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Mary Sew

13 Years
Experience

Let us help you find the perfect physiotherapist

Locations

Dunbar Physio
3540 West 41st Avenue, Suite 205
Vancouver, British Columbia
Mon 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
Tue 7:00 am - 2:00 pm  
Wed 11:30 am - 6:30 pm  
Thu 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm  

Biography

Mary is a graduate of McGill University, holding a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy, subsequent to pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at SFU. She has worked extensively in private practice in the Vancouver area, and Calgary, and has a broad base of acute care knowledge from working in a large teaching hospital in Vancouver, which included work in pre- and post –operative Orthopaedics, Spinal Cord Unit, ICU and Neurology. Mary has a “patients’ needs first” philosophy to treatment. She believes that the return to optimal function relies not only on overcoming the physical limitations of an injury, but that it can take different forms depending on the needs and lifestyle of that individual. She attempts to empower the individual to learn about their body and the healing process and to guide them successfully in the optimization of healing and re-integration to their desired level of physical function. Assessment and treatments are based on a variety of evidence-based models, and incorporate specific exercise prescription with manual/manipulative therapy, traditional Chinese acupuncture and/or Intra-muscular stimulation (IMS), and soft tissue techniques. Mary holds a post-graduate diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, is certified in Medical Acupuncture, as well as, Intra-Muscular Stimulation. She continues to build on her vast knowledge base with continuing education in all areas of professional interest, which include the neck, spine and pelvis, hips and shoulders, pre and post operatively, She enjoys treating patients of all ages, athletes and weekend warriors alike. Mary has a keen interest in athletics, having provided physiotherapy for SFU Junior Varsity soccer, Varsity football and wrestling teams, Women’s World Cup Fast Pitch tournaments, and the Special Olympics. Mary enjoys participating in a variety of team sports such as dragon boating and volleyball. Personal athletic highlights include the 2014 Penticton Gran Fondo, Scotiabank Half Marathons, Melissa’s Half Marathon in Banff and numerous 10 K races.

Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?

Mary has worked extensively in private practice in the Vancouver area, and Calgary, and has a broad base of acute care knowledge from working in a large teaching hospital in Vancouver, which included work in pre- and post –operative Orthopaedics, Spinal Cord Unit, ICU and Neurology.

What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?

Mary has a “patients’ needs first” philosophy to treatment. She believes that the return to optimal function relies not only on overcoming the physical limitations of an injury, but that it can take different forms depending on the needs and lifestyle of that individual.Assessment and treatments are based on a variety of evidence-based models, and incorporate specific exercise prescription with manual/manipulative therapy, traditional Chinese acupuncture and/or Intra-muscular stimulation (IMS), and soft tissue techniques.

What are you proud of in your practice?

Mary has a keen interest in athletics, having provided physiotherapy for SFU Junior Varsity soccer, Varsity football and wrestling teams, Women’s World Cup Fast Pitch tournaments, and the Special Olympics.

Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?

Mary enjoys treating patients of all ages, athletes and weekend warriors alike. Issues include the neck, spine and pelvis, hips and shoulders, pre and post operative conditions, chronic pain issues and nerve pain.

Offered Services 22 Services

Active Release Technique Acupuncture Arthritis and Osteoporosis Car Accident Injuries Cardiovascular Conditions Chronic Impairments Compression Stockings Electrical Stimulation Falls Prevention Follow Up Visit Infrared Therapy Initial Visit Manual Therapy Motor Vehicle Accident Myofascial Release Orthotics Shockwave Therapy Soft Tissue Release Soft-Tissue Manipulations Sports Injuries Therapeutic Exercise Work Related Injuries

Active Release Technique Acupuncture Arthritis and Osteoporosis Car Accident Injuries Cardiovascular Conditions Chronic Impairments Compression Stockings Electrical Stimulation Falls Prevention Follow Up Visit Infrared Therapy Initial Visit Manual Therapy Motor Vehicle Accident Myofascial Release Orthotics Shockwave Therapy Soft Tissue Release Soft-Tissue Manipulations Sports Injuries Therapeutic Exercise Work Related Injuries

Languages Spoken

English Cantonese