Education and
Advanced Training

  • Bachelors of Human Kinetics(Exercise Science) – UBC
  • Bachelors in Science(Physiotherapy) – UBC
  • Masters in Advanced Orthopaedic Physiotherapy/Manipulative Therapy – Western University
  • Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT)
  • Certified in Gunn IMS(CGIMS)/dry needling  – UBC
  • Clinical Pilates trained – Calibrate Clinical Pilates in Vancouver; PNW Pilates Reformer 1 Portland
  • New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries – 2013 and 2016
  • Lyn Watson Shoulder Courses: Level 1 and 2, and The Sporting Shoulder
  • RYT – 500 hours – Prana Yoga 2008 and Insight Yoga Institute 2012

KATRINA SOVIO

BHK, BScPT, MClSc, FCAMPT, IMS/Dry needling(CGIMS), Clinical Pilates Trained

Registered Physiotherapist / Clinic Director

(she/her)

Katrina (Kat) graduated from UBC with her Bachelors of Science(Physiotherapy) in 2003. She went on to complete a Masters of Clinical Science in Advanced Manual Therapy at Western University, earning standing as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT). She is certified in Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS)/dry needling. She brings her years as an Ironman triathlete and marathon runner and her training as a registered yoga teacher (RYT500) to her practice.

Katrina’s sessions involve the integration of advanced clinical reasoning, hands-on/manual therapy, joint manipulation, dry needling (IMS) and specific therapeutic exercise, with focus on functional movement re-education. She believes in the power of mind-body connection and its consideration to be an important element of comprehensive care. She has a special interest in treating runners, yoga practitioners and injuries related to hyper-mobility of the spine.

Recently, she trained with Calibrate, a Pilates training program for Rehabilitation professionals, and has been enjoying integrating Pilates-based rehabilitative exercise into her practice.

Always living life to the fullest, her passions include running, cross-country skiing, road cycling, Vipassana meditation, and finding new cultures to explore and waves to surf.