Physiotherapy

Fresh Tracks Physio is a new clinic space in the Comox Valley with private treatment rooms and large gym. We offer one hour initial assessments and 30-60 minute follow-up treatments. The full appointment time is spent one-on-one with your physiotherapist. We pride ourselves in working with an evidence based approach with a focus on manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation, giving you the tool... Read More

Fresh Tracks Physio is a new clinic space in the Comox Valley with private treatment rooms and large gym. We offer one hour initial assessments and 30-60 minute follow-up treatments. The full appointment time is spent one-on-one with your physiotherapist. We pride ourselves in working with an evidence based approach with a focus on manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation, giving you the tools for lasting results. Lissa, Dustin, Jordan, and Kelsey are all trained in IMS (intra muscluar stimulation - a form of dry needling).

*We currently do not have a contract with Work Safe BC. It may be possible to still see us for you treatment. Please call the clinic for more information (1-250-871-7177)

*Doctor’s referrals are not necessary to make a physio appointment, however some insurance companies may require a referral in order to provide coverage for a claim


Physiotherapy - Bike Fitting

Professional Bike Fit by a physiotherapist. Includes a comprehensive history of you and your bike. A thorough assessment of the side view (seat and handle bar adjustments) as well as the front view (pedal and cleat adjustments). Can be submitted as "physiotherapy" under most extended healthcare plans.


Physiotherapy - Pelvic Health

Assessment and treatment of pelvic floor conditions (including stress and urge urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and post-partum assessment)


Physiotherapy - Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialized form of therapy intended to alleviate problems caused by vestibular disorders, primarily vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls.


Physiotherapy - Concussion Rehabilitation

Concussion rehabilitation involves the assessment and treatment of symptoms related to concussion and head injury.


Physiotherapy - Tele-Rehabilitation

Video Conference Physiotherapy Service. Discussion of history, current injury, visual assessment of movement and function, education, and guided exercise prescription.


Registered Massage Therapy

An integrated manual hands-on therapy to assess, diagnose and treat musculo-skeletal injuries.

Christopher graduated with his Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia. Prior to this, Christopher earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley. He has obtained post graduate credits in manual therapy level 1 from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Concussion Works level 1 with Shannon McGuire and Introduction/Advanced vestibular rehabilitation with Bernard Tonks.

Additionally, Christopher works in the hospital setting where he has gained valuable experience working with clients who need rehabilitation for balance, cardiovascular conditions, functional mobility/transfer training, total knee/hip replacements and much more.

Christopher has a passion for sports rehabilitation and continuing education opportunities in manual therapy and concussion management. His treatment approach includes an emphasis on evidence-based manual therapy techniques and client education, which he then combines with his extensive sports and active lifestyle background to allow for highly specific exercise prescription. He will take the time to find activities that you enjoy that are readily incorporated into your daily life to promote your recovery. Christopher’s philosophy he is excited to introduce to you is: “The body is designed for movement. In order to heal, we must move correctly and with purpose.”

You can find Christopher hiking, snowboarding, and camping his way across the beautiful mountains and valleys that BC has to offer. He also loves to pursue his own passion for fitness with weight-lifting, running, and playing sports, and has recently taken up cycling and golf.

Christopher graduated with his Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbi... Read More

Jamie’s passion for physiotherapy began as a patient himself, many years ago. Since graduating from UBC with his Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2011, Jamie has been actively pursuing his advanced credentials in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (now having achieved Levels 1-3), Concussion Rehabilitation, Vestibular Therapy, and Graston Technique. He enjoys treating athletes of all levels, from competitive to weekend warrior. He also enjoys treating automobile accident injuries, post-surgeries, repetitive strains, and everyday aches and pains.

Jamie is known for his compassion, friendliness, and integrity. He has a deep appreciation for conducting thorough assessments to get to the root cause of an issue, not just treating symptoms. He believes in working collaboratively with clients to design customized treatment plans that work towards their individual goals, whether they are to return to sport or to work and daily life. His approach combines manual therapy with therapeutic exercise and teaching his clients key strategies to manage their condition.

Once an avid recreational athlete, active in hockey, ultimate frisbee, skiing, biking, hiking, rock climbing, and squash, Jamie now gets a lot of his exercise from chasing after his two small kids!

Jamie’s passion for physiotherapy began as a patient himself, many years ago. Since graduating fr... Read More

Dustin is not currently booking new assessments. Please contact the clinic (250-871-7177) if you have any questions

Dustin completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary followed by a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. Since then he has pursued continuing education in manual therapy, functional dry needling (FDN/IMS), injury prevention screening (SFMA), and is certified with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), a specialized system for assessing and treating golf related injuries.

A former alpine ski racer, he has chosen to work in sports therapy and private practice orthopaedics for most of his career, most notably as the Canadian Men’s Alpine Ski Team physiotherapist from 2013-2016. During this time he travelled the world putting his physiotherapy and ski knowledge to use both on and off the hill and became especially familiar with complex knee injuries. In 2016 Dustin decided to take a step back from travelling with the ski team to spend more time with his family and to relocate from Calgary to Vancouver Island. After starting a physiotherapy clinic on Quadra Island two years ago, with a one-on-one treatment focus, Dustin and his wife Lissa have been excited to bring the same quality care to the Comox Valley. He hopes to contribute to a shift in health care from treatment to prevention and to transfer his passion for the outdoors and sport to his clients.

Dustin is not currently booking new assessments. Please contact the clinic (250-871-7177) if you ... Read More

Lissa received a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta following completion of a Kinesiology degree from the University of Calgary. A native to Calgary she grew up swimming competitively for a local club team and skiing and hiking in the Rockies on weekends. She continues to feel passionately about being active and being outside and can be found mountain biking, skiing or trail running in her spare time. She now enjoys exploring what the west coast has to offer with her husband Dustin and their two children.

Lissa’s post graduate training includes manual therapy, functional dry needling (FDN/IMS), hip and knee osteoarthritis specialization, pelvic health physiotherapy and clinical pilates. She has experience working with the Banff Sports Medicine orthopedic team assisting in post ACL reconstruction rehab as well as triaging complex shoulder injuries with a sports medicine team in Calgary. She has treated a large volume of total hip and knee replacement patients both as inpatients and outpatients. As a young mom she particularly enjoys working with post partum women at any stage to help them safely return to the activities they love.

Lissa received a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta following c... Read More

Kelsey McCallan

Kelsey obtained a Masters of Physiotherapy (MScPT) at the University of Alberta after completing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at Eastern Washington University. During this time she also held certifications in Sports and Conditioning (CSCS) and personal trainer (NSCA-CPT) through the NSCA and interned as an Athletic Trainer at U-District, Gonzga University’s Official Sports and Conditioning Providers. Kelsey strongly believes in continuing education and has complemented her schooling with courses in Functional Dry Needling (FDN/IMS), Graston and Mulligan techniques as well as Orthopaedic Levels 1-3. Additionally, her experience in private as well as hospital clinics has trained her to treat a wide variety of acute and chronic disorders.

Local to the Comox Valley, Kelsey (ne: Tufnail) grew up in an environment of outdoor sports and activities. She would follow a soccer scholarship to Eastern Washington University, eventually becoming captain of their Division 1 women’s team. Since then Kelsey has become an avid mtn biker, surfer, skier and off-road triathlete. She has qualified for the ITU World Championships as well as qualifying and competing in the Xterra World Championships. She spends her free time with friends and family doing any activity that the great outdoors can offer, often with her husband and two boys.

Kelsey is no stranger to high level sport and understands the importance of rehabilitation and sustained injury prevention. She has a keen interest in assessing and treating sports injuries and continues her passion for athletic development by working with local sports teams and individuals developing their speed, agility, power and strength to optimize their athletic performance.

Her mission is to provide her patients with the education, treatment, and attention needed to get them back to their activities injury free.

Kelsey McCallan Kelsey obtained a Masters of Physiotherapy (MScPT) at the University of Alberta ... Read More

Jordan Shanks (formerly Tufnail) grew up in the Comox Valley in an active family. Excelling in athletics Jordan chose to pursue a varsity soccer career and obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport, Health and Physical Education from Vancouver Island University. Shanks incurred multiple sports related injuries over her athletic career and always attended physical therapy to rehabilitate. The combination of her injury history, undergrad and job working as a personal trainer led her down the Physical Therapist career path. She attained her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia before returning home to practice. Shanks has furthered her education with courses in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Functional Dry Needling (FDN/IMS), Graston Technique and Manual Therapy Methods. Her experiences in private practice have allowed her to work with a wide variety of patient populations across all ages, including orthopedic, vestibular and neurological conditions. Empathy, encouragement and expertise are the cornerstones of Jordan’s approach. Her passion for helping her patients achieve their goals and re-gain their confidence is what drives her practice.

Jordan loves where she lives, taking advantage of all the Valley and the Island have to offer in outdoor adventure with her family. Up the mountain, in the forest, or on the water, if it’s outside the chances are her family is participating!

Jordan Shanks (formerly Tufnail) grew up in the Comox Valley in an active family. Excelling in ... Read More

Thom completed a Bachelors in Applied Sport Science from Exeter University England, followed by a diploma in Massage Therapy from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy.

Originally from England not Australia, Thom moved to Canada in 2008 for one ski season and never left. He is a recent economic migrant to the valley from Vancouver’s skyrocketing housing and unaffordability! Jokes aside he really moved here for the lifestyle and abundance of outdoor activities and he can’t think of a better place to raise his family than the Comox Valley.

Thom grew up playing a variety of sports including competitive level in Hockey (field), cricket and rugby. He now enjoys outdoor pursuits; in the winter, downhill skiing and backcountry skiing, in the summer months he likes being on the water kayaking and canoeing and year round he enjoys trail running. He completed his first ultra marathon in 2018 and decided to name his first born after it.

Qualification and Certificates:

Bachelor (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science. (Exeter University, 2008).

Diploma in Massage Therapy. (Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, 2012)

Certificate of Registration Registered Massage Therapist. (College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia, 2013)

Functional Anatomy systems:

+Functional Range Release (FRR), Spine (2016), Lower limb (2016), Upper Limb (2017)

+Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms) (2017)

+Kinstretch (2018)

Graston Technique (2013)

Selective Functional Movement Assessment. Level 1 (2014) Level 2 (2015)

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) According to Kolar. A Developmental Kinesiology Approach. Rehabilitation Prague School. DNS Level A (2014). DNS Level B (2014). DNS Exercise Part 1 (2017)

Neurokinetic Therapy. Level 1 (2015), Level 2 (2016), Level 3 (2016)

First Aid CPR C. Red Cross.

Thom completed a Bachelors in Applied Sport Science from Exeter University England, followed by a... Read More

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