About us


Dynamic Focus Physiotherapy is owned and managed by Lorenda Hattingh. The bright, spacious clinic is located in North Nanaimo just minutes from Lantzville, the Woodgrove Mall and Dover Bay Secondary School.

The clinic has a private treatment room and the option of two curtained off treatment beds. An open plan gym/exercise area with a treadmill, upright bike, universal weight machine and a variety of exercise and rehabilitation equipment to facilitate an active rehabilitation program is available to use.

Barb de la Espriella (office manager), is the voice on the phone and the first person you will meet when you call or visit Dynamic Focus Physiotherapy.

Lorenda take pride in providing friendly,personalized, advanced, hands-on and evidence-based physiotherapy treatments.




Lorenda Hattingh (BPhyst)

Lorenda, a proud member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, graduated from the University of Pretoria with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1996.

She worked in the USA as a locum physical therapist in various outpatient and hospital settings from 1997 to 1999. She opened an active Orthopaedic and Sports injury clinic in Pretoria, South Africa until January 2002. Lorenda relocated to Canada in 2002 with her family where she started her Canadian adventure in Fort McMurray, AB. In 2005 she made Nanaimo and the Island home. In January 2009 she founded Dynamic Focus Physiotherapy.

Through years of work experience and a keen desire to learn new skills, she developed an extensive and varied skill set. At her core she is a hands-on physiotherapist. Her treatment approach includes a thorough assessment of the whole person, manual therapy, varied therapeutic techniques, education  and functional exercise. She believes that an understanding of the injury empowers the patient to take an active role in their recovery journey.

Lorenda continues to add to her knowledge base with continued courses in Manual therapy, exercise prescription, Vestibular rehabilitation and most recently successfully completed a Certificate in Oncology Rehabilitation and Breast Cancer Rehabilitation therapist in Denver, CO.

When not at work she loves kayaking, hiking and running. If she is not camping or socializing with family and friends, she is at the dance studio or next to the sport field cheering on her husband and children.

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