Mike Friesen BHK, BCAK, FCE Registered Kinesiologist/ Owner
The owner and founder of MC Rehabilitation and Wellness, Mike Friesen completed his BHK (Bachelors of Human Kinetics) in Kinesiology from Trinity Western University, Langley, BC and is member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiology. Specializing in athletic performance improvement through the use of strength and conditioning and movement training, he also has a great passion for furthering his knowledge in every aspect of his profession.
After completing a year in the lower mainland of BC at a physiotherapy clinic, Mike gained extensive knowledge and practical experience in the area of physical and active rehabilitation. He feels that injury prevention is the key to a longer healthier life. Less injuries can provide you with more opportunities to do the things you want to. Post-rehabilitation is what is necessary after rehabilitation (physiotherapist or chiropractor) to strengthen the injured area and preventing the injury from re-occurring.
During the years of his undergraduate degree at TWU, Mike had the privilege
to work with the head strength and conditioning coach, Andrew Heming. As
an associate strength coach, he worked with elite level mens and womens
volleyball, basketball, and soccer athletes at the university. Mike
understands what needs to be done in the weight room to achieve success on the
court or field! Athletes must continue to get stronger and faster to continually
improve their performance and be at the top. Also during those years, the
mens volleyball won the CIS National Championship and the womens soccer team
won the CIS National Championship twice! During the year after graduation, he
worked at Columbia Bible College as the head strength coach and was able to
pilot their first ever year of an athletic strength and conditioning
Cheryl Pauls, Front Office Admin.
Cheryl is our bright and cheerful Receptionist/ Front Desk Administrator and has previous experience working in the FSJ Hospital. Cheryl plays a key part in the daily operations of MC Rehabilitation and Wellness by making sure everything is flowing smoothly with the professionals and their patients. From taking calls to helping people in and out of the hyperbaric chambers, Cheryl is there to make the patients feel welcomed and cared for!
Dr. Peter Varun George, DC Chiropractor
Dr. Peter Varun George graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Physical Education and Health. During his years at U of T, Dr. George worked as a personal trainer (NSCA-CPT) at Totum Life Science in Toronto, Ontario. A year later, he decided to pursue further education at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in England. In this time, he began to arm himself with the tools that would position him on the leading edge of chiropractic science. He is currently an Active Release Techniques Provider® as well as a certified Functional Movement Systems? and Selective Functional Movement Assessment? specialist. These are the same tools used to treat athletes in the NFL, MLB, MLS, and the US Army.
Dr. George has also served as a Teaching Assistant in the human cadaver labs at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic and has previously guest lectured at the high school level in England on the topics of exercise physiology and strength and conditioning. Dr. George believes that chiropractic provides him the opportunity to work with remarkable people from all walks of life and to effect a positive change in their health and wellness. The passion Dr. George has for this profession drives him to constantly evolve as a practitioner - and being new to Fort St John, he couldn?t ask for a better platform to serve the community.
"My approach to patient care can be summed up quite simply - eliminate your pain; conquer the underlying dysfunction; and help you take control of your injury. Most people believe that the coast is clear once their pain has subsided. Yet their inability to perform simple movements like touch their toes, twist, and stand on one leg often tells a different story. Eliminating pain is a necessary first step, but getting you functional again is the real goal"
McGinn CAT(c) Athletic
Lawrence McGinn is a Certified Athletic Therapist, and a member of both the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association, and the Athletic Therapists Association of British Columbia. He graduated from Sheridan Institute of Technology, and Advanced Learning, and has worked with The Oakville Rangers Minor Midget AAA Hockey team, The Milton Mustangs Hockey, Football team, and Basketball team, The Fletcher's Meadow Football team and Rugby team, The Edmund Campion Football Team, The White Oaks Swimming team, Olympia Sports camp, Aim Physiotherapy Clinic, Bolton Physiotherapy Clinic, Allied Therapy, and Core Solutions Physiotherapy Clinic. He is currently working at MC Rehab & Wellness, and is accepting Athletic Therapy, and Personal Training clients, and is available for local field coverage by appointment.
Jeremy Cote BSc., FCE Kinesiologist
Jeremy Cote is a kinesiologist who joined the MC Rehab team in late November of 2012. He graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2011, and spent the following year working full time as the Head Coach and Director of Badminton Victoria. His involvement in sports from a young age and a desire to see people be mobile and active was what lead him to pursue a career in the exercise science field. He has an ever-expanding knowledge of anatomy, exercise training, and functional testing. He competed nationally in the sport of badminton and achieved a top 16 in Canada result at the U23 Nationals in 2010. He continues to play badminton as well as other sports and outdoor activities as much as possible. He is excited to be a part of the MC Rehab team and involved in the pre-employment screening and personal training aspect.
Brittany Willson BSc. CPT, FCE, Registered Kinesiologist