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Connect with Kaila Holtz,


from Vancouver, Canada

Kaila's Offers

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Pick My Brain Call

$50 (CAD)

  • Over the phone
  • 30 minutes
  • 3 call(s) remaining this month

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Coffee and Conversation

$150 (CAD)

  • In person
  • 90 minutes
  • 3 booking(s) remaining this month

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Brainstorming Sessions

$500 (CAD)

  • In person
  • TBD
  • 2 hours
  • 3 booking(s) remaining this month

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Monthly Concierge Athlete Healthcare Navigation

$500 (CAD)

  • Over the phone
  • 6 booking(s) remaining this month

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Speaking Engagements

$2,500 (CAD)

  • In person
  • 3 booking(s) remaining this month


I am a(n):


I am also a(n):

Sports Medicine Physician | Rehab Specialist | Patient Navigator | Writer | Tech Entrepreneur | Coach | Mom


My Offer:

I'm want to help you or your team/organization reduce the risk of throwing related injuries by developing and implementing an evidence-based assessment, training and rehabilitation program.

These are the ways you can work with me:
- PickMyBrain Call
- Coffee and Conversation
- Brainstorming Sessions
- Speaking Engagements
- Monthly Concierge Athlete Healthcare Navigation

*Note, if you are interested in a formal medical consultation please have your Family Physician or Specialist complete a referral to me at the UBC Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre*

My ideal target audience:

Athletes, Coaches, Parents, Physiotherapists, Kinesiologists, Sports Medicine Physicians, Personal Trainers, Biomechanists, etc.

I can help you:

  • We could review throwing-related musculoskeletal pain and I will provide you advice on next steps.
  • We will take a deep dive into baseball or softball injuries and discuss common biomechanics flaws related to injury and poor performance.
  • Analyze skills or movement assessment video together.
  • Design an individualized interdisciplinary rehabilitation program and monitor your progress.
  • Search for and connect with trusted medical and rehab professionals, strength and conditioning coaches, and technical skills coaches in your area.
  • Provide unlimited support (email, phone calls, texts) to assist in coordinating your medical care and referrals to sport and exercise medicine professionals.


Why you might want to connect with me:

My passion is helping young athletes reach their peak potential. I take a 360 view of throwing related pain and together we will reduce risk factors for injury, identify improper movement patterns and ensure a strong kinetic link is the basis of a return to throwing program.

Up to 75% of pitchers report shoulder, elbow or back pain that limits their performance. Let’s change that.

A little bit about myself:

I am an Olympian turned Coach turned Baseball/Softball Physiatrist. Physiatrists are medical doctors with 5 years of specialty training in the non-operative diagnosis and management of orthopaedic and neurological conditions. I've sub-specialized in Sports Medicine and my clinical interests are in overuse injuries specific to baseball and softball.

It is my privilege to pay-it-forward in the game I love.

Professional work experiences:

  • Resident Physician - Sports Medicine Fellow at Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Research Associate at Hollenberg Laboratory, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre
  • Softball Pitching Consultant & Guest Coach at Planet Fastpitch
  • Graduate Research Assistant at Braun Energy Metabolism Laboratory Department of Kinesiology, UMass
  • NCAA Division Varsity Assistant Softball Coach at University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Educational experiences:

  • Doctor of Medicine at University of British Columbia
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Where else you can find and follow me online:

My Pick My Brain portfolio:

The A.C.E.S. Framework of Physical Activity Prescription.

I am the Physician lead for a multi-disciplinary team working to change the way doctors talk to their patients about physical activity in Canada.

The project is funded by St. Paul's Foundation with support of the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

CANpitch: Canada’s Grassroots Youth Pitching Program

I am a co-creator of Softball Canada’s CANpitch Program. 2500+ youth annually receive instruction on the fundamental skills of windmill pitching.

I spend my free time researching and discussing the biomechanics of softball pitching and the contributing factors to common softball injuries. I've helped educate 100+ beginner pitching coaches across Canada using a National Coaching Certification Program I helped write for Softball Canada.

I enjoy educating athletes, parents and coaches about the power of play and harms of early sport specialization.

I was featured in Resident Doctors of BC's April 2018 edition.


My Overall Rating:

(1 Review)

Written Reviews I've received:

Paul Schwendel
October 26, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call

Very knowledgeable about the pitching motion and athlete's body!!+++