THE PEDIATRIC HEADSHAPE CLINIC
Jason is the Head of BCIT’s Prosthetics and Orthotics Program, an Adjunct Professor in UBC’s Faculty of Medicine, founder and director of The Pediatric Headshape Clinic and co-director of HeadStart Medical, an innovative medical engineering and 3D printing company (www.headstartmedical.com). He has a Masters of Science Degree (Honours) in Orthopedic Engineering from The Health Sciences University of Jonkoping, Sweden and close to 25 years of clinical experience as a Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist in public, private, corporate practice and education.
Jason has been described as a compassionate innovator. His passion is in finding underserved and technologically lagging areas of patient care and developing them into technologically advanced areas with exemplary access and treatment outcomes. The Pediatric HeadShape Clinic was founded by Jason to achieve exactly those principles; to improve access to care and to get individualized answers for the up to 24% of families struggling with headshape concerns of their little ones. And when treatment is required it is now with modern-day techniques such as 3D scanners and beautifully fitting and crafted 3D printed cranial bands that families are proud to wear… and Jason’s team is super-proud treat with!
For his work, Jason is a recipient of the Canadian Educational Association (CEA) Excellence Award, BCIT’s Excellence in Teaching and Research Award and has been bestowed an honorary lifetime membership in The War Amputations of Canada.
Nicole brings over five years of combined work and educational experience to the Head Shape Clinic. She is an experienced Kinesiologist specializing in active rehab and helping people gain their mobility and increase their quality of life. What she loves about it the most is that she’s able to provide the best care and advice she can to support her patients and their rehabilitation programs. At a young age, Nicole realized her passion for working with youth and promoting healthy activity while teaching gymnastics at a local community centre. That led to her to manage a volunteer program in the neighbourhood elementary schools that was focused on sports, arts and crafts and reading development. With an interest in health and wellness and her love for working with children, Nicole is a great addition to the Head Shape Clinic team. Nicole’s experience is highlighted by her bachelors in kinesiology obtained at UBC in Vancouver, BC. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys playing recreational volleyball, working out and baking blueberry pies (her signature dish!)
Jeff is a graduate of U of C’s Kinesiology program, BCIT’s Clinical P&O program and is finishing up his MSc in Rehabilitation Science through McMaster University as he concurrently completes the final year of his Orthotics Residency. As a student at BCIT, Jeff completed his Capstone Research in the 3D printing of Cranial Remodelling Orthoses for which he was a part of a team that won BCIT’s Student Innovation Challenge. Jeff has experience providing orthotic care for a wide range of trauma and general rehabilitation clients. He is drawn to the area of headshape management as it gives him the opportunity to work with families and apply the latest 3D technologies to develop individualized treatment plans.