Meet our team!
Greg Siren MD CCFP FCFP
Dr. Greg Siren obtained his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1987. He is a Certificant and Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from the University of Toronto.
Greg is very passionate about helping people and especially enjoys the challenge of treating pain symptoms that have been unresponsive to conventional medical treatment or alternative therapies. Greg uses his extensive knowledge and training in anatomy and physiology to help his patients get lasting results without drugs and with attentive care.
Greg first learned to deliver trigger point therapies while practicing medicine in Oregon. Over the years, Greg refined his understanding of trigger point therapies and developed the myoActivation procedure now delivered at The myo Clinic and the CHANGEpain Clinic in Vancouver.
Before opening The myo Clinic, Greg had a full service family practice clinic in Nelson BC, then moved to the US to practice urgent care medicine and international medical consulting. Greg moved to Victoria in 2005 and continued to practice international medical consulting until founding The myo Clinic in 2010, and co-founding CHANGEpain Clinic in Vancouver in 2013.
Currently Greg is developing and delivering certified training courses to teach physicians, nurse practitioners and physiotherapists to deliver myoActivation, and is piloting the technique in various locations in Vancouver, Victoria and northern BC.
Greg held posts as a Physician Peer Mentor and Clinical Advisory Group member at the former Physician Information Technology Office , and was a committee member of the General Practice Services Committee Pain System redesign working group. Greg also was a member of the Board of the Victoria Division of Family Practice.
Ian Bekker MD CCFP
Dr. Ian Bekker obtained his medical degree in 2009 at the University of British Columbia and completed his family medicine residency at Dalhousie University in 2011. He has since completed extra training in geriatric medicine. Impressed by the clinical results he saw in The myo Clinic patients, Ian pursued myoActivation training with Dr. Siren. Ian now practices at The myo Clinic on most Fridays.
Ian also has his Masters of Engineering degree and spent 7 years working in BC’s high tech industry, particularly in robotics and alternative fuel engines. One of the fundamentals of myoActivation is understanding the kinematics of body motion – a topic that appeals to Ian’s interest in engineering and medicine. Ian finds that this, combined with the instant relief provided to patients, makes providing myoActivation treatment particularly enjoyable.
Liesl Roome MB ChB CCFP
Dr. Liesl Roome began general practice medicine in 2003 in La Lucia, Durban, South Africa. After moving to Canada, she had a full service family practice in Parksville, BC before moving to the Victoria area in late 2016.
In early 2017, Liesl started practicing practicing two days per week at the myo Clinic and worked the rest of the time as a family physician in Sidney. In September 2018, she started working at the myo Clinic Monday - Thursday.
Dr. Roome also works with Dr. Siren and other instructors in delivering myoActivation training to physicians and nurse practitioners from around the province.
Natalia Zapotoczny BSc(Kin)
Natalia is a Patient Care Coordinator and Clinical Chronicler. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Honours and Co-op) at the University of Victoria in May 2016. Her research experience comes from co-ordinating and assisting with several studies in the Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory, as well as the Behavioural Medicine Laboratory at the University of Victoria.
She is an avid volunteer with St. John Ambulance as a Medical First Responder, providing first aid at community events. Her additional role as Divisional Administration Officer oversees the intake and exit processes of volunteers, ensuring up-to-date certification of current volunteers, and is the intermediary between Provincial Head Quarters and Division 176.
Natalia is working towards a career in medicine.
Shikha Khurana BSc (Psych) BSc (Kin)
Shikha joined the clinic in June 2019 as a Patient Care Coordinator and Clinical Chronicler. She graduated from University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2015 and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Honours in 2019.
During her undergrad she enjoyed getting involved with the UVic community and immersed herself in research, laboratory assisting in the anatomy and physiology labs, and working with folks with special needs.
Her hobbies include hiking, yoga, and reading. Shikha is working towards a career in physiotherapy.
Nathan Chen-Mack BSc(Kin)
Nathan started as a Patient Care Coordinator and Clinical Chronicler after graduating with his Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria in December 2016.
During his time at UVic, Nathan worked as a research assistant in the Neuroeconomics Laboratory. He enjoys applying knowledge from his education and experiences to help improve functional capacities of patients and clients. He takes a holistic approach to rehabilitation and is passionate to learn innovative approaches to treating chronic pain.
Nathan grew up competing in multiple sports but primarily focused on ice hockey, culminating in two consecutive VIJHL Championships and silver medals at the BC Championships with the local team, Victoria Cougars.
Nathan’s other hobbies include playing guitar, piano and golf. Nathan has been accepted to UBC School of Medicine starting in August 2019.
Katyana Szabo BSc(Psych)
Katyana is a Patient Care Coordinator and Clinical Chronicler starting with the clinic in August 2019. She has recently graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science Major in Psychology.
She has volunteered at the Victoria Brain Injury Society for 4 years and loves working with others and providing them with the any support that she can. She likes to travel, going to the gym, hiking, and hanging out with friends.
Katyana is planning to study medicine so she can continue to help others.
Claire is a Patient Care Coordinator and Clinical Chronicler. She is currently attending the University of Victoria and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Neurobiology. She currently volunteers with the Voices in Motion Choir research team and looks forward to doing more research throughout her degree, and hopes to graduate with honours
She enjoys working with people and is always looking to brighten someone’s day. She enjoys swimming, playing the violin and hiking.
Claire plans to study medicine and wants to become a physician.
Judy Pryce CPA CA RYT CAIEHP
Judy is the Clinic Manager and Patient Navigator, and has been with the clinic since it opened in 2010. She has been working with people in chronic pain and has been advocating for improved chronic pain services and resources for over 10 years.
She has been living with persistent pain herself for 30 years since a car accident. She was told that she would just have to live with her pain, but she learned over time that this was untrue. She found that treatments like myoActivation, along with a committed lifestyle that includes movement, mindfulness, stress management, sleep hygiene and good nutrition allows her to live a full life with many pain-free days.
Judy was an executive level management consultant for most of her career. In 2010 she co-founded The myo Clinic with Dr. Siren and then co-founded CHANGEpain Clinic in Vancouver in 2013. She served on the Pain BC board of directors for four years. In the last few years Judy changed her focus toward direct patient care. She is a registered yoga teacher (RYT500) and recently graduated as a certified advanced energy healing practictioner (CAIEHP) from Langara College. She provides pain coaching and navigating services to people with persistent pain who need support in finding out what works best for them.