With more than 24 years of experience as a registered physiotherapist, Lydia Lee opened Acu-Pro Physiotherapy Clinic in 2005 and takes a special interest in treating all her clients with a holistic approach to healing. Lydia graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy, with distinction. She was awarded the University Council Scholarship for Academic Excellence as Best Paramedical Student in 1986, as well as the Raymond and Marjorie Dart Medal for Academic Excellence – Best Paramedical Student in 1989. She has completed many ongoing education courses offered by the British Columbia Orthopedic Physiotherapy Division, attaining Level 3 (Extremity & Vertebral) certification in 1996. She became certified with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute in 2000. She is also trained in the Gokavi Transverse Technique of Intra-muscular stimulation and in custom orthotic prescription. Lydia enjoys spending time with her husband and her two children, as well as reading, going to the gym and doing yoga.
May graduated from McGill University in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. Prior to this, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Simon Fraser University. Since graduating, May has worked in private practices in urban and rural settings, helping patients in active rehab programs, private clinics and in the field of medical legal work.
May co-owned Keary Physiotherapy in New Westminster for 8 years, during which time she also treated patients. She enjoys applying the knowledge and skills she has obtained from the many post graduate courses she has participated in. These include courses for vestibular rehabilitation; dry needling or Intramuscular stimulation (IMS); CranialSacral Therapy; the McKenzie protocol for the assessment and treatment of spinal conditions; Integrated Systems Model by Lee & Lee; temporal mandibular dysfunction (TMD), as well as many others for assessing and treating musculoskeletal conditions.
May’s philosophy and approach to physiotherapy is to empower her patients, through education, safe and practical exercises and manual techniques. She believes in spending time with her patients, ensuring that they have the appropriate tools to maximize their health and mobility.
In her leisure time, May enjoys the great outdoors of BC, hiking, skiing, camping and kayaking with her family and friends.
May is registered with the College of Physical Therapists of BC and is a long time member of the Physiotherapy Association of BC as well as Canadian Physiotherapy Association.