B.Kin MAJ, CSEP-CEP, CSEP-HPS – Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach
Jermaine John comes to SCIENCED-Athletics as an experienced dancer and high-performance specialist for Artistic Athletes. With a career built on creating longevity in artistic sports and the performing arts, Jermaine has worked with many athletes and artists in a wide range of settings. He hopes to encourage mindfulness in load management, body & spatial awareness, and movement competency within a strength and conditioning environment to create longevity in artistic sports.
As a clinical exercise physiologist, Jermaine structures his training with results-based feedback. He teaches from a holistic perspective on health and wellness, athletic-aesthetic-artistic awareness, and skill mastery. Building on his interests in human kinetics and metabolism (and the balance between them), Jermaine has an extensive understanding of healthy living practices coupled with a physiological and biochemical approach to sport performance and quality of life.
Jermaine has previously worked with amateur and professional athletes/teams from the Bolshoi & GOH Ballets, Artistic Swimming & Gymnastics, Climbing Escalade Canada, Karate Canada, NLL, NHL, MLS, Skate Canada, Special Olympics BC, Cheer Canada, Sionnaine Irish Dance Academy & BC Highland Dance, Team Canada Dance, Ottawa School of Dance as well as National and International Figure Skating and Ice Dance Champions with Finland, Japan, Korea, Estonia, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Australia, and Team Canada.
Jermaine works with individuals at all levels of personal fitness, and has a special interest in helping those with medical concerns (especially metabolic conditions, such as diabetes), and improving the performance of artistic athletes. His clients benefit from his guidance, as well as his friendship, as he encourages them to improve active daily living and performance outcomes. Let’s inspire from a belief rooted in self-empowerment.
B.Sc.Kin, DPT – Registered Physiotherapist
Margaret is an active and energetic person who makes you feel like a comedian because she laughs at everything and enjoys creating personal connections with the people around her. Margaret’s journey to pursue physiotherapy first started by completing her undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences concentrating in Active Health and Rehabilitation Kinesiology. After working as a Kinesiologist and Physiotherapy Assistant for a few years, she flew to Gold Coast, Australia where she completed her Doctor of Physiotherapy Degree at Bond University.
Treating various varsity sports teams in the past including volleyball, softball, and Australian football, Margaret has a special interest in treating sports injuries and providing training programs for injury prevention. Margaret prioritizes client-centered care and values listening and connecting with her clients so their main concerns are fully addressed. While staying up to date with the latest evidence-based research, Margaret’s treatment approach utilizes manual therapy, movement therapy, and education to rehabilitate her clients. Meeting them at their starting point, she hopes to empower her clients to reach their personal goals or carry on with what they love to do.
Margaret enjoys treating clients from all walks of life from infants to adults. She has completed additional training to treat the pediatric population and provide concussion management, baseline testing, and persistent or complex pain syndromes.
On her days off, you can find her doing a number of physical and creative activities such as playing beach volleyball, swimming, running, hiking, baking, cooking, sewing, and eating
Seán Mc Keown
M.Sc, CSCS, IRFU-CCC – Applied Sport Scientist
Seán brings over 15 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach and applied sport scientist to SCIENCED Athletics. Following on from 6 years at the former multidisciplinary Fortius Sport & Health, Seán has provided strength and conditioning and integrated sport science support to practitioners, sport medicine professionals, athletes, organizations and individual clients.
Seán is a graduate of the BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and MSc in Sport Performance from the University of Limerick in Ireland and has worked extensively with ice hockey, field hockey, rugby, soccer and winter sport athletes as well as personal training clients. Applying a scientific approach, Seán’s philosophy emphasises the need for appropriate assessment and informed programming for all clients. In particular Seán has developed work processes using sport science technologies, data analytics and the most modern sport science research to develop athletic profiles to inform and individualize training for clients.
In his downtime Seán is an avid rugby player, enjoys cycling and most of all spending time with his wife Joanna and daughter Emily.
B.Sc, DPT, CSEP-CEP – Physiotherapist / Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Tim is currently undertaking Canadian Physiotherapy licencing and seeing clients in a Strength and Conditioning and Rehabilitation coach capacity
Tim’s special interest areas include general musculoskeletal physiotherapy including headaches neck and back pain. Upper limb traumatic, overuse and post operative shoulder conditions. These include sports related shoulder injuries, rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder and over head sports/ throwing related injuries. Painful tendon conditions (tennis elbow, jumpers’ knee and plantar fasciitis etc.)
In his physiotherapy practice Tim uses hands on manual therapies with movement-based interventions to optimally manage your condition. He is trained in spinal manipulation/mobilization techniques, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, dry needling, advanced taping and Clinical Pilates. He is an open minded and holistic practitioner and enjoys the challenge of finding the root cause of your issue and not just treating symptoms. In Australia, Tim has previously held the position of Physiotherapist for Tennis Australia and Team Physiotherapist for Queensland and New South Wales (State) level Volleyball.
Tim also works as a Performance Coach with various levels of athletes from youth development, weekend warriors, through to medal winning Olympians. He has treated many athletes from different sports including soccer players, gymnasts, runners, swimmers, surfers and golfers.
As an Exercise Physiologist Tim has worked in a variety of areas using exercise as medicine to treat and manage chronic diseases, help with weight loss and rehabilitate cardiorespiratory, neurological and rheumatological conditions. He has previously coordinated clinics in Diabetes Management, Community Based Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Falls Prevention and Bone Strengthening Programs.
As such Tim is in a perfect position to help you, from getting an accurate diagnosis and treating injuries through to getting you back playing sport and feeling 100%.
M.Kin, CSCS – Strength & Conditioning Coach
Ontario born and raised, Amanda completed her BSc Kinesiology at McMaster University before moving to the west coast to complete her Master of Kinesiology in Coaching Science from the University of British Columbia. During her studies Amanda worked at Fortius Sport & Health as the KidsMove Coordinator and Strength and Conditioning Coach. There, she was responsible for the development and implementation of a physical and health education program in the Burnaby School District for children aged 9-12. In addition, Amanda worked with a with a wide variety of national, collegiate, and youth athletes as well as private clientele.
Currently, Amanda is the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of British Columbia’s Varsity Athletics program. In this role, she oversees the Women’s Basketball, Field Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, and Volleyball teams S&C program. She works closely with the integrated support team to carry out training plans and supervises a team of Graduate and Undergraduate student coaches.
As a former varsity soccer and rugby player, Amanda is passionate about youth athlete development, injury prevention, and sports performance. She is dedicated to helping all individuals optimize their health, well-being, and performance goals, whatever they may be. Amanda welcomes you to SCIENCED Athletics!
MSc, ACSM-CEP – Strength & Conditioning Coach / Exercise Physiologist
Rob comes to SCIENCED Athletics having completed a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from the National university of Ireland. Rob’s particular area of focus is in the application of high-performance models to health and wellness, chronic health populations, injury prevention, and youth development.
Rob has previously worked in both clinical rehabilitation and sport environments and is a certified exercise physiologist with the American college of sports medicine Through the combination of experience and education Rob approaches each client’s needs with systematic process driven by current research and best practice.
Growing up in Ireland, Rob played a wide variety of sports from rugby, soccer, cycling, tennis, field hockey and surfing until a severe sports injury curtailed his sport career. Consequently however, this drove his interest in injury prevention, training and health. In his spare time Rob continues to follow and support his home Rugby team, Munster and is also a keen chef.
Dr. Brandon Luu
DC, BSc, B.Kin – Chiropractor
Brandon completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia and his Bachelor of Biological Science and Doctor of Chiropractic at University of Western States. Prior to studying chiropractic, Brandon studied kinesiology where he found his first passion in healthcare. Like many practitioners at SCIENCED Athletics Brandon was a former team member at Fortius Sport and Health where he worked as a strength and conditioning coach for 3 years. Brandon gained valuable experience working with wide variety of clientele from athletes, clinical populations and private clients.
Brandon believes in a patient-centered approach and encourages his patients to be at the forefront of their recovery. Brandon utilizes a wide variety of manual therapies, active care, and education that are tailored to best suit each individual patient. Brandon’s goal is to help you return to the things that you love to do and will work with you to promote positive movement experiences, accomplish your goals, and build towards a healthier tomorrow.
Outside the clinic, Brandon spends his active hours hiking, playing sports, and golfing while his lazy hours are committed to trying new pour-over recipes or watching golf videos. Brandon is currently perusing is PGA of Canada certification to one day be a golf instructor.