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.

Sophie Berkhoff Smit

Registered Massage Therapist

Sophie Berkhoff Smit

Registered Massage Therapist

Sophie was born and raised in Belgium and came to Canada in 2015 where she immediately fell in love with the Canadian lifestyle and decided to make Victoria her home. Here she discovered her passion for healthcare and graduated from the massage therapy program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria in 2019.

Sophie tailors her treatments to the unique needs and concerns of each person. Her treatment style incorporates general Swedish techniques, trigger points release, and active or passive movements of the body. She also believes that stress reduction is intrinsically tied to a positive rehabilitation process and incorporates relaxation techniques into her treatments. A firm believer that home programs and exercise are also key to successful rehabilitation, Sophie enjoys developing personalized programs that are useful, attainable, and fun.

Dr. Alix Boyer

Chiropractor

Dr. Alix Boyer

Chiropractor

Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Alix moved to BC in 2018 to join Fix Healthcare. Her treatments incorporate hands-on chiropractic techniques, soft tissue therapy, and various forms of personalized exercise.

As a kinesiologist, yoga instructor, and doctor of chiropractic, she blends her expertise to provide her patients with a tailored approach to healthcare. Alix is trained in diversified, active release, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and cranial sacral techniques.

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.

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, paring 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.

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.

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 holds a Master of Physical Therapy from UBC and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology (Quantitative Research emphasis) from the University of Victoria. With her background in mental health research, Lauren has 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 the assessment and treatment of orthopedics. After listening attentively to her patients’ needs and goals, she creates a treatment plan with an emphasis on education and therapeutic exercises while using clinic time for hands-on treatment involving manual and manipulative therapy.

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. 

Nicole Karstein

Registered Massage Therapist

Nicole Karstein

Registered Massage Therapist

Nicole grew up in the BC interior, always staying active through various sports, specifically basketball. This led her to the University of Victoria, where she played five years for the Vikes Women’s basketball team and completed her Bachelor of Science in 2017.  Nicole has experienced many injuries herself as well as watched many teammates go through intensive injuries and rehabs. Her curiosity about how the human body works and how various approaches can aid in recovery led her to massage therapy. She completed her Massage Therapy Diploma at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2021.

Nicole’s treatment approach is to help guide each client to learn how it can feel to have a strong and healthy body and continuously support them with their various goals and rehabilitation. Treatment techniques she often includes are general Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, and passive and active modalities.

Hannah Kesler

Physiotherapist

Hannah Kesler

Physiotherapist

Hannah earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver after completing a Bachelor in Health and Physical Education at Mount Royal University. Hannah incorporates manual therapy, individualized exercise, and patient education in her practice and currently holds a Level 1 Orthopaedic Manual Therapy certification.

Hannah has a love for all things active, including yoga, hiking, rock climbing, and basketball. This inspires her to work collaboratively with her patients to assist them in returning to the things they love as well as providing preventative care. Working with all ages and activity levels, Hannah believes in a comprehensive approach to treatment, including stress management, sleep, and regular activity.

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.”

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.

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 Przy

Physiotherapist

Mali Przy

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. 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

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.

Christopher Rolleman

Registered Massage Therapist

Christopher Rolleman

Registered Massage Therapist

Chris is a graduate of WCCMT Victoria’s August 2016 class. His journey towards massage therapy is rooted in a passion for seeing others grow, aiding with performance and recovery, and guiding his patients towards body awareness through movement. With this in mind, his approach to treatment comes from both holistic and structural points of view to meet individual patients’ needs and goals. Chris’s modalities include, but are not limited to, Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial and isolytic release, muscle energy, and joint mobilizations.

Please note: Some of Chris’ treatment techniques are completed clothed. For this reason, he prefers his patients to show up in athletic wear, shorts, or a loose fit t-shirt for ease of movement.

Kaelyn Schmitt

Registered Massage Therapist

Kaelyn Schmitt

Registered Massage Therapist

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 myofacial 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.

Dr. Dan Skinner

Chiropractor

Dr. Dan Skinner

Chiropractor

Dr. Skinner graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in San Jose California and worked in a multidisciplinary, sports-focused clinic in Portland, Oregon, before joining Fix. Prior to his chiropractic career, Dan trained and raced bicycles as a Cat 1 cyclist, giving him a unique insight into the physical demands of a full-time athlete, and a real appreciation for a great manual therapist. His experience with sports medicine and functional rehabilitation gives his patients confidence, knowing they are in the right hands. 

Dan has also acquired additional training and certification in Active Release Technique (A.R.T), Functional movement assessments, Graston Technique, Kinesiology Taping, and corrective exercise prescription.

Brianna Smart

Acupuncturist

Brianna Smart

Acupuncturist

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.

Max Vaclav

Kinesiologist

Max Vaclav

Kinesiologist

Working as a Kinesiologist since 2016, Max has worked in the health and performance industry and has strived to provide an open, welcoming and evidence-based approach to helping individuals of all backgrounds and ability levels. Max has amassed experience working with and treating an array of clients including athletes, individuals with neurological conditions, those affected by chronic pain and individuals looking to return to work.

Max’s passion for helping others move well and get active stems from a history of physical activity and involvement in competitive sport. He has seen firsthand the role that a tailored exercise prescription can play in the recovery process and its impact on functional independence and athletic performance.

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.

Meghan Aris

EYRT and Pilates Instructor

Meghan Aris

EYRT and Pilates Instructor

Meghan Aris is certified in Pilates mat, Pilates apparatus, and several disciplines of yoga including restorative, yin, and hatha. Meghan provides an inviting, safe and exploratory atmosphere for students of any ability and is passionate about helping others on their path to self-discovery. She has worked on her own and in conjunction with physiotherapists aiding rehabilitation from spinal disc pathologies, hip and knee injuries, arthritis, scoliosis, and postnatal/prenatal care. She has also worked as teaching faculty for Pilates and yoga teacher training and is currently continuing her own studies of classical Pilates through the Pilates Center. She has taught Pilates and Yoga throughout Vancouver and Victoria for nearly a decade and is honoured to share the heart of these disciplines with her students.

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.

Sophie Berkhoff Smit

Registered Massage Therapist

Sophie Berkhoff Smit

Registered Massage Therapist

Sophie was born and raised in Belgium and came to Canada in 2015 where she immediately fell in love with the Canadian lifestyle and decided to make Victoria her home. Here she discovered her passion for healthcare and graduated from the massage therapy program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria in 2019.

Sophie tailors her treatments to the unique needs and concerns of each person. Her treatment style incorporates general Swedish techniques, trigger points release, and active or passive movements of the body. She also believes that stress reduction is intrinsically tied to a positive rehabilitation process and incorporates relaxation techniques into her treatments. A firm believer that home programs and exercise are also key to successful rehabilitation, Sophie enjoys developing personalized programs that are useful, attainable, and fun.

Samantha Birosh

Kinesiologist

Samantha Birosh

Kinesiologist

Samantha is a multi-sport athlete, a lover of photography, adrenaline and adventure, a future traveler, and a proud Kinesiologist. 

After registering in various sports throughout high-school, becoming a lifeguard and swim instructor after graduating, and coaching gymnastics for 5 years while studying the science of movement, Samantha found her passion with Kinesiology. In particular, she loves working with youth and teen athletes, as well as those working towards building more movement into their lives. She loves watching her clients grow and perform with confidence and precision while staying healthy, happy, and motivated. 

She believes that a mind stretched by new experiences can never go back to old dimensions. With this mindset, she prides herself in being unique, effective, and memorable!

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.

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, paring 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.

Aahmes DeSchutter

Pilates Instructor

Aahmes DeSchutter

Pilates Instructor

Certified in Pilates mat and apparatus, Aahmes Deschutter has spent the last 25 years training in various movement modalities such as martial arts, athletics, calisthenics, bodybuilding, boxing, and inversions.

With his background spanning multiple disciplines, Aahmes approaches his Pilates and instructional training with the concept of developing and enhancing a stronger mind-body connection through utilizing core Pilates techniques such as breathwork, coordination, alignment, concentration, stamina, and more. He works with anyone and everyone who wants to use movement to better their everyday lives or individual training needs and find overall improvement of their physical and mental wellbeing.

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 holds a Master of Physical Therapy from UBC and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology (Quantitative Research emphasis) from the University of Victoria. With her background in mental health research, Lauren has 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 the assessment and treatment of orthopedics. After listening attentively to her patients’ needs and goals, she creates a treatment plan with an emphasis on education and therapeutic exercises while using clinic time for hands-on treatment involving manual and manipulative therapy.

Hannah Kesler

Physiotherapist

Hannah Kesler

Physiotherapist

Hannah earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver after completing a Bachelor in Health and Physical Education at Mount Royal University. Hannah incorporates manual therapy, individualized exercise, and patient education in her practice and currently holds a Level 1 Orthopaedic Manual Therapy certification.

Hannah has a love for all things active, including yoga, hiking, rock climbing, and basketball. This inspires her to work collaboratively with her patients to assist them in returning to the things they love as well as providing preventative care. Working with all ages and activity levels, Hannah believes in a comprehensive approach to treatment, including stress management, sleep, and regular activity.

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.

Shannon Moreno

Registered Massage Therapist

Shannon Moreno

Registered Massage Therapist

Shannon’s main therapeutic goal is to work with her patients to assist them in achieving their health and lifestyle goals through massage therapy and re-patterning of movement pathways to aid in their return to activity. Shannon enjoys working with a wide variety of massage techniques to decrease pain, restore range of motion, and reduce tension within the body. Her approach to treatment is to work with the minimum amount of discomfort to the patient, while ensuring a safe and effective treatment that is both relaxing and therapeutic through clear communication and patient education.

For over 25 years, Shannon has had a career in Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance, creating, teaching, and performing in Canada, Europe and Brazil. Her career in dance and role as a mother allow her to relate to new mothers and professional athletes alike. It is those experiences that have led her to become an RMT with a strong interest in treating pre/post natal, orthopaedic, and sport-related injuries.

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 Przy

Physiotherapist

Mali Przy

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. 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.

 

 

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

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 myofacial 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.

Troy Taylor

Registered Massage Therapist

Troy Taylor

Registered Massage Therapist

Troy Taylor is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy program and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of BC. Troy has also studied at the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado, becoming a Certified Rolfer in 2012. 

Troy believes in patient-centered care and adjusts each treatment to meet clients’ individual goals and needs. He enjoys working with his clients to help decrease pain, increase mobility, create balance, and promote ease of movement. His therapeutic treatments often focus on deep tissue and fascial techniques. Troy’s training as a Rolfer influences his massage therapy practice, and many of his treatments include active movement techniques that involve client participation.

Please note: Treatments are often performed while side-lying, sitting, and standing. Because of this, Troy asks that you arrive at your treatment with gym wear, swimwear, or shorts and a loose t-shirt.

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

Max Vaclav

Kinesiologist

Max Vaclav

Kinesiologist

Working as a Kinesiologist since 2016, Max has worked in the health and performance industry and has strived to provide an open, welcoming and evidence-based approach to helping individuals of all backgrounds and ability levels. Max has amassed experience working with and treating an array of clients including athletes, individuals with neurological conditions, those affected by chronic pain and individuals looking to return to work.

Max’s passion for helping others move well and get active stems from a history of physical activity and involvement in competitive sport. He has seen firsthand the role that a tailored exercise prescription can play in the recovery process and its impact on functional independence and athletic performance.

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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