OUR TEAM

All our Registered Physiotherapists are University trained, licensed by, and registered with the College Of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC), and are members of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) as well as the Physiotherapy Association of BC (PABC).

Our physiotherapists are extensively trained with decades of combined experience.  They continue extensive ongoing training in courses and conferences in the areas of sports medicine (through CASM and SPC), exercise science, orthopedics, acupuncture, ASTYM, sports specific return to sport rehab, manual therapy, obstetrics, workplace injuries, chronic pain management, vestibular rehabilitation, athletic/therapeutic taping as well as other general courses and conferences that continue to enhance our knowledge base.

 
                 
             Faizal A. Esmail, Registered Physiotherapist

  
Giancarlo Brancati, Registered Physiotherapist

   Fahim Kara, Registered Physiotherapist

Lindsay McCaw, Registered Physiotherapist

Doreen Mah, Acupuncturist

  

   
                 
           
       

 
           
        Faizal A. Esmail, Registered Physiotherapist
B.Sc., P.T., M.C.P.A
 

Faizal graduated from the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Medicine with a degree in Rehabilitation Medicine, Physical Therapy.  He is currently the Owner, Clinical Director and Practitioner at Port Moody Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic.  He has covered numerous local, provincial, national and international sporting events including being on the Host Medical Team for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.  He has worked with community, high school, elite, Olympic and professional calibre athletes designing prehabilitation and post surgical rehabilitation programs for high performance athletes.  In addition to assessing and treating a wide variety of members of the community and all ranges of athletes in the clinic, his clinical passion is on designing and guiding these athletes through tailored, sports specific programs enabling them to maximize their performance.  

He has played youth soccer ( Burnaby & North Shore), adult soccer (UBC-SL, VMSL, BSL & PCSL) and futsal (Pro-Am Futsal League) at an elite level for many years with much success.  Many Local, Provincial, Western, National and International tournaments and championships. He has an extreme passion and interest in the sport and has been coaching soccer in the community for the past 6 years, including Development and Gold 1 Teams.  Faizal is a proud father of 2 boys who are deeply immersed in the local soccer and hockey communities.

 
           
       

 
           
        Giancarlo Brancati, Registered Physiotherapist


Giancarlo graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2015 with a Masters of Physical Therapy after completing his Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2009. He has completed graduate courses in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (level 1) and Mulligan concept training, as well as Kinesio-Taping and Soft Tissue Release. Since graduating he has also worked in settings such as critical care, orthopaedics and neurological rehabilitation.

Giancarlo believes that movement is key to your overall wellbeing. That is why he is passionate about helping clients return to their activities whether it be sports, work or your daily routine. He is keen to continue his education in manual therapy and neuromuscular retraining.

When not working, Giancarlo enjoys playing soccer and Australian Rules Football competitively; biking, hiking, travelling with his wife or simply relaxing with a good book when time permits.

 
           
         
           
        Fahim Kara, Registered Physiotherapist
 

Fahim recently graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia. From a young age, he has had a passion for sports and fitness, participating in a variety of sports at all levels. This has driven his enthusiasm for orthopaedic, manual therapy, and sports physiotherapy. His post-graduate training includes obtaining his Level 1 orthopaedic manual therapy certification and he plans to continue pursuing further education in this area. His clinical interests include injury prevention and rehabilitation; helping people return to the sports, activities, and hobbies they enjoy.

Fahim enjoys long distance running, soccer, and a variety of racquet sports (badminton, tennis, and squash). This has motivated his participation and achievement during the BMO Vancouver Half-Marathon, Vancouver Sun Run, various tournaments and recreational leagues.
 

 

 
           
         
           
     


 

Lindsay McCaw, Registered Physiotherapist
B.Sc., M.P.T., M.C.P.A


Lindsay graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2007 and then from the University of British Columbia with a Master of Physical Therapy in 2011.  She is currently pursuing her Manual Therapy Levels through the BC Orthopaedic Division.  She has experience treating a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions and her special interest includes aiding clients dealing with chronic pain conditions return to meaningful, productive lives.  

In her free time Lindsay loves running, hiking and playing beach volleyball.


 

 

 

 

 
           
         
           
     


 

Doreen Mah, Acupuncturist


Doreen has been licensed and practising acupuncture since 2002. She graduated from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Vancouver as a Doctor of TCM and lived in China for a few months to complete her practicum in 2003. She embraces the core philosophies of TCM which acknowledges patients as individuals, as well teaches prevention and moderation in order to maintain optimal health. Doreen has had much success in treating various musculoskeletal problems both acute and chronic, as well as internal type problems such as headaches, digestive issues, gynaecological issues, fertility/pregnancy related issues, stress, sleep etc.


Doreen has played collegiate volleyball and continues to be an avid member of the volleyball community today. Outside of work she also enjoys chasing her son and daughter on their small adventures.
 

 
           
         
        Contact us to help you get back in the game! 604-931-7122  
 
 

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