Therapists

Garrick Mah BSc. Kin

Therapist

Garrick is a supervisor for the ESMT program.  He graduated from SFU with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in the Active Health and Rehabilitation stream with certificates in Applied Human Nutrition and Health, and Fitness. Garrick came to our program as a practicum student in June 2013 and began his training at the end of July 2013. He is also one of our aqua therapists. Garrick loves meeting all the great people and children that come into the doors of our gym! 

Amrit Pahal

Therapist

Amrit was introduced to the program in June of 2013 when he was placed on practicum. He enjoyed making a difference in the child’s life and continued volunteering until he started his training in September of 2013. He is currently studying at Simon Fraser University for his Major in Biomedical Physiology and expects to graduate in Spring of 2014. Amrit’s favorite part of the job is that all the sessions take place in a warm and exciting environment!

Carrie Smythies

Therapist

Carrie completed her Bachelor's of Science majoring in Biomedical Physiology at SFU and had a life changing volunteer experience at a hospital in Nepal in the spring of 2014. Throughout her studies, Carrie has always enjoyed working with children both tutoring and coaching a variety of ages and skill levels. Being very interested in the work being done at the Club Aviva ESMT program, she leapt at the opportunity to apply and start her practicum in May 2014.

Dave Cordoviz

Therapist

Dave is currently studying Kinesiology at SFU. He joined the ESMT program in June 2013 as a volunteer and began his training to be a staff member in January 2014. Aside from ESMT, Dave has volunteer experience in Ecuador where he shadowed doctors in public and private hospitals. He also currently cheers for the SFU Cheerleading team which gives him opportunities to practice his gymnastic skills. He greatly enjoys working with the various children of the program and is proud of all the accomplishments they have achieved.

Ella Steczko

Therapist

Ella is finishing up her degree in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at SFU. She has trained as a gymnast for 11 years and has been coaching gymnastics and circus at Club Aviva where she was introduced to Movement Therapy. She became interested in volunteering and started with ESMT January 2014, then began her training June 2014. Her favourite part of ESMT is watching the kids grow, develop and gain confidence in themselves.

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