Jake Lussier


Jake is a fully certified Physiotherapist who obtained a Master’s of Science Degree from McGill University in 2015. Jake then took a Transitional Doctorate in Physiotherapy with the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professionals in the United States which he completed in the Spring of 2017. These programs played an integral role in accelerating Jake’s knowledge, clinical skills, and provided a strong foundation for his clinical practice.

Jake was born in Nanaimo in 1986 and has spent most of his life growing up in the Harbor City. As a youth Jake was heavily involved athletics including; Lacrosse, Rugby, Football, track and field, boxing, wrestling, and primarily hockey. Jake graduated from Dover Bay Secondary in 2004 and then worked full time for 3 years in the construction industry operating heavy machinery and managing gravel pits. Jake’s educational/professional background has covered the full spectrum ranging high performance athletes to the geriatric setting and everything else in between. 

Jake utilizes a diverse skill-set in the treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions with a strong focus on evidence based practice in the clinical science of Physiotherapy.

Treatments May Include

  • Intramuscular Stimulation/Dry Needling (IMS) 
  • Spinal & Extremity Manipulation 
  • Spinal & Extremity Mobilization
  • Soft tissue manual therapy 
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation 
  • Home Exercise Programs 
  • K-Taping 
  • Therapeutic Modalities (TENS, Electro-Muscular Stimulation, Ultrasound) 
  • Custom Orthotics & Gait Analysis (Footmaxx) 
  • Mackenzie Spine Institute Rehab 
  • Complete Concussion Management 
  • Pain Neuroscience Education


    Masters of Physical Therapy – Class of 2015
    Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Management – Class of 2017
    Bachelor of Arts – Major in Sport, Health, and Physical Education – DeansList – Class of 2011
    Honor Role – Class of 2004
    Honor Role – 2000/2001

Certifications & Training

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy (USDPT) – 2017 (EIM/APTA)
  • Masters of Science Physical Therapy 2015 (CPA)
  • Complete Concussion Management Re-Certification – November 2019
  • Manual Therapy Management of the Cervical Spine – Institute of Clinical Excellence – September 2019
  • Concussion Rehab Works – Level 1, Shannon McGuire – November 2018
  • Explain Pain – NOI Group – Novemeber 2018
  • Complete Concussion Management Re-Certification – November 2017
  • 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 Institute – September-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
  • Certified Practitioner Gunn IMS: LearnIMS October 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
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association: Certified Strength and Conditioning SpecialistOctober 2010
  • The Lumbar Spine Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy ®, McKenzie Institute CanadaFebruary 2016
  • K-Taping Pro Certification, K-Taping International AcademyFebruary 2016
  • Lyn Watson Level I Shoulder Physiotherapy CourseApril 2016
  • Lyn Watson Level II Shoulder Physiotherapy CourseApril 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

Professional Affiliations

  • Advanced Health + Sports Clinic: Clinic Director and Physiotherapist (Feb 2018 – present)
  • Vancouver Island University Mariners – Men’s Hockey: Assistant Coach & Physiotherapist (2017-18)
  • Island Optimal Health & Performance: Physiotherapist (January 2015 – 2018) 
  • British Columbia College of Physical Therapists (2015 – present)
  • British Columbia Association of Physical Therapy (2014 – present)
  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association (2012 – present)
  • Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (2012 – present) 
  • Complete Concussion Management: Nanaimo Practitioner (2014 – present)
  • North Island Silvertips: Team Physiotherapist (2015-present)
  • Nanaimo Buccaneers Junior B Hockey Club: Team Physiotherapist (2015-2016)
  • North Island Silvertips: Strength and Conditioning Coach (2011-2012)
  • Nanaimo Bantam AAA Clippers: Assistant Coach (2010-2011)