Metriks Education, Inc. was founded by Kevin Cairns in 2004 to provide Health Care professionals with Education in the area of assessment and the associated human performance measurement tools.
Kevin is a graduate from the University of Waterloo with over 20 years of experiences in teaching Functional Evaluations. Kevin is a faculty member at University of Guelph-Humber, teaching courses in Occupational Biomechanics and Functional Capacity Evaluations. He currently teaches for the Graduate Diploma in Professional Kinesiology at Lakehead University and the Master of Professional Kinesiology Program at the University of Toronto.
In the past he, has taught in the Physical & Occupational Therapy department at Queen’s University, the Fellowship Rehab program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, the Functional Capacity Evaluation program for Virginia Commonwealth University, the FCE sub-speciality designation for the American Board of Disability Analysis and the Independent Chiropractic Evaluators program.
Kevin was one of 12 individuals selected from over 100 kinesiologists to develop the Kinesiologist Core Competency Profile. He was also appointed to the Item Writing Committee for the Entry-to-Practice exam for the College of Kinesiology.
Designer and EditorEmily is a Registered Kinesiologist who graduated from Western University with a Degree in Honors Specialization in Kinesiology, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management from Humber College.
At Metriks, Emily develops and edits content, develops layout designs, and advises on additional material i.e. advertisements and newsletters. She also coordinates several social media endeavours for upcoming events. Through Metriks, Emily has completed several certifications to broaden her knowledge of the ergonomics field including: Office Ergonomics, Functional Capacity Evaluations, and Physical Demands Analysis.
In her free time, Emily will likely be trying a new dinner recipe, or going out for a run.
System ArchitectTim brings 30+ years of experience developing technology solutions for businesses and non-profit organizations. Specialties: Integration of Open Source and proprietary technologies, network architecture, security, virtualization, web application development.
Tim began the design and build of the Metriks software in 2006. He continues to create and innovate the product with every new release and update.
When Tim is not coding he is either playing or coaching soccer.
Karma graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.
She has been working at a multidisciplinary clinic for 2 years as a physiotherapist assistant. Over the years she has gained a lot of experience in teaching therapeutic exercises while also taking on more responsibility at the clinic. She has recently gained her Metriks certifications in Office Ergonomic Assessments, Functional Capacity Evaluations and Physical Demands Analysis. Currently Karma attends Humber College to pursue a Post Graduate Certificate in Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management to enhance her clinical skills.
Karma also has an interest in learning American Sign Language and has begun taking courses on her own time.
Results Physiotherapy FCE collaboratorChris has worked with Results Physiotherapy as a Physical Therapist since graduating from the University of Evansville with his clinical doctorate in 2010. He has served as a treating clinician, Clinic Director, and more recently as the Regional Occupational Health Coordinator for Results Physiotherapy Clinics in Middle Tennessee. He’s received multiple advanced certifications since graduating, most notably the American Physical Therapy Association’s Board Certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. As part of his role with Results, Chris has spent a great deal of time performing and teaching Results’ proprietary Functional Capacity Evaluation product.
With Metriks, Chris collaborated on the development of a custom software platform to improve the speed with which his clinical team could document, as well as assist in interpretation of clinical findings. Chris and Metriks have worked to constantly upgrade each of the various templates to meet each specific clinical need and ensure continued efficiency and clinical quality with FCE performance and documentation.
Physiotherapy Associates FCE collaboratorLaurri was responsible for 46 clinics in metro Atlanta area with Physiotherapy Associates. Developed a team of highly motivated operators and clinicians to consistently exceed expectations. Strong business development professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Georgia State University – J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
With Metriks, Laurri collaborated on the development of the custom FCE software product and the Disability Work Assessment protocol and report template.
Cognitive FCE collaboratorKaren has held a faculty position at Dalhousie University since 2012. She is currently an Instructor and is the Academic Program Coordinator of the Disability Management Certificate Program (in the School of Occupational Therapy). She has developed and facilitated interdisciplinary workshops on best practices and communication in disability case management for the Health Institute hosted by the Faculty of Health Professions at Dalhousie.
Karen has been a registered Occupational Therapist (OT) since she graduated from Dalhousie University in 2000. In her OT private practice, she has conducted numerous independent medical rehabilitation evaluations, independent assessments for worker’s compensation, third party insurers, employers and the courts. She is a certified FCE evaluator. Karen has served on inter-professional teams conducting capacity evaluations and catastrophic impairment determination for individuals who have sustained polytrauma and/or traumatic brain injury. She continues to provide medical-legal Occupational Therapy consultation.
At Metriks, Karen has been collaborating on the development of a cognitive FCE protocol and report.
PDA CollaboratorScott Blad is President and primary assessor at Dynamic Ergonomics. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours degree in Kinesiology. Mr. Blad has for the past 21 years specialized in addressing issues related to human factors and performance. He has previously been engaged as a Consulting Independent Assessment Specialist for the former government appointed Designated Assessment Centres (DAC), and has acted as consulting Kinesiologist to several rehabilitation facilities, corporations and community agencies, providing services pertaining to ergonomic hazards, job hazard assessment, facilitating return to work (RTW), determining suitability for duty, and creating effective physical demands analysis (PDA). Mr. Blad has worked in clinical settings, as a health and safety professional and most currently, as a functional/ergonomics consultant. . Mr. Blad is a Registered Kinesiologist and a member of the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) and Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE).
At Metriks, Scott collaborated in the development the Physical Demands Analysis training course.
PAT Australia collaboratorWorking with Protech’s Head Office Business Support Team, we get the opportunity to really shape and encourage the careers of the best up and coming leaders in our space. The People and Culture team are tasked with attracting and retaining key talent to our teams across the country and really make our employees experience a Great Place to Work.
With Metriks, Natalie was the point person for the initial development of the Physical Agility Testing program (PAT). Natalie was instrumental in the development. The Protech and Metriks partnership was established in early 2014, when Protech visited North America in pursuit of an organisation aligned with Protech’s Core Values and Brand Promise ‘Quality people every time’. Significant work went into ensuring that the program was tailored to both Australian requirements and legislative framework to deliver an in-depth screening program, which profiles and highlights any underlying musculo-skeletal and pre-existing conditions.
Protech invests in developing leading safety technologies and screening tools. PAT protects both our clients and employees from safety risk. It’s also why Protech is the leading quality provider of safe workforces to technical industries, Australia wide.
Julio Eduardo Bara
PAT Australia collaboratorJulio is an experienced professional with more than seven years’ invaluable International health, safety and well-being management experience, including experience in developing, implementing and improving agreed project methodologies and procedures.
With Metriks, Julio collaborated with the development of the Physical Agility Testing protocol and procedure manual for Protech in Australia. His attention to detail and vision for understanding the needs of the user were an invaluable asset.
Dr. Jane Watson
PAT Australia collaboratorJanes niche experience is in infant and child nutrition, she is passionate about working with families to promote healthy eating habits. She continues to work in nutrition research at the University of Newcastle and has undertaken additional study in child nutrition as well as being an accredited practitioner for the Triple P parenting program.
With Metriks, Jane was tasked with reviewing the Physical Agility Testing (PAT) process for Australian best practice and the training/skills of the assessors to ensure we were getting the best results from our Physical Agility Testing Program.