Welcome to Vital Life Phsyiotherapy Clinic

Welcome to Vital Life Physiotherapy

We are a multi-disciplinary bright and modern clinic centrally located on the ground floor in beautiful Port Coquitlam, only minutes from the 701 transit stop, with ample free parking right outside for your convenience. All medical plans are accepted, and direct billing is available for most insurance providers.

We offer a wide variety of non-invasive treatments and needling techniques, led by David Lee, a highly qualified and experienced physiotherapist, well versed in the latest evidence-based practices. David is a familiar and trusted face in the local physiotherapy community having worked in many area private clinics before establishing Vital Life Physiotherapy Clinic. He is certified in Acupuncture and IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) and has completed courses in manual therapy, vestibular rehab, taping, and concussion rehab. Before becoming a physiotherapist, David obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.

Our state of the art clinic offers the latest color touch screen treatment modality machines (ultrasound, laser, interferential electric therapy, and shockwave therapy) paired with a fully equipped gym space for active exercise, which is essential to effective rehabilitation. Curtained off and private treatment rooms are also available.

All patients are welcome, including walk-ins. No referral is needed (unless required by your extended health plan).

Our Experience

  • Variety of acute or overuse sports injuries

  • Chronic pain including arthritis and tendinopathy

  • Whiplash injuries from car accidents

  • Traumatic injuries from work-related responsibilities.

  • Orthopedic hospital total knee/hip replacement

  • Post stroke rehabilitation in hospital setting

Meet Our Team

CarolAnn Christie

Physiotherapist (B. PT)

CarolAnn graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia in 1998. She has worked in private practice with focus on industrial health pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, post-MVA and sports injury.

CarolAnn believes in providing quality treatment with focus on one-on-one education in order to meet the specific individual needs of each client. She utilizes manual therapy in conjunction with exercise-based treatment (land and water) to assist with pain management and return to function.

CarolAnn has advanced her knowledge by completing the following:

– Manual Therapy Spinal and Peripheral Mobilization (Orthopedic level 2)

– Balance Disorder (Faye Horak)

– Lynn Watson Shoulder Course, Level 1 & 2

– Explain the Pain (Butler and Mosley)

– Arthritis Management – Mary Pack

– Pre and Post-Partum Fitness Certificate

– Lumbar Spine, Mark Comerford

– Mulligan Concept Upper Extremity NAGS and SNAGS

CarolAnn is a member in good standing with the Physiotherapy association of BC and the Canadian Physiotherapy association.

In her spare time she enjoys middle distance running, hiking Golden Ears and supporting her daughters in dance, music and 4H.

Siva Chinnakonda Harigovindan

Physiotherapist (B. PT, M.S. PT)

Siva graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy from the Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in Chennai, India in 1999 and completed his Masters in Sports Therapy at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India in 2002. He has worked in private practice and hospital settings in India for more than a decade providing him with valuable experience in multiple areas of practice. Before moving in to Vital Life Physiotherapy Clinic, he had worked in work conditioning for WorkSafeBC clients at CBI Fleetwood Surrey center.

Siva is a member and in good standing of the Physiotherapy Associaton of BC (PABC) and is committed to enrich his professional knowledge through education. He recently completed his Diploma in Dry Needling from the Functional Dry Needling Institute of UK in Vancouver and is currently pursuing a Fascial Manipulation course from the Registered Therapists of Fascial Manipulation®, Italy.

He is multilingual, speaking Tamil, English, Hindi, Saurashtra, Malayalam, and Punjabi. He treats his patients with empathy, dignity and respect, and encourages a return to activity through exercise and education.

In his spare time, he reads Hindu scriptures, visits temples and enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.

Physiotherapist - David Lee

David Lee

Owner & Founding Physiotherapist (B.Sc. Kin, M.Sc. PT)

David moved to Canada from Taiwan at ten years old, and has since called Maple Ridge home. He attended Simon Fraser University for his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology before going to Queen’s University for his Masters in Physical Therapy.

David is a member in good standing of the Physiotherapy Associaton of BC (PABC) as well as the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).

Before going into physiotherapy, David worked in kinesiology with patients recovering from motor vehicle accidents. This is where he learned and saw firsthand the benefits of active exercise as part of the rehabilitation process. Today, exercise is still very much an essential part of his treatments.

David finds satisfaction in helping his patients feel better, which is a driving force in his offering as many treatment modalities as possible for his patients. He has taken post-graduate courses on manual therapy, vestibular therapy, concussion therapy, taping and is certified in acupuncture and Gunn IMS.

In his spare time, David enjoys hanging out with his wife and son. His favorite sports are snowboarding, basketball and volleyball.

Erin Norrie

Erin Norrie

Kinesiologist (BKin)

Erin graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley, obtaining her Bachelors of Kinesiology Degree in 2006.  She continues her education by taking on going courses through the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK), where she is a practicing member in good standing.

Erin’s clinical experience includes injury rehabilitation, hydrotherapy, return to work conditioning and leads one on one rehabilitative exercises in the gym as well.  She works mostly with motor vehicle accident injuries and enjoys doing pool hydrotherapy with her clients.

Erin grew up in Mission, B.C., and was active as a competitive swimmer and skier.  Outside of the clinic, she loves skiing, swimming, hiking, camping and quading.

Sian Hoe Cheong

Registered Dietitian (M.Sc. RD)

Sian Hoe Cheong is an experienced Registered Dietitian with a Masters degree in Nutrition and Metabolism from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan. He completed his dietetic internship at the Regina Au’Appelle Health Region. ​He is a member of the College of Dietitians of B.C., Dietitians of Canada, Diabetes Canada Professional Section and Commission on Dietetic Registration for the Academy of American Nutrition and Dietetics.

​His work experience spans various areas of health care such as acute care, community care, residential care and administration. His special interests include diabetes, general nutrition, heart health and seniors health. He helps patients understand why making dietary changes is necessary to gain strength and good health. He believes implementing a dietary change plan that is both realistic and sustainable helps patient eat well and stay well.

​In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoor and active. He likes to play soccer, volleyball, curling and swimming.

Jen Lewis

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Jen graduated from the Registered Massage Therapy program in June 2016. She is a practicing member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC). She has a passion for treating a wide range of conditions and believes that patient education and communication is the key to finding the best customized treatment plan for each individual.

When Jen is not treating patients, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, camping and travelling.

Kaila Bonnycastle

Kaila Bonnycastle

Administrative Manager & Social Media Director

Kaila is the Administrative Manager at Vital Life Physiotherapy Clinic. She is aspiring to become a clinical counselor and is currently attending Douglas College to receive her Bachelors in Psychology.

When she isn’t at the clinic, you can find Kaila on the Coquitlam Crunch, or somewhere on a patio sipping sangria.

Taryn Toscani

Taryn Toscani

Administrative Assistant

Taryn is the Administrative Assistant at Vital Life Physiotherapy Clinic. She is currently studying at Simon Fraser University to receive her Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences. Taryn hopes to pursue a career somewhere in the health care system. She grew up playing many sports and loves hiking and swimming.

Brianna Pratt

Administrative Assistant

Brianna Pratt is an Administrative Assistant at Vital Life Physiotherapy Clinic. This is her very first experience working in a health clinic, and she is excited to learn the key components on how a clinic runs its daily operations.

Brianna has completed her certificate in Graphic Design from The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and aspires to pursue a career behind the scenes working in film. Some of her hobbies include cooking and painting.

Nicolle Spacek

Administrative Assistant

Nicolle Spacek is an Administrative Assistant at Vital Life Physiotherapy Clinic. This is her first time working in a clinical position. Her past work experience includes working in the Hospitality Industry for Four Seasons Hotel, where Nicolle has been a lounge waitress, as well as a kitchen’s head expediter.

Nicolle is currently attending Douglas College for her Medical Office Administrative Diploma, where Nicolle hopes to be working for one of the major Hospitals in Vancouver after graduation.

During the times Nicolle isn’t at work, you can find her walking the Poco trails with her two pups, painting, or cooking at home.