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
Manual Therapy​

​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...
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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
Functional Dry Needling
Manual Therapy

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...  
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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.  
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Cecil Newman | Thrive Now Physio

​Registered Physiotherapist
Manual Therapy
Dry Needling
Concussion Management

​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
Manual Therapy
Dry Needling
Medical Acupuncture

​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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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 well being. I truly believe proper diet is at the core of our healing and well being. I am here to help you understand your unique body and the best way to fuel it for your unique needs..  
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​Registered Massage Therapist

​I am a 2012 graduate ​from West Coast College of Massage Therapy and particularly enjoy working with women and families during the childbearing years. I have taken additional training in pregnancy, postpartum, and infant massage.  Work place related tension, chronic injuries, and tension headaches are also common things I see in my practice. However, I welcome all people into my practice and I am always up for a new challenge!
   
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