Couve health chiropractic & physiotherapy

Couve health chiropractic & physiotherapy

Meet the Team

COUVE is an integrated Health Care Clinic providing the latest evidence-based care and technologies available. Our chiropractors, physiotherapists, and staff are amongst the most qualified musculoskeletal clinicians available. 

Dr. Nicholas Russell, Head Chiropractor and Clinic Director

Dr. Nicholas Russell

Head Chiropractor & Clinic Director

Dr. Russell, a graduate from the University of Western States in Portland, holds a Doctorate in Chiropractic and a Master’s in Sports Medicine. His expertise lies in alleviating nerve, muscle, and skeletal pain through high-quality healthcare. His treatment strategy emphasizes hands-on therapy methods such as chiropractic adjustments, joint mobilizations, and soft tissue treatments, complemented by advanced functional rehabilitation. Dr. Russell is committed to collaborating with his patients to create tailored treatment plans, aimed at enabling them to resume their favourite activities. A Vancouver local, Nicholas pursued his undergraduate studies at UBC, actively participating in the Varsity Golf and Track and Field teams. In his leisure time, he’s passionate about skiing, hiking, and golfing. Nicholas is also dedicated to maintaining a healthy exercise regimen.
Constance Leung, Head Physiotherapist

Constance Leung

Head Physiotherapist

Constance Leung is a Physiotherapist holding a Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia. She integrates a holistic approach in creating personalized treatment plans for her clients. Her treatment includes manual therapy, education, and exercise to optimize her patients’ function and performance. Constance’s special interest areas are orthopedic injuries, pelvic floor health, pre and post-natal recovery, and athletic rehabilitation. Dedicated to guiding and empowering her patients through their rehabilitation journey, Constance stays active in strength training, indoor cycling, hot yoga, swimming, and running.
Dr. Donny Mackintosh, Chiropractor

Dr. Donny Mackintosh

Chiropractor

Dr. Mackintosh believes in an evidence based approach to patient care that includes; active rehabilitation, manual therapy, education and addressing person-specific barriers to recovery just to name a few. ​ Dr. Mackintosh grew up in the Lower mainland and graduated with a Bachelors of Kinesiology degree from the University of British Columbia. He then went on to pursue his Doctor of Chiropractic from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.
Paige Wakefield - Physiotherapist

Paige Wakefield

Physiotherapist

Paige Wakefield earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta. After graduating with distinction, Paige continued her education abroad, obtaining a Master of Physiotherapy Studies at the University of Queensland in Australia.
In her clinical practice, Paige prioritizes patient-centred care, tailoring treatment plans to meet each individual’s specific needs and goals. She emphasizes patient education, working closely with patients to empower them in their recovery journey. Her approach incorporates evidence-based therapies, manual techniques, and therapeutic exercises to optimize outcomes.
Paige combines her expertise with a genuine commitment to helping patients regain mobility, manage pain, and improve their overall well-being. She looks forward to partnering with you to achieve your rehabilitation goals and return to the activities you love!
Maryam Ghasemi - Acupuncturist

Maryam Ghasemi

Acupuncturist

Maryam Ghasemi became a Registered Acupuncturist after she received training at the Tzu Chi International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver. Maryam received Bachelor’s degree in Medical Radiation Technology in Iran and subsequently completed her Ph.D. and Master’s in Anatomy Sciences. By combining Maryam’s background in Western medicine and her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, her strengths come to light as she easily relates to patients and assists them to bridge the gap between both models of healing.
As a practitioner, Maryam works with a variety of patients, especially those looking to combat pain conditions; and she is also experienced with treating stress and stress-related symptoms.
Maryam is passionate about helping her patients heal and make lifelong changes to enhance their health!
Michael Lee, Rehabilitation Specialist

Michael Lee

Rehabilitation Specialist

Rehabilitation Specialist
Joseph Pereyras, Rehabilitation Specialist

Joseph Pereyras

Rehabilitation Specialist

Rehabilitation Specialist
Brennan Vu, Registered Massage Therapist

Brennan Vu

Registered Massage Therapist

Brennan takes pride in creating a treatment plan that is patient centered. Techniques that Brennan uses include Swedish massage, trigger point release, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), joint mobilizations, and stretching. ​ Brennan is a graduate from Langara’s Registered Massage Therapy program, and has been practicing since May 2022. A session with Brennan will typically consist of a thorough assessment, which will lead into manual therapy and active care. ​ When Brennan is not in the clinic, you can catch him hiking, camping, going to the gym, or playing his favourite card game.
Naga Gumpena, Medical Office Manager

Naga Gumpena

Medical Office Manager

Medical Office Manager
Sean Gill - Registered Massage Therapist

Sean Gill

RMT

Sean Gill graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Environmental Sustainability. After spending several years in the hospitality sector, Sean decided to further his education and attended the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy to become licensed as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). The primary massage techniques Sean utilizes include deep Swedish massage, myofascial release, and active release. These techniques aid in reducing sympathetic nervous system activity, promoting muscle relaxation, and managing pain. While his main focus is on the back, shoulders, and neck, Sean recognizes the interconnectedness of the body and emphasizes the importance of treating the body as a whole. When not in the clinic, Sean enjoys spending his time on the mountains in winter, on golf courses in summer, and watching European soccer.
Vasko Georgyev, Physiotherapist

Vasko Georgyev

Physiotherapist

Vasko Georgyev earned his Bachelor of Health Sciences, majoring in Biomedical Sciences, from the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). Following this, Vasko graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) Master of Physical Therapy program, where he completed clinical practicums in settings such as sports clinics and the ICU. After working for a year, he decided to further his education and began pursuing a Medical Doctorate at UBC’s medical school. Vasko will be offering locum Physiotherapy services at Couve Health this summer as he completes the research component of his program in the lower mainland.

Vasko has a strong interest in various areas of rehabilitation, including treating low back pain, shoulder injuries, and sports-related injuries. His treatment sessions focus on one-on-one, hands-on therapy.

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