Monthly Archives: October 2016

Najat Adams


Najat Adams 
RMT 

Registered Massage Therapist
Email: najat@moveo.ca

 

Najat is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy completing her diploma in the 3000 hour curriculum.  She began her practice of massage therapy and comes to us with two decades of clinical experience providing the highest quality of care to her patients. From 2000-2012 she held a position as an educator, clinical supervisor and in 2007 added the title of Practical Education Coordinator to her portfolio at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy before pursuing another career opportunity.

 

Najat believes in a holistic approach to treatment utilizing the following techniques in her practice to allow the body to repair itself.  These include myofascial release work, joint mobilization, Swedish massage techniques, trigger point release, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, pregnancy, she also treats MVA related injuries such as whiplash, joint irritation, sciatica, migraines, tension headaches and a variety of work related injuries.

 

In her spare time she enjoy spending time gardening, cooking and entertaining friends and family.

Michelle Adams


Michelle Adams
RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Email: admin@moveo.ca

 

My name is Michelle Adams and I graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2004 from a 3000 hour program. I incorporate a variety of techniques from Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Joint Mobilization, Deep Tissue Massage and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization.
I have worked extensively with Pre and Post Pregnancy, post mastectomy, TMJ dysfunction, and various work related injuries such as tendonitis, bursitis, adhesive capsulitis, plantar fasciitis, chronic low back pain and chronic headaches. My goal in treatments is to provide my patients with the upmost care and ongoing follow up.

 

I spent 5 years working at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and have had the pleasure to work with students in the public clinic as a Clinical Instructor, Co Instructor for the Introductory to Massage and Co Instructor for Manual Skills and MSAK lab. Currently, I am in the process of completing my Bachelor of Health Science Degree Open Learning with Thompson River University.

 

I am committed to providing accurate assessment and treatment of soft tissue injury and dysfunction, and am also dedicated to effective patient education, which I hope will allow one to take an active role in their own health care.

 

 

Julie Cristobal


Julie Cristobal

RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Email: julie@moveo.ca

 

Julie graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2011, receiving her diploma for completing the 3000 hour program and has been practicing as a full time RMT since her graduation. For five years she worked in Burnaby treating repeat clientele through her busy practice, working with and learning from an experienced team of dedicated physios, kinesiologists, chiropractors and other RMT’s. Julie’s treatments are generally flowy and relaxing with Swedish to help ease stress, myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point release & stretching along with other therapeutic techniques depending on what presents. Julie has experience in treating piriformis syndrome, whiplash injuries, postural overuse or imbalances, tendinitis, sports injuries, shoulder injuries, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, frozen shoulder, headaches and aches and pains associated with pregnancy. Julie has taken extra courses in pregnancy massage and kinesio tape. She incorporates patient home care into her practice for those who require prolonged treatment at home. 

 

On a personal note, Julie loves getting outside and staying active in her spare time with the gym and hiking. She loves camping and is an avid concert-goer. She also has an interest in travel, visiting somewhere new every year.

 

 

Keith Folkerts


Keith Folkerts
RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Email: keith@moveo.ca

 

‎Keith Folkerts graduated from the 3000 hour Registered Massage Therapy Program from West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT). His passion for human anatomy and the performance of the body comes from years of playing volleyball and basketball at high levels. Keith looks at the entire body and how it is functioning when treating in order to achieve the best results. Keith approaches each case individually and will create a plan with the patient in finding out what your goals are and will work with you to help you accomplish them.

Keith uses a variety of techniques including trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage and has taken courses for IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization). He has treated patients with a wide range of conditions including whiplash, sports related injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia and other neurological disorders.

In his spare time Keith enjoys the outdoors, hiking, playing any sport, good food and spending time with his wife.

 

 

Richard Moore


Richard Moore

RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

 

Richard’s passion is helping his clients feel well so they get off the sidelines and back into the game. Having studied biomechanics and treatment techniques in muscle rehabilitation, he is a firm believer in the ability of the body’s built-in healing mechanisms and knows healthy feet are a key component to overall health.

Since graduating from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2004, Richard has worked as a Registered Massage Therapist in massage clinics specializing in sport medicine and wellness centres. He is qualified to treat athletes as well as individuals suffering from injuries, motor vehicle crashes and other physiological conditions. Richard is also a master instructor with Evidence Based Fitness Academy and continues to expand his knowledge of health through on-going course study.

Richard’s goal is to help his clients get their body into an ideal state of health by balancing how the body works through Massage Therapy techniques. Some of the techniques he draws upon to repair injured ligaments, muscles, fascia and tendons are Deep Tissue Swedish Massage, Myofascial Techniques, Trigger Point Therapy and Active Mobility and Stretching.

Richard knows the body can realign and begin the process of healing itself and regenerating tissues when the right conditions allow it to happen. He is trained to help minimize pain and discomfort from scar tissue, which builds up in our bodies after injury or surgery. He takes the time to assess your condition in order to properly identify the root cause and then help the body regain flexibility and range of motion through massage therapy.

Richard chooses barefoot and minimalist shoes for exercise and his everyday footwear to maintain his optimal health. Having completed ironman competitions and marathons, Richard remains active through a weekly running club and practicing at the archery range when he’s not spending time with his wife and two young children.

Taylor Odobas


Taylor Odobas

RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Email: taylor@moveo.ca

 

‎Taylor graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT) in April 2015. During the 20-month full time program, she was able to complete 550+ hours of hands on training that enabled her to work with a variety of patients and conditions. After finishing school she knew that she wanted to work in a team-oriented environment with a variety of practitioners, which brought her to Movéo!

 

Taylor is able to assess and treat several conditions including sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, tension headaches, migraines, strains, sprains and much more. She enjoys developing patient specific treatment plans that are tailored based on symptoms and objective findings. She incorporates diverse techniques such as myofascial release, joint mobilizations, neuromuscular technique, trigger point therapy, as well as Swedish massage to weave it all together in a relaxing manner. She is a strong believer in restoring posture to restore function, therefore be prepared to take a proactive approach in the maintenance of your health and well being.

 

Through her humor and infectious enthusiasm, she plans to make an uplifting impact on her patients on how to love life and live it to the fullest through holistic health care! In her spare time Taylor enjoys hiking, cycling, practicing/teaching yoga, eating chocolate and playing with her dogs!