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TEAM

BOur team here at Northview Health and Wellness Centre has been carefully selected; members are routinely enhancing and upgrading their skills in order to maintain the high quality of service that our patients and referring physicians have come to expect. Working together with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life of our patients has helped to create a harmonious environment in the clinic where people come to find healing and relaxation. By working as a team using an integrated team approaches our practitioners and staff are able to offer the best combination of treatment for your specific needs. We work with you and for you to create the most effective treatment for you

  MASSAGE

DIANA LJULJOVIC

Diana is the founder of Northview Health and Wellness Centre (formerly Northview Massage Therapy Clinic established in 1994) and has been practicing for over 25 years. After her graduation from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1990, Diana maintained her licence with the College of Massage therapists of BC and has been an active member of the Massage Therapists Association since. Diana is a specialist in the use of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) Treatments and combined decongestive therapy and she is passionate about treating people with primary and secondary lymphadema as well as chronic sinusitis.  She was trained in the use of the Dr. Vodder method of MLD including all techniques required to treat and bandage various conditions. Her constant pursuit to improve the quality of healthcare available in Vancouver led her to Austria to study at The Wittlinger Lymphedima Clinic in Walchsee, where she was fortunate enough to not only learn more about MLD and bandaging in the classroom setting but also in their clinic, pool, and exercise area. This experience has made her fully understand and better educate patients with lymphadema how to live an active, healthy, happy life with lymphadema.  Diana is proud to have successfully treated patients with primary and secondary Lymphadema from age 1 to 98.

When not treating at the clinic, Diana enjoys spending time with her 2 kids and supporting them in their busy active lives. She also loves the healing properties of the ocean and can be found walking or jogging the West Vancouver sea wall or boating with her family.

 

 
 
 
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MARGARET SPONASKI
Margaret started off her career in Physiotherapy in 1979 as a graduate of the School of Physiotherapy in Poland. Her time as a Physiotherapist led her to be an asset at hospitals around the world including those in Poland and Winnipeg. Margaret’s travels finally brought her to Beautiful British Columbia where in 1997 she graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Her dedication to healing has driven Margaret to become an authority in the treatment of patients with osteoarthritis and pre and post hip replacement surgery.  Her Deep tissue treatments are highly effective, and highly recommended for those who need more than just a relaxing massage. Although Margaret has been very successful in her professional career she till maintains that her greatest accomplishment has been raising 2 amazing children who are happy and successful in their own right.

When not in the clinic Margaret loves taking her 2 dogs out for walks on the beach, where she can enjoy the beauty Vancouver has to offer.

 
 

ROSE EPP
Rose graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy with 3000 hours of undergraduate studies in 2011.  She has also completed 160 hours and received her certificate in Dr. Vodder’s technique of Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy. This therapy not only manages Lymphedema, but it also assists speedier recovery from many conditions such as sinusitis, Bell’s Palsy, Rosacea, inflammation from injury such as whiplash, Osteoarthritis, Intercostal Neuralgia, and Trochanteric Bursitis to name a few.

Rose enjoys a mix of clients where she works with Swedish massage that will increase circulation to stiff, sore muscles while deep-tissue work will effectively break up fascial adhesions and decrease chronic pain. Other techniques she uses include; Trigger point therapy for specific referral patterns, myofascial release and joint mobilizations.

   
 
   
ELISHA CLEMENTS
Elisha is a graduate of the 3000 hour diploma program of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy.  Her path to becoming an RMT includes years of competitive gymnastics, professional dance training, and a yoga practice.

Her in-depth training includes strategies in deep tissue, Myofascial Release, Swedish, Craniosacral, and holistic approaches to body-mind well being. She is constantly updating and complementing her trainings with post educational workshops and seminars.

Her specialties include:  stress management, muscle tension and anxiety, pregnant women, and children with physical issues. Elisha has a generous, experienced and varied approach, with an intuition for highlighting specific strategies, including “homework", individualized for each client.

When Elisha is not at the clinic or researching health and well being-- she can be found kicking a soccer ball with her very young son, camping in beautiful BC, and wandering through farmers' markets with her family.
   
 
   
IDA LUM
Ida is a graduate of the 2000 class of West Coast Collage of Massage Therapy.  In addition to her clinical practice Ida’s athletic nature has brought her a wealth of experiences including treating athletes in the 2000 summer Olympics in Sydney and the 2002 and 2010 Olympics in Salt Lake City and Vancouver, as well as various Ironman Triathlons, Marathons and trail running and cycling events. Regardless of your sport or activity of choice Ida makes it her goal to provide manual therapy and impart a feasible plan that will help you maintain your healthy and active lifestyle.
Ida’s relentless quest to continually improve her treatments is reflected in her ongoing education in anatomy and body movement. She finds that her ever-expanding knowledge gives her the best tools to understand and explain your condition, which in turn aids in getting you better faster! These days Ida can be found trail running in the beautiful Northshore Mountains, practicing yoga and daily gratitudes.
 
 
 
ERIN ROUTLY
Erin Routly is a graduate from VCMT (Vancouver College of Massage Therapists, 2012) and the Canadian Acupressure College (2000).   She has been in practice for over 14 years with a strong foundation in Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, and massage for the pregnant client.

Erin creates a safe and supportive environment for her patients to bring them back to a healthy state of balance using a combination of Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, neuromuscular, acupressure, and MLD techniques.
Erin has had success treating many conditions for sports injuries, chronic pain, digestive challenges, joint pain, sport-related injury, and/or stress. It is her intention to create a treatment plan that helps meet the needs of each individual.  This is reinforced by providing home care and resources that patients can use to maintain function and begin forming new pathways of recovery. 

With an introduction in Manual Lymph Drainage she will be pursuing continued educational studies in the Vodder Method of Manual Lymph Drainage which assists with primary and secondary lyphedema, circulation disturbances such as venous insufficiencies, burns, edema from sports injuries such as sprains/strains, and swelling from pre/post surgery.

When she is not in the clinic, she can be found outdoors enjoying the beautiful playground we have here in Vancouver with family, friends and community.  A love for yoga, tai chi and dance, anything that encourages her to move!
 
 
 
  JAIMEE MCBRIDE

Growing up, I always hoped to be a part of health care and have a positive impact on people’s lives. I was drawn to massage therapy because of its evidence-based practice, holistic nature and my interest in the human body. I am a graduate from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. I have been registered and in good standing with the College of Massage Therapist of British Columbia since 2014. I am also certified in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) by the Dr. Vodder School. I have developed a great passion for the benefits of Manual Lymph Drainage on the human body. This form of therapy is very light, rhythmical and relaxing. It aids the lymphatic system in clearing the body’s tissues of painful chemicals, excess fluid, and pathogens to speed up recovery.  MLD is very helpful for acute/chronic injuries, primary/secondary lymphedema, sinusitis, digestive issues, skin conditions, pre and post-surgery, migraines and concussions to name a few. My massage practice is also influenced by techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue release, swedish massage, range of motion and stretching.  I have a true passion for helping others and I am committed to creating a treatment plan that is best suited for your individual needs. I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your goals.

I believe life is all about balance and when I am not at the clinic helping clients you will find me enjoying the healing properties of nature or enjoying some quality time with my family and friends.

 
 
 
 

LAURA COLE

Laura has been practicing since 2014 after graduating with honours from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, where she also wrote a prize-winning case study. She has continued her academic endeavors, receiving her Bachelor of Health Sciences with distinction from Thompson Rivers University in early 2017. 

Laura enjoys the challenge of treating all different types of pain and dysfunction, and believes strongly in the importance of comprehensive assessment and realistic home care. Her clients comment that she is knowledgeable, skilled, intuitive, and strong. Using assessment techniques like Neurokinetic Therapy, Laura looks forward to addressing the cause, not just symptoms, of your pain.

Outside of work, Laura stays busy continuing her education, coaching Special Olympics athletes, skiing, cycling, traveling with her husband, relaxing with friends, and hiking with her dog Skeeter!

 

 
 
 
 

SUZETTE ELGAR

Suzette has been working as a massage therapist since 2005. She did triathlons for 8 years and was a personal trainer for 6 years.

Over the years, she has experienced treating many ailments from tendonitis, low back pain, whiplash and muscle strains to pregnancy discomforts and stress related pain. She does her best to listen to what the client wants and tries to find the right treatment for them. She has taken many courses such as Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy, Manual Lymphatic drainage Therapy 1 and Advance sports Therapy. She chooses to use some of these techniques when she feels the client would benefit. She is now a mom of 2 kids and spends most of her time with her family but still likes to run, swim or hike in her limited free time.

 

 
 
 
 

GABRIELA VRANA

I completed the 3000 hour program at WCCMT in 2011, I am a member in good standing of College of Massage Therapist of BC as well as the Massage Therapist Association of BC.

I have a passion for anatomy and physiology, and love to continue learning. I'm currently finishing up my Bachelor's of Health Science Degree. 

Massage Therapy is a wonderful profession, being able to help my clients recover is such a rewarding experience. 
My style of massage is designed to fit the needs of my clients. I use techniques such as: Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial techniques, joint play, and therapeutic stretching. My treatment goals are to increase circulation to encourage tissue healing, decrease muscular tension, improve range of motion and promote relaxation.

On my free time, I like hiking with my dog, spending time with my family and friends, and playing tennis. 

I look forward to being part of your wellness quest! 

 

 
 
   
 
  CHIROPRACTIC
 

DR. JABEEN JUSSA

Dr. Jabeen Jussa, your North Vancouver Chiropractor, graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. Since 2000, she has been a Chiropractor to North Vancouver, West Vancouver,  Burnaby and many residents in the Greater Vancouver region.

Through her clinical experience and interest, Dr. Jabeen, your North Vancouver Chiropractor, assists patients with various ailments including headaches, jaw discomfort due to clenching and grinding, strain injuries due to poor posture and arthritis related pain. She is also certified in the Webster technique, which focuses on the pelvic positioning for pregnant women. Dr. Jabeen utilizes Diversified (hands-on), Activator (instrument technique) and Drop Table as forms for re-alignment of joints, as well as Active Release Technique (Lower and Upper Extremity). She has an integrative approach and incorporates rehabilitation, exercises, stretches and postural correction with each patient.

Dr. Jabeen is a previous board member for Hands Across the Borders Society and past Chair for the Women’s Development Portfolio on the Ismaili Council for British Columbia which aims to support girls and women to be financially literate, empowered, healthy, educated and meaningful contributors to our society. Currently, she is a member on the steering committee for the Alliance of Women’s Empowerment (A.W.E). she also provides guidance and mentorship to future chiropractors.

When her time is not committed to the clinical or her many community service contributions, Dr. Jabeen enjoys hot yoga, spinning and Pilates. Travelling and learning about new cultures is one of her greatest passions. One adventure that forever changed her life took Dr. Jabeen to a tropical paradise of the Indian Ocean to Zanzibar where she volunteered as a Chiropractor in 2004.

 

 
 
 

 




 
 
 
 

 

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