Performax Health Group was established by Dean Kotopski, a 30 year veteran of physical rehabilitation with certifications in physiotherapy, massage therapy and acupuncture/IMS. Dean began his professional career as an auto mechanic at the age of 18 with a passion for movement and all things mechanical. His enjoyment of athletics and academics soon led him to pursue a career in physical rehabilitation and, as they say, the rest is history.
Dean loves challenge and the opportunity to solve the “unsolvable” pain puzzles so many of his patients face. “The system, or lack tehereof, currently being offered to those seeking help from mechanical pain is fragmented and largely inefficient. To fix my muscle cars properly, I need a host of tools and a platform of process from which to work. Unfortunately, the current method for schooling rehab professionals has created “tool therapists” where some of us get wrenches, some of us get screwdrivers and so on. We would never expect to fix a car like this, why do we think it will work with a human?”
His unique skill set has been employed by professional organizations such as the BC Lions, Skate Canada, Cirque du Soleil, Winnipeg Jets, Vancouver Ravens, Coquitlam Adanacs and professional fighters in the UFC , K1 and Strikeforce. He has lectured multiple times to the Trial Lawyers of BC, UBC medical students and various professional sports teams/organizations. He now spends much of his professional time perfecting and promoting Force Balance Technique™, a SYSTEM of treatment involving the use of Bio-Mechanical and Neuro-Motor rehabilitation combined with the use of Stem Cells and Platelet Rich Plasma.
1990 West Coast College of Massage Therapy
2002 UBC School of Rehabilitative Medicine (Physiotherapy)
2005 Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (Certified Acupuncturist)
2016 Functional Dry Needling (FDN)
1993 MassageTherapist Stanley Cup Playoffs
1997 Sea to Summit Race
1998-2000 Test of Metal
1999-2002 Massage Therapist Vancouver Ravens
1997-2004 Massage Therapist Coquitlam Adanacs
2002 Physiotherapist Cirque du Soleil
2007 Physiotherapist Strikeforce/Bodog MMA
2008 Founder-Performax Health Group
2016 Founder-Force Balance Technique™