Derek is a 2019 graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, and a 2021 Kinesiology graduate from the university of the Fraser Valley. As a massage therapist, Derek likes to focus on trigger point release, active myofascial release, and movement rehabilitation. With a background in kinesiology and personal training he utilizes movement and strength rehabilitation as an essential component of his massage therapy treatments. He has enjoyed an active lifestyle as a mountain biker, hockey player and powerlifter. As a result, he has had to rehabilitate many of his own injuries over the years and is able to relate to those struggling with similar issues.
Derek is excited and willing to work with injuries of any nature. However, his greatest interest is with lower back pain patients. Having personal experience with back pain, he has focused on research and continuing education for patients with back and spinal pain.