About Actin Physio

Takami Shirai B. Kin., MPT

Takami Shirai

B. Kin., MPT

Takami earned his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto following the completion of his Bachelor of Kinesiology with a Minor in Nutritional Sciences at the University of British Columbia. His passion for exercise and movement stems from participating in basketball, volleyball and football growing up. Prior to pursuing his physiotherapy degree, Takami was the head coach of the strength and conditioning program at Special Olympics Richmond where he supported athletes in their preparation for National Games. He also facilitated adapted exercise programs for individuals with spinal cord injury in Vancouver.

Over the course of his physiotherapy degree, Takami applied his clinical skills to empower those with orthopaedic, neuromusculoskeletal and respiratory conditions. He employs a combination of manual techniques, therapeutic exercises and self-management strategies to help clients return to their meaningful activities. As an avid runner, Takami has a special interest in gait analysis and management of running-related injuries.

Outside of the clinic, Takami loves exploring the North Shore trails and being part of the local running community.  

Ratan Gill  B.SC. MPT - Actin Physio

Ratan Gill

B. Sc., MPT, Registered Interim Physiotherapist

Ratan earned his Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in Australia where he worked with athletes, amputees, patients with spinal cord injury, and seniors.
Prior to this he received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Portland where he played Division 1 Tennis.
He continues to pursue further education and physiotherapy skills to provide better service to his patients.

Ratan has a passion for health and fitness that comes from growing up playing tennis, hockey, and soccer. Before pursuing physiotherapy, he coached tennis for two years working with young children and adults. Ratan specializes in manual therapy, exercise, and education to help clients reach their highest potential and get back to doing the things they love. He takes an interest in providing evidence-based practice to ensure everyone gets the best care possible. Ratan enjoys playing tennis, running, cycling, and participating in his daily workout routine 

Michael Dharni B. Kin., MPT

Michael Dharni

B. Kin., MPT

Michael earned his Master of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Kinesiology degrees from the University of British Columbia. He continues to acquire new skills and knowledge and is currently pursuing post-graduate training through the Advanced Manual Therapy Orthopaedics and the Sport Physiotherapy Canada Diploma programs.

Michael enjoys treating the general public as well as athletes of all levels to return his clients to work, leisure, and sports. His previous experience working as an on ice trainer with the Vancouver Thunderbirds Minor Hockey Association has generated a special interest in treating sports injuries. His treatment philosophy involves a combination of manual therapy, exercise and movement re-education to restore full, pain-free function.

When Michael is not in the clinic, he can be found playing recreational team sports, which include hockey, football, basketball, and softball. You may also find him skating on the ice at Rogers Arena as a member of the Vancouver Canucks Ice Team!

Sarah Pepper

Sarah Pepper


Sarah has a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of British Columbia specializing in Finance.

She previously worked as an administrative assistant at a 6 years at a Richmond Law firm.

Sarah enjoys traveling and spent a semester in New Zealand on exchange and taught English in Taiwan for a short time.

Sarah also enjoys playing board games with friends.

Michael Dharni B. Kin., MPT

Stephanie Chang


Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia specializing in Visual arts, Art History and Sociology.

She has years of professional administrative experience in data entry and photography and photo editing working for a photography company in the lower mainland.
Combined with her experience in the customer service industry Stephanie emphasizes quality work, service, and care to best serve patients.

She believes in always being open-minded, patient, and considerate and loves hearing stories from the clinic’s regulars.

When Stephanie is not in the clinic she can be found taking photos, refining her cooking skills, and trying new baking recipes to feed clinic patients during holidays and special occasions. 

Joseph Pereyras B. Kin.

Joseph Pereyras

B. Kin.

Joseph received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with First Class Honours from St. Francis Xavier University. Throughout his undergraduate career Joseph developed an interest in exercise physiology and human motor control. His coursework fueled his passion for health and physical activity. Joseph continues to acquire skills that will allow him to better serve his clients.

While at Actin, Joseph is eager to work with clients to help them accomplish their diverse needs.

During his personal time Joseph stays active by participating in a regular workout routine or hiking the many backcountry trails around Vancouver.

Mandeep Takhar

Mandeep Takhar

BSc. Honours Physiotherapy, BSc. Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Registered Interim Physiotherapist

Mandeep received his Honours in Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom. Prior to this he completed his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and received a certificate in Health and Fitness Studies from Simon Fraser University.
He has since completed certifications in myofascial cupping, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and kinesiology taping to better serve his clients.

Mandeep has also worked as a personal trainer and carries forward his knowledge of health and fitness into his physiotherapy practice. He has experience in treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and continues to pursue professional development to provide excellent quality services to his clients. He primarily uses manual therapy, exercise, and patient education as the focal point of his treatments.

Aside from physiotherapy, Mandeep enjoys participating in recreational sports, working on his own personal fitness, and personal development. 

Manu Nijjar

Manu Nijjar


Manu Nijjar has the experience and skills to help you feel better.
He holds a Master of Physical Therapy and was a past Member of Physical Therapy Admissions Committee from the University of British Columbia Master.
He is recognized as an Examiner of the Canadian National Physiotherapy Licensing Board and was a past Student Board Member College of Physical Therapists of BC. He is an accomplished physiotherapist having won the Evert Boxtart Memorial Award in Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia.

For years Manu has been proud to provide physiotherapy care in a variety of settings from intensive care units, exercise based functional rehab programs, & outpatient clinics.
He is experienced in rehabilitating acute and chronic injuries with training in Level I Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, Level II Lower Quadrant Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, Level II Upper Quadrant Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, and Level III Upper Quadrant Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.

Outside the Clinic Manu enjoys spending time with his wife and children and being part of the Richmond community. 

A Personal Message

Nothing is more personal than the service we provide our clients.

Let me personally introduce ourselves and explain why our services are second to none in order to demonstrate why Actin is the simply the best choice in your Physiotherapy and Wellness.

Manu Nijjar.


1105 – 11980 Hammersmith Way, Richmond, BC, V7A 0A4


Email: info@actinphysio.ca
Tel: (604) 284-3771
Fax:(778) 748-0779

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