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Elliot Heard Misener


Look at any of your goals in life. Your physical health and ability to move your body without pain are essential. That is why I became a physiotherapist. Throughout my education, I worked as a personal trainer helping people achieve their fitness goals. After completing a bachelor’s degree in cellular biology and genetics at UBC, I attended UBC to earn my master’s degree in physiotherapy. I have since completed additional training in Functional Dry Needling (IMS), which has been invaluable in increasing clients’ mobility and strength. My goal is not “addiction” to treatment. I strive to give people the tools and knowledge that allow them to implement the desired changes in their own bodies. I look forward to seeing you and beginning the process that will set you on the road to meeting your Full potential.



Functional Dry Needling

Often generically referred to as IMS (intramuscular stimulation), Functional Dry Needling is the insertion of a fine filament needle into target musculature. After an injury or with chronic disuse (poor posture, for example), muscles are often left in a tensed, knotted-like state. Functional Dry Needling can rapidly break that cycle of tension, resetting normal muscle tone and facilitating improved movement faster.


Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is the practice of hands-on techniques to drive changes in joint mobility and muscle tone, and to promote optimal movement patterns. This can range from massage therapy-like techniques, to joint mobilizations or manipulations, to helping physically guide new movement patterns as clients learn how to better control their bodies.


Exercise Prescription

Whatever improvements in movement patterns or pain reduction are made in clinic, they must be encouraged to be maintained (at least for a time) through exercise after treatment. In my opinion, this is the most important thing a good physiotherapist will provide and emphasize. We can do a good job of improving symptoms through treatment, but if poor movement patterns persist afterwards, symptoms will almost always resurface.