Fraser River Delta

Caroline Van de Poll

I was a competitive cross country runner and 400m and 800m for 12 years. I still love to run in the trails. I was the physio therapist for the National Espoir(Under-24 years) Athletics Team for 5 years. I received my BScHonours degree in Sports Medicine from U of Cape Town in 1983. I recently was a physio at the 2010 Olympics at Figure Skating. What an Experience! I regularly am physio at high school soccer and rugby.

Jamie Burr

Jamie completed his PhD at York University in Toronto ON. He has extensive experience working with elite athletes (NHL, Olympians) and fitness testing for physically demanding occupations such as corrections and structural fire fighting. Jamie's research focus is shared between elite athletics and the interaction between exercise and the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease.

Elizabeth Thirsk

Elizabeth graduated from UBC with a BSc in Dietetics and has over 15 years experience as a Registered Dietitian. She currently works for the Fraser North Eating Disorders program, providing both group-based counselling and individual counselling to adult clients with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. She has a special interest in prevention and treatment of eating disorders in athletes and sports enthusiasts.

Alicia Bell

Alicia has attended multiple High School, Provincial, Canadian National, Canada Games and Canadian University levels in Track and field as an elite athlete. Alicia has a passion for health and fitness and has over 7 years of practical and educational experience in the track and field training and fitness industry.

Hana Holland

Hana Holland joins the integrated practitioner team within the Fortius Institute as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).  Hana completed the Registered Massage Therapist Program from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2009. She has experience working with general populations to developing and amateur athletes all the way to professional athletes. She has worked with the UBC Track & Field Team, BC Lions and she was also the therapist for the performers from Cirque du Soleil Amaluna in the winter of 2012, when the show was in Vancouver.

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