Ernesto (Ernie) Coelho
Intern Massage Therapist
Registered Social Worker
Marriane Joy Rodriguez
Maria (Malou) Goertz
Ojaswini (Wini) Jolly
Royal City Health & Manual Therapy Inc.
Royal City Centre Mall
Suite 210, 610 6th Street
New Westminster, BC,
Monday: 7:00am - 7:30pm
Tuesday: 7:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday: 7:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 7:30pm
Friday: 7:00am - 7:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Royal City Health & Manual Therapy Inc.
When she is not helping others eat well, Rolande loves running, yoga, catching the occasional fish, and of course, enjoying a great meal with friends and family.
Rick has completed 14 Ironman triathlons, and over 100 triathlons of varied distance. He has also completed 12 marathons. Rick’s many years of training for triathlons and marathons has given him a wisdom and insight that can only come with experience. Friends and acquaintances wishing to compete in triathlons began contacting Rick for training advice. Rick’s motto of quality over quantity has proven its effectiveness in not only getting his athletes to the starting line, but also has guided several of them to their best times.
Rick still trains for triathlons, and now occasionally competes in sprint or Olympic distance races. Rick also enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing, reading mystery novels, and spending time with his family.
Jeanie’s therapeutic treatment approach incorporates a variety of techniques customized to her clients’ needs. Her ongoing professional education goals include pursuing more advanced skills with craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation, as well as post-graduate courses in Integrated Fascial Therapies.
Jeanie divides her time at the clinic between managing operations and helping clients. Outside of clinic hours Jeanie enjoys time with her family, and as a hobby attends Rally Obedience classes with her dog Charlie.
His treatments consist of fascial work, muscle energy technique, Swedish deep tissue massage techniques, joint mobilizations, passive & active muscle stretching, along with various other techniques. Mike’s focus is to help patients through assessment and treatment, along with preventative and rehabilitative goals.
Mike’s personal interests include volunteering his time with minor hockey, spending time with family and friends, refereeing and playing hockey, participating and watching many other sports. Mike also fluently speaks Punjabi.
As an RMT, Julia believes utilizing massage therapy can directly lead to physical health improvements and that a hands-on, natural approach can assist people with their pain, whether acute or chronic. She has practiced this approach at a number of volunteer placements including: Summit Health Center; George Pearson Hospital; and at the maternity ward of Royal Columbian Hospital. In addition, Julia is a practicing Kinesiologist where her focus is on assessment, rehabilitation and exercise with a diverse range of clients whom have unique goals and objectives.
In her spare time Julia enjoys traveling and staying active. Her interests include health and nutrition, fitness competitions, swimming, running, hiking and dancing.
Davina pursued Massage Therapy because she wanted to help people and assist them with the opportunity to heal in a natural way. Davina has a passion for using her hands and energy to assist her clients in the healing process.
Rebekah pursued becoming a RMT after seeing how much Massage Therapy helped a family member heal after suffering trauma from being involved in a car accident. She saw how beneficial massage therapy can be for one’s not only physical, but also mental well-being, and knew that she wanted to help others through the benefits of massage as well. She believes strongly in the power of patient education along with the importance of a treatment plan based on assessment for the fastest recovery, injury prevention, and overall mental and physical health.
In her spare time Rebekah loves to stay active by hiking, biking and swimming and is a self proclaimed ‘foodie’ that loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends.
Ernesto (Ernie) Coelho
Ernesto has worked with the BC Women’s Hospital maternity ward, UBC & Douglas College varsity athletes, multiple sclerosis patients, as well as patients with disabilities. He desires to play a part in his patients’ well-being and recovery, using a variety of applications with a focus on home care and remedial exercises. Ernesto believes that true healing does not start or end with the clock on the wall. His services may boost the healing process, but ultimately it is the body itself that does the repair.
Ernesto currently provides relaxation massages to help with tension relief, tired and achy muscles, general fatigue, sports or work-related posture, and more.
Not to sound all serious, Ernesto (or “just call me Ernie” he says) also likes to kick back and just take it easy most of the time. He has an interest in classic films, automobiles, traveling… the normal people stuff. Oh, and pro-wrestling. Ernie loves his pro-wrestling.
Hanah was training to become a physiotherapist in the Philippines before moving to Canada. Shortly after arriving in Vancouver, she decided to pursue massage therapy and studied at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Throughout her years of schooling Hanah has acquired valuable experience treating neurological and musculoskeletal conditions such as sprain, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder, headaches/migraine, fibromyalgia, thoracic outlet syndrome, gastrointestinal concerns such as constipation, geriatric and general day-to-day muscle tensions. She believes that effective treatment and optimum healing requires open and clear communication and a team-oriented approach. Hanah adheres to the motto “teamwork makes the dream work!” As a Registered Massage Therapist, her goal is to provide relaxation treatments and customized homecare plans for her patients on their journey towards a pain-free lifestyle!
In her spare time, Hanah enjoys working out, biking, jogging, hiking and going on “food adventures” with friends and family.
Intern Massage Therapist
Braden is currently in his last term at the West Coast College Of Massage Therapy, where he will write his board exams in the spring of 2023. He believes that taking care of your body is a life long process and massage therapy helps supports this belief. He enjoys using a range of techniques including, trigger point release, fascial release, and joint mobilizations.
Braden has been involved with multiple sports as a child such as gymnastics, swimming, baseball and soccer, and since then has had an interest in a career working with the human body, but didn’t know exactly where to turn his attention. He first went to Douglas College where he achieved a diploma in sports science, then afterwards went to the West Coast College of Massage Therapy after seeing all the advertisements on the Skytrain.
In his spare time, he is a computer enthusiast and an avid gamer who loves to game with his friends. When he’s not gaming, he likes to relax quite a bit, or on the opposite side of the spectrum, learn a new hobby such as photography or revisit old skills such as polishing his Japanese and exploring other new languages.
Nick is very interested in sports physiotherapy and has worked with various sports teams at the high school, provincial, and college levels, including Douglas College soccer, New West Hyacks football, and BC Soccer and BC Field Hockey. Nick was a member of the Simon Fraser University soccer team from 2000-2002 and currently plays for the Norvan soccer club of the Vancouver Metro Soccer League. He has run several marathons and recently completed his first Triathlon.
Nick was selected, two years in a row, as one of the Top 3 Physical Therapists in New Westminster.
Victor has completed post-graduate education in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Level 1 and Soft Tissue Release. His interests outside of physiotherapy include basketball, weight lifting and martial arts. He is also able to speak basic conversational Cantonese.
- Certified Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) provider
- American Balance Institute Certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation
- American Balance Institute Certified in Concussion Assessment and Management
Mandeep graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2002 from the University of Bangalore, India. Since then Mandeep has pursued many continuing education courses with a special interest in orthopaedic rehabilitation and manual therapy. These include TMJ, knee and hip complex as well as IMS and acupuncture. Mandeep uses his skills in effectively evaluating and treating different acute, degenerative, traumatic non-traumatic and neurological conditions.
Mandeep finds personal fulfillment in being able to make a difference in the lives and physical well-being of his patients, through understanding his clients’ needs and assisting them with attaining their goals. Mandeep enjoys playing Badminton and Cricket and spending leisure time with his family. Mandeep is currently accepting new patients and is available 3 days a week with late appointments available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Reshma completed her Bachelors in Physiotherapy in 2003 and later pursued a Masters degree in Musculoskeletal sciences from Mumbai, India.
Reshma has completed manual therapy courses including Mulligan and Maitland techniques.
She is a certified Mulligan Practitioner and applies her skills for rapid results in regaining joint mobility, correcting positional faults, and altered joint mechanics. Reshma uses hands-on techniques such as mobilizations applied at various joints in the body including the shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee, ankle and the spinal joints. Her patients have benefitted immensely from these treatments, receiving rapid and sustained results in improving movement along with pain management.
Reshma has also acquired certifications in Vestibular Rehabilitation as well as dry needling.
Reshma also has an interest in neurology and has completed several workshops in Neuro-Developmental Techniques and Motor Control which adds to her extensive skills in dealing with various neurological cases.
Educating and promoting independence are important to Reshma, and she has attended lectures regarding geriatric age groups from the Arthritis Society of Canada.
Reshma is always pleased to give advice on good ergonomics and pain reduction, including information on conditions that can affect posture. This includes tailoring home exercise protocols for each patient to prevent future recurrences.
Reshma applies her clinical skills and practical experience as part of a holistic approach towards improving the overall functional status of her patients.
Apart from work Reshma enjoys listening to music and cooking in her leisure time.
Royal City Health warmly welcomes to our team Shital Kanadiya, Physiotherapist
Shital completed her Bachelors of Physiotherapy from S.N.D.T. University, Mumbai, India in 2011. Shital moved to Canada in 2012 and pursued an Exercise and Wellness certificate on Vancouver Island. In Canada, Shital has helped clients with orthopaedic injuries, post-surgery rehabilitation, as well as vestibular/concussion rehabilitation.
Shital chose physiotherapy because she wanted to play a key role in assisting people to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life. Shital is passionate in helping individuals conquer their pain by applying the techniques of physical therapy that are neither invasive nor pharmacological. By utilizing these skills Shital has helped many people improve their strength and function, enabling them to embrace their best life. Shital feels truly privileged to have the skills to make a small but significant difference in her clients’ lives. Shital is fluent in: English, Hindi, Gujrati and Punjabi. Shital welcomes Private clients or WCB claimants.
To book an appointment with Shital please call 604-524-4446.
Samantha is a competitive athlete and competes for Team Canada as a member of the Gymnastics Trampoline Team. She was the alternate for the 2012 Olympics, and hopes to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games.
Samantha strives to promote health and pain-free movement, and is passionate about sports and orthopedic rehabilitation. She believes in addressing the root cause of your injuries, and her treatment approach includes manual therapy, patient education and personalized functional exercise programs.
In addition to gymnastics, Samantha enjoys any activity that takes her outside such as skiing, mountain biking, and paddling.
Samantha is now accepting new patients and looks forward sharing her passion for lifelong active living with you!
Kevin also helps men who are struggling with anger, relationships, depression and anxiety. This is a passion of his since he has been on a number of men’s retreats, has benefited greatly from it, and recognizes the need to give back and help other men in his community.
Sonika spends her free time volunteering to help cerebral palsy patients at the Residence For Independent Living Society. She has enjoyed her time there for the past two years and has gained valuable experience in elder care. This involvement has been helpful when assisting seniors at the clinic. Sonika also enjoys pencil sketching, watching movies and reading books, with a goal of eventually completing a book she has been working on. She has also created a blog to assist in her writing endeavors.
Sonika believes that hard work will never go in vain, and will always be paid off with beautiful results.
Sheila graduated from the Medical Office Assistant program from CDI College in November, 2021.
Sheila completed her practicum with Royal City health & Manual Therapy, after which we were very pleased to have her join our team as a staff member.
During her spare time Sheila enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and walking her dog.
In her spare time, Ariyana plays soccer in a league and coaches volleyball at her high school. She also enjoys volunteering within her community and spending time with her family.
Maria (Malou) Goertz
In her spare time, Malou loves to cook, creating new recipes in the kitchen; as she’s inspired by celebrity chefs. She likes to read and go shopping as well. She also enjoys travelling with her husband while capturing great moments and scenery with her camera.
Marriane Joy Rodriguez
During her spare time, she loves to cook for her family, play with her niece, and go out with friends.
Angela is a graduate of Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant at CDI College in the city of Surrey. She finished her Physiotherapy internship at Royal City Health & Manual Therapy and joined the team right after her graduation.
Angela plans to pursue her dream as a Physiotherapist in the near future and believes that “If life opens up opportunities to you, it’s either you take them or you stay afraid of taking them”.
Away from work, she loves to hangout with her family and friends, paint, exercise, and meditate. Angela is also fond of doing make-up and collecting shoes.
Prior to working with Royal City Health & Manual Therapy, Sheena also has experience in working with nursing homes and thoroughly enjoys helping others.
In her free time, Sheena loves to go out to dinner, movies and outdoor activities such as trekking, wakeboarding and snowboarding with her family and friends. Sheena also has a passion for travel and loves to capture every moment with mobile photography.
Wini completed her bachelors of Physiotherapy in Delhi, India, and after moving to Toronto as a student earned her post graduate in Health System Management. Wini arrived in Vancouver in 2017 and fell in love with the city. Wini is preparing to challenge her Physiotherapy Licensing exam later this year and begin practicing as a Physiotherapist. Previously, Wini worked as a Lab Assistant in an Environmental Lab dealing with water chemistry, and also did some volunteer work as a Physiotherapy Assistant. Wini looks forward to pursuing her career in the field of Health.
Away from work, Wini enjoys travelling and hanging out with friends. She also loves to read thriller and romance novels and is always in search of trying something new and exciting.
Last but not the least, “Dream big, stay positive, work hard and enjoy the journey.”
In her spare time, Safiya enjoys dancing, reading, listening to music and playing tennis & netball. She participates in many aspects of volunteering within the community, working with all types of people on the age spectrum. She is also fluent in French.
Registered Social Worker
Royal City Health warmly welcomes to our team Kailey Toth, Registered Social Worker
Kailey is a registered social worker with over twenty years’ experience working in a variety of health care and social service settings. Kailey understands that we all experience challenges, both large and small at various times in our lives. She is passionate about working with people who strive to explore their life experiences more deeply, and aim to be more present and mindful in their lives and relationships. She provides a compassionate and non-judgmental space to do this complicated and rewarding work.
Kailey provides expertise in solution focused, supportive counselling, with specialties in illness and injury, as well as end of life, grief and bereavement. Kailey also has extensive experience working with MVA and other physical injuries, having worked at GF Strong for 11 years with people with spinal cord injury, brain injury and amputations, frequently as the result of MVAs.
Kailey believes that we all have the capacity to thrive in our lives. Her goal is to work with you to explore the aspects of your life you would like to work on, and support you as you work together to find meaningful ways for you to reach your goals.
Currently booking Thursdays from 10-2pm starting January 19, 2023
Jill believes in empowering her clients with the knowledge and skills to make lifestyle modifications to meet their personal health goals. Should your focus be on general nutrition and overall health, chronic disease management, food intolerance, weight management, or beyond, Jill believes that food should always be delicious and most often nourishing…which includes those intended to nourish the soul! (insert favourite chocolate here).
Particular interests of Jill’s include infant and family feeding, building positive relationships with food, and diabetes. Jill is a Certified Diabetes Educator and has five years experience helping clients of all ages learn how to continue to enjoy food as part of their diabetes care.
Outside of the office, Jill is likely exploring the mountains with her four-legged best friend or creating something new in the kitchen.