Jamie Hartwell

Registered Physiotherapist (MPT, BHK, CAFCI)

Jamie Hartwell

Jamie graduated from the University of British Columbia with her Masters in Physiotherapy and Bachelors in Human Kinetics: Kinesiology and Health Sciences. She currently works as a physiotherapist in both the private clinical setting, at the Vancouver General Hospital in the acute medicine field, and teaches students preparing for the national licensing exams. Outside of physiotherapy, Jamie started her company DanZa Productions in July 2014 (previously DanZa Fitness) that offers Zumba classes and dance classes/workshops in Vancouver and now on site at Hartwell Therapy. Jamie’s background in physiotherapy enables her to rehab Zumba® lovers back into their classes.

This clinic she has created allows her to merge all of her passions into one space to benefit both the physical and mental well-being of the community. As a physiotherapist, Jamie enjoys working with a variety of populations including athletes, patients who have had motor vehicle accidents, or patients with work-related injuries. However, sports and orthopedics are areas of particular interest for her. Jamie has previously worked with the UBC Women’s Basketball team as a student trainer and with Allan McGavin Sport’s Medicine doing research with Nike and WorkSafe BC. Her work in rehabilitative research allowed her to work alongside the team that published the first randomized clinical trial looking at treatments for plantar fasciopathy. She plans to pursue further experiences in research as the opportunities come up. Most recently she was a part of Nike research on barefoot running and gender’s effects on running injuries. To target her patient’s concerns, she incorporates the most current evidence based approaches and previous clinical experiences while focusing on the patient’s individual needs and goals.

Jamie is fluent in three languages: English, conversational Mandarin, and conversational Cantonese. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, basketball, and dancing. Born and raised in Vancouver, Jamie has always been a big part of her local community – she hopes that this space will continue to allow her to share her many passions  while helping people in the community.