Thank you for choosing Active Living Physiotherapy!

Please note: MASKS are still REQUIRED in all areas of the clinic

Some details when booking:

Our admin hours are Mon 8:30am-5pm and Tu-Fri 8:30am-7:30pm. If your appointment is outside of admin hours, or if you are a new patient booking online, you must leave a credit card number on our secure no-contact payment system; you can set this up on your Jane patient portal when you book your appointment online. A receipt will be emailed to you once our admin staff completes your payment.

We direct-bill most extended health companies and ICBC once insurer information is provided. We do NOT have a contract to see WSBC clients but are happy to suggest other physiotherapy clinics for WSBC injuries. We do NOT have direct billing for MSP Eligible patients. We take full visit payment and give a receipt that you are able to submit for MSP refund.

We look forward to seeing you in the clinic!

Physiotherapy

Active Living Physiotherapists provide one-on-one physiotherapy appointments with a focus on quality, time and expertise.


Physiotherapy - Telerehab

Active Living Physiotherapists provide one-on-one, secure telerehab video physiotherapy appointments with a focus on quality, time and expertise. Appointments are conducted from the comfort of the patient's own home. Suitable for those who would rather not come to the clinic in-person, or who have health-related or mobility issues that prevent them from doing so. *A secure, reliable internet co... Read More

Active Living Physiotherapists provide one-on-one, secure telerehab video physiotherapy appointments with a focus on quality, time and expertise. Appointments are conducted from the comfort of the patient's own home. Suitable for those who would rather not come to the clinic in-person, or who have health-related or mobility issues that prevent them from doing so. *A secure, reliable internet connection and a portable device with a webcam (phone, tablet, laptop) is needed for telerehab appointments*


Physiotherapy - Pelvic Health

Active Living Physiotherapy provides one-on-one Pelvic Health physiotherapy appointments with a focus on pre- and post-natal care, male and female urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse, endometriosis, diastasis recti and chronic pelvic pain.


Kinesiology

Active Living's Practicing Kinesiologists provide one-on-one kinesiology appointments with a focus on personal training, injury rehab and return-to-work programs.


Group Classes

Active Living Physiotherapy offers a variety of small group education and exercises classes both on and off-site.

Jon Bell

Registered Physiotherapist, MScPT BSc(Kin), Kineticore FDN (IMS) Certified

Jon is a graduate of the UBC Masters of Physical Therapy program and has been practicing since 2012.

He is particularly interested in sports injuries, ACL and other post-op rehabilitation, running injuries and video running gait analysis, general strength and conditioning, and chronic pain; however, he is excited to work with anyone who is motivated to invest time and energy into improving how they move.

In addition to his clinical work he has served as a Clinical Educator for the UBC Physical Therapy program and has completed a number of post-graduate courses in manual therapy, Functional Dry Needling (IMS), running injuries, functional movement assessment, and pain science. He is a former collegiate athlete, has experience coaching CrossFit, and has served as a rugby team therapist at the club, university, provincial, and national levels.

“I am continually fascinated by the body’s remarkable capacity to change. It is not inherently fragile - it is extraordinarily robust, resilient, and capable. Having a positive attitude and investing time and energy into exercise and self care will pay dividends. Interventions that provide short-term relief are rarely long term solutions.”

Education: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University of Victoria (2010) Master of Science in Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia (2012)

Experience: BC Rugby Union – U16 and U18 Boys Team Physiotherapist Meraloma Rugby Club, Vancouver BC – Men’s Premier Team Physiotherapist 2013-2016 BC Elite Youth Sevens Rugby, Victoria BC – U18 boys Team Physiotherapist 2015 CrossFit Western Canadian Regionals, Vancouver BC – Medical team member

Continuing Education Courses: Mulligan Concept (Mobilizations with Movement) Upper and Lower Quadrant Kinetacore (IMS) – Functional Dry Needling Level 3 Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries

Accomplishments: Summited Mt. Kilimanjaro 2004 Provincial Silver Medalist & National Championship Qualifier – Camosun College Basketball 2006 Winner: Best Physiotherapist Award, Reader’s Choice 2021 Finalist: Best Physiotherapist Award, Reader’s Choice 2020, 2019 & 2018

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Tarryn Callaghan

BHK, MBCAK Kinesiologist

Tarryn was born and raised in Campbell River. She completed her Bachelor in Human Kinetics in 2015 and has been working as a Kinesiologist since. Her main areas of interest include injury rehabilitation, chronic disease management, pilates, pre/post natal exercise and aquatic exercise.

Tarryn has passion for exercise programming & health education and has worked in a variety of settings including occupational rehabilitation, chronic disease management (arthritis, cardiac rehab, seniors exercise) and strengthening for the healthy adult. She enjoys guiding clients through their journey with exercise starting with building a strong foundation and creating long-lasting behaviour changes.

Outside of the clinic Tarryn enjoys hitting the trails, skiing, beach days and teaching fitness classes at Session Spin & Studio.

Education

Bachelor of Human Kinetics, UBC Okanagan(2015) Certified Stott Pilates Matwork Instructor (2021)

Experience

Exercise programming for injured and healthy adult populations. Chronic disease management with special interest in arthritis, diabetes, neurological conditions. Spinal cord injury and neurological

Recent Continuing Education Courses

Core Confidence Specialist Certification with Kim Vopni, The Vagina Coach Merrithew’s Prenatal Pilates on the Mat Human Kinetics Pregnancy Fitness

Accomplishments

Kusam Klimb Race Finisher (2019) Perseverance Trail Race Finisher (2019) Spinco Marathon (2019 & 2021) Times Colonist 10KM Race (2019 & 2022) Cape Scott Provincial Park 48km Hiking Trail (2018) Seawheeze Half Marathon (2016)

Tarryn Callaghan BHK, MBCAK Kinesiologist Tarryn was born and raised in Campbell River. She com... Read More

Sonja de Milliano

Registered Physiotherapist, BSc, MScPT

Sonja began her educational pursuits studying Immunology and Infection at the University of Alberta. After completing her undergraduate degree (2013), she went on to get her Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta (2016).

Since graduating, Sonja has not stopped learning and has taken numerous post graduate courses in orthopaedics, manual therapy, acupuncture, pelvic health, pelvic pain, Integrated Systems Model with Diane Lee, cranial sacral therapy, visceral manipulation and more.

Sonja applies her passion and uses an approach founded in the Integrated Systems Model (ISM) to look at a person as a whole to get to the root of the problem. She ensures her patients feel heard and understood as they navigate their way towards well being. Sonja has a passion for pelvic health, chronic pain and complex musculoskeletal conditions.

Sonja is honoured to work with her clients, and genuinely loves what she does.

Beyond physiotherapy, she enjoys spending time outside hiking, running, skiing and exploring the island with her baby girl, husband and dog.

Education:

Bachelor of Science with specialization in Immunology and Infection - University of Alberta (2013)

Master of Science in Physical Therapy (2016)

Experience:

Over 5 years experience helping women navigate pregnancy and post-partum.

Special interest in pelvic health, including treating: pelvic pain, painful intercourse, endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, birth preparation, diastasis recti, pregnancy pain, men’s health (incontinence, sports and umbilical hernia).

Level II Hypopressive instructor

Continuing Education Courses:

Dry Needling Level 1 - Acupuncture Canada 2022

The Female Athlete Course - The Physio Detective/Antony Lo (2018)

Integrated Systems Model - Diane Lee (2018)

Acupuncture Canada Certified (2017)

Visceral Manipulation Practitioner - Barral Institute (2017)

Craniosacral Therapy Level 1 and 2 - Upledger Institute (2017 and 2019)

Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence - Pelvic Health Solutions (2016)

Female and Male Pelvic Pain - Pelvic Health Solutions (2017)

The Physiotherpay Approach to Dyspareunia - UroSante (2017)

Hypopressives Level 1 and Level 2 - Hypopressives Canada (2017 and 2018)

K-Taping Women’s Health Practitioner (2016)

CPA Orthopedic Division Manual Therapy Level 1 (2015)

Accomplishments:

LuLulemon Seawheeze half marathon finisher (2014, 2015) Canmore CAUSE Canada Half Marathon finisher (2015, 2016, 2017) Canada Association of Ski Instructors - Level 1 Instructor

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Julie Harrison

MBCAK Kinesiologist

Julie completed her Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership with a Specialization in Exercise and Wellness in 2018, at Camosun College in Victoria. During her education, she did internships in cardiac rehab, and adapted strength and conditioning. Julie is a Practicing Kinesiologist with BCAK and a Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist with CSEP.

Julie has worked in oncology providing education, exercise guidance, group classes and personalized exercise programs to individuals with a cancer diagnosis. In 2021 she moved up island from Victoria to work in private practice and you will also find her at a Comox physio clinic. Julie is a big believer in encouraging sustainable behaviour change and making exercise a key component of a healthy lifestyle. She approaches patient care with kind, empathetic understanding, meeting individuals “where they are at” and encouraging them to move forwards towards their goals.

Julie was born and raised in the Comox Valley. She enjoys the island lifestyle of hiking, camping, backpacking, snowboarding, paddle boarding, running, and driving her Dad’s boat as fast as it goes.

Education: Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership with a Specialization in Exercise & Wellness, 2018 Medical and Dental Office Administration, 2008

Experience: Oncology: exercise guidance for pre, during and post treatment, for adults of all ages with all types of cancer General population: injury rehab, management of chronic conditions, motivation and exercise guidance

Continuing Education Courses: San’yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training, 2021 The Complete Rehab Programming Course Series for the knee, lumbar spine and shoulder with Tim Keeley, 2020-2021 Exercise Oncology Introduction to Prostate Cancer with Prue Cormie, 2019

Accomplishments: Backpacked Nootka Island, 2016 Bungy jumped for her 19th birthday at WildPlay, Nanaimo Did her grade 10 year at an international school in Malaysia Has traveled to 4 provinces, 10 states and 9 countries Auntie to 4 adorable kids

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Jonathan Paisley

Registered Physiotherapist, MPT, BSc(Kin), Dry Needling (IMS) Certified

Jonathan was born and raised in Miramichi, New Brunswick and moved to Campbell River with his family in his teenage years. He immediately fell in love with the area and the people, and considers himself lucky to have grown up in places with ample outdoor opportunities.

Jonathan is a graduate of Dalhousie University’s Masters of Physiotherapy program (2017) and the University of Victoria’s Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program (2015). He has been working in a private physiotherapy clinic for the last 4 years in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia treating a variety of orthopaedic and neuropathic conditions. Jonathan has also been a Teaching Assistant at the School of Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University for 2 years. He has furthered his education with post-graduate training in orthopaedics (Canadian Physio Association Level 3), hand/wrist conditions and pain science. Jonathan has completed his Dry Needling (IMS) Certification, and is now offering this service to his patients as part of their physiotherapy rehab program.

Jonathan enjoys an active lifestyle with an interest in fishing, hunting and spending time outdoors. In turn, working as a Physiotherapist gives him the opportunity to help others get back to or continue to enjoy the activities they love. Jonathan believes in working as a team with his patients to develop an appropriate treatment plan to help them reach their goals. He is excited to take the tools and skills he has developed over the past several years to help the people of Campbell River.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology (2015) Master of Science in Physical Therapy (2017) Canadian Physio Association Orthopaedics, post-graduate certificate (Level 3)

Experience

4+ years of treating a variety of orthopaedic and neuropathic conditions Two years as a Teaching Assistant at Dalhousie University School of Physiotherapy

Continuing Education Courses

Canadian Physio Association Orthopaedics, Level 3 certified Acupuncture Canada Dry Needling (IMS) Level 1 and 2 (2022)

Accomplishments

Valedictorian of Dalhousie physiotherapy class of 2017 Dalhousie stage actor in the play “For the Health of it” (2017) Became a published poet in his grade 6 year Has driven across Canada twice in recent years

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Sophia Sauter

Registered Physiotherapist, Clinic Owner MScPT, BPHE, Certified in Spinal Manipulation, Sports Physiotherapy Certificate

Sophia completed her Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto and her Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She is Campbell River’s only certified Sports Physiotherapist and is passionate about ongoing professional education to update her knowledge. Sophia is a Clinical Faculty Instructor with the UBC Masters of Physical Therapy program. She has over 15 years of experience as a physiotherapist and previously owned a physiotherapy clinic in North Vancouver. She brought the one-on-one model of physiotherapy care to Campbell River when she founded Active Living Physiotherapy in 2012.

Sophia has a special interest in treating endurance athletes (runners, cyclists, triathletes, swimmers, Nordic skiers) and pre- and post-partum women. She provides bike fit and video gait assessments. In her spare time Sophia is a volunteer coach for the River Runners running club. She enjoys nordic skiing, swimming and biking and still has energy to chase after her twin boys. Sophia combines her clinical skills and sport experience to work with clients to enable them to pursue their passions injury- free.

Education

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (1999)

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (1999)

Master of Science in Physical Therapy (2005)

Certificate of Advanced Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy (2006)

Diploma of Advanced Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy (2008)

Sport Physiotherapy Certificate (2009)

Experience

Over 15 years experience treating a variety of orthopaedic, sports, pre-and post-partum and arthritic populations

Previous owner of a successful physiotherapy clinic in North Vancouver

Clinical Faculty Instructor at UBC Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy (instructing students in Masters of Physical Therapy program)

Over 5 years experience performing video gait analysis for runners to optimize performance and prevent injuries

Physiotherapist at various international, national, and local triathlon, cycling, skiing, running, track and field, figure skating, ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, and rugby events

Recent Continuing Education Courses

UBC Gunn IMS 2021

Understanding Gait - from a neurological and orthopaedic perspective (2013)

Treatment of the abdominal wall after pregnancy (2012)

New advances in hip rehabilitation (2011)

Bike fit course (2008)

New trends in the prevention of running injuries (2008)

Rehabilitation of the runner (2008)

Accomplishments

Ironman Canada 2002 finisher (sub-12 hour)

Half marathon personal best time of 1:35 (2009)

Competed at World Masters Cup Nordic Skiing event 2011

10K personal best time of 43:51 and First Place (female division) Miracle Beach 10K 2011

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Robyn Smalley

MBCAK Kinesiologist, Kinesiology Manager, BSc(Kin)

Robyn is currently on maternity leave, returning spring of 2023

Robyn has over 9 years experience as a Practicing Kinesiologist in exercise therapy, occupational rehabilitation and ergonomics. She studied Kinesiology at University of Alberta and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree. She is now accepting clients with a wide range of abilities and challenges – injury recovery, chronic conditions, athletes and general fitness.

Robyn is passionate about injury prevention and rehabilitation and her infectious enthusiasm and knowledge makes her a pleasure to work with. She has experience with rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries, persistent pain and general conditioning.

Robyn facilitates our hydrotherapy program, mobility classes, GLA:D Canada, running clinics, and just recently, a Parkinson’s specific class. She has taken courses in Running Injury Prevention, Parkinson’s Exercise, Ergonomics, Exercise Prescription, Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis and Injury Management.

Robyn moved to Vancouver Island from Alberta permanently in 2011. She enjoys the outdoor lifestyle that the island has to offer including skiing, hiking, beach walks, mountain biking and running. She finished her first half marathon in 2016 and is looking to continue in more events.

In 2018, Robyn participated in the Vancouver Island Trail Race Series and finished 2nd in her age category.

Robyn enjoys traveling and has explored South East Asia, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

Education

Bachelors of Science, Kinesiology, University of Alberta (2011)

Experience

Part of a multi-disciplinary team for working with occupation rehabilitation programs Designing exercise programs for many populations such as neuromuscular disorders, musculoskeletal injuries, and persistent pain Completing hydrotherapy exercises with clients

Continuing Education Courses

GLA:D Canada Certification Industrial Ergonomics Certification EPIC Lifting Certification Advanced Exercise Prescription Workshop Scientific Application of Mobility Training Workshop Anatomy Trains for Movement Professionals Workshop

Accomplishments

Completed her first half marathon in 2016 Vancouver Island Trail Series 2018 – 2nd Place overall in age category Finalist, Best Personal Trainer, Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 Edge to Edge Half Marathon Finisher, 2017 Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance Level 2

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Evan Somerville

Registered Physiotherapist, MPT, BSc(Kin), Dry Needling (IMS) Certified

Evan is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Masters in Physical Therapy Program (2019) and University of Victoria’s Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program (2015). Evan grew up in Campbell River and has always had a love for sports and fitness. He loves triathlon, strength training, basketball and soccer. While these sports have kept him active, they have not been without their own physical hurdles and injuries. It was through his own process of injury recovery that he discovered a love for anatomy and rehabilitation, which led him to pursue education in Physiotherapy. As a Physiotherapist he loves finding the source of the problem and using the most appropriate treatment tools to create a solution. Evan uses hands-on manual therapy, exercise rehabilitation, and education to ensure his clients obtain the best rehab experience. His current interests lie in shoulder rehabilitation, low back injuries, strength training injuries, and vestibular rehabilitation, but he is excited to see anyone that comes in the door! Evan has completed his Dry Needling (IMS) Certification, and is now offering this service to his patients as part of their physiotherapy rehab program. Outside of the clinic, you can find Evan on the trails with his wife and dog, at the gym, or enjoying the many outdoor amenities the island has to offer.

Education: Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, University of Victoria (2015) Masters of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia (2019)

Experience: Personal interest in injuries that develop from endurance sports like triathlon, running, cycling, or swimming, as well as workplace injuries. Physiotherapy research into increasing rehabilitation adherence for total knee replacement patients in rural areas Occupational Rehabilitation programs, ICBC programs, and Personal Training experience as a Kinesiologist

Continuing Education: CPA Orthopaedic Division Manual Therapy Level 1 (2019) Vestibular Rehabilitation: A comprehensive introduction (2020) Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation (2020) Acupuncture Canada Dry Needling (IMS) Level 1 and 2 (2022)

Athletic Accomplishments: Half-Ironman Canada (Whistler) Finisher, 2017 Half-Ironman Victoria Finisher, 2016 Bear Mountain 10K (the “hardest 10K in Canada”) 2-time finisher

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Lindsey Tabish

Registered Physiotherapist, MScPT, BSc

Please note: Lindsey is NOT currently IMS Certified

Lindsey earned her Master of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver after completing two Bachelor of Science degrees in both Biology and Kinesiology from the University of Victoria. Lindsey provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere for patients, fostering their rehabilitation journey, and taking on the role of coach when motivation is needed. She strives to incorporate a mindful approach in her practice and believes in evidence-based active treatment that focuses on education, exercise, and manual therapy.

Lindsey was born and raised in Campbell River, and embraces the island vibe with a keen interest in hiking, running, cycling, and yoga. In the summer you can find Lindsey playing beach volleyball with friends, and exploring the woods hiking up the nearby mountains in the fall and winter. Her passion for living a well-rounded healthy and active lifestyle, as well as rehabilitating through (many) injuries of her own, has inspired her to provide effective physiotherapy care to all of her patients.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Victoria (2014)

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University of Victoria (2017)

Master of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia (2021)

Experience

Pre and post-op rehabilitation, neurological conditions, sports injuries

General strength and conditioning experience as a Kinesiologist

Continuing Education Courses

Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Orthopaedic Division Level 1

Accomplishments

Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon (2019)

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