Lifemark Health Group
Lifemark Health Group (LHG) is a market leader in customized healthcare solutions. With over 20 years of service excellence, LHG is one of the largest, most trusted, and most comprehensive providers in Canada. As a national healthcare company, LHG has over 2500 highly-trained clinicians and medical experts in over 175 locations coast-to-coast, and continues to grow rapidly. With that growth is a vision to be the most innovative healthcare providers in community rehabilitation, workplace health and wellness and medical assessment services.
Lifemark Health Group was honored to be awarded the Employee Recommended Workplace award in 2018. With patient satisfaction ratings greater than 90%, and many clinics CARF accredited (an internationally recognized accreditation rating), patients and customers receive the highest level of care and outcomes for their rehabilitation needs.
PT, MSc(RHBS), BA-BPHE, C-IAYT, ERYT500
Neil is a physiotherapist, an Adjunct Professor at University British Columbia, and a yoga therapist.
He is an engaging educator and compassionate clinician, able to make the complex understandable, willing to share his knowledge and expertise in pain care, and always ready to learn more.
Neil’s most influential mentors and teachers have been the people in pain he has served.
He is also an aspiring writer.
Until further notice, Neil will only be able to teach in USA in colleges, universities and seminaries, based on NAFTA visa requirements.
” I hope to be known as the ‘guy’ who endeavours to shift the paradigms of pain, of people in pain,
and of the role and effectiveness of the self-care aspects of pain care.“
- hired by the Doctors of British Columbia to develop and implement their post-licensure clinical pain management education
- past Director of Pain BC
- the founding Chair of the Canadian Physiotherapy Pain Science Division
- faculty member for international yoga therapist training programs
- developer of the Pain Care Yoga workshops and training program
- author of ‘Yoga Therapy’ in the 2016 book Integrative Pain Management
- author of Understand Pain Live Well Again 2007
- developer of an online pain self care curriculum
- recipient of:
: Distinguished Alumni Award from Queen’s University 2015
: Excellence in Interprofessional Pain Education from Canadian Pain Society 2012
: Award of excellence for Clinical Contribution from Physio Association of BC 2010
Peer reviewed articles
Blinkenstaff, C, Pearson, N. Reconciling Movement and Exercise with Pain Neuroscience Education: a Case for Consistent Education. Physiotherapy Practice Review,32(5):396-407 2016
Pearson, N. Know Pain. Yoga Therapy Today, Summer, 2013. 14-16.
Pearson N. Yoga and Chronic Low Back Pain. IJYT 2010, 20: 53-54.
Pearson, N. Yoga For People in Pain. IJYT 18; 77-86, 2008.
Pearson, ND, Walmsley, RP. Trial into the effects of repeated neck retractions in normal subjects. Spine 20: 1245, 1995.