Our Kinesiologists

Emily Kuprowski Kinesiologist

Emily Kuprowski

Practicing Kinesiologist

Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Winnipeg and found her passion for rehabilitation, injury prevention, and nutrition. Through her studies, Emily learned how to teach ways to improve overall wellness while rehabilitating injuries and preventing new ones from occurring.

Growing up in Nanaimo, Emily has come full circle. After leaving for school and work, she realized that Nanaimo is home, close to friends and family.  Emily played hockey and was a competitive swimmer, which led to an injury that required long-term rehabilitation. Her exposure and personal understanding of injuries and rehabilitation, along with her passion for sports and overall wellness, led her toward her career goals.

Emily will help you increase your understanding of health and wellness while working towards an injury-free and functional lifestyle. Whether you’re interested in improving strength and mobility, preventing injuries, pre or post-natal, looking to change your body composition, or wish to combine exercise with nutrition, Emily is here to support you on your journey and has the tools to get you feeling your best. 


  • Bachelor of Kinesiology, University of Winnipeg (BCAK, Registered Kinesiologist)
  • Scoliosis Training
  • Nutrition Coach - Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certificate
  • Sport First Responder Certificate
  • K-Taping Certificate 
  • Soft Tissue Release Certificate Pre & Post Natal Exercise Certificate

When not in the clinic, Emily can be found in the gym, playing various sports, exploring the island, enjoying time with family and friends, and deconstructing high-calorie desserts and turning them into a healthier alternative. Join us in welcoming Emily to our clinic!

Alison Courtney

Alison Courtney

BS Kin, BCAK Kinesiologist 

Alison completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. 

Having recently completed a Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Certification Alison is excited to help individuals with their pregnancy and postpartum journey through exercise. 

Alison competed as a university rugby player and FIS snowboard cross (SBX) racer and knows first-hand what it means to train as a healthy competitive athlete, but also what it means to travel the road to recovery after significant injury. Her experiences in sport sparked an interest in concussion management and she brings both personal and clinical knowledge which she believes can assist others.  

At school Alison developed an interest in Stroke Rehabilitation through a volunteer opportunity at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre. Since university, she has continued to pursue this interest by working with the March of Dimes program as well as completing a Stroke Rehabilitation Course.

Alison has also completed courses in aquatic therapy and soft tissue release (STR) technique. 

Outside work, Alison loves to volunteer and explore the world around her.  She enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, and hiking.



Jason Clare

Bachelor in Kinesiology and Health Science (Honours)
Practicing Kinesiologist with BCAK 
Certified Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) Level 1

Please welcome Kinesiologist Jason Clare to our team of health care professionals! Jason completed his degree in Toronto at York University with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and Health Science (with Honours). Taking a huge interest in muscle physiology as his specialization, Jason has been a volunteer jumps coach for the track community in Nanaimo for many years. To that end, he hopes to apply the similarities of functional movement in sport to everyday life. 

Jason has lived in Nanaimo his entire life. He began his athletic career in track and field at a very early age with the Nanaimo track and field club. However, being a young athlete in high level sport led to an influx of injuries and a lot of time working with many rehab specialists, which sparked his interest in the field of health care. While growing up, Jason played almost every sport under the sun, which led to him taking his love of sports to the track as a pole-vaulter. As a result, his highest level of sport was qualifying for multiple Provincial teams (2X national champion), being part of the Canadian National Team Pool and qualifying for two Canadian National teams. Moreover, Jason was on the York University Varsity track and field team throughout his university career.

Jason is currently booked to receive his FMS training certificate. He believes functional movement is a key element to a healthy, pain-free life, and is excited to share his knowledge of FMS, whether it be for rehabilitation, aches and pains, or to simply get a jump start on a healthy lifestyle. His focus is to generally teach stabilization of neutral and proper position of joints, and to then learn functional strength and mobility from this position. Jason will encourage and help anyone from all populations to use movement and exercise as a means to improve their own well-being. 

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