Dr. Kaila Holtz
Dr. Kaila Holtz, Triumph Health’s Medical Director is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is also board certified in the United States. In her last year of training, she completed a focused fellowship in Sports Medicine.
Prior to medicine, she competed for Canada on the women’s national softball team winning silver at the 2003 Pan-Am Games and placing 5th at the Athens Olympics. Her practice focuses on the non-operative management of joint, muscle and tendon disorders with a focus on orthobiologic injections like hyaluronic acid, prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. She enjoys helping athletes of all ages and levels of fitness. She also specialises in workplace injuries and medicolegal assessments. She is also an active educator and writer with a special focus on overhead sports.
Outside of medicine you will find her training for a fitness goal, travelling with family or coaching.
Sports Medicine, Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Medical School: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Master of Science in Kinesiology: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Dr. Ahmed El-Sayed
Dr. Ahmed El-Sayed is a board certified specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation with subspecialty fellowship training in Sports Medicine. His practice focuses on non-operative patient centered approaches to improve function and quality of life with an emphasis firstly on exercise as medicine, lifestyle changes, and nutrition. He also believes in a role for pharmacologic management and performs minimally invasive procedural interventions with ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance. He has served as an NCAA division 1 team physician with the University of Washington Huskies soccer team, the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Panthers volleyball team, and also has experience providing medical care in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks. Before medical school he was himself a junior national champion in volleyball. Dr. El-Sayed has a special interest in soccer, basketball, and martial arts medicine, but enjoys working with patients from all backgrounds, ages and ability levels in preventing and treating musculoskeletal and sports related injuries and medical conditions. He strongly believes in complex presentations requiring a comprehensive patient-centered approach, and in tailoring treatment plans in conjunction with individual goals and priorities.
Sports Medicine: University of Washington: Seattle, Washington, USA
Physical Medicine & Rehab: Medical College of Wisconsin: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Internal Medicine: State University of New York: Buffalo, New York, USA
Midwestern University: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
BSc in Kinesiology: McMaster University: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Paul Adamiak
Dr. Paul Adamiak is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He completed his Medical Degree at the University of Calgary (2017) and his residency training through the University of British Columbia.
Prior to medicine Dr. Adamiak completed undergraduate training in Bioinformatics and obtained a Masters of Science; both through the University of Calgary. He is actively involved in teaching medical trainees of all levels from a range of specialities, and has research interests in design and provision of adaptive technology, and rehabilitation medicine for adolescents and young adults.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Master of Science in Bioinformatics:
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
I graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway with a bachelor of science degree in Physiology. I then completed a masters in physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
I spent several years working in the UK, honing my skills and treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal, orthopedic and neurological conditions. I also practiced in Ireland, in a musculoskeletal private practice before making my way over to this side of the pond. Since coming to Vancouver, I have worked in various private clinics, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities and in the community. I also spent some time working in Surrey, where I was awarded “top 3 rated physio” in 2018 & 2019.
I grew up playing various competitive sports and having been injured various times myself, this led me to my unique approach to a rehabilitation process which incorporates pain science. My background and experience have led me to have a strong understanding around the barriers encountered both as a patient and as a physiotherapist.
I enjoy working with a variety of clients, from athletes to individuals with little exercise experience and everyone in between. No matter your background I will make sure that we are always working towards your goals and are feeling confident and competent so that you can continue to do the things that you love.
My goal is for everyone I treat to feel heard, safe, empowered and cared for through a tailored approach and a few laughs in every session. I take great pride in supporting clients through their personal rehabilitation journeys.
When I’m not with my clients, you can find me in the mountains or by the water – I am very fond of all outdoor activities. My motto is “A healthy mind is a healthy body”.
Musculoskeletal complaints are among the most common reasons patients seek medical care. Only a small percentage of musculoskeletal injuries require surgical referral. Our mission is to:
- Improve health literacy for non-operative musculoskeletal conditions
- Engage patients in exercise therapy
- Provide appropriate bracing and equipment prescriptions
- Perform evidence-based injections
- Make timely surgical referrals when necessary
Who We Are
Triumph Health opened in 2020 because we saw a gap in comprehensive non-operative musculoskeletal care in Vancouver, BC. Getting a timely diagnosis and treatment plan are key to minimizing the impact of functional impairments from musculoskeletal injury.
Our care model is a partnership between clinician and patient. We focus on optimizing musculoskeletal health and improving function rather than reducing pain. Pain relief is a secondary benefit. After each visit, patients are provided clear communication regarding their diagnosis, necessary investigations and treatment plan.
We connect patients with trusted allied health and exercise professionals in their communities.