MASSAGE, PHYSIOTHERAPY, CHIROPRACTIC, KINESIOLOGY, COUNSELLING, REGISTERED DIETITIAN, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY and now - PERSONAL TRAINING

MOST MODALITIES are covered with ICBC after an MVA and can be billed directly

Please watch for COVID SCREENING CONSENT forms to be emailed when booking before EVERY appointment

NOTE: our RMT rates will be increasing by $5 effective Aug 28th. A 1-hour therapeutic massage will be $120 including tax.

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Relaxation Massage - NON billable to Extended Health Insurance

Relaxation massage - is a graduate from massage school who has not yet taken the BC board exams but is trained in multiple techniques and is highly skilled. Take advantage of reduced rates. This modality of massage can not be used as expense with extended health insurance.


Registered Massage Therapy

Affinity's Registered Massage Therapy team excels in chronic or acute injury rehabilitation and pain management. We offer prenatal massage, help treat TMJ dysfunction aid in stress reduction, injury rehab, and chronic pain management with the use of Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Release, Myofascial Release, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, and Exercise The... Read More

Affinity's Registered Massage Therapy team excels in chronic or acute injury rehabilitation and pain management. We offer prenatal massage, help treat TMJ dysfunction aid in stress reduction, injury rehab, and chronic pain management with the use of Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Release, Myofascial Release, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, and Exercise Therapy.


Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a treatment method that aims to relieve pain, improve mobility, increase range of motion, and enhance a patient's quality of life. Physiotherapy can be used for both acute and chronic injuries and illnesses. There is not normally a need to obtain a physician's referral. Most patients have physiotherapy sessions for several months, and the therapist teaches the patient specif... Read More

Physiotherapy is a treatment method that aims to relieve pain, improve mobility, increase range of motion, and enhance a patient's quality of life. Physiotherapy can be used for both acute and chronic injuries and illnesses.

There is not normally a need to obtain a physician's referral. Most patients have physiotherapy sessions for several months, and the therapist teaches the patient specific exercises to perform in between treatment sessions.

Physiotherapy is perhaps most well-known for its use in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. Physiotherapy exercises can help with symptom management, pain relief, and recovery for individuals who have back pain, knee injuries, and rotator cuff or other shoulder injuries. Physiotherapists may choose to specialize in the treatment of a certain patient population or certain medical conditions. For example, Medis specializes in pelvic floor dysfunction.


Chiropractic

Chiropractic care is a save, effective drug free healthcare treatment that is appropriate for all ages and activity levels. Our Chiropractor will listen to support and understand your health and work towards long term solutions to your physical pain and wellness as well as educate patients with a tailored self-care treatment plan. Our Chiropractor is dedicated to finding the right balance o... Read More

Chiropractic care is a save, effective drug free healthcare treatment that is appropriate for all ages and activity levels. Our Chiropractor will listen to support and understand your health and work towards long term solutions to your physical pain and wellness as well as educate patients with a tailored self-care treatment plan.

Our Chiropractor is dedicated to finding the right balance of treatment, integrating soft tissue modalities with chiropractic adjustment to progress patients through challenges and the innate ability of the body to heal.


Kinesiology

Kinesiologists are specialists in the study of human movement and function and they apply the study of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, psychology and neuroscience to human function and movement.
**Kinesiology is especially great for those ICBC clients that have been injured and need to strengthen damaged muscles and help with postural related issues **.


Registered Dietitian

A Registered Dietitian can work with you, to learn about what’s important to you, helping you to make REALISTIC and maintainable changes to improve the quality of your life. Whether you are looking to create lifestyle changes by learning about gut health, creating a tailored diet specifically for you, help with managing a chronic disease or achieving a healthy weight. NOTE: Sarah does not c... Read More

A Registered Dietitian can work with you, to learn about what’s important to you, helping you to make REALISTIC and maintainable changes to improve the quality of your life.
Whether you are looking to create lifestyle changes by learning about gut health, creating a tailored diet specifically for you, help with managing a chronic disease or achieving a healthy weight.
NOTE: Sarah does not counsel for paediatric patients.


Counselling

Professional counselling can help you address life’s challenges in a positive way by helping you to clarify problems and develop strategies to increase self-awareness.

**NOTE: DANA IS NOT CURRENTLY TAKING NEW PATIENTS.
Please call office @ 778-478-0548 to request to be put on her waitlist**


Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists, often referred to as OT’s, are regulated health care professionals who assist individuals to engage in the daily activities that are most important to them when injuries or illness limit a person’s ability to participate. Occupational therapists use their specialized knowledge and skill set to provide evidence-based solutions to physical and mental health-related iss... Read More

Occupational therapists, often referred to as OT’s, are regulated health care professionals who assist
individuals to engage in the daily activities that are most important to them when injuries or illness limit
a person’s ability to participate. Occupational therapists use their specialized knowledge and skill set to
provide evidence-based solutions to physical and mental health-related issues, while considering the
whole person and all the factors that contribute to a person’s function. Not only can occupational
therapists provide rehabilitative and compensatory strategies that lead to improved health, well-being,
and productivity, but they can also provide education and recommendations to prevent injuries before
they occur. Occupational therapists work closely with their clients to establish functional goals and
design a personalized plan to achieve them.


Personal Training

One on one personal training session with certified strength and conditioning specialist and Chiropractor Dr. Schulz.

An Okanagan local, Sarah grew up in Vernon but moved to California to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics at Loma Linda University. After many years in the States, she found her way back home and is now happily settled in Kelowna where she enjoys helping clients meet their nutrition and health-related goals.

Sarah practices from an evidence-based, holistic, and weight-inclusive approach. She is passionate about ditching diet culture, combating the widespread nutrition misinformation available, and helping others to foster a healthy relationship with food through intuitive and mindful eating principles. She has a special interest in plant-based nutrition and how it can lead to optimal digestive and overall health and wellbeing. For those struggling with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Sarah has been trained in the use of the low FODMAP diet through Monash University to help gain control of frustrating digestive symptoms. Sarah strives to provide the utmost nutrition care in a safe, nonjudgmental, and supportive environment. She is committed to using her science-based nutrition expertise and love of food to help those willing to learn and make positive changes in their lives.

Outside of the food and nutrition realm, Sarah enjoys skiing, wake surfing, road biking, and playing volleyball and piano.

She looks forward to meeting you!

An Okanagan local, Sarah grew up in Vernon but moved to California to earn her Bachelor of Scienc... Read More

Sean obtained his Bachelor’s of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia - Okanagan, and has been working as a Registered Kinesiologist since graduation. Sean’s passion for helping clients with all ranges of conditions that might limit their functioning came from spending 15 years as a competitive gymnast and understanding how difficult it can be to overcome injuries, setbacks and pain. He loves to work with people to understand their goals and help them to design a plan, specific to their needs, to help them to achieve them.

Sean is experienced in treating people of all ages, those with sport/work/accident related injuries as well as those with chronic pain and chronic diseases. Over the past 3 years, Sean has worked with many clients who have chronic pain or movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease or Stroke Survivors to enable them to live a more functional and fulfilling life.

Sean has lived in Kelowna for over 9 years and loves all the Okanagan has to offer and can be found out on the golf course, ski hill, working on cars with friends and also, most importantly, spending time with his family. Sean is also currently enrolled in a post graduate program to become an Osteopath.

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After attending university in Ontario Akela relocated back to beautiful British Columbia and completed her Registered Massage Therapy diploma from Okanagan College of Massage Therapy. As Akela’s knowledge of human anatomy and physiology grew so did her passion for helping people reach their personal goals of health and wellness.

Akela believes we work best when we can learn to have a healthy relationship between our body and mind. Her treatments use a variety of techniques such as myofascial release, Swedish massage, relaxation breath work, and PNF stretching to improve muscle imbalances and bio-mechanics, as well as promote tissue healing. Akela is not a believer of “no pain no gain” and tries to stay away from deep tissue treatments. Akela will also give you the tools and information to take control of your health at home with therapeutic exercises and postural cues. Together you and Akela will work as a team to get you feeling your best.

In her free time Akela tries to take advantage of the beauty the province has to offer. Some of her favourite actives are backpacking in the mountains, wandering around local markets, attending an outdoor yoga class, and swimming with her two dogs in Okanagan Lake. After spending time away from BC Akela can safely say she is never leaving this amazing place ever again!

After attending university in Ontario Akela relocated back to beautiful British Columbia and comp... Read More

Please CALL TO BOOK or go on WAITLIST - ONLY IF YOU HAVE SEEN HER BEFORE AS SHE IS NOT CURRENTLY TAKING NEW PATIENTS. Kyla Feddersen, Owner and Clinical Director of Affinity Family Wellness, is a graduate of the 3000 hour program at the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy and has been practicing as a registered massage therapist for over 23 years. She has obtained extra certification in prenatal massage and TMJ dysfunction and is well-versed in intra-oral techniques used to treat masticatory muscle and jaw pain (TMJ). Kyla’s love of anatomy and passion for helping people drew her to the field of massage. As a healthcare practitioner she believes in a whole body approach to wellness and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve optimum health and vitality. Kyla excels in chronic injury rehabilitation and pain management by employing deep tissue and Myofascial and Trigger point Release techniques to increase mobility and bring the body back to optimal performance. Fascial, Trigger Point Release and Muscle Stripping are used primarily; Swedish techniques are incorporated to aid in circulation and relaxation. Kyla developed a passion for Massage Therapy while receiving treatment for her own injuries as a gymnast and horseback rider. Having to manage chronic injuries gave her a deep understanding of the importance of proper stretching and muscle strengthening as well as provided her with insights and empathy to injury, chronic pain and the specific demands required on the athletic body. Kyla’s focus is to help you live your life pain free and to its fullest!

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Growing up in Salmon Arm, Ashlee was an avid horseback rider. As a rider she never sustained any major injuries but unfortunately her horse did. After her horse was in a trailer accident, Ashlee sought the help of an Equine Body Worker/RMT. After 3 months of extensive rehab her horse had recovered and the two were back in the riding arena. This experience started Ashlee on the path of being interested in massage therapy. Flash forward a few years and Ashlee is now a recent graduate from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC. Having recently moved back to the Okanagan, Ashlee is eager to start building her practice within the community. She has a strong focus on listening to the client to build a well-tailored treatment program specific to the clients’ needs.

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Chantelle graduated from the Massage Therapy program with honours at Okanagan Valley College of Massage. As a life-long Okanagan resident, she is excited to build her practice with the talented team at Affinity Family Wellness.

After being immersed in human anatomy and physiology over a decade ago, her fascination with the human body has only grown and led her to find her passion in Massage Therapy.

Favourite techniques to use include; active techniques, use of IASTM, myofascial release, muscle energy, Swedish techniques, trigger point release, combined with providing home care (stretches, exercises) to facilitate longer relief and the well-being of the client.

Whether you have specific pain/injuries or want to just feel better overall and de-stress, Chantelle can help you achieve your goals.

Chantelle graduated from the Massage Therapy program with honours at Okanagan Valley College of M... Read More

Cimmaran grew up in the Okanagan and has been living in Kelowna since 2002. He will be graduating from the Massage Therapy program from First College this year. He has a passion for learning about the human body and is looking forward starting his career as Registered Massage Therapist. Cimmaran incorporates myofascial techniques, trigger point release, joint mobilizations, stretching, active release, including Swedish and Petrissage techniques into his therapeutic treatments. Since completing his Human Kinesiology studies prior to Massage Therapy he is also a Certified Personal Trainer, Health Coach, and Fitness Instructor. Cimmaran has furthered his education and knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, while integrating his kind and caring nature with relaxation and therapeutic Massage Therapy. Cimmaran is looking forward to being able to apply his skills and knowledge to best assist his clients needs while providing exceptional care.

Cimmaran grew up in the Okanagan and has been living in Kelowna since 2002. He will be graduating... Read More

Adrian is a graduate of the Kelowna Campus of Vancouver Career College. Several years ago, working as a trained carpenter, Adrian soon realized the benefits of massage therapy. This realization eventually led him to pursue a career in health care and earn his Registered Massage Therapy designation. Fueled by his interest in human anatomy and his passion for helping others, he is thankful to practice massage therapy in his hometown. It’s been Adrian’s privilege to be introduced to a variety of clinical experiences, including numerous spas & clinical settings. He’s developed a wide range of techniques & practical knowledge to help his patients achieve optimal health. His treatment style includes myofascial release, deep tissue therapy, trigger point therapy, joint play, and relaxation massage. His approach to massage therapy is to assess and to understand the underlying problems of his patients’ concerns. As such, Adrian creates a plan for each patients individual needs to help promote ideal body function. Adrian enjoys working with patients of all age, with any condition they have. He has a particular interest in chronic pain, headaches, injuries, stress management, posture dysfunction, & of course, relaxation massage. Adrian is fond of spending time with his family and friends. His favourite outdoor activities are fly fishing, cycling & hiking. As a long-time resident of Kelowna, Adrian’s most enjoyable time of year is summer.

Adrian is a graduate of the Kelowna Campus of Vancouver Career College. Several years ago, workin... Read More

Cynthia Mayeda obtained her B.Sc in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph in 2000. Upon graduating, she decided to pursue a career in massage therapy. In 2005 she graduated from the 3,200 hour Sports Injury Therapy and Massage Therapy program at Canadian Therapeutic College in Burlington, Ontario. With a background in sports injury therapy, Cynthia utilizes modalities that aid in the rehabilitation of sports or work related injuries, chronic pain, whiplash and headaches. Some of the modalities that she uses include myofascial release, joint mobilizations, muscle energy, strain counterstrain, Swedish techniques and kinesiotaping. Cynthia uses these modalities to help her clients, whether for athletic injuries or everyday ailments. She has helped young and old amateur athletes and some elite athletes. Before she moved back to Kelowna in the spring of 2014, she was the therapist for one of Canada’s top female marathon runners. Her interests in anatomy, human movement and rehabilitation have made her choice of massage therapy a perfect fit for her. She gets a thrill every time she is able to help clients achieve their healthcare goals. Cynthia believes that everyone should be able to live a well balanced life and she looks forward to helping both new and old clients achieve their goals.

Cynthia Mayeda obtained her B.Sc in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph in 2000. Upon gr... Read More

Tess has been working in the Okanagan as a physiotherapist since completing her Master of Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2012. Prior to this, she worked as a certified kinesiologist in a long-term care facility, providing exercises for residents with the goals of fall prevention, maintenance of mobility and strength, and maximizing cardiorespiratory function. In Addition to clinical experience, Tess has volunteered with KidsAbility in Guelph and has worked in a primary school, working with children with various needs. She has also volunteered doing education sessions on ergonomics in workplaces, and talks on injury prevention with the local adult climbing team. These experiences have helped her to be able to effectively assess and treat people of all ages and stages of life, from weekend warriors to competitive athletes.

Since graduation, Tess has continued her life-long learning journey through additional training in manual therapy for the upper and lower extremities and needling techniques. She has her anatomical acupuncture certification through Acupuncture Canada and practices IMS-style needling, also known as functional dry needling. She also believes strongly in providing education and exercise prescription as important tools for the rehabilitation process, and for maintenance of goals achieved in the physiotherapy clinic.

An avid outdoors-person, while not in the office, Tess can be found paddling a lake, climbing the local crag, hiking or splitboarding in the mountains… or anything else that provides adventure!

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Karissa Parsons is a graduate of the 3000–hour Registered Massage Therapy program from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Vernon. Karissa is passionate about her career as an RMT, as it allows her to motivate people to live a healthier lifestyle and to understand their own body. Karissa values the importance of identifying the root cause of her patients’ pain or dysfunction. Assessment and testing enables her to understand each person’s condition so that she can create an individualized and effective treatment plan. She uses a combination of myofascial release, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, neuro-kinetic therapy, and Swedish massage. These techniques work together to restore muscle mobility and proper muscle performance, as well as aid in circulation and relaxation. Karissa is experienced in treating people of all ages, patients with sport or work/habitual injuries, and those who want to maintain strong body health. She likes to give her patients stretching and strengthening home-care techniques to enable them to accomplish their health goals and manage their pain. Karissa loves people, and spending time with her friends and family is always a priority. She enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, wake surfing, cross-stitching, creating macramé and watching sports and movies. Born and raised in Kelowna, the Okanagan summer is Karissa’s favorite season.

Karissa Parsons is a graduate of the 3000–hour Registered Massage Therapy program from Okanagan V... Read More

Dana Patterson obtained her Bachelor of Education from the University of Victoria in 1996, and her Masters of Counselling from Gonzaga University in 2010. She has been teaching and counselling in Kelowna for over twenty years. Dana is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and is passionate about partnering with individuals and assisting them in developing their personal wellness. Dana Patterson employs a wide range of theories and techniques tailored to each client. These include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Her humanist perspective empowers clients to get “unstuck” from unproductive patterns and moving forward in their lives. Dana also has extensive experience working with families living with autism and provides parenting coaching & support for parents with children on the autism spectrum

Dana Patterson obtained her Bachelor of Education from the University of Victoria in 1996, and he... Read More

Ty recently moved to Kelowna from Ontario and is a graduate of the University of Western (Master of Physical Therapy) and University of Ottawa (Bachelor of Science, Human Kinetics). After graduating from Western, Ty completed a Sport Physiotherapy Fellowship at Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic where he worked with the OHL’s London Knights and a number of Western University Varsity athletes.   

Ty strives to provide a holistic, client centred and active approach to rehabilitation. His treatment focuses on blending the principles of strength and conditioning with rehabilitation in order to help his patients reach their health related goals and live a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life. Ty empowers his patients to gain control of their own health by establishing lifelong exercise and movement solutions to create lifestyle changes.   

Ty has a strong background in Sport Medicine and High Performance Training, with experience working as a Physical Therapist and Strength and Conditioning Coach for professional and amateur athletes, including the NHL, AHL, OHL, NCAA, CIS, and Jr. A hockey. He also has extensive experience in injury risk reduction, pre and post-surgical management, concussions and various other musculoskeletal pathologies with concussion. Ty has also completed concussion, dry needling, and manual therapy continuing education courses.  

Ty strives to be a lifelong learner and deliver evidence based care. His passion for sport performance stems from a strong athletic background playing Jr. A hockey and competitive football.

When he’s not in the clinic, you can find Ty in the gym, on the lake, or enjoying a cold one with friends and family.

Ty recently moved to Kelowna from Ontario and is a graduate of the University of Western (Master ... Read More

Frances Russell has been an RMT since 1995 and has accumulated a great deal of experience working with a wide variety of health conditions and injuries. Frances has treated athletes from the National level to the weekend warrior. In addition, she has completed the credentialing for ART (Active Release Techniques) Upper Extremities, Spine and Lower Extremities. Frances’ work focuses on therapeutic treatment based massage and ART for patients dealing with soft tissue sprains and strains, nerve entrapments, overuse injuries, postural inefficiencies and structural/functional imbalances. To ensure that patients derive the utmost benefit from her treatments, Frances provides education for stretching, strengthening, postural awareness, biomechanical and occupational improvements. Frances works collaboratively with other health care providers within Kelowna whenever a teamwork approach would be optimum for her patients’ overall health and wellness. She is passionate about helping people overcome injury, encouraging a quick return to whatever their activity may be. Frances has competed in numerous Ironman events, marathons and ski Loppets in Ontario and internationally. Locally, she has competed in events such as the Interior Savings Ski to Sea race, Kelowna, the Prospera GranFondo Axel Merckx Okanagan in Penticton and the Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim, Kelowna. Frances and her husband enjoy local and international long distance cycling, hiking, and skiing events combining her passion for sports and travel.

Frances Russell has been an RMT since 1995 and has accumulated a great deal of experience working... Read More

Dr. Sasha’s goal is to see you back doing the things you love to do. Whether you are a weekend warrior, dedicated athlete or you just want to live a healthy life, Dr. Sasha will work with you to build positive movement experiences and accomplish your goals.

Dr. Sasha uses a wide variety of manual therapies and active care strategies that are tailored to fit each individual case. He draws on his background as a former personal trainer and coach as well as his avid interest and participation in Crossfit to give the best care possible.

Dr. Sasha has his NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification and can offer personal training as well as Chiropractic. He studied kinesiology at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, and then received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. It was in Portland where he discovered his passion for attempting to solve the complex puzzle of the human body. He reads countless articles and educational pieces to stay current and up on the latest evidence.

Dr. Sasha grew up in Oakville Ontario. Outside the clinic, he spends his time with his wife and dogs, hiking, working out, and frequenting breweries.

Dr. Sasha’s goal is to see you back doing the things you love to do. Whether you are a weekend wa... Read More

Dr. Selles is an evidence based chiropractor who combines chiropractic care with muscle release techniques and rehabilitation exercises to get you out of pain and moving properly.

After obtaining his bachelors degree in Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia - Okanagan, Dr. Selles continued on to the University of Western States in Portland Oregon where he completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic.​

His approach to treating patients is finding the exact cause of the problem, eliminating it, and providing preventative measures to keep it from coming back.

Dr. Selles is an evidence based chiropractor who combines chiropractic care with muscle release t... Read More

Anthony is a 2018 graduate from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy’s Registered Massage Therapy program located in Vernon B.C. Anthony was born and raised in the beautiful Okanagan and is very excited to establish his massage career near his home town. Anthony has long been involved in the health care system and served the public for years. He has seen the affect that manual therapy can offer first hand and enjoys helping others experience it as well. He enjoys doing all forms of therapeutic massage and is results focused while engaging the whole person from an empathetic viewpoint. He enjoys working with a full spectrum of patients from all walks of life from the very young to the young at heart. His particular interest lies in necks, shoulders, headaches and sports injury.

Anthony is a 2018 graduate from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy’s Registered Massage T... Read More

After completing a Master in Science in Occupation Therapy, at Dalhousie University, Brianna returned to her hometown of Kelowna to work in public health. Since that time, she had the opportunity to work with seniors at a specialized geriatric rehabilitation centre, provide case management and occupational therapy services for clients after a motor vehicle collision, and most recently, has been working at a rehabilitation unit with adults requiring intensive rehabilitation programs to recover from complex medical conditions, such as strokes and brain injuries. As an occupational therapist, Brianna uses a holistic approach to assist her clients to engage meaningfully in the daily activities that are most important to them. By identifying strengths, collaborating with her clients to establish personalized goals, and providing education and strategies, Brianna can empower her clients to recover from injury, learn how to manage chronic illness, gain independence, and improve their overall quality of life. Whether the focus is physical injury (ie. recovering hand function post-stroke), cognition (ie. brain injury or dementia), or mental health-related, Brianna is passionate about meeting each client where they are at and using evidence-based practice to provide long-lasting health benefits. She has additional training in brain injury rehabilitation, motivational interviewing, wheelchair seating assessment, and cognitive executive skills training. With a background in cognitive testing and neurological rehabilitation, Brianna has an interest in providing services for concussion management, brain injury rehabilitation, stroke recovery, and a unique focus in working with adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As an Okanagan local, Brianna enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, trying new foods, practicing yoga, and staying active paddling on the lake or exploring in the mountains.

After completing a Master in Science in Occupation Therapy, at Dalhousie University, Brianna retu... Read More

My background in Kinesiology, Health, and Sports started as an athlete where I have had the joy of competing at high levels in swimming, baseball, soccer, and premier Rugby.

While at college in 1998 I took a Kinesiology course and found my passion. Working with others to maximize performance and aide injury management/rehabilitation.

In 2003 I founded Kinesiologists.ca and ran this business till 2010 when new ownership took over. I have also had the joy of owning/operating fitness centres, most notably the Whistler Creek Athletic Club from 2008-2011. The Olympics were an incredible experience and the teams that trained out of the facility were eye opening to assist with. From Germany to Russia to France etc. The winter sport athletes showed what performance can be.

My teaching and instructing of future Kinesiologists during my roles as an Instructor at CapilanoU, UBC, Quest University, and as a sessional instructor here in Kelowna at UBC Okanagan, has involved an abundance of course offerings further enhancing my knowledge and understanding of human physiology and development.

My course offerings and teaching experience involves the delivering, development, and instruction of multiples sections in Exercise Prescription, Exercise Physiology, Strength and Conditioning, Human Anatomy, Athletic Injuries and Management, Human Growth and Development, Motor Learning, Motor Behaviour, Sport History, Society and Sport, Health and Wellness, the basics, Intro to Kinesiology, Physical Education (Sport Theory and Coaching in Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, and Aerobic Dance).

During my Graduate work, I had the benefit of cadaver dissection through UBC medical school completing 1st year torso/organ dissection and 2nd year limb dissection with the 1st and 2nd year medical students. This was from complete, un-dissected cadavers providing me an intimate understanding of anatomy. During this time, I also instructed HKIN Functional Anatomy and Applied Physiology labs in human Kinetics focusing on the musculoskeletal systems.

In my team roles I have had an abundance of opportunities to apply and advance my skill set. For 6 seasons I assisted in the Vancouver Canucks pre-season fitness evaluation of players using the NHL and Team combine protocols. I also enjoyed appearing on the hockey series “Bell Making the Cut” as the Wingate guy (the one yelling, lol) completing the anaerobic evaluation of potential NHL players.

As a Strength Coach I have worked with Team Hockey developing young athletes from recreational to high performance levels. I also was lucky to be asked to work with the Vancouver Rowing Club as the youth development Strength Coach and Premier Team Strength Coach developing players across all spectrums of health and injury.

At UBC (Vancouver) I had the pleasure of being the Head Athletic Trainer for UBC Rugby for 2 years and then became the Head Athletic Trainer for UBC Football for an additional 2 years, during which time I went back to playing for UBC rugby. My endeavours and commitment here resulted in my acceptance into the UBC Big Block club for Varsity Athletes, Trainers, and Coaches.

Through all of my roles within health, wellness, sport, and injury management/rehabilitation, my passion has always been working with students, individuals, and teams to assist in their personal development as individuals and athletes. As an instructor I volunteered my time to students helping them complete their “painted picture” or ten-year plans using the Rockefeller habits as a model.

This has provided me with a great deal of reward, as athletes I have worked with have been drafted into the NHL, students have gone on to fulfill their goals/plans, clients have found recovery and returned to a life either free of, or significantly reduced, in injury pain. MY passion lies with training, rehabilitating, and developing individuals across all spectrums of life.

I look forward to working with you!

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Kara has recently completed her first year of the massage therapy program at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy and is hoping to challenge her board exams in March 2023. Kara grew up playing competitive sports and while not working or studying you can find her snowboarding, hiking, enjoying the outdoors or spending time with family and friends to stay happy, healthy, and active.

Kara has a passion for helping people feel their best and believes in a holistic approach to rejuvenate the body and mind. Using a combination of relaxing Swedish massage techniques as well as deeper work to tailor each treatment, her therapeutic touch will reduce the toll on your body from the stress of every day life. Let Kara be your guide to holistic wellbeing at Affinity Family Wellness

Kara has recently completed her first year of the massage therapy program at Okanagan Valley Coll... Read More

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