Karen Bhartu, MPT
Karen graduated from UBC with a masters in physical therapy in 2009. She has obtained additional competency based training in Vestibular Therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association as well as completing Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Competency Based Course at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia. Karen has extensive experience working with post concussion syndrome and has treated clients across the age spectrum, from 3 to 109, for a variety of orthopaedic and vestibular conditions.
Karen was a competitive gymnast and later coached competitively for 15 years. This experience contributes to her work with artistic athletes such as elite gymnasts and dancers for both injury prevention and management.
Karen is a mother of 2, and loves spending time outdoors with her family. She enjoys a good game of volleyball, and going for a bike or run with her headphones in when she needs to escape for a moment.
PANTEA Zarrinkamar, MPT
Pantea completed her Bachelors of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia in 2005. She then went on to receive her Masters of Physical Therapy at UBC in 2009. Pantea has completed many postgraduate courses, mostly specializing in Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Mulligan Concept course. She has completed Level 3 Manual Therapy certification and is qualified to do spinal manipulations.
She has built her practice in the areas of orthopedics, sports injury rehabilitation, preventative education, pre-habilitation, and ICBC patients. She treats athletes, weekend warriors, and everything in between. Pantea treats patients with a customized approach through personalized care, proper patient education, hands-on treatment techniques, and a joint effort with patients to recover and achieve their personal goals. She has a holistic approach to health and wellness, through her past experience as personal trainer, fitness, and spin instructor.
Her life mantra is that no matter where life takes you, look at the positive aspects and then transfer that positive energy towards your physical health and well-being. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, cycling, reading, playing volleyball, and spending time with friends and family. Her passions in life include traveling, dancing and listening to music.
Catherine Muir, MPT
Originally from Nova Scotia, Cat graduated in 2014 from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland, with a masters in physiotherapy. She began her career in NS working in a rehabilitation center with individuals post-stroke and those with other neurological conditions. She also has experience working in private clinics, long-term care homes and hospitals. Cat is pleased to be sharing her knowledge and skill set on the west coast.
As a queer identifying person, Catherine is building a diverse client base and welcomes those in the LGBT2SQI+ community. Her physiotherapy practice is attuned to inclusive care and providing safe spaces for all people.
Catherine is happiest after a hike, Cross fit class or jog and by ending a day with friends and family, good food and her cat, Rosie.
MAHI SharifiRAD, R.Ac
Mahi is a licensed Acupuncturist and a registered member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia.
Shortly after receiving an Associates Degree in Arts and Sciences from Douglas College she attended the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver, where she studied for three years to receive her Diploma in Acupuncture.
Mahi’s clinical experience has exposed her to a wide variety of ailments such as: sports injuries, fibromyalgia, arthritis, tendinitis, carpel tunnel, back pain, knee pain, shoulder injuries, achilles pain, dizziness, vertigo, allergies, headaches, migraines, stroke recovery, neurological disorders, cardiovascular issues, constipation, diarrhea, digestive issues and high blood pressure.
She uses Cupping therapy, Tui Nai, TCM Dietary Advice, along with Acupuncture to help bring the body to a state of harmony and balance. All forms of treatment are meant to relieve inflammation and pain by activating the part of your midbrain that releases neurotransmitters that help your body heal.
On her free time Mahi likes to cook, read a good book on health and wellness and have a nice cup of coffee.