Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice Student (3rd Year)
Barefoot Training Specialist
Jeff offers integrative manual therapy treatments, specialized exercise rehab sessions, and gait assessments. His integrated manual therapy treatments and specialized exercise rehab programs utilize and osteopathic approach, focusing on functional anatomy and physiology. His practice approach aims to treat the root cause of dysfunction in the body.
Jeff has a special interest in treating:
Back and Neck pain injuries
Shoulder mobility issues/pain
Jeff is looking forward to growing his practice at Back to Back while he continues to work towards his Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice over the next few years. If you would like to learn more about Jeff visit his website:
“When every part of the machine is correctly adjusted and in perfect harmony, health will hold dominion over the human organism by laws as natural and immutable as the laws of gravity.” -A.T. Still, MD, DO
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”.
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.