nicki has been a physiotherapist for over 25 years. She obtained a Bac... Read More
Tiffany Parker RMT
Currently Tiffany is not accepting new clients.
Tiffany is a 2019 graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Tiffany has a deep appreciation for health and wellness combined with a keen interest in human anatomy. Her priority is to ensure that everyone she works with is able to receive the attention and care they need in order to facilitate their own wellness goals. She understands that everyone has unique needs and ensures that each client receives a personalized and adaptable treatment plan.
Tiffany grew up on Cortes Island before attending massage college in Victoria. She developed a great appreciation for the great outdoors and the values of community. In her free time she enjoys volleyball, soccer, jogging and creative arts.
Currently Tiffany is not accepting new clients. Tiffany is a 2019 graduate of the West Coast Col... Read More
Thalia completed her Master’s of Physical Therapy degree at McGill University in 2021, and previously completed a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University.
Thalia’s treatments focus on education, exercise, manual therapy, and empowering the patient. Thalia is passionate with her treatments and wants to help you be able to participate in the activities that are most meaningful to you, with the goal of providing you with tools to live a healthy lifestyle. Thalia is eager to help the community get back to the activities they love most.
Thalia has completed her Level 1 Manual Therapy certification, and is always learning new skills to incorporate into her treatment sessions.
Having grown up in Northern Ontario, Thalia loves spending time outdoors. She lives an active lifestyle and can be found outside the clinic running, hiking, doing yoga, and skating.
Areas of special interest: - Running-related injuries - Whiplash rehabilitation - Post-surgical rehabilitation - Osteoarthritis - Knee and hip pain
Thalia completed her Master’s of Physical Therapy degree at McGill University in 2021, and previo... Read More
Dustin Richter M.Sc.PT
Dustin completed his Masters of Physical Therapy in 2014 at the University of Manitoba. He is an active outdoor enthusiast with a passion for mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, snowboarding and snow-shoeing. He is dedicated to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle and aims to deliver compassionate quality physiotherapy services. Dustin has had the opportunity to work in the hospital with orthopaedic patients immediately post-operatively. He has also worked in a private clinic setting treating patients with a variety of orthopaedic and sport-related injuries. He enjoys working with individuals of all ages and physical abilities and recognizes the importance of establishing individualized goals when developing a treatment plan. Since graduating Dustin has successfully completed training in acupuncture, fascial movement taping, gait analysis and manual therapy. He has achieved his Level 2 in The Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Dustin has recently relocated from the prairies to Nanaimo. He is very excited to facilitate your recovery and to ensure a timely return to the activities you enjoy most.
Areas of special interest:
Shoulder and knee injuries/disorders Post-operative rehabilitation Physical literacy and injury prevention
Dustin completed his Masters of Physical Therapy in 2014 at the University of Manitoba. He is an ... Read More
Jennifer Schroeder B.Sc, M.Sc.PT
Jenn Schroeder B.Sc, M.Sc.PT
Jenn relocated from the prairies to Vancouver Island in 2016. She graduated with her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Manitoba in 2015 and prior to that, completed her Bachelor of Science with distinction from the University of Manitoba in 2013.
Continuing education is important to provide evidence-based treatment. Since graduating, Jenn has completed the following courses:
- Level 1 in The Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy
- Level 2 in The Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy – Upper
- Level 2 in The Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy - Lower
- Bobath Concept: Study of Human Movement, Balance, and Functional Movement
- McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Part A: Lumbar Spine
- Red Cross Sport First Responder
- Activator Pole Walking Course
- Lyn Watson Shoulder Course
- Dry Needling Canada Level 1: Extremities
- Dry Needling Canada Level 2: Spine
- Pelvic Health Solutions Level 1
- Pelvic Health Solutions Cesarean Birth
Outside of the clinic, Jenn is an active outdoor enthusiast, usually found mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, trail running, or snowboarding. In addition, she enjoys her time practicing yoga, canoeing, playing volleyball, and playing piano. Although most of her time is now spent chasing after her twin boys!
Jenn is dedicated to facilitating your safe and timely recovery so you can return to the activities that you enjoy most!
Areas of special interest:
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Jenn Schroeder B.Sc, M.Sc.PT Jenn relocated from the prairies to Vancouver Island in 2016. She ... Read More
Jennifer Van Bergen B.Sc.PT, CGIMS, FCAMPT
DOES NOT TREAT ICBC CLIENTS. Jennifer Van Bergen graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2004 where she received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Since then, she has worked exclusively in private practice, treating a wide range of orthopaedic conditions.
Jennifer enjoys the variety and challenge of treating clients from all age ranges and activity levels.
Jennifer has taken several post graduate courses including her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy (2008) and is now a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists and and GUNN IMS certification (2015) for dry needling. Jennifer is also certifited in the “Fit to Deliver” program (2010) and has a keen interest in Pre and Post Partum Health.
Jennifer’s pursuit of further education has enabled her to approach a physical problem from many different angles and to treat using several different “tools.” She believes that individualized care, hands on treatment, and exercise and education are key to a full recovery.
In her spare time Jennifer is busy with her two boys running around the back yard Jennifer has a love for the outdoors and outside of the clinic also enjoys hiking, cycling, running and camping.
Areas of special interest:
Pre and post natal care Knee and Shoulder pain Chronic pain Post surgical rehabilitation
DOES NOT TREAT ICBC CLIENTS. Jennifer Van Bergen graduated from the University of British Columbi... Read More
Colby Zuback Interim Physiotherapist
Colby Zuback completed his degree in Physiotherapy in 2019, at the European University of Madrid. Before studying abroad he studied locally at Vancouver Island University, graduating with a degree in Physical Education. He has a passion for sports and is an enthusiast of Soccer, the gym, and Martial Arts. Colby combines his love of helping people with his passion for physiotherapy and exercise.
Colby completed his practicum in Spain, in one of the most renowned Children’s Hospitals in Europe – Hospital Del Niño Jesús. The past year Colby has been working as a Physiotherapist in a private clinic, and pilates centre in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He was fortunate enough to work with some pro athletes, many marathon runners, and other populations from children to the elderly.
Colby will be starting with us as a Kinesiologist, until he is licensed to practice Physiotherapy in British Columbia. He has recently relocated to his hometown of Nanaimo, after being away for several years studying, and working abroad. Colby is eager to start helping and guiding clients down the road to recovery.
Colby is joining the Brickyard Physiotherapy team October 19th
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