Rachael Corbett’s love of human form and movement began with gymnastics at age 3. Combine this with years of dance and sport, a love for the sciences, and her own spinal stress fracture, and by university she readily pursued a career in physiotherapy.
Rachael Corbett graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 2005 after completing 3 years of kinesiology/sciences at SFU. She earned her certification in Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS) in 2012 and numerous other post-graduate courses including the series of courses in The Integrated Systems Model. This approach is practiced extensively at Diane Lee & Associates. Due to her proficiency, Rachael began assisting Diane on her courses in Vancouver in 2011.
Because of her love of movement, Rachael enjoys treating anyone with difficulty or pain with movement using a whole body approach. Rachael is experienced in real-time ultrasound assessment, joint mobilization, muscle release, movement education and exercise prescription, but naturally each session is personalized depending on the patient’s needs or concerns. The compliment she receives most often is about her professionalism, therapeutic hands, and smile.
Recreationally Rachael continues to dance and has recently completed her grade 6 RAD ballet exam. She has a passion for treating dancers and has written several articles about good technique (Troublesome Turnout,Freedom to Dance). Also keeping her busy is her two beautiful boys. This has influenced her practice and in 2009 Rachael had the opportunity to pioneer a provincial pamphlet for post-partum moms to help them know what is normal for their bodies after having a baby and when to seek help.