Dr. Michael Bastien received his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, specializing in rehabilitation and health, from Simon Fraser University. He then completed his Naturopathic medical training from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. From 2010 to 2019, he taught at Boucher as an instructor in the physical medicine department, spreading his passion for the profession.
As a child, Dr. Bastien was introduced to a variety of alternative medical practices including chiropractic care, massage therapy, botanical medicine, and homeopathy. This early introduction and desire to help people is what led him to choose naturopathic medicine as a career. His practice focuses on acute and chronic pain while staying grounded in the core principles of health including digestive support and hormone regulation.
As a father of two young children, Dr. Bastien spends his free time running around the North Shore with the family. When any free time arises you may find him with his camera or experimenting with recipes at home.
Dr. Michael Bastien received his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, specializing in rehabilitat...
Dr. Berghamer received his Honours Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Molecular Biology at the University of Guelph. He later completed his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.
Health is not an end point but rather a journey of self-discovery, knowledge and wisdom. Health is as simple as it is complex and each individual has specific needs as well as obstacles. Integrating science and nature, Dr. Berghamer endeavours to create relationships with patients that empower them with knowledge such that their health goals are not only achieved but sustained.
As a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Berghamer has clinical expertise in physical medicine, sport medicine, genomics and integrative pain management. By combining the principles of naturopathic medicine and science, Dr. Berghamer has created a unique approach to pain management and longevity.
Having been involved in sports from a young age, Dr. Berghamer well recognizes the benefits of physical fitness but also the challenges that come with being injured. But the reality is that most injuries occur outside of sport. When we are limited in what we love to do, whether it be long walks or power lifting, it has significant impact on our health and mental well-being. Understanding the complexity and mechanisms of pain is critical in order to alleviate its burden.
While it is often necessary to identify and treat pain generators directly, vibrant health is not only defined as being pain-free. Everyone deserves to live fulfilling lives that are not only free of pain but are thriving in health. Longevity should be measured by both quantity and quality.
Dr. Berghamer has developed significant clinical experience working with a large variety of musculoskeletal conditions, injuries and pain, as well as traumatic brain injuries and concussions, hormone optimization, chronic systemic and digestive infections, and longevity optimization through genetic assessment and interpretation. Dr. Berghamer incorporates exercise, epigenetics, nutrition and manual therapies to help patients attain their health goals. In the context of pain, Dr. Berghamer is one of the most skilled practitioners in the field of regenerative medicine, employing prolotherapy, neural therapy, platelet rich plasma therapy, bio-oxidative therapy, acupuncture and manual therapies in pain management and resolution. employs a combination of hands on techniques with individualized assessment programs to help patients live the lives they love.
Dr. Berghamer works with the truly integrated team at Catalyst Kinetics Group Burnaby and Coquitlam. Weekends are often spent teaching other practitioners prolotherapy, bio-oxidative therapies, PRP and ultrasound.
And when he isn’t working, he is loving his wonderful family.
Dr. Berghamer received his Honours Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Molecular Biology at the U...
I graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2014 with a BA in Psychology. While at Kwantlen, I played for the Women’s Soccer Team for five years; attending Provincial championships four times and National championships twice. I still continue to play soccer to this day, as well as many other sports recreationally. As a result of my time as an elite athlete, I have attained a good understanding of the different pressures and mental health concerns that accompany being an athlete.
I continued my education and completed a Masters of Counselling at City University of Seattle in 2019. I have received additional training in Trauma Sensitive treatments such as Mindfulness and Somatic therapy. I have also completed addictions training through UBC and have experience in working with marginalized communities that struggle with substance misuse, homelessness, and various mental health concerns.
I take an integrative approach in my practice in order to provide a client-centred and culturally inclusive environment for clients to thrive. I include aspects from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, and areas of Psychoanalysis to ensure I meet the needs of each unique client.
If you feel that I may be able to support you in your journey, please book a free 30 minute consultation to see if it would be a good fit.
I graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2014 with a BA in Psychology. While at Kwant...
Tycson completed his Registered Massage Therapy designation in 2014 and is a graduate of the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy where he was the valedictorian of his class. As a national champion in college basketball and a Canadian select member of a hockey team that toured and played against professional Russian teams, Tycson is no stranger to injury and has always had a passion for resolving pain and dysfunction using a variety of modalities.
A systematic approach to treatment in his massage practice combines the efforts of both the therapist and the client and allows for the best opportunity to create resolution of musculoskeletal, nervous tissue, systemic circulation and joint pathologies. Tycson is registered with the College of Massage Therapy of British Columbia and is an active member in good standing with the Massage Therapy Association of British Columbia.
His passion for health and wellness goes beyond the massage clinic, as he engages in weight training, and cycling whenever he has free time. However, with the birth of his daughters Scout and Poet and his wife’s never-ending to-do lists, he usually spends his weekends working on the house and taking trips to Rona.
Tycson completed his Registered Massage Therapy designation in 2014 and is a graduate of the Vanc...
Ally graduated with special honours from York University with a Bachelor in Kinesiology and Health Sciences. As a practicing BCAK member, Ally brings over 7+ years of practical experience leading clients in private and semi-private training, classes, as well as local workshops and international retreats.
Blending her background in kinesiology, yoga and pilates, she thrives on teaching you how to reconnect to and realign your body through movement. Ally primarily works with individuals with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. She specializes in neuromuscular training, postural and core education, functional training, injury specific rehabilitation, and breath-work.
Having previously sustained multiple concussions herself, she also has a special interest in post-concussion and vestibular rehabilitation.
Ally has a contagious enthusiasm and passion for bringing health and wellness to the lives of others. This is evident through her education, career, and the level of care she brings to all of her clients. She continues to advance her learning through professional education and self-study. She hopes to inspire others to explore movement and mindfulness, and to make personal well-being their top priority. Ally firmly believes that “it’s not just about showing people how to move, but providing them with necessary tools to attain their highest level of health and to maintain it with confidence.”
When not in the clinic, studio, or studying, you can most likely find Ally practicing yoga, running, cliff jumping, off-roading, kayaking, paddle boarding, camping, or hiking with her pup!
Pilates - Intensive Mat-Plus (IMP) training
Yoga for Traumatic Brain Injuries - LYB
McGill Method 1 & 2
Ally graduated with special honours from York University with a Bachelor in Kinesiology and Healt...
Dr. Austin Campeau grew up in the Port Moody area and attended Simon Fraser University before moving down to Portland to earn his bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Doctorate of Chiropractic from the University of Western States. Upon graduation, he had the opportunity to complete his preceptorship under Dr. Stefan Sigalet where he gained a wealth of knowledge and clinical experience.
Dr. Campeau utilizes a variety of strategies to meet each patient’s individual goals. These include chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapies, exercise rehabilitation, nutrition and shockwave therapy. He is constantly pursuing further knowledge with continuing education courses and the skills he has developed allow him to address musculoskeletal disorders in a variety of ways.
Dr. Campeau played high level hockey growing up, which led to many injuries over the years. This brought him to Catalyst Kinetics as a patient originally, where the high quality of care he received inspired him to pursue a career in chiropractic. He understands how debilitating injuries can be and the importance of having quality health care providers in your corner. It is his mission to get his patients out of pain and empower them to get back to doing what they love.
Qualifications and Certifications:
- Concussion and whiplash management
- Spinal and extremity adjusting
- Instrument assisted myofascial release
- Golf functional movement assessment
Dr. Austin Campeau grew up in the Port Moody area and attended Simon Fraser University before mov...
Kelvin completed his Registered Massage Therapy training at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. He has a passion for helping people move efficiently and without pain. He has worked with UBC & Douglas College varsity athletes, cerebral palsy patients, as well as patients with acute spinal cord injuries.
Kelvin offers a wide range of massage techniques including Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage, stretching and joint mobilizations.
Outside of the clinic, Kelvin loves playing recreational badminton and squash. He enjoys spending his spare time reading his science fiction novels and comic books.
Kelvin completed his Registered Massage Therapy training at the West Coast College of Massage The...
Kar graduated from the University of Waterloo achieving a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Rehabilitation Science.
He has experience with injury rehabilitation and chronic pain. He is knowledgeable in the world of body building, power lifting and calisthenics, specializing in muscle hypertrophy and injury prevention. Kar is passionate about exercise and will motivate his clients to do their best, through education, encouragement, and laughter.
Kar continues to practice calisthenics. He loves to watch anime and eat at Red Robins.
Kar graduated from the University of Waterloo achieving a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology wi...
Spencer completed his Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney following a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. He has extensive experience in the rehabilitation industry as a Kinesiologist, an Athletic Trainer, and a Physiotherapist. He has treated athletes, pre/post operative surgery patients, spinal cord injury patients, stroke patients, and more. He is particularly interested in neck and vestibular conditions.
After overcoming some of his own sports-injuries incurred during his youth through rugby and soccer, Spencer found his passion in helping others heal so that they can return to the activities they enjoy. He believes in a thorough full body assessment while creating dynamic earnest person-to-person relationships to effectively guide you through your rehabilitation journey.
You can expect that a comprehensive session with Spencer will include a mixture of education, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise all while you continue to keep up with the activities you love.
Outside of the clinic, you can find him weight lifting, playing soccer, hiking, skiing, traveling, and exploring all of the food Vancouver has to offer!
Spencer completed his Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney following a Bachelor of...
Rachel received her Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. During her studies, Rachel moved to Europe to play professional field hockey, and compete for a spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with the Women’s Canadian Field Hockey team.
Her passion for sports and affinity for the outdoors, mixed with her willingness to help others is the reason Rachel pursued an education and career in health and wellness.
Overseas, Rachel also worked as an active rehab intern and personal training specialist while playing field hockey. Coming from a sport that causes asymmetries within the body (especially in the lumbar and hip region), Rachel chooses to focus her work on pelvic floor health, stability and alignment; and thus has worked (and would like to continue to work) closely with hip replacement patients, people with lumbopelvic instability, expecting- and new-moms and anyone who is looking to improve their overall health and wellness.
Overall, her experience working abroad has given her a different perspective on our healthcare system and has also allowed her to deepen her interpersonal and intercultural awareness.
Rachel received her Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. During her s...
Andrea has earned her Masters degree in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasgow, Scotland. Prior to attending school in Scotland, Andrea completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC with minors in both Kinesiology and Health Sciences. Her unique education background allows her to take a all-around approach to client’s rehabilitation and understand the importance of client empowerment.
Andrea’s active background in competitive dance, soccer, and lifeguarding and experience as a fitness instructor inspired her to pursue a career in rehabilitation. She believes in a collaborative approach to rehabilitation, and wants every client to leave their sessions feeling accomplished. Andrea has developed a wide skill-set and has worked with specialized populations such as individuals with learning disabilities, stroke rehabilitation clients and CFL athletes.
Outside of the clinic, Andrea enjoys yoga, weightlifting, playing soccer and hiking with her dog, Rosco.
Andrea has earned her Masters degree in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasg...
Dr. Mathew Gerwin-Venner DC, BSc,
Dr. Mathew Gerwin-Venner graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a
Bachelor in Health and Human Sciences. He went to the University of Western States in Portland
Oregon for his Doctorate in Chiropractic and a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology.
Dr. Gerwin-Venners athletic background includes National and NCAA division 1 waterpolo, swimming,
Olympic lifting and strength training, and hockey. With three years of experience in exercise rehab at
Catalyst kinetics Dr. Gerwin-Venner works with patients to obtain the best and long lasting results.
Dr. Gerwin-Venner has taken many courses on spinal and extremity adjusting and takes the best
approach to care with every patient’s individual goals.
Dr. Gerwin-Venner’s past athletic experience has
led him to understand the bodies need to function properly and how injuries can affect all aspects of
When not at the clinic Dr. Mat enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and friends. He enjoys trying
new recipes in the kitchen or on the barbeque, and walking his dog.
Certificates and Qualifications
Facial Abrasion Technique
Soft tissue release
Dr. Mathew Gerwin-Venner DC, BSc,
Dr. Mathew Gerwin-Venner graduated from Loyola Marymount Unive...
Adam Godkin grew up in the Tri-Cities and was involved in competitive swimming from an early age. He completed his Bachelor of Science at Simon Fraser University and continued to complete the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program at the Boucher Institute.
Over the years of swimming and other athletics, Adam has experienced numerous injuries which led him to seek out several practitioners, including a naturopathic doctor. The holistic approach of naturopathic medicine appealed to Adam, and he knew that he wanted to pursue a career in it.
Adam currently holds a general practice, with a special interest in pain and injury management. Other areas of interest include digestive health, stress and energy support, allergies and mental health. Adam uses the naturopathic principles of prevention and treating the root cause, while utilizing the latest evidence-based treatments to create individualized treatment plans for each patient.
Adam is passionate about helping his patients live pain-free and improve functionality in their everyday lives. He has undergone extensive training in regenerative injection therapies and uses ultrasound guidance with all his injections to improve the safety and accuracy of each procedure. He continuously seeks out opportunities to further his education.
Adam has undergone extra training to hold certifications in the following treatment modalities:
- Regenerative injection therapies, including prolotherapy, PRP and hyaluronic acid, also known as viscosupplementation
- IV therapy
- Prescription authority
- Ozone and Oxidative therapies, including major autohemotherapy
Adam currently holds memberships with and is in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC, the BC Naturopathic Association and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
In his spare time, Adam enjoys going on adventures including hiking, cycling, camping, snowboarding, and exploring all that BC has to offer.
Adam is currently accepting new patients at Catalyst Kinetics Group in Coquitlam and Burnaby.
Adam Godkin grew up in the Tri-Cities and was involved in competitive swimming from an early age....
Dr. Wayne Jakeman has always loved learning about the human body and how it works. This strong desire to learn led him to UBC, where he completed his Bachelor of Science. He continued his studies at the Canadian Memorial College of Chiropractic, graduating in 1991. Dr Jakeman has been caring for clients in the Burnaby and New Westminster area since 1993. He joined the Catalyst team here in Burnaby in 2018 after leaving his solo practice of 25 years. He loves working with any one who has the desire to feel better and perform at a higher level. With the many years in practice he has built up lots of experience and tools in his tool kit. He is a hands on guy but for those nervous about the “Crack” he has years of experience with gentle instrument based adjusting. When not working Dr Jakeman is enjoying cycling, surfing, the outdoor with his two dogs and travelling with his wife and daughter.
Dr. Wayne Jakeman has always loved learning about the human body and how it works. This strong de...
Ryan graduated with his Bachelor of Science, Major in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University (SFU). He has also completed his Diploma in Human Kinetics at Capilano University, and a Certificate in Health and Fitness at SFU. Ryan is a practicing member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists.
He has experience working with a wide range of clients from cardiac rehabilitation to professional hockey performance training. Ryan focuses on injury prevention and sport performance. He is passionate about using his knowledge of strength and conditioning to help individuals of all levels to reach their health and performance goals. Ryan loves to work in group settings as well as one-on-one training.
Ryan’s background is in competitive hockey and lacrosse. He currently coaches Midget Hockey with the Northeast Chiefs and Burnaby Minor Hockey Association. He continues to play hockey himself, and is an avid golfer.
Ryan graduated with his Bachelor of Science, Major in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University (S...
With an initial interest into engineering and mechanics, Davinder took an unexpected slide into a new career path once he had come across some of his own severe sports injuries. The initial twist that turned him towards a career into the health field happened after he suffered a devastating snowboarding accident causing him to severely dislocate his shoulder and having to be directly escorted to the hospital. This life altering accident had taken him out of his most favourite sports including kickboxing, wrestling, and weight lifting, as well as putting all the adrenaline pumping activities to a halt during his years of recovery. Throughout this process, he noticed some practitioners were good, great, and not so great, at giving the best help necessary to help aid in a quick and healthy recovery which in turn, delayed his healing process creating more injuries down the road. With this experience, Davinder took his frustrations about this problem into a new fueled passion to help be a part of the solution to provide the best care possible through a highly reputable company like Catalyst Kinetics Group to be able to help as many people as possible get back to their original quality of life as quickly and as safely as possible!
Prior to Davinder earning the title Registered Massage Therapist, he was a personal trainer taking many continuing education courses in his related field and later on, after enrolling into the massage therapy program, graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in December 2020 while accumulating over 500 hours of clinical massage experience. His areas of interests are shoulder related injuries, since they are the most relatable to his own injuries, as well as many types of sprains, strains, nerve entrapment pathologies, and motor vehicle accident (MVA) related injuries.
Davinder continues to take continuing educational courses related to his field to help progress himself and his patients to their best selves. During his down time, he enjoys weight lifting, hiking, hanging out with friends and family, working on his cars and motorcycles, and any sports or activities that induce a high adrenaline rush! Contact through email firstname.lastname@example.org or Instagram: @davinder.rmt
With an initial interest into engineering and mechanics, Davinder took an unexpected slide into a...
Dean Kotopski is a 30 year veteran of physical rehabilitation with certifications in physiotherapy, massage therapy and acupuncture/IMS. Dean began his professional career as an auto mechanic at the age of 18 with a passion for movement and all things mechanical. His enjoyment of athletics and academics soon led him to pursue a career in physical rehabilitation and, as they say, the rest is history.
His unique skill set has been employed by result based organizations such as the BC Lions, Skate Canada, Cirque du Soleil, Winnipeg Jets, Vancouver Ravens, Coquitlam Adanacs and professional fighters in the UFC, K1 and Strikeforce. He has lectured multiple times to the Trial Lawyers of BC, UBC medical students and various professional sports teams/organizations. He now spends much of his time perfecting and promoting Force Balance Technique, a rehabilitation model of treatment.
Dean loves challenge and the opportunity to solve the “unsolvable” pain puzzles so many of his patients face. “Restoring fluid, pain-free movement requires thorough examination and well thought through treatment planning. This process cannot be rushed for effective outcomes. It is an awesome gift to be a part of improving the quality of another’s life”.
His commitment to excellence and passion for his work sets Dean apart as an innovative leader in their field.
1990 West Coast College of Massage Therapy (Registered Massage Therapist)
2002 UBC School of Rehabilitative Medicine (Physiotherapy)
2005 Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (Certified Acupuncturist)
2016 Functional Dry Needling (IMS)
1993 MassageTherapist Stanley Cup Playoffs
1997 Sea to Summit Race
1998,1999,2000 Test of Metal
1999-2002 Massage Therapist Vancouver Ravens
1997-2004 Massage Therapist Coquitlam Adanacs
2002 Physiotherapist Cirque du Soleil
2007 Physiotherapist Strikeforce/Bodog MMA
2008 Founder-Performax Health Group
2016 Founder-Force Balance Technique
Dean Kotopski is a 30 year veteran of physical rehabilitation with certifications in physiotherap...
Kolin is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) with the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, and Professional Member with the Canadian Sport Psychology Association. He holds a Bachelor of Human Kinetics in Physical Education, and Masters of Education in Coaching Science from the University of British Columbia, a Masters of Business Administration from Athabasca University in St. Albert, and a Doctorate of Education in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon.
Kolin takes an interdisciplinary approach to mental performance combining aspects from the physical, technical, tactical, cognitive, and psychological domains. He uses research and evidence based techniques to create a client centered program to allow clients to build the best version of their career both on and off the field of play.
- Athlete Wellness (load management, mental wellbeing/health, personal development, life skills).
- Athlete Transitions (transition into and out of high performance sport)
- Building Elite Habits
- Building Resilient Athletes
- Coach & Program Support
- Developing Team Cohesion
- Essential Athletes Education
- Mental Skills Training (athletic identity, goal setting, self-talk, routines, mental toughness, concentration, focus, distractions and choking, imagery/visualization, emotional management, and handling performance errors and setbacks).
Kolin is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) with the Association of Applied Sport P...
Sarah completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario. She continued her studies at the University of British Columbia, where she graduated with her Master’s in Physical Therapy.
She believes her clients are the driving force behind their own recovery. Her goal is to provide them with the necessary tools and hands on treatment to get them back to their active lifestyles!
Sarah enjoys working with all clients, but over the past few years her passion has shifted to concussion management and rehabilitation. As a self proclaimed “Concussion Nerd,” she is always staying up to date on what the latest research is supporting for post concussion syndrome recovery in order to incorporate it into her own practice. Sarah loves the art and science behind concussion rehab and has seen first hand the life changing difference targeted and specific rehab can make for her clients. She makes sure to take advantage of the incredible team available at Catalyst to maximize her client’s recovery. She firmly believes that you can continue to get better, even if your concussion was years ago. The brain and nervous system are incredible things!
Clinical pilates is another rehab tool she integrates into her practice. It is remarkable how the pilates reformer can transform your ability to move and brings a new awareness to your body’s muscle activation and movement control. Clinical pilates on the reformer has opened the door for full body strengthening in a completely new way for her and her clients!
Outside of the clinic, you can find her chasing her 3 young kids, taking a pilates class, or enjoying a nice glass of BC wine!
Sarah completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontari...
Andrew has just recently returned to Vancouver after spending the last few years as a practicing private practice Physiotherapist in Sydney Australia. He has completed a Master’s of Physiotherapy program at the University of Sydney, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria. Andrew has post-graduate training in Manual Therapy, Exercise Prescription, Functional Strength and Conditioning, Functional Movement Screening (FMS), and the Team Exos: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Framework.
Andrew’s passion has always been centered around recreation and health. He has experience working in occupational rehabilitation as well as with various elite/Olympic level athletes in sport performance. He has a passion for helping client’s reach their physical and functional goals, from daily activities, and rehabilitation, to amateur sports performance. His treatment style focuses on a combination of manual therapy, exercise therapy and education to empower clients to achieve their goals. While managing your pain is a priority, through a thorough full body assessment, Andrew ultimately aims to understand the driving forces behind the pain.
Andrew has just recently returned to Vancouver after spending the last few years as a practicing ...
Dr. Wendy Ma graduated from the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo. To increase her understanding in neuro-optometry rehabilitation / vision therapy, Wendy completed further training with the Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF) and with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). She focuses on working with TBI patients struggling with Post-Trauma Vision Syndrome and with learning-related visual problems in children. She also performs advanced dry eye treatments (Blephex, IPL, and i-Lux).
- Doctor of Optometry (O.D.), University of Waterloo
- Associate of College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)
- Member of Vision Therapy Canada
Dr. Wendy Ma graduated from the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo. T...
Growing up, Sarah has always enjoyed being active and participating in sports. Prior to becoming a Registered Massage Therapist, Sarah worked in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer and quickly learned that she enjoyed the intricacies of biomechanics and anatomy.
With experiencing pain and injuries herself, Sarah focuses on educating patients about pain, musculoskeletal dysfunction and injury prevention. Sarah has worked with a variety of individuals including children and athletes. Sarah utilizes a variety of techniques such as myofascial release, Swedish massage, active release, trigger point release, muscle energy techniques, and joint mobilizations. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her friends and family.
Growing up, Sarah has always enjoyed being active and participating in sports. Prior to becoming ...
Justin grew up in the Tri-cities of British Columbia and enjoyed an upbringing that revolved around community and sport. He realized from a young age he wanted to turn the things he loves most into a career and that is exactly what he set out to do. He went on to study Kinesiology – Exercise Science at the University of the Fraser Valley and from there traveled to Australia to complete a Masters in Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. Before returning home he stayed and worked across Australia and continued his education from experts in his field.
Justin believes in Long Term Athlete Development, Health Promotion and that Exercise is Medicine. Providing education to the public, reducing the risk of injury and bridging the gap between injury management + pain and Return to Sport + Play is what he does best. He says ” the recipe for success in rehabilitation is a strong therapist-patient relationship that thrives on communication + education, pain management via manual therapy and activity modification as well as providing individualized exercise prescription through a proper assessment.
Justin enjoys working with people of all walks of life as long as they are committed to reaching their goals. Particularly his heart lies with soccer and still identifies with the sport. With age though he is expanding out and enjoying participation in a variety of activities to keep fit and keep life interesting. He has done continuing education around the hip and the shoulder and enjoys working with people that are struggling to move well and or have pain in these important joints. So if you are an overhead athlete (swimmer, olympic weight lifter, volley ball player, baseball player etc) or in a running and kicking sport come see him to understand how you can be performing at your best and reduce your risk of the most common injuries in your sport.
Justin grew up in the Tri-cities of British Columbia and enjoyed an upbringing that revolved arou...
Dr. Zain Mohammed completed his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of British Columbia. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer College West, in San Jose, California. While in California, he served on the Palmer Sports council, where he gained valuable experience in treating a wide range of athletes at sporting events in the San Francisco Bay area.
Dr. Mohammed has a long history of being a competitive athlete. Playing at high levels of soccer, basketball, and rugby, he has suffered many injuries, and has been helped significantly by chiropractic care to allow him to lead the active and high performing lifestyle he loves.
Dr. Mohammed enjoys working with patients from all walks of life. He continues to take numerous education classes and seminars on both spinal and extremity adjusting, soft tissue therapies, rehabilitation, vestibular and concussion rehabilitation and diagnostic assessment which allow him to help patients who suffer from a wide range of injuries. Helping his patients achieve their peak levels of health, wellness, and performance so that they too can enjoy the lives they love is what motivates and inspires Dr. Mohammed everyday.
QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
Myomatrix Release Certified
Concussion/Vestibular Rehabilitation/Return 2 Play Concussion Management
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)
Dr. Zain Mohammed completed his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of British Columbia. He went...
Julie Nellis has completed the registered massage therapy program and graduated with honours from Vancouver career college in 2021. After years of working as an administrative assistant in multidisciplinary clinics alongside chiropractors and naturopaths, she made the decision to pursue her passion for health care. In doing so, she has acquired skills to promote healing, reduce pain/stress and optimize movement. She accomplishes this through the use of various techniques. Her priority is to help patients reach their goals and always provide safe and effective treatments.
Julie loves the outdoors. In her spare time you can find her hiking, paddle boarding or sitting on the patio of a brewery. She is also passionate about travel. Originally from Quebec, she started her adventures with a 3 month humanitary mission in Lesotho, Africa. She proceeded with backpacking through New Zealand and Fiji where she found her love of scuba diving. She lived 5 years in Mexico and is fluent in Spanish, French and English.
Julie Nellis has completed the registered massage therapy program and graduated with honours from...
Brian graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in the 3000 hour program back in 2012. Prior to that he completed his degree in Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia. He has worked on a variety of populations and conditions over the years and believes in an integrated approach to treatment. Using a combination of physical assessment and techniques that include Fascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Release, Stretching and remedial exercises, Brian is able to help patients recover and improve function. He enjoys a playing basketball and golf in his spare time and loves to travel and experience different cultures
Brian graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in the 3000 hour program back in 2012....
He has had the privilege of interning with the University of Minnesota’s hockey, basketball, and wrestling programs under the guidance of strength and conditioning coach, Cal Dietz. Adam has also studied with several other world renowned practitioners such as Kevin Ziegler, a former strength and conditioning coach for the Phoenix Coyotes and Tampa Bay Lightning, and physiotherapist Dr. Jim Olson.
Adam played competitive hockey for 25 years, ultimately reaching a university level. This has led him to specialize in performance training for hockey players and other athletes looking to improve in their respective sports. Adam uses the principles from his Triphasic Training and Reflexive Performance Reset® certifications when training his athletes. With his extensive experience training hockey athletes, Adam is the Director of the Hockey Kinetics program here at Catalyst Kinetics Group.
He has had the privilege of interning with the University of Minnesota’s hockey, basketball, and ...
Previous to her Registered Massage Therapy training, Linda also completed her Diploma in Sport Science from Douglas College. Since then she has completed continuing education courses in strength and conditioning, injury rehab and courses through the Fit (Functional Integrated Therapy™) Institute For MMR – Myo- Matrix 3D Release Technique as well as Fascial Abrasion technique tools.
Linda takes a versatile approach to overall health and rehabilitation – this includes a balanced and personalized plan of assessment, treatment and self-care. Linda was drawn to rehabilitation therapies as a result of her keen interest in the human body systems and her own experiences through athletics and injuries. Involving patients in their recovery process and treatment plan is an essential part of Linda’s Massage Therapy treatment approach. Through school Linda was actively involved in a variety of outreach placements including with the University of British Columbia athletics, G.F. Strong, George Pearson Centre and WCCMT’s Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s in-reach program. She also continues to volunteer her time at events such as the Ride to Conquer Cancer, the Granfondo and worked the Provincial Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships in Langley, BC. Linda also takes ICBC Patients at our Burnaby Clinic.
Previous to her Registered Massage Therapy training, Linda also completed her Diploma in Sport Sc...
Dr. Jim Sahota was born and raised in Burnaby, BC. Growing up he was involved in many sports, whether it was on the field or as a coach. This desire for athletics steered him to attend Simon Fraser University where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. It is here where he was fascinated to learn about health and the human body and how it functioned, particularly under stresses of an injury.
Dr. Sahota graduated from the University of Western States with his Doctorate of Chiropractic while concurrently completing his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. Upon completion of his studies, he had the opportunity to precept under Dr. Stefan Sigalet.
Dr. Sahota has worked with people from all walks of life, from infants to the elderly, elite athletes to office workers and everything in between. His studies and practice have given him extensive experience with various conditions and the opportunity to work with other professionals to take an integrative approach to health. He uses a combination of many different therapies he has learned over the years to tailor a treatment plan specific for you and your goals. Treatment may include soft tissue therapies, chiropractic therapies, nutrition, and modalities such as shockwave/and or spinal decompression. Dr. Sahota believes learning and staying up to date with the most current research and therapies is pivotal in ones healing as healthcare is an always evolving and changing field.
Dr. Jim Sahota was born and raised in Burnaby, BC. Growing up he was involved in many sports, whe...
Dr. Bailey Sallis is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Hons) and a research certificate from the University of Alberta. During her undergraduate studies, she was a core member of the UofA track and field team where she competed as a middle-distance track athlete. She went on to pursue her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine - Boucher, where she was awarded the Governor of Excellence award. Dr. Sallis is also a published author in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. She is committed to continuing her education in order to stay current with the latest research and techniques in her field.
Dr. Sallis’ athletic background lends to her expertise and passion for musculoskeletal injury management, chronic pain, and physical performance. She also understands how a variety of other health concerns can be a further barrier to optimal functioning. This may include digestive disturbances, menstrual irregularities, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue/burnout, and acne. She works with individuals of all activity levels, and those who are driven to overcome their health concerns that are holding them back from living the life they want. Despite her focus on musculoskeletal injuries, Dr. Sallis holds a general practice and is able to address a wide range of health concerns.
Dr. Sallis strives to combine clinical judgment, patient values and the best available evidence to provide patients with an individualized treatment approach. She takes the time to understand each patient’s unique needs, concerns, and goals and is committed to educating her patients about their health and providing them with actionable and pragmatic tools that allow them to take an active role in their health.
In her personal time Dr. Sallis can usually be found outdoors running, cycling, swimming, hiking, back country camping or snowboarding. When she’s not being active, she loves to enjoy good food with friends and family!
Qualifications and Certifications:
1. Acupuncture/Dry Needling
2. Intravenous Nutrient Therapy
3. Pharmaceutical Prescriptive Authority (BC)
4. Regenerative Injection Therapies (Prolotherapy/PRP)
5. Neural Therapy
6. Trigger Point Injections
Dr. Bailey Sallis is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiol...
Adrienne graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and completed a thesis measuring postural sway in rocker bottom shoes versus regular runners and barefoot. Prior to her studying in Ireland, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology-Physiology at California State University, Fresno.
Adrienne has completed post graduate courses in a variety of manual therapy techniques, concussion management and is a certified functional dry needling (FDN/IMS) practitioner. She has spent the last several years working in both the private and public sectors and has experience treating people of all ages and fitness levels, including young aspiring athletes and senior citizens.
Growing up in the lower mainland she played both basketball and volleyball before eventually focusing on volleyball in university. She was recruited on a full NCAA Division I scholarship, playing all four years, garnering All-Conference athletic and academic awards. She played for Air Attack Volleyball Club and the BC Provincial Team where her teams won at the provincial and national levels. Her 1996 U-18 Air Attack Volleyball Team was inducted into the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame at the Olympic Oval in 2016.
With a background in sports and a passion for helping people, Adrienne takes a holistic approach to treatment, realizing the importance of the therapeutic relationship in establishing a patient-centered model of care.
Outside of the clinic Adrienne is a busy mom with two kids in the local community. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, being active outdoors, cooking and gardening.
Adrienne graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the Royal College of ...
Drew graduated with a Bachelors in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia in 2022. As a practicing member of the BC Association of Kinesiologists and recent addition to the Catalyst Kinetics team, she is excited to see what the world of Kinesiology offers. Through her ongoing mentorship at Catalyst, Drew is expanding her knowledge within the department of Kinesiology as well as other departments including Chiropractics, Physiotherapy and Naturopathic Medicine.
Drew has a keen interest in back, spine and postural improvement as she believes it is crucial for the longevity of exercise throughout the lifespan. Her passion for helping others arose from her time at university where she was the vice-president of Generocksity, a non-profit that supports grassroots in the Vancouver area.
In the future, Drew hopes to pursue a degree in Naturopathic Medicine to guide people further on their journey to health and wellness. On her days off, she enjoys weightlifting, skiing and walking her whoodle, Louie.
Drew graduated with a Bachelors in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia in 2022. A...
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Dr. Stefan Sigalet is a founding practitioner at Catalyst Kinetics Group and currently serves as the Director of Health and Wellness. Since the inception of Catalyst in 2013, he has played an instrumental role in the recruitment and training of the incredible team of practitioners at Catalyst.
Dr. Sigalet attended his undergraduate studies at Simon Fraser University in the field of Kinesiology and then moved onto Western States University in Portland, Oregon where he graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic.
Over the course of his Chiropractic career Dr. Sigalet has worked with patients from all walks of life and his diagnostic focus has provided relief to thousands of patients who have struggle with health ailments for several years. Many of his patients travel a great distance to benefit from Dr. Sigalet’s care including professional athletes, international musicians, celebrities, and leading business innovators. He is a consulting chiropractor with multiple sports agencies in North America and currently consults with several athletes in the NHL, CFL, Rugby Canada, MLS and Canadian Olympians.
Dr. Sigalet’s strengths as a practitioner lie in his diagnostic abilities and his perseverance to identify the root cause of his patient’s symptoms. Coupled with his willingness to refer to his colleagues and other medical professionals to support his clients best interests, his approach continues to innovate and advocate for the best in patient care.
In his Personal Life Dr. Sigalet used to enjoy playing hockey skiing and golfing, but now he’s a parent of two wonderful children with his beautiful wife Sheila and enjoys changing diapers, getting up in the middle of the night and assembling kids toys.
Currently Not Accepting New Patients
Dr. Stefan Sigalet is a founding practitioner at Catalyst K...
Dil is a registered massage therapist who loves to see her clients feel and move better. She provides a range of massage therapy treatments from deep tissue and trigger point release to sports massage and ICBC claims. She loves the idea of working as a team with proactive physiotherapists, chiropractic and strength training professionals who are committed to lifelong learning and continuing professional development. As someone who enjoys strength training and active living herself, she values the opportunity to help people reduce pain and move better so they can achieve their goals.
In her spare time, Dil enjoys hiking, snowboarding, callisthenics training and practicing martial arts.
Dil is a registered massage therapist who loves to see her clients feel and move better. She prov...
Ryan completed his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University. He is a practicing member in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists. Ryan has experience working with a wide range of individuals who have undergone motor vehicle accidents, sport-related injuries, or want to improve performance through strength and conditioning. Ryan also has experience working in a Post-Concussion Management Program providing individualized exercise prescription, work simulation programs, and education regarding concussion recovery and symptom management.
He strongly believes in taking the time to educate and coach clients through their individualized exercises to help them achieve their goals while also enjoying the journey. He understands that client-centered care is established through a collaborative approach between providers and the client. Ryan’s goal as a kinesiologist is to empower each client to become an active participant in their rehabilitation, and to gain confidence whether through injury management or chasing increases in strength.
When away from the clinic, Ryan enjoys hiking, strength training, and playing a round of golf.
Ryan completed his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon Fraser U...
Jessica, B.Kin and fascial Stretch specialist has spent the last 10 years working directly with Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists and other health professionals to design exercise programs and performing Fascial Stretch Therapy to help rehabilitate injuries, improve flexibility and mobility, and improve the quality of her client’s lives.
Jessica specializes in identifying dysfunctions within the body and performing pain-free assisted stretches and tissue treatment techniques to improve muscle imbalances, reduce injuries and improve movement.
Jessica has also worked with various types of athletes, ranging from triathlon competitors, stunt performers and powerlifters to construction workers and office workers. Jessica loves working in the fitness and health industry and considers herself lucky to be able to spend her days helping people change their lives for the better.
Jessica, B.Kin and fascial Stretch specialist has spent the last 10 years working directly with P...
Marcel moved to Canada in 2020 after obtaining his Masters in Physiotherapy from Brunel University in the UK in 2018.
He combines his expertise in exercise prescription with his hands-on skills to work with his patients to deliver effective, meaningful treatment. Communication is at the heart of Marcel’s practice, and he strives to meet his clients where they’re at and help them find the path for where they want to go.
Marcel enjoys working with clients from all walks of life and specialises in the treatment of low back pain and injuries of the hip, knee, and ankle. He has honed his knowledge of research and methods of treating ACL injuries and surgeries and has had great results helping clients back to sport and full health. As well as ACL injuries, Marcel commonly helps with rehab for osteoarthritis, fractures, surgeries and impingement.
One of the tools that Marcel uses is blood flow restriction training. This has incredible benefits at retaining and increasing muscle mass and strength, especially when recovering from ACL surgeries or other knee/hip/ankle fractures.
When not in the clinic Marcel tries to stay in shape with his olympic weightlifting and enjoys getting up the mountain for snowboarding or hitting the beach for some surfing, before winding down with a delicious hazy IPA!
Marcel moved to Canada in 2020 after obtaining his Masters in Physiotherapy from Brunel Universit...
Meghan graduated from SFU with a degree in Psychology and then completed her Masters of Counselling at City University of Seattle.
Meghan believes that counselling is a collaborative undertaking focused on empowering individuals to make the best choices for themselves to find their best wellbeing. She is passionate about creating a safe place to explore and create change.
Meghan graduated from SFU with a degree in Psychology and then completed her Masters of Counselli...
Dr. Claire Wilson, ND, is a board certified Naturopathic Physician providing care to families and individuals of all ages. She has been fascinated by the innate healing capacity of the human body from a young age, which led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia. After an interval of working abroad, she continued on to complete her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in British Columbia.
While Dr. Wilson maintains a general practice, she has a passion for treating chronic pain and musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation. She is dedicated to creating sustainable solutions for pain relief, and will continue to investigate until a solution has been reached. She also has a specific interest in supporting hormone health, autoimmune conditions, and women’s health.
Dr. Wilson is committed to practicing from a patient-centered philosophy, which involves individualized care, evidence-based therapeutics, and consistent patient education. She believes strongly in an interdisciplinary approach wherein the patient is informed, aware, and highly involved in their health choices. Dr. Wilson maintains her Naturopathic Medical practice at Catalyst Kinetics Group in Burnaby, BC, as well in Tofino & Ucluelet on a monthly basis.
Aside from Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Wilson is a 500-hr Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor and anatomy instructor for yoga teacher training. When she is out of the clinic, Dr. Wilson can be found enjoying all that British Columbia has to offer – hiking, biking, snowboarding, and surfing.
Dr. Claire Wilson, ND, is a board certified Naturopathic Physician providing care to families and...
Dr. Wittal’s desire to help those in need through chiropractic care comes from being an avid athlete, with a strong passion for sport. He has spent over 20 years competing in ice hockey, lacrosse, baseball and rugby. Suffering from a multitude of injuries ranging from concussions, low back pain to separated shoulders, he relied heavily on chiropractic care to help him recover faster.
His constant pursuit of knowledge leads him to continually take extensive continuing education classes in concussion management, myofascial release, extremity adjusting, functional movement assessment, applied kinesiology, vestibular rehabilitation and nutritional support. These have allowed him to acquire a unique compilation of skill sets that allow him to address a variety of different musculoskeletal disorders in effective, non-invasive, hands–on ways.
Dr. Wittal’s desire to help those in need through chiropractic care comes from being an avid athl...
Christine grew up dancing and has experienced a variety of injuries herself as a result. She is no stranger to the rehabilitation process. Recovering from her own injuries is what initially piqued her interest in working in the rehabilitation field, so she decided to enrol in the Registered Massage Therapist program at WCCMT.
Christine has experience working with a varied clientele. She has had the opportunity to work with varsity athletes at the University of British Columbia and Douglas College. She has also worked with athletes participating in the Rugby Sevens tournament in Vancouver. Christine also has experience working with clients with Multiple Sclerosis and providing pre- and post-natal massage therapy for women experiencing pregnancy related symptoms.
Christine believes that all patients deserve and need a specific treatment and plan. She incorporates light to deep Swedish massage technique, trigger point release and pin and stretch techniques but is not limited to other techniques such as fascial release, passive and active stretching and strengthening.
Outside of work, Christine enjoys her time in the gym, playing piano, spending time with her family and friends, exploring beautiful port moody, and occasional dancing in front of her bathroom mirror.
Certifications & Qualifications
- Core Principles IASTM 1 Lower Body
- Core Principles IASTM 2 Upper Body
- Currently training with Calibrate Clinical Pilates Training to be certified in 2022
*Christine no longer accepts new ICBC MVA patients as of 2021
Christine grew up dancing and has experienced a variety of injuries herself as a result. She is n...
Konrad completed his Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree from UBC-Okanagan, in Kelowna, BC. While attending UBCO, Konrad completed his practicum at an Occupation Rehabilitation clinic, supervised by Kinesiologists and Physiotherapists. He also volunteered at a Physiotherapy clinic, shadowing multiple Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists.
Konrad has experience working with a wide range of clients, from concussion and injury rehabilitation, anxiety and depression management, and strength and conditioning training. Konrad excels in finding the functional imbalances of daily activities and working from there to achieve strength and stability in the body as a whole, while working towards prevention of future injuries. Konrad is a strong believer in helping his clients find their own motivation and determination, by educating and guiding his clients.
Konrad grew up playing multiple sports, mainly focusing on big mountain skiing and mountain biking. In his spare time, Konrad enjoys hiking, playing soccer, and going off-roading in the mountains.
Konrad completed his Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree from UBC-Okanagan, in Kelowna, BC. While a...