FOUNDER / CEO / LEAD ORTHOTIST
Jason is the founder and director of The Pediatric Headshape Clinic and co-director of HeadStart Medical, an innovative medical engineering and 3D printing company. 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 experience as a Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist in public, private, corporate practice and education. Jason maintains an acticve teaching/admin role in the prosthetics, orthotics and physical rehabilitaion professions and is an Adjunct Professor in UBC’s Faculty of Medicine.
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 to achieve exactly those principles; to improve access to care of this underserved population and to provide education and individualized, innovative solutions for families who are concerned about their little one’s head shape.
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.
As the Pediatric HeadShape Clinic’s Family Resource Specialist, Nicole is here for our families!
With her depth of experience as a Kinesiologist she is able to connect families to appropriate community and healthcare resources. Nicole works closely with our families to discuss and educate them on head shape-related concerns and ensures families have a thorough understanding of our treatment programs. In addition to all of this, Nicole assists with our research and keeps track of our 3D scanning data and treatment outcomes to make sure every family’s line of care is kept informed of their child’s progress.
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 and our families love her! Her 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!)
Anna started her degree in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo in 2010. She achieved ‘Registered Kinesiologist’ status with the passing of new legislation under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA).She has a passion for innovation, and enjoys staying up to date on current healthcare practices. Her passion for Kinesiology stems from a strong desire to help others.
Lucy received a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta, and then went on to complete the BCIT Prosthetics and Orthotics program. She has been working as a Certified Orthotist in the Edmonton area since 2012.
After learning about the treatment program provided by the Pediatric HeadShape Clinic and the innovative new design of their 3D printed bands, Lucy was eager to come on board. She is excited to be working with infants with deformational plagiocephaly and helping guide families through their treatment.
KINESIOLOGIST / CLINICIAN
Amanda is a graduate of the University of Calgary‘s Kinesiology program, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Mind Sciences (with Distinction). Amanda has worked in a variety of rehabilitation settings, with a number of different populations of people, but her favourite to date, has been working with young children and their families.
Amanda took a pause from the workforce, to dedicate time as a stay-at-home Mom, to her three sons. During that time she enjoyed partaking in a number of volunteer roles within her community. She continues to regularly volunteer at her children’s schools and within their sports communities. Returning to the workforce at the Pediatric Headshape Clinic has been an exciting and enjoyable challenge for Amanda. She has enjoyed meeting and supporting young families and their babies. Having experienced medical treatments and rehabilitation for her own children, she aims to ensure a positive experience for families seeking support for their head shape related concerns. She enjoys working closely with our families towards positive outcomes.
Amanda spends most of her free-time being a full-time soccer Mom, but she also enjoys working out, long walks with her dog, baking, trying new recipes, and spending time with her husband and children.
Janice Chan is a Registered Occupational Therapist who received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at University of Toronto. Her keen interest in pediatrics became evident through her years of volunteer work at various hospitals and organizations for children with special needs. The level of compassion and dedication she brings to her work with children led her to receive the “Kind, Caring and Committed” volunteer award at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
Janice’s passion for pediatrics was solidified when she returned to Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital for her clinicals. There, she successfully worked with families and infants on the complex continuing care unit and specialized orthopedic and developmental rehabilitation unit to meet their unique goals. Her caring attitude and knowledge in pediatric development allowed her to create trusting partnerships with families and help infants safely reach important milestones. Since then, Janice has continued her dedication to creating healthy futures for families through her work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in York Region schools.
Using a family-centred approach to her work, Janice strongly values educating and empowering parents to make the best decisions for their child. She is excited to be a part of a dynamic team that helps families better understand and manage infant head shape asymmetry in a high-tech environment.
KINESIOLOGIST / CLINICIAN
Jasmine graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from the University of British Columbia in 2013 and recently went back to school to get her diploma certificate as a Rehabilitation Assistant from Capilano University. Back in Vancouver, Jasmine gained a lot of experience working in different health care settings such as Pediatric physiotherapy, stroke recovery, community mental health, orthopedic surgery rehabilitation, and physiotherapy rehabilitation in a long-term care facility. Jasmine also recently worked as a physiotherapy assistant for children with autism. Jasmine has always had a passion for helping others and has developed a keen interest in working in pediatrics. Having the opportunity to work at the Pediatric HeadShape Clinic in Calgary has been such a unique privilege for Jasmine. Being able to work with and educate families onPlagiocephaly and witness the wonderful head shape transformations of our clients is what Jasmine enjoys most about her role.
In her spare time, Jasmine enjoys working out, camping, hiking, spending time with her dog Charlie, and trying new vegetarian/vegan dishes out. Jasmine recently moved to Calgary from Vancouver, so please feel free to share any tips on the “must-see and do’s” in Calgary.
KINESIOLOGIST / CLINICIAN
Kara graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree, with a major in Sports Performance; and is certified under the Alberta Kinesiology Association. Kara’s passion for sports and to help others is what led her to pursue a degree in Kinesiology. Her previous experiences and interest in health and wellness led her down the path of working with young athletes and schools, where her passion with working with children grew. Having the privilege to work with infants and their families and to help the family on their journey towards success is what she loves most about her job; it is such a joy to come to work every day and see the amazing transformations. She has worked alongside multidisciplinary work teams where it has created many experiences for her to work with many populations and many respected disciplinaries.
Kara has grown up playing competitive sports and she still plays competitive soccer and coaches’ soccer as well. If she’s not at the clinic, you can find her working out, reading, camping or hanging out with her beloved pooch Mya
Educating & connecting families for the prevention & treatment of baby headshape asymmetry👶🇨🇦