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Born and raised in Oliver, Ameilia’s stay was short as she moved to Victoria and then Abu Dhabi before starting her Human Kinetics degree at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna. She graduated in 2016 and is a practicing KINESIOLOGIST who specializes in strength and conditioning. Ameilia’s role as a Kinesiologist is to help prevent and manage injury and chronic disease by correcting movement patterns. She does this by designing custom strengthening exercise programs to help individuals preform at their optimum level.
Andrew Dingwall, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Andrew moved to Penticton from Ontario in 2009, Andrew discovered his passion for endurance sports such as cycling, triathlon, ultrarunning and all things mountain. His interest in athlete performance and injury prevention led him to study Human Kinetics at Okanagan College and acquired a Level 2 certification in FMS. Andrew continued his studies at OVCMT in Vernon where he graduated Valedictorian as a Registered Massage Therapist. Andrew’s education combined with his experience allows him to develop holistic performance plans for the clients he treats and coaches. After participating in multiple local events and organizations over the years, Andrew is passionate about helping individuals experience the quality of life that the Okanagan has to offer.
Carolyn is in our Osoyoos location on Tuesdays and in our Oliver location on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Her specialty treatments include: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Chinese Cupping, & Lymphatic Drainage. Carolyn is also trained in pregnancy and infant massage.
Grant Storzuk, BSc (PT)/MCPA/CAFCI
As physiotherapist and Owner of the Osoyoos and South Okanagan Physiotherapy and Active Wellness Centre, Grant offers a holistic approach to treatment.
Grant graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2006 with his Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. He later received his certification in acupuncture as well as GTT dry needling from Dr. Gokavi.
Combining manual muscle and joint mobility, with myofascial release, acupuncture, education on self-management and growth, and positive motivation, his goal is to guide the body to its greatest function and potential.
Janet Bednarczyk, PT
Janet is a Physiotherapist who moved to the South Okanagan in 2014 after living in the Vancouver area for more than 35 years. She has been a licensed P.T. since 1973 working first in the U.S. and then in Canada. She has specialized her training in the areas of rehabilitation for elders, for those with acute and chronic neurological conditions and for cancer survivors.
She has worked in community care, long term care, acute care and in a pilot early supported discharge program for Stroke survivors. She has contributed to numerous community projects in the lower mainland to improve access for those with permanent disability to recreation and leisure pursuits.
When not working as a P.T. I an usually doing art work or working in the garden. I sing alto in the Sage Valley Voices. I belong to the Sage brushers (a painting group in Oliver) and the group called Surfaces which is a mixed media group. I am on the board of directors of the Oliver Community Art Council. I am the guest artist for the month of March at the Front Street Gallery in Penticton. I am also a member of a group called FAN which is a Fibre Art Network of artists from Western Canada. We mount shows of our artwork which travel extensively.
I have a website for my art work. It is https://www.janbednarczyk.com/
Jenessa graduated with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia Okanagan specializing in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Jenessa is a CSEP certified personal trainer and a certified group fitness instructor. She enjoys creating personalized programs based on client injuries, leading group fitness programs, and educating clients about their conditions and the ways in which exercise can help. In her spare time Jenessa likes spending time outdoors running, swimming and hiking, and enjoys being with family and friends.
BSc Kinesiology, MSc Physical Therapy
Prior to completing his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Saskatchewan, Jon completed a four year degree in Kinesiology.
Jon is focused on exercise and hands on treatment to help heal and strengthen the body. He believes in rehabilitation as retraining how the body moves to perform movement optimally. His philosophy revolves strongly around the concepts that “motion is lotion” and the therapeutic relationship is extremely important in his holistic approach to rehab. His main passion is musculoskeletal injuries, but enjoys working alongside neurological conditions as well. He completed his masters project on the focus of yoga being a tool to use for fall prevention in the aging population.
Married to a farm boy, fur mom, lover of plaid, admirer of coffee, eater of waffles, amateur photographer, adventurous explorer, vintage vehicle enthusiast, and smile wearer.
Laurel Irons, RAc, ADS
Acupuncturist / Traditional Chinese Medicine
Laurel is a Registered Acupuncturist and certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. She completed the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Doctorate Diploma Program in 2004 and continues to study new and exciting ways to treat people with acupuncture and TCM. She utilizes TCM and Japanese acupuncture, moxibustion and cupping, Tung and Tan (Balance Method) acupuncture, Koryo Hand Therapy, and NADA acupuncture for addictions and mental health.
Laurel is also a Clinical Herbalist working in Eastern and Western traditions of herbology. She is an avid wildcrafter, and makes most of her remedies at her apothecary in Keremeos.
Laurel works with a diversity of physical and mental health concerns. Areas she treats include many kinds of injury and pain, stress and mental health, sleep disturbances, smoking cessation and addictions treatment, and internal diseases including digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular and reproductive health. She particularly enjoys finding and treating the underlying patterns within complex and stubborn conditions.
With a background in community support services, Laurel is an advocate for holistic health care for all. She comes to South Okanagan Physiotherapy from her clinic Okanagan-Similkameen Community Acupuncture and Holistic Health in Keremeos BC.
BSc Kinesiology, MSc Physical Therapy
Prior to completing her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Saskatchewan, Lauren graduated with distinction from the University of Regina with a degree in Kinesiology and Human Kinetics. She then spent three years working as a certified exercise physiologist in a multidisciplinary clinic specializing in exercise therapy and injury prevention for individuals with complex musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
Lauren also holds a certified strength and conditioning certification and combines her passion for manual or hands on therapy with the concept of “exercise as medicine” to ensure lasting results for her clients. Lauren believes in a collaborative approach to rehabilitation and aims to work with her clients to address the source of the issues and develop strategies for independent symptom management.
Lisa moved to Oliver from Surrey in December of 2016 to get away from the busy city life. She loves being a part of a small community and helping those around her. Lisa is a proud mother of 3 amazing kids that mean the world to her!
Natalie Sagle, PT
Prior to completing her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia, Natalie completed a 4-year degree in Health Psychology. She resided in Vancouver for 10 years, where she also studied Nutritional Consulting, Yoga instruction, and various forms of bodywork such as Deep Tissue, Thai, and Relaxation Massage. She now lives and works as a full-time Physiotherapist in Osoyoos.
Natalie is very passionate about healing and continued development as a physiotherapist. She has recently taken courses focusing on the most recent researched treatments for knee and hip conditions such as arthritis. Her passion for treating the aging population has led her to research and develop “Aging with Balance”; A program to improve independence in the home and community by targeting balance, strengthening, and coordination in an older population. Natalie also treats Tempomandibular (jaw) joint issues, postpartum women’s health, along with other musculoskeletal conditions. She believes in offering many forms of manual therapy, as well as rehabilitation movement programs. She has also developed a spine program targeting passive and active independent rehabilitation for those suffering from neck and back injuries common post motor vehicle accidents.
Natalie believes in assessing and treating to address the root of the problem and assist patients in not only providing relief from painful symptoms, but enabling them to stay injury-free. She looks forward to meeting you and providing assistance in your return journey to vibrant Wellness!
Raina Dawn Lutz, RHN
Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Raina Dawn Lutz is an award-winning Registered Holistic Nutritionist who spent two years on the faculty of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Her mission is to create beautiful kombucha tonics & custom nutrition plans specific to her clients’ healing needs.
She believes balance and education are the key to a healthy diet and that you can have it all: healthy, organic and delicious.
Raina helps you find the root cause of issues with healthy nutrition, awareness of your body, the use of traditional foods over supplements & the responsibility of personal development through dietary modifications. She is Okanagan born n’ raised and loves radio, Sunday dinners, soaps, socks, gardening, hammock-swinging, and tea.
Sally Lindley-Jones, MCSP/MCPA
Sally has been serving the communities of Osoyoos and the South Okanagan since 1981 as owner of the clinic, prior to passing the torch to Grant Storzuk in 2012.
As a physiotherapist, Sally has a preferred interest in neurological conditions finding this knowledge very beneficial when understanding all orthopedic conditions. Sally is passionate about helping people and puts her heart and English Charm into helping and teaching the community.
Sally also works for the Osoyoos Physiotherapy and Active Wellness Centre treating students in School District 53.
Trish Stevens, PT
Trish graduated in 1977 from the University of Manitoba and has enjoyed the successes and challenges of being a Physiotherapist. Most of her career was spent in the lower mainland but she is very happy to be back in the Okanagan.
While she continues to treat orthopaedic and sports injuries Trish has an added interest in treating Temperomandibular (jaw) dysfunction and chronic pain.
Staying current and adding new treatment techniques have always been a priority for Trish. Having studied and used many approaches she finds that, overall, more gentle techniques are most effective. Trish is also a teaching assistant for the Barral Institute.
Using a whole body/mind approach is the way Trish treats as well as working with you to find the best way for you to help you heal or manage your injuries, pain, dysfunctions, and posture concerns. On her days off you’ll find Trish kayaking, running, snowshoeing, gardening, doing yoga and enjoying the outdoors.