Monthly Archives: October 2016

Mischa Partridge

Mischa Partridge

Certified Athletic Therapist

Email: mischa@moveo.ca

 

Mischa Partridge is a Certified Athletic Therapist who completed his Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy at Camosun College in Victoria, BC. As an athletic therapist, Mischa is also a certified first responder and a member of the National and Provincial Athletic Therapy Associations.

 

Prior to his post secondary education, Mischa spent seven years competing as a professional cyclist, as a member of both the National BMX and National Track cycling teams. Still an active cyclist, Mischa coaches the Provincial BMX team, and enjoys riding his mountain bike and gravel bike. Competing in these high-risk sports, Mischa has dealt personally with many injuries and in turn developed an interest and great appreciation for the world of rehabilitation. Along with his passion for high performance sport, this became a major inspiration for pursuing his career as a therapist.

 

Since graduating, Mischa has worked as a field therapist for many different sports including hockey, soccer, field hockey, basketball, rugby, and others. To this point in his career Mischa has travelled to World Cup competitions with the Canadian National BMX team, and attended the 2019 Pan American Games with the Women’s National Volleyball team who he continues to work with.

 

A thorough assessment both globally and specific to the area of concern allows Mischa to understand the nature and severity of dysfunction. Utilizing manual therapy techniques to restore proper function and therapeutic exercise to reinforce correct movement patterns, you can expect a more active style of treatment. With a strong understanding of training for performance, Mischa is passionate about ensuring athletes are properly prepared for their return to training and competition.

 

Mischa is a believer that keeping the body moving is a key aspect to maintaining quality of life. Whether it is helping his clients get through the day pain free or back to their favorite weekend activity, Mischa understands that working together with clients is essential in their rehabilitation process.

 

Mischa is a coffee lover, and away from work you will likely find him outside in nature or in the kitchen cooking.

 

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: michelle@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.

 

 

Meghan Butterworth

Meghan Butterworth
RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Email: meghanb@moveo.ca

 

Meghan Butterworth, is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy program in 2018. Prior to becoming an RMT, Meghan completed her Bachelor of Human Kinetics at UBC Okanagan with a focus in Health Promotion. After four years coordinating grassroots programs for provincial sport organizations, Meghan was drawn to continue her healthcare education. Her kind and conscientious demeanour is an asset to our patients and helping them attain their specific treatment goals. Her style of treatment encompasses flowing Swedish massage with neuromuscular techniques, trigger point release, active stretching & fascial techniques. Meghan has experience in treating postural overuse and imbalances, arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendinitis, headaches, piriformis syndrome and other nerve impingements, as well as prenatal. Meghan will be taking more continuing education for pregnancy massage in October 2019 to build on her experience.

When she is not working, you can find her on the soccer field, enjoying the outdoors, or spending time with friends and family. 

Aubrey Clarkson

Aubrey Clarkson

RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Email: aubrey@moveo.ca

 

Aubrey attended Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, where she gained hands-on clinical experience treating a diverse range of individuals from athletes to elderly populations. Through her education, Aubrey was fortunate to participate in in-depth anatomy labs, providing her with an understanding of the intricate connections within the human body. Her training has taught her that many orthopedic conditions can be effectively treated through maintaining a state of balance within the body and nervous system.

 

Aubrey believes in educating patients about the possible source of their symptoms, empowering them to participate in their health by incorporating stretching, strengthening and daily movement to prolong the benefits gained from massage therapy treatment.

 

Outside of the clinic Aubrey maintains an active lifestyle through working out, yoga and any seasonal outdoor activity.

Adam Cowan


Adam Cowan 
RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Email: adam@moveo.ca

 

Adam is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy program in 2018. He previously received his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2012. During that time he interned as a Student Athletic Therapist with the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency program where he saw first hand how manual therapy could get athletes back to play as soon as possible. During his career as a Kinesiologist he was given insight on how important therapeutic exercises coupled with manual therapy could help people return to work or every day life!

He is interested in anything sport related as he grew up playing team sports and he regularly competes in CrossFit/recreational activities.

Orthopedic injuries are his biggest interest; however, any condition will interest him as he is up for the challenge. His background in exercise physiology will help you get back to normal life and will assist you in any athletic goals you may have!

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

Email: richard@moveo.ca

 

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!