Our therapists are all highly trained to provide our clients with a diverse array of treatment options.

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.

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.

Corine Van DoornCorine Van Doorn

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

Corine Van Doorn, specializes in Pelvic HealthShe 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 since 2011. Her interests lie both in orthopaedics and sports injury rehab, and rediscovering the body’s natural movement. 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 MovNat, clinical Pilates, functional movement assessment, vestibular rehabilitation and Rost Therapy for pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain. Having grown up on the North Shore, she loves being outdoors with her two little kids. Nikki enjoys spinning, 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 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy at UBC in 2010, after completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Kinetics (Exercise Science division) and has been part of the Hollyburn team since 2012.

She has pursued post-graduation courses in orthopaedic manual therapy, myofascial release and pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (Rost Therapy). Stephanie has also completed Clinical Rehabilitation Mat and Reformer Pilates through STOTT Pilates. A strong advocate of active rehabilitation, Stephanie treats the body as a whole and uses the principles of Pilates in combination with her Physical Therapy training to help her patients restore healthy, optimal movement. This includes improving posture and body awareness, as well as addressing muscular imbalances and core stability. Stephanie also works as a Physical Therapist at BC Children’s Hospital, and enjoys helping children/youth achieve their goals and return to their sports and daily activities.

Outside of the clinic, Stephanie loves travelling and spending recreational time outdoors. She enjoys hiking, dancing, practicing Pilates and restorative yoga.

Faezeh EftekhariFaezeh Eftekhari

Faezeh graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science followed by a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia.

Faezeh has a special interest in hand and upper extremity injuries and is finalizing her designation as a Certified Hand Therapist.

During the past 6 years, Faezeh has developed her areas of expertise while working in private practice physiotherapy. She has completed post graduate training in Vestibular Rehabilitation, IMS dry needling, chronic pain and McKenzie Techniques (levels A, B and C). Faezeh has experience working with individuals of all ages and activity levels and has treatment expertise in acute sport injuries, post-surgical conditions, workplace injuries, postural syndromes and motor vehicle injuries.

Faezah has expertise working as a physiotherapist in a Pain Management team. Working in this program helped her to design and develop treatment plans that emphasize self-management of pain using a biopsychosocial interdisciplinary approach.

Her treatment philosophy is patient centered and focuses on education and empowerment. She uses a variety of techniques to allow individuals to self-manage their injuries and continue to participate in activities that are meaningful to them. During her studies, she spent seven years working as a support worker and teacher for children with special needs including Autism, Aspersers, learning disabilities and Down Syndrome.

Faezeh pursues an active lifestyle and lives with her husband and their two children on the North Shore.

Beverley LarssenBeverley Larssen

MPT, MSc, BHK

Beverley completed both her Bachelor of Human Kinetics and Master of Science (Kinesiology) before going on to complete her Physical Therapy training at the University of British Columbia.

She has experience in the assessment, treatment, and management of a range of conditions arising from both musculoskeletal and neurological injury. Her interests include post-operative recovery following orthopedic surgery, sports-related injuries, as well as functional mobility training. Beverley also has additional training in concussion management.

Beverley uses both manual therapy and exercise-based approaches to treatment to help get you moving and back to the activities you love. She believes in working with you to provide you with the tools you need to achieve your physical activity goals and prevent developing future injuries.

Outside of the clinic, Beverley enjoys backcountry skiing, hiking, paddling, and running. A lifetime student, she is also currently pursuing her PhD in the Rehabilitation Sciences program at UBC.

Nazly NaseriNazly Naseri

B.Kin., MPT.

Nazly Naseri completed both her Bachelor’s of Kinesiology and Master’s of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia. Her curiosity and passion for physical therapy sparked when she trained as a figure skater and continued to grow as she completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology.

Nazly has gained experience working in the public and private sector with individuals of all ages and functional abilities. She has taken post-graduate courses in manual therapy and pilates, and has plans to pursue further education. By collaborating with clients to provide individualized treatment programs, her priority is to help you feel empowered and confident participating in your activities of daily life. Nazly utilizes a combination of education, manual therapy, and evidence-based exercise prescription in her treatment sessions in order to help you achieve your goals.

When she is not at the clinic, Nazly can be found hiking the North Shore mountains, running, or playing the piano.

Heather GallHeather Gall

B.Sc. Pilates Diploma

Heather started her Pilates journey 8 years ago as recommended rehab from her physiotherapist. She continued on with classes, loving the emphasis on mindful movement.

Since completing her 850-hour classical Pilates teacher training program at Pilates from the Centre in North Vancouver (originally an instructor training school affiliated with the world-renowned Pilates at the Centre in Boulder, CO), Heather has felt so privileged to work with clients to help them move their bodies with ease and efficiency.

Heather’s science background (BSc. Eng.) contributes to her interest and passion about health and fitness, most specifically her fascination about anything to do with biomechanics and the neurological connection to body injury/recovery paradigms. To this end, Heather is planning on investigating additional modalities including Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) and Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR) as part of her continuing learning journey.

Outside of teaching (and practicing) Pilates, you’ll find Heather enjoying all types of outdoor pursuits with her husband, two daughters and her dog Fitz.  She loves to hike, bike and ski and tries to get on her paddleboard whenever she can.

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Denise Alldridge

Office Manager