Our Integrated Support Team

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IAN GALLAGHER

Clinic 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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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). 

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SHAWN MERCER

Massage Therapist  |  Fascial Focus (RMT, BHK)

 

Shawn graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. Shawn has been a registered massage therapist (RMT) since 2014. A student of Marjorie Haynes (RMT), who is the founder of CoAT™ (pronounced “coat”), Shawn is passionate about the fascial system and enjoys empowering patients by using CoAT™ to release fascia in order demonstrate how our bodies are an efficient design, disposed to find relief. If you're experiencing inflammation, swelling, bloating, restricted range of motion, pain, lethargy, headaches, insomnia, poor circulation, and/or digestive issues, CoAT™ can help provide relief! 

 

Please visit https://www.coatmethod.net to learn more about CoAT™ and fascial release.

 

 

Kinesiologist  |  Somatic Therapy Focus (BHK, somatic therapy practitioner in training)

 

With a background in human movement, the fascial system, Shawn can offer a blended approach to help patients physically move through trauma born behavioural patterns. Shawn is currently studying Somatic Experiencing® and NeuroAffective Touch®. These somatic based approaches offer a chance for the nervous system to express the body’s unmet needs. When patients describe that limiting symptoms persist despite many therapies and inconclusive/negative test results, Shawn explores the possibility that somatic therapy can provide relief. Shawn has noticed that with the simple act of carefully giving the body and mind space and time to connect and communicate, there comes releases of vital information and energy, thus giving the patient a chance to feel more ease. 

 

Clinical Hypnotherapist (CHt)

 

Shawn received her qualifications as a Clinical Hypnotherapist from the Coastal Academy of Hypnotic Arts and Sciences in 2017, and has been practicing hypnotherapy ever since. A hypnotherapy session provides the client the opportunity to connect with the subconscious mind - where the root cause of many behaviours/patterns can are kept, sometimes undetected. When clients have reached a deeply relaxed state, Shawn has helped clients manage anxiety/depression, junk food intake, sleep quality, nail biting, fear of flying and fear of needles.

 

 

Please visit www.shawnmercer.ca to learn more about Shawn’s practice. 

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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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COURTNEY BOECHLER MPT, BHSKin, FDN (IMS)

Physiotherapist

 

Courtney completed her Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 2016 and Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2012. Since graduating, Courtney has successfully completed postgraduate courses in Advanced Functional Dry Needling, Sports Level 1, Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation (dizziness) and a 6-month mentorship course in The Integrative Systems Model which approaches physiotherapy from a whole body perspective. Having worked as a physiotherapist in both Australia and Canada, Courtney has had the opportunity to treat athletes from a wide variety of sports including professional rugby, AFL and the Sydney Dance Company. Her career goal has always been to combine her two passions of sports and physiotherapy.

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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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KATE WHEELER

Clinic Operations

 

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 Female Prep in 2005 and was the captain in 2007. She played junior hockey for the Oakville Ice and the Toronto Aeros. Kate is the Assistant Coach of the Delta Hockey Academy Female Prep team and the Director of Business Development for the Delta Wild Hockey Group. Kate manages operations for the Delta Health & Performance Clinic and is a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. 

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BRITTANY KIRBY

Clinic Operations

 

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 Varsity Team at the Delta Hockey Academy, works as the Director of Marketing for the Delta Wild Hockey Group and manages operations for the Delta Health & Performance Clinic.