Davis Rodrigues was trained in Manchester, England, and specializes in manual therapy, intramuscular stimulation (IMS), shockwave and the treatment of sports injuries. He has provided physio for professional soccer teams in England and Norway, the professional Wigwam Warriors rugby team and the national Alpine ski team. Davis also has a special interest in pediatrics.
Diane was born and raised in Vanderhoof, BC. She earned her MScPT from the University of Alberta in 2007 after completing a BSc in Exercise and Health Physiology at the University of Calgary. Diane is also certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and enjoys incorporating acupuncture into her practice. Diane has spent her physiotherapy career working in private practice in the cities of Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Prince George, and Wollongong, Australia. She enjoys her time away from work, keeping active and spending time outdoors with her husband, her two children and her dogs.
Born and raised in Prince George, Natasha moved to California to play Division 1 basketball at San Jose State University – Sacramento, graduating at the top of her class. She worked for 2 years at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula on the post-surgical and step-down ICU floors before returning home to Prince George. Natasha has provided physiotherapy to the UNBC varsity teams and can often be found in the community and at Duchess Park Secondary School, coaching and playing basketball. She is licensed in functional dry needling and is trained in manual therapy and the treatment of sports injuries.
Emily developed an interest in massage therapy after recovering from a snowboarding injury while studying music in Nelson, BC. After working with a variety of therapists and developing a keen interest in the body, she began with a 700-hour bodywork program and undergraduate courses in athletic therapy. She was offered a grant to pursue a health care diploma and decided upon the Registered Massage Therapy Program at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy.
Emily maintained honours standing throughout her education and has completed continuing education in kinetic-link training and myofascial treatment. She has also been working towards her Bachelor of Health Science through Thompson Rivers University, online. Emily aims for her massage treatments to be both effective and relaxing and incorporates a variety of techniques to achieve her clients’ goals.
In Emily’s massage therapy career, she has worked in multidisciplinary clinics and collaborated with a variety of health care practitioners. While she believes in the physical and psychological benefits of massage therapy, she understands that client outcomes are dependent upon active participation by the client in lifestyle modification, stretching and strengthening. She also believes in the importance of utilizing the various expertise of practitioners on a multidisciplinary health care team. She is looking forward to collaborating with the team at Accelerated Sport and Spine Physiotherapy and to meeting her new clients!
Karissa obtained her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia and most recently completed her Level 1 Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Certification and Lower Quadrant Mulligan Training. Born and raised in Prince George, BC, Karissa has a passion for health and movement that originated from growing up in the dance community. Her physiotherapy sessions are focused around goal setting and providing the tools to achieve those goals, whether it’s day-to-day activities or sport-specific training.
You can expect a combination of targeted exercises as well as manual therapy and modalities to assist you further. When not in the clinic, you can find Karissa on the trails or enjoying some of the excellent cultures Prince George has to offer.
Justin was born and raised in Prince George, BC. He completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2017 and his Master of Physical Therapy in 2020, both from the University of British Columbia. Growing up, Justin played competitive hockey, which led to various injuries and subsequent rehabilitation.
Throughout his rehab journey, he developed a passion for the human body, including how it moves and heals. This ultimately led him to pursue an education in physiotherapy. Justin is passionate about providing physiotherapy services through the use of exercise therapy, manual therapy and client education. When not working, Justin can be found at the gym, golfing, skiing or spending time with friends and family.