Dave is co-owner of COAST and has been a practicing Physiotherapist for 5 years in North Vancouver. Dave has worked with desk workers to professional athletes and loves teaching clients to understand their bodies and why things might be occurring. He helps them move easier, perform better and be more resilient to injury, whether that be in daily life or competitive sport.
Dave believes that the most important tool when it comes to rehab is movement and he uses an extensive array of manual therapy techniques, exercise and Functional Dry Needling (IMS) to help reduce pain and maximize mobility. This is Rehab!
Clayton Cross is a Certified Athletic Therapist, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Co-Owner of COAST.
Clayton grew up in Winnipeg playing multiple sports at the high school, university and club level. His love for sport and movement continued into his post secondary education at the University of Winnipeg where he enrolled in the Athletic Therapy program.
After graduating with his Kinesiology and Applied Health degree and successfully completing the Canadian Athletic Therapist Certification process in 2008, Clayton became the Fitness Coordinator for the Vancouver Police Department.
Since moving on from the VPD, Clayton has worked in the North Vancouver and downtown area treating a wide range of clients from the everyday person to Olympic and professional level athletes.
Clayton’s passion of rehabilitation and performance training has fueled his pursuit of continuing education. He has attended multiple courses and seminars such as Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and Muscle Energy Technique to expand his skill set to bring the best care to the people he works with. He has written articles for local and national magazines on injury prevention topics and has spoken at national and local conferences.
Clayton strongly believes in finding the root cause of any injury. Treatments are based off of an in-depth assessment that takes the whole body into consideration. The focus is always on addressing a patient’s needs through a continuum ranging from manual therapy to exercise and movement-based therapy and reconditioning. This often involves the treatment and reintegration of the core, hip and shoulder complex to get people out of pain back to full function.
Overall, Clayton’s goal and his goal for COAST is to have a client leave in a better state than before they got injured.
When he’s not working Clayton likes spending time with loved ones, traveling, training and playing, volleyball, basketball and tennis.
Mike has a special interest in all sports injuries, including those obtained in the gym. Mike has been actively involved with UBC Athletics, Basketball, Rugby as well as the Special Olympics. He has also worked extensively with people to help manage pain from arthritis. Mike combines the use of manual therapy, dry needling (IMS), exercise and education and is committed to providing individualized treatment to help patients reach their goals for sport and participation
Quita is an Australian trained physiotherapist with more than 15 years experience working with patients in a private practice setting. She graduated in 2004 with Master of Physical Therapy from Curtin University in Perth. Quita believes that intelligent exercise is a critical element in a patients' journey to optimal recovery and overall wellness. In 2016 she completed certification in the Rehab Division of STOTT PILATES Ⓡ in Portland under Master Instructor Trainer Melanie Byford-Young. Since then she has added Clinical Rehab Pilates to her treatment repertoire which also includes manual therapy, modalities, client education, and tailored exercise prescription.
Quita has also completed Advanced Trigger Point Method with William Huhn, Mulligan Practitioner Training with Jack Miller, and courses in taping, gait re-education, pre and post surgical knee and hip . She is a Level 1 Sports Trainer (Sports Medicine Australia) and Level 2 Ski Instructor. In her spare time she can be found skiing the backcountry, kitesurfing and paddle boarding the ocean waves, and cycling the roads of our beautiful BC where she was born and raised
Tawnya graduated in 2014. She completed the 3000 hour program at WCCMT in Victoria, BC. During her education she volunteered for Team Canada Rugby, Team Canada Swimming, Team Canada Rowing, Olympic Figure Skaters, and World level Triathletes. She also has a background in coaching competitive gymnastics. She is currently pursuing a new passion for Crossfit. This new passion has inspired her to start coaching again. She uses her education and experience to help her athletes perform to the best of their ability. She as always been eager to learn and understand the human body.
An interest that stems from being a high level athlete. She competed in gymnastics for ten years, and has now moved on to competing in Crossfit. As an RMT, she focuses on modalities such as Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Active Release Therapy, Deep Tissue, and Joint Mobilization. She continues to develop herself professionally and encourages others to do the same. Tawnya is excited to join Coast. She looks forward to broadening her career as an RMT in a great team environment of health care practitioners.
Grace aims to make her clients feel at ease and works to design individual treatment plans to get them back to a healthy and functional state.
She strongly believes that body awareness education, understanding the cause of the pain and not solely focusing on the symptoms are integral parts of therapy and getting her clients better.
Treatment with Grace involves Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, and deep tissue Swedish Massage. This allows her to help relieve the effects of stress, acute and chronic issues, headaches, and repetitive motion injuries. Grace has completed continuing education in Visceral Manipulation through the Barral Institute and is also certified in Kinesio Taping for a variety of injuries as well as postural correction.
When she is not working with clients or students you will find her skiing the local hills and Whistler in the winter or lifeguarding Vancouver beaches in the summer.