Partners in Care
Health & Wellness Practitioners for every stage of your life.
"Having someone help with taking care of you or a family member in a time of need is simply the greatest gift one can have."
"A heartfelt thank you from our family for Rebekkah. She was a gift in a truly difficult time."
You're Got this!
Whatever your goals, the basic ingredients are simple -- restful sleep, nutritious food choices, plenty of water, moving your body, reducing stress and connecting with others.
Feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone. Book in to see a counselor to get back to being your best.
MIND, BODY, SPIRIT
"I've been living with chronic pain for many years. It isn't easy. I look fine but my body hurts to move, sit, stand. Coko made a huge difference to my life."
HEALTHY YOU EVENTS
We'll be hosting some Healthy You Workshops in Kitsilano. Stay tuned for a workshop near you.
"Great health is much easier when you break it down into small, manageable bits."
Shared Care Family Practice
Are you a patient of the Shared Care Family Doctors at Vital Health Kitsilano? They are now at 4448 West 10th Avenue at Sasamat. Looking to see a walk-in doctor? You can call them to pre-book your time & see any physician with an open schedule. Call 778.379.4448
The clinic is beside Pharmasave near West 10th & Sasamat. Free parking behind the clinic.
Dr. Sue Turner, Podiatrist, Strut Orthotics
Dr. Sue Turner is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, and has been practicing podiatry (and fixing feet) in Vancouver for over 22 years.
She is a specialist in treating lower extremity problems using techniques that alter the way the foot hits the ground and functions within footwear.
She also has extensive experience dealing with arthritis related foot and gait problems as well as chronic pain.
Sue is committed to her patients living full and healthy lives. She believes that even small improvements in foot function can provide life altering changes in peoples’ ability to walk, run, play, dance, ski and do whatever they really want to do in life.
"Our feet are that upon which we stand and live our lives. They deserve the best possible care they can get." Outside of her work in podiatry, Sue is a recording artist, singer-songwriter who also coaches leadership programs.
Sue is highly regarded as a custom foot orthotics expert. If you need custom orthotics or are having pain with your feet, give Sue a call. If you are a student or have an extended health plan your visit and orthotics (or a portion thereof) may be covered.
Rebekkah Stainton is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with extensive experience working with individuals living with anxiety and depression.
She teaches workshops empowering those with body image and those wanting to create healthy personal boundaries. She specializes in those with Eating Disorders and those facing everyday challenges or recovering from Trauma.
Rebekkah did her undergrad in Psychology from Simon Fraser University and a Masters of Psychology at Yorkville University in New Brunswick. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, ballet & martial arts.
Rebekkah is a sought after thought leader on the recent DSM-5 and delivers workshops and lectures on the impact that these diagnostic changes bring to both patients and practitioners.
She works with clients from toddlers to teens to the elderly. Rebekkah has a private practice and also works with Family Services of Greater Vancouver.
Monika Konieczka, Registered Acupuncturist
Monika Konieczka is a Registered Acupuncturist with a spacial interest in Sports Medicine, Pain Management, Digestive Disorders, Mental Health and Women's Health.
Monika empowers her patients to reach their optimal health through integrative medicine and lifestyle education.
She has a sincere desire to relieve her clients’ suffering with integrity, compassion and a lifelong love of learning.
Monika is skilled and board certified in the following therapies:
Her practice includes the use of acupuncture, tui-na massage, cupping, moxibustion, biopuncture, trigger point injection, nutritional support and therapeutic yogic coaching.
Monika is attuned to the mind, body and spirit connection. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with over 800 hours of international training in India, Thailand, Mexico and Canada. Monika considers wellness practitioners to be living models of health and harmony.
Patients are welcome to book with her directly at 778.886.0880. To learn more about Monika and her services, follow the link below.
Margaret Tarnowski, Registered Nurse, Foot Care
Margaret Tarnowski is a Registered Nurse who has specialized in Foot Care for over 20 years.She first began her practice in Winnipeg, Manitoba after noticing the great need for proper foot care.
She received her certification as a Foot Care Nurse (FCN) and Diabetic Foot Care Nurse (DFCN).
Margaret provides quality foot and nail care to assist clients in maintaining foot health, improving mobility, and achieving a high quality of life. Her clients know her for precise technique and compassionate touch.
Her specialties include: cutting & filing, ingrown toe nails, corns & calluses, thickened & fungal nails and helping those with Diabetes take good care of their feet. Your first visit includes a Nursing Health Assessment of Foot and Lower Extremities.
Nursing Foot Care Services are covered by many extended health plans including Blue Cross, DVA Veteran's Affairs Canada. Please call your provider to confirm. Receipts are provided and may be applied to the medical expense portion of your income tax. Margaret also offers mobile visits for those with mobility issues. Please call to book with her directly 604.970.3876.
Coko Mayuko, Rolfer, Craniosacral & Sound Healing Therapist
Coko is a certified Reflexologist, Rolfer™ and Sound Healing Therapist.
She trained globally in Japan, Australia, and USA.
Coko is the only Kita-Sound Healing Therapist in Canada and one of only four in North America. She graduated at the Rolfing Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
Coko believes in the natural healing ability of the human body, not only physically but also emotionally. She also believes that movement changes emotion and can improve mood & create a sense of well-being.
Fluidity of the body and aligned body structure in the gravity field progress to the vital and healthy life.
With over nine years of experience, Coko has worked on several thousand clients, and believes in always training and learning new techniques. You can be certain you’ve come to the right place to achieve the optimum body balance.
This has given her the skills to help her clients achieve their body and mind balance. Coko will be speaking at this year's Holistic Healthcare at Sea, a vegan cruise held each year in March.
Coko is seeing patients at Halsa in Kitsilano. To book in with Coko, call 604.315.6140._
Vreni Gurd, Visceral Manipulation & Corrective Exercise
Vreni Gurd believes it takes the fusion of functional fitness, quality nutrition and good lifestyle habits -- adequate sleep, a relaxed attitude, and a passion for life -- to be optimally healthy and full of vitality.
Customizing the ingredients to make the recipe work for you can often be the only difference between feeling fully alive, and simply getting through the day.
Vreni's current practice involves combining visceral & neural manipulation with corrective exercise programs as well as customizing nutrition and lifestyle choices for optimal health. Vreni offers workshops on pelvic floor health on an ongoing basis.
Barral Visceral Manipulation Level 1-6, Barral Neural Manipulation Level 1-3, Current Study Osteopathy, Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiologist (C.H.E.K.) Level 3 Practitioner - C.H.E.K Institute, C.H.E.K. Level 2 Holistic Lifestyle Consultant - C.H.E.K. Institute & Advanced Metabolic Typing Advisor - Metabolic Typing. Vreni is seeing patients at Your Personal Best, a beautiful studio at West 10th & Alma. To book in with Vreni, call 604-256-3463
Yuen Hing Tse, Qi Gong & Registered Nutritional Practitioner
Yuen Hing Tse, R.N.C.P., C.N.P., M.S.W., is a Registered and Certified Nutritional Practitioner graduated from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition with honours. Hing's specialty is to connect people to their bodies through qi gong and nutrition.
Hing is a Registered Social Worker with a Master Degree in Applied Social Studies from England. Hing has been working in the health and social service sector for over 20 years.
Hing set up Hing's Holistic Health in 2011 and her goal is to support people to build optimal health through integrating one's body and mind.
Hing starts introducing the power of healing food and cultivating one's internal chi (energy) flow by nutritional consultation, education as well as Chi-kung /Qi Gong practice.
Hing’s passion is to support people to maintain physical and emotional balance and to cultivate a healthy eating community through Hing’s Superfood Circle. With healthy eating knowledge sharing, one can have the ability to make smart choices and to recharge oneself with endless energy with wholesome food.
Apart from holistic nutrition, Hing has continued learning different healing modalities including Reconnective Healing and Origin Point Medicine. Hing firmly believes the power of healing food in nourishing one's body and mind, however, to sustain one's healing, it has to come from within.
Hing teaches weekly Qi Gong classes around Vancouver. Check in here for her next class openings.
Shirin Gerayeli, Psychotherapist
Shirin Gerayeli, Psychotherapist, offers counselling in both English and Farsi. Shirin has a Jungian approach, which is a therapeutic process of exploration of one’s inner world and the powerful role that the unconscious plays in our lives.
Her approach helps you to uncover your personal blind spots and break through fixed patterns of behaviour to unleash your true potential.
Caring and personable, Shirin works deeply to create awareness and to foster reconciliation between the inner self and the outer world thereby connecting to a deeper sense of meaning.
A lifelong love of mind/body connection led her to India where she became a certified Sivananda Yoga Instructor at the Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, India. She went on to complete training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction directed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santoreli at the Omega Institute, New York, NY.
Shirin graduated with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is currently finishing her Ph.D. in Depth Psychology.
With over 8 years experience in private practice, she specializes in marriage & family therapy, individual therapy and sand play therapy with adults and children. Shirin works in both English & Farsi.