Kinesiologists & Rehabilitation Assistants

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Amar
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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Bhavjot
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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Charlie
B. Kin

Charlie completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2017 from the University College of the Fraser Valley. Prior to joining Community Therapists, Charlie worked as an athletic trainer. In this role, he provided first aid, wrapping and taping, injury prevention, evaluation, and management of sports related injuries. Charlie is a current member of British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). He sees clients in Pitt Meadows, Tri-Cities, New Westminster, and Surrey.

Charmaine Leung

Charmaine
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.

Diane Salvail

Diane
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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Erin
BHK

Erin completed her Bachelor of Human Kinetics in 2019 at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Before joining Community Therapists, Erin was a lab researcher at UBCO studying different exercise prescriptions for athletes based on their unique exercise physiology. She was also a student trainer for the UBCO Cross Country team where she worked, alongside the coach and athletic therapists, on injury prevention for the team. Erin is a current member of British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). She sees clients in Vancouver and Burnaby.

Irene Fung

Irene
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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Jacob
B. Kin

Jacob completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology in Exercise Science in 2018 from the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). Before starting at Community Therapists, he volunteered as an Assistant Coach with Special Olympics BC where he ran sports programs for athletes with various disabilities and attended 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.

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Jenna
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 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.

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John
BHK

John completed his Bachelor of Human Kinetics at Trinity Western University in 2019. Before he joined Community Therapists, he volunteered at the university performing functional movement assessments for athletes and work simulation assessments for students. He has also volunteered as a basketball coach for children improving their techniques and teaching them teamwork. John is a current member of British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). He is fluent in Korean and sees clients in Surrey, Delta and Langley.

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Joshua
B. Kin

Josh completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2019 from the University of British Columbia. Before he joined the Community Therapists' team, he volunteered at the UBC Hospital in their physiotherapy exercise group in which he helped elderly residents with their group exercises. 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 Burnaby and provides support to our rehabilitation team at a geriatric facility.

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Mike
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.

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Natasha
B. Kin

Natasha completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2018 from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining Community Therapists, Natasha provided research and input towards the development of YMCA's Mind Fit Program, which was designed to support teens in learning how to incorporate physical activity into their mental wellness plan. She is also a trainer for the Damesh United Football Club, where she develops and executes training programs for both well and injured athletes. Natasha is a current member of British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). She is fluent in Punjabi and sees clients in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and Richmond.

Reginia Lok Vongnakhone

Reginia
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.

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Stephanie
B. Kin

Stephanie completed her Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership with a Specialization in Exercise and Wellness in 2016 from Camosun College. Prior to joining Community Therapists, Stephanie worked at Island Health as a Rehabilitation Assistant specializing in geriatric rehabilitation. In this role, she carried out rehabilitation and exercise programs to help improve residents’ mobility. Stephanie is a current member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). She sees clients in Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland, Parksville, and Nanaimo.

 
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