** Welcome to Backstream Physiotherapy. We welcome all NEW and CURRENT patients! All of our physiotherapists are certified in IMS/dry needling. We do NOT work with WCB. We do direct bill to ICBC, RCMP and Veterans Affairs. If you are having difficulty booking online please call us at 604-989-4828 and we will help you. We require 48 hours notice for cancellations. **


Using manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, dry needling/IMS, exercises and possibly modalities such as electro therapy or ultrasound to restore range of motion, strength and function.

Andrea Box, DPT (Clinical Doctorate Physical Therapy) REGISTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST - Functional Dry Needling (FDN)/IMS, DPT, BSc

Andrea (Engelmann) Box is a registered physiotherapist with a clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy, who is excited to have relocated from North Vancouver & now serve the Sunshine Coast community. Prior to moving to the Sunshine Coast Andrea worked as a physiotherapist for over 6 years in North Vancouver & 5 years in central Washington. Practice in the US gained Andrea significant experience and exposure to postoperative rehabilitation for procedures such as rotator cuff & ACL reconstruction, lumbar fusions & laminectomy/decompressions, surgical fixation of fractures, hip surgeries, and both partial & total knee replacements. Additionally, Andrea continues to tailor a combination of joint and soft tissue manual therapy with individualized strength/mobility/coordination exercises to treat sport, motor vehicle, pregnancy-related, and acute & chronic injuries in patients of all ages. Vestibular rehabilitation is also a strong area of interest for Andrea, with experience treating BPPV, dizziness, and balance deficits. Jaw/TMJ dysfunction is also treated by Andrea, often in conjunction with addressing postural, neck & headache symptoms. Andrea is also certified to provide IMS/dry needling as part of physiotherapy treatment for patients who are interested and appropriate for this particular intervention. Andrea earned her clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in Wisconsin in 2008, after completing her bachelor’s in Human Biology while on Marquette’s NCAA Div I track & field team. Between degrees Andrea took a 1 year hiatus to compete for Canada on the national bobsled team. Andrea has also earned her certified strength and conditioning specialist designation, and previously worked as a personal trainer for a diverse clientele ranging from youth soccer teams to Olympic snowboarders.

Andrea’s goal is to keep the patient population of the spectacular Sunshine Coast communities engaging in the active West Coast lifestyle that we so enjoy here, whether that’s walking & gardening, or running, kayaking & mountain biking, or anything in between. Outdoor activities such as jogging, hiking, snowboarding, snow-shoeing, and any time spent by the ocean are personal favourites of this therapist. Andrea looks forward to partnering with the good people of the Sunshine Coast to keep them moving, active, and getting back to the work, recreation, and daily activities most important to them!

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Jeannette BMR(PT) CAFCI CGTTP has been working in BC private clinics since she graduated in 2005 from Physiotherapy from the University of Manitoba. She has taken numerous post-graduate courses in acupuncture, dry needling (IMS), sports medicine, exercise therapy, manual therapy, spine/extremity manipulation and pain management. Throughout her career she has worked in collaboration with orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine doctors, family physicians, and other allied health professionals to provide expert care for her clients. She has worked with elite athletes in lacrosse (Salmonbellies) and the national women’s ball hockey team. In 2008 she became fully certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada to practice ACUPUNCTURE. She is also certified in ADVANCED DRY NEEDLING (similar to IMS). She has a diverse range of skills and education to successfully rehabilitate patients at all stages of recovery and fitness. In her spare time she plays ice hockey, runs, snowshoes/hikes with her two dogs and canoes on the Sechelt inlet.

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Megan completed her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2015 after graduating with honours in Kinesiology from McMaster University. She spends her spare time mountain biking, kiteboarding, trail running, hiking, and snowboarding. She understands the frustrations of injury and is passionate about helping people achieve their rehabilitation goals, in order to return to the activities they love. Throughout her career, Megan has developed a diverse skill set working in both public and private healthcare settings. She has helped rehabilitate individuals with orthopaedic surgeries and injuries, neurological conditions, cardiac conditions, plastic surgeries, and vascular surgeries. Over the past few years, she has specialised in preventing falls in the elderly, while working at Kelowna General Hospital and Sechelt Hospital. Megan is Certified in DRY NEEDLING through Acupuncture Canada and has pursued further training in concussion management, treating low back pain with the McKenzie method, NDT/Bobath method for managing adults with stroke and brain injury, and manual therapy.

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