• Our Team

  • Erin Jornitz, Operations Manager

    Erin joined the Coast Therapy team/family in order to help coordinate operations amongst our growing company and our various locations. She brings a background in retail operations management and her current position involves everything from managing HR and payroll, scheduling, supply and equipment vendors, corporate accounts and the overall day to day operations.

    Erin enjoys the flexibility this position offers her and her family, and in her spare time, spends most of her time with her 2 kids, husband and rescue dog.

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  • Ester Gootman, Clinic Accounts Coordinator

    Ester is our Accounts & Billing Coordinator. She oversees and manages our administrative team in the billing and accounts for all patient visits, coordinating with insurers and other extended benefit providers.

    (photo and bio coming soon)

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  • Paul Jarvie, Active Rehabilitation Coordinator

    Paul, who has degree in Kinesiology is our Active Rehabilitation (AR) Coordinator. He has worked in the fitness, health and wellness industry for nearly 13 years, mostly in municipal recreation, and recently joined the Coast Therapy team to help coordinate the AR program for all our clinics.

    Paul’s focus is on bringing together a team of kinesiologists to assist people of all ages and abilities achieve their rehabilitation goals; preferring simple, practical and engaging fitness programs that are tailored to the individual. He also believes that sharing knowledge and increasing a person’s independence is the best way to facilitate a sustainable recovery. Having experienced a long history of sports injuries and car accidents himself Paul knows the ups and downs of rehabilitation very well, and uses his own experience to support his entire team of kinesiologists, and more importantly, each person who is trained & supported through our clinics.

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  • Rosa Reda, Clinic Manager

    Rosa has been the Clinic Manager for Coast Therapy since 2015 and is based mainly out of the Coquitlam location. She brings with her a background of school administration and education.
    What Rosa enjoys most about the job is working with a great team of therapists and front desk staff, and assisting patients as best as she can… something that she excels at and always goes the extra distance to achieve.

    In her spare time, Rosa enjoys walks along the beach, seeking adventures with her daughter and spending time with family.

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  • Dr. JD Kalkat

    Dr. JD Kalkat is a chiropractor born and raised in Delta, British Columbia. Dr. Kalkat went to Simon Fraser University on an entrance scholarship, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. He then went to the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon, where he obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Kalkat is board certified in both Canada and the United States.

    At the University of Western States, Dr. Kalkat practiced under former BC lions center, and current chiropractor, Dr. Doug Davies, whom Dr. Kalkat credits to helping him better understand sports related injuries. Dr. Kalkat enjoys dealing with all aspects of care, whether it is rehab related, or maintenance care. In particular, Dr. Kalkat likes to deal with chronic low back and neck cases, as well as sports related injuries. Dr. Kalkat’s treatment consists of using a combination of adjusting, soft tissue therapy, as well as rehab exercises and taping, in accordance with a patient’s needs. Dr. Kalkat’s goal is to help both chronic and acute patients get to pain free, optimal level of activity.

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  • Dr. Kimiya Sabbaghan

    Dr. Sabbaghan graduated from Simon Fraser University Biomedical physiology program with honors with distinction and continued to pursue her education in Portland, Oregon where she completed her doctorate of chiropractic degree summa cum laude (highest degree of honor) from the University of Western States.

    Dr. Sabbaghan moved to Vancouver at the age of 13 and immediately fell in love with the city. She believes that everyone is “an athlete in their own way”, meaning they have the capability to pursue an active lifestyle in whatever capacity that resonates with them. Her desire to provide patients with the opportunity and tools to achieve their goals involves using a detailed, patient-centered approach in her assessment and treatment. Through her education she developed a passion for prenatal and postpartum care, treatment of TMD (temporomandibular disorder) and the complexities of low back pain and disc herniation. She advocates for team-based multidisciplinary care to facilitate the best possible outcome for her patients. Dr. Sabbaghan is a firm believer of movement as the key to a healthier body, healthier mind and healthier lifestyle, and will make it her goal to support her patients in reaching their daily goals.

    She takes joy in spending time with family, being out in nature and exploring the hikes around the area.

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  • Alvaro Fang

    Alvaro completed his Bachelor in Kinesiology and Health Science at the University of British Columbia in 2018. He comes from a diverse background of sports including soccer, basketball, volleyball and golf and continues to expand his athletic experiences. His passion to rehabilitate clients comes from years of treating his own injuries and understanding the importance of rest with the combination of active movement and strength building. Alvaro’s hope is to educate his clients well enough to the point where they can carry out their rehabilitation program independently and continue to improve their strength and mobility.

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  • Nicole Lunde

    Being a high-performance athlete in White Rock, playing volleyball and soccer, her passion for sports and exercise are what drove her to pursue the field of kinesiology. She is excited to apply exercise and movement science to encourage well being, improve performance, rehabilitate injuries and restore optimal function to patients through therapeutic exercise, function fitness, and active rehabilitation.Nicole completed her Bachelor of Human Kinetics with a focus in Clinical Exercise Physiology from University of British Columbia Okanagan in 2018. She is also certified in Athletic Taping with SportMed BC, as well as Functional Movement Systems (FMS).

    Being a high-performance athlete in White Rock, playing volleyball and soccer, her passion for sports and exercise are what drove her to pursue the field of kinesiology. She is excited to apply exercise and movement science to encourage well being, improve performance, rehabilitate injuries and restore optimal function to patients through therapeutic exercise, functional fitness, and active rehabilitation.

    Outside of the clinic Nicole can be found playing volleyball, skiing, hiking, or paddle boarding at the beach.

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  • Paul Jarvie

    Paul obtained his Bachelors of Kinesiology (Minor in Arts-Psychology) from UBC in 2015. He has worked in the fitness, health and wellness industry for nearly 13 years, mostly in municipal recreation, and recently joined the Coast Therapy team as the Active Rehabilitation Coordinator. Paul uses a simple approach to helping people of all ages and abilities achieve their rehabilitation goals; preferring simple, practical and engaging fitness programs that are tailored to the individual. He also believes that sharing knowledge and increasing a person’s independence is the best way to facilitate a sustainable recovery. Having experienced a long history of sports injuries and car accidents himself Paul knows the ups and downs of rehabilitation very well, and uses his own experience to support each person he trains.

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  • Rhiannon Schrader

    Rhiannon obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from the University of Alberta in 2017. Her competitive athletic experience is rooted in soccer but she she has a passion for anything active. After rehabilitating a wakeboarding injury of her own, Rhiannon understands the effect injuries can have on daily life and how small improvements can make a world of a difference. Rhiannon will work with you to achieve those accomplishments by improving your strength, posture, endurance and mobility and in turn, help you return to what you are used to.

    On her days off, you might see Rhiannon on the trails around Vancouver or scuba diving.

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  • Dr. Raeann Galuska

    “My desire for each of my patients is to understand their own body and the strength it possesses. Empowering them to take control of their health allows each patient to focus on their specific goals, maximize their capabilities, and realize their potential in sport, work, or everyday life”

    Dr. Galuska (Raeann) is a licensed Naturopathic Physician in B.C. who received her education at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, in New Westminster B.C., after completing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology through Simon Fraser University.  rowing up immersed in sports, it was a natural progression for her to pursue Kinesiology, but as time went on, she found a passion to learn more about the “whole”istic functions of the human body. Around this time she was also dealing with her own digestive issues and was amazed at the level of care she received from her own Naturopathic Doctor. She realized that Naturopathic Medicine was a combination of all things she loved most; science and nature, as well as physical, mental and spiritual health.

    Patients enjoy her light-hearted, laid back approach to medicine, keeping in mind that it’s important to laugh! She has a special interest in Sports Medicine, Pain Management, Digestion, Fatigue, Autoimmune Disease and Weight Management. Dr. Galuska aims to help empower her patients to optimize their health and performance. Working together as a team, by educating them on their options and on the root cause of each individual illness, she can choose unique treatments to help her patients on their path to success.

    When not at the clinic, “Raeann” loves to be outdoors doing almost anything, especially camping, hiking, or fishing with her partner and two dogs, or playing rugby or soccer on the weekends.

    Board Certifications
    ​​ Naturopathic Cardiac Life Support
     Acupuncture
     Intravenous Therapies
     Prescriptive Authority

    ​Professional Affiliations
     Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
     British Columbia Naturopathic Association
     College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia

     B.Sc. (Kinesiology) Simon Fraser University 2012
     Active Health and Rehabilitation concentration
     Applied Human Nutrition Certificate
     Certificate in Health and Fitness Studies
     Co-operative Education Program
     Diploma of Naturopathic Medicine: Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine 2016

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  • Arvin Cheng, PT

    Arvin received his Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in 2010 and has since been working in private practice in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and rehabilitation. Arvin believes in an evidence based approach to treatment. He utilizes any combination of electro-physical modalities, manual therapy, postural and muscle imbalance training, and active rehabilitation (flexibility and strengthening exercises) to help patients relieve their pain, feel better, and recover towards full physical function. In addition, Arvin provides education and advice on ergonomics and posture, as well as concussion management. His clinical interests include acupuncture, IMS and vestibular therapy, having completed his studies with Acupuncture Canada, IMS training from Spokane, WA, and numerous vestibular courses both locally and internationally.

    Arvin is a local Port Coquitlam resident and active within the community. He enjoys playing badminton or going to the gym on his spare time.

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  • Corrie Okamura, MPT

    Corrie is originally from Vancouver Island, where she first developed an interest in human movement and anatomy through her background as a competitive dancer and dance instructor. She completed her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia, having previously completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta.

    Corrie has completed extensive post-graduate training in pelvic floor rehabilitation and real time ultrasound imaging, and is passionate about women’s health. She believes all women should have a chance to regain their function and quality of life. Incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain, or an inefficient core shouldn’t hold anyone back from being active or living the way they want to.

    Corrie has also completed training in vestibular rehabilitation for dizziness and balance disorders.

    Corrie uses individualized treatment plans of education, manual therapy, and exercise to help patients optimize the functioning of their bodies and achieve their goals. Corrie enjoys helping patients find hope through recovery.

    Outside of work: Corrie enjoys climbing, hiking, weight lifting, and finding new ways to stay active.

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  • Giancarlo Brancati, MPT

    Giancarlo graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2015 with a Masters of Physical Therapy after completing his Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2009. He has completed graduate courses in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and Mulligan concept training, as well as Kinesio-Taping and Soft Tissue Release. Since graduating he has also worked in settings such as critical care, orthopaedics and neurological rehabilitation.

    Giancarlo believes that movement is key to your overall well-being. That is why he is passionate about helping clients return to their activities whether it be sports, work or your daily routine. He uses a combination of manual therapy, soft tissue release, taping and exercise prescription to treat clients. He is keen to continue his education in manual therapy, needling and neuromuscular retraining.

    When not working, Giancarlo enjoys playing soccer and Australian Rules Football competitively; biking, hiking, travelling with his wife or simply relaxing with a good book.

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  • Igor Kharif BPT, CAFCI, CGIMS

    Igor graduated as a physiotherapist in 2007 with distinction. He has since worked in a variety of private practices specializing in treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and rehabilitation of elite and recreational athletes, and now is permanently moved to and proud co-owner of Coast Therapy. In addition to extensive postgraduate training in manual therapy, Igor has special interest in Kinesio Taping and vestibular rehabilitation. He also completed certification in Acupuncture through Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, and in IMS (Intra Muscular Stimulation) through University of British Columbia.

    In May 2018, Igor finished his post-graduate Clinical Doctorate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy(US). Igor’s current clinical interests include TMJ disorders (jaw and facial pain) and Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound.

    In his spare time Igor enjoys traveling, hiking, working out and just about any kind of water related activity.

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  • Karen Chow, PT, CGIMS

    Karen first developed an interest in the human body and physiotherapy as a previously nationally ranked competitive swimmer. She then went on to study Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University before going to the University of Toronto to obtain her Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree in 2003. Since then, she has worked both in the public and private sector and has completed numerous courses in manual therapy as well as becoming certified in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS). In addition, she has been involved in Paralympic Swimming as a Medical Classifier. Karen is always striving to become a better therapist and is looking forward to obtaining more skills through more post graduate courses.

    In treating patients, Karen establishes a partnership with them by developing a thorough comprehensive plan to help them achieve their goals. Treatment is very individualized (1:1) and may include manual and manipulative therapy, soft tissue techniques, modalities, IMS, and exercises.

    Karen is also a very proud mother of three beautiful young children. In her spare time, she is often chasing them at the park or chauffeuring them to their various extracurricular activities. If there is any time (or energy!) left, she may try to sneak in a run or a soccer game.

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  • Leo Willing, MPT

    Leo has several years experience working with clients with a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. He has spent nearly 3 years as the sole physiotherapist at a public health arthritis clinic where he treats multi-joint osteoarthritis and a wide variety of inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, and inflammatory spondyloarthropathies (spinal conditions). He believes strongly in client learning and active participation in the rehabilitation process.

    Leo has completed continuing education courses in soft tissue release, Mulligan joint mobilizations-with-movement, cardiorespiratory conditions as they relate to neurological and musculoseletal conditions, as well as the Mary Pack Arthritis Continuing Education program.

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  • Natalie Riley, MPT

    Natalie graduated from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh Scotland, in 2016 with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy . Prior to this, she received a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from University of New Brunswick while also a member of the Varsity Track and Field team.

    Natalie was first introduced to physiotherapy as a patient herself, having been a track and field athlete for over 10 years. During this time she experience her share of injuries which compelled her to become dedicated to prevention and optimizing the bodies function.

    Since graduating she has worked with many different populations including post operative rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, chronic pain, general rehabilitation and many other complex medical clinical cases. Natalie loves to empower her patients towards better function and a healthier lifestyle.

    Natalie is a strong believer in the benefit of movement and its numerous benefits on the body. She uses a combination of individualized exercise prescription, education, manual therapy and taping techniques to help patients improve function and decrease pain.

    In her leisure time you can find her enjoying the outdoors with hiking, yoga, surfing, biking and loves spending time with friends and family.

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  • Nozar Azani, PT

    Nozar has passionate about rehabilitative medicine, and he has been a clinician for almost 15 years. His journey to becoming a physiotherapist began in high school when he was involved in competitive Tennis. His own injuries led him to seek treatment from a physiotherapist where he became instantly interested in the profession. Physiotherapy is an extremely rewarding career for Nozar. He considers himself extremely fortune for his unique experience abroad and was inspired by some of the most influential physiotherapists.

    He has completed numerous courses including:

    • Advanced Spinal Manipulation Courses
    • Acupuncture Certification with “ Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute”
    • Various Orthopaedics, Sports and Neurological Courses as Continuing Education
    • Dry Needing Courses

    He is very interested in motor vehicle injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, chronic pain conditions, TMJ, peripheral nerve injury, and complex clinical cases. Nozar absolutely loves the challenges of diagnosing musculoskeletal dysfunction. In addition, he has a special interest in sport injuries and loves working with athletes anywhere on the spectrum from injury prevention to rehabilitation to sport performance.

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  • Priyanka Mistry, BPT

    Priyanka obtained her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) degree from The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India in 2013. While working as a physiotherapist in India, she developed a keen interest in musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy. She also holds a Masters degree in Management Studies from Mumbai University, India.
    After practicing adult and pediatric physiotherapy in India, Priyanka moved to Vancouver in July 2017.

    Priyanka is passionate about physiotherapy and treats patients to get back to their activities utilizing soft tissue release, manual therapy, therapeutic modalities and exercise prescription.

    In her spare time, Priyanka enjoys travelling, listening to music, dancing and spending time with her family

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  • Shawn Swartz, MPT

    Shawn received his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2016. Prior to this as a member of Washington State University’s NCAA Track and Field team Shawn also earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2013.

    Shawn born and raised in the Tri-Cities area grew up in the world of sports, playing almost every sport throughout his life with all the injuries to prove it. From a very young age was obsessed with the process of rehabilitation from both injuries and illnesses. As a former international-caliber track and field athlete and cancer survivor, Shawn has always had a special passion for promoting health and wellness in others.

    He enjoys working with patients of all ages and function, although he has special interest in treating patients in the sport community and people suffering with persistent pain.

    Shawn’s philosophy and approach to physiotherapy is to empower his patients through education, safe and functional exercises progressions and manual techniques. Equipping them with the tools they need to better maximize their health and function. He places a emphasis on spending time with his patients and helping them better understand their pain.

    In his spare time Shawn loves spending time with friends and family, reading, playing basketball, working out, going on outdoor adventures, and has recently developed a love for surfing.

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  • Anita Wilson, RMT

    Anita is the founder/co-owner of Coast Therapy. She has been practicing in Port Coquitlam since 1997, served on the Board of Directors for her professional Association (RMTBC) for over 12 years, and now serves on the Board of Directors for SportMed BC. With extensive training in numerous manual therapy techniques, she tailors her treatment for individual need. Anita is known for being extremely thorough in her assessment, utilizing research and patient education, and for helping patients with chronic conditions who may have had limited success with other treatment.

    Anita has vast experience in sports therapy and has worked with athletes from the amateur to pro level. She was a therapist for the Host Medical Team during the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games, is the Chair of the Sport Advanced Practice Group, and is trained in athletic taping and kinesiotaping, and various approaches to functional rehabilitation.

    Prenatal care, postpartum recovery and infant massage hold a special interest for Anita. She is the mother of two young boys and has a passion for helping women and babies through all stages of pregnancy and development. She has taken numerous professional development courses regarding various complications of pregnancy including C-section recovery and diastasis recti.

    A devoted Canucks fan and long-time resident of Port Coquitlam, it was Anita’s passion for an active lifestyle and natural health choices that led to her career in massage therapy. She has a background in personal training and nutrition and has been active in numerous sports including competitive level softball, weight training, fitness, snow sports, yoga and kickboxing.

    *** Anita is currently on leave from a regular practice schedule but is available for clinic management/admin enquiries, community involvement enquiries, taping and special consultations.

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  • Annabel Danchuk, RMT

    Annabel grew up in the outskirts of London, England and moved to Vancouver in 2001. She is a former British national sprinting champion and an international coach. As an athlete herself, Annabel developed her passion for massage. Receiving weekly massage not only helped her to continue with a 6 day a week training schedule but also detected possible injury risks. Annabel completed a Sports Massage Diploma in 1995 to further her knowledge and skill to help her fellow athletes; and in 2011 she graduated from the 3000 hour Registered Massage Therapy program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy .

    Annabel has a particular interest in working with athletes and enjoys learning about the biomechanics and mechanism of injury in all different sports. She understands not only the training demands on the body, but also an athlete’s mind; her goal to is to return the athlete to full function, with minimal interruption to training. Annabel also has additional training and knowledge in prenatal and post partum massage, an area she enjoys working in and in which she has provided teaching and mentorship to RMT students.

    Annabel uses a variety of techniques to assist her patients reach their goals, such as deep tissue massage , muscle energy, myofascial release and joint mobilization techniques

    A very outgoing and caring individual, she enjoys weight/circuit training, sprinting, dancing and movies and she completed her first Spartan race in June 2013.

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  • Gillian Kirk, RMT

    Gillian has returned to the RMT profession after a long hiatus working in the business/corporate world. Her passion for health and active lifestyles has brought her full circle back to a profession where she feels she can really connect with her community and the people in it.

    She is inspired by the new pain research and the developments in massage therapy over the years, while also being influenced by her interest in the mind- body connection and natural health options. Gillian has a holistic view of health care and believes true healing and pain management must consider all aspects of a patient’s life.

    Gillian’s treatment approach includes Soft Tissue and Myofascial applications, Neuromuscular Techniques, and Pain and Stress Management. She is trained as a Traditional Hatha Yoga and Kriya Meditation teacher and she enjoys showing her patients how to use the breath to help to calm the mind and bring about deep states of relaxation.

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  • Harold Keech, RMT

    Harold is a graduate of the 3265 hour Registered Massage Therapist program at Langara College where he graduated with excellence. He is a former student athlete from Kwantlen college with a passion for sports (basketball and football personally) which fueled his aspirations to provide education to young athletes with a focus on injury prevention. Harold’s experiences at a gross anatomy lab has given him a great passion for human anatomy, and he has started teaching in Anatomy and Physiology as he enters his first term with VSBM.

    While his general practice covers treatment for many aspects of wellness, orthopedics, posture & ergonomics, injury and prevention, Harold holds a special interest in sport-related conditions and active rehabilitation. Helping his patients understand the contributing factors to their symptoms and giving them tools and information to help them manage it outside the clinic are one of his approaches that his patients appreciate most. An avid BC Lions fan, in his spare time Harold might be found hiking and running the local trails or preparing for his second run as a Tough Mudder

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  • Holly Henry, RMT

    Holly graduated in 2008 from the 3000 hour program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She has a special interest and a focused practice in Women’s Health, Paediatrics, and High Risk Prenatal Care. She is a certified Paediatric Massage Therapist with the Liddlekidz Foundation, a trained birth Doula, and has experience treating everything from pregnancy & pediatrics, pain and musculoskeletal conditions, to wellness care.

    Holly previously held the position of Chair for the RMTBC Professional Practice Group for Women’s Health, a group dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and treatment for injuries and other conditions related to women’s health. Her clinical experiences include outreach programs at BC Women’s Hospital in their High Risk Anti-Partum/Prenatal ward. She has completed multiple certificate courses in treatment of pre & post natal care, and paediatric treatment.
    Holly continues to broaden her knowledge of best practices in the industry by keeping apprised of current research in prenatal care, paediatrics, and women’s health.

    Her future plans include courses that promote evidence informed therapy in women’s health, paediatric pain management, importance of touch in infant development, working with high risk pregnancies, and pelvic pain syndrome. Holly has volunteered her time at local events teaching Infant Massage to new parents.

    Holly grew up just outside of Victoria, met her husband in Banff and now calls Mission home. When she’s not busy with her clinical practice, Holly enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful young children, reading, and dancing.

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  • Ian Ng, RMT

    Ian graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 3000 hour program, from which he gained much experience working with posture-related symptoms, sports injuries, and chronic conditions such as Fibromyalgia and Multiple Sclerosis. Ian joined the Coast Therapy team in September 2014 to begin his new practice in the Tri-Cities region.

    Ian’s approach to treatment involves the usage of light to deep tissue massage, myofascial trigger point release, joint mobilization, passive and active stretching, postural education and self treatment to effectively achieve patient goals.

    As an active individual who enjoys biking, golf, bowling, tennis, and martial arts, Ian is intentional in helping with multiple movement-based injuries. Ian also enjoys played video games every once in awhile allowing him to empathize and enjoy assisting with neck pain and headache recovery as well.

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  • Jacob Anderson, RMT

    Jacob graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2017 with a diploma in Massage Therapy. He enjoys a general practice treating all musculoskeletal conditions, with a special interest in motor vehicle injury rehabilitation and sports therapy.

    He has worked with the Toronto Argonauts, Team Canada Rugby, and the Rugby 7’s International Open. Jacob has coached U15/16 boys fastpitch and has been an umpire for Fleetwood Fastpitch in Surrey, BC.

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  • Jannelle Smithson, RMT

    Jannelle graduated with honors from full time program at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2015. She participated in the BMO marathon outreach and enjoyed the Kalev outreach for sports as well as the many outreaches at senior care homes. Jannelle has experience tutoring orthopedics at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy and enjoys a practice that involves all aspects of health & wellness care, including sports, prenatal care, headache management and common musculoskeletal aches & pains.

    Jannelle was a national level cheerleader with SFU while studying kinesiology and a former athletic trainer with Langley lacrosse team.  She is a new mom, an avid hiker, soccer player and enjoys spending time with her family and 2 dogs.

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  • Jason Scott, RMT

    Jason Scott graduated from the massage therapy program in 2005, and after a wide range of clinical experiences, he now joins the team at Coast Therapy.

    His experience and vast treatment techniques allow him to modify his approach to accommodate deep tissue needs, or by utilizing more gentle techniques when needed. His interest in sports and whiplash injury are very relevant with the most up-to-date research.

    Jason regularly enjoys a variety of outdoor sports including running, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, and snowboarding. He loves the nature & mystery of the underwater world, and currently holds the scuba rankings of Dive Master and Open Water Scuba Instructor rating (with six specialties), Rescue Diver, Emergency First Response (EFR) instructor, and holds a hyperbaric chamber operator license.

    Jason has been an official provider of Registered Massage Therapy with the BC Lions Football Club, Team Canada Tennis, and was on the Ironman Canada medical team. He has also volunteered his time as a Clinic Instructor at WCCMT leading the Rugby In-reach program, and mentoring future RMT’s in the student clinic.

    He looks forward to meeting the local community and working with them towards achieving their optimal health goals.

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  • Jeff Kraus, RMT

    Jeff graduated from the 3000 hour, 3 year program at WCCMT. His practice takes a versatile approach to overall health & wellness – this includes a balanced and personalized plan of assessment, therapeutic massage and self-care. He has been involved in a number of outreach placements including GF Strong (spinal cord injury & muscular dystrophy), the Multiple Sclerosis in-reach program at WCCMT, Parkinson’s outreach, BC Women’s Hospital pre & post natal clinic, as well as UBC varsity sports clinic. Jeff is also a massage therapist for the Coquitlam Express BCHL hockey team. With extensive training in manual therapy techniques, Jeff uses a combination of deep tissue massage, joint mobilization, pelvic alignment, remedial exercise, postural education, and myofascial trigger point release as individually required in his treatments.

    Jeff was attracted to rehabilitation therapy as a result of a fascination with the neuromuscular system and has a deep interest in athletics, kinesiology, physiology and neurology. Helping patients to navigate through the recovery process and assisting them with self-care methods is an essential part of Jeff’s treatment approach.

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  • Jennifer Slauenwhite, RMT

    Jenny brings her experience as the founder of the former Maple Ridge Massage Therapy Clinic and proudly joins Coast Therapy as both a practicing therapist and a Mentor to new RMT graduates.

    She graduated from the 3000-hour program at WCCMT in April 2006 and is a leader in Maple Ridge in evidence-informed manual therapy care. She has a special interest and focused practice in sports and orthopedic manual therapy, active rehabilitation, and complex pain problems. She has worked with various athletes including martial arts, running, triathlon, cycling, soccer, and equestrian sports.

    Jenny has been on the executive of the RMTBC Professional Practice Group for Sports, is an active member of SportMed BC- A group dedicated to the advancement of knowledge & treatment for sports injury & sports​ health, and a former board member of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.

    She is actively involved in community events and volunteers for local charitable organizations and sporting events. Jenny is a recreational endurance athlete who enjoys competing in local road and trail races, marathons, and triathlons. She completed her first Ironman Triathlon in Whistler, in August 2013, and continues to enjoy training and racing in BC.

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  • Juneko Kurahashi, RMT

    Juneko graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 3000 hour program. She has worked with a variety of conditions including spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, pregnancy, postural, and sports related injuries. Juneko utilizes many treatment techniques including myofascial release, joint mobilizations, trigger point release, and muscle energy technique just to name a few. She believes that no two patients are the same and strives to assess and treat people individually and to the best of her ability. Prior to becoming an RMT, Juneko was a software engineer in the video game industry. She is physically active and when not driving her kids around she can be found at CrossFit or practicing kendo, and has also been an avid volleyball and ultimate player.

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  • Kaitlin Fisher, RMT

    Kaitlin graduated from The West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 3000 hour/ 3 year program in 2013. During the program Kaitlin gained experience working with many different conditions and injuries. She also enjoyed providing massage therapy at outreach programs such as GF strong and the VGH Burn & Trauma Unit, as well as a number of inreach programs including Pre & Postnatal, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and Fibromyalgia programs. She has also volunteered her professional time at the North Vancouver Knee Knacker Trail Run.

    Kaitlin believes a thorough assessment of each individual is an important step to providing individualized and effective treatment. In her practice Kaitlin uses a variety of treatment modalities including joint mobilizations, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, muscle energy technique and remedial exercise.

    In her spare time Kaitlin enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as, hiking, biking, swimming, skiing and traveling.

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  • Kelly Macinnes, RMT

    Kelly graduated from West Coast College of Massage therapy in 2012. She worked at many outreaches through the school including Canuck place, VGH, GF Strong, George Pearson.

    In treatment, Kelly implements many techniques including Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Joint Mobilizations, Active Therapies including stretching and strengthening exercises. Kelly believes that home care modified to each individual needs is essential part of recovery process.

    Kelly is experienced with a variety of conditions including pre and postnatal treatments, sports injuries, postural concerns, headaches, migraines and Whiplash Associated Disorders.

    Kelly’s hobbies include knitting, golfing, kayaking, hiking, pretty much anything that’s outdoors as she enjoys staying active.

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  • Kristen Burrows, RMT

    Kristen Burrows has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2003 and an Instructor at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy since 2006. At the college, she supervises practicums treating patients with Multiple Sclerosis as well brain and spinal cord injuries. She is also teaching a course on Neurological Assessment for the Central Nervous System and a course on Clinical Assessment. As a result, her treatments are very clinically oriented, including a detailed history taking, physical examination and special orthopedic testing.

    Kristen has been at the Austin Location since it’s opening in 2015 treating a variety of patients from pre-natal to babies to senior years and everything in between. She has taken mostly orthopedic and fascial post graduation courses but is also capable of doing kinesiology taping. Her practice style is variable depending on the patients needs, ranging from deep, assertive treatment to light and conservative treatment.

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  • Mike Wilson, RMT

    Mike graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) in 1999. He has a special interest in practice treating sports-related conditions and working with First Responders.  Mike earned an NSCA Personal Trainers Certification in (2008) and has three (3) certifications in athletic training from Twist Conditioning: Sports ​​Movement (level 2), Sports ​​Conditioning, and Sports​ Strength (level 2).

    Mike’s treatment approach includes Soft Tissue Therapy, Arthrokinetic Therapy, Neuromuscular Techniques, and Pain Management. He incorporates athletic conditioning techniques to speed recovery, assist in pain mitigation, and enhance athletic performance. He is familiar with both chronic and acute injuries and conditions and provides individualized assessments & solutions for a wide variety of health issues related to the workplace, athletics, and lifestyle. Recent courses include the Fortius Centre’s Assessment Treatment & Rehabilitation; Orthopaedic Assessment of the Lumbar Vertebrae, Pelvis, and Hip; and Orthopaedic Assessment of the Cervical Spine & Shoulder. Mike is a huge fan of auto racing, strength training, spending quality time with his family, and practical jokes. When he isn’t busy in the clin​i​c Mike can be found coloring, napping, or playing cars and trucks with his grandkids.

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  • Nari Carriere, RMT

    Nari graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Her clinical internship allowed her to help people meet their wellness goals, as well as treat different orthopedic injuries, postural dysfunctions, and neurological conditions.

    While she enjoys treating patients with a wide variety of health concerns and needs, she has a deep interest in women’s health and perinatal care. She is an advocate for patients to be actively involved in their own rehabilitation, and utilizes an evidence-based approach to treatment. It is her belief that both skillful clinical practice and empathetic communication are key to providing the best individualized care for her patients to return to their lives pain-free.

    Outside of work Nari enjoys practicing yoga, cooking for loved ones, reading, and exploring the outdoors.

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  • Nicholas (Nick) Mui, RMT

    Nick graduate from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2016. His education included extensive clinical training where he worked with a variety of patients ranging from UBC varsity athletes to patients living with life-threatening illnesses at the Vancouver Friends for Life Society.  Nick believes that the best treatment always starts with a thorough orthopedic assessment. He utilizes treatment techniques that involve myofascial trigger points release, neuromuscular techniques, joint mobilization and remedial exercises.

    Nick, always eager to learn more and offer more to his patients, is currently overseas pursuing his Physiotherapy degree. Outside of his professional achievements, Nick enjoys living an active lifestyle spending his time dancing, snowboarding, and camping.

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  • Nicole Jago, RMT

    Nicole graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2014. She has been practicing full time in multidisciplinary clinics for over 4 years. Her education and experience has given her the knowledge and confidence to treat soft tissue injuries, motor vehicle accidents, neurological conditions, headaches, depression and stress management, as well as a myriad of other medical and health care concerns.

    She has taken numerous post-graduate courses and uses a variety of techniques and approaches to work with each individual patient’s needs. She is passionate about giving a well-balanced treatment that incorporates both therapeutic and wellness-based outcomes, as well as educating patients with useful homecare, information or advice to assist them in continuing their path to wellness.

    On her spare time she is either found outside hiking, playing sports, cooking dinner or warming up in a yoga studio.

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  • Owen Grant, RMT

    Owen graduated from WCCMT in 2016, where he gained extensive clinical training and experience in treating a variety of conditions. His practice involves a combination of both active and passive techniques tailored to each patient’s individual needs. As a lifelong athlete he has first-hand experience in what it takes to rehabilitate from both minor and major injuries. Owen’s treatment approach includes deep tissue massage, myofascial trigger point release, neuromuscular techniques, joint mobilizations, postural education and remedial exercise. He believes in providing patients with the take-home education necessary to progress through the healing process and to prevent further injury.

    Owen has been involved in a number of outreach placements including UBC Varsity Sports, Multiple Sclerosis in-reach, and SPEC in-reach where he treated a variety of neurological conditions. With a deep interest in athletics and treating conditions of the musculoskeletal system, Owen’s true passion lies in helping his patient’s get back to living pain-free lifestyles.

    In his spare time Owen enjoys weight lifting, as well as training and coaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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  • Paige Bassett, RMT

    Paige’s passion to help people prompted her to pursue a career in massage therapy right after high school. She graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy 3000 hour program in New Westminster. Through her clinic internship she was able to experience treating a wide variety of conditions: from soft tissue injury, neurological conditions, postural dysfunction, to basic wellness and preventive care. She thoroughly enjoyed the UBC outreach and being able to treat athletes, as well as high risk pregnancies at BC Women’s Hospital.

    Paige is knowledgeable in many different modalities and approaches that massage therapy has to offer, and is passionate about improving the lives of her patients through therapy and treatment plans that are individual for them.

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  • Sara Hoskin, RMT

    Sara graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 3000 hour/ 3 year program. She joined Coast Therapy to pursue her interest in providing sport-specific massage, is certified in athletic taping, as is proud to be part of their team of massage therapists for the Coquitlam Express BCHL hockey team.

    Sara also pursues a general practice which sees everything from common medical conditions and injuries, to pre/post natal care, chronic pain and stress management. She utilizes her extensive training and knowledge in manual therapy to provide an individualized treatment plan for each patient.

    She is an avid softball player and her love for sports and an active lifestyle provide her the first-hand experience to encourage and support her patients in living their healthiest life possible.

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  • Tara McNeill, RMT

    Tara McNeill graduated from Vancouver Collage of Massage Therapy. She has experience working with the elderly, pregnancy, headaches, motor vehicles accidents, and many other soft tissue and myofascial injuries and conditions. Tara believes that educating patients about their conditions, providing useful homecare, and collaborating with other practitioners is a cornerstone for patients to succeed in their health care goals.

    She is always eager to learn and is interested in furthering her knowledge by continuing her
    education in the field of massage therapy.

    On her spare time she is found doing numerous different outdoor activities, hiking with her dog, yoga, & dance.

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Coast Therapy is an award-winning provider of Massage Therapy & Physiotherapy services to Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and Coquitlam residents for over 16 years.

We offer extensive experience in manual therapy and active care for complex sport & injury rehabilitation, prenatal & post-partum care, medical conditions, chronic pain, and general wellness concerns. Our therapists are experts in helping you achieve long-lasting pain relief and functional improvement.