At Criterion Wellness in Port Coquitlam, our team of leading professionals provide expertly crafted physiotherapy programs designed to relieve pain and guide patients on the path to rehabilitation.

We understand that each patient that walks through our doors is unique. That is why we pride ourselves on taking the time to understand your needs and collaborate with you to craft a physiotherapy program that is both achievable and sustainable.

Our treatments are an ideal solution for those suffering from pain, discomfort, or difficulty of movement to ease symptoms and begin on the path to recovery.


Physiotherapy is highly effective for treating injury from sports, repetitive strain, car accidents or physical trauma. Leaving an injury untreated causes pain and makes everyday tasks exceedingly difficult. While the cause may vary from person to person, physiotherapy is specifically designed to aid the body’s rehabilitation and to help keep the body fighting fit.

Proper treatment can help restore function to the body for those suffering from injury and plays a pivotal role in maintaining mobility and alleviating pain.

Physiotherapy is effective for people from different walks of life. Here are some examples of why patients come to us:

  • Seniors suffering from musculoskeletal pain
  • Athletes seeking physiotherapy to keep their bodies in excellent physical form
  • Office workers with repetitive strain injury due to long hours of sedentary positions
  • Injury and trauma from car accidents
  • Strength condition and pain management pre and post pregnancy
  • People with dizziness and concussion related symptoms that need vestibular rehabilitation therapy

Manual Therapy aims to relax the muscles and work on restoring joint mobility. Muscle relaxation is achieved by using hand movements to pinpoint problem areas before applying techniques to manipulate the muscle tissue.

This unique mixture of massage, pressure and calculated movements relieves pain, relaxes the muscles, and increases circulation.

This form of physiotherapy is designed to treat injuries that can arise from the extra demand placed on the body by those participating in sports-related activities at any level.

Whether caused by poor posture, not warming up properly, or simply by accident, our treatments are tailor-made to get you up on your feet and back in action.

Sadly, Motor vehicle accidents happen, and when they do, they can lead to functional impairment and can cause inability to continue tasks and functions that we used to do on regular daily basis. This can negatively impact us physically and mentally.

Many injuries are treatable. Our trained physiotherapists are on hand to help design a program specifically for you and your journey to recovery. Our physiotherapy services are qualified for ICBC Direct Billing.

Pregnancy is an incredibly exciting time in any woman’s life. However, pregnancy is commonly associated with back, pelvic, and all sorts of other pains due to the extra weight from carrying a child.

At Criterion Wellness, we have several programs available to alleviate the pains of pregnancy to make your pregnancy easier.

Laser therapy has been known to aid the body’s natural healing ability by using amplified light energy at certain wavelengths to stimulate circulation and improve recovery rate.

The use of laser therapy has been shown to rapidly reduce pain and facilitate healing process of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and cartilage.

Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) or Dry Needling is a technique that uses very thin needles inside the muscles and trigger points to improve circulation, reduce muscle tone and as a result improve pain and function. 

Problem areas can be targeted and treated more precisely by focusing on specific points through the use of dry needling. Hypertonic painful muscles are allowed to relax, which improves range of motion and significantly reduces pain.

If you are experiencing dizziness, acute or chronic vertigo, Vestibular Rehabilitation is an exercise-based program to help you improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness. These symptoms can come from sports, head injury, or whiplash in motor vehicle accidents. Our physiotherapists can assess if you are eligible for this type of rehabilitation to help you manage your symptoms.

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