Karl has a continued interest in sports massage, providing deep tissue treatments as well as myofascial release and joint mobilization. He works hand in hand with other therapists to give you the best possible care, and is a strong believer in the positive effects of patient education. He has shown great results treating ICBC patients, athletes and weekend warriors suffering from whiplash associated disorders, frozen shoulders, herniated discs and an array of orthopaedic conditions. He has worked with Ballet BC, at National Sports events and with several Team Canada athletes competing in Track and Field, Kendo and Bobsledding.
When he is not working at Crooks & Co., he is treating seniors in various long term care facilities. He has the ability to adjust his pressure to suit any patients' needs. He welcomes difficult cases as he loves to think outside the box, and always ensures that every patient is comfortable and at ease on his table. He doesn't just massage, he treats!
His leisure time is spent with his family and playing with his son, but when he’s able to take some time for himself, he enjoys doing home renovations and auto mechanics, playing volleyball, hiking the Coquitlam Crunch or rowing at home or on a lake.
Karl graduated from the 3000hr program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2009. During his studies, he fell in love with the anatomy and mechanics of the human body. In his previous sales and marketing career, he developed excellent communication skills which have greatly helped his patients understand what they’re dealing with and how to heal.
For almost 10 years, Karl has worked in various sports and physiotherapy clinics and with the elderly, from the Tri-Cities to North Vancouver. Most recently, he has taken on doing geriatric footcare in long term care facilities.
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Myofascial Release Therapy
• Sports Massage Therapy
• Swedish Massage
• Trigger Point Release
• Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation