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 15 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

    Clinic Manager

    Sunil Sakkarwal has been in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years. He is a registered Yoga Instructor, Personal Trainer and Weight Trainer with BCRPA and he has enjoyed a successful career as a Physiotherapist and Yoga Instructor. Sunil’s recent experience includes:

    • Yoga Instructor with the City of Surrey, BC
    • Yoga Instructor, Place Maillardville, Coquitlam, BC
    • Personal Trainer at Steve Nash Fitness World, Delta, BC
    • Yoga Instructor and Demonstrator for KVOS TV show

    As a Health and Fitness expert he was a guest speaker on radio RED FM Vancouver, 93.1FM, and on Joy TV.  He has presented Yoga workshops on Yoga for Fitness, Office Yoga, and Chair Yoga, and a seminar on the role of Yoga for Injury Prevention and Healing.

    Sunil is passionate about helping people overcome injuries and physical challenges, as well as developing their personal fitness for long term health and well-being.

  • 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

    Registered Physiotherapist

    I believe that “Bodies are meant to move”. My passion for fitness has aspired me towards my profession, wherein I obtain the pleasure to get my clients functionally active and share my enthusiasm towards healthy living.

    Every injury and dysfunction is unique and so does very 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. As, I strongly feel that Physiotherapy is both a Reactive and Pro-active practice.

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

  • Siva Kumar

    Registered Physiotherapist

    Siva graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy from the Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in Chennai, India in 1999 and completed his Masters in Sports Therapy at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India in 2002. He has worked in private practice and Multi-speciality hospital settings and private Physiotherapy schools in India for more than a decade providing him with valuable experience in multiple areas of practice. Before moving into Pro Motion Physiotherapy, he had worked in work conditioning for WorkSafeBC clients at CBI Fleetwood Surrey center and Vital Life Physiotherapy Clinic.

    Siva is committed to enrich his professional knowledge through education. He recently completed his Diploma in Dry Needling from the Functional Dry Needling Institute of UK in Vancouver, Level 1 in  Fascial Manipulation course from the Registered Therapists of Fascial Manipulation®, Italy, Level 1 and 2 in Vestibular rehabilitation from  Mr. Bernard Tonks and Level 1 in Functional Biomechanics from Dr. Jay Grossman.

    As Siva has worked in various provinces in North India namely Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Gujarat and Karnataka, He is fluent in communicating in various Indian languages like Tamil, English, Hindi, Saurashtra, Malayalam,Gujarati and Punjabi. He treats his patients with empathy, dignity and respect, and encourages a return to activity through exercise and education.

    In his spare time, he reads Hindu scriptures, visits temples and enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Amy Lu

    Registered Acupuncturist

    She is a dedicated professional with proven success in treating patients with acupuncture, cupping and Gua Sha. She is adept in diagnosing ailments and treats them.

    She believes in treating patients’ ailments and diseases. The most important aspect of treating people is their hearts. I treat all of my patients with care and sensitivity as if they were my own family members.

    She believes learning is a lifelong process and necessary to provide the best care of patients.

    She has more than 10 years of professional experience:

    • Hypertension
    • Diabetes
    • Menopause
    • Allergies
    • Headache and Migraine
    • Vertigo
    • Depression / Pressure
    • Acupuncture Rejuvenation
    • Chronic / Acute pain
    • Gout
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Helping individuals stay in good health
  • Wonyoung YU

    Registered Acupuncturist

    Wonyoung(Young) YU is a registered acupuncturist in BC(CTCMA).

    Young specializes in pain management with the Traditional Chinese Medicine –combining Balanced method, Sa Am chim technique, and Scalp/Ear Acupuncture as well as Electro-acupuncture. He is also proficient in acupressure (Tuina massage), various glass cupping techniques and scrapping (GuaSha) therapy. It quickly reduces pain and restores the balance between muscles by improving Qi and blood circulation. This overall can provide well rounded healing in chronic pain, sports injuries and MVA whiplash injuries.

    He also has a special interest in coordinating emotional and physical balance. He uses a traditional acupuncture technique to help with physical and emotional disorders including stress-resulting symptoms/diseases, insomnia, anxiety, and depression by re-balancing the energies of  Yin & Yang, and restoring the functions of internal organs.

    He has completed the 4 years TCM Practitioner program at the Tzu Chi International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He originally studied Music in Korea and worked as a professional music composer for over a decade.

    His goal is to bring holistic health in your life which comes from mind-body healing.

  • Amar Mander

    Registered Kinesiologist

    Amar received his Masters in Physiotherapy from Oxford, United Kingdom in 2018 and his Bachelors in Science with a specialization in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from SFU in 2015.  While in the UK, Amar has enjoyed working with professional soccer players at Oxford United FC (League One)  and has assisted in a being a sideline therapist for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC youth teams.  

    Amar has been heavily involved in the local soccer community and his passion for physical rehabilitation comes from years of his own athletic experiences as well as from coaching local athletes.   

    He is a firm believer in the combined effects of manual therapy and exercise prescription in assisting patients to achieve their full potential. Amar’s clinical experience has provided him with various treatment techniques and clinical skills to address different dysfunctions. He plans on completing his Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, Certification in Acupuncture and Sport Physiotherapy Canada Diploma. 

    Outside the clinic you may find Amar coaching and playing soccer, watching local sports, playing FIFA, and spending time with family. 

  • Harnek

    Registered Kinesiologist

    Also known as Nake, Harnek attended the University of British Columbia and graduated in 2019 with his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and also completed a minor in science in biology. He is a registered member of the BC Association of Kinesiologists.  Harnek plans to pursue a masters degree in occupational therapy in the near future. Throughout his studies, Harnek has done numerous volunteer work. He works as a medical first responder with St. John Ambulance, with public health, and in an emergency department. 

    Growing up, Harnek played multiple sports such as soccer, hockey, tennis, and volleyball and worked as a soccer referee. His passion for fitness and health through exercise and nutritional science drove him towards a career in active rehabilitation. Harnek is experienced in exercise prescription in his own life and for injury and post-operative rehabilitation. He strongly believes that through  active rehabilitation, strength and function can be regained in order to return to activities of daily living. 

    In his spare time, Harnek enjoys hiking and exploring different mountains, playing sports such as soccer and tennis, and using his knowledge of nutrition for cooking new and healthy meals, or reading books about history and self improvement.

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