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Joseph Rector, MScPT, CSEP-CEP

Joseph is a registered interim physiotherapist and a clinical exercise physiologist. He received his Master’s in physiotherapy from the University of Limerick, Ireland, and graduated with honours distinction. Although he pursued education in Ireland, Joseph was born and raised in Victoria. He completed his undergraduate degree in Exercise and Wellness (aka Kinesiology) from Camosun College, and graduated as class Valedictorian. 

Joseph’s philosophy for treatment comes down to patient empowerment, and believes a healthy balance of education, active recovery and manual therapy is the most effective approach. He also has a keen interest in osteoarthritis (OA), and has co-authored research relating to exercise and hip/knee OA. Joseph is a strong proponent for evidence-informed practice, and is excited to continuously expand his knowledge and skill base. 

Outside of the clinic, Joseph’s interests include all things active. He enjoys strength training in the gym, and plays a variety of sports including basketball, spikeball, golf, and squash. When he lived in Ireland, Joseph also developed an interest in hiking, and completed over 20 destination hikes across the entire country. Besides his active hobbies, Joseph also has a passion for cooking and has formal training in the culinary arts. While he no longer cooks professionally, he thoroughly enjoys being a home cook!

Joseph Rector, MScPT, CSEP-CEP, physiotherapist, smiles and crosses his arm, wearing a blue collared shirt and standing in front a tall green bushy backdrop.
Madi Campbell, MScPT, BScKin

Athletic background

“Because of Sandy’s own athletic background she brings both a deeper sense of what is going on and the sense of urgency that most people feel when they are injured. When you have something wrong you just want to get on with it. Sandy has an incredible feel for what is going on and how to fix it.”

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Up-to-date on latest evidence based research

“I had a physiotherapy appointment with Lena Walther for a longstanding minor shoulder issue. She had great communication skills/rapport and made me feel comfortable while simultaneously taking COVID precautions. Very thorough history ruling out red flags despite it being a minor ailment.

Lena asked about how the condition actually played a role in my life and did find out/enquire that I’m a health care worker. She gave me appropriate info with simple explanations but also respectable for my educational level.

My range of motion/strength were checked and she explained everything she did and always communicated before she touched or did anything that could be considered invasive such as a subscapularis release. She also provided other physical therapy and massage in the initial 40 minute session.

She gave me lots of exercises/homework to do since that’s what I wanted. She reduced the number of unnecessary follow ups since she was so efficient which saved me both time and money. I feel confident now applying my knowledge from the sessions to incorporate stretches and improve my condition.

I would recommend Lena Walther to anyone who is very motivated to want to get better/take ownership of their health and especially to those who are busy or would prefer less unnecessary follow ups unlike other physios I’ve encountered in Vancouver trying to make as much money as possible. She’s a recent UBC MPT grad and is up-to-date on latest evidence based research which was also a huge plus, I booked on random chance since she had the best availability but that may change soon!”

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Blue sky over the Ross Bay Cemetery and the Salish Sea.