Anika Lussier


Anika is a physiotherapist who grew up in Quebec where she graduated from the faculty of Medicine at McGill University with a Master of Physical Therapy. Growing up in a German household with three siblings, she learned to speak German, French as well as English and enjoys practicing her Spanish, which she learned while volunteering at a hospital in Mexico City in 2009. Anika played many competitive sports before finding her passion in volleyball, playing as a middle hitter for a team in Northern Germany during a high school year and being captain of the volleyball team during her years in Junior College.

Anika graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Therapy in 2011. Having worked a with multiple athletic teams such as the Female Hockey Team of McGill University she has a lot of experience in the prevention and management of sports injuries as well as appropriate return to play planning. After moving to Nanaimo in 2015, Anika pursued her studies through the Evidence in Motion Institute.

Having worked as a certified massage therapist for five years, her treatments incorporate an essential amount of manual therapy to treat musculoskeletal conditions. Some techniques used during a typical physiotherapy appointment may also include joint mobilizations, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilizations, exercise prescription, K-Taping, and therapeutic modalities as well as Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) / Dry Needling.

On weekends, Anika enjoys hiking the trails, mountains, lakes & beaches Vancouver Island has to offer. In the summer of 2017, she hiked the West Coast trail with her Father, which was an experience of a lifetime. Growing up in a multi-cultural city such as Montreal and loving to travel, all types of cuisine fascinate Anika. She is passionate about cooking, loves trying new recipes complimenting it with the perfect pairing wine.


    Masters of Physical Therapy – Class of 2015
    Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with specialization in Athletic Therapy – Deans List – Class of 2011
    Massage Therapy Certification – 2010

Certifications & Training

  • Shockwave Therapy Workshop (BTL) – November 2019
  • The Shoulder: Complex doesn’t have to be Complicated with Adam MeakinsMarch 2019
  • Dr. Jill Cook Tendon Symposium Master-Class Level 2 (UBC)August 2017
  • Dr. Jill Cook Tendon Symposium Master-Class Level 1 (UBC)August 2017
  • Management of Upper Extremity Disorders, Evidence in Motion Health InstituteMarch-April 2017
  • Management of Cervico-Thoracic Disorders, Evidence in Motion Health InstituteJanuary-February 2017
  • Essentials of Musculoskeletal Imaging and Radiography, Evidence in Motion Health InstituteJanuary-February 2017
  • Essentials of Pharmacology and Clinical Lab Tests, Evidence in Motion Health InstituteNovember-December 2016
  • Essentials of Medical Screening, Evidence in Motion Health InstituteSeptember-October 2016
  • IASTM Masters Certification, M2T BladeOctober 2016
  • Management of Lower Extremity Disorders, Evidence in Motion Health InstituteSeptember-October 2016
  • Lumbopelvic Management, Evidence in Motion Health Institute – July-August 2016
  • Evidence-Based Practice, Evidence in Motion Health InstituteJuly 2016
  • M2T Blade, Foundations of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)May 2016
  • New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries, The Running Clinic – May 2016
  • Lyn Watson Level I Shoulder Physiotherapy CourseApril 2016
  • Lyn Watson Level II Shoulder Physiotherapy CourseApril 2016
  • The Lumbar Spine Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy ®, McKenzie Institute CanadaFebruary 2016
  • K-Taping Pro Certification, K-Taping International AcademyFebruary 2016
  • Certified Practitioner Gunn IMS: LearnIMSOctober 2015
  • Orthotic Group: Custom Orthotic Fitting – Vancouver BCOctober 2015
  • Orthotic Group: Gait Analysis – Vancouver BCOctober 2015
  • Level 1 Certification Upper and Lower Quadrant: Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy AssociationMarch 2015
  • Concussion Specialist: Complete Concussion ManagementAugust 2014

Professional Affiliations

  • Advanced Health & Sports Clinic: Physiotherapist
  • British Columbia College of Physical Therapists: Professional Member
  • British Columbia Association of Physical Therapy: Professional Member
  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association: Professional Member
  • Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association: Professional Member
  • Complete Concussion Management: Nanaimo Practitioner 
  • Vancouver Island Seals – AAA Female Hockey: Team Physiotherapist (2015-present)
  • Action Sport Physio Clinic: Physiotherapy Assistant (2013)
  • McGill Sports Medicine Clinic: Athletic Therapy Assistant (2012)
  • Scandinavian Spa in Old Port of Montreal: Certified Massage Therapist (2011-2014)
  • McGill University Marlets Female Hockey Team: Assistant Physiotherapist (2012-2013)
  • Trevor Williams Basketball Academy: Student Athletic Therapist (2011)
  • Club Sportive MAA: Student Athletic Therapist Assistant (2010)
  • Dawson College Blues Female Hockey Team: Student Athletic Therapist (2009-2010)