Kinetix Medicine was formed by a team of doctors and other front line health care providers who saw a need for a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to orthopaedic care, one that simplifies the process for patients as well as for our referring partners.
We believe that accelerating a patient's diagnosis and treatment time offers improved function and quality of life, and in many cases, may eliminate the need for surgery. Our team applies a broad knowledge base of specialization in one facility. We believe that collaboration combined with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques offers the best chance of success for our patients. The Kinetix facility and patient care structure provide an unparalleled environment for timely diagnosis, cutting edge treatment, and rehabilitation.
Our CORE Team
Dr. Darren Gray
Dr. Darren Gray completed a bachelor of science degree in Kinesiology in 2007, and then received his medical degree from the University of Alberta in 2011. He went on to complete a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of British Columbia in 2016. He has additional training in neuromuscular medicine, completing his certification to become a CSCN Diplomate (EMG) in 2016. He has undertaken advanced training in fluoroscopic (X-ray) guided injections and ultrasound guided musculoskeletal procedures.
Darren’s clinical interests include diagnosing and treating complex musculoskeletal conditions, interventional spine pain management, performing ultrasound guided musculoskeletal procedures and diagnosing and treating peripheral entrapment neuropathies. He is an International Medical Classifier with World Para Taekwondo, a division of the Paralympics. Darren has an interest in sports medicine and treating musculoskeletal injuries with the latest regenerative medicine techniques as part of a holistic and interdisciplinary approach.
Dr. Steven Helper
Dr. Steven Helper is a specialist in Interventional Spine Pain Management. He completed his subspecialty fellowship at the Penn Spine Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, having graduated from the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program out of UBC. Prior, he attended the University of Manitoba where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree followed by his doctorate of Medicine.
As a specialist in both Interventional Spine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, has the ability to assess, treat, and/or guide patients down any road of care that is necessary. Whether they need open surgery, minimally invasive surgical procedures, spinal injections, physical therapy, alternative treatments (regenerative medicine), or oral medications, he will be able to direct them based on the latest medical literature.
Dr. Case van Wyngaarden
Dr. van Wyngaarden is a general diagnostic and interventional radiologist. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine and promotes healthy active patient lifestyles. He completed his Medical doctorate at the University of Calgary and Residency training in Diagnostic Imaging at the University of British Columbia. He supports multidisciplinary specialist care, medical technology development in conjunction with clinical practice, and research for improved patient outcomes.
Dr. Sanjiv Bhalla
Dr. Sanjiv (Sonny) Bhalla received his MD from the University of Western Ontario in 1997 and completed his Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine Residency from McMaster University in 2000. He then went on to complete his Radiology Residency at UBC in 2009. He is the Medical Director of Kinetix and has been a Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist for the last 9 years with an interest in Orthopaedic Medicine and Pain Management. Prior to that, Dr. Bhalla was a practicing Emergency Physician for 5 years where he witnessed the debilitating effects that both acute and chronic pain have on an individual’s activity, health, and social interactions. His goal is to improve pain management in acute and chronic pain using established and innovative techniques in the field of Interventional Pain Therapy.
Andrew has 32 years’ experience as a Clinical Physiotherapist, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists. Andrew graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy from LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia. In 1997, Andrew successfully completed a Diploma of Advanced Orthopedic and Manipulative Physiotherapy. He then graduated with a Masters of Business Administration in 1999 from Simon Fraser University.
Andrew’s clinical experience includes working in a multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic in Melbourne Australia, as well as in a series of private physiotherapy clinics in the BC Lower Mainland, which he has owned and managed.
Andrew’s current clinical focus is on provision of physical rehabilitation for complex musculoskeletal conditions, using a goal-oriented approach with a high degree of specificity to individual patient’s occupational, home and recreational objectives. Andrew enthusiastically joins the Kinetix team to provide physical rehabilitation services pre and post interventional pain and regenerative medicine procedures, in collaboration with the medical consultants.
Dr. Rishi Bhalla
Dr. Bhalla is a clinical neuropsychologist. He completed his doctorate training in clinical psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology, followed by a one-year clinical residency in the Neuropsychology Track at Brown University. He subsequently completed two neuropsychology based postdoctoral fellowships (in dementia from Brown University and in geriatric psychiatry from the University of Pittsburgh). Dr. Bhalla has been working as a clinical neuropsychologist with Vancouver Coastal Health since 2008. He serves as a neuropsychology consultant for the National Hockey League (Vancouver Canucks) and for Major League Soccer (Vancouver Whitecaps) for whom he provides sports-related concussion assessment. He is a clinical associate professor in the Division of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC.
Dr. Bhalla’s clinical interests include the neuropsychological assessment of traumatic brain injury, including sports-related concussion. He assesses the interaction of brain injury, pain, psychological functioning, and associated mental and physical fatigue, and how these factors affect a client’s day-to-day functioning.
Jillian Fyvie graduated nursing school from British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2009, specializing in Critical Care. She has worked in a variety of different settings including, High Acuity and Intensive Care at Royal Columbian and Vancouver General, Emergency, Interventional Radiology, Quality and Patient Safety, and in Aesthetic Medicine. She is currently completing her Master's in Business Administration at the University of British Columbia, graduating in Spring of 2019. Jillian focuses on business development for Kinetix, in addition to helping our patients on the journey to becoming the best version of themselves.
Maurice graduated from the Eastern Ontario school of X-ray in 1997. For the past 20 years Maurice has enjoyed all aspects of Diagnostic imaging leading to a career working in CT, Interventional Imaging and MRI. Maurice is always focusing on improving the patient's experience in Diagnostic Imaging. Maurice's passion lies with discovering and using new technologies to enrich the patient's experience and outcome following their procedure.
Chelsea Bajwa graduated from BCIT (British Columbia Institution of Technology) in 2017 with a Medical Radiography Diploma and is CAMRT certified. She then began working at Surrey Memorial Hospital and Jim Pattison Outpatient Center as an X-ray technologist. Before joining the Kinetix Medicine team as an X-ray technologist, Chelsea also works at Footbridge Centre for Integrated Orthopaedic Care, where she operates the first weight-bearing curve-beam CT scanner in Canada.
Director of Operations
Trained as a CPA, CMA (Chartered Professional/Certified Management Accountant) and bringing with him experience in several Diagnostic Imaging clinics in Alberta and BC, Alfred is responsible for developing and implementing organizational policies and practices at Kinetix. He is an integral part of the Kinetix management team, responsible for the day-to-day operations and patient flow at the clinic including organizing facility compliance.