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Faraz developed a passion for healthy living after he made a transition in his lifestyle to overcome his struggle with weight loss - losing 75 lbs. His passion for healthy living goes hand in hand with exercise and the impact it has on our life when used as a tool for self-improvement.
Faraz loves playing tennis, soccer, and basketball. He also enjoys being outdoors on runs and hikes. In his free time, he spends time with his family and enjoys designing athletic, casual wear for his clothing business.
After completing a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at UBC, Natalia began working as a personal trainer creating custom programs that allow her clients to safely reach their fitness goals in a positive environment. On top of personal training, Natalia is passionate about active rehabilitation for patients recovering from injury. She has experience working in physiotherapy clinics helping her clients recover from motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, and more. She will work with you one-on-one to correct any dysfunctions that may be hindering your progress and create an exercise plan that will allow you to get back to the activities you love - pain and injury-free. In addition, Natalia has extensive experience working with people with disabilities stemming from spinal cord injury or Multiple Sclerosis.
In her personal life, Natalia has always had an interest in fitness. Her sport of choice is sailing which has led her to compete all over the world in the Laser Radial discipline. One of her most memorable accomplishments was qualifying to compete in the Pan-American Games. She then moved from competing to coaching and now loves sailing for fun in her spare time. Natalia also finds time to go camping and surfing on Vancouver Island whenever she has the chance. She enjoys the outdoors and can be found hiking the mountains on the North Shore with her dog. She is bilingual being fluent in both English and Spanish.
Vincent had always been involved in sports and athletics. One of his main pursuits being Taekwondo, and holds a second-degree black belt. After overcoming his own serious injuries namely, hip impingement and partial rotator cuff tear, his rehab experiences solidified his commitment towards helping individuals manage their injuries and regain functional capacity needed for daily living and working.
In his free time, Vincent enjoys lifting weights, reading and summiting scenic mountains in the summer.
Since graduating she has worked as a personal trainer and worked with clients to address their mobility issues, pain, and general health or fitness goals. Working with a broad range of individuals in the past, Nina is equipped to treat clients of various ages and exercise backgrounds with different goals. Nina's number one goal is to help clients move pain-free and enjoy both functional movement and performance training.
In her free time, she loves to be outdoors. She enjoys skiing, soccer, yoga, and lifting weights. Since moving to Vancouver from Germany she has also picked up ski touring and competitive dinghy sailing.
She had years of experience working with clients in different rehabilitation clinics where she led and facilitated active rehabilitation exercises, sports specific training, and conditioning for work related injuries.
She recently completed her Medical degree in the Philippines wherein she did few months of internship in hospitals located in BC. She is currently applying for residency.
In addition to her knowledge in acute, chronic diseases, and pharmacologic management, she firmly believes that exercise is medicine. For her, physical activity is a free medicine that benefits the overall health as well as the prevention of development of various chronic diseases.
On her free time, she enjoys hiking, working out, reading, and trying out Pinterest recipes.
Rachel believes that Kinesiologists are the critical final step in getting you back on your feet because they solidify the progress made from other allied health professionals using exercise prescription. As a Kinesiologist, her ultimate goal is to foster a newfound appreciation and confidence for movement, mind, and body through consistent and mindful practice.
In her spare time, Rachel loves researching the next great restaurant to experience, Olympic weightlifting, cooking, making jokes that reference "The Office," and going on long walks with her partner.
Through her recovery from multiple recurrent injuries as a former college basketball player, she learned the importance of building the body’s resilience to stress and demands in injury prevention. Bernice embraces a holistic approach with aims to understand your unique lifestyles and long-term needs, tailoring treatment programs to facilitate healing. She is passionate about empowering individuals to access their full potential and promote a balanced and wholesome way of living.
In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, running, hiking, and snowboarding. You will also find her exploring coffee culture, local foods, and hidden gems around the globe and spending quality time with family and friends. Bernice is fluent in Mandarin.
After graduating, Natalie worked at a medical exercise clinic where she led group exercise classes for people with chronic medical conditions. After working there, she learned how to easily modify exercises for individuals based on their medical history and fitness level. She found this experience very rewarding and helped prepare her for a career as a Kinesiologist. Natalie believes that regular exercise is not only important for the rehabilitation of injuries but prevention as well. She also believes it's important to practice what she preaches. Natalie has been weight training for 6 years and has worked as a Personal Trainer for 2 years. She has trained a variety of clients from ages 18 to 65.
Natalie values continuous education and is always learning something new from fitness podcasts, colleagues, or research articles. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and eating at different restaurants.
She believes in approaching therapy from a compassionate lens by listening to- and working collaboratively with her clients to achieve their functional goals. With a strong clinical background in active rehabilitation and exercise prescription, she is a strong believer in the “movement pill.” That is, an individualized exercise program that fits with your lifestyle is an essential aspect of your rehabilitation.
She received multiple awards in the Masters of Physical Therapy program for both academic and clinical success, and has continued her education in post-graduate certifications in manual therapy, movement-based techniques, and Dry Needling.
In her spare time, you can find Lilian playing ultimate frisbee, learning random skills and playing with her dog!
Sam sees physiotherapy as a lifelong career of learning, where the problem solving never ceases, because no two clients are the same. He has acquired certifications in Acupuncture, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and is currently pursuing his certification in Chan-Gunn IMS.
Beyond the usual physiotherapy treatments, Sam is passionate about educating and equipping his clients with the understanding and tools needed to improve their presenting physical state. He views exercise therapy as a great opportunity to empower clients to take control of their physical well-being, regardless of age, exercise background, or history of injury and illness.
In his spare time, Sam enjoys cycling, backcountry camping, cooking, and distinguishing whiskey notes.
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