Our therapists are all highly trained to provide our clients with a diverse array of treatment options.
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.
B.Sc., M.Sc. (PT), MCPA, MCSP, MSPA, Partner
Francesca Ruddick graduated from the University of Toronto Masters of Physical Therapy programme. She also completed a Bachelor of Science Honours degree at Queen’s University and spent a year in research at the Queen’s pelvic floor rehabilitation laboratory. Francesca spent the next four years practicing clinically in London, England, progressing her skills in pelvic health as a Senior Physiotherapist at University College London Hospital and The Royal London Hospital and in community health. She also worked privately, splitting her time between orthopaedic, sport and pelvic health patients while also teaching rehabilitation Pilates. Francesca spent the next three years adventuring in South East Asia while working in Singapore before returning to West Vancouver where she grew up, to work at Hollyburn Physiotherapy clinic where her career first began.
Francesca enjoys pursuing a varied career in orthopaedics and sport as well as in pelvic health. She combines her skills to provide holistic treatment and is passionate about helping people understand their bodies and the incredible things they can do. She has taken a variety of post-graduate courses including numerous pelvic health and manual therapy courses, acupuncture, visceral mobilization, sports and taping courses and training in mat, reformer, pre and post-natal Pilates.
Francesca has also been a physiotherapist for athletes at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, the 2016 BC Winter Games and as team physio for Actonians Ladies Football Club in England and for the elite Right to Dream girls football team (Ghana). An athlete herself, she has turned her love for field hockey into a varsity career, raced multiple Ironman triathlons, ultramarathons and more recently has been trying her hand at polo. She understands, first-hand, the challenges athletes of all ages and levels face when dealing with injury.
Francesca also has a strong background in obstetric conditions such as pelvic girdle pain, prolapse, incontinence, diastasis recti, and breastfeeding conditions such as blocked ducts and mastitis. As a Mom herself, she appreciates the intricacies and physical challenges of parenthood and is passionate about helping parents and their children at all stages of family-life.
Corine 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Maria graduated from Queen’s University in 2019. Prior to completing her physiotherapy education, Maria completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at York University in 2016. Maria has clinical experiences in orthopedic conditions, gait analysis and pelvic floor health. Maria has experiences in complex acute medicine, ICU, acute stroke, orthopedic and inpatient rehab units specializing in geriatrics, complex cardiorespiratory dysfunctions, medical complications and diverse neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, neurological deficits due to cancer and prolonged ICU stay. Maria also worked as a registered massage therapist for 11 years and an exercise specialist for 4 years where she has gained extensive manual therapy, exercise and gait analysis experience.
In 2020, Maria was recognized as the physiotherapy lead at Mackenzie Health Hospital for her work as a clinician, student preceptor, initiator and team supporter.
Over the course of her work and educational career Maria has developed a passion for helping others achieve and recognize their functional abilities. Maria has a special interest for pelvic health and its impact on athletes and daily functions, neurological conditions, balance and gait training. Her vision is to apply a diverse and creative individualized treatment approach to improve mobility and quality of life.
Growing up, Maria was a professional Track and Field athlete competing in long jump, hurdles, triple jump and pole vault both in Israel and Canada. Her active lifestyle has led her on the path to physiotherapy. She also has a passion for dancing, volleyball and more recently triathlon training. Always up for a challenge and learning new things. Maria enjoys exploring the great outdoors, callestanics, strength training, pilates and remaining physically active regardless of the weather. Fun fact, Maria is fluent in Russian and Hebrew, she is also able to understand some Italian she has learnt while working at Mackenzie Health Hospital. Maria’s interests spill into her passion of being a physiotherapist and working with others.