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We’re excited and cannot hide it. A new practitioner has joined our team!

Melanie Soer is a physiotherapist with a special interest (and lots of experience!) in helping people who live with arthritis and mixed connective tissue disorders. This skill set, which she has developed over many years of working at Mary Pack Arthritis Centre in Vancouver, is as valuable as can be given the high incidence of arthritis among adults of all ages.

A Lower Mainland native, Melanie decided to study science, but it wasn’t until she studied kinesiology that she was introduced to physiotherapy. She found it fascinating and enjoyed the problem-solving aspect of finding the cause of the pain and then the most suitable way to help patients recover, she explains.

Why MaxFit? Melanie is unequivocal, ‘I love the integrative team approach to figuring out the best way to help clients, and I love that each practitioner is encouraged to pursue their own interest in their respective area of practice,’ says Melanie. Simply put, you are allowed to bring your expertise which is instrumental in putting together the best recovery plan for each client.

And then there is that extra: ‘I was very impressed to learn about MaxFit organizing community events centered around being physically active, be it kayaking, snowshoeing, or any other activities that engage people to get out and move, regardless of their fitness level,’ says Melanie.

Physical activity has been an integral part of Melanie’s life since childhood. ‘Since I was a kid, swimming has always been a big part of my life,’ she says. So much so that she worked as an instructor and lifeguard during her university years. She also loves hiking, which she happily combines with camping whenever possible.

When not working, or hiking, or swimming, Melanie finds herself in the garden and if not there, she tries to make time for crafting and learning new things such as playing music and languages whenever possible. It’s eclectic for sure, she laughs, but she’s happiest when engaged in learning, which anyone can agree would come in handy anytime, but particularly during challenging pandemic times.

Welcome to MaxFit, Melanie, we’re excited to have you join our team!

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