Vancouver In Home Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Care at-home Services in Vancouver
Physio2U is proud to serve eighteen cities around the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley including Vancouver. We do not charge extra for travel expenses so you won’t pay more to be treated in the comfort of your own home.
During your at-home physiotherapy session we’ll spend one-hour with you treating your condition and showing you exercises you can do in your home to help alleviate your symptoms. Many of our patients find physiotherapy at-home makes keeping up with your physio exercises much easier because you’ll receive a demonstration of how to perform them accurately and safely in your home until your next appointment.
Common Conditions we treat with In-Home Physiotherapy in Vancouver include:
- Sudden onset of back pain
- Broken leg or pelvis
- Chronic pain
- Chronic sports injuries
- Vertigo (Vestibular rehab)
Common Conditions commonly found in Seniors we treat with In-Home Physiotherapy in Vancouver include:
- Hip fracture
- Joint replacement
- Frequent falls
- Mobility loss due to dementia/Alzheimer’s
- Palliative conditions
- General weakness post hospitalization or surgery
Why Choose Physio2U for Your Physiotherapy Needs in Vancouver?
At-home physiotherapy is becoming increasingly popular with patients who have limited mobility as a result of their condition. You don’t have to leave your home to be treated by a Physio2U physiotherapist. The services we offer cover a wide range of conditions and are offered by Registered Physiotherapists so you can be confident that you’re being treated by a licensed practitioner. All of our services are eligible for reimbursement from your insurance provider if you have extended health benefits.
Physio2U provides insurance-covered mobile physiotherapy, billed directly to
Pacific Blue Cross, ICBC, Veterans Affairs Canada, WorksafeBC and UBC Hospital.
Specializing in senior care
Taking time to listen
Bringing care to you
Adapting to your schedule
Building personal connections
Communicated Recovery Process
Regular progress reports
Comfort at Home
Prioritizing your safety
A Voice for
Working directly with doctors
Meet one-on-one with a Physio2U therapist to share the pain and mobility
issues your parent or loved one is facing, then explore the solutions.
Helping them more freely is just a phone call away.
Our Vancouver team
Raechel John, Registered Physiotherapist
From a young age, Raechel has been fascinated and amazed by the human body which led her to complete her Bachelor of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia in 2000 and a Master of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2003. Throughout her career, Raechel has worked in a variety of clinical settings including acute care, rehabilitation hospitals, occupational rehabilitation programs and private physiotherapy clinics. Raechel has completed post-graduate training in cardiorespiratory interventions, neurological treatments (Bobath, Vestibular, Concussion), orthopaedics (hands-on manual therapy techniques, functional exercise, fascial manipulation), as well as visceral manipulation and pelvic floor rehabilitation to treat incontinence. She has a special interest in women’s health and peri-natal wellness.
Raechel is passionate about empowering people to achieve their personal health and wellness goals by providing a combination of education and evidence-based treatment interventions. Her goal is to provide you with care which will allow you to function as independently and successfully as possible in a way which is meaningful to you. She aims to empower lives and facilitate your ability to promote your own recovery on a daily basis through movement and exercise. When not at work, Raechel enjoys running, yoga and spending time outdoors with her husband and two young daughters.
Chris Petrus, Registered Physiotherapist
Chris obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in 2001 and went on to graduate from the UBC Master of Physical Therapy program in 2006. He has since worked across the spectrum of public health, from hospital to subacute care, transitional care units, residential care, orthopaedic outpatient, and community care. In the latter, he has been part of Vancouver Coastal Health’s pilot program, Home ViVE (Visiting Vancouver’s Elders) program since its inception in 2011. Chris has worked and locumed in private physiotherapy clinics in the Lower Mainland. He also had the opportunity to work in the geriatric inpatient/outpatient unit of Australia’s largest private hospital in Brisbane, Queensland. Since 2012 he has been working in private community care with adults and seniors post-orthopaedic injuries or surgeries in home, gym and pool settings.
Chris believes in a healthy mind-healthy body and endeavours to practice what he preaches in living an active and balanced lifestyle of work, play and leisure. His preferred place of worship is the mountains and outdoors, where he is an avid backpacker, mountaineer and backcountry skier. He loves travelling abroad with his wife (who he met while travelling!). He keeps busy at home with his golden retriever and baby daughter.
Yvonne Law, Registered Physiotherapist
Yvonne is a Vancouverite who holds a Kinesiology Degree from Simon Fraser University and then graduated from the Master of Physiotherapy program at the University of Sydney, Australia. Prior to relocating down under, Yvonne had extensive experience working in BC as a kinesiologist in both occupational and rehabilitation settings. She is fluent in English and Cantonese and speaks basic Mandarin.
Ever since suffering injuries from playing sports as a teenager, Yvonne has developed a passion in learning about human anatomy and injuries. Yvonne utilizes a variety of manual techniques, such as soft tissue release and joint mobilizations, biomechanical analysis, education, and exercise prescription to assist clients in achieving their goals. She works alongside the client to develop a plan of action to achieve specific goals such as returning to daily life, being able to walk without pain or whatever it may be. She is always ready to exceed expectations and go the extra mile for her clients! In her spare time, Yvonne enjoys playing volleyball and tennis, traveling, and trying different cuisines.
Arturo Pallares, Registered Physiotherapist
Arturo completed his physiotherapy degree at the University of Rosary in Bogota, Colombia in 1993 and has been working in the rehabilitation industry in Canada since 1999. With over 25 years of experience, he has developed a wide skill set including treatment of geriatrics, pediatrics, acquired brain injuries, orthopaedics, cardio-pulmonary diseases and vertigo. He has worked in acute care, long-term care, private practice and community-based settings. Arturo has completed specialized training in vestibular rehabilitation through the Emory University School of Medicine. He gets great results helping people get rid of dizzy spells who suffer from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). His comprehensive assessment includes the use of Frenzel goggles. Arturo also evaluates Internationally Educated Physiotherapists through the University of British Columbia. He is fluent in English and Spanish and loves to empower lives.
Hussam Hakeem, Registered Physiotherapist
Hussam graduated in 2013 from the Master of Physical Therapy program at the University of British Columbia. He also completed his Bachelor of Science from UBC in 2010, majoring in Neurological Sciences and minoring in English Literature. His experience includes working with clients in all fields of practice: neurological rehabilitation, orthopaedics, hand therapy, sports injuries, and geriatric medicine. Hussam is certified in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) /Functional Dry Needling and, when required, uses this technique to augment his current hands-on-approach to his therapy sessions. Hussam believes a client’s positive outlook is just as important as the therapy they receive – approaching a client’s therapy from a holistic perspective not only achieves balance, but also paves the way to a speedy recovery and return to function. Hussam is fluent in English and can also speak Arabic.
Jane Burns, Registered Physiotherapist
Jane has over 30 years of physiotherapy experience in a variety of settings including acute care, private practice, consulting and research. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University (1988) and a Masters in Rehabilitation Science from UBC. As a Regional Clinical Resource Therapist at Vancouver Coastal Health, Jane has a wealth of knowledge and can recommend many resources to help you recover and feel better. She has expertise in orthopaedic conditions, sports medicine, hand therapy and lung disease, including COPD. As a Physio2U therapist, Jane provides expert care to allow her clients to return to active lifestyles and improved quality of life.
Lauren Alexander, Registered Physiotherapist
Originally from Victoria, Lauren completed both a Bachelor of Kinesiology and Masters in Physical Therapy at UBC. Since 2014, she has worked in a wide range of clinical settings including acute care, residential care, rehabilitation and outpatient settings. Lauren has a special interest in prosthetic training for those with lower limb amputations, as well as physical activity intervention and promotion for people living with dementia. She has completed additional courses in functional taping (K-Tape) and Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), which utilizes a hands-on approach to treating those with stroke and other neurological conditions. Lauren also has expertise in rehabilitation after total joint replacement, fractures, falls, and weakness from long hospital stays or illness.
What can you expect from Lauren as a therapist? Lauren has a functional, focused and fun approach to physical therapy and believes in the importance of individualized programs that target the specific needs of her clients.
Outside of work, Lauren spends her time in the dance or yoga studio as well as on the soccer pitch. She also enjoys traveling to the island to spend time with her family.