Meet Our Staff
Our vision is to provide clients with individualized treatment, using skilled assessment and clinical reasoning techniques, implemented with evidence-based treatment strategies.
Meet Michele Aldrich, she is the owner of the clinic and a physiotherapist. Michele grew up in Ontario and completed her BA in Physical Education and Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1983 in London Ontario. During her 37 years of practice, she has gained extensive experience and coursework in Sports Injuries, back Injuries and all musculoskeletal pathologies. She has reached a high level of recognition for successfully completing her Intermediate Orthopaedic Exams in Manipulative Physical Therapy. Further postgraduate training involves Vestibular Rehabilitation for the treatment of dizziness/balance disorders. She is a certified vestibular therapist. In her leisure time, Michele enjoys skiing, running and volleyball.
Lisa graduated from the University of Toronto with a BSc in Physiotherapy. After moving to BC she spent 5 years working in the hospital prior to opening Eagle Ridge Physiotherapy Clinic with Michele in 1989. Lisa was on the Business Affairs Committee for the Physiotherapy Association of BC and spent 4 years as the ICBC Liaison. She is a member of SportsMed BC and was on the athlete injury screening team for Provincial Level Athletes. She has pursued on going education and excellence in sport injury management, post surgical rehabilitation and has a special interest in the complexities of rehabilitating shoulders. She passed the Level 3 Orthopaedic Exam and is a life long learner continuing to take courses to provide best evidence practice for each condition and person that walks through the door. Her goal is to get you healthy and active and help you to stay there. Lisa enjoys skiing, cycling and hiking.
Nicole, who is the clinic manager, graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, along with a certification in Health and Fitness. As a practicing Kinesiologist, she is a member in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK).
Nicole’s background in sports throughout her life, especially soccer, has made her an advocate for promoting a healthy lifestyle and helping rehabilitate injury. She is passionate about ongoing skill development and active rehabilitation in order to enhance the success with all her clients.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys engaging in various sports and activities such as playing soccer, running, kayaking, and hiking.
Kristin Bean graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy Degree. She has her undergraduate degree from Boise State University in Idaho. Kristin was on a scholarship for athletics in gymnastics. As an ex-gymnast, Kristin has had her fair share of orthopaedic injuries and has learned a lot through her own rehabilitation. She now specializes in working with athletes for sport specific injury prevention and management. In her leisure time, Kristin enjoys spending her time with her three young children, husband and family Doberman.
Cheryl Schatz graduated with honours in 1996 from the University of Alberta in Edmonton with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy Degree. As a student she had received many awards for academics, sports and music including the Moyna Parker Admissions Award to the U of A Physiotherapy Program (highest combined academic average and interview score). Since graduating she has worked in various physiotherapy environments treating those with orthopaedic and neurological conditions as well as motor vehicle, work safe and sports injuries.
When Cheryl began practicing 25 years ago, she worked in Alberta seeing patients in a combined role of outpatient public practice, home care and long term care. Two years later she moved to BC and transitioned to private practice working first at a clinic in Langley and then at one in New Westminster. For the last 17 years she has remained in Coquitlam working at Eagle Ridge Aquatic Centre Physiotherapy.
Meet Brenda Shavchook. Brenda grew up in Alberta and completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. In the year 2000, she completed her Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. Then in 2004, she completed the Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation Technique/dry needling and adds this to her practice too. Brenda has been practicing physiotherapy over the last 30 years treating joint replacements, numerous musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions, and various sport related injuries too. Brenda treats people of all ages with either acute or chronic issues; with her rehabilitation emphasis on manuel therapy, core exercises, flexibility, general strengthening and patient education. After work, Brenda enjoys the outdoors, gardening, playing golf, doing yoga, reading and cooking.
Botond is passionate about helping people overcome injuries and return to the activities they enjoy. Bo values building supportive relationships where patients are encouraged and empowered to learn about their condition, their treatment options, and the exercises that will give the most benefit toward improving pain and function. Botond started his career as a Personal Trainer with a special interest in older adults at BodyWorks at the University of British Columbia. His five years of experience with older adults exposed him to common conditions related to aging (including arthritis, diabetes) as well as strategies to help people manage their conditions and pursue their hobbies pain-free. During his Kinesiology degree at UBC, Botond gained experience as a Student Strength and Conditioning Coach with several varsity teams such as rugby. Through involvement in varsity sport, Bo learned about injuries such as concussion, shoulder dislocations, ACL tears and ankle sprains while helping athletes maintain athletic fitness. Botond’s interest in exercise, sport, injuries and clinical conditions has led him to pursue Physical Therapy as a profession. When not working, Bo loves taking evening walks along the seawall, hiking and skiing on the local mountains, traveling, and exploring new activities like salsa dancing.