Meet the Nordel Physio Team

At Nordel Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic, Sunil Sakkarwal and Gurdeep Gill Sakkarwal provide a full complement of therapeutic services for healing body ailments and promoting physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle. The couple has been in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years. Both have enjoyed successful careers as Physiotherapists, Yoga Teachers, and Personal Trainers. They are pleased to apply their knowledge, training, and experience to treating and working with clients at Nordel Physio, providing individualized care and one-to-one therapy for resolving pain, recovering from injury, and promoting overall fitness.

  • Sunil Sakkarwal

    Registered Physiotherapist
    Sunil completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree in 2001 from Swami Vivekanand
    National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (SVNIRTAR) Olatpur, Cuttack
    Odisha, India, and his Master of Sports Physiotherapy degree in 2007 from the Rajeev Gandhi
    CollegeBhopal,India. Sunil is also certified inYoga from India and BCRPA and certified
    personal Trainer (BCRPA).
    Sunil has been in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years. He worked as a registered
    Physiotherapist in India till 2010 before he moved to Canada. Then, he became a certified Yoga
    and Personal Trainer(BCRPA) to continue his health and fitness passion. During this period,he
    was a guest speaker on various platforms (local TV, radio, and many in-person health fitness and
    yoga workshops) and shared his knowledge. He successfully worked as a Personal Trainer and
    Yoga teacher from 2011 to 2017at Steve NashFitness World, Delta,BC, and also in the same
    period teaching yoga fitness at Vancouver, Surrey Burnaby Coquitlam, and WhiteRock
    community centers and Yoga studios.
    Sunil is an active person; he does regular Yoga and other fitness activities to keep and
    maintain positiveness of his mind and soul. His treatment approach is focused on assessment to
    understand the nature and mechanism of the injury and treatment plan, to maximize functional
    He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and educating his patients. He believes “Health is
  • Team Member

    Gurdeep Gill Sakkarwal

    Registered Physiotherapist

    Gurdeep completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree in 2005 from the MGM Medical College, DAVV University, Indore, India, and Master of Sports Physiotherapy degree in 2007 from the GNDU University, Amritsar,India.

    She did her postgraduate research paper on Comparison of Efficacy of Thera-Band, Plyometric and Combination Training on strength of Quadriceps evaluated on Isoinertial Dynamometer. This research paper was published in the Journal of Sports authority of India (2007). She has presented scientific papers at the Annual Conference of Indian Association of Sports Medicine in 2005 and 2006.Since her graduation, she has been practicing Physiotherapy. She is licensed for IMS/Dry Needling treatment and she is presently pursuing Acupuncture.

    Gurdeep has experience in teaching as well. She was visiting lecturer at MGM Medical College, India, for Yoga Therapy. In 2010, she became a registered Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer with BCRPA. She has worked as a Yoga instructor at the South Surrey Recreation Center and as a Yoga Instructor on a KVOS TV show. She has been consulted on Red FM a few times as a Physiotherapist, and recently was a speaker on iCON. Gurdeep’s professional attitude involves an integrative approach. Her treatment technique focuses on both assessment and treatment, to maximize functional recovery. She believes the best results can be achieved from a positive approach, and that a positive environment can improve health and quality of life.

    Gurdeep is an active person. She does yoga every day and various fitness activities to maintain her own positive health and fitness, and she is a proud Vancouver Sun Run finisher.

  • Bhakti Salian


    I believe that “Bodies are meant to move”. My passion for fitness has aspired me towards my profession, where in I obtain the pleasure to get my clients functionally active and share my enthusiasm towards healthy living. Every injury and dysfunction is unique therefore every individual responds differently to the treatments.

    I feel content towards providing the tailored and holistic approach which combines the functional goals and clinical expertise to develop an individual rehab plan. I seize every opportunity to educate my clients about their condition and how they can manage their symptoms. I strongly feel that Physiotherapy is both a Reactive and Pro-active practice.

    The Treatment sessions heavily focus on exercises, patient education, manual therapy and take away
    “Homework” so that the patient plays an active role in their recovery and rehab.

  • Team Member

    Byoungju (Jay) Jun

    Registered Massage Therapist

    Jay is a graduate of the Registered Massage Therapy program at Vancouver Career College. His journey in massage therapy have begun from his sport injury when he was a soccer player. He is passionate about helping patients from chronic pain due to poor posture or working, motor vehicle accidents, stress, and sport or work injuries.

  • Team Member

    Tony Wu

    Registered Massage Therapist

    Tony graduated from the Massage Therapy program at the Vancouver Career College and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. During his training, he was able to participate in many outreach opportunities and treated patients with various conditions. He worked with elderly patients, athletes, individuals with mental or physical disabilities, and those living with HIV and cancer. Additionally, he had a great deal of experience in treating ICBC patients. Some of the common injuries related to ICBC patients include, whiplash, severe headaches, muscle strain, nerve damage, and disc herniation.

    Tony will assess your condition, give you options for treatment, and work with you to achieve your desired results. Whether you have issues such as pain and soreness from daily activities or age related, stress and tension headache, sport or other injury, limited range of motion, rehabilitation, health maintenance or just relaxation, you will be in good hands. 

    Tony delivers effective treatments by incorporating different modalities such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, active and passive stretching, Swedish and deep tissue massage. Each treatment is followed by a review of home care to support you to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. He does not simply treat symptoms or complains, but helps you understand the cause and how you can minimize the occurrence in the future.

    In his spare time, Tony enjoys long walks with his beloved dogs, going to the gym and spending time with friends.

    Tony looks forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey towards holistic health and wellness.

  • Team Member

    Daniel Nguyen


    Daniel graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and is a registered member of the BC Association of Kinesiologists. Daniel is a certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is currently working towards his Nutrition Coach certification.  

    Growing up, Daniel was involved in physical activity. He played sports, such as basketball, hockey, and volleyball. Daniel also enrolled in martial arts and began lifting weights shortly after. During this time, Daniel discovered his passion for active living and decided to pursue a career in the health field.  

    Daniel likes to spend his time working out, playing hockey, or with family and friends. 

  • Bhavraj Saran

    Interim Physiotherapist
  • Farshid Khajehpour


    Farshid is a Registered Acupuncturists with the College of Acupuncturists of BC (CTCMA). He received his diploma of acupuncture from Reeves College in 2019, and received doctorate degree in medicine in Iran in 2001, and practiced as a medical doctor for 10 years. 

    With a solid western medical background,  Farshid effectively integrated western and eastern medicine in his daily practice. 

    Helping people to cure their physical and emotional problems. 

    He is constantly successful in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain ( neck/shoulder/back/elbow/knee...),  functional problems,  headaches, digestive disorders, stress management, stress related disorders, mental emotional problems; insomnia, anxiety, depression, women problem; infertility,  PMS, pregnacy related problems, cosmetic.

    Farshid utilizes a combination of acupuncture, tuina (chinese massage), cupping,  moxabastion and guasha in his practice. 

  • Gloria Isabel Dominguez Rodriguez

    Registered Massage Therapist

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