JOSH BELLINGHAM, Physiotherapist
Monday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm (Vancouver)
Tuesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm (Vancouver)
Wednesday: 8:30am - 6:30pm (Vancouver)
Thursday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm (Vancouver)
Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm (Vancouver)
Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) (University of Manitoba)
Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) (University of Manitoba)
Functional Movement Screen Certified
CPA Orthopedic Division Level 1 Certification
Biomechanical Approach to Assessment and Treatment of Common Foot & Leg Conditions (Course)
First Responder (Red Cross)
Josh grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has only recently moved to the west coast in the summer of 2018. During his time in Winnipeg, Josh has worked in a wide variety of settings in both the public and private sector including working with athletes, seniors, amputees, and neurorehabilitation patients, among many others. Josh guides all of his patients through their recovery using his treatment principles grounded in exercise, manual therapy, motor control and above all, patient-centered care. Josh is firmly invested in seeing all of his patients meet their recovery goals and strives to build great relationships with everyone he meets, all while addressing the root cause of their aches and pains. In his free time, Josh can usually be found on a soccer field, hiking or riding his bike around the city.
Can you tell us one interesting fact about you?
I just moved from Winnipeg, Manitoba. I was really excited to come to WestCoast and I moved because the treatment model is so aligned with things that I enjoy and what I feel is so valuable for my patients.
Do you have an area of interest or specialization in physiotherapy?
I have a mixed bag of a background. I have worked with orthotics to TMJ/ jaw work, to work safe/return to work to formal 2-day long assessments to you name it, I was a jack of all trades. I really enjoyed promoting physical activity and helping people get better through education. Here at WestCoast we have a big gym space that we can use help people exercise. I think that is the best way to give someone the tools to succeed on their own.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a new patient?
The only bad posture is the one that you stay in so I really want to help people explore new movements and help them get better that way. That is really the biggest concern of mine.
I do what I do because I think everybody deserves to feel good. I think we live in a world where is it hard to tell what is good and what is bad for us. I want to learn the answers to those questions myself and I am also working to learn more. I think it is everyone’s right to learn how to take care of themselves. I think If I can just go around and help everyone find ways to get these healthy habits and enjoy them in their life, that is what I want.