Jon Bell

Registered Physiotherapist, BScKin, MScPT, Kinetacore FDN (IMS) Certified

Jon graduated from the University of British Columbia’s Master of Science in Physical Therapy Program after completing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria. Jon is a certified Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling (commonly referred to as “IMS” or “Intramuscular Stimulation”) Level 3 practitioner. He has extensive sports-therapy experience. Jon’s special interests include working with recreational to elite level athletes as well as runners of all levels. He performs video gait analysis of runners and enjoys helping runners of all levels rehabilitate and prevent injuries. Based out of North Vancouver prior to relocating to Vancouver Island, Jon’s role was heavily focused in sports physiotherapy, and included speaking to several community groups regarding running-related injuries and injury prevention. With a background rooted in sports, recreation and exercise, Jon is passionate about education and evidence-based practice. Jon, his wife, and their dog spend their free time hiking, biking, trail running, skiing, snowshoeing and camping.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University of Victoria (2010)
  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia (2012)


Experience

  • BC Rugby Union – U16 and U18 Boys Team Physiotherapist
  • Meraloma Rugby Club, Vancouver BC – Men’s Premier Team Physiotherapist 2013-2016
  • BC Elite Youth Sevens Rugby, Victoria BC – U18 boys Team Physiotherapist 2015
  • CrossFit Western Canadian Regionals, Vancouver BC – Medical team member


Recent Continuing Education Courses

  • Kinetacore (IMS) – Functional Dry Needling Level 3
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries


Accomplishments

  • Summited Mt. Kilimanjaro 2004
  • Provincial Silver Medalist & National Championship Qualifier – Camosun College Basketball
  • 2nd Place, Best Physiotherapist Award, Reader's Choice, 2018

Photo Credit: Erin Wallis Photography