Agnes Ku, PT

PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Agnes Ku, RPT

Agnes Ku, RPT

BScPT(Hons), BScKin, CGIMS, MCPA

Registered Physiotherapist

Languages Spoken:
English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Agnes Ku, RPT

Agnes earned her Physiotherapy degree BScPT(Hons), graduating with high honours. She was a recipient of the Outstanding Academic Achievement for three consecutive years, the All-round Outstanding Student award as well as numerous scholarships including Post-entrance Scholarship. Agnes received in recognition of her outstanding academic and non-academic performance in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences earning placement on the Dean’s Honours list.

Prior to that, Agnes obtained her first bachelors degree in Kinesiology (BScKin) and Certificate in Health and Fitness Studies. Her past professional work experiences include Curtin University Physiotherapy Clinic in Perth, Australia as well as various hospitals and clinics in Hong Kong. Agnes served as a physiotherapist during the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008 and was recruited to be part of the medical team.

She also volunteered during Vancouver Winter Olympics and Para-Olympic Games, Oxfam Trailwalker 2006, The Ride to Conquer Cancer 2011, Surrey Summer BC Games 2012, World Cup fencing BC 2013, Vancouver Men’s epee Grand Prix 2014 and Peter Bakonyi World Cup 2016.

Agnes employs a philosophy of care employing a holistic approach combining Western and Eastern points of view. She utilizes manual therapy, acupuncture, Gunn IMS dry needling, myofascial/craniosacral/visceral release, breathing techniques, pelvic floor control (part of the core muscles), motor pattern training, taping and therapeutic exercises to help patients restore optimal function.

 

Post Graduate Courses


Dry Needling/Acupuncture

  • Chan Gunn Intramuscular stimulation (IMS), University of British Columbia
  • Acupuncture training in Hong Kong/China, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Segmental Acupuncture on Clinical Practice, Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association


Pelvic Floor

  • Continence and Pelvic Floor Muscle Re-education certificate
  • De-Mystifying Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Pfilates (Pelvic Floor Pilates)
  • Western Society of Pelvic Medicine (WSPM) conference 2012


Connect Therapy

  • Discover Physio Series: The Thoracic Ring Approach (LJ Lee) & The Integrated System Model for Disability & pain (Lee & Lee), Part 1, 2 & 3
  • Neck Drivers & Their connections, Linda-Joy Lee University


Manual Therapy

  • Introduction to Spinal Manipulation (MT6), The Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Manipulation of the Extremities (MT8), The Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Manual Therapy of the Cervical Spine, TMJ and Upper extremity (MT2), The Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Manual Therapy of the lumbar Spine, Pelvis and Lower extremity (MT3), The Ola Grimsby Institute


Soft Tissue/Connective tissue Techniques

  • Mobilisation of the Myofasical System – Lower Quadrant
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization (MT7), The Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy 1 & 2, The Upledger Institute
  • Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1, The Barral Institute


Others

  • The Extremities Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions (STEP), The Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Exercise Testing, Exercise Prescription & Emergency Response in Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • The Science and Medicine in Marathon running
  • SMART Convention 2007: Meeting with the Elite Athletes – Injury Management in Sports
  • Chronic pain: self management & beyond
  • 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Health Promotion
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation – Active Passive Training Therapy by Pro-Med Technology Ltd
  • Sport First Aid and Taping I & II, Sport Medicine Council of British Columbia

 

Areas of Specialization:

 

  • Manual Therapy
  • Orthopaedics
  • Acupuncture/IMS
  • Women’s Health
  • Incontinence

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Agnes Ku is a true professional and extremely good at what she does. She is to great at explaining everything and makes you very comfortable. I highly recommend her.

~ Feila He ~

Agnes Ku is an extremely knowledgeable physiotherapist.  She effectively bridges the gap between Eastern and Western medicinal practices.

~ Lawrence Lee ~

Thank you Agnes for teaching Mom how to do the exercise, she is getting a big improvement now!

~ Eva Li ~