Our Team of Specialists

When you choose South Vancouver Physiotherapy Clinic, you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure the best care for your injury and recovery.

We offer traditional Orthopedic Physiotherapy, as well as services including: Post-Op Rehab, ICBC and WorksafeBC Rehab, and Sports Physiotherapy.

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Meet Our Team

Jonathan Heilbrunn BScPT, MCPA, CAFCI, FCAMT

Jonathan Heilbrunn – BSc (PT), CAFCI, FCAMT

Registered Physiotherapist

Jonathan Heilbrunn is a Registered Physiotherapist and graduate of the University of Western Ontario.

  • Clinical expertise in many areas of physiotherapy with particular emphasis on outpatient orthopedics and athletic injuries
  • Diploma in Advanced Manual Therapy; a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapists
  • Certified with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada
  • 15+ years experience in a variety of clinical settings treating both acute and chronic injuries stemming from sports injuries, motor vehicular accidents, various musculo-skeletal impairments, post surgical conditions, as well as normal every day aches and pains

The key to successful rehabilitation must involve educating patients on their diagnoses or injury and to help them to improve their quality of life and regain independence.

Jonathan is an avid snowboarder, weightlifter and fitness buff.

jonathan@southvanphysio.com

Parneet

Parneet Sandhu – BPT, MAS

Registered Physiotherapist

Parneet Sandhu is a registered physiotherapist with more than six years of experience; 4 years in India and two years in Canada. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from one of the most reputed universities in India and subsequently completed a Masters in Administrative Sciences in BC.

As a former international athlete with an ongoing interests in health and fitness Parneet integrates her philosophies and experiences into her physiotherapy practice. Parneet follows an evidence based treatment style and coordinates with other health professionals in circle of care in order to improve treatment outcomes. She is experienced in treating patients with a variety of conditions such as orthopaedic, neurological, work related injuries, motor vehicle accident injuries, sports injuries, post-operative rehabilitation and much more.

Parneet uses her diverse skill set to empower her clients in reaching their desired goals. Parneet is also certified in Functional Dry Needling. In her free time Parneet keeps her sporting spirit alive by hiking and exploring new places.

parneet@southvanphysio.com

Pratik Vyas

Pratik Vyas – B.Sc., M.Sc., PT

Registered Physiotherapist

Pratik received a Master degree in sport and exercise science, and a Major in biomechanics from Manchester Metropolitan University, in the United Kingdom. Pratik also received his Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy from Rajiv Gandhi University, India.

He is an active member of the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC) and Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). He believes in continuous education and evidence based practice, and devotes his extra time in updating himself with courses and certifications.

Pratik has worked with various clients with different conditions, and has more than 5 years of experience working in the health care industry. Some of the conditions he’s treated include; sports injuries, work related injuries, pain management, motor vehicle accidents, orthopedic conditions, post-operative rehabilitation, workplace advice/recommendations, neurological conditions, acute care in hospitals, pediatric conditions, elderly care and respiratory conditions.

Pratik strongly believes in the preventive approach, and patient education. Pratik likes to provide clinical knowledge and a home exercise program which can help in preventing reproduction of pain and possibility of re injury.

In your treatment, you can expect to receive a detailed assessment, opportunity to ask questions, education – (modalities and their effects, medical conditions, multimedia patient education videos, demonstration of exercises, home exercise program with pictures and videos), and a progress report on request. You may also ask questions following treatment by email.

In his free time, Pratik likes to explore new places, cook, play table tennis, and swim.

Languages Spoken: Hindi, Gujarati, English, and bit of Punjabi

pratik@southvanphysio.com

Deepika Sawant

Deepika Sawant

Registered Physiotherapist

Deepika graduated with a Bachelors of Physiotherapy from Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Maharashtra University of Health Science in India in 2007. She was University topper and Topper of her College with distinction in Psychology during her bachelors. (This means top of her class.) In addition, she holds a Masters degree in Global health and Human Administration services from Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, USA (2013). She worked as a Registered Physiotherapist in India in both hospital and clinic based settings.

Deepika immigrated to Canada in 2012 and completed a Canadian Healthcare Content Course at University of Toronto. She then finished her IEP program from UBC in 2015 and has passed the written and practical component of the Canadian Physiotherapy National Exam.

She uses integrated manual therapy with exercise prescription to treat Orthopedic, neurological, sports, work related and motor vehicle accident injuries. Her areas of interest are sports injuries, chronic pain, neurological conditions, post op patients and exercise prescription. In her physiotherapy practice, she works hard to educate each of her patients on strategies for self-care and integrating exercise into the daily schedule. She strongly believes that good communication and follow-ups are important factors in ensuring continued care and managing a healthy lifestyle. Deepika is fluent in English, Hindi and Marathi and understands and speaks some Punjabi and Gujarati.

In her spare time, Deepika helps students preparing for the Canadian National exam to become registered physiotherapist in Canada. Her hobbies are dancing, swimming and travelling to new places.

deepika@southvanphysio.com

Giselle Soo

Giselle Soo – BKIN, FMS1, BCAK

Practising Kinesiologist

Giselle holds a Bachelors’ in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia and currently works as a Practicing Kinesiologist.

She designs and implements customized rehabilitation and recovery plans for her clients. Her main goal is to equip her clients with the tools and knowledge necessary to gain independence and incorporate these programs into their everyday lives.

Since the completion of her degree, Giselle has been rehabilitating clients of all ages. Their injuries stem from a variety of circumstances including motor vehicle accidents (MVA’s) and work-related incidents. Giselle also provides return-to-work programs, athletic injury management programs, sports taping, aquatic therapy, and overall fitness programs.

Giselle has a special interest in sports and injury prevention as well as having special training in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), a tool used to identify individuals with physical limitations and at increased risk for injuries.

Outside of work Giselle is an active participant in community programs and takes part in volleyball, tennis, and dodgeball leagues.

giselle@southvanphysio.com

Jag Purewal

Jag Purewal

Registered Massage Therapist

Jag graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (Registered Massage Therapy program) in 2004.

Being a very physically active person and having dealt with injuries himself Jag appreciates the importance and benefits of massage therapy.

Jag has worked in clinical practice treating a wide variety of injuries and conditions including but not limited to; neck and back pain, soft tissue injuries from motor vehicle accidents, work related postural pain, headaches, sciatica, sports injuries, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome.

Jag works with all types of patients, some of whom include professional athletes from the BC Lions and Canadian Tennis Team.

In order to provide the best and most up to date care for his clients, Jag attends many continuing education courses, seminars and workshops. This enables him to provide the best treatments and outcomes for his clients.

In his free time Jag enjoys spending time with his family and working out. He believes in healthy living and practices a healthy lifestyle.

jag@southvanphysio.com

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