I received Master's Degree in Physiotherapy from the School of Rehabilitation in Warsaw, Poland. In 2006 I was the recipient of the Clinical Contribution Award from the Physiotherapy Association of BC. I have over 25 years of clinical experience in physiotherapy with a focus on arthritis care. At the Mary Pack Arthritis Center of Vancouver General Hospital, I am actively involved in client treatment, student education and continuing education workshops. I co-founded Bentall Physiotherapy Clinic in 1995 with my wife, Mariola. My special interests include rehabilitation after hip or knee replacements; management of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, pelvic floor dysfunction, ergonomics as well as injury recovery. My clinical decisions are based on physical assessment, evidence based intervention and the usage of diagnostic ultrasound. I strongly believe in empowering my patients through education and using preventive techniques. I have been enjoy working with my clients in a gym setting: teaching them how to exercise safely and how to establish good postural or movement habits. I had an opportunity to travel both nationally and internationally (US, Scotland and Italy) to speak at conferences such as the American College of Rheumatology and the Canadian Rheumatology Symposium.
Over the years, I have been advancing my clinical skills in Diagnostic Ultrasound and became certified through the Canadian Rhuematology Ultrasound Group at McMaster University.
I have been the first in Canada who got the certification in Spiral Stabilization and have expertise in assessment and treatment using Dr. Richard Smisek method.
Recently, I have mastered the manual techniques in assessment and treatment of sympathetic and parasympathetic system and I am in a process of getting certification in Vagus Nerve Stimulation.
When not working, attending conferences or workshops, I enjoy kayaking or biking in Deep Cove and watching my kids playing soccer or volleyball.
Kobza B.J., Embley P. (2006) From San Antonio to Rome.. From motor retraining to core strengthening – Directions in Physiotherapy Kobza B.J., Embley P., Westby M. (2005) Examination and treatment of OA of the lumbar spine based on movement impairment system- 2 nd International Conference on Movement Dysfunction, Pain and Performance: Evidence and Effect, September 2005 Kobza B.J. & Embley P. (2004) Examination and treatment of OA of the lumbar spine based on movement impairment system – Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, 39 th Annual Scientific Meeting October 2004
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Published online before print July 15, 2014, doi: 10.3899/jrheum.131089 The Journal of Rheumatology August 1, 2014 vol. 41 no. 8 1689-1694
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