EC Physiotherapy

Who is Ernest Chao?

EC Physio – Physio made easy.

Physiotherapy can help you break the pain cycle and return to health. Ernest uses a broad range of physiotherapy techniques such as manual therapy, exercise prescription, IMS/dry needling, acupuncture and electrotherapeutic modalities to achieve the goals of his patients. He also has a keen eye for biomechanical analysis of gait (walking and running) and cycling.

Ernest is a dynamic therapist that provides individualized care.

With Ernest, he takes a holistic approach to treating his patients as he believes there is no separation between one’s mind, body and energies.

He takes great pride in his work, and is committed to providing the best patient care and experience.

Services Offered


Physiotherapy involves assessing and treating the musculoskeletal system to restore range of motion, improve function and decrease pain. Imagine the ability to return to life, work and play.


Dry needling, also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS), is a technique using surgical grade needles to treat myofascial trigger points.


Based on a 2000 year old practice, Acupuncture is the insertion of surgical grade needles on acupoints along meridians to balance energy and restore well-being.

Bike Fitting

Whether you’re a bike commuter or training for a Gran Fondo, a proper bike fit will likely decrease the risk of injury, improve comfort and biomechanical efficiency on the bike.


Ernest uses FORM products for bike fitting. Each product is designed according to the principles of simplicity, ease of use and above all function. FORM products provide a simple and effective way to enhance a rider’s experience and performance on the bike. Use of these products can reduce or eliminate knee pain, counteract the effects of a leg length difference, or improve proprioception from the foot. Used correctly, these easy to fit products can offer immediate improvements. You can now purchase these products from the webpage.

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6536 Hastings St Burnaby, BC

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For general inquiries or if you’re looking to schedule for physiotherapy or bike fitting, please fill out the form and I will be in touch.

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