COVID-19 Update

We’re serious about your safety.

From July 1, 2021, we will continue to wear masks at Powell River Physiotherapy, and we respectfully require that our clients do the same. As healthcare providers, we aim to protect our immune-compromised clients as well as those who have not yet been fully immunized, including patients 12 and under. As vaccination rates continue to rise, our mask policy will evolve.


All clinicians will wear protective equipment in accordance with recommendations from provincial health regulators. We will continue to sanitize treatment rooms and contact points between appointments. You will no longer be required to fill out a Covid-19 screening.


But we still need your help. Please stay home if you feel unwell. Arrive for your appointment on time and no more than five minutes early. Please leave personal belongings in your vehicle. Please use hand sanitizer when you arrive and avoid touching your face. We provide masks upon request.

NEW! Shockwave Therapy

Powell River Physiotherapy is now offering Shockwave therapy, a non-invasive application of high-energy acoustic waves for the treatment of injury and chronic conditions. Get to know this effective, scientifically proven therapy that shows results in just one or two sessions.

Mobility. Strength. Performance.

We are a full-service physiotherapy clinic in Powell River, on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.


We offer a range of effective, caring physical therapy and rehabilitative services to get you back to life.


Patients suffering from injuries, inflammation or illnesses affecting bones, joints, muscle, tendons or ligaments can benefit from the skilled services of a physical therapist.


If you've recently had a surgery such as total knee or hip replacement, rotator cuff repair or spinal fusion, our therapists can get you on the road to recovery with active rehab treatments.


Athletes get hurt. Our physiotherapists are here to help with a range of state-of-the-art injury rehab techniques.


A clinical approach utilizing hands-on techniques like musculo-skeletal manipulation and mobilization. Increases range of motion and muscle function. Decreases pain and soft-tissue inflammation.


Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a total system for the diagnosis and treatment of myofascial and chronic pain conditions. The treatment, which utilizes thin monofilament needles, specifically targets injured muscles that have contracted and become shortened from distress.


Skilled interventions that use thin, filiform needles to penetrate the skin and stimulate myofascial trigger points, muscular or connective tissues for pain management, improved mobility and the natural release of endorphins.


A specialized treatment protocol to relieve dizziness, unsteadiness, vertigo and nausea caused by disorders affecting the inner ear. Vestibular conditions can be caused by head trauma, ear infections, stroke and brain injuries.


Our therapists treat injured workers (WorkSafeBC) and clients involved in motor vehicle accidents (ICBC).


We provide therapies for our clients with ongoing neurological care needs, including stroke rehabilitation and our Parkinson's exercise program.


As experts in movement and conditioning, physical therapists are the ideal professionals to promote, guide, prescribe and manage your exercise plan.


Our physical therapists with specialized training can assess and treat the symptoms of acute concussion and post-concussive syndrome (PCS) through vision therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, exercise and modification of daily activities.


Shockwave therapy or extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive treatment that involves the propagation of high-energy acoustic waves that are directly applied to an injury site.

Ready to make an appointment? Call (604) 485 4334 or book online today.



Alexandra Barnes

BSc, MPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Alexandra graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2016, and with a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2018. After graduating, she worked for House Calls Physiotherapy, a mobile physiotherapy company in Saskatoon. There she worked primarily with home-bound geriatric, neurological and orthopedic clients. She plans to continue her postgraduate education, seeking training in pelvic floor physiotherapy as well as completing the orthopedic and manipulative therapy levels. Alexandra has always been passionate about health and fitness. She has been an avid water-skier since the age of six, and has competed in slalom events. Presently, she is focused on strength training and functional fitness. Her hobbies include all water sports, particularly slalom water skiing, cross training, cycling and golf.


Sam Macdonald

BHK, MPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Sam comes from a sports background, which is what started his career path in physiotherapy. He graduated with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from UBCO and a Master of Physical Therapy degree from UBC. He has worked as a strength and conditioning coach for collegiate and professional athletes in basketball, soccer and tennis. He also worked as a kinesiologist for three years in the active rehab sector. Sam has a keen interest in sport-related injuries and performance. Prior to moving to Powell River, Sam worked as an interim physiotherapist in Vancouver at a general practice clinic and a specialized spine clinic with a focus on scoliosis. Sam appreciates that any injury or condition requires an individualized approach to treatment. Exercise is a powerful tool in both rehab and sport, and Sam is excited to bring this philosophy to the team at Powell River Physiotherapy.


Kevin Turpin

BSc, MPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Kevin is a senior physical therapist with experience in all areas of physical therapy care. He is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Masters program in Physical Therapy at UBC. He has lived and worked in Powell River since 2011, and has built a loyal customer base who appreciate his tireless commitment to excellent, compassionate care. Kevin has a large knowledge base in manual therapy, exercise prescription and chronic pain management. He is a certified practitioner of dry needling, intramuscular therapy and Gunn IMS. He has also completed Best Practices in Concussion Management from Shift Concussion. He is the lead author of a study on knee osteoarthritis in the medical journal, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Kevin is committed to ongoing professional education in a constantly evolving field to better serve his clients. Kevin enjoys all the activities that Powell River has to offer, like rock climbing, trail running and hiking.


We are located in the Georgia Centre on Franklin Ave. in Westview, Powell River.


Unit 12 - 4312 Franklin Ave. Powell River, BC V8A 3E2



(604) 485 4334


1 (604) 357 1887


Take a tour of our light, bright space–four treatment rooms and a fully equipped gym.


Regular physiotherapy services include IMS, dry needling, acupuncture, ultrasound and kinesiology taping (plus our complimentary, award-winning humour). We accept all major forms of payment including credit cards, debit transactions and direct billing through your insurer. Direct billing also applies to pre-approved WorkSafeBC, ICBC, Veterans Affairs Canada and RCMP claims.

  • Regular Initial Assessment

    40 minutes

  • Regular Subsequent Treatment

    30 minutes

  • Concussion Assessment

    60 minutes

  • Concussion Subsequent Treatment

    30 minutes

  • Vestibular Initial Assessment

    60 minutes

  • Vestibular Subsequent Treatment

    30 minutes



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