We believe everyone has the right to feel the best they can be regarding their health and mobility. That’s why we’ve dedicated our life’s work to caring and doing all we can for our clients. We help them on their journey to recovery from pain, injuries, or surgeries.
“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
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:
Whiplash, back, spinal cord injuries
Falls, fractures, repetitive motion injuries
Tennis elbow, knee injuries, ankle sprains
Joint/muscle mobilization, pain reduction
Posture, lower back pain, circulation
Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Parkinson’s
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
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.
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.
Victoria graduated in physiotherapy from Andrés Bello University in 2005, where she developed an interest in the field of orthopedics and manual therapy, that she uses during her treatments. She continued her postgraduate studies in University of Chile where she did a Diploma in Sciences of Physical Activity. In 2007 she trained in “Biomechanics postural analysis thecnique”, to help patients with postural dysfunctions. She has continue her orthopaedic training taking courses in K- Tape, Vodder Manual lymphatic drainage, soft tissue mobilisations among others.
In her spare time Victoria likes to bellydance, traveling and going to the gym.
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 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 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 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.
Physiotherapist Edmund Gu believes the quickest way to recovery is by restoring optimal movement. A body that is moving properly will recover faster and more effectively and allow you to return to sport/activity sooner.
With experience at three physiotherapy clinics in the Lower Mainland, Edmund has advanced training for shoulder conditions and injuries and has a particular interest in dance related injuries.
Edmund graduated from the University of Alberta in 2018 as has been working as a physiotherapist in various private practice clinics. He utilizes a holistic approach towards treatment, catering to the needs of each unique individual in order to maximize recovery.
Edmund has been an avid ballroom dancer since 2007 and served on the Board of Directors of Dance Sport BC, as well as a committee member for the Robson Square Summer Dance Series and as President of the UBC Dance Club. He also enjoys recreational sports, such as volleyball and tennis.
Edmund is certified in both acupuncture and IMS.
Registered Massage Therapist
Amy Chu is a Registered Massage Therapist and graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy from the 3000 hour program. She is a registrant in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia since 2011. Her work experience spans from 7 years with Fairmont Pacific Rim Willow Stream Spa to various rehabilitory, multi-disciplinary clinics in the GVRD.
Amy is committed to providing the best quality care for all her clients. Ever since she became pregnant during her RMT studies and experienced first hand the benefits of massage for prenatal and postpartum terms, it has become her passion to help women during these exciting transitions. She has extensive post-graduate training in prenatal, postpartum, post C-section and complicated pregnancy massage techniques.
During school, she has worked at In-Reach clinics for MS, Fibromyalgia, Cancer, terminal diseases and Outreach clinics for Seniors, Complicated Pregnancies and for the National Swim Team.
Amy has a long history and background in Dance (Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop). She is able to transition her knowledge from her training to help professional and amateur athletes.
She is also particularly helpful to people with static or dynamic work conditions such as physical work (as in nursing), desk work, retail or construction.
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.