Meet our skilled professionals
Valerie Beaulieu, B.ExSc., CAT(C)
Clinic Founder / CEO / Certified Athletic Therapist
Welcome to our specialized clinic, ProActive Athletic Therapy! If you are an individual suffering from an acute injury, chronic pain, or perhaps you need concussion management or looking for pre-and post-surgery rehab, you are at the right place!
My name is Valerie Beaulieu, and I’m the clinic Founder/CEO and Certified Athletic Therapist. I’m very passionate when it comes to helping and empowering people of all ages with attaining their optimal health goals through Athletic Therapy. I believe that the best approach towards achieving the best results towards injury recovery is to identify and understand the root cause of how and why the injury or pain occurred in the first place, and how to prevent it from coming back while feeling confident and strong again. This proactive attitude combined with using a Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Model results in a faster and more efficient recovery process while reducing the risks of re-injury.
I completed my Bachelors in Exercise Science and an Athletic Therapy Certification at Concordia University in 2008. Since then, I’ve gained extensive experience in the management of acute, chronic and sports-related injuries, pre-and post-surgery rehabilitation and in concussion management, for individuals ranging from the general public to high-performance athletes. I’ve also had an amazing opportunity to be part of the core medical team of the Paralympic Track and Field Canadian National Team for 5 years.
In 2013, in line with my values in making a difference in people’s quality of life through Athletic Therapy, giving back to my community and leading a passionate team of practitioners, I founded ProActive Athletic Therapy.
My team and I have a mission of getting you healthy and at your peak performance at work, at home with your kids, during your recreational activities, or your sport.
When I’m not working, I love spending quality time with my family and friends, exercising and practicing yoga. I’m also an avid podcast listener, reader and love cooking, entertaining and adventure!
Hannah Resch, B.AET, CAT(C)
Certified Athletic Therapist
Hannah is a Certified Athletic Therapist who completed her undergraduate degree in Athletic and Exercise Therapy at Camosun College. Her work experience has been alongside a variety of different local sports teams in Victoria, BC (including soccer, rugby, and basketball). She has treated various acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions from sprains, to concussions and post-surgical recovery. She has a passion for helping children and teenagers recover from their injuries and uses a fun and dynamic approach for her rehabilitation sessions.
Her hands-on techniques combined with her knowledge and ability to design personalized exercise programs, help people achieve their goals, and ultimately, help people return to the activities they love.
Outside of the clinic, you can usually find Hannah hiking, snowboarding, or enjoying the outdoors with her dog, Finley!
Melissa Fequet, M.Sc, R.kin, CAT(C), CYT-200, CSCS
Certified Athletic Therapist, Certified Yoga Teacher
Melissa became a Certified Athletic Therapist in 2013 after graduating from the Exercise Science and Athletic Therapy program at Concordia University. She also completed a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Science from McMaster University in 2018. In 2021, Melissa also completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training and is now a Certified Yoga Teacher. She loves how movement in yoga helps you to connect with your body and understand it better. She offers personalized Yoga Therapy sessions that combine Athletic Therapy treatments along with yoga poses and breathing. This helps with body awareness and pain management while gaining mobility, flexibility and strength.
With extensive knowledge in movement and exercise, Melissa is able to create individualized rehabilitation programs based on the goals and needs of each client to get them back to doing what they love. She uses exercise to not only rehabilitate current injuries, but to prevent future injuries from occurring. Melissa has always had a passion for sports and has worked with high school, college and university athletics.
In her spare time, Melissa enjoys gardening, baking and spending time with her family.
Vanessa Cornish, Clinic Administrator
Vanessa grew up in Orleans for most of her childhood. After graduating high school, she packed up her things and headed out West to ski and snowboard for a winter. Finding herself in BC after the ski season was over she headed back to school and graduated from Vancouver Island University in 2003.
Vanessa spent three years in Germany which granted her tons of travel opportunities with her family. She also had the unique opportunity to work with the international community at her children’s school as the Canadian Representative and Volunteer Coordinator.
Having worked many years in Corporate and Community Development and Office Administration she has an extensive background in customer service and relationship management. She has experience working with athletes of all levels and values the importance of a welcoming experience for all. She enjoys building relationships with clients and helping them on their journey to wellness.
Vanessa spends most of her spare time keeping up with her kids. In the summer they spend a lot of time swimming at the family cottage on Mississippi Lake and x-country skiing in the winter. Also, she has recently developed a new love for running.