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At Rebalance Rehab, We Transform Lives by Optimizing Wellness and Care Passionately About Our Clients’ Ability to Remain Independent and Active at Any Age.

Nicole Olson

Owner, Registered Physiotherapist & STOTT Pilates Instructor

“Rebalance Rehab was a vision of mine early-on in my career. I wanted to provide holistic physical rehabilitation services. And I believe that everyone should have access to services that focuses on their functional goals, whether that’s a high-level athlete or someone wanting to maintain their independence with the activities of daily living.”

Nicole has been active as a Registered Physiotherapist for over 25 years, proudly serving the Chilliwack and Kent Districts since 1998 in community care, hospital-based care and private practice.  Experienced in manual therapy, she has expanded her clinical knowledge through holistic, exercise-based rehabilitation techniques such as Stott Pilates Rehabilitation training. Supporting clients with dysfunctional breathing patterns has been incorporated in her treatment techniques since her training in rehabilitative Pilates movement started, and she is now offering specialized breath-focused sessions to support those with more complex breathing concerns. Nicole has obtained her breathwork training through the Bradcliff Breathing Method.


Her focus is to restore physical function with a client-centered approach. She does this through her everyday practice as a physiotherapist professional. She also is passionate about her vision of helping others “Heal – Move – Train” and is a regular Pilates group class instructor.

On her off hours, Nicole is busy with her young family. But she also finds the time to enjoy concerts, camping, and hiking. (especially skiing and snowboarding).

Jennifer LaRoy

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

“ I have a passion for a holistic approach to treating the body through movement. If you’re looking for a better understanding of your body, I look forward to connecting with you.”

Not only does Jen hold a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta, she is also certified in Rehabilitation Pilates through STOTT Pilates, Dry Needling through KinetaCore and Röst Therapy for pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain. She has also completed courses in Pelvic Health Therapy, so she can treat the pelvic floor muscles internally. Jen uses all of her various training techniques to help client’s during pre and post-natal care, those experiencing urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapses, pelvic, low back and hip pain and those looking to prevent and recover from injuries.

As a Pilates instructor certified in the STOTT technique, she helps her clients improve body awareness, motor control, strength, flexibility and muscular imbalances.

Matthew Lock

Matthew Lock has been a Physiotherapist working in the Chilliwack area for 20 years.

Matthew completed his Physiotherapy degree in South Australia in 1998. His experience covers rehab for a broad mix of orthopedic, post-surgical, general sports, and home-related injuries. He is familiar with work injuries through WCB and ICBC motor vehicle accident rehabilitation.

He enjoys working with people, and he sees the need for a creative approach to each person’s injury, both in the clinic and for home-based recovery. When not working, he enjoys sports and the great outdoors Chilliwack has to offer, in particular hiking and mountain biking.

Registered Physiotherapist

Marilyn Purdy

Registered Physiotherapist

Marilyn completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree at the University of Fraser Valley in 2007 and her Master of Science Degree in Physiotherapy in 2010 at the University of Alberta.

Marilyn enjoys working with clients using a combination of education, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise prescriptions to help clients get back to doing the activities they love most.

With over 11 years of physiotherapy experience, she is well versed in the assessment and treatment of a variety of orthopedic, WSBC, or ICBC injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. Marilyn has also completed postgraduate training in dry needling and intramuscular stimulation (IMS), neuro-proprioceptive taping, and pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain.

Outside of work, Marilyn enjoys staying active, and spending as much time as possible with her husband and three kids, therapeutic equestrian riding, and has also helped coach the Special Olympics.


Asees graduated in India in 2017 and is currently working as a Registered Physiotherapist. He takes pleasure in assisting people of all ages who are affected by sickness, disability, or accident. He does this by encouraging patients to become more functional through exercise, manual therapy, education, and guidance. 


He believes that health is one of our most important resources and shouldn't be taken for granted. Asees likes to go for walks and play volleyball in his free time. 

Asees Singh

Registered Physiotherapist

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Mary is a seasoned physiotherapist, having worked both in hospitals and clinical settings and in the communities of Chilliwack and Abbotsford for many years.

Mary has a specific interest in how physical therapy can relate to other dimensions of health, the connection of mind, body, heart, and spirit in the practice of physiotherapy, and integrating Pilates techniques into her physiotherapy care. When not in the clinic, you can find Mary out on road trips, practicing conservation, taking in other cultures, and enjoying music.

Mary Charlton

Registered Physiotherapist

Kristin Massie

Registered Massage Therapist

Kristin graduated from a 3000-hour program at Utopia Academy and has been a registered massage therapist since 2010.

During her studies, Kristin developed a passion for myofascial release due to its profound effects on releasing tension and adhering tissues such as scar tissue and chronic overuse injuries. Myofascial release has become a large part of her focus during treatments, along with deep tissue release and general Swedish techniques. Kristin has worked at a number of multidisciplinary clinics. Battling with chronic pain herself, Kristin believes physical therapies and an active lifestyle work hand in hand to achieve good health and overall recovery. Her main focus in treatments is pain relief, to bring wellness to the body, both mentally and physically, in order to gain a better quality of life.


Kristin is passionate about walking the road to recovery with her clients to obtain a healthy lifestyle. Their success is her reward. Outside the office, Kristin enjoys various hobbies, such as art, crafting, and playing guitar. Her favorite past times were spent with family and friends. You can find her outdoors, rain or shine, enjoying nature and all it has to offer.


Shawn became interested in massage therapy after injuring himself and looking into the recovery potential of massage.

After graduating in 2004, he began practicing with a diverse set of clients and continues to assist those with a variety of issues, whether post-injury (e.g., sport, MVA, work, or other), stress-related symptoms and conditions, pre- and post-surgical care, and/or chronic conditions. Outside of work, Shawn enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, gardening, hiking, and other exercise.

Shawn Carlsen

Registered Massage Therapist

Kristy Ricard

Registered Clinical Counsellor

I believe that every individual has unique strengths and challenges, and therefore each session is tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. I utilize a range of evidence-based techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques, to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals. Due to the uniqueness of each individual, I work with all ages, genders, and backgrounds.

With a background in exercise science, I am uniquely equipped to help individuals achieve both their mental and physical well-being. I understand the powerful connection between physical activity and mental health, and I am passionate about using this knowledge to help my clients improve their overall health and quality of life.

I am committed to providing a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. My ultimate goal is to help clients achieve greater self-awareness, develop effective coping skills, and improve their overall quality of life.

Bernie Redden

Practicing Lead Kinesiologist

Bernie Redden has been a kinesiologist working in Chilliwack for over 20 years.


He completed his Kinesiology degree from the University of Victoria in 1993 and has extensive experience in injury rehabilitation and general strength and function conditioning for a wide range of clients throughout the Fraser Valley. With his experience, Bernie has come to learn that there is no magic cure or quick fix; the key to enjoying your life to the fullest (as boring as it sounds) is to stay active and enjoy the simple moments in your life. Finding enjoyment in your activities or doing activities you enjoy will ensure that you continue to do them throughout your life.


Activities he enjoys include hockey (playing/watching the Canucks/coaching his kids/hockey pools), mountain biking, hiking, running, baseball (well, two pitches), and building stuff.

Dustin Adamson

Practicing Kinesiologist

“I don’t believe in absolute barriers. I believe that any exercise can be modified and/or changed within the framework to make it work for people of all abilities.”

Dustin completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology degree at the University of the Fraser Valley in 2019.

During his studies, he developed an appreciation for the human body and the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. His favorite part about being a kinesiologist is that it blends his love for health and fitness with his passion for helping people. Being able to make a difference and see his clients progress in their recovery is something that he finds extremely rewarding.

Dustin has experience working with individuals of all ages and many different types of injuries through his work and volunteer experience. In his spare time, you can find him hiking, mountain biking, golfing, and doing pretty much any other outdoor activity that Chilliwack has to offer.

Tamara Soellner

Practicing Kinesiologist 

“Exercise and an active lifestyle are both vitally important for a happy, healthy life, and I’m committed to helping clients remove any barriers that may be standing in their way of achieving this.”

Tamara obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Victoria, where she majored in Kinesiology. She began her working career at a physiotherapy clinic in 1997 and, over the years, has developed her skills as a kinesiologist while specializing in return-to-work programs and rehabilitative exercise programs.

In 2010, Tamara began working as a work health consultant. Her main objective was to assist clients in the return-to-work process by partnering with employers, rehab professionals, and physicians to facilitate a healthy recovery. Tamara has also helped many clients return to a variety of activities, using individualized treatment plans aimed at achieving their personal goals.

She also enjoys traveling with her husband and two children, whom she home-schooled while working abroad. She likes long walks with her dog and finds happiness in the great outdoors, whether that’s watching her children surf or participating in a variety of outdoor activities.

Klaus Figueiredo

Practicing Kinesiologist 

“I believe that exercise not only has a powerful impact on recovery and maintaining physical health but that it also promotes cognitive capabilities.”

Klaus completed his degree at the University of the Fraser Valley, where he was also a member of the varsity basketball team. While completing his degree, Klaus jumped at all the volunteer opportunities that arose. One of his most memorable experiences was with the Stroke Group of Abbotsford, which sparked his interest in geriatrics.

After completing his degree and working in the field, he gained experience in many types of environments, such as, but not limited to, geriatrics, acute care in rehabilitation, and being a member of an interdisciplinary team with the Pain and Medication Management Program. His education and many experiences give him the ability to help patients achieve their physical goals and promote independence through a healthy lifestyle.

Although Klaus plays basketball for leisure and not competitively, you may also find him participating in activities such as hiking, golfing, snowboarding, or playing the guitar.

Sydney Brandsema

Practicing Kinesiologist 

Sydney is a recent graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, specializing in Exercise Science, from the University of the Fraser Valley. She settled on injury rehabilitation as a career through an interest in human anatomy and physiology, which led her to begin working as a kinesiologist.

Sydney is also a trainer for a junior football team and has helped as a trainer for other sports, such as volleyball and hockey. As a trainer, she spends time taping athletes and assessing and providing first-responder-level medical care and physical rehabilitation for on-field injuries. She enjoys how hectic the sports setting can get and how incredible it is to observe the entire rehabilitation process, from the initial injury to the athletes’ return to play.

In her free time, Sydney loves snowboarding in the winter and paddle-boarding and hiking in the summer. She also enjoys continuing her education to expand her knowledge and capabilities in her field of work!

Julia Devrij

Practicing Kinesiologist 


Julia was born and raised in Chilliwack. She attended the University of the Fraser Valley in Chilliwack and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 2022. During her studies, she enjoyed learning about the importance and benefits of being physically active.

She has extensive experience working with people with disabilities in various sports and physical activity settings. She has volunteered with Special Olympics Rhythmic Gymnastics and Therapeutic Riding and worked at a day program in Chilliwack.

Julia also had the opportunity to partner with UFV and teach physical literacy in various elementary schools within the community.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking the local mountains in Chilliwack, spending time at lakes or rivers in the summer, and going skiing in the winter.


My greatest source of job satisfaction comes from creating a foundation that allows my clients to maximize their potential and reach whatever goals they set for themselves.”


Nicole brings over 15 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation, specializing as a functional capacity evaluator, a clinical therapist, and a personal trainer. Using her keen insight and experience in situational analysis, she helps her clients achieve optimal functional success. Her varied background has been instrumental in helping her achieve positive outcomes. It has also led to her unique understanding of both a practical and holistic approach to physical rehabilitation.


Nicole also prides herself on taking the initiative and always approaches her work with a pragmatic sense, looking at the best way to serve her clients’ needs. This has stemmed from a long career of helping clients in a one-on-one clinical setting.


Outside of work, Nicole also enjoys her time with her young family and supports her children’s interests in hockey and swimming. Nicole also treasures her ‘personal time’, which she spends with friends or on running, hiking, and gardening. As a born and bred British Columbian, Nicole is happiest when surrounded by mountainous terrain, forested hills, and shimmering lakes (and yes, she even enjoys the rainy climate).

Nicole Compton

Practicing Kinesiologist 

Noah Falconer

Practicing Kinesiologist 

Noah recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, with a specialization in Exercise Science from the University of the Fraser Valley. During his studies, he had the opportunity to collaborate with a team of students to design and film a series of videos aimed at helping self-regulate children with neurodevelopmental challenges. 
Noah played football for 10 years and remembers and understands the pain, frustration, and psychological consequences that can accompany an injury. He knows that if there is a lack of support system for an individual after an injury it can generate a more negative environment that the individual must overcome in their fitness and rehabilitation process. It took years of injuries for him to realize that he could not place his identity in the alignment that he was facing. With time, he has learned to focus on a holistic approach to health and wellness which has allowed him to separate his identity from injuries. He wants to be the change in the lives of people who are suffering from similar issues regarding injuries or inactivity.  
During the summer and fall months, he enjoys spending many hours exploring local rivers, fishing. He also makes sure to stay physically active by lifting weights, playing ball hockey, or walking through his neighborhood.


“I have a passion for what I do, and I strive to be the best that I can be so that I can provide people with the answers to their questions as they start the process of rehabilitating.”

Olivia is a recent graduate from Campbell University in North Carolina, where she completed her kinesiology degree while playing division one lacrosse on a full-ride scholarship. She found an interest in learning about the movement of the human body and how the quality of life can be improved through exercise.

She completed an internship with the athletic trainer for the football team at Campbell University and found her place in assisting with rehabilitation. Along with this internship, Olivia works as a trainer for a senior men’s lacrosse team (which she also plays on from time to time). This includes taping and first aid being provided for the team. Along with training, she is the assistant coach for a junior men’s lacrosse team out of Abbotsford. She has been involved in coaching for almost a decade and is driven to give back to the lacrosse community that encouraged her to pursue her lacrosse career in the States.

It is her professional goal to bring a higher quality of life to those she works with and to better understand everyone’s personal experience and how she can cultivate the best relationship possible with her clients through their time together.

Olivia Ohlmann

Physiotherapy Support Worker


I possess a genuine enthusiasm for engaging in physical activities, and my desire is to extend that passion to the community. The sheer joy derived from the freedom facilitated by a well-functioning body and its positive impact on mental health and overall well-being is something I am eager to share with others.

I believe everyone can improve their physical fitness with help, recovery, adaptation, patience…and lots of fun! 

I completed a 3-year College diploma in Montreal based on psychology and behavioral analysis to build intervention programs for people with disabilities, to improve their well-being and autonomy. Mental, physical, social, and learning disabilities were my primary focus. 
I have great years of experience working as a special needs educator with children in a school environment in Montreal and here, in the Chilliwack school district. 

As my interest kept growing towards the benefits of physical activities, I completed three courses in the fitness industry to expand my knowledge. In my downtime, I enjoy running, swimming, kayaking, hiking, weight training and yoga. 

Myriam Tessier

Physiotherapy Support Worker

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Ramanpreet Doad

Physiotherapy Support Worker

“I have a passion for what I do, and I strive to be the best that I can be so that I can provide people with the answers to their questions as they start the process of rehabilitating.”

Ramanpreet graduated with her Master’s in Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics from the Lovely Professional University in 2015. She completed her bachelor’s in physiotherapy from Guru Nanak Dev University in India.

She was born and raised in India and worked in her hometown for almost 5 years before moving to Canada in 2019. While waiting to complete her Canadian Physiotherapy Licensing Exam, Ramanpreet works with Rebalance Rehab as a Physiotherapy Support Worker, assisting individuals to maintain their independence and mobility in a long-term care setting.

Ramanpreet speaks three languages: English, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Dori Hill

STOTT Pilates Instructor

Dori has been teaching movement for over 30 years.

Her background in dance performance and teaching dance transitioned to Pilates in 2000. Dori is a STOTT and BASI-certified Pilates instructor and holds a specialization in dance conditioning.


Her formal education began as a Kinesiology major but shifted to a BA in integrated studies (themed in adult education and exercise/wellness management). She recently completed a graduate program in mindfulness-based teaching and learning, focusing her research on somatic and mindful movement practices. She is a founding member of “Mindful Communities”, a professional co-op of mindfulness practitioners that develops and implements mindfulness-based programs for community and professional organizations. Dori is a certified wellness coach through the IAWP (International Association of Wellness Professionals), and in the spring of 2021, she will complete the renowned Martha Beck Life Coach Training Certification.

She has worked with hundreds of students, ages 12–80, from professional athletes to grandmothers, coaching each in their personal journey of mindful movement and inspiring a holistic approach to movement and life!

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Lisa Cenedese

NCPT® Certified Pilates Instructor

Lisa Cenedese is a senior Pilates teacher, movement enthusiast, and explorer of all things Pilates. For over 11 years, Lisa has been living her passion of helping others to move better.

Lisa brings humor and authenticity, as well as deep knowledge, to her contemporary approach to Pilates.

Lisa is a NCPT® Certified Pilates Teacher as of 2014, having received her original certification from Tracy Stafford (trained by Vivian Nichols and Alan Herdman) in 2011. As well, she is a Roll Model Method® instructor from Jill Miller and a Certified Core Confidence Trainer from Kim Vopni.

Lisa is currently enrolled with The Centre for Women’s Fitness (Carolyne Anthony), taking full certification (mat and equipment) in Pilates for Menopause.

Adella Choi

STOTT Pilates Instructor

Adella is a true Pilates lover. She is a fully licensed Stott Pilates instructor and completed the “Injuries & Special Populations” course to learn more about rehabilitation.


Adella’s Pilates journey started after she had her daughter, and it’s already been eight years. She got inspired by her first Stott Pilates instructor, who helped her with multiple surgeries due to her health issues. She adopted new ways of using and moving her body. Pilates was her lifesaver and is now her life partner.


Adella always believes that Pilates is for everyone and can be part of anyone’s life. She wants her clients to feel motivated, energetic, and healthy to accomplish their goals through Pilates.


In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and biking with her family and a little furry friend. She enjoys making online Pilates content to share her knowledge and energy. Adella is fluent in two languages: Korean and English.

Sonia Brown

Pilates Instructor

Sonia brings over five years of experience in the fitness industry, initially diving into the world of HIIT kickboxing before transitioning to Pilates. She discovered the transformative power of Pilates not only in physical health but also in mental well-being due to its restorative properties. Sonia embarked on her journey to become a certified instructor in July 2023, completing her certification in a fast-tracked program within five months.

For the past two decades, Sonia has relied on fitness as a cornerstone for managing stress and anxiety. While her approach to exercise has evolved from high-intensity workouts to a more balanced regimen, she continues to reap the benefits, leading a pain-free life. She finds immense fulfillment in witnessing others experience relief from injuries, chronic pain, and symptoms of mental illness through fitness.

Beyond the studio, Sonia enjoys exploring the serene landscapes of Chilliwack while walking her dog. She also expresses her creativity at her art easel, showcasing her passion for both physical and artistic expression.

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