Our Physiotherapy Team

Our Physiotherapy sessions are one on one.

Consumer Choice Award 2018 Physiotherapy from the skilled Physiotherapists at Avita Health in North Vancouver helps you get back in the game at your full potential, quickly. You deserve the best possible rehabilitation for your specific injury or problem, and we offer one on one consultation's.

Early treatment and proper intervention is critical to a successful rapid recovery. Research has shown that the key to shorter recovery periods after an injury is how soon you have physiotherapy afterwards! If you take advantage immediately, you are 8 times less likely to develop chronic pain.

Physiotherapy clients come in many shapes, sizes; with differing histories and levels of activity; and with different degrees of injury. Avita Health Physiotherapists will ask you about your differences and then discuss a sensible physiotherapy program that will help you with your personal rehabilitation. You’ll be provided with advanced physical therapy options that might help you even better.

About Jenny (Registered Physiotherapist)

Jenny Biegler PhysioJenny received a Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of British Columbia and additionally holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria. She has training in Functional Dry Needling/Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), soft tissue release techniques and manual therapy techniques.

Growing up on Vancouver Island, sports and recreation have always been an integral part of her lifestyle. She has played softball, soccer and volleyball since she was old enough to catch, kick or hit a ball. Jenny believes that the first line of defense in the treatment of injuries is to educate her clients on how to prevent them and volunteers her time educating youth sports teams and senior centers on injury prevention. She is part of the medical team for Elite Men’s and Women’s Rugby, and enjoys working with athletes of all ages and levels.

Her physiotherapy philosophy is one that incorporates manual therapy techniques, patient education, and individualized exercise prescription to enable appropriate healing and prevent future injuries. With an array of experience from post-motor vehicle accident injuries, sports injuries and geriatric health, she welcomes all patients looking to optimize their function and fitness, decrease their pain, and improve their overall health.


  • Soft tissue release techniques
  • Evidence in Motion Lumbar Spine Techniques
  • APTEI Hip and Knee Complex
  • Functional Dry Needling/IMS
  • Cervical Spine Treatment
About Collin (Registered Physiotherapist)

Collin completed his Master of Physical Therapy degree at the University of British Columbia, and previously, a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria. Collin found his passion for rehabilitation while working as a kinesiologist in Victoria, and immediately knew physiotherapy was the career for him. Collin is dedicated to continuing his education in order to help clients return to their daily activities, sport, and a pain-free lifestyle. He has completed certification in Soft Tissue Release and Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy: Level 1, and looks forward to furthering his education throughout his career.

Collin enjoys helping clients reach their goals through the use of manual therapy, soft tissue release, taping, education, functional and personalized exercise prescription, as well as safe and effective return to sport programs. Collin enjoys staying active by playing many sports, including; downhill skiing, football, cricket, squash, hockey, soccer,, volleyball, softball, and cycling. In addition to treating sports injuries, Collin’s experience and interests also include treating postural dysfunction, post-operative rehabilitation, post motor vehicle accident rehabilitation, orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation, neck pain, back pain, and chronic pain. Collin looks forward to meeting and treating new clients of all ages and backgrounds.

About Andrew (MPT, Registered Physiotherapist)

Andrew Flynn PhysiotherapistAndrew graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia and loves being a physiotherapist.

His treatment style empowers people to take charge of their health. Treating primarily through education, manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription, Andrew is also trained in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). He sees people with a wide variety of conditions and injuries and has a special interest in shoulders and arthritis having personal experience with both shoulder dislocations and inflammatory arthritis management.

In his spare time Andrew enjoys golfing, traveling and playing games in the company of friends and family.

For information on Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) please click here.

About Chris (MPT, Registered Physiotherapist)

Chris von Schellwitz PhysiotherapistChris completed both his Master’s degree in Physiotherapy and his Bachelor degree in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. Chris has experience with a wide variety of clients and patient populations. Chris has completed his intermediate level 3 with the Canadian Association of Manipulative Physical Therapy (CAMPT) and an accreditation to perform intramuscular stimulation (IMS).

Chris is currently involved with the Vancouver Whitecaps residency program and has vast experience with coaching, managing, and playing soccer and ice hockey at all levels. Chris has an interest in working with athletes in all capacities, from the weekend warriors and recreational athletes, to varsity and elite athletes. Chris’ treatment focuses on manual techniques, IMS, and rehabilitation through strengthening and exercise programs.

Chris is currently pursuing advanced training in his orthopaedic levels with the goal to become a fellow of the Canadian Association of Manipulative Physical Therapy (fCAMPT) and is building sports physiotherapy experience with the Vancouver Whitecaps residency program. He is also committed to keeping current with modern empirical evidence and continuing education in the orthopaedic and sports fields.

Chris’ hobbies and interests include playing all sorts of recreational team sports, most notably hockey and soccer, while he also has a love for cycling. Chris recently completed the Granfondo for the second year, raising money for the BC heart and lung association and showing his commitment to the community while pursuing a healthy, active lifestyle.

About Erin (Registered Physiotherapist)

Erin Robinson PhysioErin is currently on maternity leave as of November 1st, 2017. We will
update once Erin announces her return to the clinic.

Erin is a firm believer in providing an individualized approach to treatment, as each client and their conditions are unique. She believes in a holistic, client-centered approach, where the client is offered the appropriate hands-on therapy, exercises, and education to manage their condition and achieve their physical goals.

Erin completed her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia in 2012. Since that time she has had the pleasure of working with a variety of clients and conditions, including overuse/ sports injuries, workplace injuries, and motor vehicle accidents. She has completed further training in manual therapy, Functional Dry Needling/IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation), neck disorders, and pregnancy-related pelvis and back pain. Erin also completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University while working and traveling as a trainer with the SFU Track & Field Team.

Erin’s interest in physiotherapy developed during her formal training in ballet, where she began to explore the movement and function of the human body. She developed an appreciation for health and wellness through her own dance injuries and their rehabilitation, and now strives to help people reach their own physical potential. On her days off Erin can be found hiking on the North Shore Mountains, running along the seawall, riding her bike, or in the yoga studio.

Orthopaedics, Functional Dry Needling (IMS), Pregnancy-related Pelvis and Back Pain

Level 2 (Lower) Certificate of Manual Therapy, Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), Rost Therapy for Pelvic Girdle Pain

About Asifa (Registered Physiotherapist)

Asifa Mithani PhysioBio coming soon!

One on One Consultations

Discover the benefits on a one on one consultation with our physiotherapists. Hands on treatment combined with their full attention for your entire visit allows us to better serve our patients.

With our attentive and professional service you will get the physical therapy treatment and education you need to build and maintain a strong and healthy lifestyle.

Physiotherapy Rates

The following rates apply to the Chiropractic services provided by our Physiotherapists in North Vancouver:
Practitioner New Patient Cost Follow Up Cost
Jenny Biegler $100 $75
Collin Kirby $100 $75
Andrew Flynn $100 $75
Chris Von Schellwitz $100 $75
Erin Robinson $100 $75
Asifa Mithani $100 $75

Physiotherapist Hours

Avita Health Physiotherapists in North Vancouver book appointment within following hours:

Jenny Biegler

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
2 – 8pm 8 - 1:30pm 2 – 8pm 8 - 1:30pm N/A N/A

Collin Kirby

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
11 – 5pm 11 – 8pm N/A 11 – 8pm 9 - 1pm 9 – 5pm*

Andrew Flynn

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
N/A N/A 12 - 6pm N/A 1:30 - 7:30pm N/A

Chris Von Schellwitz

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8-2pm 2-8pm 8-2pm 2-8pm 8-2pm TBA

Erin Robinson

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8 – 1:30pm 7:45 - 1:30pm 2 – 8pm N/A 8 – 1:30pm N/A

Asifa Mithani

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
N/A 7:45 - 1:30pm N/A 7:45 - 1:30pm N/A N/A

*every other Saturday

Avita Physiotherapy sessions are one-on-one

What You Can Expect from a Physiotherapist

With our attentive and professional service you will get the physical therapy treatment and education you need to build and maintain a strong and healthy lifestyle.

  • We go beyond the symptoms to find & treat the cause of your injury.
  • You will learn how to prevent pain from coming back – self recovery.
  • We will get you back to enjoying life as fast as possible!

How Long Will Recovery Take with Physiotherapy?

We want to correct your injury and pain as quickly as possible, and we adjust your physical therapy program to meet this goal. Often, just a few 20 – 30 minute physical therapy sessions is sufficient. Physiotherapists work efficiently to get you back to enjoying life as quickly as possible

Physiotherapist Qualifications

Canadian physiotherapists graduate with an entry-level Master’s degree from one of 14 accredited universities.

In order to practice, physiotherapists must meet national entry-level education and practice standards, and successfully pass a standardized physiotherapy competence examination to be registered with the college of physiotherapists in their province/territory.

Only registered physiotherapists may use the professional designations PT or pht in Canada.

ICBC Patients

If you have an approved claim, you will be charged a user fee (ICBC will cover the remainder). Prior to your initial appointment, you MUST provide your claim number, adjuster’s information (name and phone number), BC Carecard, and your doctor’s referral. Failure to provide this information will result in the patient paying the standard private rate for the appointment.