Kumiko Chow

Kumiko Chow graduated with her Masters of Physical Therapy from University of British Columbia.  In her undergrad years in Florida, Hawaii, and Maine Kumiko was involved with varsity volleyball and basketball.  She is a passionate life-long athlete who is ranked among the top in British Columbia.  Throughout her career, she has sustained many injuries such as a dislocated knee cap and torn rotator cuff, and these first-hand experiences has made her a stronger and more empathetic therapist.

Kumiko is a proactive, evidenced based practitioner who continues to broaden her knowledge through various courses and webinars.  Incorporating various methods, such as IMS/dry needling,  acupuncture, soft tissue release, and exercise, she will patiently and diligently work to find what best suits her client’s needs.  Her greatest reward from her job is rehabilitating people back to health, whether it is an active lifestyle or increasing tolerance to work demands.

Practitioner Certification, Education, and Background:

  • Bachelors of Science in Biology, University of Maine-Fort Kent (2012)
  • Masters of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia (2015)
  • Certification in Acupuncture under the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute(CAFCI) (2017)
  • Certification in  Kinetacore IMS (2019)
  • Languages:  English

Areas of Practice and Expertise:

  • Sports/strength training injury prevention and pre-hab
  • Treats onsite injuries at volleyball tournaments every weekend
  • Taping for bracing, support, sports, or correction
  • Manual Therapy/Orthopaedics
  • Acupuncture/IMS/Dry Needling
  • Post-Op (broken bones, total joint replacements etc)
  • Sports injuries chronic or acute (tennis elbow, rotator cuff injuries, patella/achilles tendonitis etc)
  • Joint, muscle, tendon and ligament sprains and strains
  • Nerve pains associated with musculoskeletal disorders
  • Spinal issues (degeneration, arthritis, protruded disks, scoliosis etc)
  • Active Rehab Program / Exercise Gym Training
  • ICBC related injuries