Our Team

Actin Physiotherapy Team

Our dedicated physiotherapists are available when you need us.

“I highly recommend Actin for Physiotherapy and Active Rehab, they are truly amazing. Thank you so much!”

Marina S. – Richmond BC

Actin Physiotherapy Team

Paolo Macapagal

B. Kin., MPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Since graduating from the University of British Columbia with his Bachelors of Human Kinetics, and Masters of Physiotherapy, Paolo worked in a variety of health care settings. He has over a decade of experience as a physiotherapist, ranging from acute care wards, long term care facilities, outpatient clinics, and both private and public community settings. Paolo has worked with a variety of patient populations, including post-operative rehabilitation, acute sport injury and post stroke rehabilitation. He has a special interest in working with geriatric and neurologic populations.

Paolo’s approach to care is client-centered and goal oriented. He works collaboratively with his clients to facilitate return to sport, work, or leisure. He combines exercise therapy, modalities, manual techniques and education to help clients achieve their goals.

Paolo is certified for Dry Needling Level 1 through Acupuncture Canada, as well as Level 1 Manual Therapy certification provided by the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He has also taken multiple courses with the Canadian Bobath Instructors Association including: The Study of Human Movement, Management of Hemiplegia, and Training to Improve Locomotion.

Outside of work, Paolo is a busy father of two young boys who constantly keep him on his feet.

Manu Nijjar

Registered Physiotherapist

After completing his Master of Physical Therapy degree at the University of British Columbia, Manu has provided physiotherapy care in a variety of settings. He has worked in intensive care units, exercise based functional rehab programs, and 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. Manu subsequently went on to complete Level II Upper Quadrant Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, and Level III Upper Quadrant Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.

Manu has served as an examiner of the Canadian National Physiotherapy Licensing Board. He 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. In addition, he is a past Member of Physical Therapy Admissions Committee from the University of British Columbia Master.

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

Michael Dharni

Registered Physiotherapist
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!

Mansimran Mohal


Mansimran is a BSc Health Science student at the Simon Fraser University. He has interests in public health.

During his academic and employment history, Mansimran developed a passion for community health and wellness. In his free time, he enjoys working out and biking.

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 for six 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.

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