There are 3 important aspects of Physiotherapy: Pain Control, Recovery, and Injury Prevention. Depending on your injury or condition, our therapistists can use a number of different modalities such as heat, ice, interferential current, ultrasound waves, and friction massage, to help control pain and inflammation and promote soft tissue healing.
To help you fully recover from injury, the therapist will guide you through various stretches and exercises to help you re-gain function, while correcting improper posture and implementing correct body mechanics in an effort to prevent future injury.
Our primary objective is to restore the functional abilities necessary for work, recreation and activities of daily living. Our clients are thoroughly educated and encouraged to be independent with their exercises and wellness goals.
Lisa Rahn, (Owner) BSc.PT,:
Lisa Rahn graduated from the University of Toronto with a BSc. in Physiotherapy in 1984 . She worked at St. Mary's Hospital in New Westminster in general surgery,joint replacement rehabilitation, arthritis and orthopaedics until 1989 . Since that time she has been the co-owner of Eagle Ridge Aquatic Centre Physiotherapy. Lisa successfully passed the Level 3 manual therapy exam and served for 4 years on the Business Affairs Committee and as the ICBC liaison for the BC Physiotherapy Association. She has taken numerous post -graduate courses in orthopaedics, shoulder pathology and rehab, sports injury rehabilitation and spinal core stabilization and feels strongly about keeping up to date with best practices and new research to be applied to treatment. Lisa enjoys treating a wide range of patients, surgeries and injuries and implements an individualized treatment approach focusing on a combination of education,manual therapy and exercise.
Michele Aldrich, (Owner) BSc. PT, Vestibular Therapist:
Michele graduated in 1983 from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education and Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Post-Graduate education has earned her a certificate in the area of Vestibular Therapy from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Michele Specializes in the treatment of sports and orthopedic injuries as well as Balance and Dizziness disorders. She brings over 30 years of expertise to the Physical Therapy field and is the co-owner of Eagle Ridge Aquatic Centre Physiotherapy Clinic in Coquitlam.
Brenda Shavchook, BSc.PT, FCAMT:
Brenda graduated from the University of Alberta in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy Degree. Brenda found her area of interest right away and has worked in private practice since graduating. Over the years, she has completed numerous post-graduate courses and believes in the continued upgrading of new treatment/practice techniques. In 1998, she earned her advanced manual therapy designation, or a Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMT). In 2004, Brenda completed her IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation)Certification. Brenda enjoys treating many orthopaedic conditions as well as many sports-related injuries. She treats individuals needing either acute/ chronic rehabilitation with a large emphasis on manual therapy, spinal core rehabilitation, flexibility, strengthening and patient education. To further assist Brenda in treating her clients, she relies on her past sports experience, including volleyball, running,swimming as well as her fitness regime and love for golf.
Kristin Bean, MSc.PT:
Kristin Bean graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy Degree. She has her undergraduate degree from Boise State University in Idaho. Kristin was on a scholarship for athletics in gymnastics. As an ex-gymnast, Kristin has had her fair share of orthopaedic injuries and has learned a lot through her own rehabilitation. She now specializes in working with athletes for sport specific injury prevention and management. In her leisure time, Kristin enjoys spending her time with her three young children, husband and family Doberman.
Cheryl Schatz, BSc.PT:
Cheryl Schatz graduated with honours in 1996 from the University of Alberta in Edmonton with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy Degree. As a student she received many awards for academics, sports and music including the Moyna Parker Admissions Award into the Physiotherapy Program (highest academic average and interview score). Since graduating she has worked in various physiotherapy environments treating those with orthopaedic, neurological conditions and sports injuries. She initially worked in Alberta in outpatient public practice, home care and long term care and since 1998 has worked in private practice including working at Eagle Ridge Aquatic Centre Physiotherapy since 2004. Cheryl specializes in manual therapy using these skilled techniques with education and exercise to optimize a patient's movement, function, and strength. Cheryl has also been trained in visceral manipulation through the Barrel Institute. Apart from treating patients of all age groups, including children, teens and adults, Cheryl is a musician who enjoys swimming, team sports and being active in the community.
Leah Shewfelt, MSc.PT:
Leah was first inspired to be a Physiotherapist by her figure skating coach early in life. From rural Manitoba, she moved to Winnipeg to complete her degree in Kinesiology (BKin-AT) and certification in Athletic Therapy. Following this, she moved to Alberta to work and eventually to complete her degree in Physiotherapy (MScPT). She believes that an approach that combines manual therapy, education and specific exercise prescription is essential in a successful recovery! Leah has completed continuing education courses such as : Level 1 Manual Therapy, Soft Tissue Release, Athletic Taping, The Female Athlete and The Hip Complex. She is currently pursuing further manual therapy courses and acupuncture courses so that she can incorporate this into her practice. She has since moved to BC and is excited to meet current and potential clientele and get to know her amazing co-workers here at Eagle Ridge Physio.
Nicole Lepore, BSc.Kin
Nicole graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, along with a certification in Health and Fitness. As a practicing Kinesiologist, she is a member in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK).
Nicole’s background in sports throughout her life, especially soccer, has made her an advocate for promoting a healthy lifestyle and helping rehabilitate injury. She is passionate about ongoing skill development and active rehabilitation in order to enhance the success with all her clients.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys engaging in various sports and activities such as playing soccer, running, kayaking, and hiking.
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1210 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7T8, CA
Monday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 7:00am - 5:15pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Vestibular Therapy available Monday, Wednesday & Saturday mornings only