Integrated Manual Therapy for optimal Health


Physiotherapy, Osteopathic Manual Therapy, and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
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Integrated Manual Therapy for Holistic Health


Physiotherapy, Osteopathic Manual Therapy, and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
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COVID-19 Procedures


Why is Pelvic Health Important?

Pelvic floor physiotherapy and manual therapy is not just for treatment of incontinence. Weak or dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles can cause, or contribute to, a myriad of conditions.

Since the pelvic floor is the only stabilizing muscle that is oriented in the horizontal plane, it performs a critical role in spinal stability during all activities. Often chronic back, pelvic or groin pain that does not resolve with usual treatment is related to poor pelvic floor muscle function.

The pelvic floor muscles along with the deep abdominal and back muscles work together to provide
lumbar stability, and weakness in one can impact function in the other muscles. It is important to assess all of the deep stabilizers together.

Real-time Ultrasound Imaging is the only tool that can look at the muscles as they function in real
time to pinpoint delays or dysfunction in muscle contraction of these deep stabilizers.

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Our Clinic

At Beacon Therapy, we work as a complementary, multi-disciplinary team to provide manual therapy treatment to treat the body as a whole. We use our different trainings to help the patient in uniquely distinct ways, based on what the underlying causes may be for the symptoms being exhibited. Our well-rounded team is looking forward to being able to help you on your rehabilitative journey.

Check out our services to see how we may be able to help you toward optimal health!

Why is Pelvic Health Important?

Pelvic floor physiotherapy and manual therapy is not just for treatment of incontinence. Weak or dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles can cause, or contribute to, a myriad of conditions.

Since the pelvic floor is the only stabilizing muscle that is oriented in the horizontal plane, it performs a critical role in spinal stability during all activities. Often chronic back, pelvic or groin pain that does not resolve with usual treatment is related to poor pelvic floor muscle function.

The pelvic floor muscles along with the deep abdominal and back muscles work together to provide lumbar stability, and weakness in one can impact function in the other muscles. It is important to assess all of the deep stabilizers together.

Real-time Ultrasound Imaging is the only tool that can look at the muscles as they function in real time to pinpoint delays or dysfunction in muscle contraction of these deep stabilizers.

Book Appointment

Our Clinic

At Beacon Therapy, we work as a complementary, multi-disciplinary team to provide manual therapy treatment to treat the body as a whole. We use our different trainings to help the patient in uniquely distinct ways, based on what the underlying causes may be for the symptoms being exhibited. Our well-rounded team is looking forward to being able to help you on your rehabilitative journey. Check out our services to see how we may be able to help you toward optimal health!

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Who We Are

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DR. LOIS LOCHHEAD

PT, MSc, PhD, Registered Physiotherapist, Women’s Health/Pelvic Floor/Real-Time Ultrasound Imaging

Lois uses Real-time Ultrasound imaging to assess and treat women with low back, pelvic floor, groin, hip and pelvic/tailbone issues. Her treatment approach combines manual therapy and myofascial release techniques along with training of the deep stabilizers of the low back, abdomen and pelvic floor using RTUS to provide biofeedback ensuring correct exercise performance. Lois recently completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

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HALYNA VREKEN

BKin Hon, RMT, DOMP, Osteopathic Manual Therapist

Halyna graduated from McMaster University with a honours degree in Kinesiology before completing her Massage Therapy diploma, and has practiced as an RMT since 2009. She completed her DO(MP) designation for Osteopathic Manual Therapy in 2019. Her treatment includes both manual therapy and osteopathic approaches within the scope of massage therapy. Some of the main types of osteopathic influence include osteo-articular mobilizations, cranial-sacral work and fascial release. Other treatments may include working with the viscera (the guts!) in order to help the musculoskeletal system through manual therapy, as well as post-surgical and scar tissue treatment.

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KAREN CHOW

BKin, Registered Physiotherapist, Gunn IMS
Now accepting ICBC patients

Karen studied Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University before going to the University of Toronto to obtain her Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree in 2003. She is a certified practitioner of Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS). Karen mainly treats conditions of an orthopedic nature, sports injuries, and myofascial conditions (i.e., patients with long standing musculoskeletal pain originating from the spine). Karen begins with a comprehensive initial exam that may include a postural assessment and real time ultrasound (RTUS) assessment of the major core muscles.  A partnership is developed by finding the root cause of your symptoms and establishing a treatment plan to help you achieve your goals. Treatment is very individualized (1:1) and may include manual and manipulative therapy, soft tissue techniques, modalities, IMS, and exercises.

Who We Are

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DR. LOIS LOCHHEAD

PT, MSc, PhD, Registered Physiotherapist, Women’s Health/Pelvic Floor/Real-Time Ultrasound Imaging

Lois uses Real-time Ultrasound imaging to assess and treat women with low back, pelvic floor, groin, hip and pelvic/tailbone issues. Her treatment approach combines manual therapy and myofascial release techniques along with training of the deep stabilizers of the low back, abdomen and pelvic floor using RTUS to provide biofeedback ensuring correct exercise performance. Lois recently completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

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HALYNA VREKEN

BKin Hon, RMT, DOMP, Osteopathic Manual Therapist

Halyna graduated from McMaster University with a honours degree in Kinesiology before completing her Massage Therapy diploma, and has practiced as an RMT since 2009. She completed her DO(MP) designation for Osteopathic Manual Therapy in 2019. Her treatment includes both manual therapy and osteopathic approaches within the scope of massage therapy. Some of the main types of osteopathic influence include osteo-articular mobilizations, cranial-sacral work and fascial release. Other treatments may include working with the viscera (the guts!) in order to help the musculoskeletal system through manual therapy, as well as post-surgical and scar tissue treatment.

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KAREN CHOW

BKin, Registered Physiotherapist, Gunn IMS
Now accepting ICBC patients

Karen studied Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University before going to the University of Toronto to obtain her Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree in 2003. She is a certified practitioner of Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS). Karen mainly treats conditions of an orthopedic nature, sports injuries, and myofascial conditions (i.e., patients with long standing musculoskeletal pain originating from the spine). Karen begins with a comprehensive initial exam that may include a postural assessment and real time ultrasound (RTUS) assessment of the major core muscles.  A partnership is developed by finding the root cause of your symptoms and establishing a treatment plan to help you achieve your goals. Treatment is very individualized (1:1) and may include manual and manipulative therapy, soft tissue techniques, modalities, IMS, and exercises.



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1 - 19126 Ford Rd, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2P1

(15 min from Coquitlam Centre.
12 min from Hwy #1 Exit 44 to Maryhill Bypass.
5 min from Golden Ears Bridge.)

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604-319-6876

(Text messages preferred)

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Contact Us

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1 - 19126 Ford Rd, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2P1

(15 min from Coquitlam Centre.
12 min from Hwy #1 Exit 44 to Maryhill Bypass.
5 min from Golden Ears Bridge.)

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604-319-6876

(Text messages preferred)

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