Our Integrated Support Team

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IAN GALLAGHER

Clinic Owner & Director

 

Ian is the Director of the Delta Health and Performance Clinic and the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. He has over 25 years experience working with professional and amateur hockey players, including 12 years with the Vancouver Giants (WHL) from 2004 to 2016. He is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Delta Hockey Academy and specializes in training elite athletes. Ian also serves as the Director of the Delta Hockey Academy. He has been in this position since its inception in 2004 when he designed and implemented the South Delta Secondary Hockey Academy Skills Program and has grown the academy to include 7 competitive teams all playing in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL). Ian earned his Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. He taught for 15 years in the Edmonton School District. 

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KATE WHEELER

Clinic Operations Director

 

Kate graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in Biomedical Marketing in 2012. She earned a NCAA Division 1 athletic scholarship for the women's hockey team 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 in 2005 and was the captain in 2007. She played junior hockey for the Oakville Ice and the Toronto Aeros. Kate is the Director of Business Operations for the Delta Wild Hockey Group. Kate has a background in pharmacy and health management and manages operations for the Delta Health & Performance Clinic.

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JASUB JARQUIN MPT, BHK, FCAMPT, FDN (IMS)

Head Physiotherapist

 

Jasub Jarquin received his Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia and his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Kinetics with a specialization in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. He has also successfully completed a post-graduate Fellowship within the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapy, which signifies that he has advanced and specialized clinical training in neuromusculoskeletal assessment and treatment. Jasub has consulted for and provided extensive treatment for numerous professional and junior hockey clubs, including the Vancouver Giants of the WHL, World Junior Hockey Championships, National Skating Championships, Delta Hockey Academy, U17 Bayside Sharks Rugby, BC Summer Games and Cross-fit Canada West Regional Championships. Jasub has also provided clinical mentorship and placements for students enrolled in the Masters of Physical Therapy program at the University of British Columbia within the Faculty of Medicine. 

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KRIS BEECH MSc

Mental Performance Coach

 

Kris is the Founder of AIM Mindfulness and is a Certified Mindfulness Instructor (McLean Meditation Institute 2015). He earned a Masters of Science in Sports Management from Ulster University in 2016. Kris' 15-year pro hockey career offered him a variety of experiences that taught him to communicate the importance of being proactive and mastering the mental game. Kris was selected by the Washington Capitals 7th overall in the 1999 NHL entry draft. He played 7 seasons in the NHL and AHL for the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Vancouver Canucks. Kris also played 8 seasons in Europe (Sweden, Finland, Czech Rep., Germany, Austria, and N. Ireland). Prior to his career in the NHL, Kris won the WHL Ed Chynoweth Cup with the Calgary Hitmen in 1999. Kris also won the AHL Calder Cup championship title with the Hershey Bears in 2006. In 2010, Kris won the Swedish Hockey League championship title (HV71). Kris is also the Assistant Coach of the Delta Hockey 

Academy Midget Prep team. 

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BRETT WILLOWS MPT, BSc Kin, NSCA-CPT

Physiotherapist  |  Strength & Conditioning Coach

 

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). Brett currently works as the team physiotherapist for the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL. 

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AYESHA KOOME CAT(C), BAET, CSEP-CEP

Athletic Therapist  |  Kinesiologist 

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 Certified 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 an 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. 

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LYDIA MAXWELL CAT(C), BSc Kin

Athletic Therapist

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. She runs a private practice in the Delta Health and Performance Clinic. She is also the assistant Athletic Therapist with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Super REX program, working with Canada's top youth female soccer players.

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ELIZABETH YEE MPT, BSc Kin

Physiotherapist

 

Elizabeth graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in Exercise Science. She then worked in a rehabilitation setting before returning to school and completing her Master of Physical Therapy degree at the University of British Columbia.

 

Elizabeth is passionate about continuing education, and has completed courses in the Mulligan concept, Kinetic Link Training and specialized courses on working with runners. She has completed the Dry Needling Program certificate through Acupuncture Canada. She also holds her Level 1 and Level 2 Lower Orthopaedic Manual Therapy certification, with plans to pursue further training in this area.  

 

Elizabeth utilizes exercise, manual therapy, and education to help patients reach their therapeutic goals. She has experience with athletic injuries, motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, and neurological injuries. Elizabeth has experience as an athletic trainer, volunteering with the UFV varsity sports teams in the athletic clinic and on-field for a variety of different events. 

 

Elizabeth is focused on staying active herself, by running, spin and working out at the gym. She has run a number of half-marathons, and completed the BMO Vancouver Marathon in 2017.

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ALEX LEROUX MPT, BHK

Physiotherapist

 

Alex completed his Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from Saint Francis Xavier University, then flew halfway around the world to Australia pursuing his Doctor of Physiotherapy with High Distinction from Bond University. Growing up Alex was actively involved in a variety of sports eventually becoming a NCCP trained in competitive swimming. Prior to pursuing his physiotherapy degree, he worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Richmond Rapids. In the growing field of sports injuries, his curiosity was drawn to the management of concussions, in which he has experience working in neurorehabilitation. He has completed further education surrounding concussion management which he applies to treatment with each individual athlete. Alex has worked as a therapist with high performance athletes where he had the opportunity to complete an internship at Stanford University. There he was able to work alongside other NCAA medical staff with the Stanford football and rowing teams. This experience drove him towards continuing to work with athletes, engaging with them and assisting them to return to compete. Alex utilizes a client-centred approach, incorporating education, exercise prescription and sport-specific training with his treatments, pushing every athlete to reach their full potential.

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DUSTIN WALSH RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

 

Dustin is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage therapy and a former member of the Canadian Paralympic track and field team. He competed in three Paralympic games as well as several other international athletics competitions and won a silver medal at the 2015 Toronto Para-Panamerican games in the 400 metres. Dustin relied heavily on massage therapy to achieve success throughout his athletic career and he draws on this experience to incorporate the athlete's perspective into all of his treatments. He also understands that for any athlete massage therapy is most effective when viewed as one piece of the overall training program. Before beginning any

treatment, Dustin seeks to understand where the athlete is in their training and competition season so he can choose a treatment approach that not only addresses the athlete's primary concern, but also supports both their short and long term athletic goals. Whether you are seeking treatment for a specific injury or seeking treatment to manage the physical stresses of a full-time training program, Dustin would welcome an opportunity to be a part of your high

performance support team.

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LOI ESENGI RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Loi graduated from the Canadian College of Health Sciences and Technology in Windsor, Ontario. Her passion for sports and positive experience with massage therapy were defining influences in selecting a career as an RMT. Loi is also a sport candidate member (SCM) with the Canadian Sport Massage Therapist Association and has experience working with SFU athletes as well as at a multidisciplinary sports medicine and rehabilitation clinic. Loi utilizes many manual techniques including trigger point therapy, soft tissue release, active release, neuromuscular re-education, myofascial work, deep tissue massage, and joint mobilization. She is also certified in assisted instrumental soft tissue manipulation (AISTM/graston). Loi grew up playing many sports and as a result of her experiences she has a very personal understanding of the requirements and demands of competitive sports on the human body.

 

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DR. JESSICA YEUNG DC, BSc Env

Chiropractor

 

Dr. Jessica Yeung, DC graduated Cum Laude from Palmer West Chiropractic in San Jose, California. During her time in California, she completed a 6 month practicum at the VA Palo Alto Hospital and volunteered at local Double Road Races. Dr. Yeung grew up in Richmond and studied Environmental Science at the University of British Columbia. She was first exposed to chiropractic during her time in college when her headaches were not going away and she did not want to resort to constant medication. Nothing helped her recover as fast as seeing a chiropractor. She was inspired to pursue chiropractic studies after her positive experience with that chiropractor who used non-invasive therapies while also educating and encouraging a healthier lifestyle.

 

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JORDAN MACKENZIE

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

 

Jordan has over 8 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach with elite athletes. He spent 6 years as an intern and assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Vancouver Canucks. He also worked with the Coquitlam Express (BCHL) for one season. Jordan has a Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching degree with a specialization in Kinesiology. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NCCP trained level 1, holds a high five certificate, BCRPA fitness theory weight training and personal training, and is certified in CPR and First Aid.

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JENNA BAXTER

Strength & Conditioning Coach

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PAVEL DHAH

Strength & Conditioning Coach

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BRITTANY KIRBY

Marketing Director

 

Brittany graduated from the University of Toronto in 2014 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with a double-major in english and history. She played for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues women's hockey team from 2009 to 2014 and served as an assistant captain from 2012 to 2014. She was a scholarship recipient of the Larry and Judy Tanenbaum Award of Merit while studying at U of T. Brittany's professional background includes managing executive operations for the Vice-President of External Relations at the University of Manitoba and managing executive communications and operations for WE Day and WE Charity at the organization's head office in Toronto. Brittany now coaches the Female U17 Prep team at the Delta Hockey Academy and works as the Director of Marketing for the Delta Wild Hockey Group and the Delta Health & Performance Clinic.