Meet Emily Minaker, Registered Physical Therapist, MScPT, BKin
Island born and raised, Emily has always been curious about the human body and, from a young age, knew that the convergence of medicine and movement was a career-path she would ultimately pursue.
Graduating with a Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia, Emily also studied kinesiology and psychology at UBC during her undergraduate degree. She has completed additional training in IMS/dry needling and pelvic health, and is brings a holistic approach to her practice through the integration of mind, body, and spiritual well-being.
Emily is dedicated to working with clients to meet their personal goals and recognizes the necessity of quality therapist-client communication in achieving best possible rehabilitation outcomes and personal experience. You can expect your physio session to be interactive and fun, with an emphasis on creating optimal postural patterns necessary to withstand demands on the body associated with day-to-day work and tasks. Emily believes that every appointment is an opportunity for the client to learn more about their mental and physical health. She facilitates this process through a combination of breathwork, hands-on techniques, strengthening and lengthening muscular imbalances in the body, and education.
In her spare time, you can find Emily participating in any and most physical activity, from snowboarding at Whistler-Blackcomb to playing tennis at Kits Beach. Other passions include travelling, music and dance, fashion and design, and cooking. Emily is personable and warm, and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience, as well as a story or two!