"While on holiday and staying in a Steveston, I saw Janice 5 times over two weeks for acute lower back pain management and treatment. I am thrilled to be pain free and ready to ease back into my exercise routine. I feel more educated about what I need to do to strengthen my deep abdominals/core and I was provided with a progression of exercises and stretches that will be part of my daily wellness and injury prevention practice. Janice was super professional and understanding, especially in regards to my nervousness about IMS therapy. I am a believer now! I highly recommend Janice."
"My treatments with Adrienne were my first introduction to physiotherapy. It was amazing. A thorough analysis of my lifestyle, movement patterns, general health, and work habits that enabled me to make positive changes to resolve the circumstances that had resulted in my health challenges. Excellent!"
"I went in for two appointments, and they were easily the two best treatments I've had. It was true one-on-one treatment; not like other clinics where they plug you into a machine while they check on someone else. I have no more soreness in my neck and I can actually see behind me again. I wish I had discovered this place years ago when I had back issues."
"Empower Physiotherapy is a very clean and well kept clinic. Clients have a private room during each session. The online booking system is convenient to use. I see Andrea regularly and she is always kind and professional."
"Linda is very professional, thorough, competent and compassionate. I hurt my left wrist a few months ago. It was so painful that I could not even lift a coffee cup! She not only showed me exercises to help with the healing process, but she watched me do the exercises to ensure that I was doing them correctly before I leave the clinic. She took the time to explain to me my injury, what she was going to do and what she wanted me to do on my own to speed up the recovery. I am now pain free and I can play my ukulele again!! I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone!"
"I think that Linda M. at Empower Physiotherapy is an excellent Physiotherapist! She is very thorough and very competent. She not only showed me exercises to help me, but she watched me do the exercises to ensure that I was doing them correctly. How many times have you gone to a Physio and done the exercises incorrectly when you get home? Linda made sure that I was doing the exercises correctly so that when I was on my own, I would do them the right way. I would highly recommend her!"
"Finally I've found a physiotherapist that can help me. I've been to other physiotherapists & all I got was a lot of gadget treatment, told to do a certain exercise & get better. I can't say enough about Anant & his skills to get to the main issues & finally treat them. He's amazing & certainly knows his stuff! Great interpersonal skills as well. Ruth is very nice to talk with as well. Lol she's got a great sense of humour. The whole team (specifically the ones I've had treatment with) at Empower is very skilled & great to work with.
"I came to see Anant after a 20 year old knee injury got substantially worse while working out. I could barely walk let alone do all of the complicated movements that we do at MAKI fitness. To be honest, I didn't really expect the physiotherapy to correct the problem, I was just hoping that the injury would go back to a manageable level where I could exercise while wearing the knee brace that I had become accustomed to. On my first visit Anant insisted that my knee doesn't have any major issues that are not fixable and said that I shouldn't be wearing a knee brace. Needless to say after going in to see him weekly, and religiously doing the exercises and stretching that he gave me, I am able to work out pain free and without wearing a knee brace. I am so pleased with the results from physiotherapy with Anant. I highly recommend that you go see him if looking to fix an injury/issue."
"My search for a physiotherapist began following an appointment with my GP, who had encouraged increased exercise. This proved more difficult then it sounds, because even going for a walk, something considered relatively easy to do, caused me pain and consequently sleepless nights. I have had chronic pain for over 10 years. The reality was that I was not in any shape to exercise. Scanning a number of bio's for physiotherapist's I came across Anant's. I was impressed with his experience and educational background. After the initial appointment I knew I had found the right therapist. He listened, assessed and effectively treated the areas that were causing the pain. I had temporary relief after the first appointment and sustained relief after each subsequent appointment. My range of motion has significantly improved and over all I'm feeling much better. I highly recommend Anant without hesitation."
"I always look forward to my 1:1 sessions with Adrienne. She is sharp, attentive and intentional in her treatment. I step out of physio every time feeling more alive—rejuvenated both physically and emotionally. Adrienne cares that you recover properly and her hopeful outlook is infectious—motivating you to work even harder on the exercises and stretches she assigns. Adrienne has supportively walked beside me in life as much as throughout my post-surgery recovery of my foot. Her knack for the human body, sense of humour, storytelling and relatable personality makes her unique. I highly recommend Adrienne as an experienced, knowledgeable and highly engaging physiotherapist. Know that you're in good hands."
"I have had De Quervain's tenosynovitis to my right hand since June 2014. I went through all sorts of different therapies with 3 different physiotherapists, acupuncture, acupressure, hand therapist over a few months and my hand's range of motion was still extremely limited. I started seeing Linda since Dec 2014 and have seen much improvement since then. She was able to identify the problem that I had on the first visit and worked with me for a treatment plan. She modified the home exercises and stretches each time I visited her so it was not like a cookie cutter type of treatment. She is super creative in her treatment plan which I really admire. I am very grateful to be under her care. She is kind, professional, and has a wealth of knowledge. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Thank you very much Linda!"
“Very impressed by the professional treatment I received.”
"I went to see Adrienne in June after I had a severe spinal collapse caused by fractures in two vertebrae. I found that Adrienne was the first person including doctors and nurses who really seemed to take the severity of my pain seriously. She helped me immensely with her positive and caring attitude. I am still doing the exercises she gave me and feel that I am gradually improving. Adrienne has a cheerful and welcoming personality that helps to put a patient at ease."
"Linda is about solutions, not short term fixes. She expertly diagnoses problems, explains how they came to be, and puts a personalized program in place so you can be healthy and pain free. My case involved sciatica, weak lower back and core along with tightness of the IT band and abductor. The compounded injury left me unable to walk more than 20 feet. Within 2 months I am pain free and able to golf and enjoy life again. Linda gave me the knowledge and an on-going program to understand and prevent future occurrences."
"Linda, thanks for all your treatment and stretching advice. I ran a 5km race last Saturday and had my fastest time in 2 decades."
"Very professional service in a relaxing manner. Always feel like treatment has made a big difference in recovery."
"On February 4th I received a full knee replacement at the Royal Colombian Hospital with no complications. I attended a Physiotherapy clinic in Richmond (no names mentioned) and found that I could not get the Physiotherapist to give me 10 minutes of her time out of a hour session. Every time I attended, they put the electrical stimulation machine on for 30 minutes, iced my knee for the remainder of the time then said I was done and to re book a week later. I struggled on my own to do the exercises from handouts but really needed someone to coach me along. I was referred to Linda Maedel from a neighbor and attended my first session on April 3rd, 2013. Linda gave me 100% of her time in that hour evaluating all my muscle groups. She identified several muscle groups that were weak and set out to formulate a plan to rejuvenate them. She demonstrated the exercises that were needed, along with a series of stretching routines that she felt were equally important. I was very impressed with Linda's deportment, professionalism and attention to detail. Her offices and work rooms were bright and very clean. I would highly recommend Empower Physiotherapy as in my eyes she gets a 10 out of 10."
Captain Air Canada, Retired
"I have no hesitation in recommending Empower Physiotherapy to anyone who is in need of physiotherapy treatment. It is extremely clean and the staff are totally professionally, whilst at the same time very friendly. In particular i must mention Janice Lee who over 3 treatment sessions has employed active listening and targeted questions to ascertain the probable cause of my injury and pin point the actual location in my body. At all times Janice kept me informed as to why and what she was doing, even with modalities i was unfamiliar with, she put me at ease. Thank you Janice and Empower Physiotherapy for looking after me and helping me with my recovery."
Roy J. Hopwood
"I wanted to extend my heart felt gratitude for Linda and Anant and gang. Empower Physiotherapy lives up to it’s name. The care and service is second to none. So glad I found you."
"Empower Physiotherapy Clinic offers a wonderful space for healing! As a long-term client, I appreciate the expertise and enthusiasm of the staff to meet my health needs. My sessions with Andrea Burr have led to chronic pain relief so that I can fully enjoy the active lifestyle that I so love!"
"I would like to thank Adrienne for all the amazing work she had done to help me to recovery from all the injuries that I had this year....which were quite a few injuries. She had done an excellent job. I will definitely recommend her services to all my friends and clients."
"I suffered a labral tear and had gone to other physio therapist for treatment. Everyone would just stick a machine on me and make me sit for a half an hour then pull a rope for 5 minutes and then back on machines. I decided to try empower physiotherapy and I will never go anywhere else again. Anant did more for my shoulder in the first half an hour than anyone else has done for me in the 2 years I've suffered this injury. No machines, it's like massage therapy but really focuses on the muscles that need help. The knowledge Anant has shared with me is way more than I've ever gotten anywhere else. If you want to get adjusted or recover from an injury properly this is the place to go."
"I was recommended by my Orthopaedic surgeon to Empower Physiotherapy for my shoulder injury due to a motor vehicle accident that happened more than 4 years ago. The pain had not gone away even though I had been to another Physiotherapy facility before. My Orthopaedic told me that Empower Physiotherapy specialised in neck and shoulder injuries and could help. I was treated by one of the Physiotherapist, Adrienne Sankey for a few months and the pain had gone and need no further sessions. Thanks."
"I first saw Linda 3 years ago because of a back injury which with her help, I eventually recovered, however, I got complacent and stopped doing the exercises. This year, my lower back got thrown again, and Jacquie treated me and correctly assessed that the back pain was caused by a rotated hip which she fixed. The exercises Jacquie gave me were easy to follow and appropriate for the maintenance of the areas that I needed to look after, to prevent having same hip/back pain issues. Thank you, Jacquie! I'm still doing those exercises so that I don't have to come back here again... :^D"
"I have suffered with leg and hip pain for a very long time. Finally, through a website, I read about Adrienne and decided to try physio. Earlier physio sessions some years ago for another problem was a thorough waste of time -- lots of TENS machine and very little "hands on". What a delight this current experience was. Adrienne was able to immediately recognize my problem and with lots of "hands on" and some exercise --- after only a few sessions -- I am now pain free and able to walk the long distances that I was unable to do before. I am now convinced, thanks to Adrienne, that physio is, in fact, the "way to go".
"I have enjoyed the recovery of my left shoulder at your clinic. Adrienne Sankey's assessment of my injured shoulder and her prescribed therapy has given me full use of my shoulder again. Thank you for a job well done."
"I have appreciated the one-on-one physio that Anant provided. He has been thoughtful, thorough and caring - exactly what was needed I believe.”
"Adrienne was very personable & professional in guiding me to recovery from a lower back injury. Each week she very thoroughly assessed my condition and assigned powerful exercises that targeted exactly what was needed. Her high standards produced excellent results. Adrienne truly is a healer."
"I've been to several physios over the years, and Empower has been by far the best experience I've had. Adrienne's focus and attention, her careful consideration, diagnostic skill and thoughtful treatment have resulted in dramatic improvements for me. I never felt that I had less than her full attention or that I was the recipient of a casual or canned response. Each visit began with a brief interview, review of any progress, adjustments in treatment and exercises. I highly recommend Empower."
"Linda is an exceptional Physiotherapist. She discovered the cause of a recent injury - a 27 year old injury that had never been rehabilitated properly. I had been walking around since I was 15 years old on a foot that didn't have full range of motion! After a few treatments, at home exercises and some IMS I am doing great and loving running again. Thanks Linda!"
"As a nationally carded athlete, I have certainly seen my fair share of Physiotherapists over the past 20 years. Now living in Richmond, BC - I was referred to Linda's clinic for a reoccurring leg injury that I have had difficulties resolving in the past. Within three visits, the pain was gone, I regained a full range of motion and have been able to subsequently strengthen this once damaged part of my body. Linda is both extremely knowledgeable and professional but best of all, she was able to accurately diagnose the problem quickly and created an individual program that worked around my lifestyle and schedule. I would strongly recommend her for anyone requiring Physiotherapy in the Richmond/Vancouver area - thanks so much Linda!"
“I should have gone to see Linda much earlier. I didn't even know which one to go see chiropractor or physio. I had excruciating pain on my right knee for the past two years that I didn't know what part was wrong and what was causing it. Linda was very precise and let me know my problems right there. Her menu of stretch exercise catered to my personal needs compared to yoga class with general movement with many other yoga mates. After weekly, then biweekly visits and only in 3 months, improvement was significant and now the pain is gone!!
Thanks to her cheerful personality and encouraging words she told me at the beginning, "you'll get better if you keep doing these exercise" helped me a lot mentally too. I highly recommend her. Anyone who finds her is very lucky among many other physiotherapists. She is a very trustworthy and knowledgeable therapist!! Thank you very much Linda!”
“A positive experience on all levels! Linda is professional and courteous and enjoyable to work with. She was extremely knowledgeable about my injury and recovery and I was confident in her treatment and recommendations for follow-up care. Thanks Linda”
"I've visited three physiotherapists and two massage therapists for treatment of the injury that I finally visited Linda for. She is the only practitioner who was able to accurately diagnose and fix the problem."
"I am extremely grateful to have had your support while I was working through my injury. You are an excellent and very compassionate Physiotherapist, and I love your sense of humour. We had many good laughs along the way which is always a great thing! I looked forward to my appointments with you and I most definitely felt much better and very reassured after my visits with you. A warm and sincere "Thank you" to you Linda!"
"Linda was not only able to understand an ongoing problem with my hands, but also was able to get me back to health. Kind, patient, and knowledgeable, I recommend her without hesitation."