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Performance Coaching & Consulting

Performance Coaching is about optimizing your mind and body integration, for best possible outcomes in your personal and professional endeavours. Includes assessment, applied tools and planned progression, with options for variety of treatments and consultations with our team.


Physiotherapy / IMS

Registered Physiotherapists provide biomechanical diagnosis of injury and movement dysfunction, treatment and education. Treatments combine manual therapy (joint mobilization / manipulation), myo-fascial and neural release, IMS / dry needling, taping, rehabilitative exercise and health education.


Registered Clinical Counselling

Sessions can include a number of therapeutic approaches including: Emotion Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Attachment Theory, aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, and Body Focused therapies. Please see individual practitioner bios for areas of expertise.


Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of assessment and treatment that is focused on the inter-relationship of structures and functions of the body. Treatment includes techniques such as manual therapy, myofascial and neural release, taping, foot / gait analysis and education. Please click photo to see Giorgio's incredible bio and experience.


Neuro-Functional Dry Needling ™

Neuro-Functional Dry Needling ™ (NFDN) and Medical Acupuncture incorporate a variety of techniques and precise targets that stimulate the nervous system to help restore natural function and enable the body to produce pain-free, efficient movement. Related neck and back pain can be relieved by the spinal decompression achieved through specific neuro-muscular points and targets. This technique ... Read More

Neuro-Functional Dry Needling ™ (NFDN) and Medical Acupuncture incorporate a variety of techniques and precise targets that stimulate the nervous system to help restore natural function and enable the body to produce pain-free, efficient movement. Related neck and back pain can be relieved by the spinal decompression achieved through specific neuro-muscular points and targets. This technique is relatively comfortable and incorporates more simultaneous targets than is typical with IMS treatment.


Acupuncture / TCM Massage

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture needles stimulate Qi ('chi') energy through neuro-hormonal pathways, releasing hormones such as beta-Endorphins. These hormones are known to decrease stress levels, inflammatory reactions, and pain. Luc is also a Dutch-trained physio who has practised in Hong Kong, Singapore and taught in Beijing. Massage techniques include deep tissue... Read More

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture needles stimulate Qi ('chi') energy through neuro-hormonal pathways, releasing hormones such as beta-Endorphins. These hormones are known to decrease stress levels, inflammatory reactions, and pain. Luc is also a Dutch-trained physio who has practised in Hong Kong, Singapore and taught in Beijing.

Massage techniques include deep tissue, myofascial release, acupressure, muscle energy techniques (MET), joint mobilizations, active release techniques, trigger point work, stretching, pre/post sports event massage, and lymphatic drainage.


Mental Performance Coaching

Learn to use mental tools for optimal performance! Sessions can be combined with hypnosis and neuro-feedback evaluations to moniter brainwave activity. Questions? email: info@performanceclinic.ca


Movement & Dynamic Foot Analysis

Expertise and analysis of movement to determine correction of movement patterns and how to best address them. Detailed orthopaedic assessment and prescriptive rehabilitative exercise program for injury prevention and movement correction, based upon years of clinical and performance experience. Dynamic Foot analysis and bio-mechanical assessment utilizes Loran Engineering force measureme... Read More

Expertise and analysis of movement to determine correction of movement patterns and how to best address them. Detailed orthopaedic assessment and prescriptive rehabilitative exercise program for injury prevention and movement correction, based upon years of clinical and performance experience.

Dynamic Foot analysis and bio-mechanical assessment utilizes Loran Engineering force measurement platform. This innovative Sensors Platform gives a uniquely accurate and powerful visual representation of the data to determine foot position, pressure, movement, stability, load development and load distribution in 2D/3D.

To learn more about the LORAN technology, contact info@performanceclinic.ca


Telehealth : Online / Virtual Appointments

Dear Valued Clients -- we now offer Zoom/Skype/Jane/Facetime/Doxy) appointments for many of our services, that can be booked online too!


Educational Consulting

For practitioners, by practitioners - Consult with our expert clinicians! Case study expioration and Q/A education sessions for health professionals

Stuart Anderson is internationally-qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist and Mental Performance Coach/Consultant, and provides a unique and transformative mind-body therapeutic experience for his clients. He has a Masters of Science degree (Honours) in Performance Psychology, and offers progressive performance coaching based on 15+ years of coaching top performers and professionals. He has developed a variety of tools such as Mastery Scripting©, Goal-mapping©, Stress & Energy Management, Visualization Tools, Creative Leadership and High-Performance Team Development. Mr. Anderson recently designed the curriculum for performance psychology for the degree program offered by the Royal Ballet in London, U.K.. Sessions in clinic can be combined with Neuro-feedback evaluations to moniter brainwave activity.

SOME TESTIMONIALS:

“Results! I started working with Stuart during my previous offseason and throughout the past few months I have been able to work through barriers, gain clarity of my goals and add valuable tools to my mental toolbox. This component to success is often underestimated but I highly recommend anyone looking to optimize their performance to consider working with APC as the results speak for themselves!” JJ – Canadian National Bobsled Team

“Fabulous! I go to see Stuart every time when I am in Vancouver. He provides excellent care with in-depth knowledge and professionalism in his centrally located office. Stuart is very patient in listening and thoughtful. I would highly recommend his services without any hesitation. Thanks and keep up the good work Stuart!” William Lau, Canada Council for the Arts – Conseil des Arts du Canada

“Outstanding. I was one of the GS Cycling racers who attended your workshop during the winter/spring. The one who kept asking way too many questions… I just wanted to say – Thank you!! I didn’t realize at the time how much of a difference it would make. I just wanted to let you know how much of a difference you made in my season this year.” Morgan

“I can’t thank him enough – would definitely recommend! “ Henry Choi, semi-pro tennis player

“I had the privilege of working with Stuart while performing on tour with Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. Stuart has an amazing ability to assess a situation from both the point of view of the performer, and of the medical professional. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge of dance and what is required of a dancer performing at a professional level. I trusted him immediately and I knew I was in good hands. I am incredibly grateful!” C.B., Principal Dancer/Artist – Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal/ Cirque du Soleil

“He’s the real deal. “I first met Stuart at the Peak Performance Project Bootcamp… I can speak for the rest of my band when I say, we were immediately comfortable with Stu and felt relaxed and open to speak our minds when he was around. We were in studio recording a song with the legendary GGGarth [Richardson]. It was the most magical recording experience I’ve ever had, and I honestly believe it was because of the people we had in that room. Stuart was there setting the mood and creating positive vibes that would help us record with our hearts and not overthink it. I also met with Stu one-on-one when I was having conflict issues with a band mate. He listened and asked the right questions and gave me some awesome advice that helped greatly. The thing I really love and admire about Stu is his “realness”. When meeting with him, it doesn’t feel like meeting your therapist, it feels like meeting an old friend. It’s real, it’s comfortable. As a band, we had lots of underlying issues that would eventually erupt in verbal confrontations and usually cause some form of emotional damage. When we first met with Stu, it was amazing to see how calmly and openly we could speak with each other about our issues. Stuart’s mere presence warms and calms the room to where everyone feels comfortable and equal. Stu also helped our lead singer tremendously with his live performance anxiety. Speaking from experience, I can confidently say that whether in a group or one-on-one, Stuart’s ability to assess, mediate, and calmly advise solutions is incredible. He’s the real deal! “ K.D., Fields of Green, winners of C-Fox Seeds and 2-time finalists for the Top 20 102.7 FM Peak Performance Project.

“A friend suggested I contact Stuart Anderson to help me with some mental barriers I was experiencing with my sport after a couple of very traumatic falls. I also was struggling with confidence and belief in my strengths and abilities in other areas of my sport. I had become very self-critical and was unable to accept any positive feedback from my coaches. I was dwelling on the negative and the sport I once loved was no longer fun. I knew I had the potential but it was frustrating to not have it realized on my or my coach’s timeline and I felt defeated. I can honestly say that I don’t know if I could have finished my season without Stuart’s help. He gave me strategies and visualizing techniques which helped me push onward and forward in the event I was having the most difficulty with (an event I considered quitting). He also listened to my other issues and helped me realize that I need to focus more on the process of improving my technique rather than the results. During our sessions, I felt safe and knew I was being heard. Even though it wasn’t my best season results-wise, I think I have a better approach and a more positive attitude towards my training and can look at my sport with a long term perspective instead of demanding immediate gratification as my only motivation. I appreciate having someone like Stuart who is 100% concerned about my psychological well being and not does not have personal investment in my athletic achievement. I am in a better place to keep building on what I learned from Stuart.” S.P., Elite track athlete, 2013

“One thing we’ve learned after 6 years of touring is that often the hardest part of being a successful band is simply keeping the band together! There is so much more to this business than just the music – of course you need the songs and the talent – but if you’re not prepared mentally for the rigours of hitting the stage day in and day out, and living out of a suitcase for weeks on end, you won’t last out there. Stuart has helped our group gain focus on what our strengths and weaknesses are as a unit as well as individuals and has aided us in creating a positive and constructive working environment where we can thrive creatively. In addition, he has provided us with great impartial observations of not just our inner workings as a band, but our stage show itself and has given us effective methods for preparing mentally for each show. If you want to take your career to the next level, do yourselves a favour and seek out some consultation by Stuart. It’s one of the best things you can do for your band, besides writing a hit song!” Matt Layzell – The Matinée (2011 Peak Performance Project Finalists)

“Stand-out. Stuart came highly recommended to me by two separate individuals, and they were sure he would prove to be stand out in his work. They were right. My issue related to public speaking and specifically the fear that came with it. I had managed to successfully avoid speaking in front of large groups for the most part however, I knew that it was a personal goal that I needed to meet. An opportunity at work meant presenting in front of a large crowd and with that, the necessity to face this fear. I contacted Stuart only a few days before I was to present and thankfully he responded and fit me in almost immediately. He gave me a batch of great tools to work with and some much needed inspiration. He was able to draw on personal experience and visualization techniques that spoke to me. I was able to use these tools effectively and managed to pull it off! Thank you Stuart!” Emily W.

Stuart keeps me dancing. I’ve been working with him for almost a decade and he’s always treated me with an unparalleled kindness, respect and generosity. Stuart values providing his clients with studied insight into the conditions of their particular injury. He goes above and beyond to ensure that you understand what you are experiencing and how best to improve the situation or at very least how to work through it, in the safest possible manor. I trust his knowledge completely. I feel that my body is unquestionably safe in his treatment methods. I have had his support through a series of injuries that may have been career ending without proper guidance and education. I couldn’t be more grateful. Josh Beamish, dancer/choreographer

Magician. I saw Stuart before I was attended a professional dance intensive in the USA with pain and congestion in both ankles. Stuart quickly assessed the issue and explained what he was doing and why while he was treating me – Fantastic! Also informed me of what to do so as to lessen and help prevent the issues I have. I felt much relief after his treatment use of acupuncture and physical manipulation. Stuart is very personable, down to earth, and incredibly knowledgeable. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Jee L

Stuart Anderson is internationally-qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist and Mental Performanc... Read More

Chelsea McGowan is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University and is registered with the BCACC. Her experience ranges from specialized eating disorder treatment centres, mental health and risk management counselling services, and years of private practice with a range of clients from elite athletes, performers, and professionals.

She has adopted an interest and further training in a number of therapeutic approaches including; Emotion Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Attachment Theory, aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, and Body Focused therapies. Chelsea’s core areas of competency include: -Eating disorders and disordered eating (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Orthorextia, and Binge Eating) -Perfectionism -Anxiety -Depression -Emotional Disregulation (emotional impulsivity and emotional shut down) -Attachment and Relationship -Trauma -Grief and Loss -Stress Management -Self Discovery

Chelsea McGowan is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling Ps... Read More

Joe graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2007, and has worked extensively in private practice and with professional lacrosse teams, professional Australian football players, Canadian hockey teams, and varsity rugby and basketball teams.

Joe has a certification in medical acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) and has trained with Diane and LJ Lee in the Integrated Systems Model (ISM) approach. His individualized treatments combine manual therapy, acupuncture/dry needling, myofascial release, and specific exercise prescriptions for maximal benefit to his clients.

Joe graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 200... Read More

Alex was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. in 2011 he met master Liu Ming with whom he learned acupressure massage and trained in Chen Style Tai chi amongst other internal martial arts. He moved to Vancouver in september 2016 and is now starting his 4th year of traditional chinese medicine.

Testimonials:

Fabiola Perez Castan: I have received several massages from Alex Litvinoff during 2019. I have to mention that I have been receiving massages from different people for years as I have moved from one city to another, and Alex has a gift for feeling muscles and treating them as needed. I have a permanent injury to my left trapezium that requires different treatment than any temporary muscle pain (bad sleeping position, muscle fatigue etc). Alex definitely knows how to synchronize with your muscles and flow with them during the massage, to heal or improve them as much as possible. I highly recommend him, either to be healed or to be relaxed.

Gabriela Rosenthal: Excellent technique through pressure at different key points in the body where there is tension. It was great for relaxing. I highly recommend Alex.

Ilana Wainberg: Alex is very professional and also a nice person . I had back pains and after some sessions I could feel a relief without taking any medication, just with his massage. I highly recommend his services.

Carol Gandra: Extraordinary human and professional. In all the massage sessions I felt relaxed and welcomed. The best massage in Vancouver!

Dan Howard: I came to Alex for a deep tissue massage when I had just finished 4 weeks of hard labour in -10° and was feeling very stiff. By the end of the session I was feeling light on my feet, and the tension in my shoulders and forearms had felt like it had resided for the time being. After a couple days of stretching and reminding my body to relax again, I felt more flexible and confident then I have in months!

Nicolas Gonzalez Thomas:

“I sometimes struggle with chronic tension and find massages in general to be too superficial. Alex was able to work with the muscles and tensions in a deeper way than I have had in the past, it was a complete full-body reset. I highly recommend Alex’s massages!”

Santiago Yanez: Having been to a handful of RMTs, massagers, and acupuncturist in the city, I can safely say that Alex has an amazing ability to find the right spot!. His ability to home-in on a particular issue or ailment and work to heal the area is exceptional. As I professional dancer would highly recommend visiting Alex for any issue and will be recommending him warm, inviting, and highly professional studio to everyone I know.

Alex was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. in 2011 he met master Liu Ming with whom he... Read More

Lauren graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Masters of Counselling degree and is registered as a Clinical Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychological Association. Lauren specializes in supporting clients to maintain their recovery during and after treatment. With experience in eating disorders from inpatient to outpatient, Lauren also specializes in historical and current traumas; sexually, physically, medical and others, as well as CBT, EMDR for trauma, attachment, performance improvement and psychological recovery from sports injuries and behaviour . She has advanced trainings in attachment theories as well as EMDR, dissociation, anxiety and depression.

Lauren graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Masters of Counselling degree and is re... Read More

Sylvia Rayner is an educator, coach and clinical hypnotherapist with 7+ years’ experience in mental performance training for professional/Olympic athletes, artistic performers, and entrepreneurs. She has particular expertise coaching high risk/adventure sports and endurance athletes. Using hypnotherapy and mental training techniques (alone or in combination), Sylvia’s work has enabled high performers—in the arena, on stage, and in the workplace—to consistently and quickly overcome troublesome issues, removing mental barriers to excellence. Common work areas include creating optimal focus & concentration, tuning pre-competition nerves, pain management and recovery from injury/accident, overcoming trauma, developing superior confidence/self-efficacy, and performing beyond comfort zones.

TESTIMONIALS “Working with Sylvia changed the course of my life. I went to see her as a professional athlete looking to improve my performance and mental game, in which I saw positive results immediately. What I didn’t expect however was how the tools and skills she gave me would pour over into improving my every day life, and help me cope with the hardships and challenges that would arise within it. I would recommend Sylvia to anyone looking to better themselves or ease their own path on both professional and personal levels. The tools she provided me with will continue to benefit me for the rest of my life.” Jess Kimura, Top female pro snowboarder (The North Face, Capita, Monster Energy)

“Well I did it. 273 km in 7 days. Temperatures were at extremes of hot to cold and the terrain was difficult as were the camp conditions. Think ruthless wind, dry dusty deep sand and limited water. I managed every fear by just listening to the recordings at night and practicing the cloud when I needed to. Then I just did it. The key to it all was simply to breath and relax. When my stomach started, to when the temps dropped below zero at night and I was shivering to when the pain in my feet due to terrible blistering was almost overwhelming. I just relaxed and persevered. I was definitely in the zone and never once did the thought of stopping cross my mind seriously or for longer than an instant. This was really a breakthrough for me. I have no muscle soreness and could have pushed much harder if it wasn’t for my feet (they actually took pictures of them for the website…)! So thank you very much for your contribution. It made a difference—absolutely. For someone like me, a rational critical tough to convince scientist, that’s saying something!” Dr. Monique Dube, Canada Research Chair and ultrarunner

“I absolutely recommend Sylvia to others. I have had private sessions to work on specific issues as well as group classes. They have led to very positive and sustainable changes in my life. We are often reluctant to try things we don’t understand or cannot control. Try it and trust the process. The results will speak for themselves.” M.B.

“The work has impacted my life in a few ways (such as being more positive, letting go of even more negative aspects of my life, and in general I’m more organized, which makes me more chilled….a good thing) but the biggest impact has been on my biggest struggle, which as you know is food. Things have just clicked for me. I feel 100% in control. I’m already down a few pounds, and feel great. I’ve finally kicked the binging for real. I feel very empowered and in control in a way that I didn’t before. So cool :) Thank you.” D.A.

Sylvia Rayner is an educator, coach and clinical hypnotherapist with 7+ years’ experience in ment... Read More

Luc was born in the south of France and raised in the Netherlands. At a young age, he found a passion for healing with his hands, which led to his desire for a career in the Health Care industry. After several years of providing physiotherapy and manual therapy in the Netherlands, Nepal, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore, Luc decided to continue his education trajectory in Vancouver, Canada. In 2017, he became a certified acupuncturist through the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver. Luc is currently continuing to broaden his knowledge by studying Visceral Manipulation techniques at the Barral Institute, and he is also in the process of registering with the board of Canadian Physiotherapists.  His treatments incorporate acupuncture needling and massage therapy techniques learned over many years of practice internationally.

Testimonials:

“Luc Ortelli is by far the best therapist I’ve ever had (and I’ve seen a few over the years)! Not only is he extremely knowledgeable about how the body moves and works from his background in physiotherapy, but he also has the magic touch when it comes to acupuncture. His bedside manner is warm and welcoming and really makes you feel comfortable during treatment. Whenever I come to him with an injury, his treatments get me back to feeling 100% in no time! Would highly recommend!” – Sarah Riegel

“Luc Ortelli is very caring and knowledgeable therapist. He is highly skilled and takes time to find the rootcause of pain. He is the best and I highly recommend him.” – Sukhvinder Saran

“I see Luc, who does acupuncture and Visceral Manipulation Therapy. He is a very knowledgeable and caring therapist who takes the time to get to the root of the problem. “ – Alix Devlin

Luc was born in the south of France and raised in the Netherlands. At a young age, he found a pas... Read More

Over the past 20 years, Stuart has gained an extensive array of clinical expertise helping his clients to maximize their performance potential. He is internationally-qualified as Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist, and Mental Performance Consultant which enables him to provide a unique mind-body therapeutic benefit and experience for his clients. Mr. Anderson has taken many post-graduate courses in Europe and Canada in both Medical Acupuncture and Functional Dry Needling. This has resulted into a highly effective treatment strategy, especially when combined with physiotherapy and osteopathic techniques that Mr. Anderson often includes into his treatment plans. Further, Stuart Anderson has a Masters of Science degree in Performance Psychology, and offers progressive performance coaching based on 15+ years of coaching top performers and professionals. He has developed a variety of tools such as Mastery Scripting©, Goal-mapping, Stress & Energy Management, and Visualization Tools.

Stuart has worked as Consultant and staff for Cirque Du Soleil (6 different shows and Headquarters), The Royal Ballet (London UK), Kings of Leon, Summer and Winter Olympic and National Team Athletes (Canada, UK, Sweden), London Symphony Orchestra, BBC, Music BC, Ballet BC, British Rally, Peak Performance Project (102.7 Peak FM), Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Carlos Acosta’s Tocororo, Stuttgart Ballet (Germany), Rambert Dance Co. (London), Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance Co. (London), London West End musicals: Billy Elliot, Lion King, Chicago, and The Producers.

For 5 years, Stuart was the Physiotherapist and lecturer in health & body conditioning at the Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet School. He continues to work with professional and pre-professional dancers (such as Arts Umbrella, Goh Ballet Academy, Richmond Academy of Dance, Pro-Arte, etc..), and he was the 2015 President of Healthy Dancer Canada. Stuart also works regularly with athletes of many disciplines (tennis, track and field, skiers, cyclists, etc.) and was Physiotherapist in Athletics at the 2004 Olympic Games (Athens) and the 2002 Commonwealth Games (Manchester). He is a Member of Sport Physiotherapy Canada, and is a published contributing author to sports injuries textbooks for medical professionals and continues to write for professional and trade journals.

TESTIMONIALS: Stuart keeps me dancing. I’ve been working with him for almost a decade and he’s always treated me with an unparalleled kindness, respect and generosity. Stuart values providing his clients with studied insight into the conditions of their particular injury. He goes above and beyond to ensure that you understand what you are experiencing and how best to improve the situation or at very least how to work through it, in the safest possible manor. I trust his knowledge completely. I feel that my body is unquestionably safe in his treatment methods. I have had his support through a series of injuries that may have been career ending without proper guidance and education. I couldn’t be more grateful. Josh Beamish, dancer/choreographer

Fabulous! I am a Peking opera artist from Ottawa and I go to see Stuart every time when I am in Vancouver for treatments. He provides excellent care with in-depth knowledge and professionalism in his centrally located office. Stuart is very patience in listening and thoughtful in analyzing my health issues. He explains clearly the procedures and the desired outcomes of the treatment as well as prescribes exercises to further prevent and manage my problems. I would highly recommend his services without any hesitation. Thanks and keep up the good work Stuart! William Lau, Canada Council for the Arts – Conseil des Arts du Canada

The Best in the City! I have been seeing Stuart for a few years and would highly recommend him to anyone. I am a ballet dancer and over the years have had many different injuries. Stuart is quick to assess the problem and incredibly knowledgeable on treatment, explaining what he does and why as he goes. He always gives me extra tips on how to tape my knee or how to do exercises at home as a preventive measure. If you need treatment for any pain you may be experiencing, do your body a favour and see Stuart! Emily R.

Outstanding care with loads of experience. The best part about Stuart is that unlike some other physiotherapists, he understands that for us dancers, quitting is not an option. Instead he believes that almost all dancers have pain and it’s simply a matter of minimizing and managing the pain so that they can keep doing what they love. Stuart is extremely knowledgable and although sometimes his medicine is a bit hard to swallow (needling or deep massage) that’s what makes it so effective, and he always delivers with care and attention. Rahel, bellydancer

Amazing! As a dance I have had pain and injuries anywhere from my back to my feet. I’ve been going to see Stuart for just over a year now and he’s been able to find out what the problem is and fix it so I’m back to dancing as soon as possible. Stuart is teriffic and I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone who might be suffering from pain or an injury. I’d especially recommend him to dancers who need to be back to dancing as soon as possible! Cierra R

Magician. I saw Stuart before I was attended a professional dance intensive in the USA with pain and congestion in both ankles. Stuart quickly assessed the issue and explained what he was doing and why while he was treating me – Fantastic! Also informed me of what to do so as to lessen and help prevent the issues I have. I felt much relief after his treatment use of acupuncture and physical manipulation. Stuart is very personable, down to earth, and incredibly knowledgeable. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Jee L

Best Therapist in Vancouver. Stuart has helped me several times with injuries over the past few years. If you are someone suffering from any kind of injury especially a sport related injury you should see him. He uses hands on techniques that alot of therapists dont, my previous therapist would put machines on my injury then leave the room for 20 minutes and I would still feel pain after. Stuart cares about his patients and makes sure they are getting the best treatment. Brook Roth

Needle master! Very thorough and attentive to the issues you have. Highly recommend. Julian S.

Relief! The service was amazing! Stuart Anderson did a great job on not only figuring out the solution but getting right to the source. I can’t thank him enough for making the pain go away. Would definitely recommend! Henry Choi, semi-pro tennis player

“I had the privilege of working with Stuart while performing on tour with Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. At the time, I was having a flare up of a lower back injury that was causing me a great deal of pain and worry. This was highlighted by the fact that it was essential that I was able to go on stage that evening. Stuart put me at ease immediately. Not only did his treatment provide me with physical relief and a very accurate assessment of my problem, but it was also geared around how to get me back on stage quickly, and safely. Stuart has an amazing ability to assess a situation from both the point of view of the performer, and of the medical professional. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge of dance and what is required of a dancer performing at a professional level. With Stuart’s help and guidance, I was able to find the appropriate modifications that allowed me to perform in the short term, and ultimately resulted in the healing of my injury in the long term. I trusted him immediately and I knew I was in good hands. I am incredibly grateful!” C.B., Principal Dancer/Artist – Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal/ Cirque du Soleil

“Stuart Anderson has been helping my dancers keep dancing since I met him three years ago. Through his experience, compassion and understanding he has made it possible for my dancers to work through their physical set-backs and still attain their goals. Stuart’s guidance and advise has fostered both a positive mental attitude while successfully addressing the dancers’ physical concerns. He goes beyond the actual appointment with follow up information and sincere care. More than once his treatment has allowed a dancer to successfully compete and take an exam that they never thought would be possible. Stuart understands that dancers need to dance and he literally keeps them doing just that.” Annette Jakubowski – Director, The Richmond Academy of Dance

“I would like to comment on the excellent level of care that my daughter has received from Stuart Anderson over the past number of months. My daughter is a national level gymnast who sustained a back injury during practice. Stuart was very thorough on his initial assessment and was able not only to identify the injury, but more importantly, he took the time to ensure that both my daughter and I understood exactly what the injury was. His follow up assessments and treatment have also been thorough and we have never felt rushed through our appointments. He prescribed exercises which were understandable and manageable for my child. I was particularly impressed with the communication that Stuart initiated with my daughter’s coaches throughout the recovery period to ensure that her training was not hindered more than necessary. His treatment has been effective and I am pleased that she is back to training at full intensity. It has been a real pleasure to work with Stuart and we feel very fortunate to have had a physiotherapist who is genuinely interested in his patient’s recovery.” Gymnast mother, Very Happy Client

“I am writing to tell anyone who will listen how overjoyed we are with Cierra’s care. Cierra is a pre-professional dancer who dances 4 days a week in a company and is also on the Canadian National Dance Team. She was having very painful back pain and was unable to dance for several weeks before she finally broke down and told her dance teachers and coaches that she was in so much pain. We were fortunate enough be referred to Stuart by one of Cierra’s dance teachers and went to her first appointment on the 29th of October. Stuart to great care to evaluate exactly where her pain was coming from and treated her. She was so excited to walk out of that first appointment feeling better than she had for a couple of months! She had several more treatments with Stuart, who always listens very carefully to her descriptions of how she is feeling, and then treats her with the most wonderful results. Cierra is dancing full out all the time now and will be leaving on Dec. 7th to represent Canada for the World Championships of Dance in Poland. I am certain that Stuart’s care is the reason she will be able to dance her very best and we are so happy to have found him. We already tell anyone we encounter about him. We live in Port Coquitlam and drive to his office quite happily because he is worth it! Thank you so very much Stuart for all that you have done we are definitely life long fans!” Judy Rohde, proud parent of Canadian National Dance Team member

“I came to Stuart with undiagnosed lower back pain and sciatica, unable to sit or sleep, and very close to a short-term disability. Stuart has practically “re-built” me (with highly effective therapy and exercise plan), and “re-wired” (raising my body awareness and providing back maintenance advice). I am very grateful to Stuart for his expertise and endless patience and support dealing with my case. Stuart is very meticulous and thorough; he assesses your condition and progress at every session and cares about the result. Stuart provided me with the tools and inspiration I needed to heal. I wouldn’t have been able to continue working full time without his therapy. One amazing fact about Stuart is that he hasn’t lost his professional curiosity and enthusiasm in the day and age when we are all exposed to “services” robotically performed and textbook limited.” X.C.

I have been to Stuart both for physiotherapy and performance psychology, and found him to be extremely helpful in both instances. With Stuart’s extensive experience as a physiotherapist, he was able to help me with my dance injuries, where other physiotherapists have not known where to start. This was so reassuring on a mental level, and obviously so helpful physically. He also helped me as a performance psychologist, and I found this very helpful for dealing with the anxieties I had with dance class and performing that have arisen due to my injuries. Again, since he knows the dance field so well, I felt very understood. And he gave me lots of great tools to work with going forward. Stuart is very empathetic, intuitive and knowledgeable and I definetely recommend working with him. Jobina Bardai

I have been seeing Stuart for physiotherapy for the last two years for various overuse and sport-related injuries. His IMS has been integral in keeping me healthy and active in the sports I love. He is thorough, attentive and knowledgeable; I would highly recommend him to anyone. Jennifer Julian

“Results! I started working with Stuart during my previous offseason and throughout the past few months I have been able to work through barriers, gain clarity of my goals and add valuable tools to my mental toolbox. This component to success is often underestimated but I highly recommend anyone looking to optimize their performance to consider working with APC as the results speak for themselves!” JJ – Canadian National Bobsled Team

“Fabulous! I go to see Stuart every time when I am in Vancouver. He provides excellent care with in-depth knowledge and professionalism in his centrally located office. Stuart is very patient in listening and thoughtful. I would highly recommend his services without any hesitation. Thanks and keep up the good work Stuart!” William Lau, Canada Council for the Arts – Conseil des Arts du Canada

“Outstanding. I was one of the GS Cycling racers who attended your workshop during the winter/spring. The one who kept asking way too many questions… I just wanted to say – Thank you!! I didn’t realize at the time how much of a difference it would make. I just wanted to let you know how much of a difference you made in my season this year.” Morgan

“I can’t thank him enough – would definitely recommend! “ Henry Choi, semi-pro tennis player

“I had the privilege of working with Stuart while performing on tour with Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. Stuart has an amazing ability to assess a situation from both the point of view of the performer, and of the medical professional. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge of dance and what is required of a dancer performing at a professional level. I trusted him immediately and I knew I was in good hands. I am incredibly grateful!” C.B., Principal Dancer/Artist – Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal/ Cirque du Soleil

“He’s the real deal. “I first met Stuart at the Peak Performance Project Bootcamp… I can speak for the rest of my band when I say, we were immediately comfortable with Stu and felt relaxed and open to speak our minds when he was around. We were in studio recording a song with the legendary GGGarth [Richardson]. It was the most magical recording experience I’ve ever had, and I honestly believe it was because of the people we had in that room. Stuart was there setting the mood and creating positive vibes that would help us record with our hearts and not overthink it. I also met with Stu one-on-one when I was having conflict issues with a band mate. He listened and asked the right questions and gave me some awesome advice that helped greatly. The thing I really love and admire about Stu is his “realness”. When meeting with him, it doesn’t feel like meeting your therapist, it feels like meeting an old friend. It’s real, it’s comfortable. As a band, we had lots of underlying issues that would eventually erupt in verbal confrontations and usually cause some form of emotional damage. When we first met with Stu, it was amazing to see how calmly and openly we could speak with each other about our issues. Stuart’s mere presence warms and calms the room to where everyone feels comfortable and equal. Stu also helped our lead singer tremendously with his live performance anxiety. Speaking from experience, I can confidently say that whether in a group or one-on-one, Stuart’s ability to assess, mediate, and calmly advise solutions is incredible. He’s the real deal! “ K.D., Fields of Green, winners of C-Fox Seeds and 2-time finalists for the Top 20 102.7 FM Peak Performance Project.

“A friend suggested I contact Stuart Anderson to help me with some mental barriers I was experiencing with my sport after a couple of very traumatic falls. I also was struggling with confidence and belief in my strengths and abilities in other areas of my sport. I had become very self-critical and was unable to accept any positive feedback from my coaches. I was dwelling on the negative and the sport I once loved was no longer fun. I knew I had the potential but it was frustrating to not have it realized on my or my coach’s timeline and I felt defeated. I can honestly say that I don’t know if I could have finished my season without Stuart’s help. He gave me strategies and visualizing techniques which helped me push onward and forward in the event I was having the most difficulty with (an event I considered quitting). He also listened to my other issues and helped me realize that I need to focus more on the process of improving my technique rather than the results. During our sessions, I felt safe and knew I was being heard. Even though it wasn’t my best season results-wise, I think I have a better approach and a more positive attitude towards my training and can look at my sport with a long term perspective instead of demanding immediate gratification as my only motivation. I appreciate having someone like Stuart who is 100% concerned about my psychological well being and not does not have personal investment in my athletic achievement. I am in a better place to keep building on what I learned from Stuart.” S.P., Elite track athlete, 2013

“One thing we’ve learned after 6 years of touring is that often the hardest part of being a successful band is simply keeping the band together! There is so much more to this business than just the music – of course you need the songs and the talent – but if you’re not prepared mentally for the rigours of hitting the stage day in and day out, and living out of a suitcase for weeks on end, you won’t last out there. Stuart has helped our group gain focus on what our strengths and weaknesses are as a unit as well as individuals and has aided us in creating a positive and constructive working environment where we can thrive creatively. In addition, he has provided us with great impartial observations of not just our inner workings as a band, but our stage show itself and has given us effective methods for preparing mentally for each show. If you want to take your career to the next level, do yourselves a favour and seek out some consultation by Stuart. It’s one of the best things you can do for your band, besides writing a hit song!” Matt Layzell – The Matinée (2011 Peak Performance Project Finalists)

“Stand-out. Stuart came highly recommended to me by two separate individuals, and they were sure he would prove to be stand out in his work. They were right. My issue related to public speaking and specifically the fear that came with it. I had managed to successfully avoid speaking in front of large groups for the most part however, I knew that it was a personal goal that I needed to meet. An opportunity at work meant presenting in front of a large crowd and with that, the necessity to face this fear. I contacted Stuart only a few days before I was to present and thankfully he responded and fit me in almost immediately. He gave me a batch of great tools to work with and some much needed inspiration. He was able to draw on personal experience and visualization techniques that spoke to me. I was able to use these tools effectively and managed to pull it off! Thank you Stuart!” Emily W.

Stuart is incredibly knowledgeable and very thorough. I would highly recommend for any and all types of injuries. Lisa Hunt

Stuart goes above and beyond with treating his patients! He has helped me with numerous dance related injuries and his work is very effective. I find that his treatments are an integral part of being a healthy dancer. I’m grateful to have such an amazing physiotherapist! Jennifer B.

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Sarah Kennedy completed her physiotherapy training at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand in 2005. She returned home to Vancouver and has been helping clients recover from personal injury and chronic pain for 15 years. Sarah developed a special interest in conditions of the head, neck and jaw which led her to becoming a Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist in 2010 via the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, an advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation therapist in 2012 and an advanced Facial Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Therapist in 2015. For dizziness, headaches, migraines, post-concussion symptoms, neck pain, facial muscle dysfunction, Bell’s Palsy, chronic pain, and temporomandibular (jaw) dysfunction Sarah Kennedy has a level of continuing education and clinical experience far beyond that of most general physiotherapy practitioners.

Sarah draws on her eclectic knowledge and experience to help clients overcome barriers to performance, wellbeing and physical comfort. Her approach focuses on education and empowering clients with the knowledge and skills needed to improve or eliminate their symptoms, and to prevent recurrence and aggravation in the long-term. Ideally, she aims for clients to reach a degree of success in managing their own wellbeing such that physiotherapy is no longer needed. 

Sarah is currently available to provide virtual consultation to residents in the province of British Columbia and Quebec. She also provides educational consultation to health professionals worldwide.

Fun fact: Sarah is also a professional jazz singer

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Giorgio has been Lead Therapist of the Canadian National Volleyball Team and working at private clinics in Canada and Italy. He has been practicing physiotherapy in Italy and world-wide for two decades, and he has a Master’s degree in Osteopathy. He’s also a Member of Osteopathy BC, and is a certified K-taping Clinical Instructor.

After finishing a degree in Physical Therapy, Giorgio worked with Fortitudo Basketball, a first league basketball team, as well as the Summer League NBA in Orlando Florida for the Detroit Pistons. He then completed a Masters degree in Osteopathy where he subsequently became the personal Osteopath for professional athletes such as the Rally Car drivers Andrea Navarra and Simone Campedelli, NBA athletes Carlos Delfino and Marco Belinelli, many professional soccer players (Juventus, Lazio, Inter) and Italian National team players. Giorgio also works with track and field athletes Margherita Magnani and Yassin Bouih,professional cyclists Zoli Yader, Pirazzoli Mirco, Gaddoni Elena, tennis pro Enrico Burzi, and equestrian Luca Moneta. He has worked with National Mountain Bike, BMX, Downhill and Trial since 2005, travelling with the Italian team internationally to European, world cup and world championship races. In his years of experience with professional athletes he worked also with professional artistic gymnastic dancers. He has worked in the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics Games, 2008 Beijing Olympics Games, 2012 London Olympic Games and the 2015 Baku European Olympic Games.

Since Giorgio moved to Canada has became the Head Therapist of Canadian National Volleyball Team.

Giorgio is a Member of Osteopathy BC.

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