In her spare time Kathleen practices capoeira and acrobatics, plays basketball, runs and attempts to knit.
Clinical interest include: musculoskeletal injuries, paediatric therapy, post stroke and post operative joint replacement rehabilitation
Diane Rizzardo MPT, B.Kin
Masters of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Kinesiology graduate.
Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia Student Board Director while in school and is a current member of PABC.
Completing the STOTT Pilates Rehabilitation Reformer certifications and is pursuing her Sport Physiotherapy Canada credentials
Completed Level 1 in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Manual & Manipulation Physiotherapy pathway to obtain a Diploma in Orthopedic and Manual Therapy.
Strongly believes that Physiotherapy should encompass both prehabilitation and rehabilitation to provide everyone the best opportunity to participate in their daily life as well as all of their active endeavors.
The general population and athletes of all ages and abilities should be provided with the tools to keep them active and injury free. Diane combines Clinical Pilates, Orthopedic and Neurological principles and treatment techniques in order to assist clients to get back to full activity participation following an injury and strives to empower clients with the tools to stop injuries from reoccurring.
Having had injuries herself after a career as a varsity soccer player, she appreciates first hand how physiotherapy can have a significant role in a client’s rehabilitation.
A former varsity soccer player she continues to work with local soccer clubs and always keen to try a new sport. Diane has become an avid runner and is happiest exploring new trails both around the world and in her own backyard. A true “Vancouverite” she is happiest by the ocean or even better in it!
Elliott Marsh MSc PT, M.Kin, B.Kin
Top of Class Masters of Science in Physiotherapy with honors from the University of East
Masters of Kinesiology and Coaching Science from the University of British Columbia. Bachelors of Kinesiology and Health Science from the University of British Columbia.
Member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia.
Continuing professional development courses in: Myofascial soft tissue release, Kinesio-Tape and Reconciling Biomechanics and Pain Science.
Elliott believes that physiotherapy should be holistic in nature, considering the impacts of physical injury on a patient’s work- and social-life. Physiotherapists should seek to provide patients with the clinical expertise to aid in the rehabilitation of current injuries, while also empowering patients through education. In doing so, physiotherapists are able to help in the prevention of re-injury, enabling patients to continue pursuing the activities that are meaningful to them.
Currently coaches and provides athletic therapy services for high-performance field hockey players at Rob Short Coaching Academy.
Athletic therapist for the UBC Varsity Women’s Field Hockey Team 2010-2012.
Played field hockey internationally for the Canadian Senior Men’s and Junior Men’s National Field Hockey Teams from 2007-2013.
Despite having retired from competitive international competition, Elliott still enjoys pushing his mental and physical limits. While still involved in the Vancouver field hockey community competing in the Premier Division for West Vancouver Field Hockey Club, Elliott can often be found enjoying all that the Pacific North West has to offer. From backcountry skiing and surfing in the winter, to mountain biking, trail running and rock climbing in the summer, Elliott finds he feels most like himself when he is out in the elements.
Marc Lalonde RMT
Diploma in Registered Massage Therapy from Everest College
Registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia, January 2015
Registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, April 2010
Focus on utilizing myofascial release and trigger point techniques with deep tissue massage to address postural, repetitive strain and sports related issues
Volunteered Massage Therapy services at athletic events fundraising for cancer in Toronto, Ontario
Created workshops to educate on self care approaches relating to postural, repetitive strain and sports related issues
Personal interests: hiking, canoeing, outdoor skills, gardening and nutrition
WE ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED
(updated April 03, 2020)
As we have seen in recent weeks, the world-wide spread of COVID-19 is impacting us all. At Metrotown Orthopedic & Sports Physiotherapy Clinic, the health and safety of our clients, staff and therapists remains our number one priority.
As such, based on the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, we have made the difficult decision totemporarily suspend our clinic’s operations effective March 18, 2020. We will be continually assessing the situation as it evolves. We hope to re-open on April 14, 2020.
Although we are temporarily closed to physically treat our clients, our physiotherapists are here to support you. Please contact us by phone (604.430.3066) or by email ([email protected]) if you have any questions or concerns, or if you wish to be connected with your physiotherapist. We will respond to you as soon as we can.
We are pleased to offer a new service called Online Physiotherapy (Tele-Rehabilitation) during this time of self-isolation and social distancing where you can receive physiotherapy services from the comfort of your home via a video conference on a computer or laptop. Think of it like FaceTiming your physiotherapist. The therapist will provide an assessment followed by treatment including education, exercise prescription, techniques for self-management, and more. Please contact us and we will connect you with a therapist for more details.
We are monitoring developments of this virus closely and will be following the guidance of public health authorities. We thank you for your patience as we navigate through this ever-changing and unprecedented event. Please check back with us for any updates.
In the meantime, stay safe and take care. We look forward to serving you again soon. We will get through this together.
All the best,
Metrotown Orthopedic & Sports Physiotherapy Clinic