B. Sc. Kin., BCAK Practicing Kinesiologist, CSEP – Certified Exercise Physiologist, Functional Capacity Evaluator, CFST Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist
Kerry is a practicing kinesiologist (BCAK) with West Coast Kinesiology since 1992. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from SFU in 1985. He has been a resident of Maple Ridge since 1970 and has played a variety of sports here, including hockey, baseball, soccer, swimming (Coquitlam Sharks) and basketball (MRSS and Douglas College). Kerry has developed rehabilitation and athletic training programs since 1992 at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre. Most recently, he obtained his Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) designation from CSEP, which is the highest fitness testing designation in Canada and certifies kinesiologists to test elite athletes. It also allows the CEP to prescribe exercise for chronic disease states and metabolic disorders such as diabetes, cardiac conditions (post-MI or surgery), hypertension, hyperlipidemia, MS, MD, obesity, post-stroke and lung function disorders. He is a Functional Capacity Evaluator and an ergonomist and is a member of ACE (Association of Canadian Ergonomists). He was formerly a director of dry-land training for a local hockey school and is a speaker for public and private groups on cardiovascular disease, injury prevention in the workplace and athletic training issues. He is actively involved in creating and developing community based exercise programs for both the districts of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows and is a regular columnist in the Maple Ridge News Community newspaper News on a variety of sport conditioning, injury prevention and health topics. His passions include hockey, basketball, running 10K to marathon distances, music, film, writing, and public health and education.