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LAUREN GILES PT, PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Lauren holds a Master’s of Physical Therapy from UBC and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and Sociology (Quantitative Research emphasis) from the University of Victoria. She returned to Victoria in November 2015 and joined the Fix Healthcare team at this time.

Lauren’s background in mental health research allowed her to develop a keen appreciation for using research to guide clinical practice, which she has transferred as a skill into her own practice as a Physiotherapist.

Lauren has experience working with a variety of patients in both hospital and private clinic settings, but finds her passion in assessment and treatment of orthopedics. She takes the approach of listening to her patients’ needs and goals, and creates a treatment plan with an emphasis on education and therapeutic exercises in order to enable the patient to participate in their own active rehabilitation, while using clinic time for hands-on treatment involving manual and manipulative therapy.

When not at the clinic Lauren spends her time experimenting with new cooking projects or playing outside. She has played softball for most of her life, and also enjoys surfing, snowshoeing, and hiking.

JAYMIE MCGOWAN PT, PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Jaymie joined the Fix team in November 2017! Jaymie holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan (1999) and a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University (2005). She is currently working toward her certification in manual therapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and has extensive post-graduate education in John Barnes Myofascial Release. Jaymie’s clinical interests are lumbo-pelvic dysfunction, lower limb and foot pain, sports injury rehabilitation and complex multi-system issues. She incorporates manual therapy, therapeutic and functional exercises, myofascial release and education into her therapy sessions. Jaymie is passionate about empowering her clients to understand and connect with their own bodies and be able to independently navigate their journey towards optimal health and performance.

Jaymie is a certified Pilates instructor (both mat and apparatus) and taught at the Pilates Center of Montreal prior to studying physiotherapy.

Jaymie was an elite-level cyclist racing both road and cyclocross and has a background in dance and gymnastics. She enjoys trail running, swimming and mountain biking and is a proud Mom of two beautiful girls.

BRYN THOMPSON PT, PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Bryn’s passion for working with the human body has taken him on a journey from Olympic athlete and world champion rower, to everyday sport enthusiast and new therapist, to elite level manual therapist, trauma and psychotherapeutically informed body worker, to horse physiotherapist, First Nations and remote travelling community therapist in the beautiful Chilcotin, BC.

Immediately after graduating from UBC, Bryn began treating people one on one as he completed his advanced diploma in manipulative therapy and practiced and taught therapeutic yoga. For more than 17 years he has combined myofascial release, manipulative therapy, movement retraining, therapeutic exercise, Trauma/tension Release Exercises (TRE), and functional dry needling to get to the heart of what a person brings into the room and facilitate the healing process.

A love of movement and nature and father of three boys has attracted Bryn to more than 20 sports including rowing, running, skiing (all three types), mountain biking, rock climbing, tennis, squash, swimming, and kite boarding. You name it, he has probably tried and possibly competed in it.

Bryn’s family adventures have brought him full circle back to Victoria where he spent most of his youth. He is thrilled to bring his enthusiasm and experience together to work with Fix’s talented team and some of his long time colleagues and mentors. He comes from his off-grid home in the Tatlayoko Valley in the Chilcotin where he continues to invest some of his time and energy.

WYNN GMITROSKI PT, PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Wynn Gmitroski graduated from the University of Manitoba School of Medical Rehabilitation (Physical Therapy) in 1988 and is a new member of the Fix Healthcare team as of 2016.

Wynn became a physiotherapist in the pursuit of supporting optimal performance and health for the athletes he has coached and treated over the past 4 decades. He has worked with many of Canada’s top athletes at the Olympics, World Championships and Commonwealth Games since 1988. The mix of Canadian athletes Wynn has personally coached currently hold 15 national records, achieving 1 Olympic bronze medal, 1 World championship silver medal, 3 Commonwealth gold medals with 1 silver and 18 top 8 world rankings or finishes at major championships.

By integrating years of study, physiotherapy practice and international coaching experience Wynn Gmitroski has developed highly regarded expertise for optimizing performance, enhancing functional movement, along with methods to prevent and recover from stress. He is passionate about individualizing his approach to help develop therapeutic programs for clients of all ages and abilities.

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