Tilman von der Linde

Vancouver & Sea to Sky
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Tilman von der Linde

RMT, CSMTA - Founding Member
Spoken Languages:
German (written and spoken)
Profession:
Massage Therapist
Specialty:
Deep Tissue, Active Release, Stretching
Vancouver & Sea to Sky
Vancouver
604-731-6783

Educational Background

Kitsilano High School - Grad 78
Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy- Ontario - 1981 - 1982
Diana Physical Therapy Institute - Germany - 1982 - 1985
BCIT - Professional Clinical Research training series - 1998

Career Highlights

Massage & Hydrotherapist - Polyklinik Kursentrum - Bad Bevensen - Germany - 1982 - 1985
Instructor/Clinical and Educational Director - Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy - Ontario - 1985 - 1993
Instructor/Event Outreach Coordinator - Canadian Sport Massage Training Center - Ontario - 1985 - 1993
Coach - Level 1 National Coaching Certification - Youth Soccer - 1986
Author - 5 training manuals in Hydrotherapy, Orthopaedic tests and Remedial Exercise Programming 1986 - 2000
Author - 3 full length training video's on Hydrotherapy, Aquatic RehabExercise Patterning, Thorasic Trauma Rehab. 1987 - 1991
Host/ Producer - Therapy Hints - A series of 56 strength and mobility exercise programs for Cable 10 TV - Ontario 1986 - 1989
Team Therapist - C.S.L. North York Rockets 1988 - 1991
Medical Supervisor - C.O.R.K. Kingstor Regatta Series 1986 - 1993
Founding Member - Canadian Sport Massage Therapists' Association 1989
Instructor - Euroskill Theraputic Training Center - Boca Raton - Florida 1993
Partner/Private Practice - Echelon Rehab Clinic - Vancouver, BC 1993 - 2006 (voted best healthcare and wellness services, Vancouver Courier, Stars of Vancouver - Readers Choice Awards, 2003, 2004, 2005.
Member - Board of Directors of both BC's Regulatory College and Professioanl Association 1994 - 2004
Presenter - Sport injury segments for the Vancouver Sun Run training clinics through Sport Med Council of B.C. 1995 to present
Member - Clinical Advisory Taskforce - Tzu Chi Institute - Vancouver, BC, 1997
Medical Staff Member - North American Indigenous Games - Victoria, 1997
Crew Support - American LeMans Series -Portland - Dick Barbour Racing & Team Cadillac 1999 - 2001
Team Therapist - Canadian Pro Rodeo Sport Med Team - University of Calgary 2000 - 2004
Private Practice - Muscles in Motion - Vancouver, B.C. 2006 to present
Panel Member/Blogger - Vancouver Sun - Sun Run - Ask the Experts Panel 2008 to present.
Volunteer - 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games - Field of Play - Short Track Speed Skating venue.

Tilman's personal involvement in sport started at an early age. He finished his first marathon in 1967 at the age of 9. Was a member of the Vancouver Optimists' Striders Track Club. Is an avid skier with a podium finish in a US-Canadian Challenge Cup Series event, and later a member of the Grouse Mountian Freestyle ski team. He played amature soccer in Germany for 3 years with a regional team that won two league championships during his time with the team. On returning to Canada he had a successful tryout with the Toronto Blizzard of the C.S.L. and ended up choosing to persue his work over athletics. Most recently, in 2008 he trained for a 200km speed skating tour in Holland known as the Elf Stetten Tocht.

Tilman's treatment style is one of assessment based deep tissue massage and active release stretching. His practice consists of a broad range of the population and is not exclusive to sport injuries. He sponsored a Canadian Olympic Rower on her road to Athens 2004; and currently works with several National Weightlifters and a number of serious athletes in both team and individule diciplines, many of whom have been referred by elite athletes and National Team practitioners.

email: tilman@telus.net