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Mask Policy: Masks are highly recommended during all in-person appointments and in all common areas of the clinics. Please arrive at your appointment prepared to wear a mask. Your healthcare provider may require you to wear one in the treatment room for their safety and yours. We continue to adhere to advanced safety protocols in an effort to protect you and our painPRO team.

Expanding our Services: We are happy to announce effective November 16, 2022 Registered Clinical Counselling will be available. This service will be offered through Telehealth and In-Clinic sessions. Did you know that mental/ emotional unrest and stress can increase your perception of pain and slow down your recovery time?

We look forward to seeing you soon and should you have any questions or concerns please call us at 604-683-7246.

Michael Desrochers…Founder

Registered Massage Therapy

Registered Massage Therapy Who are they? RMT’s provide evidence-informed, natural, non-invasive intervention for pain and dysfunction in the body’s soft tissue. Massage therapy adds the perfect amount of therapeutic release to compliment and provide a greater opportunity to stretching and strengthening of muscles. How can it help? After a motor vehicle accident it is beneficial to book i... Read More

Registered Massage Therapy

Who are they? RMT’s provide evidence-informed, natural, non-invasive intervention for pain and dysfunction in the body’s soft tissue. Massage therapy adds the perfect amount of therapeutic release to compliment and provide a greater opportunity to stretching and strengthening of muscles.

How can it help? After a motor vehicle accident it is beneficial to book in with your RMT as soon as possible. During this acute phase the intent is to help calm your muscles and prevent them from tightening up into a protective position.

How do I get started? Once you obtain a referral from your doctor we can submit it to ICBC and request RMT sessions for you. After your assessment your RMT will be able to better advise you on the frequency and duration to treatments recommended. Typically shorter durations but more frequently is recommended. As your pain decreases and function improves our goal is to decrease the frequency of passive treatments and increase the frequency of a more active approach.

Did you know? It is common, and at times preffered, to attend a combination of services for example, RMT and physiotherapy or RMT and active rehabilitation. This enables each practitioner to spend the treatment time most effectively and using each other’s strengths to support your recovery.


Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Who are they? Physiotherapists are trained practitioners that are able to assess for musculoskeletal injuries and treat using multiple interventions; manual therapy, shockwave therapy, intramuscular stimulation and exercise prescription. How can it help? With respect to motor vehicle accidents, physiotherapist help relieving pain by returning muscles to their optimal resti... Read More

Physiotherapy

Who are they? Physiotherapists are trained practitioners that are able to assess for musculoskeletal injuries and treat using multiple interventions; manual therapy, shockwave therapy, intramuscular stimulation and exercise prescription.

How can it help? With respect to motor vehicle accidents, physiotherapist help relieving pain by returning muscles to their optimal resting length. They help train your body to re-engaging muscles that have been disinhibited post injury and retrain muscle coordination and balance that may be impaired.

How do I get started? If physiotherapy is a service that may benefit you, you will need to talk to your doctor and obtain a referral for physiotherapy sessions. We can submit that referral to ICBC requesting physiotherapy sessions. ICBC typically approves 20 sessions of physiotherapy and if more sessions are required another referral from your doctor is typically requested.

Did you know? Physiotherapy sessions are often complemented by RMT or chiropractic services. As your pain decreases, and mobility improves it is common to gradually transition into more of an active rehabilitative approach.


Chiropractic

Chiropractic Who are they? Chiropractors are musculoskeletal experts who adopt evidence informed treatments to help resolve and prevent biomechanical problems caused by muscular, skeletal, and nervous system dysfunction. How can it help? The forces involved in a motor vehicle accident are often larger than what the body is capable of dealing with. As a result, accident sufferers go into... Read More

Chiropractic

Who are they? Chiropractors are musculoskeletal experts who adopt evidence informed treatments to help resolve and prevent biomechanical problems caused by muscular, skeletal, and nervous system dysfunction.

How can it help? The forces involved in a motor vehicle accident are often larger than what the body is capable of dealing with. As a result, accident sufferers go into 'survival mode'; tightening muscles, restricting joints, and limiting range of motion. Chiropractors help restore the body's movement through soft tissue therapy, and targeted adjustments of the joints.

How do I get started? ICBC provides all motor vehicle accident victims with Chiropractic services within the first 8 weeks of your injury. This does not mean that after the first 8 weeks you cannot receive chiropractic services, but rather pre approval will be needed prior to seeing a chiropractor and 100% of your treatment session may not be covered.

Did you know? Chiropractic services are often coupled with RMT, physiotherapy or active rehabilitation. Each service will support your recovery from a slightly different perspective. As your symptoms improve and you require less of a hands on approach it is common to transition into a active rehabilitation program while still receiving chiropractic services.


Kinesiology/ Active Rehab

Kinesiology Who are they? The Kinesiology profession encompasses mental and emotional wellness with an emphasis on physical exercise and skilled movement training. How can it help? Active rehabilitation is a kinesiologist supervised, 1 on 1 rehabilitation program that focuses on active recovery mainly through exercise. After your assessment your Kinesiologist will be able to provide you... Read More

Kinesiology

Who are they? The Kinesiology profession encompasses mental and emotional wellness with an emphasis on physical exercise and skilled movement training.

How can it help? Active rehabilitation is a kinesiologist supervised, 1 on 1 rehabilitation program that focuses on active recovery mainly through exercise. After your assessment your Kinesiologist will be able to provide you with a recommendation for duration and length of the program. Programs generally run 1-2 days per week for 6 to 12 weeks and are designed to support return to regular activities, work demands and an active healthy lifestyle.

These sessions are designed to provide education regarding various pain management strategies, increase mobility, strength and endurance for various movements specific to your needs. Your prescribed exercises will be given to you using an exercise program, Physitrack. You will be able to watch videos of prescribed exercises, track them and leave notes when performing exercises from the comfort of your computer or phone.

How do I get started? If this is something you feel you would benefit from or your therapist feels is appropriate for you they can make the recommendation. Once you obtain a referral from your doctor we can request approval from ICBC. After the assessment is completed your kinesiologist will be able to provide you with a plan going forward.

Did you know? Active Rehabilitation sessions often occurs in conjunction with other services; RMT, PT and/or chiropractic sessions. As function increases the goal is to gradually decrease session frequency and increase the ability to continue independently with support when needed.


Student Massage Therapy

**Treatment is NOT covered by insurance**
Student Massage Therapists are people who have successfully passed their massage therapy program at an accredited post-secondary institution and are waiting to write their Provincial Board exams.

Jacob graduated from UBC in 2019 with a Bachelors in Kinesiology, and Minor in Psychology. He developed his passion for exercise and rehabilitation over the years as a result of working through his own injuries and pain, mostly as a result of cycling, soccer and skiing. As he learned to improve his own physical health and mindset he found a passion in helping others do the same. We all respond to challenges differently but let’s find a way to move forward!

Jacob graduated from UBC in 2019 with a Bachelors in Kinesiology, and Minor in Psychology. He dev... Read More

Matthew is a recent graduate from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2021 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. Matthew started practicing in 2022. He grew up playing many different sports and had to overcome his injuries. Matthew has experienced the effects of massage therapy and has a passion to help others. During his time at VCMT, he got the opportunity to work with a wide range of patients that includes sports injuries, neurological pathologies, relaxation, and more. It has allowed him to treat his patient with the whole body in mind. He believes there are many benefits of a collaborative approach with other healthcare practitioners to achieve optimal results. Matthew uses a variety of techniques such as Swedish, myofascial, trigger points, stretching and other techniques to help with the patient’s goals.

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Dr. Eric Colobong received his Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from the University of the Fraser Valley where he discovered his interests in human movement and exercise science. In pursuing his passion for helping others to improve their well being, he moved to Portland, Oregon. From there, he obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic from the University of Western States while simultaneously completing a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and his Master’s degree in Sports Medicine.

Eric understands that no two individuals are the same and therefore his treatment is tailored to you. He works alongside his patients to help restore overall function and identify any barriers to living an injury free lifestyle. His treatment focuses on manual therapy through a combination of chiropractic adjustments, myofascial release techniques, and goal oriented exercise to get you back to doing what you love.

Outside of the clinic, you can find Eric staying active through various sports such as running, golf, and basketball.

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Samy recently graduated from a 2-year massage therapy program at WCCMT. His primary goal is to help patients achieve a pain-free, healthy, active life which can be achieved by educating patients to help them understand the potential underlying issues that may be creating a hindrance in their recovery. Having overcome his injuries from motor vehicle accidents, he can relate to patients at a deeper level and understand that pain can be experienced even when everything seems perfectly normal. Pain can cause stress and anxiety to spike and massage can help ease the pain and promote relaxation. All his treatments are individually catered to each patient’s needs.

Samy recently graduated from a 2-year massage therapy program at WCCMT. His primary goal is to he... Read More

IMPORTANT…TREATMENTS BY JOSHUA ARE NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE. HE HAS SUCCESSFULLY GRADUATED FROM HIS MASSAGE THERAPY COLLEGE . JOSHUA IS PART OF PAINPRO’S MASSAGE THERAPY PRECEPTORSHIP PROGRAM. THIS INDUSTRY-LEADING PROGRAM SELECTS TOP GRADUATES FROM MASSAGE THERAPY COLLEGES WAITING TO WRITE THEIR PROVINCIAL BOARD EXAMS AND PAIRS THEM WITH OUR EXISTING TEAM OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS. THE PURPOSE IS TO TEACH NEW GRADUATES REAL-WORLD SKILLS ON HOW TRUE COLLABORATIVE HEALTHCARE WORKS BY GIVING THEM AN UNDERSTANDING OF OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS AND HOW WORKING TOGETHER CAN ENHANCE OPTIMAL PATIENT OUTCOMES.

Joshua has studied Massage Therapy and graduated from Vancouver Career College, 2022.

Joshua has an intuitive approach to massage therapy, tailoring each treatment with care and thoughtfulness by incorporating Swedish, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, stretching, & patient centered care .

Joshua is taking his board exams this March to get the “Registered” in Massage Therapy

IMPORTANT…TREATMENTS BY JOSHUA ARE NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE. HE HAS SUCCESSFULLY GRADUATED FROM H... Read More

Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Queensland. He has experience working in the hospital setting as well as different physiotherapy clinics.

Chris grew up quite active and did sport throughout his life, especially track and field. He discovered his passion for rehabilitation and physiotherapy after a sports injury tearing his hamstring on the track. After months of excellent physiotherapy guided rehab, he was back running and able to compete as a member of UBC’s Varsity track team. Chris wanted to combine his passion for human movement and helping people to get back to doing the things they love.

He enjoys equally working with an athlete wanting to get back to their sport or with a grandfather wanting to play with his grandkids. He has volunteered as a weight training coach for Special Olympics Vancouver and has worked as a personal trainer and fitness instructor.

Chris’ treatment philosophy is to be a guide similar to a GPS that helps them navigate the steps it takes to reach their goals/destination. His approach involves creating strong relationships with his clients, listening to their concerns, and creating a goal-oriented, individualized treatment plan.

In his spare time, Chris likes to run, play volleyball, go to the gym and achieve his own fitness goals, while spending downtime with his loved ones.

Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia and a Mast... Read More

ACCEPTING MALE PATIENTS ONLY…NO ICBC DIRECT BILLING

Bodhi, an RMT at painPRO’s Surrey Memorial Location – carefully listens to patients in order to better understand how their circumstances and daily activities of life may be impacting their current condition. With his extensive experience, Bodhi is comfortable and adept at working with clients’ pain and injuries that stem from sports, work, pregnancy, persistent pain, and complex medical issues. Bodhi has completed extensive post-graduate education and is proficient and comfortable with all types of massage and manual techniques.

Bodhi brings over 25 years of professional clinical and research knowledge to his practice. His clinical experience is wide-ranging and involves being a part of a multidisciplinary team in a rehabilitation hospital, serving as an independent assessor, performing Medical and Rehabilitation Assessments, as well as working with professional and amateur athletes.

Besides his work at painPRO, Bodhi has been involved in the Registered Massage Therapy profession in many different roles. He has contributed to the massage therapy knowledge base through his research authorship and co-authorship of a number of articles and as a secondary author in Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice.

Bodhi has served the Massage Therapy profession in his roles on regulatory board associations and for 14 years he developed and oversaw the RMTBC research department. Bodhi is committed to the principles of science and evidence-based practice. This commitment has driven his involvement in the various research-based initiatives in the profession.

When not in the clinic, Bodhil keeps active through weight-lifting and competing in kettlebell sports, running, and various outdoor activities.

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ACCEPTING MALE PATIENTS ONLY…NO ICBC DIRECT BILLING Bodhi, an RMT at painPRO’s Surrey Memorial L... Read More

Roza is a dynamic and compassionate RMT who takes extra steps to ensure each patient receives an exceptional treatment. Her professional focus is pain relief through the use of various orthopedic massage techniques and effective therapeutic exercise. Roza understands the link between stress reduction and pain relief and incorporates elements of relaxation with her clinical work. Her mission is to provide the highest quality massage to help reduce stress, decrease tension, enhance performance, and improve posture.

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Since graduating in 2008 Thomas has focused his Massage Therapy clinical practice around effective pain relief, injury recovery, and improved movement. Having spent many years in various clinic formats Thomas understands the most important aspect of treatment is listening to the patient.

Thomas incorporates a wide range of manual therapy techniques in an effort to quickly get the most effective results for his patients. In addition Thomas collaborates with other healthcare professionals to ensure his patients get the correct treatment they need.

Being a big believer that movement is critical to ones recovery Thomas also incorporates effective home care exercises in an effort to help speed up recovery time.

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David is devoted to helping clients of all ages to get back to their hobbies and activities that they enjoy. Equipped with his education at UBC (Bachelor of Kinesiology and Master of Physical Therapy), he treats each client with individualized treatment plans and empowers his clients by providing up-to-date and evidence-based advice and treatment methods.

David has extensive knowledge in analyzing and treating mobility and muscular deficiencies. He is also proficient in working with post-surgical clients through his experience as a Physical Therapist in Surrey Memorial Hospital. David is certified in both Functional Movement Screening (FMS) and advanced manual therapy techniques through the National Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. David is also certified in IMS or Dry needling through his training at Acupuncture Canada which he uses to provide effective relief in muscular tightness and dysfunctions.

David has a focus on treating a variety of injuries including, injury from motor vehicle accidents, work injuries, concussions, general neck and back pain, radicular and sciatic pain, post-surgical clients with a focus on total knee and hip replacements, hand injuries and arthritis. He is constantly expanding his knowledge and is always working towards improving his treatment methods.

When David is not at work, he enjoys playing basketball, running, hiking, and playing guitar. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

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Joey is a graduate from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy where he was valedictorian and representative of his class and received the Harry Goldstein Leadership award. During his education, he has gathered experience volunteering at Canuck’s Place hospice, UBC and SFU Tertiary teams.

His passion and reason for being an RMT is founded in his foundational need to help people to manage their discomfort through therapy and education. Trigger point therapy and active stretching are his techniques that he enjoys using to get the maximal results out of his treatments.

Outside of work, Joey is passionate about athletics, Krav Maga and Triathlon racing.

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Jenn’s passion for dance, her interest in the human body and a desire to help others led her to a career in massage therapy. She loves to learn and completed the 3000 hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, followed by a Health Science Degree with Thompson Rivers University, graduating with honours. As a dancer, Jenn has experienced the effects of massage therapy on injury prevention and effective injury treatment. She believes massage plays a key role in dealing with stress and promotes long-term well being. In each treatment, she combines a variety of techniques to assist and facilitate patients in achieving their short and long term goals.

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Serina is recent graduate from West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She has a passion for helping people and making her patients feel better, improving their symptoms and overall health. She’s worked with a variety of musculoskeletal and orthopedic injuries as well as neurological and systemic health conditions. Serina focuses on the physical and emotional needs of her patients, relieving muscle tension, pain and overall stress with relaxation and therapeutic modalities.

Serina grew up in the Fraser Valley, ski racing competitively all over BC and has a history in gymnastics/fitness and martial arts. She understands the demand of balance of the mind and body with active, stressful lifestyles, chronic pain and injuries. Serina is excited to start her practice here at painPRO Surrey Memorial and North Surrey Clinics, to work with you and provide the best possible care.

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Beginning his education with a Bachelor of Science from UBC, Dr. Sekhon went on to complete his Doctorate of Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon. He now combines manual therapy, including soft tissue massage, cupping and instrument assisted massage, with exercise based approaches. Dr. Sekhon remains ever eager to diversify his skills and apply methods that will empower his patients to take control of their pain.

As an avid outdoorsman, Dr. Sekhon maintains an active lifestyle by hiking, practicing yoga, and cycling. He hopes to help others in the community enjoy the many scenic pleasures of beautiful British Columbia by applying evidence-based chiropractic methods to promote the specific health outcomes that matter most to each patient.

Dr. Sekhon works in consultation with his patients, and makes sure that they understand the course of treatment he recommends. Always ready with patience, optimism, and a smile, he connects his success to that of his patients, which means that he is willing to work hard with you.

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Chelsi became interested in injury rehabilitation during her time as a martial arts competitor and coach. This led her to graduate from SFU with a Bachelor of Science Honours in Kinesiology and concentration in Active Health and Rehabilitation. She focused her time at SFU on the management and rehabilitation of sports and work-related injuries. Also, she completed her undergraduate thesis on changes in muscle coordination patterns during walking. At painPRO, Chelsi looks forward to work with patients to meet their functional fitness goals.

Outside of the clinic, Chelsi enjoys exploring the streets of Vancouver, hiking, snowboarding, marital arts and ultimate frisbee.

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Lester holds a Master of Physiotherapy with Distinction from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. He recently moved back to British Columbia after working at a busy private clinic over the last year in Sydney, Australia.

Lester has a profound passion for helping people and encouraging them to contribute to their own recovery from injury. This passion began when he was forced to the sidelines following long-term injuries from university-level volleyball and competitive basketball. As both a physiotherapist and an avid athlete, Lester takes the time with each individual to find the root cause of the problem and addresses their immediate concerns while also focusing on prevention of future issues.

His clinical practice involves a combination of manual therapy, soft tissue work, education and exercise prescription specific to each individual. He has taken multiple courses to further his professional development, and is always eager to learn more with the goal of providing high quality care to his patients through evidence-based practice. Lester enjoys treating all musculoskeletal and sports injuries, but has a strong interest in those who suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. He recently attended the Watson Headache Institute Level 1 and 2 courses taught by Dr. Dean Watson, who created an innovative approach regarding management of the upper cervical spine in headaches and migraines. Lester has seen significant results firsthand using the Watson approach on his patients, and the positive impact it can have on their quality of life.

Lester has also taken his passion overseas, spending time volunteering in Peru to aid in providing high-quality treatment to the less fortunate. When not working, he can be found on the court playing basketball and volleyball, jamming out on the guitar, and satisfying his coffee connoisseur taste buds at the best cafes in Vancouver.

Lester holds a Master of Physiotherapy with Distinction from the University of Sydney and a Bache... Read More

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