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Get to Know the Team Behind Our Clients’ Results

At LIFT, we all entered the world of physiotherapy from different backgrounds.

But what brings us together is our passion for continuous learning and our mission to deliver the best possible results to our clients.

Elysha Phillpotts​

Physiotherapist, MScPT, BKin, Owner at LIFT

Once upon a time, when I was 12 years old and competing as a provincial-level gymnast, I broke both arms from a fall off the uneven bars. Gymnastics was my life at the time, and I had to endure a gruelling recovery to get back to the sport I loved.

Physiotherapy was naturally a huge part of my life for a while and is almost wholly responsible for the full recovery I was able to make. At some point amidst all the physio appointments, I realized that I too wanted to help people get back to the things they loved, just the way my physiotherapist helped me.

Today, I help clients with general orthopedics, pelvic floor conditionspost-concussion syndrome, and post-surgery complications like ACL reconstruction and fracture recovery. I can relate to what my clients are going through since I had to endure it all myself all those years ago.

As a busy mom of two young children, I can also empathize with the numerous demands placed on new moms. Aside from helping moms with the complications preceding and following childbirth, I’m passionate about helping new mothers strike a balance between taking care of themselves and taking care of their kids.

Whether my client is coming to me for a concussion, a pelvic floor condition, or something else, I’m always amazed by how well the human body can respond to adversity, given the proper program, a little hard work, and the right mindset.

Continuing Education
  • Orthopedic Division of Canada Advanced Manual Therapy (Level 3)
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessments (SFMA) & Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
  • Concussion Management
  • Advanced running analysis and functional biomechanical concepts using video analysis
  • Non-Internal Introduction to Pelvic Health
  • Pelvic Health: Female and Male Urinary Incontinence (Level 1)

Adam Chang

Physiotherapist, MScPT, BKin, Owner at LIFT

My passion for understanding how the human body moves started when I was a child athlete. Today, that passion fuels my work as a physiotherapist and my mission to help my clients make the most of their bodies.

Many of my clients have awkward body mechanics and often complain of pains they’ve carried around with them for years or even decades. I’m dedicated to showing my clients how they can manage their pain so that they can live better lives. I believe that no one should be constrained by their physical limitations.

Today, I love providing customized fitness programs to my clients to bridge the gap between where they are and where they’d like to be. I especially enjoy using a combination of manual therapy and exercise programs to help my clients get stronger.

I believe life is about enjoying the journey but also looking forward to the destination.

Continuing Education
  • Orthopedic Division of Canada Advanced Manual Therapy (Level 3)
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessments (SFMA)
  • Advanced running analysis and functional biomechanical concepts using video analysis

Brittany Pereira

Physiotherapist, MScPT, BAS-Kin, CSEP CPT

Even in high school, I knew I wanted to become a physiotherapist.

Over the years, I’ve experienced several concussions, sprains, and strains through multiple car accidents and while playing soccer and practising gymnastics. Needless to say, I was a frequent flyer in the rehab clinics.

Surprisingly, I actually looked forward to going to physio. I loved learning the science behind my injuries, and I was constantly bombarding my therapists with questions so I could understand more.

During that time, I decided that one day, I would be the person that my patients would look forward to seeing. I’d be the one helping them with their injuries and empowering them to achieve their health and wellness goals.

Today, I’m especially passionate about helping soccer and hockey players with injuries, along with the pre- and postnatal community. With enough family members to fill a small town, I’m surrounded by births, and I have my pulse on the many challenges that new moms struggle with. That’s why I took additional training in pregnancy, labour, and delivery alongside my pelvic floor physiotherapy training.

Whether my patient is an expecting mother, an athlete, or someone just trying to feel better and achieve their goals, my mission is to be their biggest supporter.

Continuing Education
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Orthopedic Division of Canada Manual Therapy (Level 1)
  • Pelvic Health: Female and Male Urinary Incontinence (Level 1)
  • Pelvic Health: Female and Male Pelvic Pain (Levels 2 and 3)
  • Pelvic Health: Advanced Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain and The Pelvic Floor
  • Fit4Two Pre- and Postnatal Certification

Samuel Yentin

Physiotherapist, MScPT, BScAT, CSCS

Do you remember when you were a kid, and you genuinely believed you had unlimited potential? Well, my motivation for becoming a physiotherapist is to help people overcome their injuries and other physical limitations so they can actually reach that potential (or at least come close).

As both a physio and athletic therapist, I’m passionate about helping my clients achieve their unique goals, whether they’re around taking the dog for a walk or returning to a high-impact pro sport.

As an athletic therapist, my goal is to accelerate my client’s healing process, no matter what the injury is, so that they can return to their pre-injury level of fitness as quickly and safely as possible.

Athletic therapy specializes in the prevention, emergency care, assessment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. After taking my clients through a detailed movement assessment, I use a combination of manual therapy, taping, bracing, and numerous other therapeutic modalities to help my clients achieve their fitness goals as efficiently as possible.

Today, I am committed to helping my clients achieve their fitness goals, whether they’re looking to perform better at home, at work, or in their favourite sport. 

Continuing Education
  • SFMA Level 1
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®
  • RockTape Functional Movement Taping Basic & Advanced
  • RockTape Movement Specialist

Trish Layao

Office Manager

As Office Manager here at LIFT, I’m usually the first person you’ll see when you pay us a visit

With over five years of experience in medical office administration, managing administrative duties and client relations is a walk in the park for me. 

I have a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA in the Philippines. Since then, I’ve completed certificates in medical office administration, medical terminology, and EMR.

Aside from running a tight ship here at LIFT, I love seeing the sometimes monumental improvements in our clients. Witnessing them overcome their chronic pain and become pain-free and active is a treat that never gets old.

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