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 team’s 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 as well as Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree (DPT) from the Evidence in Motion Health Institute. Jake was born in Nanaimo in 1986 and has spent most of his life growing up in the Harbour City.
BSc, MPT, IMS
Anika is a physiotherapist that graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy from McGill University as well as a doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Evidence in Motion. With an a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Therapy and years of experience as a certified massage therapist she offers a well rounded physiotherapy experience.
BSc. Kin, MSc. PT, FCAMPT
Since beginning his career in 2003 Brandon has had a keen interest in Sports Physiotherapy and has worked with rugby, soccer, lacrosse, baseball and hockey teams as well as many other athletes. He is currently a physiotherapist with the Canadian National Ski Team.
MPT, US DPT, 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
B. SC. PT
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.
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 Athletic Therapist she is today.
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.
Our mission is to redefine “whole health” for the greater Nanaimo area. We strive to offer a human approach to physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and wellness. We combine clinical reasoning, medical research, and a patient-centred, one-on-one practice that makes you feel confident about the care you are getting and the results you will see.
We are driven to deliver superior quality sports medicine services for the elite athlete and the general population alike. We are dedicated to achieving our clients’ goals by delivering the highest quality of orthopedic, pelvic floor, and concussion rehabilitation that empowers our patients with the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain ideal function in life and activity.