Joe graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BSc in Kinesiology and a Master’s in Physical Therapy. He enjoys treating a wide-range of musculoskeletal conditions and gets great satisfaction from helping people move better in order to do the things they love. It is important to Joe that his treatment methods are backed by evidence and his focus is for patients to learn and understand their rehabilitation, incorporating it into their daily lives.
Joe supplements a hands-on approach with his strong background in exercise prescription, having spent five years working as a certified personal trainer/kinesiologist. He also specializes in educating patients about functional movement patterns, having completed Functional Movement Systems 1 and 2. This additional education helps Joe empower clients with the knowledge and confidence they need to accelerate their rehabilitation process and prevent re-injury.
Joe holds certifications in a number of post-graduate courses including Mackenzie’s Lumbar Spine Part A, Mulligan’s Mobilisation with Movement and Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS / dry needling). He is currently working towards his Diploma in Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. Joe is eager to continue to build upon his skill set and looks forward to taking courses in sports first response, concussion management and dry needling in the near future.
Joe was born in England and grew up in Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Before turning towards a career in physiotherapy, he completed a History degree at the University of Victoria. An avid sportsman, Joe chooses to spend most of his spare time in recreational and competitive leagues. He currently enjoys working with the Vancouver Strikers of the VMSL as their team physio. Before completing his Master’s in Physiotherapy, his personal training clients appreciated his ability to speak to injury and proper movement patterns. Joe would love to talk to you about your movement goals and interests, and help you get back to your best.
Monday 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am – 1:00pm
Wednesday 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday 1:00pm – 7:00pm
“Joe is a professional, amiable, caring and just all around nice person. He helped me recover from back and neck injuries and pain. He always explains what is happening to the body and how the exercises will help heal the injuries. He is very knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to see him again should the need arise. Everyone at Dunbar Physio is nice, always smiling and helpful. My thanks to Joe and everyone at the clinic.” – Rosie I.
“Joe Brooker of Dunbar Physio, where I’ve been a long-term client for sports injuries, is a terrific therapist. He is empathic and thorough, and he brings to each session a great sense of caring and knowledge. His exercise suggestions for my tennis elbow were spot-on, and the in-house sessions provided much needed relief. Joe is following in the tradition of Leslie Brennan, who worked at Dunbar Physio for a couple of decades. In Joe, Leslie has a more-than-worthy successor. I cannot recommend Joe more highly.” – Paul K.