Left to right standing: Dick van der Harst, B.Sc. (P.T.), K-Taping Canada Instructor, Jacques Lavergne, B.Sc. (P.T.), Sport Diploma, Instructeur K-Taping Canada. Left to right seated: Christian Büttner, B.Sc. (P.T.) Sport Physiotherapist, Head Instructor Trainer, International K-Taping Academy, Germany, Leigh MacKenzie, BHKin, K-Taping Academy Canada Director, Lois Pohlod, B.Sc. (P.T.), Sport Diploma, K-Taping Canada Instructor, Suzanne Gorman, CEO Sport Physio Canada, Daysha Shuya, M.Sc. (P.T.), Sport Diploma, K-Taping Canada Instructor.
Lois Pohlod, B.Sc. (P.T.), Sport Diploma, Chief Therapist Canada, 2016 Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, K-Taping Canada Instructor
Lois Pohlod is a Sport Physiotherapist living in Calgary, Alberta. Lois graduated from McGill University with a BSc. In Physical Therapy. As a Sport Physiotherapist Lois has had the opportunity to work with Canada’s top athletes. Lois has been a member of the Canadian Health and Science team for the 1997 & 2013 Summer World University (FISU) Games, the 1999 & 2011 Pan American Games, and the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England. She was the Chief Therapist at both the 2013 Winter FISU Games and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She was a part of the team at Olympic Games in Athens, Greece (2004) and worked as a physiotherapist with the VANOC host medical team at the Vancouver Olympic Games. Lois was the Sport Physiotherapist with Team Canada’s National Women’s Team as Canada won gold at the 2000 and 2004 World Championships.The K-Taping Academy is very proud that Lois was named Chief Therapist Canada for the 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro. Lois was also presented with the Lifetime Member Award at the CPA Congress 2016. In addition to Sport Physiotherapy Canada interests, Lois uses her training in acupuncture and manual therapy along with K-Taping techniques in the treatment of all active Canadians. Lois has been a K-Taping Instructor since October 2011. She and her husband Steve enjoy time together traveling, golfing, cycling and visiting their four children.
Dick van der Harst, RPT, MCPA B.Sc. (P.T.), K-Taping Canada Instructor
Dick van der Harst is a European trained Physiotherapist who brings over 35 years of experience to his clients, initially in Holland and later in Canada through his professional association with Quinte Healthcare Corporation-Belleville General Hospital, and as Physiotherapist for Quinte Ballet School of Canada. In addition, Dick has also run his own private clinic for the past 26 years.
In 2010 Dick participated in the first K-Taping course given in Toronto, Canada. Realizing the great potential for his patients he started working with K-Taping. In the following year he participated in several more courses, achieved instructor status, and taught in Vancouver in the summer of 2011 as the first Canadian K-Taping instructor. K-Taping is most visibly used by athletes and through sport, however K-Taping has a much broader reach, and is positively affecting people at all levels of activity and stages of life.
A member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, Dick provides quality care to individuals experiencing a wide range of injuries or pain. His un-compromising personalized service and dedication to his patients and profession have allowed him to provide effective and affordable rehabilitation for over a quarter century.
Daysha Shuya, DPT, MScKin, BScPT, Sport Diploma, CAFCI, GTT, Registered Yoga Instructor
As one of three credentialed Sport physiotherapists in southern Saskatchewan, Daysha enjoys the diversity of working with athletes. She returned to Regina after working as a supervisor of Performance Medicine for Cirque du Soleil’s European production of Varekai. She gained unique experience treating acrobats, gymnasts and dancers while touring with the show. During her time working in Europe, she was introduced to the concept of K-Taping, and saw the positive results obtained by the broad range of professionals using the concept of proprioceptive taping as part of their treatment techniques. Most of Daysha’s energy is now dedicated towards directing a multi-disciplinary private practice, Brownstone Health.
Jacques Lavergne, B.E.S., B.Sc. pht., CPA Sport Diploma; Certified Sport First Responder & K-Taping Canada Instructor.
Jacques “Coco” Lavergne is a sport physiotherapist from Québec City. A graduate from Laval University in Physical Education in 1979 and in Physiotherapy from the Medicine School in 1982. He is now counting over 30 years of experience, field and clinic.
Jacques started his career with the Québec Nordiques until the team moved to Colorado in 1995. During these hockey years, he had the opportunity to work with hockey legends, including the NHL All-Star Team that played the Soviet Hockey Team in 1987, and at then at four World Men’s Senior Hockey Championships with Team Canada between 1989 and 1992.
He has also been part of multiple sports medicine missions as a sport physiotherapist, including the Canada Games (winter & summer); several FISU Games (Turkey, Thailand and Russia); as well as the Francophone Games. Jacques is a reference for several winter sports athletes, including ice hockey, alpine events, speed skating (short & long tracks).
Jacques runs a successful private practice in Québec City, and maintains a avid curiosity for all sports and musculo-skeketal problems, always seeking and looking for new avenues of treatment.
Jeff Brooker, BSc (Anat), BScPT, Dip Sport PT & K-Taping Canada Instructor
Jeff Brooker is a Sport Physiotherapist, owner, and managing director of the Calgary Winter Club Sport Physiotherapy Clinic in Calgary. Jeff graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Psychology in 1993. He went on to complete a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 1998. He started work at the Calgary Winter Club Sport Physiotherapy clinic in 1998 and has been managing the clinic since the year 2000. Over that period of time, he has completed post-graduate training in acupuncture, manual therapy, sport physiotherapy, diagnostic imaging, and K-taping.
Jeff has enjoyed applying his K-taping skills both in sport and in the clinic population. He has been involved with the Major Soccer League in Calgary along with Hockey Alberta and the Canada Winter Games. He continues to cover National and International events at the Calgary Winter Club including such sports as Badminton, Squash, Swimming, and Curling to name a few.
Jeff is a devoted husband to Shannon Brooker and father to their two children Mackenzie and Russell. They have two cats, two rabbits, and a Puggle named Goose.