ARE YOU A MUSICIAN OR A PHYSIO?
My name is Grace Cheung and I am a physiotherapist with a penchant for playing music in Vancouver, Canada. At the tender age of four, I was started on the violin with the Suzuki Method at the Vancouver Academy of Music and my musical pursuits have never stopped. While pursuing classical education in violin, piano and music theory with the Royal Conservatory of Music, opportunities arose in playing regularly in the local church services, arenas with Canto-pop legends, and countless church halls with various orchestras. My most recent venture was recording a gospel-Americana EP with bluegrass leanings, on which I played guitar and a hint of cello.
Music is a fun part of my life, but I realise that for many of you, this is your livelihood, if not a significant part of your joy and satisfaction in life. This is where my role as a physiotherapist comes in.
WHAT IS YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?
I graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy from McMaster University and a Bachelors in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. I also have completed a post-graduate Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy with internationally recognized IFOMPT.
My approach to physiotherapy is to get people going to achieve their goals – largely through education about body awareness and mechanics, manual therapy (including manipulations), and motor retraining via prescription of injury-specific exercises.
WHO HAVE YOU WORKED WITH?
I have had the privilege of working with athletes and musicians of all ranges: Olympians, professional musicians, adult learners and young, talented musicians who are launching their careers in music. I also assist in teaching orthopaedic physiotherapy clinical skills classes at the University of British Columbia. One of my most memorable interviews was with a group that wanted to learn how to head-bang safely (preventing neck injury) while shredding on their guitars.
In the Vancouver area? BOOK an appointment with me here OR call 604-568-4628.
Not in the Vancouver area? Online video consultations are available as well. Inquire here.