Why NeuroFocus Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic ?
David Park obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at UBC, and afterwards, he graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2015, and primarily worked at private clinics and long term care homes. He attained Acupuncture Canada Certification, and uses acupuncture as part of his treatment in addition to manual therapy, taping, exercise prescription, modalities, and education. David is originally from South Korea and has travelled to several other countries. He also enjoys playing soccer, badminton, table tennis, and hiking as well as spending time with his wife and a daughter.
Steph is passionate about providing Physiotherapy, with a special interest in treating Neurological conditions. As well as NeuroFocus, Steph practises at Surrey Memorial and Peace Arch Hospital.
Steph graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2007 with a Masters of Physical Therapy, and in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology.
Steph has more than ten years of cross-continuum Physiotherapy experience. She started her career at Surrey Memorial Hospital, spending six years working on the Acute Stroke Unit. Additionally, Steph has worked on Rehabilitation wards and for a private Neuro-Physiotherapy company in Vancouver.
In pursuing expertise in Neurological Rehabilitation, Steph has taken many post graduate courses, including Advanced Bobath Concept courses, Explain Pain and certification as a PWR! Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery Therapist.
Outside of work, Steph enjoys time with her family, beachcombing, Shakespeare and travelling. Among her great life mentors is her yoga-practicing, 90-year old grandma.
Jay is a graduate of the Registered Massage Therapy program at Vancouver Career College. His journey in massage therapy began from his sports injury. He is passionate about helping patients from chronic pain, motor vehicle accidents, stress, and sport or work injuries.
With over 18 years of extensive clinical experience in prestigious international and Canadian Hospitals, Kastir has developed a special interest and expertise in the treatment of neurological disorders.
He holds a Masters of Science in Neurological Physiotherapy from Cardiff University (United Kingdom), Basic Bobath Certification from Australian Bobath Tutors and Advanced Bobath Certification from Canadian Bobath Tutors. He also has taken courses in brain injury, concussion, vestibular, manual therapy, dry needling and taping techniques.
As a member of the Physiotherapy Association of BC and the Neurosciences Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, he believes in using the best, up-to-date research to guide his holistic, client-centered approach to improve function and the quality of life for his clients. He thrives to bring a smile to the faces of his clients by encouraging them to work hard towards achieving their goals.
Apart from physiotherapy, he enjoys reading, hiking, playing cricket and spending time with his wife and three children.
Isabel Snyman is a registered Physiotherapist who graduated in 2003 from The University of the Free State in South Africa with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. Having worked in a variety of settings: Outpatient neuromusculoskeletal clinics, Hospital based physiotherapy, surgery, medicine, oncology, neurology, ICU, CP schools, paediatrics, she brings a multifaceted perspective to treatment. She has a history of working with people with complex musculoskeletal conditions, athletes, people post fracture and/or surgery and people with neurological conditions. She has participated in over 30 courses both in South Africa and Canada and is registered with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia. She was previously registered with Physiotherapy Alberta. She is dedicated to continuing her education and evolving her skills. She consistently thrives to evolve her practice by merging the most current, evidence-based literature with a holistic approach. She is passionate about her work and takes pride in connecting with her patients as they embark on their healing journeys.
Our son received his HepB vaccine when he was 13 yrs old and it gave him a liver disease which had no cure. After controlling it with medications for 12 yrs he became extremely ill. At 25 yrs of age we were told that he was end stage liver failure and needed a liver transplant within 2 weeks or he would die.Tracey D - Mother of patient Brain injury patient
A few months ago, my grandmother broke her hip due to a fall. While receiving physiotherapy at the hospital, the practitioner stated my grandmother would never walk again. After a few sessions with Mr. Kakakhel, he was able to get her to weight bear and eventually walk in a safe and effective manner.Hafiz M - Grandson of patient Hip Fracture Patient
My 68 year old dad had a total knee replacement in his left knee in February 2015. A few days after the knee surgery he had a stroke and was in the hospital for about 6 months. The stroke left my dad paralysed on the right side completely and affected his speech severely. He went through intensive rehab with absolutely no results. Rehab center said that my dad will not even stand anymore. I met Kastir and requested him to help me with my dad. He started at ground zero.Omair A - Son of patient Stroke Patient