Our Kinesiologists

Our Kinesiologists and Physiotherapists love what they do. Together, we’ve crafted the reputable Kin Lab name from our dedication to you and your recovery.  Talk to an experienced Kinesiologist today:

KINESIOLOGIST

Faraz Hassany

B.Kin

Faraz graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology: Clinical Physiology, he is a BCAK registered Kinesiologist with extensive experience in cardiac and soft tissue rehab. Faraz has experience working with people of all ages and people with a variety of health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, obesity, and chronic health concerns. He has worked with clients in clinics, homes, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. Faraz is committed to using his knowledge to help equip his clients with the tools they need to lead a healthier, happier life. Faraz recognizes the importance of making holistic lifestyle changes and prescribes functional exercises that incorporate the whole body. He aims to empower clients to continue doing the activities they enjoy!

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.

KINESIOLOGIST

Natalia Montemayor

B.Kin

Natalia is a Registered Kinesiologist that uses corrective exercise and functional movement as the primary method of rehabilitation. Her holistic approach aids people in improving their quality of life by motivating them to pursue an active lifestyle. She encourages clients to utilize the movements and techniques she teaches in their everyday life to maintain fitness and prevent injury.

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.

KINESIOLOGIST

Vincent Huang

B.Sc Kin, NASM

Vincent graduated from Simon Fraser University (SFU) where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in active health and rehabilitation. During his undergrad, Vincent has had clinical experience teaching corrective exercises to patients with musculoskeletal injuries focusing on evidence-informed clinical decision-making under physiotherapist/chiropractor supervision. Vincent also worked as a personal trainer certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) where he prioritized corrective exercises within his client's training programs. His experiences working with different client populations has taught him the benefits of exercise therapy where improving mobility, strength and maintaining structural integrity are integral to injury management.

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.

KINESIOLOGIST

Nina Bernhardt

B. Kin

Nina graduated with her Bachelor's of Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. During her time as a student, she worked as a group fitness instructor for the elderly and/or those with chronic illnesses as well as volunteering at the Varsity Gym to support student-athletes in reaching their performance goals.

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.

KINESIOLOGIST

Calvin Vu

B.Kin

Calvin received his Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). In his previous experiences, he has worked with post-cardiac rehab patients in prescribing aerobic and strength training exercise and assisting student-athletes with injury prevention through exercise prescription and athletic taping. He also has had experience in 1-on-1 exercise prescription with a broad population of ICBC patients with different activities and is able to create programs that best suite an individual’s path to recovery. He firmly believes that building excellent rapport with clients will foster a comfortable environment where they will feel motivated to exercise towards recovery. In his free time, Calvin enjoys weight training and powerlifting, in which he uses his own training experience in strength and conditioning to apply to his own practice with clients as well.
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KINESIOLOGIST

Anna Ignacio

B.Sc Kin, Min Psyc, MD

Anna obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology major in Interdisciplinary Studies with minors in Psychology at University of British Columbia.

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.

KINESIOLOGIST

Cayden Orallo

B.Kin

Cayden graduated from UBC with a Bachelors's degree in Kinesiology. He is a well-rounded athlete and has competed in various sports growing up (baseball, basketball, and football). Cayden was on track to play college or professional baseball until he tore his ACL which caused him to change life directions. After rehabilitating his ACL, Cayden started riding motorcycles and took up his most recent passion, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Cayden has competed in BJJ at white belt level and is currently a blue belt under Roy Duquette after 2.5 years of training. When he is not facilitating healing through exercise, Cayden can be found on the mountains snowboarding, in the ocean surfing, playing guitar, hiking/camping, working out, training martial arts, or reading a book/listening to podcasts. He has a passion for helping others achieve their goals and is always looking to improve his practice within Kinesiology.
KINESIOLOGIST

Rachel Cho

B.Kin, NSCA-CPT

Rachel received her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She has over 10 years of experience in Track and Field coaching and competing, personal training, sports performance, and Kinesiology. Rachel competed in NCAA Division II Track and Field for South Florida as a distance runner. Due to several significant injuries and medical burnout, her athletic career was cut short. During her rehabilitation journey, she learned the importance of exercise programming, treatment planning, and wellness management. This experience led her to find her passion for physical rehabilitation and she strives to share her knowledge and skills to help individuals get back to the things they love.

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.

KINESIOLOGIST

Juan Jaramillo

B.Sc Kin

Juan received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University (SFU). Being a competitive triathlete, he has had his fair share of experience recovering from running-related injuries. Racing at a high level requires training at high volume which allowed him to hone his skills with regards to injury prevention and enhancing performance in endurance sport. Prior to his time at Kin Lab, Juan worked and volunteered at various clinics working with a wide range of clients of varying goals and abilities. Primarily, he worked with patients recovering from injuries sustained from motor vehicle accidents both in-clinic and with hydrotherapy (pool-based active rehab). Additionally, he worked with the TSS Rovers, a semi-pro soccer league, providing on-field assistance through athletic/K-taping, soft tissue release, first aid, and sport-related injury rehabilitation. Originally from Colombia, Juan is fluent in Spanish as well. When Juan is not out on his bike, swimming laps in the pool, or running around the trails in North Van you will most likely find him out on the water either kitesurfing or paddleboarding.
KINESIOLOGIST

Bernice Ko

B.Sc Kin, Dip Sports Science

Bernice received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University. Over the years, she has helped many clients achieve their diverse goals from work- and sports-related injury rehabilitation, general health to sports-specific training. Recently, Bernice has expanded her practice to include a specialty in pelvic floor health and postpartum rehab, helping mothers recover and thrive after giving birth.

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.

KINESIOLOGIST

Miguel Suarez

M.Kin, B.Kin, CSCS

Miguel has over 7 years of Kinesiology and Strength and Conditioning (S&C) coaching experience. He holds a Master’s degree in Kinesiology from UBC and is a certified NSCA CSCS coach and BCAK Registered Kinesiologist. Most recently, he worked with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy & Development Squad teams. He helped high-potential players reach the professional level of play by developing their physical capacity and coordinating return from injury protocols. Prior to this, Miguel was part of the UBC Varsity S&C team. He worked with a variety of CIS teams throughout their offseason, preseason, and in-season preparations as a student coach and graduate assistant. In addition, Miguel finished an 8-month Kinesiology internship at Allan McGavin Sports Med clinic and has been involved with the VCH SteadyFeet fall and balance prevention program. He has worked as a Kinesiologist and Trainer for Loaded Athletics, Studeo Vancouver, and Vancouver Parks Board, helping individuals of all ages, skill levels, and injury types achieve their health, rehab, and wellness goals. Miguel participated in competitive basketball throughout his early 20s and is currently an avid cyclist, runner, and swimmer. He’s passionate about sports, pain science, active rehab, and high-performance training.
KINESIOLOGIST

Natalie Chang

B.Sc Kin, ACE-CPT

Natalie graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. During her education, she completed a co-operative education placement at a clinic, where she demonstrated various exercises to patients and performed laser therapy.

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.

KINESIOLOGIST

Jerry He

B.Sc Kin

Jerry received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Prior to Kin Lab, Jerry gained valuable experience working and volunteering in different rehabilitation settings in the Burnaby and Coquitlam area. Being a university-level athlete and having worked in various clinics, Jerry understands the trials and tribulations of sustaining injuries on the field, at work, or during daily activities. He believes that with proper guidance, and exercise education and planning he can help his clients achieve their respective goals. During his past experiences, Jerry developed a specialization in motor vehicle-related accidents. He works with his clients, and any third-party members to ensure proper treatment planning to accelerate their return to work and daily activities. Outside of work, Jerry enjoys an active lifestyle. His main hobbies include weightlifting, sprint training, volleyball, and photography. He believes in the importance of creating a balanced lifestyle to ensure physical and mental wellbeing.
KINESIOLOGIST

Andy Vo

B.Sc Kin

Andy obtained his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University (SFU) with a certificate in Health and Fitness Studies. He has provided exercise prescription and training programs to a diverse clientele including athletes, ICBC claimants, seniors, and general populations. He was involved with the Fraser Health Fall Prevention Clinic assisting seniors to regain strength and mobility. Andy competed as a student-athlete in NCAA Division II Track and Field as a long jumper and uses this experience to provide in-depth knowledge on sprinting mechanics, Olympic lifting, and speed development. Since 2015, he has been working with individuals involved in motor vehicle incidents by creating and implementing 1-on-1 exercise therapy programs. Andy strives to provide quality education and guidance to help clients achieve functional pain-free movements. In his spare time, Andy enjoys playing basketball, snowboarding, and weight-lifting.
PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Lilian Chung

M.PT, B.Sc Kin

Lilian graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (with Distinction) from Simon Fraser University.

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!

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Sam Ngo

M.PT, B. Kin

Sam completed his Masters in Physical Therapy at UBC, where he also studied for his Bachelors of Kinesiology.

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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