Our therapists are all highly trained – each in a different area to provide our clients with a diverse and thorough complement of treatment planning for lasting results.

dawnDawn Siegel

B.Sc. (PT), MCPA , Partner

Dawn Siegel, is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario and has been a practicing partner at Hollyburn Physiotherapy for 35 years. Dawn is a Resident of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists and has previously worked as a teaching assistant in manual therapy at UBC. Dawn is a member of Sportmed BC and has been a volunteer physiotherapist for 15 years for both male and female youth soccer teams on the North Shore.

Dawn has special expertise in spinal stability training for both neck and back injuries and has recently completed courses in the Integrated Systems Model as it pertains to Women’s Health. She has experience in pelvic floor rehabilitation and it’s relationship to SI joint dysfunction and in the treatment of post-mastectomy conditions.

Dawn has presented a Webinar on the Treatment of Frozen Shoulder to the Physiotherapy Association of BC and has given lectures on osteoporosis, tennis elbow and gardening injuries. Her treatment philosophy is to empower her patients to keep moving, keep exercising and to try new activities when injuries challenge them to take a new direction.

A former gymnast and downhill racer, Dawn continues to be an avid downhill skier and competitive tennis player. She enjoys traveling and singing in her spare time and is a member of the Espiritu Vocal Ensemble on the North Shore.

Gail Pateman

B.Sc. (PT), FCAMT, MCPA , Partner

Gail Pateman is a UBC graduate with over 18 years of physiotherapy experience and has been a partner in Hollyburn Physiotherapy since 2001. She enjoys helping people identify and understand their injuries and treats a wide range of conditions including low back/sacro-iliac pain, pre-and post-surgical rehabilitation and difficult-to-heal shoulder injuries. Gail is a former soccer player and coach and is passionate about mountain biking on the trails in Squamish, yoga and hiking. Gail also has a busy family life at home with her husband and 3 daughters.

Corine Van DoornCorine Van Doorn

B.Sc. (PT), MCPA, CAFCI (Acupuncture)

Corine Van Doorn, specializes in Pelvic Health
She treats the following conditions:

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Diastasis Recti (Separation of the abdominal wall)
  • Sexual Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pre and post Hysterectomy
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Corine believes in the importance of treating the body as a whole, integrating both neurological and musculoskeletal approaches. Treatments may include: Manual therapy, Triggerpoint release, Acupuncture, Myofascial release, pelvic floor exercises and hypopressive exercises. Hypopressive exercises are a new exciting approach to pelvic health.They will help you become aware of your core strength and assist in all spheres of exercise. Hypopressive exercise improves core strength, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, Diastasis recti and overall posture.

Corinne also specializes in the treatment of paediatric neurological conditions using NDT (Neurological Developmental Therapy). Other areas of clinical interest include enhancing quality of life for the neurologically challenged client and using meditation and visualization techniques for chronic pain management.

Winnie Sin

Certified Hand Therapist, B.Sc (OT), CHT

Winnie Sin is an experienced Certified Hand Therapist and a registered Occupational Therapist. She has worked with various traumatic, surgical, activity-related and other hand injuries for the past 14 years in the Hand Unit at the Workers Compensation Board Rehabilitation Centre.  Winnie has also worked closely with the specialists in the Hand Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital . In addition to manual treatment techniques and use of modalities, she also provides patients with custom splints. Winnie provides custom fitting and construction of quality leather working splints, cosmetic prosthesis assessment as well as pressure garment measurement and fitting.

nikkiNikki Hincks

B.Sc., MPT

Nikki Hincks, graduated with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy from UBC, after completing a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University. She has worked as a therapist at St. Paul’s Hospital and has been a physiotherapist at Hollyburn Physiotherapy for the past 5 years. Her interests lie both in orthopaedics and sports injury rehab, as well as osteoporosis management and pre/post-natal care. As part of her post-graduate continuing education in Orthopaedics, Nikki has completed her Level 3 Manual Therapy exams.

Nikki uses a manual therapy and exercise-based approach to treatment. She believes in giving clients the tools to manage their injury at home and minimize the chance of re-injury as they return to activities and daily life. She has additional training in clinical Pilates, functional movement assessment, vestibular rehabilitation and Rost Therapy for pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain.

Nikki recently participated in a clinical study for older women with osteoporosis and is excited about using safe, individualized exercise to help relieve pain and improve function in this population. Having grown up on the North Shore, she loves being outdoors and enjoys running, yoga , Bar Method fitness and skiing in her free time.

rebeccaRebecca Preto

MPT, BSc.(Kin), CAFCI (Acupuncture)

Rebecca received her Masters of Physical Therapy from UBC in 2006 and spent the next two years working in Vancouver-based hospitals, gaining valuable experience in acute care rehabilitation. In 2009, she made the transition into private practice to follow her interests in orthopaedics. Since that time, Rebecca has completed additional professional certifications in manual therapy (Level 3), and anatomical acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. Additionally, she is a certified K-taping therapist.

Rebecca believes that physiotherapy is a partnership between client and therapist and enjoys her role as educator and facilitator. Rebecca utilizes manual therapy, acupuncture and soft tissue techniques to decrease pain, restore joint mobility and tissue health. She also utilizes exercise therapy to restore proper movement and posture and to prevent re-injury.

In addition to practicing physiotherapy, Rebecca has been involved in research at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (UBC). In 2015, Rebecca co-authored a scientific paper published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. For more information about the study, please ask Rebecca, or visit HipHealth.ca.

Rebecca lives on the North Shore with her husband and their three children. She enjoys hiking, mountain biking, skiing and sharing her love of the outdoors with her children.

heatherHeather Watson

B.sc., MPT

Heather completed a Bachelor’s of Science in the field of Biology at the University of Victoria and a Bachelors of Education at the University of British Columbia.  Following this she taught Science and Mathematics at Kitsilano Secondary School for four years before undertaking a Masters of Physical Therapy at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine.  Her thesis won the Silver Quill Award for best student paper published in Canada in 2008.

Having worked as a member of a multidisciplinary Pain Management team Heather has extensive experience treating complex injury cases and neuropathic pain.  She presents at conferences, consults and provides in-services for fellow health care practitioners.   Recently she has begun working closely with competitive athletes which allows her to blend both her teaching and physiotherapy skills.

Heather holds additional, professional certifications in manual therapy and Orthopaedics through the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, anatomical acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and IMS certification through UBC Gunn IMS.  Her work experience includes Pacific Coast Rehab,  LifeMark Health’s Pain Management ,Brain Injury teams and Hollyburn Country club

Heather is a former figure skater, and UVic and UBC Water-polo player.  In her spare time she enjoys swimming, cycling, hiking, ultimate, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and playing with her boys, Tom, Max and Sammy.

Stephanie Haug

MPT, BHK (Exercise Science)

Stephanie graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Kinetics and a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. She has also received certifications as an Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer. Stephanie has worked as a therapist at Lions Gate Hospital and currently also works at BC Children’s Hospital. Her treatment approach involves manual therapy techniques, education and exercise prescription in a patient centred environment. Stephanie’s clinical interests include posture and body alignment, orthopaedic injuries, and paediatric physiotherapy. She is currently pursuing post-graduate training in manual therapy. Outside of the clinic, Stephanie loves travelling and spending recreational time outdoors. She enjoys hiking and snowshoeing the North Shore trails, skiing and practicing yoga.

Lauren Powell

B. Sc. (Kin), M. Sc., M. Sc. (PT)

Lauren completed her Masters degree in Physiotherapy at McMaster University. She worked as a therapist at several clinics in Toronto before making the move to Vancouver. Lauren has always been involved in sports, including triathlons, rock climbing, and snowboarding, so she is enjoying exploring beautiful BC. Lauren’s clinical interests lie in sports injury rehab, and orthopaedic injuries. Lauren uses manual therapy techniques, education, and individual exercise programs to help you achieve your goals and safely return to your activities.

Bahareh_GhanbariBahareh Ghanbari

BSc(PT), MSc(PT), PhD (Rehab Sciences), CAFCI, CGIMS
Registered Physiotherapist

Bahareh specializes in the treatment of chronic pain, muscular and orthopaedic injuries. She received her doctorate degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of British Columbia and her Baccalaureate and Masters degrees in Physiotherapy.

Bahareh’s clinical experience includes soft tissue release, joint mobilization/manipulation, manual therapy, postural re-education, injury prevention, and exercise rehabilitation for various conditions such as back and neck strains, knee and shoulder injuries, joint replacement and sport injuries.

Bahareh practices intramuscular stimulation (IMS), a technique for treating pain in the absence of tissue damage or inflammation. IMS is useful for headaches, whiplash, backache, tennis elbow and frozen shoulder.

Bahareh’s research focus and experience involves the study of chronic pain and muscle dysfunction using Near Infrared Spectroscopy, MRI, muscle strength testing, physical activity monitoring and quality of life in people with chronic musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary conditions. She has acted as a teacher’s assistant in clinical skills and research methodology courses, and as a clinical examiner within the Department of Physiotherapy at UBC (Master of Physiotherapy program). She also acts as a reviewer for many scientific journals on areas of chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions.

Outside of work, Bahareh enjoys Yoga, cycling and swimming. You can reach Bahareh for any clinical questions at: baharphysio@hotmail.com

Hours of Service: Accepting New Patients: Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 1 pm to 7 pm, Thursdays from 7 am to 1 pm, and Saturdays from 8am to 2pm

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Chan Gunn Intramuscular stimulation (IMS)
  • Manual therapy/Joint mobilization/manipulation
  • Dry Needling and anatomical acupuncture
  • Orthopaedics/ Sports Injuries
  • Exercise therapy
  • Languages Spoken: Farsi, English

Sara SheridanSara Sheridan

MScPT, HBSc Kin

Sara Sheridan is a graduate of McMaster University with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy.  Previous to her Masters, she completed her Bachelors of Kinesiology at the University of Victoria.

As a Physiotherapist, Sara is keen to help her clients reach their health goals.  She is interested in orthopaedic injuries in all age groups and levels of activity with a special interest in athletes with disabilities.  Prior to her studies as a Physiotherapist Sara worked as a personal trainer for athletes with disabilities in Victoria.  She was an integral member of the support team for several Paralympic athletes based out of Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) and enjoyed the challenge of managing different physical abilities while striving to reach her athletes’ goals.  Sara is always looking to expand her skills as a Physiotherapist and is taking post-graduate courses in manual therapy, taping and soft-tissue mobilization.

As a new resident of Vancouver, Sara enjoys learning about hidden gems both in Vancouver and on the North Shore.  On sunny days Sara loves to be outside and is always looking for a good place to launch her paddle board.

Your Support Team

Denise Alldridge

Office Manager

Jane Packer

Office Assistant