Dasha is the clinical director and co-owner of Symmetrix Exercise & Rehab, bringing 9 years of extensive clinical, sport, and gym experience to her clients and team. Her expertise is wide-ranging, covering active rehabilitation, personal training, aquatic therapy, and ergonomics for workplaces. With her diverse background, she has worked with a variety of individuals, including athletes from lacrosse and hockey teams, chronic pain clients, and those in cardiac rehabilitation.
Recognized for her outstanding work, Dasha has received numerous accolades, including Vancouver's Top Kinesiology Studio for 2022 and Kinesiologist of the Year for 2021 awarded by the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance. One key aspect of Dasha's clinical approach is her emphasis on a mind-body connection in training and rehabilitation. She helps clients understand the significance of motivation, cultivating healthy habits, setting goals, and incorporating relaxation and restoration practices alongside their regular kinesiology sessions. Dasha's passion lies in empowering individuals to improve their function, movement, and strength, and she genuinely cares about her clients' success. Furthermore, she actively fosters community growth and development, always eager to expand her knowledge and take on new challenges.
Outside of her professional pursuits, Dasha is an avid outdoor enthusiast. She frequently embarks on mountain trips, engaging in activities like backcountry skiing, multi-day hiking, and rock climbing. Demonstrating her commitment to adventure, she once undertook a two-day hike along the Howe Sound Crest Trail to attend her friends' wedding in Porteau Cove. Additionally, she has cycled from Vancouver to Baja Sur, Mexico, showcasing her dedication to outdoor exploration. At home, Dasha's creativity shines as she engages in fermenting, canning, and preserving food items such as tomatoes and kombucha. Constantly seeking ways to enhance her active lifestyle, she prioritizes consuming nutritious whole foods to fuel her endeavors.