Your Team Members | In one word … “EXCEPTIONAL”.
Dr. Sukh Mann, BSc, RMT, DC
Registered Massage Therapist
Dr. Sukh Mann, BSc, RMT, DCRegistered Massage Therapist
- Dr. Mann is one of the only practitioners in BC who is both a Licensed Chiropractor and a Registered Massage Therapist. He is also a fully certified A.R.T. Practitioner. Passionate about sports treatment, he has worked at many sporting events such as the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Paralympics, Pan Am Games, World Ironman Championships Canada, and the Vancouver International Marathon. Dr. Mann travels internationally with Rowing Canada Aviron Team, and is currently working with the Vancouver Whitecaps as a RMT, and the BC Lions as their Chiropractor.
- A good patient for Dr. Mann is someone who suffers from repetitive overuse injuries and aches or pains that they have not had optimal results from other therapies.
- An avid hockey player, Dr. Mann also stays active in golf, running, and many other recreational activities.
Adryon Hutton, RMT, SMT (cc)
Registered Massage Therapist
Adryon Hutton, RMT, SMT (cc)Registered Massage Therapist
A practitioner at Legacies Health Centre since 2006, Adryon is now a partner and co-owner of the company.
Adryon has a passion for sports and biomechanics and strives to assess movement to arrive at the root cause of pain and dysfunction.
Her passion for sports has led her to be involved as a team therapist for Triathlon New Zealand, MLS Whitecaps, Rugby sevens England and the New Zealand All Blacks, and a Team Lead for the BC Lions since 2006.
Her volunteer work has included the ITU World Cup and Championship in Vancouver, World Police and Fire Games, 2010 Winter Olympics, PGA tournaments and local amateur competitions and events in golf, soccer, gymnastics and triathlon events.
Adryon also takes an active role in her profession serving on the board of the CSMTA (Canadian Sports Massage Therapy Association) and being an inaugural therapist in the Sport Professional Practice Group through RMTBC and SportMedBC which assists the Massage Therapy Profession progress towards specialization in Sport.
Adryon proudly speaks at the colleges to inspire future RMT Graduates into a sports and orthopedically-centred practice.
Oscar Lam, BKin
Oscar Lam, BKinKinesiologist
Oscar is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s Degree of Kinesiology. As an avid athlete who has faced many injuries himself, Oscar is keen and excited to help anyone with their recovery process through the active rehabilitation program at Legacies Health Centre.
“I love being able to help patients return to doing the things they love to do (or have to do) so that they can carry on with their daily lives without worrying about pain.” – Oscar Lam
Oscar enjoys playing, watching, and learning about all sports, especially hockey and ultimate. He also spends his spare time building puzzles and jamming on musical instruments.
Kyle Enns, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Kyle Enns, RMTRegistered Massage Therapist
Kyle is a recent graduate of the 3000 hour RMT program from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster. Before entering Massage Therapy School, he did 2 years of the Bachelor of Science Program at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Kyle will soon be beginning his Bachelor of Health Science Degree from Thompson Rivers University. He is also currently working on his Sports Massage Therapist Certification and is also interested in further educating himself in Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation.
Kyle has grown up playing various sports throughout his life; including hockey, soccer, baseball and volleyball. Through these experiences he has dealt with different injuries and surgeries, making him very familiar with the rehabilitation process so patients can return back to sports and their everyday lives. From these experiences, he has learned and gained many insights to better rehabilitate athletic patients.
Some of the sports/teams Kyle has worked with are:
- Canada Young Wolverines Rugby
- BC Lions Football Club
- Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club (2014 Grey Cup)
- 2015 Canada Winter Games
- Vancouver Giants Hockey Club
- Abbotsford Heat Hockey Club
Kyle is currently the RMT for the Vancouver Giants and is working with a team of RMTs at LEGACIES with the BC Lions.
He has gained experience through work and school in treating patients of all ages with many different medical conditions, including but not limited to; multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, osteoporosis and arthritis.
Kyle is a very well-rounded therapist and he has a variety of techniques he uses to help regain range of motion, increase tissue mobility and help return to optimal, pain-free function for his many different patients.
Marie Williams, BSc (Kin)
Marie Williams, BSc (Kin)Kinesiologist
Marie graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science majoring in Kinesiology from the Utah Valley University, where she competed on a Division 1 Softball Scholarship.
The impact of sports related injuries originally pushed her into the field of Kinesiology; however she enjoys working with individuals of all abilities.
“My main goal is not only to see you improve and recover, but also teach you the skills necessary to continue an independent program confidently.” – Marie Williams
Harp Kular, BSc (Kin), MPT
Harp Kular, BSc (Kin), MPTPhysiotherapist
Harp Kular completed his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) from the University of British Columbia, after graduating from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology (BSc Kin). He is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia. Harp has been involved in recreational sports throughout his life playing soccer, basketball, and hockey.
“My passion for physical rehabilitation originates from my own experiences as a patient recovering from various physical injuries. I understand the impact of injury on quality of life and I focus my treatment model on pain alleviation and functional restoration at all levels of impairment.” – Harp Kular
Harp’s treatment approach includes a variety of skilled and specific manipulative therapy techniques such as soft-tissue release and joint mobilization/manipulation to improve musculoskeletal pain and disability. He values the combined effects of manual therapy and exercise prescription in assisting patients to reach their peak functional capabilities.
Harp has extensive experience working with patients of all ages and treats a variety of injuries such as motor-vehicle accidents, sports injuries, workplace injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, chronic bio-mechanical abnormalities, and postural dysfunction. Harp is currently pursuing post-graduate specialty training and working towards completing his Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.
Dana Bloomquist, BKin, DC, ART (cert)
Dana Bloomquist, BKin, DC, ART (cert)Chiropractor
Dr. Dana Bloomquist has always had a passion for leading an active lifestyle. Horseback riding injuries led her to try out chiropractic care in her teens, which inspired her to pursue a career in the field. She graduated with honours from Palmer College of Chiropractic West, in San Jose, California, after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley, in Abbotsford, BC. She is certified in Active Release Technique (ART), Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation (FAKTR), Functional Movement Screening (FMS) and Functional Movement Taping (FMT).
“I believe in implementing an active, patient-centered approach in determining the root of the problem and by identifying ways to decrease problem repetition.” – Dana Bloomquist
Dana strives to help patients to not just live day-to-day, but for them to thrive and live optimally. Treatments include integrating soft-tissue techniques with joint mobilizations, and healthy living education.
Ryan Abreau, B.A. (Kin), RMT, SMT(cc)
Registered Massage Therapist
Ryan Abreau, B.A. (Kin), RMT, SMT(cc)Registered Massage Therapist
Ryan Abreu has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist since 2013. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario and completed his Massage Therapy program at Sutherland Chan School & Teaching Clinic in 2012. He practiced in Ontario for 2 years before moving his practice to B.C.
“My goal as a Massage Therapist is to help keep active people pain free, so that you can do the activities you love to do, to the best of your ability.” – Ryan Abreau
Ryan believes in the importance of a treatment plan based on assessment for the fastest recovery, injury prevention, and overall mental and physical health.
Having a passion for athletics and exercise, Ryan comes from over 20 years of experience in Taekwondo. He has a 4th degree black belt and has competed and coached at the National level and trained both recreational students and high-performance athletes. He understands the effects of overtraining and likes to help clients prevent mental and physical burnout through manual therapy.
Li WangRegistered Acupuncturist
Li has over 20 years of experience as a traditional Chinese Acupuncturist throughout China and Canada. Li is also a Registered Massage Therapist. With her passion in continuous learning, she is not only expanding her knowledge in Acupuncture (Scalp Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture), but also in Cupping Therapy, Gua Sha therapy, and Moxibustion. She is uniquely able to combine these expertise to tailor a program specifically for your condition.
Li has been extremely effective in treating sports injury, musculo-skeletal and neurological disorders, mental-emotional problems, internal disease and reproductive issues. She can also help with immunodeficiency, chronic fatigue, post surgical and post-chemo recoveries.
Lisa NguyenMedical Receptionist
“Good health care change people’s lives forever” this is what has inspired Lisa to pursue a career in the health industry and obtain a Bachelors of Health Science degree at Simon Fraser University. Lisa has worked with babies, children and women in different healthcare-related careers.
She enjoys being a part of LEGACIES because of the diverse staff and the interdisciplinary structure of the clinic.
“As a Medical Receptionist I am here to listen and ensure your needs are meet at LEGACIES. I love the opportunity to help people and develop personal relationships with our patients. I can’t wait to meet and talk to you!”
In her spare time Lisa enjoys swimming, listening to music, and loves to eat anything curry.
Pindy AujlaMedical Receptionist
Pindy is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Accounting while working at Legacies Health Center. She comes from a customer service background and is excited to hone these skills further while working at LEGACIES. She puts all of her efforts in ensuring you have a positive experience and leave feeling much better, than when you arrived.
“Seeing a customer leave satisfied with their visit is what makes this job so rewarding!”
Nadine ParanavitanaMedical Receptionist
Nadine loves to assist others in getting what they need, regardless of how minor the need seemingly is. She’ll do anything to lighten the burden of others and she is a firm believer in the idea that you have to “give what you want, to get what you need.”
She believes that there is satisfaction in meeting other’s needs ahead of her own, which fuels her desire to provide excellent customer service at LEGACIES.
Nadine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and a Corporate Communications and Public Relations certificate. In her downtime, she likes to volunteer within the community. It was through community service at SickKids hospital that she developed an interest in assisting those that were ill, and was drawn to the area of pediatrics. Other passion projects include advocating for domestic violence victims. Currently, Nadine co-facilitates a women’s support group, which covers a range of topics such as domestic abuse, anger management and depression.
Tannis HamiltonMedical Receptionist
Tannis loves to make people laugh and smile wholeheartedly – she will always greet you with her enthusiasm and smile! She brings her enthusiastic personality to work every day. Over the years, working in the health industry, she has worked along side many diverse and dynamic clients, families and co-workers. Where Tannis gained the skills and abilities to provide essential customer service that contribute to the quality of client care and maintain a level of comfort and integrity to all our clients and families at Legacies Health Centre.
On her days off Tannis loves taking pictures of the world around her, going on long walks and most of all spending time with her family.
Kristy CowieMedical Receptionist
Kristy has a huge passion for customer service, and she makes it her goal to make sure you always feel welcome and are well taken care of when you arrive to the clinic.
“I hope I can be that helping hand on your way to getting you to feeling better.”
She is thrilled to be a part of such a diverse team.
“There’s a great family here at legacies, and I’m so excited to be a part of the team.”
Pam RoqueMedical Receptionist
Pam has a Bachelors of Education degree from University of Alberta. She has taught oversees and locally, and has worked with people from various countries, age groups, and cultures.
“I love working with people and I think the best part of LEGACIES, is our constant pursuit to help our patients achieve their goals in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.”
Di Wu, RA, RTCMP
Registered Acupuncturist & Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Di Wu, RA, RTCMPRegistered Acupuncturist & Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Di Wu is an acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner, registered in BC. He has clinical experience over 20 years both in China and Canada. His specialty is in the areas of pain and sports injuries. Since 2014, he has focused his practice on injection therapies and helped many patients to be pain free in these natural ways.
Di is one of the founders and the present Vice-President of Acupoint and Regeneration Injection Association of BC(ARIABC). He is also an instructor for injection training programs. His techniques and skills include Acupuncture, Prolotherapy, Trigger Point Injection, Neural Prolotherapy, Ozone Injection and PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma).
Dave Gifford, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Dave Gifford, RMTRegistered Massage Therapist
Dave Gifford graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2002. Since then, he’s always remained active within the massage therapy profession. Over his years of practice, he has honed in his treatment focus on the cases and issues that are most prevalent in our community.
Dave’s areas of expertise are:
- Athletic/Sports Massage
- Pre and Post Natal Massage
- Workplace Stress, Headaches, and Ergonomic Issues
- I.C.B.C. Claimants
He has also taken time to gather experience with elite athletes over 2 years in Whistler, multiple sclerosis outreach patients, and as a corporate therapist providing onsite treatment including workstation ergonomic training.
Dave’s approach has always been to have the client’s best interest in mind. His years of experience providing treatment has taught him which techniques are appropriate for each client’s needs, resulting in effective health care with less post treatment pain.
Techniques Dave may use during treatment include, but are not limited to:
- Active Release Therapy
- Myofascial Release
- Sports Petrissage
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy
- Joint Mobilizations
Dave was born and raised in the White Rock community, and currently still resides there today.
Ben Keith, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Ben Keith, RMTRegistered Massage Therapist
Ben is a graduate of the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy program. He brings perspective from a diverse athletic background, through which he has worked through and around many debilitating injuries. Ben has a passion for strength-sports and believes long term results are better achieved when he know WHY dysfunction is present. Finding the root cause of the issue often brings a more optimal treatment outcome. Ben plans to acquire training in all 3 levels of Neurokinetic Therapy in the near future.
Dr. Paaras Kaur, ND
Dr. Paaras Kaur, NDNaturopathic Doctor
Dr. Paaras Kaur is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and has been practicing in North Surrey since 2010. After earning a Bachelor of Medical Science in the faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario, she went on to complete her 4-year Naturopathic Medicine program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.
Dr. Kaur is a strong believer in the body’s innate wisdom to heal itself and promotes a natural and simple diet and lifestyle to her patients to prevent disease. Dr. Kaur chooses from a variety of different modalities to treat the individual. Some of these modalities include Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture, Biopuncture, Electro-acupuncture, cupping, herbs), Orthomolecular Medicine, Diet/Lifestyle counselling, Homeopathy, Soft tissue manipulation/Trigger Point Therapy, Intramuscular stimulation (IMS), Dry needling, Botanical Medicine and has received further training in IV and Parenteral Therapy, Pharmaceutical Prescriptive authority and Prolotherapy and Regenerative medicine. Dr. Kaur focuses her practice on Mental Health conditions, chronic and acute Pain Syndromes, Gastrointestinal disease, Autoimmune disease, Athletic injuries and Stress related conditions.
She is currently a member in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia, the regulating body for Naturopathic Doctors in BC. Dr. Kaur is also a member in good standing with the BCNA (British Columbia Naturopathic Association) and the CAND (Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors). She is also certified in Naturopathic Cardiac Life Support as per CNPBC guidelines.
Melanie Snow, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Melanie Snow, RMTRegistered Massage Therapist
Melanie is a graduate of the 3000-hour RMT program from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy of British Columbia. Before entering the Massage Therapy program, she studied for 3 years at the University of the Fraser Valley, completing coursework in Kinesiology. She has focused her continuing education in Soft Tissue Release, Manual Lymph Drainage & Clinical Reasoning and Practical Integration of the Low-back & SI Joint. She recently finished Pro Health’s 200-hour yoga teacher training program, and enjoys incorporating therapeutic yoga postures into a exercise regime her clients can do at home. In her clinical experience, Melanie has treated a variety of conditions including but not limited to fibromyalgia, postural dysfunction, tendinitis, muscle strains, sprains and carpal tunnel.
Through her own passion for athletics and exercise Melanie has first hand experience of how an injury can cause setbacks in training, and is sensitive to how this can negatively impact both physical and mental well-being. Melanie’s goal in the rehabilitation process is to listen to her patients, assess the problem, and provide a safe and effective treatment.
“I believe in doing my part in the recovery process by identifying the problem and providing an effective massage. Next, I help my clients to help themselves, by giving them the education and tools to continue their care at home, work, or sport.”
Jacalyn Lynch, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Jacalyn Lynch, RMTRegistered Massage Therapist
Guided by a keen interest in health care, Jacalyn pursued a career in Massage Therapy and graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC. During her schooling she took the occasion to volunteer with the woman’s Canadian Rugby Team. Jacalyn was able to gain experience at many sports outreaches. She also had the chance to aid in the comfort of people living with Multiplesclerosis, Paralysis, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, Cancer, and burn survivors. Before studying massage therapy, she was a competitive gymnast for over ten years and continued with the sport as a coach. She also competed and coached pole vault, hurdles, soccer and volleyball.
Jacalyn believes stretching, strengthening, and self-care go hand in hand with an effective massage treatment. Jacalyn is impassioned with how the body works as a whole and makes sure to incorporate all appropriate aspects to ensure the patient’s goals are met.
Suma Paradesi, MPT
Suma Paradesi, MPTPhysiotherapist
Suma obtained her Masters of Physiotherapy at RGUHS in 2007 and a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at SVIMS in 2005. Suma’s clinical experience is the combination of Orthopaedic, Neurological and Geriatric conditions, Biomechanical Abnormalities, Postural Dysfunction, MVA patients, Workplace Injuries, and Post Surgical Clients. She uses a variety of skills such as Joint Mobilization, Soft Tissue Release, Exercise Therapy, and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. With a strong belief in a comprehensive approach, Suma performs a detailed patient assessment with each new patient.
Suma has experience in supervising and teaching physiotherapy students in India.
“I believe that understanding the root cause and treating it is the best way to prevent the reoccurrence of future problems.”
Christina RichardsonMedical Receptionist
Christina has a strong background in customer service and has many years of experience as a Medical Receptionist. She is passionate about making every patient feel like they are welcomed and well taken care of at Legacies Health Centre.
Prab ChahilMedical Receptionist
Prab Chahil is a third year student studying psychology and criminology at Simon Fraser University. She plans to complete a double major by completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Criminology. In her spare time she loves to volunteer at the hospital, as well as coach little kids who are just learning how to play soccer. Growing up she encountered multiple injuries while playing sports and she understands how hard it can be to cope with injuries, so as a Medical Receptionist she understands how important it is to provide the best care she can at the front desk.
“At LEGACIES you will always be welcomed with a warm smile. After all, a smile can make anyone start to feel better.”