Delta Health and Performance Clinic

Athletic Therapy

Athletic Therapists are dedicated to providing care for injured athletes. They use various forms of manual therapy, modality, exercises, bracing and taping with a focus on prevention which includes musculoskeletal and postural evaluation, conditioning programs and adapting to the environment.


Massage Therapy - fascial focus

WHAT IS FASCIA? We are mostly made of water. Fascia is now being recognized as an entire water delivery system. Fascia is connective tissue of many types that infuses liquid through every structure in our body (vessels, nerves, organs, muscles, joints, and even to and through bone). Fascia is a semifluid gel that suspends all healing agents needed for repair to be immediately available at a... Read More

WHAT IS FASCIA?

We are mostly made of water. Fascia is now being recognized as an entire water delivery system. Fascia is connective tissue of many types that infuses liquid through every structure in our body (vessels, nerves, organs, muscles, joints, and even to and through bone).
Fascia is a semifluid gel that suspends all healing agents needed for repair to be immediately available at any point of injury. Fluidity of fascia affects health. If fascia is not suspended in a way that supports a bodily function, fluids carrying nutrients cannot be readily exchanged between the different systems and tissues. Dysfunction in one area of the body can appear in other areas of the body, like a liquid 3-dimensional spider.

WHAT IS CoAT™ FASCIAL TREATMENT?

CoAT™ is an acronym that stands for “Course of Applied Tensegrity”. CoAT™ recalibrates the body’s suspension system, working with the liquid state of fascia combined with the suspension components of the skeleton. CoAT™ is a form of soft tissue manipulation of the skin, hydrating the densest layer of fascia, allowing the delivery of nutrients between layers of tissue. The therapist will CoAT™ the body in a sequence in accordance to the body’s presentation.

WHY SHOULD I SEEK CoAT™ FASCIAL TREATMENT?:

CoAT™ is a powerful yet gently applied soft tissue manipulation that can help reduce symptoms such as swelling, inflammation, restricted range of motion, aches and pains over the long term. CoAT™ decreases the frequency and intensity of symptoms people feel.

HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER A TREATMENT?

After a treatment, patients may feel groggy, tired, light headed, nauseous and sore - all of which are indications the body is recalibrating itself. There may be discomfort as the body learns a new pattern of function, much like we may feel like when we change a long term habit in life! Please wait 24-48 hours for the healing reaction to subside. One can expect to come in for a minimum of 2-3 treatments in order to alleviate the original discomforts.

Please visit https://www.coatmethod.com to learn more on CoAT™ and Marjorie Haynes, RMT.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING TREATMENT:

-Assessment

-CoAT™ fascial treatment

-Active therapy (patient moves parts of the body)

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT DURING TREATMENT:

-Deep tissue massage

-Lotion/oil application

-Laying prone (laying face down)


Mental Performance

Mental performance training solidifies a resilient mindset, which is crucial to uncovering consistent potential, well-being and sport-life satisfaction. Our instructor draws on experiences from his pro hockey career to communicate the importance of mental performance by introducing practices that encourage self-aware athletes.


Personal Training

Work directly with one of our skilled strength and conditioning coaches to achieve your personal health and performance goals. We will tailor a fitness program specifically to your needs.


Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists utilize diagnostic and assessment procedures in order to develop and implement preventive and therapeutic courses of intervention. Treatment options may include manual therapy, manipulative therapy, electrical modalities, thermal agents, rehabilitative exercise, or various taping techniques.


Hypnotherapy

Many people wonder if everyone is able to be hypnotized. We go in and out of hypnotic states throughout the day. For example, daydreaming is a state of hypnosis. In a session, hypnosis is the client’s choice - if the client allows him or herself to reach a deep level of relaxation with my assistance, hypnosis is achievable. Hypnosis is a state of increased suggestibility and concentration wh... Read More

Many people wonder if everyone is able to be hypnotized. We go in and out of hypnotic states throughout the day. For example, daydreaming is a state of hypnosis. In a session, hypnosis is the client’s choice - if the client allows him or herself to reach a deep level of relaxation with my assistance, hypnosis is achievable.

Hypnosis is a state of increased suggestibility and concentration where the conscious critical mind becomes an observer, which allows for direct communication with the subconscious mind. Here, I can assist the client to make changes at the deep subconscious level, which is needed for permanent change. This is where the client creates new positive feelings and emotions to replace specific negative ones that they might have gathered up, unknowingly, over the years.

Around three to six sessions are required for any one issue. For new clients, the first session is where they familiarize themselves with the therapist and hypnosis. The second session includes interactive work addressing the specific issue.

I can assist clients in:

Reducing stress/anxiety

Increasing self-esteem/self-confidence

Increasing sleep quality

Reducing pain

Eliminating unwanted habits

Improving relationships

Improving work/athletic performance

Achieving specific goals

*A doctor’s note is required if the client is presenting with undiagnosed pain or symptoms of depression.


Kinesiology - somatic therapy focus

Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement, performance and function - also known as human kinetics. Kinesiology applies the science of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, psychology and neuroscience to human movement and function. As a somatic work practitioner in training, a kinesiology session with Shawn would include using a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma, wher... Read More

Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement, performance and function - also known as human kinetics. Kinesiology applies the science of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, psychology and neuroscience to human movement and function.

As a somatic work practitioner in training, a kinesiology session with Shawn would include using a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma, whereby the nervous system is examined through the lens of psychobiology.

In an orthopaedic focused 30 or 45 minute treatment, Kaelin will take a thorough history and perform physical assessment to determine a treatment course aimed at improving pain free or restriction free function. Treatment will focus on a specific joint, muscle, or area of complaint using a variety of manual therapies including Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), joint mobilizations, neuromuscular techniques, and exercise rehab or kin taping if appropriate.

Conditions that can benefit from massage include: - muscle injuries (strains, sprains, tendonitis and other overuse injuries) - joint issues (pain, proprioceptive or balance dysfunction, hyper/hypo mobility) - neuropathies (numbness, tingling, nerve impingements) - headaches - TMJD (jaw pain/dysfunction)

Kaelin is a member in good standing with both the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia and the Canadian Sports Massage Therapy Association.

In an orthopaedic focused 30 or 45 minute treatment, Kaelin will take a thorough history and perf... Read More

Ayesha completed a Bachelors of Athletic and Exercise Therapy at Camosun College in 2018. She then passed her National Board Certification exams to be a Certified Athletic Therapist and Clinical Exercise Physiologist. Ayesha has worked as a therapist in many different environments. She has worked with high performance sports such as with Field Hockey Canada, Langara College and U17 Soccer Nationals. She also has the experience of working with many different conditions such as those with a cancer diagnoses, heart and lung disease as well as spinal cord injuries. As a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Certified Athletic Therapist, Ayesha uses manual therapy, movement assessment and exercise as a rehabilitation tool to help people get back to doing what they love and achieve their goals.

Ayesha completed a Bachelors of Athletic and Exercise Therapy at Camosun College in 2018. She the... Read More

A University of British Columbia graduate, Jasmine’s roots run deep in the sports community having represented Canada in the sport of soccer, and competing for the University of British Columbia during her undergraduate studies in Kinesiology.

A University of British Columbia graduate, Jasmine’s roots run deep in the sports community havin... Read More

Lydia completed a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Biomedical Physiology/Kinesiology and Psychology with a concentration in active rehabilitation at Simon Fraser University in 2015. She then continued her education in Calgary as a post graduate student at Mount Royal University where she completed an advanced certificate in Athletic Therapy. In November 2016 she passed her National Board Certification exam with the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association to become a Certified Athletic Therapist. Lydia has spent her whole life invested in the sports world. From being a high-level soccer and lacrosse player, youth soccer coach as well as an avid fan of all sports, she always knew she wanted her career to keep her in the sporting world. As the Head Athletic Therapist with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Super REX program she has the privilege of working with Canada’s top youth female soccer players. She is also currently completing a Masters of Science in Sport and Performance Psychology with plans to certify as a Mental Performance Consultant with the Canadian Sport Psychology Association.

Lydia completed a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Biomedical Physiology/Kinesio... Read More

Bonjour et bienvenue!

It is with deep gratitude that I welcome you to my practice.

I feel deep fulfilment when I join a patient or client on their healing journey. It is my joy to witness a person’s mind and body access our innate wisdom as I invite them into a practice space I have gradually cultivated over time, where I can gently nudge and awaken someone’s ability to self-regulate and transform. I look forward to being taught more by the teacher that is the human body and mind - a never ending journey that continues to leave me awestruck and humbled.

I am a graduate of the well-established Coastal Academy of Hypnotic Arts and Sciences. I was a student of Leslie McIntosh, a highly respected hypnotherapist, who has revolutionized this field by adding techniques that enhance healing in clients.

Many people wonder if everyone is able to be hypnotized. We go in and out of hypnotic states throughout the day. For example, daydreaming is a state of hypnosis. In a session, hypnosis is the client’s choice - if the client allows themself to reach a deep level of relaxation with the therapist’s assistance, hypnosis is achievable. Hypnosis is simply a state of increased suggestibility and concentration, where the conscious critical mind becomes an observer, which allows for direct communication with the subconscious mind. Here, the therapist can assist the client to make changes at the deep subconscious level, which can allow for permanent change. At this level the client has an opportunity to shift old beliefs and feelings of hopelessness and shame for instance, to feelings and paradigms that can assist them to meet their present needs. Around three to six sessions are required for any one issue. For new clients, the first session is where they familiarize themselves with the therapist and hypnosis. The second session includes interactive work addressing the specific issue.

I CAN ASSIST CLIENTS IN:

-Increasing self-awareness and achieving clarity

-Imagery literacy, interpretation and integration

-Giving space for pain and trauma to reveal their purpose(s)

-Increasing sleep quality

-Reducing stress/anxiety

-Allowing vestigial habits to let us go

-Understanding and improving relationships with self and with others

Bonjour et bienvenue! It is with deep gratitude that I welcome you to my practice. I feel deep ... Read More

Bonjour et bienvenue!

It is with deep gratitude that I welcome you to my practice.

I feel deep fulfilment when I join a patient or client on their healing journey. It is my joy to witness a person’s mind and body access our innate wisdom as I invite them into a practice space I have gradually cultivated over time, where I can gently nudge and awaken someone’s ability to self-regulate and transform. I look forward to being taught more by the teacher that is the human body and mind - a never ending journey that continues to leave me awestruck and humbled.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia and I graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy.

As a Kinesiologist, my focus is on applying techniques that I think would benefit my patients most for long term results. With my background in human movement, the fascial system, and, as a somatic therapy practitioner in training, I can offer a blended approach to help patients (physically) move through trauma born behavioural patterns and their effects such as pain, anxiety and other limiting conditions.

What is Kinesiology?:

“Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement, performance and function - also known as human kinetics. Kinesiology applies the science of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, psychology and neuroscience to human movement and function.” - BCAK

What is Somatic Experiencing®?:

“The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE™ approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.” - Somatic Experience® Trauma Insitute

What is NeuroAffective Touch®?:

“NeuroAffective Touch® is a professional somatic training that introduces psychotherapists and bodyworkers to the use of touch as a vital bridge to body-mind integration. By highlighting the primary role of the body and emphasizing its equal importance to the mind, NeuroAffective Touch® (NATouch™) addresses emotional, relational, and developmental deficits that cannot be reached by verbal means alone.” -NeuroAffective Touch®

Why should I seek somatic based work?

Traumas can come in many different forms (e.g. sport injuries, vehicle accidents, work accidents, relationship issues). These events can leave an imprint on our nervous system, which can leave us in a state of chronic pain, immobility, reduced function, anxiety and depression. These conditions can lead to more limiting behaviours which add to our list of symptoms. Bringing the body and nervous system to the forefront of therapy sessions allows dormant information to come through. With the help of the therapist, we bridge the mind and body to help the nervous system relearn its innate ability to regulate itself, thus reducing an inappropriate heightened or depressed state of functioning.

How will I feel after a treatment?

After a treatment, patients may feel groggy, tired, light headed, nauseous and sore - all of which are indications the body is recalibrating itself. There may be discomfort as the body learns a new pattern of function, much like we may feel like when we change a long term habit in life! Please wait 24-48 hours for the healing reaction to subside.

What to expect during treatment:

Assessment

Somatic therapy (SE™, NATouch™)

Active therapy (patient moves parts of the body)

Fascial release

Mindfulness

Bonjour et bienvenue! It is with deep gratitude that I welcome you to my practice. I feel deep ... Read More

Bonjour et bienvenue!

It is with deep gratitude that I welcome you to my practice.

I feel deep fulfilment when I join a patient or client on their healing journey. It is my joy to witness a person’s mind and body access our innate wisdom as I invite them into a practice space I have gradually cultivated over time, where I can gently nudge and awaken someone’s ability to self-regulate and transform. I look forward to being taught more by the teacher that is the human body and mind - a never ending journey that continues to leave me awestruck and humbled.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia and I graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy.

As a registered massage therapist, my focus is on applying techniques that I think would benefit my patients most for long term results. I use fascial treatment called CoAT. I am a student of Marjorie Haynes (RMT), who is the founder of CoAT (pronounced “coat”).

What is fascia:

We are mostly made of water. Fascia is now being recognized as an entire water delivery system. Fascia is connective tissue of many types that infuses liquid through every structure in our body (vessels, nerves, organs, muscles, joints, and even to and through bone). Fascia is a semifluid gel that suspends all healing agents needed for repair to be immediately available at any point of injury. Fluidity of fascia affects health. If fascia is not suspended in a way that supports a bodily function, fluids carrying nutrients cannot be readily exchanged between the different systems and tissues. Dysfunction in one area of the body can appear in other areas of the body, like a liquid 3-dimensional spider.

What is CoAT fascial treatment?:

CoAT is an acronym that stands for “Course of Applied Tensegrity”. CoAT recalibrates the body’s suspension system, working with the liquid state of fascia combined with the suspension components of the skeleton. CoAT is a form of soft tissue manipulation of the skin, hydrating the densest layer of fascia, allowing the delivery of nutrients between layers of tissue. The therapist will CoAT the body in a sequence in accordance to the body’s presentation.

Why should I seek CoAT fascial treatment?

CoAT is a powerful yet gently applied soft tissue manipulation that can help reduce symptoms such as swelling, inflammation, restricted range of motion, aches and pains over the long term. CoAT decreases the frequency and intensity of symptoms people feel.

How will I feel after a treatment?

After a treatment, patients may feel groggy, tired, light headed, nauseous and sore - all of which are indications the body is recalibrating itself. There may be discomfort as the body learns a new pattern of function, much like we may feel like when we change a long term habit in life! Please wait 24-48 hours for the healing reaction to subside. One can expect to come in for a minimum of 2-3 treatments in order to alleviate the original discomforts.

Click here to learn more on CoAT and Marjorie Haynes, RMT.

What to expect during treatment:

Assessment

CoAT fascial treatment

Active therapy (patient moves parts of the body)

What not to expect during treatment:

Deep tissue massage

Lotion/oil application

Laying prone (laying face down)

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Kate graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Marketing in 2012. She earned a full NCAA Division 1 athletic scholarship and served as an assistant captain from 2010 to 2012. After graduation, Kate played for the Neuberg Highlanders in the DEC League in Austria for the 2012/2013 season. Kate played for Team Ontario Female in 2005 and was the captain in 2007. She played junior hockey for the Oakville Ice and the Toronto Aeros. Kate holds a strength and conditioning certification. She is dedicated and passionate about helping individuals and teams improve their performance, health and overall well-being.

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Brett obtained his Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Toronto in 2016 before completing his Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Manitoba. For the last 5 years, Brett has held his National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer designation allowing him to work with recreational to elite athletes in pursuit of their fitness goals. Clinically, Brett has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including clinics, gyms and sideline settings, highlighted with his experience as Team Newfoundland’s Physiotherapist at the 2018 Canadian National Ball Hockey Championships. While at the University of Toronto, Brett was named a CIS Academic All-Canadian 4 years while playing for the Men’s Varsity Hockey team. Brett’s passion for hockey granted him to opportunity to dress 1 game with the Toronto Maple Leafs (2013) and serve as emergency back-up goalie for the Winnipeg Jets (2017-2018).

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