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 coming back!  Hooray - booking resumes in our NEW SPACE (3050 Highlands Boulevard) November 23 2016.

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. 

Rebecca Lee: Associate

Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2012 from the University of British Columbia, where she has also recently completed her Master's of Physical Therapy. With an extensive background in competitive dance as well as yoga, Rebecca has a keen eye for movement. Through studying abroad, working as a Kinesiologist as well as competing as an athlete herself, Rebecca has had the opportunity to see healthcare from all angles. She applies these skills to assess and treat the body as a whole and enjoys using her experience to personalize care for her clients. She has completed courses in soft tissue release and is looking forward to pursuing further education in Orthopedics and Manual Therapy. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys taking advantage of the west coast, which includes running, skiing, yoga and paddle boarding!



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.



Nicole Fitzpatrick :: Associate

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

Nicole graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2010. While in Victoria, Nicole volunteered at a physiotherapy clinic at a recreational center, assisting with the care of individuals with a wide range of medical conditions and injuries. In her summer semester, Nicole also volunteered at a camp for youth with physical and mental disabilities. Given her interest in travel, Nicole completed her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. Her final thesis, which looked at the motivations, barriers and strategies of increasing physical activity in the elderly population was published in the special edition of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. To further develop her practical experience, Nicole worked as an assistant physiotherapist at a private clinic. Along with Nicole's passion for helping others recover from injuries and improve wellness, she is also passionate about health and fitness. Nicole has always enjoyed leading a healthy and active lifestyle, including hiking, snowshoeing and snowboarding as well as other outdoor activities the North Shore has to offer.

Emily Evans-Galeski: Physio Assistant

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

Emily graduated from the Max Q-Schule fur Physiotherapie in Iserlohn,Germany with a degree in Physiotherapy and massage therapy in 2006. She is a "retired" dancer, and now enjoys filling her spare time with hot yoga. Emily also likes going on walks and exploring nature.


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.  

Alex Nixon - Front Desk

Bio is in the works