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Our Mission

Getting You Back to Doing What You Love

“At Sunrise Physiotherapy Clinic, it’s our job as physiotherapists to activate and boost your body’s self-healing properties to assist you with a speedy recovery. We want to get you back to enjoying the activities you enjoy and love—whether it’s hiking, traveling, playing sports, working, or just spending some quality time with family and friends.”

Kevin Chen Owner

What We Do

Rehabilitation and Prevention

Our services combine the use of hands-on therapy with the latest physiotherapy equipment. Our treatments are tailored to kick-start your body’s repair mechanisms into action to restore the body to its normal functionality. We also provide ongoing maintenance and equip you with the right tools, through education and recommended exercises, to prevent the injury from happening again.

We’re here to help you on the following conditions including:

  • Car Accidents

    Whiplash, back, spinal cord injuries

  • Workplace Injuries

    Falls, fractures, repetitive motion injuries

  • Sports-related Injuries

    Tennis elbow, knee injuries, ankle sprains

  • Chronic pain

    Joint/muscle mobilization, pain reduction

  • Pregnancy-related issues

    Posture, lower back pain, circulation

  • Health conditions

    Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Parkinson’s

The Sunrise Experience

I visited this clinic for two separate injuries and found them to be very effective in speeding up my healing. My recent visit was for a sprained knee that had been hurting for three weeks. Kevin was able to relief the pain completely in a single visit.

They utilize a combination of laser technologies, TENS and acupuncture/pressure. It has worked well for both me and my husband. They are quick, clean, and professional. I have seen Kevin, who was great and my husband recommends Wendy who has been treating him for an old injury from a car accident in the 1990’s.

It is a neighbourhood gem.

Emma Somers

Our Team

Meet Our Physiotherapists

All of our physiotherapists have more than 15 years of experience in patient care. They are all fluent in various languages including English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Kevin Chen

Owner, Sunrise Physiotherapy Clinic

Kevin graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He continued his education at the Curtin University in Perth Western Australia for his Master in Physiotherapy, National University of Medical Science for his Doctorate in Osteopathy, and BCIT with a Nuclear Medicine Diploma. He is well-versed in various treatment approaches including Cranial Sacral Therapy, Spinal Mobilization and Manipulation, Anatomical Acupuncture, IMS Intramuscular Stimulation, Integrative Dry Needling, Graston Techniques, Active Release Techniques, and K-taping.

You can find the newest rehabilitation equipment in his clinic. He makes an effort to update and purchase new equipment every year to make sure his patients benefit from the newest evidence-based therapy.

Kevin is known for his caring personality, especially when it comes to working with his patients. Kevin believes that every patient heals differently. He is very attentive in spending time to determine his or her goals and expectations.

Edward Wong

Registered Physiotherapist

Edward is a seasoned physiotherapist with more than 30 years of experience. As a registered Physical Therapist in BC and a member of Canadian Physiotherapy Association, he received his education in physiotherapy in Hong Kong and in Winnipeg at the University of Manitoba. Edward’s passion is in the field of orthopaedic with experience in head injury, stroke (Cerebrovascular Accident, CVA), and other neurological conditions. His postgraduate training includes Manual Therapy (E3V3), Intramuscular stimulation (IMS), proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), deep muscle therapy (Japanese), acupressure, and Mckenzie courses.

Edward’s philosophy to treating his patients is through a combination of education, manual techniques, different modalities, and a daily dose of activities and sports.

Carmen Chung

Registered Physiotherapist

Carmen graduated with credit in physiotherapy from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1990. Throughout her career as a physiotherapist, Carmen has always been drawn to treating orthopaedic patients, with the goal of bringing them back to their active lifestyles. She completed intermediate level of orthopaedic division in BC. Carmen continued her postgraduate studies in movement impairment assessment with Dr. Shirley Sahman, international pain management, and various orthopedic courses.

In her spare time, Carmen enjoys the outdoors through activities such as hiking, skiing, and traveling.

Maria Chau

Registered Physiotherapist

Maria completed her Bachelors in Kinesiology at University of British Columbia and her Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in Australia. Maria enjoys using an evidence based approach to treat all conditions with a combination of manual therapy, soft tissue release, and therapeutic modalities for pain relief and symptom management and a personalized home exercise program to start as early as possible.

Maria enjoys treating a variety of patients that range from the athletic population to patients with everyday niggles due to work or enjoying life too much! Maria enjoys playing ultimate frisbee competitively, going to the gym, and hiking.

Victor Ngo

Registered Physiotherapist

Victor graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University in 2012. He went on to complete his Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney, Australia in 2016. Throughout his career, he has accumulated a wealth of experience ranging from acute hospital care, post-stroke rehab, community aged-care facilities, to in private clinics dealing with various acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders.

Victor adopts a very hands-on approach with his assessments and treatments which he couples with specific exercises to promote optimal movement patterns. He has a keen interest in helping his clients manage various shoulder conditions as well as ongoing neck and back pain.

Victor’s passion involves helping his clients recover from their injuries and to promote a more pro-active approach to their management program. He emphasizes the importance of using preventative exercises as he has personally sustained various sporting injuries that required extensive rehabilitation.

In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and exploring different parts of the world. For fitness, he enjoys paddling, playing ultimate frisbee, and the occasional run along the seawall.

Fiona Tjia

Registered Physiotherapist

We are excited to announce a new addition to our PT team. Scheduling for Fiona will begin in September 2021. Welcome Fiona!

“Graduating with an honors degree in Physiotherapy from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2001, Fiona has since practiced in government hospital, old-age home and most of her time in private practice. Intrigued by some complicated cases, she continued to expand her knowledge and completed her Master degree of Manipulation Physiotherapy in 2005 and postgraduate diploma of Sports Medicine & Health Science in 2008. Fiona sees prevention as important as treatment and therapy and this led her to take the training course on DMA Clinical Pilates so that she could provide clients with deeper muscle training exercises, re-establish correct movement patterns and facilitate muscle coordination during rehabilitation.

Combining Western and Eastern points of view, Fiona utilizes manual therapies (soft tissue / myofascial release & manipulation), modern vacuum cuppings, Chinese acupuncture, therapeutic exercises, education and clinical pilates to help clients to restore optimal movement and lead a better quality of life.

Fiona enjoys dancing, hiking, travelling and taichi in her spare time.”

Lilli Cheung

Registered Massage Therapist

Lilli completed her 3000 hour massage therapy program at Langara College. Her treatment modalities consist of (but not limited to) general swedish techniques, active modalities, trigger point therapy, active/passive stretching, and neuromuscular techniques. Her goal is to provide a relaxing yet effective treatment to all her patients and help them recover seamlessly.

On her free time you can catch her going for runs, grocery shopping, and chasing sunsets!

Mila Clarke

Registered Massage Therapist

Mila is a registered massage therapist, she graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. During her education she worked with people from all walks of life with a variety of physical conditions.

In her practice, she is committed to working with her patients to design a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs and desired outcomes. Her goal is to deliver an effective treatment while ensuring her patients feel safe and comfortable. She uses a combination of Swedish massage, deep tissue techniques, trigger point release, myofascial release, and passive and active stretching in her treatments.

Mila understands the toll that physical labour, activity and stress have on the body. Growing up as an athlete, having worked seven years in the construction industry, and going through two pregnancies, has given her insight on how to effectively treat and improve her patients’ physical well being through massage therapy.

She truly believes that massage therapy can help reduce pain and stress and promote one’s overall health. In addition, she believes that the body’s optimal health is effectively achieved when combined in a multidisciplinary collaboration with other therapies.

Michael Yin

Registered Acupuncturist

Michael is a Registered Acupuncturist and graduated with a Diploma from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver. He is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Michael is trained to provide both Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture and Medical Acupuncture. Both systems have evidence based clinical trial data to prove both acupuncture system works when performed on the human body. The only difference is the mechanism each system triggers within our body to promote healing. Michael is trained to provide his expertise in explaining and performing the best treatment for each patient.

In addition to acupuncture, Michael also utilizes low-level laser devices in his treatments. Laser therapy offers an added advantage in conjunction with acupuncture to help manage pain and inflammation, while accelerating tissue regeneration.

For the past few years, Michael has been helping senior racquet sports club players in Vancouver maintain body homeostasis from both musculoskeletal and body organs with great success. The players are staying healthy and continues to maintain the edge on and off the court.

Other than musculoskeletal related symptoms, Michael provides treatment to individuals who are suffering from osteoarthritis, tingling and numbness, anxiety/stress, as well as male and female hormonal related imbalances including hot flashes, PMS, low libido, migraine headache, to name just a few.