Vancouver Kinesiologists

Our Vancouver 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 Vancouver Kinesiologist today:


Cayden Orallo


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.

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.

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.

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.


Natalia Montemayor

B.Kin, Min.Psyc, ACE-CPT

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.

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B.Sc Kin

David is a Kinesiologist with a passion for rehabilitation and strength training. He has been powerlifting to some degree for the last seven years, which informs the exercise programs that he designs for clients. While he loves to facilitate the realization that we are stronger than we think, he also cares deeply about formulating exercise programs that are meaningful to the individual and their goals.

David obtained a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia where he was able to explore the evidence related to his passion for movement, rehabilitation, and fitness. He is committed to evidence-informed practice that aligns with his client’s values and for this reason, he offers a person-centered, biopsychosocial approach. David has experience working with clients of varying abilities including people that want to improve their general fitness as well as people with traumatic brain injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, vestibular impairments, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Outside of the clinic, you can find David in the gym, exploring the local mountains with his girlfriend, leather-working, or tending to his latest interest: growing microgreens. He also volunteers at a local long-term care facility where he finds meaning by giving back to his community.


Dan Dayrit

B.Kin, ACE

Dan is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and has been working in the Health and Fitness industry since 2017. During his time at UBC, Dan volunteered as a Physiotherapy Assistant and Gym Lead in various VCH locations including Banfield Pavilion, GF Strong, and ICORD. These experiences and his time as a personal trainer have allowed him to be exposed to various injuries, conditions, and fitness levels.

As his primary method of rehabilitation, Dan utilizes corrective exercise and functional movement to help his patients recover from their injuries.

Outside of work, you can find Dan either gymming, running, hiking, listening to podcasts, or coding!


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