Vancouver Physiotherapy Services

Move Beyond Pain. Get Your Goals
on Track in as Few as 3 Sessions.

Looking for a Vancouver Physiotherapist but new to Lift Clinic?

Read on below…

Vancouver Physiotherapy - New Patients

Here Are Our Top Booking Recommendations
for Personalized 1-on-1 Physio Care:

Pro tip: if it’s hard to find a time for your initial 60-min physiotherapy session, try these options:

  1. Book a 15-minute consult and a 30-minute “subsequent” appointment
  2. Contact us to let us know about your scheduling challenges, we can usually find a way!

Pro tip: if you have any trouble booking online, please contact us!

Vancouver Physiotherapy Services

How Our Unique Vancouver Physiotherapy Services Will Help You Get Your Goals on Track:

Pain, movement, performance, or longevity? Starting with our intake form and continuing into your treatment – we want to know WHY you’ve come to us. What matters most to you? How is your issue affecting your life and goals?

Our consults and initial visits normally begin with a head to toe assessment so we can understand how the whole body and associated regions affect your issue. Movement happens in patterns across the body – if we can fix the whole pattern, pain and performance goals fall into place.

Speaking of head to toe assessment, our physios, chiros and massage therapists have ALL studied to ensure we can see the body through the same lens. Our focus is to provide you with a team who can and apply our collective skills to help you reach your goals.

Our team of registered physiotherapists have completed masters-level training and bring a collective skillset fuelled by an environment of continuing education, mentorship and collaboration as we strive for excellence here at the Lift Clinic.

Beyond experience in physiotherapy, our therapists bring considerable experience, studies and mentorships in strength training, mobility and a wide range of sports.

Our physiotherapists take pride in providing 1-on-1 care based in manual therapy and exercise. We’re proud to have created an environment that breaks the mold of traditional clinics to seamlessly integrate your experience as you move forward in the rehab-performance continuum.

Our Vancouver physiotherapy services are covered under direct billing through most extended health insurance plans and ICBC. We do not currently accept WSBC claims.

Meet The Team

Everyday, We Help People Just Like You Stop
the Pain and Feel Their Best Again

Vancouver physiotherapist rated 5 stars on google reviews
Based on over 60 reviews

Here's what they say:

Dustin Szeto
Dustin Szeto
2020-09-29
Verified review
I started seeing Sam during the COVID-19 pandemic because of a back injury I sustained while squatting in my home gym. Since this was early in the pandemic and in-person appointments were not possible, I saw Sam via the online appointments. I was amazed how effective these online sessions were, and it is clear that Sam is an extremely knowledgeable physiotherapist. Once we began doing in-person session, he helped me improve my lifting technique and I am now lifting pain free, which was not the case prior to my injury! I highly recommend seeing Sam at Lift!
Jessica L
Jessica L
2020-09-22
Verified review
I started going here in January, 2020 for a MVA. Sam has done an amazing job helping me through my recovery and giving me stretches and exercises to perform at my best throughout the day. I recently saw him again for a follow-up appointment virtually and Sam was able to deliver the same attention, care, and feedback as he would during our in person sessions. I highly recommend seeing him for Physio treatments!
M P
M P
2020-08-21
Verified review
Sam is a great physiotherapist. He’s friendly, knowledgeable, and professional.
Stanley Su
Stanley Su
2020-08-21
Verified review
Love the clinic and space they have here! I have been seeing Sam and Dan over the past few months and their thorough assessment and treatment style has been better than other clinics I have been to. They really care and set you up on a well made treatment plan to get you back to 100%. Super knowledgeable and genuine people that work here.
Michael So
Michael So
2020-07-31
Verified review
Been dealing with a combination of wrist, shoulder and lower back pain for a number of years due to minor injuries from gym activities as a beginner and because of this my body was never feeling 100%. Was skeptical all about seeing another Chiro or Physio because of all the temporary fixes and in a few days symptoms would flare up again. Saw Henry and he found the root of my symptoms. After 2 or so visits of soft tissue work along with some simple stretches for homework and his enthusiasm for powerlifting, he managed to find a way to alleviate most of my aches and pains, as well find new techniques to help me set personal bests for my lifts.
Derrick Chong
Derrick Chong
2020-07-28
Verified review
Travis and Dan saved me from mobility issues after 1.5 months of treatment. Now I'm happily active and healthy again. Lift has an incredibly knowledgeable and friendly team - I highly recommend them!
Joe C
Joe C
2020-07-24
Verified review
I have had a long history problems with my left knee ACL, and seen as many as 7 different physios in the past. Most of the past physios I've seen were not so good at following up or i felt were not effective with their treatment plan. I found Henry at Lift through mutual friends and so far I found him to be quite knowledgeable, very hands on. I liked how he was very thorough with his initial assessment, asking the right questions, and personally following up with me during afterwork hours to see how things were and whether i had any questions with the exercise plan he came up with. So far so good and I'd likely recommend him to my friends and family.
Diana Pham
Diana Pham
2020-07-24
Verified review
The team at Lift Clinic is outstanding! Glad to have received physiotherapy, massage, and chiropractic services at one of Vancouver's top multidisciplinary clinics. I've had a number of injuries from years of paddling and lifting. Lift has helped me recover and return to doing what I love to do best.
Winstoner
Winstoner
2020-07-13
Verified review
Had a shoulder surgery about 10 years ago. With the help from Travis Dodds and team its been stronger than ever. Most recently, I got into a bad car accident and thought i would see the team at Lift Clinic again and have not been dissapointed with the exceptional knowledge the team has. Its a very clean facility and i feel very safe with their covid19 protocals. I would highly recommend all my family and friends to see the team at Lift Clinic as they are well trained, safe/clean and quite friendly to get along with. Thanks to the team at Lift Clinic for the continued help with my recovery.
Bobby Gibson
Bobby Gibson
2020-07-10
Verified review
The team at Lift has been outstanding in trying to help me regain my active lifestyle after injuries and mobility issues. Travis, Dr. Dan, and Mike work collaboratively to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan designed to help you achieve your goals. I've been very happy with the professionalism, knowledge, and individually tailored treatment plans all three have provided - and the way everything they do is connected to what their colleagues are helping me with. I highly recommend Travis, Dr. Dan, and Mike if you're looking to return to form, or improve your ability to move more freely.
Clients love booking online: Easy, fast, no waiting, available 24/7.

Vancouver Chiropractor Services in
the New Normal: Clean, Safe, Secure

Your health is our number one priority so we’ve redesigned our
clinics and safety protocols to keep you and our team safe.

Virtual Physiotherapy Treatment is Here to Stay

We’ve conducted hundreds of virtual physiotherapy appointments since March 2020. We’ve helped people overcome back pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain, and even achieve some personal bests in distance running!

This virtual physio treatment service may be ideal if you:

  • Are feeling ill or currently in self-isolation/quarantine
  • Have young children to babysit at home
  • Are travelling but wish to keep your treatment plan active
  • Live far from the clinic but want to overcome pain and movement limitations
  • Have limited time in your schedule due to work hours
  • Are unable to travel to the clinic due to limited transportation options or limited mobility
  • Prefer the comfort and convenience of staying at home
Clients love booking online: Easy, fast, no waiting, available 24/7.

Common Injuries Successfully
Treated With Physiotherapy:

  • Neck – Strain, Whiplash, Surgery
  • Shoulder – Rotator Cuff, Calcific Tendonitis
  • Elbow – Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow
  • Wrist and thumb – sprains, carpal tunnel
  • Back Pain – Low back, Mid back, Upper back
  • Rib Sprains and strains (pain with breathing)
  • Pelvis – SI joint and gluteal pain
  • Hip – groin strains, hamstring and hip flexor
  • Knee – ACL, MCL, Meniscal, IT Band
  • Ankle – Strain/Sprain, Shin Splints
  • Foot – Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Pre and Post-Operative Rehab
  • Sciatica – Piriformis Syndrome
  • Disc bulges, herniated disc, nerve pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Posture, neck tension
  • Sports Injuries, taping and bracing
  • Strains & Sprains
  • Car Accident Injuries – Whiplash
  • Arthritis – Osteo Joint Pain
  • Concussions (headache, neck pain symptoms)

Common “Performance” Goals
We Frequently Work With

  • Full-body movement checkup
  • Jump higher
  • Run faster
  • Strength and conditioning for jumping
  • Build strength
  • Core stability
  • Squat deeper
  • Press better
  • Carry better
  • Hinge better
  • Mobility development
  • Advanced flexibility for yoga, dance and gymnastics

How to Get Started with
Vancouver Physiotherapy:

What happens in a free physio consultation?

This appointment is your opportunity to discover whether physiotherapy is a good fit for you! During this session, you will talk with an expert physiotherapist and create the right care plan specifically for your pain. There is no obligation on this visit to find out whether physiotherapy is right for you.

How long is the free physio consultation?

Up to 15 minutes in duration.

How many physiotherapy visits will I need?

Your first consult is complimentary. If you are a good candidate for physiotherapy, your physiotherapist will put together a personalized care plan to get you back to doing what you love, pain-free. The number of treatments required depends on your conditions and the severity of your injury.  You will know your physio care plan on day 1.

What happens in an initial physiotherapy visit?

On your first physiotherapy visit, one of our clinicians will complete a comprehensive evaluation of your current condition. This will include history taking where the clinician may ask you questions about your current condition, and an in-depth assessment of your movement. The clinician will also provide the first treatment session. The information from the assessment and treatment will provide us with information to guide the treatment plan. This may include establishing treatment goals, a home exercise program and self-management strategies. This first physio appointment will take approximately an hour.

First Physiotherapy Visit – During this hour you can expect us to:

  • Listen to your story and your concerns
  • Ask you questions about your condition
  • Perform an in depth assessment
  • Answer any questions you may have about your condition
  • Provide education about your pain/condition
  • Guide you to set realistic recovery goals
  • Develop a treatment plan, and an estimated timeline of your recovery
  • Provide hands on manual therapy or other modalities like IMS to help you feel better
  • Prescribe home exercise program, and self-management techniques to help you move better
  • Refer you to other services or specialists when appropriate

What happens in an initial physiotherapy by video session?

This service allows us to provide high quality assessment and treatment via video from the comfort of your own home. 

 

During the virtual physio appointments, you can expect one of our physiotherapists to:

  • Listen to your story and your concerns
  • Ask you questions about your condition
  • Assess your movement 
  • Provide education about your pain/condition
  • Answer any question you may have about your condition
  • Guide you to set realistic recovery goals
  • Develop a treatment plan, and an estimated timeline of your recovery
  • Prescribe home exercise program, and self-management techniques
  • Refer you to other services or specialists when appropriate
  • Determine whether online video appointments are appropriate for your condition, or if you would benefit more from an in-clinic appointments

Vancouver Physiotherapy Services
Insurance Covered & Submitted for You

Your physiotherapy is covered by most extended health insurance plans. We also direct bill your insurance company when available.

Physio FAQ

You can book your appointment online by clicking here or the Book Now button on the top right, and then picking your clinician and time.

If you have any questions or issues booking an appointment you can call 604-229-3500 or send us an email info@liftclinic.ca.

Your first physiotherapy appointment will usually go for 60 minutes.

Your subsequent visits with a physiotherapist will most likely go for 30 minutes unless your clinician recommends 60 minutes (usually for more complex cases)

Yes! We currently do direct billing with these insurers:

  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Greenshield
  • Medavie
  • RCMP
  • ICBC
  • MSP
  • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
  • Cowan
  • Desjardins Insurance
  • Canada Life
  • GroupHEALTH
  • GroupSource
  • Industrial Alliance Financial Group
  • Johnson
  • Johnston Group
  • Manion
  • Manulife
  • Maximum Benefit
  • Standard Life
  • Sun Life Financial


If there is a gap, you can pay the remainder with your card.

If your insurance is not on the list, you can pay upfront, and then we will email you an invoice which you can submit to your healthcare provider.

  • Loose fitting, comfortable clothing that allows easy access to your affected areas (shorts and t-shirt/singlet is fine)
  • Any relevant brace, orthotics, footwear
  • Any relevant referral letters (i.e from doctors or coaches), relevant imaging
  • If you haven’t filled out the online booking form, bring your private health care provider card, ICBC claim number (if relevant)

On your first physiotherapy visit, one of our clinicians will complete a comprehensive evaluation of your current condition. This will include a history taking where the clinician may ask you questions about your current condition, and an in-depth assessment of your movement. The clinician will also provide the first treatment session. The information from the assessment and treatment will provide us with information to guide the treatment plan. This may include establishing treatment goals, a home exercise program and self-management strategies. The appointment will take approximately an hour.

Please try to give at least 24 hours’ notice if you need to reschedule a visit. Charges may apply for any appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, and for any appointments missed without any notice. Coverage through your health care provider will not reimbursed fees for missed appointments.

Clients love booking online: Easy, fast, no waiting, available 24/7.