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.
“Eight months ago Mum fell and broke her wrist. She had been using a walker for mobility, but after the fall she could not use her conventional walker because her arm was in a cast. Determined to keep our 95 year old Mum up and moving on her feet, we called Justin at Chipperfield Physiotherapy for help, as recommended by the staff at Mum’s care home. Justin and his team were there immediately, and established a routine designed to keep Mum’s fingers, hands, shoulders and legs from atrophying while she was recovering. Mum’s wrist has long since healed, but his team continues to visit Mum three times a week for physiotherapy sessions that keep her limber and able to stand, bear weight and take a few steps while transferring to into the car, the shower, the toilet and into bed. Our family knows that the physiotherapy program implemented by Justin and his team have increased Mum’s strength and stamina in ways that enhance her enjoyment and ease of life. We have acted on equipment suggestions they proposed too. No less significantly, our normally reclusive Mum enjoys terrific camaraderie with her physiotherapists who cheerfully encourage and stimulate her with conversation and laughter during their visits. Our family could not be more pleased with the services of Chipperfield Physiotherapy.” -Liz H.
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 on surgical, orthopedic, neurological and medical units, to children with various conditions at BC Children’s hospital, private practice and the community. 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 and gross-motor delay). She also focuses on geriatrics (including weakness post-hospital stay, total joint replacements and hip fracture rehab). In addition to working as a Physiotherapist, Emma has a Diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition and is available for Nutritional and Lifestyle consulting and workshops.
-The study of human movement, Canadian Bobath Instructors Association, Vancouver Canada, June 2015.
-Contemporary NDT Treatment of the Baby and Young Child, Olympia USA, October 2018.
Emma works with clients of all ages and has a particular interest in working with children. Her service area covers Vancouver, Richmond, and Burnaby. Emma is available for appointments on Tuesday’s and Friday’s.
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.
Adel Alabd – Registered Interim Physiotherapist
Adel has practiced physiotherapy in several countries around the world for over a decade and has recently chosen Vancouver as his permanent home after falling in love with the city. Over the years he has developed a true passion for rehabilitating patients and is highly committed to improving the quality of life of those he treats, with a 100% patient centered treatment plan. His wide experience in the field ranges from Acute care at hospitals, to treating athletes on National and International league teams.
He specializes in Orthopedics and Sports Injuries as well as in Active rehabilitation through functional exercise plans. Adel believes that combining excellent treatment along with patient commitment and support is the key recipe for a successful rehabilitation plan and appreciates his opportunity to make a difference, improving his patient’s lives.
Adel works with adults and elderly and treats clients in the Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster, Tri-Cities, and North Shore.
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.
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.
Jannike Tryggvesson – Rehabilitation Assistant
Jannike has a professional career with 25 years of working experience. With a recent career change and the experience gained from living on three continents, she brings her positive and energetic spirit to Chipperfield Physiotherapy. Jannike is curious, empathetic and open-minded and is here to help her clients reach their fullest potential.
Working with and for people in a health-oriented field is something Jannike loves to do. She has the experience from many rehabilitation facilities; Cardio-Metabolic Rehabilitation; Neurology and Rehabilitation Ward at Lions Gate Hospital; and Day programs for Elders with Dementia and/or Mental Health and/or Physical needs. She has also been instrumental in planning, setting up and leading physical exercises and recreational activities at many care facilities throughout the Lower Mainland.
Jannike became a registered physiotherapy and occupational therapist assistant through the accredited Rehabilitation Assistant Diploma Program from Capilano University in 2018. She also is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapist Associations and the Physiotherapy Association of BC.
Katie Grill-Donovan – Operations Manager
Katie graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S. in 2010 after a long career as an NCAA Division I Soccer Player. Her interest in athletics, human performance and nutrition lead her to a career in the physiotherapy and sports performance world. Her most recent experience involves working with elite-level athletes and TBi/concussion patients as a Performance Vision Therapist at Fortius Sport and Health.
When she’s not managing the day-to-day operations of the clinic, Katie enjoys exploring the outdoors with her two pups, sitting down to read a good book, woodworking, and eating all the tacos & margaritas she possibly can.