Our team of physiotherapists and kinesiolgists come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing an abundance of experience and knowledge in a number of different areas. Our team includes:
Teresa Tibutt: President of Coast Kinetics Inc, Teresa Tibbutt has over 15 years experience in the fitness industry. She graduated with honors from Fleming College in Environmental Science, continued on to work towards her Bachelor of Science at Waterloo, but ultimately realized her true passion was fitness. She finally graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.
During her second year at SFU, Teresa suffered an L5-S1 disc herniation while training for a marathon. Determined to avoid cortisone injections and surgery, she immersed herself into understanding the mechanics of low back pain. Teresa volunteered her time at Allan McGavin Sports Physio, Burnaby General Hospital, learning and applying as she went. Teresa is widely recognized in the medical community as a result of her ability to rehabilitate herself while continuing to compete in community fundraisers such as the ALS adventure race, CIBC Run for the Cure, BC Lung Bicycle Trek as well as various other events.
Teresa is a registered Kinesiologist with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists and remains current in the industry by regularly attending workshops. In 2010 when she officially opened the studio at Holdom Skytrain Station, she was appointed an ambassador to the Lululemon Metrotown store and has continued to have close ties with the store and the community. She has volunteered generously over the years with the YMCA as a fitness instructor, the Tri City Youth Basketball Association as a Basketball coach and Lululemon with community events. Teresa recently founded a charity event in partnership with Burnaby Family Life to raise money for children in vulnerable situations. From its inception in 2012, they have raised almost $30,000 in donations.
TRACI BOSS Traci graduated in 2010 from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Certificate in Health and Fitness. Traci has always had a keen interest in fitness through her own participation in athletics as well as through coaching and volunteering. She spent 4 years competing for the Track and Field Team at SFU where she gained All American status in her final year, placing 3rd at Nationals in the 400m hurdles. Her success continued post graduation on the track when she had a 2nd place finish in the hurdles at the Canadian Track and Field Championships. Traci has also continued to work with the SFU Track and Field Team since graduating acting as the Team Manager.
Traci has worked with a large range of clientele in both personal training and rehabilitation aspects. From team specific training with soccer, hockey and track, to rehabilitating soft tissue injuries, to leading a run clinic for the Vancouver Sun Run and other run clubs in the community, Traci has experience with all levels of fitness. Her knowledge and personal experience of competing in track and field and soccer gives her an edge in designing exercise programs. Traci believes that her dedication to health and fitness will help clients reach their personal goals.
Traci is registered with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK), holds her personal training certification with BCRPA and is actively taking educational workshops on a yearly basis, allowing her continued involvement in all aspects of conditioning and rehabilitation at Coast Kinetics. She is also currently pursuing a master's in Rehabilitation Sciences.
Clyde Smith Clyde Smith is a Sports Physiotherapist and was a founding principal of the British Columbia Sports Medicine Centre, which later was re-named The Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre. Clyde is a graduate of Oregon State University where he played football with the Legendary “Giant Killers” of 1967. He then attended The University of Alberta and assisted in coaching the Alberta Golden Bears to a National Championship in football.
Clyde was a member of the 1976 Montreal Olympic COJO medical committee and helped organize staffing for the games. Clyde was a member of the Canadian Olympic Medical Team for the 1976, 1984 (Chief Therapist), and 1992 games. He has been part of many other games medical staff including World Student Games, Pan America Games, World Championships, NHL, NBA and many local weekend warrior events. Clyde helped develop the Athletic Therapy program at Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario. It was the first program and still the premier program for the development of Athletic Therapist in Canada.
Clyde served as education committee chairman for the development of the “Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy” in its infancy and later had to pass (along with all other committee members) pier group examination to receive his Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy. He was a board member of the Sports Medicine Council of British Columbia (SMCBC) and served on the same Board during its early years of development. Clyde helped author the first tapping manual produced by SMCBC. He served as a SMCBC team evaluator for British Columbia amateur teams.
Clyde held a Clinical position in the Department of Family Practice for the past 20 years and continues to mentor and teach physiotherapy students. All this between his cross country bicycle rides. Clyde now works as an associate contractor at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre at the Plaza of Nations.
JOHN ABREU-LANZA A former rugby and baseball athlete, John has considerable experience in both the fitness industry, as well as the high-performance athletic training realm.
John holds his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University, where he competed in the club rugby team. During his time at SFU, John worked as a trainer in the Fitness Centre, while also serving as a recreation leader, where he instituted professional development sessions whereby all student trainers could expand their knowledge. He also worked with the Strength and Conditioning department as a student intern, helping deliver high-performance training programs to over 300 athletes of the institution’s 17 teams. John has also been in charge of the SFU Youth Strength & Conditioning Camp for the past 6 summers, helping teach advanced training techniques to youth athletes.
Most recently, John continues to serve as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach with Simon Fraser, and helped the Men’s Soccer team reach a NCAA Division- 2 Final Four finish in the 2013 Season. John has also served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Kwantlen Polytechnic University for the past 3 years, and continues to work with various athletes at the collegiate, national, Olympic, and professional levels.
John holds a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) designation from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and is under constant pursuit of further professional development.