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Agnes Ku, BScPT (Hons), BScKin, UBC CGIMS, Registered Physiotherapist

Agnes earned her Physiotherapy degree BScPT(Hons), graduating with high honours, was recipient of the Outstanding Academic Achievement for three consecutive years, the All-round Outstanding Student award, numerous scholarships including Post-entrance Scholarship.  Agnes received in recognition of outstanding academic and non-academic performance in Faculty of Health & Social Sciences and has been placed on the Dean’s Honours list.

Prior to that, Agnes obtained her first bachelors degree in Kinesiology (BScKin) and Certificate in Health and Fitness Studies.  Her past professional work experiences include Curtin University Physiotherapy Clinic in Perth, Australia as well as various hospitals and clinics in Hong Kong.  Agnes served as a physiotherapist during the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008 and was recruited to be part of the medical team.  She also volunteered during Vancouver Winter Olympics and Para-Olympic Games, Oxfam Trailwalker 2006, The Ride to Conquer Cancer 2011, Surrey Summer BC Games 2012, World Cup fencing BC 2013, Vancouver Men’s epee Grand Prix 2014 and Peter Bakonyi World Cup 2016.

Agnes employs a philosophy of care taking into holistic approach combining Western and Eastern points of view.  She utilizes manual therapy, acupuncture/dry needling/IMS, myofascial/craniosacral/visceral release, breathing techniques, pelvic floor control (part of the core muscles), motor pattern training, taping and therapeutic exercises to help patients restore optimal function.

Languages spoken: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Post Graduate Education

Dry Needling/Acupuncture
  • Chan Gunn Intramuscular stimulation (IMS), University of British Columbia
  • Acupuncture training in Hong Kong/China, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Segmental Acupuncture on Clinical Practice, Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association
Pelvic Floor
  • Continence and Pelvic Floor Muscle Re-education certificate
  • De-Mystifying Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Pfilates (Pelvic Floor Pilates)
  • Western Society of Pelvic Medicine (WSPM) conference 2012
Connect Therapy
  • Discover Physio Series: The Thoracic Ring Approach (LJ Lee) & The Integrated System Model for Disability & pain (Lee & Lee), Part 1, 2 & 3
  • Neck Drivers & Their connections, Linda-Joy Lee University
Manual Therapy
  • Introduction to Spinal Manipulation (MT6), The Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Manipulation of the Extremities (MT8), The Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Manual Therapy of the Cervical Spine, TMJ and Upper extremity (MT2), The Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Manual Therapy of the lumbar Spine, Pelvis and Lower extremity (MT3), The Ola Grimsby Institute
Soft Tissue/Connective tissue Techniques
  • Mobilisation of the Myofasical System – Lower Quadrant
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization (MT7), The Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy 1 & 2, The Upledger Institute
  • Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1, The Barral Institute
Others
  • The Extremities Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions, The Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Exercise Testing, Exercise Prescription & Emergency Response in Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • The Science and Medicine in Marathon running
  • SMART Convention 2007: Meeting with the Elite Athletes – Injury Management in Sports
  • Chronic pain: self management & beyond
  • 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Health Promotion
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation – Active Passive Training Therapy by Pro-Med Technology Ltd
  • Sport First Aid and Taping I & II, Sport Medicine Council of British Columbia

Certifications

GUNN Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), UBC
Certificate in Health and Fitness Studies, SFU

Events Covered/Volunteer

Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008
Vancouver Winter Olympics and Para-Olympic Games 2010
Oxfam Trailwalker 2006
The Ride to Conquer Cancer 2011
Surrey Summer BC Games 2012
World Cup fencing BC 2013
Vancouver Men’s epee Grand Prix 2014
Peter Bakonyi World Cup 2016