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Amanda Richmond

Type: Occupational Therapists

Mainland OT Team Manager

JR Rehab Training and Quality Assurance Coordinator

Amanda grew up in Cambridge, UK and moved to BC in 2006.  She studied Occupational Therapy at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, and specializes in acquired brain injuries and orthopaedics.  She keeps active in her spare time throughout the year by training for triathlons.

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Amanda Richmond

Ashley Huff

Type: Occupational Therapists

Ashley received her undergraduate degree, where she majored in Kinesiology, and her Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of British Columbia. Ashley is passionate about using evidence-based interventions to enable clients to engage in occupations that are meaningful to them. Her philosophy on rehabilitation is centered on the belief that all clients have the potential for recovery. When Ashley’s not working you can find her running, cooking, or exploring the local mountains surrounding Vancouver.

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Carlene Garcia

Type: Rehab Assistants & Kinesiologists

Carlene graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Psychology and has a Certificate in Fitness and Health from Simon Fraser University. Carlene joined the JR Rehab team September 2016. Carlene has been working in the fitness industry for 10 years from teaching group fitness classes to personal training clients that are in pain. Her active rehab specializations include the gym and pool settings with a variety of clients. Carlene is very active in the gym and likes to try new hikes. She works with hockey teams, being their trainer during games and strength trainer off the ice. Her other interests include learning about her field, traveling, coaching diving & being around the pool, camping and trying new things.

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Christina Holmes

Type: Rehab Assistants & Kinesiologists

Christina graduated from Simon Fraser University’s Kinesiology program.  Since then she has been an active member of the rehab community and has extensive experience in active rehabilitation, including aquatic therapy and fitness programs. chronic pain and muscle tension, severe orthopaedic trauma and soft tissue injuries, acquired brain injury and stroke and graduated return to work programs.  Christina is also trained to administer Functional Capacity Evaluations.  She has a special interest in chronic pain management, soft tissue release and yoga, as it pertains to rehab and is devoted to her professional development and work related research.  When not helping others, Christina enjoys yoga, swimming, and cooking.

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David Robb

Type: Rehab Assistants & Kinesiologists

Prior to joining the JR Rehab team, David graduated from CDI College with a diploma in Rehabilitation, he initially split his time working between community rehab working with TBI and stroke clients and working at a senior’s community as an Activity Coordinator. David took time off to travel before returning to the work force with Alberta Health Services at Wainwright Hospital as a member of the Stroke Unit Equivalent Care (SUEC) team, as well as working with acute inpatient hospital rehab, post-op rehab, and acute and chronic injury outpatient rehab. An extremely large sports fan, David volunteers with a Seniors Soccer team as a first aid attendant, as well is an avid Rugby player in the community. David has seen many areas of rehab including as a patient himself needing knee reconstruction to repair torn ACL, MCL, and LCL but through it all it has allowed him to learn and grow and better understand patient needs, emotions, and desires as well as utilize the most effective rehab programs.

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Deo Madrazo

Type: Rehab Assistants & Kinesiologists

Deo graduated with a Bachelor in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. He joined the JR Rehab team in August 2016. His primary region covered is the Vancouver area. Deo’s previous experience includes his time as an exercise leader for older adults with the UBC GOAL Exercise Program. He also spent time leading and developing physical activity programming for youth and adolescents. His experiences, passion for exercise and physical activity, and lifelong participation in team sports, have been the catalyst for his career in active rehabilitation. Deo relishes all aspects of rehabilitation, ranging from resistance training, fitness programs, and aqua therapy. He believes in a client centered approach and co-involvement between the client and the health professional. Deo is constantly learning new techniques and continuing his education in active rehabilitation science to further benefit his clients. During his spare time, you can find Deo playing basketball, football, golf, tennis, cycling and snowboarding.

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Emily Cannon

Type: Rehab Assistants & Kinesiologists

Emily graduated with her Bachelors of Kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley in December 2017 with a major in exercise science and a minor in psychology. Emily joined the JR Rehab team in June 2018. Apart from Emily’s work experience as a fully certified National Lifeguard and Water Safety instructor, she also has extensive volunteer experience in multiple areas of therapy including: physiotherapy, massage, occupational therapy, and personal training. From her own experience with personal and sports related injuries, Emil strongly believes in developing safe and effective rehab programs for her clients, while simultaneously helping to educate her clients along their rehab journey. Her active rehabilitation specializations include working in the gym and pool settings with a variety of clients. Her other interests include teaching swimming lessons, art, traveling, cooking, and sports. Emily continues to grow her knowledge for her field and hopes one day to complete her masters.

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Emily Ferguson

Type: Rehab Assistants & Kinesiologists

Emily graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2018 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology and joined the JR team in June 2018. During her time at UBC, Emily focused on neuroanatomy, physiology, adapted physical activity, healthy policy, and program development. With a background in competitive swimming and coaching, Emily understands the physical and psychological aspects of athletics, and overall fitness. Emily enjoys expanding her knowledge base both inside the classroom and out, and is always looking for opportunities to put her skills and knowledge to use to help educate others. She understands the importance of client involvement during the rehab process and strives to integrate her clients’ needs and goals into program planning as much as possible. In her spare time, Emily enjoys yoga, swimming, walking her dog, and trying new things.

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Gurinder Dosanjh

Type: Rehab Assistants & Kinesiologists

Gurinder graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor in Kinesiology in 2015. He joined the JR Rehab team in February 2016. He enjoys all aspects of rehabilitation varying form gym based programs to aqua therapy. He enjoys prescribing and directing specific exercise programs in the pursuit of helping a client reach their goals. He believes in constantly learning and bettering himself so aspires to learn about new treatment methods and philosophies to further aide his clients. Some of his interests include playing sports, hiking, jogging and reading.

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Janna Young

Type: Occupational Therapists

Janna completed her degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia in 2004. Janna has worked in a variety of health care settings, including long term care, acute inpatient services and community based services. Throughout her career, Janna has worked and volunteered as an OT internationally. Most recently, Janna has specialized in the area of Mental Health and is passionate about collaborating with clients in their recovery journey. Outside of work, Janna enjoys running, swimming, hiking and spending time with her husband and children.

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