COMPASSIONATE. SKILLFUL. PROFESSIONAL.
DR. KODY AU
BScN, MSESS, DC
Dr. Kody Au graduated from the University of Alberta in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. He worked at Burnaby Hospital on the Acute Medicine and Stroke ward shortly after graduating. In 2015, Dr. Kody Au obtained his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Masters of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences and a Doctor of Chiropractic graduating with Magna Cum Laude Honors from the University of Western States.
Kody has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. He has a special interest in sports related injuries where he applies extensive assessment, traditional chiropractic therapy, and cutting edge rehabilitation techniques.
Kody has played volleyball competitively in high school and continues to play recreationally till this day. He is also currently a member and sponsor of the Vancouver Dodgeball League. By being active his whole life, Kody has a special appreciation towards sports and athletics. He seeks to allow individuals of all ages to continue their activities as long as possible.
DR. JENINE MCCANN
BPHE, BA, DC
Dr. Jenine McCann graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario with a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and Bachelor of Arts. Throughout her education, Dr. Jenine quickly developed a passion for natural health care, which lead her to New York where she obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic. She went on to own a wellness clinic outside of Ottawa for three years and enjoyed working closely with medical doctors, massage therapists, and energy healers in her community.
After doing long distance with her spouse for over a year, Dr. Jenine and her dog, Daisy, decided to move to Vancouver where she will continue chiropractic care and work alongside Dr. Kody Au. Dr. Jenine has certainly been enjoying settling into a new life here with the milder weather, picturesque views, and dog trails.
Dr. Jenine developed a strong passion for treating pregnant women and children which made up the majority of her practice back east. She has taken a number of courses through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), and has been certified in the Webster’s Technique for treating pregnant women. She is known for her gentle touch with these specific populations, for spending quality time with each client, and for tailoring every visit to individual needs.
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DR. VLAD CONSTANTINESCU
Dr. Vlad Constantinescu graduated from the University of Toronto in 2017 with an Honors Bachelor of Science with double majors focused in biochemistry and psychology. In August 2017, he experienced his first chiropractic adjustment and within a month Dr. Vlad found himself eager to learn at his first chiropractic lecture. He finished his Doctor of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College in 2020. To gain more knowledge and to scratch his scholastic itch, throughout his chiropractic education, he took it upon himself to attend one extra seminar every semester. He leverages these seminars, courses, readings and many other tools to get his patients feeling better more efficiently.
Growing up Dr. Vlad was nationally rated in both chess and powerlifting. This is primarily where he learned how to analyze critically and other times to think outside of the box. Dr. Vlad has always lead a healthy and active lifestyle by participating in basketball, rugby and football. He loves to challenge himself by constantly learning and trying new things. Currently, his interests are slacklining, bouldering, and Olympic weightlifting. His lifelong involvement in sports, combined with his in-depth clinical knowledge, was a natural fit for striving to develop further expertise in treating sports injuries and athletes.
One of Dr. Vlad’s favourite quotes from Dr. Karel Lewit – whom is referred to as the Father of Manual Medicine- is “he who treats the site of pain is often lost”. This means that you may be experiencing pain somewhere, but that might not necessarily be the cause of the pain. Dr. Vlad’s philosophy is to first find what is meaningful to you and set goals to get back to your baseline. To achieve this, he uses a systemic approach in which he evaluates everything from your movement, posture, sleep, stress, etc. to find the initial root of your problem. Then, using the appropriate tools he is able to quickly resolve problems while focusing his treatment on empowering his patients to take their health into their own hands. In a more modern way, Dr. Vlad loves to work with his patients as if they were on the same team to get them feeling empowered and better.
MScPT, BScKin, CAFCI, IMS
Jamie completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy and her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. After working for a year in Edmonton, Jamie decided in 2015 to continue her practice in Vancouver. Beyond her MSc, Jamie has her Medical Acupuncture Certification (CAFCI - Foundation of Canada Institute) as well as functional dry needling and IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) certification.
Jamie’s desire to pursue physiotherapy as a career stemmed from her lifetime involvement in competitive sports. She keeps active with squash, soccer, running, and weightlifting. Jamie is an avid squash player and has competed on both a provincial and national level. She is also a fitness instructor and loves helping people move toward their fitness goals and potential. Over the years, Jamie has sustained several sporting injuries requiring the expertise of a physiotherapist and understands the importance of rehabilitation and injury prevention. Jamie’s practice extends to treating people of all ages and abilities. As a physiotherapist, Jamie believes that it is important to use individualized treatment plans to achieve each client’s personal goals. Through the use of a variety of different treatment techniques she aims to help her patients recover, understand their injuries, address the underlying causes, and prevent future injuries.
Dr. Heather van der Geest
Dr Heather van der Geest, ND grew up in Victoria, BC and completed her Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Victoria. She went on to attend Naturopathic Medical school at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, graduating in December 2017. While in the Naturopathic Medical program, Dr. Heather volunteered with Naturopathic Doctors International (NDI) and went to the small island of Ometepe in Nicaragua to help provide Naturopathic care and treatment to under-privileged locals who do not normally have access to medical care.
As a previous member and athlete on the Canadian Junior National Rowing Team, and Captain of the UVic Vikes Women’s Rowing Team, Dr. Heather now uses that same drive and leadership ability to help support her patients in achieving their health goals.
Dr Heather has completed her Level One and Two modules of training in Advanced Injection Therapies (Prolotherapy, Neural-Prolo, Neural therapy, PRP and Medical Aesthetic) to supplement her Naturopathic focus in Pain Management and Injury Recovery.
Even with a focus in Pain and Injury Management, Dr. Heather believes in treating the whole person and looking at finding the root cause of a patient’s ailments. This involves Clinical Nutrition, Acupuncture, Physical Exams, Botanical and Nutraceutical Therapies, Physical Medicine and Pharmaceutical (when needed)
For more information about Dr. Heather's Philosophy and treatment styles please visit Dr. Heather's website.
Registered Massage Therapists
Einer was once upon a time, a semi-pro frisbee player. His passion for chasing plastic has led to several injuries, big and small and the treatments that got him back on his feet influenced his treatment style now. Having graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, Einer wants to use the skills gained from school to help people attain a pain free normal. Einer practices with a combination of Swedish and orthopedic techniques.
Einer still enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and is active in the dodgeball community. Einer is recently married with a small fur baby named Chewie. Einer is pronounced "Eye-ner".
Lorrisa is a recent graduate from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. Prior to massage therapy, Lorrisa worked a variety of jobs ranging from retail management to work in a lab. Wanting to contribute more and help others, she ventured into her current field as an RMT. The one-on-one sessions allow Lorrisa to build a therapeutic relationship with her clients and understand their health goals. By using a mixture of swedish techniques and orthopedic approaches, Lorrisa is able to help her clients attain their goals, aiming to have them live a pain-free life. Such techniques include, myofascial work, joint mobilizations, neuromuscular techniques and hydrotherapy.
During her free time, she enjoys staying active with muay thai and spends as much time as possible with her 2 dogs Arney and Tobi. Feel free to show pictures of your dogs as she loves chatting about them!
Eileen graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology. She has had an extensive history of experience with a variety of health populations including working with children and adults with physical, cognitive, and social challenges in an occupational therapy environment, individuals with spinal cord injury at Neuromotion Physiotherapy and at the Physical Activity Research Centre at ICORD, cardiac rehabilitation and occupational therapy programs at Vancouver General Hospital, the ECU physiotherapy ambulation program with UBC Hospital, and in an adapted boxing class for the Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Program at Neurofit BC. Currently, Eileen is in the midst of completing her Masters of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Sydney, Australia!
Eileen grew up taking part in track and field, which led to her love to run. She enjoys weightlifting, volleyball, dodgeball, hiking, and bowling. Eileen has always lived an active, positive lifestyle and believes that everyone is capable of achieving a high quality of life and living life to its fullest potential. Eileen is fluent in English and American Sign Language.
Marina is a kinesiologist that graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2018. While Marina really enjoys working with all populations, she particularly enjoys working with the everyday person who seeks to better themselves through exercise based rehabilitation. A highlight for Marina as a Kin is building relationships with clients and seeing them re-gain the functional abilities to participate in the activities they enjoy once again. Her experience working at Baseline with a team of caring and knowledgeable practitioners has helped Marina discover the quality of practitioner she wants to be in the future. Having just started her education in Medicine, Marina is keen on continuing to learn, through Baseline and from the clients, what role she will play in the medical field in the future.
In her spare time, you can catch Marina re-reading the Harry Potter series for the 100th time, exploring the dreamy woodlands of Vancouver, sketching some doodles on her tablet, or taking a walk around her favourite area-kits beach. Marina is always looking for new books to read, come give her a recommendation!
Born and raised in Vancouver, Savitri has always had a passion for exercise, sports and overall wellness. While completing her Kinesiology degree on Vancouver Island, Savitri gained much experience volunteering as a strength and conditioning coach with individuals who had various disabilities. Savitri has worked with people who live with quadriplegia, spina bifida, degenerative and cognitive conditions and various other physical disabilities. Her passion lies in helping individuals on their journey through rehabilitation.
In her spare time, Savitri enjoys exploring the outdoors with her dog, Ammo, hiking, going to the gym and knitting while watching re-runs of friends. She is super excited to be apart of the Baseline team and is looking forward to putting into practice her skills and knowledge.
Bianca is a practicing kinesiologist who recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. She cares deeply about helping others and is passionate about working with people living with disabilities. She has worked as a support worker and volunteers with patients with cerebral palsy and high lesion spinal cord injuries.
In the fall, Bianca will be starting her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at UBC which has been a lifelong dream of hers. She wishes to expand her knowledge of rehabilitation sciences and continue her service in the healthcare industry. In her free time, you can find her at the gym, walking her dog Koda or curled up on the couch with a good book.
Shivani was born and raised in Singapore and moved to Vancouver to pursue a degree in kinesiology. She graduated in May 2021 with a major in kinesiology and a minor in psychology from the University of British Columbia. Shivani has always been passionate about the realm of exercise and physical and mental wellbeing as she grew up playing multiple sports competitively, including softball, basketball, swimming and touch rugby. Her passion for rehabilitation therapy and strength and conditioning began when she was diagnosed with minor scoliosis and worked closely with rehabilitation therapists and strength coaches to recover and continue her sports training.
Shivani has had experience working with a variety of populations including older adults at BodyWorks UBC, individuals with schizophrenia at the Vancouver General Hospital, athletes at the UBC varsity gym, as well as people from different backgrounds as a personal trainer.In her spare time, Shivani enjoys exploring the outdoors, cooking and trying new foods and weightlifting.
Carol graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Kinesiology with a concentration in Active Health & Rehabilitation and a certificate in Occupational Ergonomics. During her degree, she volunteered as a Team Trainer for the SFU Sports Medicine Clinic, working with NCAA Football, Wrestling, Softball, and Volleyball teams providing athletic taping and rehabilitation assistance. Carol also has a wide range of experience working as a Student Ergonomist, creating educational guidelines and recommendations based on ergonomic principles to help prevent future injuries in workers.
In her spare time, Carol enjoys rock climbing, critiquing crime shows, and experimenting in her kitchen with fermentation projects. She’s very excited to be working amongst such a strong and friendly team here at Baseline!