Results! I started working with Stuart during my previous offseason and throughout the past few months I have been able to work through barriers, gain clarity of my goals and add valuable tools to my mental toolbox. This component to success is often underestimated but I highly recommend anyone looking to optimize their performance to consider working with APC as the results speak for themselves! JJ, Canadian National Bobsled Team
Fabulous! I am a Peking opera artist from Ottawa and I go to see Stuart every time when I am in Vancouver for treatments. He provides excellent care with in-depth knowledge and professionalism in his centrally located office. Stuart is very patience in listening and thoughtful in analyzing my health issues. He explains clearly the procedures and the desired outcomes of the treatment as well as prescribes exercises to further prevent and manage my problems. I would highly recommend his services without any hesitation. Thanks and keep up the good work Stuart! William Lau, Canada Council for the Arts – Conseil des Arts du Canada
Outstanding I was one of the Glotman Simpson Cycling racers who attended your workshop during the winter/spring. The one who kept asking way too many questions… I just wanted to say – Thank you!! I didn’t realize at the time how much of a difference it would make. I’ve found it so much easier this year to not only stay calm and composed, but also to be more focused when it mattered. I even got compliments from our follow car on Saturday at provincial road race championships, when my chain came off my bike in the last lap and got stuck in my spokes, and I fixed it without panicking and chased back on. No freaking out! The previous day was the provincial time trial championship, a 30km solo race against the clock. 30km is a long way to be going all out, alone! There was a lot of self talk and focus involved… and I won :). The second half of that race honestly felt more mental than physical, and I felt so grateful to you that I was prepared to take that on (and not blow up). So thanks again! I just wanted to let you know how much of a difference you made in my season this year. Morgan
The Best in the City! I have been seeing Stuart for a few years and would highly recommend him to anyone. I am a ballet dancer and over the years have had many different injuries. Stuart is quick to assess the problem and incredibly knowledgeable on treatment, explaining what he does and why as he goes. He always gives me extra tips on how to tape my knee or how to do exercises at home as a preventive measure. If you need treatment for any pain you may be experiencing, do your body a favour and see Stuart! Emily R.
Outstanding care with loads of experience. The best part about Stuart is that unlike some other physiotherapists, he understands that for us dancers, quitting is not an option. Instead he believes that almost all dancers have pain and it’s simply a matter of minimizing and managing the pain so that they can keep doing what they love. Stuart is extremely knowledgable and although sometimes his medicine is a bit hard to swallow (needling or deep massage) that’s what makes it so effective, and he always delivers with care and attention. RC
Amazing! As a dance I have had pain and injuries anywhere from my back to my feet. I’ve been going to see Stuart for just over a year now and he’s been able to find out what the problem is and fix it so I’m back to dancing as soon as possible. Stuart is tariffic and I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone who might be suffering from pain or an injury. I’d especially recommend him to dancers who need to be back to dancing as soon as possible! Cierra R
Magician I saw Stuart before I was attended a professional dance intensive in the USA with pain and congestion in both ankles. Stuart quickly assessed the issue and explained what he was doing and why while he was treating me – Fantastic! Also informed me of what to do so as to lessen and help prevent the issues I have. I felt much relief after his treatment use of acupuncture and physical manipulation. Stuart is very personable, down to earth, and incredibly knowledgeable. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Jee L
Best Therapist in Vancouver. Stuart is the BEST therapist in Vancouver. He has helped me several times with injuries over the past few years. If you are someone suffering from any kind of injury especially a sport related injury you should see him. He uses hands on techniques that alot of therapists dont, my previous therapist would put machines on my injury then leave the room for 20 minutes and I would still feel pain after. Stuart cares about his patients and makes sure they are getting the best treatment. Brook Roth
Relief! The service was amazing! Stuart Anderson did a great job on not only figuring out the solution but getting right to the source. I can’t thank him enough for making the pain go away. Would definitely recommend! Henry Choi, semi-pro tennis player
“I had the privilege of working with Stuart while performing on tour with Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. At the time, I was having a flare up of a lower back injury that was causing me a great deal of pain and worry. This was highlighted by the fact that it was essential that I was able to go on stage that evening. Stuart put me at ease immediately. Not only did his treatment provide me with physical relief and a very accurate assessment of my problem, but it was also geared around how to get me back on stage quickly, and safely. Stuart has an amazing ability to assess a situation from both the point of view of the performer, and of the medical professional. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge of dance and what is required of a dancer performing at a professional level. With Stuart’s help and guidance, I was able to find the appropriate modifications that allowed me to perform in the short term, and ultimately resulted in the healing of my injury in the long term. I trusted him immediately and I knew I was in good hands. I am incredibly grateful!” C.B., Principal Dancer/Artist, Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal/ Cirque du Soleil
“I first met Stuart at the 2011 Peak Performance Project Bootcamp… I can speak for the rest of my band when I say, we were immediately comfortable with Stu and felt relaxed and open to speak our minds when he was around. While at the bootcamp, we were in studio recording a song with the legendary GGGarth [Richardson]. It was the most magical recording experience I’ve ever had and I honestly believe it was because of the people we had in that room. Along with GGGarth and our engineer Paul Boechler, Stuart was there setting the mood and creating positive vibes that would help us record with our hearts and not overthink it.
I also met with Stu one-on-one when I was having conflict issues with a band mate. He listened and asked the right questions and gave me some awesome advice that helped greatly. The thing I really love and admire about Stu is his “realness”. When meeting with him, it doesn’t feel like meeting your therapist, it feels like meeting an old friend. It’s real, it’s comfortable.
As a band, we had lots of underlying issues that would eventually erupt in verbal confrontations and usually cause some form of emotional damage. When we first met with Stu, it was amazing to see how calmly and openly we could speak with each other about our issues. Stuart’s mere presence warms and calms the room to where everyone feels comfortable and equal. Stu also helped our lead singer tremendously with his live performance anxiety. Speaking from experience, I can confidently say that whether in a group or one-on-one, Stuart’s ability to assess, mediate, and calmly advise solutions is incredible. He’s the real deal! K.D., Fields of Green, winners of C-Fox Seeds and 2-time finalists for the Top 20 102.7 FM Peak Performance Project.
“Stuart Anderson has been helping my dancers keep dancing since I met him three years ago. Through his experience, compassion and understanding he has made it possible for my dancers to work through their physical set-backs and still attain their goals. Stuart’s guidance and advise has fostered both a positive mental attitude while successfully addressing the dancers’ physical concerns. He goes beyond the actual appointment with follow up information and sincere care. More than once his treatment has allowed a dancer to successfully compete and take an exam that they never thought would be possible. Stuart understands that dancers need to dance and he literally keeps them doing just that.”
Annette Jakubowski – Director, The Richmond Academy of Dance
“I would like to comment on the excellent level of care that my daughter has received from Stuart Anderson over the past number of months. My daughter is a national level gymnast who sustained a back injury during practice. Stuart was very thorough on his initial assessment and was able not only to identify the injury, but more importantly, he took the time to ensure that both my daughter and I understood exactly what the injury was. His follow up assessments and treatment have also been thorough and we have never felt rushed through our appointments. He prescribed exercises which were understandable and manageable for my child. I was particularly impressed with the communication that Stuart initiated with my daughter’s coaches throughout the recovery period to ensure that her training was not hindered more than necessary. His treatment has been effective and I am pleased that she is back to training at full intensity. It has been a real pleasure to work with Stuart and we feel very fortunate to have had a physiotherapist who is genuinely interested in his patient’s recovery.” Gymnast mother, Very Happy Client
“I am writing to tell anyone who will listen how overjoyed we are with Cierra’s care. Cierra is a pre-professional dancer who dances 4 days a week in a company and is also on the Canadian National Dance Team. She was having very painful back pain and was unable to dance for several weeks before she finally broke down and told her dance teachers and coaches that she was in so much pain. We were fortunate enough be referred to Stuart by one of Cierra’s dance teachers and went to her first appointment on the 29th of October. Stuart to great care to evaluate exactly where her pain was coming from and treated her. She was so excited to walk out of that first appointment feeling better than she had for a couple of months! She had several more treatments with Stuart, who always listens very carefully to her descriptions of how she is feeling, and then treats her with the most wonderful results. Cierra is dancing full out all the time now and will be leaving on Dec. 7th to represent Canada for the World Championships of Dance in Poland. I am certain that Stuart’s care is the reason she will be able to dance her very best and we are so happy to have found him. We already tell anyone we encounter about him. We live in Port Coquitlam and drive to his office quite happily because he is worth it! Thank you so very much Stuart for all that you have done we are definitely life long fans!” Judy Rohde, proud parent of Canadian National Dance Team member
“A friend suggested I contact Stuart Anderson to help me with some mental barriers I was experiencing with my sport after a couple of very traumatic falls. I also was struggling with confidence and belief in my strengths and abilities in other areas of my sport. I had become very self-critical and was unable to accept any positive feedback from my coaches. I was dwelling on the negative and the sport I once loved was no longer fun. I knew I had the potential but it was frustrating to not have it realized on my or my coach’s timeline and I felt defeated. I can honestly say that I don’t know if I could have finished my season without Stuart’s help. He gave me strategies and visualizing techniques which helped me push onward and forward in the event I was having the most difficulty with (an event I considered quitting). He also listened to my other issues and helped me realize that I need to focus more on the process of improving my technique rather than the results. During our sessions, I felt safe and knew I was being heard. Even though it wasn’t my best season results-wise, I think I have a better approach and a more positive attitude towards my training and can look at my sport with a long term perspective instead of demanding immediate gratification as my only motivation. I appreciate having someone like Stuart who is 100% concerned about my psychological well being and not does not have personal investment in my athletic achievement. I am in a better place to keep building on what I learned from Stuart.” S.P., Elite track athlete, 2013
“I came to Stuart with undiagnosed lower back pain and sciatica, unable to sit or sleep, and very close to a short-term disability. Stuart has practically “re-built” me (with highly effective therapy and exercise plan), and “re-wired” (raising my body awareness and providing back maintenance advice). I am very grateful to Stuart for his expertise and endless patience and support dealing with my case. Stuart is very meticulous and thorough; he assesses your condition and progress at every session and cares about the result. Stuart provided me with the tools and inspiration I needed to heal. I wouldn’t have been able to continue working full time without his therapy. One amazing fact about Stuart is that he hasn’t lost his professional curiosity and enthusiasm in the day and age when we are all exposed to “services” robotically performed and textbook limited.” X.C.
“One thing we’ve learned after 6 years of touring is that often the hardest part of being a successful band is simply keeping the band together! There is so much more to this business than just the music – of course you need the songs and the talent – but if you’re not prepared mentally for the rigours of hitting the stage day in and day out, and living out of a suitcase for weeks on end, you won’t last out there. Stuart has helped our group gain focus on what our strengths and weaknesses are as a unit as well as individuals and has aided us in creating a positive and constructive working environment where we can thrive creatively. In addition, he has provided us with great impartial observations of not just our inner workings as a band, but our stage show itself and has given us effective methods for preparing mentally for each show. If you want to take your career to the next level, do yourselves a favour and seek out some consultation by Stuart. It’s one of the best things you can do for your band, besides writing a hit song!” Matt Layzell – The Matinée (2011 Peak Performance Project Finalists)
Stand out Stuart came highly recommended to me by two separate individuals, and they were sure he would prove to be stand out in his work. They were right. My issue related to public speaking and specifically the fear that came with it. I had managed to successfully avoid speaking in front of large groups for the most part however, I knew that it was a personal goal that I needed to meet. An opportunity at work meant presenting in front of a large crowd and with that, the necessity to face this fear. I contacted Stuart only a few days before I was to present and thankfully he responded and fit me in almost immediately. He gave me a batch of great tools to work with and some much needed inspiration. He was able to draw on personal experience and visualization techniques that spoke to me. I was able to use these tools effectively and managed to pull it off! Thank you Stuart! Emily W.