Our Team

Meet Our Physiotherapists and Staff

Lindsay Baker


Certified Gunn IMS Practitioner
Certified Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Level 3 Orthopedic Division of CPA
Special Interest in Chronic Pain Management

Lindsay is Registered Physiotherapist and co-owner of French Creek Physiotherapy. Using a combination of treatments including manual therapy, IMS, education, and exercise prescription, she focuses on helping patients return to doing what is most important to them. She not only educates her patients on what they need to do to manage their own health, but works with them to identify barriers that prevent them from adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Since completing a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy at Queen’s University in 2007, she has completed additional training in Chronic Pain Management, Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) through the Faculty of Medicine at UBC, and has a Level 3 Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy.

She is also certified to treat pelvic floor dysfunction including:

  • pelvic pain (vaginal/perineal/rectal pain, dyspareunia, vestibulodynia, pudendal neuralgia, coccydynia)
  • incontinence (urinary and fecal, stress and urge, overactive bladder)
  • pelvic organ prolapse

She can assess and treat women in the pre- and post-natal period to address pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, and diastasis rectus abdominus.

When not at work, she spends her time wrangling her two young children, running or biking in the forest, and trying to grow things in her garden.

Leif Cope


Certified Gunn IMS Practitioner
Level 2 Orthopedic Division of CPA
Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (Anatomical Acupuncture)
Graston Technique Certified
Titleist Performance Institute Certified

Leif is a Registered Physiotherapist and co-owner of French Creek Physiotherapy.  A life long resident of the Oceanside area, Leif is excited to be practicing in his home community.

Leif graduated from the University of Notre Dame, Australia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. A former University level baseball player, Leif was drawn to the orthopedic and sport Physiotherapy world and has stayed in this field for the duration of his career. With 11 years of private practice experience on Vancouver Island, he understands the needs and expectations of the population in this region very well.

Leif believes that good Physiotherapy outcomes start with accurate assessment and patient empowerment. He believes this can be achieved through one to one care in a setting that provides the necessary physical infrastructure, ample treatment time and the opportunity for effective patient/therapist communication.

Leif looks forward to providing Physiotherapy services to the community and sharing his passion for movement and rehabilitation with you.  

Kyra Cristiano

Office Manager

Medical Office Assistant
Social Media Manager
Payroll Administrator

Kyra manages everything behind the scenes at French Creek Physiotherapy. She will likely be the first person you see when you walk into our clinic and the last person you talk to on your way out the door. Her expertise lies in keeping everything running smoothly, from making sure we all show up on time to making sure your health benefits are billed properly. You can trust her to take care of all of your administrative needs in the clinic and make your day a little brighter.