testimonial by Matthew Barzal NHL hockey player

I came to Dean unable to skate or train due to a right hip problem no one could solve. Lots of time , $$ and frustration. After diagnosing a rotation in my pelvis Dean fixed my “hip” problem in 6 treatments and I haven’t looked back. His Force Balance Technique is a game changer!

Mathew Barzal

WHL/NHL - Professional Hockey Player
testimonial by Alexia Jones, athelete and runner

I wound up injuring my left knee after training for a half marathon. Long story short, after cortisone injections,  rolling my ITB and endless therapy…nothing. Turns out my pelvis was misaligned and was causing all of my symptoms. We missed the source. After 8 treatments at Performax Physio, none of which were on my knee, pain gone and training stronger than before. Thanks Dean!

Alexia Jones

"Weekend Warrior"
testimonial by Solomon Elimimian CFL footbal player

Dean! Thank you for introducing me to Force Balance Technique. It was instrumental in keeping me on the field and taking top honours as CFL’s 2014 Most Outstanding Player. After my devastating achilles rupture your passion and commitment to improving human movement brought me back faster and stronger than I was before. Thanks bro!

Solomon Elimimian

CFL 2014 Most Outstanding Player/2016 Defensive Player of the Year
testimonial by Rory MacDonald MMA fighter

Thx 2 Dean Kotopski @PerformaxPhysio 4 tuning up my body so I can perform at my best while I’m here in #Vancouver!

Rory MacDonald

MMA Fighter UFC/Bellator
Geroy Simon BC Lions

Dean, thank you for all your help in getting me back to 100% from injury. Your work and knowledge accelerated the healing of my injury allowing me to regain my MVP status.

Geroy Simon

BC Lions, CFL 2006 Most Outstanding Player
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I came to Performax unable to walk properly for 10 months. I had been all but abandoned by my healthcare team and was basically waiting for a cortisone shot in my low back. I was referred to Dean by a Vancouver physiatrist specializing in spinal pain and that’s where I learned about Force Balance Technique. Within 4 weeks I was walking without my walker and the pain was reduced by 80%. I now am able to garden and play with my grandchildren with very little discomfort. Dean’s treatment process was like nothing I have ever experienced before and it gave me my life back. Thank you Performax!

Marvin MacDonald

Proud Grandpa/Weekend Warrior

Dean Kotopski and his team at Performax Physiotherapy, with their invaluable expertise and knowledge, have helped me with the analysis, recovery and prevention of injuries. Thanks guys!

Victor Kraatz

Olympian and World Ice Dance Champion

Can’t thank Dean and his crew at Performax enough for all the help they have given to me and my crew! No matter what we throw at them they find a way to get us back at it quick and strong. BEAST!

Kajan Johnson

MMA Fighter UFC

As a World Champion, Olympic Champion and Speed Doctor I have worked with some of the greats in the medical profession. Since I met Dean of Performax to work on my hamstrings, I have come to realize that we speak the same language of structure and alignment. My hamstrings are now ok. He’s on the cutting edge and a straight shooter. He now works with all my athletes and a resource to others. Thanks Dean and Airblastoff athletes thank you too.

Robert Esmie

World Champion/Olympic Champion Sprinter and "Speed Doctor"


Our system is called FORCE BALANCE TECHNIQUE and has been used to resolve hundreds of “unsolvable” pain profiles.

  • resolve chronic pain in weeks not months
  • uses clinically proven system to create lasting relief
  • deals with identifying and treating source not symptom
  • technological support to keep you “tuned up”
  • gets you better faster!


physiotherapy at preformax health group


The Physiotherapists at Performax Health Group have a high commitment to our standard of care and believe that communication and collaboration between therapists and, quite often, your physician, will ensure the best possible chance for full recovery and a successful return to function.


Acupuncture, which can be used to treat a broad range of conditions and is a treatment that encourages the patient’s body to cure itself, is one of the oldest medical procedures in the world. It has its origins in China, more than 2500 years ago.

active rehabilitation at performax health group

Active Rehabilitation/Physiotec

Active rehab is done alongside our kinesiologists on a one-one basis. Once you are considered appropriate and safe to load structurally, our therapists will often recommend a more advanced and challenging strength and conditioning program to assisting your return to work or return to sport program.

massage therapy at performax health group

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is a safe and effective manual approach to pain management and rehabilitation. Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in British Columbia are health care professionals committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health and pain-free function of the body.

natropathic medicine at performax health group

Naturopathic Medicine

Nutritional Evaluation and Dietary Counseling. Identifying nutritional deficiencies and adopting dietary and nutritional supplementation regimes suited to your body’s needs will provide the necessary nutrients to prevent or even cure disease.

chiropractic at performax health group


One of the largest primary-contact health care professions, chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system.

orthotics at performax health group


Orthotics are customized functional insoles that correct and prevent painful foot, knee, hip and back & postural disorders. The finished orthotic is placed in the patient’s shoe to support the foot and eliminate abnormal foot biomechanics by keeping the foot properly aligned.

prolotherapy at performax health group


Prolotherapy is a therapy that uses injections to stimulate your body’s natural ability to heal. It is specifically used for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and works by getting your body to increase levels of growth factor around the site of injury in order to generate tissue repair.




Personalized video exercise programs for you!

Rob Leckie from Remedy Physio demonstrates video technology from Physiotec. Our therapists use Physiotec to help you get better faster!

Articles/Health Tips

I’ve been saying for years not to roll your IT Band. First of all it hurts like heck! Secondly, you could hang a car off it, it’s not meant to be stretched! You stretch/IMS/massage tensor fascia latae and all gluteals to “release” ITB: “Their detailed analysis confirmed that the iliotibial band itself is
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