Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

The Team

Our team of experts are excited to get you moving again! They are each BCAK Members.

Gagan Parhar
Lead Kinesiologist

Gagan graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with her Bachelor of Kinesiology and minor in Psychology in 2020. She is currently a registered Kinesiologist with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists. Gagan grew up playing sports which drives her passion for exercise therapy. Having been a varsity athlete and playing competitive soccer for the last 15 years, she has personally experienced dealing with injuries which have inspired her to pursue a field where she can help others during their rehabilitation. During her free time, Gagan can be found playing sports, working out at the gym coaching soccer, and spending time with her family. She plans on continuing her education by pursuing a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy.

With a keen interest in body mechanics, movement and holding patterns, her treatment is based on a holistic approach. In fact, her goal is to teach and educate patients on how move their bodies , perform and function within their environment. She has an extensive experience in exercise prescription. Finally, Zahra enjoys activities such as yoga, hiking, running and volunteering as a Girl Guide leader.

Amrit Jagdeo
Lead Kinesiologist

Amrit completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia in 2019 and is currently a Registered Kinesiologist with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists.

Amrit is an avid athlete having experience playing soccer at the provincial and national levels, as well as coaching youth soccer players. He is also the team trainer for the Vancouver NorthEast Chiefs Major Bantam Hockey team. Amrit’s athletic background, and dealing with injuries himself, has allowed him to gain extensive knowledge in injury rehabilitation.

During his free time, Amrit can be found working out, hanging out with his nephew, and cheering for Arsenal Football Club. He plans on continuing his education by pursuing a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy.

Phoenix Chan
Kinesiologist

Phoenix is a registered Kinesiologist with BCAK (British Columbia Association of
Kinesiologists) and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Kinesiology from the University of the Fraser
Valley, specializing in Exercise Science.

Phoenix found her passion for pursuing Kinesiology throughout her many years of playing
sports, such as volleyball and swimming. Over the years, her time spent with athletic therapists
and physiotherapists drove her toward her calling in helping those in need of therapeutic
modalities regarding injuries. Phoenix utilizes exercise, passive stretching techniques, and
education to help patients reach their therapeutic goals.

Phoenix is focused on fulfilling an active lifestyle by participating in strength training at her
local gym, as well as partaking in seasonal sports throughout the year such as snowboarding,
swimming, and hiking. In addition, Phoenix can be found spending time with her friends, family, and boyfriend by exploring fun places and restaurants around Vancouver.

Harpreet Tatla
Kinesiologist

Harpreet graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University in 2020. She is currently registered with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists.

She played various sports throughout her childhood with a focus on field hockey and basketball. Her active upbringing came with a fair share of injuries as well. Gaining exposure to exercise therapy at a young age has helped her understand the importance of active rehabilitation, and she greatly enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. Harpreet is also well versed in soft tissue release (STR Level 1). She hopes to pursue her designation as a Certified Exercise Physiologist, and has a keen interest in Cardiac Rehabilitation populations.

She enjoys living an active lifestyle and can be found playing field hockey, workout out, or hiking in her free time.

 Zahra Ghasempour
Kinesiologist

Zahra is an experienced kinesiologist with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Outpatient Orthopedics, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Sports, and also Prevention. Strong healthcare services professional with a Master’s Degree of Physical Therapy from Iran University of Medical Sciences.

With a keen interest in body mechanics, movement and holding patterns, her treatment is based on a holistic approach. In fact, her goal is to teach and educate patients on how move their bodies , perform and function within their environment. She has an extensive experience in exercise prescription. Finally, Zahra enjoys activities such as yoga, hiking, running and volunteering as a Girl Guide leader.

Jessie Chui
Kinesiologist

Jessie graduated from Simon Fraser University under the Active Health and Rehabilitation Concentration in Kinesiology. Her senior studies centered around workplace health and safety and return-to-work prescription, leading her to achieve a Certificate in Occupational Ergonomics. The focus of her studies also included musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitating movement control. She is certified under the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK) as a practicing Kinesiologist as of 2023.

Jessie is an avid advocate for trying new things regardless of age, gender, or experience. It is from learning new sports, skills, and techniques as an adult that she recognizes how much one must understand themself to have a positive time trying something new. Because of this, she is a firm believer in teaching physical literacy to all age groups so everyone can enjoy their form of physical activity fit to their way of learning.

In her free time, Jessie fills her schedule with recreational sports. She is part of a volleyball and ultimate frisbee league. She is also training to perform her first figure skating program in competition. If it’s not on land, you can probably catch her at Jericho Beach where she is a Level 1 Basic Skills Kayaking Instructor and guide to all
ages.

Jessie has experience working with adults and youth athletes in injury prevention and active rehabilitation programs. She has also worked with children aged 3 months to 17. She places a strong emphasis on building up from a firm foundation of functional movements as a prevention and treatment to injury. From this, she hopes to inspire others to find a love for physical activity that will lead to their healthier lifestyle.

Jessie can speak English and conversational Cantonese.

Nicole Rogers
Kinesiologist

Nicole graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Capilano University and is currently registered with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK).

Nicole is passionate about helping individuals in recovering from injuries and unlocking their full potential. She combines her love for biomechanics, anatomy, and physiology with a client-centered approach to make rehabilitation accessible and enjoyable. While she finds satisfaction in working with a diverse range of clients, her primary
interests lie in the fields of chronic pain management and neurological conditions.

In her leisure time, you can find Nicole dedicating herself to training at the gym, dancing, hiking, or cruising on her motorcycle. In the future, she is considering the possibility of pursuing a Master’s in Physical Therapy to further her expertise and impact in the field.

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