Jaime McDowell MSc. PT, BSc. Kin, FCAMPT, CGIMS
One of the co-founders of Coastal Physiotherapy, Jaime holds a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. Jaime is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT). This is the highest qualification recognized internationally for orthopaedic physiotherapists. He is also a certified practitioner of Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) and has advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation. Jaime uses a combination of manual therapy, exercise and IMS to correct orthopaedic issues of the spine and extremities, and to help alleviate chronic pain. Jaime was a recipient of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce Top 40 under 40 award in 2012.
Steve Schmidt MSc. PT, BSc. Kin, FCAMPT, CGIMS
Steve holds a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. Steve co-founded Coastal Physiotherapy in 2007. Steve has earned a fellowship in manual and manipulative therapy, the FCAMPT certification. This is the highest qualification recognized internationally for orthopaedic physiotherapists. Steve is also a certified practitioner of Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). Steve’s clinical focus includes the use of manual therapy and IMS for the treatment of spinal/peripheral dysfunction, sports injuries and chronic pain. Steve also has advanced training in treating vestibular disorders. Steve was recognized by the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce as a Top 40 under 40 award winner in 2012.
Colleen Conway MSc. PT, BSc. Ex. Sci, CAFCI
Colleen holds a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University and a Bachelor degree in Exercise Science from Ball State University. She is also certified to perform acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. Colleen has completed various post-graduate courses in the areas of orthopaedics, vestibular rehabilitation and Kinesio Taping, the gold standard for therapeutic and rehabilitative muscle taping. Her expertise lies in the combination of acupuncture, manual therapy and exercise therapy to treat various musculoskeletal conditions. Colleen is currently on maternity leave until early 2014.
Trevor Wilson B.Sc. PT, CAFCI
Trevor received his degree in physiotherapy in 2004 from the University of Alberta. He is certified by the acupuncture foundation of Canada to practice Acupuncture. Trevor is also pursuing a degree in manual and manipulative therapy. Trevor treats various musculoskeletal injuries with a combined approach of manual therapy, education and specific exercise.
Dr. Trevor Shoesmith BSc. MD, CCFP, Dip Sports Med
Sports Medicine Physician
Dr. Shoesmith has a sports medicine clinic one day a week at Coastal Physiotherapy. He conducts his family medicine practice at Highland Medical Clinic in Comox.
Dr. Shoesmith has been practicing family medicine in the Comox Valley since 2006 and completed his Diploma in Sports Medicine in 2009.
Jennifer Olson RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Coastal Physiotherapy’s in-house massage therapist, Jennifer uses a variety of techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release and Swedish and deep tissue massage to treat injuries related to repetitive strain, trauma and postural anomalies. Jennifer is a graduate of the prestigious West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster, BC. She is also currently training to become a certified Reflexologist.
Ann Meijer RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Ann completed her training at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and CMT Registration in 2004. After 8 years of practice in Victoria she moved to the Comox Valley in 2012, and is thrilled to join the team at Coastal Physiotherapy and Sports Rehabilitation. Myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point therapy and remedial exercise are just some of the modalities she utilizes. Treatment focused on the cause, symptoms and functionality of injury and postural dysfunction are key in her approach to massage therapy. She lives an active and positive life and loves getting people excited about their health and taking charge of their goals. www.annmeijerrmt.com.
*Canadian Physiotherapy Association