Brian Horswill, physiotherapist

Brian graduated from UBC with a master's degree in physiotherapy in 2008. Brian has been working in neurology since 2009 where he was a therapist at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver for two years. He then moved into private practice and worked at both Neuro-Ability in east Vancouver and NeuroPhysio in North Vancouver until September 2014, when he became the owner and operator of Vancouver NeuroPhysio Services. Brian has a passion for neurology and has taken post graduate courses on the Bobath concept, vestibular rehabilitation, concussion management and pain science.

Brian has a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto in jazz performance and previously worked as a musician in Toronto, Vancouver and abroad. In his spare time, Brian enjoys a variety of activities such as yoga, music, exercising and hiking with his dog, Copper.

Copernicus (Copper), dog
Copper is a 7 year old wheaten terrier, (a hypo allergenic/non-shedding breed), who occasionally accompanies Brian to the clinic and works as a greeter. He will be more than happy to come and say hello if you would like but is also happy to keep his distance and watch from afar. Arrangements can be made for him not to be in the clinic if you prefer.

Natalia Chambers, rehabilitation assistant

Natalia graduated from the Physical Therapy program at the Physical Education University in Poland in 2000. She came to Canada that same year and has worked as a physiotherapy and occupational therapy assistant since then. She is currently working at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver in the Brain Injury Program and Spinal Cord Injury program. Natalia is committed to helping her clients improve their health and quality of life.

In her spare time, Natalia enjoys a variety of winter and summer sports, as well as travelling and exploring this beautiful province she now calls home.

Allison Kraby, physiotherapist

Allison graduated with her MSc. in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta in 2012. Allison has worked with individuals with a wide range of neurological conditions in the acute and in- patient settings. In 2015, Allison moved to Squamish, BC and started working at Vancouver NeuroPhysio Services, G.F. Strong and Lion’s Gate Hospital. In addition, Allison is a therapist for the UBC D.O.S.E. research study (Determining Optimal Post-Stroke Exercise). Allison has taken several post-graduate courses in neurology, including NDT, Bobath, LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s Disease, and evidence based practice in spinal cord injury.

In her spare time, Allison can be found trail running, hiking, biking, cross country skiing, or one of the many other outdoor recreation activities that Squamish has to offer.

Eva Karukes, physiotherapist

Eva graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master’s of Physical Therapy in 2014. Straight after graduation Eva started working at Lions Gate Hospital. Being a true believer in a continuum of care, Eva enjoyed her time treating patients in acute and critical care settings prior to transitioning to a private neurological rehabilitation setting. Eva believes in a holistic, client-centered treatment approach, where clients are also offered education to self-manage their condition. Eva likes to think about every client as an athlete with limitless potential.

Eva has taken several post-graduate professional education courses including Functional Dry Needling, R2P Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome, R2P Advanced Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome, Soft Tissue Release, Mobilization with Movement, and is completing her Bobath certification.

Outside of the clinic, Eva enjoys chasing her active toddler, running, practising yoga and participating in boot camps.