Jon Bell

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

Jon grew up in Victoria and began his academic journey at Camosun College where he played on the men’s basketball team, and qualified for the National Championships. He went on to complete a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science at UVic and a Masters degree in Physical Therapy at UBC.
He has over 8 years of clinical experience and since moving back to the island in 2017 has been voted Runner-Up for the Campbell River Mirror Reader’s Choice ‘Best Physiotherapist’ award 2 years running. In addition to his clinical experience he has also served as a rugby team therapist at the club, university, provincial, and national levels.
Jon is passionate and committed to research-driven rehabilitation. He has served as a Clinical Educator for the UBC Physical Therapy program, has completed a number of post-graduate courses, and is certified in Functional Dry Needling (IMS). He believes that treatment is an active, not a passive process, and chooses to focus on what you can do rather than what you can’t.
He is particularly interested in sports injuries, strength and conditioning, ACL and other post-op rehabilitation, running injuries and video running gait analysis; however, he is excited to work with anyone who is motivated to invest time and energy into fixing their problems.
In his free time you will find him hanging with his wife and new baby girl, out on the trails with his dog Cooper or hitting the slopes when the snow is good.

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

  • Mulligan Concept (Mobilizations with Movement) Upper and Lower Quadrant
  • 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 2006
  • 2nd Place, Best Physiotherapist Award, Reader's Choice, 2018 & 2019

Photo Credit: Erin Wallis Photography