Welcome to
Williams Lake
Physiotherapy Clinic

A fast-growing physiotherapy clinic serving the community of Williams Lake and the Central Interior of BC. We pride ourselves on our patient-centric, hands-on approach to therapy.

Each of our treatment plans is designed to meet your specific needs, based on a careful assessment of your symptoms and a thorough understanding of your personal goals. By assessing you as an individual, we can draw up your patient-specific treatment plan and exercise programme.

As a physiotherapy clinic, we’re committed to keeping the Cariboo pain-free and mobile.

Our Services

Williams Lake Physio offers professional treatment for musculoskeletal conditions such as sprains, strains, back, shoulder and neck pain and arthritis. We can also help address women’s health related issues as well as bursitis, posture problems, sports injuries, workplace injuries and reduced mobility.

We can help you regain full function after an operation through post-surgery rehabilitation.

Our goal as healthcare professionals is to aid you in restoring, maintaining and maximising your strength, function, movement and overall wellbeing – both short-term and long-term.

Please click here to view our rates or contact us for more information.

 

Sprains
and strains

Sports 
injuries

Back and
neck pain

Workplace
injuries

Women’s Health

Post-surgery
Rehabilitation

Arthritis

Orthopaedic rehabilitation

Neck, lower-back, upper and lower limb conditions, whiplash (from vehicle accidents) and post-surgical conditions.

Orthopaedic Manual Therapy

Highly specific manual techniques and therapeutic exercises.

Sports injuries

Helping you recover and perform at your best again.

Concussion assessment and rehabilitation

Rehabilitative treatment after head or neck injuries.

Vertigo and vestibular disorders

Addressing causes and symptoms of dizziness and balance issues.

Dry needling

Relieving muscle tightness and pain through insertion of needles into trigger points (muscle knots).

TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) conditions

Helping correct teeth grinding and jaw clenching.

Women’s health

Specialist physiotherapy to address pre- and post-natal and muscular issues including incontinence and pelvic girdle pain and dysfunction.

Women’s health biofeedback and other electrotherapy modalities

Learn more about how your body works and how to improve your current state of health.

Soft tissue injuries

Rehabilitating strains, sprains and other damage to muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Strengthening and exercise programme

Achieve more than you ever thought possible.

Lymph drainage

Massage techniques designed to promote the movement of lymphatic fluid throughout your body, and help remove toxins.

Electrotherapy

Electrical muscle stimulation involves electrical impulses being delivered to your body to help with certain conditions by increasing blood circulation, relieving muscle spasms and decreasing muscle atrophy.

ICBC and WCB patients

Williams Lake Physio has service contracts with both WorkSafe BC and ICBC.

Our techniques

At Williams Lake Physio, our team of qualified physiotherapists offers the following treatments and therapies. Please contact us if you would like more information or to arrange a confidential, no-obligation appointment to discuss your needs.

Manual therapy

A hands-on approach to treatment

Soft tissue and joint mobilisation

Activating and moving muscles to promote healing

Neural mobilisations

Stimulating your nerves to treat muscular pain

Dry needling

Targeting muscle knots and pressure points

Dynamic and sports taping

Targeted biomechanical treatment of muscle injuries

Electrotherapy

Healing muscles through electrical stimulation

Rehabilitation

Promoting recovery after injury or surgery

Patient-specific exercises

Personalised treatment and exercise programmes

Benefits of physiotherapy

Products for sale

We also sell the following items for use at home for your general well-being and physiotherapy exercises:

  • Foam pillows
  • TheraBand exercise products
  • Exercise balls
  • TENS machines
  • Foam rollers
  • Pulleys for shoulder rehabilitation
  • Hot packs
  • Bosu balls and other balance equipment
  • Dynamic Tape

Please contact us for more information.

Meet the Team

Surita Gaspar

Owner and Physiotherapist

Surita graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2006. She worked for 11 years in orthopaedic physiotherapy including acute post-operative rehabilitation, outpatient treatment (specifically neck and back injury rehabilitation) and sports injuries.

Surita is also skilled in dry needling, dynamic and kinesio taping. Her further training has covered temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, associated cervicogenic headaches and Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.

Surita moved to Canada with her family in 2017 and bought the Williams Lake Physiotherapy clinic the following year. 

Eghardt Schutte

Physiotherapist

Eghardt graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2007. He completed a post-graduate certificate in sports physiotherapy. He completed courses with a focus on concussion assessment and rehabilitation. Furthermore he has undergone training in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and vestibular disorders, orthopaedic manual therapy and joint manipulations.

Eghardt has worked with numerous professional sports teams including Field Hockey South Africa and Korfball South Africa, as well as club and school rugby and cricket teams, individual professional track athletes and tennis players.

He has lectured at a post-graduate level and presented taping courses, and is certified in dry needling and Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.

Eghardt moved to Canada with his wife and daughter in 2019.

Yvonne Schmidt

Working as Physiotherapy Assistant until Canadian PCE exams completed

Yvonne graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2006. She has completed courses in dry needling and Dynamic and Kinesio taping.  She is a trained Pilates instructor and completed a specialised course on Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) in 2014.

Yvonne has a special interest in Women’s Health and completed Women’s Health training courses in South Africa and Canada. 

She moved to Canada with her husband and two daughters in 2019. 

Marie Bursinger

Clinic manager and Receptionist

Jennifer Smylie

Administration staff and receptionist

Marie ensures that Williams Lake Physio functions smoothly and in the best interests of all our patients. She has exceptional organisational skills and is committed to delivering patient-focused experiences and the highest levels of customer service at all times.

Along with Marie, Jennifer ensures that all patients arriving at Williams Lake Physio – whether for their first or a repeat appointment – are made to feel warmly welcome. Her superb administrative abilities help our team of physiotherapists maximise their treatment time and focus entirely on therapy.

News

Learn more about Williams Lake Physio here.

FAQ

View our Frequent Asked Questions here.

Client Portal

Williams Lake Physio has partnered with Physiotec – an application that displays exercise programs assigned to a patient. Patients can login here

Over 38 years’
combined
experience

Members  of the Canadian Physiotherapist Association

Fully registered with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia

PABC
Professional
Membership

To arrange an appointment or to learn more, please complete the enquiry form or reach out to us using the contact details below.

   (+1) 250 398 6771

   (+1) 250 398 5934

Monday                     08h00 – 17h00
Tuesday                     08h00 – 17h00
Wednesday               08h00 – 17h00
Thursday                   08h00 – 17h00
Friday                         08h00 – 17h00
Weekends                 Closed
Public holidays          Closed

19N 1st Avenue (Suite 301),
Williams Lake, BC, V2G 4T6
(Above Caribou Ski)

Request an Appointment

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To arrange an appointment or to learn more, please complete the enquiry form or reach out to us using the contact details below.

 
 (+1) 250 398 6771


(+1) 250 398 5934

Monday                     08h00 – 17h00
Tuesday                     08h00 – 17h00
Wednesday               08h00 – 17h00
Thursday                   08h00 – 17h00
Friday                         08h00 – 17h00
Weekends                 Closed
Public holidays          Closed


19N 1st Avenue (Suite 301),
Williams Lake, BC, V2G 4T6
(Above Caribou Ski)

Request an Appointment

4 + 14 =

Please note that all appointments are subject to availability and our cancellation policy is applicable.

All appointments requested via our website should be considered provisional until we confirm them telephonically.

If this will be your first appointment at Williams Lake Physio, please arrive a few minutes early in order to complete all the necessary paperwork.