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 10 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Siva Kumar


    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.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • Marc Mincieli


    Registered Kinesiologist

    Marc is an extensively experienced Kinesiologist who has developed a niche in sports conditioning of elite level athletes, while also taking on severe ICBC Injury and WorkSafe clientele. In addition to ACE Personal Training, Marc also holds certifications in TRX training, Trigger Point, Level 1 Agatsu Kettlebell, Kickboxing, Prepair2Perform, Group Cycling, and is a Certified Kinesiologist through BCAK (BC Association of Kinesiology). He has been working with rehabilitation clientele for over 6 years. Marc has also played a variety of sports for over 15 years, most notably soccer at the Collegiate Level for the CCAA. He has had the chance to coach young athletes in Volleyball, Basketball, Rugby and Soccer, which drove him to gain experience through the strength and conditioning side of athletics at the collegiate level. He realized his passion for exercise physiology through his years studying sport science, and is passionate about helping others reach their full potential, whether it be in sport or life.

  • 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. 

  • Ramanpreet Kaur


    Medical/Office Administrative Assistant

    Ramanpreet completed her Master of Administrative Science:

    Specialization in Global Health and Human Services in 2018 from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Bachelor of Nursing at from Jaslok College of Nursing, Mumbai, India.

    She is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi.

    Ramanpreet exhibits her administrative approach through scheduling appointments, effective communication with the staff members and patients. She brings that passion to her ability to greeting the

    patients, serve clients and ensure they are set up with Direct Billing and ease of access to Claims

  • Tamanna Gupta


    Medical/Office Administrative Assistant

    Tamanna completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Canadian Business Management in 2019 from Vancouver Community College, British Columbia, Canada and Masters of Business Administration with Specialization in International Business in 2016 from PCTE Group of Institutes, Baddowal, Ludhiana, India and Bachelors of Commerce degree in 2014 from Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, India.

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