Kristen McLaren, Registered Kinesiologist
Monday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Port Coquitlam)
Wednesday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Port Coquitlam)
Friday: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Port Coquitlam)
Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) with a specialization in Exercise Science – University of the Fraser Valley
BCAK Registered Kinesiologist
ICBC Active Rehab, Kinesiology, Personal Training
Kristen graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. Kristen has always had a passion for the rehabilitation process, specifically how beneficial manual and physical therapy are, especially after having a couple injuries herself.
With the knowledge of how the body works, she is excited to develop individual programs to get her clients back to their daily activities and achieve their fitness goals through education on pain management, functional movements and detailed assessments. Over the past couple of years, Kristen has gained more experience working with a wide range of clients, including geriatrics and those with vestibular and concussion symptoms.
In her spare time, Kristen loves being active outdoors, hiking, playing softball, snowboarding and grabbing a couple drinks on a patio.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to play competitive softball and slo pitch. I also like to go biking when it’s nice out and snowboarding during the winter time.
Do you have an area of specialization or interest?
I work with musculoskeletal clients, ones that have been in car accidents with ICBC or just working through an injury, sport injury themselves. An area of specialization that I’ve been very interested in over the past couple months are clients that are struggling with vestibular and concussion symptoms.
I’ve always been interested in helping people reach their goals and having a few injuries myself, I’ve been finding that exercise is the biggest component to rehab, so helping clients reach their goals is super important.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a new patient?
To enjoy the process, sometimes it may be long and tedious, sometimes you do have flare-ups and some setbacks, but find something that you enjoy and you’ll eventually get better.
What do you like about Westcoast SCI?
I really like the idea of team dynamic, everyone gets to feed off of each other, we all work with similar clients and being able to collaborate with each other is awesome.