Lauren Watson

Lauren is excited to move her practice from Fortius Sport and Health to PolyCan Health Centre at Simon Fraser University. She has enjoyed serving the Burnaby community for over 6 years. Lauren has been practicing in Orthopedics for 20 years and believes strongly in the multi-disciplinary approach to sport performance and injury prevention.

Lauren enjoys the challenge of working with each athlete’s unique biomechanics and movement patterns while applying them to the demands of the individual’s sport. She has treated clients from 5 to 86 years of age, from the elite to amateur to recreational level. With Lauren’s knowledge, clinical and on-field experience, she is dedicated to rehabilitating injuries, optimizing an athlete’s performance and preventing injury. For the non-athletes, Lauren applies the same principles to helping people stay active and pursue their leisure activities.

Lauren has served her profession as an Adjunct Professor at UBC in the Faculty of Medicine for 10 years, acted as Chair of the BC Orthopedic Division for 10 years and is a Mentor for candidates pursuing their Fellowship in Manual Therapy and Masters degrees.

Lauren has enjoyed sports and been active throughout her life. She played Varsity Field Hockey at the University of Western Ontario. In her 20s, 30s, and 40s she has done marathons, 50 km trail races, Ironman, adventure races and Gran Fondos. She has experience rehabilitating her own injuries, thus has good insight into helping others manage and overcome their injuries.

Lauren’s passion is getting her patients moving well and enjoying activities/sports that they love. She welcomes all new clients and existing clients to book an appointment at PolyCan Health Centre.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Physical Therapy – University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Kinesiology) – University of Western Ontario
  • Fellowship Academy of Manual and Manipulative Therapy

Athletic History

  • Running: Marathons, 50 km trail races
  • Cycling: Ride to Conquer Cancer, Gran Fondos – Whistler and California
  • Multisport events: Ironman, Sea to Summit 2 Day Adventure Race
  • Varsity Field Hockey Team – University of Western Ontario
  • Ice Hockey – Burnaby 8 Rinks, Canlan Ice Sports

Client CV

  • Canadian Women’s Soccer Team – U17
  • Club Rugby – Meralomas; UBC Old Boys
  • Provincial and National athletes: Basketball, Field Hockey, Judo, Karate, Figure Skating, Gymnastics, Triathalon, Ultimate, Lacrosse
  • Masters Level athletes: Track, Swimming, Baseball, Dragon Boating, Hockey

Research/Academic Interests

  • Youth athlete development, assessment and injury prevention
  • Women’s Health – peri natal, osteoporosis
  • Injury prevention and screening, movement retraining

Professional Affiliations

  • Member: CPA, PABC, CPTBC
  • UBC Faculty of Medicine Rehabilitation Science
  • Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Therapy
  • Gunn IMS
  • National Orthopaedic Division, CPA

Book Online

Graeme Poole

Graeme is currently working in a dual role, spending mornings as the Rehab Therapist for the Vancouver Canucks and 2 afternoons at PolyCan Health Centre. Graeme’s role with the Canucks is helping players on the injured reserve return to NHL play, and his role at PolyCan is helping other athletes achieve their rehab goals. Prior to this, Graeme spent seven years being the head physio for the Vancouver Whitecaps Major League Soccer team.

Graeme has worked with community athletes of all levels, in both conditioning and rehabilitation roles. Growing up as a multi-sport athlete, Graeme has a passion for many different sports including soccer, basketball, baseball, hockey, snowboarding and golf.

In the professional sport environment, Graeme was able to hone his skills by treating injuries from the moment they occur, all the way back to return to competition at a high level.

Having been an athlete all his life, Graeme—an ex UBC Thunderbird soccer player, has first-hand experience with a lot of conditions he treats, an invaluable insight.

Book Online

Chris Perrey

Chris is an Australian-trained Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who has been working with patients and athletes at all levels of activity for over ten years, from active community members to those in professional sport. He is current Head Physiotherapist with the Canadian Women’s Rugby Team. Previously he worked at Fortius Sport & Health, and prior to coming to Canada worked with professional netball, rugby and also podium-level athletes at the Western Australian Institute of Sport in a wide range of sports. He has a keen interest in runners, including analysis, treatment and conditioning, for injury prevention, injury management and performance. In his spare time he is now a keen long-course triathlete, and was previously a track athlete for over 20 years.

Book Online

Nicolai Hartmann

Nico graduated in December 2019 with a Msc. of Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. Prior to his Master studies Nico completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree with an extended minor in Psychology at University of the Fraser Valley and worked as Kinesiologist for 1 year providing exercise focused rehabilitation. Nico graduated from both degrees with distinction.

After completing his Masters degree, Nico worked in England as physiotherapist treating a wide range of orthopeadic and joint conditions involving post surgery, sports, overuse, arthritis and longstanding joint pain.

Nico believes in a strong emphasizes of exercise, movement & lifestyle coaching to create long lasting results for each patient. He achieves beneficial treatment results utilizing movement education, exercise rehabilitation with a focus on strength & conditioning and effective manual therapy techniques tailored to the individual needs of each patient. His treatments are based on the most up-to-date knowledge base.

In his free time Nicolai is a passionate soccer player, avid road cyclist, outdoor enthusiast and movie geek.

Book Online

Jack Liney

Growing up, Jack always knew he wanted to become a Physiotherapist. Upon graduating 11 years ago, Jack honed his skills working across a whole spectrum of hospital and rehabilitation settings and as a pitchside Physiotherapist in UK professional rugby.

Jack has worked with various clients, including; professional and Olympic athletes, everyday warriors, postpartum and the elderly.

Jack is a sports and physical activity specialist. He also has extensive experience working in concussion and vestibular rehabilitation.

Jack adopts a personalized approach at every opportunity. He uses a variety of techniques to keep his clients functional, pain-free and beyond; precise assessment, functional movement screening, Intramuscular stimulation dry neddling, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercise, including strength and conditioning program prescription.

As an interdisciplinary healthcare professional, Jack considers himself part of the team required to assess and treat injuries, fueled by his passion for building professional networks and staying in tune with the latest evidence-based practice.

Jack believes daily physical activity and mindfulness are foundations to success, a concept he lives out through his interests in soccer, triathlon, music and snowboarding.

Book Online

Ali Mohammadi Fard

Ali Mohammadi Fard has over 15 years of rehabilitation experience having worked in both acute and ambulatory settings managing a vast range of musculoskeletal, sports injuries and neurological disorders.

He graduated from The University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences in Tehran, 2004 and explored his passion for sports physiotherapy working with Iran men’s Volleyball National team B and U21. His interest in integrating exercise therapy with manual techniques helps patients to get back to optimal function in a safe and efficient way.

Book Online

JESSICA COCHRANE

Performance Dietitian

Jessica is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with the practitioner team at PolyCan Health Centre. Her extensive experience includes clinical work for Fraser Health's nutritional services, as well as sport nutrition expertise obtained while consulting for recreational athletes and sports teams. By using her clinical skill set and passion for food and sport, Jessica is able to assess each client's unique needs and provide a tailored dietary plan to help fuel performance, enabling the individual to overcome the barriers themselves and their health goals. Jessica strives to empower her clients by helping them acknowledge existing strengths while encouraging realistic and maintainable behaviour changes that enhance their active lifestyle. Jessica’s goal is to not only reinforce nutrition’s role in optimizing the body for performance, but to also help her clients rediscover their enjoyment for food.

Jessica graduated from St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) with a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition (Honours). Post-graduation, she completed her dietetic internship through StFX at various community and health facilities across the Maritimes. She is currently completing the International Olympic Committee’s Diploma in Sports Nutrition, with an expected graduation date of November 2020.

Outside of work, Jessica enjoys spending her time being active through strength training, cycling, exploring local BC hikes, and getting creative in the kitchen to share her love of cooking and baking with family and friends.

EDUCATION

  • • Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition (Honours), St. Francis Xavier University
  • • IOC Sports Nutrition Diploma (in progress)

ROOTS

  • • Endurance, running, hiking
  • • Strength and conditioning

CLIENT CV

  • • The BC Lions, CFL
  • • BC Target Sports Association

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • • College of Dietitian’s British Columbia (CDBC)
  • • Dietitian’s of Canada & the Sport Network

Book Online

Dr. Weidong Yu

Dr. Weidong Yu graduated from Shandong College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1983, where he studied both Traditional Chinese Medicine and western medicine for five years, to earn a Bachelor of Medicine degree.

In 1991, he earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the School of Public Health, Free University of Brussels, Belgium.Dr. Yu has practiced both Traditional Chinese Medicine and western medicine at Binzhou Medical College Hospital as a resident physician.

He also worked as an Assistant Research Fellow at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, the best research institute in Chinese medicine in China.Dr. Yu is the author of more than 30 publications in both Chinese and English medical literature, and lectures internationally.

He is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California, United States and a Registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

于卫东醫生1983年毕业于山东中医药大学 他在大学期间學習了关於西医和中医医学知识,之后于医生到了比利时的布鲁塞尔自由大学公共卫生学院进修,并在1991年取得了公共卫生的硕士学位。 于医生更在北京的 中国中医研究院 做为研究助理工作了好几年,并在期间还出版了30多本中西医的相关书籍。 多年的中医研究和临床实践让于医生对于中医治疗有着独到的体会和方式。 目前医生是持有美国加州执照的针灸医师以及加拿大BC省注册的高级中医师。

Book Online

Dr. Jim (Jimiao) Han

Dr. Jim (Jimiao) Han, Registered Acupuncturist and Herbalist of BC Canada, graduated from Shandong University of TCM as PhD, and has been practicing for over 20 years.In his practice, Dr. Han helped quite a lot of people become healthy again. His high-quality treatment and kindness are very welcomed by his patients.
As a holistic medicine doctor, he had helped people with different problems, such as physical pain, mental health, immunity disorder, fertility, digestive diseases, and cancer treatment.

Currently, he focuses on health problems as below:

  • Body pain
  • Depression, anxiety, insomnia
  • Infertility

韩医生是BC省注册 的针灸师和中药师,毕业于山东中医药大学并取得博士学位 ,行医已有20多年并帮助了许多患者恢复健康,他高明的医术及温暖的为人都受到许多病人的称赞和爱戴。 作为一名整体医学的医者, 韩医生主治从头到脚的不同疾病,包括痛证、心理健康、生殖生育、免疫功能失调、消化系统问题以及癌症。 目前韩医生专治身体疼痛 、抑郁、失眠以及不孕不育。

Book Online

Dr. Grace Wang

Registered Acupuncturist, BC TCM Doctor of Canada.

Specialize in:

- relieving and treating acute and chronic pain, musculoskeletal & soft tissue pain, as well as dysmenorrhea, headaches etc.

- Anxiety, insomnia

- Cosmetic Acupuncture: skin care, firmness, remove wrinkes, defer aging; weight control;

- Body disorders

Came from Doctors of TCM family for generations, start to learn TCM very early, for almost 20 years. Graduated from China Renmin university.

Graduated from Canadian public school, KPU for Acupuncture further study

Grace Wang, 是加拿大注册针炙师,主治各类急、慢性疼痛,包括:背、肩、颈部疼痛,肌肉骨骼痛,软组织痛,以及痛经、头痛,焦虑失眠等; 同时擅长针灸美容,去皱,减龄及瘦身减肥。

Grace 出身于中医世家,很早就开始学习中医技能,已研习中医近20年。先后毕业于中国人民大学,加拿大昆特兰理工大学

Book Online

Florence

Originally a B.S.N. Registered Nurse from the Philippines then studied and upgraded at Kwantlen College University to practice as a RN in British Columbia. She subsequently worked at St Paul’s Hospital Vancouver in the Rehabilitation Department and Orthopaedics Ward for 8 years, with additional experience elsewhere, in Gerontology and as a PAR nurse in a cataract surgical day care clinic.

Registered Nurse in UK and worked at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, NHS Cambridge England for 2 years. Took Masters of Nursing in Toowoomba Australia. Experienced working as a Foot Care Nurse with the First Nations for 1 year. COVID 19 ID Now Rapid Nurse Screener.