Evan is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Masters in Physical Therapy Program (2019) and University of Victoria’s Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program (2015).
Evan grew up in Campbell River and has always had a love for sports and fitness. He loves triathlon, strength training, basketball and soccer. While these sports have kept him active, they have not been without their own physical hurdles and injuries. It was through his own process of injury recovery that he discovered a love for anatomy and rehabilitation, which led him to pursue education in Physiotherapy.
As a Physiotherapist he loves finding the source of the problem and using the most appropriate treatment tools to create a solution. Evan uses hands-on manual therapy, exercise rehabilitation, and education to ensure his clients obtain the best rehab experience. His current interests lie in shoulder rehabilitation, low back injuries, strength training injuries, and vestibular rehabilitation, but he is excited to see anyone that comes in the door!
Long term, Evan is working on completing his manual therapy and IMS/Dry Needling training and pursuing ongoing education to help his patients more.
Outside of the clinic, you can find Evan on the trails with his wife and dog, at the gym, or enjoying the many outdoor amenities the island has to offer.


Evan Somerville

Registered Physiotherapist, MPT, BSc(Kin)


Education

  • Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, University of Victoria (2015)
  • Masters of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia (2019)

Experience

  • Personal interest in injuries that develop from endurance sports like triathlon, running, cycling, or swimming, as well as workplace injuries.
  • Physiotherapy research into increasing rehabilitation adherence for total knee replacement patients in rural areas
  • Occupational Rehabilitation programs, ICBC programs, and Personal Training experience as a Kinesiologist


Continuing Education Courses

  • CPA Orthopaedic Division Manual Therapy Level 1 (2019)
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation: A comprehensive introduction (2020)
  • Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation (2020)


Accomplishments

  • Half-Ironman Canada (Whistler) Finisher, 2017
  • Half-Ironman Victoria Finisher, 2016
  • Bear Mountain 10K (the “hardest 10K in Canada”) 2-time finisher





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