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RECOVER FASTER. PERFORM BETTER.

Strike Recovery & Performance Is a premier sports injury rehab and prevention center for all patients from children and seniors, to elite athletes.
We are committed to providing the latest state-of-the-art therapy and technology to quickly get you back to the activities that you love.

6689 Hastings St. Burnaby BC V5B 1S1

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Dr. Bernard Kim

Co-founder + Chiropractor

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Before returning to his Vancouver roots, Dr. Bernard worked as an associate Chiropractor at the renowned “OC Fight Docs” in Southern California where he worked with a wide range of patients from children and seniors, to professional athletes and Hollywood stars (UFC, Bellator, NFL, CFL, NHL, NLL, NCAA, and Olympic level). Dr. Bernard became interested in sports therapy from a young age having to rehabilitate through numerous knee and ankle injuries sustained while playing lacrosse.

This experience led him to pursue his Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, with a concentration in Active Health and Rehabilitation from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. He then went on to complete his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic West Campus in San Jose, California.

Specializing in soft tissue therapies and individualized corrective exercises, Dr. Bernard uses a wide variety of techniques to maximize optimal function and performance: instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), Active Release Technique (ART), chiropractic adjustments/joint mobilizations, percussion therapy, cupping, and functional movement-based screenings to identify biomechanical dysfunctions.

Striving to create the most educational and evidence-based approach to his care, Dr. Bernard is constantly furthering his skills with post-graduate certifications. He is currently a certified Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms), a Functional Movement Techniques Rocktape Medical Professional, and a Full-Body Certified A.R.T.© provider. He is also a course instructor for HawkGrips – the premier company in instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM).

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Dr. Ali Ravji

Co-founder + Chiropractor

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Dr. Ali Ravji obtained his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University (SFU). His experience with Chiropractic began after sustaining a shoulder injury in undergrad that led him to obtain his Doctor of Chiropractic at the prestigious Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto, Ontario. He then went on to work with MSK Health & Performance upon graduation, while being mentored by the chiropractor for the Vancouver Canucks.

His interests lies in assessing, diagnosing and improving human movement. He uses a unique combination of manual therapy and integrates it with various soft tissue techniques and rehabilitative/corrective exercises. He uses a hand on approach to help release tight muscles/joints with techniques such as Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Myofascial Release Therapy, Cupping therapy, spinal manipulation/mobilization and Percussion Therapy. He also has certifications in Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms), Athletic Movement Assessment (AMA), Functional Release (FR), and Fascial Distortion Model (FDM).
Ali is proud to serve his hometown of Burnaby, BC. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys playing hockey, hiking, cooking and spending time with his family.

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Dr. Meghan Soni

Chiropractor

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Dr. Meghan Soni received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the University of Western States in and has a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. She also completed a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the University of Western States.

Meghan has a passion for women’s health and rehabilitation, and has over 5 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including working as a Lab Assistant in Anatomical Pathology. At Strike Recovery and Performance, Meghan specializes in helping patients, particularly women, improve their physical health and performance through chiropractic care and rehabilitation. She approaches chiropractic care by looking at the individual as a whole, considering both lifestyle and history in order to provide care that includes manual therapy, active rehab, lifestyle modification, and even back to sport coaching. Her ultimate goal is to help people live healthy, active lives and achieve their full potential.

In her free time, Meghan enjoys fashion catalogues, weight lifting at the gym and trying new restaurants as a foodie. She also has a background in dance and believes that a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise are crucial for both physical and mental well-being.

Meghan is dedicated to providing high-quality care to her patients at Strike Recovery and Performance, She is always looking for ways to improve and grow as a healthcare professional.

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Josh Pearson MPT, BSc

Physiotherapist

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Josh received his Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia and completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science at the University of Victoria after transitioning from Mechanical Engineering.

His interest in recovery and performance began through his participation in the sport of olympic weightlifting, where he dealt with many of his own injuries and learned to condition and prepare his body for the demands of the sport. Beyond olympic weightlifting, Josh considers himself a lifelong student and takes any opportunity he can to introduce himself to and draw inspiration from as many different schools of movement as possible, be it sport, art, rehabilitative, or exercise related.

Josh strives to make your rehabilitative experience simple and effective. He recognizes that a treatment plan is only effective if participated in and ensures that treatments and interventions are convenient, accessible, and suitable to your goals and lifestyle. While he has a particular affinity for working with strength and barbell athletes, he is excited to be a part of anyone’s recovery and performance journeys.

Outside of the clinic, you can likely find Josh at the gym, playing or watching sports, seeking the outdoors, taking in live music, or geeking out about health, fitness, nutrition, and psychology.

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Adam Chin

Physiotherapist

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Registered Physiotherapist, MPT, BSCKIN

Growing up playing a variety of sports, Adam has always had an interest in rehab and performance. Following this interest he completed his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University and went on to pursue his Master of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia.

Adam is passionate about helping people reach their full potential and giving them the tools to live healthy and active lives. His treatment approach focuses on the individual, using a multifactorial approach and tailoring a treatment plan to help his patients reach their goals. While Adam enjoys working with clients of all activity levels and backgrounds he has a particular interest in lower body injuries, Crossfit/Olympic Lifting/Weighting athletes and post-operative rehabilitation, including ACL rehabilitation. As a lifelong learner Adam has pursued post-graduate education in IMS/Dry needling, Functional Movement Screening and is currently in the process of completing his Diploma of Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy through the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Outside the clinic Adam enjoys living an active lifestyle, exploring BC’s beautiful backyard or checking out a new coffee shop.

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Aleesha Esmail

Physiotherapist

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Born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, Aleesha completed both her Bachelors of Kinesiology and Master of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. Growing up, she always knew she wanted to get into a profession that allowed her to help others. That, along with her passion for sports steered her in the direction of becoming a physiotherapist.

Why pelvic floor physiotherapy?

“Once I began my Masters program, I developed an interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy as I discovered loved ones around me were silently living with pelvic floor dysfunctions and pain. I saw how issues like incontinence, constipation, prolapse, poor scar mobility, dyspareunia, impacted not only their physical health but also their, mental, social, and emotional well-being. This allowed me to understand and appreciate the integral role pelvic health plays in our daily function and overall quality of life. I knew right then, I wanted to be part of the change, erasing the stigma and normalizing conversations around pelvic health that is not openly discussed.

I strongly believe in taking the time to build strong therapeutic connections with my clients in a space where they feel seen, safe, and supported with whatever they may be experiencing. My goal is to empower all my clients, no matter what stage of life, to feel confident in their bodies, comfortable talking about their bodies and capable in what their bodies can do. My approach is to provide clients with a foundation of knowledge, exercises, manual therapy, and self-management strategies, to help achieve any goal they set out for themselves, pre- or post-natal, no matter how big or small!”

Pelvic Health Certifications:

Pelvic Health Solutions Level 1 Pelvic Health Solutions Level 2

When not working, Aleesha enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, watching and playing sports. You can find her playing hockey or at the driving range working on her golf game.

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Kaitlyn Inkster

Massage Therapist

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Kaitlyn graduated from the Registered Massage Therapy Program at Langara College. Kaitlyn believes in the emotional power of massage and strives to create a safe space that facilitates healing and stress relief for all of her patients. She validates the importance of the mind-body connection through her treatments using breath and touch. Sport has always been important to Kaitlyn and she has a long history of involvement in soccer. She was proud to represent Langara playing soccer at the collegiate level during her 3 years of study there.

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Emma Cullis-Kuhl

Massage Therapist

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Emma is a graduate from the Langara Registered Massage Therapy Program. Prior to becoming a RMT she obtained her Bachelors of Psychology from UBC. Growing up in Vancouver, Emma competed in many sports, in particular, high performance volleyball. Through her own injuries she experienced the benefits of manual therapy, which lead her to pursue a career in massage therapy. Emma likes to incorporate a variety of modalities in her treatment depending on her client’s needs. She has a background as a personal trainer and continues to have a strong interest in fitness and well-being. When not at the clinic you can find her playing beach volleyball, at a gym, reading or spending time with friends and family.

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Mr. Ryan Lasaleta RMT

Massage Therapist

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Meet Ryan,

Prior to his journey into the world as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), Ryan acquired an extensive foundation training others in the health and fitness industry. Ryan obtained his Bachelor of Kinesiology (BSKin) degree from UBC, and on top of performing Kinesiology work, Ryan has been actively involved in Personal Training (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology), Sports First Aid (BC Sports First Aid), Functional movement training (Coaching Association of Canada), and Coaching various youth sports.

Ryan’s style includes various dynamic techniques in his soft tissue treatment along with research based protocols to help patients return and maintain their functional health. Additionally, Ryan keeps pace with current research methods while maintaining true to his athletic roots in order to become the optimal therapist in this contemporary and competitive health industry.

Even though Ryan takes an orthopedic approach to treatment, he is trained in Myofasical Release, Sport Specific Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Manual Lymph Drainage, and mild Joint Mobilizations. Additionally, he has experience with athletes in all walks of life from the amatrue to the professional and international levels. Ryan has had the opportunity to work with professional soccer players, football, rugby, long distance athletes, strength athletes and MMA fighters.

Since Ryan has advanced through his career he now teaches at Vancouver Career College; He teaches the Orthopedic sports injury classes, Sports treatment, assists with various school outreaches and helps with board exam prep.

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Alex De Luca

Kinesiologist
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Malcolm Macritchie

Kinesiologist

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Malcolm graduated with a BSc in Kinesiology with an Active Health and Rehabilitation concentration from SFU. Malcolm has a background in high-level sports Strength and Conditioning as well as being a personal trainer for many years. Malcolm is Rockblades Advanced Certified and a Fascial Stretch Therapist.

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Jonathan Muller

Exercise Therapist

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Jonathan is a strength and conditioning coach that works with athletes of all levels. He has his Fascial Stretch Therapy certification from the Stretch to Win Institute and has earned the mobility specialist title from studying under Dr. Andreo Spina: founder of Functional Range Systems.

Jonathan has been a staple in the North Burnaby fitness industry for the better part of a decade having worked with some of the lower mainland’s biggest franchises and has helped start up boutique gyms in the area.

A lifelong athlete himself, Jonathan has grown up playing football, wrestling, and competed as both a powerlifter and olympic weightlifter.

When not coaching or treating Jonathan enjoys spending time with his family, singing, and writing music.