Physiotherapist | GUNN IMS Practitioner
Ranko is a registered physiotherapist (RPT) licensed with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He graduated from UBC in 2015 with a Masters of Physical Therapy.
Prior to his physiotherapy degree, Ranko studied Kinesiology and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics from UBC. After graduating, Ranko was a practicing member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK), as well as a BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer. He also holds a certificate in Functional Movement Systems and uses these skills to provide movement screens for clients.
During this time, he also worked as a Research Assistant for Terry Fox Labs at BC Cancer Research Centre and at the Centre for Hip Health & Musculoskeletal Research at Vancouver General Hospital.
A passion for sport saw Ranko work as a Personal Trainer and Kinesiologist, creating tailored training programs for a diverse group of clients, educating and motivating them to reach their personal fitness goals. During the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he gained valuable experience working with elite athletes volunteering as a NOC Assistant for the Serbian Olympic Team.
Ranko has post-graduate training in treating jaw pain, otherwise known as TMJ and Orofacial pain. He’s also a Certified CGIMS Practitioner, and has completed his training at UBC. In addition, Ranko finished his Functional Dry Needling (FDN) certification in University of Navada Las Vegas. Ranko's training also includes ShockWave Therapy, Mobilization with Movement and Kinetic Link Training. He was featured in the Top 100 Canadians Magazine for 2020.
A fluent Serbian speaker, Ranko spends his free time playing basketball, swimming and bike riding during our warmer months. In the winter, you can find him skiing the slopes of beautiful BC.
Physiotherapist | Manual Therapist
Inspired by his experiences recovering from a running injury in high school, Tim completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Physiotherapy Degree from the University of Sydney. Tim has extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals including youth, working professionals, recreational/semi-professional athletes and weekend warriors. He has previously worked with SFU Varsity Men’s Soccer, where he attended to acute injuries and played a crucial role in the rehabilitation process.
Tim has been personally mentored by some of the leading physiotherapists’ in musculoskeletal, sport, orthopedic and occupation physiotherapy. Having attended multiple world conferences in Physiotherapy, he has met and discussed with world leaders in the field.
Tim has additional training and specialization in the following skills: sports injury management, running injuries/running and treadmill assessments, office/workplace injury management, repetitive overuse injuries, injury prevention technique, functional reconditioning, and personalized, tailored exercise prescription.
Locally raised in Vancouver, Tim grew up active with track and field and swimming from a young age. His most recent fitness goal was to complete the Vancouver Triathlon, which he participated in in summer 2019. He continues to lead a healthy, active lifestyle and enjoys helping others to pursue their health and fitness goals.
An avid swimmer, you can often find him at the local gym, swimming pool or rock-climbing gym. He enjoys swimming in new waters all over the world, and hopes to swim in as many lakes and oceans as possible!
Brita is a Pilates instructor whose practice and teachings apply the broad principles of Pilates to help others on their quest to a greater level of physical excellence. As a former competitive gymnast, her love for sports and fitness and interest in body mechanics is what attracted her to Pilates.
She is passionate about helping others achieve their physical goals through the principles and applications of the method. With over 1000hrs of training Brita is mat and apparatus certified through the Boulder Pilates Centre, one of the most comprehensive programs in the world.
Over the past 7 years, she has been working with a large range of clients from age 14-95 improving coordination, balance and core strength as well as coordinating with physiotherapists in alleviating pain and injury rehabilitation. Her focus is on correcting misalignments, promoting new muscular patterns and increasing core strength to uniformly develop the body. In addition to the above she has also trained in soft tissue release, therapeutic massage and active assisted stretching. Other additional areas of training and experience are: - Sports injuries - Exercise therapy for MS - Stroke and Parkinson’s - Workplace ergonomics - Pre-post natal - Hip replacement pre and post op. She also specializes in functional fitness for Golf so clients can improve their swing, prevent injury and play their best game!
Outside of work, you can often find her outdoors in nature, hiking with her dog Koda, biking through the North Shore trails or hitting balls at the driving range. She also loves snowboarding and exploring all the amazing mountains BC has to offer.
Kinesiologist & Physiotherapy Candidate
Siara is a Registered Kinesiologist and a practising member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK), as well as a CSEP Certified Personal Trainer.
She graduated from UBC in 2019 with a Bachelor’s of Kinesiologist degree. She is currently a Master’s of Physiotherapy candidate and will be completing her Master’s at the end of 2022.
Siara has experience working with clients ages 18-75 in rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and sport specific training. During her time at UBC she volunteered in the Varsity gym as a strength and conditioning coach for a number of UBC sports teams. Over the years, Siara has gained extensive experience in the rehabilitation process for many kinds of injuries and creating personalized programs for all types of clients. She has recovered her Level 1 Kinetic Link Training (KLT) Certification and is currently working towards her Yoga Teacher Training Certification.
Growing up in the lower mainland, Siara was a competitive soccer and basketball player throughout high school and went on to play for the Capilano Women’s Soccer Team for the 2 years she spent there before transferring to UBC.
In Siara’s free time you can find her outdoors, whether it is playing sports, going on hikes or spending time with friends and family at the beach in the summer or on the slopes in the winter. She has a love for all sports and is an avid traveler.
Nani is currently completing a BFA in Cultural Research and Critical Practices from Emily Carr University. Her research mainly focuses on the praxis of decolonization and ways in which culture, art, community engagement and nature can come together as sites of healing and activism.
She works freelance as a writer, researcher, photographer and designer. Nani also curates talks and cultural events.
She is originally from Venezuela and has experienced many cultures, having lived in and travelled to multiple countries. In her free time, she will prioritize being with the land and water and learning about sustainability.