Erwin graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a focus in rehabilitation. He is a member of the BC Association of Kinesiologists and has been practising as a kinesiologist for more than 8 years. Having worked with multiple therapists and through his own research, he has developed a unique approach to applied kinesiology – kinesiotherapy.
As a certified kinesiologist, his main area of expertise is in physical rehabilitation for seniors mainly rehabilitation for hip, knee, joint replacement surgeries, stroke rehab, fall-related fractures and muscular weaknesses. For more than 7 years, Erwin has developed, implemented and coordinated customized therapy treatments that have helped seniors’ combat against age-related physical disabilities.
In addition, he educates seniors living in communities through educational talks and information sessions. This also helps empower residents, staff and allied healthcare professionals in preventing injuries and improving recovery times for the seniors in their care.
Erwin is the owner of My Home Rehab Inc. Past and present clients include residents of Amica, Crofton Manor, Tapestry, The Westerleigh, Sunrise, ICBC and WorkSafe BC.
Kinesiology is just one of his many interests. Erwin is an avid athlete who enjoys going to the gym, attending group fitness classes and playing soccer.
Karim Sanati, RegisteredPhysiotherapist
Karim has been a physiotherapist for over 30 years.
He moved to Canada with his family in the late 90’s to further his education. As a member of the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia, Karim has worked in several private physiotherapy clinics and seen patients privately in hospitals. During his practice, he has acquired vast experience in treating patients with neurological conditions, orthopedic diseases and sports injuries.
Karim is passionate about soccer and sports. However, he spends a lot of his free time researching advances in the medical field.
Cynthia Wilson, Registered Physiotherapist
Cynthia has a Bachelors in Kinesiology (1996) and Bachelors of Health Science in Physiotherapy (1998) from McMaster University, Ontario. In 2001, she moved to Vancouver where she held a position in the neuro-sciences team at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH). For eight years, she gained broad experience through her work on orthopedics and in the medical wards at VGH.
She has also worked in the Acquired Brain Injury program at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). Since 2007, Cynthia has been a member of the physiotherapy team at Neuro-Ability Rehabilitation Services, and has been working in residential care.
David Lee, RegisteredPhysiotherapist
David graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy from Queens University and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University.
Currently David is certified in acupuncture, Intra-Muscular Stimulation (IMS) and in manual therapy level III. Being certified in several modalities and therapeutic techniques along with his education, he is able to treat all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions. David believes in a well-rounded approach for his physiotherapy treatment.
In his spare time, he enjoys being active. He plays in the basketball and beach volleyball leagues, and loves snowboarding.
Matt Butt, Client Care Manager/Kinesiologist
Matt graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree with focus on active health & rehabilitation. He also has a certificate in health & fitness studies and is a member of the BC Association of Kinesiologists.
Matt has extensive experience working with seniors of various abilities. He has worked with seniors who have suffered a stroke or have Parkinson’s disease, those that have recently had joint replacements, and those that are looking to improve strength and mobility to reduce the risk of falling.
Matt understands that every patient is different and as a result, he takes the time to understand the needs of each patient and customize each rehabilitation program accordingly.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys travelling, playing basketball and badminton, mountain biking, and snowboarding.
Natalie graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree. She is also a member of the BC Association of Kinesiologists.
Natalie has experience working with seniors and individuals with neurological disabilities. She recognizes that each client is an individual and, as such, requires a personalized treatment plan tailored to their needs. She takes a comprehensive approach; rehabilitation encompasses the client's abilities, motivation and goals while engaging in ongoing communication with the client. For Natalie, helping clients achieve their goals and succeed in their treatment is its own reward.
Natalie was raised in an outdoor-oriented family in an outdoor-oriented community. When she is not working, she enjoys adventure travel, hiking, paddle sports, softball, volleyball and tennis.
Zahra Ghasempour, Kinesiologist
Zahra has a MSc in Physiotherapy with over 15 years of experience in clinical practice, teaching and a few research in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy in Iran.
After moving to Vancouver, she has been a registered kinesiologist since 2018 and practiced as such.
She is interested in the fields of health and human movement, performance, and function. She has a special passion for kinesiology and athletic training. Regarding her professional experience as a physiotherapist, she evaluates physical activity-related matters and recommends solutions in health, exercise, sport, rehabilitation.
Therefore, she is interested in a career-focused program that combines her love of exercise and health studies.
Ronel Gallon, Wound Clinician
Ronel is our wound clinician who takes care of our patients requiring wound care. He has several years' experience as a nurse and wound clinician dealing with all types of patients including those with dementia.
His credentials include being a Certified Wound Care Nurse (University of Toronto), Certified Advanced Foot Care Nurse and Certified Dementia Practitioner.
Ronel's calm and relaxed demeanor makes him work well under pressure especially with seniors who suffer from dementia and cognitive impairment. He has extensive experience as lead in the process of intervention to de-escalate conflicts or incidents where patients become very upset or aggressive.
Sian Hoe Cheong, Registered Dietitian
Sian Hoe Cheong is an experienced Registered Dietitian with a Masters degree in Nutrition and Metabolism from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan. He completed his dietetic internship at the Regina Au’Appelle Health Region.
He is a member of the College of Dietitians of B.C., Dietitians of Canada, Diabetes Canada Professional Section and Commission on Dietetic Registration for the Academy of American Nutrition and Dietetics.
His work experience spans various areas of health care such as acute care, community care, residential care and administration. His special interests include diabetes, general nutrition, heart health and seniors health. He helps patients understand why making dietary changes is necessary to gain strength and good health. He believes implementing a dietary change plan that is both realistic and sustainable helps patient eat well and stay well.
In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoor and active. He likes to play soccer, volleyball, curling and swimming.
Ana Villanueva, Administrative Assistant
Ana is responsible for scheduling our appointments, responding to inquiries from our clients, communicating with facilities, and invoicing. She also manages our social media platforms as well as designing and updating our website.
Before joining My Home Rehab, she has worked as editorial assistant for an international medical journal and writer/editor for a hospital newsletter.
Ana has a bachelor's degree in Development Communication.