Our Team

Working Together

Committed to Your Health and Wellness

Bringing together a team of healthcare experts at each of our locations, Fix Healthcare is perfectly equipped to help you meet your wellness goals. Our practitioners work as an integrated team, tailoring each treatment to your specific needs and ensuring you get the best possible care.

Location

Downtown

Rachel Anderson

Registered Massage Therapist

Rachel Anderson

Registered Massage Therapist

Rachel’s massage style is nurturing and intuitive. She has a special interest in the latest theories in pain-science and is particularly skillful in addressing the whole nervous system when treating acute or chronic pain.

Rachel has an innate understanding of the body in motion. With more than 20 years of training, teaching, and performing as a contemporary dancer, she’s a resourceful and encouraging teacher of both strength and flexibility exercises. Rachel understands the benefits of a healthcare team and is committed to client-centered care to help you achieve your health goals.

Joman Andoque

Registered Massage Therapist

Joman Andoque

Registered Massage Therapist

After suffering his own injuries and setbacks from both sport and work and after seeing the benefit he experienced with massage therapy during his own rehab, Joman was inspired to become an RMT. He graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2022.

His treatment style integrates modified general Swedish massage, pin and stretch, deep tissue, trigger point release, stretching and broad pressure. He also likes to integrate patient involvement with diaphragmatic breathing aimed at reducing stress and calming the whole nervous and musculoskeletal system.

No matter if your injury has an exciting origin story (dramatic soccer goal!) or is more mundane (cleaning out the fridge!) Joman is excited to help you with your own rehab journey.

Born and raised in San Juan City, Philippines Joman immigrated to Victoria in 2008 and has loved living on this beautiful island ever since. He enjoys watching sports such as Basketball, MMA and American Football. and enjoys weightlifting, running, and playing basketball.

Hannah Brown

Registered Massage Therapist

Hannah Brown

Registered Massage Therapist

Hannah has been practicing as an RMT since 2020 in Vancouver and is now excited to make the move to the island. She completed an undergrad in Kinesiology and after working in the fishing and heli-skiing industry she decided to pursue massage therapy.

Hannah is passionate about working with her clients to get back to optimal health, whatever that may look like for them. She uses a variety of techniques including deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and IASTM, while tailoring each treatment to the needs to each person. Hannah has worked with a diverse range of individuals from children to elders and feels strongly about creating a safe space for all to come and experience massage.

Outside of work she enjoys being playing soccer, basketball, eating good food and spending time in nature with her dog Mabel.

Dr. Randi Brown

Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Randi Brown

Naturopathic Physician

As a licensed Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Brown provides evidence-based, naturally focused integrative care. She helps patients get to the root of their health concerns by getting to know them and creating a personalized treatment plan that targets the underlying causes.

Dr. Brown graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in Vancouver, BC, and received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at the University of Lethbridge, AB. She has a special practice focus on digestive health, women’s hormonal health, and sport and exercise performance and optimization. She is passionate about utilizing evidence-based, naturally focused integrative care with patients to restore gut health, balance hormones, and optimizing lifestyle factors to improve brain and body health.

Carl Cachia

Physiotherapist

Carl Cachia

Physiotherapist

Carl Cachia has over 15 years’ experience treating musculoskeletal and sports injuries. After he finished his Bachelor’s degree in 2004, he completed a Research Masters in Rehab Science at Queen’s University, a Clinical Masters in Manipulative therapy at the University of Western Ontario, and a Sports Physio fellowship. Trained in using dry needling (IMS) and acupuncture to facilitate recovery, he employs a hands-on approach in his treatment.

Carl’s passion lies in the rehabilitation of sports injuries. He enjoys working with back and neck injuries, together with peripheral areas, and has extensive experience working with runners and crossfit athletes.

Giorgio Caiterzi

Osteopathic Practitioner

Giorgio Caiterzi

Osteopathic Practitioner

With degrees in Physiotherapy and Osteopathy and training as a teacher and instructor from the prestigious Korean Kinesiology Tape Association, Giorgio has worked with professional athletes in Europe, Canada, and the U.S., traveling internationally with teams competing in races, world cups, world championships, and the Olympics.

In 2017, Giorgio moved to Canada, where he became the head therapist of the National Canadian Women’s Volleyball Team at the Oval Olympic Centre in Richmond. Thanks to his vast experience with professional athletes he has become an expert in posture correction and the problems and dysfunctions associated with alignment.

Gina Cambran

Registered Massage Therapist

Gina Cambran

Registered Massage Therapist

Gina moved to Canada in 2005 from the Island of Dominica. Passionate about physical activity and movement from an early age, her keen interest in biology and the human body led her to complete the Massage Therapy program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria. She plans on pursuing a Bachelor of Health Science degree and is interested in exploring continuing education in Sports Rehabilitation and Craniosacral Techniques.

Treatment modalities commonly incorporated into her practice include a range of passive and active techniques including: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Swedish massage, trigger point release and pin and stretch. Treatments conclude with self-management strategies including exercise therapy and hydrotherapy recommendations. Recognizing that the needs of each person differ, she enjoys tailoring her treatments to the concerns of each of her patients.

Having lived in Ladysmith before moving to Victoria for school, Gina is happy to come home and make a positive difference in her community.

Dr. Nicholas Cowan

Chiropractor

Nicholas’ ability to provide fast and efficient pain relief comes from his Doctorate of Chiropractic, Masters Degree in sports medicine, and 14 years of hands-on experience as a registered massage therapist. His participation in athletics has given him additional insight into how to care for active individuals while his compassionate and energetic approach allows him to motivate and guide patients to take control of their injuries. It’s important to Nicholas to have you moving and living at your best.

Marco Crescenzi

Physiotherapist

Marco Crescenzi

Physiotherapist

After completing a Specialized Honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University, Marco graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2013. Marco’s physiotherapy practice focuses on the body as a whole, pairing manual therapy techniques such as trigger point release and functional dry needling with exercise prescription to correct and resolve muscle imbalances that lead to musculoskeletal injury and impairments. Marco’s training also focuses on concussion rehabilitation. In addition to completing several courses specifically focused on the latest research and treatment strategies for mild traumatic brain injuries, Marco has also completed his advanced level vestibular training to treat conditions such as vertigo and dizziness. He is also a Certified Acupuncture Practitioner and is certified in Functional Dry Needling by Kinetacore.

Larissa Cymbaluk

Registered Massage Therapist

Larissa Cymbaluk

Registered Massage Therapist

March 2024 Update: In order to be best able to support her current patients, Larissa is no longer accepting new patients.  If you are a personal referral of an existing patient or a practitioner, please reach out to our admin team to see if Larissa may be able to accommodate you.
 
Larissa graduated with honours from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2022.  She was guided toward massage through contortion training, then pursued it with a desire to contribute to more inclusive healthcare.  She particularly enjoys providing supplementary support for depression and anxiety, as well as 2SLGBTQIA+ care.
 
Larissa’s treatments are thoughtful and slow, and often incorporate deeper work with myofascial and movement techniques.  She aims to provide effective, supportive care in consideration of each person’s abilities, comfort, and goals.

Dr. Day Deans-Buchan

Chiropractor

Dr. Day Deans-Buchan graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (2003) and joined the Fix Healthcare team in 2015. Believing that the body’s structure and function work intimately together and so need to be treated together, Day loves that chiropractic is able to provide fast relief of muscular and skeletal problems.

Working with patients to help them attain their goals, Day helps to motivate change and support the process. She believes in educating her patients and empowering them to become proactive and active in their own care.

Morton Dennis

Registered Massage Therapist

Morton Dennis

Registered Massage Therapist

Morton graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2008, completing the 3,000 hour program. He has been a registered member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC since April 2009 and has worked with the Fix team since 2013. 

Morton treats people with a wide range of concerns, including sprains, strains or overuse injuries, chronic pain, digestive problems, systemic conditions such as arthritis and diabetes, headaches, ICBC claims, and more. He is motivated to help people achieve their best, whether that is recovery from an injury or maintaining a healthy body. Morton is an avid cyclist and dedicated father of two.

Joanne Figueroa

Registered Massage Therapist

Joanne Figueroa

Registered Massage Therapist

Joanne graduated from Camosun College in 2021 with honours, completing a diploma in Massage Therapy. Her interest in massage therapy began with a desire to help individuals maintain their mobility throughout their lifetimes. She has a passion for learning and is focused on evidence-based massage practices. Joanne’s techniques are established by assessing the unique anatomy and physiology of her clients. She provides therapeutic massage combined with movement to support individual strengths and needs.

Lauren Giles

Physiotherapist

Lauren Giles

Physiotherapist

Lauren graduated from UBC in 2014 with a Master of Physical Therapy degree, and from UVic in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts double major degree in Psychology and Sociology (Quantitative Research emphasis). She has been a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association since 2012, and is registered on the College of Physical Therapists of BC’s dry needling roster.

Lauren’s first direction in her career was in the field of mental health research, which allowed her to develop a keen appreciation for using research findings to guide clinical practice, a skill she has transferred 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. In clinic, Lauren’s approach to treatment utilizes hands-on manual therapy, dry needling, various modalities, and most importantly, enabling her patients to maintain and progress their gains using home-based exercise and self-care techniques.

When not at the clinic Lauren spends her time wrangling her toddler, experimenting with new cooking projects and playing outside. As a youth she played competitive softball in the position of pitcher. Now she approaches sport and recreation as a weekend warrior, with experiences in volleyball, swimming, hiking, surfing, snowshoeing, and of course, more softball.

Dr. Kym Harvey

Chiropractor

Dr. Kym Harvey

Chiropractor

Dr. Kym Harvey graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1993 after earning a Bachelor of Science from McMaster University. She spent several years working in established chiropractic offices before settling in Victoria in 1998.  Kym practices Diversified Technique as well as low force and soft tissue techniques. During her career, she has developed a special interest in caring for pregnant women, infants, and children. Kym has the experience and gentle confidence to put anyone new to chiropractic at ease. 

Dezirae Henstridge

Kinesiologist

Dezirae obtained a degree in Kinesiology after completing four years of sport science at Camosun College. Her passion for movement began when she was introduced to the world of sports. Growing up she played many recreational sports and later transitioned into Olympic Weightlifting where she developed a deeper connection to her body and its capabilities through movement.

Dezirae’s approach to treatment includes guiding patients through an individualized exercise program derived from science-based evidence to fit their needs and abilities. Dezirae’s goal is to increase the knowledge and confidence of her patients to continue on their pursuit towards their maximum potential in a safe environment.

Heather Jennerich

Registered Massage Therapist

Heather Jennerich

Registered Massage Therapist

Heather graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria BC in 2021 and is excited to join the Fix team in July 2023.

Heather uses various techniques during treatment including trigger point pressure release, myofascial release, and deep tissue techniques. With the goal of providing excellent care for her patients, she enjoys learning new modalities to better treat a variety of patient concerns and conditions . As a result, her approach to massage is constantly evolving and molding to meet the needs of each unique individual she treats. She looks forward to sharing her skills with you.

Hannah Kesler

Physiotherapist

Hannah Kesler

Physiotherapist

Hannah earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy from UBC after completing a Bachelor in Health and Physical Education at MRU. Hannah incorporates manual therapy, individualized exercise, and patient education into her treatment. She has additional training in clinical mat Pilates, manual therapy, and dry needling/IMS (AN-IMS). She holds a Level 1 Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Certification.
Hannah is passionate about the benefits of movement and uses a patient-centered, biopsychosocial approach to help her clients be able to connect to and feel strong in their bodies.

Claire Lipke

Acupuncturist, Kinesiologist, Personal Trainer

Claire Lipke

Acupuncturist, Kinesiologist, Personal Trainer

Claire comes to Fix Healthcare with a passion for blending Eastern and Western medicine. With a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo (2005) and a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Canadian College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (2010), Claire combines the techniques of TCM with her knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and nutrition. Claire also runs her own personal training / kinesiology rehabilitation business, where she educates and motivates her clients to challenge their bodies and take control of their health. Her motto is “Train your body, love your life.”

Fabián Merino

Registered Massage Therapist

Fabián Merino

Registered Massage Therapist

Fabián was born in Victoria, BC and raised in Temuco, Chile. He has been very active throughout his life and enjoys trying out a wide variety of sports which has given him an interest in biomechanics and injury prevention. For the last few years, Fabián has been cycling and running competitively, gaining knowledge on how to train, race and take care of his body.

Fabián graduated from the Massage Therapy diploma from Camosun College in 2021, where he was able to apply his personal experience of sports injuries and chronic pain to his studies, while developing an interest in techniques such as joint mobilizations, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, stress reduction modalities and therapeutic exercise. Fabián’s main goal for his patients is for them to enjoy their life and succeed in any activity that enriches their day-to-day.

Dumont Omeasoo

Registered Massage Therapist

Dumont Omeasoo

Registered Massage Therapist

Dumont is an Indigenous practitioner whose practice and skill set advocates for patient-involved massage. He combines passive and active techniques to allow patients to take an active role in their healing process. Using a combination of deep tissue/muscle, fascial, passive and active stretch, along with traditional massage techniques, Dumont is able to promote the body’s ability to heal.

Dumont is a trained, professional dancer who taught Latin and ballroom dance for a number of years as well as trained professionally in ballet. This history gives him a unique appreciation and understanding of the role and importance of movement as an intrinsic element of overall well being.

Dr. Simon Pearson

Chiropractor

Dr. Simon Pearson, D.C. grew up in Victoria and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Victoria. He then studied Chiropractic at Western States’ Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. After working in a chiropractic clinic in Oregon, he decided to move back home to Victoria and open James Bay Chiropractic in the summer of 2002. Since 2011, he has been offering his expertise as owner and practitioner at Fix Healthcare in downtown Victoria.

Simon treats all his patients with dedication and respect, while his easy-going demeanor allows clients to feel confident in his chiropractic assessments and relax under his care.

Mali Miller

Physiotherapist

Mali Miller

Physiotherapist

Mali obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and her Master of Physiotherapy from UBC.

Mali believes in a holistic whole-body approach that empowers individuals through a combination of exercise, education, and treatment. Her goal is to help guide you through the rehabilitation process so you can feel and move better in your body. Mali holds a Level 1 Orthopaedic Manual Therapy certification, and has completed additional training in pelvic floor dysfunction as well as Intramuscular stimulation (AN-IMS) – Foundations Health Education.

In addition to treating the usual MSK and ortho injuries, Mali can assess and treat urinary and bowel incontinence, pelvic pain syndromes and more. Please see Fix Healthcare’s website for more info on pelvic health physiotherapy.

 

 

Ross Ramage

Registered Massage Therapist

Ross Ramage

Registered Massage Therapist

Ross has been practicing massage therapy for over five years and continues to commit himself to an evolving evidence-based practice that best serves his patients. Ross believes in helping his patients take an active role in their recovery through therapeutic exercise and open dialogue regarding their desired outcomes and the progression of their treatment plan.

When not at the clinic, Ross can be found rolling and crawling on mats, swinging kettlebells, and doing his best prize fighter impression on the heavy bag. A lifelong lover of movement and athletics, he is eager to share his passion for a holistic approach to health with others.

Sean Raymond

Physiotherapist

Sean Raymond

Physiotherapist

June 2023: Sean is currently on maternity leave and will return in December 2023. Physiotherapist Tyler Smith will be filling in for her maternity leave and will be happy to take care of you in Sean’s absence so please feel free to book with him or any of our other excellent physios.

Sean believes a combination of manual therapy and corrective exercise programs is key to getting her clients back to the activities they love in no time. As a former competitive Highland Dancer who dealt with periodic injuries, she understands first-hand how frustrating pain can be when you’re chasing your passion, whatever it may be.

Sean completed her Master’s of Physiotherapy at McMaster University and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba. She is also certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) as well as the Functional Movement Screen (FMS). These approaches help identify the cause of pain by screening the whole body. This passionate physiotherapist believes strongly in continued education and is always looking for her next course to build on her years of experience.

Quinn Rose

Acupuncturist

Quinn Rose

Acupuncturist

Quinn is a Registered Acupuncturist with the CTCMA and has been practicing since 2018 after having graduated from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver. She has a particular interest in supporting fertility and pregnancy as well as providing postpartum care. Quinn also focuses much of her practice on treating pain as well as disorders of the head and face (e.g. headaches and migraines, vertigo, facial paralysis, sinus issues).

Her approach is gentle yet effective and she customizes every treatment to suit each individual’s needs and the specific symptoms they present with. Quinn uses acupuncture as well as cupping, gua sha, and moxibustion to give a comprehensive treatment. She provides a whole-body treatment to bring everything back into balance while also targeting symptoms directly for more immediate relief.

Ryder Sheen

Kinesiologist

Ryder Sheen

Kinesiologist

Ryder completed his Bachelors Degree at Camosun College where he focused on sport physiology and the pathophysiological functions of neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s Disease. With his focus now on orthopedic injuries, he believes that client education and guidance is an integral component of the treatment process that fosters greater autonomy and better overall health outcomes. Ryder works to remove barriers, address individual client needs and develop strategies for better movement habits that we can apply everyday. Ryder holds certifications in Soft Tissue Release (STR) and Functional Assessment of the Spine and Extremities (FASE).

When Ryder isn’t in the clinic you might find him pushing himself Sport Climbing or near the ocean learning about the biology of our outdoor environment.

Nichola Slade

Registered Massage Therapist

Nichola Slade

Registered Massage Therapist

Nichola has cultivated an inclusive, supportive practice focused on providing patient-centred care. Nichola is known for her down to earth, welcoming presence and cares about making you feel at ease and comfortable in her treatment room.

Nichola enjoys collaborating with patients to create treatment plans with consideration of your goals, expectations, and preferences. Incorporating a variety of techniques she might utilize any combination of hot stone hydrotherapy, Swedish massage, basic manual lymphatic drainage, craniosacral, fascial work, joint mobilizations among others. Depending on your preferences and relevant safety considerations the pressure can range from very light to deep. Supporting general wellbeing and mental health have always been a central focus in Nichola’s practice.

Whatever your goals or concerns Nichola looks forward to meeting you & is honoured to be a part of your journey.

Brianna Smart

Acupuncturist

Brianna Smart

Acupuncturist

Brianna is back from maternity leave and is available to book at our Downtown location on Saturdays.

Brianna is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA). After completing her training at the International College of Chinese Medicine in Vancouver (2013), she pursued a Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma at Pacific Rim College in Victoria (2016). She furthered her post-graduate studies under some of China’s most renowned doctors in the field of stroke rehabilitation and paralysis at the First Teaching University Hospital in Tianjin, China. Seeing people recover from life altering trauma solidified in her mind that when a patient is given the appropriate attention, treatment and guidance, recovery is attainable.

Tyler Smith

Physiotherapist

Tyler Smith

Physiotherapist

Tyler is a physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy. He has represented Team Canada from 2012-2019 and specializes in sport and endurance injuries. With an emphasis on education and manual therapy, Tyler aims to help patients meet their rehabilitation goals by integrating the body and mind. He also shares his expertise with high-level athletic teams and conducts group injury prevention sessions. Tyler is dedicated to guiding individuals back to their best and looks forward to helping you overcome your injuries.

Dr. Katie Wills

Chiropractor

Dr. Katie Wills

Chiropractor

Katie believes that everyone deserves to live life free of pain. Whether your goal is to play with your grandkids, chase after your pet, reach your lifting goal, or crush a weekend race, Katie will work with you to help you understand your pain and discomfort and create a treatment plan with you that makes you feel empowered to live the life you want. Her treatment approach includes soft tissue therapy (with and without tools), hands-on chiropractic techniques and adjustments, and personalized movement and exercise prescription. In addition to treating the spine, Katie can assess and treat a variety of musculoskeletal and orthopedic complaints. She enjoys treating running and cycling related injuries, as well as cases that involve the shoulder, knees, ankles and feet.

Location

Selkirk Waterfront

Rachel Anderson

Registered Massage Therapist

Rachel Anderson

Registered Massage Therapist

Rachel’s massage style is nurturing and intuitive. She has a special interest in the latest theories in pain-science and is particularly skillful in addressing the whole nervous system when treating acute or chronic pain.

Rachel has an innate understanding of the body in motion. With more than 20 years of training, teaching, and performing as a contemporary dancer, she’s a resourceful and encouraging teacher of both strength and flexibility exercises. Rachel understands the benefits of a healthcare team and is committed to client-centered care to help you achieve your health goals.

Andrea Baudic

Registered Acupuncturist

Andrea Baudic

Registered Acupuncturist

Andrea is a Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist registered and in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncturists and practitioners (CTCMA) in British Columbia. She holds a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba. A teacher and practitioner in the art and science of yoga, Andrea also has a background in dance and is a long time practitioner of meditation.

Andrea loves to study the mechanics of motion, and has furthered her Western Science training in the study of human anatomy, kinesiology, sports injury rehabilitation, and human physiology at the University of Winnipeg. She combines this western training with the wealth of wisdom she has discovered in her studies of the Eastern Healing arts. Andrea avails the wisdom of eastern healing to her clients by analyzing each client in a holistic way, considering the whole person, and not only the current injury or imbalance with which they present.

Michelle Birtwell

Registered Massage Therapist

Michelle Birtwell

Registered Massage Therapist

After graduating with a degree of Human Kinetics from UBC, Michelle worked for the next six years as a high performance Sport Analyst for the Canadian Sport Institute. Switching gears, Michelle pursued a career as a Registered Massage Therapist and graduated in 2014 from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. There she discovered a new passion for helping clients through manual therapy. In her practice, Michelle focuses on deep tissue release and fascial techniques. When not massaging, Michelle trains and competes in Crossfit and loves to be outdoors. Michelle joined the Fix Selkirk team in February 2016.

Judith Blake

Registered Massage Therapist

Judith Blake

Registered Massage Therapist

Judith has been practicing massage therapy since 2002. After making the move from Ontario to Victoria in 2003, Judith spent several years working at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy as an instructor and the Director of Education in addition to maintaining a clinical practice. Now with two busy, active children and an equally active husband, Judith is enjoying being a mom, massage therapist, hockey player, and knitter.

Judith enjoys a varied practice and treating a broad range of people from those with chronic headaches, to expectant mothers, to athletes, to home reno enthusiasts, office workers, and anyone whose body bears the strain of living and working.

Marlène Bouchard

Registered Massage Therapist

Marlène Bouchard

Registered Massage Therapist

Marlène graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and is registered with the College of Massage Therapist of BC. Marlène’s manual therapy background includes the Rolfing Structural Integration program based in Boulder Colorado and she is also influenced by two decades of movement practices ranging from yoga to structural integration movements.

Marlène’s diverse background comes forth in her treatments, benefiting all walks of life from pro or amateur athletes, to workers who perform tasks with repetitive motions, to folks simply in search of positive changes in their well-being. Her approach focuses both on increasing flexibility, balance and coordination, as well as energy revitalization with the goal of overall increased comfort in the body.

Her framework uses slow sustained contact with varying pressure that ranges from a few ounces to a few kilos. She will check in with you during treatment to ensure that her depth and pace is comfortable for you. During a session, she may focus on one area of your body more than the other and may ask you to actively participate by assisting in movement of your body in different ways. The majority of the hands-on portion of treatment is completed on the massage table but treatment may also involve movement off of the table. For this reason, Marlène asks that you wear gym wear, swimwear or running shorts and a loose t-shirt or sports bra.

Dr. Randi Brown

Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Randi Brown

Naturopathic Physician

As a licensed Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Brown provides evidence-based, naturally focused integrative care. She helps patients get to the root of their health concerns by getting to know them and creating a personalized treatment plan that targets the underlying causes.

Dr. Brown graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in Vancouver, BC, and received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at the University of Lethbridge, AB. She has a special practice focus on digestive health, women’s hormonal health, and sport and exercise performance and optimization. She is passionate about utilizing evidence-based, naturally focused integrative care with patients to restore gut health, balance hormones, and optimizing lifestyle factors to improve brain and body health.

Dr. Nicholas Cowan

Chiropractor

Nicholas’ ability to provide fast and efficient pain relief comes from his Doctorate of Chiropractic, Masters Degree in sports medicine, and 14 years of hands-on experience as a registered massage therapist. His participation in athletics has given him additional insight into how to care for active individuals while his compassionate and energetic approach allows him to motivate and guide patients to take control of their injuries. It’s important to Nicholas to have you moving and living at your best.

Marco Crescenzi

Physiotherapist

Marco Crescenzi

Physiotherapist

After completing a Specialized Honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University, Marco graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2013. Marco’s physiotherapy practice focuses on the body as a whole, pairing manual therapy techniques such as trigger point release and functional dry needling with exercise prescription to correct and resolve muscle imbalances that lead to musculoskeletal injury and impairments. Marco’s training also focuses on concussion rehabilitation. In addition to completing several courses specifically focused on the latest research and treatment strategies for mild traumatic brain injuries, Marco has also completed his advanced level vestibular training to treat conditions such as vertigo and dizziness. He is also a Certified Acupuncture Practitioner and is certified in Functional Dry Needling by Kinetacore.

Dr. Day Deans-Buchan

Chiropractor

Dr. Day Deans-Buchan graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (2003) and joined the Fix Healthcare team in 2015. Believing that the body’s structure and function work intimately together and so need to be treated together, Day loves that chiropractic is able to provide fast relief of muscular and skeletal problems.

Working with patients to help them attain their goals, Day helps to motivate change and support the process. She believes in educating her patients and empowering them to become proactive and active in their own care.

Morton Dennis

Registered Massage Therapist

Morton Dennis

Registered Massage Therapist

Morton graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2008, completing the 3,000 hour program. He has been a registered member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC since April 2009 and has worked with the Fix team since 2013. 

Morton treats people with a wide range of concerns, including sprains, strains or overuse injuries, chronic pain, digestive problems, systemic conditions such as arthritis and diabetes, headaches, ICBC claims, and more. He is motivated to help people achieve their best, whether that is recovery from an injury or maintaining a healthy body. Morton is an avid cyclist and dedicated father of two.

Elspeth Finlay

Registered Massage Therapist

Elspeth Finlay

Registered Massage Therapist

Elspeth sees manual therapy and movement as amazing tools to transform how we feel in our bodies. Her practice is based on respect for each person’s unique background, goals, and concerns. She aims to create an environment where people feel at ease and really listened to.  

Her treatment style is interactive, focused, and intuitive. She uses joint mobilizations, active and passive movement, and soft tissue work that often involves slow, sustained holds on targeted areas. While treatment can elicit some strong sensations, Elspeth makes sure to always work within the range of what feels safe and comfortable for each person.  Elspeth loves treating people dealing with all kinds of persistent stress, aches, and pains and has a special interest in treating whiplash, concussions, post surgical recovery (c-section, joint replacement, mastectomy), and head/face, pelvic and foot pain.

To facilitate ease of movement and treatment position, people are invited to bring loose sports clothes (eg. shorts and a sports bra) to their appointment.

Lauren Giles

Physiotherapist

Lauren Giles

Physiotherapist

Lauren graduated from UBC in 2014 with a Master of Physical Therapy degree, and from UVic in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts double major degree in Psychology and Sociology (Quantitative Research emphasis). She has been a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association since 2012, and is registered on the College of Physical Therapists of BC’s dry needling roster.

Lauren’s first direction in her career was in the field of mental health research, which allowed her to develop a keen appreciation for using research findings to guide clinical practice, a skill she has transferred 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. In clinic, Lauren’s approach to treatment utilizes hands-on manual therapy, dry needling, various modalities, and most importantly, enabling her patients to maintain and progress their gains using home-based exercise and self-care techniques.

When not at the clinic Lauren spends her time wrangling her toddler, experimenting with new cooking projects and playing outside. As a youth she played competitive softball in the position of pitcher. Now she approaches sport and recreation as a weekend warrior, with experiences in volleyball, swimming, hiking, surfing, snowshoeing, and of course, more softball.

Mischa Harris

Kinesiologist

Mischa Harris

Kinesiologist

Mischa is a kinesiologist, yoga teacher, and fascial stretch therapist with 18 years of experience helping people from all walks of life use movement to improve health and overcome pain. His approach to health and rehab is grounded in the belief that the body knows how to heal and restore balance, we just need to learn how to listen to it and speak its language.

Heather Jennerich

Registered Massage Therapist

Heather Jennerich

Registered Massage Therapist

Heather graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria BC in 2021 and is excited to join the Fix team in July 2023.

Heather uses various techniques during treatment including trigger point pressure release, myofascial release, and deep tissue techniques. With the goal of providing excellent care for her patients, she enjoys learning new modalities to better treat a variety of patient concerns and conditions . As a result, her approach to massage is constantly evolving and molding to meet the needs of each unique individual she treats. She looks forward to sharing her skills with you.

Hannah Kesler

Physiotherapist

Hannah Kesler

Physiotherapist

Hannah earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy from UBC after completing a Bachelor in Health and Physical Education at MRU. Hannah incorporates manual therapy, individualized exercise, and patient education into her treatment. She has additional training in clinical mat Pilates, manual therapy, and dry needling/IMS (AN-IMS). She holds a Level 1 Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Certification.
Hannah is passionate about the benefits of movement and uses a patient-centered, biopsychosocial approach to help her clients be able to connect to and feel strong in their bodies.

Jaymie McGowan

Physiotherapist

Jaymie McGowan

Physiotherapist

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.

Raegen Olmstead

Registered Massage Therapist

Raegen Olmstead

Registered Massage Therapist

Raegen graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2017 and became licensed in 2018 through the College of Massage Therapy of BC. Through her RMT practice, she has gained a deep appreciation of working collaboratively with patients to develop treatment plans customized to their needs. Prioritizing relaxation, Raegen blends various techniques, including Craniosacral therapy, in order to engage the body’s parasympathetic nervous system aka ‘the rest and digest’ system. This facilitates the natural healing process, helping clients function optimally. 

Using comprehensive assessment along with critical and creative thinking, Raegen enjoys the challenge of getting to the root of her patients’ issues and meeting each person where they are in order to best facilitate their journey of health.

Dr. Simon Pearson

Chiropractor

Dr. Simon Pearson, D.C. grew up in Victoria and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Victoria. He then studied Chiropractic at Western States’ Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. After working in a chiropractic clinic in Oregon, he decided to move back home to Victoria and open James Bay Chiropractic in the summer of 2002. Since 2011, he has been offering his expertise as owner and practitioner at Fix Healthcare in downtown Victoria.

Simon treats all his patients with dedication and respect, while his easy-going demeanor allows clients to feel confident in his chiropractic assessments and relax under his care.

Mali Miller

Physiotherapist

Mali Miller

Physiotherapist

Mali obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and her Master of Physiotherapy from UBC.

Mali believes in a holistic whole-body approach that empowers individuals through a combination of exercise, education, and treatment. Her goal is to help guide you through the rehabilitation process so you can feel and move better in your body. Mali holds a Level 1 Orthopaedic Manual Therapy certification, and has completed additional training in pelvic floor dysfunction as well as Intramuscular stimulation (AN-IMS) – Foundations Health Education.

In addition to treating the usual MSK and ortho injuries, Mali can assess and treat urinary and bowel incontinence, pelvic pain syndromes and more. Please see Fix Healthcare’s website for more info on pelvic health physiotherapy.

 

 

Eden Sandhals

Registered Massage Therapist

Eden Sandhals

Registered Massage Therapist

Eden graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2016. Over the years she has built an evidence-based practice that blends well with her natural intuition and drive for patient-centred care. Eden’s practice style leans towards deep tissue massage and myofascial release. She is passionate about providing support and education to empower her patients with the knowledge that they play a vital role in their own health.

Also a clinical instructor in the massage therapy program at Camosun College, Eden is privileged to help guide massage therapy students as they embark on their own careers in health.

In her personal life Eden enjoys lifting weights, hanging out with her teenaged son – when he allows it – or begging her cat to stop clawing up the underside of her couch. So far she is unsuccessful.

Anita Schaufelbuhl

Registered Massage Therapist

Anita Schaufelbuhl

Registered Massage Therapist

Anita graduated from the 3000-hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2007 and joined the Fix team in 2014. She is known for her deep muscle work in her massage practice and integrates a modified trigger point therapy approach to her treatments. Areas of interest in her practice include neck and shoulder work, treating headaches, and treating forearm dysfunction such as carpal tunnel. She also has a strong interest in abdominal work for women’s health.

Kaelyn Schmitt

Registered Massage Therapist

Kaelyn Schmitt

Registered Massage Therapist

March 2024: Kaelyn is currently on maternity leave and will return in January 2025.

Kaelyn has always had an interest in health and movement. A competitive gymnast as a child and a professional Circus Artist for the past 10 years, Kaelyn has gone through several injury rehabilitations herself and experienced first hand the importance of body maintenance, injury rehabilitation, and prevention. Her positive experiences with massage therapy inspired her to become an RMT. 

With a focus on creating sustainable movement patterns, she enjoys working with each client to create a treatment specific to their goals and needs. Kaelyn’s therapeutic approach to treatment often combines deeper work with soft tissue release, mixing myofascial release, pin and stretch, and isolytic release with general Swedish techniques. She has worked with a variety of conditions, including nerve entrapment pathologies, hip and knee replacement rehabilitation as well as many systemic conditions. She looks forward to helping each client find relief and progress in their health journey.

Ryder Sheen

Kinesiologist

Ryder Sheen

Kinesiologist

Ryder completed his Bachelors Degree at Camosun College where he focused on sport physiology and the pathophysiological functions of neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s Disease. With his focus now on orthopedic injuries, he believes that client education and guidance is an integral component of the treatment process that fosters greater autonomy and better overall health outcomes. Ryder works to remove barriers, address individual client needs and develop strategies for better movement habits that we can apply everyday. Ryder holds certifications in Soft Tissue Release (STR) and Functional Assessment of the Spine and Extremities (FASE).

When Ryder isn’t in the clinic you might find him pushing himself Sport Climbing or near the ocean learning about the biology of our outdoor environment.

Erin Swanson

Registered Massage Therapist

Erin Swanson

Registered Massage Therapist

Erin is a 2023 graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and is excited to start her career as an RMT at Fix. Erin aims to support her patients to rebuild trust, confidence, and groundedness in their bodies through encouraging active participation in their treatment, combining Rolfing-inspired myofascial release, active and passive pin and stretch, and attachment release techniques with general Swedish massage. Drawing from 11 years of strength training experience, Erin loves to provide rehabilitative and strengthening exercise recommendations which complement her patients’ activity goals.

She has a special interest in supporting patients with sleep, mental health, pre-/post-natal, and post-surgical concerns, especially with LGBTQ+ populations. Erin completed a research project during her clinical practicum on massage care for those who wear chest binders, focusing on maintaining rib movement and breathing patterns that can be restricted by the binder. Any prospective binder care patients with questions about treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact the clinic for more information.

In her spare time, Erin can be found lifting and throwing strange and heavy objects in the Highland Games and in strongman competitions, or knitting at home with her big orange cat Ollie.

Bryn Thompson

Physiotherapist

Bryn Thompson

Physiotherapist

Bryn’s passion for working with the human body has taken him on a journey: he’s been an Olympic athlete and world champion rower, a horse physiotherapist, an elite-level manual therapist, and a trauma psychotherapeutically informed bodyworker, among other roles. 

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.

Learn more here: https://brynthompsonphysio.com/welcome

Dr. Katie Wills

Chiropractor

Dr. Katie Wills

Chiropractor

Katie believes that everyone deserves to live life free of pain. Whether your goal is to play with your grandkids, chase after your pet, reach your lifting goal, or crush a weekend race, Katie will work with you to help you understand your pain and discomfort and create a treatment plan with you that makes you feel empowered to live the life you want. Her treatment approach includes soft tissue therapy (with and without tools), hands-on chiropractic techniques and adjustments, and personalized movement and exercise prescription. In addition to treating the spine, Katie can assess and treat a variety of musculoskeletal and orthopedic complaints. She enjoys treating running and cycling related injuries, as well as cases that involve the shoulder, knees, ankles and feet.

Sandy Zinkowski

Athletic Therapist, Osteopathic Practitioner

Sandy Zinkowski

Athletic Therapist, Osteopathic Practitioner

With her passion for sport and human movement, Sandy completed a Diploma in Sports Injury Management and became a Certified Athletic Therapist. After many years working in a clinical setting and for multiple professional teams, Sandy earned a diploma from the Canadian College of Osteopathy, where she completed her thesis on migraines. Over the last 20 years, Cassandra has worked with several professional, national, and provincial-level sport organizations.

Specializing in musculoskeletal and sports injuries, postural assessment and active rehabilitation. Sandy utilizes her wide range of therapeutic education and experience to help people achieve and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Therapeutic tools employed include manual therapy and osteopathic practices, craniosacral and visceral therapy, and musculoskeletal and fascial techniques.

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