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Vinod Kumar, Physiotherapist

I am Vinod Kumar K.V., a physiotherapist at Back & Body Wellness Centre. I was born in the city of Madras, the southern part of India. I always had a keen interest in science but did not know what career choice I was going to make until grade 10. My interest in physiotherapy started when I had to accompany my mother for her physiotherapy treatments. I became wonderstruck about how pain could be managed with all physical means and how healing took place in the most natural way. I realized at that moment that physical therapy was my future.

I did my bachelor’s degree at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai. It is one of the most prestigious universities in Madras, having affiliations with Harvard Medical School and University of South Australia. My bachelor’s program laid a strong foundation for my successful career. With the strong guidance of senior staff members and excellent learning opportunities, I graduated successfully.

As my search for knowledge continued, I became more drawn to treating pain and neurological clients. This interest paved the way for my master’s degree. I then graduated with a master’s degree in physiotherapy with Advanced Physiotherapy in Neurology as my elective. I have certifications in:

  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Level 1 Dry Needling certification from Dry Needling Canada
  • Level 1 Acupuncture certification from APTEI
  • IMS
  • Concussion and Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Level 1 Physical therapy approach for female and male urinary incontinence from Pelvic Health Solutions
  • Penile Rehabilitation from Pelvic Health Solutions
  • Prostate Cancer Rehabilitation from Pelvic Health Solutions
  • Peyronie’s Disease Rehabilitation
  • Rost Therapy – treatment for pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy and postpartum.

My clinical practice started in 2002 in a small physiotherapy clinic; the clinic expanded its horizons and became a landmark in the locality well within a short span of one year. My clinical practice had an equal share of clients with musculoskeletal and neurological problems. In 2006, I had the opportunity to travel to Sudan to treat a private client due to my expertise in managing stroke clients. I was successful with the venture and spent three months in Sudan to rehabilitate my client.

I moved to Malaysia in 2008 and worked at Masterskill University College. I was eventually promoted to Assistant Program Manager – Clinical for Bachelor’s program in Physiotherapy. I then moved to Canada by January 2012 as a permanent resident. I had the chance to work at CBI health center in Surrey. Living in Canada has been a wonderful experience.

Ramya Prabhasankar

Ramya Prabhasankar, Physiotherapist

Ramya started her career as a physiotherapist in India after completing Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, in 2006. As a physiotherapist, she believes in the hands-on approach. Any pain or weakness in the body leads to inability to move properly. She performs a detailed examination and uses clinical reasoning to determine why her patients are in pain and how to address that pain. Her treatment sessions are always informative and result-oriented so patients can achieve optimal health and well-being.

She developed interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy after coming to Canada. She completed an advanced level course to update her knowledge and experience, and to help woman better. She is currently treating patients with incontinence and dyspareunia (pain during intercourse). Her patients are very happy with her treatment approach and have been experiencing remarkable improvement.

Ramya will take a full history of your bladder and bowel function, sexual function, and medical and surgical history. This history will help her to tailor the best treatment options according to your symptoms. She will also collaborate with other specialists, including a gynecologist, couple therapist, sex therapist, psychiatrist, and chiropractor to make your treatment an interdisciplinary approach for faster healing.

Ramya is fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil and can understand Punjabi. Her specialization is in pelvic physiotherapy. Her certifications are:

  • Level 1 acupuncture – APTEI
  • Level 1 Physical therapy approach for female urinary incontinence/ pelvic organ prolapse
  • Dyspareunia
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Ano- rectal disorders
  • Prenatal and postnatal physiotherapy approach
  • Breastfeeding assistance, Maternal and infant factors

Harpal Dhari

Harpal Dhari, Physiotherapist

Hi, my name is Harpal. I did my Bachelors in Physiotherapy from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. I have 10 years of clinical experience in orthopedics, neurology, workplace injuries, cerebral palsy and post-surgical rehabilitation etc.

My approach to treatment is using soft tissue manipulation, exercise prescription, using modalities as needed, and educating my patients. My focus is not just treating the patient with the issue on hand but helping them understand their body as a whole system, to recover and prevent future problems.

My passions are playing cricket, table tennis, enjoying good food, and spending time with my family.


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