103-1112 Austin Ave, Coquitlam, BC

604-917-0777

Fulcrum Therapy Team of Practitioners

Coquitlam Female Chiropractors

Dr. Kimiya Sabbaghan 

Dr. Kimiya Sabbaghan graduated from Simon Fraser University Biomedical physiology program with honors with distinction and continued to pursue her education in Portland, Oregon where she completed her doctorate of chiropractic degree summa cum laude (highest degree of honor) from the University of Western States.

Dr. Sabbaghan believes that everyone is “an athlete in their own way”, meaning they have the capability to pursue an active lifestyle in any mode that resonates with them. Her approach to assessments and treatments are detailed and patient-centered. She has a passion for prenatal and postpartum care, treatment of TMD (temporomandibular disorder) and the complexities of low back pain and disc herniation.

She advocates for team-based multidisciplinary care and is a firm believer of movement as the key to a healthier body, healthier mind and healthier lifestyle. She takes joy in spending time with family, being out in nature and enjoying a warm cup of coffee at a local cafe.

Dr. Amber Chong

Dr. Amber Chong graduated summa cum laude from the University of Western States with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a Bachelor of Science in human biology. Prior to this, she attained a Bachelor of Science in biomedical physiology and a Certificate of Forensic Studies from Simon Fraser University.

Growing up, Amber always enjoyed being active and started dancing at the age of 2. She fell in love with the movement and artistry dancing provided and was a competitive dancer for many years. Her interest in chiropractic began during this time as she saw how beneficial it was to see a chiropractor and learn what was causing the pain and be given tools to prevent it from happening again.

Amber has a patient-centered approach to chiropractic care and has clinical experience treating people of all ages and conditions, with an interest in prenatal care and children. Her treatment methods include diversified adjusting techniques, soft tissue therapy, and providing rehabilitative exercises for at-home care. She believes that chiropractic care is an excellent way for people to maintain physical wellness and prevent injuries, and that everyone from children to seniors can benefit.

In her spare time, you can find Amber going on nature walks with camera in hand, gardening amongst the flowers and vegetables, or reading a good book with a big cup of tea.

Dr. Casey Gero

Dr. Casey Gero completed her undergraduate degree in Athletic and Exercise Therapy and then continued her education at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

During her internships, she worked alongside various sports teams including the UVic Men’s Rugby, Camosun Women’s Basketball, and BC’s Female U16 Hockey.

Dr. Gero is an evidence based practitioner who believes in an inclusive and patient-centered approach to healthcare for all ages and abilities.

She takes an active approach to treatment and utilizes multiple techniques including exercise prescription, patient education, chiropractic manipulations, joint mobilizations, and soft tissue therapy.

She works with her patients to develop individualized treatment plans to help them meet their health and wellness goals.

In her free time Casey enjoys living an active lifestyle with a variety of different activities and sports such as yoga, golfing, cycling and weightlifting.

*Dr. Gero is a proud member of the British Columbia Chiropractic Association, Canadian Chiropractic Association and the British Columbia College of Chiropractors.*

Aleksandra Kusiak is one of our Coquitlam registered physiotherapists at Fulcrum Therapy.

Coquitlam Registered Physiotherapists

Aleksandra Kusiak

Aleksandra obtained her Masters of Physiotherapy in 2011 at the University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland. Since 2011, Aleksandra has been a physiotherapy practitioner in Poland and has spent over 8 years working in public and private practices treating both acute and chronic injuries.

Aleksandra has been working as a physiotherapist in Canada for two years and is a Registered physiotherapist in BC. She specializes in manual therapy and uses a combination of hands-on therapy with body work. Her areas of interests are
treatment for spinal pain as well as head and neck injuries.

Aleksandra spent many years teaching at the University of Medical Sciences in Poznan. She incorporates empathy and patient-centered care to get her patients back to their functional self. She believes that the key to a successful treatment outcome is an
atmosphere of trust.

Outside of work, Aleksandra enjoys exploring the outdoors. Her favorite activities are hiking and skiing. She is fluent in both English and Polish.

Nicola Tait is one of our Coquitlam registered physiotherapists at Fulcrum Therapy.

Nicola (Nikki) Tait

Meet Nicola Tait (Nikki), Registered Physiotherapist for the past 20 years with many years spent serving the Tri-cities community.

Nikki earned her physiotherapy degree from Manchester University in 2000. Since then, she has gained tremendous experience working with acute pain patients and neurological disorders, including stroke and Parkinson’s, as well as chronic pain management through exercise rehabilitation and strengthening.

Nikki is a firm believer in individualized care and has extensive knowledge and experience treating whiplash, sports injuries, and recovery from joint replacement surgery. She is also certified in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) and women’s pelvic floor health.

Her expertise and areas of interest are:

  • Use of Intramuscular stimulation for treatment of soft tissue injuries.
  • Neurological conditions and Post-stroke recovery.
  • Disc herniations and sciatica via the McKenzie Technique
  • Women’s pelvic floor health and exercise
Farshid Khajehour is our registered acupuncturist providing acupuncture treatment for Fulcrum Therapy patients.

Coquitlam Registered Acupuncturist

Farshid Khajehpour

Farshid is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Acupuncturists of BC (CTCMA). He received his diploma of acupuncture from Reeves College in 2019. Prior to that, Farshid practiced as a family physician in his home country for over 10 years. Farshid has many years of western medical background, he is able to effectively integrate western and eastern medicine in his daily practice.

Farshid’s passion is to help his patients’ physical and emotional struggles. He has successfully treated musculoskeletal pain such as neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain as well knee pain. Through acupuncture, Farshid also treats mental and emotional related concerns such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, stress related disorders, women’s health such as infertility, PMS and digestive related conditions. Farshid’s approach utilizes a combination of acupuncture, tuina (chinese massage), fire cupping, moxibustion and guasha in his practice.

In his free time, Farshid enjoys spending time with his wife and his 2 children as well as enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

Nicholas Ayin

Coquitlam Registered Massage Therapists

Nicholas Ayin

“Hello, I am Nicholas Ayin and I have recently completed my diploma in the Registered Massage Therapist program at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. I completed my degree in Kinesiology at Trinity Western University and worked as a Kinesiologist for 2 years before transitioning to Massage Therapy. I also ran Track and Field for 10 years and my passion for sports and helping others with injuries led me to pursuing a career in healthcare. I enjoy working closely with athletes which is why I am also massaging for the Trinity Western University Track and Field team and I also coach Track and Field in Coquitlam.

I like to provide patient centered care and I will always do my best to get to the root of a patient’s problem and treat safely and effectively. Providing patient education and care are essential and I will integrate that into my treatments to help provide the most effective treatment possible. ” 

Harold Keech is one of our Coquitlam registered massage therapists at Fulcrum Therapy.

Harold Keech

Harold is a graduate of the 3265 hour Registered Massage Therapist program at Langara College where he graduated with excellence. He is a former student athlete from Kwantlen college with a passion for sports, which fueled his aspirations to provide education to young athletes with a focus on injury prevention. While his general practice covers treatment for many aspects of wellness, orthopedics, posture & ergonomics, injury and prevention, Harold holds a special interest in sport-related conditions and active rehabilitation.

Harold enjoys teaching with the Langara College Registered Massage Therapy program, working with students in orthopedics and musculoskeletal anatomy to help build students key skills as they pertain to clinical practice as an RMT.

Promoting patient education, in efforts to help them understand possible contributing factors to their symptoms and help patients manage their symptoms beyond treatment, are one of his approaches that his patients appreciate most.

Harold can often be seen playing basketball, bouldering, or out on the trails as he looks forward to running his second Tough Mudder.

Anita Rahimi is one of our motivated team members and a massage therapist in Fulcrum Therapy health clinic.

Anita Rahimi

Anita is in her final year of school at West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Having the chance to help others with their needs is a motivating drive for Anita and exactly what pushed her into going into this career. 

Anita has a passion for physical and mental growth, wanting to help the people around her be able to feel their best and to improve her clients overall functional ability while also relaxing the mind and body. She is hoping in her practice she can help individuals by giving the most beneficial and effective treatments. She is always up for a challenge, allowing herself to think outside the box and wanting to always gain more knowledge and experience. Her goal as an intern is to give a therapeutic, relaxing massage to allow her patients to feel astounding, stress free and overall amazing. By using a variety of her skills she is hoping to accomplish these goals and having others leave with a smile on their faces.

She has a thrive for the fitness lifestyle, doing weight lifting almost everyday and on her free time you can find her going on hikes or journaling by the beach. Anita’s services cannot be billed to insurance at this time. 

Some of the techniques and treatments Anita provides include:

  • Prenatal massage
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Joint mobilization/ joint play
  • Myofascial release
  • Neuromuscular therapy
  • Manipulation of soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints)
  • Respiratory function – chronic bronchitis/asthma
  • Central nervous system/ peripheral nervous system disorders
  • Digestive issues (Constipation)
  • Massage for scars
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Infants massage

Coquitlam Registered Clinical Counsellor

Aditi Jasra

Aditi is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). She also holds an MBA which she completed in 2004 so is very familiar with stressors of the corporate world and is passionate about helping her clients deal with mental health challenges including but not limited to anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma through person centered, culturally sensitive, mindfulness based approaches. She works collaboratively with her clients to help them feel safe, strong and fully supported.

She is trained in Emotion focused therapy through Vancouver Couple and Family Institute and also often uses somatic approaches, OEI, CBT, Solution focused and MBCT in her work with the clients. She enjoys working with couples and youth and has been actively involved with Kids Help Phone since last couple years. With knowledge of multiple languages, she is comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds.

Nicole Wrona, our Coquitlam registered kinesiologist at Fulcrum Therapy

Coquitlam Registered Kinesiologists

Nicole Wrona

Nicole Wrona, a kinesiologist, holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. With a competitive sports background in tennis, swimming, and dance, she brings a unique blend of practical experience and academic knowledge to her practice.

Nicole’s competitive tennis experience and collegiate-level participation have given her a deep understanding of biomechanics and athletic performance. Her diverse dance background enhances her ability to address movement patterns and flexibility.

Nicole adopts a holistic client centered approach, blending her practical experiences with evidence-based methods to help individuals of all fitness levels achieve their health and performance goals. She’s an advocate for physical activity, injury prevention, and proper movement mechanics. Nicole’s dedication to her field and clients has earned her a respected position in kinesiology.

Eli is one of our Coquitlam registered kinesiologists at Fulcrum Therapy.

Eli

Eli is a Registered Kinesiologist and a practicing member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK).

He attended Simon Fraser University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a certificate in both Active Health & Rehabilitation and Occupational Ergonomics. Eli is also an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer with over 2 years of experience. He has closely worked with clients of varying ages and backgrounds.

Eli believes that movement is medicine and takes a client-centered and evidence-based approach to ensure that each treatment plan is specific, personalized, and catered to your needs. In addition, during his studies, Eli has had the rare opportunity to work as an Ergonomic Specialist at Alberta Health Services.

He now uses his extensive knowledge of ergonomics to provide further education that can be applied outside of the clinic and in the work or office environment.

As an individual with a passion and dedication to improving the quality of life of others, he looks to drive others to ensure that all aspects of fitness, health, and wellness are cared for. When he’s not in the clinic, you can catch Eli weightlifting, hiking, cooking, or providing a helping hand for the youth at the Canucks Autism Network!

Joanna Chiu is one of our Coquitlam registered kinesiologists at Fulcrum Therapy.

Joanna Chiu

Joanna takes a supportive and encouraging approach to promoting physical and mental wellbeing through active rehabilitation and exercise. She is a BCAK Registered Kinesiologist holding a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology (Minor in Psychology) from the University of British Columbia and a Diploma in Human Kinetics from Langara College.

With experience practicing in the clinical setting and out in the community, Joanna has worked with a wide variety of clients including athletes, general population, pediatric and geriatric clients, pre and post-surgical clients as well as clients with injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents or in the workplace.

A session with Joanna involves education on proper exercise techniques, controlled muscle activation, and biomechanics to positively impact recovery from injury and improve occupational functioning. Joanna is a firm believer in prescribing exercises that impact the rehabilitation process effectively to help her clients improve mobility, restore strength, and prevent future injury.

Outside of helping clients achieve their health and fitness goals in the clinic, she also works as a Disability Advisor with Vancouver Coastal Health supporting ill and injured healthcare employees in their recovery and return to work function. In her spare time, you can find Joanna trying new recipes, pushing her own limits in the gym, and exploring the beautiful outdoors of British Columbia!

Fulcrum therapy Coquitlam pain clinic team are dedicated to help patients go pain free and enjoy their moments.

Fulcrum Therapy Body Wellness Clinic Team Members

Fulcrum therapy is located at 103-1112 Austin Ave, Coquitlam, BC and we provide the following services to our patients:

  • Chiropractic Care
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic for Pregnant
  • Acupuncture
  • Registered Clinical Counselling for Individuals and Couples
  • Massage Therapy
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Active Rehab
  • Custom Orthotics
  • etc.

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