Claire MacDonald

Physiotherapist - Squamish

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Claire graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology before completing her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from Queen’s University. She is pursuing her Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy and in Advanced Orthopaedic Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy, having completed level three. Claire is also certified in Acupuncture and IMS and has completed a variety of other advanced Physiotherapy courses.

An interest in physiotherapy started at young age when she experienced the struggles of athletic injury and the importance of living a healthy, pain free life. She has experience working with a wide variety of clients and injuries, and enjoys treating people of all ages. She incorporates a range of manual therapy techniques, individualized exercise prescription and education to help clients achieve their physical activity and movement goals.

Claire grew up on the North Shore and has recently moved to Squamish. In her spare time, Claire can be found playing soccer, ultimate frisbee, biking, running, hiking, cross country skiing and snowboarding.


Farima Forouhideh 

Physiotherapist - Walnut Grove

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Farima graduated from S. Beheshti University of Medical Sciences with bachelor in 2002 and Master in Physiotherapy in 2009. Along with her Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy and being a licensed Physiotherapist with over 10 year’s practical experience in Iran, Farima has developed solid expertise as a Physiotherapist, and has applied these skills through continuous work with different organizations both private clinics and hospital. She has thorough knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics with proven ability to implement rehabilitative programs for variety of conditions such as sports injuries, post-surgical/orthopedic rehabilitation and accident/trauma conditions. Working in a hand clinic for 2 years, she is also specialized in hand therapy, treating clients with hand injuries including fractures, tendon transfer and repair surgeries. As part of continuing her education, Farima obtained her certification in Myofascial Release Techniques and Muscle Energy Techniques in Iran and IMS and Dry needling in Canada. Farima is proud of joining Physiofocus team to provide the highest level of care to its patients and community.


Damien Dubouchet

Physiotherapist - Squamish

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Damien was previously a Physiotherapist in France for 15 years. Meeting and helping people has always been a passion for him. Throughout his career, he has attended numerous seminars and training courses to complete and improve his skills in order to provide you with the most appropriate treatment for your conditions.

In 2007, Damien was first introduced to Osteopathy and that experience had a significant impact on his professional career. After 4 years of study at the IFSO Rennes (France), he graduated to become an Osteopath Practitioner.

In Osteopathy, the therapist considers your body as a whole, comprised of several systems which interact with one another. As a result, Damien believes in combining Physiotherapy and Osteopathy to better reduce your pain and to restore the functions your body needs in order to recover balance and harmony.

As part of your team at Physiofocus, he looks forward to learning from and collaborating with the other team members as part of a multidisciplinary environment focused on your well-being. As he is originally from France and a member of Résosanté, he can provide services in both English and French.

To balance his professional career, Damien enjoys spending time with his family as well as skiing, going hiking, playing squash or cooking for family and friends.


Katie Kreter

Physiotherapist - Squamish

Katie Kreter completed an Undergraduate Studies in Psychology at Simon Fraser University in 2010. She completed a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at University of Western Ontario in 2012. Ms.Kreter continued her training in Advanced Functional Dry Needling® and Functional Therapeutics with KinetaCore in the United States. 


Her post-graduate training also includes Anatomical Acupuncture with Acupuncture Canada, CranioSacral Therapy with Upledger Institute, and Level One Sports Physiotherapy from Sports Medicine Australia. She continues to advance her manual therapy education in Osteopathic Manual Medicine at Michigan State University, as well as the Canadian Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Division.

With a keen interest in body mechanics, articular and movement patterns, Katie aims to treat her clients with a thorough holistic approachIn her spare time, Katie is a trail runner and avid hiker with her two active dogs. 


Christy Drever

Physiotherapist - Squamish

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Christy graduated from the University of Alberta in 2014 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Physical Education and Recreation in 2011. Since graduating, Christy has worked with a large spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions having worked in both the private and public health sector. To further pursue her passion for sports rehabilitation, Christy has worked closely with Varsity Level Men’s Volleyball and Jr. A Hockey Teams to help her work towards completing her Certificate in Sports Physical Therapy.

Christy has also completed further orthopaedic and spinal manipulative training and is certified in Biomedical Dry Needling. What drew Christy to PhysioFocus was that the clinic’s treatment approach met her own ideals that treatment should be client specific consisting of a functional therapeutic exercise program and manual therapy techniques to help her clients achieve their own personal goals.

After practicing in Alberta for 3 years, Christy decided to move to Squamish as she could not think  of a more perfect place to pursue both her career and lifestyle as an avid outdoor enthusiast.


Jacquie Williams

Physiotherapist - Walnut Grove

Jacquie graduated from UBC with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. Providing evidence based techniques in manual therapy, exercise prescription, and education, Jacquie believes it is important to empower clients with the tools and knowledge for the most effective treatment of any injury.

 

Jacquie has work in private clinics throughout the Lower Mainland. She treats all orthopedic conditions with a strong focus on manual therapy techniques. Jacquie also specializes in Women’s Health Physiotherapy. This includes peri-natal care, pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence, and pelvis organ prolapse. Jacquie is a Registered Yoga Teacher and a Level 1 Hypopressives instructor.

She is looking forward to seeing you at the Walnut Grove clinic!


Rosanne Molnar

Physiotherapist - Walnut Grove

Rosanne Molnar graduated in 2009 from the University of Alberta with a Master of Science
in Physical Therapy after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2005 from the
University of the Fraser Valley. She has continued her education with courses that include
level I and level II (lower extremity) of her manual therapy qualifications with the
Canadian Orthopedic Division Diploma of Advanced Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative
Physiotherapy, Vestibular Therapy (BPPV) and Graded Motor Imagery. Rosanne is an avid
leaner who is constantly updating her skills.
She has experience treating clients following motor vehicle accidents (ICBC), work related
injuries (WSBC) as well as most orthopedic conditions (strains, sprains, post-fracture).
With a straight forward and positive approach, Rosanne uses a variety of treatments which
include soft tissue release, mobilizations and exercise to help you return to your optimal health.


Ariane Fafard

Physiotherapist - Squamish

Ariane graduated from the University of Montreal in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy.  During this time, she worked as an assistant physio for the university football team, giving her an initial insight into working in a sporting environment.

After graduating, she worked for the next 3 years in a sport physiotherapy clinic in Montreal, working with a diverse range of clients, including elite athletes. She was also the head physiotherapist for an elite men’s gymnastics club treating Olympic hopefuls, and she worked at the Cirque du Soleil training facility working with a variety of interesting characters and athletes.

Since 2010, Ariane worked in Whistler at a private practice clinic and at Squamish Integrated Health. She focuses on hands on treatment techniques and exercise prescription. When she is not in the clinic you will find Ariane in the mountains doing all the activities that people love to do in Squamish.


Marie-Helene Legault

Physiotherapist - Squamish

Marie-Helene graduated from the University of Montreal in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. MH was involved in the sports field since her early years as an assistant physio university football team.  

After working 2 years at a sports clinic in downtown Montreal, she decided to pursue her passion for sports and arts by joining Cirque du Soleil. She worked 3 years at the Cirque du Soleil Headquarters in Montreal and then joined the Quidam tour through South America, North America and Europe for the following 4 years. As a head physiotherapist, she managed 52 elite circus performers from 20 different countries while touring a new city each week.

After her exciting touring adventure, she moved to Whistler to continue her active lifestyle and enjoy the beautiful BC scenery. She practiced physiotherapy in a private clinic in Whistler since her arrival in 2014. Her approach consists of a complete bio-mechanic body assessment, manual therapy, soft tissue release techniques and specific exercise programs.  She joined Physiofocus Squamish to share her passion with her two long-term best friends Ariane and Kim.


Kim Devereux

Physiotherapist - Squamish/ Walnut Grove

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Kim graduated from Curtin University in Australia in 2005 with a degree in physiotherapy. Since then he has practiced in private practice and sports physiotherapy in 4 countries and completed post-graduate education in spinal manual therapy.

Kim worked in clinics in Western Australia before becoming the owner/operator of a gym-based physiotherapy centre in the area.  After a year of running the business he left to go travelling and worked for the Cirque du Soleil as the physiotherapist for the show Alegria on a North American tour. For the next year and a half he was responsible for the care of 60 athletes, primarily acrobats and gymnasts, from 20 different countries.

Following this Kim moved to New Zealand to work in the mountains for the winter season. Here he worked at Wanaka physiotherapy and Snowpark NZ with a variety of clients, from people on their yearly ski trip to skiers and snowboarders competing internationally. For the past 6 years, he has been living and working in the Sea to Sky Corridor providing physiotherapy services to anyone who needs it.