We are a team of passionate healthcare practitioners who strive to empower our clients, and to ensure that everyone is cared for, heard and supported.

Our practice is grounded in evidence based research and we are dedicated to ongoing education in areas of pelvic health, obstetrics, transgender care, general orthopedics, and pelvic pain.

We share our ideas with each other to ensure that you receive the most comprehensive care.

Our mission is to help you find yourself.
Make today count.

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pelvic floor physiotherapist

Doctorate of Physiotherapy 

BKin, DPT (WITH DISTINCTION)

EMILY KYLE

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Emily (she/her) is a registered physiotherapist with a Doctorate of Physiotherapy Degree (with Distinction) from the University of Melbourne and with a undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. Emily's passion for pelvic health started early on as she was able to work with some of the world's leading pelvic floor physiotherapists and observed what an amazing impact pelvic floor physiotherapy could have on someone's life. In practice, Emily has gained experience through working in both the public and private setting for pelvic health giving her a deeper understanding of the journeys her clients have been through. Emily is a skilled problem solver when it comes to helping people with their pelvic health and likes to go beyond the body to understand the person as a whole and how their individual circumstances might affect their pelvic health. Emily prioritizes holistic care and ensuring clients understand their care plan as she feels this is what leads to best client outcomes.

Education:
  • Doctorate of Physiotherapy (with Distinction), University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia 

Experience:
  • Women's, Men's & Pelvic Health, Casey Hospital (Melbourne, Austrailia)
  • Registered Physiotherapist specializing in Pelvic Health, Vancouver Private Clinic

Qualifications / Advanced Training:
  • Elevating Pregnancy, Birth, and The 4th Trimester (Reframe Rehab)
  • Pain Neuroscience Applied to Childbirth: Exploring Theory, Integration and Outcomes (Reframe Rehab)
  • Fundamental Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy (American Physiotherapy Association)
  • Cesarean Birth & Rehabilitation (Pelvic Health Solutions)
  • The Running Athlete (Pelvic Health Solutions)
  • Biopsychosocial Reframed: Using Questionnaires to Create a Psychologically Informed Practice (Reframe Rehab)
  • The Role of Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Anyone Experiencing Pelvic Pain through a Trauma Informed Lens (Pelvic Health Solutions Level 2)
  • The Physical Therapy Approach to Anyone Experiencing Urinary Incontinence (Pelvic Health Solutions, Level 1)
  • Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain, and the Pelvic Floor (Pelvic Health Solutions)
  • Pelvic Health Introduction to Pelvic Health Online Modules (University of Alberta)
  • National Conference on Incontinence Australia (2020)
  • Introductory Women’s Health Physiotherapy Level 1 (Australian Physiotherapy Association)
  • Clinical Pilates Instructor, Melbourne, Australia (Universal Practice)
  • Experienced in managing and treating an array of pelvic health conditions including urinary incontinence, prolapse, CPP, IC, endometriosis, painful periods, dyspareunia, vaginismus, vestibulodynia, vulvodynia, erectile dysfunction, overactive bladder, fecal and flatal incontinence, and more.
  • Experienced with both cis-male and cis-female, commenced treatment with gender fluid patients.

Additional:
  • College of Physical Therapists of BC: Active member in good standing
  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association Women’s Health: Member
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Registration, non-practicing

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pelvic floor physiotherapist 

Master of physical therapy (UBC)

B.Sc (HONOURS), MPT

MICHELLE SOH

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Michelle (she/her) graduated from University of British Columbia with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and Master of Physical Therapy. She has pursued advanced training in the areas of pelvic health, orthopedics, neurological rehabilitation, geriatrics, and is a certified functional dry needling practitioner.

She chooses to dedicate her practice to pelvic health because she is fascinated by the significant improvements in quality of life that can be achieved by improving pelvic health. Her passion and enthusiasm for her profession comes from connecting with her patients and helping them achieve their goals through specific evidence informed interventions.

Michelle has experience working with women, men, and transgender individuals in the areas of bladder/bowel concerns, pelvic pain conditions, prolapse, sexual dysfunction and more. Michelle has also practiced at the UBC Bladder Care Center as well as the Vancouver Gender Affirming Surgery Program, which is the first of its kind in British Columbia. She has a keen interest in special topics in women’s health including pre/post-natal wellness, endometriosis, post-hysterectomy treatment, as well as transgender care, and is trained in pessary fitting.

Education:
  • University of British Columbia: Master of Physical Therapy 2012
  • University of British Columbia: Bachelor of Science Pharmacology 2007 (Honors), SFU Faculty of Science: Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Experience:
  • UBC Hospital Bladder Care Centre: Registered PT
  • Vancouver Gender Affirming Surgery Program: Registered PT
  • Richmond Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital Outpatient Clinics: Registered PT

Qualifications / Training:
  • Advanced Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy (American Physiotherapy Association)
  • Fundamental Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy (American Physiotherapy Association)
  • Intrapartum Topics of Obstetrics & Physical Therapy (American Physiotherapy Association)
  • Physical Therapy in Gender Affirming Care: Transgender Health (American Physiotherapy Association)
  • Physical Therapy Approach to Anyone Experiencing Urinary Incontinence (Pelvic Health Solutions)
  • The Role of Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Anyone Experiencing Pelvic Pain Through a Trauma Informed Lens (Pelvic Health Solutions)
  • Ultrasound Imaging in Male & Female Pelvic Health (Pelvic Health Solutions)
  • Introductory Electrical Stimulation for Pelvic Health (Pelvic Health Solutions)
  • Cesarean Birth: The Role of Physiotherapy in Preparation & Recovery (Pelvic Health Solutions)
  • Visceral Manipulation 1 - The Abdomen (Barral Institute)
  • The Thorax & its Relationship to Impairments of the Pelvis & Hip (Diane Lee)
  • Pessary Fitment & Training (Dayan Physio)
  • Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Level 1 / 2 (Dayan Physio)
  • Dry Needling Level 1 & 2 (Acupuncture Canada)
  • GLA:D Osteoarthritis Program & Trainer Certification (GLA:D)
  • Additional Physiotherapy: Assessment & Management of Rheumatic Disease, Lumbar Spine Level A Certification (McKenzie Institute), Bobath Neuro-Developmental Treatment Level 1 Certification, Orthopaedic Division of Canada Level 1 Certification, PABC Rotator Cuff Rehab & Management

Additional:
  • College of Physical Therapists of BC: Active member in good standing
  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association Women’s Health: Member
  • American Physiotherapy Association Women’s Health: Member
  • Physiotherapy Association of BC: Member, Student Director UBC 2010-2012


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RMT (Honours)


Registered massage therapist (VCC) 

NAYOUN LEE

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Na Youn has an extensive history and experience in healthcare even long before becoming a Registered Massage Therapist (College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia).

In her native South Korea, she was a registered Physiotherapist (Korean Physiotherapy Association, 3 year program) and originally graduated with a Bachelor of Science (2007). She worked as a Physiotherapist in various settings including the hospital and private clinics, and previous to that was a personal trainer. She is also a NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) Certified Personal Trainer and Certified strength and Conditioning Specialist.

With that experience, it has translated very well to her skills as an RMT where she was an Honours graduate from VCC. Na Youn focuses on targeting specific muscles and soft tissues to help release tension, pain, stress and to promote circulation and relaxation. She uses a combination of Swedish, Myofascial Release (MFR), Trigger Point Release (TrP), joint mobilizations and stretching exercises to treat a wide array of conditions.

Na Youn’s favorite hobbies include camping, exercising, waterskiing and exploring beautiful British Columbia.



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Annie tsang 

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certified fertility & prenatal dietitian


Women's health, gut health 


UBC Clinical instructor

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certified fertility & prenatal dietitian


Women's health, gut health 


UBC Clinical instructor

REGISTERED DIETITIAN, RD, MEd


Annie Tsang is a Registered Dietitian who believes strongly in motivational interviewing as an effective counselling strategy to support her clients in making realistic changes. She is a member of the College of Dietitians of British Columbia and Dietitians of Canada.

She has extensive experience working with gut issues and diseases, hormonal health (PCOS, endometriosis, etc), mental health/mood disorder, eating disorder, and pre-/post-natal nutrition, to name a few. She has been invited to present nutrition presentations to various corporations, such as Translink BC, Fortis BC and Toyota. She is currently working at the Eating Disorder Program in Richmond and BC Cancer Agency. She is passionate about her work and is always looking for ways to provide quality services to her clients. 

Annie's own private practice, Nutrition Well was founded in 2012 (Vancouver's 3-time voted best dietitian). 

Annie can help you discover how to eat with awareness, manage cravings, love your body and build a peaceful relationship with food. Annie provides nutrition counselling and support for a variety of health conditions and challenges including:

Pregnancy nutrition
Emotional eating and disordered eating behaviours
Mood Disorders
Hormonal health – PCOS, hormone imbalance, endometriosis, fertility
Healthy weight management
Digestive disorders (irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, constipation, acid reflux, diverticulitis)
Food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances
Cancer nutrition
Bone and joint health (osteoporosis, osteopenia, arthritis, gout)
Heart disease, cholesterol and high blood pressure
Diabetes (Type I and II, Gestational, Pre-diabetes)
Sports and fitness nutrition

Or if you are just looking to improve your nutrition and feel healthier but are not sure where to start, she can review your diet for missing or lacking nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

Annie provides services in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. She believes food is the nourishment that drives our emotions, energy, and self-esteem. She can assist and support your nutrition goals based on your specific needs and readiness to change. As a Registered Dietitian, she can provide you with information and feedback that are evidence-based.




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MA, CCC, RCC

SHAHLA JALALI MAZLOUMAN 

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master of counselling psychology (UBC)

Registered CLINICAL COUNSELLOR

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master of counselling psychology (UBC)

Registered CLINICAL COUNSELLOR

Shahla Jalali-Mazlouman is the clinical director of Water Lily Counselling. She is a registered clinical counsellor (#11503) and a member with good standing in the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

She holds a Master of Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC. She has completed post graduate training in trauma focused treatments including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), MBSR (Mindfulness based Stress Reduction), CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), play therapy, parent child relationship therapy, and expressive and creative art therapies. Her career as a counsellor began 15 years ago when she started working in the school system where she provided counselling to adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, self-injury and suicidal ideation, and prevention. Her career further developed in the non-profit sector where she supported both adults and children with a history of abuse and trauma. She has founded and directed the team at Water Lily Counselling since 2013.

Drawing from her community experiences as well as her training, Shahla is passionate in working with adults suffering from anxiety, depression, and post trauma symptoms. This includes individuals who may have been injured physically in an accident as well as helping adults overcome anxiety and depressive states as a result of past or current stressful experiences. In addition to her work with individual adults, Shahla also works with younger children and their families to address behavioral concerns and improve parent child relationships. Shahla believes a strong and healthy parent child relationship can provide alternative parenting strategies as opposed to traditional discipline strategies.

As a therapist, Shahla provides a warm, inviting, safe, and therapeutic environment. She helps individuals in rediscovering and rebuilding those parts that may have been lost or bent as a result of traumatic incidents, or daily life stressors. As a firm believer of the power in man’s best friend’s unconditional love, Shahla spends her time out of office training her beloved dog, Eva- a Bernes Mountain dog mix- to join her in her practice. Eva is mastering her skills of Good Canine Neighbor (CGN) and is working towards becoming a certified therapy dog. Shahla believes that animal assisted therapy can greatly help with individual’s coping with difficult emotions and assist in facilitating a faster healing from traumatic events. While fully understanding that this method may not be in every client’s comfort level, Shahla is very excited in introducing Eva to be part of the therapy of individuals who are comfortable to have a canine presence in their session.


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FACIAL PALSY PHYSIOTHERAPIST

MASTER OF HEALTH SCIENCES

BScPT, MHSc

SUSAN RANKIN

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Susan Rankin graduated from McGill University with a BScPT and worked primarily with neurological patients treating strokes, Parkinson’s and MS. After 7 years, she attended McMaster University where she obtained a Master of Health Sciences. Following completion of her Masters degree, she was trained in the techniques of Facial Neuromuscular Retraining as part of a research project. This very specific post-graduate training is designed to treat peripheral facial palsies. In 1990 Susan started a private practice in metro Vancouver exclusively treating facial palsies. After working with facial palsy patients for over 35 years, Susan is considered one of the foremost experts in all of Canada and with Facial Therapy Specialists International. She is a member of the multidisciplinary Facial Nerve team at St. Paul’s hospital and University of British Columbia.

Susan teaches courses in Facial Neuromuscular Retraining and is determined to have more practitioners treating this population of people. She is passionate about helping people gain control in their faces and improve their facial symmetry. This is done with education and expertise in practicing specific and precise movements in their faces.

Diagnoses treated include Bell’s Palsy, Ramsay Hunt syndrome, post-surgical Acoustic and Facial Neuromas, Parotid cancers, congenital and traumatic injuries to the facial nerve, amongst others.

In the mid 90s Susan expanded into the area of Vestibular Rehabilitation. In addition to many vestibular, concussion and balance courses; Susan became a certified vestibular therapist from Emory University. However, in the next phase of her career, Susan will only be treating facial patients knowing that there are many well qualified vestibular therapists available in metro Vancouver, but not many qualified facial therapists.

In her spare time, Susan likes to hike with her dog, to bicycle, kayak, snow shoe and she sings with the City Soul choir. She and her husband also enjoy travelling.

Susan’s website is www.rankinphysio.com, and her Facebook page is www.facebook.com/rankinphysiorankinphysio


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MA, RCC

GENEVIEVE LING 

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Registered Clinical Counsellor

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My intention is to provide you with a genuine and caring support as we walk together along the journey of healing. Working from a person-centered, trauma informed lens I aim to instill self-awareness in setting personal boundaries and level of safety and trust for clients. Utilizing a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach to care, it is imperative to create a safe space for you to feel authentic support in allowing your voice to be said and heard. I also inform my work using Motivational Interviewing skills, interpersonal mediation, conflict resolution approaches, while expressing empathy through reflective listening, helping clients to identify their goals and values; ultimately creating empowerment, self-efficacy and optimism.

With the mindset of acceptance, I strive to support people in targeting distressing thoughts, feelings, behaviours and reactions by adjusting one’s relationship with those experiences and develop proactive and healthy coping tools, while living a life full of clarity and genuineness. Drawing from mindfulness techniques in my counselling practice, I endeavor to incorporate self-awareness through living in the present moment, without judgement to any associated sensations, to ultimately enhance self-fulfillment and engagement throughout one’s life.

Additionally, I may integrate Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Strengths-Based with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction approaches to focus on the best treatment plan for you. This means collaborative work to enhance strength and capacity and as co-therapist, encouraging you to be your most authentic self. My experience with varying mental health issues stem from anxiety and depression, to concurrent disorders with substance use to more severe psychological disorders. Ultimately, my approach is to create a supportive environment for you to feel validated in your thoughts and feelings, as you learn to understand these emotions and build deep connection to oneself and create the empowered change needed to move forward.


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LIZA RIVERA

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clinic administrator

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Amy Knill

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