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Jonathon Carkner 

A professionally licensed Physiotherapist in British Columbia, Jonathon began his educational journey at McGill University with 2 degrees, an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Masters of Science in Kinesiology. He pursued a Masters in Physical Therapy at UBC after happily relocating to Vancouver in 2011 with his wife. 

He developed a passion for cycling while training for the Ride to Conquer Cancer and various triathlons. He can be found zipping around Vancouver and has a particular fondness for climbing the local mountains. You can see what Jonathon is up to on instagram (@jcark).


He created VanVelo Fitting & Physio to offer a convenient, at your doorstep, bike fitting, swim assessment and physiotherapy service for clientele in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Physiotherapy Qualifications

  • University of British Columbia- Masters in Physical Therapy ​

  • Advanced Manual Therapy
  • Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) also known as functional dry needling

  • Bike Fitting 

  • Swim Stroke Assessment/Coaching


Endurance Sport Experience

  • Ironman Finisher (Whistler 2016, Coeur D'Alene 2017)

  • Half Ironman Finisher (Vancouver 2015)

  • Gran Fondo Whistler, Ride to Conquer Cancer 

  • 11 year competitive swim career (Guelph Marlins, McGill Redmen Captain '09) 

  • Swim Coach: competitive swimmer (Guelph Marlins) 5 years, triathlon swim coach (McGill University Triathlon Club) 2 years 

  • 1 year Novice Rowing (McGill Redmen, Captain '10)

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