Our Team

Joe Harvard

Physiotherapist

Joe graduated from Andrew’s University in 2001 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. He then returned to Canada and joined the OASIS Mission Physiotherapy team.

Joe has a keen interest in Manual Therapy and continues to pursue this treatment under the tutelage of NAIOMT (North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy) instructor, Erl Pettman. Joe strives to not only rehabilitate his clients, but to educate them on how their bodies work, in the hope that this knowledge will prevent further injury and provide them with the ability to lead active healthy lifestyles.

Mission is a vibrant community that is constantly on the go. Joe has been able to work with different groups and events including the Mission Secondary Road Runners football team, the Mission Marlins swim team, the 2004 BC Summer Games in Abbotsford and the very successful 2014 BC Winter Games hosted by Mission.

Outside of work Joe enjoys challenges and adventures including travelling, cooking, completing triathlons, biking, snowboarding, SCUBA diving, wood working……and others yet to be discovered. Joe is blessed to have a wife, Lila and daughter, Katelyn to enjoy these challenges and adventures with.

Joe’s focus at OASIS is on:

Sports injuries

Manual therapy

Educating clients

Liliana Harvard

Physiotherapist

Liliana graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1993. She has over 20 years of experience in many different areas of physiotherapy; she joined the OASIS team in 2008.

Liliana has worked with both pediatric and aging populations in various hospitals. She has lived and practiced physiotherapy in many provinces. For the last 10 plus years she has spent the majority of her time treating clients in private clinic settings. She is certified in acupuncture through the AFCI (Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute). She has taken many Manual Therapy courses and is now shadowing and learning from Manual Therapy expert, Erl Pettman.

Liliana has volunteered with Twisters Gymnastics Club in various roles, including judging. During the BC Winter Games hosted by Mission in 2014 she voluntarily treated athletes from various sports.

Liliana spends her free time with her daughter, Katelyn and husband, Joe. She loves travelling, gardening, and the outdoors.

Liliana’s focus at OASIS is on:

  • Accupuncture
  • Manual therapy
  • Children and aging clients
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Educating clients for prevention of injuries

Kim Hauvre

Physiotherapist

Kim Hauvre received a Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT) from Andrews University, located in Berrien Springs, Michigan.  Upon graduation, Kim completed her practicum at OASIS Physiotherapy in 1998 and was hired on fulltime shortly after.  A Mission native, she has been working with OASIS ever since. 

Kim’s breadth of experience in client care includes orthopedic related injuries and most recently women’s health.  She enjoys working through diagnosis and treatment with clients of all ages and walks of life.  Further, Kim is a member of the Women’s Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is invested in pursuing physical therapy related women’s health initiatives such as prenatal education, labour and delivery training, postpartum rehabilitation as well as treatment of diastasis recti abdominus and pelvic floor dysfunction.  She is certified as a Core Confidence Specialist through Bellies Inc. as well as the Importance of Core Strength in the Prenatal and Postpartum Client through the Tummy Team.

Kim’s community involvement includes volunteering for the BC Summer and Winter Games and giving community lectures on health and exercise.  In the past, Kim founded and coordinated an infant loss support group for mothers.

When Kim is not working, she enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, biking, water skiing, and paddle sports.  Kim also enjoys cooking, gardening, and touring local farms and greenhouses with her family.

Kim’s focus at OASIS is on:

  • Women’s health including prenatal and postpartum rehab
  • Diastasis recti rehab for men and women
  • Educating clients
  • Sports and orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Children and aging clients

Gilbert Lapurga

Physiotherapist

Gilbert brings over 20 years of physiotherapy experience. His background spans across a variety of settings including acute care in hospitals, rehabilitatoin centres, private practices and medical-legal documentation both in Canada and abroad. He has taken multiple post graduate courses in manual therapy and is recognized as a professional expert witness for the Supreme Court of BC in the areas of physiotherapy, functional capacity evaluations and cost of future care assessments. He enjoys spending time with his family, working out to remain physically fit, and loves to fish as a relaxation technique. His gentle nature allows him to provide compassionate care for all.

Vanessa Forcier

Kinesiologist

Vanessa graduated from University of the Fraser Valley in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. She joined our OASIS team in 2009.

While working for OASIS, Vanessa can be found leading Hydrotherapy sessions in the pool and rehabilitative exercises in the gym. Vanessa works with clients of all ages. She has a passion for people, recovery from injury and healthy living.

Outside of work, Vanessa spends her time staying active with her kids, as well as playing competitive roller derby.

Vanessa’s focus at OASIS is on:

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Rehabilitative exercises

Jen Giles

Kinesiologist

Jen graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley, obtaining her Bachelors of Kinesiology Degree in 2011. She is a member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists. She joined the OASIS team in 2013.

Jen’s clinical experience includes injury rehabilitation, hydrotherapy, occupational rehabilitation, work conditioning, job demands analysis and return to work planning.

Jen is very familiar with an active lifestyle and competitive sports; she spent much of her time growing up in the pool, competing in speed swimming and synchronized swimming. She has been involved with sports in the community, coaching both track and field and competitive swimming for Special Olympics British Columbia.

When Jen is not in the clinic she can be found with camera in hand, dreaming of travel or enjoying time with her husband in Hawaii.

Jen’s focus at OASIS is on:

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Return to work conditioning and planning
  • Strength/conditioning

Natalie Barratt

Kinesiologist

More details to come.

Brendan Kroeker

Kinesiologist

More details to come.

Mona Morrison

Administrator

Mona has a range of experience in an administrative role. Mona has worked as a Recreation Director in Manitoba, then into the academic field as an Enrollment Manager and an Associate Registrat, as well as in the medical field as an MOA/Administrative Assistant. A natural organizer, she sees the redundancies and works to create a smooth running operation. Her goal has always been in a supportive role ensuring the success of the company she works for and developing others on their career paths.

When not working, Mona enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends out on the water either fishing, swimming or relaxing with a good book. She also loves to golf, bike and hike

Narisa Vence

Administrator

Narisa began as an administrator in the physiotherapy field in 2017; She has since assisted with program coordinating, reporting and billing for WorkSafe BC, ICBC and Long Term Disability Services. Her cheerful glow and bubbly personality will welcome you each time you walk through our doors. She is dedicated to providing all of our patients with a helpful hand throughout their recovery journey.

Narisa is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at BCIT. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking, writing, singing in the church choir and spending quality time with her loved ones, dog and cat!

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