BPHE, DC, CPTN-CPT, RCCSS(C)-Resident
Certified ART® Provider
Certified Graston® Provider
Chiropractic Sport Resident
Clinic Owner and Director
Dr. Jenn Turner completed her Bachelors Degree in Physical Education at Brock University in St. Catharine’s, Ontario. After graduating, she continued her education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic. Dr. Turner is currently waiting to sit the exam to accomplish her Chiropractic Sports Sciences fellowship program, which will qualify her as a chiropractic Sport Specialist. Jenn is a fully certified Active Release Techniques © practitioner as well as being trained in Graston Techniques ®.
Her expertise as a chiropractor has taken Jenn around the world with her job with Cycling Canada. Her career highlights include working at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the most recent 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Jenn has been working with Cycling Canada during the past 9 years in the Track, Road and BMX programs and was proud to see some of her athletes win a bronze medal at both of these Games.
Jenn has travelled to Europe as part of the medical team for the National Bobsled and Skeleton teams where they were competing in the Europa Cup Circuit. She also has experience working with the Professional Cycling Team Sky out of Great Britian and has worked with a number of other professional, Olympic and amateur athletes. Jenn has been the “Injuries” columnist for Triathlon Magazine Canada and has contributed to the Triathlon BC publication, IMPACT magazine and many others.
Jenn is a competitive athlete herself. Dr. Turner’s involvement in triathlon began at age 18 and she has recently discovered that her passion and talent lies in long course triathlon. Completing 4 Ironmans to date, she is currently taking a “break” from triathlon and has found a love for competing in trail ultra-marathons and road running. Currently Jenn is competing recreationally while figuring out the mommy/work/life balance with the recent addition to her family of her first baby in December 2013 and second baby in August 2015.
Certified ART® Provider
Certified Graston® Provider
Clinic Owner and Director
Dr. Sarah Jung was born and raised in Burnaby, BC. She obtained her Bachelors of Science (Kinesiology) at Simon Fraser University, where she was a member of the varsity swim team. She then attended Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, where she graduated Cum Laude and with clinic honours before returning to Vancouver. Dr. Jung is a certified Active Release Techniques (ART®) provider and is also certified in Graston Technique.
Dr. Jung is very familiar with an active lifestyle and competitive sports. As a member of the varsity swim team at SFU, she attended numerous national swim meets including Olympic Trials and helped SFU win 4 national titles while completing her degree.
Dr. Jung’s treatment approach incorporates ART®, Graston, traditional chiropractic adjustments, addressing muscular imbalances and prescribing stretches and exercises to help people return to the activities that they love.
Dr. Jung has worked with athletes of all ages and abilities including traveling and working with BC Soccer provincial teams and treating at Ironman Canada numerous times. She has presented to local swim teams, running clubs and dance studios to identify and optimize the athletes performance and function.
Currently, Dr. Sarah Jung is teaching part time at Vancouver College of Massage where she teaches Anatomy and Physiology in the Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) program.
Outside of work, you will find Dr. Jung playing a lot volleyball (both indoor and beach), swimming, running, hiking, doing yoga, or attempting to learn the game of golf!
Dr. Casey Berardo
Dr. Berardo is a Naturopathic Physician based in Langley, B.C. Growing up as an all season athlete, the intricate and miraculous workings of the human body was something that always fascinated Dr. Casey Berardo. She discovered her passion for naturopathic medicine when faced with illness and injury as a competitive track-and- field athlete in university, and hasn’t looked back since. What began as a personal interest in achieving optimal health became a lifelong commitment to be of service to those embarking on their own healing journeys.
Dr. Berardo first and foremost treats the individual. She has a general family medical practice with particular interest in digestive disorders, women’s health, holistic weight loss, pediatrics, acute/chronic pain management and optimizing mental health and physical performance. Dr. Berardo practices medicine with compassion and educates and empowers individuals so they can improve their health and lifestyle while creating lasting changes. There is an innate healing capacity that lies within each of us, and Dr. Berardo believes that our greatest obstacles in health also present us with our biggest opportunities.
Dr. Berardo is a graduate of the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. During her studies, she completed an internship with Natural Doctors International in Nicaragua as well as at Positive Living BC, providing medical care to those living with HIV/AIDS. She has prescriptive authority in British Columbia and is CNPBC board certified in Acupuncture and Intravenous Nutrient Therapy. Dr. Berardo is a member in good standing of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC), British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA), and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).
In addition to being a Naturopathic Physician, Casey continues to constantly seek out new athletic pursuits and adventures. Casey is a runner, a Crossfit athlete, and has a goal of completing an Ironman triathlon. She believes a key to happiness is finding activities that make you come alive and doing these activities as often as you can. She can be found swimming in the ocean all year round and is happiest climbing mountains. Above all, she finds the greatest joy in helping others reach their own health goals and discover how amazing, fabulous and vibrant they can feel. She looks forward to being an advocate for your own healing journey toward better health and wellness.
Registered Massage Therapist
Kevin graduated from the 3000 hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) in 2013. Kevin strives to assist his patients to achieve their goals and to maintain and improve all aspects of their health and wellness. He has experience helping individuals injured in motor vehicle accidents, sports related injuries or are experiencing myofascial pain, headaches among other conditions. Kevin focuses on well rounded therapy that involves assessment, treatment, exercise and patient education to work towards full recovery.
Kevin uses a variety of techniques including trigger point therapy, myofascial release, joint mobilizations with a focus of deep tissue massage. He has also recently completed a cervical and thoracic MET course as well as rehabilitation with kettlebells course.
Kevin is excited to work at a multidisciplinary sports and rehab clinic, as he finds the team approach the most effective to increase recovery time.
Kevin was born and raised in Northern B.C. and now calls Cloverdale home alongside his wife and and one year old daughter. He enjoys playing many sports including golf, baseball, volleyball and hockey.
Registered Massage Therapist
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.
Born and educated in England, Georgina moved to Canada in 1990. She lived in Walnut Grove for 18 years, raising her two children and becoming an involved member of the community through school, hockey and soccer. She comes to our clinic with an educational background in office administration and a diverse history of work experience which includes over 10 years in the healthcare profession. Georgina prides herself on going above and beyond to help her patients with care. She understands that helping people with their health and well-being is of the utmost importance and crucial to their recovery and maintenance for a healthier and happier life.
In her spare time, Georgina loves to travel to warm places with palm trees, hiking local trails and tennis.
She is excited and proud to be part of the Movéo Sport & Rehabilitation team.
Born and raised by two chiropractors it would be fair to say it runs in my blood. The benefits of chiropractic, massage, acupuncture and holistic medicine was not only the way I was raised but a lifestyle I stand behind and now implement into my own family’s daily life. Having played many sports from field hockey to volleyball, soccer, softball and everything in between, it was a blessing to have a chiropractic in the house at all times to say the least. Now as wife and mother to two beautiful young children I know the utmost importance in not only maintaining their health on all spectrums but mine as well, which takes a full 360 approach: mind, body and spirit. It gives me no greater joy than to help ensure others have access and the knowledge to care for themselves and their families as I would do my own.
Movéo is hosting its first ever health and wellness series! Our practitioners will be sharing their passions, teaching various interactive classes on different topics and answering any questions that you may have! If you’ve made any new years resolutions, this may be a good complement to help you achieve them! From yoga to Traditional Chinese Medicine (tongue and ear diagnoses), you won’t want to miss out. Classes will take place on Thursday nights and Saturday mornings at Movéo. There is limited space so be sure to call the clinic (604-984-8731) early in order to reserve your spot for any of the classes. As a bonus, you’ll receive 10% off your next treatment at Movéo! It’s a win-win, so please come join us! The Movéo Team is looking forward to being part of your 2016 health and wellness journey.
Written by Student Kinesiologist Janice Leung
Hitting the gym, figuring what to do and how to do it safely can be a daunting combination. Sometimes the easiest solution beyond googling and searching on YouTube is just taking a peek at what others are doing in the gym. Unfortunately, “monkey see, monkey do” is not always the brightest. Even when the person next to you is doing something that is safe, it might not necessarily be a suitable exercise for your body mechanics, injury history, etc. So here are 5 common exercise mistakes that I see in the gym all the time.
1. Rotator Cuff Exercises
I’ve seen countless iterations of exercises intended to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulders. Unfortunately, rarely any of them are done correctly. One gut wrencher that I’ve seen is wild arm circles with 5lb plates. I’ve seen a powerlifter, who I highly respect, perform the movement. Perhaps there is merit and a reason behind it. But as mentioned before, the common fault is when people copy what others do without proper consideration of what the exercise is trying to accomplish and whether it is appropriate for them. The other very popular “go-to” warm up exercise is grabbing dumbbells or weight plates and externally rotating (as pictured above). This is all fine and dandy, but the truth is, it’s not accomplishing what most think that it’s accomplishing. Yes, you are externally rotating your shoulder, but think about how you’re working against gravity. You’re just using your bicep muscles to hold the weight up and taking the weight through a range of motion of external rotation. Simply bringing your elbow up to shoulder height and doing the same movement will target the external rotators more efficiently.
Alternatively, grab a resistance band or use a functional trainer cable machine and do the same. Take note that this changes the resistance that you’re working against. Now you’re working against a horizontal force that is actually resisting external rotation, i.e., your external rotators will be the primary muscles targeted.
2. Foam Rolling
Let’s be real here. Foam rolling tight, sore muscles is never fun and can be down right painful. There’s no easy way around it. This is why it’s common to see people, myself included, to be rolling too quickly. Unless you’re a proud masochist, it’s almost natural to roll muscles too fast because it’s just not comfortable. But think of it this way. When you get a massage, does your massage therapist quickly reef on your muscle a couple of times and then move on? No. In the same way, roll slowly. Thomas Myers, the author of Anatomy Trains, says, “Your muscles need time to get used to this sensation to allow the nervous system to actually relax and reduce tension.” If you simply can’t tolerate the pain, try releasing specific points or very small areas while taking in a couple of deep, slow breaths.
Watch Physiotherapist Dr. Erson Religioso’s video about breathing to release trigger points:
3. Leg Swings
As a former competitive track athlete and assistant high school track coach, I’ve seen many different leg swing variations as part of warm-ups and/or cool-downs. I never really realized the issue until I attended a weekend course from The Running Clinic. Then I saw Dr. Ryan DeBell of The Movement Fix post a great video on the same issue. Leg swings seem harmless because it’s a dynamic movement and the absence of pain tells an athlete that they’re doing it right, along with sensation of stretch through the groin, hamstring and hips. However, as Dr. DeBell discusses, this movement should in fact, be solely isolated to the hip joint. What often happens is that the lower back becomes involved and may have too much flexion and extension, especially as athletes involve the swinging of the opposite arm to reach their toes. I’ve been guilty of this as well. When we try to increase the range of motion of our swing, we often compensate by introducing too much movement through the lower back. Dr. DeBell gives a great tip: you can simply put your hand on the small of you back while you swing, so you can make sure that there’s minimal to zero movement through your back.
Watch Chiropractor Dr. Ryan DeBell explain and demonstrate how to perform leg swings properly:
4. Scapular Movement in Push Ups
A lot can go wrong with the push up, but I’ve chosen to specifically talk about the scapular movement. It’s not necessarily wrong, but what a lot of people do is that they lock down their shoulder blades or scapulae in retraction, i.e., squeezing the shoulder blades together. When people do this, they’re missing out on scapular protraction, i.e., shoulder blades moving away from each other, and using a muscle called the serratus anterior. In general, scapulothoracic rhythm is coordinated movement between the scapula and humerus (Blanton, 2012). If the scapulae are locked down in retraction, then you are likely missing out on that. As Eric Cressey of Cressey Sports Performance explains, this could lead to problems in the long run.
Watch Strength and Conditioning Coach Eric Cressey explain further about scapular movement during the push up:
5. The Eccentric Phase
Generally speaking, it’s a common mistake to speed through the eccentric phase of exercises. There may be exceptions if you’re training according to a specific protocol or specific goals. But for those that aren’t familiar with what the eccentric phase is, think of any exercise working in 2 phases: 1. contracting and shortening muscles generally against gravity, i.e., concentric phase, 2. contracting and lengthening muscles in the same direction that gravity works, i.e., eccentric phase. In the squat, the eccentric phase is when you bend your knees and lower your hips down. In a standing cable triceps extension, the eccentric phase is when you’re bending your elbows to return to the starting position. (You’re working in the same direction that gravity works because the weight stack is being lowered down).
I have clients that speed through their repetitions because they simply want to get it over with and reduce the discomfort they feel as their muscles fatigue. As much as that makes sense, not only can rushing through the eccentric phase prevent you from getting the most bang for your buck, in time and effort spent exercising, it could potentially increase risk of injury. Eccentric contractions lead to more muscle damage and hypertrophy, i.e., muscle growth (Poliquin Group™ Editorial Staff, 2012), which is a good thing. It might be hard to keep your tempo slow, but it ensures better technique and strength gains!
If you are unsure of whether you are doing exercises right, always consult your health professional first. With that being said, hopefully you may have learned something new within those 5 exercises discussed to prevent injury and improve performance.