Port Moody Physiotherapy Team

Port Moody Physiotherapy Team

Cathy Walker

BSc, MPT, CAFCI, ART


About

After completing her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University, Cathy worked as a kinesiologist with several Active Release Technique (ART) practitioners, which developed her love of using soft tissue techniques to aid in the healing process. She went on to do her Master’s of Physiotherapy at the University of British Columbia in 2014.

After graduation, she has become a certified ART practitioner. In addition to using ART, her treatment approaches include manual therapy, acupuncture, and a home-based exercise program.

She has completed her acupuncture certification (CAFCI) through the Acupuncture Canada, Level 1 Manual Therapy through the Orthopedic division of CPA, Level 1 Neurokinetic Therapy and her Mulligan Mobilization Techniques.

Born and raised in the Tri-Cities, Cathy spent much of her time growing up in the dance studio. She continued competitive dance from the age of 5 all the way through her undergrad. However, she can still be seen at local competitions performing with her adult tap group. After numerous half marathons, she completed her first marathon in June of 2016 at the Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon. Nowadays when she’s not in the clinic, she can usually be found running, in the gym, doing yoga, dancing, or buried in a good book.

Cathy looks forward to using her experience to help you be your optimal self!

Specialties:
Active Release Techniques, Acupuncture, Neurokinetic Therapy

Why I Became A Physiotherapist: 
Growing up as a dancer, I experienced the devastation that injuries can bring to one's quality of life. I feel privileged to help individuals return to their best selves.

Qualifications / Approach

  • Active Release Techniques, Acupuncture, & Neurokinetic Therapy
  • One-on-one 30-minute treatment sessions
  • Collaborative approach with massage therapy and chiropractic
  • Individual approach taking into account the patient's needs, physical health, and mental health

 

Domenic Pierri

MScPT, BScKIN, CAFCI


Education:

Domenic graduated from the University of Western Ontario in London obtaining his Masters of Physical Therapy Degree in 2011. Prior to this he completed his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology & Health Sciences Degree at York University in Toronto.

Experience & Profesional Development:

Since graduation Domenic has continued to build on his clinical skill set by acquiring his acupuncture certification with AFCI, becoming Graston Certified, and is finishing up his Level 2 Manual Therapy with the CPA (Canadian Physiotherapy Association) Orthopaedic Division.

Focus:

He enjoys working with an active and athletic population by utilizing his relevant knowledge base and skill set to assist individuals recover from injury and give them the tools they need to maintain optimum function.

Athletics:

Domenic grew up in Port Coquitlam playing a variety of competitive sports and still plays both soccer and hockey during the winter, and golf in the summer. He also loves taking advantage of the lower mainland’s beautiful outdoors by hiking the local trails and mountains, running recreationally, and mountain biking.

The Community:

He loves being part of the team at Impulse Sport Therapeutic and assisting the community in staying healthy and living active lifestyles.

Dan Lew

Registered Physiotherapist


Education:

Dan graduated from SFU with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology before completing his Master of Physical Therapy from Western University in 2016.

Approach:

He values spending the time to connect with you in order to best tailor the treatment plan to their needs. His treatment philosophy focuses on the use of manual therapy, exercise, and education. Ultimately, he wants to empower you with the knowledge that best supports your recovery.

Experience:

Dan was a personal trainer for 4 years and is passionate about incorporating his expertise to improve your overall health and wellness.

Finding Balance:

In his free time, Dan enjoys staying fit with a variety of activities including weightlifting, running, hiking, cycling and snowboarding. He is also an aspiring singer-songwriter and you can catch him perform locally at Gallagher’s Café.