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heric lopes


B Sc. in Physical Therapy
B Bio. Sc.


  • Functional Dry Needling / Intramuscular Stimulation IMS – Level 1 & 2 - Kinetacore

  • Trained in Acupuncture

  • Advanced Concussion & Vestibular Training

  • Sports Physiotherapy- Brazilian Congress of The National Society of Sports Physiotherapy (SONAFE)

  • Mulligan Concept of Manual Therapy.

  • Maitland Concept - Cervical Spine and Upper Limbs / Lumbar Spine and Lower Limbs.

  • Certification in Acupuncture - Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute - Level 1, part 2A / 3A

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency-Based Course 

  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (Level 1) & Functional Movement Screen

  • Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science

  • Gairdner Symposium on Concussion

  • Post-Concussion Syndrome: An Advanced Vestibular Approach

  • Calgary Pain Conference

  • Concussion: prevention, detection and management 

  • Cannabis Update 2019

  • Pain psychology for non psychologists

  • Pain & Movement assessment

  • Vestibular Health Summit & Concussion Health Summit


Heric "pronounced Eric" graduated with a Bachelor of Biological Science in 2002 and Bachelor in Physical Therapy in 2004 in São Paulo, Brazil. While in school, he played team handball (European Handball) as a professional athlete and was part of the Brazilian National team for the 2000-2004 Olympic cycle.


After graduation, he moved to Calgary, Alberta with his wife to work as a physiotherapist. After 14 years in Alberta, he moved with his family to Vancouver Island. 


Heric is a musculoskeletal and vestibular physiotherapist with a vast clinical background in sports therapy, Chronic Pain, Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion care. With over 17 years of experience, he utilizes education, movement and exercise to help you tackle your rehabilitation goals. Heric also has a special interest in manual therapy, vestibular/dizziness conditions, concussions and dry needling/IMS techniques.


Outside of work he keeps an active lifestyle doing resistance training and running, and spends his time with his daughter and wife exploring the beautiful beaches and trails that Vancouver Island has to offer.

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