|Staff Profiles - The Apollo Clinic|
John Forde, RMT - Owner of The Apollo Clinic and Developer of P3 Cream.
John graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1992 and has been expanding his practice ever since. After working for the Vancouver Canucks in 1995, he opened his first Massage Therapy clinic in Abbotsford. John has spent the last sixteen years heavily involved in the community as well. Working with groups such as Pacific Sport, Muay Thai boxing, the Abbotsford Police and many others. In the past John has combined his love of horses and manual therapy when he worked preparing race horses for the track! In June 2005, John introduced P3, an all natural, alcohol free analgesic sports cream to the Canadian public.
Above his professional accomplishments John is a husband and father of three, he is passionate about playing music and staying active in the gym!
Katie Dykshoorn, RMT
A graduate of Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy, Katie has been practicing Massage Therapy since 2002. One of her main focuses is to reduce muscle imbalances created by everyday life, work and sports. Katie strives to reduce muscle tightness before injuries occur by keeping muscles soft, pliable and elastic. She has worked with clients with overuse injuries, sports injuries, post surgery, post trauma, headaches and much more. Katie has volunteered her skills as a Massage Therapist with the Pilots Junior B Hockey team as well as numerous sporting events within the community. She is currently the head coach for The Abbotsford Christian women's volleyball team. In her spare time Katie enjoys playing volleyball, riding horses, hiking, kayaking and snowboarding.
Brent Robinson, RMT
Brent began practicing Massage Therapy in 1994 after graduating from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. He utilizes various techniques and remedial exercises to help correct efficiency of movements and reduce injuries. Brent is an avid runner who works extensively with local running groups focusing on the biomechanics of running and injury prevention and has helped to develop numerous training programs within the community. Brent enjoys humouring staff with corny jokes, hiking, road running and cooking.
Karen Chang, RMT
Karolyn Chiasson BSc. PT, CAFCI
Karolyn graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1997 with her BSc. PT and has been caring for clients at The Apollo Clinic since 2002. She has completed numerous post graduate courses in manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation and also has her certification in acupuncture. In addition to many years of experience in Return-to-Work rehabilitation involving WCB and ICBC injuries, Karolyn also treats a number of private clients, of all age ranges.
Marilyn Wisotzki BSc. PT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
Marilyn graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1997. She was certified in Anatomical Acupuncture in 1999 and received her Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2005. Marilyn has taken numerous courses with a focus on orthopaedics. In the past 13 years, Marilyn has treated sports injuries, work related and motor vehicle accident injuries.
Jeff Brown, BSb. MPT.
Jeff obtained his Masters of Physical Therapy in 2013 after completing his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2009, both at the University of British Columbia. During his education, Jeff worked as a trainer for the Richmond Roadrunners Lacrosse Junior B, Intermediate A teams, and is currently involved with the Abbotsford Rugby Football Club.
Jeff has a strong interest in managing orthopaedic injuries as well as taking a proactive approach in minimizing the risk of developing an injury. He uses a combination of manual therapy, education and exercise prescription. He has begun post graduate training in manual therapy, Mulligan techniques and Dynamic taping. Jeff will continue to pursue his interests in injury and education through the Orthopaedic Division of Physical Therapy in Canada.
Outside of the clinic, Jeff keeps himself active by hiking, playing hockey and squash and many other outdoor activites.
Elaine Yagi, BA.(Hon.), M.A., D.C.
Elaine has been a member of The Apollo Clinic team for six years. She attained her Bachelors Degree with honors and moved on to complete her Chiropractic Degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2001. Elaine prides herself on her unique level of client care. A typical session with her involves a full 30 minute session where she not only manipulates the joint but uses active release techniques and postural education to effectively treat the injury to limit the chance of reoccurrence. In her spare time Elaine enjoys numerous outdoor adventures.
Kevin Witmer, C.A.T.C.
Reception and Administration
Jenny Dal Jen