Exercise Therapy / Active Rehabilitation

At Personal Best Exercise Therapy we are proud to be leaders in the evidence-based practice of kinesiology. Our kinesiologists apply the latest research to provide the highest quality of treatment. Whether you’re recovering from an injury or are looking to improve your fitness, we can safely and efficiently help you achieve your goals. Kinesiologists cover the spectrum of rehabilitative and ... Read More

At Personal Best Exercise Therapy we are proud to be leaders in the evidence-based practice of kinesiology. Our kinesiologists apply the latest research to provide the highest quality of treatment. Whether you’re recovering from an injury or are looking to improve your fitness, we can safely and efficiently help you achieve your goals. Kinesiologists cover the spectrum of rehabilitative and wellness services from the active rehabilitation of an injury through to high-performance training. Many people will be referred to a kin after seeing a physiotherapist or chiropractor to begin active rehabilitation (exercise). This involves learning proper movement mechanics, fixing muscle imbalances and building an overall strong and healthy body. A kinesiologist will use an educated and evidence-based approach to build your fitness safely targeting long-term results. If you are looking to improve athletic performance or break through training plateaus a kin will apply advanced knowledge of biomechanics to take your training to the next level. **Please note : All new clients require an Initial Assessment with one of our Kinesiologists before completing an exercise therapy program at Personal Best.


Back On Track Fitness

BACK ON TRACK FITNESS provides customized exercise programs for people overcoming a cancer diagnosis. These programs address the many side effects of cancer and its treatments, in order to help individuals regain or surpass their pre-cancer fitness levels. Our exercise therapists are certified as Cancer Exercise Specialists and Kinesiologists and are extremely knowledgeable in the field of canc... Read More

BACK ON TRACK FITNESS provides customized exercise programs for people overcoming a cancer diagnosis. These programs address the many side effects of cancer and its treatments, in order to help individuals regain or surpass their pre-cancer fitness levels. Our exercise therapists are certified as Cancer Exercise Specialists and Kinesiologists and are extremely knowledgeable in the field of cancer recovery and survivorship. Above all, they are passionate about moving people through all stages of their diagnosis to get, back on track! **Please note: All new clients require an Initial Assessment with one of our Kinesiologists/Cancer Exercise Specialists before undertaking a Back On Track Fitness exercise program.


Registered Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can improve overall health and well-being and be an integral part of your health care maintenance plan. It helps alleviate soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday occupational stress and muscular overuse from an active lifestyle. Massage therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning related to accidents involving trauma and injury. It also aid... Read More

Massage therapy can improve overall health and well-being and be an integral part of your health care maintenance plan. It helps alleviate soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday occupational stress and muscular overuse from an active lifestyle. Massage therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning related to accidents involving trauma and injury. It also aids in the prevention of many chronic pain syndromes. Our Registered Massage Therapists have received comprehensive training before completing written and clinical licensing examinations and registering with the College of Massage Therapists of B.C. Through the CMTBC, all massage therapists participate in a quality assurance program that ensures the highest professional standards and quality patient care.


Movement for Living

Combines soft-tissue work with personalized movement-programs to help people to transition from pain and physical limitations to feeling better and moving with more ease.


Osteopathy


Physiotherapy


Pediatric Recreational Therapy

Recreational therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, is a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery and well-being.


Acupuncture


Homeopathy, Cancer Support

Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine that was founded by German Physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Homeopathic remedies are taken from natural sources and work on an energetic level. Homeopathy is a great healing art modality that can support your healing journey through chronic and acute physical, mental and emotional ailments by stimulating body's natural healing abilities.


Homeopathy, Adults

Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine that was founded by German Physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Homeopathic remedies are taken from natural sources and work on an energetic level. Homeopathy is a great healing art modality that can support your healing journey through chronic and acute physical, mental and emotional ailments by stimulating body's natural healing abilities.


Homeopathy, Children

Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine that was founded by German Physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Homeopathic remedies are taken from natural sources and work on an energetic level. Homeopathy is a great healing art modality that can support your healing journey through chronic and acute physical, mental and emotional ailments by stimulating body's natural healing abilities.


Homeopathy, Follow up

Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine that was founded by German Physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Homeopathic remedies are taken from natural sources and work on an energetic level. Homeopathy is a great healing art modality that can support your healing journey through chronic and acute physical, mental and emotional ailments by stimulating body's natural healing abilities.


Chiropractic

After six rides, CAROL gets to know you and exactly how hard to push you.

We know that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to health and fitness. That’s why CAROL gets to know you, using your age, gender, height, weight, and performance data from on-board sensors to create your perfect workout.

Rides 1-3 – these are “ramp-up rides”, you will only have access to the main workout, and with sprints lasting just 10 seconds. This is important practice before exercising at maximum intensity.

Rides 4-6 – these are “calibration rides”, you will now have the choice between 10, 15 and 20 second sprints. CAROL’s algorithms will calculate the exact resistance you need to reach maximum intensity.

After ride 6 – you have now have full access to the workouts and features of the bike. As multiple metrics are measured on each ride, CAROL will constantly re-calculate the resistance to reflect changes to your fitness.

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Cancer Exercise Recovery Program

Back on Track Fitness was developed by the owner, Joanne’s, rigorous training, extensive experience, and passion to help people move beyond cancer.

We understand the challenges one faces through all stages of recovery. Once treatment is completed, individuals are often left with lingering side effects and must adopt the philosophy of living with a “new normal”.

Back on Track Fitness has many options for individuals recovering from a cancer diagnosis. Each option requires a physical assessment to establish baseline measurements prior to commencing. Please contact us to set up your private, personal assessment.

Joanne has become an expert in the field of cancer and exercise. Her passion is working with people living with or recovering from cancer. She is an exercise therapist with a degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. In addition, Joanne is a certified cancer exercise specialist trained at the Rocky Mountain Cancer Institute in Colorado, and Portland, and as a Cancer Guide, from the Mind Body Medicine Institute in Washington DC. Her background is exercise rehabilitation, and has worked with the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Center for over 14 years and is also currently contracted to facilitate the fitness program at the integrated cancer care facility, Inspire Health. Her expertise in this field has been instrumental in helping develop exercises and training programs that target the reconditioning and rehabilitation of people who have limitations from surgery, illness or related injuries.

Joanne’ studio, Back on Track Fitness, runs exercise program’s specializing in dealing with the physical effects of cancer, its surgeries and treatments. Her clients benefit from one on one training, or group classes specifically designed for physical support through cancer recovery. ​ Joanne’s compassionate approach and technical understanding to cancer recovery through fitness has supported survivors through post-cancer surgeries and treatment. She is excited to share it with you. Back on Track Fitness has developed from Joanne’s rigorous training, extensive experience and passion to help people move beyond cancer.

Cancer Exercise Recovery Program Back on Track Fitness was developed by the owner, Joanne’s, rig... Read More

Barbara Bourne, BA, RMT Registered Massage Therapist Barbara Bourne finished a 2,700 hour course of study in Massage and also has a BA in Physical Anthropology, with a minor in Biological sciences.

She started practice in May 2016. Her focus treatment method is Myofascial Release (MFR).

MFR is a very deep, slow, thorough treatment that although may not cover as much area in a treatment as traditional Swedish massage, the results are more pronounced.

Barbara is a huge science geek on her time off, goes to lectures at the planetarium, lives in a West End co-op, loves animals (she trained for being a vet nurse in the UK), and likes to exercise on the rowing machine.

Barbara Bourne, BA, RMT Registered Massage Therapist Barbara Bourne finished a 2,700 hour course ... Read More

Francesca Fabbri, PT, D.O.M.P. Registered Physiotherapist Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (Osteopathy BC) Born and raised in Italy, I moved to Canada at 39 to start a new life. On October 1st , 2018, I became a registered physiotherapist in Canada and I am now able to take care of my patients to my best.

My intervention is about: – Poor posture correction: scoliosis, flat feet, crossed-legs, forward head posture, rounded shoulders… – Joint and muscle pain relief – Pre and post surgical rehab – Sport injuries: muscle strains and tightness, joint sprains, dislocations and so on – Degenerative disease, as osteoarthritis in lower back, neck and hip. – Nerve involvement: sciatic pain, tingling and numbness in your arms, carpal tunnel How? – Passive myo-fascial release/massage – Passive/active/assisted joint mobs and manipulations – Global Postural Rehabilitation (Souchard method) – Home exercise program tailored for you – Kinesiotape application – Education on ergonomics (environment changes to enhance your function) – Pool rehab tips

Also, I graduated in 2010 as an Osteopathic Practitioner.

I am able to assist in the healing of several diseases related to the: – Musculo-skeletal system as well as visceral issues: digestive and respiratory problems (asthma, allergies, constipation and painful abdominal spasms) – Scar tissue treatment – Sinusitis – Headaches – Sleep or energy issue (with cranio-sacral techniques) – Jaw dysfunction – Pre- and post-natal support and preparation to labour – Hormonal imbalances – Immune system boost – Newborns problems (colics, regurgitation)

Thanks to being simultaneously a physiotherapist, (Western Medicine) and an osteopathic practitioner (holistic and alternative medicine), I consider my patients’ concerns from two points of view!

Member, College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia Member, Canadian Physiotherapy Association Member, Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia Member, OsteopathyBC, Canada

Francesca Fabbri, PT, D.O.M.P. Registered Physiotherapist Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (Osteop... Read More

Registered Acupuncturist Rebecca Goodfellow gained Herbalist and Acupuncturist education in Canada and is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) with CTCMA (Chinese Member Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia). She finished her S.A.I.T. (Society of Acupoint Injection Therapy) Certification and Sports Acupuncture Certification and enjoys continuous education to upgrade her skills for the benefit of her clients. Rebecca worked in the Finance Industry for 15 years but when her mom got cancer and rejected chemotherapy and radiation treatment after surgery, she witnessed the full recovery of her mom’s health with the help of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) herbs and acupuncture and decided alternative medicine was the right career choice for her as this hit so close to home. Rebecca studied under several famous TCM Masters and doctors from China and India for many years and she recently volunteered in Bali, helping the local community understand Acupuncture. She enjoys traveling and would love to build awareness by helping people all around the world through acupuncture.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu

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Devin is a practicing Kinesiologist who graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree. Devin was inspired to become a Kinesiologist after his own experiences as a patient at Personal Best. Having been treated for many injuries of his own at an early age, he was fascinated by the different modalities and technologies that can help facilitate the body’s natural healing process and improve the way we move. Motivated by his passion for fitness, Devin brings extensive knowledge on the ways in which exercise conditions the brain, which can ultimately lead to living a healthier and happier lifestyle. Areas of interest include exercise physiology and active rehabilitation. Devin is also the Co-Founder of Vancouver Stretch Lab, where his main role is helping clients reach their personal goals with regards to mobility, recovery, and relaxation. Outside of the clinic, you’ll find Devin hanging out with friends and family, listening to podcasts, and staying active through a variety of different sports.

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Jaden is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, New Westminster. He is currently preparing for the RMT board exams, which will take place in September. He is very excited to be a part of the Personal Best team.

Through WCCMT’s clinic program Jaden gained over 500 hours of experience, treating conditions such as sprains, strains, stress and anxiety, nerve entrapments, symptoms of postural dysfunction, and more. His goal with Personal Best is to learn from the multiple disciplines that his colleagues represent and work with them to help you achieve your personal best.

Jaden’s passion for massage therapy stems from his own experience with massage and the life changing effects he has experienced regarding pain relief, stress management, and rehabilitation, and love of sharing those aspects with everyone he treats.

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Kiri McGuire is a graduate of the 2700 hour program at VaCC, and has been working as a registered massage therapist since 2015. Throughout her career she has worked with a variety of physical conditions including herniated disc rehabilitation, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), post orthopaedic surgery rehabilitation, as well as chronic conditions including arthritis, chronic muscle spasm, nerve impingement, spinal stenosis, and general chronic pain. Kiri is a therapist who is passionate and motivated by seeing her patients achieve their physical wellness goals. She will work with you to improve your pain, movement, and overall quality of life. Kiri’s area of interest of massage techniques include: -Deep Tissue -Joint Mobilization -MyoFascial Release -Neuromuscular Techniques -Trigger Point pain Release -Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Instrument’s will only be incorporated into a treatment when necessary/beneficial and with FULL patient consent)

Whether you’re rehabilitating an injury, managing a chronic painful condition, or needing some overall relaxation, Kiri is happy to work with you!

When Kiri isn’t saving the world- one painful muscle spasm at a time- she is most likely being an RMT clinical instructor at Vancouver Career College, lifting very heavy objects at the gym for fun, or doing absolutely nothing on a beach somewhere -ideally with her doggos :)

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Joanne has been a kinesiologist /exercise therapist for the over 20 years. She specializes in active rehabilitation for people recovering from injuries and or illness - especially cancer. Her educational background includes a degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia and has achieved various certifications in cancer and exercise. Joanne’s passion for balanced and multi faceted health comes from her astounding success rate in helping clients reach their rehabilitation and fitness goals.

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Homeopath, Reiki practitioner, Holistic Nutrition

Sara Namazi is a passionate Homeopath, Holistic Nutritionist and the founder of Avicenna Holistic Living.

In 2007, she was introduced to homeopathy and holistic healing. During her academic years at Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine, she attended seminars and live patient case observations conducted by world renowned homeopaths and witnessed the profoundness of homeopathy in helping with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, cancer, digestive complexities, allergies and intolerances, immune system malfunctions, hormonal imbalances and many more.

She completed over 800 clinic hours of direct patient case taking under the supervision of teaching clinic supervisors. She completed the diploma program at Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine in health sciences and homeopathy in 2010.

In addition to homeopathy, Sara has studied and incorporates nutrition and reiki into her practice. Sara started her holistic healing practice in June 2010. She practiced as a homeopath in Toronto at North Toronto Homeopathic Medicine until August of 2012 when she moved to North Vancouver to be near the majestic mountains, oceans and forests of British Columbia.

In April of 2015, following the regulation of homeopathy in the province of Ontario, (the first and only province in North America that has recognized homeopathy as a regulated profession), she completed her registration requirements and received a membership certificate from College of Homeopaths of Ontario.

Sara loves to travel to different parts of the world to observe and learn different traditions and cultures. One of her most significant travels was in February 2017 when she traveled to Tanzania to participate in the internship program with Homeopathy For Health in Africa.

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Dr. Samantha graduated with her Doctor of Chiropractic from the University of Western states in 2018. She truly loves helping people and draws from a variety of different techniques to get you feeling your best. Her treatment modalities include: soft tissue therapy (including cupping and instrument assisted soft tissue therapy), spinal adjustments, and rehabilitative exercise. She has completed additional training in many areas but thoroughly enjoys treating disc herniations and chronic low back pain. A few of her additional certifications include: Dynamic neuromuscular stabilization, McKenzie Method, Webster Technique and BirthFit. When not in the clinic you can find her hiking, hanging out with her dog Spike and enjoying some wine!

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Sean Wilson is the founder and owner of Kids Recreational Therapy and immigrated to Canada 5 years ago from New Zealand. Sean’s specialty is working with children that have developmental disorders and has been working with this population for the past 5 years.

Sean has a Bachelor’s Degree In Applied Science and holds certifications as a Child and Youth Care Practitioner. By day Sean works for the Vancouver School Board as Behavioral Specialist creating and implementing behavioral intervention’s for children. During the evening and weekends Sean runs his own practice as a recreational therapist with in the Vancouver area

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