Carl Petersen, BPE,BSc (PT), MCPA
Director of High Performance Training
Carl is a partner and Director of High Performance Training. He
treats and trains athletes to keep them Fit to Play for a variety of sports.
Throughout his over 25 years as a physiotherapist and fitness coach he
has worked with numerous gold medal winners from a variety of sports
most notably alpine skiing. He traveled on the World Cup Ski
Circuit from 1984-2003. He currently travels part time on the Professional
Tennis Tour with select athletes. Carl also has an active interest in women health
issues around pre and postnatal fitness and has co-authored the
book Fit to Deliver www.fittodeliver.com
He was the dedicated physiotherapist at the Olympic Winter Games in
Calgary, Albertville and Lillehammer. He is a Level 2 Tennis Coach, Level
3 Ski Coach, and Level 4 National Coaching Certification Program
Carl keeps Fit to Play with support from:
Erica Mahon, BSc (PT), MCPA
Erica is a partner and Executive Director of City Sports & Physiotherapy Clinics.
She has been involved in orthopaedic and sports injury rehabilitation since 1984. Erica graduated from
Dalhousie University with a BSc in Physiotherapy in 1984 and from Acadia University in 1981 with a BSc
in Biology and Chemistry. She has rehabilitated athletes and competed herself at the Provincial,
National and International level . Erica's areas of interest are Keeping Fit to Play, intergrating
exercise into a busy lifestyle, workplace ergonomics and breast cancer rehabilitation. She also consults
and prescribes custom orthotics and shoes.
Shaana Burgess, BSc (PT), CAFCI, MCPA
Shaana is a physiotherapist specializing in injury prevention, rehabilitation
and sport-specified exercise therapy. She is a graduate of Queen's University
in Kingston, Ontario. Since obtaining her degree in 1998, Shaana
has treated a wide-range of orthopaedic injuries related to sports,
motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries and "everyday" non-specific
neck, back and shoulder pain. She is also certified to incorporate acupuncture
into her physiotherapy treatments. Recreational interests include soccer,
snowboarding, volleyball, running hiking and golfing. She is currently
the team physiotherapist for the Dizzy Chicks Cycling Team.
Daniel Haggart, BSc (PT), BHKin, MCPA
Daniel graduated from UBC in 2003 with his Physiotherapy and Human Kinetics degrees.
His primary areas of expertise are manual therapy and sports injuries. He enjoys helping patients develop sport specific exercise and training routines to prevent re-injury and to improve performance.
He is an Intermediate Manipulative Therapist, having completed his Part A in Manual Therapy Certificate in 2008. He is a Gunn certified IMS (intramuscular stimulation) practitioner.
He has also completed courses in Mulligan’s mobilization with movement, Diane Lee’s Thoracic spine and Shirley Sharman’s lower back and hip retraining.
Dan has worked with BC Soccer, the U15, U17 and Olympic National Soccer teams and spent 2 years as the physiotherapist for Capilano College/University Athletics.
Dan was also a member of the 2010 Winter Olympic Medical Team. While at UBC Dan captained the soccer team and today continues to compete vigorously in the Over 30 category.
He also enjoys basketball, running, outdoor sports as well as his young family.
Timberly George, BSc (PT), BSc (Kin), MCPA
Registered Physiotherapist, Sport Physiotherapist
Timberly is a Sport Physiotherapist holding a post-graduate Diploma from Sport Physiotherapy Canada and is an
instructor at the University of British Columbia. She is very active in the sport physiotherapy community at the
regional, national, and international levels. She was Venue Medical Manager for the Richmond Olympic Oval during
the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games and is a therapist for Rugby Canada. She travels with the senior and junior
national men’s rugby programs and is involved with provincial and community level club teams. Timberly was also
the team physiotherapist for the junior national women’s field hockey team in 2005. Timberly is one of the Vancouver
Sun Run’s “Ask an Expert” panel members and provides injury prevention advice to runners through the Vancouver Sun
newspaper and at local running clinics throughout Vancouver. In her spare time, Timberly can often be found running
the trails or riding one of her bicycles around the mountains of the North Shore and Sea to Sky corridor. Timberly
holds a BSc in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and a BScPT from UBC. Her primary areas of interest are
treating sport related injuries and pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, with a keen interest in shoulders.
Duane Brousmiche, BSc (PT)
Duane Brousmiche graduated from Queen’s University in 2002. During his time at Queen’s he worked with the Men’s varsity basketball and rugby teams, giving him the opportunity to travel to international tournaments. More recently Duane has work with the Canadian Men’s Sr. and Jr. Field Hockey teams and BC Rugby. He was also a member of the host medical staff at the Richmond Oval during the 2010 Olympics. Since his graduation, Duane has worked in busy private practice clinics, treating mostly orthopedic injuries related to sports (from Pre-habilitation to Re-habilitation), motor vehicle accidents and Workers compensation. He has pursued post graduate education in Intramuscular Stimulation, sports physiotherapy, manual therapy, acupuncture and custom orthotic fitting. When away from the office, Duane spends his time skiing (past member of the Canadian Ski Patrol), golfing, biking, hiking, and any other way he can keep active.
Carrie Viola, MScPT, BScHK
Carrie graduated from McMaster University with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy after obtaining a Bachelors
degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph. Since graduating, Carrie has completed training with the Orthopaedic
Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, obtaining her Certificate of Intermediate Manual and Manipulative Therapy.
She is also a certified Gunn IMS (intramuscular stimulation) practitioner. Carrie continues to work towards obtaining her Certificate
in Sports Physiotherapy, having accumulated on-field hours in running, volleyball, ultimate, rugby, lacrosse and soccer events in Vancouver.
Her treatment approach includes a combination of manual techniques, specific and focused exercises and education to restore
function, minimize re-injury and allow clients to return to activities safely and effectively. Carrie enjoys treating all ages and abilities,
having treated national level athletes to ‘weekend warriors’. She is also trained in Functional Assessments for Elite Athletes with SportMed BC.
Kim Yae, MScPT
Kim graduated with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from University of Toronto, after completing an Honours degree in Kinesiology at McMaster
University. Kim continues her learning with postgraduate courses with special interests in manual therapy and sport physiotherapy. She has been certified
to practice acupuncture from McMaster University and enjoys incorporating acupuncture in her treatments.
After graduation, Kim worked in a busy downtown clinic in Toronto treating mostly orthopaedic injuries related to repetitive injuries – most notably
the ‘Toronto neck’ syndrome and the ‘crackberry thumb,’ sport-related sprains & strains, and aches & pains in the weekend warrior population. Kim was also
part of the performing arts medical team for the production “A Chorus Line” at The Cannon Theatre. She plays competitive Ultimate Frisbee, and has been
the team therapist for Toronto women’s team Lotus and U of T Women’s. During the winter months, Kim enjoys hitting the park on her snowboard or finding
fresh tracks. As a certified CASI Level 2 Snowboard Instructor, she also enjoys instructing beginners and intermediate snowboarder to stay standing on
Gareth Adams, MPT, BScHKin
Gareth graduated from Curtin University in Perth, Australia with a Master of Physiotherapy and completed his Bachelor degree in Human Kinetics at UBC.
His work as a kinesiologist and as a strength and conditioning coach for elite level hockey players
prior to starting his physiotherapy studies solidified his strong background in exercise
prescription and injury rehabilitation. His time in Australia only furthered his interests
in manual therapy and sports injury, as he continues to enhance his skills by obtaining his
levels in orthopaedic manual therapy and sports physiotherapy. An avid golfer,
Gareth is now certified in specific golf exercise prescription and injury screening.
His time away from the clinic has now shifted away from the rugby field and a playing career
which included selection for the National Senior Sevens Team to the hockey rink,
where he continues to compete passionately in the recreational leagues.
Cathy Yackness, BSc(PT), MCPA
Cathy has been an associate since September 2001 when she completed her
degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto. She spent her final
year at University of Western Ontario, where she obtained her degree in
Kinesiology, specializing in athletic therapy. Cathy was the trainer for
both the men and women's track and field team. Cathy has continued to
cover many sports tournaments in Vancouver, including the Jericho Future
Stars Tournement and the Beach Soccerblast 4 on 4 Tournement. Cathy enjoys
running, downhill skiing, weight training and aerobics. In addition to
practicing physiotherapy, she is a fitness instructor. Cathy has completed her Part A in Manual Therapy.
Away on maternity leave. Rachel Worsley will be attending to her patients.
Joanne Tishenko, BSc (PT), BHKin
Joanne graduated from UBC in 2004 with her BScPT after completing a Bachelor of
Human Kinetics from Trinity Western University. While at Trinity Western she played varsity
basketball. Since obtaining her degree, Joanne has gained significant experience treating a wide
range of orthopaedic injuries for all ages and fitness levels, including sport-related sprains
and strains, workplace injuries, motor vehicle accidents, postural issues, and general aches and
pains. Joanne also has a keen interest in pre- and post-natal care, especially as a new mother
herself. She is a certified Fit to Deliver instructor and can help you resolve your aches and pains
related to pregnancy and develop an exercise program that meets your current needs.
Joanne is a Level 3 trained Manual Therapist with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian
Physiotherapy Association and has worked with local sports teams and at various sporting
events/tournaments. When away from the office, Joanne can be found participating in pilates,
swimming, hiking, reading and spending time with her young family.
Rachel Worsley, MPT, BSc
Rachel graduated from UBC with her Masters of Physiotherapy after completing a Bachelor of Biology, also at UBC. Rachel enjoys working with clientele of all fitness levels and has experience working with a wide variety of injuries. Using a combination of manual therapy and exercise, she treats all issues from sports based injuries to motor vehicle accident or work related injuries. Rachel is dedicated to continuing her postgraduate education and is currently completing her manual therapy levels with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Rachel herself enjoys running, snowboarding and is avid hockey fan.
Meredith Murdoch, MScPT, BScHKin, CAFCI
Meredith graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy, after completing an
Honours degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa. She is actively involved in continuing education and is currently
obtaining her levels in manual therapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
As well, Meredith has been certified to practice acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI).
She has a special interest in treating sports injuries and other orthopaedic conditions. Meredith likes to focus her treatments on
manual therapy and exercise and enjoys incorporating acupuncture into her treatments.
Jessica Whidden, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Jessica was introduced to Massage Therapy after suffering a debilitating back injury while playing competitive
Women’s Rugby. At the time she was completing her second year in Human Kinetics and felt such a strong pull towards
Massage Therapy that she put the completion of her degree on hold and started her studies at the West Coast College
of Massage Therapy. Throughout her schooling Jessica kept her ties with the B.C. Rugby community as both a player and
Therapist. Jessica graduated in 2005 after completing her case study on Chronic Headaches due to Posture.
Since graduation Jessica has had the pleasure of helping many elite athletes reach their goals. Jessica also treats
patients with chronic headaches, back pain and has a special interest in Women’s Health Issues.
Treatments involve hands on Therapeutic techniques as well as patient education on maintenance and prevention.
Currently Jessica is studying to become a Registered Acupuncturist and will combine her knowledge of Western and
Eastern treatment Philosophies.
Lucas Scrivener, BSc (Kin)
Registered Massage Therapist
Lucas graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2005 and has been practicing in the lower
mainland since. He joined City Sports & Physiotherapy Clinic in 2008. He has continued to expand his knowledge
through further training in the area of myofascial release. Lucas also completed a degree in Kinesiology at the
University of Victoria in 2000.
Lucas sees massage as an important part of healthy living for much of his life. Health problems in his early
twenties gave him a greater understanding of the need for rehabilitation and the role that touch plays in helping
the body return to optimal function. While he is interested in all forms of massage, his primary techniques as a
practitioner focus on fascial and deep tissue techniques. He also focuses on postural realignment and works with
his clients to create better habits to avoid chronic pain patterns.
He has a high level of interest in sports and has always taken great enjoyment from the challenges it offers.
His first love is soccer and he continues to compete. Lucas also enjoys baseball, golf, softball, basketball and rugby.
He is also a fanatic about most professional sports and enjoys live games as often as possible. His other interests
include movies, photography, live music, trivia and crossword puzzles.