Robert Johnston


Robert graduated from the physical therapy program at the University of Toronto in 1997 and has dedicated his physiotherapy practice to neurological rehabilitation. 
His work experience includes Toronto Rehab - Lyndhurst Centre, a specialized spinal cord injury (SCI) centre; UBC MS clinic; the neuroscience & SCI unit at VGH; brain injury, spinal cord injury and neuromuscular units at GF Strong. 
Robert established the only dedicated neurophysio clinic in North Vancouver which he operated for 8 years before moving to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Robert now offers  his Comox Valley practice at a serene oceanfront location.
Robert has participated in advancing awareness of neurophysio through ventures with BC physio assiciation & various neuroscience committees. He is a Bobath trained therapist and continues to pursue advanced and master level neurophysio, vestibular and concussion related courses.


Bryan Hill

Massage Therapist

Bryan has been a registered massage therapist since 2012. He was trained at Utopia Academy (now Vancouver College of Massage Therapy). The emphasis of this training was on myofascial release techniques. Bryan has since pursued 160 hours of post graduate studies with Dr. Vodder School International to be accredited as a level 3 manual lymphatic drainage and combined decongestive therapist. 

Prior to his focus on massage therapy Bryan developed a strong career in fitness leadership. He attended human kinetics classes at Langara College and gained accreditation through the BCRPA, NLS, Red Cross and Saltspring Centre of Yoga. He has coached group and private exercise classes, taught swimming lessons and hatha yoga. This background in fitness has given Bryan a great understanding of functional  movement. 

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Juliet Grundmanis


Juliet is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics in 2008 and a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2010. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, she spent over 15 years in Vancouver and abroad before deciding to return to her roots, and could not be more excited to be calling the island home again.
She has worked in acute care on both the neuro and spine units at Vancouver General Hospital, spent many years on the rehab units at GF Strong, worked in Australia and taught in India, and has come to Royston from a private neuro clinic in the lower mainland.
Her post-grad training includes Bobath and NDT courses, concussion management, motivational interviewing, chronic pain, and advanced vestibular rehabilitation. She is also certified to practice acupuncture and finds this to be a helpful adjunct to healing from neurological injury, along with hands-on therapy, education, and a whole lot of movement!
Juliet is a strong believer in treating the ‘whole person’ and has a special interest in helping to address the anxiety, depression and trauma that often accompany a neurological event.
Other areas of interest for Juliet include stroke, chronic concussion and TBI, spinal cord injury, MS, Parkinson’s Disease, cerebral palsy, headache/migraine management, and treating clients with dizziness and vertigo. Outside of the clinic, Juliet can be found exploring the mountains on her feet, bike, or skis, climbing at the gym, paddleboarding, and looking for any type 2 fun she can find!


Stephanie Bates

Occupational Therapist

Stephanie completed her Masters in Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2014. Prior to her occupational therapy education, she completed a BSc in Health Studies with a minor in Gerontology from the University of Waterloo. Stephanie has worked at G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre and Vancouver General Hospital on teams including Spinal Cord Injury, Spasticity, Tetraplegia Nerve & Tendon Transfer, Burns & Plastics, Trauma, Neuromuscular Skeletal and Arthritis. She takes a holistic approach to her practice including behavioural change, cognition, affect, exercise and environmental adaptation to help her clients return to activities they enjoy. Stephanie is skilled in assessing the client, activity and environment to enable change and reach clients’ goals. She has taken post-graduate courses and attended conferences in seating, functional electrical stimulation, scar management, critical care, and burn rehabilitation.

When not in the clinic, Stephanie is busy exploring and spends many of her summer weekends hiking, running and camping. In the winter, you can probably find her somewhere on the ski hill.

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Donna Rensvold

Rehabilitation Assistant / Clinic Admin

Donna graduated from Medicine Hat College in 2015 as a Rehabilitation Assistant. She has worked in all facets of healthcare over the last 17 years from Long Term Care , Community Care and Acute Care.