Meet Our Staff
Our vision is to provide clients with individualized treatment, using skilled assessment and clinical reasoning techniques, implemented with evidence-based treatment strategies.
Meet Michele Aldrich, she is the owner of the clinic and a physiotherapist. Michele grew up in Ontario and completed her BA in Physical Education and Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1983 in London Ontario. During her 37 years of practice, she has gained extensive experience and coursework in Sports Injuries, back Injuries and all musculoskeletal pathologies. She has reached a high level of recognition for successfully completing her Intermediate Orthopaedic Exams in Manipulative Physical Therapy. Further postgraduate training involves Vestibular Rehabilitation for the treatment of dizziness/balance disorders. She is a certified vestibular therapist. In her leisure time, Michele enjoys skiing, running and volleyball.
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 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 had received many awards for academics, sports and music including the Moyna Parker Admissions Award to the U of A Physiotherapy Program (highest combined academic average and interview score). Since graduating she has worked in various physiotherapy environments treating those with orthopaedic and neurological conditions as well as motor vehicle, work safe and sports injuries.
When Cheryl began practicing 25 years ago, she worked in Alberta seeing patients in a combined role of outpatient public practice, home care and long term care. Two years later she moved to BC and transitioned to private practice working first at a clinic in Langley and then at one in New Westminster. For the last 17 years she has remained in Coquitlam working at Eagle Ridge Aquatic Centre Physiotherapy.
Saheb received his Masters of Science degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University after completing his Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree from the University of the Fraser Valley. He is grateful to be back in the lower mainland where he was born and raised, after spending two years in Ontario for school. Saheb has an extensive background in sports, as he played soccer and hockey competitively which led him to play Junior Hockey. These experiences in sports led to numerous sports-related injuries, which in turn created his passion for physiotherapy.
Saheb believes in a multi-faceted rehab approach to help his patients with their rehabilitation journey. This combines manual therapy, exercise, functional movements, and education, into treatment plans to best work towards your goals and improve your overall quality of life!
Outside of physiotherapy, Saheb loves being active whether that’s playing hockey, golfing, skiing, cycling, boxing, or rock-climbing. You name it, he probably does it!
Vincent completed his Master of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. He has experience working in a wide variety of settings from acute hospital care to neurological rehab, to competitive sports. He enjoys meeting new people and works collaboratively with his patients to help them reach their goals. His treatment approach focuses on education, manual therapy, and exercise prescription. In his free time, Vincent enjoys skiing, snowboarding, basketball, and volleyball.
Kinesiologists/ Clinical Pilates
Nicole, who is the clinic manager, graduated from Simon Fraser University 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.
Morgan is a registered Kinesiologist and a practicing member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). She is also a STOTTS Certified Pilates instructor with a passion for Pilates rehabilitation. Morgan graduated from the University of British Columbia Okanagan with a Bachelor in Human Kinetics concentrating in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Morgan grew up playing hockey and enjoys combining traditional gym exercises with the Pilates repertoire. Since graduating, she has been working with a wide variety of clients such as those with musculoskeletal injuries, car accidents (including ICBC), and chronic pain. She is passionate about helping others, improving quality of life and staying in motion! Outside of work Morgan loves mountain biking and enjoying the outdoors with her Cocker Spaniel Elsa.
Ina is a registered Kinesiologist and a practicing member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists, as well as an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. From a young age, Ina has participated in various sports including a competitive career in badminton. The positive impact physical activity has had on her physical and mental health led her to pursue a degree and career in Kinesiology from UBC.
Her goals as a Kinesiologist is to help break down barriers to physical activities for various populations and to help people feel confident and ready to take on their daily exercise and sporting endeavours. Since graduating, Ina has had experience working with motor vehicle accident patients as well as those with musculoskeletal injuries.
Outside of the clinic, Ina is an avid rock climber, hiker, and also enjoys camping, snowboarding, and cooking.
Lauren is a registered Kinesiologist and a member in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). She is also certified as a Clinical Pilates Instructor. Lauren graduated from the University of British Columbia Okanagan with a Bachelors of Human Kinetics concentrating on Clinical Exercise Physiology and a minor in Psychology. Growing up, Lauren did competitive gymnastics which helped develop her passion for physical activity and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Her goals working as a kinesiologist and pilates instructor are to help improve quality of life, help individuals attain their health and wellness goals, and prevent and manage injuries. In her free time, Lauren enjoys going on hikes, snowboarding, wake-boarding, and spending time with her two dogs.
Leah is a registered Kinesiologist and a practicing member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists. Leah grew up enjoying sports and leading a very active lifestyle, which led her to pursue Kinesiology in university.
As a Kinesiologist, Leah aims to help individuals increase their confidence and abilities with physical activities, and help them regain or improve their quality of life.
Outside the clinic, Leah enjoys playing sports, playing music, sewing, and anything outdoors.
Anna Wong (RMT)
Anna Wong was born and raised in Vancouver. She has been living in the Tri-Cities since 1996. Prior to becoming a massage therapist, Anna trained and worked in optics: fitting eyewear and contact lenses. In 1990 and 1991, a major car accident and then a serious bike accident respectively, introduced Anna to chiropractic, physio and massage care. Many factors including the sale of the store she was managing and her own personal rehabilitation journey, inspired Anna to pursue Massage Therapy as a profession. Anna completed her training at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1995. In 1997, she was able to partner with two other massage therapists to buy the South Burnaby Massage Therapy Clinic. Currently, Anna still works in Burnaby, but she is excited to join the team at Eagle Ridge Physiotherapy. The 10-minute commute from her home in Port Coquitlam will allow her to indulge in her hobbies and interests which includes puzzles, cooking and her two children.
Paulos Tesfamichael (RMT)
His background in sports and weight lifting has been a key component in pursuing Massage Therapy. Having to deal with injuries himself, he is able to relate with others and suggest treatment plans that are well suited.
Paulos welcomes and looks forward to working with new clients from all backgrounds with various conditions.
Beata Konieckza (RMT)
Beata’s gift as a health care practitioner is to help facilitate and empower self love for her clients through body awareness, strengthening exercises, hydrotherapy suggestions and yoga therapy.
Beata’s journey into massage began at 18, when she received a truly transformative, deeply healing massage from a Thai yoga therapist. This lead her to the West Coast College of Massage in 2007, where she completed a one year full-time Spa Practitioner program. There she studied Shiatsu, Thai Yoga, Aromatherapy, Healing Hydrotherapy, Swedish Massage and Reflexology. Soon after graduating, she was hired to practice massage at Miraj Hammam Spa on Granville and 6th, where she learned the magic of hydrotherapy and aromatherapy. They offer steam bath and full body exfoliations before treatment as a method of deepening effectivity of the massage.
Beata’s adventures have stretched across 5 continents bringing her endless creative inspiration and valuable life experiences, one of these trips took her to Hawaii to study Lomi-Lomi massage, a type native to Hawaii, known for its deep flow and shamanic healing roots. Through the movement and dance of massage, Beata had found a consistent, bountiful source of creative flow and connection to her community through the healing arts. Inspired by the results of decreased pain and increased energy of her clients, after 8 years practicing, decided to take the next step and become a Registered Massage Therapist and attended Vancouver College of Massage Therapy to further deepen her knowledge of the physical body.
She is now offering a more integrated holistic approach to massage, combining deep relaxation with deep tissue and orthopaedic style (special testing, homecare including stretch and strengthening) of assessment and treatment planning. She enjoys the process of creating intimate and trusted connections with her clients and community, leading people back to awareness of their own self healing abilities with careful attention to exercise, posture, biomechanics and lifestyle choices.
Nathan Johnson (RMT)
Nathan (he/him) is a Registered Massage Therapist and Certified Spa Therapist, graduating from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2014 and the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage in 2011.
Nathan’s holistic approach to massage therapy focuses on the nervous system to address pain and injury, applying a customized combination of gentle and deep techniques, with a biopsychosocial framework.
Nathan has worked extensively with Healthcare Professionals, Teachers, Office Workers, Seniors and Weekend Warriors, treating a wide variety of work related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, random mishaps, sports injuries and general aches and pains.
Conditions he treats include: stress, repetitive strain injury, headaches, frozen shoulder, jaw pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Tendonitis, Sciatica and Plantar Fasciitis
Nathan believes in the importance of giving patients the rehabilitation tools they need for positive change. He likes to encourage patients to take an active role in their well-being, by offering customized stretching, strengthening, hydrotherapy and/or adjustments to their daily activities.
The love of travel inspired Nathan to live and work in several locations around the world before settling in BC. He enjoys time spent with his son, culinary adventures with his wife and collecting music. He finds balance through outdoor activities, walking, biking and ocean sports.
Bruno Luu (RMT)
Bruno is a graduate of the Registered Massage Therapy Program at Langara College. His interest in human anatomy, health and fitness drove him to pursue massage therapy. Throughout his program, he has gained clinical experience working with a variety of patients ranging from office workers, swimmers, weekend warriors, and patients recovering from injuries. He has also attended outreaches during his internship, working with spinal cord injury patients, dancers, runners, and bedridden patients at senior homes. Bruno’s treatment techniques include but are not limited to, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, dynamic release therapy, and deep tissue massage. He utilizes his treatment techniques, knowledge, and patient goals to create a therapeutic, yet relaxing massage. Outside of massage therapy, Bruno enjoys weight training, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Maryam is a Registered Acupuncturist and Herbalist.
She holds membership in good standing with the CTCMA (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist.
She completed her 5-year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine education at Tzu Chi International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver BC.
She also holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Iran.
Maryam has pursued advanced training in musculoskeletal pain and injury management, fertility and women’s health, addictions and mental health (migraines, headaches, anxiety, and sleep disorders).
She has a passion for alternative medicine because she is able to utilize her medicinal chemistry background with her genuine love for helping others. When she is not working you can find Maryam outdoor exploring nature with her family.