The hands on approach

Currently a majority of physiotherapists in Canada are using a "hands off" approach, which contains treatments using machines and exercises. Although I do value some of these methods, my point of view is that the best results are achieved with direct stimulation of the muscles with my hands. I am a strong believer in the healing aspect of the human touch. Not only because of the soothing affects it can have on the body, but also due to the precision I can achieve with my palpation to release musculoskeletal tissues.

While working as a physiotherapist since 2009, I have been able to cooperate and learn from therapists originating from all over the world. I have been trained to apply European, Australian, and Asian methods, that I combine according to the issues the patient is dealing with. 


What kind of techniques do I apply?

  • Physio-therapeutic Massages
  • Active and Passive Stretches
  • Postural Corrections
  • Ergonomics
  • Sport Specific Related treatments
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Ultra Sound 
  • Heat and Cold Therapy
  • Taping / Kinesio Taping

Current Situation

In the past 4 years, I have worked on my TCM skills, and in obtaining my Acupuncturist registration. I am currently a registered Physiotherapist in The Netherlands, and Singapore, but not yet in Canada. I am in the process of registering, and expect to be fully allowed to practice physiotherapy by the end of the summer 2018. Although I can always give my personal Physical Therapy point of view on particular cases, and refer you to the right therapist at Marpole Physiotherapy, I am not yet allowed to offer these services in British Columbia.