Metriks Education, Inc. was founded by Kevin Cairns in 2004 to provide healthcare professionals with continuing education in the area of disability assessment.
In 2008 Metriks launched the Rehabilitation Assessment Management (RAM) software platform to automate the data collection and report writing of disability assessments.
Metriks began designing manufacturing it’s own assessment tools in 2009. The current line up includes a digital inclinometer, digital push/pull, functional cube and functional assessment platform.
In the past Kevin, 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.
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.
Designer and Editor
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.
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.
Hatty is a student at the University of Waterloo in Kinesiology program.
I’m currently in my third year at the University of Waterloo studying Honours Kinesiology, and I’m beginning to gear my concentration towards medical physiology and rehabilitation science.
While working towards my bachelor’s degree, I’m also passionate in acquiring experience in the field outside of classroom learning. My current ambitions are to broaden my intellectual competency in practicing kinesiology and relationships in the world of health.
Pursuing my undergraduate degree has allowed me to develop a comprehensive understanding of the biological, psychological, sociological, recreational and competitive aspects of human movement. As well, I’m confident that my interpersonal skills, patience, and attention to detail make me an ideal prospect.
In my free time I enjoy travelling, partaking in outdoor activities, and animals of all sorts. Nothing satisfies me more than meeting new people and developing new relationships. If you believe that I can be of help to you or would like to learn more about me, please get in touch or connect.
Results Physiotherapy FCE collaborator
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 collaborator
With Metriks, Laurri collaborated on the development of the custom FCE software product and the Disability Work Assessment protocol and report template.
Cognitive FCE collaborator
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.
At Metriks, Scott collaborated in the development the Physical Demands Analysis training course.
Protech: Physical Ability Testing protocol collaborators
PAT Australia collaborator
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 collaborator
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 collaborator
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.