Kinesiologists & Rehabilitation Assistants

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Jenny Cheng
B.Sc. Kin

Jenny completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2009 at Simon Fraser University. Previous to joining CTI, Jenny had been volunteering at RCH in the Cardiac Unit for a year and a half working under Physiotherapists to assist with the implementation of exercise classes. Jenny speaks Cantonese at an intermediate level.

Irene Fung

Irene Fung
B.Sc. Kin

Irene 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 (Employees Wellness Center). She has implemented numerous physical skills, cognitive rehabilitation and community integration programs and has worked with clients with neurological and orthopedic disability. She has also completed several job coaching assignments.

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Tracy Hanson
Dip. Health Science, Cert. Fitness Instructor

Tracy holds a Diploma in Health Science and is also a Can-Fit Pro certified fitness instructor. Since joining Community Therapists in 1996, Tracy has gained extensive experience implementing cognitive remediation, life skills, exercise programs and pool programs to support therapist return to function and work goals. Tracy's recent continuing professional development courses include Nutrition Knowledge, Healing Through Movement - Fitness and Rehab Distance Education. She works with brain injured and orthopedic health populations in Whistler, Pemberton, North Vancouver, as well as, on the Sunshine Coast.

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Serena Jaswal
B.Sc. Kin

Serena obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2013 and joined Community Therapists in the same year. Prior to working at CTI, Serena worked at other private community based rehabilitation companies. Serena has experience implementing exercise programs to reduce discomfort and increase mobility for a wide variety of clients and injury profiles. She is fluent in Punjabi and is a current member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). She accepts clients in Surrey, Langley and Abbotsford.

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Bhavjot Kang
B. Kin

Bhavjot completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2018 from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining Community Therapists, Bhavjot volunteered at CARE at the Delta Hospital. In this role, she worked with elderly patients to build companionship through one-on-one social visits. She also worked as an athletic trainer at UBC where she completed injury assessments for athletes and performed other functions related to injury prevention. She also provided pre-season base line concussion tests, emergency first-aid and various forms of treatments. Bhavjot is a current member of British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). She is fluent in Punjabi and sees clients in Surrey, Delta and Richmond.

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Sage Laboucan
B. Kin

Sage graduated with her Degree in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia in 2014. She previously worked in a chronic pain clinic assisting physiotherapists in their treatment of clients. During that time, she would administer therapeutic modalities such as TENS and ultrasound, prescribe and coach rehab exercise and develop and instruct personalized aqua therapy exercise programs for clients with a variety of injuries. Sage is a current member of British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). She sees clients in the West Kootenay region, including Trail, Rossland, Nelson, Castlegar and Ymir.

Charmaine Leung

Charmaine Leung
B.Sc. Kin

Charmaine graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 1998. She has over 10 years of experience as a rehabilitation assistant with Community Therapists during which time she has developed expertise in providing instruction in safe lifting, body mechanics, energy conservation, and work style modification. 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.

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Amar Mander
B.Sc. Kin

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), RTWSS and the WorkSafeBC Recovery and Return to Work pilot program. Amar designed work simulation activities and developed and monitored graduated return to work plans in collaboration with his client's healthcare team. Amar joined Community Therapists in 2018. He is fluent in Punjabi and is a current member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). Amar will be providing return to work support services for clients in Surrey and Delta.

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MacLean Myers
B.Sc. Kin

MacLean graduated with his Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria in 2011. He has previously worked in a number of physiotherapy clinics such as MS Society and Oceanside Physiotherapy. During that time, MacLean would aid occupational rehabilitation programs and facilitate community based exercise programs for those with chronic health conditions. MacLean would also work one-on-one and in a group setting with participants of The Take Heart Program, to create and supervise individualized exercise programs in a safe environment. MacLean is accepting clients in the West Kootenay region.

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Vojtek Purchla
B.Sc. Kin

Vojtek completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2015 from Simon Fraser University. Prior to joining Community Therapists, Vojtek worked as a Kinesiologist in the private sector implementing active rehab programs for clients helping them regain muscle strength and enhance their range of motion. He also developed, implemented and monitored graduated return to work plans for clients that had sustained a variety of medical conditions and/or injuries. Vojtek is a current member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologist (BCAK) and speaks Polish. He will be seeing clients in Surrey, Delta and Langley.

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Harneet Rai
B.Sc. Kin

Harneet completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2018 from Simon Fraser University. Previous to joining Community Therapists, Harneet worked at other rehabilitation companies. During that time, she gained experience creating active rehab programs tailored to client's needs and injuries, equipping clients with resources to continue rehabilitation and exercise outside of the program and providing health education. Harneet is a current member of British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). She is fluent in Punjabi and sees clients in Surrey, Delta and Langley.

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Jenna Rix
B.Sc. Kin

Jenna completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2010 from the University of New Brunswick. Before joining Community Therapists, Jenna worked as a Disability Management Assistant Coordinator at Drake Medox Health Solutions providing active rehabilitation and work conditioning to injured workers in Occupational Rehabilitation programs. She has also worked as a Kinesiologist at Oceanside Physiotherapy in Parkville B.C. Jenna is member of British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK), and is a Certified Personal Trainer with CSEP Canada. Jenna's specialty is Return to Work Support Services and she also accepts community clients in Vancouver and Burnaby.

Diane Salvail

Diane Salvail
B.A. Kin

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 injury. She has experience in teaching principles of correct body mechanics, safe lifting and the use of adaptive equipment. She is an effective communicator and has strong organizational skills. Her recent continuing professional development includes courses on Postural Assessment, Exercise Prescription and Low Back Injury Prevention. Diane is fluent in French.

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Mike Vandervelden
B. Kin

Mike graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2009 with a major in Kinesiology and an extended minor in Psychology. He is a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) and he works concurrently as an Active Rehabilitation Therapist. Mike's past experience includes both exercise prescription for athletes as well as program design for patients with musculoskeletal injuries and other medical conditions. Mike also works as a scuba instructor and is working towards offering adaptive therapy through scuba diving and teaching scuba to those with disabilities. He sees clients in the Abbotsford, Langley and Surrey areas.

Reginia Lok Vongnakhone

Reginia Lok Vongnakhone
BHK

Reginia graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor's degree in Human Kinetics in 2007. She joined Community Therapists shortly thereafter. Reginia has 2 years experience as a fitness evaluator as well as expertise in implementing cardiac rehabilitation programs. Reginia works with a variety of health populations including acquired brain injury and soft tissue/orthopedic injury. Reginia is a BCRPA registered Personal Trainer and she is fluent in Cantonese and has basic knowledge of Mandarin.

Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson
B.Sc. Kin

Jennifer graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and joined Community Therapists as a rehabilitation assistant in 2008. She works with clients with brain and orthopedic injuries by implementing cognitive remediation, physical skills, and return to work programs. Jennifer's area of interest is adapted fitness. Her continuing professional development courses include BCRPA Fitness Theory and BCRPA Weight Training.

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Jessa Wing
B. Kin

Jessa received her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in 2018 from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining Community Therapists, Jessa volunteered at the Banfield Pavilion at Vancouver General Hospital. Her role included working in the physiotherapy gym in a long-term residential care home leading small group exercise classes and assisting residents with one-on-one exercise routines. She also volunteered as a coach for the Special Olympics Vancouver developmental weight training and swimming programs, working with a team of volunteers to help individuals of all ages with intellectual disabilities develop sport specific skills. Jessa is a current member of British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). Jessa sees clients in Vancouver, Burnaby and Richmond.

 
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