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DR. BALKARAN AHLUWALIA

Chiropractor

Dr. Ahluwalia is a board-certified chiropractor with an extensive background in treating muscle, joint, and sports injuries with a focus on rehab, performance, and human biomechanics. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science with a major in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University, he went on to complete his Doctorate in Chiropractic from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon as well as his Master of Science in Sports Medicine and Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. 
He uses an evidence-based approach to formulate individualized treatment plans to get the best results in patients. He specializes in a variety of spinal and extremity conditions by utilizing techniques such as chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitation exercises, soft tissue therapy, cupping, taping, instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation, physiotherapy modalities, and more. 
During his time in Portland, he had the opportunity to work at various professional and amateur sporting events, treating different types of athletes that helped him hone his skills. His passion for sports grew from high school and to this day he stays active by competing in basketball, swimming, weight-lifting, taking leisurely hikes, and walking his dog. Fitness is a passion of his and he likes to empower his patients with the ability to change and progress towards a pain-free and active lifestyle. Treating individuals and seeing their improvements and the impact it has on their lives is what drives him to be the best chiropractor that he can be.

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JOHNNY GUAN

Physiotherapist

Shockwave Therapy / Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

Johnny completed his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University and bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia.  Johnny has also completed two diplomas in General Studies and Sport Science at Douglas College.

Johnny’s clinical experience includes time in both public and private settings. Johnny started his career in public practice (hospitals) and private clinics in Kingston and the Greater Toronto Area. In addition to his clinical experience, Johnny spent four years as a behavioral interventionist and was a research assistant for a Parkinson’s disease and concussion study at UBC.

Johnny has a variety of interests including treating patients with MSK (musculoskeletal), cardiopulmonary diseases, neurological conditions, vestibular issues, and concussions. He also enjoys helping patients who have injuries from sports, motor vehicle accidents, and other chronic conditions.

In his spare time, Johnny enjoys playing basketball, table tennis, tennis, and badminton. He also loves volunteering and has spent eight years with organizations geared toward helping those with physical and behavioral challenges such as the Special Olympics and the Vancouver Chinese Policing Center.

Johnny is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

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SALMA SAMNANI

Physiotherapist

When human beings experience disabling challenges, it’s not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My great passion is to help people to overcome physical challenges. I help my patients (children, youth, Adults, and families) to find healthy perspectives of themselves by enlightening them on the relationships between Mind-body, and soul. My job is to educate them on how relationships between muscles, joints, and ligaments work so they can manage their physical pain and be more efficient at work, with hobbies, passion, and with their family.

I am a proud mom of two sons and A Physiotherapist I hold bachelor's and master's degrees in physiotherapy (INDIA) and a Master’s in administrative sciences (Fairleigh Dickson University, Vancouver) I have more than 10 years of experience in different specialties from musculoskeletal injury, neurorehabilitation to cardiovascular rehabilitation from Acute to Chronic illness. I am always curious to learn new techniques all the time because I know there is no single approach that is right for one Individual.

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SIMON CAI

Registered Massage Therapist

Simon graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 3,000-hour program in New Westminster. Simon obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, San Diego, which gives him a better understanding of human anatomy and physiology. Being a soccer player and sports enthusiast, Simon is no stranger to sports injuries and ailments. His approach to massage therapy involves Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Muscle Energy Technique, and Joint Mobilization Technique. Additionally, Simon has done numerous studies in frozen shoulder and acute/chronic lower back pain.

Simon is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

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FEI LI

Registered Massage Therapist

Fei has accomplished a 2800-hour accredited Massage Therapy program and successfully obtained an RMT certificate.
She has been dedicated to this field for over three years and has a passion for treating patients with a variety of musculoskeletal health concerns, including frozen shoulder, pregnancy massage, office-work-related aches, and pain, sports injuries.
She also has developed a good set of techniques in treatment, such as joint mobilization, fascia release, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, and deep tissue massage.
Fei enjoys hiking, boating, and playing basketball.

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TONY WU

Registered Massage Therapist

Tony graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Vancouver Career College and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.  During his training, he was able to participate in many outreach opportunities and treated patients with various conditions. He worked with elderly patients, athletes, individuals with mental or physical disabilities, and those living with HIV and cancer. Additionally, he has a great deal of experience in treating ICBC patients. Some of the common injuries related to ICBC patients include whiplash, severe headaches, muscle strain, nerve damage, and disc herniation.
Tony will assess your condition, give you options for treatment, and work with you to achieve your desired results. Whether you have issues such as pain and soreness from daily activities or age-related, stress and tension headache, sport or other injuries, limited range of motion, rehabilitation, health maintenance, or just relaxation, you will be in good hands. 
Tony delivers effective treatments by incorporating different modalities such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, active and passive stretching, Swedish and deep tissue massage. Each treatment is followed by a review of homecare to support you to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. He does not simply treat symptoms or complaints but helps you understand the cause and how you can minimize the occurrence in the future.
In his spare time, Tony enjoys long walks with his beloved dogs, going to the gym, and spending time with friends.
Tony looks forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey towards holistic health and wellness.

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TERESA ZHAO

Registered Massage Therapist

Registered Acupuncturist

Teresa Zhao graduated from the 2750 hour RMT program at Vancouver Career College. During the academic time, she had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of conditions in the school clinic and at different outreaches including BC women’s hospital, MS society BC, Positive Living BC, Douglas college sports team, Emineda seniors home, etc. 

Teresa’s passion is to help her patients achieve a healthy lifestyle and restore balanced body function. Her focus is on posture balancing, fascial releasing, and muscle relaxation. She is especially good at treating muscle tension headaches, whiplash associated disorder, neck and shoulder stiffness, and chronic lower back pain. She truly believes that massage therapy is one of the best, the safest, and the most natural way to heal the body and promote physical and mental well-being.

Teresa enjoys an active lifestyle and likes to do yoga, hiking, dancing, and watch movies. She also has a master's degree in business and a bachelor's degree in arts. Besides English, Teresa is also fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.



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JOHN LI

Registered Massage Therapist

John graduated from Vancouver Career College’s Registered Massage Therapy program with honors in April 2019 and received his RMT designation in November 2019.
John started as a certified bodyworker before he enrolled in the Registered Massage Therapy program and gained satisfaction when he helped clients improve their conditions. Before coming to Canada, John was an orthopedic surgeon who had dedicated his practice to acquire patients' satisfaction. John is honored to have the trust and loyalty of many families ever since his early practice. John's medical knowledge and experience give him an insight into the reasons to treat many kinds of tissue and joint pains. He also adheres to the principle of patient-centeredness, which he provides both deep tissue and relaxation in his treatments.
In his spare time, John likes reading, doing exercises, outdoor activities, e.g. rowing and swimming in lakes and rivers, cycling, hiking, and soccer.

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ADRIAN ZHOU

Registered Massage Therapist

Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Adrian graduated from the RMT program at Vancouver Career College and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. 
Adrian is also practicing as a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner in B.C. since 2014. His combined Eastern and Western medical backgrounds encompass his practice with not only trigger points in muscles, but also acupoints and meridian lines in the body.
Adrian is dedicated to helping patients relieve from aches and pain, work stress, repetitive use injuries, and achieve their desired state of comfort. He also focuses on maintaining the wellness of the body through preventative care. He incorporates relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, joint mobilizations, trigger point therapy, and muscle energy technique into his treatments.  
In his spare time, Adrian likes swimming, hiking, and spending time with his family.

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LILI CHEN

Registered Massage Therapist

Lili graduated from the Protege School of Massage Therapy and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. She practices with a variety of techniques like swedish and deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point release, and joint play. Her approach to treatment is a balance of both clinical and relaxation-based techniques to produce positive change in her patient’s body and life. Throughout her practice, she has been fortunate to work with a variety of patients, all of which have made her sensitive to the individual needs of her patients. She believes Massage Therapy is a holistic healthcare practice that treats a person’s mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health; leading to an overall sense of well-being. She looks forward to meeting with you to provide a comprehensive range of care.

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KIMBERLEE MA

Registered Massage Therapist

Kimberlee is a registered massage therapist who has completed her RMT program at WCCMT. She has always been fascinating and passionate about her profession and helps out those with conditions as simple as general relaxation, to complex ones such as strains and sprains, tendinitis, frozen shoulder, pregnancy, and so on. She is also skilled in myofascial release, joint mobilization, trigger point release, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretch, and etc.

  

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WENDY ZHAN

Registered Massage Therapist

Wendy is always passionate about the healthcare industry. Wendy graduated from Vancouver Career College of Massage Therapy, and she has over ten years of Chinese Tuina massage experience in China and Canada. Wendy completed her Chinese traditional medicine course in 2005; she participated in and completed the intern program for cardio-cerebrovascular disease rehabilitation from 2004 to 2006. 
Wendy is dedicated to her profession and is eager to increase her skills and knowledge as a therapist. She is highly committed to treating her clients with a customized approach to fit each need. She is experienced with a combination of therapeutic massage techniques and manual therapies, including but not limited to general Swedish massage, deep tissue techniques, joint mobilizations, trigger point release, muscle energy techniques, and myofascial release. She enjoys helping people find their underlying causes of postural imbalance and returning their bodies to their normal, balanced state. She also provides a home-care plan to assist the patients after their treatments.
Wendy was a high school athlete; she had several injuries from training and competition, knowing firsthand how the pain works. She is passionate about helping people who suffer from acute and chronic injuries. 
Besides work, Wendy also loves cycling, swimming, and hiking. She always steps up and volunteers for the cycling and hiking communities whenever needed.
Wendy is always willing to help people recover from their injuries, live pain-free, and educate people on body awareness. Please book an appointment with her, and she is there to help.

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JENNIFER SMITH

Registered Massage Therapist

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TANYA WU

Registered Massage Therapist

Tanya completed Massage Therapy Program and become a member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC). Being able to help people to improve their health and well-being is happiness for her.

Tanya believes patient-centered treatment is the key element between an RMT and a patient. This includes creating a personalized treatment plan to reach the treatment goals and providing homecare for an individual patient. Tanya has a passion for treating patients by using a variety of techniques such as myofascial active release, deep tissue massage, Swedish techniques, joint mobilization, trigger point release, and active/passive stretching.

Tanya can speak English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese. 

She is looking forward to helping patients to achieve their goals. 

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TOMMY CHEN

Kinesiologist

Tommy graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology – concentration in active health and rehabilitation. He is a BCAK registered kinesiologist with extensive experience in providing assessment and active rehabilitation for sport-related and ICBC/WorkSafe injuries. He is also specialized in exercise prescription to general fitness and health training.
Outside of the clinic, Tommy has the chance to work as an athletic trainer. He has enjoyed coaching youth basketball for the last 3 years, which gives him experience working with children and young athletes. His enthusiasm toward sport is leading him into an active lifestyle, including playing basketball, soccer, and weightlifting.

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JENNY LIU

Registered Acupuncturist

Jenny Liu is a Registered Acupuncturist and Certified Acupoint Injection Therapist. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in TCMD from Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.

Being a registered TCM doctor in China, she worked as a TCM doctor at the acupuncture unit in the hospital and participated in editing and publishing many Chinese medicine books.

Being an acupuncturist and TCM doctor for more than 20 years, she has treated a significate number of patients in China and Canada. She is passionate about looking after her patients and restoring their health to themselves. Her patients who have been completely recovered or been significantly improved from their complaints are still seeing her regularly.
Her expertise includes but not limited to postpartum repair, De Quervain disease, neck and shoulder pain, lower back pain, infertility, sciatica nerves pain, tennis elbows, frozen shoulder, sinus, arthritis, insomnia, anxiety, depression, bell's palsy, headache, shingles, toothache, cold, gastrointestinal disease, cosmetic, obesity, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, etc.

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JERRY LAI

Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Jerry was born and raised in a family that practices Chinese medicine since his grandparent's generation, which had helped him develop his passion for practicing from an early age. Jerry took his family inheritance to a higher level by studying at Fujian College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Hubei University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he majored in acupuncture and moxibustion. In 2011, Jerry joined the Department of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine in the First Hospital of Longyan City, Fujian Province, where he demonstrated his extraordinary skill in combining Chinese and Western medicine to treat internal pediatrics and complex diseases. Jerry's patients are ranging from the age of 90s to the newborn as young as a few weeks. Over 20 years of his practice, Jerry specializes in cervical spondylosis, lumbar spondylosis, sports injuries, arthritis, insomnia, dizziness, various headaches, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, obesity, pediatrics, and tumor conditioning after chemotherapy.

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VICTOR HE

Registered Acupuncturist

Victor graduated from the School of Medicine of Shihezi University in Xinjiang in 1991. He has been engaged in clinical practice in Western medicine ever since. In 2006, he studied Chinese medicine and acupuncture. After obtaining his Chinese medicine degree, he has been engaged in practicing Chinese medicine and acupuncture until now. He is currently a registered acupuncturist in Canada. He has practical and unique clinical experience in treating facial paralysis, stroke rehabilitation, soft tissue injury, pain caused by trauma and strain, and limb dysfunction. He is committed to helping patients relieve pain and regain health.

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ALICE ZHENG

Registered Acupuncturist

Alice is a Registered Acupuncturist in BC, Canada.  She brings over a total of 17 years of experience educating and working in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine is from China, Japan, and Canada. She got her Bachelor's degree in the Integration of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, and the double-undergraduate Major of Acupuncture and Massage in China, Medical Ethics Ph.D. diploma in Japan, and Acupuncture diploma in Canada. With her abundant TCM background and experience, Alice believes in the value of traditional and complementary medicine together. She is a professional acupuncturist who will do everything possible within her knowledge to help her patients live healthier and more self-confident by using a wide variety of natural and effective acupuncture treatment methods. Such as Acupuncture, Cupping, Acupressure(TuiNa), Scrapping (Gua Sha), Electro-Acupuncture, Moxibustion therapy, and Auricular therapy.

Book in with Alice today if you are experiencing:

  • Low Back Pain

  • Neck and Shoulder Pain

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Arthritis

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Children's health

  • Infertility

  • Menstrual Irregularities – Irregular, Heavy, Painful

  • Allergies

  • Toothache

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Dizziness

  • Headache and migraine

  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Weight Loss

  • Cosmetic

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DANIKA MOWAT

Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Danika is a Registered Acupuncturist and TCM herbalist. Her interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine started with her training in Chinese martial arts. She has been practicing Tai Chi and Qi Gong for over 30 years and has been teaching for over 20 years. Traditionally, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and TCM were used in tandem to treat patients.
Her interest is in treating emotional and physical pain, digestive issues, sinus issues, TMJ, reproductive/gynecological issues, and cosmetics

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CHRISTINA CONG

Registered Acupuncturist

Christina graduated from Guangdong Medical University in 2003. After graduation, she worked as an RN in the hospital for many years. She is a registrant in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of BC.
Christina believes that traditional Chinese Medicine is a tool that helps identify and treat patients’ needs. She enjoys helping patients find answers and solutions to their health concerns, boosting their immune system, helping relieve musculoskeletal pain, stress, and anxiety regulates their hormones and digestion, improves sleep and general well-being. She emphasizes treating the disease at the root cause level and improving your health.

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