Staff

Michael White: Owner

AS OF NOVEMBER 1st 2015, VILLAGE PHYSIO WILL BE LOCATE IN A NEWLY RENOVATED SPACE AT 3050 Highland Boulevard - STILL IN EDGEMONT VILLAGE. 

Michael has been a physiotherapist since 1976. He has a Bachelors degree from Dalhousie University and a practical Masters in Medical Acupuncture from the University of Alberta. He practices in the area of Orthopedics, Sports, and Pain management. Michael has been a guest lecturer for the clinical experts program at the Physiotherapy Faculty at the University of British Columbia since 1998.

Michael has also opened two other clinics on the North Shore:  Kinetic Rehabilitation Centre (www.kineticrehab.ca)in 2009 and Canopy Integrated Health (www.canopyhealth.ca) in 2011.
Michael has a background in rugby, squash and golf. In his spare time, Michael writes music, and plays with his band, Five Easy Pieces, in various local venues.


Darryl Gjernes : Associate


AS OF NOVEMBER 1st 2015, VILLAGE PHYSIO WILL BE LOCATE IN A NEWLY RENOVATED SPACE AT 3050 Highland Boulevard - STILL IN EDGEMONT VILLAGE. 

Darryl received a BSc in Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of British Columbia in 1976. He has worked as a licensed, registered physiotherapist specializing in orthopedics since his graduation. He has been an examiner for the physiotherapy licensing board of British Columbia, a board member and the Fee Negotiation Chairperson of the British Columbia Association of Physiotherapists in Private Practice(BCSAPPP), as well as the head of the Liaison Committee between the BCAPPP and MSP and WCB.
Personally, Darryl is an avid basketball player and general sports enthusiast.



Sarah Arscott: Associate


AS OF NOVEMBER 1st 2015, VILLAGE PHYSIO WILL BE LOCATE IN A NEWLY RENOVATED SPACE AT 3050 Highland Boulevard - STILL IN EDGEMONT VILLAGE. 

Congratulations to Sarah on her new beautiful baby boy!  Sarah is back to treating patients and would be happy to see you in our new space.

Sarah graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Kinetics and a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy.  Sarah has a special interest in orthopedics, pedeatrics and women's health.  She is a certified prenatal fitness instructor and has experience teaching prenatal fitness classes as well as co-instructing the "Fit to Deliver" prenatal fitness certification course.  Sarah has also furthered her education with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, allowing her to integrate Acupuncture into her treatments.   Sarah is an avid soccer player and mom to young Quinn. 

                                                                                                                     

Cheryl McNeight: Associate


CHERYL IS COMING BACK TO VILLAGE PHYSIOTHERAPY-  FOR NOVEMBER 1st!!  YOU CAN BOOK BY CALLING 604-985-2629.  As of November 1st, VILLAGE PHYSIO will be located in a newly renovated space at 3050 Highland Boulevard - still in Edgemont Village. 

Cheryl has been working as a physiotherapist for nearly 20 years, specializing in the area of orthopaedics and sports injuries. Cheryl studied Exercise Sciences at UBC for 4 years and obtained her B.Sc. in Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of Alberta.  She then furthered her studies by obtaining her Diploma in Advanced Orthopaedic and Manipulative Therapy.  Cheryl has a keen interest in treating athletes, as she was a competitive gymnast for 12 years and competed at a junior national level.



Michelle Cuthbert :: Associate

AS OF NOVEMBER 1st 2015, VILLAGE PHYSIO WILL BE LOCATE IN A NEWLY RENOVATED SPACE AT 3050 Highland Boulevard - STILL IN EDGEMONT VILLAGE. 

Michelle graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Health Education and from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Physical Therapy. In the fall of 2013, Michelle travelled to the Middle East where she volunteered as a Physiotherapist. Along with travelling, Michelle is passionate about health, wellness, and keeping active. She was lucky enough to grow up on the North Shore and was a competitive gymnast at Flicka Gymnastics Club for eight years. Michelle is very excited about pursuing her career in Physical Therapy and is looking forward to continuing her education in Acupuncture, Manipulative Therapy, and Women's Health. 

Bobby Edwards : Associate


Bobby graduated with a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia. He has completed certification in Functional Dry Needling (IMS/intramuscular stimulation) from Kinetacore and attained a Certificate in Anatomical Acupuncture with the AFCI. 

Since graduation, Bobby has continued to develop his hands with post-graduate training in orthopaedics, Craniosacral Therapy, Neural and Visceral Manipulation. He seeks to address the person as a whole by integrating these techniques.  

Outside the clinic Bobby enjoys the outdoors by rock climbing, cycling, running, and skiing.



Emily Evans-Galeski:: Associate

AS OF NOVEMBER 1st 2015, VILLAGE PHYSIO WILL BE LOCATE IN A NEWLY RENOVATED SPACE AT 3050 Highland Boulevard - STILL IN EDGEMONT VILLAGE. 

Emily has worked in the field of physical therapy since 2003. She completed a diploma in Physical Therapy in Germany in 2006 and went on to achieve a Master's degree in Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia in 2016. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from UBC. Amongst her great interpersonal skills, Emily has excellent proficiency in diagnostic and assessment procedures as well as extensive experience in exercise prescription, manual therapy techniques, and the use of therapeutic modalities.

Emily brings a unique hands-on approach to physio and has comprehensive involvement in assessment and treatment of sports injuries, osteoarthritis, and neurological disorders.

She has a personal athletic background in competitive dance and enjoys all outdoor activities such as hiking, jogging, snowboarding, surfing, and recreational soccer (Go Thundercats!).




Vilma Green: Registered Massage Therapist

Village is excited to have Vilma joining us to provide Massage Therapy.  She will begin booking patients at Village in January 2016.

After graduating from the Westcoast College of Massage Therapy as a Registered Massage Therapist in 1995, Vilma opened her office in Edgemont Village.  For the past 20 years she has continued to practice her profession in the Village.  She has completed many post graduate courses in a variety of modalities and has mentored students through their final College exams.  Vilma has been active in sports all her life and has a certification in Fitness Leadership from Capilano College, teaching fitness classes to all ages including pre and post pregnancy.  She has always been an enthusiastic runner and continues to enjoy the outdoors with her growing family.  Vilma's goal is to aid others in their desire for physical wellness. 

Alison Taylor: Business Manager



Ali started out managing Village Physio in 2004 and is passionate about working in the Health Care industry.  In 2009, she managed to give up some control here at Village, and became the Business Manager for Village and sister clinic Kinetic Rehabilitation Centre.  Ali developed and opened a third clinic in Lynn Valley, Canopy Integrated Health and is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful family of practices. Most recently she has partnered in the development of a clinic management software Jane Clinic Management Software. She holds her B.A. in English from the University of British Columbia, and is qualified as a Level Two Gymnastics coach with the B.C.G.A. (British Columbia Gymnastics Association).

When not at work, Alison is busy taking care of her 3 children and trying to sneak in a run or some yoga whenever there is a free moment!

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Laura Yildiz - Office Manager

Laura is excited to be joining the Village team as the queen of the Front Desk!  She has worked previously at sister clinic Canopy Integrated Health, and is looking forward to getting to know the people up here in Edgemont.  Laura brings with her a love for organization and helping others, along with over-flowing positivity and a ready smile.