Team Guildford

Meet The Team

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Dr. Satra Minhas Chiropractor (Owner)

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.

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Priya Joshi RMT

Priya 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.

 

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.

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Victor Sham RMT

Victor is a bilingual (English and Cantonese) Registered Massage Therapist and Kinesiologist. He holds a diploma from West Coast College of Massage Therapy and a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia.

Victor has years of experience helping clients with active rehabilitation following motor vehicle accidents as a Kinesiologist. He pursued further education in massage therapy to expand his skillset and enable a more holistic approach to treatment of various musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Victor values working collaboratively with patients to determine treatment planning because he believes patients are experts of their own lives and provide invaluable insight.

Victor can be frequently found at the local outdoor basketball court and underneath the bench press at his local gym.

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Mayu Kajiura RMT

Mayu is a graduate from the massage therapy program at Vancouver Career College. Mayu believes that the combination of manual therapy, nutrition and exercises is an essential aspect for maintaining the optimal health of the body and mind. Mayu’s approach incorporates various types of massage techniques such as Swedish, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue release, and muscle energy, to fit the unique need of each client.

Outside of her RMT life, Mayu loves cooking, baking, and traveling. Exploring food culture and trying new recipes excite her the most.

Mayu is fluent in English and Japanese.

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Gavin Lau RMT

Gavin 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 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 neighborhood 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.

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Lawrence Komicho RMT

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. With his experience in injury and rehabilitation 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. 

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Aghar Al-Qusus Kinesiologist

Aghar is always looking to keep his patients moving with every treatment and prides his practice on educating his clients about their body. Aghar aims to help individuals heal through movement and exercise, as well he also strives to help each individual feel great about themselves.

 

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.

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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.