Focused on results, focused on health, focused on you
Advanced Health + Sports Clinic Is Nanaimo’s Newest Multi-disciplinary
Our team of Physiotherapists are all trained extensively in their respective scopes of practice and ONLY work with you one-on-one to help you reach you overcome obstacles and attain your health goals.
INTRA MUSCULAR STIMULATION
IMS is a highly effective treatment modality used to treat neuropathic pain caused by irritation and/or pressure on nerves causing specific muscles to become shortened and hypersensitive.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or elite athlete, our chiropractor treats the neuro-musculoskeletal system utilizing thorough functional assessment, diagnosis, manual therapies and rehabilitation toward achieving your goals.
ATHLETIC THERAPY + PREGNANCY REHABILITATION
Whether it is on the field or in the clinic, athletic therapy provides immediate injury assessment and rehabilitation, as well as first aid and a variety of techniques to facilitate a safe return to activity.
COMPLETE CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT
Our physiotherapists are educated on the most current concussion management strategies and practice advanced rehabilitation techniques.
We can perform vestibular rehabilitation following an infection or concussion, provide exercises to help with motion sensitivity, and also treat neck pain or headaches that may be present with your condition as well.
BUMPS + BRUISES CLINIC
We pride ourselves on being a clinic that takes great care of our community athletes. During the high participation months of team sports in Nanaimo we provide urgent care hours to accommodate our community athletes.
Our orthotic’s are insoles fabricated in a laboratory following a comprehensive evaluation/assessment of the client’s lower extremities as well as their gait/walking pattern, and clinically relevant symptom behaviour.
We are thrilled to offer the Nanaimo community a highly effective, safe, and evidence-based form of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to help our patients manage pain, heal faster from injuries, and get back to their sports and activities sooner.
Shockwave therapy delivers high-energy acoustic soundwaves to damaged musculoskeletal tissue which induces biological mechanisms that help assist in the regeneration and repair bones, tendons and soft tissue as well as providing pain relief.
TPI GOLF PHYSIOTHERAPY
Are you having difficulty getting through the full 18 holes when you’re playing golf because of pain or fatigue? Maybe you’ve noticed that you can’t hit the ball as far as you once could, or your swing feels limited or ‘off’?
Telehealth / Virtual Rehabilitation
A Telehealth is a great option when your unable to make it to the clinic for a hands-on session. Telehealth allows the patient to still have a productive and meaningful 1-on-1 session with their physiotherapist or chiropractor without having to leave their home or workplace.
A team of passionate and driven individuals who saw a better approach to whole body health and wellness.
We believe in living a life without limits. Simply put, your life is too wonderful to be held back with aches, pains, and conditions that can easily be treated. Our goal is to get you back to better than before with a body that empowers you to live.
Advanced Health + Sports Clinic was launched by Jake Lussier and Anika Miehe, fully certified physiotherapists. Under their guidance, they have built a team of expert clinicians on a continued pursuit of education and excellence. The Advanced Health + Sports Clinic team values the opportunity to learn and grow as much as possible within their professional scopes to maximize the value they can bring to the community.
MPT, IMS, CCM
Jake is a fully certified Physiotherapist with a Master’s of Science Degree from McGill University. Jake was born in Nanaimo in 1986 and has spent most of his life growing up in the Harbor City.
MPT, BHK (HONS), IMS
Sara completed her Master’s of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia in 2015. Before becoming a fully certified physiotherapist, Sara obtained her Bachelor of Science Kinesiology Honours degree with distinction at the University of Victoria. Sara moved back to Nanaimo a year ago from the lower mainland, although she is no stranger to the island.
MPT, Phed, CSCS
Kevin’s treatment philosophy involves incorporating manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, and individualized exercise prescription to meet the specific needs of each client.
Cole recently relocated to Nanaimo after graduating with a Master’s of Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. Prior to Physiotherapy Cole gained skills as a Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Kinesiologist. Cole’s experience working with high performance hockey and rugby athletes has shaped his treatment approach, combining hands-on techniques with rehabilitative exercise. When Cole isn’t in the clinic, you can find him hiking, climbing or mountain biking, fishing and crabbing, kayaking, or at the gym.
BSC, MPT, IMS
Anika is a Physiotherapist that graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy from McGill University. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Therapy and years of experience as a certified massage therapist she offers a well rounded physiotherapy experience.
Amélie is a physiotherapist who grew up in a small town in Northern Quebec. She spent her youth in the skating rinks as a competitive as well as recreational figure skater. She graduated from University of Montreal with a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology in 2014.
In 2018 she started her master’s degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa with the objective to continue providing quality care to her community. She got a broad range of experiences from orthopedics to acute hospital care, but her passion resides in manual therapy.
Carolyn is excited to bring her experience treating vestibular disorders to Advanced Health and Sports Clinic. If you are experiencing dizziness, imbalance, or vertigo, book an assessment with Carolyn today.
MPT, BSc, IMS
Nicole completed her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from UBC faculty of Medicine in 2014. Since graduation, Nicole has a special interest in concussion, post-concussion and vestibular dysfunction (dizziness).
Her treatment approach combines manual therapy, needling techniques, education, movement re-training, and exercise prescription with the goal of holistic treatment that addresses the underlying cause of dysfunction, not just symptoms.
Dr. Joe Foglia
DC, BHK (HONS), CSCS, FR®, ART®
Dr. Joe Foglia specializes in a system that utilizes the best scientific evidence and strategies available to thoroughly assess, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate conditions of the body’s muscular, skeletal and neurological systems.
Dana is excited to help individual’s reach their peak performance level no matter what their occupation, activity, or sport may be through prevention, rehabilitation, and sound return to play (activity) planning. She believes her experience as an athlete herself helps her to be the holistic therapist she is today.
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Hours of Operation
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat - Sun
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