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Katie Chesher

BCAK Practicing Kinesiologist

A Kinesiologist by trade and a solution-seeker by heart. Katie takes an investigative approach to movement education, active rehabilitation and exercise therapy.

In her ten years of practice, Katie has helped hundreds of clients, ranging in age from early teens to late nineties, by showing them how physical literacy and exercise can improve conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, obesity, mitochondrial myopathy, back pain, fibromyalgia, joint pain, anxiety, depression, chronic stress, a sedentary lifestyle, multiple sclerosis, thyroid disease, stroke rehabilitation, and the fallout from acute and/or chronic overuse injuries. Many of her clients express that they feel they have never done the same workout twice – and that is music to her ears! Katie believes that movement is a skill that needs practice, and by offering ample variability, it not only allows her clients to progress quickly but also sets the stage for sustainable changes and creates an invaluable opportunity for them to fall in love with movement.

Katie encourages her clients to be curious and present in their own bodies in an effort to empower them to manage their own wellness so they can positively contribute to the health of their respective communities. She works in partnership with her clients to uncover the root cause of their individual struggle with movement, motivation and/or wellness and together they work to break through. You can expect creative and playful programming designed to teach the skills required to ensure your physical capacity exceeds the challenges you face at work, performance and play.

In addition to offering one on one exercise therapy sessions, Katie advocates for the profession of Kinesiology and represents the members of the BCAK (British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists) in her capacity as Director. Furthermore, her passion for fostering healthy communities goes beyond the training floor. As one half of The Fire Initiative, Katie hosts health-related conversations to translate meaningful knowledge between local experts and citizens to promote a healthy and sustainable future for all.

Katie was born and raised in Ontario spending a lot of her time playing soccer and hanging out in cottage country. She studied at Brock University in Ontario’s Niagara Region, and upon graduation moved to Europe for two years resulting in her inability to ever call football soccer again! She has a unrequited love for musicals and does her best house-cleaning to a soundtrack of show tunes. When not at work, you will find her reading, napping, trying out new sports or planning an upcoming adventure.

Areas of specialization:

Postural/Alignment education
Spinal stabilization
Core integration training
Natural movement patterns
Foot health and function
Motor learning for general and/or specific physical preparedness
Chronic disease management
Mental health and exercise programming

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