Jon Bell

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

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
  • Runner Up, Best Physiotherapist Award, Reader's Choice, 2018, 2019 & 2020

Photo Credit: RAD Media

Jon is a graduate of the UBC Masters of Physical Therapy program and has been practicing since 2012.


He is particularly interested in sports injuries, ACL and other post-op rehabilitation, running injuries and video running gait analysis, general strength and conditioning, and chronic pain; however, he is excited to work with anyone who is motivated to invest time and energy into improving how they move.


In addition to his clinical work he has served as a Clinical Educator for the UBC Physical Therapy program and has completed a number of post-graduate courses in manual therapy, Functional Dry Needling (IMS), running injuries, functional movement assessment, and pain science. He is a former collegiate athlete, has experience coaching CrossFit, and has served as a rugby team therapist at the club, university, provincial, and national levels.


“I am continually fascinated by the body’s remarkable capacity to change. It is not inherently fragile - it is extraordinarily robust, resilient, and capable. Having a positive attitude and investing time and energy into exercise and self care will pay dividends. Interventions that provide short-term relief are rarely long term solutions.”