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The Balanced Collective

Oh baby! We want you to feel good, heard and seen. We combine trauma informed practices with cutting edge techniques.

Who we are

TBC is a collective of practitioners, services and environmentally friendly-products designed to facilitate your journey towards wellness, health and balance; whatever that means to you. As a team, TBC is committed to supporting you as you navigate the (sometimes overwhelming) process that is wellness and balance.

What makes TBC special isn’t just that we have an incredible array of advanced and powerful modalities and resources, it’s that we care deeply about our clients and customers and go above and beyond to ensure every individual feels heard, seen and supported.

At TBC, we believe that wellness is a balance of vulnerable and real work, combined with plenty of moments of ease, joy and fun. Health doesn’t have to be hard and serious all the time–we want you to enjoy the journey and have great connections along the way. We are ready to get down to business… and have a few laughs along the way.

Team

We don’t mean to brag, but we have a pretty incredible team of people available for in-person and virtual services. Get to know the team below.
Danielle Boyd, a Physiotherapist, jumping for joy at The Balanced Collective

Danielle Boyd

She / Her (Capricorn)

Role: Physiotherapist and Founder of TBC

Favourite Body Part: The Sphenoid

Ask me about

My days as a competitive wakeboarder
Favourite Wine
Anything travel related

Approach

Using a unique and cutting edge set of assessment and treatment modalities, I like to look at each client as a whole. I take a thorough and detailed history to get a deep understanding of each client and the unique history they have experienced in order to create a detailed map of their nervous system. This history is the most important facet of treatment as it allows me to navigate the intricacies of every unique person I work with. Nothing is cookie cutter because no two nervous systems are the same or have had the same experiences. Together, we then create a unique and detailed treatment plan that aligns with each client’s goals and needs. Danielle also speaks French conversationally.

Courses and Certifications

  • Proprioceptive - Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR) Advanced
  • NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT) Level 3; IMTAP Certified
  • Ortho Canada Level 1 Manual Therapy
  • Acupuncture Canada Certified
  • 200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training (The Lab of Meditation)
  • Selective Functional Movement
  • Assessment (SFMA) Level 1
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Mind Body Spirit Coaching 1 Year Certification Course
Bettina Glauser, an Active Rehab Specialist, does a body movement for The Balanced Collective

Bettina Glauser

She / Her (Libra)

Role: Active Rehab Specialist

Favourite Body Part: The Spine

Ask me about

What I miss most about Switzerland
My cat
My travel destinations Bucket list

Approach

The basis of my work is the knowledge and belief that regular movement is a fundamental building block for a healthy and happy life. In our collaboration, we will identify gaps in your movement practice and fill them with smart programming; this often includes supporting my clients in looking at their beliefs, mindsets, and broader habits. Further, I aim to help my clients become more self-sufficient about their health and needs, resulting in creating healthy habits, a regular movement practice, which ultimately leads to enjoying life by moving pain-free and confidently. Bettina speaks Swiss German and German fluently.

Courses and Certifications

  • Masters of Health and Exercise Science, University of Basel (Switzerland)
  • Bachelors of Science in Sport Science, University of Bern (Switzerland)
  • TRX Suspension Training Level 1
  • FRC Mobility Specialist (FRCms)
  • First Aid and CPR
Jeremy Vaughan, an Active Rehab Specialist, does a body movement for The Balanced Collective

Jeremy Vaughan

He/Him (Scorpio)

Role: Active Rehab Specialist

Favourite Body Part: The Serratus Anterior

Ask me about

My cold water obsession
My favourite Dark chocolate
Favourite spot to Unplug from the world.

Approach

It all starts with your assessment. Then, seeing where you are currently and taking note of any limitations stopping you from where you want to be. I blend multiple modalities of strength training, breathing, and functional joint/mobility training to put the best possible program design forward for you to work through with me. It’s dynamic and flexible, knowing that as the weeks go on, there will be changes and adaptations made so that everything will be as effective as when you started.

Courses and Certifications

  • CSEP Personal Training
  • CAPU Human Kinetics Exercise
  • Science Christian Thibeau: Science and Application of Strength Training
  • Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist
  • DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization) Level 1 & 2
  • FMS Level 1
  • Brain. Breathe. Barefoot. Workshop w/ Dr. Emily Splichal
Shirin Davarpanah Jazi, a Physiotherapist, does a body movement for The Balanced Collective

Shirin Davarpanah Jazi

She/Her (Pisces)

Role at TBC: Physiotherapist

Favorite Body Part: The Brain!

Ask me about

My time in Europe
My Karate
background
My favourite authentic dishes

Approach: Please note - Shirin is currently available for telehealth exclusively.

My treatment approach involves addressing the underlying cause of injury through listening to patients' stories. I believe that having good listening skills will allow me to better understand my patients' lifestyle, their mechanism of injury and how lifestyle modifications can aid in recovery and prevention of future injury. I enjoy working with a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds, whether it be athletes, office workers or those with chronic injuries. I believe that working together as a team with my patients is the key to having a smooth and successful rehabilitation. Shirin speaks Farsi fluently and Swedish conversationally.

Courses and Certifications

  • Level 1 & 2 Concussion Management Workshop
  • Level 1 Soft Tissue Release Workshop
  • Level 1 Manual Therapy, Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy

Kathrine Stolborg

She / Her (Leo)

Role: Interim Physiotherapist

Favourite Body Part: The Transversus Abdominus

Ask me about

My dog Harlow
My new favourite mountain bike trail
Food - especially traditional Danish food

Approach: Kathrine is available in both North Vancouver and Squamish for Physiotherapy.

My treatment approach is reflected by the fact that everyone’s body is unique. I believe that body awareness and movement control is essential for injury prevention and successful rehabilitation. I will perform a careful assessment and identify potential movement limitations. I use individualized and creative exercises to address specific problem areas. In addition, I use manual techniques to relieve pain and create muscle balance. I place importance on providing purposeful education on the body which will aid in creating a meaningful treatment plan. Lastly, I hope that my enthusiasm about the body will inspire my clients and support them in finding joy in the process of recovery.

Courses and Certifications

  • Functional Range Conditioning (FRC)
  • Animal Flow - Level 1 Instructor
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer
  • Alive Academy Sport and Fitness Nutrition Certificate Program
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Christina Di Chiara

She / Her (Cancer)

Role at TBC: Kinesiologist and Active Rehab Specialist

Favorite Body Part: The Glutes

Ask me about

My favourite
dance moves
My yoga
teacher training
Anything chocolate - especially dark

Approach

Whether you have experienced a concussion, suffered from an accident or want to achieve your fitness and health goals, you will bring all of the aspects of yourself to the table. I am here to help you find the balance, I believe that holistic wellness includes the mental, emotional and physical aspects of healing. I enjoy working with various age groups, post concussion, rec athletes and anyone who struggles with movement. My previous clientele includes dancers, national competitive figure skaters, CIS athletes (men’s and women’s soccer, hockey, basketball, volleyball) and men’s premiere rugby. I am a Kinesiologist and CSEP - Certified Personal Trainer trained in NCCP sports programming. I am also a dancer, certified group fitness, Zumba and Yoga instructor (300hr+). I conducted research at UVic and published in the Journal of Motor Learning and Control.

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  • CSEP - Certified Personal Trainer
  • Functional Movement Screen level 2
  • NeuroKinetic Therapy
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

TBC's Extended Practitioner Network:

TBC is proud to collaborate with many other incredible providers in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler to provide physiotherapy and active rehab including:
  • SHY Practice (Jess Pastro, Briana Kelly and Andrea Brennan)
  • Rejuv Medical Fitness (Taylor Romanchuk)
  • Feel Good Everyday (Amanda Vickers, Oll Farrell, Mikala Condon, Nicole Lunde)
  • The Firm Athletica (Amanda Vickers, Paul Chung, Emilia D'Aversa)
  • West Coast Strength and Movement (Phil Wittmer, Clayton Mackoruk, Connor Smith)
  • Wild Life Gym Squamish (Kathrine Stolborg)
  • Peak Training Whistler (Meaghan Sutter)
  • GV Lifestyle (Gabi Varga)
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