Hodgson Orthopedic Group - Our Team

our mission

The Hodgson Orthopedic Group is dedicated to work with allied health professionals to enhance the lives of our patients requiring prosthetic and orthotic care. We strive to support our patients with dignity so they are enabled to reach their goals and live life to the fullest. We are committed to advancing prosthetic and orthotic care within the healthcare community through research and educational based initiatives.

our team

Scott Pearen, C.P.(c)
Scott Pearson, C.P.(c)

Scott is a Certified Prosthetist. He graduated from the BCIT prosthetics and orthotics program in 2004 and received his national certification in 2006.

Scott has had the opportunity to experience numerous ventures in the prosthetics field. He has worked in both public and private clinics, as well as providing training for one of the industry’s largest manufacturers. In 2009, he managed a large rehab hospital in northern Pakistan with the Canadian Red Cross, before coming back to Vancouver to start the Hodgson Orthopedic Group.

In his spare time, Scott loves to keep active and enjoy all of the great outdoor things that Vancouver offers. Scott enjoys curling in the winter and spring months, and looks forward to continuing improvement of his golf scores and taking his game from double bogies to birdies.

Carl Ganzert, M.Sc. C.O.(c)
Carl Ganzert, M.Sc. C.O.(c)

Carl is a Canadian certified Orthotist. With a M.Sc. in McMaster University’s Rehabilitation Science program, Carl strives to meld research guided practice and artisan clinical techniques. As the consulting Orthotist for the New West Rehabilitation Neuro clinic, Carl engages in interdisciplinary treatment protocols for Upper Motor Neuron complexities. He brings the same collaborative approach to The ScoliClinic to help provide best practice Scoliosis care.

As the acting director of the Hodgson group’s research division. Carl is involved in coordinating student based and independent research. He works with the rest of the group to bring data driven decision making to daily practice.

Born and raised in Coquitlam, Carl has embraced the west coast lifestyle and spends his free time pursuing outdoors interests. He runs the Scoli Climbing Club which provides a community for teens with scoliosis to make friends and explore rock climbing.

Yvonne Jeffreys, M.Sc. C.O. F.C.B.C
Yvonne Jeffreys, M.Sc. C.O. F.C.B.C

Yvonne is a Canadian Certified Orthotist, with MSc in Rehabilitation Science and a BSc in Engineering.

Yvonne has spent most of the last 18 years working at Hodgson Orthotics, as well as teaching in the BCIT prosthetics and orthotics program since 2008. She is also a sessional instructor for the Clinical Reasoning and Decision-making Course at McMaster University in the Masters of Rehabilitation Science program, and also teaches in the UBC physiotherapy program. Prior to arriving in Vancouver, Yvonne spent 10 years working at the Ottawa Rehabilitation Centre. Since 1989, Yvonne has treated many patients across the pediatric, adult and elderly spectrum with a strong focus on patient-driven care and interprofessional collaboration.

Yvonne has been recognized with a Fellowship award from Orthotics and Prosthetics Canada for her professional volunteer work in national education standards and leadership within the Orthotics and Prosthetics field. Yvonne is originally from Toronto, where she studied Prosthetics and Orthotics at George Brown College. Now she enjoys the west coast and actively participates bike riding, swimming and camping with her family.

Pauline Adams, B.Sc. C.O.(c)
Pauline Adams, B.Sc. C.O.(c)

Pauline is a Canadian Certified Orthotist with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo.

Pauline specializes in spinal fracture bracing. She is able to quickly and effectively provide bracing for in patients who need immobilization to facilitate safe recovery. Pauline also excels in pediatric orthotic treatment. She actively engages members of each patient’s interdisciplinary team to encourage an organized plan and optimize results.

Pauline has worked in regular collaboration with the Shaughnessy Hospital, GF Strong, Royal Columbian Hospital, Eagle Ridge hospital. Pauline also has a passion for education; she has acted as the Orthotics program instructor for BCIT’s Prosthetics and Orthotics program. Pauline also runs ongoing spinal trauma education session for members of the Fraser Health association.

Before her certification in 1989, Pauline spent a year traveling around Australia and New Zealand solo on her bike. She visited local P&O shops along the way to bring further breadth to her treatment approach. In her free time she is a mother of two and enjoys paddling activities, cycling and adventure hiking.

Rob Cameron, M.Sc. C.O.(c)
Rob Cameron, M.Sc. C.O.(c)

Rob is a Canadian Certified Orthotist with a Master of Science from McMaster University in Rehabilitation Science and he completed his orthotics education in the Prosthetics and Orthotics Program at BCIT Rob has significant experience in acute care, having provided extensive care on the Spine, Trauma, Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Units.

He has also been actively involved in developing techniques and protocols that endeavour to improve patient care and treatment outcomes through the use of CAD/CAM.

Rob likes to live an active lifestyle with his wife and three young children with activities that include windsurfing, mountain biking, skiing and hockey.

Loren Schubert, M.Sc, C.P.(c)
Loren Schubert

Loren has been practicing as a Canadian Certified Prosthetist since 2012. He earned a Bachelor of Human Kinetics at UBC and is completing a Master of Rehabilitation Sciences at McMaster University.

At Hodgson Orthopedic Group, Loren strives to provide the best possible care to his patients. By taking a patient-centered approach and incorporating the best research evidence, Loren is able to provide an individualized treatment plan, focused at empowering patients to meet their personal goals. He has a keen eye for detail and is passionate about educating patients throughout the treatment process. Loren also brings valuable knowledge and skills from his previous work as a kinesiologist, personal trainer, athletic trainer and swimming instructor.

In addition to his work at Hodgson Orthopedic Group, Loren is also the head prosthetics instructor for the BCIT Prosthetics and Orthotics Program, where he educates and mentors students entering the field and helps to shape the future of the profession. Loren strives to give back to the profession by volunteering as a lecturer at national conferences, local colleges and universities and at the Orthotics and Prosthetics Certification Practice Course. In his spare time, Loren enjoys working out, biking, running with his dog Blue, and spending time with his family, including his wife Rosie and daughter Maggie.

Anna Kruithof, B.Sc.
Anna Kruithof, B.Sc.

Anna is currently completing her orthotics residency at Hodgson Orthopedic Group. After earning her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Victoria, Anna graduated with Distinction from the Prosthetics and Orthotics program at BCIT, where she received the Mabel and Arnet Pentland First Year Achievement award.

Anna has benefited immensely from the mentorship of her orthotic supervisors and continues to gain experience in all aspects of orthotic care. She has developed a particular fondness for pediatrics and loves to make orthotics fun, while still achieving the goals of the family and multidisciplinary healthcare team.

Growing up in sunny Tsawwassen and living on Vancouver Island has instilled in Anna a love of the ocean and all things West Coast. She spends as much time as she can near the sea, whether it’s kayaking, canoeing, swimming, or beachcombing. She has also built a large fruit and vegetable garden that keeps her hands busy and her stomach full all year long.

Shaughn Reilly, B.Sc.
Shaughn Reilly, B.Sc.

Shaughn is completing his orthotic residency at Hodgson Orthopedic Group. He has an Honours B.Sc. degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. After earning a degree from McMaster, Shaughn graduated the George Brown College Prosthetics and Orthotics Program with honours.

Shaughn has had the opportunity to learn from many professionals in the field of prosthetics and orthotics and has developed an interest in working with pediatric populations. He enjoys working with patients and health care professionals to define a treatment plan that allows them the freedom to enjoy life.

Shaughn was a member of the 2011 Vanier Cup Championship McMaster football team and since moving to BC in 2016 he has taken advantage of all it has to offer. In his free time, he enjoys playing flag and touch football, dodgeball, beach volleyball, hiking and backpacking.

Brooke Stevens, B.Sc.
Brooke Stevens, B.Sc.

Brooke is the office manager and funding coordinator at Hodgson Orthopedic Group. She attended Oklahoma Baptist University on a softball scholarship, and graduated in 2009 with a degree in exercise science and kinesiology.

As the group’s funding specialist, Brooke helps patients navigate the challenges of liaising with various agencies; government and otherwise.

Upon returning to BC after traveling the East Coast of Canada, she quickly found herself at Hodgson Orthopedic Group. While still an avid softball player herself, Brooke is extremely passionate about coaching one of the top ‘05A teams in the lower mainland.

Colleen Sipila
Colleen Sipila

Colleen is the Hodgson Orthopedic Group’s assistant office manager. Colleen’s career has been focused on the financial/customer service side of business. She coordinates the scheduling, billings and manages shipping and receiving for the group.

Colleen has trained in the fitting of certain off the shelf orthoses. She also provides assessment and fitting services of prescription compression garments.

In her spare time, Colleen enjoys walking, hiking and trips in the RV to enjoy time in the solitude of nature. She also takes interest in a variety of needle arts.

Crystal Soliven, MOA

Crystal Soliven attended Douglas College and is now a Certified Medical Office Assistant. Prior to joining Hodgson, Crystal specialized in the fields of Neurology and Rheumatology.

She is the active vice president of the Medical Office Assistants Association with a focus on social media and website management; she will be stepping into the presidency role in the new year.

Crystal is passionately involved with the BC Lung Association. She has been a part of their Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath event as a volunteer and participant for many years and has started helping with the Stair Climb event. She values family time and enjoys cycling, gardening and doing crafts of all sorts when she has a spare moment.

Tania Chabot, RTP(c)
Tania Chabot

Tania is a Prosthetic Resident, and Canadian Registered Prosthetic Technician. After completing the GBC prosthetics and orthotics technical program in 2007 and their clinical program in 2016, she spent a year working at the Ottawa hospital’s Prosthetics department prior to joining the Hodgson team.

Tania has a special interest in teaching and international work. She spent two years as an instructor in the Philippines, teaching students the technical aspects of clinical work.

Tania enjoys the diversity of cultural experiences that can be found in international travelling but it was a love for the ocean and mountains which has landed her on the west coast.

Nathan Kirby, B.Kin

Nathan is the head technician and one of the researchers at Hodgson Orthopedic Group. He has a bachelor’s of kinesiology from UBC and is in the process of completing his registered technician certification. Nathan’s areas of interest include the implementation of newer technology within the field, as well creating and improving methods to test the effectiveness of the devices. He also has an interest in robotics which he hopes to use in the future. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, martial arts, and many team sports.

Bridgit Dillane,B.Hk.
Bridgit Dillane, B.Hk.

Bridgit is a graduate of the Prosthetic and Orthotic Technician program from George Brown College and an undergraduate of the Human Kinetics program at the University of Windsor, where she majored in movement science.

Bridgit was happy to join the Hodgson team after being with Valley Orthocare for over 3 years. With a strong eye for design and detail, she is passionate about making sure each patient is confident in the look and feel of their custom braces and is always searching for the best materials and techniques to accomplish these biomechanical and aesthetic goals.

She has a basic knowledge of American Sign Language and plans to learn more to become a resource to better serve the deaf community.

Carrying on her love of the outdoors from the lakes of Ontario to the mountains of BC, Bridgit prefers to be outdoors, often camping and hiking. You can also find her playing one of her many team sports including her most recent love of rugby – thoroughly enjoying the ability to play year-round in the lower mainland!

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