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IMS OFFERED BY Dana Ranahan / Dalen Friesen / Mehernaz Tirandazian / Steven McGee / Saja Edwards / Ryan Corkal
SAJA Edwards is Currently on Maternity Leave until Spring 2023
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Ryan Joseph Corkal
B.Sc Kinesiology, M.Sc.PT
Certified by Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Certified in Dry needling.
Ryan grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba and graduated from the University of Manitoba from the Master of Physical Therapy Program. Since graduating, Ryan has worked in both public and private practice.
Ryan enjoys working with a wide variety of clients of all ages and athletic abilities. His areas of special interest include post-op hip and knee replacements, osteoarthritis, repetitive strain injuries and TMJ dysfunction. Treatments will include a thorough assessment, hands on manual therapy and exercise programming tailored specifically to your needs.
Ryan has additional training in acupuncture, dry needling, Mulligan Concept, and treatment of TMJ dysfunction.
Ryan has moved to the North Shore to pursue his love of the outdoors. In his free time he enjoys snowboarding, cross-country skiing, cycling, golfing and playing hockey.
Ryan is passionate about getting you back to doing what you love, whether it is competing in organized sport, hiking or performing your activities of daily living without pain.
Registered Physiotherapist B.Sc Kinesiology, M.Sc.PT Certified by Acupuncture Foundation of Can... Read More
Saja Edwards Currently on Maternity Leave until Spring 2023
Currently on Maternity Leave until Spring 2023
Body Works Physiotherapist Masters Physical Therapy (MPT) and Bachelors of Kinesiology (BKin) Anatomical Neuropathic IMS trained
Saja graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master of Physiotherapy degree following completion of her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree at UBC.
Saja grew up in Nelson, BC, where she developed a strong appreciation for the outdoors and the importance of living an active lifestyle. During her youth she was active in soccer, skiing, and biking, and she has since developed a love for trail running. Her interest in sports and healthcare as well as her personal experiences with injury drew her to the physiotherapy profession. Saja lived in Squamish, BC, prior to completing her physiotherapy training where she worked closely with the cycling community, further developing her love and interest in both road and mountain biking.
As a Physiotherapist, Saja is passionate about getting to the root of your problem and helping you move better and feel better! She listens intently to you in order to understand the history of your injury and will do a full assessment to help you understand your injury and what the recovery process will require. Saja will help you achieve your goals as quickly as possible.
To help you realize your goals and recover from your injury, Saja will utilize an individualized approach to care for each person. She will use her hands-on treatment skills including manual therapy and soft tissue techniques to help your body move better. She will also incorporate therapeutic exercise at the clinic and for home, as well as functional progressions of these exercises to help you return to the activities or sports you love without pain. Saja is also pleased to offer intramuscular stimulation, or IMS needling, to help you release tight areas and recover from your injury faster. Finally, Saja will provide a wealth of information about your injury to help you really understand your injury and what it takes to get better. She believes in treating the whole person, with the objective of making clients stronger than before their injury and adapting the treatments to fit patients’ goals and lifestyle.
Saja is passionate about constantly expanding her knowledge base through post-graduate courses, continuing education, and mentorship. As a physiotherapist she has completed the Orthopaedic Division Level 1, Anatomical Neuropathic IMS, the McKenzie Approach, the Connect Therapy Sports Thorax, and is a graduate of the Integrated Systems Model training. She has also done training in post concussion assessment and treatment through Complete Concussion Management and R2P.
In addition to her physiotherapy training, Saja has done her clinical pilates training though Calibrate Pilates and enjoys utilizing movement and the Pilates repertoire and approach into her practice.
Outside of work, Saja enjoys being outside participating in a variety of sports and activities including skiing, cycling, and trail running.
Currently on Maternity Leave until Spring 2023 Body Works Physiotherapist Masters Physical Thera... Read More
BSc., BHSc.PT., CGIMS, TPI, SFMA
BACKGROUND Dalen’s family is originally from Manitoba, but he lived his early years in Paraguay, South America. Returning to Canada for middle school, Dalen began his love for all sports, playing hockey, baseball, volleyball, basketball, and track & field. These experiences lead to the opportunity to attend Biola University in Southern California, and competing on the Track & Field / X-Country teams between 1990-1995. It was there that he was introduced to the field of Physical Therapy, first as a patient in the school’s athletic therapy clinic, and then as a volunteer in a community sports medicine clinic, as well as at Long Beach Memorial Children’s Hospital. After completing his Physiotherapy training in 2001 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Dalen moved to the beautiful West Coast, completing his final clinical internship there with the plan to remain afterwards. For the last 16 years, Dalen has been working on the North Shore, enjoying the many relationships built over these years, and supporting the wonderful active citizens of that community.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Dalen graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, with a second-degree Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physical Therapy in 2001. He received a Bachelor of Sciences in Sports Physiology from Biola University in 1994. As a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Dalen has completed many courses of post-graduate training including; Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy intermediate exams and Level IV. A significant component of Dalen’s practice includes IMS dry needling, for which he received certification in 2009 from Gunn IMS, and which is currently provided by the UBC Faculty of Medicine. In 2013 he co-presented on the topic with Dr. DB Quirke to the BC College of Physicians Conference. As an avid golfer, Dalen has completed a number of certifications including; FitForeGolf in 2003, and then in 2013 attending two courses in Long Beach California and Seattle with the Titleist Performance Institute.
TREATMENT APPROACH Dalen’s treatment approach consists of a number of specific emphases. Over the years, his training has evolved by adding new tools and levels of understanding. The first key element is education, believing that improving a person’s own understanding will enable appropriate steps to recovery and better outcomes. In his nearly 20 years of experience, Dalen has observed that many of the conditions he’s seen are related to years of repeated postures and movement patterns. Utilizing a complete understanding of anatomy and the biomechanics of movement, he has sought to help with retraining these movement patterns and postures. Part of taking control of our own recovery includes, therapeutic exercises, given for the purpose of improving or reinforcing these corrected postures and movements. In addition to specific exercises, and as part of improving movements, Dalen has found IMS dry needling to be extremely effective in helping to reset the neuromuscular state of muscles. This method of assessment and treatment has particularly aided those with ongoing, chronic conditions, which have limited their work and recreational pursuits.
Registered Physiotherapist BSc., BHSc.PT., CGIMS, TPI, SFMA BACKGROUND Dalen’s family is origin... Read More
Steven grew up in Burnaby, BC, where at an early age he developed a love for physical activity. As a youth, he played various sports including baseball, tennis, swimming, track and cross country. He has recently gained an interest in squash and ultimate frisbee and hopes to complete his first triathlon next year. Wanting to pursue a career that combined his love of physical activity and his desire to help others led Steven to complete a Master of Science in Physical Therapy at Western University. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (First Class with Distinction) at Simon Fraser University.
A keen student, Steven was involved in numerous opportunities to learn as much as he could in and out of the classroom. This included 5 years as an athletic trainer where he provided on-field injury management and taught rehabilitative exercises to athletes to help them return to play. Steven was a trainer for SFU’s NCAA Division II Football team, Field Lacrosse team and the Coquitlam Adanacs Jr. A Lacrosse team with whom he attended three national championships including their Minto Cup victory in 2016. In his final year at SFU, Steven completed a Co-op work experience as a kinesiologist in a physiotherapy clinic on the North Shore where he developed a strong background in prescribing exercises to individuals of varying abilities – from school children to elite athletes. It was this experience that confirmed Steven’s desires to become a physiotherapist.
As a physiotherapist, Steven draws from all his past experiences to provide you with a comprehensive, individualized rehabilitation program to assist you in returning to activity and achieving your goals. He listens attentively to get a clear background history of your injury and then performs a thorough whole body integrated assessment to get to the root cause of the problem. Afterwards, he will use hands-on treatments including manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, and IMS/dry needling to help you move. Steven is very passionate about empowering all his patients by educating them on their injury and providing them with exercises and strategies to manage their pain and improve their function. In doing so, he hopes to not only help you recover from your injury but also prevent other injuries from happening in the future.
Steven has a love for all things physiotherapy and a relentless desire to learn. He has completed his Level 1 Manual Therapy from the National Orthopaedic Division, a Mobilization with Movement – Lower Quadrant course, and a functional dry needling course. He reads clinically-relevant research articles frequently to stay up to date with the most current trends in physiotherapy and continues to engage in mentorship opportunities. Steven plans to pursue additional training in concussion management and to complete the Manual Therapy levels from the National Orthopaedic Division.
Background Steven grew up in Burnaby, BC, where at an early age he developed a love for physical ... Read More
Dana Ranahan Registered Physiotherapist,
Registered Physiotherapist B.Sc., B.Sc.PT, FCAMT, Diploma Sports Physiotherapy, CGIMS. Dana graduated “cum laude” with a degree in physiotherapy from the University of Western Ontario in 1993. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Vancouver and began working in private practice orthopaedics. She achieved her Diploma of manual and manipulative therapy and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (FCAMT) in 1999, with distinction. She also completed her certification in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) and earned her Advanced Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy, both in 2008. In 2009 Dana created Body Works Sports Physiotherapy to fulfill her dream of opening a physiotherapy clinic dedicated to whole body assessment and one-on-one treatment times. Dana is passionate about sport. She is an avid cyclist, cross country skier, soccer player, occasional triathlon competitor and former high level competitive fastball player. During the course of her career she has been able to combine her love of sport and her skills as a physiotherapist while treating competitive athletes at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, the Women’s National Soccer Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the Figure Skating World Championships, the Canada Cup Fast Ball International Tournament as well as working with the Canadian National Women’s Soccer Team and youth development teams. To find out more about how Dana combines her experience and knowledge of sport in her practice, please visit the Sports Physiotherapy page of our website. Dana excels in her attention to detail and a whole body integrated assessment for all clients to help solve their body’s “puzzle” and help them get back to sport and activity. She uses manual therapy techniques, coupled with IMS, movement retraining and functional exercise progressions to help her clients return to function. Dana has also been a teacher and mentor for physiotherapists involved in the post graduate orthopedic manual therapy courses for many years. She demonstrates a passion for her work which is evident to all of her clients and she also shares this passion with her colleagues. As a leader, Dana’s passion and dedication to ongoing learning and growth creates an atmosphere of excellence in treatment and overall service that you will experience at Body Works.
Registered Physiotherapist B.Sc., B.Sc.PT, FCAMT, Diploma Sports Physiotherapy, CGIMS. Dana gra... Read More
Mehernaz (NAZ) Tirandazian
Registered Physiotherapist M.Sc. PT, B.Sc.PT, CGIMS, CAFCI
Background Naz has returned to Lower Lonsdale, joining the team at Body Works Sports Physiotherapy, after first beginning her North Shore practice there in 2000. Naz immigrated to Canada in 1999, having grown up in India, where her family had moved to from Iran. These experiences have provided diverse opportunities for growth both personally and professionally. Naz speaks several languages, which have allowed many of her clients in North Vancouver to communicate with her in their native language, including; Hindi, Gujrati, Pharsi, and English. While in Canada, Naz was introduced to sports she had not grown up in, including ringette, which she excelled in for several years. Currently, she’s enjoying being a mother to her son, and watching him follow in her love of sport and nature.
Professional Training Naz received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy, with an emphasis in Orthopedics in 1997 from the University of Mumbai, following completion of her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Naz has continued to focus her practice in orthopedic musculoskeletal conditions, including both sports injuries, and chronic conditions. Continued learning through ongoing post graduate courses have included developing her needling practice. Naz has completed advanced training in Acupuncture, Gunn IMS, and Gokavi. She has also developed her manual therapy, and movement systems retraining skills through professional development courses.
Treatment Approach Naz believes that her many years of experience and training has enabled her to develop her assessment skills to identify the cause of biomechanical dysfunctions her clients present with. Her treatment approach incorporates a combination of; education, manual therapy, postural retraining, therapeutic exercises, and dry needling. This focus, combined with a loyal commitment to helping her clients, has enabled Naz to support her community remain active and enjoying their work and pleasure pursuits.
Registered Physiotherapist M.Sc. PT, B.Sc.PT, CGIMS, CAFCI Background Naz has returned to Lower ... Read More
B.Sc Kinesiology, M.Sc.PT
Quinn was born & raised in Calgary but fell in love with the coast during a climbing trip out west. He was a Nordic skier as soon as he could walk and was dragged in a pulk through mountain trails prior to that. His passion for physiotherapy began with an odd injury sustained in grade school gym class that landed him in the hands of the rehabilitation team. Over a long recovery, he was coached through the ups and downs by a physiotherapist. Immediately he knew this was the career for him.
Quinn began his studies at the University of Calgary obtaining his BSc in Kinesiology with distinction before being accepted to the MScPT program at the University of Alberta. As he progressed through the program, Quinn developed a keen interest in low back pain & vestibular rehabilitation. He has since completed all 3 levels of the McGill Method for low back pain, his Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation levels, & his Shift Level 1 Concussion Rehabilitation.
Outside of work, Quinn is an avid outdoor enthusiast. Throughout the seasons he partakes in rock, alpine, and ice climbing alongside mountaineering, backcountry ski touring, mountain biking, and nordic skiing. His experience within these broad disciplines grants him an excellent perspective into injury prevention, management, and high-level performance. He strives to provide an individually tailored approach to each treatment. Quinn offers a thorough assessment and an evidence-based, active solution to return patients to doing the things they love. To consolidate his knowledge and make educational information accessible to patients, he has an Instagram account to summarize physiotherapy literature @alpine.physio
Registered Physiotherapist B.Sc Kinesiology, M.Sc.PT Quinn was born & raised in Calgary but... Read More
Sarah Jane Walker
Sarah Jane grew up in Halifax Nova Scotia, and completed her Bachelors in Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University. She then went on to further her studies and completed her Masters in Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland.
Sarah Jane grew up with a passion for sports and spent the majority of her youth training as a competitive gymnast, and participating in track and field. Her love for physical activity continues to this day as she enjoys spending her down time going for runs along the waterfront or hiking various different landscapes.
As a Physiotherapist Sarah Jane is passionate about providing individualized care for her patients to help maximize their quality of life and return to daily activities. She emphasizes a treatment approach that includes a thorough assessment, whilst educating her patients to have a better understanding of their bodies and functional movements. She strongly believes in taking her time to actively listen to her client’s needs and empower them to be proactive with their management. Her previous experience embodies a variety of conditions resulting from orthopaedic injuries, cardio-respiratory care and working within the community. Her current practice encompasses manual therapy with soft tissue techniques, exercise prescription, and patient education to ensure you reach your individualized goals.
Sarah Jane is continuously finding different ways to further her knowledge and effectively help individuals recover from any injury to reach their full potential.
Sarah Jane grew up in Halifax Nova Scotia, and completed her Bachelors in Human Kinetics at St. F... Read More
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