Orthopaedic and Sports Injuries

In 1989, Physiotherapists Michele Aldrich and Lisa Rahn opened Eagle Ridge Physiotherapy in a small clinic space on Lansdowne Drive in Coquitlam. In 1994, the clinic was moved to its current location in the Coquitlam Centre Aquatic Complex. Since then, the clinic- now called Eagle Ridge Aquatic CentrePhysiotherapy, has strived to provide top-level care to its patients by having both excellent, experienced therapists on staff, as well as utilizing the gym and pool in the Aquatic Centre facility. Because of its high-level of treatment and full access to the facility, Eagle Ridge Aquatic Centre Physiotherapy has gained an unequalled reputation amongst the local medical community. Today, Eagle Ridge Aquatic Centre Physiotherapy is still  going strong with physiotherapists providing quality, effective care to all their patients.

About Eagle Ridge Aquatic Centre Physiotherapy:

Eagle Ridge Aquatic Centre Physiotherapy 

Ph: 604-464-6333 -- Fax: 604-464-6302 -- Email: EagleRidgePhysiotherapy@gmail.com

Lisa Rahn, (Owner) BSc.PT, RCAMT:
Lisa Rahn graduated  from the University of Toronto with a BSc. in  Physiotherapy in 1984 . She worked at St. Mary's Hospital in New Westminster in general surgery, arthritis and orthopaedics until 1989 . Since that time she has been the co-owner of Eagle Ridge Aquatic Centre Physiotherapy. Lisa earned her manual therapy designation as a Resident of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists and served for 4 years as the ICBC liaison for the BC Physiotherapy Association.  She has taken numerous post -graduate courses in orthopaedics,sports injury rehabilitation and spinal core stabilization and feels strongly about keeping up to date with best practices and new research to be applied to treatment.   Lisa enjoys treating a wide range of patients and injuries and implements an individualized treatment approach focusing on a combination of education,manual therapy and exercise. 

Michele Aldrich, (Owner) BSc. PT, RCAMT, Vestibular Therapist:
Michele graduated in 1983 from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education and Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Post-Graduate education has earned her a certificate of Manipulative Therapy (RCAMT) designation and a certificate in the area of Vestibular Therapy from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Michele Specializes in the treatment of sports and orthopedic injuries as well as Balance and Dizziness disorders. She brings 26 years of expertise to the Physical Therapy field and is the co-owner of Eagle Ridge Aquatic Centre Physiotherapy Clinic in Coquitlam. 

 Leslie Wibberley, BSc.PT, RCAMT: (on extended medical leave) 
Leslie Wibberley graduated from the University of Alberta in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. She has worked as a sole charge physiotherapist in a small rural hospital, as a staff physio at Delta Hospital in Ladner, at Holy Family Rehabilitation Hospital before specializing in manual therapy. She earned her designation of Resident of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists in 1990 and has completed numerous orthopedic and sports medicine courses since that time. As well as specializing in the treatment of orthopaedic and sports medicine injuries, she now has a special interest in dance related injuries. She continues to study further in this area. After over 30 years in her chosen profession; she continues to be keen to expand her knowledge base and provide the best possible treatment program for her patients.

Brenda Shavchook, BSc.PT, FCAMT: 
Brenda Shavchook graduated from the University of Alberta in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy Degree. Brenda found her area of interest right away and has worked in private practice since graduating. Over the years, she has completed numerous post-graduate courses and believes in the continued upgrading of new treatment/practice techniques. In 1996, Brenda earned her manual therapy designation as a Resident of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (RCAMT). Then, in 1998, she earned a more advanced manual therapy designation, or a Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMT). In 2004, Brenda completed her IMS  (Intramuscular Stimulation)Certification. Brenda enjoys treating many orthopaedic conditions as well as many sports-related injuries. She treats individuals needing either acute/ chronic rehabilitation with a large emphasis on manual therapy, spinal core rehabilitation, flexibility, strengthening and patient education. To further assist Brenda in treating her clients, she relies on her past sports experience, which includes being a Member of a National Collegiate Volleyball Championship Team, her running experience, as well as her fitness regime and love for golf.  

Kristin Bean, MSc.PT:
Kristin Bean graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy Degree. She has her undergraduate degree from Boise State University in Idaho. Kristin was on a scholarship for athletics in gymnastics. As an ex-gymnast, Kristin has had her fair share of orthopaedic injuries and has learned a lot through her own rehabilitation. She now specializes in working with athletes for sport specific injury prevention and management. In her leisure time, Kristin enjoys spending her time with her two young daughters, husband and family Doberman. 

Cheryl Schatz, BSc.PT, RCAMT: (on extended medical leave)
Cheryl Schatz graduated with honours in 1996 from the University of Alberta in Edmonton with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy Degree.  As a student she had received many awards for academics, sports and music including the Moyna Parker Admissions Award into the Physiotherapy Program (highest academic average and interview score).  Since graduating she has worked in various physiotherapy environments treating those with orthopaedic, neurological conditions and sports injuries.  She initially worked in Alberta in outpatient public practice, home care and long term care and since 1998 has worked in private practice including working at Eagle Ridge Aquatic Centre Physiotherapy since 2004. Cheryl specializes in manual therapy using these skilled techniques with education and exercise to optimize a patient's movement, function, and strength.  She has taken many post graduate and specialty courses over the years, most notably earning her designation as a Resident of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists for Manual Therapy in 2001.  Cheryl has also been trained in visceral manipulation through the Barrel Institute.  Apart from treating patients of all age groups, including children, teens and adults, Cheryl is a musician who enjoys swimming, team sports and being active in the community.