Nicole Fournier

Nicole Fournier

Registered Physiotherapist

BHK, MScPT, Anatomical Acupuncture cert., Gunn IMS, RTUS cert., STOTT Pilates Instructor

Nicole graduated with her Masters of Physiotherapy in 2007 from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. Prior to that, she completed a Bachelor of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia. She is certified in anatomical acupuncture (through the Acupuncture Federation of Canada Institute), Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) as well as Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging (RTUS) and has trained as a STOTT Pilates instructor. Incorporating all of these skills into her hands on sessions with patients allows for a holistic approach in her treatment plans.
In 2015 Nicole received her Advanced Practitioner Certification in ConnectTherapy.  She is one of 10 international Physiotherapists who has completed this level of training.  Since 2012 Nicole has developed a great passion for the ConnectTherapy and Thoracic Ring Approach and has been teaching with Dr. Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee on the “Connect Therapy Series” and courses.  An evolution of the ISM, ConnectTherapyTM is a unique patient entered model of treatment developed by Dr. LJ Lee that involves whole body assessment, finding and linking the drivers of dysfunction and treating the whole person.  A full explanation of ConnectTherapy and the Thoracic Ring Approach can be found in the following video links:  ConnectTherapy and Thoracic Ring Approach. This training continues to provide her with new skills and a tremendous framework to integrate all her past training and connect all her unique skills into a comprehensive package to help her patients, allowing her to treat even more complex injuries with confidence.
Originally from Vancouver, Nicole has over 17 years of experience competing and coaching in synchronized swimming at a high performance level. She is a level III NCCP coach and remains active in the sport. While in Australia, Nicole coached and trained tri-athletes and footballers. In addition, she completed her Masters thesis on core stability training to prevent injury in Australian Rules Football athletes. Other interests of Nicole’s include surfing, competing in Open Water swims, lifeguarding and other adventure races. Her participation in many different sports has given Nicole a personal understanding of multiple types of injuries and the importance that patients place on being able to return to the activities that they are passionate about.
When booking with Nicole, it is required that you book 4 more appointments at the time you book your initial 1 hour assessment.

It is recommended that you come twice a week for the first 2 weeks (this includes seeing Nicole for a second appointment in the same week as your initial session if your initial is booked for the beginning of the week).

It is then recommended that you book once a week for 4-6 weeks after that, but it is not a requirement. If Nicole believes you do not need this many follow-up appointments, we can cancel as needed when the time comes.

Also, please be advised that effective January 1, 2019, Nicole’s 1 hour Initial Assessment Fee has increased to $180.00 and her 30 minute subsequent visits to $90.00.

Vancouver's Favourite Physiotherapy Clinic

We are the clinic of choice in Vancouver

    220-8337 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z8

    (604) 263-4414
    The City of Vancouver and the Province of BC are now in a state of emergency as a result of COVID-19. Marpole Physiotherapy is now closed from 7 pm March 18th until Sunday, March 29th and will re-open on March 30th at 7 am. This may change but this is what we anticipate. At this moment in time the safety of our staff, patients, and families, and the greater community is our priority and we are following the requests from Health officials. Patients with urgent needs are invited to email or call us as our physiotherapists may be able to help you on a case by case basis. We will also be reaching out to patients shortly with online physiotherapy service options. We want to stay in touch and be a support during the next few weeks as we all self-isolate. We will be available by phone or email and will endeavor to get back to you ASAP if you leave us a message. I want to let each of you know that atthis point in time we have had no reports of any patienst or staff with any COVID19 symptoms, and are closing purely as we feel it is our civic duty to do so. To all our patients: Thank you for your loyal support over the past 25 years and more. We love you and look forward to seeing you soon. Take care of each other, and be well.