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Meet Patrick Embley

Passionate, friendly, caring, innovative, experienced – just a few of the accolades our clients have bestowed on Advanced Physiotherapy Clinic founder and dedicated physiotherapist, Patrick Embley.

Patrick Embley Advanced Physiotherapy White Rock clinic founder

Patrick has extensive experience in the field of arthritis/rheumatology and orthopedics. Patrick worked for over 13+ years at the Mary Pack Arthritis Program - VCH. At the Mary Pack Arthritis Program Patrick was heavily involved in the clinical treatment of many of the different arthritis conditions deemed appropriate for physiotherapy interventions. He worked primarily with the adult population with arthritis conditions but also did some work at BC Children's Hospital for the pediatric rheumatology program. He was also involved in a few different studies with rheumatologists and pharmacists involving clients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Patrick continues to work with many of the rheumatologists and family physicians in the Lower Mainland in the care of their patients who have rheumatological conditions.


Patrick completed his Diploma of Orthopedic Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) in 2008 and also is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine (2006). He is IMS (intramuscular stimulation) certified (2008) with ISTOP. He has been involved as a guest lecturer for clinical teaching as part of the rheumatology education portion of the Masters of Physical Therapy program at the University of British Columbia for now over 18 years. He is also involved in the clinical placement mentorship/instruction for UBC MPT students.


Patrick's special areas of practice include:

  • Orthopedic Injuries & Conditions

  • Adult & Pediatric Rheumatology (Arthritis Conditions)

  • Joint Replacement Rehabilitation

  • IMS (Certified Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation

  • Sports Injuries

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation

  • Chronic Disease Exercise Programs

Here’s what people are saying:


"Advanced Physiotherapy is a first-class and amazing physiotherapy clinic. I have been attending this clinic for several years with Patrick as my physiotherapist. As a retired physiotherapist, I am very selective about therapists and treatments. Patrick has exceptional assessment skills, is a good listener, compassionate, progressive and has a wicked sense of humour. I recommend this clinic very highly. The front staff are courteous and helpful. The equipment is state of the art. The other therapists I have not had the pleasure of working with, but am confident that if they are in Patrick's clinic, then they are also first-class therapists. This past year working under Covid restrictions Patrick and all his staff have been fully compliant with the Public health orders. One need not have any reservations about attending this clinic during our current guidelines."

- Pat Hansen


"Should have given a review when Advanced Physio first open its doors years ago ... but now I speak from years of treatment... it truly is as the name states, advanced Physio treatment... it has been extremely helpful, professional yet very friendly with treatments, programs, equipment available that not all Physio clinics offer ... throughout the ongoing years of my disease I have often found myself returning to Advanced Physio, specifically Patrick for continued IMS treatment, laser treatment, and exercise plans ... I would certainly give this clinic a 5 star for so many reasons ... absolutely worth the drive if you do not live in White Rock."

- Dorothy Lamb



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