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VINCENT SY

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

When Vincent was in high school, his grandfather suffered from a series of strokes in quick succession and lost significant motor ability. During this challenging time, Vincent was amazed to see the progress his grandfather made with physical rehabilitation. What became clear is the importance of his grandfather’s determination to recover and also the support and guidance of the therapists who oversaw his treatment program. This experience stayed with Vincent and led him to seek a career in physiotherapy where he could help people.

Vincent completed his Bachelor’s of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2010 and continued his studies there for his Master’s of Physiotherapy, completed in 2012. He believes in the importance of understanding what clients want to achieve, while also promoting an active component to clinical care and trying to integrate the best evidence-based practice. Having been an athlete from a young age, Vincent has personally benefited from physiotherapists who helped him get back in game shape! Vincent understands the impact physiotherapy can have on all patients who come to see him and tailors treatments and programs according to his patients’ goals.

Vincent has practiced in British Columbia, Alberta, and Virginia, and recognizes that regardless of the community served or clinical setting, the most important thing is connecting with clients to provide them with the best care possible. Vincent possesses excellent interpersonal skills and has been recognized by clients in the past for his professionalism and attentiveness to their care. He continues to strive towards learning how to improve his clinical skills and improve patient outcomes. He has previously worked as a clinic manager and values the importance working collaboratively in a dynamic team environment.

Vincent played volleyball throughout high school and his undergraduate degree, and still plays casually and stops by for drop in too. He focuses most of his attention on soccer, as he loves to play outdoors while the weather permits! He also loves to enjoy the outdoors by kayaking and walking his senior dog Fuji.

Some of his favourite conditions to treat include:

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Headaches
  • Postural Ergonomics
  • Neck Pain
  • Lower Kinetic Chain Injuries (Hips/Knees/Ankles)
  • IT band syndrome
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Ankle sprains/instability
  • Glute/Hip Injuries

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Human Kinetics at UBC – 2010
  • Master of Science Physiotherapy at UBC – 2012
  • APTEI Lumbo-pelvic Manipulation Course 2012                                    
  • Mulligan Method Techniques (Lower Extremity) – 2012
  • Orthopedic Division Manual Therapy Level 1 – 2012
  • Orthopedic Division Manual Therapy Level II Lower – 2013
  • APTEI Sacro-Iliac Joint and the Pelvis Complex – 2014    
  • Eclectic Approach to Spinal Thrust Manipulation – 2014
  • Eclectic Approach to Upper and Lower Quarter Assessment and Treament – 2014
  • Certificate of Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI) – 2014
  • US National Physical Therapy Licensing Examination – 2015
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment – Level 1 – 2016
  • Evidence in Motion – Management of Upper Extremity Disorders – 2016
  • CBI Patterns of Pain – Level 1 – 2017
  • CBI Manual Therapy and Exercise – 2017
  • Evidence in Motion – Management of Cervical and Thoracic Disorders – 2018

Fun Facts

What is your favourite movie?

My favourite movie would be: The Dark Knight, but I also love Inception

What is your favourite book?

I’ve read all the John Connolly and Michael Connelly books and really enjoy them.

Other favourites include Freakonomics – Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt & Born a Crime – Trevor Noah

What is your favourite TV show?

True Detective, Hannibal, Banshee, Breaking Bad

On a lighter tone, Parks and Rec, Brooklyn 99, Community 

What is your clinic nickname?

Vinnie, more recently, Queen V

What are your favourite sport and outdoor activities?

Soccer (Outdoor over indoor), Volleyball, kayaking

What is your favourite blizzard flavour?

Summer Special: Smores

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Testimonial

FUN, FRIENDLY AND PHENOMENAL…

Those are the three words that best describe the treatment you will get from Adam. Adam is a genius when it comes to physiotherapy!

I would highly recommend Adam to anyone with any type of skeletal problems such as those I had exhibited. He is very thorough and very knowledgeable…and he gets results!!

Jade is the best! She kept me safe while recovering from a back injury and working full time. I found she was really great at adapting exercises and treatment to my pain level.

It is easy to see that Adam loves his job and genuinely wants to help his patients. He brings a sense of humor and a huge amount of knowledge to his work. I would recommend Adam to anyone looking for a great physiotherapist.

Jade in particular was an exemplary PT with an unprecedented aptitude for combining treatment with compassion. It’s rare to see someone so passionate and so dedicated to delivering exceptional care every single day. I would certainly recommend her services to newcomers because she explains the etiology of injuries well and works hard to facilitate recovery during sessions and offers good advice to work on after the session is complete.

Thank you Adam, you are the most educated professional I have ever worked with and without your help and teamwork, my members would not be able to sustain the quality of life that they deserve!

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