Innovate Guildford Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
Meet The Team
Dr. Satra Minhas
Dr. Minhas is established in Guildford with 24 years of experience as a Doctor of Chiropractic. She holds a Bachelors in Biological Sciences from the University of British Columbia and a Doctor of Chiropractic from Western States University in Portland, Oregon.
With a combination of hands on adjustments, certain muscle release techniques and exercise therapy, Dr. Minhas is able to effectively reduce pain and promote healing. The result is a nervous system that performs at its optimum. She will ensure that you receive an appropriate diagnosis and specific treatment addressing your complaint.
Dr. Minhas enjoys hiking, biking and travelling.
Priya Sharma, RMT, is a 2014 graduate of Massage Therapy Program of Vancouver Career College and is the 3rd place winner of the August 2014 Clinical Case Report Awards by Registered Massage Therapists' Association of British Columbia (RMTBC). Her article "Massage therapy and essential tremor: to abate the symptoms" has been published and can be viewed on RMTBC's website.
Priya is passionate about how the body heals innately and how it functions in the presence of diverse stressors. She believes that supporting the body’s ability can restore its strength and balance in areas of injury and pain.
Priya loves that massage therapy gives her the opportunity to work with a various group of patients and to assist them as they work toward their goals for good health and balanced lifestyles. She has worked with people involved with but not limited to motor vehicle accidents (MVA), pregnancy, geriatrics, pediatrics, and sports related injuries. To help see people heal and be their optimal self has always been an interest to Priya.
To meet each patient’s individual needs, Priya blends a diverse set of modalities and techniques including but not limited to: a thorough assessment, swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point release, myofascial release (MFR), joint mobilization technique, and muscle energy technique (MET). Priya has also recently taken a course with Rock Tape for fascial taping. Taping helps stabilize joints and also aids in reducing pain.
Leanne is a 2018 graduate of West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Her passion of working with people along with years of weightlifting experience and rehabbing her own injuries made the choice of being an RMT a fulfilling career for her.
She believes that every patient is unique and responds to types of modalities used in treatments differently, therefore develops treatment plans specific to each individual patient to optimize their goals. She works with patients to help speed the recovery process from acute and chronic injuries, conditions, to aid in relieving stress, improve posture, optimize sports performance and also for the maintenance of good health. She treats a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions, but also treats many neurological conditions.
Throughout school, she was very fortunate to have had the opportunity of working with a variety of patients at outreaches such as the Multiple Sclerosis In-Reach, SPEC In-Reach (Parkinsons, Cerebral Palsy, etc), with the UBC Varsity Team, and BC Women's Hospital.
Her practice focuses on combining swedish massage with trigger point release, IASTM, myofascial release, neuromuscular techniques, stretching, and often the use of hydrotherapy, in which hot stone therapy may be incorporated depending on each individuals needs, how their body responds, and the patients preferences. Her treatments are therapeutic yet relaxing.
In Leanne's free time, she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, going to the gym, cooking and volunteering.
Gavin Kc. Lau, RMT is a 2014 graduate of Massage Therapy Program of Vancouver Career College and is the 2nd place winner of the August 2014 Clinical Case Report Awards by Registered Massage Therapists' Association of British Columbia (RMTBC). His article "Therapeutic and intra-oral massage for treatment of post unilateral sagittal split osteotomy temporomandibular joint dysfunction: a case study" has been published and can be viewed on RMTBC's website.
Gavin believes in the natural healing power of the human body and this is what inspired him to become a Registered Massage Therapist. Massage therapy facilitates and hastens the healing process in the body and restores the body back to optimal functionality. With a background in national competitive cycling, he learned that rehabilitating injuries is a long and demanding process and that injury prevention can make one’s life easier and much more successful.
Gavin is fluent in English, Chinese and Japanese, and is excited to serve the communities with his lingual talents.
Gavin has experience of treating different population ranging paediatrics to geriatrics, numerous conditions such as TMJ dysfunction, HIV, diabetes, disc herniation, dislocation, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder, pregnancy, tendon rupture, various overuse injuries, etc.. As a member of Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA), he is pursuing to be a certified sport massage therapist, SMT(c), in order to participate in future national and major sport events in Canada.
When Gavin takes a break from his busy life, you can find him making himself a cup of latte in a cozy neighbourhood café, drawing fascinating and creative pictures with his pastels, or enjoying the tranquil scenery of Vancouver on the top of some mountains with his road bike.
As a Kinesiologist, Aghar is fascinated by the human body and movement! He is always looking to keep his patients moving with every treatment and prides his practice on educating his clients about their body. In his practice, Aghar aims to help individuals heal through movement and exercise, he also strives to help each individual feel great about themselves as well.
Aghar worked for ICBC as a “Recovery Specialist”. At ICBC, he case managed patients involved in motor vehicle accidents and therefore has an extensive understanding of all the resources available to you. This is an unmatched advantage for your care!
He also worked with WorkSafe BC, BC Ferries, Waste Management, Air Canada, Canada Post, and many others to provide return to work services/planning and treatment. Aghar Provides direct billing to ICBC.
Lawrence is a recent graduate from VCMT where he obtained his diploma with honors in Massage Therapy. His interest in the health sciences originated from his experience with injury and rehabilitation in competitive sports. Lawrence grew up playing basketball, soccer and combat sports such as kickboxing. He became fascinated by the use of soft tissue manipulation creating a better overall wellness of the human body and mind. This inspired Lawrence to pursue a career helping and caring for others with therapeutic touch, as well as providing an opportunity for focused education about exercise and body awareness. Lawrence believes that massage therapy is beneficial in improving the function of human movement as well as reducing pain and stress intensity by helping stimulate the limbic system and the production of endorphins.
Jasmine Gill Kinesiologist
Jasmine is a Registered Kinesiologist and is currently completing a Master of Kinesiology at UBC. She has taken advanced courses in exercise physiology, prevention and management of sports injuries, and performance planning. Through her education, Jasmine strives to implement evidence-based practices during active rehab sessions.
As an athlete, Jasmine was a provincial medalist in the 400m and 800m. She was also a member of SFU’s Varsity Track & Field team, but an injury abruptly ended her collegiate career. That ultimately piqued her interest in injury prevention and rehabilitation. Jasmine is now an NCCP Sport Coach and has extensive experience working with Track & Field athletes of all ages. She provides safe and developmentally appropriate training to individuals to enhance physical literacy, conditioning, and sport-specific skills.
Jasmine has also spent the last year working as a Rehabilitation Assistant at a long-term care home. She has experience working with patients with various orthopedic and neurological limitations, such as osteoporosis, compression fractures, stroke, spinal cord injuries, and Parkinson's, to name a few. She has successfully helped patients overcome these limitations to become more independent.
Her passion for sports, exercise and rehabilitation motivates her to provide quality patient-centred care to all clients.