Jake Lussier



Jake is a fully certified Physiotherapist with a Master’s of Science Degree from McGill University. Jake was born in Nanaimo in 1986 and has spent most of his life growing up in the Harbor City. As a youth Jake was heavily involved athletics including; Lacrosse, Rugby, Football, track and field, boxing, wrestling, and primarily hockey. Jake graduated from Dover Bay Secondary in 2004 and then worked full time for 3 years in the construction industry operating heavy machinery and managing gravel pits. Jake is excited to put all these years of hard work and practical experience to the task and contribute to the legacy of success that Island Optimal already has in place. Jakes educational/professional background has covered the full spectrum ranging high performance athletes to the geriatric setting and everything else in between.


MCGILL UNVIERSITY: Masters of Physical Therapy – Honors – Class of 2015

VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY: Bachelor of Arts – Major in Sport, Health, and Physical Education – Deans List – Class of 2011

DOVER BAY SECONDARY SCHOOL: Honor Role – Class of 2004



Certifications & Training

Essentials of Pharmacology and Clinical Lab Tests, Evidence in Motion Health Institute – November-December 2016

Essentials of Medical Screening, Evidence in Motion Health Institute – September-October 2016

IASTM Masters Certification, M2T Blade – October 2016

Management of Lower Extremity Disorders, Evidence in Motion Health Institute – September-October 2016

Lumbopelvic Management, Evidence in Motion Health Institute, July – August 2016

Evidence Based Practice, Evidence in Motion Health Institute – July 2016

Certified Practitioner Gunn IMS: LearnIMS – October 2015

Orthotic Group: Custom Orthotic Fitting – Vancouver BC – October 2015

Orthotic Group: Gait Analysis – Vancouver BC – October 2015

Level 1 Certification Upper and Lower Quadrant: Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association – March 2015

Concussion Specialist: Complete Concussion Management – August 2014

National Strength & Conditioning Association: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – October 2010

The Lumbar Spine Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy ®, McKenzie Institute Canada – February 2016

K-Taping Pro Certification, K-Taping International Academy – February 2016

Lyn Watson Level I Shoulder Physiotherapy Course – April 2016

Lyn Watson Level II Shoulder Physiotherapy Course – April 2016

M2T Blade, Foundations of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) – May 2016

New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries, The Running Clinic – May 2016

Professional Affiliations

Island Optimal Health & Performance: Physiotherapist (2015 – present)

British Columbia College of Physical Therapists (2015 – present)

British Columbia Association of Physical Therapy (2014 – present)

Canadian Physiotherapy Association (2012 – present)

Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (2012 – present)

Complete Concussion Management: Nanaimo Practitioner (2014 – present)

North Island Silvertips: Team Physiotherapist (2015-present)

Nanaimo Buccaneers Junior B Hockey Club: Team Physiotherapist (2015-present)

North Island Silvertips: Strength and Conditioning Coach (2011-2012)

Nanaimo Bantam AAA Clippers: Assistant Coach (2010-2011)