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.
View Dr. Jenine's website.
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’s desire to pursue physiotherapy as a career stemmed from her lifetime involvement in competitive sports. She keeps active with squash, soccer and running. Jamie is also a fitness instructor and helps 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 completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy and her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Upon graduating, Jamie worked in private practice in Edmonton and moved to Vancouver nearly four years ago to continue practicing and to see what the West coast has to offer! She has completed several post graduate courses including her Medical Acupuncture certification through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI) as well as functional dry needling and IMS. She enjoys treating people of all ages, including children, and is excited to be joining the Baseline Health & Wellness team of professionals.
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.
EEiner 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 volunteering experience with a variety of health populations including patients with spinal cord injury at Neuromotion Physiotherapy, cardiac rehabilitation and occupational therapy programs at Vancouver General Hospital, the ECU physiotherapy ambulation program with UBC Hospital, an adapted boxing class for the Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Program at Neurofit BC, and at the Physical Activity Research Centre at ICORD. Currently, Eileen volunteers at Enable Occupational Therapy where she works with children with physical, cognitive, and social challenges in diverse environments.
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 graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2018 with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences. Her ambitions to pursue Kinesiology comes from her appreciation for human anatomy and from both experiencing and seeing how cultural influences affect physical health and wellness. She loves keeping active by participating in various recreational sports, as well as biking, running and anything that keeps her moving, especially in the outdoors.
Marina has a range experiences with different populations and programs such as cardiac rehabilitation at Vancouver General Hospital and patients with Neural and spinal impairments at Neuromotion Physiotherapy. She especially enjoys her current volunteer role in the PICU at BC Children’s Hospital where she interacts with children of diverse backgrounds and challenges. She enjoys working with people of all ages, and helping others stay proactive through physical activity and injury prevention. She's excited to be a part of the team and to continue learning and growing from every person she meets.
Ana recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. During her studies, Ana developed a passion for rehabilitation through volunteering with the physiotherapy department at Banfield Pavilion and at ICORD, a research centre for patients with chronic spinal cord injuries. She finds it extremely rewarding to be part of a team that improves patients health and wellness. She is excited to work with the team at Baseline to help patients get back to what they enjoy doing as quickly as possible!
In her free time, Ana loves any opportunity to be outside and enjoys running, hiking and exploring the diverse food scene in Vancouver.
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.
Front Desk Receptionists
Born and raised in Vancouver, Arizah recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics and a Minor in Psychology. She is passionate about rehabilitation and health care because she wishes for other people to be able to do the things they enjoy.
Her volunteer background includes the Canucks Autism Network and Special Olympics, and she currently volunteers at Banfield Pavilion where she enjoys taking senior residents on outings. Arizah loves hiking, skiing, trying different types of food, and travelling as much as possible. As you walk into the clinic you will find her behind the front desk greeting you with a smile!
BKin 4th Year UBC
Bianca is in her 4th and final year of her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. She has worked as a receptionist at a gym for 3 years, and sought to deepen her administrative experience in a part-time front desk role at Baseline Health & Wellness.
Bianca cares deeply about helping others and is passionate about working with people with disabilities. She works as a support worker and volunteers with patients with cerebral palsy and high lesion spinal cord injuries. She hopes to eventually earn a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and expand her knowledge of rehabilitation sciences. When she isn’t studying, working or volunteering, you can find her working out at the gym or binge-watching Friends on Netflix.
Leanna Lo & Olive
BComm 2nd Year UBC
Leanna is one of the two receptionist we have in the clinic. Leanna joined our team a little over a year ago and is currently doing her first co-op term with Baseline as the marketing assistant. Leanna is studying commerce at UBC Sauder School of Business and is specializing in Marketing. Leanna enjoys working out, photography, and painting, as well as spending time with her dog olive.
Olive is our small, but energetic office dog. Olive just turned one years old and is a Shih Tzu and Maltese mix. Olive loves belly rubs, playing fetch, and going to the doggy beach. You can find Olive most days behind the front desk playing with her toys or taking a nap.