In-Home Rehabilitation Team
Chipperfield Physiotherapy is a mobile multidisciplinary health care team that was established in 2013 to make physical rehabilitation services available to those who need it most. Whether you are unable to leave your home to access therapy, or you simply prefer to receive care in the comfort of your home, our goal is to make your one-on-one experience as rewarding as we can. Contact our mobile rehabilitation team for Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Kinesiology, and Rehabilitation Assistance.
Our team members have a particular interest in neuromuscular and orthopedic rehabilitation.
Neurological conditions we treat include stroke and TIAs, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic or acquired brain injury, MS and ALS. We also treat balance and dizziness disorders and concussions, in addition to pediatric conditions such as developmental delay, genetic disorders, down syndrome and cerebral palsy.
Orthopedic conditions we treat include rehabilitation of hip and knee replacements, fractures, sprains, tendon and ligament repairs, chronic pain, arthritis, back pain, repetitive strain injuries, and congenital muscular torticollis and plagecephaly for babies.
"After sustaining a serious tibial pilon fracture of my ankle, physiotherapy was to become a critical part of my recovery plan. Justin has played a key role in my recovery, supporting me through many phases. The care, patience and coaching that he gave during our initial in-home treatments quickly earned my trust, easing any anxiety that I had about my health and recovery. With incredible skill, kindness and care, along with tools and information, Justin gave me the confidence to continue my physio plan between our sessions. As I transitioned to treatments in clinic, he worked with me to assess my progress, continued to modify and expand my plan and coach me through the natural ups and downs. Without Justin's skill, dedication and compassion, I wouldn't be making the recovery that I am. Thank you, Justin, for being such an important part of my healing - I am grateful for you and your work." -Bronwyn S.
Justin Chipperfield – Founder, Registered Physiotherapist
Justin established Chipperfield Physiotherapy in 2013 to make rehabilitation services more accessible to clients who couldn’t travel to appointments. Justin specializes in pediatrics, including congenital muscular torticollis and plagiocephaly in infants, as well as orthopedic injuries including: orthopedic rehabilitation following hip or knee replacement, post-op joint replacements, rehab following fractures, ACL repair, and Achilles Tendon repair.
Justin’s specialized training includes Orthopaedic Division Level 3, Mackenzie Levels A and B, rehabilitation of the Shoulder and Elbow Complex, Introduction to Splinting for Hand Injuries, and Wound Care. He is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (Orthopedic, Pediatric, Private Practice, and Seniors Division Member), the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia, the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia, and is a lab instructor at the UBC Department of Physical Therapy – Hand Therapy Unit
Justin’s mobile service area is Richmond and Vancouver. His clients range from babies with congenital muscular torticollis, to athletes of all ages with sports injuries, to elderly clients in care-homes.
Julie Adair – Registered Physiotherapist
Julie is driven to help others understand the incredible and fascinating thing that is the human body – to know how and why it works and how it can be rehabilitated after an event or injury. Practicing since 2007, she joined the Chipperfield Physiotherapy team in early 2015 to empower clients to become active participants in their recovery through home treatment.
Book an appointment with Julie for loved ones recovering from stroke or brain injury or living with other neurological conditions such as Parkinsons, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis. Julie also specializes in falls prevention and seniors’ health education, and post-joint replacement surgery along with Cardiorespiratory conditions – COPD, general de-conditioning. Julie’s is certified in the Neuro-Developmental Theory (NDTA) and the LSVT BIG Program for Parkinson’s disease.
Julie’s mobile service area extends from Vancouver east to New Westminister, and south to White Rock . She most often works with senior or elderly clients in their homes or care-homes and offers service in English or Cantonese.
Emma Ashworth – Registered Physiotherapist
Emma fell in love with Canada’s west coast shortly after graduating from University in England in 2011 and now makes BC her permanent home. She has worked with a broad spectrum of clients and conditions; from the elderly in surgical, orthopedic, neurological and healthcare units, to children with various conditions at BC Children’s hospital and in private practice. She is passionate about building strong relationships with her clients and helping them achieve their health goals.
Book an appointment with Emma for pediatrics, including neurological conditions, congenital and genetic disorders, gross-motor delay. She also specializes in geriatrics, including weakness post-hospital stay, total joint replacements, and hip fracture rehab. Emma offers pool based treatment sessions at centers such as the Stan Stronge pool. Emma also has a Diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition and is available for Nutritional and Lifestyle coaching workshops and individual sessions. She is also trained in the Bobath Concept: The study of human movement.
Emma works with clients of all ages and has a particular interest in working with children. Her service area covers Vancouver, Richmond, and Burnaby and she is available for appointments on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Sarah Kennedy – Registered Physiotherapist
Sarah completed her physiotherapy training at Auckland University of Technology in 2004 and went on to postgraduate work in sports physiotherapy, women’s health and orthopaedic manual therapy. Sarah combines manual therapy (massage, mobilizations, stretching), specific exercise prescription, and education to help her patients reduce pain and maximize physical function. Sarah also has a passion for music and plans to pursue a master’s in music therapy to compliment her work in physiotherapy.
Sarah has particular expertise in the treatment of vestibular disorders (vertigo, balance, dizziness). She works with clients for post-concussion, cervical spine treatment, and a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. She holds Advanced Vestibular Therapy training, Level III Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Certification, and has completed Beyond Yonder Community Death Caring (palliative care and healthy grieving program). Book an appointment with Sarah for vestibular disorders, head pain, post-concussion, cervical spine treatment and orthopaedic manual therapy.
Sarah is available on Mondays and Wednesdays and works with clients in Vancouver.
Anu Lima – Registered Physiotherapist
Anu’s 20 year physiotherapy career started in North Vancouver and took her overseas to Scotland and Norway, where she established her own orthopedic clinic. She has recently returned to the lower mainland and has been working with Chipperfield Physiotherapy since 2016.
Anu specializes in post-surgerical conditions such as hip and knee replacements, ACL repair, mastectomy, fractures and dislocations, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). She is certified in E3 and V3 from Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Concussion management, post-MVA cervical dysfunction (whiplash associated disorders), Muscle Energy Technique, and Taping techniques. From her personal and professional experience, Anu has a special interest in treatment of chronic pain and fibromyalgia.
Anu is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association , Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia, Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (U.K.), and the Norwegian Health Authority. Her mobile service area is Richmond and Vancouver.
Jo Varley – Registered Physiotherapist
With over 12 years of physiotherapy experience, Jo Varley has worked with a broad spectrum of clients and conditions; from acute care to rehab. She is driven to make positive and meaningful changes to the health and quality of life of her clients. Jo specializes in Ortho-Trauma, Reconstructive Surgery (total hip and knee replacements), fractures, Cardio Respiratory (pneumonia, COPD etc), Acute and Chronic Medical conditions, weakness or decreased mobility during hospital stay or post surgery, Falls Prevention, Pelvic Floor rehabilitation.
She is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia and has Pelvic Floor Levels 1, 2, and 3 specialized training. She is a teaching assistant at UBC college of Physiotherapy, and a course instructor for the Internationally Educated Physiotherapists Exam Preparation (IEPEP) Program.
Jo works with women, adults and elderly and treats clients in the Vancouver and Richmond areas.
Morag Crocker – Registered Occupational Therapist
Morag’s focus is on allowing clients to keep participating in the activities that they love, through aging, illness or injury. She received her Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy from UBC in 2004 and has been with the Chipperfield Physiotherapy team since 2016. She is also currently a clinical educator for OASIS, a Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) program for clients with osteoarthritis.
Work with Morag for wheelchair seating, falls prevention and home safety, ergonomic assessments, one-to-one education, and implementation of therapeutic interventions. These may include home modifications, adaptive equipment, and education to compliment physical therapy and reconditioning (such as preparation for joint replacement surgery, for example) so that clients can participate in valued leisure activities and live safely in their own homes. Morag also provides occupational therapy services for ICBC and third-party insurance clients with various orthopedic and mobility-related health issues. Morag is a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and has specialized training in wheelchair seating and positioning, upper extremity function and splinting, and rheumatological conditions.
Morag works with adults and elderly in Vancouver, Richmond, and the North Shore.
Claire Hope – Kinesiologist and Personal Trainer
Claire is a Kinesiologist and Clinical Exercise Physiologist who is motivated to make exercise accessible for all individuals. Claire is most passionate about pre and post-natal exercise. She has over 7 years of experience working with various chronic disease populations and over 10 years years of experience working
with otherwise healthy kids, teens, adults and seniors to reach their health and
Claire can provide clinically supervised exercise sessions including blood pressure, blood sugar, heart rate and oxygen saturation monitoring. Claire has her Cancer Exercise Trainer diploma, an holds her Exercise in Medicine credential. She is also a member of the BC Association of Kinesiologists
Claire’s mobile service area is Richmond, Burnaby and Vancouver. She is available for appointments Monday through Friday.
Laurie Butterfield – Rehabilitation Assistant
Laurie is driven to optimize the potential of each and every client she has the pleasure to work with. She earned her Rehabilitation Assistant Diploma from Capilano University in 2014 and brings over 18 years of experience in the Recreation Profession to Chipperfield Physiotherapy.
Laurie helps clients carry out exercise programs designed by registered physio and occupational therapists. Laurie’s expertise extends to a wide variety of physical and occupational therapy skills developed through working in acute, sub-acute, orthopedics, neurology, medical and mental health units in over a dozen hospital, residential care and intensive rehabilitation facilities in the lower mainland.
Laurie is a member of both the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and the Physiotherapy Association of BC and is thrilled to offer clients better access to rehabilitative services and exercises in the comfort of their own homes. She works with adults in their homes or in care homes throughout Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby.