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, Reg.O.T., CHT

Winnie Sin is an experienced Certified Hand Therapist and a registered Occupational Therapist.
She has over 30 years of experience with traumatic hand injuries, post-surgical hands and activity related hand injuries. Winnie works closely with your Plastic Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon and Family Physician and with the specialists in  the Hand Clinic in Vancouver and the North Shore.
In addition to manual treatment techniques and the use of modalities, she also provides patients with custom splints including custom fitting and construction of quality leather working splints.
Winnie’s hand therapy service follows the Hand Therapy Model combining both Hand physiotherapy and Hand OT techniques.

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.

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.

Your Support Team

Denise Alldridge

Office Manager

Jane Packer

Office Assistant