Alicia completed a Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology, completing both the Exercise Science and Pedagogy options, as well as, a Minor in Biology from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2010. She has continued furthering her education by completing courses in chronic disease, cognitive therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation, soft tissue release, geriatric care, pediatric care, stroke recovery, work conditioning, pregnancy and strength training. Throughout the years, Alicia has had the opportunity to work with many professionals in health, well-being, rehabilitation, chronic disease, and cancer.
Alicia is a Certified Kinesiologist, registered with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists. This past year, Alicia completed the 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training Certification and Prue Cormie’s EX-MED Cancer PD Professional Development designed for exercise specialists working within the cancer care field. Alicia believes that Exercise Therapy not only encompasses the physical being and movement, but incorporates the mind-body connection, breathing, stress management, mindfulness, relaxation, and symptom management into the prescription.
Having been born and raised in the interior, it was only a matter of time before Alicia relocated to the Okanagan. Here she enjoys an energetic lifestyle, love for the outdoors, sports, beautiful scenery, and proximity to family. Alicia can be found relishing in her love for the outdoors doing anything from travelling, biking, snowboarding, boating, to pure adventuring and everything in between.
Rehabilitation, to me, is helping others achieve their goals after trauma, returning them to their fullest potential through strength, determination, perseverance, and balance. I believe in a client centered approach; educating, facilitating, and goal setting to effectively administer rehabilitation programs to achieve success. Working in the industry for the past six years has given me the experience to pursue my own venture, starting my own rehabilitation company in the Okanagan Valley: Shift Rehab Services. I look forward to working alongside a diverse team of professionals in the area to continue to enhance my knowledge, skills, and abilities as I pursue my goals.
Sean graduated from the University of British Columbia Okanagan with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics, in clinical exercise physiology. Sean also pursued psychology, focusing especially on courses which examined external and internal influences on behavioral change and learning. Sean is a practicing Kinesiologist registered with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists. This year Sean completed a certification in Advanced Exercise Prescription: Consistency and Effectiveness in Rehabilitation and General Exercise Technique. He has also completed his Cert IV in Fitness, an Australian based personal training certification; participated in multiple courses focused on knowledge translation and has worked closely with those who have suffered cardiac events as a health and wellness coach.
Sean has been drawn into the field of orthopedic rehabilitation from his own experience with a significant injury and how this experience impacted his own life and the people surrounding him. Sean believes the human body is resilient and can overcome so much with proper education, determination, and perseverance. Sean’s philosophy is that effective rehabilitation focuses on permanent, positive changes to a participant’s quality of life. When providing rehabilitation, Sean encourages a strong level of engagement, education, and goal setting.
Having spent his first 18 years in Australia, Sean greatly appreciates Canada’s many seasons. In particular, he loves spending his time in the mountains: snowboarding, rock-climbing, mountain-biking and camping.
What Is Kinesiology?
KINESIOLOGY AND HUMAN KINETICS
It is the scientific study of human movement, performance and function; also known as human kinetics. Kinesiology applies the science of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, psychology and neuroscience to human movement and function.
On a practical level, kinesiology utilizes science-based research and assessment to aid in the enhancement of human performance, such as sport or work environments and to assist in the prevention or rehabilitation of injury, lifestyle diseases and other physiological conditions.