We would like to welcome Registered Physiotherapist Julian Roach, Chiropractor Dr. Victoria West and Athletic therapist Lexi Lathan to our in house therapy facility.
Julian has extensive experience diagnosing and treating the pain, stiffness or weakness that we all feel from time to time. Their goal is to work with you to help you move better, grow stronger and harness your body’s natural abilities. In addition, he can also identify and proactively address any mobility concerns that may be holding you back. Whether your issue is preventing you from hitting a new PR or holding a grandchild, he can help.
Julian will be working closely with the coaches of Crux to provide a comprehensive approach to physiotherapy treatment. Where applicable, Julian will use the ‘assigned care’ model of care. One-on-one sessions in the gym will be delegated to an appropriate trainer with the program prescribed and overseen by the physiotherapist. Patients will have follow-up reassessments of their progress and re-setting of goals with their physiotherapist.
Dr Victoria West has been passionately pursuing movement and fitness education for over 10 years. "It’s been an exciting challenge to determine how to maximize the benefits of moving often. This is done by learning how to most effectively and efficiently move well. Practicing moving well will result in a brain that drives movement that optimizes joint health and tissue integrity. My commitment is to help as many as I can enjoy the incredible capacity of their bodies. I want us all to be doing complex movements into our later decades! Improvements can be made starting at any age or physical state, full of arthritis or top level athlete working for an edge.
It is an "all in effort" from our new Certified Athletic Therapist Lexi Lathan. Previously a highly competitive athlete herself, she has the compassion and instrumental knowledge to help get injured individuals back on their feet, enjoying their everyday lives. She has experience working with every day public, heavy machine operators, geriatrics, and professional CFL football players. “My commitment to Crossfit Crux is to help bring insight to the small movements that can make a big difference.” Athletic Therapists are trained to be specialists in on-site care and active rehabilitation. You can see them on the field or in the clinic working with an exercised-based prescription model. From your hot and inflamed, acute and chronic conditions, to your hidden and masked concussions, let her help to get you back to a healthy, active and safe lifestyle.
Most of the therapy services are eligible to be covered under extended health care benefits. Direct billing available if your plan allows.
Julian graduated as a physiotherapist from Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland in 2003. His undergraduate degree in Biological and Medicinal Chemistry was completed in 1991 at the University of Essex, U.K. Since then Julian has had a number of physiotherapy roles in hospitals, private practice and sport. He also holds an adjunct lecturer position at the University of Toronto. Below are some highlights of his career in physiotherapy.
9 years as Finland’s, men’s national cricket team’s head coach and physiotherapist
4 years’ experience at a London, U.K teaching hospital as a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist; managed and provided teaching to junior physiotherapist staff
A lead therapist at the 2015 Pan AM games’ basketball venue
Physiotherapist for 2018, National Indoor Masters Athletics Championships
Dr. Victoria West D.C., BASc. Kinesiology, Diploma in Health & Fitness Promotion Movement, Function, and Evidence Based Chiropractor
A neurology - biomechanics - anatomy - physiology rabbit hole, combined with working with patients daily, is a unique opportunity to challenge current health care system status quo for resolving movement related pain.
That “Dr.” in front of my name, to me, means practicing original meaning “to teach”. My goal is to continue to learn as much as possible so that I can educate and empower those that have asked for my help in the most effective way possible. To facilitate the process of taking a body shaped by our repetitive/stationary culture into an overhead squatting machine (whatever your goal is) - there is spinal adjustments, Active Release Technique, fascial chain work, neurofunctional acupuncture, kinesiology taping, etc.
There is more than temporary relief, masking symptoms, or taking pictures of involved structures on x-rays and MRIs for movement related pain. I work with patients that are up for the challenge and commitment of learning and working for lasting, meaningful results. I’ve immersed and invested myself in learning from game changers in both North American and European manual therapy industries how to make moving really well as simple as possible. Simple enough that anyone can do it and optimize how their tissues are loaded when they take that first golf swing of the season, pick up their grandkids, or get their next PR at Crux.
Prague School - Dynamic Neurostabilization Strategies Educator & Provider (Weightlifting, Exercise 1 & 2, Theory A, Manual Therapy)
Postural Restoration Institute
Motion Palpation Institute
Neuromechanical Impulse Instrument Adjusting
Active Release Technique Certified (Full Body)
McMaster University Medical Acupuncture Certified
Running Clinic Provider
Integrated Therapeutic Patterning
Registered Yoga Teacher RYT200
Selective Functional Movement Assessment
Asa is a knowledgeable and seasoned Strength and Conditioning professional with a decade of experience in both the collegiate and private sector. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Brigham Young University Hawaii, where he also served as a NCAA Strength and Conditioning Coach for five years. An expert in Olympic Weightlifting and sport performance development, he has trained numerous NCAA Division I and II athletes, as well as many CFL, NFL, OHL, USport and National level athletes. For the past 5 years, Asa was the Director of Athletic Development at Victory Athletic Centre in Richmond Hill. Asa is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) and a Team USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach (USAW1).
Ellexis Lathan, BSc(Hons)AT, CAT(C), DIM PT
Certified Athletic Therapist
Coming all the way across Canada from St. Alberta, AB to Stouffville,ON, Lexi has just completed her Honors Degree in Athletic Therapy from Sheridan College, 2018. With having completed a 2 year diploma from Northern Alberta Insitute of Technology, she moved to Stouffville because of its active community and growing population.
Just because it reads “Athletic” in my title, it does not mean that I am limited to only athletes. It simply confirms that I am committed to an exercised-based research model. For too long the rehabilitation industry has been treating people and their injuries without the exercise-based model, and I am thrilled that Crux has brought together an effective wellness team to help Stouffville and its community. I am even more thrilled to be apart of Crux's wellness team. Having had the opportunity to work with other professional health care teams, it has developed my strength in helping with X-ray and MRI referrals and post-rehabilitation programs. Whether it be a labral repair, an ACL reconstruction, or tendon reattachment, let me help you find comfort in your rehab journey. I think that you will find that if we are committed to your rehabilitation journey together, you will come out on the other side of recovery a faster and stronger you.
I am currently providing my support to local sporting events like the Stouffville Spirits, and Stouffville BMX, and you will also find me as the Athletic Therapist for Durham College Men’s Rugby Team. My strength lies in my love for biomechanics and movement. Cycling has become a passion of mine, and I am motivated to help guide cyclists to a pain free cycling experience. So, look forward to being able to book bike fitting with me -- coming soon!!
ASDC – Alberta Sport and Development Centre
IIHF World Juniors (Women’s)
Durham Men’s Rugby
UOIT Women’s Soccer
Cycling Canada NexGen BMX
Sheridan College Women’s Basketball