About Erika

Erika has been a physical therapist since 1993. She completed many continuing education courses throughout her career. For a complete list please click on curriculum_vitae.

She completed her physical therapy degree in Budapest, Hungary. She moved to Canada in 1995 where she studied manual therapy and became an Advanced Level Manipulative Manual Therapist and earned her Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy.

She earned her Doctor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 2015, an equivalent of a clinical PhD degree. She has experience working in both private practice and hospital settings.

Her mission is to provide quality care for her patients with the best of her knowledge and abilities.

Employment

03/06 – 03/14
Pukalani Physical Therapy- Maui, Hawaii USA – Private Practice

04/99 – 12/06
Vancouver Island Health Association (Victoria General Hospital, Royal Jubilee Hospital) Victoria, BC Canada- Mixed Acute Care

05/99 – 12/06
Foul Bay Physiotherapy- Victoria, BC Canada- Physiotherapist (part-time)

04/96 – 04/98
St. Anthony’s Physiotherapy Corporation – Victoria, BC Canada – Physiotherapist (part-time) – private practice

01/94 – 03/95
National Institute of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy- Budapest, Hungary- Physiotherapist (full-time), Orthopaedics and Rheumatology

10/93 – 01/94
Elizabeth Hospital (Cardiac Intensive Care)- Budapest, Hungary- Physiotherapist (full-time)- Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Education

08/11 – 12/15
Doctor of Science of Physical Therapy, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan

05/13
APTA – Clinical Instructor

11/05
Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapy, Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy

04/96 – 06/98
Bachelor of Science Degree – Physical Therapy, Open University, Vancouver, BC, Canada

09/90 – 06/93
Honours Degree, Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Postgraduate Courses

03/15 Integrated Systems Model-Thorax and Pelvis-Diane Lee – Honolulu, Hawaii
09/14 Advanced vestibular Therapy – Kihei, Hawaii
03/14 Introduction to Vestibular Therapy – Honolulu, Hawaii
02/13 Pelvic Floor Level 1- Herman and Wallace Institute – Honolulu, Hawaii
08/11 Physiological Basis for Exercises Prescription Level I, Berrien Springs, Michigan
07/11 Applying 3 Dimensional Myofascial Release to the Abdomen – Makawao, Hawaii
05/11 Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Impairment Syndromes – Upper Quadrant, By Shirley Sahrmann – Honolulu, Hawaii
09/10 Cranio Sacral Therapy I – Upledger Institute – Lahaina, Hawaii
05/10 Visceral Manipulation VMI – Barral Institute – New York, New York
05/09 Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Impairment Syndromes – Cervical/Thoracic Spine – by Shirley Sarhmann – Honolulu, Hawaii
01/09 Level I Shoulder Course – by Lynn Watson- Honolulu, Hawaii
11/08 Discover the Role of the Pelvis in Groin Pain, Knee Pain and Recurrent Hamstring Injuries by Diane Lee – Honolulu, Hawaii
04/08 Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Impairment Syndromes – by Shirley Sarhmann – Honolulu, Hawaii
10/07 Mobilization of the Nervous System, Lower Quadrant – Chicago, Illinois
09/07 Mobilization of the Nervous System – Tuscon, Arizona
11/05 Advanced Manual Therapy Exam – Successfully completed
09/05 National Manual Therapy Exam – USA – Successfully completed
05/04 Level V Vertebral Manual Therapy Course – Victoria, BC
09/03 Level IV Vertebral Manual Therapy Course – Victoria, BC
04/03 Intermediate Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Exam – Successfully completed
04/02 Functional Foot Course, by Deb Treloar – Nanaimo, BC
11/00 Lower Quadrant – Manual Therapy Course
05/00 Upper Quadrant – Manual Therapy Course
05/99 Level III Extremity Manual Therapy Course
04/99 Canadian Physiotherapy National Exam – Successfully completed
11/98 Level III Vertebral Manual Therapy Course
08/98 Level II Manual Therapy Exam – Successfully completed
11/97 Level II Vertebral Manual Therapy Course
06/97 Level II Extremity Manual Therapy Course
01/97 Level I Extremity and Vertebral Manual Therapy Course – Vancouver, BC
12/94 Modern Pulmonary Physiotherapy for Intensive Care
12/94 Introduction to Orthopaedic Manual Therapy
09/94 Workshop on Muscle Function – by Professor Vladimir Janda
08/94 Medical Diagnosis and Therapy- the Lumbar Spine/Part A/McKenzie Method
05/94 Usage of Schlingen-Bed – Budapest, Hungary