Dr Suhill Samji

Dr. Samji has been in practice for over 15 years. He completed 2 years of his undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia, after which, based on his academic performance was bestowed the honor of admission to the prestigious Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (Canada’s only English speaking Chiropractic college). Dr. Samji is a member in good standing with the B.C. College of Chiropractors which is the sole regulatory authority in British Columbia. Dr. Samji further expanded on his thirst for knowledge and higher education by immersing himself in a 3 year postgraduate study of the sub specialty of Chiropractic Neurology.

Dr. Samji is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (www.acnb.org) having studied under Professor Carrick of the Carrick Institute in the USA (www.carrickinstitute.org). The DACNB designation (although not recognized by the B.C. College of Chiropractors) earned by Dr. Samji, is one he shares with only 600 professionals worldwide. Dr. Samji has also undergone extensive training for the treatment of children and expecting mothers (www.ICPA.com) and can skillfully adjust the spine with his hands or gently with the use of an instrument. Dr. Samji’s office is conveniently located on the north west corner of East Broadway and Commercial Drive. His clinic offers Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Registered Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, and also has a Pain Medicine Specialist M.D. When not at the clinic, Dr. Samji can be found spending quality time with his wife and young son, and of course the 2 dogs, or playing soccer in North Vancouver’s Men’s League or practicing Yoga.

Gil Yehezkel, BPT

Gil Yehezkel has graduated from the University of Tel-Aviv in 2001. Since then he worked as a physiotherapist in the orthopaedic field, and has vast experience with cases of joint or soft tissue related, peripheral nerve injuries, postoperative and sport injuries. Gil is a registered physiotherapist in good standing with the College of Physiotherapy in BC (CPTBC). In 2003, Gil has been certified as a vestibular-ocular therapist, helping those who experience symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo and loss of balance. As part of his toolbox, Gil also administrates acupuncture treatments for neurological and muscular disorders, both acute and chronic. Gil is a strong believer of the “Active Approach” and assigns a specific exercise regime for each client as part of his/her care plan. Apart from being a physiotherapist Gil is also a Pilates instructor, integrating its principles to the physical therapy treatments.

Katherine Umayam

Born and raised in Victoria, Katherine is a spiritualistic versatile renaissance person. Her education consists of a biology degree from the University of Victoria, black belt in kenpo, certification from the Victoria Conservatory School of Music, diploma from Utopia Academy of Massage Therapy and Hydrotherapy (now known as Vancouver College of Massage Therapy), and certification of bodywork and massage from Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage (acquiring the knowledge and skills of reflexology, shiatsu, aromatherapy and other modalities).

Katherine believes in treating the body (as in physical, spiritual, and mind) as a whole and will do her best to meet your healing needs within her scope of practice. When she has the time, she enjoys listening to your stories and believes that humour ( at the right moment) is the best form of medicine.

Outside the clinic, you may find Katherine teaching reflexology and hydrotherapy at the Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy, expanding her knowledge and skills in massage, or having her down time discovering the marvelous wonders of the world!

“I am a teller of stories, a weaver of dreams, I can dance, sing, and in the right weather I can stand on my head. I know seven words of Latin, I have a little magic, and a trick or two. I know the proper way to meet a dragon, I can fight dirty but not fair, I once swallowed thirty oysters in a minute. I am not domestic, I am luxury, and in that sense, necessary” ~Jim Henson’s The Storyteller.