Our Team - Thrive Now Physiotherapy

​Our Team at THRIVE NOW Physiotherapy

Trained physiotherapists ~ accurate diagnosis ~ best treatment possible

South Cowichan Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation was established in 1998 when Vince Avery originally opened his clinic in the Shawnigan Lake Village. In 2004, he moved his clinic to a new location in Cobble Hill where it continued to thrive in the growing surrounding communities. In 2010, the clinic was relocated to the Valleyview Center at #59-1400 Cowichan Bay Road. This move has doubled our space and allowed the clinic to expand to meet the needs of our clientele.


Co-Owner

Registered Physiotherapist
Certified in Spinal Manipulation
Certified Gunn IMS

I enjoy treating injuries of every variety through the entire body; this allows me to utilize my entire skill set and years of experience to accurately diagnose and treat many conditions... Read more


Co-Owner​

Registered Physiotherapist
Certified Gunn IMS
Certified in Medical Acupuncture
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Do you have chronic back and neck pain that just won’t go away? Well, I love treating people like you because I use an approach that works well, even for those cases who have not had success with other forms of therapy... Read more


Registered Physiotherapist
Certified Gunn IMS
Certified in Medical Acupuncture Certified Schroth Therapist

Do you suffer from chronic pain? Do you often get headaches? Well, the focus of my treatment is to restore balance and function, and to provide relief from pain... Read more


Registered Physiotherapist
​Certified in IMS/Dry Needling​

​I try to focus especially on mobility and stability in the early stage of the injury. I believe, with a good foundation, you will be able to be stronger than before...  Read more


Registered Physiotherapist
Functional Dry Needling
Certified Yoga Teacher

I like to think of physiotherapy as climbing a mountain together. It’s a team effort – I go with you on your journey... Read more


Registered Physiotherapist
IMS / Dry Needling
Visionary Craniosacral Work®

Just had major surgery? Be it repair of a torn muscle or ligament or replacement of a joint or feeling stiff after an abdominal surgery. Read more


Registered Physiotherapist
Pelvic Health

I use a combination of manual therapy, pain management, muscle energy techniques, and exercise prescription. I am also a strong proponent that exercise is medicine and with specific parameters exercise can be used as a tool for combating disease and injury... Read more


Registered Physiotherapist
Manual Therapy
Chronic Pain
Paediatrics

In my practice, I utilize techniques like mobilisation and soft tissue stretching. I treat the problem like a puzzle and put the problem in context for you.   I will explain my finding in easy terms that will help you to understand it and how it can be fixed... Read more


Registered Physiotherapist

I like to use a multi-modal approach which involves using a combination of various soft tissue techniques, electrophysical modalities, and manual therapy to help reduce inflammation, loosen up tight muscles & free up restricted joints.  Also with a background in therapeutic exercise, I'll provide you with a home exercise program too helping prevent future recurrences... ​Read more


Registered Physiotherapist
Functional Dry Needling

With 40 years of experience, I will work with you to develop a treatment plan.  My mission is always to help you to achieve your ultimate goal of full recovery from your injury or long-term problem...  Read more

Jessica Goodwin | Thrive Now Physio

Registered Physiotherapist
Pelvic Health

My approach to treatment is to get you on the right track by the time you leave your first visit.  This may be done by manual therapy techniques, exercises, or simply education that the way you are doing something every day is contributing to the problem.  I want you to be confident when you walk out the door that we can fix this problem together.  Read more

Brooklyn Belanger | Thrive Now Physio

Clinical Holistic Nutritionist

​I am Clinical Holistic Nutritionist with a passion for integrating science and lifestyle to elevate your health and wellbeing. I truly believe proper diet is at the core of our healing and ellbeing. I am here to help you understand your unique body and the best way to fuel it for your unique needs..  Read more


Viviana Ng | Thrive Now Physio

Certified Somatics, Pilates and Trauma Informed Yoga Practitioner

My solution to pain, tiredness, anxiety, trauma and grief is to listen to your body. I'm a Certified Somatics, Pilates and Trauma Informed Yoga Practitioner. Somatics invites you to prevent, alleviate and recover from many injuries and common conditions such as chronic muscle and joint pain, disc problems, sciatica, scoliosis, rounded posture, plantar fasciitis, temporomandibular joint disorder, and the list keeps going...
   
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Cecil Newman | Thrive Now Physio

​Registered Physiotherapist

​I enjoy working with my clients to discover the root cause of their concern. Throughout my career I have worked with patients of all ages with a vast multitude of conditions and injuries. I believe that each person is unique and I tailor my treatment to meet their individual needs. I believe in treating the person as a whole, not just an injury, in order to achieve the greatest success.
   
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Stacey Blanchet | Thrive Now Physio

​Registered Physiotherapist

​I believe that every person has the ability to optimize their own physical well being. I will provide you with the guidance that is often required. ​Too often the focus of treatment is only the location of pain, while the causative factors are overlooked. This results in recurring pain and repeated treatment for the same issue. During your initial visit we will set meaningful goals​such as preventing recurring pain or injury or addressing balance or mobility concerns that are negatively impacting your daily activities. Together we will achieve these goals.
   
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