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 and Victoria.
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 MBChB CCFP
Dr. Liesl Roome began general practice medicine in 2003 in La Lucia, Durban, South Africa. After moving to Canada, she practiced in Parksville, BC before moving to the Victoria area in late 2016.
Liesl started practicing at the myo Clinic in early 2017. She also practices as a full service family physician at Ocean Pier Medical Centre in Sidney BC.
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.
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 plans to study medicine and hopes to become a physician.
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.