Our Team

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DR. ALI WALIZADA

 

 

 

 

 

  • Team Chiropractor Vancouver Giants, WHL

Education

  • University of Western States, Doctor of Chiropractic, Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude
  • SFU Kinesiology, Bachelor of Science
  • Certified in Active Release Technique (soft tissue release therapy)

 

Dr. Ali Walizada received his bachelor of science degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. With a strong interest in health and biomechanics he completed his doctor of chiropractic training in Portland, Oregon, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Dr. Ali has years of clinical experience helping individuals achieve their goals in health whether it is elite athletes training for competition or weekend warriors. He has a passion for helping his patients lead a naturally healthy lifestyle.

He treats patients of all ages ranging from professional and amateur athletes to seniors and office workers. His treatment techniques include joint manipulation, active release techniques (ART), Graston technique, and exercise prescription.

 DR. MICHAEL PALMER

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Dr. Michael Palmer has always been an active outdoorsman. Living close to the mountains cultivated within him a love of nature, and a respect for the health required to appreciate it.

Dr. Palmer was introduced to the chiropractic lifestyle as a result of a minor injury while skiing. Tired of spending his nights lying flat on the floor, and needing to focus on his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Calgary, he sought the care of a chiropractor.

After seeing first-hand how chiropractic contributes to health and the avoidance of injury, Dr. Palmer enrolled at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. Upon the completion of four years of study, he graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic. He now practices in Vancouver  and considers himself lucky to have found his calling helping people to achieve better health through chiropractic care.

Dr. Palmer offers manual therapy treatment strategies to address your particular condition including specific muscular release, spinal adjustments, electrical modalities, custom orthotics, and exercise and lifestyle modification. He knows that the human body was designed to move, and that chiropractic care keeps it moving properly; leading to optimal functioning of the nervous system, and greater health for a longer period of time.

 

MIKO TOMASEVICH, RMT

Miko Tomasevich, a Registered Massage Therapist, joined the Peak Performance team in hopes of helping patients prevent and treat sports injuries as well as postural strain.

Miko, a competitive wake and snowboarder, specializes in muscle energy techniques, joint play, end loading and spinal decompression techniques.




Dr. PUSHPA CHANDRA, RN, ND

Dr. Pushpa Chandra is a Vancouver based Naturopathic Physician with an integrative approach to healthcare. Her background includes over 27 years of acute care hospital experience as a registered nurse and 22 years at BC Children’s Hospital in critical care, working with the province’s sickest children. She specializes in Pediatrics and Sports Medicine.

A competitive sports enthusiast, Dr. Pushpa has completed multiple marathons and triathlons, including Ironman Canada in 2000. She is passionate about working with athletes to help them achieve their personal best. Her athletic background gives her a unique insight into Sports Medicine, having suffered through various injuries over many years of competition.

Dr. Pushpa believes in providing the body with the tools it needs to heal itself. Her philosophy is based on prevention and maintaining optimal health through Naturopathic medicine. She believes that nutrition and exercise play a vital role in the maintenance of good health.

 

KJERSTI REDFEARN, MPT

Kjersti is a registered Physiotherapist, experienced in marathon training, competitive swimming, and road biking. Kjersti has lived in the outdoor playground of Kitsilano for seven years and is very much enjoying a fulfilling career as a physiotherapist.  She strongly believes that staying active throughout life is not only possible, it is essential!

Her interest in Physiotherapy originated from a desire to help others get involved, and stay involved in physical activity. Her goal is to help her clients achieve pain free movement and recovery. She uses a variety of treatment strategies such as muscle energy, manual therapy, movement re-education, therapeutic modalities, strengthening and conditioning.

Kjersti began her educational journey at UBC first completing her Bachelors in Human Kinetics and continuing on to complete her Masters of Physical Therapy. Always eager to continue learning, she is currently training in STOTT and Balanced Body Pilates Rehabilitation and is involved in a research project, Screening for lymphedema in women post-mastectomy.

Kjersti’s other interests include travelling, hiking, snowshoeing, playing assorted musical instruments, and spending time with friends and family.

 

 AIMEE JENSEN-HUOT, RMT

Aimée’s personal approach to maintaining health is based on the body’s natural healing power. In order to restore the body’s proper alignment and posture, she applies a unique blend of techniques tailored to your individual needs.

Throughout her experience as an RMT, Aimée has enjoyed working on a wide range of pathologies from chronic pain, headaches, muscle imbalances in the shoulder girdle or pelvis regions, and nerve irritation in the neck, shoulders, low back and hips. Modalities often included in her treatments are craniosacral, muscle energy techniques, positional release, myofascial, trigger point and deep tissue work.

Aimée has a strong passion for yoga and often includes yoga therapy in her treatments. She can also provide remedial exercises that are progressive and effective with structural imbalances; in creating more flexibility; and in balancing functional muscle strength differences.

Education and Training

2006 – West Coast College of Massage Therapy

Specialities

  • Craniosacral
  • Osteopathic techniques
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Positional release
  • Myofascial
  • Trigger point
  • Deep tissue work
  • Swedish Massage

 

ANDREA OROSZ, RMT

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Andrea’s decision of choosing massage therapy as a profession became clear when her father suffered from several strokes a few years ago. Receiving massage on a regular basis played a critical role in reducing her father’s pain and recovering from paralysis. Witnessing this therapeutic power of massage therapy her passion was born. Soon after she began her studies at WCCMT and graduated with honours at the top of her class from the 3000 hour Registered Massage Therapy program.
Her treatment approach draws upon her extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, her 12 years of competitive gymnastics experience and as well her personal experiences with injury and rehabilitation. Her past experience includes working in Canuck’s Children Hospital, GF Strong, WCCMT Multiple Sclerosis Clinic and also working with the elite athletes of UBC Varsity Cross Country and Track & Field Teams, Harry Jerome Track Classic Competition and GranFondo Whistler Cycling Event.
Andrea’s main objective is to approach the body in a holistic manner, to address not only the area of complaint but to target the primary causes. Her treatments include a wide variety of techniques ranging from Fascial Release, Active Myofascial Release, Muscular Energy Technique, Trigger Point Therapy, Stretching, Deep Tissue Treatment and Athletic Massage.
Andrea enjoys an active lifestyle, which includes Biking, Pilates, Fencing and recently she started to learn Rock Climbing. She looks forward to helping you achieve your health, wellness and performance goals.

NATHAN SKIRROW, RMT

As a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s 3,000-hour RMT program in 2009 Nathan has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients with an array of treatment needs.

As a Massage Therapist, he’s worked at the international level with elite athletes and leaders of other health care professions. These collaborations have continued to spark his unparalleled drive to excel in the area of sports rehabilitation and performance. Nathan draws on these experiences during treatment to help patients realize their personal health goals.

Utilizing an orthopaedic approach with a focus on isolating dysfunctional stability and alignment, he has found a style that is both physically and mentally beneficial for his patients.

Nathan comes from a high performance background in soccer, competitive swimming, and swim coaching, and in his spare time is currently training for his second Triathlon, finishing his B.H.Sc., and volunteers with local varsity sports programs.