Salmo Physio was founded to provide physiotherapy services to the region of the Salmo river valley in a way that best reflects the needs of the community. Salmo Physio is here to keep the members of this community moving without pain or dysfunction.

Whether you’re trying to climb a mountain or walk down the street to get groceries, I want to keep you moving towards those goals.

My Story

While commuting to Nelson daily for work I felt disconnected from my community in Ymir and Salmo. Upon the realization that Salmo does not have physiotherapy services, I saw an opportunity to engage with my community on a deeper level. Passionate about helping people return to what they love, what better way to connect with your community than to share that passion with them? That’s why I’m here, trying to keep Salmo moving.

Meet the Team


Todd Van der Star

Owner, Physiotherapist

After moving to Ymir in 2015, Todd has fallen intensely in love with everything that the Salmo valley has to offer. He came here for the mountains, people and lifestyle.

He has additional training in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Concussion, Manual Therapy, Intra-Muscular Stimulation Myofascial Dry-Needling (IMS) and in the Functional Movement Systems (FMS 1, SFMA and FCS).

He loves to brew beer, mountain bike, backcountry ski and climb mountains. Basically, if it involves sliding, riding, climbing or hiking around on mountains… he’s game.


Clinic Pup

You may on occasion run into our resident clinic pup. She’s a 2 year old Kootenay Mountain Mutt. She’s great.

She has additional training in: sit, stay, down, come and various mountain sports.

Come in for an appointment…

Use our online booking software to see when Todd is available and find a time that works for you. We also book over the phone or email.

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