Ernesto (Ernie) Coelho
Intern Massage Therapist
Maria Teresa (Thess) Cristobal
Marriane Joy Rodriguez
Maria (Malou) Goertz
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.
Intern Massage Therapist
Chris Velkov graduated from the Registered Massage Therapy program at Vancouver Career College (VCC) in August, 2021, and is working as our intern massage therapist while awaiting his registration with the College of Massage Therapists of BC.
During his high school days, Chris participated in a number of sports, including competing competitively in track and field, and playing tennis recreationally. In his spare time, Chris loves to tutor French to children of all ages and to volunteer at Elite Track and Field Academy as a trainer for the youth. Having been born in Bulgaria, Chris is fluent in Bulgarian and Macedonian, as well as French and English.
With a passion for helping others, Chris one day hopes to become a registered Acupuncturist and a registered Physiotherapist, as well as passing the board exams for Massage Therapy. Chris’s ultimate goal is to help as many people as possible, and he believes it starts with one patient at a time.
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.
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
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!
James has a unique mix of counselling experience developed within the context of more than 20 years of community based counselling, Child & Youth Mental Health work and private practice. He has extensive therapeutic experience working with a variety of challenging client issues and is known to be flexible and creative with his approach to counselling.
James has worked with a wide variety of ages specializing in youth, families and adults as well as young athletes. His areas of expertise include mental wellness, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, suicidality and survivors of suicide, trauma, family counselling and stress in the workplace.
James also brings over 10 years of coaching youth sports teams in hockey, soccer and ball hockey and has worked with young athletes to help maximize their performance potential.
Currently, James is the Director of Counselling Programs & Services at a not for profit agency in the Lower Mainland and enjoys coaching youth in New Westminster.
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.
In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, walking her dog, going out with friends, and watching hockey.
In her spare time, Raj loves to go to the movies, shopping and spending time with family and friends.
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.
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.
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.