KINESIOLOGISTS & RAs
Amar graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University in 2015. Prior to joining Community Therapists, Amar worked as a Kinesiologist with an interdisciplinary rehabilitation provider in occupational rehabilitation (OR1 & 2) and RTWSS.
Amar implemented work simulation activities and developed and monitored graduated return to work plans in collaboration with his client's healthcare team members. Amar joined Community Therapists in 2018 and is fluent in Punjabi. He is a current member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). Amar provides return to work support services for clients in Surrey and Delta.
Amanda obtained her Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree from the University of British Columbia in 2009. After graduating, Amanda worked in multidisciplinary/occupational rehab clinics where she gained experience implementing active rehabilitation programs to support return to work efforts.
Concurrent to this she also provided service for WorkSafeBC OR1 clients during which she completed Job Site Visits and GRTW plans and provided job coaching and monitoring for her clients. Amanda has experience working with individuals with soft tissue and orthopedic injuries as well as secondary mental health concerns. Amanda is a current member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK) and provides Return to Work support services for clients with Surrey based employment.
Charmaine graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 1998. She has developed expertise in providing instruction in safe lifting, body mechanics, energy conservation, and work style modification and has implemented a variety of gym and aquatic based programs.
She has strong communication skills and works as a member of a rehabilitation team with a variety of health populations that includes acquired brain injury, geriatrics and soft tissue/orthopedic injury. Charmaine is a current member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists and is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. She sees clients in Surrey, Burnaby, Vancouver and the North shore.
Diane graduated from the University of Victoria with a BA in Kinesiology in 1999 and joined Community Therapists in 2002. Her extensive knowledge of adapted fitness facilitates client's early return to work following soft-tissue, orthopedic and brain injuries.
Diane’s approach to client education focuses on principles of correct body mechanics, safe lifting and the use of adaptive equipment. Diane is fluent in French and sees clients in the Vancouver area. She also provides support to our rehabilitation team at one of our extended care facility client sites.
IIrene completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 1997 and joined the practice in 1998. Her past work experience included Fitness Counseling at Vancouver Health & Sciences Center (Employee Wellness Center).
She has implemented numerous physical skills, cognitive rehabilitation and community integration programs and has worked with clients with neurological and orthopedic impairments. Irene provides both active rehabilitation and return to work support services for clients in Vancouver, Burnaby and the North Shore. Irene is a past president of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists and speaks Cantonese fluently.
Jacob completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology in Exercise Science in 2018 from the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). Before joining Community Therapists, he volunteered as an Assistant Coach with Special Olympics BC where he ran sports programs for athletes with various disabilities and provided coaching during tournaments.
He also collaborated with faculty and students at UFV to administer fitness testing for the Chilliwack Fire Department. Jacob is a current member of British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). He sees clients in Chilliwack and Abbotsford.
Jaspreet completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2021 from Simon Fraser University. Prior to joining Community Therapists, Jaspreet worked in an outpatient physiotherapy clinic setting serving clients funded by ICBC and other insures and funders.
Working alongside OT and PT colleagues, she gained experience creating and implementing active rehab programs tailored to unique client needs and their injury limitations. Her other clinical experiences include work as a Clinical Assistant and Team Trainer at the SFU Sports Medicine Clinic and conducting Ergonomic Assessments for a BC health authority. Jaspreet was a Deans Honor Roll member throughout her Kinesiology program and since completing her formal training, she has participated in ongoing professional development courses in Concussion Awareness and Infection Control for Healthcare Workplaces. Jaspreet is a current member of British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). She is fluent in Punjabi and sees clients in Surrey, Delta and Langley.
Jenna completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2010 from the University of New Brunswick. Before joining Community Therapists, Jenna provided active rehabilitation and work conditioning for injured workers in a Surrey based Occupational Rehabilitation program.
Jenna gained extensive experience working with numerous health populations at CTI including orthopedics, brain injury, chronic pain, mental health and concussion. She has implemented a wide variety of programs including land and pool-based activation, home programs and return to work support services. A natural leader with varied experience, Jenna took on the role of Kinesiology Clinical Practice leader in 2019 and provides training, support and mentorship for the kinesiologist team, serves as CTIs BCAK liaison, and provides feedback to management on service delivery issues. She provides gym, pool, home and RTW programs in Vancouver and Burnaby.
Joshua completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2019 from the University of British Columbia. Before he joined the Community Therapists, he volunteered at UBC Hospital in an out-patient physiotherapy exercise group in which he helps elderly residents remain mobile and pain free.
He also volunteered at the Residences for Independent Living Society demonstrating and leading postural stretching and strength exercises for tenants with physical disabilities. Josh is a current member of British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). He sees clients on the North Shore, Vancouver and in Burnaby and provides support to our rehabilitation team at one of geriatric facility client sites.
B. Sport & Fitness Leadership
Melina completed her Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership in 2018 from Camosun College. Prior to joining Community Therapists, Melina volunteered for different organizations providing coaching services and working with individuals with disabilities.
Melina also has experience job coaching and providing employment support services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Melina is a current member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). She sees clients in the Greater Victoria area.
Phil joined Community Therapists in 2020 as a Support Worker. He holds a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and is a Certified Personal Trainer and member of BCRPA as well as a Certified Fitness Consultant with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists.
Prior to joining Community Therapists, Phil gained over 18 years of experience as a personal trainer and fitness instructor providing adapted fitness programs for clients with chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Phil sees clients on the Sunshine Coast.
Reginia graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor's degree in Human Kinetics in 2007 and joined Community Therapists shortly thereafter. Reginia works with a variety of health populations including acquired brain injury and soft tissue/orthopedic injury.
Reginia is a member of British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK) and she is fluent in Cantonese, has basic knowledge of Mandarin and sees clients in Coquitlam, Poco and Port Moody.
B.Sc Active Health and Rehabilitation
Robert completed his Bachelor of Science in Active Health and Rehabilitation in 2021 from Simon Fraser University.
Prior to joining CTI, he completed a practicum at an Orthotic and Bracing clinic where he applied his knowledge of anatomy and physiology to adjust and fit orthotics for patients. Robert also has prior administrative experience where he worked in a supervisory capacity leading a team in the logistics industry. Robert is a member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). He sees clients in Vancouver and Burnaby.
Sarah completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2020 from the University of Alberta. Before starting with Community Therapists, she completed a practicum as an athletic therapy clinic assistant.
In this role she gained experience conducting basic muscle testing assessments and performing manual therapy as well as implementing therapeutic exercise programs. Sarah is a current member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). She sees clients in the Comox Valley area.
Shannon completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2017 from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining Community Therapists, she worked at a concussion and pain clinic. There she provided operational support in launching the clinic and developing administrative policies/procedures as well as conducting neurocognitive tests and intake interviews to support medical assessments
Shannon also has experience with coordinating expert assessments and reports and conducting QA reviews for medical legal reports . As the interactive project lead for the development of a learning module for the UBC Facility of Medicine, Shannon’s work helped UBC promote a better understanding of human pelvic anatomy for medical students. Shannon is a member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). She sees clients in New Westminster, Tri-Cities and Surrey.
Sonali completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2020 from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining Community Therapists, Sonali volunteered at Parc-ICORD. In this role, she assisted participants with spinal cord injury to carry out and modify their exercise routines.
She also has previous experience working as a medical office assistant as well as a receptionist for a PT clinic where she would coordinate appointment bookings. Sonali is a current member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). She is fluent in Punjabi and Hindi. She sees clients in Richmond, Vancouver and Delta.
Sukhjinder graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University in 2020. Prior to joining Community Therapists, Sukhjinder worked as a personal trainer developing and implementing exercise programs for clients and leading group training classes
He also provided group fitness classes for seniors and provided guidance regarding physiotherapy designed exercises in a wellness clinic. Sukhjinder is a current member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists. He is fluent in Punjabi and sees clients in Surrey, Delta, Langley and Maple Ridge.