** On Maternity Leave ** Amy grew up in the beautiful Squamish, BC, the outdoor capital of Canada - located just north of North Vancouver. From a very young age, Amy was involved in many sports, including golf, baseball, figure skating and soccer. With the love of sports and exercise Amy pursued her Bachelors of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. After having personal experience with recovering from injuries, Amy followed the path of rehabilitation to help people, so they too can get back to doing the things they love to do - be it cycling, running, yoga, or hanging out with their children and grandchildren. Amy gained a special interest in Pelvic Floor Corrective Exercise after having her daughter, Dylan, in 2020 as well as Cancer Exercise after losing her best friend to the disease in 2010. She would love to help you on your journey to achieving a better quality of life.
Emma received her Bachelor of Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University (SFU). While studying, she played for the SFU Women’s Soccer team, earning Freshman of the year in 2016 and 1st Team All- Conference in 2016, 2017 & 2018. Emma is a practicing member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists and an ACE certified personal trainer. Emma’s passion for sports and fitness, mixed with her willingness to help others is the reason Emma pursued an education in health and wellness. She has a special in working with athletes and the general population with chronic pain.
The best kind of medicine is preventative medicine. Jenny is a firm believer in this mantra and incorporates a holistic approach into her physiotherapy practice. She believes the body & mind must be treated as one. She is an advocate for inter-disciplinary, patient-centred care and will be the first one to ask if you if she can contact your GP or other health care providers to best serve YOU. You do not need to be injured to seek physiotherapy advice. Injured or not, a consult with Jenny will leave you one step closer to your lifestyle, fitness & rehabilitation goals. She works with a group of highly skilled personal trainers at Soul Fitness and together they are there to help you achieve your lifestyle goals. She also has a strong network of other health practitioners to refer to should the need for collaboration arise. Jenny enjoys treating all orthopaedic conditions from acute sports injuries to the “I don’t know why, it just started hurting!” conditions. She has vast experience with post-op protocols: ACL reconstruction, shoulder stabilization, rotator cuff repair, total hip/knee replacements, to name a few. Jenny has a strong interest in evidence-based concussion management and rehabilitation. She has collaborated with and has been mentored by some of the fields leading neuro-optometrists, neuro-psychiatrists, physiotherapists and sport medicine physicians. This range of experience has allowed her to develop a unique skill-set when treating both acute concussions and post-concussion syndrome. Once a competitive rower and downhill ski racer, Jenny dabbled in competitive ultimate frisbee before settling on her current sports (Ironman 70.3, trail running, climbing, hiking, reformer pilates and yoga). She is proud to call the North Shore home.
Nicole grew up as a high-performance athlete in White Rock playing volleyball and soccer. Her passion for sports and exercise is what drove her to pursue the field of kinesiology. Nicole completed her Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the UBC Okanagan and is enrolled in her Masters of Kinesiology at UBC Vancouver focusing on Clinical Exercise Physiology and Sport Science. Nicole is currently a graduate teaching assistant in the School of Kinesiology and also a volunteers her time as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach with UBC’s varsity athletics. During her time at UBCO, Nicole worked in a Pediatric Exercise Physiology Research lab studying the impacts of prolonged sitting and exercise on brain health. Outside of school, she also spent time with Interior Health’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program as well as the City of Kelowna’s Community Access Match program. In these programs, Nicole worked with C.O.P.D., stroke, and Parkinson’s Disease affected patients to improve their cardiorespiratory fitness and strength through exercise- where she gained a passion for helping those with chronic disease and other health conditions to improve their quality of life and reduce disease burden. Nicole is excited to apply exercise and movement science to encourage well-being, manage chronic disease, rehab injuries, and restore optimal function to patients through active rehabilitation. In her spare time Nicole can be found playing volleyball, skiing, hiking, and or lifting weights at a local exercise class!
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“Amy diagnosed my condition and got me on the road to recovery within the first 30 minutes of watching me move. This may not seem unusual, except that I had already spent almost 2 years trying to find the cause of a “mysterious” bilateral lower leg muscle cramping and twitching issue that kept me away from the exercise I loved (anything involving legs), kept me awake at nights and kept me on a very expensive quest with other therapists (including three physiotherapists, a massage therapist, and a naturopath) as well as the traditional medical system. It is such a relief to have found the “root cause” of my pain and discomfort and I shudder to think what would have happened if I had not decided to try Amy on the advice of my husband David, as a last resort because I had tried everything else. I firmly believe that even if you haven’t had any injuries or pain, you will benefit from having a consultation with Amy to get your body working as efficiently and effectively as it was designed to do.”-A.S
“My friend and I started with Amy at the end of November 2016 and have been going to her ever since. I started there with a condition called “Runner’s Knee” and along with Amy’s program and physiotherapy, they were able to bring my knee to complete recovery. My back pains have also gone and I should be ready for the ski slopes again in the fall with much stronger glutes.”-S.C.
I had worked out off and on with a personal trainer for over 18 years and form was highly stressed when doing all exercises, especially weight training. I also took weekly reformer Pilates classes for several years where it was all about form but Amy took this to a whole new level and was always helping me adjust my body position or checking to make sure the right muscles were being activated. Working with Amy allowed me to shorten the crucial 4-week schedule to recover my continence and be able to void properly from my new Neo-bladder to only 4 days!! I owe a lot to Amy and she continues to be an important part of my ongoing recovery process as she is providing me with ongoing fitness advice on what to do and, most importantly for me, how much to doI still have work to do but I couldn’t imagine doing it without Amy’s weekly sessions.-K.B.
“I came to Amy after 5 years of unsuccessful therapies to help with chronic back, hip and shoulder pain. She quickly got my body moving properly and has given me back my active lifestyle, which I was afraid was gone forever! Thanks to her I’m skiing, dancing, swimming, biking, lifting weights, and chasing my preschooler around. Thanks so much Amy!”-D.S.