Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.
Canadian Pysiotherapists Association
At Bodyworx Physiotherapy our treatment tool-kit contains excellent physiotherapy skills and modalities, including:
- Sports Injury Rehabilitation
- Pilates Rehabilitation - Clinical Pilates and Classes
- Chronic Pain Rehabilitation - www.brionyphysio.com
- Scoliosis / Scheuremann's Kyphosis Management
- Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Retraining Therapy
- Women's and Men's Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
- Gunn IMS
- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
Lynn Brandon - Clinic Owner, Registered Physiotherapist, Certified Pilates Instructor BSc P.T., CAFCI Registered Physiotherapist, Certified in Acupuncture, Certified in IMS Gunn, Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer
Lynn Brandon completed her degree in physiotherapy at the University of British Columbia, graduating with honours in 1986. Over the past 33 years, her experience working in hospital and private practice has allowed exposure in many areas of physiotherapy. In 1994 she co-founded Charlottetown Physiotherapy where she was able to expand her skills in the area of sports and work injury management as well as continued post-graduate training in acupuncture. In 2001, after completing all the courses available through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute in Toronto, she became certified to practice acupuncture. In 2017, she added IMS to her 'tool kit' with certification through the UBC Gunn IMS program and has found both IMS and TCM Acupuncture to be very effective adjuncts to her practice.
Lynn volunteered with the Sharks Swim Team as Meet Manager and dry-land training as a Pilates Teacher. She has volunteered as a guest speaker for a number of organizations over the years, which has allowed her the privilege of sharing her expertise with others with the intent of passing along some information people can find useful in their everyday life. Lynn is the past President of the Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise (2011-2012) and past president of the Comox Valley Hospice Society (2016-2017). When she is not working, Lynn volunteers her time doing trail maintenance and building, and enjoys mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing and skiing.
Lynn's interest in fitness and living an active lifestyle evolved from her years growing up in the Comox Valley where the outdoor pursuits of hiking, cycling and water related activity were an integral part of childhood. Together with many years playing volleyball, these things played an important role in shaping her pathway in life. For several years, Lynn was a Course Instructor for Fitness Leaders. For 33 years she has been teaching fitness, initially as an Aerobics Instructor and ACE certified Personal Trainer becoming certified with STOTT Pilates in 2002. She holds STOTT Certification in Matwork and Reformer, as well as Advanced Certification and specialized training for Injuries and Special Populations. Lynn has found Pilates to be a good fit with her paradigm of holistic practice and is a lovely complement to all other forms of exercise. Her unique blend of warmth, sensitivity and positive energy provides clients with a full spectrum of spiritual, intellectual and physical enhancement.
In 2005, Lynn and her family returned home to the Comox Valley where she founded Bodyworx Physiotherapy and Bodyworx Pilates & Health located at a beautiful facility known as the Manor, overlooking the Comox harbor and mountains. In addition to innovations such as a fully equipped Pilates studio, Lynn's clinic offers Scoliosis/Scheuermann's Kyphosis Management, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, Neuroproprioceptive Taping (Kinesio taping), Acupuncture, IMS, Laser, Women's and Men's Pelvic Health, Vestibular Rehabilitation, and Balance Retraining Therapy, Chronic Pain Rehabilitation, Functional Movement Screening and Functional Rehab Orthotics.
Lynn enjoys her clinical work and teaching immensely. She finds great joy in sharing her passion with others.
Laleh Eskandari - Registered Physiotherapist BSc. P.T. , Certified in Parkinson's Rehabilitation
Laleh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy, from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran, in 2002. After moving to BC in 2008, she began working as a Registered Physiotherapist in private practice in the greater Vancouver area. Laleh has primarily worked in clinical settings, however, has also experienced working in inpatient/hospital settings throughout her career.
Laleh's focus is in treating clients with various orthopaedic and musculoskeletal injuries, using a manual approach including individualized exercise programs. Laleh has pursued academic post graduate training in manual therapy and advanced orthopaedic courses. She provides one on one treatment and develops exercise programs towards the goal of the patients.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and outdoor activities.
Gordon McIlroy - Registered Physiotherapist BSc. P.T.
Gord has lived and raised his family in the Comox Valley, since graduating from UBC in 1991. After working 25 wonderful years at Courtenay Physiotherapy, he is very excited to be joining Lynn and her team at Bodyworx Physiotherapy.
Mountain Biking, bike touring, cross country and downhill skiing, swimming, yoga and Pilates are some of the activities he enjoys along with a passion for playing music with his friends.
Having an active lifefstyle, Gord understands firsthand how important it is to remain as mobile and active as possible while promoting the healing and recovery of injuries as well as dealing with chronic conditions. At the core of his treatment practice is his belief in giving clients the understanding and tools required for self management.
Gord enjoys working on a one to one basis treating orthopaedic and sports injuries, with a strong emphasis on soft tissue release and joint mobilization techniques along with exercise and postural and stress awareness techniques.
Lifelong learning combined with 25+ years of experience will continue to help clients on their roads to recovery. Gord welcomes seeing past patients as well as meeting new patients here at Bodyworx Physiotherapy.
Odette Lemay - Registered Physiotherapist BSc.P.T.,CAFCI, Gunn IMS, Certified in Acupuncture Certified in IMS
Odette graduated in 1997 from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, with an honors degree in physiotherapy. Subsequently she has practiced in a wide variety of settings, including sports medicine, orthopaedics, industrial rehabilitation and ergonomics, acute care (hospital ICU adult and children) and seniors home care.
Early in her career, along with manual therapy and exercise training, Odette took acupuncture training through CAFCI, which led to further training in IMS through ISTOP. Odette believes in empowering her clients through education and self-awareness and will be honored to meet you to facilitate your health and movement goals.
Odette was born in Edmonton, but grew up mostly on Saltspring Island, with a move to Saskatchewan for high school. After working in Kamloops and then Calgary, Odette knew she wanted to return to trees, water, and a smaller community for her young family. In 2002 the family moved to the Comox Valley and hasn’t looked back. They are thrilled with the beautiful environment and supportive community. She and her teenage children are involved with the Strathcona Nordics ski club, trail running and hiking, mountain biking, violin lessons, and part-time homeschooling, among many other activities. Odette also hopes to indulge her love of travel as much as possible in the future.
Odette is very interested in the mind-body connection, and practices Iyengar yoga, meditation, Eden energy techniques, Somatics, and more recently at Bodyworx Pilates. Her personal exploration of these techniques informs her physiotherapy practice.
Briony Beveridge - Registered Physiotherapist B.A., MSc.P.T., Pain Management, Mind-body Practices
Born in Vancouver, Briony then spent her early adulthood cycling the vibrant streets of Montreal, where she obtained a B.A. in Anthropology and Social Studies of Medicine. She continued her urban adventures as she completed the rigorous Master of Science program in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2013. She then relocated to the Comox Valley to be humbled by trees, not buildings, and hasn’t looked back. When she’s not helping people to feel and move better, you will find her in her edible landscape, mulching the blueberries or making giant piles of compost.
Briony has developed her skills in manual therapy and exercise prescription through advanced and ongoing post-graduate coursework. She has studied with the foremost educators in clinical pain neuroscience and trained as a facilitator of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
Briony has personally explored movement and body awareness through practices such as meditation, yoga, pilates, and continuum movement. She also practices a form of mindful psychotherapy (Hakomi), allowing her to be more present, and to extend non-judgmental kindness towards her clients. Briony's physiotherapy approach is further informed by her own recovery from a persistent pain condition. She has personally experienced the therapeutic power of using mindfulness and pain neuroscience knowledge, and is passionate about bringing this to people who are in pain.