Jessa Eng is a fully licensed physiotherapist and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She has a keen interest in educating patient on their conditions/injuries, manual therapy, exercise rehab, core stabilization, seniors care and acupuncture.
As a mobile physiotherapist she has had the pleasure of working with a variety of patients. She frequents several senior care facilities assisting seniors with mobility issues. She is able to help many stay at home mother’s with injuries who can’t find the time or childcare to get out to a clinic. Jessa has the pleasure of spending the much needed time helping patients with movement dysfunctions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, and post stroke. To add to the variety there are many highly active busy working individuals who she sees after their work or on the weekends.
Jessa graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. She has worked in a variety of settings including the burns, trauma and plastics unit at VGH, orthopedic and stroke rehab wards in the hospital, outpatient clinics as well as several private practice clinics before starting her mobile physiotherapy business in 2010. Having also graduated with a Bachelors of Applied Science in Kinesiology at SFU Jessa has a strong background in the human body, sports, athletic performance, health and fitness as well as nutrition. Continuing education is an important goal she has taken several courses on sports taping, shoulder rehab, pelvis and lower back dysfunctions. Jessa has also completed her Acupuncture certification with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute.
Jessa is not just a physiotherapist by profession, she has lived and breathed health, sport and recreation since an early age. She originally worked with the City of Burnaby in the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services from 1997-2005. Her roles included teaching sports in afterschool programs, running day camps, supervising the weight rooms, working as a personal trainer and also teaching seasonal courses such as core stability ball, get fit and ski fit classes at local recreation centers. Jessa has also been a fitness programmer for several years at the high-end gym Bentall Centre Athletic Club in downtown Vancouver, and the sports trainer for the SFU Men’s Field Lacrosse and Burnaby Lakers Intermediate A Lacrosse teams.
Iveta graduated from UBC with a degree in physiotherapy in 1997. She has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of settings, including private practice clinics, Active Rehab/OR1 programs, acute care hospital units as well as community care. Although she is excellent in all areas of practice, she does have a special interest in seniors’ care, women's health, including pre- and post-natal care, and cancer rehab. As a cancer survivor and thriver, Iveta is passionate about helping patients maintain strength, flexibility and endurance while in active treatment and to safely return to being physically active once treatments are completed.
Iveta was born and raised in Czech Republic and lived several years in Germany before moving to Canada in 1988. She was studying psychology, when a low back injury she suffered in 1993 while trail running made her excited about physiotherapy and how it can make a tremendous positive impact on people’s lives. She applied to the School of Physiotherapy the same year and never looked back. Her treatment approach is based on a careful assessment of the involved area as well as other factors that may be contributing to the condition and use of manual therapy techniques, taping, exercise, and education to manage and improve her patients’ function. Iveta continually adds to her experience through a variety of courses.
When away from work, Iveta enjoys trail running, hiking and exploring the outdoors. She is a passionate animal lover - almost every evening, you will find her on the trails with her dog, rain or shine. She loves books and movies and experimenting in the kitchen cooking and baking using traditional recipes.
MPT, B.A., ECE
Jacquie graduated from UBC with a fresh perspective on physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Providing evidence based techniques in manual therapy, exercise prescription, massage, and education Jacquie believes it is important to empower clients with the tools and knowledge for the most effective treatment of any prognosis.
She has completed her Manual Therapy Orthopaedics Level 1 certification, Soft Tissue Release and a Mulligan Mobilization with Movement course. She is also looking forward to integrating inner core activation and Pilates and Yoga techniques into her assessment and treatment of all clients.
Jacquie also completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Ryerson University and majored in Early Childhood Education. Prior to Physio school Jacquie worked as a preschool teacher and has many years of experience working with children and families. Working with children has always been one of her passions. In addition, Women’s health has been and area of interest to her in her studies; including pre and post-natal care, pregnancy, pelvic floor dysfunction, and incontinence.
Living a balanced lifestyle Jacquie likes to keep herself busy and spends her time travelling, hiking and exploring British Columbia’s beautiful landscape, yoga and pilates, and enjoys all water sports and lots of baseball in the summer seasons. This year she is learning how to ski.
Jacquie also works at Empower Physiotherapy in Richmond and previously worked at Kids Physio Group.
Physiotherapy Assistant &
Exercise Rehab Assistant
Gary has a passion for working with seniors. His friendly and encouraging nature is a great fit for motivating people. He has helped many patients who were wheelchair dependent or stricken to bedrest regain their functional mobility. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy in the Philippines and after immigrating to Canada he obtained a diploma to become a Rehabilitation Assistant from CDI College in Surrey. He is currently in the credentialing process to be a Registered Physiotherapist in Canada.
Prior to coming to Canada, Gary worked in the Philippines and Saudi Arabia as physiotherapist in a rehabilitation clinic as well as community settings. Gary had a vast variety of experienced in geriatrics, neurological and orthopaedic cases. He has a passion for working with seniors and is a great assess to our team.
Reginia Lok Vongnakhone
Exercise Rehab Assistant
Reginia Lok, kinesiologist and busy mom of two girls, has worked in the health and fitness industry for more than ten years. She works with general populations as well as specialized populations: older adults, cardiac rehab and pre and postnatal.
Reginia began her career with cardiac rehabilitation patients with Y Healthy Heart. As the kinesiologist, she led exercise programs in a group setting as well as one-on-one, whilst focusing on monitoring heart activity and injury prevention. From there, she expanded to rehabilitation work with individuals who have endured MVA, stroke and head injuries, all the while transitioning them back into daily living activities. In addition to rehabilitation, Reginia also offers personal training and women’s health.
As a parent herself, she understands the struggle returning to physical activity and effects of pregnancy on the body, particularly with the core and pelvic floor. She loves practicing yoga and training in the gym and is always exploring ways to encourage individuals to pursue a balanced lifestyle.
Administrative Office Manager
Renee Pang started her education at Camosun Collage graduating with a Diploma of Technology in Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, and an Associate of Science Degree in Chemistry, before continuing her studies in science at UBC graduating with a Bachelor of Science.
Renee worked in molecular biology for several years before starting a family. Renee has since been using her Bookkeeping Certification and communication skills in an administrative capacity.
Yoga Instructor, Kinesiologist & Exercise Rehab Assistant
Ellen D'Arcy, (BCAK) graduated from SFU with a degree in Kinesiology. While at university, she completed her certificates in Applied Human Nutrition and Health and Fitness Studies. She is also a 200hr certified Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.
Ellen grew up in Port Moody and volunteers in the community with Girl Guides of Canada. As a Kinesiologist she worked with clients of all ages including the elderly, mothers and young adults with soft tissue, orthopaedic and brain injuries. Ellen is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals so they can lead a happy and healthy well-balanced lifestyle. She offers one on one exercise Rehabilitation, Personal training, Yoga and Nutrition/ Fitness Counselling.