Vojtek Purchla | Practicing Kinesiologist | North Vancouver | Lifemoves

Vojtek Purchla 

Practicing Kinesiologist

Updated 30/12/2015  -Vojtek as moved on to another position. Vojtek is a graduate of the Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology program at Simon Fraser University. During that time, he gained experience by participating in the cooperative education program.

Active at an early age, he was involved in a variety of sport activities ranging from soccer to basketball. These early experiences propelled his interest in the field of biomechanics and a yearning to better understand human anatomy and how the body functions.

In 2012, Vojtek was the Athletic Trainer for the Coquitlam Adanacs Lacrosse team and a Research Assistant in a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) study lasting 5 years.

The Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology program at Simon Fraser University enabled him to follow his interests and passion in human kinetics and to expand his knowledge and thinking – specifically in a rehabilitation and fitness setting.

In 2013, he underwent a practicum at Orion Health Rehabilitation and Assessment Centre where he worked alongside Kinesiologists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, and Occupation Therapists. In June 2015, Vojtek worked as a Student Kinesiologist at Clyde Wellness Centre located in West Vancouver. There, he gained direct and practical experience in an active rehabilitation setting implementing client specific exercises to improve strength and mobility.

 Vojtek is excited to begin a rewarding career as a Kinesiologist by helping others regain function, improve performance, and enhance quality of life.

The ability to make a direct difference in people’s lives is what inspired me to become a Kinesiologist. I find the area of rehabilitation and fitness to be a dynamic and continuously changing topic. I know Lifemoves is at the forefront of applying new research and effective plans for its clients to get them moving with strength, ease and confidence – a major reason why I decided to begin my professional career as a Kinesiologist at Lifemoves.

Vojtek Purchla

Education

2015 Bachelor of Science| Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology | Simon Fraser University

Certificate Health and Human Nuturtion | Simon Fraser University

Cooperative Education Program | Simon Fraser University

Certifications and Memberships

2015  Practicing Kinesiologist | British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists

2014  Certificate in Health and Fitness Studies | Simon Fraser Universtity

First Aid and CPR Occupational First Aid 1

O-Scale and Kin-Scale Certification | Anthropometric Assessment Systems | Ward - SFU

Personal Mission Statement

Develop and apply client specific scientific exercise principals to improve strength, endurance and mobility to help maintain quality of life. Provide a welcoming environment for clients where personal growth and development is encouraged. Work with clients’ needs and goals to achieve a higher level of performance and move with confidence and ease.

Athletic Pursuits

As a Vancouverite Vojtek enjoys taking advantage of British Columbia natural landscapes and various climates. During the winter you’ll see him snowboarding Whistlers prestigious traverses and playing hockey on frozen bodies of water. In the warmer months Vojtek enjoys a variety of activities from soccer, basketball and tennis to hiking local peaks and mountain biking down technical trails.

He continues to challenge both his physical and mental wellness by entering annual tennis tournaments and taking on new challenges. Vojtek lives life to the fullest by taking advantage of every opportunity that passes by. He believes that being both physically active and mentally healthy go hand in hand and are integral aspects to a high quality of life.

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