KINESIOLOGISTS & RAs
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.
Emily joined Community Therapists in 2022. She obtained her Bachelors of Kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2017. Since graduating she gained experience in the provision of active rehabilitation for clients with physical, neurological and mental health limitations arising from MVAs and workplace injuries.
Her treatment experience includes RTW Activation, Community Living Skills development, Exercise Therapy and Life Skills programming for a variety of client profiles. Emily also has experience working as a Kinesiologist with an interdisciplinary rehabilitation provider in occupational rehabilitation (OR2). Emily has implemented work simulation activities, completed job site visits and developed and monitored graduated return to work plans in collaboration with her client's healthcare team members for patients presenting with a wide variety injuries and conditions. She is a current member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). Emily provides return to work support services for clients in Surrey and Abbotsford.
Heather graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2011 with her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology. After graduating, Heather worked in a variety of clinical settings where she gained experience in functional capacity evaluations, ergonomic risk factor evaluations, active rehabilitation and return to work services.
Heather is experienced in providing Job Site Visits as well as GRTW Planning and Implementation for clients funded by WorkSafeBC. Her past experience also includes providing community activation for clients with mental health conditions and leading 1:1 and group rehabilitation sessions in an Occupational Rehabilitation setting.
Heather is a current member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK) and provides Return to Work support services for clients within the Okanagan Region.
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.
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.
Owen graduated from McGill University with a BSc in Kinesiology in 2022 and joined Community Therapists in the same year. Prior to joining Community Therapists, he worked as a trainer at a clinic where he developed and led periodization fitness programs for adults with a recent history of sedentary lifestyles and/or cardiovascular/musculoskeletal disorders.
Owen is a current member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). He speaks Cantonese fluently and see’s clients in the Richmond, Vancouver and Burnaby.
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.
Randy obtained his Master of Science in Exercise Science from Northern Michigan University in 1998. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings and is experienced in providing functional capacity evaluations, active rehabilitation services and return to work services for employers and insurers.
Prior to joining Community Therapists in 2021, Randy gained experience providing Job Site Visits, GRTW Planning and Implementation and active rehabilitation for clients funded by WorkSafeBC. Randy is a member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists and provides Return to Work support services for clients within the Greater Victoria region.
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.
Simran graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2022 with his Bachelor of Kinesiology. Prior to joining Community Therapists, Simran volunteered at a multidisciplinary clinic. In this role, he worked with the interprofessional team to implement individualized rehabilitation programs and exercise routines.
Simran also has previous experience working as an administrative assistant for a clinic where he coordinated appointment bookings, provided reception duties and assisted in maintaining medical records. Simran is a current member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). He is fluent in Punjabi and see’s clients in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Langley.
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.
Samantha obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Kinesiology Major) from York University in 1997. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including Cardiac Rehabilitation, Aquatic Therapy, Occupational Rehabilitation -1 and disability prevention and return to work services for employers and insurers.
Prior to joining Community Therapists in 2021, Samantha gained over 10 years of experience providing Job Site Visits, GRTW planning and implementation as well as active rehabilitation for clients funded by WorkSafeBC. Samantha is a member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists and provides Return to Work support services for clients within the Comox Valley region.