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OUR CLINICIANS

Trevor O’Brien, B.Sc, M.Sc, FCE,
Owner/Operator
Cathy Koshman, B.Sc., P.T.
Registered Physiotherapist, M.C.P.A.
Janine Kondas, CAT (C) BCAK
Athletic Therapist and
Kinesiologist
Dr. Emmanuel Parenteau, B.Sc., D.C.
Chiropractor
Sheena Lunge, CAT (C), CSEP-CPT
Athletic Therapist and Exercise Physiologist
Edward McCloskey, Acupuncturist, TCMP

Trevor graduated from Memorial University in St. John's, Nfld. in 1999 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree. He completed a Masters of Exercise Science at Memorial University in 2002. He has worked as a clinician at VERC since 2002 where he specializes in therapeutic exercise prescription, gait analysis and functional capacity evaluations. Trevor has a passion for long distance running and has been a Sport Canada carded athlete representing Canada at an international level. An unfortunate stress fracture interrupted Trevor's plan to qualify for the 2008 Canadian Olympic team.

Cathy graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta in 1973. She received her Masters in Health Education in Physiotherapy from the Medical College of Georgia in 1981 and a PhD. in Theology in 2009. She has been an Associate Professor in neurosciences, research and adult education to graduate students at a number of post secondary institutions in Canada and U.S. She has treated brain injured clients in hospitals and the clinical setting as well as in the community. She is currently working as a neurophysiotherapist at VERC where she specializes in mild traumatic brain injury assessment and treatment while working closely with the rehabilitation team at VERC.

Janine Kondas is a recent graduate from the Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy program (BAET) from Camosun College and is also a Kinesiologist. She brings a vast background of both clinical and field sport experience. Janine tends to think outside of the box with a focus on getting the athlete, the worker, or the individual back on the field, to work, or tackling day-to-day activities. She is passionate about her clients and will strive to achieve the goals of the clients she works with. Expect Janine to push you to become the best you can be to achieve your goals that you have set. Janine believes in injury prevention and has a keen interest in both head injuries and pain psychology

Dr. Parenteau completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2002 at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. He did his internship in southern California and then practiced in northern California for four years. In 2006 he moved his family and practice back home to Victoria and enjoys serving his Vancouver Island community. Dr. Parenteau is board certified as a chiropractor in Canada and the U.S. He offers diagnosis and treatment for muscle, nerve and joint pain.

Sheena graduated from the Camosun College Athletic and Exercise Therapy program in 2017. She also holds a personal training certification from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. She is passionate about creating holistic rehabilitation programs which include manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription. Sheena was born in Calgary where she played competitive soccer landing her the opportunity to play in Perugia, Italy. Her active lifestyle which includes camping, hiking and playing with her two husky fur babies is what drew her to the beautiful west coast.

Edward holds a doctorate in Chinese medicine and is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. While pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Ottawa, Edward developed a special interest in performance psychology and positive living skills. He has taught various courses to both youth and adults on improving quality of life through the skill of focus. As a lifelong learner, Edward has travelled extensively around Canada, the US, Spain, and Colombia shadowing doctors who are obtaining excellent clinical results using Chinese medicine, orthodox medicine, osteopathy, ayurveda, homeopathy, and bioenergetic medicine. Edward adopts a holistic treatment approach bringing the patient’s body, mind and spirit back into an optimal state of harmony and health. He strives to integrate different treatment modalities to treat the root of the health condition. Edward is passionate about treating pain and stress-related disorders. 

Rick Van Hassel is a recent graduate from WCCMT's 20 month Massage Therapy course. No stranger to massage and rehabilitation, Rick has practiced as Kinesiologist since 2002, a Shiatsu Therapist since 2005, and a Cranial Sacral Therapist since 2007. He is very excited to come on board and contribute to the team here at VERC.  

Rick's massage therapy practice focuses on full-body integration, using techniques such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, joint mobilizations and active movements to support each patient with a customized approach.  

TMJ dysfunction, cervical spine issues and Cranial Sacral therapy are a few areas where Rick is particularly interested in at the moment, however he is available for any and all massage related therapeutics. 

 

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Rick Van Hassel 
BA Kin, R.S.T