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At Diane Lee & Associates in White Rock/South Surrey, we continue to offer a functional approach and strive to be a centre of excellence with our goal being to help you achieve yours.
This often requires addressing the cause of your pain as opposed to merely treating your painful structures. This paradigm shift requires an understanding of how the whole body functions and how certain problems can impact other regions of the body. It also requires an understanding of how the things you feel, and believe, about your current experience can impact your function.
All of the physiotherapists at Diane Lee & Associates are experts in the physical diagnosis of movement impairments and have taken several post-graduate courses in their specialty. They work as a team, frequently consulting with one another to bring you the best care possible.
Ultimately, our goal is to help you change the way you use your body by initially creating an awareness of the things you are doing that are currently overloading structures and creating pain. We will provide you with the tools necessary (knowledge, control, flexibility & strength) to move/exercise in ways that create optimal loading and efficient, pain free movement.
By empowering you with the knowledge, movement and awareness necessary to make the changes in your own body, we are simply guides in your own healing process as you transform to live with a healthier, more active body. The greatest success occurs when you are an active participant in your treatment program and we do expect your commitment.
Diane graduated with distinction from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor degree in the Science of Rehabilitation in 1976. She has been a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association since 1976 and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy since 1981 (FCAMT). She completed her certification in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) in 2001, her Yoga teacher training in 2012 and received the special designation as a clinical specialist in Women’s Health from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2016. She was an instructor and a chief examiner for the Orthopaedic Division of CPA’s fellowship examinations (CAMT) for over 20 years and has extensive experience in curriculum development both for the CAMT program and her own series of courses. For this, she received the prestigious Golden Hands award in 2008. more
Rachael’s love of human form and movement began with gymnastics at age 3. Combine this with years of sport, a love for the sciences, and her own spinal stress fracture, and by university she readily pursued a career in physiotherapy. Rachael Corbett graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 2005. She earned her Intermediate Manual Therapy Diploma in 2007, and her certification in Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS) in 2012. Rachael began working at Diane Lee & Associates in 2008 and shortly after completed the Integrated System’s Model Series of courses (ISM). Due to her proficiency Rachael has been Diane's teacher assistant for the Series courses since 2011, and enjoys helping local and international physiotherapists use logic based reasoning and self reflection to better their practice. more
Nicole graduated from Dalhousie University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and completed a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of Alberta in 2008. During her Masters degree, she worked at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital as a program assistant to rehabilitate patients with multiple orthopaedic injuries, burns, amputations and stroke; her goal was to transition patients from hospital to home.
After graduation, Nicole joined a medical and surgical team at the Royal Alexandra Hospital to further her knowledge in an acute care setting, and moved to British Columbia in April 2009 to work with a pain management program. She attended various pain management conferences and seminars during this time. more
Tamarah graduated from Curtin University in Perth, Australia in 2007 with her Master in Physiotherapy (specializing in sports/groin related injuries where she completed a thesis study on 'core stability’ in the rehabilitation of osteitis pubis/groin injuries. Since then, she has been working in private practice in Vancouver, BC. Tamarah continues to treat diverse sports related injuries to a wide range of clientele Tamarah is certified in and has taught Pilates (mat and reformer). In addition, Tamarah is also certified in Acupuncture (CAFCI).
Tamarah's treatment approach is grounded by her extensive post-graduate work, particularly in women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction for women and women. more
Noelle Trotter graduated in 1996 from the University of Waterloo's Health Sciences Faculty with an honors degree. In 2000, she obtained her Certified Pedorthist designation after completing 3000 hours of clinical work and Pedorthic exams. After working for companies such as Paris Orthotics and Ossur, she decided to become self employed and start her own companies. She is currently working in Gibsons monthly, in White Rock with Diane Lee & Associates Physiotherapy and in Richmond as a partner in West Coast Pedorthics, which has now blended with Lifemark Sports Medicine. more
Leanne is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and has been teaching yoga since 2004. In 2006, Leanne became interested in Anusara Yoga®, a style of yoga that assisted with the healing of chronic pain issues in her shoulder. Anusara® is known for its use of the Universal Principles of Alignment™ - an elegant system that integrates good structural therapy with a connection to heart and mind. Research shows that our psychology affects our physiology and yoga can help bridge this mind/body link. more
Chelsea completed her Bachelor of Arts (2009) and Master of Management (2010) at the University of British Columbia. It didn’t take long working at a Corporate job for Chelsea to realize that she was on the wrong path. Her passion is movement and working with others, which lead her to complete her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Rachel Scott (YYoga), in 2011. In 2013, Chelsea completed her 500 hr Teacher Training and her Diploma of Yoga Therapy with Nikki Manzie at Pacific Rim College in Victoria. Chelsea is passionate about working one-on- one with clients and empowering them with the knowledge and skills necessary for taking their healing and recovery into their own hands. more
Heidi has been practising as an RMT since 2006. Her love of treating people with massage stems from its ability to allow her to express both her analytical and creative sides. In her practice, Heidi primarily uses Myofascial Release (MFR) to help with release and postural re-balancing while also incorporating Muscle Energy Techniques, Joint Mobilization and Trigger Point Therapy. She also does Scar Tissue Mobilization, working with both recent and older scar sites including, but not limited to, abdominal scarring and other post-operative sites. She treats a variety of clients, from athletes training for a marathon or those just getting into exercise, to office workers looking for relief. She is currently training in The Integrated Systems Model, a whole body assessment and treatment approach practised extensively at Diane Lee & Associates... more
Through her early years in practice Michelle observed and treated numerous patients looking for short term and temporary relief for their chronic ailments, aches and pains, believing that this was the only option they had. She believes that when the body has the right input and information be that manual therapy, education or movement that the body is capable of rapid change and can restore function that is long lasting and pain free. Michelle graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2007. She has been working in South Surrey since then and loves working with the diverse community the area has to offer... more
The first person you will meet at Diane Lee & Associates will be one of our amazing receptionists. They have your interests at heart and may ask you a few questions regarding your problem to ensure that you are booked to see the best person in our team.