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Lauren Allen

Registered Kinesiologist 

Specialized in Soft Tissue Release and Functional Movement Training

Motivated to help others achieve and develop optimal body performance by using an integration of manual and active rehabilitation techniques.

 

Acute focus on the mechanisms of movement through a “whole body” holistic approach. This is conducted though studying individual’s lifestyle and/or physical challenges; determining ways of reducing or eliminating repetitive strains/overuse injuries that may be causing inflammation, chronic pain, immobility, or other bodily imbalances. 

 

My goal is to help individuals develop a personalized systematic strengthening regimen, whilst supporting healthy lifestyle changes that enhance one’s quality of life. 

“Everyone’s journey is different; therefore, I believe every individual situation needs to be assessed accordingly. My mission is to help fuel your overall health and wellness, using a wide range of methods and professional practice to support optimal bodily function and quality of life”.

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Avi Sharabi
 

Registered Kinesiologist

Avi is a Registered Kinesiologist, Personal Trainer and coach who was born in Israel and raised in the Cowichan Valley.  Growing up with two older brothers lead her to being the opponent, the goalie and like every young sibling, the natural punching bag.  Sports and the outdoors were always an integral part of her life, mentally and physically.  This sparked an interest in human kinetics, mental performance and athletic performance.  These interests manifested in pursuing a degree in Kinesiology, minoring in psychology and playing Varsity Rugby at the University of Victoria.  

Avi believes that movement and exercise is medicine for both the body and the mind.  She uses advanced techniques such as Functional Range Conditioning and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization to optimize clients rehabilitation/personal training programs. 

Work and Education Goals:

Shortly after graduating, Avi began working as a Kinesiologist with us at Back to Back.  She is studying to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach while building her portfolio as a S & C Coach and personal trainer.  

She aspires to continue her educational journey by pursuing a Masters in physical therapy.  Her goal is to bridge the gap between Physiotherapy and Strength and Conditioning to enhance athletic rehabilitation and training practices.