About us

In pain? No problem

At Waterfront Health and Wellness we specialize in resolving joint pain with a combination of advanced regenerative medicine and specialized orthopedic techniques.

Our patent pending mechano-physical treatment algorithm has brought thousands of chronic pain patients back to full or near full function. Advances in regenerative medicine allow us to take this a step further, and heal damaged tissue like never before.

Our team brings together very unique medical and orthopaedic specialists who are leaders in  their fields in the north west with a combined 50 years experience between our two lead specialist.

Regenerative medicine repairs and regenerates damaged tissue. We see it every day in clinics across the US, Canada, and Europe, despite a lack of long-term formalized studies. Even with the amazing results, clinicians are seeing around the world, tissue regeneration therapy alone is often not enough to get the joint back to optimum function. WHW brings a team of orthopedic and systemic professionals together to give our patients a treatment process the drastically improves results over singular regenerative treatment models alone.

Few professionals in North America have the same medical and orthopaedic credentials making our team uniquely suited to care for our patients and completely committed to your recovery from pain.

Our Team

Dr. Amira Ahdut ND Lac

Dr. Amira Ahdut

Dr. Amira Ahdut is the Chief Medical Director at Waterfront Health and Wellness. She completed her early post-doctorate training under medical doctors (MD) and Doctors of Osteopathy (DO), and strikes a healthy balance between Eastern and Western treatment philosophies and modalities.  For Dr. Ahdut, communication is paramount. She is passionate about educating her patients so that they can participate in their own treatment and wellness process.

Dr. Amira Ahdut graduated with Honors from Willamette University in 2005 with undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Music. She then went on to medical school at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, where she focused her education in Primary Care, Pain Management, Women’s and Men’s Health, and Acupuncture. She completed her 1.5 year residency in interventional pain management at Integrated Interventional Pain Management in Mesa, AZ in 2010. She also specializes in nutritional counseling, diabetes/metabolic health, weight loss, digestive health, and modalities such as regenerative injection therapies, bioidentical hormone replacement, and allergy testing and desensitization treatments. Dr. Ahdut is also a graduate from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture where she completed her Internship in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.

Dr. Drew Jamieson ND CSCS

Dr. Drew Jamieson

Dr. Andrew ‘Drew’ Jamieson was born and raised in Langley, BC where his early years were spent engaging in a wide variety of sports. Drew’s passion for Football earned him a scholarship to Simon Fraser University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Following University, Dr. Jamieson went onto pursue my Doctorate from the Boucher Institute in New Westminster.

He was first introduced to Naturopathic Medicine through his own health challenges. Through this practice, Dr. Jamieson was able to reverse all of his injuries within two years using Naturopathic Medicine. As soon as he realized people didn’t have to live in pain his vision became clear and he set out on his journey to learn as much as he could about these valuable treatment techniques.

In addition to Dr. Jamieson’s Bachelor of Science and Naturopathic Physician designations, he is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He has extensive work experience with sports specific training, musculoskeletal injuries, and rehabilitation protocols.

Dr. Jamieson believes that regenerative injection techniques are the future of medicine and this is a very exciting time for both patients and practitioners. He looks forward to helping you achieve your pain-free potential.

Dean Kotopski BScPT, RMT, CAc/IMS, MCPA

Dean KotopskiAs Orthopedic Director of Waterfront Health and Wellness, Dean Kotopski bring 29 years of clinical expertise to the team. He is a 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. His unique understanding of mechanical and physiological system gave him the insight to develop his treatment algorithm: Force Balance technique.

His unique skill set has been employed by results based 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 time teaching and mentoring other physiotherapists on Force Balance Technique, the mechano-physiological algorithm.

Dean loves a challenge and the opportunity to solve the “unsolvable” pain puzzles so many of his patients face. “Restoring fluid, pain-free movement requires a thorough examination and well thought through treatment planning. This process cannot be rushed for effective outcomes. It is an awesome gift to be a part of improving the quality of another’s life”.

His commitment to excellence, passion for his work, and the incredible patient outcomes sets Kotopski apart as a leader in the field.

Dr. Jonathon Berghamer, N.D ND CSCS

Dr. Jonathon BerghamerDr. Jonathon Berghamer, N.D. began his study of health and science at the University of Guelph from which he graduated in 1997 with an Honours Degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology. Subsequently, Dr. Berghamer discovered his passion for medicine and the art of healing as independent study and travel brought him through Central America and South East Asia. Upon returning to Canada, he enrolled at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and upon graduating with top honours, received the prestigious BINM award for Clinical Excellence. After graduation, he completed a 2-year mentorship with a focus in Kinesiology, Physical Medicine and Regenerative Injection Therapies.

For the last decade, Dr. Berghamer has been practicing ultrasound-guided regenerative injection therapies including acupuncture, functional deep needling, neural therapy, perineural therapy, prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma and autologous stem cell therapies.  After dealing with chronic back pain for 10 years and being told to live with it, and then being cured by prolotherapy, Dr. Berghamer has focused his skill in regenerative injection therapies and pain management.