Dr Rose Martel
Sports Medicine Physician
Dr Martel graduated from the University of Montreal in 2007 with a Doctorate in Medicine. She then completed a Family Practice Medical residency in 2009 before wondering off in the Appalachians and Northern Ontario to practice acute care medicine for 3 years. Her love for the mountains lead her to successfully undertake a mountain rescue training certificate in Grenoble, France and pushed her to move to beautiful British Columbia in 2011. Passionate of sports medicine, she returned to university in 2012-2013 to complete a sports medicine fellowship at UBC. During her fellowship and graduate years, she covered several varsity sports (rugby, ice hockey, football) in addition to attendance to National Volleyball and Karate Championships, a BMX World Cup and Canada Summer Games.
Dr Martel worked along the much esteemed Sports Medicine Doctors at UBC for one and a half years before transferring to the Fortius Sport and Health Institute in 2015. There, she worked in close relationship with allied healthcare practitioners to optimize “all age and level athletes (recreational to Olympic level)” ability to return to play and competition. She gained the skill set for ultrasound guided injections with training in San Diego in 2015 and has been performing such expertise since. She has developed a vast experience in treating athletic injuries as she was involved as a Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Doc for several years and has covered many sporting events such as FIFA Women’s World Cup, Intercontinental Cups, National North American Cups & Viessmann World Cups at the Whistler Sliding Center, World Taekwondo Junior Championships and Cycling Grand Prix just to name a few. And to add to her achievements, Dr Martel has recently been selected to be part of the core medical team for Canada at the 2017 Jeux de la Francopholie Games in Ivory Coast. Finally, Dr Martel has also taken interest in treating workers and their injuries, and has been a Medical Advisor for WorkSafeBC since 2016. In 2017, we welcomed Dr Martel to the team at Physiofocus to improve the level of sports injury care to the people of the sea to sky.
She moved to the Squamish area 2 years ago and continues to be heavily involved in alpine/backcountry skiing as well as in cycling (newly into mountain biking) and kitesurfing. Don’t be surprised if you see her somewhere in the mountains or on the water!
Ms Katie Kreter
Katie Kreter completed an Undergraduate Studies in Psychology at Simon Fraser University in 2010. She completed a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at University of Western Ontario in 2012. Ms.Kreter continued her training in Advanced Functional Dry Needling® and Functional Therapeutics with KinetaCore in the United States.
Her post-graduate training also includes Anatomical Acupuncture with Acupuncture Canada, CranioSacral Therapy with Upledger Institute, and Level One Sports Physiotherapy from Sports Medicine Australia. She continues to advance her manual therapy education in Osteopathic Manual Medicine at Michigan State University, as well as the Canadian Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Division.
With a keen interest in body mechanics, articular and movement patterns, Katie aims to treat her clients with a thorough holistic approach. In her spare time, Katie is a trail runner and avid hiker with her two active dogs.
Ms Christy Drever
Christy graduated from the University of Alberta in 2014 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Physical Education and Recreation in 2011. Since graduating, Christy has worked with a large spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions having worked in both the private and public health sector. To further pursue her passion for sports rehabilitation, Christy has worked closely with Varsity Level Men’s Volleyball and Jr. A Hockey Teams to help her work towards completing her Certificate in Sports Physical Therapy.
Christy has also completed further orthopaedic and spinal manipulative training and is certified in Biomedical Dry Needling. What drew Christy to PhysioFocus was that the clinic’s treatment approach met her own ideals that treatment should be client specific consisting of a functional therapeutic exercise program and manual therapy techniques to help her clients achieve their own personal goals.
After practicing in Alberta for 3 years, Christy decided to move to Squamish as she could not think of a more perfect place to pursue both her career and lifestyle as an avid outdoor enthusiast.
Ms Ariane Fafard
Ariane graduated from the University of Montreal in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. During this time, she worked as an assistant physio for the university football team, giving her an initial insight into working in a sporting environment.
After graduating, she worked for the next 3 years in a sport physiotherapy clinic in Montreal, working with a diverse range of clients, including elite athletes. She was also the head physiotherapist for an elite men’s gymnastics club treating Olympic hopefuls, and she worked at the Cirque du Soleil training facility working with a variety of interesting characters and athletes.
Since 2010, Ariane worked in Whistler at a private practice clinic and at Squamish Integrated Health. She focuses on hands on treatment techniques and exercise prescription. When she is not in the clinic you will find Ariane in the mountains doing all the activities that people love to do in Squamish.
Ms Marie-Helene Legault
Marie-Helene graduated from the University of Montreal in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. MH was involved in the sports field since her early years as an assistant physio university football team.
After working 2 years at a sports clinic in downtown Montreal, she decided to pursue her passion for sports and arts by joining Cirque du Soleil. She worked 3 years at the Cirque du Soleil Headquarters in Montreal and then joined the Quidam tour through South America, North America and Europe for the following 4 years. As a head physiotherapist, she managed 52 elite circus performers from 20 different countries while touring a new city each week.
After her exciting touring adventure, she moved to Whistler to continue her active lifestyle and enjoy the beautiful BC scenery. She practiced physiotherapy in a private clinic in Whistler since her arrival in 2014. Her approach consists of a complete bio-mechanic body assessment, manual therapy, soft tissue release techniques and specific exercise programs. She joined Physiofocus Squamish to share her passion with her two long-term best friends Ariane and Kim.
Mr Kim Devereux
Kim graduated from Curtin University in Australia in 2005 with a degree in physiotherapy. Since then he has practiced in private practice and sports physiotherapy in 4 countries and completed post-graduate education in spinal manual therapy.
Kim worked in clinics in Western Australia before becoming the owner/operator of a gym-based physiotherapy centre in the area. After a year of running the business he left to go travelling and worked for the Cirque du Soleil as the physiotherapist for the show Alegria on a North American tour. For the next year and a half he was responsible for the care of 60 athletes, primarily acrobats and gymnasts, from 20 different countries.
Following this Kim moved to New Zealand to work in the mountains for the winter season. Here he worked at Wanaka physiotherapy and Snowpark NZ with a variety of clients, from people on their yearly ski trip to skiers and snowboarders competing internationally. For the past 6 years, he has been living and working in the Sea to Sky Corridor providing physiotherapy services to anyone who needs it.
Ms Morgan Dunn
Morgan is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. She has been working with people, particularly athletes, for over 10 years as a coach and nutritionist. Morgan has been a competitive soccer player, soccer coach and ski instructor and understands the links and benefits in mindset and nutrition when it comes to performance. Having lived in the Sea to Sky area for over 10 years, Morgan understands the needs of those living the outdoorsy lifestyle in the region and works with people to support their health so that they can continue to do the things they love.
Morgan has worked with lululemon, Vega, Whistler Half Marathon, The Resort Municipality of Whistler and Lorna Jane Canada providing workshops and education on the benefits of nutrition in supporting a nourishing and optimal healthy life. Locally, Morgan has also worked with various members of the Squamish Roller Derby team. Her philosophy in health and nutrition is an understanding that everyone is different and requires different needs and support. She looks at the whole body, lifestyle, mindset, movement and nutrition in order to best care for her patients. There is no one right way to eat healthy and no perfect diet but believes that there are choices we can make that are supportive for our health.
While Morgan specializes in sports performance nutrition, she also has a focus in chronic disease and hormones but has the experience and knowledge to work with a wide variety of patients. Morgan also offers a range of food allergy/sensitivity and hormone tests to fully assess all aspects of your health. She practices evidence-based nutrition so you can rest assured you're in the right hands.
If you want to see what Morgan is all about check out her blog: http://coastalactivenutrition.com/blog/